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The article was originally published in THE CRYPTOCURRENCY MAGAZINE

Bitcoin and other crypto-currencies have been shocking the public throughout 2017 with their firm and progressive pump. With the onset of 2018, the general growth surprise was replaced by their surprising fall. At the beginning, everyone was waiting for the end of Chinese New Year holidays, then the reduction of negative market news, then a miracle… but the miracle failed to happen and capitalization continued to decline. What are the reasons for this trend? Let’s try to figure it out.

The heart of any crypto currency is the blockchain, which has a great application potential besides financial transactions though. There…

Эта презентация была подготовлена и показана на конференции РИТЕЙЛЕР ТЕХНОЛОГИИ в Москве 20 фев. 2018

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Презентация посвящена проблематике экосистемы лояльности в ритейл

Предложены пути совершенствования экосистемы лояльности через децентрализацию и объединение разрозненных проприетарных программ лояльности и их коалиций в единую глобальную совместимую среду.

This presentation has been prepared and made for Retailer Conference 20 FEB 2018 in Moscow

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This presentation is aimed at highlighting the problems of the legacy loyalty ecosystem in retail and to offer new ways of improving it by means of decentralization and combining of centralized proprietary loyalty programs and their coalitions into a single global unified ecosystem.

(an extract from a series of interviews with retail industry experts, translated from Russian, originally published in Shopolog)

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Julius Kuznetsov, Founder and CEO FINSTICK Innovations LLC:

In order to imagine what will happen to retail in 2018, first of all we need to consider the main technology trends affecting consumers may be even more than retailers.

The rapid development of mobile devices and networks has led to an unprecedented consumer awareness strengthening the status of this party dictating market rules. More and more trading procedures are being transferred from offline to online. Supply chains and consumer product distribution are being…

The Liquid Bonus® Loyalty is announcing its first Initial Coin Offering (ICO) in order to grow and develop its business worldwide.

MOSCOW, RUSSIA, January 25, 2018 / — Moscow, 25 January 2018 — The Liquid Bonus® Loyalty is a global business targeting the loyalty and discount industry, eliminating country borders to serve retail customers around the world. With a successful proof-of-concept already in place and a number of essential partnerships underway, Liquid Bonus® Loyalty is announcing its first Initial Coin Offering (ICO) in order to grow and develop its business worldwide. This Early Bird Program expires on February 18, 2018.

Starting a business is a big achievement for many entrepreneurs, but maintaining one is the larger challenge. There are many standard challenges that face every business whether they are large or small. It is not easy running a company, especially in a fast-paced, ever-changing business world. Technology advances, new hiring strategies, and now, political changes coming with the new administration, all add to the existing business challenges that entrepreneurs, business owners, and executives have to deal with.

Maximizing profits, minimizing expenses and finding talented staff to keep things moving seem to be top challenges for both SMBs and large corporations…

Dozens or even hundreds of ICO initiatives are turning into dust right before our eyes. Bitcoin is febrile, the rest of the crypto-currencies too. Most of us understand that global crypto-story features of a big bubble, others loudly share this impression. Fans of puzzles are in vain to find answers to the questions “And yet, why did Bitcoin suddenly have become so desired for everyone? Where is useful function?” And against this background, millions of investors continue to enter the contradictory crypto assets.

Even though you would decide to invest just few bucks into an ICO project, you shall likely…

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Blitz interview with Julius Kuznetsov (FINSTICK Innovations, LLC) to the CHIP Magazine, Russian edition

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Customer loyalty and Blockchain — CATCH, CONSOLIDATE and REWARD (Julius B. Kuznetsov,

By Julius B. Kuznetsov, first published at

Having got out into a shopping mall together with my big family, I did not expect that this shopping-walk would be the beginning of my new project… Standing at the cash-desk with a heap of clothes for our children and ourselves:

- Do you have our loyalty card?

I (instantly):


My wife:

- Yes, wait a second, I’ll have a quick look… she begins to sort through a stack looking like a deck of playing cards

- I…

Juli @ Liquid Bonus

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