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I-ON Digital Corp Pioneers the Next Generation of Gold Digitization and Securitization



Chicago, Illinois–(Newsfile Corp. – May 9, 2023) – I-ON Digital (OTC Pink: IONI) is proud to announce that it is now in beta development of its next-generation gold digitization and securitization ecosystem due to a technology partnership with Instruxi Ltd. and Space and Time Labs, Inc. I-ON’s hybrid blockchain asset digitization solution has the potential to revolutionize the gold market and make it much easier for investors to participate directly in the lucrative gold industry.

I-ON Digital Corp Partners with Instruxi Ltd. and Space and Time Labs, Inc.

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The beta platform is currently under development and is expected to launch in the third quarter of 2023. When launched, I-ON will enable claim holders to digitize and monetize their claims while allowing institutional investors to purchase the value of those claims via digital tokens backed by a pool of in situ (in the ground), unrefined, and physical gold. The system will also provide users with real-time pricing data and reporting, ensuring secure and transparent market transactions.

The method and system for tokenizing gold claims and unrefined gold tokens enable the monetization of proven gold claims without the capital expense and environmental impact of traditional mining. I-ON’s digitization and asset securitization ecosystem will also provide claim holders and junior mining companies with an entirely new way to finance their mining operations and market their gold more transparently and with reduced risk.

“We are excited to be working with the best-in-class technology and innovation of Instruxi and Space and Time on our newest ecosystem,” said I-ON Digital CEO Carlos X. Montoya. “We believe our asset digitization and securitization process will revolutionize the precious metals marketplace by making it easier and safer than ever for investors to buy, sell and trade digital gold securely on our regulatory compliant rails.”

The unique hybrid blockchain technology and innovative protocols revolutionize how unrefined gold is bought, sold, transferred, traded, and hypothecated. I-ON’s ecosystem makes the marketplace more transparent, accessible, and efficient while allowing the gold, subject to I-ON’s perfected lien interest, to be safely stored in institutional vaults or remain in the world’s most secure vault, Mother Earth.

“This project represents a major opportunity for us,” said Instruxi CEO Mathew Harrowing. “By partnering with I-ON Digital Corp, we can leverage our experience building secure and compliant financial blockchain solutions that are both easy-to-use, transparent, and provide superior end-to-end security and reporting for each transaction.”

Space And Time CEO Nate Holiday echoed Harrowing’s sentiment: “This is a revolutionary project that commercializes and will take advantage of all of the incredible capabilities of our Decentralized Data Warehouse platform,” he said. “We look forward to helping build a world-class ecosystem that will transform how people worldwide access investment opportunities in digital gold.”

As a result of I-ON’s ecosystem, a much broader range of investors can now partake in the ownership of gold, fostering economic growth and development in regions where gold reserves are plentiful but difficult to access, mine, and convert into market-ready bullion. Furthermore, the enhanced transparency and security offered by the Company’s regulatory-compliant process increases investor confidence and reduces instances of fraud, benefiting investors and the gold industry.

I-ON Digital’s partnership with Instruxi and Space and Time marks an important milestone for its mission of making the digitization of gold and gold-backed digital securities accessible across the range of US and global marketplaces. With its next-generation ecosystem, I-ON Digital Corp is transforming how people interact with gold and other precious metals and making investing in assets like gold more efficient, secure, and reliable than ever before.

About I-ON Digital Corp
I-ON Digital Corp (OTC Pink: IONI) is a leader in the digital asset infrastructure space, developing and acquiring technologies to help secure and drive gold and precious metal digitization. The Company’s mission is to provide a secure, fast, transparent, and institutional-grade ecosystem as an efficient platform for financial instruments such as digital securitization & banking. I-ON strives to create an environment that facilitates wealth transfer while protecting the identities of claim holders, institutions, or individuals leveraging new asset classes. By offering services associated with asset digitization and licensing our expanding intellectual property portfolio, I-ON is able to generate revenue through transaction fees while actively growing innovative platforms beneficial for next-generation transactional models.

About Instruxi Limited.
Instruxi is a web 3.0 company focused on helping clients hyper-scale data availability. Instruxi enables secure and universal data sharing, facilitating clients’ analytics and AI projects and building apps and dApps. The Company has accomplished this through tokenizing data and our unique distributed data protocol called Proof of Policy. In addition, Instruxi offers a data mesh toolkit called Neutrino Mesh and builds validator infrastructure to support this offering on private blockchains. By deploying our solutions, enterprises can seamlessly connect web 2.0 and 3.0 technologies, enabling universal data access and participation in the emerging data economy. Additional information is available at or contact Rachel Halverson at [email protected].

About Space and Time Labs, Inc.
Space and Time is the first Web3-native decentralized data warehouse that joins tamperproof on-chain and off-chain data to deliver enterprise use cases to smart contracts. Space and Time has developed a novel cryptography called Proof of SQL℠ that allows developers to connect analytics directly to smart contracts, opening up a wealth of powerful new use cases and business logic on blockchain technology. Space and Time is built from the ground up as a multichain data platform for developers in financial services, gaming, DeFi, or any project requiring verifiable data across enterprise, blockchain, and AI. For more information, visit or contact Spencer Reeves at [email protected].

Forward-Looking Statements
This news release contains forward-looking statements involving risks and uncertainties, which may cause results to differ materially from the statements made. When used in this document, the words “may,” “would,” “could,” “will,” “intend,” “look to,” plan,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “seek,” “potential,” “outlook,” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements, including, but not limited to, I-ON’s current views with respect to future events and its financial forecasts, are subject to such risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made, including those risks described from time to time in filings made by I-ON with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition, there is uncertainty about the further spread of the COVID-19 virus or new variants thereof, or the occurrence of another wave of cases and the impact it may have on the Company’s operations, the demand for the Company’s products, global supply chains and economic activity in general. These and other risks and uncertainties are detailed in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as intended, planned, anticipated, or expected. Statements in this news release regarding past trends or activities should not be taken as a representation that such trends or activities will continue. I-ON does not intend or assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements other than as required by law.

SOURCE: I-ON Digital Corp (OTC Pink: IONI)

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How to identify authenticity in crypto influencer channels




Modern brands stake on influencer marketing, with 76% of users making a purchase after seeing a product on social media.The cryptocurrency industry is no exception to this trend. However, promoting crypto products through influencer marketing can be particularly challenging. Crypto influencers pose a significant risk to a brand’s reputation and ROI due to rampant scams. Approximately 80% of channels provide fake statistics, including followers counts and engagement metrics. Additionally, this niche is characterized by high CPMs, which can increase the risk of financial loss for brands.

In this article Nadia Bubennnikova, Head of agency Famesters, will explore the most important things to look for in crypto channels to find the perfect match for influencer marketing collaborations.



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Analyze approximately 10 of the channel’s latest videos, looking through the comments to ensure they are not purchased from dubious sources. For example, such comments as “Yes sir, great video!”; “Thanks!”; “Love you man!”; “Quality content”, and others most certainly are bot-generated and should be avoided.

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Don’t rush to conclude that you’ve discovered the perfect crypto channel just because you’ve come across some logical comments that align with the video’s topic. This may seem controversial, but it’s important to dive deeper. When you encounter a channel with logical comments, ensure that they are unique and not duplicated under the description box. Some creators are smarter than just buying comments from the first link that Google shows you when you search “buy YouTube comments”. They generate topics, provide multiple examples, or upload lists of examples, all produced by AI. You can either manually review the comments or use a script to parse all the YouTube comments into an Excel file. Then, add a formula to highlight any duplicates.


It is also a must to check the names of the profiles that leave the comments: most of the bot-generated comments are easy to track: they will all have the usernames made of random symbols and numbers, random first and last name combinations, “Habibi”, etc. No profile pictures on all comments is also a red flag.



Another important factor to consider when assessing comment authenticity is the posting date. If all the comments were posted on the same day, it’s likely that the traffic was purchased.


2. Average views number per video

This is indeed one of the key metrics to consider when selecting an influencer for collaboration, regardless of the product type. What specific factors should we focus on?

First & foremost: the views dynamics on the channel. The most desirable type of YouTube channel in terms of views is one that maintains stable viewership across all of its videos. This stability serves as proof of an active and loyal audience genuinely interested in the creator’s content, unlike channels where views vary significantly from one video to another.

Many unauthentic crypto channels not only buy YouTube comments but also invest in increasing video views to create the impression of stability. So, what exactly should we look at in terms of views? Firstly, calculate the average number of views based on the ten latest videos. Then, compare this figure to the views of the most recent videos posted within the past week. If you notice that these new videos have nearly the same number of views as those posted a month or two ago, it’s a clear red flag. Typically, a YouTube channel experiences lower views on new videos, with the number increasing organically each day as the audience engages with the content. If you see a video posted just three days ago already garnering 30k views, matching the total views of older videos, it’s a sign of fraudulent traffic purchased to create the illusion of view stability.


3. Influencer’s channel statistics

The primary statistics of interest are region and demographic split, and sometimes the device types of the viewers.


When reviewing the shared statistics, the first step is to request a video screencast instead of a simple screenshot. This is because it takes more time to organically edit a video than a screenshot, making it harder to manipulate the statistics. If the creator refuses, step two (if only screenshots are provided) is to download them and check the file’s properties on your computer. Look for details such as whether it was created with Adobe Photoshop or the color profile, typically Adobe RGB, to determine if the screenshot has been edited.


After confirming the authenticity of the stats screenshot, it’s crucial to analyze the data. For instance, if you’re examining a channel conducted in Spanish with all videos filmed in the same language, it would raise concerns to find a significant audience from countries like India or Turkey. This discrepancy, where the audience doesn’t align with regions known for speaking the language, is a red flag.

If we’re considering an English-language crypto channel, it typically suggests an international audience, as English’s global use for quality educational content on niche topics like crypto. However, certain considerations apply. For instance, if an English-speaking channel shows a significant percentage of Polish viewers (15% to 30%) without any mention of the Polish language, it could indicate fake followers and views. However, if the channel’s creator is Polish, occasionally posts videos in Polish alongside English, and receives Polish comments, it’s important not to rush to conclusions.

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Wrapping up

These are the main factors to consider when selecting an influencer to promote your crypto product. Once you’ve launched the campaign, there are also some markers to show which creators did bring the authentic traffic and which used some tools to create the illusion of an active and engaged audience. While this may seem obvious, it’s still worth mentioning. After the video is posted, allow 5-7 days for it to accumulate a basic number of views, then check performance metrics such as views, clicks, click-through rate (CTR), signups, and conversion rate (CR) from clicks to signups.

If you overlooked some red flags when selecting crypto channels for your launch, you might find the following outcomes: channels with high views numbers and high CTRs, demonstrating the real interest of the audience, yet with remarkably low conversion rates. In the worst-case scenario, you might witness thousands of clicks resulting in zero to just a few signups. While this might suggest technical issues in other industries, in crypto campaigns it indicates that the creator engaged in the campaign not only bought fake views and comments but also link clicks. And this happens more often than you may realize.

Summing up, choosing the right crypto creator to promote your product is indeed a tricky job that requires a lot of resources to be put into the search process. 

Author Nadia Bubennikova, Head of agency  at Famesters


Nadia Bubennikova, Head of agency at Famesters

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Central banks and the FinTech sector unite to change global payments space





The BIS, along with seven leading central banks and a cohort of private financial firms, has embarked on an ambitious venture known as Project Agorá.

Named after the Greek word for “marketplace,” this initiative stands at the forefront of exploring the potential of tokenisation to significantly enhance the operational efficiency of the monetary system worldwide.

Central to this pioneering project are the Bank of France (on behalf of the Eurosystem), the Bank of Japan, the Bank of Korea, the Bank of Mexico, the Swiss National Bank, the Bank of England, and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. These institutions have joined forces under the banner of Project Agorá, in partnership with an extensive assembly of private financial entities convened by the Institute of International Finance (IIF).

At the heart of Project Agorá is the pursuit of integrating tokenised commercial bank deposits with tokenised wholesale central bank money within a unified, public-private programmable financial platform. By harnessing the advanced capabilities of smart contracts and programmability, the project aspires to unlock new transactional possibilities that were previously infeasible or impractical, thereby fostering novel opportunities that could benefit businesses and consumers alike.

The collaborative effort seeks to address and surmount a variety of structural inefficiencies that currently plague cross-border payments. These challenges include disparate legal, regulatory, and technical standards; varying operating hours and time zones; and the heightened complexity associated with conducting financial integrity checks (such as anti-money laundering and customer verification procedures), which are often redundantly executed across multiple stages of a single transaction due to the involvement of several intermediaries.

As a beacon of experimental and exploratory projects, the BIS Innovation Hub is committed to delivering public goods to the global central banking community through initiatives like Project Agorá. In line with this mission, the BIS will soon issue a call for expressions of interest from private financial institutions eager to contribute to this ground-breaking project. The IIF will facilitate the involvement of private sector participants, extending an invitation to regulated financial institutions representing each of the seven aforementioned currencies to partake in this transformative endeavour.

Source: fintech.globa

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TD Bank inks multi-year strategic partnership with Google Cloud





TD Bank has inked a multi-year deal with Google Cloud as it looks to streamline the development and deployment of new products and services.

The deal will see the Canadian banking group integrate the vendor’s cloud services into a wider portion of its technology solutions portfolio, a move which TD expects will enable it “to respond quickly to changing customer expectations by rolling out new features, updates, or entirely new financial products at an accelerated pace”.

This marks an expansion of the already established relationship between TD Bank and Google Cloud after the group previously adopted the vendor’s Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) for TD Securities Automated Trading (TDSAT), the Chicago-based subsidiary of its investment banking unit, TD Securities.

TDSAT uses GKE for process automation and quantitative modelling across fixed income markets, resulting in the development of a “data-driven research platform” capable of processing large research workloads in trading.

Dan Bosman, SVP and CIO of TD Securities, claims the infrastructure has so far supported TDSAT with “compute-intensive quantitative analysis” while expanding the subsidiary’s “trading volumes and portfolio size”.

TD’s new partnership with Google Cloud will see the group attempt to replicate the same level of success across its entire portfolio.


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