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Moeda Cooperative Banking-as-a-Service Relaunches Digital Token

Moeda, an innovative banking-as-a-service cooperative network that aims to empower underbanked entrepreneurs through Blockchain technology, is pleased to announce plans to relaunch its Moeda (MDA) digital token.

Relaunching is part of a strategy to broaden Moeda’s core lending-and-financial-education activities beyond serving women entrepreneurs. The finance co-operative is also recalibrating its funding ceiling by pegging the value of the MDA tokens to the U.S. dollar, rather than to the Ethereum Blockchain’s ether (ETH) token, which has soared in value in recent months.

Moeda is accepting direct donations of Bitcoin and fiat currency for MDA tokens with assistance from Bitcoin Suisse AG, a regulated cryptocurrency financial broker, asset manager and service provider based in Zug, Switzerland. Nine million MDA tokens are held by the Swiss company and will be allocated for pre-sales, advisors and bounties. The remainder will be held in the Moeda Foundation for later use. A maximum total of 20 million tokens will be issued between the pre-sales, private and public ICO phases.

The on-boarding of the private contribution phase via Bitcoin Suisse starts on July 18, with a public phase running from July 28 to Aug. 28. Contributors will receive one MDA token in exchange for one U.S dollar’s worth of ETH. The USD/ETH exchange rate will be updated daily. A maximum of 5 million MDA tokens will be issued in the public phase.

“We aim to provide a community-focused mobile lending system that will give investors real-time transparency in projects that align with sustainable development goals,” said Taynaah Reis, Moeda’s chief executive officer and chairwoman. “The token’s relaunch is crucial to achieving Moeda’s mission.”

“These updates do not change how we direct funds toward developing the Moeda platform and empowering borrowers” Reis said.

Moeda has pledged to the Brazilian Central Bank, Brazilian tax authorities and regulatory bodies that it will maintain a transparent-and-compliant digital banking venture that will regularly provide information about its seed projects and other operations in the country.

Previous buyers of Moeda tokens will receive a loyalty bonus on their initial outlay to compensate for realignment of the token peg.

Conditions regarding Moeda’s loyalty program may be subject to change. For more information, see Moeda’s website at

Richard Kastelein
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, the Netherlands where he has set down his anchor to raise a family and write. Founder and publisher of industry publication Blockchain News (EST 2015) and director of education company Blockchain Partners (Oracle Partner) – Vancouver native Richard Kastelein is an award-winning publisher, innovation executive and entrepreneur. He has written over 2500 articles on Blockchain technology and startups at Blockchain News and has also published in Harvard Business Review, Venturebeat, Wired, The Guardian and a number of other publications. Kastelein has an Honorary Ph.D. and is Chair Professor of Blockchain at China's first blockchain University in Nanchang at the Jiangxi Ahead Institute software and Technology. He has over a half a decade experience judging and rewarding some 1000+ innovation projects as an EU expert for the European Commission's SME Instrument programme as a startup assessor and as a startup judge for the UK government's Innovate UK division. Kastelein has spoken (keynotes & panels) on Blockchain technology at over 50 events in 30+ cities.
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