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Hillrise Capital—We are a boutique research house focused on early-stage blockchain startups and emerging cryptocurrency tokens.

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Interview: Phil Windley from the Sovrin Foundation
Published December 22, 2019

Phil is an author and academic, founder of the Internet Identity Workshop, passionate tech educator, and Chair of the Sovrin Board of Trustees.

The Sovrin Foundation have been continuing to grow and develop throughout 2019, as new Stewards (organizations that will operate Sovrin nodes) are onboarded and initiatives like the 'Compliance and Payments Task Force' are announced.

In this post we share a conversation with Phil about self-sovereign identity, the current state of the Sovrin Network, and the recent progress being made by the organization toward their goal of creating a global public utility for identity.

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Interview: Ryan Fang from Ankr
Published December 22, 2019

Ryan is an entrepreneur and holds degrees in statistics and business administration from UC Berkeley. He is a co-founder and the current COO of Ankr.

Ankr provide a blockchain-driven infrastructure for distributed cloud computing. Since public fundraising in 2018, Ankr have launched their mainnet and marketplace platform, and their ANKR token is listed for trading on Binance.

In this post we share a conversation with Ryan about Ankr's global marketplace for compute power, the tough competition in this particular market, and the supply and demand dynamics of such an infrastructure.

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Research Report: WeOwn
Version 1.0 / Published December 24, 2019

We present our second research report on Liechtenstein-domiciled Own AG–operator of the WeOwn platform.

Founded in 2017, and previously known as 'Chainium', WeOwn have built an end-to-end issuance and servicing platform for Security Token Offerings and tokenization, and is currently developing secondary markets and additional verticals such as peer-to-peer lending.

WeOwn enables small and medium-size enterprises to raise funds easily and at low cost. The Own product suite has been created with a user-centric investment methodology, aiming to remove unnecessary friction, risk, and cost for businesses and investors.

Own's first STO raise is currently ongoing as of publication.

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Interview: Kyle Samani, MP of Multicoin Capital
Published January 17, 2020

Kyle Samani is a co-founder and managing partner of crypto-focused investment fund, Multicoin Capital. Founded in 2017, Multicoin is a thesis-driven investment firm that invests in cryptocurrencies, tokens, and blockchain companies.

In this post we share a conversation with Kyle about Multicoin’s investment approach, venture capital in the crypto-markets, investment due diligence, and Arweave—a recent addition to Multicoin’s portfolio.

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Interview: Nicolas Van Hoorde, CEO of Delta
Published December 20, 2019

In this interview we share a conversation with Nicolas Van Hoorde, to discuss the history of Delta, its rapid growth, innovations, and recently announced acquisition by eToro Group. Nicolas is self-described as a highly motivated ‘product guy’ with a technical background and has been working on Delta since its creation in 2017.

The Delta app is one of the leaders in the mobile tracking market, tracking 6,000+ digital assets across 150+ exchanges. Delta has been downloaded over 1.5m times.

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Telegram AMA: Ian Friend, COO of Ferrum Network
Friday 31 January, 11:30 UTC

This coming Friday we will be joined live in the @hillrisecapitalchat by Ian Friend, COO and General Counsel of Ferrum Network.

Ferrum Network ('Ferrum') are developing a suite of fintech products to allow secure and easy access to financial services. Initial efforts were focused on the Nigerian crypto-market as a testbed for their product suite.

Launched in early-2019, Ferrum's 'First Kudi' product is a secure digital wallet allowing users to buy, sell, send, and receive digital assets including major cryptocurrencies, stablecoins, and local Nigerian Naira.

In development is the 'Sub-Zero Wallet', a cold-storage solution targeted at emerging markets.

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Telegram AMA: Ian Friend, COO of Ferrum Network
Friday 31 January, 11:30 UTC

We are happy to announce that Ferrum Network are offering a prize for participation in our upcoming Telegram AMA.

The prize will be offered to one winner who participates in the AMA, selected jointly by Hillrise Capital and Ferrum Network.

To be Eligible
– Participate in the AMA event
– Be currently staking FRM
– Share a screenshot of staked FRM on Twitter
(with #stakeyourferrum)

Prize detail
Ferrum Network will award a 10% bonus in FRM tokens based on the winner's currently staked token balance (up to a maximum of 10,000 FRM).

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Interview: Michael Ng, Co-founder of StakeWith.Us
Published February 4, 2020

In this interview we share a conversation with Michael Ng, to discuss institutional ‘Staking-as-a-Service’ offerings, the demand dynamics for staking services, and a recent seed investment from government-backed SGInnovate and LuneX Ventures.

Michael is an advisor to Loom Network, a partner of MW Partners, and co-founder of StakeWith.Us.

StakeWith.Us is securing more than US $14m of digital assets under their infrastructure.

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Research Report: MobiePay
Published December 22, 2019

MobiePay are working to create a universal payment ecosystem built around a suite of mobile apps. The company want to enable users to transfer fiat or digital currency directly peer-to-peer or to merchants for goods and services both quickly and easily.

Mobie will use Stellar technology, and banking relationships to facilitate near instantaneous conversion of cryptocurrency to fiat, enabling the seamless experience regular payment cards provide.

MobiePay Product Suite:
− Mobie: consumer-facing digital wallet;
− MobieX: cryptocurrency wallet and exchange service; and
− MobiePay: web-based merchant gateway app.

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Telegram AMA: Richard Yan and Allen Liu, Vite
Friday 14 February, 16:00 PST

This coming Friday we will be joined live in the @hillrisecapitalchat by Richard Yan and Allen Liu of Vite.

Vite have created a high-performance decentralized platform utilizing an asynchronous DAG-based architecture.

The company have launched several products including a multi-token wallet with zero transaction fees, and a decentralized exchange ('ViteX').

Vite's technology provides for fast confirmation times and zero-fees. The Vite Mainnet was launched in September 2019.

Join us this Friday to chat with Richard and Allen!

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AMA Series: Richard Yan and Allen Liu, Vite
Published February 17, 2020

We recently welcomed both Richard Yan and Allen Liu from Vite into the Hillrise Capital Telegram chat for an AMA event.

During the AMA we spoke about Vite's progress to date, ViteX (DEX), their unique token economy and dividend model (VITE and VX), and ViteFi (Vite's take on P2P decentralized finance).

If you couldn't make it, or want to recap the conversation, here's our summary of the best Q&A from the event.

AMA Highlights (7 min. read)
https://hillrise.capital/vite-ama-highlights
Hillrise Capital Community Vote
Shortlisting, February 2020

Today we announce our first 'Community Vote' where we ask the community to suggest companies for research coverage.

We will be accepting suggestions from the responses to this tweet and will shortlist four projects for a formal vote.

Shortlisting will be open for three days—until 22 February.

Hillrise Capital will produce detailed fundamentals-focused reporting covering the winning project. This will include a long-form research report and condensed 'Lite' variant.

Let us know which company you want shortlisted:
https://twitter.com/hillrisecapital/status/1229943777973792768
Interview: Itamar Lesuisse, CEO of Argent
Published February 20, 2020

In this interview we share a conversation with Itamar, to discuss the origins behind the Argent app, the features and functionality, and the several integrations that give Argent their edge in the market.

Itamar has a Masters in Computer Science and Electronics Engineering, holds four payment-related patents and has previously worked at BCG, Amazon, and Visa. Itamar has also previously founded Peak Labs prior to leading Argent as CEO.

Argent is a mobile smart contract Ethereum wallet. No seed phrases, no gas, and you can earn interest in a tap.

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https://hillrise.capital/argent-interview-itamar-lesuisse/

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Hillrise Capital Community Vote
Voting, February 2020

Last week we asked the community to suggest their favourite blockchain companies for our first 'Community Vote'.

We received over 200 comments and after counting each mention we arrived at our final shortlist for voting.

The shortlisted companies are:
DAPSCoin (DAPS)
Elrond Network (ERD)
Chromia (CHR)
ShareRing (SHR)
Unibright (UBT)
Verasity (VRA)
Aergo (AERGO)

To vote:
[1] Follow this link
// CLICK HERE
[2] Vote for your preferred company/asset

Voting will be open for three days—until 27 February.

Hillrise Capital will produce detailed fundamentals-focused reporting covering the winning project. This will include a long-form research report and condensed 'Lite' variant.

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Telegram AMA: Pei-Han Chuang and Dorel Burcea, Morpheus Labs
Tuesday 25 February, 06:30 CET

Tomorrow we will be joined live in the @hillrisecapitalchat by both Pei-Han Chuang (Co-founder and CEO) and Dorel Burcea (Co-founder and CIO) of Morpheus Labs.

Morpheus Labs is a Singapore-based blockchain startup primarily operating a B2B enterprise-focused platform for blockchain development.

This flagship 'Blockchain-Platform-as-a-Service' is a centralized cloud-based hub designed to simplify and expedite the processes and procedures involved in evaluating, developing, and deploying blockchain solutions for organizations of any size.

Also joining the conversation:
– Robbie Vander Ghinste, Ambassador
– Tom Coumans, Ambassador

Join us tomorrow to chat with Pei-Han, Dorel, Robbie, and Tommo!

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Telegram AMA: Morpheus Labs
Tuesday 25 February, 2020

We are just about to begin our Telegram AMA with Pei-Han Chuang and Dorel Burcea from Morpheus Labs.

Also joining the conversation:
– Robbie Vander Ghinste, Ambassador
– Tom Coumans, Ambassador

Join us to chat with Pei-Han, Dorel, Robbie, and Tommo!

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Telegram AMA: Henrik Hjelte and Or Perelman, Chromia
Wednesday 26 February, 21:00 UTC

Tomorrow we will be joined live in the @hillrisecapitalchat by both Henrik Hjelte (Co-founder and CEO) and Or Perelman (Co-founder and COO) of Chromia.

Chromia is a blockchain platform built specifically for decentralized applications. Their solution has been developed in reply to some of the shortcomings of existing platforms and includes both a blockchain and a relational database.

Chromia is by ChromaWay, a company with a uniquely long-standing history in the blockchain community.

Join us tomorrow to chat with Henrik and Or!

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Hillrise Capital Community Vote
Results, February 2020

We're happy to report that we received 1,108 responses to our first Community Vote. Firstly, we thank the communities of all the shortlisted companies for getting involved and showing their support. As the shortlisted company with the most votes, we will go forward with our promised research reporting covering the DAPS project.

Hillrise Capital will produce detailed fundamentals-focused reporting covering DAPS which will include a long-form research report and condensed 'Lite' variant.

Voting results:
[1] DAPSCoin
– 418 (38%)
[2] Elrond Network – 347 (31%)
[3] ShareRing – 142 (13%)
[4] Unibright – 58 (5%)
[5] Chromia – 52 (5%)
[6] Aergo – 50 (5%)
[7] Verasity – 41 (4%)

Thank you to all respondents, we will start our review process for DAPS shortly.

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AMA Series: Pei-Han Chuang and Dorel Burcea, Morpheus Labs
Published February 28, 2020

We recently welcomed both Pei-Han Chuang and Dorel Burcea from Morpheus Labs into the Hillrise Capital Telegram chat for an AMA event.

It is always great to catch-up with the Morpheus Labs team to see how they are progressing and talk about what's on the horizon. This is a real business playing the long game.

If you couldn't make it, or want to recap the conversation, here's our summary of the best Q&A from the event.

AMA Highlights (8 min. read)
https://hillrise.capital/morpheus-labs-ama-highlights
AMA Series: Henrik Hjelte and Or Perelman, Chromia
Published February 29, 2020

We recently welcomed both Henrik Hjelte and Or Perelman from Chromia into the Hillrise Capital Telegram chat for an AMA event.

This event was packed with great questions and answers discussing the CHR token utility, strategic acquisitions, partnerships, and future goals.

If you couldn't make it, or want to recap the conversation, here's our summary of the best Q&A from the event.

AMA Highlights (7 min. read)
https://hillrise.capital/chromia-ama-highlights