We are excited to inform you all that our Co-founder & VP Marketing, Janina Lowisz will be representing us at Hard Fork Decentralized, a 3-day conference taking place all over London from 12–14 December 2018.
Hard Fork Decentralized is organized by The Next Web, a tech media company that started in 2006 and whose sections include news, conferences, events, its own tech hub in Amsterdam as well as an intelligence platform.
So far, the conference expects 70 international speakers, 250 C-level decision-makers, 2,000 festival attendees and 1,000+ one-on-one B2B meetings.
This year it includes the Hard Fork Pitch Battle, to find the best 3 innovative blockchain startups amongst 10 finalists. So far, 6 finalists have been announced: Cashaa, MOBS, Marlin Protocol, Utrust, Deip.World and CloseCross.
The pitches will be presented on 12 December, 4.30 PM-6.30 PM.
Venue: Rise London, 41 Luke St, London EC2A 4DP
We are seeking the presence of our community members in London! Further, we are looking forward to your feedback and suggestions over our existing and recently launched products and features.
We have another great conference to come this month! Co-founder & VP Marketing, Janina Lowisz will be speaking atUnleash Blockchain Conference being held on 10–11 December 2018 at Amsterdam.
Unleash Blockchain Conference 2018 is being organized by Global Executive Events, which is known for providing high-quality and informative summits for senior-level business professionals, covering current trends for industry-focused and management-related topics.
This year it will attract 20+ cross-industry leaders who will be assisting 100+ Senior Level Attendees to unveil the potential of blockchain-driven projects, covering varied topics like the role of blockchain in solving business problems, legal implications, contract management, regulatory and compliance challenges posed by blockchain.
Janina will present our success story on 11 December, 3.40pm.
Venue: De Rode Hoed, Keizersgracht 102, 1015 CV Amsterdam.
We are excited by the warm welcome we received in the past conferences from across the industry, and the numerous startups looking to use our services! Now we are looking forward to further spread the word and meet our community members in Amsterdam!
The first major event of 2019 is around the corner: StartAP Fest, 18–19 January 2019!
Since 2014, StartAP has built a startup ecosystem including 800 entrepreneurs from 15 cities across the State of Andhra Pradesh who have been presenting their innovations to the world at the annual StartAP Fest, which this year expects over 1200 attendees, 15 pitches, 100 startups, 25 speakers, 50 innovations and 30 startup showcases.
Andhra Pradesh was the first State to implement blockchain technology in governance, starting with land records and vehicle registry, with an aim to apply it across all areas of administration. In 2016, it has launched Fintech Valley Vizag to build a world-class Fintech ecosystem including government, academia, corporations, investors, and entrepreneurs, where further uses of blockchain technology are being explored, to be rolled out eventually across the country.
We are proud to participate in StartAP with our Chief Product Officer, Archit Aggarwal, who will be joining an expert panel on new products and the trends of the blockchain industry in 2019.
Other confirmed panelists include Vijay Arisetty (Founder, myGate) and Prasad Kompalli (CEO & Co-Founder, MFine).
Day/Time: 19 January, 15.30–16.30h.
Venue: The event will kick off 18 January at Bhavani Island, and on the 2nd day will continue at Tummalapalli Kalakshetram, Bustand Rd, Two Town, Hanumanpet, Vijayawada 520002.
Register here, we are looking forward to seeing you!
What better way to start the New Year than to meet our first, dear supporters who have been with us since the very beginning when we started in London!
All our old and new friends in London will have the chance to meet Kumarnext week Thursday, 24 January, 6.30–9.00pm GMT at the Trustless Ecosystems Meetup, where he will participate in a panel discussion on
“Scalability of blockchain-based platforms: What’s the challenge?”
The panel will be moderated by Laura Degiovanni (TiiQu), other panelists include Gary Nuttall (Distlytics), Piers Ridyard (Radix) and Alpesh Doshi (Fintricity).
Venue: RWS-20, Saint Thomas St, SE1 9RS London
If you’d like to join, register here — if you can’t make it, Kumar will be in London 24th — 30th January 2019 to finalize our next steps beyond the launch. If you want to meet him at this time, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Looking forward to celebrating our achievements with a great evening together!
Fortune Asia 2018 was an event organized jointly by Tefla’s and the Global CIO Forum on Blockchain — Future Tech & Currency, and included the CIO 200 Awards, awarding the top CIOs that have left their mark on the industry in 2018.
Realizing the potential of the blockchain technology in enhancing various sectors, our Founder and CEO, Kumar Gauravdelivered a keynote speech over “The Future of Financial Infrastructure — Blockchain remolding financial services”. The video can be seen here.
The speech was followed by a panel discussion over “Blockchain Roadmap”, where Kumar shared his outlook along with other pioneers of the blockchain industry, namely Karthik Iyer, Founder, Blockchain Monk, Mumbai; Ashley Turing, Founder & CEO, Live Tree; Dr Evan Singh Luthra, Founder, EL Group International, Almora; Arvind Ravindranath, Associate, Nishith Desai Associates; Varun Sethi , Partner, Blockchain Lawyer and N S Nappinai, Advocate (Cyber Laws):
The panel discussion was followed by the Global CIO Forum awards ceremony, where Kumar received the award for top next-gen CIO 2018! This highlight of the conference certainly is also one of the highlights of the year for us and we would, therefore, like to say a big Thank You to our community for having come with us so far. All our awards would never have been possible without Your valuable support!
December was the peak of an incredible year — Cashaa now has already been in existence for more than 2 years, and this one was by far the most exciting for all of us — let’s have a look and celebrate our achievements together as we build the future!
We started with the mission to bank the unbanked and realized that the biggest issue in the crypto revolution is that most of the communities in the crypto industry are struggling to get banked. So here we are, our initial version is dedicated to those businesses that are fighting with the corrupt centralized world, to make them a better place for all of us.
Finally!! The Crypto Industry has an option!
The wait is over, thelaunchof our global multi-currency crypto-friendly account has come about, and the first users are here! We had more than 60,000 sign-ups throughout the year, of which already hundreds have registered as users in the past weeks following our launch!
We welcome Crypto Businesses! We know crypto-related businesses are underserved by banks. Our goal is to create a hassle-free banking experience for ICO-backed companies, exchanges, wallets, and brokers. Come and discover the world of crypto-friendly banking.
This does not mean Cashaa is only for crypto companies; any business can open an account to get an IBAN in the same way they are doing now with Bank of America, HSBC or any other high street banks, with both security as well as facilities which existing banks are failing to provide.
As a community-driven “new age banking platform” we decided to go with a 100% fund protection scheme with European Central Institutions; this will ensure that all deposits in GBP and Euros are protected 100% with any leverage. Cashaa will not risk or leverage on any user’s funds as banks do.
All Cashaa accounts are inbuilt with the world’s first Compliant Multisig Crypto Wallet, which brings the benefits of decentralization to everyday use. We developed the most secure 3-Key architecture with inbuilt transaction monitoring. The Cashaa wallet will speed up innovation in the crypto industry with:
Secure Multisig storage with transaction flexibility
AML and Fraud detections on each address
Decentralized exchange system (Buy and Sell crypto without risking them to an exchange)
For our personal users, there is no monthly fee or onboarding fee; also, based on the community feedback, we have reduced the amounts of CAS required to access advanced features with higher limits!
The CAS sale was one of the most self-regulated token sales the world has seen so far; we made sure to follow the guidelines issued by ESMA(European Securities and Market Authorities) about the Prospectus Directive, Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive, etc. and did not get carried away with the crypto boom. In Q1 2018, the Cashaa team was working on the wrap-up procedures of our token sale and completing the AML/KYC checks and token distribution. Only 8,507 participants were accepted and obtained CAS tokens. We rejected participants’ contribution of 14.37 Million USD, in orderto comply with ESMA guidelines. As a new age banking platform, we are keeping a close eye on the ESMA reports, to make sure we reach our goal of bringing crypto to mainstream. You can see the latest release of ESMA here.
After completion of the token sale process, we locked CAS for our team, advisors, company fund, community, and entrepreneurship fund, as per the roadmap, with an overall 3-years vesting period and with a 12 months cliff, respectively, to ensure everyone’s rewards are based on continuous commitment.
As a result of high the compliance process, around 192 Million CAS became available, which we decided to give to our loyal community members. The run-up to the first PoS token distribution in June certainly was one of the year’s highlights, as it was extended to all token holders, which gave everyone a chance to increase their stake and get rewarded accordingly. From June 2018 to December 2018, we, therefore, ended up distributing an overall 221,434,000 CAS and took the difference happily from our company pool to value Cashaa supporters.
We also got listed on a range of exchanges this year, for the full list where to buy CAS see here.
Top Bankers joined the Team
In 2018, we were honoured to be joined by 28 new members who were excited about our early successes and decided to leave some of the world’s top 10 banks to join Cashaa. Our founders from the new world of crypto were complemented by experts from HSBC, Barclays, Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, Capital One, ICICI, and Axis.
Cashaa started in 2018 in style, by celebrating its India launch at Taj Santa Cruz Mumbai, with panel discussions, keynote speeches and fireside chats, complete with a gala dinner for our community, policymakers, and bankers. Kumar’s welcome speech to the attendees
We have been invited to many conferences, of which some of the most notable included Money 20/20 in Las Vegas where we were featured as the top startup from Europe, as well as BBVA Open Summit in Madrid, and London Tech Week.
In addition to further conferences in London and Las Vegas, we also gave presentations in New York, Toronto, Dubai, Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Bangkok, Warsaw, Amsterdam, Santa Clara, Kuala Lumpur, and Zagreb, amounting to over 30 valuable conferences. For our full list of events, see here.
Awards & Recognitions
Our innovative solution and dedication to solve some of the fundamental world problems brought us many awards and recognitions in 2018.
We were awarded “Technology Provider of the Year” at the 7th Small Business Awards in New Delhi, India’s most popular awards show for promising small and emerging businesses to get nationwide recognition.
Shortly after, TechCrunch nominated us as finalist for the “Hottest Crypto Finance Project” at The Europas Awards in London.
With 2018 being a year of accomplishments, we are entering 2019 with a lot more exciting updates! Check our Roadmap for what is in store for Q1 — After opening our onboarding services for European and Uk businesses, we are starting our onboarding for businesses from Southeast Asian countries from 20th Jan 2019.
Stay tuned for more updates on our website in the coming days — all the latest information and new interactive features are waiting for you!