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About Blockchain Terminal
The Blockchain Terminal (“BCT”) delivers a powerful set of tools and services to the wealth management industry, making use of blockchain technology to deliver cut- ting edge applications that have been created by a diverse community of developers, while also enabling real-time compliance enforcement and ad hoc audits. The BCT platform provides a robust layer of security and functionality to familiar tools, and ca- pabilities that advance the current strategies of traditional investment managers, and also supports the complexities of cryptocurrency markets. Emerging cryptocurrency- focused investment funds enjoy sophisticated platform tools for both front and back office operations along with the added value and assurance of a compliance framework that provides security for investors across this rapidly emerging asset class.
The central distinguishing feature of BCT is a hybrid ledger that integrates both a private and a public, permissioned blockchain to enable its core services. This hybrid ledger is anchored to the broader Ethereum blockchain, which can be freely used and addressed by BCT applications, a set of modular productivity tools and services that are supported by the Blockchain Terminal Foundation. Developers on this platform have easy access to production-tested infrastructure, with embedded compliance and broader distribution enabled by BCT’s comprehensive business strategy. The BCT is a high-availability network device that securely journals compliance entries for a hedge fund’s Chief Compliance Officer, and is also a desktop terminal for use by hedge fund traders, analysts, portfolio managers, and operations staff. All installed hardware devices on a firm’s network are configured to a private ledger that improves the overall integrity of critical data through consensus. This journaled data interacts with the global BCT permissioned ledger to provide an external anchor for internal activity that can be observed and verified by external constituents, including auditors and regulators without compromising confidentiality. The supporting BCT token facilitates the functions of this platform and enhances the convenience of the BCT as a showcase mechanism for a new generation of best-of-breed applications for the industry.
Rated on Mar 6, 2018
Rated on Mar 9, 2018
Blockchain Terminal has one of the stronger core project teams assembled for its ICO. Its advisory board is filled with many prominent blockchain and ICO players that have a plethora of experience and knowledge in the space. Its ICO has some fair points such as a low initial token cost but has some disadvantages in being a high cap and having too steep of discounts for private and very early investors. BCT’s platform appears to be primed to be the first on the market in being a cryptocurrency trading software that is geared towards the needs and standards accustomed by hedge funds. It has an already working beta platform that will bode well for mass adoption. Its business strategy is straightforward and within the realm of possibility given the amount of work it has already complete. Its social media campaign however is in its very early infancy and will need significant work in order to effectively market the software and ICO. It does not face too significant of direct threats or competitors at this time although other platforms exist but are not geared specifically towards BCT’s targeted customers. Overall, Blockchain Terminal is in an advantageous position to make massive strides in the cryptocurrency software industry.
Rated on Mar 6, 2018
Team - Strong experienced team, however, I believe adding internal marketing specialists would be beneficial from the business perspective.
Vision - Interesting idea, which is quite new for the blockchain industry.
Product - The product to be developed looks good as compared with existing solutions, but I believe with the proposed ecosystem structure has a potential to surpass the existing market players.
Rated on Mar 5, 2018
Great team! Great project !
Rated on Mar 5, 2018
Vast prospectives, team is working really hard - good luck!
Rated on Apr 15, 2018
Rated on May 25, 2018
A really nice looking idea, and one that is quite original as well. Backed up by a good and experienced team as well, there is a clear vision in place.
Rated on Apr 26, 2018
Looks like a good Team/Advisors was put together. Am interested in seeing a live demo.
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Rated on Mar 8, 2018
A forward-thinking idea in the institutional niche with a prototype up and running and early into the niche. Looks like the project will succeed.
Not a world-changing idea, but definitely a viable and profitable one.
A good 36 minutes explainer video MC-ed by the founder on youtube gives credence to the project.
Team and Advisory looks really solid but main guys should do their KYC (as of March 8 2018).
Weakest point is the requirement for the token itself, but team is good, connections are good so I think it is likely to get adoption.
Rated on Mar 17, 2018
Rated on Mar 16, 2018
Rated on Mar 22, 2018
Great project. I definitely see the market need and you are solving an actual problem, so great job there!
On the flip side, i feel like large financial data players like Bloomberg and Reuters will eventually develop this on their own terminal once the crypto market cap reaches a certain level that jusifies the development.
You have a first mover advantage here and can definitely build a solid community and user base around this before others get involved. The draft whitepaper is very technical and in depth so great job there.
This type of platform can really only be used by hedge funds and blockchain based crypto funds at the moment, so the regulatory environment is key. If regulatory bodies start to approve crypto ETFS and other tokenized securities that can be held in institutional funds, there may be huge potential here.
Rated on Mar 5, 2018
The strong team covered all aspects of the project, the white paper is had detailed and complete.
Rated on Apr 20, 2018
+ The project has been in works since 2015 and has a good base of R&D already
+ Experienced team and advisors; great news/PR coverage; comprehensive whitepaper
+ Actual professional hardware + app ecosystem for cryptocurrency trading
- One-pager is too generic and doesn't include critical ICO details (e.g. token sale information; distribution summary, potential use cases, etc.); the website lacks information about the product itself
-+ Not a disadvantage, but the overall feel is too "financial" and focuses more on experienced traders (i.e. not for a general/broader public)
- Large competition in the same field; no partners at this stage
Rated on Mar 6, 2018
Team: There are Top Notch advisors at this project from both Academical and Business worlds
Vision: Vision is not very unique, but the their approach seems to be the most sophisticated, as the goal is to make complete solution for investors.
Product: The product seems to be very too complex/complicated and there might be many challenges in the process of building it. However, the team of professionals, hopefully, should cope all issues.
Rated on Mar 6, 2018
Both team and list of advisors are heavily experienced in this industry.
The vision of this product is dire need of the market to take cryptocurrencies towards mainstream adoption among institutional investors
Product expected will be good again becoz of strong development team
Rated on Mar 13, 2018
More and more financial companies are trying to bridge the gap between the world of cryptocurrencies and the financial market. Today’s investors would like to see a market that is more informed, more personalized, more transparent. They want it happen more quickly than ever before. Firms that rise to the digital challenge capitalize on industry insights, strive for operational excellence and transform their businesses.
That’s where Blockchain Terminal (BCT) comes in. The BCT platform leverages deep industry experience and a broad range of capabilities. It synergizes entire financial business, making use of the blockchain technology to deliver cutting edge applications that have been created by a diverse community of developers, while also enabling real-time compliance enforcement and ad hoc audits.
BCT is a newest advent that integrates 65 different exchanges as well as exchange pairs and Forex tools. It is supposed that there will be 200 different hedge funds participating in the BCT terminal. The BCT platform will enable you to manage a portfolio, hot and cold crypto wallets in the easiest way. BTC will introduce a variety of volumetric analysis tools that let you to look at exchanges, trends and patterns during a specific period. Plus it will provide you with a social media tool giving you additional information be monitoring the frequency of tweets and mastodont posts. Moreover, the platform will make it possible to obtain comprehensive information regarding ongoing ICOs including all data needed for project evaluation. The BCT platform is supposed to connect the regular financial area with the blockchain technology and cryptocurrency by proposing a variety of different tools that will help anyone to manage a portfolio today and tomorrow. The foundation of the BCT is a patent-pending ComplianceGuard technology which provides a deep compliance framework that satisfies the strictest hedge fund requirements. The ComplianceGuard technology has been already installed at 20 hedge funds.
I would like to mention some technical points that catch my eye. The WP draft states that the experience of R3 Corda and the Hyperledger Project permissioned blockchains were examined for the BCT platform implementation. The BCT ledger approach provides a mechanism for any permissioned party with access to private fund transaction data to attest to the legitimacy of a fund’s actions with certainty and reasoned authority.
The BCT permissioned global ledger will be executed by using Ethereum compatible technology, that is providing native support for both smart contracts and use of tokens meeting the ERC20 token standard commonly used across a multitude of Ethereum public blockchain projects. This established blockchain technology opens access to a strong community of supporters and developers who readily understand the transformative nature of the technology and the opportunity to migrate to a proprietary blockchain exclusively enabled by a native BCT token. The BCT ledger will be operated through two mechanisms of consensus - Proof of Authority and Proof of Work. The hedge fund compatible blockchains of the BCT ledger will be anchored to the BCT global chain using Proof-of-Existence.
There is a fixed supply of 900 million BCT tokens. The BCT token allows fast transactions within the BCT ecosystem between all the terminal users through a single token. WP clearly states that the BCT token is intended to be used via BCT platform and thus it is not an investment but a utility token.
I‘m impressed by the existing Alpha version terminal and undergoing preparation for the Beta launching in the end of March. I have to note that the terminal looks impressive in reality! It displays prices from market makers and exchanges as well as other information in a colorful and clear way. Later on in 2018 BCT is planning to launch a retail and institutional software package.
This is really a challenging project. The idea to pull together market data from various sources for creating a complete picture of the cryptoworld is understandable. There is a clearly defined and understandable business model. The draft of WP is actually well written and does a good job in transmitting the main concept and there is a lot of background information to provide a backdrop to the reasoning behind this project but it looks unfinished as it is a draft document. For example, it has insufficient information regarding the initial token launch. Neither could I find any information regarding how the raised money will be utilised and allocated. Is it enough to have just 46 pages for such a complex and ambitious project? Surprisingly, I found the reference to a soft-cap and hard-cap target in the Q&A section. There is also a shorter version of WP - “OnePager” and a Business Deck (18 pages long). There is a roadmap in the website and nice videos, explaining in a clear way the features and capabilities of the Terminal. The website is neat and well presented. However, it is offered only in English.
A real pillar of BCT project is the team! This is really important for knowing who is behind the ICO. The executive team is bolstered by 9 experts in different fields and areas mainly in investments, finance, technical, marketing and commercial expertise, backed by 12 advisors in various frameworks. The participants have open LinkedIn profiles where everyone can see their past work and experience. Nowadays any blockchain project can succeed only when it is supported by a sufficient number of people. And the BCT presence across Social Media is remarkable. The number of participants in the Telegram chat - more than 30k members, Twitter - 15.5k followers, Facebook - more than 20k followers. There is also a page on the Reddit site.
Every second of every day, tens of thousands of data points are being collected throughout the investment life-cycle. As cryptocurrency space is growing as well as the market cap continues to grow, the necessity and value of the Blockchain Terminal will be increasing for the financial market. Data points like life events, asset flow, adviser/investor interactions, allocation trends and user behavior are all logged by decentralised platforms. Combining this data richness with recent advances in statistical computing and artificial intelligence plus social media information means this data can be leveraged to improve decision making for the Blockchain Terminal users. Today, this presents a tremendous competitive advantage, particularly for more established wealth management platforms such as BCT.
I got in touch with a guru of the cryptoworld - Miko Matsumura. He is in the advisory board at the BCT project. He loves the idea and looks forward to a promising future for the Terminal that has such experienced founders.
It’s an exciting idea with a nice vision and has all the chances to succeed.
Rated on Mar 6, 2018
Strong Team: ★★★★★
Besides a terminal is a unique use case as it uses a dual blockchain architecture - private blockchain & a permissioned blockchain - to implement a seamless compliance by introducing the BCT Ledger with Proof of Authority & Proof of Work consensus mechanisms. ★★★★★
The reason I am giving 4 ☆ is because I strongly believe that there is room for improvements in UI/UX. Development team is doing amazing job integrating different data feeds into BCT platform but they need to work more on the User interface. ☆☆☆☆
The openness of the system provides user access to a sandbox environment in which to upload code, manage supporting components and configuration, package applications and provide supporting information for marketing and price. ★★★★★
BCT Delivers system innovation to hedge funds by bridging interactions between cryptographic assets, their blockchains, and a hedge fund industry operating within a complex global regulatory environment by including: Order management and execution management systems (OMS/EMS), Portfolio management systems (PMS) and Safety and compliance solutions. ★★★★★
Conclusion: Five ★★★★★ Project
Rated on Mar 6, 2018
Awesome idea, great team and very very promising product, so far it's still difficult to say what it can / can't do, but definitely looking forward to getting my hands on it.
Rated on Mar 13, 2018
I would advise the team to get their KYC in order if they want to gain the trust of the community. The vision is nothing spectacular as it is not a revolutionary product, however I think the fact that they are first to market in this industry will be a huge benefit for the company.
Rated on Mar 14, 2018
Strong team, great idea
Rated on Mar 15, 2018
Firstly, The BCT platform is brilliant for both content and what looks like a simplistic UX.
The aim of the BCT platform is to be installed within Hedge funds and Institutions, providing a simplistic hack proof network that is already accredited in the US. The platform using its Compliance Guard technology ensures compliance to the strict requirements for running Hedge funds backed up by transparent audit trail capabilities and satisfying the SEC requirements. Researching the market came up with zero applications to find another platform available at this time which maintained compliance on all levels like BCT does. This is very interesting tech which is definitely needed in this space.
Cryptocurrency exchange integrations utilize Compliance Guard technology to display information on the vast majority of approximately 1,400 cryptocurrencies, all within a compliance-vetted environment. The app ecosystem evolving within this platform enables app developers the opportunity to create apps on the platform and be compensated via BCT token. The token provides the gas that keeps the terminal running, registers transactions and utilizes the app with in the platform for both developers and investors.
The team is impressive and headed up by Bob Bonomo- Bob alone is at the top of his game in the blockchain and crypto space, with a very impressive CV and interesting projects under his belt. Underneath Bob, the team is just as impressive, all being PhD educated and dedicated individuals with decades of experience applicable to the project.
The advisory board is also impressively strong and well suited. Their qualifications and experience compliment the project with a wealth of experience. Big names such as Jon Matonis from Bitcoin foundation who has previously advised on various leading fintech startups such as ETHLend and BlockEx, along with Todd Ruppert, the founder & CEO of Ruppert International who provide financial services and disruptive technology solutions to industry. They both provide a wealth of knowledge and experience to BCT platform.
The overall market for the BCT platform is directed towards hedge fund managers and institutions and in my opinion a worthwhile investment and not just a cash grab to fuel a concept, but rather a working platform with a strong utility based token that will need zero speculation to warrant its value and growth.
The ICO is marketing 900 million tokens with the price averaging .10 cents and with a marketcap of approx 50 million usd which I see as easily achievable judging by their growing support of 5000 plus strong community members already on Telegram.
Judging by the fact that BCT already have an operating platform and the team being renowned fintech industry players, I trust these guys to perform and follow through on what they are looking to achieve. The fact I can pick and choose the apps within the ecosystem and the small marketcap and low price make this an ICO well worth supporting. I personally will be investing.
Rated on Jun 25, 2018
Modified on Jun 25, 2018
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TeamApply as an advisor
President, Blockchain Terminal
Oscar Hauptman. PHD
Alexander Bogicevic. PHD
Daniel Araya. PHD
VP GOV. POLICY
Andrew Pankov. PHD
Nick Ghiba. PHD
Creation. CG BlockChain proposes the initial off-chain concept for ComplianceGuard to help combat the Financial industry's fraud and transparency issues.
Research. CG BlockChain Analyzes financial markets and identifies Hedge Fund's issues with visibility and fraud.
Development. ComplianceGuard technology develops using the Ethereum blockchain to leverage the permanence of public ledger.
Deployment. ComplianceGuard Technology distributes to more than 15 hedge fund clients.
Whitepaper. CG BlockChain introduces the idea of the BlockChain terminal and system to be powered by the BCT Token.
Evolution. With a proven business model for traditional financial instructions, CG BlockChain realizes the potential for transparent audit trails in the Cryptocurrecy Market.
Debut. The BlockChain Terminal reveals at the North American Bitcoin Conference in Miami.
Connection. Fastest and CG BlockChain create strategic relationship to provide order and execution management.
ICO. Public Presale begins March 1st and continues until March 15. Public Crowdsale launches March 16, concluding March 31.
Delivery. 200 BlockChain Terminals to be shipped to Hedge funds and other institutions.
Apps. Third Party applications will be integrated within the BCT ecosystem, increasing the possibilities of the platform.
Inclusion. BCT plans to launch a retail version of the BlockChain Terminal for widespread adoption.