For a long time the ultra wealthy and their money managers have been able to access a level of return on investment previously out of reach of the average person. The larger the amount being invested, the better the fund manager can be hired, and the better the deal that can be got.
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This is a fact of life in standard centralized investment markets. But just as the dawn of the internet opened up the possibility for regular private individuals to start investing in stocks, the rise of blockchain technology can allows these investors to compete with the wealthy and elite in the investing game.
Tech levels the playing field, and blockchain makes community investing possible while artificial intelligence (AI) reduces the edge that experts have over novices.
One blockchain startup that is combining these two innovations to challenge the status quo is trade.io. Their platform, underpinned by their TIO token, allows holders to earn from the gains made by the trade.io community simply by holding their tokens in their wallet. The community is made up of experts and also the investment choices of the machine learning models they use.
An unequal playing field
Many financial instruments or favorable deals are completely inaccessible to most people because they either require administrative processing, high barriers to entry, or complex computer modeling to execute. Trade.io want to leverage strength in numbers to democratize investing, enabling users to cash in or out when they please, having possibly gained from the time they spent having held the TIO tokens. Smart contracts underpin the system, ensuring efficiency and transparency.
For more proactive investors, the platform allows choosing of investing strategies as well as making your own trades. The company are hoping that aside from the professional investors taking part in the trading for the benefit of all token holders, they can benefit from partnerships that give them the edge.
Partnering for success
The company, which is based on Switzerland, believe that forging partnerships with key players will bolster the in-house knowledge they have. Most notably, they have partnered with Modulus (a tech company so well regarded that they sell software to Google) to obtain cutting edge financial technology. Trade.io CTO Erik Voltron Voltron said this of the recently announced deal:
“In working with Modulus previously on a few projects, I can vouch for the fact they are best of breed in terms of financial technology and innovation, and our entire development team is excited to be working with their company going forward” Voltron said, “While blockchain development in finance has grown by leaps and bounds, we’re still in its infancy stage, and trade.io is becoming more and more one of the preeminent firms in this space.”
Trade.io have also started an incubator at the University of Nicosia, which could result in further best of breed innovations.
Most recently, trade.io announced a partnership with Civic, whose identity verification services they will use to qualify clients for the liquidity pool and trade.io exchange. By offering Civic’s services, it will be able to cut down the time to onboard clients in an AML-compliant manner significantly.
The Trade.io ICO is currently underway.