Latest Universal Wallet Update Released 1.2.6

Latest Universal Wallet Update Released 1.2.6

Today we have released the latest update to the Universal Wallet – release 1.2.6. For our Android Users, you can now go ahead and update your Universal Wallet. Once you update your wallet, you can log back into your account and be live in the latest version.

For our iOS users, the update has been submitted to the Apple iOS App Store, and will likely take about 7-days to be published and listed, and for you to have access to download the latest version.

If you don’t have the Universal Wallet yet, click here to download yours!

In this article we highlight some of the new coin integrations and performance improvements made to our flagship app.

Dash & Litecoin Now Available in Universal Wallet

It’s official, upon updating your Universal Wallet app in the iOS (Coming Soon) or Android (Now Available) app store, all of our active and new users will immediately have the ability to store, track, send and receive Dash and Litecoin.

We know these two coins have been in high-demand from our community, so we greatly appreciate your patience as we completed our rigorous testing and integration process. Dash & LTC are now fully transactable!

aXpire Update – AXP to AXPR

The ticker for aXpire has been updated from AXP to AXPR, and we now support the latest version of the aXpire Token in the Universal Wallet.

Performance Enhancements

Ethos is on the relentless pursuit to make the Universal Wallet the buttery smoothest and snappiest crypto wallet in the World, with dynamic features and functionalities to enhance the user experience of interacting with crypto.

In this update, we shipped a multitude of performance enhancements. We will be continuing to deploy performance enhancements with every developer sprint. Our beta-testers in product council shared a remarkable improvement in performance, and of course this is just the beginning!

Variety of Bug Fixes

Developer sprints happen every couple weeks, and during this one our developers have squashed 50+ bugs and made improvements to the user experience. None of these bugs were critical nor did they in any way affect the security of the Universal Wallet.

The majority of bugs fixes came with offering users proper notification and a smoother user flow when performing transactions or dealing with errors if transactions don’t get submitted to the blockchain properly, including tracking the full detail of transaction history.

Transactions Made Simpler

We have been honing our design and listening to the community about UI/UX simplification. So we have reduced the number of clicks needed to view the Send or Receive screens by 60%, moving from 5 clicks to just 2.

Sending and Receiving crypto has truly never been so easy. Send some transactions to and from the Universal Wallet and let us know what you think.

A Note on Apple & iOS Release

On average it takes approximately 7-days from the time of publishing the update for Apple to review and approve the update and for it to be sent to all of our users. Unfortunately, there is no way for us to expedite the process, so it’s a matter of time and we appreciate everyone’s patience. We will make the formal announcement across all of our channels when the iOS update is available.

Conclusion

This update and the future updates to come highlight a critical step in our journey to delivering a powerful application that is directly informed by our community, a truly people-powered platform, which we are aggressively improving with our talented team.

As we continue to improve our coin integration process, we will be expediting our integration of more coins into the Universal Wallet and directly asking for community feedback on which tokens you would like to see integrated into the wallet most.

We invite all of our active users to update their Universal Wallet to get access to our latest coin integrations and feature enhancements. If you are new to Ethos or the Universal Wallet, click here to download yours.

Interested in learning about what the devs are working on now?
Check out our Dev Dashboard.

Have questions? Want to join the people-powered movement?

Join the conversation on our Official Ethos Telegram channel!

Also, join the conversation on our Ethos Twitter, Facebook & LinkedIn


Ethos Unveils Bedrock, A Revolutionary Platform Connecting Financial Institutions With the Blockchain

Ethos Unveils Bedrock, A Revolutionary Platform Connecting Financial Institutions With the Blockchain

Ethos, a leading cryptocurrency services provider, is excited to unveil its institutional blockchain solutions platform Ethos Bedrock.

Ethos Bedrock is a sophisticated, high-performance Blockchain Financial Services (BFS) platform. Bedrock was built with the vision of making blockchain and cryptographic protocols as easy and accessible to as internet protocols. Using Bedrock, institutions can safely and securely leverage battle-tested, state-of-the-art digital asset technology, and lay the groundwork for crypto financial services such as custody, liquidity, brokerage and lending.

Ethos’s flagship product, the Universal Wallet, runs completely on Bedrock APIs and is Bedrock’s first reference application. In other words, Bedrock is not a theoretical infrastructure; it is up and running today supporting over 90,000 users worldwide and has performed over 400,000 transactions seamlessly connecting with a variety of blockchain networks.

 

“Nearly every fintech firm views blockchain as the next paradigm shift for digital finance, but the wide array of blockchain and crypto protocols and frameworks have long been complex and inaccessible–until today,” says Ethos Founder & CEO Shingo Lavine. “Bedrock provides the infrastructure for a whole new wave of revolutionary new blockchain-based products and services that will power the digital economy of the future.”

 

Bedrock includes structures that enable institutions to create their own crypto wallets, liquidity and custody services, as well as custom solutions for blockchain integration, alerts, identity and transaction monitoring.

Bedrock uses open peer-reviewed standards such as BIP32, BIP39 and BIP44. These standards enable institutions or their customers to safekeep hundreds of digital assets through Ethos’ SmartKey technology. Bedrock also includes an abstraction layer that offers support for multiple blockchains and custom digital assets.

Bedrock is powered by the ETHOS token which is designed to provide utility and access throughout the Ethos ecosystem. Bedrock business partners may utilize and stake the Ethos token to unlock access to the system, pay for the fees, and receive discounts. A gas mechanism protects the network from resource greedy, malicious or inefficient applications and provides reduced fees, creating a win-win ecosystem that operates efficiently and cost-effectively while delivering benefits to both businesses and consumers.

Bedrock can be licensed under joint venture or custom engineering contracts, and is designed to be customized for industrial-grade scalable and secure financial applications. To contact the Ethos Bedrock BD team, email [email protected] or fill out the Bedrock partner contact form on https://www.ethos.io/bedrock.

Learn more about Ethos Bedrock

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About Ethos.io PTE LTD
Ethos is a leading cryptocurrency services provider that is building a bridge between the blockchain and existing financial institutions and systems. The Ethos Universal Wallet enables anybody to securely safe-keep their own crypto assets easily, safely and for free. The Universal Wallet is decentralized, with consumers creating and owning their own private SmartKeys that secure personal digital vaults. The Universal Wallet is built on Bedrock, a foundation platform that abstracts and makes blockchains more accessible, secure and compliant for both people and financial institutions. Ethos has built a blockchain dream team of financial and technology executives with experience at companies like Blackrock, Citrix, Deloitte, Freddie Mac, Merrill Lynch, State Street and UBS. Ethos is headquartered in Singapore with a global presence and community across Telegram and Twitter.


Dash & Litecoin Now in Testing for Release to Universal Wallet

Dash & Litecoin Now in Testing for Release to Universal Wallet

Big things have been happening at Ethos and we have some exciting news for our community!

Recently, we announced our Simplex Integration & ShapeShift Partnership, while continuing to build invaluable business relationships with other leading blockchain companies behind the scenes to advance and enhance our ecosystem.

One of the most exciting and highly-anticipated updates, is our new coin integrations coming to the Universal Wallet. In this article we highlight how our coin integration process works, which coins are almost ready to be added and give you direct insight into the progress being made.

Coin Integration – Development, Integration & Progress

Our blockchain developers are now working in two high-performing teams, both building features end-to-end. Team A and Team B are both focused on feature enhancements which are prioritized by applying feedback from the community, with Team B working specifically on new coin integrations.

Prior to onboarding a coin or blockchain to the wallet, it must go through a vetting process. When vetting coins, factors taken into consideration include, but are not limited to: complexity of integration, market cap, quality of the token, liquidity of the network, community demand and size of the community.

Once vetted, Team B gets a new node up and running, wraps the node and integrates the node with Bedrock. Extensive internal testing is undertaken prior to moving forward with beta testing through our Product Council. Following beta testing, the integration is ready to be deployed to Ethos Universal Wallet users globally.

These improvements will support us in streamlining our coin integration process and solidify our position to be the truly universal wallet solution.

The first new coins lined up to make their Universal Wallet debut are Litecoin (LTC) and Dash (DASH)! We are now testing these two coins internally – placing them at 95% completion. Integration is right around the corner, and we are excited to bring the Ethos, Litecoin and Dash communities closer together.

Here’s some more info on the two coins coming soon to Universal Wallet – stay tuned for updates on what’s coming next!


Litecoin (LTC)

Progress: 95% complete - currently undergoing beta testing.

About Litecoin
Litecoin is a peer-to-peer digital currency meant to enable instant, near-zero cost payments to anyone in the world. LTC is an open source, global payment network that is fully decentralized and a fork of Bitcoin Core. LTC seeks to solve many of the technical issues that plague the Bitcoin network and intends to be an alternate store of value to Bitcoin. If Bitcoin is “Digital Gold” then Litecoin is “Digital Silver”.

LTC seeks to activate network upgrades such as the Lightning Network which other coins have adopted in order to increase network throughput and solve scaling issues.


Dash (DASH)

Progress: 95% complete - currently undergoing beta testing.

About Dash
Dash is Digital Cash, aimed at making instant private payments online or in-store using a secure open source platform. Dash uses a self-governing, self-funding protocol with masternodes that drive development growth where participants propose and fund projects directly within the network. Dash has been expanding their payment infrastructure globally.


Want to stay updated on the progress of Coin Integrations?
Check out the Dev Dashboard

Our newly created Dev Dashboard, allows you to see the real-time progress of our coin integrations. It’s updated weekly based on our developer milestones, and allows you to know what’s going on at Ethos behind the scenes.
In the coming weeks, we will be releasing a People-Powered feedback survey to the Ethos community, to hear your input on what coins you would like us to integrate next. Thanks for reading…

Have questions? Want to join the people-powered movement?

Join the conversation on our Official Ethos Telegram channel!

Also, join the conversation on our Ethos Twitter, Facebook & LinkedIn


Ethos Cryptocurrency Airdrop Program

Community Airdrop Program Begins Today

Community Airdrop Program Begins Today

Thank you to all who pre-registered for the Universal Wallet and completed the steps to claim your airdrop tokens! Here are the details on what to expect next.

The Ethos Community Airdrop Program officially begins today, Monday, August 20th. Our testing is complete and we will start deploying airdrops after 7 pm PDT – starting with our first token BitDegree.

We will be Airdropping one token type at a time to our eligible users, in batches of thousands of users at a time, highlighting one token a day. This process is to ensure we do not clog the Ethereum Network and decrease wallet performance, with over 50,000 users set to receive Airdrops.

During this week, we will be publicly announcing on our social channels when our users will be receiving specific tokens. All users will be receiving an equal amount of every token sent directly to their Universal Wallet.

Please be patient, as this will take time and but don’t worry, if you followed all the steps, you are all set to receive your tokens.

We want to thank our community again for the incredible response to our Community Airdrop Program! Within the two weeks of releasing the details on how to receive airdropped tokens, we welcomed tens of thousands of Universal Wallet users each day leading up to the deadline.

Below you will find a guide we have assembled to offer clarity on any questions you may have and to let you know what happens next. Please take the time to read this carefully and spread the word.

Am I eligible to receive Airdrops?

Here’s a quick way to know if you’re eligible to receive airdrops from this program.

Eligibility Checklist (Now Complete):

  • You pre-registered for the Universal Wallet before July 2nd
  • You received an email from the Ethos Team, prompting you to create a SmartWallet to receive airdrops
  • Using the same email address entered at the time of pre-registration, you created a SmartWallet in the app by August 16th.

Only individuals who completed these steps are eligible. Did you check all three boxes? Well then, you’re good to go!

How long will Airdrops take?

The distribution of Airdrops will take place over the course of several days, and may take several weeks. Stay tuned to our social channels on the status of the Airdrop distribution.

Which tokens will I get and in what order?

In this first phase of the Community Airdrop Program, pre-registered users who created a SmartWallet can look out for tokens awesome companies like:

All of our participating Airdrop Program participants and tokens not listed in our initial Airdrop, will be included in subsequent phases of the distribution. For more info: Airdrop Program Info

Will I get all of these tokens?

All Airdrop tokens will be evenly distributed to all of our community members.

How will I know I got them?

Look out for email updates and social media posts for a heads up on when to check your wallet for a specific token on a given day. But if you’re already using your wallet daily, you may simply notice a surprise in your SmartWallet!

So, What’s Next?

Distribution of the tokens will begin today (Monday, August 20th). We will begin distributing the airdrops in a batched flow so not to clog the Ethereum Network. Consider this Phase 1 of the distribution.

Be Patient & Look for Notifications

We have done our best to create airdrop portfolios that reflect equal balances based on participating tokens and the number of eligible pre-registrants. Our airdrop and coin integration team has skillfully designed a token delivery method that is mindful of balancing the supply and demand of this program.

Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or Telegram and look out for email updates on which tokens to look for through the coming weeks.

Terms & Conditions

As we outlined in the previously released Official Community Airdrop Program Guide, eligibility is based on two criteria:
1) You must have pre-registered for the Universal Wallet before July 2nd;
2) Using the same email address entered at the time of pre-registration, you must have created a SmartWallet in the app by August 16th. Only individuals who completed these steps are eligible.

About The Program

Our Community Airdrop Program is designed to showcase cutting-edge platforms in the blockchain space. By collaborating with a colorful array of breakthrough companies, our goal is to introduce our Universal Wallet users to the endless possibilities of crypto.

All tokens and companies who have participated in our Ethos Community Airdrop Program are supported within the Universal Wallet. One of our objectives is to help increase the utility and liquidity of these tokens by having created a safe and simple way for token holders to store, transact, send and receive.


Coin Swap Shapeshift Ethos Coin Wallet

Ethos Brings Coin Swaps to the Universal Wallet

Ethos Brings Coin Swaps to the Universal Wallet

In recent breaking news, we publicized our exciting partnership with ShapeShift to allow coin swaps in the Universal Wallet. This article explains the new features we will be releasing to our users and how it will all work.

With the launch of the Universal Wallet, we gave our users the ability to store, track, send and receive over 100+ cryptocurrencies. With an entire division of our dev-team purely focused on new token integrations, in the coming weeks and months users will see the addition of the most popular and highly-requested tokens to be fully supported in the wallet.

And now, enabled by our partnership with ShapeShift, all Ethos Universal Wallet Users will be able to Swap between different types of cryptocurrencies, with speed, ease and security without ever leaving your wallet!

Users will always maintain self-custody of their tokens and their private keys, ensuring decentralized control of all tokens during their swaps, without taking on the risk of using centralized exchanges.

With the integration of ShapeShift into Universal Wallet, our users can:

  • Turn your Ethereum into Bitcoin
  • Turn your Bitcoin into Litecoin
  • Essentially, swap any coins for one another supported by both Ethos & ShapeShift
  • All safely and securely within your Universal Wallet with private keys you control

The Benefits of Using Ethos Universal Wallet & ShapeShift for Token Swaps

Convenience – At the click of a button, you can swap a token you currently hold and easily exchange it for another. With Ethos & ShapeShift, you no longer have to send your crypto to a centralized exchange, wait for the deposit, transact one coin, potentially sell into Bitcoin or Ethereum as a trading pair, and wait and process your withdrawal from the exchange. Only then sending it back to your wallet for safe-keeping.

Ease of Use – By using the Universal Wallet, you can easily select the wallet addresses instead of having to deal with writing or pasting public addresses across multiple platforms. If you want to send someone a specific token you don’t have in your wallet, you can do a swap and then scan their QR-code for easy sending.

It’s Safer – Eliminate the risk of being redirected to a phishing site instead of an exchange, sending to the wrong public address when transferring between exchange and your wallet, or being subjected to an exchange hack. No more sleepless nights wondering if your crypto is safe.

How It Will Work – Want to know how you will be able to exchange between cryptocurrencies with Ethos Universal Wallet x ShapeShift? Here is the breakdown.

This is a draft UX design for prototyping purposes, actual UX may vary.

The 5-Easy Steps to our Upcoming Coin Swap Feature

  1. You need cryptocurrency in your Ethos Smartwallet
    • Download the Universal Wallet from the App Store
    • Create your Account
    • Create a SmartWallet
    • Deposit cryptocurrency into your SmartWallet
  2. Tap on the coin within your wallet that you want to exchange and select “Swap”
  3. Choose the coin that you want to receive in exchange
  4. Review the transaction and tap “Confirm Swap”
  5. Authorize your swap transaction using your biometrics/PIN

The Result: A Successful Coin Swap in the Universal Wallet!

You will see the coin that you are swapping leave your wallet, and shortly after the new coin will be added to your SmartWallet. It’s that easy.

In Summary

This is one of many new exciting features that will be coming soon to enhance the Ethos Universal Wallet. Our developers are hard at work programming this exciting new feature, so stay tuned for future announcements when it’s ready for release, and coming to a Universal Wallet app near you.


Some Reflections on the Bear Market

The past year has been filled with high-flying euphoria followed quickly by brutal reality with many people struggling to make heads or tails of it. The market movements have certainly been a surprise to many and have caused a plethora of different emotions to come out with many calling into question the fundamental merits and viability of cryptocurrencies and blockchain based platforms.


Ethos Announces Simplex Agreement - Accelerating Phase I of Fiat Gateway

Ethos Announces Simplex Agreement - Accelerating Phase I of Fiat Gateway

Ethos is pleased to announce an integration with Simplex, a global instant fiat purchase service enabling bitcoin and altcoin purchases with credit and debit cards. This integration will mean that Ethos customers will soon have access to liquidity and exchange services between fiat and cryptocurrencies on an international scale.

Ethos aims to create a financial ecosystem that is open, safe and fair for everyone by harnessing the power and autonomy that cryptocurrencies provide. The Ethos Universal Wallet provides a secure, self-custodied mobile wallet where the user is in control of funds at all times. Ethos Universal Wallet gives users the power to store, track, send and receive over 100+ tokens.

This agreement allows Ethos to accelerate the first phase of the fiat gateway and provide Ethos customers with a safe and seamless method for converting between fiat and cryptocurrency.

Paired with the Shapeshift integration, users will be able to gain access to dozens of cryptocurrencies and tokens using fiat.

Image is for prototype mockup purposes only.

“Ethos is excited to offer a wealth of dynamic capabilities to consumers,” says Ethos Founder & CEO Shingo Lavine. “The Universal Wallet will become the most accessible way for people to safely interact with cryptocurrencies using innovative services such as Simplex.”

“As Ethos expands its service offering, Simplex is proud to play a fundamental role in offering seamless, easy conversion between fiat and cryptocurrencies while ensuring transactions are completely fraud-free,” says Nimrod Lehavi, CEO and Co-founder of Simplex. “We are able to achieve this thanks to our advanced machine learning AI algorithms and broad accumulated experience as security experts.”

The Ethos Universal Wallet is available in the iOS & Android app-store worldwide. Download the app: https://www.ethos.io/universal-wallet/

 

About Ethos.io PTE LTD

Ethos is a leading cryptocurrency services provider that is building a bridge between the blockchain and existing financial institutions and systems. The Ethos Universal Wallet enables anybody to securely safe-keep their own crypto assets easily, safely and for free. The Universal Wallet is decentralized, with consumers creating and owning their own private SmartKeys that secure personal digital vaults. The Universal Wallet is built on Bedrock, a foundation platform that abstracts and makes blockchains more accessible, secure and compliant for both people and financial institutions. Ethos has built a blockchain dream team of financial and technology executives with experience at companies like Blackrock, Citrix, Deloitte, Freddie Mac, Merrill Lynch and UBS. Ethos is headquartered in Singapore with a global presence and community. Learn more at ethos.io.

 

About Simplex

Simplex is a fintech company that provides online merchants with fraud-free payment processing. Our goal is to make online commerce safe. Based on advanced AI technology, Simplex’s automated system facilitates processing online payments while assessing risk with maximum speed and accuracy.

Simplex integrates with online crypto exchanges to fulfill the credit card payment process. Hence, Simplex is responsible for risk analysis, processing the payments with the credit card company, and finalizing the transaction. The cryptocurrency is provided by the online exchange. Learn more at Simplex.com.


Ethos and ShapeShift Partner to Deepen Liquidity and Advance Enterprise Cryptocurrency Exchange

Ethos and ShapeShift Partner to Deepen Liquidity and Advance Enterprise Cryptocurrency Exchange

Ethos, a leading multi-cryptocurrency wallet and enterprise blockchain solutions provider, is pleased to announce an integration with ShapeShift.io, a digital marketplace for Bitcoin and other blockchain tokens. This integration will mean that Ethos users and enterprise customers will soon have access to the liquidity and exchange services for dozens of cryptocurrencies and tokens.

Ethos aims to create a financial ecosystem that is open, safe and fair for everyone by harnessing the power and autonomy that cryptocurrencies provide. The Ethos Universal Wallet provides a secure, self-custodied mobile wallet where the user is in control of funds at all times. Ethos Universal Wallet gives users the power to store, track, send and receive over 100+ tokens.

The integration with ShapeShift enables users to securely exchange and swap coins without any intermediaries. Users will be able to initiate trades directly from their wallet with settlement and order handling abstracted and rapidly executed for the user.  

“Ethos provides the infrastructure for a more robust digital economy that is truly easy to use and accessible to the average person,” says Ethos Founder & CEO Shingo Lavine. “We want to partner with leading companies in the space to provide the best possible service while preserving the ideals and allure that cryptocurrencies hold.”

ShapeShift Swap in Universal Wallet Prototype – The image above is a prototype mockup. The actual app integration UI/UX may vary from the image above.

Beyond the consumer wallet service, Ethos plans to integrate ShapeShift as an offering in its Bedrock product and services. Bedrock is a sophisticated, high-performance API that makes blockchain protocols as accessible as internet protocols for businesses and institutions. Ethos and Shapeshift are taking a leap forward to offer exchange services and move towards building regulated, enterprise-ready service offerings that can service users and institutions globally.

The Ethos Universal Wallet is available worldwide today. Download the app:  https://www.ethos.io/universal-wallet/

 

About Ethos.io PTE LTD

Ethos is a leading cryptocurrency services provider that is building a bridge between the blockchain and existing financial institutions and systems. The Ethos Universal Wallet enables anybody to securely safe-keep their own crypto assets easily, safely and for free. The Universal Wallet is decentralized, with consumers creating and owning their own private SmartKeys that secure personal digital vaults. The Universal Wallet is built on Bedrock, a foundation platform that abstracts and makes blockchains more accessible, secure and compliant for both people and financial institutions. Ethos has built a blockchain dream team of financial and technology executives with experience at companies like Blackrock, Citrix, Deloitte, Freddie Mac, Merrill Lynch and UBS. Ethos is headquartered in Singapore with a global presence and community. Learn more at ethos.io.

 

About ShapeShift  

ShapeShift is a leading blockchain technology company, which operates several crypto products including ShapeShift.io, CoinCap, and KeepKey. Its primary service, ShapeShift.io, is a an online marketplace where users can buy and sell digital assets. The popular app enables users to safely trade Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), Litecoin (LTC) and other major blockchain-based tokens and assets. See more at shapeshift.com.


Live Community Q&A: The Road Ahead

Live Community Q&A: The Road Ahead

You’re invited to an open forum where we’ll provide details on the Ethos roadmap. Join this community webinar and hear directly from Ethos Founder & CEO Shingo Lavine on Wednesday, August 8th at 3pm PST / 6pm EST.

In this webinar:
We will show our vision for how Ethos will bridge the traditional financial system with the Blockchain, and how Bedrock will power a next-generation crypto ecosystem.  

Because we believe in a people-powered future, we encourage you to submit your questions about the Ethos Roadmap and Bedrock on Reddit.

Submit your questions – Submit your questions ahead of time on this Reddit thread, we’ll be selecting questions from there prior to the broadcast, so make sure to have your questions submitted before Wednesday, August 8th – 3pm PST / 6pm EST!

Submit A Question in Reddit

Thank you for your support and we look forward to hearing from you!  

Live stream details – We’ve created the YouTube Live Event ahead of time, so tune in here once it’s time for the broadcast:

 

Stay tuned for updates, follow us on Twitter at @ethos_io


Ethos Global Ambassador Meetup

Ethos Netherlands Recap: Global Ambassador Program Launch

Ethos Netherlands Recap: Global Ambassador Program Launch

Hot off the heels of the Universal Wallet release worldwide, we were thrilled to also launch our first Global Ambassador led meetup event in the Netherlands on Sunday, July 29th. The event was organized by Michael Noordanus, our Dutch Ambassador, who has been an energetic and loyal advocate of Ethos since day one. Ethos Telegram community members have come to know Michael very well as result of his ever-present support in our channels.

 

 

The Key to the New Economy is Community

To kick off the live talks, Michael welcomed to the stage our newly appointed German Ambassador, Christoph Schlechter. Christoph’s contributions to the Ethos community have been invaluable. From his clear and patient communication in Telegram, to developing ideas like the Ethos Ambassador Program, he has played an integral role in nurturing our people-powered movement.

 

 

Community members, Thijmen (Customer Service & QA Manager), Customer Support reps, Shingo, Stephen, KDP, Ambassadors, Moderators… the whole fam!

 

Secure and Simple Design

KDP educated us on the people-powered financial future that awaits us all. As a leader of the product development team, KDP spoke to how the feedback we receive from the community, the people’s wants, needs, and desires, is directly informing what is built into the app and where we will go in the future.

 

 

“We share a common vision and mission, which is to use the power of blockchain and finance to create a New Economy. One that is open, safe and fair for everyone.”– KDP

 

“What’s most salient for me is reaffirming our commitment to our community roots. My goal every day is to figure out how to be nimble in our team structure [and] our feedback loops so we can keep a close pulse on the needs and requests of the community . . . so that its woven directly into the product.” – KDP

 

 

We chatted with attendees from across Europe, each one having a story or use case to share, emphasizing the need to create a decentralized financial ecosystem.

 

Interconnectivity: Traditional and Next Gen Finance

Stephen and Shingo both provided insights into how the current financial system functions and how change must and can be brought to usher in the New Economy. Stephen dove into the details of building a frictionless global investment and wealth management ecosystem.

 

 

Stephen went further to unveil that we have all the partners in place to deliver a robust and complete Fiat Gateway, which for Ethos means offering consumers wealth management, trading and banking services.

In response to a question from the audience, Stephen discussed Ethos’ global reach for our global mission, and revealed that Ethos has already begun garnering international attention, including strong interest from a bank in Tokyo to discuss custodial solutions.

As you probably know, the technical infrastructure for funding accounts with USD is being facilitated through our relationship with Plaid. But did you know that through our powerful partnership with Payroc, merchants will soon be using Ethos Bedrock to begin accepting crypto for goods and services?

 

“I get up in the morning because I believe we can actually solve this” – Stephen

 

Shingo educated us all on the history and evolution of custody in financial markets over the last century. Furthermore, he discussed the regulatory environment around custody in both the Old and New Economy, and where we are headed. His calls for a system that serves the people instead of institutions, and the questions he evoked around the topic of self-custody, sparked meaningful dialogue amongst audience members.

 

“… Where the individual is taking custody of these funds, at all times … is it possible that you could create a financial ecosystem that is open, safe and fair for everybody?” – Shingo

 

“Can you create a programmable system that can build a financial ecosystem around the individual, rather than around the institutions that are taking custody? Is it possible to take the individual and bring them to these financial services rather than having to cater to the institution?” – Shingo

 

We recently introduced the community to our development process and how we plan to fulfill the core underlying needs of consumers. We have come so far and we are so excited for the direction we are heading! Want to see the most up-to-date information regarding development progress? Check out our new Dev Dashboard.

 

 

Attendees were privy to a sneak peek into the working relationships of the team members! During the much anticipated Hot & Spicy interview with Stephen, where he daringly scorched his palette with 5 progressively hotter hot sauces, and gave away $1500 to members of the audience, he was asked what it’s like to work with someone so much younger than himself.

 

“It’s been phenomenal. There has been some mentoring there too. But it’s funny, the mentoring goes both ways. Even though he is 30 years younger than me, I learn from him and he learns from me. Which makes it an extremely successful and powerful relationship.” – Stephen

 

The event was filled with gourmet bites, craft beer – including the original Ethos Saison, which was described as landing on the palette with beautiful floral and fruity tone. Brewed with a little rye for a round mouthfeel and a sturdy punch in aftertaste! This beer was a wonderful compliment to discussions on the fresh ideas that have surfaced in light of the radical change in financial industries. Concepts like the Ethos objective to empower everyone with their own digital vault aka self-custody in the New Economy.

 

 

Not unlike the Ethos Summit, our first meetup held in Rhode Island, new relationships were forged and old ones rekindled as Ethos Ambassadors, Moderators, Team and community members, and leaders of other blockchain companies united under one roof in Amersfoort, NL this last weekend.

Want to watch the full video of the meetup? Check it out here.

 

 

Couldn’t make it to the Netherlands meetup? Be on the lookout for Ethos events near you!

 

KDP and BTC.com’s Community Manager Eleanor chilling at Crypto Canal in Amsterdam