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AZ FundChain Offers a Compelling Alternative to Traditional Crowdfunding

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Although many tokens have collapsed during the ongoing altcoin apocalypse, the future remains bright for applications with real world usage.  Because of the ongoing bear market and limited trading opportunities, analyzing businesses with the potential to experience real world adoption should be the priority.  Part of that analysis should include looking at industries that need improvement.  During my analysis, one area that quickly popped up is the field of traditional crowdfunding and money circles.  And, as it turns out, AZ FundChain application offers a compelling alternative.

Problems with Traditional Crowdfunding

President Obama’s JOBS Act essentially laid the ground work for crowdfunding.  This legislation was passed in 2012 and included a provision for large groups of anonymous investors to fund startups.  It essentially gets around the dreaded “qualified investor” requirement that created a barrier for so many potential participants.  Crowdfunding is a great way for non-traditional businesses to raise funds for operating capital.  It certainly beats having to beg a bank for a loan, or, even worse, a loan shark.

But, as the common cliché goes, no good deed goes unpunished.  Traditional crowdfunding and money circles certainly have their fair share of problems.  The biggest problem is trust.  There are essentially very little checks and balances when it comes to how these companies will use the money that is raised.  Companies can promise the world but may not deliver on them, and many don’t.

There is also a bit of an information disconnect.  The “crowd” does very little research into these businesses that use crowdfunding.  They may read an online pitch or video, and perhaps do some general industry research, but not much more.  On the flip side, look at venture capitalists and how much time they spend doing this exact same thing but on a much larger scale.  And VC’s lose on most of their investments.  So, will the public do better?  Unlikely.

AZ FundChain Application Offers a Compelling Solution

FundChain is a decentralized, transparent and reliable money circle and crowdfunding application running on the blockchain.  The application, with its native currency (AZ), offers many benefits as compared to the traditional model of crowdfunding.  Those benefits include the following:

  • Accessibility and Intuitive User Interface – The application is available on both iOS and Android which makes it available to nearly everyone.
  • Social Aspect, User Profiles, and Credibility – FundChain’s goal is to eliminate the asymmetric information and financial losses that occur because of negligence. With FundChain, in order to participate, participants will assess each other with regard to their reputation scores.  These scores can be seen by all which improves credibility.
  • Deposits/Withdrawals – Participants can deposit and withdraw via ETH, USDC, or ERC20 tokens. This is especially important as it offers an opportunity to reach unbanked communities.
  • Transparency – Because FundChain is built on blockchain technology, the application is fully transparent.  Funds can be traced and reputation scores are shown.  In addition, smart contracts work in a sort of manager role.

FundChain excels at understanding the problems associated with traditional crowdfunding and developing solutions to deal with those problems.  The above benefits are just a few of the many offered by FundChain.

AZ Token Sale

AZ Token will serve as the fuel behind the FundChain platform.  The token will have continuous demand as it will be bought back from the open market through transaction fees.  The company started the public sale of tokens on March 1 and the ICO is expected to last 30 days. The minimum required investment is $10 and each AZ Token is worth roughly $0.63 USD.

Summary

There is no doubt that crowdfunding is the way of the future.  But given all the problems associated with it, the industry is in need of serious change.  AZ FundChain is a promising application that offers a great start toward disrupting the industry and helping to better align incentives and risks for both businesses and funders.

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Cryptocurrency Collateralized Debt Positions Are Growing in Popularity

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While Bitcoin (BTC) continues to hover around the magical 10,000 price level, altcoins continue to fight an uphill battle.  Simply put, hopes of a future bull run continue to diminish as Bitcoin maintains its dominance.  One school of thought is that a few altcoins will survive and flourish, but which ones are anyone’s guess.  That being said, it’s hard to go wrong picking against the top coins like Ethereum (ETH), Ripple (XRP), Litecoin (LTC), and EOS.  These projects have managed to find a foothold in the market and have a better chance than most of staying there.  While traders wait for their positions to increase in value, one opportunity that may be worth looking at is initiating a collateralized debt position.

What is a Cryptocurrency CDP?

In traditional terms, a CDP is essentially putting up collateral in order to receive a loan against the deposited amount.  There are several examples of this in our day to day lives.  Auto title loans from large companies like TitleMax are extremely popular with consumers.  Consumers are essentially able to use their car as collateral in exchange for a cash payment which can then be used for whatever needs the consumer has.  The consumer can continue using their car as long as debt payments are made.

The same concept applies to cryptocurrency CDPs.  Consumers are able to put up crypto tokens, such as…

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Hodium Presents a Compelling Opportunity for Outsized Investment Returns

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I’m sure all of us remember the cryptocurrency glory days of 2017 and early 2018.  It was one of the biggest bull runs in history and created incredibly wealth for quite a few early entrants.  Unfortunately, for most of us, those gains have most likely been wiped out during the altcoin apocalypse.  The truth is that traders probably thought a bit too highly of their trading abilities when the reality was that anyone could have thrown a dart at a board and ended up making money.

As markets mature (and the crypto market is definitely maturing) it becomes more and more difficult to generate alpha.  In that regard, it’s similar to traditional financial markets.  I can remember trading during my high school days.  It was the late 90s and right in the middle of the dot.com boom.  Eventually, however, the euphoria fades away and reality hits hard.  Now, it’s become rather difficult to actually trade profitably which has given way to the rise of hedge funds.

Hedge funds are investment funds that pool capital from accredited and/or institutional investors and invest in a variety of assets, often with extremely complex portfolio-construction and risk management techniques.  The professionals employed by hedge funds are the best of the best and have spent years honing their craft.  That is why they’re able to make the millions of dollars that they normally…

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KaratGold Proves Its Business Model By Providing Official Documents

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There has been a lot of renewed enthusiasm in the cryptocurrency market thanks mainly to Bitcoin’s strong move about 10,000.  Although Bitcoin continues to show its dominance, the altcoin market has yet to benefit from that rally.  A few of the largest altcoins remain popular but the rest of the market continues to lag behind.  In 2018, there was a lot of talk regarding a possible altcoin apocalypse where only the strong would survive.  That prediction appears to be playing out as expected.  Going forward, only the best projects that have a real world need will survive.  Crypto traders will have to spend a lot of their time doing proper research in order to find the best opportunities, just like in all financial markets.  One promising project that appears to have the makings of a future winner is KaratGold Coin.

KaratGold Background

KaratGold Coin is a cryptocurrency developed by the reputable German company Karatbars International, which maintains a leading position in the market of small gold items and investments. The project is part of a larger ecosystem, which involves several blockchain solutions that can be used for transactions, communication, investing and other tasks. During the past few weeks, however, the KaratGold ecosystem has been a target of unsavory scam allegations.  

Karatbars International and GSB Gold Standard Banking Corporation…

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