OmiseGO to Collaborate with Credit Card Company

Omise and OmiseGO signed a Memorandum of Understanding with ShinhanCard to explore opportunities for fintech and blockchain initiatives
05 April 2018   485

OmiseGO is devoted to developing blockchain technology and bringing best services to its users. On April 5, OmiseGo and Omise have announced that they had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with ShinhanCard, which is an affiliate of the Shinhan Financial Group, and a Korea's biggest, global top-five credit card company.

(From L-R): Mr. Kim Jung Soo, Mr. Jun Hasegawa and Mr. Ezra Don HarinsutMr. Kim Jung Soo, Mr. Jun Hasegawa and Mr. Ezra Don Harinsut

Two companies plan to collaborate on further advance ShinhanCard’s digital offerings across its portfolio of payment services and mobile application in a growing mobile payments market. According to the official announcement, this agreement expands Omise’s presence beyond its home countries in Southeast Asia and Japan, while also working towards building a strong partnership for OmiseGO.

We want to make it easy for those who need online asset exchange as part of their business to connect seamlessly to the OMG Network.
 

Jun Hasegawa

CEO and Founder, Omise and OmiseGO

At the moment of press, these are main market parameters of OmiseGO:

Average price: $8,73
Market cap: $891 046 787 
24h volume: $74 879 200

Buterin and OmniseGO to Urge to Boycott Consensus 2018

Co-founder of Ethereum is angry on popular web media due to number of articles and, as he says, link to scam website
27 April 2018   1113

Creator of Ethereum Vitalik Buterin and team of OmiseGO project announced a boycott of the upcoming conference Consensus 2018, organized by the CoinDesk. The reason for this was, in particular, two materials of the agency, one of which published a direct link to the web-site of scammers, and in the other - "sensational" information about the alleged Ethereum's hardfork.

Vitalik Buterin Twitter
Vitalik Buterin Twitter

He also noted that he had already warned media in such mistakes.

Vitalik Buterin Twitter
Vitalik Buterin Twitter

OmniseGO team decided to join Vitalik.

OmniseGO Twitter
OmniseGO Twitter

Buterin also criticized the EIP 999 related article.

Vitalik Buterin Twitter
Vitalik Buterin Twitter

It is worth noting that at the time of publication of the CoinDesk note, it was already known that representatives of the Ethereum community voted against the unlocking of 513 000 ETH on Parity wallets, and the developers of Parity Technologies assured that they did not achieve the new Ethereum hardware. Since then, the material CoinDesk has been repeatedly edited, but the screenshots of the original text can be easily found on the Internet.

Vitalik also reported on "gotchas".

Vitalik Buterin Twitter
Vitalik Buterin Twitter

He also said that he won't support the "level of rent seeking" of the conference.

Vitalik Buterin Twitter
Vitalik Buterin Twitter

Response from CoinDesk editor Pete Rizzo was quick and rough.

Pete Rezzo Twitter
Pete Rezzo Twitter

He also told about "bully pulpit move".

Pete Rezzo Twitter
Pete Rezzo Twitter

At the same time, the OmiseGO team wrote on Twitter that "People’s livelihoods are on the line when we fail to vet our sources."

OmniseGO Twitter
OmniseGO Twitter

Earlier Vitalik Buterin locked in a Twitter-drama with Australian businessman Craig Wright during the Bitcoin Cash promotional presentation.