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Blockchain Startup FQX announces the appointment of James Freis, Former Director of FinCEN, as Regulatory Technology Officer to Compose Programmable Debt Offerings

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Zurich, Switzerland–(Newsfile Corp. – May 5, 2022) – Blockchain startup FQX, known for their eNote, a blockchain-based debt instrument, has appointed James H. Freis, Jr. as their new Regulatory Technology Officer.

Mr. Freis draws upon his experience from the public and private sectors in Europe, the United States, and globally, to promote the integrity of the financial markets and advise on FinTech innovations. From 2014 through 2020 he served as Managing Director and Group Chief Compliance Officer for the Deutsche Börse Group, the international financial markets infrastructure provider based in Frankfurt, Germany. In June 2020, he was appointed to the management board of the German payment services provider Wirecard, where he promptly uncovered internal fraud, was appointed CEO, and initiated a global restructuring. From 2007 to 2012, Mr. Freis was Director (CEO) of the United States Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), the lead U.S. Government official overseeing anti-money laundering regulation and also the country’s Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU). From 1999 through 2005 he was based in Basel, Switzerland as Senior Counsel to the Bank for International Settlements, supporting investment of monetary reserves, as well as the international financial standard setting bodies. He received his Juris Doctor from Harvard University, a degree in Economics from Georgetown University, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder.

FQX is a blockchain startup based in Zurich, Switzerland. Their primary offering is the eNote. An eNote™ is an unconditional promise to pay a specific sum to another party at a specific future date and can be modularly structured to fit any financing purpose. The eNote™ is based on blockchain technology and can be easily transferred to any third party (i.e. an investor). When compared to other financing tools, eNotes™ excel through their modularity and global transferability, based on a standardized legal framework. With this, eNotes can improve CeFi and DeFi-lending. Single eNotes are stored as NFTs on a blockchain. By issuing multiple eNotes as SFTs, an issuer can obtain financing in a way comparable to commercial papers.

James Freis, commented: “I am pleased to help guide FQX in applying innovative technology together with an internationally recognized foundation in law to deliver concrete products, which I have found truly differentiates the FQX founders from other good thinkers who nonetheless are still struggling to articulate specific use cases.”

Benedikt Schuppli, FQX’s Co-CEO stated: “We’re honored to have James Freis join our team. With his unique combination of skills at the intersection of regulation, financial market infrastructure and technology he is ideally positioned to work on FQX’s RegTech Engine to enable programmable debt securities and compliance by design.”

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About FQX
FQX is a born-global start-up headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland. FQX is building a global lending infrastructure for Web 3.0FQX employs more than 20 people in Europe & Asia. FQX has garnered attention in 2021 by winning the Swiss Fintech and the Fintech Germany Awards in its respective categories. FQX is backed by notable Fintech investors, among them SIX Fintech Ventures & Earlybird VC.

Contact:
Jörg Röthlisberger
[email protected]

For more information, please visit fqx.ch

To view the source version of this press release, please visit https://www.newsfilecorp.com/release/122828

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FreeBnk debuts the ‘Zillow’ of tokenized Real-World Assets

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FreeBnk, the fintech platform offering affordable financial services for crypto investors, launches its tokenized RWA (real-world asset) platform to enable its clients to invest in real estate through fractionalized ownership. Through FreeBnk’s app, clients can effortlessly purchase shares of the first property located in Dubai, democratizing real estate investing by eliminating traditional barriers such as complex paperwork, similar to the seamless experience of browsing and investing on Zillow. Investors of FreeBnk’s tokenized RWAs will receive a 15 percent annual return and a 9 percent rental return from their investment.

Tokenized RWAs have exploded in demand within the digital asset ecosystem, drawing interest from both crypto investors and traditional financial institutions. This sector has become one of the largest in DeFi, with DEX volume experiencing substantial growth from $2.3 billion in December 2024 to $3.6 billion by April 2024. Amidst the escalating global cost of living, tokenized RWAs emerge as an alternative and more accessible investment option offering potentially higher returns, democratizing access to market-proof assets. However, the UI and UX continue to be complex and unfriendly for users unfamiliar with these platforms.

With the launch of its new platform, FreeBnk simplifies wealth-building opportunities by offering ownership shares in properties for potentially generating passive income. Now live within its native mobile app, the decentralized application (dApp) removes the complexities of property ownership, enabling investors to readily enter the tokenized RWA sector. The process involves three straightforward steps:

Search properties: Through the FreeBnk app, users will be able to explore properties, filtering by type, ROI, and yield—allowing investors to align their property investments precisely with their financial objectives.
Buy shares: Users will be able to select their desired property and invest any amount in a few, simple steps. FreeBnk helps to bypass traditional real estate processes and manages all aspects of property ownership using smart contracts.
Earn rental income: FreeBnk automatically assigns a property portfolio to its customers, taking care of all real estate management responsibilities. This service includes collecting and depositing rental income directly into the client’s accounts.
Clients ready to capitalize on property appreciation can conveniently sell their shares at any time through FreeBnk’s secondary market. FreeBnk is committed to offering top-quality real estate, already investing over 250,000 AED into its first property. As a hub for innovation and growth, Dubai sets the stage for global expansion with its growing real estate market and investor-friendly environment.

“As we look ahead, we see the potential of tokenized RWAs and the positive ways in which they can revolutionize the real estate market through fractional ownership,” says Yunus Emre Ozkaya, CEO of FreeBnk. “By tokenizing properties, our goal is to empower investors across the globe, showcasing the unique benefits of tokenized RWAs and offering new avenues for investment. Real estate, known for its relative stability, provides a passive income opportunity amidst global economic fluctuations. We aim to cater not only to crypto enthusiasts but also to newcomers seeking alternative investment options.”

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DeFi Technologies Expands BTC Treasury Holdings and Diversifies into Solana, CORE and CORE DAO Staking

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DeFi Technologies Inc. (the “Company” or “DeFi Technologies“) (CBOE CA: DEFI) (GR: R9B) (OTC: DEFTF), a financial technology company that pioneers the convergence of traditional capital markets with the world of decentralised finance (“DeFi“), is pleased to announce the expansion of its digital asset treasury strategy. The Company has purchased an additional 94.34 BTC, bringing its total BTC holdings to 204.34 BTC. Additionally, the Company  has acquired 12,775 SOL tokens and 1,484,148 CORE tokens, with plans to actively participate in CORE DAO’s staking facility.

Expanded Bitcoin Holdings

Following the Company’s initial acquisition of 110 BTC in June 2024, the Company has continued to bolster its confidence in BTC as a primary treasury reserve asset. The additional purchase of 94.34 BTC, for a total of 204.34 BTC reaffirms the Company’s commitment to this leading digital asset, recognizing its unique characteristics as a scarce and finite asset, and its potential as a hedge against inflation and a safeguard against monetary debasement.

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Addition of Solana (SOL) to Treasury

In a strategic move to diversify the Company’s treasury, the Company has acquired 12,775 SOL tokens. SOL stands out with its high-performance, permissionless blockchain, capable of processing up to 65,000 transactions per second, thanks to its unique Proof of History and Proof of Stake combination. This scalability and efficiency surpass many of its peers.

SOL’s low transaction fees and rapid processing times lower barriers for developers, fostering a strong user base and impressive fee generation. The platform’s trading volume has reached US$393.71 billion, indicating robust market activity and user engagement. The liquidity Total Value Locked (“TVL“) stands at US$865.97 million, reflecting substantial assets held in liquidity pools, which support trading activities. Since its inception, SOL’s decentralized finance landscape has attracted 24,591,311 traders and executed 1,847,335,349 swaps, highlighting its high transactional activity and efficiency.

Overall, SOL’s technical strengths, significant market activity, and ongoing enhancements position it as a promising investment, offering a scalable and efficient platform for a wide range of decentralized applications.

Addition of CORE To Treasury and Participation in CORE DAO’s Staking

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The Company is also pleased to announce that it has purchased 1,484,148 CORE tokens and intends to participate in CORE’s staking facility. CORE’s innovative staking solution enables holders to stake BTC non-custodially enhancing yield opportunities and contributing to network security and stability. The Company’s participation in this staking facility not only diversifies its income streams but also strengthens its collaborative relationship with CORE Foundation and involvement in the broader DeFi ecosystem. CORE is proving to be a leading BTC scaling chain with over 55% of BTC hash rate participation,US$138.5M in TVL, and 5,000+ BTC staked (~US$320M).

“We are thrilled to announce these significant advancements in our digital asset treasury strategy,” said Olivier Roussy Newton, CEO of DeFi Technologies. “Our increased BTC holdings, strategic investment in SOL, CORE and participation in CORE’s staking facility reflect our commitment to leveraging the most promising opportunities in the decentralized finance landscape. These actions not only diversify our balance sheet but also align with our mission to bridge traditional capital markets with the innovative world of DeFi.”

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