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The 10 most promising crypto partnerships, 2018

In the course of this very eventful year, lots of Blockchain have developed projects despite the negative mood significantly and started with other companies to cooperate. Projects were made, acquired, acquired other companies, Changes in laws and regulations and, of course, the respective Blockchain solutions are further developed.

The analysis of the crypto market from Q1 to Q2 of this year shows that the overall trend in the industry is progressive, albeit slowly. Even if regulations are generally regarded as a necessity, they have slowed down the pace of ICOs. The cause for this slowdown is that institutional funds may not invest in the crypto industry until it is sufficiently regulated.

Partnerships play a crucial role for the success of any Blockchain project. Because a solution has not well-founded application is useless and the absolutely most important goal of the partnership is to find a concrete Use Case. While the Blockchain-built projects and continue to be developed, you can vary the currently realized the specific purpose of future applications, currently still in experimental applications.

We have compiled a list of 10 of the most promising crypto partnerships that were announced this year. The order is explicitly not a ranking!

Binance and Malta Stock Exchange

There is a lot of speculation about Binance. Binance, signed on the 11. September 2018, an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding = MOU) with the Malta Stock Exchange (MSX), a new digital value of paper tokens, to build up a stock exchange. So Binance will build the world’s first Security Token Trading platform in Malta.

Malta has become in recent years a popular starting point for everything that has to do with crypto, as it friend is very crypto. In addition, Binance has built up a good relationship with the government, since you have moved the beginning of the year 2018, headquartered on the island.

Dow Jones Media Group and Brave Browser

The Brave Browser, along with his crypto-currency BAT has a very successful year. The Browser had in December 2017, 1 Million active users, while he was standing today, more than 4 million active users and more than 10 million times has been downloaded. Since 2018 is not even to the end, we are excited to see how the Trend of the year looks like.

The Dow Jones Media Group announced in April 2018 in a partnership with Brave, which aims to Premium content for users to deploy and test the Blockchain payment technology. Among the available publications (full access), and MarketWatch (premium access). In accordance with the partnership agreement, both institutions verified publishers are on the BAT platform.

ICON and Line

15. May 2018 announced ICON a Blockchain project, which focuses on the interoperability of blockchains, that you will work together with Line. Line is a Social Media platform with over 200 million active users per month. ICON and Line to develop a private Blockchain network. This Joint Venture, Unchain, the developer organization of the Blockchain Ecosystem for the Line.

It is expected that the ICON network will receive a significant influx of users since the Joint Venture between the Line and the ICON is expected to connect more dapps and users of the Ecosystem. and Ledger one of the earliest providers of Web Wallets for crypto-currencies has developed in collaboration with Ledger, Lockbox-a Hardware-Wallet with the is not compatible.

This device is the users the flexibility to at least a portion of your money in a Cold Wallet is kept, while the Rest of your money is in the Web Wallet in a flexible and easily available. So, they developed a mixture of Cold and Hot Wallet.

The device costs $ 99.99 and is compatible with Windows 7 or higher, MacOS Version 10.9 or higher, Linux, and Chrome OS. Lockbox is not compatible with other Ledger products, as it is the custom Firmware to be running. The Shipping is scheduled to begin in mid-November.

Binance and Tron

On 4. October 2018 presented Binance, one of the largest crypto Exchanges in the world, the Binance Blockchain Charity Foundation and their mission to the Public. The Foundation aims to support projects that contribute to sustainable development and the United Nations Development programme (UNDP). The Blockchain Charity Foundation was founded by Binance, to find ways to use the Blockchain technology for the social Well-being.

Tron joined the Initiative with a donation and the promise to develop, together with Binance the Non-Profit sector.

Coinbase and Circle

Coinbase, the well-known crypto Exchange, and Circle, the company of the Goldman Sachs-supported technology, have joined together to develop USDC. USDC is a new Stable Coin and was listed recently on Coinbase.

For the partnership, the Centre was established-a consortium that controls the development of the USDC. Centre plans to develop Stable Coins for each British pound, Japanese Yen and the Euro, which will then be listed on Coinbase as soon as they are available.

Wanchain and MakerDAO

Wanchain, a block chain project that focuses on the interoperability (or interaction and communication) of block chains, announced on 11. October 2018 the Dai, one of MakerDAO developed Stable Coin, as the first Chain cross-ERC-20-Token. Dai can be replaced due to its Cross-functionality in decentralized against Bitcoin. On the other hand, this means that Bitcoin can be used in addition to Ether to secure Dai.

Litecoin and TokenPay

TokenPay, a decentralised payment platform, has acquired 9.9% of the OFF-Bank in Germany. In addition, you have the Option of backing up your shares up to 90%, subject to the usual regulatory approval, on 10. July 2018 to increase.

Already at the 10.07.2018 the Litecoin was announced the Foundation as the beneficiary of this a 9.9% stake in the Bank. Litecoin will support TokenPay in the development of their own Blockchain, and thus, its stability and its future success. Litecoin will be integrated into the WAY banks and their trading platforms.

AWS (China) and Qtum

Qtum and Amazon Web Services (AWS) to China, at 17. October 2018 a partnership to develop Blockchain-as-a-Service solutions for businesses and developers. Qtum will provide a development platform for Smart Contracts on the AWS base.

Developers and users can create Smart Contracts efficiently with Amazon Machine Image (AMI) and launch the Qtum Core, Solidity, and the Qmix Web IDE. Miguel Palencia, CIO of the Qtum Foundation, said: “The launch of Qtum on the AWS marketplace provides an easy-to-use and powerful Cloud-based solution for end-users and businesses. Anyone who develop dapps on the Qtum-platform and build or you want to use as a Staking node, will benefit.“

IBM and Stellar

IBM operates a distributed Ledger solution for institutions that want to outsource their technological integrations. While you implement Hyper Ledger for private networks, is Stellar the first choice for public networks. IBM currently operates 9 validators in the Stellar network.

The Universal Payment Solution from IBM currently uses Stellar lumens (XLM) as the transport value for cross-border transactions. IBM is currently considering the development of its own Stablecoin, against the volatility of the crypto market. In addition, IBM has recently presented the Blockchain World Wire, using the Stellar Protocol to enable cross-border payments in seconds instead of days. In addition, IBM has announced a partnership with Veridium Labs is known, which aims to place carbon credits on the Stellar Blockchain.


2018 is completely dedicated to crypto as a viable Alternative to Fiat currency. Especially in view of the ever greater eternal risk of a global recession. Even if the market is preparing for the worst, has not slowed down the development in the cryptographic field, what shows the Belief in the opportunities in the industry. With the emerging market conditions and opportunities and the rise of the crypto-sector is also a large Legacy have jumped on the bandwagon Player on the train. These partnerships are a strong indication that the future holds far-reaching changes and developments for us.

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This article was from English into German:

Christian Rehm

Senior IT Consultant and Crypto Enthusiast always in search of interesting news.

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