Emerge, a Toronto-based blockchain start-up has developed Civitas, a public safety system app intended to help local authorities in various nations. This app has been designed to “…to improve safety and cut store wait times by reducing gatherings in tight spaces, reducing the probability of contagion,” according to an Emerge blog post.
The program can associate the government ID numbers of locals with unique blockchain records, enabling local authorities to check if the residents qualify for permits which would allow them to leave their residences. Citizens who report experiencing COVID-19 symptoms could be helped by the app to know the days on which it is safest for them to leave their homes to shop for necessities such as medicine and food.
Project Name: Civitas
Leadership and/or Organization Stakeholders:
- Lucia Gallardo, CEO
Most significant contribution to COVID-19 fight:
Civitas links blockchain records with citizens’ government ID numbers to allow officials to issue permits for them to leave their homes during the COVID-19 lockdown and to know when it is safest for them to go to the store for essentials; this reduces store wait times and limits the gathering of people in tight spaces; Civitas will be rolled out to 25,000 Hondurans who are under lockdown due to confirmed COVID-19 cases
Infermedica is a Polish medical technology company, which generates solutions by leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) technology to guide patients to the care that they need by making the process of pre-diagnosing, triaging, and connecting patients with the necessary medical services significantly easier.
Infermedica allows the healthcare industry, pharmaceutical companies, and insurance to improve the flow of patients, increase efficiency, and reduce costs by combining the experience of real doctors and the power of Infermedica’s AI algorithms to generate solutions. Its apps have been made available in 17 different languages, with more coming soon.
Infermedica released a COVID-19 Risk Assessment Tool to aid in the fight against coronavirus. This Risk Assessment Tool takes a three-pronged approach, allowing both individuals and communities to benefit: 1) Infermedica has extended the functionality of its flagship symptom checking app, Symptomate, to be able to check for coronavirus related symptoms and assist patients with COVID-19 related concerns. 2) Journalists, health organizations, clinics, and NGOs may embed the COVID-19 Risk Assessment tool on their websites to promote awareness and keep the disease from spreading. 3) The COVID-19 Risk Assessment API is freely available forever for anyone to utilize it to help stop the virus from spreading.
Digital Payment Solution Utrust to Hold Exclusive Listing Sale on ProBit Exchange
Following the success of the ProBit Exclusive Lite debut for Travala and its token AVA spiking over 260% from the discounted Exclusive price, ProBit Exchange has rolled out details on the follow up to their exclusive listing platform for Utrust (UTK).
Starting on September 28, 2020, at 11:00 KST, participants holding ProBit Exchange’s native token PROB will be able to subscribe to UTK with 50% discounts offered during the exclusive 24-hour sale.
A minimum of 500 PROB is also required to join and all participants can increase their purchasing power to a maximum of 6,000 USDT in UTK by increasing their PROB stakes.
Utrust is a firmly established presence in the digital payment sector, having already secured significant partnerships with brands such as Travala, allowing for travelers to pay for reservations and other travel resources across its vast travel service ecosystem.
With UTK already trading on the exchange’s fluid KRW markets, additional trading pairs of UTK/USDT and UTK/BTC will also be added September 25 at 17:00 KST to avail access to additional liquidity for traders.
Both ProBit Exclusive and ProBit Exclusive Lite showcase many premier tokens such as those already listed on ProBit Exchange as well as those looking to launch on their secondary markets. The Exclusive features provide ample opportunities for newer token investors to get their hands on some of the top tokens around at generous discounts as ProBit Exchange continues onboarding prospective teams for these coveted spots.
The Utrust platform allows merchants to accept digital currencies as a means of payment. It aims to bring digital currencies to mainstream consumers while providing the buyer protection and credibility of traditional payment platforms. With plugins and an API for merchants and UX for buyers. Utrust stands at the intersection of e-commerce, mobile payments, and cryptocurrency.
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Bitcoin Is REALLY Worth $15,000 Based On This Key Adoption Metric
The bitcoin price has ballooned 40% on a year-to-date basis. The OG cryptocurrency has performed particularly well amid the pandemic partly because it acts as a reliable store of value like gold.
However, BTC is desperately clinging to the $10K level at the moment. But according to one bullish analyst, the cryptocurrency is undervalued by an insane margin.
Mike McGlone, Bloomberg’s senior commodity strategist, believes bitcoin’s fair value is $15,000 which the asset fails to reflect. Based on a key adoption metric, BTC is presently trading at roughly 50% below its fair market value.
Bitcoin Price Is Massively Undervalued
At the current price of $10,642.12, bitcoin still has a long way to go to reach its fair value.
In a recent report by Bloomberg, analyst Mike McGlone indicated that bitcoin has more runaway for gains. McGlone based his analysis on the historic highs in bitcoin’s hashing power, and most importantly, bitcoin addresses. Based on the 30-day average of BTC’s addresses, in particular, bitcoin should be worth around $15,000.
“The Bitcoin hash rate continues to increase and recently reached new highs. Also advancing are addresses used. A top metric for adoption, the 30-day average of Bitcoin addresses is equivalent to the price closer to $15,000 when measured on an autoscale basis since 2017.”
A Strong Argument For A Sustained Bitcoin Bull Run
The important thing to remember is that, even with the latest pullback, bitcoin’s fundamentals remain stronger than ever. In fact, according to on-chain analyst Willy Woo, the market correction caught most BTC investors with their pants down as there wasn’t the usual on-chain activity that precedes a sell-off. He cites the correlation to stocks as the reason why BTC suddenly took a tumble.
While a deeper pullback in the stock markets could pull the price of bitcoin down in the near-term, the crypto-asset is bound to soon decouple from the legacy markets owing to its bullish fundamentals as an inflation hedge, Woo posited.
Moreover, McGlone, who has remained a bitcoin diehard despite the flagship crypto’s wild rollercoaster ride, suggests that the price of bitcoin will continue increasing in the foreseeable future.
“Our graphic depicts primary on-chain metrics that would need to reverse for Bitcoin to not keep appreciating in price — the hash rate and active addresses.”
Looking ahead to the rest of the year, the robust fundamentals could be the variable that helps kickstart the next bull market — despite bitcoin currently being deep in the bear territory.
Gemini Crypto Exchange Gains FCA Approval To Expand Into The U.K.
Crypto exchange Gemini, founded by Tyler and Cameroon Winklevoss, is expanding its footprint into the United Kingdom after receiving approval from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
According to an official blog post on Sept.24, the New York-based firm was granted an Electronic Money Institution (EMI) license by the financial watchdog. This means that Gemini can now conduct crypto operations in the UK as a regulated entity.
Gemini Opens Its Doors To UK Crypto Investors
Gemini’s approval by the FCA indicates its intention to provide crypto services to the masses. The exchange will allow both retail and institutional investors to trade and invest in cryptocurrencies. Gemini has added support for pounds sterling (GBP) as a funding currency to give UK customers “a more local experience”.
In addition, UK users will be able to seamlessly fund their accounts via SWIFT wire transfers, Faster Payments, and CHAPS. This will ensure that they do not incur additional foreign exchange charges.
Besides the EMI license, Gemini has also been approved as part of FCA’s Fifth Money Laundering Directive (5MLD) crypto-asset registration process. This approval means that the exchange will have to be compliant with all anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism laws and policies that the FCA has put in place to protect consumers.
Gemini’s Move Into UK Is A Stepping Stone To Global Expansion
Gemini’s move into the UK is part of its global expansion strategy. The exchange’s CEO Tyler Winklevoss said in a statement:
“Going live with our full services available in GBP in the UK is another exciting step forward in Gemini’s international expansion, advancing our mission to empower individuals and organizations around the world through crypto.“
Tyler further noted that providing crypto services in the UK is a huge feat for Gemini.
“The UK is a global center of financial innovation with a stringent and progressive regulatory regime. We’re proud to help usher the crypto revolution into this historic market and become a part of its rich tradition. We look forward to welcoming consumers and institutional customers to our platform.”
Gemini is currently ranked as the 67th-biggest crypto spot exchange in the world by CoinMarketCap. Back home in the United States, Gemini is competing with leading exchange Coinbase. Right now, the exchange will also have to face off other FCA-approved exchanges in the new British market.
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