Managed Service Providers (MSPs) On Path to Deliver $1 Trillion in IT Value

Global Tracker by AMI-Partners indicates MSPs are rapidly expanding the breadth of their technology products and business solution offerings, as they respond to strong demand for cloud and managed services across vertical industries worldwide.

 October 18, 2017 – New York, NY – AMI-Partners’ 2017 annual worldwide tracking study of the global MSP market indicates MSPs are aggressively gaining share of small and medium businesses (SMBs) and large enterprise IT budgets by providing an ever-expanding portfolio of technology and business-related managed services.

This exceptionally comprehensive study – conducted with 950 MSPs across Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific – details how MSPs are transforming, managing, and growing their businesses, while delivering increasing value to their customers by partnering with a broad array of hardware, software, tools and services vendors. As a result, by 2021 MSPs are expected to deliver 25% of the $4 Trillion that SMBs and large enterprises will spend on IT products and services globally.

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                                          Source: AMI-Partners’ Global Model (GM)

 Expanding Solutions and Vertical Industry Coverage

 “MSPs have quickly evolved their offerings from simple storage, security, and computing power to higher margin and premium managed services that include e-discovery, business continuity, cybersecurity, applications management, analytics, IoT, big data, and artificial intelligence, among others,” said Deepinder Sahni, SVP AMI-Partners.

“Those MSPs winning and gaining share are more in tune with their customers’ business challenges, especially vertical industry-specific issues,” said Andy Bose, CEO AMI-Partners. “This is paramount, for highly regulated industries, such as Healthcare and Finance, where customers demand customized security, disaster recovery and compliance controls,” Bose continued.

Partnerships with Technology and Tool Vendors Key to Success

Despite rapid growth, MSPs operate a complex business model – one that relies on multiple IT solutions, platforms, and service delivery and management tools from a myriad of technology partners. This model requires constant new learning to stay abreast of the technology evolution. The typical MSP uses over 11 different tools to monitor and deliver managed services, and may partner with upwards of 15 individual technology and platform vendors to architect tailored solutions for their customers.

As a result, MSPs are highly selective and prefer working with technology and tool vendors that can meet their selection criteria. This includes a mix of product capabilities and marketing programs that can drive differentiation, business agility, and enhanced customer experiences.

Additional insights provided by AMI’s 2017 WW MSP Study highlight the VAR-to-MSP business transformation currently underway. Small and mid-sized VARs are in the midst of transforming their businesses into the MSP model. The study indicates that upon planning and launching managed services, it takes around 12 to 14 months on average to attain profitability.

MSPs and their technology partners can leverage the rich insights from this study to better position themselves for success in this quickly changing technology landscape.  Key steps VARs need to systematically execute, along with various KPIs they need to watch in this business transformation, are highlighted in AMI playbooks based on insights from this study.

Moreover, AMI’s 2017 Worldwide MSP Study provides global, regional, and country-specific insights and analysis, including market sizing for a comprehensive set of managed services, broken out by vertical industry and employee size segments. A preview of this study, various deliverables and methodology can be downloaded here.

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Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Blockchain Super Conference: “Early Adopter” pricing ends on Oct 31st at midnight

DALLAS, TX – In February 2018, more than forty pre-eminent blockchain developers, entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists are coming together to provide insight on where, they believe, the most lucrative opportunities for this industry lie and to show small-cap investors how to get in before it is too late. Attendees who register before Oct 31st at midnight will lock in a discounted “Early Adopter” rate.

 

The Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Blockchain Super Conference is organized by Richard Jacobs, who runs the Future Tech Podcast and used to run the official Bitcoin.com podcast. Headline speakers include: Tim Draper, Erik Vorhees, Charlie Shrem, Igor Telyatnikov, John Gotts, Shawn Owen, Michael Terpin, and more than thirty other other thought leaders and respected players in the crypto space.

 

“2018 is set to be the year that cryptocurrency enters the mainstream”, said Mr. Jacobs. He adds: “It’s high on the agendas of almost every major government in the world. We’re seeing respected financial institutions, major corporations, even government agencies racing against the clock to get on board with this technology and integrate it into their infrastructure before the big disruption begins.”

 

The Super Conference covers three days and includes an optional “beginners track” – a special orientation course those who are new to the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry and want to get up to speed quickly on how this industry works.

 

The main conference will feature more than 35 headline talks, which all converge around the following question: how can small-cap investors get in on this once-in-a-lifetime technology and reap handsome profits when blockchain technology enters the mainstream and demand for it explodes?

 

In addition, there will also be a complimentary hackathon for kids, teens, and young adults, providing them with the perfect opportunity to get their hands dirty with blockchain technology while gaining valuable experience in entrepreneurship – all while making new friends and having a blast.

 

Registration for the Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Blockchain Super Conference is now open. Attendees who secure their tickets before the end of October will get a discounted “Early Adopter” rate, and a complimentary Super Conference t-shirt.

 

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Newport Hospitality Group, Inc. Launches “Mikey”, A Hospitality Team Member Insider App

WILLIAMSBURG, VA. (October 17, 2017) — Newport Hospitality Group, Inc. (NHG), a prominent hotel management company in the Eastern United States, recently debuted its new team member insider mobile app powered by hubEngage™ and affectionately called “Mikey” (Motivation, Inspiration, Knowledge, Engagement and You) after the company’s Founder and Chairman, Michael Pleninger.

As an innovative tool for hotel team members, Mikey is specifically designed to strengthen NHG’s personal relationships with all associates as well as to heighten the camaraderie amongst employees working at different locations in the company’s hotel portfolio.

Such an online tool is unprecedented for the hospitality industry. With communication, a sense of belonging and meaningful employment all acting as vital components for maximizing team productivity, NHG saw Mikey as a means to enrich team members’ work life. The app has been loaded with rich internal content, social tools and exclusive program awards driving rapid adoption and boosting company morale.

“Mikey showcases our best practices and celebrates our successes, connecting all team members,” said Lizz Chambers, NHG’s Vice President of Associate Engagement. “We know that each associate can have a huge impact on the overall guest experience and ultimately on the property’s bottom line. Regular users of the app have better cultural awareness and help to drive hotel profitability. After all, happy, engaged team members create happy, engaged guests and a healthy bottom line.”

Mikey functions by taking an education-through-entertainment approach and utilizing gamification techniques. It informs savvy, information-hungry team members with regularly refreshed material, industry insights and enjoyable news stories. It provides a rewards-based, intimate learning experience and the ability to communicate directly with team members across the entire NHG portfolio. Associates also participate in an internal social feed network, challenges and contests. They can share stories, provide valuable feedback and have uninterrupted access to a message board where they are encouraged to interact with NHG’s Corporate Team.

The more a team member interacts with Mikey, the more points, badges and rewards he or she will earn, thereby furthering engagement with the app. Access to the program is by invite-only, and codes can be requested via email.

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PR Contact: Lizz Chambers / lizzc@nhghotels.com / 757-221-8630

Newport Hospitality Group
Located in Williamsburg, Virginia is a leading hotel management company specializing in select and full-service hotels. They operate more than 40 hotels in the Eastern United States with a diverse portfolio including Candlewood Suites, Holiday Inn Express, Hilton Garden Inn, Homewood, Hampton Inn, Hyatt Place, Courtyard by Marriott, SpringHill Suites, Fairfield Inn & Suites, Residence Inn, TownePlace Suites, Sleep Inn, Cambria Suites, Comfort Inn & Suites and Days Inn.

About hubEngage™
hubEngage™ is an employee app communication and engagement platform that lets you push relevant news, content, surveys, gamification, rewards and much more to users via location-based technologies, segmentation, user behavior and feedback algorithms. Using hubEngage’s intuitive dashboard, you can instantly design, build and trigger mobile and desktop tactics for apps as well as analyze performance and retarget users with increasing relevancy. Visit www.hubengage.com.

WATER STREET MISSION TO FILL TWO LANCASTER COUNTY CINEMAS FOR A PRE-RELEASE RED CARPET EVENT

LANCASTER – Water Street Mission and Marquis Sponsor, Saxton & Stump are hosting a sneak peek showing of the soon-to-be-released film “Same Kind of Different as Me.”

Starring an Academy Award winning cast including Renee Zellwegger, Jon Voight, Greg Kinnear, and Djimon Hounsou, the film releases nationwide Oct. 20, but a special red-carpet event is set for Oct. 18 in Lancaster, PA.

Based on a book of the same name, the film follows the true story of Ron Hall, an international art dealer from Dallas who fulfills a promise to his wife by befriending Denver Moore, a homeless man. The friendship leads all three on a journey of forgiveness and healing.

Water Street Mission President, Jack Crowley commented, “I’ve had the opportunity to screen the film a couple times now and it’s very well done – acting, directing, story-flow … It’s a fantastic love story – very non Hollywood. It humanizes those who are homeless.”

As a member of the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions, Water Street is one of many nationwide to present an early screening of “Same Kind of Different as Me.”

Thom Scott, Water Street’s Director of Marketing stated, “We’re excited to share this with our Lancaster neighbors. We believe this film inspires us all to be more relational in our philanthropic and volunteer efforts. It challenges us to get personally involved in the lives of those around us. That helps our entire community, not just Water Street.”

Two thousand moviegoers will attend the sellout “Same Kind of Different as Me” Red Carpet screenings on Wednesday, October 18 at 7pm at Regal Manor Stadium 16, 1246 Millersville Pike in Lancaster, and Penn Cinema, 541 Airport Road in Lititz.

To view the movie trailer and download tools to share the film with others, visit wsm.org/samekindmovie. Donations to Water Street Mission may be made at wsm.org/donate.

In addition to Marquis sponsor, Saxton & Stump, the event is also sponsored by Trout, Ebersole and Groff, BB&T, and Thomas and Cindy Talbott.

EDC Consulting Awarded Agile Development Services Contract with the DHS Office of Inspector General (OIG)

October 17, 2017, MCLEAN, VA —EDC Consulting LLC (EDC), a leading Federal government IT services provider of end-to-end system implementation, integration and technology services announced today it was awarded a task order under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Enterprise Acquisition Gateway for Leading Edge Solutions (EAGLE) II contract.

Under the task order, EDC will provide the DHS Office of Inspector General (OIG), Office of Investigations (INV) with high-productivity, agile development services and lean processes focused on enhancing and maintaining the OIG’s investigative management system, Enforcement Data System (EDS). EDS is built on an Internet Information Services (IIS) .Net platform, utilizing C#, with a SQL Server backend and provides the OIG with full case management capabilities, including case support activities.

As part of this contract, EDC will work collaboratively alongside the government to provide support in the areas of design, development, continuous integration and delivery and testing and quality assurance under a performance-based arrangement to provide highly reliable and secure Agile web development services.

“OIG is a frontrunner in evolving mission-critical systems and technologies to support the government’s efforts to continuously develop and manage their investigative management system—EDS. We’re looking forward to partnering with OIG to leverage their move to agile.” said Uli Werner, CEO of EDC Consulting. “EDC is confident it can provide unparalleled service to OIG by bringing expertise in portfolio-level agile approaches and collaborative development and operations (DevOps).”

This DHS OIG task order is EDC’s first win on the EAGLE II contract (Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Track for Functional Category 1). EDC, along with subcontractor team members, Dynology Corporation and TWD & Associates, Inc. will support this task order by providing professional support services to ensure the successful management, enhancement and maintenance of the OIG’s EDS system.

About EDC Consulting: 

Headquartered in Tysons Corner, Virginia, EDC Consulting LLC (EDC) is a professional services company that provides industry-leading Business Systems and Information Technology services to the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense, Federal, State and Local government and the private sector. EDC is a leader in providing end-to-end system implementation, integration and technology services using agile and lean processes for rapid results. EDC has deep subject matter expertise in the areas of SAP, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Maximo, Microsoft and other business systems. EDC’s mission is to forge scalable and sustainable solutions by bridging the gap between client needs, and delivering professional services though the right mix of innovation, creativity and experience. EDC Consulting is a certified Microsoft Partner, an Oracle Platinum Partner, an SAP Partner and a premier business partner and core supplier to the IBM Corporation. Visit EDC Consulting on the web at www.edcconsulting.com

Contacts

EDC Consulting LLC
Peter S. Markakos, President/Managing Principal
(703) 637-0068 ext. 711
peter.markakos@edcconsulting.com

Dubai UAE and Australian Real Estate Investment CEO Wins BURJ CEO Award

Dubai, UAE- October 16, 2017 – On 10 October, one of the real estate world’s up-and-coming young entrepreneurs, Zaki Ameer, founder and CEO of Dream Design Property, travelled to London to receive the “Best Global Real Estate Investment Company” BURJ CEO award from the CEO Clubs Network Worldwide. Royal family members from both the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the United Kingdom (UK) attended, as did UK government officials and members of the UK Parliament, top international business executives, and VIPs from all over the world.

The award, which CEO Clubs Network Founder Tariq Nizami dubbed “an Oscar for CEOs,” honoured Ameer for his positive contribution to the booming Sydney real estate market, which he has recently expanded into the UAE and Eastern Africa. A panel of international judges chose Ameer for his work in mentoring investors to choose real estate investment strategies that produce hefty returns on their investments.

Says Ameer, “In a competitive market like Dubai’s, investors must choose their properties wisely. At Dream Design Property, we teach our clients to make wise choices and stay in the market for the long term.” He adds, “Although this award is a great honour, it’s even a greater honour to be a part of the lives of people building financial security for a lifetime.”

Ameer hasn’t always been so successful. At only 18, he came to Australia as a student with only debt and a dream. Determined to stay, the plucky young man worked days and studied nights to claw his way out of debt to a bachelor’s degree in business. After finding a mentor, Ameer tried his hand in real estate investment. Fast forward a few years, and Ameer had amassed a successful real estate portfolio worth three million dollars.

With this successful venture under his belt, Ameer founded Dream Design Property in 2012. Since then, he has used his savvy to guide his clients through the investment process.

Dream Design Property (http://www.ddpproperty.com.au/) provides clients with opportunities to invest in prime real estate in the greater Sydney area, as well as in Dubai and Africa. Staffed with expert financial advisers, the company helps its clients become more informed real estate investors through education.

TELoIP Announces New Country Manager for UK

October 16, 2017 — TORONTO, Ontario: TELoIP, Inc. the creator of powerful, software-defined wide-area network (SD-WAN) solutions for the most challenging, business-critical requirements announced today that Juan Lyall has been appointed Country Manager for the UK.

With more than 20 years of networking industry experience in a variety of executive sales roles, Lyall provides TELoIP with a strong strategic and solution selling skill set while leading the company’s market entry efforts in the exploding UK SD-WAN arena.

Prior to joining TELoIP, Lyall has held a number of key UK-based senior sales roles for a variety of leading network technology providers including Exinda Networks, Gigamon [NYSE: GIMO], FireMon, SonicWall and F5 [NASDAQ:FFIV]

“Juan joins TELoIP as we are experiencing growing demand for SD-WAN-as-a-Service in the UK,” said Michael Gagnon, VP, World-wide Sales for TELoIP. “Juan is experienced in bringing innovative networking technologies that solve real-world cost and performance problems to market. We are delighted to add his expertise to the team.” VINO SD-WAN is a managed Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) solution targeted for SMB and Mid-Market customers.

“Customers who use Cisco ISR routers and MPLS for interoffice and cloud connectivity should consider SD-WAN-as-a-Service before their next router refresh cycle,” explains TELoIP CMO, Kevin Suitor. “We demonstrate a compelling TCO saving when compared to Cisco 4000 class ISR’s of between 60 and 85% depending on the configuration.”


                                UK Networking Veteran, Juan Lyall leads market entry into Europe

“I’m extremely excited to be joining TELoIP at this time, by all metrics the SD WAN market is set to grow significantly and TELoIP is ideally positioned with a mature and innovative offering.” Said Lyall. “The UK is a key market for TELoIP and one that can prove successful for both TELoIP and its partners and clients. We will be looking to engage with a small number of focused partners, starting with signing a strong distributor, to fully utilize this opportunity. This represents both a huge revenue and differentiation story for our partner base.”

TELoIP offers two primary software-defined network services; VINO SD-WAN and VINO SD-Internet which provide SMBs and enterprises:

Fast Network Access Speeds

  • Increase last mile access link speed by 10x – 50x using Commercial Internet
  • Zero Downtime … MPLS reliability at an Internet price
  • Reduce branch WAN costs by 50% or more!

Improved Business Agility

  • Support digital transformation, deploy branches in minutes
  • Orchestrate your entire estate from VINO Portal

Scalability from single sites to thousands of sites

  • Scale from 25 Mbps to 1 Gbps
  • Maximize application performance at every branch
  • Get end-to-end visibility into user QoE and performance

For more information about TELoIP, please visit www.teloip.com or call 866-901-3268.

Going Beyond Taxonomy for Ecommerce Innovation

To innovate in Ecommerce, manufacturers and distributors have to keep pushing the data-organizing envelope to improve the user experience, say experts at Earley Information Science roundtable

This is not your father’s taxonomy. 

In the ever more complicated and competitive world of Ecommerce, it’s been a long time since you could manage all of your product information on a spreadsheet. To survive, manufacturers and distributors have become much more sophisticated in building navigation and classification hierarchies. 

But to thrive, they have to go beyond thinking of the resulting data architecture, or taxonomy, as just a hierarchy and instead use it to drive advanced marketing capabilities, according to a panel of marketing, distribution and knowledge management experts at an Executive Roundtable hosted on Sept. 28 by Earley Information Science (EIS), a leading consulting firm focused on organizing information for business impact. 

Properly designed and regularly updated, cutting-edge taxonomies can improve site search, can be essential in merchandising (by assessing your product mix and by grouping products for specific targets and solutions) and can help with personalization, the panelists said.

What every online company is trying to accomplish is to help website users answer their questions and solve their problems. So the goal “is to get them to the products that they need most quickly, efficiently and effectively,” said Seth Earley, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of EIS. You have to think through your products, he added, “in a way that aligns how they are organized” with how the users will deploy them in finding their solutions.   

And that means, Earley said, taxonomy becomes “a set of organizing principles,” destined to have an impact on “the entire user experience and the overall customer journey” in ways that are very different from its traditional role of navigational guide. The new bottom line: “It’s foundational to product management . . . it becomes the driver of consistency of all the digital machinery that runs the organization. It becomes your common business language.” 

The roundtable discussion, “Beyond Taxonomy: How Manufacturers and Distributors Are Innovating in Ecommerce,” was led by Earley and included Marc Shimpeno, Taxonomist and Data Specialist at Etsy, the peer-to-peer shopping site; Megan Koleff, User Experience Lead at the Genuine Parts Company, a distributor of auto and industrial replacement parts, among other items; and Noel McDonagh, Director of Information Development at Dell EMC, which provides a range of data-related products and services, including storage and security.

Shimpeno described his company’s approach to aligning taxonomy’s back-end hierarchy (in Etsy’s case, how sellers classify things) and the customer-facing front end. The back end, he said, “can be very different sometimes to how a buyer actually tries to find things.” Some people know exactly what they want, including many specifications, while others are just looking for a simple pair of scissors. On Etsy’s back end, “we have been trying to pare things down to what the thing actually is, and then having our sellers answer questions and describe attributes like color, size, material,” adding, “We do a lot of one-to-one stuff, to find more flexibility between the back-end seller and the front-end buyer.”  
In part, becoming more effective depends on understanding “that the way people look at things internally can be very different from the way people look at things externally,” Earley said. 

“There are many different varieties of customers,” said Dell EMC’s McDonagh, “and we have to segment those categories so we understand what they need. We have to align that understanding to the back end, where we are actually creating the information, and also align it to the front end.” Because the segments have different needs, a variety of information components, or systems, is required, putting the burden on “the creators of the information to utilize that same information across the board for those multiple systems. It’s a matrix that we are always looking at, evaluating how it is being used.” 

“There’s the technical customer who wants to get into the details,” McDonagh said, “and there’s the architecture customer who wants to understand the interconnectivity of different systems. Understanding those customer profiles relates very much to the front-end hierarchies, and then we have to support those front ends with the back end.”  

To keep pace with the needs of different customer groups and changes in products and services, how do you handle the updating of taxonomies? How do you manage the enablers in the process: merchandisers and subject matter experts? 

“From a day-to-day perspective, we hire a lot of people who straddle areas of expertise,” said Megan Koleff, from Genuine Parts. They need “a good foundation of knowledge in our industries as well as technological expertise so that they are able to implement.” It is a challenge, “as we start to overlay more customer demand. How does that core taxonomy shift and change? Do we need to set up other virtual taxonomies for different users (along with different tools) because we are overlaying the customer’s mental model?”

“It’s a good challenge to have,” Koleff said, although everything is getting “significantly more complex.”  

The roundtable featured a real-time survey of the webinar attendees:  

  • Other than a primary product hierarchy, what navigational hierarchies does your website provide? Applications  (32% of respondents), standards (24%) and industries (22%), with 30% saying “nothing else” and 27% choosing “something else”  
  • How does your website leverage product relationships? Merchandising product groupings (42%), solution bundles (39%), “users who bought this also bought . . .” (39%) and qualified product-to-product tagging (related parts and accessories, etc.) (21%). Twenty-four percent said “none of the above”  
  • How do you ensure that taxonomies are effective? “We have informal reviews by our internal subject matter experts” (32%), “we perform competitive analysis and survey our customers” (18%) and “we have a rigorous formal process for testing and validation driven by use cases and compared with baseline metrics” (18%). An additional 25% said that “we perform very little, if any, testing”

Please use these links to access the roundtable recording and a related article.   

The Earley Executive Roundtable is an educational webinar series focusing on topics of interest in the areas of digital transformation and information science. Each month, EIS leads a lively discussion with a panel of industry experts.

The next roundtable is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017 at 1 p.m. ET, on the topic of “Training AI-Driven Support Bots to Deliver the Next Generation of Customer Experience.” Click to register for the webinar.

Blocksale.io is Bridging the Gap Between Traditional and Cryptocurrency Investing Using Blockchain Technology.

Blocksale_steemit_intro.jpgThe FinTech Industry is witnessing its brightest and darkest times with market cap of crypto assets booming over $165 billion and the rise of initial token offering culture as a means to launch projects using the power, security anonymity, which is offered by blockchain. We see teams launching ITOs every other day for every other idea attempting to capitalize on this ever-growing culture of tokensales.

Startups have already raised over $1.3 Billion in ITOs as of July 2017. With great power comes great responsibility and rightly so. Unfortunately, you don’t have to look to far to realize how anonymity and security offered by blockchain and it’s power can be used to benefit on an investors expense, or used by investors to escape legal compliance. This allows people to exploit the power of blockchain for personal gain completely disregarding legal boundaries.

It’s not surprising to see governments and organizations attempting to ban this unregulated, incomprehensible ITO culture. We believe the answer isn’t completely banning such a platform for legitimate business to come out of the dust and be the disruption they promise to be or lead the world to an unregulated token sale chaos.

We at Blocksale are looking to bridge the gap of compliance and set industry standards as one of the first Anti Money Laundering/Know Your Customer (AML/KYC) token sale buying portal. Intending to sort legitimate, potent tokensales and accredited investors from a sea of fraudulent, self-interest driven organizations and individuals.

We want to nurture and support legitimate projects and connect them with accredited investors and create a forum that seamlessly promotes legit ITOs with all necessary compliance and regulatory frameworks in place protecting investors and visionaries alike.

BOK will provide an efficient platform for accredited investors looking to acquire new ITOs through fiat or crypto purchases giving them access to numerous validated and vetted ITOs at pre sale levels.

 

blocksale_steemit_usecases.jpgWith Blocksale we’ve set out to establish industry standards for pre-sales within the crypto-asset ecosystem. We have set out to be the first exclusive AML/KYC pre-sale portals for accredited investors by setting the industry standard for Token Sales by building a large international customer base that will be investing only in vetted and approved ITOs. We look to compliment, nurture and support both legitimate upcoming ITOs ensuring regulatory compliance and following strict industry standards and more importantly connecting them to accredited investors. On the flip side this protects the investments of these accredited investors ensuring compliant and safe investments while allowing these investors to benefit from promising new tokensales.

There is an obvious need for such a service in a market where tokensales are being launched every other day each promising to disrupt the target market. We serve both investors and companies looking to utilize the versatile far reaching power of Blockchain.

 

With new ITOs coming up on a daily basis it is hard to keep up with the best and most legitimate ITOs and we at BOK believe it could be better handled by a dispassionate AI tech to aid in forecasting of ITOs. BOK will incorporate Machine learning, supervised and unsupervised learning modules developed to specifically analyze all ITOs; past, present and future, to learn and identify the best among a multitude of options.

Blocksale_artificial intelligence.jpgBy correlating crypto economic and geopolitical data from historical ITOs the AI technology will forecast the potential success of each individual offering. Arming BOK members with these tools provides them with the information they need to make informed decisions within the cryptocurrency space. A fundamental mission of the BOK platform is to help individuals navigate the space of crypto currency and aid in a more streamlined approach to getting involved in the space at the ground level.

 

We at BOK believe in empowering our users with such tools to judge and make informed decisions on the basis of rigorous analysis done by our AI. Our goal is to deliver a service that stays true in its decentralized nature and empowers every individual rather than being driven like a centralized system at the very fundamental level of ITO investing.

The BOK portal will come equipped with an independent, customized and secured multi-sig Ethereum based client wallet. This BOK wallet will only be generated upon the creation of a unique BOK portal account, which means BOKWallet can only be used by approved BOK clients through the portal.

BDES, The decentralized escrow service that BOK is creating will help in privacy for communications between accredited investors and ITOs. This will also aid the portal in achieving extra security and safety for all transactions. After every transaction conducted through the Decentralized Escrow Service, there will be a vote given to both parties to rate the transaction. The rating will be reflected on the accredited investors unique decentralized identity smart contract.

BOKChat will effectively be a messaging DApp platform integrated within the Blocksale network portal for investors and ITOs to communicate securely and efficiently without attempting to contact each other through other means.
Based on the voting reputability of the ENS domain for a given accredited investor, an ITO will be able to see the score for them in the decentralized chat app.

Blocksale_tokenuse.jpgUtilizing the security and power of Swarm protocols we intend to refine the entire ecosystem of this ever growing and disruptive crowdfunding method of cryptocurrency and to provide our prestigious community the capacity to invest before BOK token is released to the open market through an ITO. Our AI tech will provide unbiased and technical insight into the complexities of this space necessary for its users to make informed decisions

Blocksale is the tool that empowers the community with a tool to safely undertake token sales and securely invest in them while ensuring all regulatory compliances are followed without running the risk of a failed investment or being a part of an illegal or illegitimate fundraising.

For more information Reach us at:
Website: www.Blocksale.io
Twitter:@Blocksale.io
Email: Info@blocksale.io

Why Erik Voorhees Keeps All His Assets in Bitcoin

If you’ve not heard of Erik Voorhees, then, chances are, you must be new to the world of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency – because he’s one of the most pre-eminent entrepreneurs in the industry.

 

In fact, he featured heavily in Netflix’s Banking on Bitcoin documentary last year. (Worth watching, by the way, if you need a crash course on how cryptocurrency started and where it’s all going.)

 

Erik famously keeps all his assets and finances in bitcoin.

 

(When he sold one of his companies, Satoshi Dice, back in 2013, the anonymous buyer paid in bitcoin. It was the world’s first large corporate takeover executed through bitcoin.)

 

He’s literally “all-in” with bitcoin. Why?

 

Because Erik understands – better than most, because he’s been involved in Bitcoin since almost the beginning and is one of the most respected players in the industry – that cryptocurrency is more than just an “innovation”. It’s a technological game-changer that, in Erik’s words, will take our civilization out of the “economic dark ages” and solve a problem our ancestors have grappled with for millennia.

 

This is why the rise of cryptocurrency is inevitable.

 

And since its rise is inevitable, those who were smart enough to buy into Bitcoin (and other cryptocurrencies) while it was on the ground floor have the opportunity of a lifetime to reap huge returns when the rest of the world wakes up to the opportunity too.

 

This is why Erik and others like him are all-in with Bitcoin – because, they believe, it’s the best bet we’ll ever see in our lifetime, and the window for getting in before it gets hot is closing rapidly.

 

Now, you might not want to go all-in on Bitcoin like Erik has – but I bet there’s a part of you that wants to see what he sees and discover why he’s so confident about the blockchain revolution, right?

 

If so, there’s a rare opportunity coming up to meet Erik Voorhees in person and listen to him speak.

 

The Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Blockchain Super Conference takes place in Dallas, Texas, from Friday February 16th to Sunday February 18th. Richard Jacobs, its organizer, is bringing together more than 39 of the most pre-eminent players in the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry – titans like Erik Voorhees, Charlie Shrem, Tim Draper, and many more – so they can show you where the industry is headed in 2018 and beyond, and where the biggest bucks will be made by investors.
 

If you register before the “Early Adopter” deadline, tickets cost just $597 (the full price is $797) – and you’ll also get a complimentary conference t-shirt and entry into a cryptocurrency raffle.

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