Joint Venture Partnership $200m signed by Block.one

Block.one, the blockchain software EOSIO developer, informes about a partnership that sees creation of a new US $200 million joint venture fund, EOS Global
06 April 2018   702

Block.one today reported about a collaboration with blockchain veterans Michael Cao and Winnie Liu. That demands the creation of a new US$200 million joint venture fund, EOS Global. EOS Global will produce strategic investments in Asia-focused projects utilizing EOSIO. It is the fourth infusion of capital through Block.one’s EOS VC initiative which now totals 600m USD.

The blockchain space is a competitive one, but we are convinced that the speed, scalability and usability of the EOSIO open-source platform will enable rapid and radical innovation previously impeded by the limitations of existing protocols. We are incredibly excited to support an architecture that will drive mainstream blockchain adoption and foster new community-driven business models. 

Michael Cao, investor, founder of US blockchain mining facility
 

The new fund proceeds the advertisements of EOS VC partnerships with Finlab AG, Galaxy Digital, and Tomorrow Blockchain Opportunities.

Block.one is delighted to welcome investment from Michael and Winnie’s fund that will leverage EOSIO to catalyze the transformation of the digital assets space in Asia. EOS VC is expanding its global reach through divers partners poised to offer EOSIO projects unprecedented international access. 

Brendan Blumer, CEO, Block.one.
 

Block.one has made an initial obligation to deploy US$1 billion in partnership with heading venture capital investors to support development on the EOSIO platform. The EOS VC program suggests the funding the developers and entrepreneurs need to base community-driven businesses leveraging EOSIO.

Brazilian Central Bank to Issue Stablecoin

According to participants of the project, the issue of the BNDES coin will help restore public confidence in Brazilian state banks
17 December 2018   68

The state-owned Brazilian National Social Development Bank intends to issue a cryptocurrency token tied to the Brazilian real. It is reported by CoinDesk.

The pilot project for the production of a token BNDES based on Ethereum will start in January next year. At first, the coin will be used to finance cultural institutions. In particular, the bank will allocate a certain number of new tokens to the local cinema agency.

As the newspaper notes, the bank conducted experiments with steyblecoin throughout 2018. The consultant of the project for the release of a new “stable coin” will be the well-known Ethereum start-up ConsenSys.

According to representatives of the bank, the issue of the BNDES coin will help restore public confidence in Brazilian state banks, which are often criticized due to corruption scandals.

Also, the bank is confident that in the future, stablecoin can be used to finance organizations and projects from various fields.

Note that recently in Brazil there has been a trend towards liberalization of the regulation of cryptoindustry. For example, in October, the Brazilian Securities Commission allowed local investment companies to invest in a cryptocurrency ecosystem through the acquisition of derivatives and shares in foreign funds. It is noteworthy that at the beginning of the year the same financial regulator announced the prohibition of both direct investment in cryptocurrency and indirect investment through intermediaries in the person of foreign companies.