New York, NY, Jan. 09, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — (via Blockchain Wire) Blockchain technology saw exponential growth in 2019, unprecedented adoption and interest by governments and institutions around the world validating it’s utility.
With core infrastructure being built out across the planet, enterprise investment and regulatory pathways being defined the stage is set for 2020 to be the year for mass adoption of blockchain technology.
Thomas Carter, digital securities pioneer, and CEO of DealBox outlines two key trends that will bring about massive opportunities in the blockchain space in this new year.
Key 1 – The Fat Protocol & Next Generation Blockchains
Joel Monegro’s Fat Protocol thesis describes how the value of blockchain technology is based on an opposite paradigm to the way value was created via the internet over the past couple of decades.
The protocol layer of the internet (HTTP, FTP, SMTP, etc) which is the technology that provides the underlying mechanics for websites, file transfers, and email isn’t where the value was created.
Instead, the apps that used the protocols (Facebook, Google, Amazon, etc) were the winners. Thus, the “thin protocol” designation.
In the Blockchain ecosystem we see the inverse is true where value creation will be realized by the market cap of the underlying blockchain protocol as opposed to the apps being built on it.
In other words, the value in the Ethereum blockchain can be expected to be more than the dApps (decentralized apps) being built on it. Fat Protocol.
This thesis holds true only if the blockchain in question has solved the TPS (transactions per second) or throughput problem.
1st and 2nd generation blockchains like Bitcoin and Ethereum rely on consensus mechanisms that put a huge drag on transaction speed making them unviable by enterprise adoption standards.
3rd generation blockchain is all about increasing transaction speed without compromising the security, immutability and distribution of the chain.
To solve the TPS problem, various new consensus mechanisms are being developed along with sidechain technology.
Sidechains are a separate and parallel data layer that off-loads some of the data from the mainchain thereby reducing the amount and frequency of needing to wait for consensus confirmation.
Gorbyte, founded by Giuseppe Gori is one project in particular just coming out of stealth mode that has created an elegant solution to the problem of blockchain scalability.
Gorbyte’s GNodes system eliminates the need for miners which has been the traditional bottleneck for TPS.
George Gilder is a legend in tech and economic circles. His book Wealth and Poverty was the guiding light for Regan’s economic policies which ignited the rise of the Dow Jones Industrial Average from roughly 800 in 1979 to where it is today.
Gilder predicted much of the ubiquitous tech in use today years before it existed in his books: Microcosm, Telecosm, Life After Television, and The Silicon Eye.
In this latest book, Life After Google.. Gilder coins the term “The Cryptocosm”, to describe the emerging wave of innovative blockchain-based technology companies who are not just bringing paradigm shifting solutions to the market — but redefining the market itself.
Gilder recently had this to say about DealBox security token issuer Giuseppe Gori in this latest newsletter
“Giuseppe Gori is an internet legend..”
On Giuseppe’s new book –
“With Reinventing the Blockchain Gori becomes the reigning prophet of the next phase of the Cryptocosm, and Cryptocosmic investment…”
“Gori is the tribune of a new generation of blockchain inventors and their companies.”
Giuseppe’s company Gorbyte has built a blockchain that is faster and vastly more scalable than Bitcoin. It’s easier and more affordable for running smart contract applications than Ethereum.
Key 2 – Usability
Blockchain is different from the traditional internet in that it incorporates a shared data layer rather than data being siloed and monetized by companies like Facebook, Instagram, Reddit, etc.,
For those companies, the better model would compensate the users for creating the content and empower them to take their content elsewhere if a better deal became available. With data decentralized, security would be much better and privacy would be better protected.
That’s exactly what a decentralized application built on an open data protocol would do. And the compensation of the users is what a native cryptocurrency token would satisfy in this new business model.
Why isn’t this being done en masse? Bitcoin is now over a decade old. Bitcoin miners have been incentivized by receiving tokens and that is precisely why Bitcoin works as well as it does. The model is proven.
Actually, a number of entrepreneurs have tried. Steem is like a decentralized Reddit with a token incentive model and it has been chugging along for sometime.
There are 150 + decentralized apps in the Blockstack app store and a similar thriving ecosystem can be found on Ethereum.
We know that TPS/scalability has been a problem but there is a second key component and that is usability.
Usability for blockchain is in dire need of a refactoring. No matter how amazing a technology is if it is hard to use, people simply won’t use it. More accurately, if they can’t figure out how to use it – they can’t use it.
We now have scalability solved with next generation blockchains like Gorbyte and a consortium of other ventures are now working together on a shared vision to improve blockchain usability called “Make Crypto Easy”.
Thomas Carter on the current situation:
“With blockchain tech and cryptocurrency, we aren’t dealing with a typical market adoption learning curve. Bitcoin was born of iconoclastic ideals and philosophy. If you were a technologist and you resonated with the philosophy behind Bitcoin, then you would figure out how to use it. In other words, user-friendliness wasn’t ever a consideration until now and that was mostly on purpose.”
The Make Crypto Easy consortium venture members are focused on solving usability issues in 4 areas of user blockchain user-experience: Transactions, Identity, Education and Digital Banking.
To learn more about the ventures and groundbreaking technology spearheading this initiative please visit http://www.makecryptoeasy.io/
As blockchain technology and the verifiable distributed trust it confers continues to reshape the world of finance that directly impacts the fundamental ways we all transact online.
Addressing the Two Key issues of scalability and usability will remove the final friction points to widespread user adoption.
With the pace of progress being made by the ventures mentioned above as well as by other projects in the crypto space, 2020 is likely to be the tipping point for massive disruption and opportunity.
Thomas Carter, founder and CEO of DealBox, Inc; read about Thomas: “This FinTech Veteran Is Making Cryptocurrency Startup Funding Legitimate“; connect on LinkedIn and Instagram.
MTrac 2020 – An Improved Platform to Increase Compliance
SAN DIEGO, Jan. 24, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Global Payout Inc. (OTCPink:GOHE) (“Global” or the “Company”) and its wholly owned subsidiary MTrac Tech Corporation (“MTrac”) are pleased to announce that the beta phase of the system improvements to MTrac 2020 has been completed. The platform was augmented to accommodate the growing demands of the regulatory agencies that oversee the financial industry. The MTrac team plans to have all existing clients converted to the new system within 60 days and new clients to be boarded starting February 1st, 2020. MTrac is proud to maintain its front-runner position as a fully compliant, closed-loop payment service company.
The new platform will include a seamless wallet load feature with QR functionality for redemption. That is, a customer can come to a terminal, type in their phone number and quickly add funds to their wallet without having to go through a multi-step process. The user then gets a print out of a receipt that doubles as their redemption coupon for redeeming their wallet funds in exchange for product. With these updated compliance features, MTrac 2020 will allow more banks to join its network, which benefits MTrac clients by allowing them to use a wider variety of card types to load their wallet.
MTrac will continue to innovate and adapt its program to meet the demands of the market while assuring compliance with regulatory agencies and delivering a scalable solution to its clients.
About Global Payout, Inc. (OTC Pink:GOHE)
Since the Company’s inception in 2009, Global Payout, Inc. has been a leading provider of comprehensive and customized prepaid payment solutions. From 2014 to 2017 Global focused on identifying new state of the art technologies in a variety of industry sectors and successfully helped launch MoneyTrac Technology Inc. and other companies within the FinTech space. In 2018, Global completed a reverse triangular merger with MoneyTrac Technology Inc. resulting in Global retaining the wholly owned subsidiary, MTrac Tech Corporation. Global’s current focus is continuing to identify new business opportunities while it reorganizes its future business endeavors.
About MTrac Tech Corp.
MTrac Tech Corporation, a Nevada Corporation, is a privately held, wholly owned subsidiary of Global Payout, Inc. MTrac is a software technology, sales and marketing, and business development company focused on “high risk” and “high cost” industries. The Company’s flagship product is the MTrac payment platform offering a full-service solution with technology offerings including Payment Platform, Blockchain, Compliance, POS, E-Wallet, Mobile Application and Digital Payment Solutions. We are one network disrupting the status quo. It is MTrac’s creative vision through the use of its innovative technology solution to become the premier service provider offering the “Key to Cashless®.”
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2020 Crypto World Summit “The Future of Security Tokens” to Address Latest Blockchain Developments with Leading Industry Experts
New York, NY, Jan. 23, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — (via Blockchain Wire) Leading experts in the digital money sector will gather at the Crypto World Summit in New York on February 20, 2020 to discuss the latest developments in security token offerings and digital assets, amongst other rising blockchain and alternative financing topics.
The most current SEC laws, rules, regulations, and compliance will be addressed at this 4th International Conference and Workshop streamed live on Fintech World Media.
This premier event features speakers and attendees from a wide range of sectors, attracting a who’s who of the industry. Other top discussions include: The Future of Bitcoin, The Digital Banking Industry, Blockchain and Real Estate, The ETF Cryptocurrency Market, DAO, Ethereum Investment, and Cannabis Banking Solutions.
Additionally, a special workshop will give participants a step-by-step walkthrough for creating a security token and running a security token offering (STO).
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BitPay Taps Simplex to Make BitPay App an All-In-One Solution
Atlanta, Jan. 23, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — BitPay, the world’s largest provider of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency payment services, today announced a partnership with Simplex, the best-in-class processor of fiat-to-crypto transactions, that gives BitPay app users the ability to buy Bitcoin and other supported cryptocurrencies directly in app with a credit card. Users can now buy cryptocurrency, transfer funds, make purchases, buy gift cards and pay friends around the world all from a single app.
With the addition of Simplex’s credit card purchasing, BitPay aims to improve the overall user experience of the BitPay app. By eliminating the need to navigate a cryptocurrency exchange to fund payments, the company anticipates increased value to users, especially for new users unfamiliar with the space.
BitPay CEO and Co-Founder Stephen Pair said, “Cryptocurrency exchanges can be intimidating for new users. The Simplex integration, however, makes the blockchain payment experience seamless.” Pair added, “Whether converting fiat to crypto to make crypto payments, or converting crypto to fiat to pay with the BitPay card, the BitPay app is an all-in-one solution.”
“A real breakthrough in usability can only be achieved when the leading crypto payment app meets the leader in fiat infrastructure for crypto. We are proud to launch this partnership with BitPay and will work together to add more innovative solutions in the future,” added Nimrod Lehavi, Simplex founder and CEO.
Simplex, an EU licensed fintech company, is the industry choice for providing fraud-free cryptocurrency purchases via credit card. They list among their many clients industry leaders such as Binance, Bithumb, Xapo and Changelly. Their processing services eliminate fraud and ensure regulatory compliance, in part, by using AI technology to analyze each transaction with proprietary machine-learning algorithms. The Tel Aviv-based company was founded in 2014.
Founded in 2011, BitPay pioneered blockchain payment processing with the mission of transforming how businesses and people send, receive, and store money. Its business solutions eliminate transaction fraud, reduce the cost of payment processing, and enable borderless payments in cryptocurrency and fiat, among other services. BitPay offers consumers a complete digital asset management solution that includes the BitPay Wallet and BitPay Prepaid Visa® Card, enabling them to turn digital assets into dollars for spending at tens of thousands of businesses. The company has offices in North America, Europe, and South America and has raised more than $70 million in funding from leading investment firms including Founders Fund, Index Ventures, Virgin Group, and Aquiline Technology Growth. For more information visit bitpay.com.
The BitPay Visa® Prepaid Card is issued by Metropolitan Commercial Bank, member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Visa, U.S.A. Inc. “Metropolitan” and “Metropolitan Commercial Bank” are registered trademarks of Metropolitan Commercial Bank © 2014. Use of the Card is subject to the terms and conditions of the applicable Cardholder Agreement and fee schedule if any.
Jan Jahosky BitPay 407-331-4699 email@example.com Dan Edelstein Simplex +972-545-464-238 firstname.lastname@example.org
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