Mike’s weekend message to QUOINE community (March 24th, 2018)


I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

Before I go into my weekly update, I want to share how the Japan FSA is putting in more control to protect crypto users in Japan.

Now back to my weekly update

1. QUOINE Management Team

I am excited to announce that in the next couple of weeks, we will do a series of AMAs featuring our new CXOs to the community.

As I mentioned many times in the past, we are only as good as our people. They are the ones who will help strengthen QUOINE’s position as a global leader in the cryptocurrency space and I am blessed to work with the very best.

Chief People Officer
Jason Wagner will oversee QUOINE’s talent, organizational culture and customer service as the company expands our operations globally. Jason brings over 25 years experience and spent the last 10 years in Singapore in financial services and consumer-related executive search. Prior to this, he was with the Fortress Investment Group, McKinsey & Company, GE Capital, and Goldman Sachs.

Chief Information Security Officer 
Mike Mullins brings nearly 30 years’ experience in global network security, operations, management, security engineering and implementation working for the National Nuclear Security Agency, Department of Energy, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Department of Homeland Security, Defense Information Systems Agency, United States Secret Service, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratory, SM Energy, Las Vegas Sands Corporation and Prudential Asia.
Mike has authored and implemented global Cyber Security strategic plans for multi-national corporations that incorporate security controls, regulatory compliance and industry best practices. 

Chief Risk and Compliance Officer
With more than 20 years experience in the financial industry, Rei Tanaka started off his career as a banker before becoming a financial services consultant. Tanaka’s global experience includes Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, China, UK, Germany and the US, where he was a Partner of the PwC Financial Services Banking and Capital Markets Consulting Group. He has also provided support to Japanese institutions looking to expand into emerging markets, advising clients on the theme of digital disruption.

Senior Vice-President of Product
Vincent Moreau will lead product development for our trading services. Vincent has spent 15 years in the financial industry, with positions in Paris, New York and, for the last 10 years, Tokyo, where he has worked for BAML as an APAC Head of Market Making technology and Global Head of Quantitative Automated Trading Engine development team. He has vast experience building and managing the development of trading platforms on a global scale.

2. Token listing

We had 3 token listings this week:

Havven (HAV) : Havven is a decentralised payment network and stablecoin designed to enable everyday cryptocurrency purchases. The network utilises a dual token system to reduce price volatility.
Steemit: https://goo.gl/oNTE1G
Medium: https://goo.gl/nJZEU4

You can watch our VP of Operations Seth Melamed and Havven Founder Kain Warwick’s AMA for Havven listing on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t293c33KN0c

MobileGo (MGO) : MobileGo is a smart token that can facilitate peer-to-peer matchplay and decentralized tournaments for millions of competitive gamers worldwide.
Steemit: https://goo.gl/xr8pnS
Medium: https://goo.gl/DykDJ3

UnikoinGold (UKG) : Unikrn is a global esports platform built on cutting edge blockchain and gaming technologies. UnikoinGold is the token that powers their platform. UKG enhances and rewards gaming, elevates esports and engages fans with an expansive array of features and merchant partners.
Steemit: https://goo.gl/eYFPPU
Medium: https://goo.gl/QVi19c

For March Week 4 , we plan to list the following tokens:

IPSX : IPSX is a decentralized exchange for sharing IP addresses and a framework for building applications, on top of the existing IPs shared by the community members and data centers. A smart contract based, blockchain protocols and utility token incentivized mechanism of sharing IPs among actors from all over the world and a framework to build applications that require IPs built in a reliable and open source environment.
Learn more at https://ip.sx/

TPAY : TokenPay is a decentralized and self-verifying payment platform project. Based entirely on mathematics, it is designed to enable secure transactions between multiple parties.
Learn more at https://www.tokenpay.com/

3. Product Development

Our Chief Trading Officer Andre Pemmelaar provided an in-depth into LIQUID’s progress during his AMA last night. You can view it on our Facebook page here: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1461327073979204&id=651059451672641

4. Marketing / Community:


I was a speaker at Token 2049 in Hong Kong on Tuesday March 20th and Wednesday March 21st.
TOKEN2049 in HongKong is the premier event for decision makers in the global crypto ecosystem to connect, exchange ideas and shape the industry. Here’s a recap of the panel discussions:

Panel 1: Japan: The Early Adopter Of Bitcoin
Regulatory arms around the world are slowly getting their heads around the disruptive potential of blockchain technology. This panel discussion delved into the past, present and future regulatory landscape as well as explain why Japan is a pioneer in the crypto space and how market participants can successfully navigate the space while staying compliant.

Panel 2: Crypto Exchanges: Keeping Up With Unparalleled Growth
From scalability to governance, the discussion explored the major technological challenges that face the token-based ecosystem and especially cryptocurrency exchanges.

See: https://www.token2049.com/


LIQUID updates:
Our QUOINE Chief Trading Officer Andre Pemmelaar held an #AMA on Friday the 23th at 9 PM SG time (GMT+8) on Facebook Live at https://www.facebook.com/pg/QUOINE.SG/ to give the community an update on LIQUID.

Community Updates:

Hackers Alert

This past week, we have been reported a lot of scamming attempts made in an effort to steal our QUOINERS’ personal information. These phishing attempts come in several different forms: cloned QRYPTOS mobile app, fake QASH airdrops, fake QUOINE support email, etc

Crypto can feel like the Wild West with bandits around every corner ready to pounce and take advantage of those who don’t protect themselves. 
Please be vigilant! 
DO NOT hand over your personal information to any website that isn’t our official QUOINE site. 
At the moment, we only have an official mobile QUOINEX app.

To protect our users, our latest blogpost runs down our top tips on how to transact safely in crypto.
Steemit: https://goo.gl/fx89Qy

If you have any questions, please direct them to our Community Managers on Telegram at https://t.me/QUOINE

5. Operations / Customer Support

March 16th to 22nd:
We have solved over 11,000 tickets in Manila and 3,200 tickets in Vietnam.
We are solving more tickets than new tickets received.
In addition, we went live with our first Night Shift.

Thats all of this week.
Please have a wonderful weekend.

Mike Kayamori

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