Have Blockchain Tech Investors Found the Holy Grail?
Blockchain technology has taken the world by surprise with its cutting-edge approach and multiple benefits, including the transparency, decentralization, the ability to save money on transactions & the much-needed benefit of being able to scale at a moments notice.
Thousands of investors or flooding the market with billions of dollars and are pouring these dollars into the Blockchain Technology market right now. If there was ever a time to look for the next "boom industry," stocks related to cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology are taking the cake.
There has been an explosion of new public companies as well as some redefining their entire corporate structure to adapt to this emerging market. Savvy investors now can invest into these companies utilizing in the stock market.
Recently investors have been made aware of a company, which could be starting to surpass all others within the Blockchain Technology Sector and it has everything to do with their approach to the sector as a whole (let's explain)
Block One Capital – US: (BKPPF) | CA: TSXV: (BLOK) is making the move revolutionize the blockchain market and will drive serious investor value if it can execute through its strategic investments already in the works! Investors looking at this company right now are seeing one of the biggest opportunities that the sector could be offering and it's still flying under the radar of large Wall Street funds.
The end of 2017 and into the beginning of 2018 has brought new terminology into the mainstream. That terminology is "Blockchain and Cryptocurrency". The market went through its typical hype phase where merely mentioning either of those buzzwords would see blockchain stocks soar to unthinkable heights.
Now that investors have had a taste of this sector and have become much more familiar with the market, it comes as no surprise that what "crypto 2.0" will bring is a wave of traders using due diligence and investigative research to make investment decisions. This is in stark comparison to simply depending on hype as many cryptocurrency & blockchain-tech investors did early on.
There is uncapped demand from investors for exposure to the space. Access and exposure to quality, high impact opportunities are generally too challenging and complex for investors to source and evaluate on their own due to numerous factors including lack of expertise in the blockchain space.
It's important to keep in mind that the global blockchain market size is expected to grow from $315.9 million in 2015 to $20 billion by the end of 2024 according to research from Transparency Market Research. The demand for what's known as "distributed ledger technology," has increased based on the technology being capable of greatly reducing total costs of business transactions, for example.
Investors are in a frenzy trying to find real opportunity! This makes it a very favorable time to be looking into blockchain-based companies.
The Blockchain Industry's First Round Of Investment Opened Opportunity To Turn $5,000 Into $80,000! What Will The Next Wave See?
The first wave of the blockchain industry boom has come to pass, but we can learn from those early winners to see how those who got involved early were able to profit in a big way:
#1. Eastman Kodak Company
$5000 Turned Into $20,000
A company built on the imaging industry found incredible success in its recent diversification strategy. The company and WENN Digital Inc. recently announced the launch of the KODAKOne image rights management platform to empower photographers and agencies to take greater control in image rights management.
Utilizing blockchain technology, the KODAKOne platform will create an encrypted, digital ledger of rights ownership for photographers to register both new and archive work that they can then license within the platform. Share prices soared from under $3 to as high as $13.28!
#2. DPW Holdings, Inc.
$5000 Turned Into Nearly $50,000
DPW Holdings has created a unique suite of subsidiaries that include businesses in power, crypto mining, and even the development of new technologies. Riding the early wave of the crypto boom at the end of 2017 and the beginning of 2018, DPW was trading around $0.56. This quickly changed after money flow pointed to higher moves in companies within this industry. In fact, the breakout for DPW saw the company's stock price jump to highs of almost $6 per share!
#3. MGT Capital
$5000 Turned Into $80,000
With facilities in northern Sweden and WA State, MGT Capital Investments, Inc. ranks as one of the largest U.S. based Bitcoin miners. Further, the Company continues to execute on an expansion model to grow its assets materially.
The Company also owns a portfolio of cyber security technologies, including the Company's first product, Sentinel, an enterprise class network intrusion detector which was released in October 2017. The Company also owns the intellectual property associated with developing and marketing a mobile phone with extensive privacy and anti-hacking features. MGT was trading at levels that were under $0.50 before exploding to over $8 per share during its expansion into the blockchain technology space!
Though these opportunities have come to pass, they act as a very clear case study to the true potential of early investments into companies within this space, especially right now.
Big buying activity is coming back into the market at this exact moment with a new set of blockchain companies like Block One Capital (BKPPF) seeing volume begin to uptick!
Finzat Block LLC: A Blockchain Solution for the US Mortgage Industry
Block One has acquired 40% of Finzat Block LLC, a New York based mortgage blockchain company aiming to streamline and digitize the US mortgage market using innovative blockchain applications to create a system which is Simple, Auditable, Fault-tolerant and Efficient (SAFE).
Finzat has named Michael W. Moore as the company's Chairman. Mr. Moore is a recognized leader in mortgage finance and investment and risk management. During his 15 years as the senior-most financial executive with the Chicago Federal Home Loan Bank, he was the co-developer of Mortgage Partnership Finance, a mortgage origination platform whereby Federal Home Loan Bank members participate in a unique risk sharing arrangement with their respective FHLB optimizing benefits for both parties.
Why Is This Important For Investors?
Mortgage industry is a $9.9 trillion sector of which Block One Capital is at the forefront of revolutionizing through its Finzat arm. This could quickly transform the US mortgage collateral and compliance marketplace as we know it, by applying advanced blockchain principles.
The mortgage industry is ripe for blockchain solutions to drive efficiency, reduce costs, streamline workflows and improve the customer experience.
CUIPO: A Social Initiative for Rainforest Preservation
Block One acquired up to 40% of OMAAT LTD. dba CUIPO, a London UK based technology business harnessing the power of blockchain to digitize and democratize the purchase and preservation of natural land assets.
CUIPO specializes in developing technologies and infrastructure to save and protect endangered lands by the gamification of online conservation efforts, achieved by using a patented virtual grid system and tokenization method, one square meter at a time.
Why Is This Important For Investors?
CUIPO's revenue streams will be: product licensing, educational gift card products, global event and festival sponsorship opportunities and creation and management of Corporate Social Responsibility services for medium to large enterprises.
Dance for 1 Meter, a rainforest preservation initiative launched by CUIPO has been featured on the front pages of Forbes.com, Huffington Post and over 20 global publications and platforms. D41M launched in 2017 with incredible success scoring two major deals with the largest electronic music event promoters in New York and Ibiza, Spain. Fully supported by many of the world's celebrity DJ's and artists and with over 2000 events planned for 2018/2019, D41M aims to become the largest environmental initiative in dance music history.
2 Million "Reasons" Why Block One Capital – US: (BKPPF) | CA: TSXV: (BLOK) Could Be Grossly Undervalued Right Now
It isn't just the company's operating arms that set Block One apart from the pack. Strategic corporate actions and a methodical approach to building its leadership team is core fundamentals that investors are taking note of.
1. 2 Million Reasons This Is Undervalued!
It's been said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. For BKPPF's private investors, they've now given 2 million reasons why BKPPF is undervalued right now. The company raised CAD$2 million at a price of CAD$1, which is roughly $0.80 US! At current levels, that's a PREMIUM to the current price!
This above the market raise should send a very clear message to the investment community in our opinion: Large Investors feel this could be grossly undervalued right now and are willing to pay a premium to get involved right now.
2. First Mover Advantage In HUGE ICOs
Block One recently announced that it has received a USD$750k allocation into the presale of the Token Generation Event of Shopin, a New York, USA headquartered, Retail Blockchain Solution Company (www.shopin.com). With the Initial Coin Offering climate, BKPPF could benefit from the appreciation of these tokens once Shopin begins trading on a digital currency exchange.
So What Does This Mean?
BKPPF invested an amount of money that also gained them a 66% bonus on the amount of tokens they have. If you're unfamiliar with token investing, the simplest way it can be explained is like any other investment made by a company.
As far as BKPPF is concerned, they would profit from the resale of the investment. And in the case of tokens, because the token doesn't give them ownership in the actual company, their profit would come from the sale of the token in the Shopin token market.
Shopin has already raised over $40million to date. There's been a good amount of press on Shopin. It was the Winner of Best ICO at the North American Bitcoin Conference and the Winner of Best ICO at the CoinAgenda Bitcoin/Cryptocurrency investing conference. So this could be just the tip of the iceberg even BEFORE Shopin hits the exchanges!
3. Leadership Dictating A New Pedigree for the Blockchain Industry
Block One Capital has made several key additions to its leadership team. Larry Johnson and Scott Carotenuto have come on to the company's advisory board and based on the wealth of innovative leadership that both Johnson and Carotenuto hold, Block One Capital – US: (BKPPF) | CA: TSXV: (BLOK) could already be well positioned for strong growth.
Mr. Johnson, for instance, has a wealth of experience in security systems and operations. He worked in the Directorate of Operations and served in the CIA's Operation's Center. Johnson has provided Subject Matter Expertise in scripting terrorism exercises for the U.S. military special operations forces. Since 1994, Mr. Johnson has analyzed terrorist incidents for TV, radio, and print, including the PBS News Hour, CNN, National Public Radio, ABC's Nightline, NBC, the New York Times, and the BBC.
Scott Carotenuto's extensive carrier includes specific work in the fintech arean; a vital role for the future of blockchain technology. He has held senior positions with various firms including AXIOM Global Trading, which ultimately was diversified by his launch of AlphaPlus Technology Group. AlphaPlus oversaw more than $1 billion in client assets. He also currently advises companies on projects and transactions involving alternative and emerging markets, blockchain technology, securities trade strategy and routing technology, trade data algorithms, ATS, crossing network and exchange technology; a perfect fit for what Block One has with its current operating strategy.
The strength of leadership goes without saying when it comes to Block One's management as well. Mr. Sothi Thillairajah and Dr. Pratheev Sreetharan serve as company CEO and CTO, respectively. Mr. Thillairajah was a Managing Director at Revere Capital Advisors in New York City where he formulated and executed capital raising and business development for early stage companies; ideal for a company like Block One Capital especially during these early stages.
Dr. Pratheev Sreetharan is highly proficient in mathematics and computational algorithms and has broad background across many technical and scientific fields. His experience and research driven approach are a welcome addition to any technology company, let alone one involved in the blockchain technology space.
Rounding out key additions to the company's leadership are Arnold Spangler and Aman Thindal who have joined the Board of Directors. Both have key experience working in length with numerous aspects of the markets including financing, investment banking, and advisory services. Thindal, in particular has also served as a public officer on other companies including Reliq Health Technologies. At a previous venture, Thindal helped a private real estate firm secure $75+ million in both traditional mortgage and private equity financing. So obviously there is no shortage of experience aiding to the new opportunities that are being presented for Block One Capital.
5 Reasons Block One Capital – US: (BKPPF) | CA: TSXV: (BLOK) Should Be On Your List Of Blockchain Stocks This Quarter
Reason #1: Strategic investments during the early stages of the "bitcoin boom" could greatly pay off, as it would appear the next big wave of bullish price movement has started to come back to the bitcoin sector. BKPPF could benefit from increased bitcoin prices via their TG12 Ventures mining operation. And with the highest cost being power costs, BKPPF has obtained some of the LOWEST energy prices in the country at the contracted cost of power being $0.031 per kwH…do you know what you're paying just for your own power right now? Probably nowhere near $0.031 per kwH.
Reason #2: It has a visionary management team, with proven expertise running profitable businesses. CEO Sothi Thillairajah has his hand in numerous ventures including the advisory team at Shopin, as well as founding a key blockchain technology for the $9 trillion mortgage industry.
Reason #3: BKPPF has acquired 40% of Finzat Block LLC, a New York based mortgage blockchain company aiming to streamline and digitize the US mortgage market.
Reason #4: Even though the price of bitcoin is surging, the price of Bitcoin doesn't have to go up in order for Block One Capital to profit. They're dramatically hedging power costs compared to other crypto miners. Should bitcoin decrease in price, the cheap power costs they've secured ensure they'll remain profitable long after other miners have been forced to stop mining. Also keep in mind that a lot of these other mining companies were building their operations during a time where bitcoin was over $12k. This means that they have had to most likely either rearrange their entire operation, readjust how long they can mine, OR possibly hold operations until the market shows better bitcoin prices. I would relate this similar to the oil industry where many oil companies pulled out based on falling oil prices. But it was the advanced and forward-thinking oil drillers that were able to weather the storm and continue to move forward.
Reason #5: The barrier-to-entry in crypto mining is incredibly high. It's very capital intensive and requires a lot of expertise. Block One is already perfectly positioned for high-profit growth – with a prime facility, equipment, expertise, and a recent infusing of capital that was raised at a PREMIUM to its current market price. Do you think those private investors gave the company multi-millions higher than these prices if they didn't see potential in BKPPF?
Billion Dollar Hedge Funds Are Getting In The Game: A BIG Quarter For BIG Investors In Blockchain/Cryptocurrency
Right now some of the biggest funds are investing in cryptocurrency and blockchain related companies. Soros Fund Management is set to invest in cryptocurrencies, according to Bloomberg (details here). Also, Venrock (a Rockefeller Fund) this is getting into the new wave of cryptocurrency and blockchain opportunity investments.
Long after multiplying its fortunes through early bets on then-upstarts, such as Intel and Apple, the firm is embarking on a new frontier: cryptocurrency (details here).
Too Big an Opportunity to Ignore
Remember, profit in an industry like this has come down to action. The case for this couldn't be clearer with the few examples listed earlier and early investors who acted early could have profited as much as 16 times on their money!
Now is the time that early stage investors are looking to get involved within this market and it just so happens that big banks, hedge funds, and large institutions are also trying to fight for market share.
"The first generation of the digital revolution brought us the Internet of information. The second generation — powered by blockchain technology — is bringing us the Internet of value: a new platform to reshape the world of business and transform the old order of human affairs for the better."
~ Don Tapscott, Author of "The Digital Economy"
There are others like former US Treasury Secretary, Larry Summers who explicitly state blockchain technology will a major gamechanger, "I'm reasonably confident … that the blockchain will change a great deal of financial practice and exchange."
It has also sparked investors' interest especially after seeing what companies in this space can do when it comes to profit & opportunity. For those looking to find the next big market mover to capitalize on, we think Block One Capital – US: (BKPPF) | CA: TSXV: (BLOK) could be showing early potential to revolutionize the way blockchain technology are brought to market. Just like every other big breakout in this market, it could be the earliest investors who are set to profit the most.
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