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Humaniq Wins Online Vote for Blockchain Economic Impact, Beating Competition from Hundreds of Startups

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London, September 14, 2018 – London-based FinTech company Humaniq has won in the largest Blockchain and Crypto awards based on an online public vote. The Blockchain-for-Good startup won the 2018 BlockAwards in the category of Community Award: Blockchain & Economy and the Humaniq team has been presented with the award at BlockWorld 2018 on September 13-14 at the San Jose Convention Center, San Francisco, CA.

The 2018 BlockAwards celebrate technical innovation, adoption and reception in the Blockchain Industry and by the developer community and the BlockAwards Ceremony took place at BlockWorld 2018, the world’s largest crowd-powered Blockchain Developer conference & expo. The global Blockchain economy gathering includes over 3,000 attendees and 200 speakers. Blockchain professionals, developers, entrepreneurs, and investors will converge in Silicon Valley for one of the largest Blockchain and cryptocurrency conferences to push the industry forward, foster innovation and forge long-lasting relationships and deals.

HumaniqA shortlist of entrants for the award was selected from over 250 applicants, with the nominees for the 2018 BlockAwards chosen against three main criteria: attracting attention and awareness; generally well-regarded by the developer & engineering community, and recognised as a leader in its sector for innovation. The jury’s acceptance of the Humaniq project and the rapid growth of the Humaniq community demonstrates yet again the project’s strong social message, groundbreaking technological solutions and unique approach to token emission. To win a contest facing such intense competition is an acknowledgment not only of the important role of the project and its undeniable contribution to the Blockchain and crypto community but also of the significance of Humaniq’s mission which is delivering financial tools of the unbanked population in Africa, using biometric technology as an anti-sybil measure. FinTech startups using the most advanced technologies have considerable power that can help developing nations to gain access to the global economy and this huge recognition makes Humaniq more determined than ever to prove it.

Humaniq keeps achieving critical project milestones, such as surpassing the 450,000 users mark and opening services in 22 African countries. Its evergrowing user base is a blue ocean for potentially thousands of new projects: 1 billion new users in the coming years, $4 trillion potentially in user accounts and more than 200 start-ups are planning to move onto the Humaniq platform. The platform continues to expand in Africa further, and is planning, in addition, to launch operations in Latin America.

“The BlockAwards spotlight the technologies that enable decentralisation, and we believe Humaniq is a leader in their industry for enabling the next generation of decentralisation. Blockchain is about more than just tokens, it’s about enabling new solutions that change how industries work. We’re excited that Humaniq can be a part of the technological shift!”, stated Geoff Domoracki, Founder of DevNetwork, producer of BlockWorld & the 2018 BlockAwards.

Humaniq was given the award at the 2018 BlockAwards Ceremony on Thursday, September 13, 2018.

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Mint Exchange is Live Now for Institutional Trading of Cryptocurrencies

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PALO ALTO, California (November 14, 2018) – Today, Mint Exchange, launched publicly as the world’s first cryptocurrency clearinghouse, providing access to all major exchanges, brokers and market makers through a single account.  Mint Exchange allows institutions to trade across all major cryptocurrency exchanges providing access to the most liquidity at the best price all while keeping capital in a secure institutional environment.  Many of the top global FX brokers are already trading cryptocurrencies on Mint Exchange.  With this public launch, Mint Exchange welcomes the participation of all qualified institutions.

Mint Exchange“We’re addressing an enormous unmet need in the growing cryptocurrency market,” said Harpal Sandhu, Chairman of Mint Exchange. “FX brokers, asset managers, and institutions have largely remained on the sidelines of the cryptocurrency market waiting for a trusted partner to deliver a robust, professional-grade exchange.  They expect to manage their crypto trading in one secure location.  That’s what Mint Exchange offers.”

Mint Exchange is built on the award-winning Integral FX platform that processes over $40 billion/day in fiat currency trading. Using this innovative, proven technology Mint Exchange improves the overall efficiency and adds stability to the cryptocurrency ecosystem opening cryptocurrency trading to global brokers and financial institutions.

“As a provider of institutional grade market making and execution services, we needed an institutional grade technology partner,” said Todd Morakis, Co-Founder and Partner of JST Systems in Singapore. “Working with Mint Exchange, we are now able to offer the liquidity, stability and security necessary to provide the level of service our customers expect.  As more institutional players enter the crypto-asset market, liquidity providers need sophisticated technology and risk management tools to service their needs.  Mint Exchange was the first to deliver a complete solution that also includes robust security and custody.  We’re proud to be one of the launch partners and we look forward to scaling our business together.”

Mint Exchange is available now for brokers and institutions. For additional information, visit  https://www.mintexchange.io

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HashCash is Set to Enter the Kenyan Private Sector with Blockchain Solutions

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SAN FRANCISCONov. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Silicon Valley-based software development company, HashCash Consultants, is in talks with a new crop of entrepreneurs in Kenya for collaborations on tech-heavy projects. The operations are expected to hit the floor in the first quarter of 2019.

The objective of the project is to strengthen the infrastructure of the agricultural sector with optimized logistics. According to its contribution to the East African country’s GDP, this sector is the backbone of the Kenyan economy. It accounts for 25% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), 65% of total exports, and more than 18% of formal employment. However, this sector has its share of challenges, and the primary cause behind dwindling food reserves has been identified to be post-harvest wastage. The loss is close to a daunting 50% of the produce.

The implementation of blockchain will provide a decentralized distributed ledger to record data that represent the quantity and quality of crops harvested, transported, and sold. The difference in statistics updated at every stage of the supply chain will facilitate a more accurate calculation of post-harvest loss and narrow down the problem areas in the infrastructure. This record will be a highly reliable one because the encryption with which the data are protected is near impossible to hack. Therefore, the blockchain ledger will cancel out all possibility of manipulated reports and corruption.

The Kenyan private sector is steadily looking to incorporate technological innovations to provide more efficient products that are easy to implement across industries. Blockchain has emerged as a favorite, largely due to the efforts by the Kenyan government to utilize it for transparency in votes during their recent elections. This has clearly fortified trust in the technology.

Hashcash ConsultantsHashCash Consultants, besides customizing blockchain solutions to meet the specific needs of their clients, also bring an option for better funding for these projects. The process of raising adequate funds to power ideas focused on agriculture is a difficult one, as the industry does not excite traditional venture capitalists. The route of ICOs provided by the blockchain company is a quick and easy alternative to accrue capital for the entrepreneurs without having to divest any part of the ownership rights of their company.

About HashCash Consultants

HashCash Consultants started as a Blockchain Consulting Company in California. Today, HashCash products enable enterprises to move assets and settle payments across borders in real-time using HashCash Blockchain network, HC NET. Financial Institutions use HC NET for Retail Remittances, Corporate Payments, Trade Finance, and Payment Processing. HashCash also runs the US based cryptocurrency exchange, PayBito and the leading Cryptocurrency payment processor, BillBitcoins. HashCash offers cryptocurrency exchange and payment processor white label solutions, comprehensive ICO services and customized use case design and development. HashCash propels advancement in the field of blockchain through the Blockchain1o1 program and its investment arm Satoshi Angels.

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iHub: The First Tokenised African Tech Accelerator

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Dubai – 8 November – Kenyan innovation hub and tech accelerator iHub announced today at the ALN Africa Investment Conference in Dubai that it is partnering with Raise, a Bahamian and Kenyan technology company that has developed a company ownership platform to manage compliant digital securities in frontier markets. Built using blockchain technology, Raise will work with iHub to digitise all of its company assets – making iHub the first tech accelerator to take such a step in Africa, and this partnership the first publicised instance of a tokenised asset on the continent.

RaiseRaise CEO and co-founder Marvin Coleby also demonstrated the platform at the event, which serves to provide a platform for dialogue on critical commercial and policy topics with the objective of spurring investment into Africa. It draws on speakers from ALN’s network of leading corporate law firms in 16 African jurisdictions as well as key policy and investment organisations like the US Trade and Development Agency, Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Brenthurst Foundation.

“iHub is committed to making it easier for our community of start-ups and entrepreneurs to raise the capital they need to grow their business,” says Nekesa Were, iHub, Managing Director. “The Raise platform promises to radically transform how businesses raise money and we hope this will lead the way for more start-ups in our community to follow suit.”

“The iHub has worked with 300+ startups, in various sectors including fintech, agritech, edutech, AI & IoT, health, infrastructure, logistics, and many others,” she adds, “and has supported businesses through grants funding totalling more than USD 300 000. The startups in iHub’s portfolio have raised over USD 40 million in early and growth stage financing, and a further USD 1 million in grants. The number of jobs that have been created has exceeded 40,000 in the last five years. With an average annual revenue of USD 350,000, the iHub startups have an economic impact of more than USD 104 million. We look forward to working with Raise to bring further value to the iHub community.”

Says Coleby: “Raise aims to make it easier to digitally manage and trade corporate assets by providing a compliant way to securitise assets using blockchain technologies. We’re excited to partner with iHub to create their security tokens and look forward to the future of creating more accessible and liquid private markets for investors with the use of blockchain-based digital securities in frontier markets.”

“It makes absolute sense for iHub to take this step,” he adds, “as it has been a major catalyst for regional technology innovation in East Africa, nurturing one of the most vibrant innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystems on the Continent. iHub aims to create an environment of trust and experimentation and in this case it is leading from the front by securitising its assets on blockchain technology.”

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