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.

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“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 AG is a leading blockchain technology company based in Switzerland. It operates several crypto products including ShapeShift.io, CoinCap, Prism, 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.


Payroc, Ethos Announce U.S. Cryptocurrency Payments Partnership

Payroc, Ethos Announce U.S. Cryptocurrency Payments Partnership

Agreement to Enable Consumer Crypto Payments at Participating Merchant Locations

TINLEY PARK, Ill., and PARK CIY, Utah, July 16, 2018 (Business Wire) – Payroc, LLC, a leading merchant services and payment processing organization, and Ethos.io PTE, a leading cryptocurrency services platform, today formally announced their partnership to create a best-in-class cryptocurrency merchant payment processing service. The Ethos Bedrock platform will be integrated with Payroc’s payment gateway platform, enabling a simple “Pay with Crypto” button to be placed on merchant websites, giving consumers the option of paying with cryptocurrency in addition to traditional payment forms. The companies made their partnership intentions known late last week during Digital Currency Con in Park City.

“We’re excited about partnering with Ethos as it brings together the traditional payments world Payroc operates in with new digital currencies,” said Jared Poulson, chief integrations officer for Payroc. “Our merchants will be able to accept payments via traditional credit cards, ACH, PayPal and now popular cryptocurrencies,” added Poulson. “We have been tracking Ethos for quite some time. Their commitment and vision of bringing the benefits of blockchain technology to the mass market aligns with Payroc’s culture of innovation, trust and stability.”

The partnership will facilitate direct consumer-to-merchant crypto payments, encompassing common cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum and Bitcoin Cash, as well as the Ethos token which acts as the gas for the Ethos ecosystem. Ethos Bedrock also abstracts blockchains, and therefore can support other cryptos such as Ripple and Litecoin.

Benefits to participating merchants include instant crypto payments and settlement made directly from consumer crypto wallets, plus immutable transactions with no chargeback risk. Consumer benefits include the opportunity to pay from mobile devices in cryptocurrency with the security and convenience of Ethos Universal Wallet’s easy-to-use, decentralized self-storage that keeps tokens, coins and digital assets safe and secure on the blockchain.

“Payroc is a stable, trusted and visionary partner,” said Ethos Chief Executive Officer Shingo Lavine. “Ethos is dedicated to bringing cryptocurrency to the masses, and partners such as Payroc are an integral part of our delivery.”

About Payroc LLC
Payroc, headquartered in the Tinley Park suburb of Chicago, drives commerce for its merchants with anytime, anywhere payment solutions. Payroc serves its referral partners and merchant clients with integrity as trusted advisors and recognized experts in payments, providing transparent pricing clarity, and developing personal relationships while delivering exceptional technology. Payroc has registered to become an ISO of MB Financial Bank, N.A., Chicago, Illinois, is a registered ISO and payment facilitator of Fifth Third Bank, Cincinnati, Ohio, and is a registered ISO of Wells Fargo, Concord, California. Payroc services and supports more than 30,000 merchants throughout North America, providing stability in payments by safely and securely processing more than $8 billion in annual volume. For more information, please visit payroc.com or telephone 844-PAYROC-4.

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.


Future State: Ethos Builds the Technical Infrastructure for USD Funding using Plaid

Future State: Ethos Builds the Technical Infrastructure for USD Funding using Plaid

We’ve heard the community, and we understand that providing dynamic options to seamlessly connect your Universal Wallet to broad funding sources is an important feature that cannot be overlooked. In order to expedite this feature, we are using one of the leading technology companies in this space, Plaid. Plaid builds the technical infrastructure APIs that connect consumers, traditional financial institutions, and developers to create seamless consumer experiences.

Plaid’s powerful and multi-faceted technology will make it easier for Ethos users to link their bank accounts and safely transfer money directly on the platform. This will help accelerate our capabilities and offerings with one of the most credible technology providers in the industry.

About Ethos

Ethos is a people-powered blockchain platform, on the verge of launching our much anticipated Universal Wallet to app stores globally. Our app will make it easier than ever for people to store, track, learn, send & receive, all in one app. Our mission is to build a financial ecosystem that is open, safe and fair for everybody. By harnessing the power of design, technology and social intelligence, we are creating a breakthrough solution to enable everyone to participate in the New Economy – putting the power back in the hands of the people, where it belongs.


Ethos x Taxfyle

Ethos Partnering with #1 On-Demand Tax Prep Company, Taxfyle

Ethos x Taxfyle

Ethos has partnered with Taxfyle to offer crypto investors the first viable tax preparation alternative for supporting the crypto community with access to responsible tax preparation and filing. Ethos is developing a dynamic Multi-Sided Investment Platform and Global Ecosystem that will begin to be introduced this quarter. Taxfyle is the number one on-demand tax prep service, where customers are provided with an upfront price quote to have a credentialed tax professional prepare and file their taxes.

Let’s face it, the U.S. tax regulations involving cryptocurrency investments are overly complicated and counter intuitive, when compared to traditional investment alternatives. This partnership will allow crypto investors access to high-quality tax preparation and professionals without having to pay the inflated fees associated with traditional professional accounting firms.

“Given the new tax regulations governing cryptocurrencies, now more than ever, crypto investors are going to require the expertise that licensed professionals have to offer,” Taxfyle co-founder Richard Lavina said in a statement.

“We’re very proud to be partnering with Ethos. We see this as a step in the right direction for promoting the adoption of cryptocurrencies, as well as helping solve a very real need being faced by these investors,” said Taxfyle co-founder Michael Mouriz.

“We believe that Taxfyle’s services will fill a crucial gap that many other crypto firms aren’t able to provide. Dealing with taxes in the crypto industry is difficult. By partnering with Taxfyle we are furthering Ethos’s mission to make the crypto industry more accessible to everyone,” said Ethos founder and CEO, Shingo Lavine.

“Tax considerations are an essential part of a dynamic investment ecosystem. As we deliver this transformative and powerful new multi-sided financial platform it was obvious to us that we needed to provide our users with access to critical tax services, and Taxfyle immediately fills this need,” said Ethos Chief Global Strategist Stephen Corliss.

Together, Ethos and Taxfyle aim to provide crypto investors the best solution in resolving their tax worries, in an effort to be fully compliant in this ever-changing industry. As the multi-sided features of the Ethos ecosystem mature, Ethos and Taxfyle see a significant opportunity to streamline the ability for users to locate, find and engage with tax professionals anywhere anytime.

To kick things off, Ethos community members can receive $20 off Taxfyle services with the promo code ETHOSCRYPTO.

Learn more at https://taxfyle.com/partners/ethos

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Bitdegree Q&A with Ethos CEO Shingo Lavine

We recently partnered with Bitdegree to contribute to their educational platform, as our visions have a lot in common. Check out this interview with Shingo about our shared futures, and the role of education, blockchain and social intelligence in the New Economy.

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