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Brave New Coin Is The Bloomberg Of Blockchain

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Brave New Coin Is The Bloomberg Of Blockchain

It's almost that time of year.

The 2017 Benzinga Global Fintech Awards is a competition to showcase the companies with the most impressive technology that are paving the future in financial services and capital markets.

To get you prepared for this year's awards, Benzinga will profile each fintech company that has applied. Want to get involved? Submit your company here.

For this installment, we spoke with Brave New Coin co-founder and CEO Fran Strajnar (answers have been edited for length and clarity).

Brave New Coin

What does your company do? What unique problem does it solve?

BNC is the Bloomberg for blockchain, offering all the tools decision makers need to understand blockchain technology and keep track of digital value like Ethereum, digital U.S. dollars and the growing spectrum of assets being digitized via a blockchain token.

What we are seeing is similar to 20 years ago with the release of compact discs — new music was printed directly onto CDs, but it took a decade for all of mankind's music in created in the 100s of years prior to be digitized.

This is what we are seeing with blockchain now. This is year one of the great digitization of value.

BNC tracks this blockchain-powered value digitization, offering the largest curated library of research and whitepapers available anywhere online and creates products and tools to make Digitizing value with a blockchain easier.

BNC has over $20 million USD commitment to launching a Bitcoin ETF in Australia.

BNC's Index products power a growing number of exchange-traded certificates, derivatives, retirement savings plans (IRA's) and are used for portfolio attribution, allowing capital market the tools they require to start participating.

Who are your customers?

Our customers are developers and capital markets participants.

How long have you been in business?

3+ years.

Where are you located?

HQ is in Melbourne, Australia. We occupy a good portion of the Blockchain Centre.

Who is your company's leadership? What kind of experience do they have?

I am Brave New Coin’s CEO and co-founder. Among my efforts this year:

  • Organizing one of the highlight blockchain events of 2017, with some of the best-known speakers from around the world: TheBlockchain.nz.
  • Helping launch a digital asset exchange in NZ.
  • And growing BlockchainLab.nz — an agile development and consultancy, catering to enterprise and government for blockchain solution design and prototyping.

Much of our staff comes from the capital markets or are IT veterans.

Is there anything else Benzinga should know about your company?

BNC is nearly profitable, but we're raising a Series A for rapid global expansion.

For another fintech profile, click here to read about how Private Wealth Systems empowers ultra high-net-worth individuals.

If you’re looking for cool fintech startups and access to top financial institutions, and are sick of attending stuffy corporate conferences, the Benzinga Global Fintech Awards is the event for you. From its first year in 2015, the competition grew to over 250 applicants and over 500 attendees in 2016.

Connect with us on social media — use the hashtag #BZAwards and #Fintech to spread the word!

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