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ColossusXT Q2 2020 AMA Ends!

Thank you for being a part of the ColossusXT Q2 2020 AMA! Below we will summarize the questions and answers. The team responded to 46 questions! If your question was not included, it may have been answered in a previous question or AMA. The ColossusXT team will do a Reddit AMA at the end of every quarter.
The winner of the AMA contest is: ookhimself
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Q: Why does your blockchain exist and what makes it unique?
A: ColossusXT exists to provide an energy-efficient method of supercomputing. ColossusXT is unique in many ways. Some coins have 1 layer of privacy. ColossusXT and the Colossus Grid will utilize 2 layers of privacy through Obfuscation Zerocoin Protocol, and I2P and these will protect users of the Colossus Grid as they utilize the grid resources. There are also Masternodes and Proof of Stake which both can contribute to reducing 51% attacks, along with instant transactions and zero-fee transactions. This protection is paramount as ColossusXT evolves into the Colossus Grid. Grid Computing will have a pivotal role throughout the world, and what this means is that users will begin to experience the Internet as a seamless computational universe. Software applications, databases, sensors, video, and audio streams-all will be reborn as services that live in cyberspace, assembling, and reassembling themselves on the fly to meet the tasks at hand. Once plugged into the grid, a desktop machine will draw computational horsepower from all the other computers on the grid.
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Q: What is the Colossus Grid?
A: ColossusXT is an anonymous blockchain through obfuscation, along with utilization of I2P (Armis). These features will protect end-user privacy as ColossusXT evolves into the Colossus Grid. The Colossus Grid will connect devices in a peer-to-peer network enabling users and applications to rent the cycles and storage of other users’ machines. This marketplace of computing power and storage will exclusively run on COLX currency. These resources will be used to complete tasks requiring any amount of computation time and capacity, or allow end-users to store data anonymously across the COLX decentralized network. Today, such resources are supplied by entities such as centralized cloud providers which are constrained by closed networks, proprietary payment systems, and hard-coded provisioning operations. Any user ranging from a single PC owner to a large data center can share resources through Colossus Grid and get paid in COLX for their contributions. Renters of computing power or storage space, on the other hand, may do so at low prices compared to the usual market prices because they are only using resources that already exist.
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Q: Is there any estimated date for the grid? What will set you apart from the opposition?
A: We are hoping to have something released for the community in Q4 this year. The difference between other competitors is that ColossusXT is putting consumer privacy first and we’re actively in the process of working with federal and state agencies in the United States.
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Q: How do you plan to get people to implement the technology? At your current rate of development, when do you foresee a minimum viable product being available?
A: We have been strategically networking with businesses, and we are currently undergoing the verification process in the United States to make bids on federal and state projects. We are working on an MVP and our goal is to have at least a portion of the Colossus Grid ready by Q4 2020.
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Q: When we can expect any use-case for COLX? A company or service that uses COLX for its activities/tasks.
A: We’re aiming for Q4 of this year to have an MVP, throughout 2021 we will be strategically making bids on federal and state contracts in the United States with a goal to expand operations exponentially.
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Q: Are there any plans to be listed on the more prominent exchanges e.g binance, kraken?
A: Yes, we have applied to some of these exchanges that are considered Tier 1 or Tier 2 exchanges. Many of them upfront will tell you there are no fees associated with the listing, that is not entirely true most of the time. Regardless, have applied and are awaiting more responses as we move forward. Listing on these exchanges often requires that we cannot announce this information until ColossusXT is live on its platform.
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Q: Partnerships are the norm these days in crypto world. Which partnership would you consider feasible, if any, in order to grow the Colossus Grid project?
A: The Colossus Grid is a huge undertaking both in development and business partnerships. We are moving in both these directions strategically. One of the most important partnerships is not really a partnership but approval to bid on state and federal contracts. Working with the governments around the world will be a big part of the Colossus Grid use-case.
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Q: If the ability to annonymise coins is turned off, can CLX still be marketed as a privacy coin? Do we have a date we can start using this feature again?
A: Yes and No. It’s frustrating right now having a lack of privacy for consumers as we don’t see privacy as a feature but a right. EVERY platform online should have some levels of privacy for their consumers, especially as technology continues to evolve and bad actors continue to use your personal information for their own nefarious purposes. Obfuscation will be implemented in the coming weeks, and Armis will follow suit shortly thereafter.
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Q: When can we expect the grid to come out?
A: We are looking at releasing an MVP towards the end of the year. Stay tuned during Q3 and Q4 as we ramp on technical and business developments.
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Q: Can you tell the current budget for development work?
A: Much of the development work budget comes from Core team member's disposable income, we also use the self-funding treasury that Masternode owners vote on each month.
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Q: Will cold staking be implemented somedays? I like the model of Cardano. Hope you will implement kind of Cardano staking in our wallet. I would love the easiness.
A: ColossusXT staking has been enabled since 2017. We have calculators on the website that will estimate your average staking returns and you can join numerous pools to increase your staking power within the pools. Cold staking is on our radar and will make it into the roadmap when our budget allows us.
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Q: Which part of grid technology are you planning first to go live? Storage/RAM/CPU/GPU/all at once? Separately?
A: We will be rolling the Colossus Grid out in two phases. The first phase will be storage, and then we will roll out computing power (RAM/CPU/GPU).
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Q: Is Armis I2P technology in development testphase I mean, I have read something like that… If Armis goes live, will there be some kind of option in deskopt wallet to transfer anonymous or will every transaction be fully anonymous like e.g. monero?
A: We recently had a testing phase with the community earlier this year, there will be another test phase with community participants who sign up. If you’re interested in this stay tuned on our socials and apply when the next testing phase happens All transactions will be fully anonymous behind Armis.
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Q: What programming languate is being used for developing COLX? How well this programming language do you think is more suitable for developing crypto, in comparison with other programing languages?
A: C++ is what we’re using at ColossusXT. Each crypto project is different but with what we're developing at ColossusXT. We are best suited to utilize C++.
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Q: What is the second biggest milestone other than launching the grid network for the team. What do you think of your competition like Golem network?
A: Armis will be a big milestone, and I don’t think we go back to our Polis partnership which allows users in Europe and Mexico (they do plan to expand to the US and other countries) the ability to spend their ColossusXT (COLX) wherever Mastercard is accepted. I don’t think the Golem network is taking consumer privacy far enough, in the blockchain industry I also see a lack of drive to push adoption within the United States. This is likely due to unclear regulations right now. ColossusXT is at the forefront of these issues and we intend to lead blockchain through these somewhat murky waters.
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Q: I don’t have a lot of knowledge about crypto-technology… but are there any risks of sensitive data-hijacks through Colx infrastructure? Will the Colx-grid be available for individuals or only larger corporations, and how would one get access to the computing power?
A: There are always risks with technology. We are doing extensive testing and more testing prior to releasing anything. Consumer privacy is apart of the foundation of what we’re building at ColossusXT and we want to ensure any and all of your personal information is secure and private. As technology evolves, we will be right here evolving with it to ensure that consumer privacy protections are always in place.
The Colossus Grid will be available to anyone with a computer. You will access it through the desktop wallet.
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Q: Do you have any new exchange listings planned in the near future?
A: Yes, but unfortunately with these things, every day it’s not something we can often say before the exchange makes their own announcements. If you have certain exchanges that you prefer, do not be shy and tag us on Twitter letting us and the exchange know. You can also reach us everyday at all hours of the day and night on Discord and Telegram.
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Q: Given that Colx had no ICO, are we able to ramp development efforts in case we have potential partnership deal on the table?
A: It really depends. We strategically spend every dime we spend on development. We do not like even a single penny to be waisted, so we don’t move as fast as the projects that raised millions of dollars, but we continue moving none the less. Ramping up our development is something we are working on by securing additional funding and we’re currently working on securing funding. 😊
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Q: How is the project development advancing? What are your plans for the next 5 years and what more can we expect from ColossusXT?
A: Our development is continuing on at a steady pace, we’re looking to ramp this up over the next year as the Colossus Grid will take much of our time but we’re excited. Over the next 5 years, you can expect the Colossus Grid to be live in all forms (storage and computing power), Armis will be released and we will share many technical details on how this consumer privacy protection rivals some of the other privacy protections in the blockchain industry. We expect to be verified and approved to work with the agencies in the United States long before then as well and will be aggressively pursuing federal contracts to utilize the computing power of the Colossus Grid. In 5 years, we plan to be a key player not just in the blockchain industry, but throughout the world. If you do not know ColossusXT now, expect to in 5 years or less.
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Q: Users often care less about technology, but rather the value of the token. How do you manage to strike a balance between developing the technology and also improving the value of COLX? There are so many privacy coins now, all of them claiming to have better features that ColossusXT. Moving forward, what do the next 10 years look like for ColossusXT in navigating the wave of privacy projects coming. How can ColossusXT continue to shine in the midst of seemingly legit projects that have come to challenge ColossusXT like mimblewimble projects and Monero, Zcoin, ect.?

A: The Colossus Grid and Masternodes will have a strong relationship with each other. When the Colossus Grid goes live we expect the masternode demand to continue to rise. Masternodes are a great incentive mechanism to increase network strength and will play an important role within the Colossus Grid. The more masternodes online, the less available coins in the circulating supply; which we expect will eventually reflect ColossusXT (COLX) coin value.
Over the next 10 years, ColossusXT (COLX) will solidify itself as a key player in the blockchain industry, and outside the blockchain industry. Following our strategic business plans, we intend to be one of the first, if not the first to truly bring government and other businesses into the blockchain industry through the Colossus Grid. Armis will be our defining privacy feature, which we expect in time will begin to be adopted by other projects. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Q: How have the number of Masternodes (MNs) increased/decreased over time/in the past few years? What proportion (%) of MNs actively take part in Governance? How do you see the number of MNs increasing/decreasing in the next couple of years? Is there a trend upwards or downwards?
Is there a specific number (or range) of MNs the team would like to attain ideally? Is it better to have as many MNs as possible or is there a point at which too many MNs start to have an adverse effect on the performance of the blockchain?
Hope this wasn’t too many questions in one :), Ahmed

A: The number of masternodes in the active network is more or less the same, fluctuating around 200-220. About 40% - 50% of masternodes participate actively in governance (see https://governance.colossusxt.io). We expect a number of masternodes to grow as they will have additional benefits with Colossus Grid (see business plan: http://bit.ly/COLXBPLive).
As the team had no premines, only the dev fund can be used for masternodes which is hard to maintain due to actual budget flow. It’s better to have as many masternodes as possible for the network, there is no adverse effect.
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Q: Of all the milestones that $COLX has achieved since your humble beginnings, which do you consider to be the best of it all? What achievements do you feel proud most?
A: It’s often not mentioned but I’m very proud of our partnership with PolisPay, which allows ColossusXT community members to purchase Amazon, Spotify, and other gift cards with ColossusXT (COLX) through the Polis platform. You are also able to spend your COLX anywhere Mastercard is accepted, the card is available only for EU citizens right now and the Polis team hopes to bring in other countries in the future.
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Q: There are problems that can slow down the course of a project such as the emergence of globalization, given the tighter budget, shorter implementation time requirements. My question is, How does $COLX resolve the issue?

A: Given the current situations around the world the Colossus Grid has more value than it ever has, and that value will continue to grow once we have released the Colossus Grid for consumers to share and utilize resources. You can already see from the [email protected] initiative that people are eager to share their computing resources to help researchers simulate different COVID19 simulations. We’ve always worked on a very small budget at ColossusXT starting with 0$ in funding and no pre-mine or ICO/IEO. This project was built for the community by the community, and as of lately we’ve actually been ramping up our business strategies and developments. Since we have all already worked remotely before the COVID19 pandemic, it interestingly allowed us more time to focus and achieve these goals as our day jobs allowed us to spend more time on ColossusXT.
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Q: How will you fight with regulators who are trying to stop privacy coins?

A: We have an amazing legal team at ColossusXT, and they are on top of any new law or regulation that comes out. We’re not afraid of regulators and our legal team makes sure that everything we do for ColossusXT is law-abiding. It's time the world stops looking at privacy as a feature and as a right, especially when you read about different applications and platforms using your personal DATA for their benefit. ColossusXT will continue to push this, and we're prepared to lobby this to lawmakers. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Q: What type of utilities can $COLX give to users over its competitors like GOLM (computation) or STORJ (Data)?

A: The Colossus Grid has some major differences between Golem and Storj. One we’re a privacy-focused project. If you take a look at many of these applications and platforms today, in some way or another you’re giving up personal information, and/or geographic information. ColossusXT is focused on protecting consumer information, we do not look at privacy as a feature, we see privacy as a right, especially in the tech world today.
The second part of this question is that we’re currently in the verification process of registering with the United States federal and state governments so that we can legally bid on federal and state projects and work with different agencies. This will ensure that as the community members are sharing their idle resources, large corporations and businesses are using it. I’m not aware of the mentioned projects being registered in the United States or taking steps to work with the United States government.
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Q: How will computing power and storage sharing look like, for an average user (marketplace, program download)? What are you currently working on, when can we expect MVP? TY
A: The marketplace and Colossus Grid will be inside the ColossusXT desktop wallet that you currently have now. The UI/UX will change some to allow the additional settings and tabs that will become available and we’re preparing an MVP right now and we hope to share those details with you over the next few months, ask us again in the Q3 AMA if you haven’t seen anything yet :)
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Q: What would you say is the $COLX killer feature that sets it apart from the rest of the competition.
A: We believe that Armis is our killer feature. We recently had a beta this year with the community and will be moving forward later this year with Armis. ColossusXT consumers will have their geographic location and IP fully hidden behind the Armis layer for further security and anonymity for the transactions which will also take place in the Colossus Grid resource marketplace in the future.
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Q: I have been a silent follower of $COLX and I must say that I'm truly impressed with how the team has been diligently working on the project. It'd be nice to have the community be part of something like a bounty or a social awareness contest. As this will not only attract more users to the platform but would also strengthen the bond within the community. When can we possibly expect a community project of this level? #spreadthegrid
A: We currently have a Gleam competition ongoing for social awareness, and we just hired a community manager to spread more community awareness and will be rolling on competitions more regularly. Every quarter we have an AMA on Reddit for the community to ask questions, or just gripe at us, and one person each quarter is awarded 100,000 COLX for participating in the AMA. As we deliver our targets and grow, we will shift more funds from development funds to marketing funds to raise further awareness.
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Q: "Our main competitor is crypto adoption. We are all here to make it happen together.", this is quoted from a founder of a known crypto wallet. Do you see competition as something that strengthens the project as a whole or as a possible distraction due to pressure to be at the top of the crypto ecosystem?

A: This is a two scenario situation. Competition is good for ColossusXT, and we look at our main competitor in blockchain as Golem (GNT), having said that though too much competition or sometimes maximalist behavior isn’t good for crypto, many of these projects should be coming together to lobby lawmakers for laws and regulations that are good for the blockchain industry, as this is still an emerging market and the laws and regulations aren’t exactly in place at this time.
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Q: "For people to believe in crypto, they need to understand the tangible benefits it offers to our society.", a remark made by a crypto project in the past. What exactly would be $COLX real life global benefits? And how do you plan on achieving this?
A: ColossusXT vision will be achievable when the Colossus Grid is released. We are currently in the process of registering with state and federal agencies in the United States, once we are registered to work with these agencies we will pursue contracts with the government, cybersecurity firms and colleges all around the United States, and the world to utilize the resources on the Colossus Grid. We’ve already started building business relationships for this very purpose.
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Q: According to you how much time will it take for $COLX to get into mainstream adoption and execute all the plans set for this project?
A: It’s almost impossible to set a timeline on when the world/people will begin to adopt ColossusXT (COLX) and the Colossus Grid. We don’t believe that adoption for ColossusXT will happen before the Colossus Grid is live, and if I gave you an exact timeline for when or how long it will take you for the Colossus Grid to be adopted I would be lying to you, but we are already forming business relationships and making strategic moves to be able to bid, and work with state and federal agencies in the United States.
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Q: Does Tokens.net plan any kind of staking ($COLX or other coins)?
A: We will reach out to the tokens.net team and see if they have any plans to allow staking.
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Q: How will you try to boost adoption of #COLX, how do you think you will motivate programmers to join opensource project?
A: The Colossus Grid will be available for anyone to use, or share their idle resources for other consumers to use. We will be focusing on providing these resources to state and federal governments, cybersecurity firms, and researchers all across the world. Certainly, we expect some community members to use these resources to mine different PoW cryptocurrencies, but the team at ColossusXT will be focused on bringing in large colleges and universities as well as big cybersecurity businesses that may need supercomputing power at 1/10th of the current prices. Our programmers are our only paid team members, and we pay them at a competitive rate. We’re looking to bring in some more programmers later this year.
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Q: Do you have any special development funds for programmers?
A: Sometimes we pay our programmers out of our own pocket, sometimes we pay them in ColossusXT. It really depends on what kind of agreements have been made. We have been aggressively pursuing different funding opportunities throughout 2020 so that we can expand our development team and in the future, we may have incentives to drive programmers into joining our team. Right now we just stick to a competitive pay scale within the industry.
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Q: Why Android Wallet Revision hasn't been done? Any problems?
A: The Android wallet revision took some time to be approved in the Google Playstore, but it has been released and live since June 15, 2020.
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Q: Whats the second biggest milestone other than the grid network for COLX team?
A: Armis is likely to be considered our second biggest milestone this year, although as I mentioned above this can easily be overshadowed by our Polis partnership which allows you to spend ColossusXT (COLX) anywhere Mastercard is accepted. Although the epay debit card ownership is currently restricted to certain countries (EU zone only), these restrictions will lift in time.
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Q: How is COLX team going to contribute to crypto adoption, other than building a robust network?
A: We’re already in the process of verification to work with state and federal agencies. Adoption for blockchain projects isn’t going to move fast. I read a report just a few days ago about how scammers in the crypto industry stole over 2 million dollars worth of crypto just from the “Elon Musk” impersonations on Twitter.
We will continue to build our network, and seek out state and federal agencies as well as private cybersecurity firms that can utilize the Colossus Grid, we’re not just focused on making noise on social media, we intend to make noise throughout the entire world.
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Q: Are their industry partners to COLX that are awaiting your network to go live?
A: Yes, although I hesitate to go into too much detail here. We are talking with business leaders.
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Q: The ongoing crisis affected the market badly, making many projects far from their targets. What is $COLX strategy in order to survive and pass through this crisis?
A: I agree it affected the market badly, especially the projects that raised hundreds of millions of dollars in crypto and held it through the entire market correction. ColossusXT strategy is different from those affected, we’ve always had a smaller budget than these large projects. We spend the money we have available very wisely, and we’re not in a hurry to grab something that sounds good without doing our due diligence. We make our moves very strategically.
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Q: I gotta ask, what made $COLX decide to get listed on Tokens.net? What beneficial advantage does $COLX get in doing so? How about Tokens.net?
A: Tokens.Net is one of the best exchanges ColossusXT is listed at the moment in comparison to others in terms of volume.
  1. Tokens.net is one of the most secure and transparent exchanges out there, registered in the UK.
  2. The team behind the exchange has deep roots in the crypto/blockchain space, it was co-founded by Damian Merlak, a crypto-pioneer and co-founder of Bitstamp.
  3. Tokens.net provides free auto-trading tool / Market Making Bot. Their Dynamic Trading Rights concept adds transparency to trading volumes.
  4. They allow the community voting option of only truly decentralized projects after a thorough screening.
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Q: Hey everyone! What is the main purpose of the coin $COLX, does it have its own chain or is it some sort of an ERC-20 token? Thank you for the answers.
A: ColossusXT has never been an ERC-20 coin. We have been operating on our own mainnet since 2017. The purpose of ColossusXT (COLX) is to be the native currency of the Colossus Grid. This will allow users to share their idle resources on their computers, and consumers will rent/buy those resources to complete whatever they intend to use them for, from processing large DATA to running scientific simulations, to even mining PoW cryptocurrencies.
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Q: When we can expect any usecase for COLX? A company or service that uses colx for its activities / tasks.
A: There are currently use cases now if your location allows you to utilize the Polis Pay app, or if you have a Polis Pay card you can buy things with ColossusXT (COLX). I myself have tested the card buying gas at a gas station. These are not ColossusXT’s primary focus though and much of our use case will not start until the Colossus Grid is live.
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Q: What pairs will colx have to trade with on tokens.net // Will you connect #COLX with USDT EURS or BTC?
A: ColossusXT will be initially paired with Bitcoin (BTC). If the community would like different pairs, they can certainly request them and we will reach out to tokens.net and work to facilitate requests.
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Q: Will you try to convince users to trade on tokens.net if so how will you do it?
A: There is currently a gleam competition for users to sign up and trade on tokens.net. We “shill” tokens.net accordingly through social media to the ColossusXT community, but can’t really convince anyone to use a certain exchange, although we will try to push as many members to tokens.net as we can. We have many masternode holders who reside in the United States and they are not yet allowed to trade on tokens.net.
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Q: How will you try to create liquidity for your pairs?
A: We would like to increase the adoption rate with real-world partnerships such as our partnership with PolisPay for the use of gift/debit cards. As the liquidity is linked with the use cases, supply/demand mechanics, we are also preparing to provide additional use cases of COLX for the crypto world in an innovative & pioneering way; for the time being, we can hint this as a side business till we deliver fully operational Colossus Grid.
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Q: How big is a development team of #COLX?
A: The ColossusXT team is probably bigger than some people realize, partly because many of the team members are very private. We have 9 core members, 2 in-house developers, 3 Colossus Grid architects, and 2 Colossus Grid developers.
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Q: Do you have some security guys in the team?
A: Yes, although I’m hesitant to share too many personal details about team members. We have core team members who have been working in different fields of IT security for several years.
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Q: Since #COLX is planning on having some sort of a marketplace where you can take advantage of computing resources and the blockchain as well, are there any plans on introducing smart contracts? Will it help the grid? Is there a place for it?
A: This has been mentioned a few times in the past so it’s something on our radar, it’s currently not in the development timeline as the Colossus Grid is a massive amount of work. There may be a place for it as the blockchain industry evolves, and I can certainly see some cases where a smart contract can add some value to the Colossus Grid.
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Online gambling legislation and regulation. Starting your own gambling product.

Online gambling legislation and regulation. Starting your own gambling product.

Mobile gambling
If you plan to develop an app with the ability to deposit and withdraw real money, then such a product automatically falls into the category of gambling and you will need to license your business for successful operation.
Mobile and Web Based Apps
So let’s talk about the different kinds of online gambling apps available on web and mobile. We’ll be covering both free-play gaming apps and real money casino app games you can find for iOS, Android devices and web browsers.
Mobile gambling is more common for poker, casino, bingo, and skill games. They have advantages in terms of a low barrier to enter the market, instant liquidity, product knowledge, and marketing expertise, minimal infrastructure costs, and the ability to bring a brand to the market quickly. Consequently, this form of gambling does not sit neatly with jurisdictional boundaries. Multiple gambling opportunities are available, including betting on various events and markets, in a relatively simple format. Gambling products can also be integrated into betting on television shows or virtual racing and sports games as well as offering lotteries, bingo, poker and casino games.
Most Popular Gambling Apps
Sports betting, casino, poker and lotteries are the most popular forms of online gambling. However, other forms are available too. These include the following: Bingo, slot machines, different card games, roulette and other game of chance. One of the best things about online gambling and betting apps is the number of choices you have.

Sports Betting

Betting means making or accepting a bet on the outcome of a race, competition, or other event or process, the likelihood of anything occurring or not occurring, or whether anything is or is not true. Today most sports betting is done via mobile-friendly sites and apps.
Today most sports betting is done via mobile-friendly sites and apps.
The introduction of live betting for sports like soccer and tennis means that bettors who are sitting inside stadiums watching games can now pick up their mobile devices and find real-time betting value with the best sports gambling apps. This has really unlocked a door to the future of sports gambling and the popularity of online gambling apps.

Poker

Many sites offer free poker, where no real money is wagered, although in some cases players can accumulate credits that can be exchanged for prizes. This is the case why people are going to play for real money. There is an ongoing debate over whether poker should be classified as a game of chance or skill. The parameters of legal poker playing are still unclear and differ between jurisdictions. Since you are not gambling with money, I’m pretty sure under the law it’s just a video game for now.

Blackjack

Blackjack is the game of choice to many high-rollers and do you know why? Because blackjack is a challenging, logic and skill-based game where your thinking, strategy, and calculations determine the outcome of the game.

Bingo

Bingo is one of the most popular and socially accepted games in the world. Bingo is a traditional form of gambling that has seen considerable innovation in recent years. It is also the only form of gambling recognized in the Gambling Act that does not have a specific statutory definition, the Act providing simply that “bingo” means “any version of that game, irrespective of by what name it is described”. Bingo must be played as an equal chance game. For game to be classed as “bingo” it must meet the Act’s definition of “equal chance gaming” (as opposed to casino gaming). Thus, it: must not involve playing or staking against a bank, and must be a game in which the chances are equally favorable to all participants in the sense that each ticket or chance has the same probability of success as any other.
Licensed bingo is a well-regulated and socially responsible form of gambling that takes place in a safe environment. Many sites offer multiple forms of bingo with different features, types of games, and costs of play. These sites often cater specifically for women and some research suggests that they may appeal to markets who would not typically engage in traditional forms of gambling.

Slots

Slot machine is one of the most beloved game among the gambling community and it has been a part of the industry for a long time. They provide fun and entertainment and their simplicity allows gamers to start playing at once. This can play out in different ways depending on the machine you’re playing. For instance, there’s Pick a Fortune, a five-reel, 20 line game that puts players right in the studio of a television game show, including the potential to play a Deal or No Deal-style bonus round. A super trend over the past few years is mobile-friendly slot games. These apps and websites were developed to enable players to enjoy their favorite games on their smartphones at any time. Another dominant slot trend is licensed branded slots that are based on popular movies, television, and musicians.
Virtual Money vs Real Money
Let’s find out the difference between social gambling and real money gambling, as well as the differences between gambling through apps and gambling through a web browser. It can be quite confusing trawling through all the casinos, slots, and lotteries available, both through your mobile web browser as well as through mobile app stores, in the form of downloadable apps.

Virtual money

The main difference between virtual money and real money gambling is that the in-game virtual currency in social games and gambling-type games is used only like credits that are not paid out as winnings or anything given to player in cash, making these games exempt from gambling regulations.
Virtual money is loaded on user game accounts via in-app purchases in mobile applications or the game balance funding from a card via web based applications.

Real money gambling

Real money gambling via your mobile device is only allowed in countries where laws have been passed that allow for this type of gambling online, or there are no laws in place that prevent it. The payment systems are the legal way of services payment in the gambling app, performing as the intermediary between the gambling facility and the client. With their help, users replenish deposits and withdraw funds to personal accounts in financial institutions. If the application uses the payment system of a well-known brand, that gives players additional confidence in the resource. Nowadays, there is a wide range of payment systems, some of which operate all over the world, other systems are oriented towards the citizens of one or several countries. A number of services accept money of different world currencies, while others allow currency transactions of one state only.
What is an Online Gambling Licensing
The internet has a global audience, there’s no single piece of legislation that covers the legality of online gambling for the entire world. Mobile gambling doesn’t typically accept customers from every single country in the world. It often focuses on certain specific regions.
Instead, most countries have their own local laws that deal with the relevant legal and regulatory issues.
Ultimately, questions of legality all go back to the location of the casino or where the website operates out of. In closed regulatory systems, such as Italy, France, and the Netherlands, licenses, and advertising rights are limited to domestic providers, which must be located within their country’s geographical boundaries and these are only permitted to offer some types of products. Some jurisdictions, for example, Norway, Sweden, and Canada legalize and regulate online gambling, but this is limited to a single site that is owned by the government. Under such an approach, the government becomes the operator and regulator and all revenues are returned to the government.
Remote gambling is generally permitted. That means that an operator that is licensed may provide gambling services to citizens in the country via all forms of remote communication (and using equipment that may be located in the country or abroad). Equally, a remote operator may be licensed to offer gambling services to citizens in any jurisdiction in the world using equipment located in the country. The law provides that, for each type of gambling (betting, gaming, and participating in a lottery), there will be two forms of license available: remote and non-remote forms (land-based). If you provide facilities for remote gambling, online or through other means, and advertise to consumers you will need a license from the licensing jurisdictions or local licensing authorities. Before an online gambling site signs up its first customer, before it accepts its first bet before the first card is dealt, it must be licensed by a recognized governmental entity.
Certain regions in the world have specific legislation in place that allows them to license and regulate companies that operate online gambling sites or provide industry services (such as the supply of gaming software). These regions are referred to as online gambling jurisdictions or licensing jurisdictions.
Depending on what type of entertainment you are going to implement in your internet establishment, you will have to apply for the corresponding permissions. Online gambling laws in Europe vary from one country to the next. The industry is well regulated in some countries and less so in others. There are several online gambling jurisdictions located in Europe. Some of these are members of the European Union (EU), and thus subject to the various rules and regulations of that body, while others are independent. Each of these jurisdictions has an authority that’s responsible for approving gambling sites for licenses that enable them to offer their services legally. They also regulate their licensees.
Countries that Provide Gambling Licensing
Today there are lots of licensing jurisdictions located all over the world and offering different terms for their customers. Depending on the country, licenses can be local, international (distributed in several countries), have a different set of documents for registration, costs of registration and further support, various operating conditions and other special details.

Which gambling license is both internationally recognized?

The government of Ireland offers casino operators, software, and service providers in the gambling industry, with a gambling license that allows gambling operators to conduct business related to casino, lotto, and other gaming-related activities. Ireland Gambling License is one of the most popular license for online casinos worldwide. Ireland has long been recognized as one of the preferred locations for Online Gambling operators to base their operations. This success has been due to a combination of factors, such as a progressive legislative system, political stability, first-rate telecommunications facilities, and a well established financial services industry. A wide range of gambling sites operates out of Ireland including sports betting, casino sites, poker, bingo, and more.
In stark contrast, the UK is the largest regulated market for online gambling in the world, and corporations are already comfortable exploiting the intersections of gambling and gaming, betting in-play, social gaming, Bitcoin, financial trading and spread betting, betting exchanges, e-sports and, most profitably, mobile gambling. 40% and 60% of online gambling in the UK took place in Gibraltar.

International licensing

Europe is home to the following online gambling jurisdictions: Alderney, Gibraltar, Isle of Man, Malta. Malta is currently the country that is most accommodating to gambling companies, and the license offers whitelisted online gambling in sports and casino games in many European territories. But takes an extreme amount of time in paperwork and background checks. Also, you pay 5% of all your gross profit to the EU.
Among countries offering gambling licensing services, the attention should be paid to Curaçao jurisdiction, which is considered to be one of the most promising for the online gaming business.
Curaçao Internet Gaming Association (also known as Curaçao eGaming) is both a regulator and a licensor, and its licensing works worldwide except Curaçao itself, USA, France and Netherlands. Using Curacao as an example, let us examine in detail the process of obtaining a license, the necessary documents and expenses.
How to get a License on Curaçao
  • Documents necessary for company registration:
  • criminal record;
  • passport scans;
  • bank account confirmation;
  • documents proving payments for utility services.
After the company is registered, an operator can apply for the license providing the following documents:
  • a document certifying the right of domain possession;
  • description of games planned to be used in the project;
  • a list indicating countries of potential operation;
  • illustration of server locations to be used in the project;
  • a copy of the agreement with a software provider.
Gambling license cost:
  • Bank account opening $1000
  • Company registration $3600
  • Company management per year $3600
  • Application processing fee $1000
  • License fee per year $4800
  • Equipment/software fee starting from $1500
  • Server maintenance per year $6000
Apart from that pay for technical support and maintenance every year. The entire license issuing process takes between 2-4 weeks. Curacao Internet Gaming Association (CIGA) also has the power to review a license and, if it finds that an operator has breached a license condition, has the power to impose a range of sanctions including revocation of the license.
Apple and Google Gambling Rules
You’ll be surprised at the limited number of real money gambling app options available on the AppStore and Google Play Store. Most real money casino gaming is done through gambler’s mobile web browsers and not through mobile gambling apps that you’ll find for iPhone and Android phones. Apple allows online gambling applications in a few forms, and not just in places where it is explicitly permitted. They do not allow any payments through the applications – those have to be done on the websites. Apple has far stricter developer guidelines for iOS apps than Google does for Android apps, so it’s fine to assume that whatever you choose to download from iTunes is usually safe, secure, and meets a certain standard.
Any real money casino in the iTunes app is required to have proper licensing and permissions before Apple will approve the app for use or downloads. While Google Play is technically regulated, it is much more loose in what can be hosted.

Apple Store

Gambling, gaming, and lotteries can be tricky to manage and tend to be one of the most-regulated offerings on the App Store. Apple has rules for apps that support real money wagering, including sports betting and poker. Those apps and lotteries must have necessary licensing and permissions in the locations where the App is used, must be geo-restricted to those locations, and must be free on the App Store, and Apple rate even simulated gambling apps as appropriate only for users 17-years-old and up.

Play Store

Google keeps the reigns tight. To be able to successfully upload apps to the Google Play store, developers need to have a valid license for the specific countries they are targeting and comply with their regulations. The app must be free to download and must prevent under-age users from gambling in the app. As a final precaution, all gambling apps are required to display prominent information regarding responsible gambling practices. This brings its policy in line with the Apple App Store.
Countries where gambling is illegal
It is also important to remember that while gambling is growing rapidly in many places, in others it is totally or partially prohibited. As well as in the majority of the US, sports betting is illegal in India, Pakistan, and China, three of the largest gambling markets in the world. Most countries have rules against gambling. Almost all Islamic countries prohibit gambling of every kind, but many turn a blind eye to online gambling or simply do not have regulations in place for this grey area.
In the United Arab Emirates, however, any kind of gambling is prosecuted. National lotteries are the only legal forms of wagering on the Asian country’s mainland. Cambodia, North Korea strictly forbids online and offline gambling amongst its own citizens but allows tourists to participate in these activities.
Qatar is the strictest country of all when it comes to gambling laws. All forms of gambling activities are considered illegal, and even sports betting is not permissible.
Starting your own gambling product
Numerous online casino platforms in the market offer fantastic casino games like bingo, poker, roulette, and many more.
If you have an idea, but don’t know where to start, we advise you begin with a Minimal Viable Product (MVP) to pilot your proof of concept for investors. MVP spotlights your core features and lets your investors know there are bigger and better things to come.
For MVP you do not need a large team, just a few people are enough to create a fully functioning prototype. In the case of successful numbers of your prototype, the further development of a full-fledged product will require more team, resources and time, however you will be sure that your development and your costs will pay off.
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Banca internacional #03 UK LT BG MT DE – Intro EU y Fintech

Este contenido fue publicado originalmente el 06/08/2019 - Aca
Posts anteriores de la serie

Background e intro
La Union Europea y en cuestión el Area Economica Europea o single market es un colectivo de veintiocho estados, cuales en su mayoría abolieron todo tipo de controles migratorios internos. También llamado Area Schengen, aunque esta, no incluye los veintiocho miembros sino, veintiséis.

De la misma manera, el “single market” o Eurosystem, mercado común europeo y su moneda de facto el Euro, ISO 4217 : EUR no se usa en todos los miembros del área política. Sin embargo todos los miembros de la Union Europea y varias de las jurisdicciones que no usan el Euro como su moneda de intercambio oficial (Romania, Polonia, Suiza, Dependencias de la corona, etc.) son parte del área SEPA compuesta por 36 miembros.

SEPA, Single Euro Payment Area es un protocolo de créditos y débitos bancarios entre personas físicas o legales de rápida ejecución operando 100% bajo el estándar IBAN. Es moderno comparado con otros sistemas similares como el ACH o wires locales americanos, ciertamente anticuados y de un costo mucho mas alto de operar.

Por regulación del ECB (European Central Bank) los pagos SEPA ya sean créditos o débitos deben ser gratuitos y se considera ilegal cobrar por una transferencia SEPA.

Esto dicho, varias instituciones cobran un “fee” por la ejecución de transferencias SEPA bajo alguna descripción a modo de eufemismo.

Si bien SEPA es considerado relativamente moderno, SEPA ICT (Instant Credit Transfer) ya se encuentra desarrollado y en proceso de implementación. Bajo el nuevo standard, las transferencias SEPA son ejecutadas en tiempo real con el fin de incentivar la implementación y adopción de las tecnologías fintech desarrolladas por privados bajo el tutelaje del ECB.

Desde hace aproximadamente diez años, el ECB comenzó a liberalizar el mercado bancario a modo de desconcentrar el monopolio de la banca europea. De esta manera dieron comienzo a las entidades EMI (Electronic Money Institutions). Entidades quasi bancarias, las cuales pueden ofrecer IBANs personales de manera instantánea y emitir tarjetas de pago (en general no debito sino prepagas directamente ligadas a una cuenta personal).

Regulación

La flexibilización de la banca europea via fintech tiene sus rarezas, la mayoría de las nuevos “bank challengers” usaron frases del tipo “we are not a bank, we are better tan a bank” y similares. Muy cool a los ojos de un millenial rebelde sin embargo el wording es exacto. Una entidad EMI no es un banco, no está siquiera remotamente cerca de serlo. Estas entidades no operan con efectivo, ni en general ofrecen créditos, o inversiones o tasas de interés (mas allá de que la tasa de interés del ECB se encuentra en el área negativa hace años) porque la verdad es que una entidad EMI no está a autorizada a tomar depósitos en Euros.

Cuando decimos “Electronic Money Institution” en realidad debería leerse más como “token”, la gente que usa crypto entenderá de manera más fácil. Al momento del depósito, la entidad mueve nuestros Euros a una cuenta a su nombre en una entidad bancaria real en general en la jurisdicción en la cual está registrada y licenciada aunque esto no es necesario. Los depósitos, a diferencia de un banco, no se pueden ofrecer a modo de prestamos ni se pueden invertir y se deben mantener segregados. Como una especie de cuenta escrow. En el mismo momento, de manera instantánea intercambia 1 for 1 cada euro por un token dentro de su plataforma al que le podemos poner el símbolo y nombre de euro pero al mismo tiempo no lo es. Al momento de efectuar un pago fuera de la plataforma el ejecutor intercambia nuevamente nuestro token por 1 euro cash que se encuentra depositado en la cuenta escrow y lo envía via SEPA o SEPA card hacia un comercio o una persona física/juridica a modo de pago.

Esta pequeña diferencia hace que el statement “we are not a bank” tenga un significado mucho más verosímil en lo legal de lo aparentemente anunciado. Y por esta razón, suelen lidiar con clientes de mayor riesgo que un banco tradicional. A manera de un sandbox monetario.

El problema principal, más allá de la oferta de banca básica y el peligro de que la entidad desaparezca de la noche a la mañana sin dejar rastro. Los depósitos en las EMIs no están cubiertos por el seguiro de depósitos de ninguna jurisdicción ni por el ECB.

En un comienzo, hace unos años uno podía abrir una cuenta en algún país del báltico, recibir una tarjeta MasterCard en Euros y empezar a recibir pagos de manera instantánea luego de un onboarding básico de 5 minutos vía una App. Algunos proveedores inclusive ofrecen una dirección de Bitcoin a la cual, si uno envía BTC, es convertido automáticamente a depósitos en EUR a la cotización del momento del clearing de la transaccion. Suena too good to be true no?

Bueno MasterCard y Visa también pensaron eso. En el 2018 cancelaron todas las tarjetas de los EMIs en Europa y renegociaron las licencias de emisión. Muchos proveedores de servicios financieros nunca emitieron tarjetas nuevamente y se dedicaron solo a cuentas virtuales. Los proveedores que sobrevivieron y encontraron su nicho se vieron en una situación grow or die.

Pero como se puede crecer sin poder ofrecer más servicios bancarios, crypto estaba sufiendo un slump terrible… Ah si, licencias bancarias.

Y así llegamos al presente, donde “we are not a bank” es una falacia y si, ya somos un banco. Tenemos una licencia, aseguramos tus depósitos y podemos ofrecer más servicios bancarios. El passporting de servicios está en toda su gloria, a costo de muchos de nuestros beneficios. La consecuencia principal? Todos los usuarios de riesgo, eliminados. Non-residents? Fuera, Gambling? Fuera, Crypto trading? Fuera…

KYC más estricto(si se lo puede llamar asi), mayor escrutinio de transacciones, CRS, suspensiones de cuentas y otros detalles están a la orden del día.

En la situación actual, siguen existiendo EMIs que hacen menos preguntas al costo de algunos Euros por mes. Donde podemos enviar y recibir fondos de un crypto Exchange o de TransferWise (a contrariedad de BruBank*… EJEM…*) y operar pagos de manera normal. No es un arreglo definitivo pero es de bajo costo y puede servir de “buffer” entre negocios que pueden atraer cierto escrutinio a nuestras cuentas en banco tradicionales.

Obviamente esto es un arma de doble filo y afecta a todos los miembros de la cadena de la misma forma. En mi caso, tuve que hacer un “White listing” luego de un intercambio de emails con soporte, de cuentas en Lithuania en las Crypto Exchanges que uso porque no querían procesar mis depósitos y ponían todas mis transacciones on hold de manera indefinida. La explicación? “Too much fraud from those suppliers”.

Esto dicho, para las instituciones que no son crypto friendly, esto puede ser la salvación. Un depósito de otra cuenta a tu nombre es mejor que un depósito a nombre de Kraken Payward o Bitstamp Limited.

Las licencias bancarias son un gran desarrollo para el mundo fintech europeo, lamentablemente tiene un gran costo a nivel usuario. Hay muchos menos proveedores que ofrezcan servicio a no residentes.

Los riesgos de los EMIs son reales, muchos han desaparecido sin dejar rastro, otros como WorldCore se vieron enrollados en lavado de dinero Ruso y cancelación masiva de sus tarjetas por parte de Visa y MasterCard Europe a punto tal que se vieron obligados a cerrar. WorldCore sigue en venta hoy día. SataBank un banco digital basado en Malta de capitales Bulgaros entro en administración para nunca más reaparecer.

Otros tuvieron que reinventarse o separarse. PayMix se disolvió en dos compañías una para personas físicas y otra para personas legales. Ejemplos de este tipo existen por montones.

Instituciones de interés

Globitex – UK/Lithuania
https://globitex.com/euro-wallet
Licencia: Crypto UK/Wallet EMI Lithuania
Cuentas: Personal/Business
Tarjeta: No.
No residentes: Si.
Detalle: Globitex es un crypto broker el cual simplifica el intercambio de crypto por fiat via el uso de un servicio de wallet (EMI) el cual posee un IBAN personalal y unico a nombre del UBO de la cuenta.
El servicio tiene algunos costos sin embargo es una buena alternativa para ejecutar pagos via SEPA.
En este momento 14 dias de trading sin costo, imagino que las operaciones de la cuenta si tienen costo, sin embargo desde que empezaron a ofrecer el servicio, los cargos por operar se han reducido substancialmente.

MisterTango – Lithuania
https://www.mistertango.com/en/
Licencia: EMI
Cuentas: Personal/Business
Tarjeta: Temporalmente suspendidas.
No residentes: Si.
Detalle: Las cuentas funcionan, la mía personalmente desde hace más de 2 años. Existe integración a su propia exchange de crypto. Ofrecen servicios para traders de crypto y dirección de BTC con deposito a EUR instantáneo.
Hay que tener en cuenta que la oferta de servicios en el pasado era muy superior. Incluía dirección de BTC, transferencias SWIFT, transferencias SEPA, tarjeta MasterCard Euro, acceso al Exchange, top up de la cuenta via tarjetas de debito/crédito y opción de una API para facturar.
Hoy día está dividido en diferentes segmentos y el pricing varía según el paquete elegido, nacionalidad y residencia.

LeoPay – Bulgaria
https://leopay.eu/
Licencia: EMI
Cuentas: Personal/Business con preferencia a Estonian e-residents.
Tarjeta: Si, debito Visa, con condición de dos tarjetas por cuenta o una tarjeta por currency.
No residentes: Si.
Detalle: Originalmente llamado LeuPay registrado en Malta de capitales Bulgaros. Usaban de backend SataBank, así que si leyeron lo anterior entenderán el cambio de nombre de la entidad.
Cuentas multicurrency en EUR, USD, GBP, CHF, RON, HRK, JPY, BGN, PLN, CZK.

Paysera – Lituania
https://www.paysera.lt/v2/lt-LT/index
Licencia: EMI
Cuentas: Personal/Business. Es posible obtener más de una cuenta por cliente.
Tarjeta: Si, debito Visa.
No residentes: Si.

PayMix Pro – Malta
https://www.paymix.pro/
Licencia: Institución financiera Maltesa
Cuentas: Business
Tarjeta: Debito
No residentes: Si.

Prospero – Malta
https://www.yourprospero.com/
Licencia: Institución financiera Maltesa
Cuentas: Personal
Tarjeta: Debito
No residentes: Si.

Deutsche Handelsbank – Alemania
https://www.handelsbank.com/en/bc/home-business-customers.html
Licencia: Bancaria propia.
Cuentas: Business. Es posible obtener más de una cuenta por cliente.
Tarjeta: No.
No residentes: Si.
Detalle: Es un pequeño banco alemán que se especializan en cuentas únicamente para personas legales con licencia y backend bancario propio.

N26 – Alemania
Licencia: Bancaria propia.
Cuentas: Personal/Business
Tarjetas: Debito/Crédito
No residentes: No*.
Detalle: No aceptan no-residentes en el Area economía europea, sin embargo si aceptan pasaporte Argentino y cualquier numero de móvil. El requerimiento es una dirección de correo en el Área Económica para recibir la tarjeta. (Chripre no es una opción para la dirección).

Revolut – Lithuania/UK
https://www.revolut.com/
Licencia: Bancaria propia (UK)
Cuentas: Personal/Business.
Tarjeta: Si, variedad dependiendo del tier.
No residentes: No*
Detalle: Revolut evoluciono desde una licencia de EMI a una entidad con licencia bancaria. Siempre en las noticias por las razones equivocadas, han quedado atrás los días en los que la banca Lituana los decepcionaba. Lamentablemente los reportes de cuentas congeladas persisten y rehabilitarlas puede tardarse meses.
Revoluto ofrece tarjetas con conversión de divisas usando el mid-market rate y sin FX conversion fee. Ofrecen crypto trade (CFDs) y muy recientemente una plataforma de inversiones. Si han leído mi post titulado Banca internacional #02 – United Kingdom, where it all began y repararon en el detalle de que la licencia bancaria es de Reino Unido, si, están en lo correcto. Esta entidad no puede técnicamente aceptar no-residentes si tiene una licencia bancaria ringfenced. Sin embargo, tal como es el caso con varias de alternativas, una dirección de correo dentro de Reino Unido o Europa suele bastarle a los clientes para hacerse de una cuenta.
UPDATE: Recientemente Revolut agrego un setting muy interesante, la cual permite, una vez registrados como clientes cambiar la residencia fiscal. No hay muchos datos con respecto a qué efectos tiene sobre la cuenta más allá de una suspensión quasi instantánea. Sin embargo! Según la jurisdicción de residencia fiscal seleccionada, también nos puede dar como opción “Email us to [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]) and let’s see what we can do.”

TransferWise
https://transferwise.com/
Licencia: Money transfer (UK), EMI (Lithiania)
Cuentas: Personal/Business y Borderless, 4 currencies GBP, EUR, NZD, AUD y condicionalmente USD.
Tarjeta: Si, MasterCard para residentes del Area Economica Europea.
No residentes: Si.
Detalle: Conocido por casi todos hoy día, la aplicación de cabecera para remittances elegida por todos los millenials. No es la mejor sin embargo es la que tiene mejor publicidad y estrategia.
Se sabe que hay clientes quienes han usado datos postales europeos para registrarse y han logrado recibir la tarjeta en condición de no residentes.

Disponibles fuera de sus países de registro en breve

Insha – Alemania con backing de Al Baraka (Turquía)
https://www.getinsha.com/
Detalle: Primer banca islámica digital en Europa. Que esto no los detenga en ver el servicio que ofrecen. Dado los servicios que ofrecen (y la carencia de interés computado en depósitos) es una plataforma idea para banca Islámica.

ToMoRRoW - Alemania
https://www.tomorrow.one/en-de/
Detalle: Banca alemana sustentable.

Kontist – Alemania
https://kontist.com/
Detalle: Banca digital para pequeños negocios o freelancers con implementación de contabilidad y taxación.

Tarjetas

Algunos EMIs solo ofrecen tarjetas. En general son productos sub-prime y consecuentemente los fees son usureros. No voy a entrar en detalle sobre el ofrecimiento de servicios de estos proveedores, pero les dejo algunos por una cuestión de mera curiosidad y cobertura de alternativas.


Nota final
Existen muchos servicios más de tipo pseudo bancario en Europa. Podría publicar un post infinito con 500 URLs y links a cada uno de ellos. Muchos con respaldo de Bancos centenarios y prácticamente todos con requerimiento de residencia en la Unión Europea. Si desean mas información, puedo hacer un post apartado. Pero más allá del landing page, no van a poder utilizar ningún servicio.
Es más fácil abrir una cuenta en un banco normal para no residentes en Europa de manera personal que intentar circunventar la legislación y regulación pertinente a los bancos o EMIs digitales reservados para Europeos.

Donations.
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Benefits of Blockchain Technology in the Banking Industry

Benefits of Blockchain Technology in the Banking Industry
Link to original article: https://block.co/benefits-of-blockchain-technology-in-the-banking-industry/
The rapidly growing interest around blockchain is creating an increased amount of use cases across multiple industries, and a high demand for adoption by many governments. Banking, financial services, and insurance (BFSI) industry is predicted to be drastically transformed by this disruptive technology. According to Allied Market Research 2019, the blockchain value in the BFSI market reached $277.1 million in 2018 and is projected to reach $22.46 billion by 2026. Blockchain technology has the potential to solve the pain points of the current banking systems and operations including security, transparency, trust, privacy, programmability, and performance.
What is Blockchain?
Blockchain is the technology behind the Bitcoin cryptocurrency, that was proposed by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2008, as a response to the failing financial system during the crisis. It is often associated and confused with Bitcoin, but the scope of the technology is much wider. It is also important to differentiate between the Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) and blockchain, as the terms often used interchangeably. All blockchains are DLT, but not all DLTs are blockchains. DLT is simply a decentralized database managed on a peer-to-peer basis.
“Blockchain is a type of DLT, a subcategory of a more broad definition, much like how the word ‘car’ falls under the umbrella term ‘vehicles’ and ‘Satoshi Nakamoto’ falls under ‘geniuses’.”
In essence, blockchain is a continuous sequential chain of records (‘blocks’) that are chronologically linked together with the aid of cryptography, to ensure immutability. These records are immutable, as any change to the information recorded in a particular block is stored in a new block. Moreover, the use of modern encryption algorithms enables the security of all the records from copying or editing by other users of the system. Blockchain can be programmed to record not only financial transactions as cryptocurrency but almost anything of value (Deloitte Insights, 2019).

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How Blockchain Can Improve Banking Industry?
The modern banking system is not perfect and commercial banks have not changed a lot to their servicing structure since the 1970s (Haycock & Richmond, 2015). Running a bank still requires large numbers of the workforce, reliance on quite outdated systems, bloated structures with high probabilities of human error, and manual work. There are several aspects, which could be improved by the application of blockchain technology in banking operations:
1) Security Enhancement
In the UK the overall value of the financial fraud losses (e.g. payment cards, remote banking, cheques) equaled £844.8 million in 2018. The situation is even worse in the US — $170 billion average yearly losses in the financial sector. According to KPMG’s Global Banking Fraud Survey 2019 the total volume, number, and value of the fraudulent activities are drastically increasing every year.
The nature of banking operations dictates the need for centralized systems, which proved to be vulnerable and subject to cyber and hack attacks. Now, the blockchain is immutable as it operates on the principles of decentralization and transparency, and all the network participants get an identical copy of the distributed ledger of transactions. Thus, if applied in banking, blockchain can increase the validity and security of the financial transactions, eliminate the need for third-party authentication, and solve the issue of a single point of failure and hacks.
Moreover, since each transaction on the blockchain has its unique fingerprint (hash) it can be easily traced and verified. Such functionality makes blockchain a great tool to combat money laundering and reduce fraudulent or illegal transactions (Guo & Liang, 2016).
2) Improving Financial Transactions Efficiency
As we mentioned previously, the utilization of obsolete mechanisms and operational systems slows down the performance of banking institutions and provides ground for human error, delays, and system failures. All these inefficiencies could be solved by applying blockchain technology. Take for example the time-consuming bilateral exchange. The process of data reconciliation needed for it could be simplified, as on the blockchain, it is inherently part of a transaction (IBM, 2016).
Blockchain and its decentralized nature eliminate intermediaries in banking operations, which significantly cuts transaction costs and boosts efficiency (Cocco et al., 2017). Blockchain does not require intermediaries, enables cross-border transfers and micro-payments, while drastically decreasing operational costs. Such transactions in the traditional banking environment are expensive (from 1% of the amount), and constitute a huge expense on a global scale. In cryptocurrency networks, transfers may range from a few minutes down to milliseconds, and the transaction fees are decided by the market forces, meaning users have the option to set their transaction fees (Deloitte, 2017).
3) Workflow Simplification
Blockchain can simplify the current complex workflow in banking institutions. As any operation can be traced, the ability to automate processes significantly reduces costs and the need for manual work. Moreover, it is impossible to make retroactive changes on the blockchain. This guarantees data immutability and excludes the human factor, thus the probability of error, data tampering, or even leakage. Using blockchain in banking operations will digitize and automate tons of manual work, greatly boost the productivity of the financial institutions and eliminate the probability of mistakes, delays, and errors.
4) Enhanced KYC & AML
Some financial institutions find it difficult to deal with problems related to policies such as Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Know Your Customer (KYC). Numerous organizations are not able to solve these problems, due to the rapidly escalating costs. The adoption of the blockchain technology will enable the creation of a system where all clients’ information may be stored safely, making the independent verification an easy process or even automated securely. In this way, both AML and KYC processes will become simpler and easier, as all involved organizations will share the same system and the information will be updated in real-time, perhaps through the use of Digital Identities. In addition to this, blockchain technology will assist the organizations to minimize their administrative costs and reduce the workload.

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5) Smart Contracts
Smart contracts are an innovative development of blockchain technology which enables for time and resources saving, as they do not require a third-party interaction. Traditional contracts do not differ a lot from smart contracts, however, their key benefit is that obligations are automatically enforced and cannot be avoided by anyone.
When smart contracts are integrated with blockchain technology, we enjoy benefits such as security, automation, immutability, and transparency. The integration of smart contracts in the financial sector will provide opportunities for transparent auditing and real-time remittances. Traditional contracts are paper-based and require financial institutions to invest money in paperwork and maintain records. These records can be easily manipulated as they are on paper. Smart contracts offer bank tools for bookkeeping based on blockchain. Smart contracts have already been applied to the financial industry to gain greater automation.
6) Decentralized Finance
Another application of blockchain is Decentralized Finance, also known as DeFi. This application is at an early stage but its disruptiveness enables millions of people across the world to have access to financial services. DeFi refers to decentralized applications, financial smart contracts, digital assets as well as protocols popular as DApps, which are built on public blockchains such as Ethereum and Bitcoin. The aim of DeFi is the creation of a decentralized financial system that will not depend on the traditional banking system.
Decentralized Finance offers numerous benefits to the users as it eliminates middlemen, enables everyone who does not has access to financial services to enter the global economy as it is a permission-less technology, and enables innovation with the combination of DeFi products. Besides, the use of decentralized finance increases the symmetry of information and democratizes financial services in this sense. The evolution of DeFi over the years means that most people around the world are only limited by their imagination when considering how to gain benefits from the financial ecosystem. However, there are still many complexities that need addressing to further expand the full extent of the possibilities of DeFi.
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BE CAREFUL PLEASE - I WILL PERSONALLY PROVIDE YOU WITH MY UNIQUE LINKS AND PROMO CODES TO INSURE (PROTECT) OUR REWARDS.
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Bitpanda (10)
Bitpanda (One of the mots known Crypto Currency Services)
  1. PM Me for Referral Link (in order to protect both our rewards)
  2. Verify your identity
  3. Deposit at least €25 on your account via bank transfer
  4. Buy €25 in cryptocurrency (for example Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH) or (USDC) for a more stable crypto)
  5. The €10 bonus will be added to your account
  6. Complete the beginner quiz on https://www.bitpanda.com/academy/en/ to get €5 in BEST coins
  7. Sell all the cryptocurrency
  8. Transfer the money back to your bank :)
Luno(25)
Luno is a service to buy and sell cryptocurrencies. For new users: when buying €250 in BTC you get €15 free in BTC!
Steps:
Sign up through my link (send me a private message for my link and my code)
Verify your ID (it should take a around 30mins-1hour)
Fill in my code on the 'Rewards' page. If you get "This type of promotion code can only be applied once per person" then the code was already accepted during sign-up :)
Buy €250 in Bitcoin. You can deposit through Visa, which is instant and has no fee (no MasterCard, since the fees eat up your bonus), bank transfer (using Revolut it should only take a couple of hours) or iDeal.
After buying 250€ in Bitcoins the €15 in BTC will be credited to your account within a few minutes.
Sell the Bitcoins and transfer the full amount back to your bank account. It is possible that you end up with a bit less than €265 because of fees, but this shouldn't be more than a few euros. In my case I ended up with €262.27 due to fees and BTC fluctuation.
PM me for your bonus and enjoy!
Iban Wallet ($25/25€) + 10 from me
Step 1 : SEND ME A PERSONAL MESSAGE OR BID ME AS A COMMENT TO SEND YOU MY UNIQUE LINK
Step 2 : Complete the sign up form and verify your ID. You only need a photo of it, no annoying calls to make. When it asks for a referral code, you should use mine.
Deposit €1,000/$1,000 or more. You can use a credit card or bank transfer.
Step 3 : You will immediately receive the bonus €25/$25. All €1,025/$1,025 can be immediately withdrawn.
Full terms and conditions : https://www.ibanwallet.com/terms
Xapo ($10 in BTC) +5 from me
Xapo is a nice platform for investing in cryptocurrency. They have also offer a good referral bonus of $10 paid in BTC just for depositing $100 (±£80, ±108 ) to your Xapo account.
Here's how to get it:
  1. SEND ME A PERSONAL MESSAGE OR BID ME AS A COMMENT TO SEND YOU MY UNIQUE LINK AND OPEN MY LINK ON YOUR PHONE (must be done on your phone so it tracks properly) and download the app.
  2. Finish your registration by providing your phone number, e-mail address and verify your identity. You will need a picture of your Passport/ID/Driver's license and a picture/PDF of any bill with your address.
  3. Deposit €100 by a regular SEPA transfer. It's free to do it. You can also use your card for an instant deposit but it will charge you extra 2% for it.
  4. Your bonus of $10 in BTC will be credited immediately after your transfer reaches your Xapo account. There is no need to invest your money or do anything else with it.
You can exchange your BTC to EUR and transfer it back to your bank account.
T&C : https://static.xapo.com/terms/index.html
Celsius Network (UP TO $60 in BTC) + 5 from me
Celsius Network is a cryptocurrency investment app where you can get 8-12% yearly return on your coins. You don't need to do anything with them - just keep them in your Celsius' wallet.
They have a great referral program, which gives you $10 for signing up with my link, depositing and keeping $200 worth of coins for 30 days. You will also get some percentage of interest paid from Celsius for your investment.
They also have a lot of promotional codes which you can use to get up to $60 worth of bonuses paid in BTC.
Here are all the steps for you to get your FREE $60:
  1. SEND ME A PERSONAL MESSAGE OR BID ME AS A COMMENT TO SEND YOU MY UNIQUE LINK and use it when signing up on the app.
  2. Verify your identity with a picture of your Passport/ID/Driver's license. It usually takes no more than 30 minutes.
3. In Celsius app go to 'Enter a promo code' and enter these codes (depending on the amount you're willing to deposit):
· SPRING - $10 bonus paid in BTC when you deposit $100 and hold it for 30 days
· POV- $10 bonus paid in BTC when you deposit $200 and hold it for 3 days
· PAKMAN - $10 bonus paid in BTC when you deposit $100 and hold it for 30 days
· SAGA - $10 bonus paid in BTC when you deposit $100 and hold it for 30 days
· MINEABLE - $10 bonus paid in BTC when you deposit $100 and hold it for 30 days
4-Deposit crypto coins to your Celsius wallet. Make sure you entered the codes BEFORE your deposit. If you're not willing to risk with holding usual crypto coins (BTC/ETH/XRP/LTC etc.), which can gain or lose value, you can simply deposit one of the stablecoins (USDΤ/GUSD/TUSD/TGBP etc.), which will keep it's value. Buy your stablecoins on another cryptocurrency exchange platform. You can buy your USDΤ on CRYPTO.COM. (Referral code for crypto.com – SEND ME A MESSAGE) Make sure you deposit your coins in one transaction (equivalent to $100 or $200).
5-Hold your coins for these required days. Afterwards just transfer your coins, together with your bonuses back to wherever you want it and cash them out.
T&C: https://celsius.network/terms-of-use/
CRYPTO.COM ($50 in MCO) + 20 from me
Crypto.com is a well-known cryptocurrency exchange, and is paying 50$ to stake your crypto on their platform for 6 month. Im paying you 25$ of my reward to make the deal even better! So to get the bonus you have to buy and stake 50 MCO on crypto.com you will lock the 50 MCO for 6 months, but the reward will be withdrawable as soon as you stake the 50 MCO - so you can withdraw your bonus instantly.
Guide:
1. Sign up via my link - SEND ME A PERSONAL MESSAGE OR BID ME AS A COMMENT TO SEND YOU MY UNIQUE LINK
2. Verify your account via KYC - just follow the instructions ID will be necessary!
3. Go to “Card” in the app and make the buy and staking of MCO, you will now have unlocked your reward, make the last few steps to order the ruby steel card - this will get you, free spotify, 2% cashbacks and a lot more!
4. Sell and withdraw you reward or let the reward stay in your wallet as an investment - that’s totally up to you!
5. Write me a message so I can give you the extra 25$ to make this a great deal!
T&C: https://blog.crypto.com/update-crypto-coms-bg50-both-get-50-referral-program/
CurrencyFair (30€) +10 from me
CurrencyFair is a service to send money internationally (just like Skrill, WorldRemit, Xoom etc.). They have now increased the referral bonus to €50 for new users when making a transfer of at least €2000 (or equivalent in another currency, ~ £1765). SEND ME A PERSONAL MESSAGE OR BID ME AS A COMMENT TO SEND YOU MY UNIQUE LINK. It is super easy to be obtained. I have proofs of my rewards! You must send 2000 Euros and after that you are credited 50 Euros in your CurrencyFair Account (3 Euros fee to transfer to your personal bank). The steps for the registration are very easy. Follow my link, chose to send approximate 2030 or 2040 due to the gap that CurrecyFair holds between exchange rates, verify your account (need to attach two proofs of identity and one proof of your address or one proof of your identity and two proofs of your address) and make the transfer through your Revolut or Monese account. For example, send money from Revolut EU account to Revolut GB account. Finally, your net profil will be about 20 euros.
T&C:https://www.currencyfair.com/express-deposits-terms-conditions/
Skrill (£10/€15 e.t.c.) + 5 from me
Skrill is a money transfer service, where you also get £10 referral discount for your first transfer. Skrill doesn't require any ID verification.
Here are the steps to get your FREE £10:
SEND ME A PERSONAL MESSAGE OR BID ME AS A COMMENT TO SEND YOU MY UNIQUE LINK
  1. Choose the country where your other account is and enter £100.
  2. Complete all the details about your EUR account on the next page.
  3. Make sure you have written my code before submitting the transfer so you will only have to pay £90 and will receive £100 to your account.
  4. Finish the transfer by paying with your card. Easy as that.
It never took more than 24 hours for the money to reach my account.
If you're an existing member on Skrill but have never used Skrill Money Transfer you can still enter my code for your first transfer and get the discount. Please note - it might not work for really old Skrill accounts but it's still worth trying.
Here are the different options for countries outside of UK:
EUR countries = minimum transfer of 150€ to get 15€ off transaction
Canada = minimum transfer of 200$ to get 25$ off transaction.
Australia = minimum transfer of 100$ to get 40$ off transaction
South Africa = minimum transfer of 1500 ZAR to get 250 ZAR off transaction
T&C:https://www.skrill.com/en/footeterms-conditions/skrillaccounttermsofuse/
VERSE - €\£1 From Verse (UK or EU)
Verse is a money transfer service that has a generous reward for signing up. Steps are simple.
How to get the reward? From Verse (UK or EU) Verse is a money transfer service that has a generous reward for signing up. Steps are simple. How to get the reward?
[ HOW TO CLAIM MONEY ]
STEP 1 - SEND ME A PERSONAL MESSAGE OR BID ME AS A COMMENT TO SEND YOU MY UNIQUE LINK. DO NOT DOWNLOAD THE APP AND REGISTER AS IT IS FOR NEW USERS ONLY
STEP2 - Register using my link and load £20/€20 by linking your bank
STEP3 - Send the money to a friend or relative, or if you need assistance you can send to me and I’ll send it right back.
STEP4 - After both requirements are completed you can IMMEDIATELY claim your reward and withdrawal the money to your bank account.
If there are any inquiries, feel free to message me.
T&C:https://verse.me/en/terms
CURVE (5£) +1 from me
Curve is a great app where you can add all your debit and credit cards and spend from any of them just by choosing it with a tap of your finger.
Here's how to get your FREE £5:
  1. Download the Curve app on your phone. You can use this link ***SEND ME A PERSONAL MESSAGE OR BID ME AS A COMMENT TO SEND YOU MY UNIQUE LINK***
  2. Make sure to enter my code when signing up to get FREE £5 after your first transaction.
  3. Add one of your debit or credit cards in the app.
  4. Wait for your Curve MasterCard to arrive by post (it's completely free) and make your first payment. I added my Revolut card and topped up my Revolut account with Curve card in order to activate the bonus, so no actual spending needed. You can also add your Curve card to PayPal and verify it. It will count as a transaction and will activate the bonus.
  5. You will be awarded FREE £5, which you can spend anywhere with your Curve card.
T&C:https://www.curve.com/en/terms
WORLDREMIT (Voucher code 25 euros, 30CAD, 35 AUD e.t.c.) + 5 from me
SEND ME A PERSONAL MESSAGE OR BID ME AS A COMMENT TO SEND YOU MY UNIQUE LINK
I send money online with WorldRemit. I think you should too. If you join and send 125.00 EUR we'll each get a 25.00 EUR voucher. Also, use the code 3FREE. The first free transactions are fee-free.
IF YOU YOU ARE NOT RESIDENT OF COUNTRY (ex. Belgium) WHERE YOU SEND MONEY TO AND DO NOT HAVE PHONE NUMBER (Belgium), BUT HAVE BELGIUM ACCOUNT, JUST FILL IN THE FIELDS WITH YOUR REAL INFORMATION. IT IS PASSED.
Warming : What is the minimum send amount to qualify for Refer a Friend? (IN this link you can find Sending from / Minimum send amount / Voucher amount)
T&C:https://www.worldremit.com/en/about-us/recipient-terms-conditions
XENDPAY (10$/€\£, or equivalent in sending currency - unlimited) + 4 from me
It a trusted and really fast money transfer service, which offers **£10 referral reward (**£10/€10/$10 or equivalent in sending currency) (so called first transfer discount) if you haven’t tried their service yet.
Here are the steps to get your **FREE (**£10/€10/$10):
  1. SEND ME A PERSONAL MESSAGE OR BID ME AS A COMMENT TO SEND YOU MY UNIQUE LINK
  2. Verify your identity with a picture of your Passport/ID/Driver’s license and your address with a picture of an utility bill. It took me around 4 hours to get verified, which is not too long. It was even faster for others I know.
  3. Make your first transfer of £100 or more)(minimum sending amount is £100/€100/$100, or equivalent in sending currency) . Click ‘Send Money’ on the Dashboard. On the next page choose that you’re sending money from UK to the country where your EUR account is and write 0 next to ‘Transfer Fee’, so it becomes free. You will see £10 discount applied, which means that you will have to pay £90 for this transfer and will receive equivalent to £100 in Euros.
  4. Enter your own personal details and your EUR account details.
  5. Pay with your card or bank transfer.
Your money should reach your account within 1 business day.
T&C:https://xendpay.com/xendpay-terms-and-conditions/
TRANSFERGO (10£) + 5 from me
Get £10 bonus using my referral code: Enter my code when signing up to get your £10 bonus. Once you’ve transferred over £50 or equivalent, you’ll receive your £10 cashback. I love using TransferGo to send money abroad! Try it for FREE yourself! After the identity verification you will receive a code for fee-free transfer. The procedure takes about 30 minutes to be completed.
We recommend reading our terms in full.
T&C: https://www.transfergo.com/en/terms-and-conditions
TRANSFERWISE (PROVIDE YOU WITH 5IF YOU DO A TRANSFER OVER 250)
TransferWise provides you with a first transfer of up to 500 GBP fee-free. And, as always — you’ll get the real exchange rate whenever you send money abroad. Instant transfer. In my case, I used my Revolut card (physical or virtual) and sent money (250€) from my EU Revolut account to GBP Revolut account. The money transfer was completed after 10 second and exchanged Pounds into Euro without losing anything. SEND ME A PERSONAL MESSAGE OR BID ME A S A COMMENT TO SEND YOU MY UNIQUE LINK.
T&C: https://transferwise.com/terms-and-conditions
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SKRILL(15€/10£) - VERSE €\£5 - CURVE(5£) - WORLDREMIT(25 euros, 30CAD, 35 AUD e.t.c.) - XENDPAY (10$/€\£, or equivalent in sending currency - unlimited) - TRANSFERGO(10£/12€) - TRANSFEWISE(5€) - CURRENCY FAIR(30€) - XAPO($10 IN BTC) - Celsius Network (UP TO $ 220 in BTC) - LUNO(25) - BITPANDA(10)

BE CAREFUL PLEASE - I WILL PERSONALLY PROVIDE YOU WITH MY UNIQUE LINKS AND PROMO CODES TO INSURE (PROTECT) OUR REWARDS.
BANKS - BANKING SERVICES AND CRYPTOCURRENCIES – FREE MONEY - FREE CRYPTO -SKRILL(15€/10£) - VERSE €\£5 - CURVE(5£) - WORLDREMIT(25 euros, 30CAD, 35 AUD e.t.c.) - XENDPAY (10$/€\£, or equivalent in sending currency - unlimited) - TRANSFERGO(10£/12€) - TRANSFEWISE(5€) - CURRENCY FAIR(30€) - XAPO($10 IN BTC) - Celsius Network (UP TO $ 220 in BTC) - CRYPTO.COM ($50 in MCO) - IBANWALLET($25/25€)
Bitpanda (10) + 5 from me
Bitpanda (One of the mots known Crypto Currency Services)
  1. PM Me for Referral Link (in order to protect both our rewards)
  2. Verify your identity
  3. Deposit at least €25 on your account via bank transfer
  4. Buy €25 in cryptocurrency (for example Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH) or (USDC) for a more stable crypto)
  5. The €10 bonus will be added to your account
  6. Complete the beginner quiz on https://www.bitpanda.com/academy/en/ to get €5 in BEST coins
  7. Sell all the cryptocurrency
  8. Transfer the money back to your bank :)
Luno(25) + 10 from me
Luno is a service to buy and sell cryptocurrencies. For new users: when buying €250 in BTC you get €15 free in BTC!
Steps:
Sign up through my link (send me a private message for my link and my code)
Verify your ID (it should take a around 30mins-1hour)
Fill in my code on the 'Rewards' page. If you get "This type of promotion code can only be applied once per person" then the code was already accepted during sign-up :)
Buy €250 in Bitcoin. You can deposit through Visa, which is instant and has no fee (no MasterCard, since the fees eat up your bonus), bank transfer (using Revolut it should only take a couple of hours) or iDeal.
After buying 250€ in Bitcoins the €15 in BTC will be credited to your account within a few minutes.
Sell the Bitcoins and transfer the full amount back to your bank account. It is possible that you end up with a bit less than €265 because of fees, but this shouldn't be more than a few euros. In my case I ended up with €262.27 due to fees and BTC fluctuation.
PM me for your bonus and enjoy!
Iban Wallet ($25/25€) + 10 from me
Step 1 : SEND ME A PERSONAL MESSAGE OR BID ME AS A COMMENT TO SEND YOU MY UNIQUE LINK
Step 2 : Complete the sign up form and verify your ID. You only need a photo of it, no annoying calls to make. When it asks for a referral code, you should use mine.
Deposit €1,000/$1,000 or more. You can use a credit card or bank transfer.
Step 3 : You will immediately receive the bonus €25/$25. All €1,025/$1,025 can be immediately withdrawn.
Full terms and conditions : https://www.ibanwallet.com/terms
Xapo ($10 in BTC) +5 from me
Xapo is a nice platform for investing in cryptocurrency. They have also offer a good referral bonus of $10 paid in BTC just for depositing $100 (±£80, ±108 ) to your Xapo account.
Here's how to get it:
  1. SEND ME A PERSONAL MESSAGE OR BID ME AS A COMMENT TO SEND YOU MY UNIQUE LINK AND OPEN MY LINK ON YOUR PHONE (must be done on your phone so it tracks properly) and download the app.
  2. Finish your registration by providing your phone number, e-mail address and verify your identity. You will need a picture of your Passport/ID/Driver's license and a picture/PDF of any bill with your address.
  3. Deposit €100 by a regular SEPA transfer. It's free to do it. You can also use your card for an instant deposit but it will charge you extra 2% for it.
  4. Your bonus of $10 in BTC will be credited immediately after your transfer reaches your Xapo account. There is no need to invest your money or do anything else with it.
You can exchange your BTC to EUR and transfer it back to your bank account.
T&C : https://static.xapo.com/terms/index.html
Celsius Network (UP TO $60 in BTC) + 5 from me
Celsius Network is a cryptocurrency investment app where you can get 8-12% yearly return on your coins. You don't need to do anything with them - just keep them in your Celsius' wallet.
They have a great referral program, which gives you $10 for signing up with my link, depositing and keeping $200 worth of coins for 30 days. You will also get some percentage of interest paid from Celsius for your investment.
They also have a lot of promotional codes which you can use to get up to $60 worth of bonuses paid in BTC.
Here are all the steps for you to get your FREE $60:
  1. SEND ME A PERSONAL MESSAGE OR BID ME AS A COMMENT TO SEND YOU MY UNIQUE LINK and use it when signing up on the app.
  2. Verify your identity with a picture of your Passport/ID/Driver's license. It usually takes no more than 30 minutes.
3. In Celsius app go to 'Enter a promo code' and enter these codes (depending on the amount you're willing to deposit):
· SPRING - $10 bonus paid in BTC when you deposit $100 and hold it for 30 days
· POV- $10 bonus paid in BTC when you deposit $200 and hold it for 3 days
· PAKMAN - $10 bonus paid in BTC when you deposit $100 and hold it for 30 days
· SAGA - $10 bonus paid in BTC when you deposit $100 and hold it for 30 days
· MINEABLE - $10 bonus paid in BTC when you deposit $100 and hold it for 30 days
4-Deposit crypto coins to your Celsius wallet. Make sure you entered the codes BEFORE your deposit. If you're not willing to risk with holding usual crypto coins (BTC/ETH/XRP/LTC etc.), which can gain or lose value, you can simply deposit one of the stablecoins (USDΤ/GUSD/TUSD/TGBP etc.), which will keep it's value. Buy your stablecoins on another cryptocurrency exchange platform. You can buy your USDΤ on CRYPTO.COM. (Referral code for crypto.com – SEND ME A MESSAGE) Make sure you deposit your coins in one transaction (equivalent to $100 or $200).
5-Hold your coins for these required days. Afterwards just transfer your coins, together with your bonuses back to wherever you want it and cash them out.
T&C: https://celsius.network/terms-of-use/
CRYPTO.COM ($50 in MCO) + 20 from me
Crypto.com is a well-known cryptocurrency exchange, and is paying 50$ to stake your crypto on their platform for 6 month. Im paying you 25$ of my reward to make the deal even better! So to get the bonus you have to buy and stake 50 MCO on crypto.com you will lock the 50 MCO for 6 months, but the reward will be withdrawable as soon as you stake the 50 MCO - so you can withdraw your bonus instantly.
Guide:
1. Sign up via my link - SEND ME A PERSONAL MESSAGE OR BID ME AS A COMMENT TO SEND YOU MY UNIQUE LINK
2. Verify your account via KYC - just follow the instructions ID will be necessary!
3. Go to “Card” in the app and make the buy and staking of MCO, you will now have unlocked your reward, make the last few steps to order the ruby steel card - this will get you, free spotify, 2% cashbacks and a lot more!
4. Sell and withdraw you reward or let the reward stay in your wallet as an investment - that’s totally up to you!
5. Write me a message so I can give you the extra 25$ to make this a great deal!
T&C: https://blog.crypto.com/update-crypto-coms-bg50-both-get-50-referral-program/
CurrencyFair (30€) +10 from me
CurrencyFair is a service to send money internationally (just like Skrill, WorldRemit, Xoom etc.). They have now increased the referral bonus to €50 for new users when making a transfer of at least €2000 (or equivalent in another currency, ~ £1765). SEND ME A PERSONAL MESSAGE OR BID ME AS A COMMENT TO SEND YOU MY UNIQUE LINK. It is super easy to be obtained. I have proofs of my rewards! You must send 2000 Euros and after that you are credited 50 Euros in your CurrencyFair Account (3 Euros fee to transfer to your personal bank). The steps for the registration are very easy. Follow my link, chose to send approximate 2030 or 2040 due to the gap that CurrecyFair holds between exchange rates, verify your account (need to attach two proofs of identity and one proof of your address or one proof of your identity and two proofs of your address) and make the transfer through your Revolut or Monese account. For example, send money from Revolut EU account to Revolut GB account. Finally, your net profil will be about 20 euros.
T&C:https://www.currencyfair.com/express-deposits-terms-conditions/
Skrill (£10/€15 e.t.c.) + 5 from me
Skrill is a money transfer service, where you also get £10 referral discount for your first transfer. Skrill doesn't require any ID verification.
Here are the steps to get your FREE £10:
SEND ME A PERSONAL MESSAGE OR BID ME AS A COMMENT TO SEND YOU MY UNIQUE LINK
  1. Choose the country where your other account is and enter £100.
  2. Complete all the details about your EUR account on the next page.
  3. Make sure you have written my code before submitting the transfer so you will only have to pay £90 and will receive £100 to your account.
  4. Finish the transfer by paying with your card. Easy as that.
It never took more than 24 hours for the money to reach my account.
If you're an existing member on Skrill but have never used Skrill Money Transfer you can still enter my code for your first transfer and get the discount. Please note - it might not work for really old Skrill accounts but it's still worth trying.
Here are the different options for countries outside of UK:
EUR countries = minimum transfer of 150€ to get 15€ off transaction
Canada = minimum transfer of 200$ to get 25$ off transaction.
Australia = minimum transfer of 100$ to get 40$ off transaction
South Africa = minimum transfer of 1500 ZAR to get 250 ZAR off transaction
T&C:https://www.skrill.com/en/footeterms-conditions/skrillaccounttermsofuse/
VERSE - €\£1 From Verse (UK or EU)
Verse is a money transfer service that has a generous reward for signing up. Steps are simple.
How to get the reward? From Verse (UK or EU) Verse is a money transfer service that has a generous reward for signing up. Steps are simple. How to get the reward?
[ HOW TO CLAIM MONEY ]
STEP 1 - SEND ME A PERSONAL MESSAGE OR BID ME AS A COMMENT TO SEND YOU MY UNIQUE LINK. DO NOT DOWNLOAD THE APP AND REGISTER AS IT IS FOR NEW USERS ONLY
STEP2 - Register using my link and load £20/€20 by linking your bank
STEP3 - Send the money to a friend or relative, or if you need assistance you can send to me and I’ll send it right back.
STEP4 - After both requirements are completed you can IMMEDIATELY claim your reward and withdrawal the money to your bank account.
If there are any inquiries, feel free to message me.
T&C:https://verse.me/en/terms
CURVE (5£) +1 from me
Curve is a great app where you can add all your debit and credit cards and spend from any of them just by choosing it with a tap of your finger.
Here's how to get your FREE £5:
  1. Download the Curve app on your phone. You can use this link ***SEND ME A PERSONAL MESSAGE OR BID ME AS A COMMENT TO SEND YOU MY UNIQUE LINK***
  2. Make sure to enter my code when signing up to get FREE £5 after your first transaction.
  3. Add one of your debit or credit cards in the app.
  4. Wait for your Curve MasterCard to arrive by post (it's completely free) and make your first payment. I added my Revolut card and topped up my Revolut account with Curve card in order to activate the bonus, so no actual spending needed. You can also add your Curve card to PayPal and verify it. It will count as a transaction and will activate the bonus.
  5. You will be awarded FREE £5, which you can spend anywhere with your Curve card.
T&C:https://www.curve.com/en/terms
WORLDREMIT (Voucher code 25 euros, 30CAD, 35 AUD e.t.c.) + 5 from me
SEND ME A PERSONAL MESSAGE OR BID ME AS A COMMENT TO SEND YOU MY UNIQUE LINK
I send money online with WorldRemit. I think you should too. If you join and send 125.00 EUR we'll each get a 25.00 EUR voucher. Also, use the code 3FREE. The first free transactions are fee-free.
IF YOU YOU ARE NOT RESIDENT OF COUNTRY (ex. Belgium) WHERE YOU SEND MONEY TO AND DO NOT HAVE PHONE NUMBER (Belgium), BUT HAVE BELGIUM ACCOUNT, JUST FILL IN THE FIELDS WITH YOUR REAL INFORMATION. IT IS PASSED.
Warming : What is the minimum send amount to qualify for Refer a Friend? (IN this link you can find Sending from / Minimum send amount / Voucher amount)
T&C:https://www.worldremit.com/en/about-us/recipient-terms-conditions
XENDPAY (10$/€\£, or equivalent in sending currency - unlimited) + 4 from me
It a trusted and really fast money transfer service, which offers **£10 referral reward (**£10/€10/$10 or equivalent in sending currency) (so called first transfer discount) if you haven’t tried their service yet.
Here are the steps to get your **FREE (**£10/€10/$10):
  1. SEND ME A PERSONAL MESSAGE OR BID ME AS A COMMENT TO SEND YOU MY UNIQUE LINK
  2. Verify your identity with a picture of your Passport/ID/Driver’s license and your address with a picture of an utility bill. It took me around 4 hours to get verified, which is not too long. It was even faster for others I know.
  3. Make your first transfer of £100 or more)(minimum sending amount is £100/€100/$100, or equivalent in sending currency) . Click ‘Send Money’ on the Dashboard. On the next page choose that you’re sending money from UK to the country where your EUR account is and write 0 next to ‘Transfer Fee’, so it becomes free. You will see £10 discount applied, which means that you will have to pay £90 for this transfer and will receive equivalent to £100 in Euros.
  4. Enter your own personal details and your EUR account details.
  5. Pay with your card or bank transfer.
Your money should reach your account within 1 business day.
T&C:https://xendpay.com/xendpay-terms-and-conditions/
TRANSFERGO (10£) + 5 from me
Get £10 bonus using my referral code: Enter my code when signing up to get your £10 bonus. Once you’ve transferred over £50 or equivalent, you’ll receive your £10 cashback. I love using TransferGo to send money abroad! Try it for FREE yourself! After the identity verification you will receive a code for fee-free transfer. The procedure takes about 30 minutes to be completed.
We recommend reading our terms in full.
T&C: https://www.transfergo.com/en/terms-and-conditions
TRANSFERWISE (PROVIDE YOU WITH 5IF YOU DO A TRANSFER OVER 250)
TransferWise provides you with a first transfer of up to 500 GBP fee-free. And, as always — you’ll get the real exchange rate whenever you send money abroad. Instant transfer. In my case, I used my Revolut card (physical or virtual) and sent money (250€) from my EU Revolut account to GBP Revolut account. The money transfer was completed after 10 second and exchanged Pounds into Euro without losing anything. SEND ME A PERSONAL MESSAGE OR BID ME A S A COMMENT TO SEND YOU MY UNIQUE LINK.
T&C: https://transferwise.com/terms-and-conditions
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