MAINBLOQ Integrates with BEQUANT

BEQUANT and MAINBLOQ have announced a partnership and have both made a serious commitment to building out the technology layer for the emerging digital asset space. As institutions have taken a closer look at the space both companies have been busy building the technology. This includes MAINBLOQ’s Smart Order Router and suite of algorithms and BEQUANT’s Prime Brokerage and Bequant Solutions units.

“We’ve said this before and we’ll say this again, we believe that institutions will be the foundation of Cryptocurrency trading. That is why we’re pleased to announce our partnership with BEQUANT,” says Ryan Kuiken, CEO of MAINBLOQ, “BEQUANT has a similar outlook on the future of the market and this strategic partnership is important to us.”

BEQUANT’s services will provide an unprecedented level of digital asset integration for the financial services industry, from trading terminals, cross-border compliance, matching engines to deep liquidity and tokenization. Combined with MAINBLOQ’s solutions, the market will see a robust and global suite of digital asset opportunities.

“We are incredibly happy to be partnering with MAINBLOQ and are fully committed to delivering industry focused products together,” adds George Zarya, BEQUANT CEO.

MAINBLOQ is currently integrated to 31 of the top cryptocurrency venues and with the addition of BeQuant offers its clients another source of liquidity.  Clients can connect to MAINBLOQ via WebSockets, REST and FIX 4.4 & 5.0 where available.

 

About MAINBLOQ

MAINBLOQ is a research and fintech company focusing on digital assets. MAINBLOQ offers a modular platform including a smart order router, suite of execution algorithms, FIX gateway and consulting services to help clients execute on their trading strategies. MAINBLOQ is building the best-in-class platform for trading digital assets, For more information visit https://MAINBLOQ.io/

About BEQUANT

BEQUANT is a one stop solution for professional digital-assets investors and institutions. Our breadth of products include prime brokerage, custody, fund administration enhanced by an institutional trading platform providing low-latency, liquidity and direct market access.

BEQUANT is dedicated to providing solutions that create market efficiencies by reducing friction while delivering exceptional client services.

The BEQUANT team is comprised of experts from institutional, retail and digital financial services with experience in banking, derivatives, electronic trading and prime brokerage.


Announcing our 30th Exchange Integration: Bithumb Korea

We’ve been busy over the last few months connecting dozens of venues to Mainbloq. We’re thrilled to announce that with the addition of Bithumb Korea we are now connected with 30 exchanges. While we are thrilled with this accomplishment, we don’t see this as an endpoint. We have more exchanges currently in development to continue our goal of connecting the world’s pools of digital asset liquidity.

At Mainbloq our vision has always been to bring the technology available on the street side to the cryptocurrency market. This means seamless liquidity through our smart order router and sophisticated algorithms that can be executed across all of the thirty exchanges—and growing—that Mainbloq is connected to.

“We’re thrilled at the response we’ve seen from our partners—institutions, hedge funds, EMS and PMS providers, etc—” said Ryan Kuiken, CEO of Mainbloq, “and we know we’re still in early days. We have a long roadmap on our horizon to bring the best in class technology to the industry”.

Want to learn more? We love to talk. Go to our contact page and share your information. We’ll be in touch soon. https://mainbloq.io/contact/


Announcement: We've Integrated with LGO

When we built Mainbloq we did it with one thing in mind—bringing all of the technology that was available on Wall Street to cryptocurrency traders. Over the years, what it means to be a crypto trader has changed and we've seen more institutions adding crypto to their portfolios, which is why we're happy to announce that we're the first trading platform to integrate with LGO Group.

As the leading institutional bitcoin exchange in Europe, LGO is uniquely positioned to address this nascent, growing market. The fully electronic LGO platform allows over 40 institutions from all around the world to trade bitcoin with a level of transparency, security and client service which is uncompared in the space.

"We believe institutions will play an outsized role in the future of Cryptocurrency trading, and our partnership with LGO is an important step forward in that future," says Ryan Kuiken, CEO of Mainbloq.

Mainbloq is currently connected to 27 of the top cryptocurrency venues and with the addition of LGO now offers its clients one more place to source liquidity. Mainbloq offers WebSockets, REST and FIX 4.4 connectivity to all supported venues.

"We were impressed by Mainbloq's technology. Our visions for the future of cryptocurrency are aligned and we believe that this partnership will be mutually beneficial," said Hugo Renaudin, CEO of LGO.


The Good And The Bad Sides Of Initial Coin Offerings

Cryptocurrencies are the new craze in the world of finance. Anywhere you look, one financial enthusiast is trying to get a grip with the world of cryptocurrencies. They are digital currencies; they are not minted in a central bank or regulated by a sole administrator.

They, however, hold a whole lot of value and are used for transactions. Their secure and decentralized nature made them an almost indispensable asset for several industries.

This brings us to initial coin offerings (ICOs). They would not have been possible without the existence of cryptocurrencies. In the short time that they have been in existence,  ICOs became the latest trend in business circles. Simply said, they are are the best way for a startup business to generate investments.

How Do ICOs Work?

Startups offer investors a chance to purchase their tokens at considerably low prices in exchange for valuable cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ripple, and Ethereum. Due to the low prices of tokens, successful ICOs usually end up raking in millions in investment for the startups. Depending on how successful the startup businesses turn out to be in the future, investors can sell tokens for huge profits.

When Did ICOs Come Into Existence?

This might be very surprising to you, but ICOs are very young. The first one ever took place in 2013 and was held by Mastercoin. The next big ICO was done by Ethereum, which raised over two million dollars worth of investments within the first twelve hours of the process. Today, this cryptocurrency is one of the world's most valuable digital currency.

ICOs became the norms for startups soon after that. By the end of 2016, over a hundred million dollars were raised this way. Last year, that total figure grew to an unprecedented $1.25 billion.

There is no denying it, ICOs have been very vital to the economic and business development of the world as a whole. However, like with every new idea, there are many people very skeptical about this way of funding startups. To be honest, this is a very controversial topic.

Many financial analysts have raised the fact that it is highly unregulated as a major turnoff. Such concern is backed up by the fact that many ICOs were followed by some serious scandals. There have been huge scams and cases where investors have lost entire investments.

However, there are also several important advantages of this way of funding, which continue to attract an increasing number of worldwide investors. Some of the advantages include:

  • Middlemen are cut out

  • ICOs are available regardless of your location and nationality

  • Offer cheap avenues of investments

  • Allow you to contribute to the technological development of the globe.

Revolutionary Way to Get Funded: ICO Roundups


Verified ICO Review: (TEMCO) Token Sale & Blockchain Platform

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Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) do not have sufficient infrastructure or financial flexibility to offer supply chain management data to their customers. On the other hand, customers want more information about their orders more than ever. In the existing system, they only have access to basic shipping logs and estimations.

Using blockchain and smart contracts, the Transportation Enterprise Merchandise Customer Organization (TEMCO) Project will revolutionize supply chain management through innovative technology.

Our project will provide greater transparency and reliability across the entire supply chain process to deliver trustworthy information that empowers businesses and consumers.

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  • Increases consumer trust from transparency & reliability across entire supply chain process
  • Improves efficiency for businesses through streamlining supply chain
  • Reduces cost for SMEs introducing management infrastructure & data analytics

Temco (TEMCO) is a supply chain management solution on RSK’s Bitcoin-based blockchain that allows businesses and consumers to segregate portions of the supply chain and access accurate data in real time, resulting in greater trust and transparency, as well as improved efficiency.

Holds everyone in the supply chain process accountable

The current supply chain infrastructure is broken, which regularly results in serious hazards for consumers, for instance, the possibility of illness and death as a result of improperly stored or handled food or medicinal products. There is a lot of pressure on supply chain managers to address concerns around these issues, but the system fails because there’s no suitable method in place for monitoring pre-delivery stages, and SMEs frequently don’t have the resources to implement them.

Temco proposes a three-part business model:

  1. Develop blockchain-based supply chain network
  2. Develop big data analytics tool and launch Temco market
  3. Provide big data analytics service and data

Need for consumer trust & SME infrastructure dictates Temco’s market potential

Every time there is an outbreak of foodborne illness, consumer trust in companies wanes, which can have damaging longterm repercussions. Temco’s team points to the 2017 pesticide-contaminated egg crisis as a recent example. The government...