Thu, Apr 26, 2018
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Alternative Market Briefing

Opalesque Video: Coinweb to help businesses that want to use blockchain

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

amb
Lexi Willets
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva:

The blockchain technology, which is almost impossible to hack, can and probably will change the way you run your business. The Economist lists five blockchain applications that businesses can use now. One application, Smart Contracts, would lower the cost of many financial transactions. Another would allow you to make use of excess hard drive space with Cloud Storage. Then there is supply-chain communications and proof-of-provenance, for digitally permanent records of products. And the application to pay remote employees and contractors. And lastly, electronic voting.

Coinweb, a blockchain technology platform designed for everyone who wants to use any of the existing cryptocurrencies, is adding a focus - through an incubation platform - on existing businesses that have a genuine need to make use of blockchain and want to raise money to support that. The platform is described as "a plug and play solution and capital raising services for existing businesses who want to expand into the blockchain."

Co-founder Toby Gilbert, who runs the incubation platform, says he does not want to get involved in cryptocurrency speculation. To him, it is clear that the blockchain is here to stay, "with all of it......................

To view our full article Click here

Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing

 



  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. Investing - Sequoia takes Facebook stake as shares slide in data controversy, $1.4b hedge fund sees intact fundamentals for Facebook, Jim Cramer reveals some 'suggested hedge fund trades' amid the Trump tariffs[more]

    Sequoia takes Facebook stake as shares slide in data controversy From Bloomberg.com: The $4.2 billion Sequoia Fund bought a small position in Facebook Inc. as the stock slid late in the first quarter, investment manager Ruane, Cunniff & Goldfarb told clients. "The recent controversy enab

  2. Activist Investors - Blue Sky-owned Wild Breads faces uncertain future[more]

    From AFR.com: A Blue Sky private equity investment in artisan-style baker Wild Breads enjoyed multiple valuation upgrades despite losing millions and breaching its lending covenants, accounts lodged with the regulator last week show. Wild Breads lost $2.4 million in 2017, but Blue Sky ascribed a hig

  3. Opalesque Exclusive: Barnegat to close hedge fund to outside investors on weak opportunities[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Bob Treue's Barnegat Fund Management said it is closing its $666m fixed income relative value hedge fund to outside investors. "The negative side to gains in Fixed Income Arbitrage is that unless we find new opportunit

  4. Investing - Hedge fund makes a big bet on malls, British hedge fund manager Odey short UK government bonds on QE bet[more]

    Hedge fund makes a big bet on malls From Barrons.com: The dominant narrative on American shopping malls is that they're dead. Crushed by Amazon.com, many brick-and-mortar retail stores are destined for bankruptcy. And where is the most retail, clustered all together? Malls. From a

  5. Performance - Hedge funds suffer first back-to-back loss in two years, Netflix performance burns hedge fund short sellers, Macro hedge fund up 14.5% in first quarter sees dollar falling, Renaissance Technologies rebounds across hedge funds in March[more]

    Hedge funds suffer first back-to-back loss in two years From Bloomberg.com: Hedge Fund returns sank for a second straight month in March, the first back-to-back loss since the first two months of 2016, as trade wars, tech-sector woes and a Fed rate hike dragged down the S&P 500 from its