Crypto This Week: Unicef Interest In Blockchain, Winklevoss Twins Launch Gemini App And More

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UNICEF’s Blockchain Investment

On Monday, the United Nations’ charity arm for children, UNICEF, announced that they will be funding six companies in developing and emerging economies with up to $100,000 from the UNICEF’s Innovation Fund to solve global challenges using blockchain technology.

These six companies; Atix Labs, Onesmart, Prescrypto, Statwig, Utopixar and W3 Engineers were selected from more than 100 applications across 50 countries to deliver open-source prototypes of blockchain applications within a year to tackle global problems like transparency in health-care delivery, affordable access to mobile phone connectivity, and the ability to direct finances and resources to social-impact projects.

Chris Fabian, Principal Adviser, UNICEF Innovation explained that the reason why they are investing in the blockchain technology is that the technology is in its early stage and has the potential to create a better world.

Blockchain technology is still at an early stage. That’s exactly the stage when UNICEF Innovation Fund invests: when our financing, technical support, and focus on vulnerable populations can help a technology grow and mature in the most fair and equitable way possible.

Winklevoss Twins Introduces Mobile App

The Winklevoss brothers who own a regulated cryptocurrency exchange platform that allows customers to buy, sell, and store cryptocurrencies have launched a new Gemini Mobile App.

The Gemini Mobile App includes features that will enable buying and selling of cryptocurrencies, viewing market prices and the value of your portfolio, sending and receiving cryptocurrencies, etc for both crypto experts and crypto newbies.

Despite the dwindling crypto market, the winklevoss twins seem rather bullish about the future of this emerging market as they recently stated during an interview with bloomberg that they are totally at home in winter, which gives them the time to build internally, and sort of catch their breath.

The twins also revealed their 2019 goal of expanding to the Asian crypto market, where they will face stiff competition from a thriving exchange industry that includes the likes of Bitfinex, Binance and Huobi.

Gemini is currently ranked 49th among crypto exchanges in terms of adjusted trade volumes, seeing around $17.4 million in daily trades.

And this week’s airdrops, Nexxo and Fidelity Suite

Nexxo (NEXXO)

Nexxo is a trusted partner for SMEs and also a global leader in financial technology solutions for small businesses in emerging markets, with innovative products in payroll, payment gateway, wages protection system, point of sale devices and e-commerce.

Nexxo is airdroping 4205 NEXXO tokens the equivalence of $3.5 and also, 2241 NEXXO tokens the equivalence of $2 for every referral. The ICO price is 1 NEXXO equaling 0.00083 USD and will last till 31st December.

How to join this airdrop:

1. Sign up on Nexxo.io
2. Log in and watch a Video
3. Join Nexxo on Telegram
4. Chat with Telegram bot

Fidelity Suite (STK)

Fidelity Suite is a platform where users can accumulate loyalty points in a single account, simplifying the process and making obsolete the countless Loyalty Cards on the market and they are airdropping 25 STK tokens the equivalence of $3.15 to the first 10,000 airdrop participants. The ICO price is 1 STK equaling 0.125 USD.

How to join this airdrop:

  1. Go to the Fidelity Suite Airdrop form
  2. Join them on Telegram
  3. Follow them on Twitter
  4. Like their Facebook page
  5. Submit your Ethereum wallet address

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