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17. July 2020 | 13:56 CET

BIGG Digital Assets, NetCents, Northern Data - who is the best blockchain pearl?

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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.

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Mario Hose

Born and raised in Hannover, Lower Saxony follows social and economic developments around the globe. As a passionate entrepreneur and columnist he explains and compares the most diverse business models as well as markets for interested stock traders.

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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.


Mario Hose

Born and raised in Hannover, Lower Saxony follows social and economic developments around the globe. As a passionate entrepreneur and columnist he explains and compares the most diverse business models as well as markets for interested stock traders.

About the author

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30. November 2020 | 12:12 CET | by André Will-Laudien

BIGG Digital Assets, Alibaba, Square: Crypto & Technology - the new empire makers!

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Many probably did not expect such a sharp correction. After weeks of rushing upwards, the Bitcoin and the entire crypto market has let off steam. To 25.11.2020 BTC/USD reached its 52-week high of USD 19,480.50, other prominent cryptos like Ethereum, Ripple or Litecoin also stood on new high marks. However, this was probably too big a sip from the bottle, a sell-off shortly before the magic USD 20,000.00 in Bitcoin captured the entire market and led to short-term discounts of up to 50% in the side stages. Bitcoin itself corrected a temporary loss of a good USD 3,000.00 or 15% up to USD 16,300.00. Yesterday, Sunday, however, the weak phase seemed to be over again, and the most popular Internet currency climbed again by 10 percent to USD 18,100.00. If that was the correction, then there are likely still some hot weeks left in the year ahead!


11. November 2020 | 13:55 CET | by André Will-Laudien

BIGG Digital Assets, VISA, American Express: Pay per Coin & Click!

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The stock markets are on a rollercoaster ride - so are the cryptocurrencies. For the past 48 hours or so, the stock markets have experienced unparalleled volatility. While some stocks are taking off in the hope of a quick end to the pandemic, others are losing ground, while in recent months have been able to benefit from the pandemic restrictions. The crypto world is even more volatile, but the individual coins are developing very differently. Up-to-date there are according to 7,637 Coins, which are traded on 32,540 markets and represent an added value of USD 441.2 billion. The old father of the movement, the "Bitcoin" stands alone for USD 282.7 billion or 64% of the total market. It has grown by 60% in 2020. Service providers and payment processors are active in this market, but with different objectives. PayPal announced its entry a few weeks ago, and now the hunt for successors begins. We take a look at the protagonists of this not so new market segment.


04. November 2020 | 14:02 CET | by Nico Popp

Bitcoin, BIGG Digital Assets, PayPal: What is the best crypto investment?

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Once the genie is out the bottle, you can't get it back in. It's the same or similar with digitalization. The advantages are so overwhelming that only a few people want to do without it - even if there are disadvantages. When it comes to the electronic transfer of capital, supervisory authorities and public prosecutors point out the dangers of money laundering. Cryptocurrencies are unfortunately the preferred field of activity of criminals. Nevertheless, the price of Bitcoin is currently going through the roof again. The best-known of all cryptocurrencies developed rapidly after the start of the second Corona wave - within a month alone, the replacement currency to the Euro rose by around 25%.