COBINHOOD Launches; Announces Zero-Fee, High-Frequency Cryptocurrency Exchange Platform and Initial Coin Offering

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COBINHOOD, a next-generation cryptocurrency service platform launched. The launch, signaled by the company’s ICO (available Sept. 13, 2017), will see COBINHOOD bring the world’s first zero-fee, high-frequency cryptocurrency trading platform to traders around the globe.

COBINHOOD was founded by Popo Chen, the original founder of ‘17 Media’, with the intention of shaping future economies by creating a financial center for the Blockchain era. COBINHOOD believes the evolution of Blockchain technology and a decentralized financial landscape will transform capital markets and business organizations with long lasting impact.

“With nothing available on the market to keep up with the growing popularity of cryptocurrency trading, we created COBINHOOD to meet the industry’s future demand,” says Popo Chen, COBINHOOD CEO. “The top 30 cryptocurrency exchanges charge, on average, 0.2% trading fees for makers and takers which significantly impacts profit margins. Combined with security and latency issues, COBINHOOD saw an opportunity to become the financial center for the Blockchain era. We look forward to supporting crypto traders, while also becoming a leading force in taking today’s economies into the future.”

The exchange will debut in November 2017, with the capability to process more than one million orders per second, achieving real-time trading. This capability is made possible by COBINHOOD’s backend team which developed a proprietary order matching engine which can process millions of orders with sub-millisecond latency, achieving true ‘real-time’ trading. The system is fully distributed, highly available, and auto scalable. The exchange features margin trading with up to 10X leverage which is funded by COBINHOOD’s margin funding service. It will also support over 10 fiat currencies and plans to add spot and margin trading later this year.

In 2018, COBINHOOD will launch ICO underwriting capabilities. COBINHOOD will underwrite high-quality, ICOs that have passed stringent due diligence, smart contract code review and legal compliance.

COBINHOOD has secured a 5 million USD in seed funding, including involvement from Banyan Capital, Infinity Venture Partners and other investors. The company also announced the successful completion of its ICO presale, raising another 5 million. COBINHOOD is now focused on its ICO, a total of 1 billion COB tokens will be issued, while up to 500 million COB tokens will be available through Ethereum currency starting on Sept. 13, 2017. COB tokens are based on Ethereum ERC20 token standard. Participation in the ICO can result in bonuses of up to 40 percent based on the date of joining, as well as 50 percent off margin trading loan interest. Tokens will become tradeable upon the launch of COBINHOOD’s innovative exchange platform.

COBINHOOD provides high-quality service, 100 percent guarantee for cryptocurrency deposit and multi-lingual customer support. The company stores 98 percent of the cryptocurrency deposits in an offline multisig vault, which requires 5 out of 8 geo-distributed hardware security modules to open. In addition, all assets stored in online wallets will be backed by comprehensive insurance.

Launched in 2017, COBINHOOD is a next-generation cryptocurrency service platform. COBINHOOD is home to the world’s first zero-fee, high-frequency cryptocurrency trading platform. The company was founded by Popo Chen, the original founder of ‘17 Media’, with the intention of shaping future economies by creating a financial center for the Blockchain era.

COBINHOOD believes the evolution of Blockchain technology and a decentralized financial landscape will transform global capital markets and business organizations with long lasting impact.

About Richard Kastelein

Founder of industry publication Blockchain News, partner at ICO services collective CryptoAsset Design Group (helped raise over $200m+), director of education company Blockchain Partners (Oracle Partner) and ICO event organiser at leading industry event  CryptoFinancing (first ICO event in Europe) – Richard Kastelein is an award-winning publisher, innovation executive and entrepreneur. He sits on the advisory boards of half a dozen Blockchain startups and has written over 1200 articles on Blockchain technology and startups at Blockchain News and has also published pioneering articles on ICOs in Harvard Business Review and Venturebeat.
 
Kastelein has spoken (keynotes & panels) on Blockchain technology in Amsterdam, Antwerp, Barcelona, Beijing, Brussels, Bucharest, Dubai, Eindhoven, Gdansk, Groningen, the Hague, Helsinki, London, Manchester, Minsk, Nairobi, Nanchang, San Mateo, Shanghai,Tel Aviv and Venice. His network is global and extensive.
 
He is a Canadian (Dutch/Irish/English/Métis) whose writing career has ranged from the Canadian Native Press (Arctic) to the Caribbean & Europe. He’s written occasionally for Harvard Business Review, Wired, Venturebeat, The Guardian and Virgin.com and his work and ideas have been translated into Dutch, Greek, Polish, German and French.
 
A journalist by trade, an entrepreneur and adventurer at heart, Kastelein’s professional career has ranged from political publishing to TV technology, boatbuilding to judging startups, skippering yachts to marketing and more as he’s travelled for nearly 30 years as a Canadian expatriate living around the world.
 
In his 20s, he sailed around the world on small yachts and wrote a series of travel articles called, “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Seas’ travelling by hitching rides on yachts (1989) in major travel and yachting publications. He currently lives in Groningen, Netherlands where he’s raising three teenage daughters with his wife and sailing partner, Wieke Beenen.

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