17. July 2020 | 13:56 CET
BIGG Digital Assets, NetCents, Northern Data - who is the best blockchain pearl?
The Blockchain phenomenon has kept the world in a state of excitement in the second half of 2017. A revolution by many young entrepreneurs and investors seemed to be on the way. Business models were springing up like mushrooms. There were almost no barriers to market entry, as most investors were greedy freeloaders and pursued the illusion that in the near future everything will be tokenized and would end up on the Blockchain. Because most market participants had no idea about encryption technologies, critical questions were rarely asked. Sounds bizarre, but that's how it was. Three years later, a number of companies are still active, either because they were able to develop a business model or because they have not run out of money yet.
time to read: 2 minutes by Mario Hose
Partner for security
BIGG Digital Assets from Canada says it believes that the future of the crypto ecosystem lies in a secure, compliant and regulated environment. For this reason, the company is investing in products and business models to support this vision. The two operating companies of BIGG are the Blockchain Intelligence Group and Netcoins.
The Blockchain Intelligence Group works closely with various government agencies. Last night, after close of the stock exchange, the company announced important information about the latest Twitter hack. The company has been working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on this matter. According to the report, the company was the first to publish details of the amounts fraudulently obtained. The market value of BIGG amounts to CAD 17.2 million and is therefore probably a takeover candidate.
Advisory Board to be added
NetCents has recently announced a new member of the advisory board. Mr. Jannis Flachsmann will support the technology provider for crypto currency payments. According to the announcement, Flachsmann is Senior Attorney at GHM Partners AG and specialized in legal, tax and fiduciary matters. For most of his career, Flachsmann has lived and worked in Zug, also known as Crytpo Valley or Bitcoin Capital.
"Mr. Flachsmann will enrich our advisory board in a unique way and significantly expand our competencies in this extremely dynamic environment", explains Clayton Moore, founder and CEO of NetCents Technology. "The taxation considerations of cryptocurrency are extremely complicated. Having someone as well versed as Mr Flachsmann will give us a strategic edge in winning the large international corporate customers we are now soliciting." The market capitalization of NetCents is CAD 82.0 million.
Analysts confirm rating
Northern Data AG develops and builds global infrastructure solutions in the field of high-performance computing (HPC). The company offers solutions in trend areas such as machine learning and artificial intelligence, big data analytics, Blockchain applications, game streaming. The company was formed from the merger of the German company Northern Bitcoin AG and the American company Whinstone US, Inc. and has thus achieved market leadership in the field of HPC solutions. Northern Data offers its HPC solutions both stationary in large, state-of-the-art data centers and in mobile high-tech data centers that can be set up at any location worldwide, the company states.
According to analysts at SMC-Research, Northern Data is on the announced path in operational terms, which is why the experts have left their estimates unchanged. Due to the increased number of shares as a result of a conversion of the bond, the price target has been reduced to EUR 100.00, but the "Speculative Buy" rating has been maintained. Northern Data's market capitalisation is EUR 611.3 million.