ConsenSys and True Digital to Lauch Ethereum Index

This is an initial step to the goal of making more crypto trading products available for institutional investors
13 March 2018   1372

ConsenSys joined forces with TrueDigital, the new division of the trueEx swap marketplace. Companies intend to launch a basic reference index for the Ethereum. such a price guide will be useful for companies developing ETH-related derivatives. This is reported by CoinDesk

At the same time, trueEx plans to launch its own marketplace of cryptocurrency derivatives under the TrueDigital brand. It is expected that the first product of the new site will be contracts for bitcoin. Currently, the tool is awaiting approval by the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

Institutional investors and commercial partners are ready for a regulated and liquid marketplace to gain exposure to and hedge these increasingly important digital currencies and commodities. But the marketplace is sorely lacking the necessary foundation, infrastructure and platforms that institutional investors have come to expect in other important markets.
 

Sunil Hirani

Founder, TrueDigital

It should be noted that the creation of official price indices will be an important step for the further development of cryptocurrency derivatives.

AION to Unveil Future Plans

Foundation sold half the BTC and ETH, and it did it very well - at the beginning of this year
06 December 2018   165

The Aion Foundation, which is responsible for the development of the protocol of the same name and collected $ 23 million in Bitcoin and Ethereum on ICO in October last year, published a report in which it shared information about its financial operations. The report was prepared with the support of Deloitte, however, it cannot formally be considered an audit.

According to the Aion Foundation CEO Matthew Spoke, the foundation sold half the BTC and ETH, and it did it very well - at the beginning of this year. Having spent $ 10 million on launching its blockchain platform and opening offices in Canada, China and Barbados, the fund had assets of $ 14 million as of October 31 of this year, $ 5.8 million of which was placed in Fiat.

We’ve liquidated a decent amount of our bitcoin and eth that we raised as proceeds to make sure that we are stable in this type of period. As we continue to spend in our operations we’ll end up liquidating more bitcoin and eth over the course of the next few months.
 

Matt Spoke

CEO, Aion Foundation

The Aion protocol has already attracted active users, including the video game start-up ClanPlay, but Spoke claims that his company will continue to rely on hard currency.

The foundation has roughly 18 months of runway, Spock estimates, while developing his system to a level at which it can compete with centralized counterparts, such as Amazon Web Services, will take about five years. Aion expects to launch its first Java-based virtual  machine, thanks to which developers can use decentralized tools, by the second quarter of next year.

Spoke suggests that at this time his company will have to attract additional funding from cryptocurrency funds and accredited investors in exchange for their own tokens. His goal is to prevent the reduction of the team, which currently includes 61 people, and the operation of the Ethereum model of ConsenSys, a company sponsoring projects in its own ecosystem.

In the future, Aion intends to publish such reports on a quarterly basis and transfer data to the Messari network in order to increase the confidence of its tokens holders.