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eToro announces GoodDollar experiment to reduce wealth inequality

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Global, multi-asset, investment platform eToro today announces the launch of the GoodDollar experiment with $1 million in funding from the company. The company is calling on more partners to join the initiative which aims to reduce wealth inequality using new technologies underpinned by blockchain. The experiment will research implementing a cryptocurrency that pays social interest to those who have less, and is continuously distributed to any verified participant for free, creating a global, open, universal basic income (UBI).

Yoni Assia, eToro Co-founder and CEO, said: “The success of new technologies should not be measured only by their ability to power new industries and disrupt old ones, but also on their ability to affect positive change in the world. Too often the tech world focuses on generating commercial value, rather than societal value. Technology should be used to tackle the great challenges of our time. This is especially true of blockchain, which has been harnessed in many creative ways, but hasn’t yet been used to tackle our really big challenges.”

eToro LogoThe GoodDollar experiment is an open invitation for the global community to rethink the existing economic framework. GoodDollar aims to create a non-speculative cryptocurrency that aims to find ways to reduce wealth inequality on a global scale. It is geared towards a global UBI distribution mechanism that is deployed via smart contracts.

Yoni Assia continued: “Inequality is the crucial economic challenge of our time. In 2017 just 1% of the world’s population owned more than half of the wealth. With the rise of technology unemployment, the tech industry needs to find solutions for those with less to participate in the economy and pursue their purpose.

“We see a growing interest amongst tech entrepreneurs, such as Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk, who understand the challenge of global wealth distribution and want to create a research framework for how technology can help solve this issue.

“The merging of blockchain technology, growing support for UBI and the realization that wealth inequality must be reduced, may finally converge into a new global economic system that would give all humans the financial freedom to pursue their purpose and happiness.”

eToro Co-founder and CEO Yoni Assia first shared the idea of addressing wealth inequality a decade ago in an article published in November 2008 entitled ‘The Visible Hand’. Yoni’s vision is now being made a reality by a team based across Tel Aviv, London, and wherever the right expertise exists.

Yoni Assia added: “We believe that we can create a mass-market cryptocurrency that is engineered to reduce inequality and provide a universal basic income. Engineers, product designers and economists are currently developing the prototype. Today is just step one on a long, ambitious journey.

“I would like to invite more partners to join this important experiment. We’re looking for experts in the fields of decentralized identity, governance, local and global adoption of financial products, and wealth distribution. We are also on the hunt for ambassadors to help spread the word about the project, and for funders to help us deliver GoodDollar. So if you’re passionate about using technology for social good, please get in touch.”

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30% Club – A Trading Club for Nigerian Millennials

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30% Club – a crypto trading club created for millennials – has launched its platform after six months in stealth mode. The investment club aims to be the go-to for educational and advisory resources for digital assets. By breaking the barrier to crypto investing we serve as a bridge for Nigerians looking to profit from crypto. 

The club is non-custodial which means members handle & manage their capital personally. 30%Club does not invest nor trade on behalf of the public. We simply provide educational and advisory services to our members. Users who sign-up have access to a dashboard with educational resources, market insights, instructional videos & trade signals. 

30% ClubCrypto is a next-generation asset class, the club helps you navigate profitably in this wild, volatile but lucrative market. We simplify crypto trading, breaking down the skill barriers while bridging the knowledge gap. The club provides a seamless educational experience & on-boarding into crypto trading. Our trade signals target 30% accumulated returns within 6-12 months.

Davidson Atere-Roberts, founder of the club, adds we are extremely bullish about the long term prospects of Bitcoin as an asset class. As the digital asset industry matures there are still regulatory & adoption challenges also quite a lot of scams tbh. The problem the club is trying to solve is clear, Crypto is complex so most folks who want to dabble are confused and scared not forgetting the trauma from the last crypto bubble burst. Our value proposition is precise: simplifying crypto investing while employing disciplined trading strategies.

Join us at the trading club that helps African millennials profit from crypto! 

You can access the 30%Club on www.30percent.club and interact on Twitter @30clubng.

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Blockchain Africa Conference 2020 Announces Investec as Premier Sponsor

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Bitcoin Events is elated to announce that Investec Private Banking is the Premier Sponsor to the Blockchain Africa Conference 2020!

Investec provides specialist banking, wealth and investment, and asset management services. It started as a small finance company in South Africa in 1974, and today it is an international organisation trusted to manage clients’ assets worth more than £150 billion.

As sponsors of Blockchain Africa Conference 2020, we believe in the potential of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology and how it will possibly shape currency, banking, and investments in the future. As such, we support innovation and forward-thinking in this space. We’re excited that Blockchain Africa will be a platform for networking opportunities, global thinking, and thought leaders. We are also proud that Investec will host the event and that our own thought leaders will be part of the forum and will hopefully lend a unique perspective to the event,” said the Investec Private Banking representative.

We all understand that technology brings change. But how we experience, interpret and respond to that change is as important as the change itself. We need to understand where we are headed and why, and the impact of progressive technology on individuals, institutions, and society. 

Here is a company which stands head and shoulders above its peers, not merely because of its phenomenal growth or its sound management of assets, but because it is a trendsetter,” said Nelson Mandela at the opening of the Investec building in Johannesburg on 21 October 1998.

We look forward to partnering with Investec in this year’s Blockchain Africa Conference and hearing the Private Bank’s unique perspectives on blockchain technologies.

Introducing Keynote Speaker Chris Becker

xxChris Becker is Investec’s blockchain technologies specialist and focuses on product development and strategy for the private bank. Before moving into this role, his career spanned more than a decade as macro-economic strategist to institutional asset managers, hedge funds and commercial bank FICC desks. Chris co-founded Mises Institute South Africa in 2011 and holds an undergraduate degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Stellenbosch University. 

Chris will be addressing the conference delegates on ‘Banking on Blockchain’.

 

Cut through the hype and join us for great networking opportunities and thought-provoking discussions.

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New Featured Speakers and Conference Programme is Now LIVE

Derivatives trader Tone Vays is also a keynote speaker and will be joined by other exciting speakers such as Simon Dingle, Carmelle Cadet, Akhona Damane, Prof. Sope Williams-Elegbe, Bronwyn Williams, Jonathan Galea, Obi Ejimofo, Michael Glaros, Jean-Paul Fabri, Michelle Chivunga Nsanzumuco, Clark Thompson, Dr. Nthuthuku Bhengu and more who you can view here.

The event includes an exciting and thought-provoking programme, ranging from talks on Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI), the role of blockchain and AI in a country’s digital transformation, blockchain-based food tracking systems, how blockchain is disrupting traditional business processes in supply chains and trade finance, central bank-backed digital currencies for regional payment systems, South Africa’s plan for dealing with blockchain technology and more.

Don’t miss out on Africa’s leading blockchain conference taking place on 11-12 March 2020 in Johannesburg, South Africa!

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For more information on the Blockchain Africa Conference 2020 visit our website www.blockchainafrica.co or email us at info@blockchainafrica.co

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Announcing the Whive Protocol Launch Happening on February 2, 2020

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NAIROBI, JAN 02 2020/BITHUB AFRICA/ — BitHub Africa, the leading Pan-African blockchain Accelerator, is announcing a launch for the Whive blockchain protocol happening on February 2, 2020.

Whive IO is a peer-to-peer blockchain protocol that is incentivizing the building of sustainable energy solutions through Trustless Rewards.

WhiveThe protocol achieves this through a hybrid Proof-of-Work (POW) and Proof-Of-Stake (POS) consensus algorithm that favors devices with CPU(small) processors and are located in regions with a higher Solar capture reliability index. The protocol enables the adoption of solar energy use especially in under-served regions of the world like Africa.

BitHub Africa has previously open-sourced its curriculum for blockchain engineering which is based on classes curated from the two-year experience of researching and developing the protocol.

This engineering course will ensure our community of African developers, entrepreneurs, and key institutions will be able to understand and adopt blockchain technology sustainably.

There shall be no Initial Coin Offering (ICO) or Pre-mine for the Whive protocol, which is now available on public test-net. If you would like to contribute to the adoption of blockchain technology across Africa, download the latest software release by following the links below:

Whive Protocol Website: https://whive.io and Telegram Chat: https://www.t.me/whiveio

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