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Industry Players and Banks Join Forces to Launch Blockchain Platform to Transform Commodities Trade Finance

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19, September 2018 – Fifteen of the world’s largest institutions, including banks, trading companies, an inspection company and an energy major have formed a new venture known as komgo SA, that will seek to digitalise the trade and commodities finance sector through a blockchain based open platform.

The founders of this new company, managed and operated as an independent entity, include companies from: ABN AMRO, BNP Paribas, Citi, Crédit Agricole Group, Gunvor, ING, Koch Supply & Trading, Macquarie, Mercuria, MUFG Bank, Natixis, Rabobank, Shell, SGS and Societe Generale.

“The launch of komgo SA highlights a shared vision for industry innovation and underlines the ongoing commitment among members to build a truly open and more efficient network within commodity trading.” said Souleïma Baddi, Chief Executive Officer of komgo SA.

The core team of the two successful blockchain based Proofs of Concept (PoC) previously tested in energy and soft commodities trading (Easy Trading Connect 1 and Easy Trading Connect 2) have joined komgo SA to develop a decentralised Ethereum blockchain based platform.

“The potential that distributed ledger technologies (DLT) have in transforming the commodities sector is clear as evidenced with the success of the Easy Trading Connect experiments” said Toon Leijtens, Chief Technology Officer of komgo SA. “We can now achieve a long-term ambition to improve security and operational efficiency in the commodity trade finance sector.”.

Commodities Trade FinanceThe platform will be developed in partnership with ConsenSys, the largest formation of technologists and entrepreneurs building applications, infrastructure, and solutions on the Ethereum network. Joseph Lubin, Co-founder of Ethereum, and Founder of ConsenSys said “We are now entering a new era of simple and inclusive access to blockchain technology to advance stronger, more collaborative, business relationships previously out of reach. We are thrilled to see leading commodity trade finance banks and commodity houses come together to create komgo SA, which will radically simplify and accelerate trustworthiness, auditability, and accessibility to trade financing across the industry.”.

komgo SA is a secured platform that is part of an emerging global ecosystem aiming to optimise the whole flow of physical commodity operations.

komgo SA will start with two products, expected to launch before year-end. The first one will standardize and facilitate KYC process without using a central database: the exchange of documents will be executed in an encrypted way over the blockchain on a need to know basis. The second product will be digital letters of credit, allowing commodity houses or other platforms to submit digital trade data and documents to komgo SA customer banks of their choice. Due to a strong overlap of shareholders between komgoSA and VAKT, incorporated in 2017 to develop a blockchain based post-trade processing platform for commodities, the two companies will explore synergies between both platforms moving forward.

komgo SA has been incorporated in Geneva, one of the main worldwide commodity-based clusters, and benefits from the strong support of the Canton de Genève.

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Introducing the Next Generation of Trading: EmpireChain Announces Unique New Feature That Makes Profitable Peer-to-Peer Crypto Exchange a Possibility

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EmpireChain platform is a breakthrough development in the cryptocurrency and blockchain space. The new platform allows users to exchange currency and form a reliable trading community while earning profits by selling cryptocurrency at their own rates.

EmpireChain is now offering people a unique chance to enter the crypto space with confidence and start earning profits with little to no experience. The platform has introduced an innovative peer-to-peer crypto exchange feature that will break many boundaries, and open many doors for people who previously felt like they didn’t have enough money to invest in crypto.

In many African countries where people face a lack of online payment sources, EmpireChain will fill a big gap in the market by allowing easy online payment access to all users. By empowering a new generation of traders from all across the world, EmpireChain will diversify the cryptocurrency market with users who bring new dynamics to the table, thus becoming a stepping stone for the evolution of crypto.

Empirechain MabhenaEmpireChain founder Elson Mabhena has been proactively involved in the blockchain and crypto space since 2014.

He is passionate about helping people enter the crypto space and aims to spread his knowledge, skills, and his expertise to a large number of future crypto experts. Over the years, he noticed limitations in the crypto space that stopped some people from investing in cryptocurrency and making a profit. These limitations range from lack of money to be in a geographical location where reliable online payment options are not available, and many more. This gave Mabhena the idea to create a platform that is not only available to users from all across the globe but also allows them to exchange crypto, create a community and forge friendships with crypto enthusiasts.

A spokesperson for EmpireChain made an official statement for the press: “EmpireChain is an easy and innovative solution to the limitations and challenges that come with making a profit from cryptocurrency. For a long time, cryptocurrency has only been available to those who have a large amount of funds to invest, or those who have reliable online payment and crypto platforms available to them. With EmpireChain, a large demographic of people from many parts of the world will finally have access to crypto trading. They will also be able to take advantage of the peer-to-peer exchange feature to easily buy and sell currency.”

The spokesperson further explained the peer-to-peer exchange feature “Our peer-to-peer currency exchange feature is a profitable opportunity for traders who want to earn money daily by exchanging crypto or fiat on their own rates. EmpireChain gives users the freedom to use their trading skills to maximize their profits, which means ordinary people with no crypto background can enter the platform. By forming a community with like-minded traders, users can increase their trading knowledge while creating long-term business relationships that will be highly beneficial for them.”

With Arbitrage trading and convenient payments in local currencies, EmpireChain is also protected by Escrow to ensure that all users get their payments on time, without any delays or hassle. Furthermore, the company is also offering a unique giveaway for new users.

During its Pre-launch offer, EmpireChain is giving away free Shiba Inu coins to users who register on the company website and verify their details. This gives new users an opportunity to kickstart their crypto journey and start earning profits from the very first day.

Interested people can register now on the official company website at https://empirechain.net.

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Conflux Labs x ChainIDE: Hydra Developer Bootcamp

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Co-hosted by the Conflux Network and ChainIDE, the Conflux Labs x ChainIDE: Hydra Developer Bootcamp is launching its opening ceremony starts on April 2nd at 1 p.m. UTC+1. In providing cutting-edge knowledge to African developers, the Bootcamp is free to participate with a 7000$+ prize pool to be claimed.

The event is expected to provide African developers with a four-week free course, covering topics from in-depth Africa crypto industry analysis to intensive developer courses for all-level developers. The topics of the courses also cover the most trending fields like Metaverse, Web3.0, and multi-chains, providing both theoretical and practical knowledge to future Web3ers.

Guest speakers of the event include industry pioneers of blockchain technology and the African crypto market, amongst them, will be present the CEO of White Matrix, Global Expansion Manager of Conflux Network, founder of ChainIDE, founder of Lead Wallet, founder of Cassava Network, CTO of Quidax, founder of Blockchain Nigeria User Group, as well as the co-founder of GIGx. More industry pioneers are to be discovered in the short future.

ChainIDE is the world’s first cloud-based multi-chain blockchain IDE and has hosted multiple bootcamp events in collaboration with industry leaders including Binance. ChainIDE supports more than 10 well-known blockchain ecosystems including Facebook Diem, AntChain, Ethereum, and Huawei Kunpeng. So far, ChainIDE has helped developers in more than 185 countries, providing over 8.5 million smart contract compilation services and 70 million blockchain middleware traffic.

Conflux is committed to building next-generation blockchain infrastructures, and the Conflux network uses a scalable consensus algorithm based on the tree-graph structure. This solves the problem of wasted computing resources and reduced security caused by forking in highly concurrent networks so that consensus is no longer a bottleneck for blockchain performance. It is worth mentioning that the Conflux network has achieved a high throughput of 3000+ TPS without sacrificing any degree of decentralization, making it an industry pioneer.

Event Registration:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScx-OzoePNhf4-w7uo6SAEPT_Ckw9JH7VccyuIq_9askqWF9w/viewform

Latest bootcamp info:

https://t.me/ChainIDEAfrica

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Amber Group Strengthens Management Team with Ehsan Haque as EMEA General Counsel

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SINGAPORE, 21 March 2022Amber Group, a leading global digital asset platform, is proud to announce the appointment of Ehsan Haque as its General Counsel for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region (EMEA). Amber Group’s latest appointment comes amid the company’s global expansion plans and its ambitious licensing and regulatory roadmap. The company, now valued at US$3 billion following two successful Series B and Series B+ rounds, has since been expanding with new offices worldwide and regulatory licenses secured in Europe, Latin America and Asia.

As Amber Group’s General Counsel, Ehsan will work closely with Chief Operating Officer (COO) Wayne Huo to lead Amber Group’s legal and regulatory risk management in the EMEA region, and ultimately deepen the company’s relationship with regulatory authorities in these markets.

Ehsan joins Amber Group after an illustrious career as an in-house counsel at various established investment banks, broker dealers, private equity firms and fintech start-ups. Ehsan trained at renowned international law firm, Slaughter and May, before joining Deutsche Bank as an in-house counsel, overseeing Equities Sales Trading and Global Markets Derivatives. He later joined Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) Global Banking and was part of the senior management team at Nomura’s EMEA Legal Department where he led the Equities legal product coverage for the region.

Ehsan was most recently a General Counsel at two different fintech start-up businesses, including Lendingblock, a cryptocurrency borrowing and lending platform. He served as Global General Counsel at a private equity firm that has US$13B AUM across the fintech and digital assets space prior to joining Amber Group. Ehsan also acts as an advisor to a leading fintech accelerator and was featured in The Lawyer Hot 100 2022 list.

“I am excited to be joining Amber Group at this stage of its incredible growth journey so far. The regulatory landscape for digital assets is ever-evolving and these coming few years will be defining ones for the industry as we work towards securing eventual regulatory clarity across the EMEA region and the world. I look forward to supporting the company’s growth and to guiding the legal and regulatory risk management as part of Amber Group’s strategy in the EMEA region,” says Ehsan Haque.

“The EMEA region has long been a strategic market for Amber Group as the region has led a variety of neobank and neobroker-related innovations for the global financial ecosystem. We are proud to be welcoming Ehsan who makes a great addition to our team at Amber Group. With his strong track record in both traditional finance and emerging fintech start-ups, we are excited to work with Ehsan and build a strong regulatory framework that supports the viability and utility of new industry innovations in the EMEA region and accelerate the company into the next phase of growth,” says Amber Group Global COO, Wayne Huo.

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About Amber Group

Amber Group is a leading digital asset platform operating globally with offices in Asia, Europe, and the Americas. The firm provides a full range of digital asset services spanning investing, financing, and trading, servicing over 1,000 institutional clients and a growing number of individual investors worldwide.

For more information, please visit www.ambergroup.io.

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