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PROTECTED: 5 BEST FAKE NEWS FIGHTING IDEAS

Idea Number 5

The Microsoft Company has established a partnership with the NewsGuard service, which grades the news websites by many criteria in order to provide the users with more information about the news’ accuracy.

The plug-in highlights the whole website red, yellow or green and does not give any information about the confirmation or denial of certain news’ accuracy.

The MintPress portal has done a research, according to which the NewsGuard tries to maintain its image of candid and objective arbitrator of truth and reliability in mass-media, but has founders and financial supply from people, who are pretty close to the USA government structures. 

Idea Number 4

Facebook announced a total fight against the fake news.

By Tessa Lyons, Product Manager:

Over the last year and half, we have been committed to fighting false news through a combination of technology and human review, including removing fake accounts, partnering with fact-checkers, and promoting news literacy. This effort will never be finished and we have a lot more to do. Today, we’re announcing several updates as part of this work:

•Expanding our fact-checking program to new countries
•Expanding our test to fact-check photos and videos
•Increasing the impact of fact-checking by using new techniques, including identifying duplicates and using Claim Review
•Taking action against new kinds of repeat offenders
•Improving measurement and transparency by partnering with academics

Despite that Facebook representatives declare successful attempts of fighting the fake news, many users still get blocked without any justified reasons, and fake news gain more and more popularity at the Facebook platform. Being a monopolist at the fake news market can lead to bad consequences.

Idea Number 3

YouTube hasn’t found a unified method to fight the fake news and decided to allocate 25$ million as grants for other people, so they could find the proper way to fight the fake news.

The company is planning to cooperate with news agencies and experts. Authoritative news sources will also get the financial support. YouTube decided to fight conspirators with the help of video-hosting users’ content interference. So, YouTube will add links for corresponding articles on Wikipedia and other accurate sources. 

Idea Number 2

Brazilian project Comprova – has joined many journalists and also has gotten support from the biggest social networks, including Facebook and Twitter.

In Brazil, we’re building on that work with the launch of Comprova, is a collaborative reporting effort to verify disputed news online and share verified information back to the public during Brazil’s presidential election season. The initiative will be a joined collaboration with the First Draft, a project of the Shorenstein Center at Harvard’s Kennedy School, Abraji (Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism), Projor (Institute for the Development of Journalism), Associação Nacional de Jornais (National Newspaper Association), and 24 newsrooms and organizations. The work is crucial to the efforts of our recently launched Google News Initiative, which works alongside news organizations around the world to elevate quality information and combat misinformation.

First Draft has built technology specifically for this project so that newsrooms can monitor misinformation networks and collaborate online in real time. This will make it easier for newsrooms across Brazil’s massive land area to work together on an unprecedented scale. They will produce visuals, like sharable images, gifs and short videos designed specifically for smartphones, to be published on the main Comprova site and partner websites.

Idea Number 1

The Notm project is already at the ICO stage and to date it’s one of the best ideas, realization of which will help to fight the fake news efficiently. 
The main idea of the Notm project is that creating, editing, confirming or denying the news is available for every user, who is in the location where the event happened. In this way, the final version will be accepted by the majority of people, who were the witnesses of an event.

The Notm platform can be compared to Wikipedia, but the authors also have to confirm their geolocation. The project has announced 2-step location checking – with GPS and LBS. It’s very important for the modern world to get the accurate news, that’s why the Notm platform phenomenon is an essential thing. Notm can become a leader in the news section and the main competitor of Facebook when implementing the roadmap plan.

PrepayWay – A Swiss FinTech Holding Announces Start of Equity Crowdfunding Campaign

Bitcoin Press Release: PrepayWay AG opens up new opportunities for international crowdfunding. Participants can get involved from the 19th of March.

March 2019, Switzerland  – People from different parts of the globe have an opportunity to contribute to the equity of the Swiss-Estonian startup using cryptocurrency. The self-hosted campaign brings together crypto backers and traditional crowdfunding contributors. Supporters will gain equity of the Fintech venture that plans to issue its own token, InBit.

Prepayway Technology

PrepayWay is developing new technology for secure and risk-free transactions with new, unfamiliar business partners. At the same time, the PrepayWay technology focuses on the flaws of the existing transaction process: an obsolete document workflow management system is replaced by instant access to transaction information for all supply chain participants and remote signing of contracts. The bureaucracy of contracting and payment procedures are replaced by an integrated money transfer service and risk management solution embedded in contracts. Lengthy litigation gives way to time and cost-efficient smart arbitration for dispute resolution.

PrepayWay combines the functions of lawyers, banks, escrow agents, and arbitral institutions and offers an all-in-one solution for international contracting, financing, payments, and dispute resolution. Just as smartphones have changed the way people interact and communicate by combining multiple functions in a single device, PrepayWay is changing the way businesses function.

Crowdfunding Details

The funds raised during the crowdfunding campaign will be used to develop solutions for international trade and real estate and a platform for diversification of international crowdlending. The contributors are offered equity in PrepayWay Systems Estonia OÜ, a subsidiary of the PrepayWay AG holding, that is developing the above-mentioned solutions. The roadmap can be seen on the company’s website.

The crowdfunding campaign start date: 19 March 2019.

Hard Cap: EUR 2 450 000.

Detailed information can be found here – https://prepayway.com/en/crowdfunding

About PrepayWay

The idea for PrepayWay was born in Switzerland, where computer science, banking, international business, and legal professionals came together to revolutionize business processes. Coming from a plethora of professional backgrounds, PrepayWays’ diversely experienced team is dedicated to creating an ecosystem that facilitates secure, swift, transparent commercial transactions, all while reducing transaction costs.

Visit the PrepayWay Official Site – https://prepayway.com
Chat on Telegram – https://telegram.me/prepaywaychat
Follow on Twitter – https://twitter.com/PrepayWay
Like on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/PrepayWay
Meet the team on LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/company/prepayway/
Check out PrepayWay on Medium – https://medium.com/@prepayway

Media Contact Details
Contact Name: Mirjam Ruut
Contact Email: mirjam.ruut@prepayway.com

Prepayway is the source of this content. Virtual currency is not legal tender, is not backed by the government, and accounts and value balances are not subject to consumer protections. This press release is for informational purposes only. The information does not constitute investment advice or an offer to invest

BitMax.io (BTMX.com) Announces Primary Listing Partnership with BOLT

WHAT IS BITMAX.IO?

BitMax.io is the industry leading next-generation digital asset exchange that provides a broad range of financial products and services to both retail and institutional clients across the globe. This innovative trading platform was founded by a group of Wall Street quant trading veterans and built upon the core values of blockchain, transparency, and reliability, to deliver high-quality client services and efficient trading experience.

The introduction of the trading model that combined “transaction-mining” and “reverse-mining” by BitMax.io is definitely revolutionary in the competitive crypto exchange space where “transaction-mining” can be quite common practice. Transaction-mining rewards platform users with tokens for trading on a platform. However, with “reverse-mining” mechanism, BitMax.io platform users receive not only BTMX tokens as a reward for trading on the platform but also rebates for executing maker trades. Since the launch last November, the combined trading model has proved effective to bring additional liquidity to the platform.

BitMax.io always strives to provide its global users with a comprehensive set of trading products. Its newly launched margin trading function is another step forward from product offering perspective to better serve their dynamic trading needs. For those users who understand and acknowledge the risks involved in margin trading, the function allows users to borrow funds from the platform and to trade more digital assets than they normally could afford. The list of digital assets that can be traded on margin has increased from the initial four to 18 different tokens, even including BTMX platform native token.  Again, this is the pioneering move among all the exchange players, that not only builds upon its progressive BTMX token economics but also expands the utility functions of BTMX, especially with those BTMX under lock-up that can be used as collateral.

Overall margin trading can bring more trading volume and enhance liquidity on the platform. As users have more buying power, they can leverage tradable assets as collateral for potentially high returns on their investment when prices go up. However, they must take the risk of potential losses when prices move down. (The margin trading function of BitMax.io is not available for North American markets.)

A COLLABORATIVE PARTNERSHIP

With the commitment to listing only top-quality industry products as part of its client-centric strategy, BitMax.io has expanded its global client base to over 110,000 registered users with 40,000 active community members. Over the last few weeks, the team has successfully launched the primary listing of seven innovative new projects and the BOLT listing will be another great one. BitMax.io and BOLT are both dedicated to promoting the broad-based adoption of cryptocurrencies with focus on real-world usability and scalability.

Midas Protocol Integrates with Kyber Network and IDEX to Create Universal Wallet

At the heart of Midas ecosystem, Midas Protocol is a universal wallet created for everyone, from new users to experts. It aims to be the most innovative wallet for all essential crypto needs, from safekeeping, intelligent trading and portfolio management.

Over the past years, growing a strong ecosystem has increasingly been targeted by many firms’ as one of their priorities, regardless of the industry they belong in. Developing a robust ecosystem within industries focused on the use of blockchain technology is therefore not much of a diversion from the direction all other businesses are taking. The Midas ecosystem‘s concept lies in utilizing a collection of tools and platforms with a single aim to help people trade, invest and promote wise and secure use of cryptocurrency.

Available on both iOS & Android, Midas wallet supports multiple blockchains such as BTC, ETH, USDT, NEO, TUSD, TVND, TOMO, ZCOIN, MAS, DIVI various ERC-20s, NEP5, TRC-20 tokens, and counting. The wallet has also integrated with Kyber Network and IDEX for hassle-free in-app trading directly from a mobile wallet with over 500 tokens; integrated with Vinex Network for trading through API. It has a built-in dApp browser that runs seamlessly with deep-link and address book for convenience use. The most important and essential part of Midas infrastructure is the secure and user-friendly multi-coin wallet that gives users the ability to:

  • Run on all major platforms: Mobile (both iOS & Android), Desktop & Web (coming soon)
  • Safely store various type of cryptocurrencies
  • Safely send coins and tokens to friends and contacts.
  • Safely connect and spend cryptocurrencies on any E-commerce platform that accept crypto payment directly or via a crypto payment service provider.
  • Safely and directly trade with decentralized exchanges without sending private key to any external party
  • Safely and directly trade with centralized exchanges without sending API key to any third party
  • Monitor and manage their portfolio: how it changes over time, and historical transactions/trades in details
  • Get notified when important crypto news release or when a cryptocurrency in user’s portfolio change substantially or trades get executed
  • Get rewards with high-performance ROI portfolio
  • Subscribe, follow, copy trade strategies from top investors/traders

For better security, the data file that contains private keys and API keys is encrypted by a user’s password, therefore user’s data & private key are protected from thieves. Midas has also partnered with Sentinel Protocol to integrate Midas Wallet to Sentinel Protocol’s Interactive Cooperation Framework (ICF) API with Threat Reputation Database (TRDB), which contains Security Intelligence Whitelists and Blacklists detailing confirmed IOC’s of threats related to phishing, malware, hacks, and scams.

Midas Protocol has joined some of the world’s leading wallets and exchanges  as a member of the Foundation for Interwallet Operability (FIO).

Alongside Midas wallet is a crypto exchange – Vinex.Network, another key pillar of the ecosystem. The dynamic and fast growing exchange has listed many highly sought-after coins & tokens. It has also been featured on Coingecko recently. Essentially, Vinex.Network exchange offers:

  • High performance trading: the capability to process 500,000 orders per second
  • Extensive APIs: Support 3rd-party trading platforms and algorithmic trading bot
  • 24/7 support
  • Mobile support
  • Staking reward ( $DIVI & more coins adding soon)
  • Airdrop center
  • OTC support
  • Leaderboard as Social Trading Functionality
  • Other features are underway

In parallel with their core development, Midas is also working with various partners to offer a range of new additions to their ecosystem:

  • A stablecoin for Vietnam market: TrueVND (http://www.truevnd.com), listed on Vinex.Network, IDEX, Tokenomy and a peer-2-peer TVND exchange (http://www.tvnd.market)
  • TomoDice (http://www.tomodice.com) and McashDice (http://www.mcashdice.com): gaming platform dApp that run flawlessly from Midas dApp browser.
  • TomoBowl (http://www.tomobowl.com): A social gaming arena where players can play directly against each other or in a group. Tomobowl will be a dApp fully integrated into Midas wallet.
  • Tomovatar (integrated in Tomobowl): a set of avatar that can be used on Tomobowl, Tomodice, Tomodome, and Mcashdice. This set of avatar is non-fungible in nature, hence tradable directly on a marketplace on Tomobowl.
  • TomoDome (http://www.tomodome.com): the hall of fame for Tomochain builders and supporters as well as for the partners of Tomochain to showcase their branding in one place.
  • Midashimaya (http://www.midashimaya.com): the Amazon on Blockchain, a decentralized and online department store that offer to shop owners the capability to open shop and sell to buyers who can sign and pay directly by using Midas wallet on dApp browser.
  • NewCater (http://www.newcater.com): a decentralized auction platform using smart contract for bidding of items, including collectibles such as Tomovatars.
  • CoinUp24 (http://CoinUp24.com): a blockchain and crypto-focused news what will provide curated news to Midas wallet users.
  • B.E.S.T Center (http://www.bestcenter.vn): a blockchain engineering training and headhunting center located in Hanoi, Vietnam where conferences will take place to exchange ideas for blockchain movement in South East Asia.

These several described projects have perhaps shone a better light at the whole Midas ecosystem and ignited the land of opportunities to those more interested. One cannot however hope, that mere words are enough to completely describe The Midas ecosystem in its entirety, it is only the users’ experience that is able to and which we await with great anticipation.

Trading Ideas, Multicharts, and Live Widgets – SimpleFX Promotes New Features With Lower Spreads

Multi-currency and cryptocurrency Web trader platform SimpleFX has just added three groundbreaking new features to its award-winning WebTrader and promotes the improvements with a “March Madness” offer. For the whole month, traders can earn $500 with a 20% spread cashback. The fast-growing broker with over 200,000 active traders worldwide aims at being the go-to app for the new generation of mobile-first traders.

SimpleFX new features, Trading Ideas, Multi-charts and Live Widgets are all designed to fit the needs of the growing social trading community. The broker introduces useful tools for linking beginner traders with influencers, who can now mentor their followers earning recognition and up to 25% revenue share.

Empowering The Community With SimpleFX Trading Ideas

Trading Ideas is a captivating social trading feature that allows the users to share their opinion on cryptocurrency, stock or forex trends, educate beginners as well as gain community appreciation and earn lifetime revenue share through the Unilink.io affiliate program.

SimpleFX users can create a Trading Idea in just a few clicks – making a snapshot of their chart analysis, adding a comment and sharing it inside the app, in social media or through any other channels. Each Trading Idea carries the user’s referral link that will track the registrations and trades to pay out the lifetime revenue share.

Engaging the network of followers is a common challenge for affiliates in the FinTech sector. The registration on SimpleFX is free and there are no minimum deposits, so it’s very easy to gather a substantial number of followers. Teaching them how to trade and make profitable orders is more difficult.

SimpleFX affiliate partners can make big, successful trades with Trading Ideas. This feature will also help SimpleFX traders make earn a revenue share, and share / direct instructions and tips. A beginner can follow profiles of the users that provide valuable advice.

Free Quality Content For Publishers, Bloggers, and Influencers

SimpleFX Live Quotes and Charts Widgets are other tools promoted with the “March Madness” offer.  Publishers, bloggers, and influencers can create unique content in just a few clicks.

SimpleFX has released five new widgets – Market Overview, Live Quotes, Live Quotes Bar, Intraday Chart, and Currency Converter. They are fully customizable. The publishers and bloggers can pick the symbols they want to present to match their site’s content, as well as the widget’s layout, size, and style to match their website design.

Each time a new SimpleFX user registers after clicking a widget, the new account will be linked with the website owner’s Unilink.io profile. The publisher will get up to 25% lifetime revenue share from any transaction spread ever generated by the new SimpleFX customer.

Both the Widgets and Trading Ideas are available in the Unilink.io affiliate manager dashboard.

Introducing An Easy Multitasking Feature

Multicharts are the third new addition by SimpleFX. Although the broker acknowledges that mobile trading is the future, the app designers are working to improve the experience of desktop and laptop traders. The goal is to maintain SimpleFX WebTrader as a multiplatform tool fit for every screen and context.

The Multicharts feature allows splitting the main section of the app into two, three, four or even six windows. Each one can be configured to show a different symbol, timeframe, or chart type.

If you need a fast and reliable trading app with 1:500 leverage the “March Madness” promo a great opportunity to give SimpleFX.com a try. Start trading today and make the most of the 20% lower spreads.

HYBSE, GMEX and MINDEX collaborate to list the world’s first Multi-Asset Stable Token in Mauritius

Asset backed by ownership in the founding companies and stable assets primarily Gold

Mauritius, London 21 February 2019. Following the recent joint venture launch in Mauritius between three visionary companies in October 2018, newly created HYBSE Marketplace Limited (HM) brings to centre stage a worlds first digital multi-asset stable token “MAST”.  

With fast growing global interest in collateralised tokens leads to the advent of new regulations in Mauritius to enable digital marketplaces and digital custodians, HM is providing investors, interested in developing a portfolio of digital assets, access to primary listed and secondary tradable asset backed tokens that will support this innovative trading ecosystem grow. 

The first instrument to be issued will be the MAST products, full multi-asset backed tokens which will provide investors with a diversity of managed risk, as each asset class is underpinned by an integrated framework of strategic portfolios. Initially, MAST will be composed of ownership interest in the founding companies; HM, GMEX, MINDEX, fully gold backed DIM Currencies and stable gold coins. Three different categories of the MAST packages have been designed and enable investors to adapt their portfolio according to individual risk appetite.

HYBSE Marketplace incorporates the latest technological advancements for the financial sector with three core elements; Security with GMEX market surveillance adaptors, provides access for total regulatory oversight for a secure trading environment; Decentralisation through public ledger provides transparent and secure methods of transacting digital assets across the platform; Scalability on the Catapult Engine allows for modular design and high-frequency trade volumes. 

Hirander Misra, Chairman of HYBSE Marketplace, GMEX and MINDEX, says “With the GMEX Market Advancement Programme (MAP) we are keen to find ways to work with partners to bring innovative solutions to the market. Asset Tokens, which are fully backed, brought to the market on a regulated exchange and stored in a regulated digital custodian bring a level of regulation and oversight not previously available for institutional investor needs.”  

“We are delighted to be launching MAST on the HYBSE Marketplace in Mauritius, as we strongly support the enabling regulatory framework which is being established in the country for digital marketplaces and digital custodians. We are convinced that this new framework will put Mauritius firmly on the global map as the natural home for innovative technologies in the digital assets space,” he added.

The official MAST ATO will commence on Thursday 21 February 2019. Secondary trading is expected to begin on the HYBSE on Q2 2019. The ATO will be available for investment by sophisticated and expert investors.

Accredited participants who are interested in obtaining a stake in this revolution, can follow the link provided; www.mast.eco.

A detailed and comprehensive breakdown of the above can be found within the MAST Blueprint, found on the MAST website.     

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HYBSE Marketplace: Public Relations Contacts:

Mauritius 

Samantha Seewoosurrun

(+230) 5772 4400

SA.SE@hybse.com 

United Kingdom 

Melanie Budden

+44 (0)7974 937 970

ME.BU@hybse.com 

Digital 

Uroš Trajković

+27 (0) 87 701 0914

UT@hybse.com

Disclaimer

Mauritius as a jurisdiction recognizes Digital Assets as an asset class for investment by Sophisticated and Expert investors. We strongly recommend investors to seek out independent financial and legal advice before engaging in any sought of business endeavour. Investors should fully ascertain the risks prior to committing any funds for investments.

Announcement to all investors: Regulatory Duties

It is the responsibility of investors that want to purchase or hold the tokens described in this offering to research and inform themselves on all applicable laws and regulations of any relevant jurisdiction. This includes tax consequences with respect to purchasing, holding or selling these Multi Asset Stable Tokens (MAST) Tokens. Our company is not offering any legal, financial or business advice. In case of any doubts or questions, Please contact us.

Investors must comply with all laws and regulations concerning know-your-customer, Anti-Money Laundering and Anti- Terrorism financing that may apply to them. Investors must obtain any permissions, approvals or licenses needed in order to purchase, hold or sell any MAST tokens under the laws and regulations to which they are subject or in each jurisdiction in which they may purchase, hold or sell MAST Tokens. We never sell to sanctioned countries.

About MINDEX

The MINDEX ecosystem comprises of:

  • MINDEX Holdings Limited – The holding company for the MINDEX ecosystem.
  • MINDEX Clearing Limited – operates as the central counterparty (CCP) clearing house regulated by the Mauritius Financial Services Commission (FSC) to clear all trades executed on MINDEX Limited.
  • MINDEX Limited – operates a multi-asset Securities and Derivatives Exchange regulated by the Mauritius Financial Services Commission (FSC).
  • MINDEX Spot Limited – The marketplace for the electronic trading of standardised physical and digital spot commodity contracts for gold, precious metals and other commodities
  • MINDEX Vault Limited – The forthcoming secured storage depository solution for gold and other precious metals.
  • MINDEX Refinery Limited – The forthcoming world class smelting, refining and recovery of gold and other precious metals to the highest standards. 
  • MINDEX Realty Limited – the real estate arm of the MINDEX ecosystem responsible for construction and operation of the refinery, vault, office building and warehousing facilitating the safe storage of gold, digital assets and other commodities.

For more information, visit www.mindex.mu 

Follow on Twitter @MindexHoldings 

About GMEX Group

GMEX Group (GMEX) comprises a set of companies that offer leading-edge innovative solutions for a new era of global financial markets, providing business expertise, the latest technology, connectivity, and operational excellence delivered through an aligned partnership driven approach. GMEX uses extensive market infrastructure experience and expertise to create an appropriate strategic master plan with exchanges, clearing houses, depositories, registries, and warehouse receipt platforms. GMEX also offers the added benefit of interconnection to multiple partner exchanges, to create global networks of liquidity. GMEX Technologies is a wholly owned subsidiary of GMEX Group.

For more information, visit www.gmex-group.com

Follow on Twitter @GMEX_Group

About HYBSE

The Hybrid Stock Exchange (HYBSE) is an online blockchain based exchange platform. It permits the buying and selling of cryptonized-equity in the new era of cryptocurrencies. The use of blockchain technology allows participants to cut out many of the intermediaries that are associated with traditional exchanges. While traditional exchanges serve participants from specific geographical locations, the HYBSE is open to all participants globally.  

For more information, visit www.hybse.com 

Follow on Twitter https://twitter.com/HYBSE

About the DIM Foundation

The DIM Foundation is a non-profit organization that is responsible for the marketing, public relations, customer care and oversight of the DIM brands (DIMCOIN, DIM Currencies, DIM Cryptocurrencies and future DIM denominated coins). DIM X is a cryptocurrency converting platform. The DIM Foundation is registered in Singapore.

The regional DIM Foundation will be responsible for:

  • Collecting donations for the DIM Ecosystem
  • Creating events for the DIM Ecosystem and attending blockchain events 
  • Launch marketing campaigns for the DIM Foundation 
  • Attract businesses into the DIM Ecosystem 
  • Becoming a central meeting point for ambassadors and promoters. 

For more information, visit www.dim.foundation

UCIM , BNB

UCIM Pitcher Perfect to Welcome Top Investors and Projects in Singapore

After kick-starting the Singapore Blockchain Week in November 2018, the United Conference of Internet Money (UCIM) is all set to host Pitcher Perfect on 15th February in the Huobi headquarter of Singapore.

Given Singapore’s startup culture and crypto friendly business landscape, it has been emerging as a hub for blockchain and crypto projects. To leverage the same, Pitcher Perfect envisions to offer a platform where two ends of the investment space will meet, dine, and network together.

As an exclusive invite-only event, Pitcher Perfect has garnered the attention of some of the top investments funds and stakeholders in the Singapore ecosystem. TechStars, Vickers Venture Partners, Rakuten Capital, Golden Gate Ventures, and Finch Capital are some of the names that will be present at the event to assess and empower projects and entrepreneurs.

“Pitcher Perfect and pitching events are useful to identify high potential startups and connect with co-investors,” shared Alix Brunet from Finch Capital while talking about the event.

With an immense focus on connecting investors and startups, the event includes a pitching challenge where select projects will get 10 minutes on stage, velocity meetings where entrepreneurs will have impactful one-on-one meetings with investors, a lavish spread of dinner and drinks, panel discussions, and a networking zone for all present.

“We have seen several great projects not succeed because of a lack of funds and have seen investors witness a dearth of good ideas despite so many entrepreneurs seeking support,” shared Rohan Sharma, Project head at UCIM. “All we want to do is offer a space where these two can connect to form meaningful and long-lasting relationships,” he further added.

The panelists for the event include investors, venture capitalists, quant fund officers, private equity holders, family office officials, and OTC traders. Given the wide range of investment roles that the speakers span across, there will be a lot to learn from and take home.

UCIM is known for the content that it shares through the speaking sessions and the value it creates for all its attendees. The next stop for UCIM is Berlin where it’s hosting Pitcher Perfect on 18th March. As a non-ticketed platform, the focus is on knowledge-creation and connection building.

Register for Pitcher Perfect Berlin here or visit their website for more details.

Telegram: https://t.me/UCIMIO

Twitter: @ucimofficial

mediconnect , bnb

MediConnect Secures Partnerships with ASC, BBFA and Participating Pharmacies Ahead of ICO

With these partnerships, MediConnect have taken an important step towards their goal of making the MediConnect blockchain solution the gold standard for UK pharmacies.

Combating addiction and abuse of prescription drugs

MediConnect has announced that they are working with The Addiction Safeguarding Committee (ASC) and British Business Federation Authority (BBFA). The goal of this collaboration is to onboard local pharmacies and prescribers with the aim of preventing the overprescription of prescription drugs. This can lead to addiction and drug abuse and with no solution in place to tackle this problem lives will continue to be affected.

The ASC, based out of the East Midlands, will be piloting the use of MediConnect’s blockchain-based platform to tackle prescription-drug addiction and dependency. Professor Hunt, from the ASC, commented: “We are really excited to be working with local pharmacies and prescribers in the East Midlands from early 2019.”

“Two online pharmacies have joined already and once we have 10, it will enable us to run a feasibility trial to demonstrate the use of a blockchain distributed ledger technology (DLT) in the real world,” adding: “This blockchain trial will enable all pharmacies and prescribers who join to have their patient records flagged to prevent multiple prescriptions being dispensed to the same patient – essentially a block on any attempt to prescribe the same drug to the same patient when they don’t need it.”

Providing a gold standard for the drug prescription industry, regulation

MediConnect is also a member of the BBFA, which has been tasked with organising and managing a number of community-specific, collaborative (industry, government, regulators & academia) working groups to support Lord Holmes’ report on DLT for Public Good and his call to action. BBFA has some 23 collaborative working groups operating or starting shortly, including the BBFA Prescription Drug Addiction Working Group (PDA WG).

All the major regulators have been invited to contribute to the PDA WG alongside relevant government experts. With their help, the PDA WG will develop the collaborative requirements based on legal, policy, technological and market drivers, simultaneously taking advantage of developments in the other collaborative WGs.

The human cost of outdated technology

An Evening Standard investigation on Opioid use in the U.K. found that about 200,000 people in the U.K. are said to be problem users. Hospital admissions involving overdoses have almost doubled in a decade with admissions to private detox centres up 30% in two years.

The investigation identifies the overuse of prescription painkiller medication as a “risk to lives and public health” on “the rising tide of dependence and addiction”. It further puts pressure on the regulatory body, the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), saying that “tackling opioid overprescribing has become a healthcare priority.”

The Care Quality Commission (CQC), which is the independent regulator of health and social care in England, in a March 2018 report, “The state of care in independent online primary health services,” found that 43% of online prescribers were “not providing safe care” with some even shut down permanently or temporarily as a result. The report specifically mentions a failure to share information with the patient’s GP, among their criticisms.

The MediConnect solution

Using the Stratis Platform, a Blockchain as a Service platform, MediConnect are building distributed ledger technology to:

  • Prevent the misuse and overprescribing of prescription drugs;
  • Provide information that can assist clinicians and social care practitioners in preventing and reducing drug addiction;
  • Establish drug provenance and traceability through all parts of the supply chain;
  • Streamline the drug recall process, making it more responsive and efficient, thus reducing risk and cost.

MediConnect’s collaboration with the ASC, BBFA and brick-and-mortar and online pharmacies brings the prescription industry one step closer to achieving the technological wherewithal to effectively combat the growing problem of overprescription.

Mediconnect Director and spokesperson Dexter Blackstock announced: “We are delighted to support the industry from day one with our blockchain solution and look forward to seeing the ASC grow and more pharmacies and prescribers benefiting from our solution.”


You can find more details on MediConnect website.

blockchain & bitcoin, bnb

ANNUAL BLOCKCHAIN & BITCOIN CONFERENCE PRAGUE BY SMILE-EXPO WILL ONCE AGAIN TAKE PLACE IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC

The Czech Republic will host Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Prague March 22, 2019, for the fifth time – the event about blockchain and cryptocurrencies organized by Smile-Expo. The conference will feature blockchain specialists, entrepreneurs, and investors from different countries.


CONFERENCE TOPICS

At the event, experts of leading blockchain companies will discuss global trends of the cryptocurrency market and the future of the technology.

KEYNOTE TOPICS

  • blockchain: opportunities and risks;
  • smart contracts and blockchain apps;
  • the future of bitcoin;
  • development of blockchain in the Czech Republic.

Besides, the event will include a panel discussion – the format of a conversation between crypto experts that has repeatedly gained interest of the audience. Specialists will meet to discuss legal aspects of blockchain in business and cryptocurrency regulation.

EXHIBITION AREA AND NETWORKING

Representatives of top companies and blockchain startups from all over the world will gather in the exhibition area and introduce guests to new projects.

Experts will showcase mining hardware, new software, and practical solutions for blockchain business.

Networking will provide attendees with a possibility to talk to colleagues, to expand the network of business contacts, and find business partners to develop new projects.

ORGANIZER

The event is hosted by the international Smile-Expo that has successfully organized 50 blockchain events in 24 countries.


Details about the conference and comprehensive program are available on the website of Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Prague.