November 15 (London) Brett King, the world-renowned innovator and entrepreneur (and long time supporter of Irish Tech News, joins blockchain fintech company Nebeus as a lead advisor and shareholder. King has been named the “King of the Disruptors” by Banking Exchange magazine, voted the “Innovator of the Year” by American Banker, and selected as “World’s Number One Financial Services Influencer” by The Financial Brand, among other recent achievements.
A three-year-old fintech business, Nebeus operates an open, blockchain-based platform for P-to-P exchange of financial services and products, currently used by 20,000 customers to get instant loans in bitcoin.
Days away from launching its token sale, Nebeus is attracting funds in order to build a cryptobank, which will adhere to the current regulations of the conventional banking while serving the needs of the world crypto economy. Nebeus will be one of the first platforms to provide cards linked directly to cryptocurrency accounts, which will allow fiat ATM cash withdrawals in and fiat payments in the retail environment.
“I am excited to help guide Nebeus as it rapidly evolves past its live lending businesses into a crypto financial services supermarket platform, and augments this platform by launching its own bank on it, “ said King.
Running a financial services supermarket paves the way for both Nebeus being able to roll out new services fast, and for Nebeus partners and ecosystem participants to be able to launch and market new products with considerable ease. One such planned offering is a P2P loan platform where cryptocurrency holders get immediate access to liquidity without losing their holdings. For those willing to lend, the platform will provide opportunities to get significantly higher returns than in conventional banking, while providing the security of a loan return backed by collateral in cryptocurrency.
Nebeus raised just shy of $2 million in private funding thus far. The company has developed a cryptowallet and is now aiming to raise $50 million to scale the platform and launch its banking business. The start of the crowdsale is scheduled for November 20, 2017.
“We are honoured to have Brett as a member of the team. His vision and ideas on banking evolution have inspired a generation of fintech start ups, so having him on board and having access to his visionary ideas is paramount to our development,” said Sergey Romanovsky, Nebeus co-founder.
King was shortlisted for the 2015 Advance Global Australian of the Year award as one of the most influential Australians living offshore. His books have been released in more than a dozen languages and have achieved bestseller status in 20 countries. His fifth book Augmented: Life in the Smart Lane has remained in the top-10 on Amazon for over a year.
To find out more about Nebeus’ upcoming token sale, please visit: http://www.nebeus.com/ico
London-based, closely held Nebeus is an open cryptocurrency platform utilized for consumption and creation of financial services and products. Nebeus provides instant loans in bitcoins, serves as a P2P exchange platform and features a user-friendly bitcoin wallet. The Nebeus trading system will allow users to buy and sell bitcoins with favourable exchange rates and will allow instant deposits into user accounts. The Nebeus platform was first developed in 2014 with the goal of delivering a convenient, low-cost and highly efficient service that meet the demands and challenges of the ever-evolving crypto-currency market. Nebeus’ ultimate vision is to continue building its financial eco-system, where those who add value are rewarded, and those who consume services and products can do so in a competitive and secure environment, built on blockchain technology. Nebeus is a Level 39 member and portfolio company.