investFeed Kicks Off ‘Unconventional,’ Responsible, Hard Cap Token Generation Event

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investFeed, a New York social investing platform now replacing equities with blockchain based assets, is commencing their highly anticipated Token Generation Event (TGE) this Sunday, July 23 at 9am UTC. investFeed will conduct their TGE over 15 days, with a significant amount already committed from strategic investors.

The company, founded in 2014 by a pair of highly experienced Wall Street traders, is aiming to be first to market to deliver an incentivized marketplace enabling the sharing of cryptocurrency investing ideas, peer to peer insights, market analytics, crowd sentiment, breaking news, and integrated asset portfolio/order management. Contrary to current TGE trends, investFeed will be imposing a relatively low, 28,000 Ether hard cap for their TGE, where participants will be issued FEED ($IFT) Tokens immediately.

CEO of investFeed, Ron Chernesky said:

“The Token Generation Event is completely disrupting the way we think about capital raising, and in so many ways is superior to the VC model we are all used to. Our team walked away from a $5 million USD traditional raise so that we could conduct a TGE and better incentivize a growing cryptocurrency community, while selling enough tokens to build out a revolutionary platform, with a beta launching 90 days of closing. The difference between investFeed and the majority of companies conducting TGEs, is that we have imposed a low hard cap, or maximum participation amount, in the interests of responsibility, openness, transparency and honesty.”

investFeed’s new platform will allow the cryptocurrency community to engage with like-minded investors and enthusiasts seeking market insights, as well as providing startups and ICO prospects an invaluable channel from which to gain exposure and drive interest in their projects. Once the platform is live, FEED token holders will be able to use their tokens to access premium content, like highly-rated or high-performing investor insights, switch on advanced trader tools, and “Boost” or promote their own content.

“We are proud of the way we are executing the TGE because we are raising the minimum amount required to build our platform and grow a strong, incentivized community. Our tech is fully developed, and the combination of our own pre-built APIs and elements of social networks will consolidate the currently segregated, disparate communities of cryptocurrency followers into one single, easy-to-use marketplace,” said Chernesky.

In a separate announcement, leading data and analytics provider (BNC) agreed to a strategic partnership with Investfeed. Fran Strajnar, CEO of BNC, said:

“BNC is proud to partner with investFeed, a valued platform which relies on accurate and timely data to properly service thousands of concurrent clients.”

Ron Chernesky added:

“Not only does BNC offer the ultimate source of historic and live market data, but this partnership will shave months of development time from our roadmap and allow us to faster deploy the new investFeed platform.”

Serving on investFeed’s board of advisors are Head of Asset Management & Tech at Fortress Investments Gary Dmitriev; renowned cryptocurrency consultant George Samman; and Founder of Triple Integral Financial Services Tarryn Valle. The FEED Token architecture has passed a comprehensive viability audit and was developed on the Ethereum ERC20 standard.

investFeed recently announced its ambitious move to drop U.S. equities from its platform and to replace them with high-performing, highly-liquid digital currencies. The firm made the decision to pivot to blockchain-based assets due to a growing demand from its 15,000+ users.

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About Richard Kastelein

Founder and publisher of industry publication Blockchain News (EST 2015), a partner at ICO services collective Token.Agency ($750m+ and 90+ ICOs and STOs), director of education company Blockchain Partners (Oracle Partner) – Vancouver native Richard Kastelein is an award-winning publisher, innovation executive and entrepreneur. He sits on the advisory boards of some two dozen Blockchain startups and has written over 2500 articles on Blockchain technology and startups at Blockchain News and has also published pioneering articles on ICOs in Harvard Business Review and Venturebeat. Irish Tech News put him in the top 10 Token Architects in Europe.

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 of Software and Technology. In 2018 he was invited to and attended University of Oxford's Saïd Business School for Business Automation 4.0 programme. 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+ citiies. He is a Canadian (Dutch/Irish/English/Métis) whose writing career has ranged from the Canadian Native Press (Arctic) to the Caribbean & Europe.  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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