Ebang to Establish Crypto Exchange and Mining Farms After Going Public

Hangzhou-based crypto mining company Ebang International Holdings Inc. is all set to launch its crypto exchange platform. The mining giant has decided to expand its business into the digital asset exchange because of the consistent loss in their business.

A regular drop in the bitcoin prices becomes a headache for crypto mining companies like Ebang. According to the resources, the China-based mining company generated a revenue of $109 million. That was a clear loss for the company.

Reports even mentioned that it has been the least number of sales since the year 2018. The sales kept decreasing after the year 2018. Ebang has provided data of its net losses during the year 2018-2019.

Ebang is about to increase its revenue up to 40% in the year 2020 with a cryptocurrency exchange that works overseas. Ebang is a china-based company where cryptocurrency trading is outlawed. The company is incorporated in the Cayman Islands.

China-based mining expert has seen a constant growth in the cryptocurrency exchanges. The CFO of the company, Chen Lei admitted the revenue can be increased to $200 million in the present year.

This new launch of the crypto exchange has doubled up the revenue remark of Ebang in just a few months after the launch. According to the CFO, it would have been impossible to achieve the target until 2022 without the newly launched crypto exchange.

The company was able to expand its business because of the IPO raise of $100 million. However, the goal of the China-based crypto mining firm was to raise $125 million. If it happens the market value of the firm will become $800

It gave new hope to the crypto giant to take the business to new heights. Ebang is also willing to expand its exchange platform overseas and also investing in new machines and technologies.

One of the parts of the plan is to set up a crypto exchange outside of the country, Chen said. Whenever the new exchange tends to work without a flaw, it will help to combat the volatility in the market. World’s largest cryptocurrency is being traded in the range between $5000 and $10,000.

Once a new platform will be available to the traders, it will be easier for them to trade at other amounts as well. This new regulatory-compliant crypto exchange will be available to everyone. The company has also decided to imply a transaction fee to earn its income from the platform.

Its rivals, on the other hand, are constantly involved in creating coins for the digital currency irrespective of the fluctuating prices of Bitcoin. Ebang is also setting out to branch its services in the advisory section. The share price of the company has also increased up to 4%.

Despite being the first mining company to go public in the USA, Canaan’s market price of a share is $2. Ebang, on the other hand, has been able to put itself at a better place with per share trade at $4.

Ebang is also willing to explore the blockchain services in other sectors such as healthcare, education, and financial services. In short, the goal of the company is to become a complete blockchain solution provider.

The company has also made it to the Nasdaq Global Market under the ticker EBON. Ebang will be the second crypto mining company to launch its crypto exchange in the United States. The first mining company called Canaan is also based in China.

It has become one of the crucial steps to help reach Ebang to its financial goal. The Nasdaq listing will not only increase its profits but also give the brand recognition in the field. It has also increased the share price of the company.

Nasdaq also offers regulatory compliance to companies that are listed under it. This credit will take Ebang a long way to operate as a cryptocurrency trading platform. Every transaction will be secure and compliant to the US Securities and Exchange Commission.


Crypto Valley Association to Publish its Trusted Key Ceremony Guidelines

The world’s leading ecosystem for blockchain technology and global cryptocurrency, the Crypto Valley Association, has announced in a press release that it would be publishing what it refers to as the Trusted Key Ceremony Guidelines. The Cybersecurity Working Group, a wing of CVA, has taken the initiative to launch the guidelines to improve and spread the awareness among the masses about the significance and ways of protecting digital assets, securely and safely.

The guidelines were showcased and demonstrated during a free online event on 7th July 2020. The event was named ‘Demystifying Key Ceremonies’ and was hosted by the Cybersecurity Working Group. Some of the leading contributors in the event included Taurus Group and Ledger Vault, who are the leaders in offering digital asset custody software and technology. Auditing and financial powerhouses like PwC and SEBA Bank also took part in the event as a contributor. The event was aimed at exploring ways to define the best practices to safeguard digital assets. The event also paved the way for the Crypto Valley Association to consolidate its position in the cryptocurrency world as a leading global hub for blockchain technology.

The guidelines are designed by the experts at the Cybersecurity Working Group. They have extensive experience in designing, reviewing, and operating the key ceremonies for firms that are active in the blockchain ecosystem. Markus Perdrizat, Chairman of CWG and also heading the Blockchain Risk Assurance at PwC, Switzerland, said that a considerable portion of the financial assets is being tied to cryptocurrencies these days.

It has raised the need to define best practices and standards pertaining to key ceremonies for blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies. The key ceremony marks the beginning of the security of any financial assets or when the creation of cryptographic secrets takes place. Mark reiterated that once the cryptographic codes are created, it is essential to uphold the best security standards from then on. It is, for this reason, the new set of guidelines that were needed and unveiled.

The primary responsibility of the Cybersecurity Working Group is to not only define the best practices and security guidelines for cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology but also to ensure its adoption in the market. The Cybersecurity Working Group also acts as a forum for discussion and ideation for blockchain-based companies and products in the Swiss market while promoting the adoption of the same in the global marketplace.

Emi Lorincz, Crypto Valley Association’s board member, also mentioned about the key role played by CVA’s Cybersecurity Working Group towards setting best practices and security standards with respect to key management, product development, security audits, and other key aspects of the blockchain ecosystem. The publication of guidelines by CVA reflects upon the efforts of the organization and its commitment to strengthening the security levels in the cryptocurrency space.

The unreferenced approach by practitioners to date exposed many vulnerabilities in the blockchain ecosystem that needed to be addressed. It was also needed because of no set security standards or guidelines for best practices. By defining the set standards to be followed by experienced practitioners as well as new entrants to create secure and safe key ceremonies, not only the security levels be enhanced, it would improve the existing processes in place as well.