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Pranay Valson

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May 20, 2020

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We are excited to announce our improved Fees API which uses machine learning techniques to improve gas price stability and overall prediction performance. This project is supported by the European Union Regional Development Fund as an open-source initiative to benefit the blockchain community.
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Martin Kassing

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May 15, 2020

Welcome Hugo Ma to the Upvest TeamWelcome Hugo Ma to the Upvest Team
We’re glad to announce a new talent joining our Finance and Compliance team: Hugo Ma! Born and raised in Germany with a Chinese background, he loves doing bike tours, travelling, and cooking delicious meals. With impressive work experience in companies like Commerzbank and zeb Consulting, he’s passionate about Finance and the implications that blockchain technology has on financial regulations. Let’s get to know him a little bit more!
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Martin Kassing

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May 13, 2020

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It’s a pleasure for us to publicly introduce our new Head of People & Organisation, Philip Borchert! Philip joins us from Börse Stuttgart Digital Exchange.
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Martin Kassing

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May 11, 2020

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Blockchain adoption is gaining intensifying traction in the traditional finance industry. The technology was misunderstood as a mere synonym for crypto-currencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum for a long time. Now, it is fundamentally changing many processes in the asset servicing sector. This includes, in particular, the secure custody of assets, which investment funds must regularly guarantee. Today, this duty is performed mostly by custodian banks, as defined by the regulator.
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Pranay Valson

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May 20, 2020

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Today, Upvest is excited to launch two new API endpoints - to estimate the transaction fee for Ethereum and transaction fee for Bitcoin. The transaction fee provided by the sender determines how fast a given transaction gets processed, legitimated, and confirmed. In this post, we will describe in detail why we built an API endpoint (currently in Beta) to estimate such transaction fees and how it helps you save on total fee costs.
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Pranay Valson

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May 7, 2020

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Upvest recently released a ‚Äúcomplex‚ÄĚ transaction (CxTx) API endpoint. This endpoint allows any application to execute arbitrary smart contract functions on the Ethereum blockchain. In this post, we dive deeper into the workings of the CxTx, with a practical example of a transfer transaction and then extend this to batch sending of tokens.
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Pranay Valson

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May 7, 2020

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Upvest recently released a¬†‚Äúcomplex‚ÄĚ transaction (CxTx) API endpoint. This endpoint allows any application to execute arbitrary smart contract functions on the Ethereum blockchain. Learn more about it in this post with an implemented use case for the asset tokenization industry.
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Martin Kassing

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May 7, 2020

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Today, we‚Äôre excited to announce that we‚Äôve raised a ‚ā¨7mn Series A by Notion Capital, Holtzbrinck Ventures, Partech Ventures, and Speedinvest to support us on our mission to build the financial infrastructure of the future.¬†
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Martin Kassing

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May 7, 2020

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Upvest provides fintech-ready APIs that make it easy for alternative investment platforms to store financial assets on the blockchain. Thanks to its unique wallet solution, fintechs can now empower users to own and control their financial assets digitally.
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Martin Kassing

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May 7, 2020

Berlin‚Äôs blockchain industry experts gathered in Upvest‚Äės Finance 3.0 meetup (from left to right): Co-founder & CEO Julian Leitloff (Fractal), Blockchain Lead Johannes Moormann (Exporo), CTO Jesper Noehr (Upvest), VC Partner Jan Miczaika (Holtzbrinck Ventures), CEO Martin Kassing (Upvest), Associate Partner Daniel Rasas (Schnittker M√∂llmann Partners), Chief Growth Officer Philipp Beer (Bitwala), CTO Peter Grosskopf (Digital Assets B√∂rse Stuttgart), and CEO Radoslav Albrecht (Bitbond).Berlin‚Äôs blockchain industry experts gathered in Upvest‚Äės Finance 3.0 meetup (from left to right): Co-founder & CEO Julian Leitloff (Fractal), Blockchain Lead Johannes Moormann (Exporo), CTO Jesper Noehr (Upvest), VC Partner Jan Miczaika (Holtzbrinck Ventures), CEO Martin Kassing (Upvest), Associate Partner Daniel Rasas (Schnittker M√∂llmann Partners), Chief Growth Officer Philipp Beer (Bitwala), CTO Peter Grosskopf (Digital Assets B√∂rse Stuttgart), and CEO Radoslav Albrecht (Bitbond).
A quick recap of Upvest’s first meetup, "Building Finance 3.0: Real Blockchain Use Cases" held last Wednesday, July 24, at BlueYard Capital in Berlin.
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Martin Kassing

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May 11, 2020

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Upvest’s non-custodial solution reduces costs and enhances the user experience for investors. Exporo, Germany’s largest real-estate crowdfunding platform, is the most recent company that has integrated Upvest APIs.
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Martin Kassing

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May 7, 2020

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Decentralized applications must compete with centralized competitors in the dimensions of usability, speed, and reliability to achieve broad adoption. Let's take a closer look on how Upvest is helping blockchain applications to improve the user experience of blockchain applications.
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Martin Kassing

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May 7, 2020

Security token offeringSecurity token offering
As ICOs continue to falter, investors quickly became interested in security token (STO) projects. In contrast to ICO issued utility tokens, security tokens represent ownership of an underlying debt, equity, or real estate asset. Their issuance operates similarly to traditional debt and equity investment instruments. However, these digital assets are stored on the blockchain rather than ‚Äúon paper‚ÄĚ like stocks and bonds.
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Martin Kassing

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May 7, 2020

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One of the most present obstacles of building a mainstream blockchain application is the difficulty of keeping up with the standard of traditional web applications in the dimensions of usability, speed, and reliability. Upvest provides you with the tools to build on top of Bitcoin and Ethereum.
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