EXPREAD: New Trading Paradigm to Put Centralization to Halt

From this article you will learn about a new trading paradigm that aims to tackle the problem of centralization
09 February 2018   579

After Bitcoin was first conceived and announced, it was commonly perceived as a currency to put a lid on centralization of finance and bring financial freedom to people. However, as the industry and the user base expanded, numerous exchanges popped up offering people to trade some of this freedom for comfort.

With hashing power in Bitcoin concentrated in the hands of only a few major players, and exchanges operating on centralized paradigm prone to hacks, inside jobs and other risks inherent in older models, the cryptocurrency industry is incredibly far from the ideals of decentralization outlined by Satoshi Nakamoto almost ten years ago.

Safety and privacy guaranteed by mathematically unbreakable algorithms of cryptocurrency are absent or almost absent from most exchanges present nowadays. Keeping your cryptocurrency at an exchange is commonly regarded as being next to madness. The question of privacy is off the table as well. The remarkable instances of numerous exchanges that went down with a fuss, halted withdrawals or closed due to failure to comply with regulations demonstrate that the system that ought to bring freedom to people doesn’t really work.

There have been numerous attempts to make it up with decentralization. One of the most remarkable instances of such is EXPREAD, a solution that goes beyond a single exchange but aims to tackle the problem of creeping centralization as a whole.

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EXPREAD liquidity model enables a seamless aggregation of the market depth to harvest the synergy value from unified liquidity pool.

 

Carlos Gao 

Сo-founder, EXPREAD

What EXPREAD offers is an umbrella ecosystem for exchanges that may operate in both centralized or decentralized fashion while having a common order book thus creating a seamless trading framework. Essentially, such an ecosystem would combine the user-friendliness of centralized exchanges with the safety and privacy of their decentralized peers. Both kinds of exchanges will be built on top of this framework thus making things easier for users and exchange administrators. The system will also make it simple for anyone to create their own exchange if they will.

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2018 promises to be an important year for our platform as the team puts forth a global agenda in order to ensure its fast and sustainable development through acquiring strong partnerships and further funding. We are inviting the active crypto enthusiasts to join our telegram global community in order to gain more insight directly from the founders and technical team of the platform.

 

Leo Liu

CEO, EXPREAD

It is, of course, a question whether the wider community of traders gets onboard such a solution as it would require them to relinquish something, though flawed and far from perfect but well-known and perfectly understood.

The model offered by EXPREAD, however, has the potential to bring about decentralization that went missing from the cryptocurrency industry years ago.

Blockchain Shift Announces Groundbreaking Event

Inaugural Conference to Shine Spotlight on Miami as Future Crypto Hub of the Americas
25 May 2018   124

It was announced that Miami will host the first-annual Blockchain Shift conference, bringing together leaders from industry, technology, finance and the arts to celebrate the potential of distributed ledgers, crypto currencies and the democratization of finance.

The event will take place from October 11th – 12th, 2018, at Mana Wynwood (318 NW 23rd St, Miami).

Blockchain Shift has already confirmed the participation of key sponsors such as IBM, Tesla, KPMG and Bloomberg; as well as an array of A-list speakers including U.S. Congressmen, City Mayors, federal regulators, billionaire technologists and internationally-renowned celebrities.

The ground is shifting beneath our feet, as technology advancements have disrupted virtually every sector of society. Our event will celebrate these advancements, while bridging the gap between a crypto crowd and more advanced legacy industries that are beginning to understand blockchain is here to stay.
 

Dan Viola 

Attorney, entrepreneur and Co-Founder, Blockchain Shift

Although the event has just publicly announced, it has already made great strides with key attendees and partnerships.

Current partners include:

  • IBM
  • Tesla
  • Bloomberg
  • KPMG
  • tZERO
  • Park Capital
  • Wysh
  • SeriesOne
  • AVYachts
  • Americas Execution, LLC
  • Alchemist
  • BitGo
  • CoinBoost
  • Cohen & Co.
  • Harneys
  • Empire Asset Management Company
  • Joseph Gunnar & Co
  • Shutts & Bowen

A sampling of confirmed speakers include:

  • Congressman Carlos Curbelo
  • Mayor of Miami Francis Suarez
  • Alchemist Co-Founder Steve Neyaroff
  • Chris Ferris of Hyperledger
  • Emma Channing from Satis
  • financier and political consultant Anthony Scaramucci
  • Mayor of Coral Gables Raul Valdes-Fauli

Blockchain Shift will place an equal emphasis on quality of experience, with curated sponsor events, yacht excursions, unparalleled networking and a night of electronic dance music with some of the world’s best-known DJs. Furthermore, the event will provide much-needed white glove service, offering a concierge app, accepting crypto for tickets and sponsorships, delivering badges pre-registered to the hotel, curating excellent food options and preventing inconveniences such as long lines.

This event will serve as a catalyst to put Miami on the blockchain map. We believe quality content and having fun should not be mutually-exclusive, and that’s what Miami is all about. The gorgeous weather, interesting people, favorable tax rates and friendly political climate are the perfect ingredients to make our city a Crypto Hub, and Blockchain Shift aims to celebrate this bright future.
 

Alex Lopatine

Managing Partner, Park Capital and Co-Founder, Blockchain Shift

The event set-up will feature a main stage for keynote addresses, panel discussions and fireside chats; with topics ranging from Crypto Hedge Funds, Crypto Broker-Dealers, and Blockchain Solutions for Wall Street, Real Estate and Art, combined with a current look at SEC, FINRA and FinCen regulations. A second stage for ICOs to present to accredited investors and receive general marketing and legal feedback. Finally, an exhibitor space will serve as a place for engagement, networking and learning with unique lounge-style seating that will be equipped with Bloomberg terminals and a live television broadcast so that attendees can stay abreast of the markets and not miss the presentations on the main stage.

To learn more, purchase tickets, or explore our sponsorship opportunities, visit BlockchainShift.io

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