July was definitely a whirlwind!
Over the last month, we hit several milestones — from being Samsung’s first fintech app in its blockchain ecosystem to organizing meetups in five cities across the globe, and so much more in between. Allow us to walk you through the specifics.
Telegram integration and crypto gift feature
We are very excited to announce that X Wallet 2.0 is now available on Android and iOS. Using this version, you can integrate your Telegram contacts and send or receive crypto gifts. To make things easier, we set up an official Telegram chat group (https://t.me/pundixgift) for users (it’s currently the top Telegram chat according to combot.org).
For more information, check out our feature.
Integration support for Verifone X990
US-based Verifone welcomed Pundi X with the integration of its X990 with our XPOS module. Through this partnership, users now have access to a wider network of retailers accepting cryptocurrency payments.
Read more about it here.
Welcoming Samsung Blockchain Wallet
We’re excited to be part of Samsung’s growing adoption of blockchain technology into their products. The Samsung Blockchain Wallet enables the use of decentralized apps on Samsung smartphones, making it easier for blockchain technology to penetrate the mainstream market. We are definitely privileged to be part of this important initiative.
On top of it all, our platform now supports 12 tokens, including native coins of three public chains, which are BNB, XEM and QTUM.
Merchant Adoption and Partnership
Kapytal exchange, Mexico
Last July 4, we were at the Blockchain Summit Latam 2019 in Mexico City to seal our partnership with Kapytal, a Mexican digital asset exchange. They will be the first official distributor for Pundi X in Mexico, having launched operations on August 1. Not only do they distribute XPOS and XPass cards, they also provide liquidity for merchants willing to cash out Mexican pesos to their bank accounts.
São Paulo, Brazil
Pundi X continues to make waves in Brazil, with five new newsstands adopting the XPOS in the center of São Paulo.
Lounge X, Korea
Robot-powered café Lounge X located in Seoul, South Korea, now welcomes crypto payments via XPOS. It’s a highly advanced café with a robot barista and a robot server, and the addition of XPOS to its tech-drive operations is definitely a plus for the café and Pundi X.
The restaurant of the future is now here.
Event and communities
XBlockchain Meetup: Hanoi, Tokyo, Johannesburg, Dubai, and Istanbul
In July, we’ve co-organized a series of XBlockchain meetups to spread the awareness of the blockchain technology, Function X and Pundi X development progress. The purpose is to seek the collaboration opportunities with various blockchain communities and businesses.
July 4: Pundi X partnered with Coin 98 and Function X for a XBlockchain Meetup at the VCC Exchange in Hanoi, Vietnam.
July 6: Pundi X hosted a XBlockchain Meetup with Function X, Kyber Network and VeChain Japan Community in Tokyo, Japan.
July 20: Pundi X together with the Dosh Exchange and the Project Tubu successfully finished a XBlockchain Meetup in Johannesburg, South Africa.
July 24: Pundi X met with major partners at the Astrolabs XBlockchain Meetup Dubai.
July 30: Last XBlockchain Meetup in July was held in Istanbul, Turkey with Koophub.
Thank you for our partners and those who participated the meetups!
Mobile 360 Africa
Pundi X CEO and Co-Founder Zac Cheah was at Mobile360 Africa last July 16 to share his insights on the topic, “How Blockchain Steers Technology of The Future” and showcase the blockchain technology that Function X is capable of. Held in Kigali, Rwanda and organized by GSMA, Mobile360 highlighted key initiatives in the mobile landscape and in relation to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Afro Asia Fintech Festival 2019
In the same week of Mobile 360 Africa, the Pundi X team also went to Nairobi with the Monetary Authority of Singapore to join Afro Asia Fintech Festival from July 15–16. We met important ministers, regulators, bankers, and enterprises to discuss collaborations for the development of the fintech landscape in Africa.
World Cities Summit
Joao Victor Mendes, LATAM Country Manager of Pundi X shared what our team has been up to at the World Citites Summit | Mayors Forum 2019 in Medellin, Colombia on July 13.
Joao was also at Blockcrypto Brazil to share how Function X works. At the conference, we set up a booth where participants experienced how to top up Bitcoin using XPOS.
MakerDao, DigiX and Pundi X joint meetup in Seoul
We also held a successful joint meetup between MakerDao and DigiX in Seoul on July 13, as a way to strengthen our community in the city.
Binance/Pundi X Meetup in Medellín
Binance met with Pundi X last July 10 in Medellin, Colombia, as a way to further the partnership and conversation between the two companies.
Q2 Quarterly report
We are grateful to those who joined our AMA Session with Zac Cheah, who was happy to report some of Pundi X’s highlights over the last quarter and announce our upcoming activities.
For those who missed the session, you can read more about the report here.
Binance Italian Telegram Group
We’re also joined AMA hosted by the Binance Italian Telegram Group and gave out 3,000,000 NPXSXEM as crypto gifts to those who participated.
Pink Care Token Alliance with Binance Charity Foundation
Period poverty is a reality, that’s why Binance Charity Foundation initiated Pink Care Token (PCAT) a stablecoin aimed at sponsoring feminine hygiene products for young women in the underdeveloped world. Pundi X has joined PCAT to help Binance Charity Foundation to achieve the goal.
CryptoGift Drop Event
To celebrate NPXSXEM migrating to Binance Chain, we have held five days of CryptoGift Drop Even from July 17–21 by giving out a total of 14,000,000 NPXSXEM to the selected Telegram groups.
Q2 Removal of 34 billion of NPXS and NPXSXEM tokens
On July 14, we completed the removal of 5 billion NPXS and 29 billion NPXSXEM tokens for Q2 2019. We’ve included the amount of NPXS and NPXSXEM converted to FX tokens in May.
The conversion of NPXS and NPXSXEM was completed on July 15 and will continue removing these converted tokens per scheduled. Below is the overview of the conversion result.
Migration to Binance Chain and DEX listing proposal submission
Announced on June 21, the migration of NPXSXEM BEP2 tokens has started in July. The current total supply of NPXSXEM is 67,725,825,819.45 and will be swapped 1:1 to the Binance Chain, becoming BEP2 tokens.
Meanwhile, we also submitted NPXSXEM listing on Binance DEX proposal. Thanks to the support of our community, the proposal has received over 3500+upvotes. As the voting also requires Binance Chain Validators, we are awaiting for the listing result at this moment.
Here is a wrap of the monthly report for July. Hope you will find this report helpful to catch up with our development progress.