Market Drivers interviews Global Blockchain Technologies CEO on the future of media

“On one hand you have the future of media. Then on the other hand you have applications of blockchain technology to the media and entertainment industry.  I think Nolan and Zai and the technologies we have developed will be definitely one of the potential incumbents in this space. There are 3 projects really in the blockchain space that are really taking hold in the gaming world. I definitely think that what we are going to be offering very soon will outmatch them.” States Shidan Gouran, CEO & President of Global Blockchain Technologies Corp. (CSE: BLOC.U), in an interview with InvestorIntel Corp. CEO Tracy Weslosky.

Tracy Weslosky: Let me ask you, since you are one of our first features on the Market Drivers we are going to start with, where are you heading? 

Shidan Gouran: Fortunately you are actually taking me to my next meeting. This kills 2 birds with 1 stone. I really love this idea of driving around and talking.

Tracy Weslosky: Your next meeting is to market and explain what you guys are up to because you have just announced that you have partnered with the founder of Atari, Nolan Bushnell. That is some fairly big news because Global Blockchain is evolving into a gaming company. 

Shidan Gouran: Absolutely. Global Blockchain, as you said, is evolving into a gaming and entertainment company. It is really taking over the future of TV and film as well in a sense because TV and film and video games are all going to be the same thing essentially. They are interactive media. Right now there are 2 amazing projects in the pipeline. One of them is actually a board game that involves cell phones. It involves social networking and voice narratives through Alexa. That is really amazing. Nobody has done that before. It has a huge blockchain component to it as well, which is very interesting. I am not going to go into the details of what X2 is working on. I think that is more for Nolan and Zai to share with you. I am definitely going to recommend for them to come and see you about that. Really it is the future. Right now what is really interesting to me is that American Idol gets maybe 18 million views on a good day. The top streamer on Twitch gets many multiples of that on an average day, viewers. When you see that dynamic you see where video games are going. By top streamer I mean the top video game player who streams his video games on Twitch gets more viewers than American Idol does. That is why this is important. The world is moving online. Gaming is a big part of it. X2 is really tackling the future of entertainment and media, which is super exciting.

Tracy Weslosky: In other words we have a great opportunity as investors to get involved right now. This is arguably groundbreaking and revolutionary with what you are trying to do, very large picture. 

Shidan Gouran: Yeah. On one hand you have the future of media. Then on the other hand you have applications of blockchain technology to the media and entertainment industry.  I think Nolan and Zai and the technologies we have developed will be definitely one of the potential incumbents in this space. There are 3 projects really in the blockchain space that are really taking hold in the gaming world. I definitely think that what we are going to be offering very soon will outmatch them. 

Tracy Weslosky: Alright. Let me just back you up to. Having been an investment firm and been a leader in the blockchain technology space, I do not think a lot of people really truly understand what blockchain technology is or how it can actually be applied here. Can you just talk to us a little bit about that market…to access the complete interview, click here

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Investing in NA’s first advanced exchange for security tokens and merging with X2 Games this month, what’s next for Global Blockchain Technologies?

The blockchain is an incorruptible digital ledger of economic transactions that can be programmed to record not just financial transactions but virtually everything of value. It is secure and cannot be altered. Basically when you write a new entry into the block, a new chain is formed. By allowing digital information to be distributed but not copied, blockchain technology has created the backbone of a new type of internet. Originally devised for digital currency, the tech community is now finding other potential uses for this secure ledger. In its simplest form blockchain’s future could see almost any document and transaction stored in this digital space. This undeniably ingenious invention, blockchain is the brainchild of a person(s) known by the pseudonym of Satoshi Nakamoto.

Global Blockchain Technologies Corp.

Global Blockchain Technologies Corp. (CSE: BLOC) is an investment company that provides investors access to a mixture of assets in the blockchain space. Global Blockchain invests in new markets enabled by blockchain technology. A unique dimension of Global Blockchain’s value to its investors is its in house innovation incubator, providing resources to maximize the potential of new blockchain technologies, and propel their growth. These resources include initial capital, technical development personnel, and legal support. Global Blockchain state: “Blockchain technology enables a new digital asset class, which we believe, will drive the new economy.”

Stacked cryptocurrency coins (Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoins)

Earlier this year, Global Blockchain made a $5 M investment into Hyperion Crypto Exchange Inc. in exchange for 12.82% of its total issued and outstanding share capital. Global Blockchain announced on October 12, 2018 that Hyperion has entered into an agreement with InterStellar to provide support for Stellar based assets on the Hyperion exchange. Hyperion facilitates the trade of digital assets including crypto-currencies, on a SEC licensed alternative trading system in an arrangement that it has attained through a strategic investment in the Delaware Board of Trade. This partnership will widen the scope of Hyperion’s abilities, giving it an even greater competitive edge as North America’s first advanced exchange for security tokens, and a leader in the regulated trade of crypto assets.

In what was a busy month Global Blockchain also announced a merging with X2 Games. X2 Games’ business model aligns well with Global Blockchain’s existing efforts that relate to the tokenization of gaming platforms. A subsidiary entity will be created for its enterprise and exchange activities with a view to unlocking their value through a spin-out of critical mass assets, and merging its remaining media and entertainment investments and projects with those of X2 Games Corp.

X2 Games integrating blockchain

X2 Games is an independent games publisher for cutting edge games that integrate blockchain technology and cryptocurrency into the user’s game experience. Focused on innovative gaming technologies X2 Games was created by “The Godfather” of the video game industry, Nolan Bushnell, the founder of Atari.

Global Blockchain is working in a digital space that is only in its infancy with a wide view that almost anything can be stored digitally on blockchain. The world is going completely digital very soon and companies like Global Blockchain are ahead of the thought process to where this future is going.

The Company states: “We offer more than an opportunity to invest. We offer the opportunity to capitalize on the growth of the blockchain ecosystem, between holdings in existing technologies, and holdings in technologies that do not yet exist. Global Blockchain is geared to maximize potential, in a sector where new potential is being discovered on a regular basis”.

Sounds kind of Prophetic don’t you think? I bet you didn’t think ones and zeros would have such a big impact on the world. Did you know there’s only 10 types of people in the World? Those that understand binary, and those that don’t. Just a thought.

Global Blockchain Technologies Corp. has a market cap of C$ 42.6 m.




Fintech Select is ready to deploy its cryptocurrency solution across 100,000 point of sale locations

Cryptocurrencies are a digital currency, or virtual currency available only in digital form, and not in physical form (such as banknotes and coins). They exhibit properties similar to physical currencies, but allow for instantaneous transactions and border-less transfer of ownership. Like traditional money, these currencies may be used to buy physical goods and services, but may also be restricted to certain communities such as for use inside an online game or social network. Digital currency is a money balance recorded electronically on a stored-value card or other device. Cryptocurrencies are blockchain (a secure digital ledger) driven.

Fintech Select Ltd. (TSXV: FTEC) is deploying a proprietary point of sale (POS) technology to allow any POS terminal to operate as a cryptocurrency exchange. Blockchain technology has already significantly changed the future of money, finance, supply chain management, record keeping, and more. Not only does blockchain technology support cryptocurrencies, it has the potential to revolutionize the way financial data is stored and transmitted around the globe.

Point of Sale cryptocurrency solutions.

Fintech Select owns and operates three core business divisions.

Fintech Selectcoin

Selectcoin offers a POS Cryptocurrency solution to provide easy and hassle-free buying, and or selling of cryptocurrencies through its retail partners. Fintech Select have signed a definitive agreement with RMA Canada to deploy its POS cryptocurrency solution across 100,000 locations in Canada and the USA. The Company has been negotiating with different parties regarding the opportunity for a geographic expansion of its POS cryptocurrency solution outside of Canada.

Payment Card Solutions

Fintech’s MasterCard and Visa prepaid card programs have been deployed across multiple corporate and government organizations. The MasterCard branded card program serves a large Point Of Sale (POS) footprint which allows consumers to activate, fund and reload their cards. The pre-paid card program & POS network is the conduit for their crypto solutions.

Cherry Mobile Banking

Fintech’s Cherry is “Uberizing” the mobile banking space by offering a cost effective Peer-to-Peer (“P2P”) solution by matching borrowers with lenders as an alternative to higher cost lending institutions. The mobile banking solution is interconnected with the Companies pre-paid card, giving consumers financial freedom through many features including P2P micro lending, business loans, bill payment, global remittance and other financial features.

The Company states: “Fintech Select practices the highest standards of corporate governance. Responsible and effective governance is essential to our success and we have developed systems and procedures that are appropriate for our business.” Fintech also offer multi-lingual call center services that supports their clients in both Canada and the US. This service can be contracted separately by third parties. The call center is scaleable to support any size customer service program.

Fintech are seeing the future now. As the planet migrates to a near pure digital interfaced world Fintech are ready with their POS crypto currency solutions, pre-paid cards solutions, and mobile banking solutions. With 5G on the horizon and an experienced management team in place, Fintech Select could be a pioneer in the new online digital finance world.

Fintech Select Ltd. has a market cap of C$ 5.5 m, and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada. Fintech Select engages in the provision and development of prepaid card programs, mobile banking solutions, and cryptocurrency technologies.