Since the beginning of the Initial Coin Offering (ICO) trend, blockchain-based decentralized financing models have been praised by many mainstream commentators for their clear advantages over traditional fundraising models. For entrepreneurs and project visionaries, the allure was the ability to quickly raise money globally, while everyday people became able to invest in lucrative early-stage projects that the traditional system would not allow them access to and were able to sell their investment much sooner than if they had to wait five or more years for their shares to be traded publicly.
DNotes Global CEO, Alan Yong Welcomes JPM Coin as a Partial Rail of a Massive Network Essential For Mass Adoption of Digital Currency
At the World Funding Summit in 2017, I took issue with JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon’s description of Bitcoin as a fraud. Today, I want to praise Dimon’s company and welcome its new digital currency, JPM Coin, as a partial rail of a massive network essential for mass adoption of digital currency.
HERo and WeTogether.co have announced a new partnership to further their shared goal of helping promote women in technology. According to statements from both companies, that collaboration will facilitate listings for events, article content, projects, and various products and services from women-owned businesses, to offer expanded marketing reach for both organizations.
The Initial Coin Offering (ICO) has been a fundamental part of crypto startups since their rise in popularity during 2017 and was largely responsible for the subsequent cryptocurrency bubble. Startups or projects creating new currencies, services or apps launch an ICO to attract investors with an established digital token (Ethereum, Bitcoin etc.) and in exchange investors receive new tokens that they generally believe will provide a future return on their investment. This is roughly the equivalent of mainstream commerce’s Initial Public Offering (IPO) as a way of raising investment capital, except ICO tokens issued by blockchain businesses allowed access to the startup’s product or service, rather than representing any claim of ownership in the venture.
After Four Years of Diligent Efforts to Encourage Women’s Participation in Cryptocurrency, CryptoMoms has Evolved to Become HERo
DNotes Global, Inc. today announced the launch of HERo – the next evolution of CryptoMoms, which was founded in 2014 to encourage women’s participation in the nascent cryptocurrency space. CryptoMoms’s vision was to help narrow the gender gap in an industry that was overwhelmingly dominated by men in a ratio of 95 to 5, male to female. The industry has seen minor improvement over the years, though female participation remains below 10% even today. CryptoMoms, which now has more than 70,000 registered members, recognizes the growing need to be even more inclusive and expand its efforts beyond the cryptocurrency world.
North America is home to 23 countries, over half a billion people, and 26 official currencies. Of the 23 countries that are part of continental North America, 13 rank below the average global GDP per capita of around 11,000 USD annually.
Pre-spending of tax revenue is a problem that plagues taxpayers around the world and could easily be solved by wider adoption of legitimate cryptocurrency. Spending of this phantom tax revenue reduces accountability for monetary authorities and places undue strain on a tax base. Phantom tax is presumed future tax revenue which is spent prior to any tax payment being received. Experts commonly refer to pre-spending of phantom tax as deficit spending.
Blockchain is becoming a buzzword that has people around the whole world talking. Underlying the hype is a simple concept as timeless as binary code; which is still a key pillar in all things digital. Blockchain is an unalterable distributed ledger, comprised of timestamped blocks that are added to the chain chronologically. Within each block are numerous addresses which are owned by whoever possesses the corresponding private key.
DNotes Global, Inc. today announced the release of DNotes Bot, a trading bot designed to assist cryptocurrency exchange traders by providing automated trading for buy and sell orders.
DNotes and its Co-Founder Alan Yong Featured in Newly Released NLTV Blockchain SuperStars International Television Special
DNotes Global, Inc. today announced the release of NLTV Blockchain SuperStars video for general viewing https://youtu.be/Tm-nFIi-JpY
The Blockchain SuperStars program brings the Industry’s top experts and Hollywood’s brightest A-list superstars into the living rooms of every day Americans during a major Television Special Event Program that will be distributed nationally in all 220 major DMAs in the U.S. and to more than 50 countries around the globe.
Illegal capital outflow collectively costs nations around the world upwards of trillions in capital that is seldom recovered. Not to be confused with capital flight – which is an outflow of money that travels through the proper legal channels, illegal capital flight entails moving illicitly obtained wealth into another country in an attempt to obfuscate its origin and evade authorities. Illegal capital outflow affects both wealthy and poor nations on every continent aside from Antarctica. Cryptocurrency could either exacerbate this problem, or be the solution, depending on how it is adopted by the world.
“What everyone got really excited about was, hey, I can publish a paper and people will send me money.” — J. R. Willet, the creator of the first ICO.
This is a fascinating and revolutionary concept: pitch your product idea to the community, and if they like it, they’ll send you money to get your private business or decentralized application off the ground.
But an idea itself is worth very little. How an idea works in practice is of much greater importance. Unfortunately, this evaluation paints a story of scams, incompetence, recklessness, and greed.
If the American midterm elections have reminded us of anything, it is that electoral controversies easily spill beyond the politics between candidates, and into the election process itself. The integrity of the November 6 elections has been marred with claims of voter fraud and suppression tactics, discoveries of votes being misplaced or turning inadmissible after not physically reaching counting stations before deadlines, and official sources reporting that technical glitches had caused ballots to be counted for a different candidate than the voter specified or not counted at all.
The Great Digital Gold Capers: How Founders and Early Adopters Can Salt Cryptocurrency Mines for Self-Enrichment
Fast moving digital currency markets have seen their fair share of winners and losers who became so swept up by the promise of quick profit that their better judgement was gone with the wind. The long-term consequences of this mentality may be less apparent as the newly popularized digital currency industry rides a wave of public excitement, but as surely as all bubbles collapse, so too shall the bubbles that have been formed by the ‘tech-investor-esque’ mentality that has permeated the industry to its core. These aggressive early investors demand rapid growth and quick payoff, which has resulted in a litany of business failures throughout the industry.
Today, October 31st, marks the ten-year anniversary since the pseudonymous Satoshi Nakamoto released the Bitcoin whitepaper.
DNotes Global, Inc. is proud to announce that the company has been included in Silicon Review’s 2018 list of the “50 Most Trustworthy Companies of the Year.” The recently-published list includes companies representing a wide range of industries.
DNotes Global, Inc. today announced the release of the new DNotes Pay payment gateway plugin for the WooCommerce eCommerce platform. The new plugin will enable websites using WooCommerce to add DNotes payment options to their online shopping carts.
DNotes Global, Inc. is excited to announce that the company will be among those featured in the upcoming world-first documentary television series, Blockchain Superstars.
The show is a seven-part series, produced by NLTV — an elite Television studio best known for producing a wide range of Emmy Award winning hit series and high-end television commercials for Fortune 500 companies. NLTV producer Luke Miles said that Blockchain Superstars intends to bring clarity, substance, and education to American living rooms regarding the much-publicized excitement and complexity surrounding blockchain and digital currency.
ICOs have been rightly criticized for being susceptible to scams, but a little basic due diligence can help any investor avoid potential trouble. And make no mistake; that due diligence is an absolute necessity, given recent history. After all, some cryptocurrencies have raised unbelievable amounts of money without ever producing a real product – just empty promises.
Vaporware is software or hardware that is announced publicly and actively promoted, even though it does not exist. Studies have shown that 81% of all ICOs have turned out to be scams, which highlights the lack of due diligence from investors who bought into these projects. The most striking factor in all of this is that even though an ICO turns out to be a failure or scam, the team behind it always walks away with money.
DNotes Global, Inc. today announced that company CEO Alan Yong has been invited to deliver a keynote speech at the Emerge ICO Summit on October 9 in Austin, Texas, in which he is expected to share his vision for the blockchain and digital currency industry.
The Emerge ICO Summit is being hosted by Ten Capital Group, and will bring together angel investors, venture capitalists, and crypto hedge funds from the Ten ICO Syndicate with cryptocurrency startups and other companies raising ICO funds. The event is billed as an opportunity for blockchain-based startups to interact directly with technology investors.