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Bitcoin SV Network Completes Historic Genesis Hard Fork




On February 4, 2020, the Bitcoin SV (BSV) network successfully completed its historic “Genesis” hard fork to bring back Bitcoin’s original design. The update is code-named “Genesis” because it returns the Bitcoin protocol as closely as possible to the original released in 2009 by Bitcoin’s creator Satoshi Nakamoto (aka Dr. Craig S. Wright). Block 620538 was the first block mined after Genesis activated; however, it was block 620539 (mined by TAAL Distributed Information Technologies, Inc.) which confirmed that Genesis rules are valid and pre-Genesis rules are no longer valid on the BSV network. TAAL mined the historic block, as well as others before and after the Genesis activation, “on behalf of Satoshi Nakamoto” to honor the father of Bitcoin.

How does Genesis help massive scaling of the BSV network? The Genesis hard fork removed any arbitrary cap on Bitcoin’s block size and allows the blockchain to grow unbounded for enterprise usage. BSV already consistently has more transactions than the Bitcoin Core (BTC) network, and now can massively scale to levels of the VISA payment network and beyond. Market forces, rather than an arbitrary group of protocol developers, will determine how big BSV scales.

How does Genesis enable developers and businesses to build more? Along Bitcoin’s journey, protocol developers on the BTC chain deviated from Satoshi Nakamoto’s original design and restricted many technical capabilities of Bitcoin to act as more than just a payment system. On BSV, the Genesis hard fork restores many technical functions of the original Bitcoin protocol – such as removing artificial limits on the size and capabilities of transactions, and restoring the full original functionality of Bitcoin Script (the programming language used within the Bitcoin protocol). With these restorations, the BSV blockchain can be more easily used for more than just payment transactions; it also supports a vast array of data, token, smart contract, content delivery, enterprise application, Internet of Things, and other uses. This advances Bitcoin SV’s grand vision to become the world’s data ledger that can power “on-chain” data transactions and digital activity of all types, just like the Internet enabled a world where anything can operate online.

Why is it important to keep the Bitcoin protocol “set in stone”? A stable rule set ensures that a monetary or data transaction performed on the blockchain today will be valid in 2, 5 and 100 years from now. Furthermore, enterprises and developers want a locked protocol before they commit time and resources to build technology applications on top of it, rather than having to constantly change their development process if the base protocol is repeatedly changing. While it may experience software improvements, the Bitcoin SV ecosystem is committed to keeping its basic technical “rule set” now set in stone, as Satoshi Nakamoto always envisioned.

Development growth in the BSV ecosystem has been rapid. There are already 400 known companies, services, developer resources and protocol projects built on or for BSV. Now after the Genesis hard fork, expect that number to rapidly rise as developers and businesses can now build more complex applications on Bitcoin SV, without needing to use other attempted blockchain projects such as Ethereum, EOS or Hyperledger.

Eleven years after its birth, Bitcoin is finally back to what it was always designed to be: a massively scalable and immutable ledger to serve as peer-to-peer electronic cash and the world’s enterprise data ledger. In short, BSV is BitCoin.

Visit to learn more about BSV. If you want a more detailed technical summary of the Genesis hard fork, please deep dive here.

To hear directly from global Bitcoin SV industry leaders, come to the CoinGeek London conference on February 20-21, 2020 at the historic Old Billingsgate venue in London.

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SpiderOak Expands Executive Team With Key New Hire




SpiderOak is pleased to announce and welcome Michael Campanelli, who will join the SpiderOak Mission Systems team as the Vice President of Federal, working remotely from the DC Metro Area. Within this role, Campanelli will establish and lead the SpiderOak business in the government market, specifically supporting customers in the Intelligence & Defense communities.

Michael comes to SpiderOak from Prominent Edge LLC where he was the Executive Director of Business Development, responsible for all new business ventures, contracts, marketing, and sales. A former Director on the Board of Directors for the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF), Mr. Campanelli is a sixteen-year veteran of the U.S. Intelligence Community and has spent his career leading teams in the design and implementation of large-scale systems for the storage, analysis, and exploitation of complex data.

“Michael has the leadership experience, proven track record, and stellar reputation in IC and DoD spaces, which is exactly what we need as we take our business to the next level,” said Christopher Skinner, Chief Executive Officer, SpiderOak. “At SpiderOak Mission Systems Michael will introduce the federal market to a disruptive new technology that helps protect our nation and save lives.”

“I was attracted by the company’s mission to Secure the World’s Data and the commitment that the company has to improve our nation’s security,” Campanelli said. “I believe that truly secure products – on-demand cryptographically secure enclaves – are going to change how the federal government works, shares, and communicates data. This technology is a game changer.”

Campanelli combines his experience in business development and leadership with past experience in a number of other areas, specifically Motion Intelligence, Mission Planning, and Radar. Throughout his career Michael has had the honor and privilege to work both behind a desk and in the field, including the opportunity to spend time at sea on board the Aegis Guided Missile Destroyer, USS The Sullivans. Mr. Campanelli earned a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from West Virginia University, a M.S. in Systems Engineering from The George Washington University, completed post-graduate study in Geospatial Intelligence at Penn State University, and most recently completed a course of study in Data Science at MIT.

“We offer a preventive way that stops the pain caused by so few to so many,” added Skinner. “It’s time to embrace new and seek out the root cause of constant failure. We make it possible to operate on any network, creating enterprise controls for distributed systems. Michael Campanelli brings the experience and knowledge needed to fulfill our mission.”

SpiderOak builds need-to-know technology that supports customers working in hostile environments. Traditional systems trust IT infrastructure to maintain the whole security system, even though the news is rife with evidence that this model does not work. Our software combines end to end encryption with a distributed ledger technology to offer best-in-class security with no backdoors.

About SpiderOak Mission Systems Inc.: SpiderOak Mission Systems offers the US defense and intelligence communities tools which enable the creation of secure virtual enclaves. Designed to offer strict need-to-know assurances. We believe you deserve the easy, efficient deployment of SaaS solutions without compromising the security of the mission, sensitive information, or team members themselves. Built on distributed ledger (blockchain) technology. Cryptographically secure, zero-trust, compartmentalized data protection with mission-level controls, even over arbitrary networks. Enterprise controls for distributed systems is the future of security.

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Curv’s Keyless Cryptography Brings a New Level of Security to Bitcoin Satoshi Vision




Today, Bitcoin Association announced Bitcoin Satoshi Vision (BSV) will be fully supported by Curv’s institutional digital asset security platform. Helping secure digital assets thanks to its keyless cryptography, Curv’s wallet service is swiftly being adopted by exchanges, OTC desks, lenders, brokers, and traditional asset managers worldwide.

Eliminating the single point of failure introduced by private keys, Curv delivers a mathematically secure way to approve and sign transactions on the blockchain. In addition, Curv has obtained digital asset insurance protection of up to $50 million for its customers from Munich RE and is the first and only Multi-Party Computation (MPC) digital asset wallet solution to achieve SOC2 Type II status.

Bitcoin Association is the global industry organization that supports Bitcoin SV. In its ongoing work to grow the Bitcoin SV ecosystem’s infrastructure, Bitcoin Association sought an additional security provider for BSV that was blockchain agnostic and not limited by certain rule sets, such as the need to support the Pay-to-Script Hash (P2SH) transaction type which has now been sunsetted on Bitcoin SV.

Jimmy Nguyen, Founding President of Bitcoin Association said, “We have secured another partner for the Bitcoin SV ecosystem that ensures BSV institutional users gain multi-signature wallet functionality and can use large-scale applications on top of the Bitcoin SV blockchain, without needing to compromise on security and flexibility. Curv’s protocol-agnostic approach gives institutional users the freedom to expand BSV utility and aligns with the restorations the Bitcoin SV Node team sought to achieve with the recent “Genesis” hard fork that successfully activated on February 4, 2020. We hope that enterprise adoption of BSV will accelerate and Curv’s infrastructure will play a critical role in supporting this scalability and more future business use of BSV.”

Curv’s service is able to support Bitcoin SV for multi-signature transactions even after P2SH is sunsetted given Curv offers users the ability to securely manage and trade all types of digital assets on both ECSDA and EDDSA blockchains. This flexibility is central to Curv’s platform given its patent-pending Multi-party computation (MPC) protocols enable transactions to be securely approved and verified off chain and eliminate the need for private keys.

Curv’s COO Josh Schwartz said, “We’re excited to add BSV to our growing portfolio. Our clients trust us to enable their business and help secure their digital assets. We view it as our obligation to ensure customers have the freedom to hold, trade, and interact with any and all digital assets. They should feel empowered to let the market dictate the assets they choose to support and not be limited by their wallet provider’s capabilities.”

About Curv

Curv is setting a new institutional standard for digital asset security, using revolutionary cryptography to deliver the industry’s first cloud-based Institutional Digital Asset Wallet Service. Curv’s unique, mathematically-secure, keyless platform gives organizations complete protection, instant access, and total autonomy over digital assets.

Curv is headquartered in New York with R&D offices in Tel-Aviv, Israel. For more information, please email [email protected]

About Bitcoin Association

Bitcoin Association is the global industry organization that backs Bitcoin SV (BSV). It brings together merchants, exchanges, application developers, service providers, enterprises, miners and others in the Bitcoin SV ecosystem to advance the growth of Bitcoin commerce. Bitcoin Association supports Bitcoin SV (BSV) as the original Bitcoin, with a stable protocol and scaling roadmap to become the world’s new money and global enterprise blockchain. For more information, email [email protected]

To hear from Bitcoin SV industry leaders, come to the CoinGeek London conference on February 20-21, 2020 at the historic Old Billingsgate venue in London. Visit to learn more about BSV.

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Zigmabit Releases 3 New Crypto Mining Rigs and Leaves the Competition Frantic in Its Wake



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Zigmabit is pleased to announce the official launch of their powerful endothermic cryptocurrency mining rigs with features to take the global crypto mining space by storm. The company uses its tried and tested 7nm ASIC ZigmaBit BoosterX chips in its hardware, coupled with efficient cooling system, tough compact construction and a low operating noise characteristic which make it suitable for installation at home, office or in dedicated datacenters.

ZigmaBit is constantly innovating to bring new, improved mining equipment to the market. Currently, the company’s offering consists of ZigBit range of mining rigs. They are multi-cryptocurrency mining platforms that support operations on Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum and Dash blockchains. There are currently three different products on offer – ZigBit 2.0, ZigBit 3.0 and the latest ZigBit 5.0, all capable of supporting profitable operations on the blockchain of choice.

Hash rate is the most important factor to take into account while choosing a crypto mining rig. In simple words, it can be defined as the speed at which a given mining machine operates. A higher hash rate is always preferred by the miners because it increases their opportunity of finding the next block and receiving the reward. Mentioned below are the hash powers of the three products at a glance.

ZigmaBit is constantly innovating to bring new, improved mining equipment to the market. Currently, the company’s offering consists of ZigBit range of mining rigs. They are multi-cryptocurrency mining platforms that support operations on Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum and Dash blockchains. There are currently three different products on offer – ZigBit 2.0, ZigBit 3.0 and the latest ZigBit 5.0, all capable of supporting profitable operations on the blockchain of choice.

ZigBit 5.0 is ZigmaBit’s current flagship cryptocurrency mining hardware offering designed to make it easier for anyone to set up their own cryptocurrency mining operation. This powerful device ships with all the operational parameters preset, so that users can just connect the hardware to power supply and start mining. The state-of-the-art hardware features direct liquid cooling and a high hash rate power. With a rated power consumption of 2400W, it can generate 2000 TH/s, 300 GH/s, 75 GH/s and 50 GH/s for Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum and Dash respectively.

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Outcompeting Destructive Systems: Odyssey Drives Conversation at Blockchain Central Davos




Odyssey, the Netherlands-based open innovation program committed to solving complex 21st-century challenges through mass collaboration, will lead the conversation on outcompeting the destructive economic systems at Blockchain Central Davos. The conversation will be hosted by the Global Blockchain Business Council, in Blockchain Central, the premier venue for all things blockchain in Davos.

We live in a world where it still pays financially to be part of a destructive system, so we need to outcompete this model. How do we do it? In Davos, we will be exploring the creation of a new system which would be better for people and nature, and at the same time actually generate more economic value for everyone,” commented Rutger van Zuidam, Founder and CEO of Odyssey.

The conversation will focus on new alternatives to current economic paradigms which prevent society from solving the challenges it currently faces, such as climate change and lack of economic inclusion. Attention will be paid to how technology such as blockchain and Artificial Intelligence can facilitate moving towards better economic conditions for future generations and environmental sustainability.

The panelists:

  • Sanjay Poonen, Chief Operating Officer, Customer Operations, VMware
  • Yuval Rooz, Co-Founder & CEO, Digital Asset
  • Kavita Gupta, Lecturer, Stanford University; Managing Partner, Katapult. AI
  • Rod Beckstrom, Former President & CEO, ICANN; Founder & CEO, BECKSTROM
  • Rutger van Zuidam, Founder & CEO,

Sanjay Poonen, COO VMware: “We aim to leave ahead a better future – to put back more than we take into the environment, society, and our global economy. It is important that we engineer new systems that provide better economic outcomes and are better for people and the planet. The Odyssey 2020 Track ‘Outcompeting Destructive Systems,’ that VMware is participating in with Digital Asset and DAML, will explore this challenge.”

“The conversation at Davos this week has centered around the need for open, collaborative ecosystems to truly affect change. Odyssey recognizes this, that to outcompete destructive systems we need the right incentives applied to the right technology. Smart contracts enable these collaborative processes to connect stakeholders across industries in ways which weren’t possible before. DAML and VMware Blockchain allow for the type of open collaboration needed to allow anyone to innovate for all of our benefit,” said Yuval Rooz, Co-Founder & CEO, Digital Asset.

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Monerium and Algorand enter partnership to issue e-money on the Algorand protocol



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Monerium, the world’s first authorized provider of licensed e-money for blockchains, and Algorand Inc. (, the world’s first open source, permissionless, pure proof-of-stake blockchain protocol, announce a non-exclusive partnership to support the Algorand protocol in 2020 with Monerium’s fully programmable and redeemable e-money.

Mainstream adoption of blockchains requires a reliable form of digital cash on-chain. Since receiving its e-money license in June 2019, Monerium has announced several B2B use cases for e-money, including a cross-border transaction in euros. Monerium now supports e-money across the EU, Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein in US Dollars, Euros, British Pounds, and Icelandic krona.

Algorand recently benefited from a significant upgrade, Algorand 2.0, which includes a number of features that enable sophisticated exchanges such as account quarantine, whitelist models, flexible asset reserve models and more.

“We look forward to supporting the Algorand protocol. Algorand incorporates key features for many mainstream use-cases, including stateless smart contracts and scaleable proof-of-stake consensus. The Algorand leadership has taken a pragmatic and deliberate approach in designing a blockchain for mainstream applications while staying close to the ethos of the open source community” states Sveinn Valfells, co-founder and CEO of Monerium. “Supporting new blockchains with mainstream relevance is a priority for Monerium.”

“Monerium and Algorand have a shared vision for real-world use cases that are enabled by advanced blockchain technology,” said W. Sean Ford, COO of Algorand, Inc. “We are thrilled that Monerium will be bringing their solution for e-money to Algorand and we look forward to our community’s ability to leverage the technology for straightforward regulatory compliance.”

About Algorand
Algorand Inc. built the world’s first open source, permissionless, pure proof-of-stake blockchain protocol for the next generation of financial products. This blockchain, the Algorand protocol, is the brainchild of Turing Award-winning cryptographer Silvio Micali. A technology company dedicated to removing friction from financial exchange, Algorand Inc. is powering the DeFi evolution by enabling the creation and exchange of value, building new financial tools and services, bringing assets on-chain and providing responsible privacy models. For more information, visit

About Monerium
Monerium is a financial technology company with the mission of making digital currency accessible, secure, and simple to transact online. Monerium is the first and only company authorized to issue regulated e-money on blockchains. Using e-money issued by Monerium, individuals and businesses can store and send programmable digital currency online without going through traditional financial institutions and payment providers. More information can be found at

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Consumers Should Control Their Data, and TimiHealth Blockchain Ecosystem Makes It Happen




In the very near future TimiHealth will begin advancing consumer monetization of genomics data with a 70/30 split with the owners of the data. In simple terms, consumers will receive 70% of the compensation received when they opt in to share their data in the TimiHealth blockchain powered ecosystem. To learn more and take care of your genomics data visit:

Data privacy is becoming more and more important; enables a new opportunity by giving consumers full data privacy and an ability to share in the value generated from their data.

The US healthcare industry has a multi-billion dollar marketplace for information sold to data brokers, pharmaceutical companies and device manufacturers. Yet consumers/patients receive none of the financial benefits. TimiHealth found some great examples of the deals that revolved around the sale of genomics data to pharmaceutical companies. This is a glaring example of big corporations profiting off consumers.

Millions of people pay direct to consumer genomic companies substantial fees to obtain information regarding their heritage, genetic disposition for certain disease states, or pharmacologic compatibility with drug regimens. Unfortunately, most consumers are unaware that the personal data gleaned from such tests can then be sold to any number of research organizations for huge profits—none of which are realized by the consumers themselves.

TimiHealth’s solution ensures that patients are in control of their own data where they can give permission for it to be used by their chosen healthcare providers and/or participating in the Timi Marketplace for data monetization.

“TimiHealth is driven by a mission to remedy these inequities by enabling consumers to own, control, and monetize the value of their health data, including that about their genomic data. TimiHealth is built on the principles of trust, transparency and empowerment, with a goal of putting control back into the hands of the true owners of this valuable data—consumers themselves,” said Will Lowe, Co-Founder of TimiHealth.

About TimiHealth:
The blockchain powered ecosystem providing portability, security, and control of consumer genomics and health data.

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Over 10,000 Participants Expected to Attend Chain2020 Blockchain Initiatives Event in Hong Kong



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Over 10,000 participants are expected to attend the Chain2020 event, which is set to take place in Hong Kong on Jan. 15, 2020. The event is organized as a series of educational conferences focusing on Blockchain and FinTech technologies and related subjects for entrepreneurs, government officials and individuals seeking to integrate and promote the use of alternative financial technologies in the global economy.

The Chain2020 event will be featuring a broad range of conferences hosted and presented by more than 35 internationally recognized experts and speakers. Some of the prominent attendees scheduled to speak at the conference include:

  • Zoran Djikanovic, Ph.D., Professor of Economics at UDG, author of several papers on regulation and market infrastructure development
  • Susan Oh, recipient of The Quantum Impact Award in partnership with the UN General Assembly as one of the Top Ten Frontier Women in Digital
  • Richard Chentechnologist with vast experiences in successfully building internet applications, big data and AI and blockchain technologies
  • Dinis Guarda, author, academic, influencer, serial entrepreneur and leader in 4IR, AI, Fintech, digital transformation and Blockchain
  • Susanne Tarkowski Tempelhof, award-winning entrepreneur, a crypto activist and writer, working in frontier environments

The Chain2020 event is specifically being organized in the Asian region to attract the attention of the region’s population to the use of blockchain technologies and cryptocurrencies and increase the level of education and awareness about their application. The organizers of the event are confident that the series of conferences will help bolster awareness about the technologies and promote their penetration into various areas of social and business activities.

Chain 2020 offers a series of educational conferences promoting blockchain in the Asian region, aiming to become one of the key players locally and on a global scale. The mission of the event is to become a comprehensive source of blockchain knowledge, enhancing mass adoption of the new technology in the region, and become the most influential and mind-captivating platform aiming to create connections and partnerships that will have a long-lasting impact on the industry. The organizers of the event seek to advocate blockchain initiatives in ASIA and support mass adoption of the technology to advance business, science, and society.

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Blockchain Technologies in Healthcare Study, 2019 – Benefits & Challenges for the Pharmaceutical Industry and the FDAs Role



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The “Blockchain Technologies in Healthcare” report has been added to’s offering. This report examines blockchain technology in healthcare by noting selected activities, partnerships, etc. of companies and organizations either in the healthcare industry directly or in enterprises outside of healthcare such as software or platform development.

Blockchain is essentially a tool that has the potential to keep secure data in a distributed ledger with the capability to be shared across networks.

The concept behind blockchain is that it has three components:

  • A widely distributed network
  • A shared ledger with validated access identities
  • Digital transactions

Blockchain technology is emerging in many other industries but it has some unique challenges in healthcare.

This report discusses some of the major application areas for blockchain technology in healthcare:

  • Genomics
  • Storage of Electronic Health Records
  • Enabling Personal Health Records (PHRs)
  • Drug Supply Chain Security
  • Provider Data Management
  • Clinical Trial Management
  • Medical Device Tracking and Tracing
  • Food Safety Diagnostics

Key Topics Covered

1. Executive Summary

  • Introduction
  • Some Applications for Blockchain in Healthcare
    • Genomics
    • Storing and Enabling of Health Records
    • Drug Supply Chain Security
    • Provider Data Management
    • Clinical Trial Management
    • Medical Device Tracking and Tracing
    • Food Safety Diagnostics
  • Blockchain in Healthcare: Some of the Major Players
  • Methodology

2. Blockchain Technologies in Healthcare

  • Introduction
  • Genomics
  • Storage of Electronic Health Records
  • Enabling Personal Health Records (PHRs)
  • Drug Supply Chain Security
    • Challenges for the Pharmaceutical Industry
    • Benefits for the Pharmaceutical Industry
    • The FDAs Role
  • Provider Data Management
  • Clinical Trial Management
  • Medical Device Tracking and Tracing
  • Food Safety Diagnostics
  • Players in the Blockchain in Healthcare Market
  • Amazon Web Services, Inc.
  • Apple
  • Austin Blockchain Collective Healthcare Working Group
  • Blockchain in Healthcare Global
  • The Blockchain Research Institute
  • Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd.
  • BurstIQ
  • CareChain
  • Change Healthcare
  • Cisco
  • Digital DNAtix Ltd.
  • EMIS Group
  • EncrypGen
  • Evernym
  • Genecoin
  • Genetic Technologies Limited
  • Google (Alphabet, Inc.)
  • Guardtime
  • IBM
  • Intel
  • Kadena
  • LunaPBC / LunaDNA
  • Medicalchain
  • MedRec
  • Microsoft
  • MyGenomeBank
  • MyHealthMyData (MHMD)
  • NantOmics
  • Nebula Genomics
  • Oracle
  • Professional Credentials Exchange (ProCredEx)
  • Quest Diagnostics
  • Rymedi
  • RF Ideas
  • Shivom
  • SimplyVital Health
  • ShoCard
  • Solve.Care
  • Spiritus Partners
  • Synaptic Health Alliance
  • TimiCoin / TimiHealth
  • Walmart
  • WHISE-Embleema Consortium
  • WuXi NextCODE /
  • Zenome

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Crypto Commonwealth: A Blockchain project en route to a world-leading publisher and asset manager



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When there is a conversation about the biggest publishers in the field of science the names nature and science are always included. Let’s imagine that the ongoing blockchain revolution is incubating a publishing house of such caliber. What type of ecosystem would it bring forth and which groundbreaking technologies would it integrate?

Crypto Commonwealth is considered to be one of the most ambitious projects. Their vision is to create a community that incentivizes effort and quality of publications, with the ultimate goal to create a journal as successful as Nature and Science. The project claims to have a strong network of researchers in top universities and plans to invite more of them to join, as well as funding their research in academia. They intend to distribute 100% net profit back to the authors, editors, and reviewers, paying for their contributions in their native token COMM. Excellent contributions will make the ecosystem stronger, encouraging and inviting more people to play a part within as everybody looks for incentives.

Crypto Commonwealth focuses not only on becoming a top tier publisher of all things,  crypto or not. It also envisions becoming a digital and traditional asset manager that can potentially outperform BTC and the stock market growth in the long term. Its strategy construction follows the “trilemma in portfolio management”. Under this model, three variables are considered: high return, low risk, and high capacity. Those who have some experience investing in traditional or crypto assets, either in IPOs, ICOs, IEOs or directly in the secondary markets have learned, maybe the hard way, that it is not possible to embrace these three vertices simultaneously. For COMM the presence of two of these factors excludes the third as well. It is on this understanding that high return and low risk exclude high capacities, such as in alphas and high-frequency trading. Crypto Commonwealth itself encompasses hedge funds including the alpha fund  “Sphinx” and the smart beta fund “Stonybrook” under the high return and low-risk classification. Conversely, you could have any of the two other configurations. At this point, the triangle metaphor explains itself.

The merit of a project like COMM is that it merges into an innovative ecosystem the wisdom of an elite publisher house with the profit-making power of a hedge fund. Take for example “Stonybrook”, which is the very first (if not the one and only) crypto smart beta and alpha fund to endorse and publish high-quality crypto strategies and analyses on-site, and make them transparent to investors and readers largely for free. This allows investors to understand what they are trading with and take good control of their asset allocation. Crypto Commonwealth will offer detailed, professional suggestions to help them make the most informed decisions in style selections upon investment. This profit will be redistributed into the ecosystem in a decent cut – up to 50% of management or incentive fee would be shared among excellent authors, portfolio managers, researchers, and collaborators.

Contributors can opt to be external or internal researchers. Internal or ‘book’ researchers are expected to run backtests on the platform and submit alphas for centralized post-processing, including portfolio combination and optimization, however, this is by no means limited thereto. Upon proper evaluation, a certain amount of COMMs will be paid out as a reward, with a significant amount to be followed pending the alpha performance out-of-sample and in live trading. These, of course, are what could be considered the right steps to build a strong and wise community.

COMM’s professional column, ‘Beta for Pros’ is expected to cover smart beta/alpha investigation, factor/risk premium analysis, ETF construction, pair arbitrage, statistical arbitrage, exchange arbitrage, high-frequency trading, risk management, automatic investment, market making, and the applications of portfolio management techniques that improve simple trading methods. They also have two more columns intended for generic readers that serve as educational resources and crypto knowledge base – ‘Beta for fun’ and ‘Crypto Insights’. They cover quantitative and fun crypto analysis, tokenomics and philosophies, as well as non-quantitative articles in the blockchain domain including crypto overviews, insights, token mechanism/algorithm, macro visions, blockchain techniques, etc.

The long term vision of this journal/fund is to acquire high-quality, stable submissions and a good impact factor, then start charging subscription and publishing fees as any other commercial journals. More importantly, it plans to redistribute all profits after operational costs back to the authors, editors, and reviewers. This is a closed cycle that is expected to nourish and sustain the ecosystem as it starts to gain momentum.

What is interesting is that Crypto Commonwealth has a strong background in global stock markets, having amassed a good number of lowly correlated equity strategies at their disposal. The project is seeking to tokenize them as soon as circumstances permit. Those who have been following the cryptocurrency market recognize that tokenization of other financial markets, like commodities, futures, stocks, currencies, bonds and real estate is promised to be even bigger in capitalization than all the current cryptocurrencies. A real pioneer in strategy tokenization, COMM will certainly build a supportive and productive atmosphere for portfolio managers across multiple markets to participate in its ecosystem.

In conclusion, Crypto Commonwealth is a promising project that harbors the first publishing house and investment funds backed by a community of contributors, investors, scholars, and researchers, redistributing profits among its members. In this way, it represents a breakthrough for the technological paradigm that our society is about to experience.


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SoFi Introduces Crypto Trading With SoFi Invest




SoFi announced today that it has added crypto trading to its fast-growing SoFi Invest platform, as a response to demand from its over 800,000 members. SoFi Invest is now the first platform to offer automated and active investing with stocks, ETFs, and crypto through a single app.

Individuals can easily buy and sell several cryptocurrencies with straightforward, competitive commissions and no account minimums, as well as track the price movements of the world’s most widely-traded digital assets, with more cryptocurrencies to be added in the coming months. SoFi secures all crypto holdings from fraud and theft.

“Feedback from our members has made it clear that a significant percentage are not only interested in learning more about cryptocurrencies but are also already buying and selling crypto,” said SoFi CEO Anthony Noto. “We’re very pleased to be adding this new product to SoFi Invest, as access, education, and keeping costs low for our members is at the heart of what we do.”

SoFi Invest, released to the public earlier this year, offers both automated (robo-advising) and active investing (trading) with no fees on stock trading or account minimums. The launch of crypto trading comes on the heels of SoFi’s introduction of its own SoFi-branded ETFs this Spring, which included the first two zero-fee ETFs on the market, as well as Stock Bits: the ability to buy and sell fractional shares in over 100 popular stocks and ETFs ranging from Apple and Amazon, to Alphabet and Tesla*.

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