The October Review: All About Last Month

It was an October full of hustle and bustle, as we continued our Wealth App’s development and increased our community building and marketing efforts. The Bitcoin price moved to the rhythm of the news more than usual. Mark Zuckerberg promised the US government that he will bow to regulation while an unlikely advocate was found in Chinese president, Xi Jinping, who seemed to embrace blockchain and bitcoin perhaps because of mounting pressure from the trade war with the US or maybe for the reason of encouraging innovation as he declared. Some remain cautious pointing to a slight retraction from China and the regulatory obstacles to adoption. Others like Fundstrat’s, Tom Lee, believe that the “risk-off is over and the Bitcoin Bull Market is on,” citing the massive gain for BTC on Friday and the bottoming of the Bitcoin Misery Index on Oct. 24th. Read our Head of Data, Bastien Muster’s, Monthly Bitcoin Analysis to find out how the passage of the moving average of 20 days above that of 200 days, two indicators watched closely by traders, could spell a bullish run. 

Our Community App has now more than 40k players and is rapidly growing. We reached several important milestones last month including a new record of more than 6,000 forecasts made in 24 hours and more than 10,000 active players on the same day. The competition is tighter than ever before after what our head of data calls the ‘autumn blood bath’. Read the report

Download the app, join the game, see if you can beat the Cyborg Predictor

SwissBorg Community app 40k players

October was also a month for thought leadership. Our founder and CEO, Cyrus Fazel, was invited to give a talk at TEDx BonneSquare held at Oxford University, on October 3, 2019, where he dazzled the crowd with his out-of-the-box thinking and presentation. Read more about the Magic Carpet Ride

Always passionate about spreading the SwissBorg philosophy and our founders’ vision, our Head of Communication, Alex Fazel, began a blog series aimed at explaining the fundamental pillars of our company. In the first piece of the series, he explains why the Initial Coin Offering reflects well the values and principals of DAOs. Read more here

Tech Team Update

Our super busy tech team held a Scala Romandie meetup at our headquarters in Lausanne. Dennis van der Bij, our software engineer’s presentation of the slides of his Lithium project was welcomed by those in this field. He created an open-source project, which is a split-brain resolver for Akka-Cluster, to ease and encourage collaboration with other engineers. 

EPFL Career Fair 

We had a stand at Forum EPFL career fair SwissTech Convention Center. Our CTO, Nicolas Remond & Scala Engineer intern, Lauriane Mollier, explained our project and recruited talent. 

Our Crypto Community Grows In Korea

Jayne Kim is busy building our community in Korea. She organized a meetup with our community members in Seoul and attended Korea Blockchain Week where she networked & listened to talks by Vitalik Buterin & Nick Szabo. Read her account here. 

CC Forum: Exciting, Explosive & Inspiring!

The Cryptonites team and some members from our Lausanne office attended one of the most explosive crypto conferences of this year in London. Read about the conference’s focus on AI and Blockchain, the people they met and the progress they made here

SwissBorg Booth at CC Forum 2019 in London

Besides meeting many of the cryptorati and networking at this important blockchain event, our Growth Hacker, Mariem Farhat, agile and good at thinking on her feet, managed to capture a video clip of one of the more controversial talks that made our Twitter handle hop and entertained many of our fans. Read her blog about the event and watch the viral clip here

Mariem Farhat at CC Forum 2019 in London

Cryptonites Youtube Series

Our Head of Communications’ Cryptonites series started its second season with a great line up of interviews, keeping its promise of being objective, educational and entertaining. Read about Swissborg’s new office in London, all that Cryptonites has achieved and discover the fantastic interviews we have produced for you here
You don’t want to miss this show! Set the reminder bell for Cryptonites premiere tonight @ 9 PM CET with Don Tapscott, one of the world’s most influential thinkers, whose TEDTalk inspired millions.

Upcoming Events

  • Crypto Cinema: Maker Dao & SwissBorg! Our London office is co-hosting a fascinating meet up with MakerDAO at our new London WeWork office.  
  • Digital Securities Ecosystem RoundTable Summit in Zurich: Our CEO and founder, Cyrus Fazel, will participate in the Digital Securities Ecosystem RoundTable Summit in Zurich on 25 Nov. to discuss tokenisation strategies, developments in the landscape, ecosystem evolution, challenges ahead, fundraising outlook and many relevant topics to the token economy.

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