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IOTA [MIOTA] pumps up its CSR by collaborating with UNOPS

Julie Maupin, the director of Social Impact and Public Regulatory of IOTA posted an article on IOTA’s blog officially stating the integration of UNOPS and IOTA. A memorandum of understanding was signed in New York and Berlin between IOTA and UNOPS. This memorandum was recorded to officially accept the collaboration of IOTA and UNOPS to bring transparency and efficiency to the work associated with the UN. IOTA’s distributed ledger system will provide a higher level of efficiency in the management and tracking of UN documents, supply chains, and transactional payments in real-time, which will be accessible to UNOPS as well as their partners. UNOPS acts as a technical advisor and implements various projects. It helps the UN and its other partners provide peace and security, and humanitarian and development solutions. During the inauguration, IOTA’s Co-Founder Dominik Schiener said: “We are thrilled to begin working together with UNOPS and to tackle current and future challenges together. The IOTA Foundation is fully committed to putting the IOTA Tangle to work on behalf of important humanitarian and development causes.” Adding to which IOTA Co-Founder David Sønstebø said: “Shared global problems require shared global solutions. With our open-source, permission-less innovation approach, IOTA’s distributed ledger technology lends itself uniquely to this kind of cooperative problem-solving.” The entente shall be further extended to seminars, workshops, and sessions wherein a greater understanding of how UNOPS works will be demonstrated to IOTA. This will benefit UNOPS and increase their efficiency in all the fields, and would also provide transparency of transactions to its fellow followers. While the IOTA Foundation works on full fledge to develop their corporate social responsibility, the UNOPS Special Advisor on Blockchain Technology, Yoshiyuki Yamamoto says: “We share a vision where machines, devices, sensors and people connect and communicate to each other – it’s the world of ‘Industry 4.0.’ Harnessing technology that allows for these processes to work simultaneously, without the need for intermediaries, will help expedite our mission as an organization.” Recently at the “NextTech Peacekeeping” event, IOTA put forth and confirmed their sponsorship towards Blockchain for Peace Innovation Alliance. IOTA’s sponsorship of Blockchain for Peace Innovation Alliance and collaboration of IOTA-UNOPS was published a few hours apart. Talk about CSR and its publicity? At the time of writing, IOTA is ranked #10 on the CoinMarketCap with a market cap of $4.9 billion and is trading at a price of $1.62 to a token. It has seen a fall of 0.20% in the past one hour, and weekly decline at 14.91%. The post IOTA [MIOTA] pumps up its CSR by collaborating with UNOPS appeared first on AMBCrypto.
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Monolith partners with decentralized finance heavyweights to spend MKR, DGX and DGD anywhere that accepts Visa

Monolith is bringing crypto adoption to the mainstream with a debit card that lets you spend your coins and tokens anywhere in Europe that Visa is currently accepted. The news follows an announcement from UK-based Monolith that they have partnered with MakerDAO and Digix to offer their tokens on the platform. Creating gold for the digital age. pic.twitter.com/Y0FRa5kHiv — Digix (@DigixGlobal) July 1, 2019 The smartphone-based Monolith platform allows you to quickly and easily send and receive cryptocurrencies, including ETH, DAI, TKN, MKR, DGX, and DGD, convert them into fiat currency and pre-load them on to a Visa debit card that is attached to your Monolith account. Mel Gelderman, CEO of Monolith, said MakerDAO and Digix represent high-quality Ethereum decentralized finance projects and are the first in a long set of milestones on Monolith’s roadmap. He said: “We’re thrilled to have had a fantastic response from our beta users and are now ramping up for growth. Rebranding from Tokencard to Monolith has helped us achieve our mission of democratizing finance and bringing the token economy to everyone while providing a unique service to our customers.” Gelderman added: “MakerDAO and Digix are some of the most well-recognized and earliest Ethereum-based projects. For TKN holders, these partnerships mean that MKR, DAI, DGD and DGX are now eligible for use in Monolith. We’re thrilled to offer them on the platform, and see this as the start of bringing many more quality tokens into the Monolith ecosystem. Watch this space.” Self-sovereign banking Monolith means anyone can finally achieve the cypherpunk ideal, of ‘becoming their own bank’, and can effectively live their lives on Ethereum away from big banks and corporations. Once loaded up the Visa debit card can be used at millions of locations across Europe that accept Visa, opening up a world of opportunity for people who want to make a permanent switch to living on cryptocurrencies. You can then spend your cryptocurrencies anywhere Visa is accepted, whether it’s buying drinks, cinema tickets, or anything else you can think of. Tea, Tokens and the Moon landing. Paid for in $ETH with @tokencard_io Best weekend. pic.twitter.com/xeW8obrbzi — Mel 'Monolith' Gelderman (@MelGelderman) August 3, 2019 The service is decentralized and completely non-custodial, with each account holder creating a private seed phrase for their account and having complete control of their finances, allowing them to operate as their own self-sovereign bank. Backing They have the backing of some well-respected figures across the crypto space too, including Rune Christensen, CEO, and founder of MakerDAO. He said: “Monolith’s solution provides a powerful way for token holders to extend the usefulness of their crypto-holdings. Their cards create a critical bridge from the world of DeFi to the more traditional world of retail.” The post Monolith partners with decentralized finance heavyweights to spend MKR, DGX and DGD anywhere that accepts Visa appeared first on CryptoSlate.
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