Jed McCaleb Predicts the Future of Stellar and other Blockchain Companies

Jed McCaleb’s first big contribution to the programming world was eDonkey’s downloading protocol. Version’s of Jed McCaleb’s original system is still used in peer to peer downloading to this day. Next came Mt. Gox, a trading platform for gamers that evolved into the first worldwide bitcoin exchange system. He has leaped further into the blockchain world with Stellar, his newest creation.

 

Stellar is a blockchain company that has already made deals all over Asia and Europe. They are even partnered with one of the biggest computer manufacturers in history, IBM. Companies and institutions that are partnered with Stellar enjoy a variety of benefits. They can conduct international payments much cheaper and faster than any other method available in today. Clients are also happy to know that the system is completely secure due to the methods employed by blockchain. Records are held on thousands of devices instead of a single device like other banking systems.

 

Jed McCaleb is involved in Stellar because he believes blockchain is the future of banking. A sentiment he shared with the public in an interview with CNBC. “In the future,” he began. “I think it’s pretty clear to me there will be a universal payments network that will operate.”

 

This should come as no surprise when you consider how hard Stellar has been working on their global expansions. Stellar lists 45 clients and partners from all over the world on its official website. The clientele of Stellar consists of names like Telindus, Anglo African, Poseidon, Hijro, and Factury. These are the companies that Stellar is working with to supply banking needs all over the world.

 

Jed McCaleb also expressed his belief that even stocks will one day be traded on a blockchain network. One company, Securrency, is already making moves in that direction. Securrency allows investors to pay for stocks via bitcoin.

Trabuco Takes On Position Of Chairman At Bradesco

During the past year, Bradesco has undergone a number of changes, particularly concerning the people working at the company in prominent positions. As of March 2018, the company has a new person in the position of chairman of the company and also has a new President.

The changes in the management occurred when the company’s previous chairman decided to retire. His retirement would leave vacant one of the essential positions within Bradesco, which is why it then becomes essential to fill up the position at the earliest. After much consideration by the board of directors of the company, Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi was asked to take over in the position of Chairman at Bradesco.

Over the years, Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi has demonstrated that his skill and contribution to the field are notable and things that can significantly benefit Bradesco as a whole. As a leader to the company, he has helped Bradesco grow to become one of the leading private banks in the entire country. Before he was offered to take on the role of Chairman of the company, Trabuco stood as the President of Bradesco. He took up this position in 2009, which was when Bradesco was standing as the second largest bank in the country. Having worked for the entirety of his career at Bradesco, he was able to implement some changes that would improve every facet of the company and its overall workings. Through the work that he did, Bradesco grew and once again managed to attain its number one spot. It was something that Bradesco had been working towards for an incredibly long time, and was something that helped the company as it progressed through the banking sector.

Being such an important figure at Bradesco was one of the many reasons why the companies board of directors decided that Trabuco should be asked to take over the position as the chairman of Bradesco. But the company also had a standing rule that one member of the company cannot carry out multiple positions at once. Because of this, it becomes essential for the company’s board of directors to choose another member to take on the position of President of the company. The board was once again put in a position wherein they had to evaluate the current members at Bradesco and determine who would be the best leader to the company. After much consideration, Octavio de Lazari was chosen to take over the position that Trabuco once held at the company.

Octavio and Trabuco share a lot of similarities which is why the board of directors saw him as a viable person to take over the position. Both of the leaders had been working for the company since the beginning of their careers, and both of them have worked their way up, holding important positions within the company.

There is without a doubt that Octavio will be able to take on the new position and perform it well, the same, for Trabuco.

Graduating from the University Of Sao Paulo (USP), with a degree in philosophy, Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi initial position with Bradesco was a bank clerk back in 1969, in his and Bradesco home town of Marilia. Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi was a bank clerk for two years, before moving to Sao Paulo in 1971, and was promoted to be the Director of Marketing. Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi, as the Director of Marketing, understood the importance of having a good reputation in the public eye, and this can best be achieved by having a good relationship with the media. Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi is noted for modernizing the bank’s culture to embrace the media, and encourage a more transparent culture, and media friendly company.

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Equities First Holdings Offers Stock-based Loans as an Alternative Source of Financing

Background of Equities First Holdings

Equities First Holdings (EFH) is a limited liability company, founded in 2002. The firm specializes in the provision of finance to businesses and high-net-worth individuals. Equities First Holding offers securities-based loans after assessing stocks, bonds, and treasuries risk and future performance. Equities First Holdings’ headquarters is located in Indianapolis, Indiana. However, it has satellite offices in New York City, Sydney, London, Perth, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Bangkok. The company specializes in capital allocation and alternative finance solutions. Its financial to investors include financial solutions to businesses and high net-worth individuals looking for non-purpose capital.

Equities First Holdings develops customized financial solutions to suit the needs of individual borrowers. The firm is famous for providing liquidity through a secure and transparent process. Equities First Holdings’ non-purpose financing helps reduce capital cost by providing ideal financing conditions compared to other traditional options. Traditional financing options do not allow the use of multiple investment accounts as security for loans. Through the use of securities as collateral, the global lender has experienced a significant growth since its inception. Through EFH, borrowers can use stock as collateral to secure working capital. As such, investors acquire capital while benefiting from incentives such as interest, dividends, and appreciation of their investment portfolio.

Equities First Holdings has a history of refunding shares upon the maturity of borrowers’ shares. Just recently, Angle plc announced that Andrew Newland, boss of the Aim-listed medical diagnostics company would repay the £2m cash offered by EFH in exchange of Angle’s shares. Swapping of shares allows borrowers to raise capital quickly even if they do not qualify for traditional credit-based loans. Equities First Holdings is becoming popular among borrowers as an efficient and effective alternative to raising working capital. Equities First Holdings’ increased popularity is attributed to tightening loan qualifications, increased interest rates, and reduced lending options in conventional banks. Stock-based loans serves as a hedging option as they reduce the expected risk. In fact, stock-based loans have a fixed interest rate of between 3-4%. Lastly, stock-based loans are non-recourse; thus, allowing borrowers to denounce the loan even if the value of their stocks decline.

Sterling Packing realizes Growth Equity Facility arranged by Madison Street Capital

Madison Street Capital, an international investment banking company exclusively acted as the financial advisor to Sterling Packaging. It helped Sterling Packaging arrange an equity growth investment. Sterling Packaging is based in Selkirk, Manitoba and has expanded its operations into Monroeville, Alabama. It manufactures folding cartons serving customers across the U.S. and Canada. Druid Capital Partners provided the equity facility, and the transaction was announced on 31st July 2017 by Madison Street Capital CEO, Charles Botchway. Jay Rodgers, the current Madison Street Capital senior managing director, led the transaction.

According to Jay Rodgers, the Sterling Packaging team led by its able founders Debbie Hickson and Jim has done an outstanding work of creating a scale business with superior product offering. The broad customer base of Sterling Packaging is expected to profit from the new development solutions that are expected to culminate on an accelerated timeline following the new financial backing by Druid Capital Partners. The senior managing director added that Madison Street Capital is happy to have helped bring the two parties together. Learn more: http://www.manta.com/c/mb4hqdt/madison-street-capital-advisors-llc

According to a managing partner with Druid Capital, Martin Holt, the company is excited to be partners with Hicksons. He complemented Debbie and Jim saying that they are beyond doubt hardworking entrepreneurs who have succeeded in instilling strong value systems in their children and company as evident from the roles of leadership held by Colin and Kelly. He added that his company is looking forward to a good working relationship and appreciated the role played by Madison Street Capital in connecting Sterling and Druid and helping them with the transaction. 

More about Madison Street Capital

It is an international investment banking company dedicated to excellence, integrity, leadership, and service in providing financial advisory services to corporates, financial opinions, merger, and acquisition expertise as well as valuation services to privately and publicly held businesses. The services provided by Madison Street Capital helps its clients thrive in the international marketplace. When undertaking new projects, Madison Street Capital reputation has been enhanced by making the objectives and goals of the clients its own. Learn more: https://www.pinterest.com/MSCadvisors/

The firm views up-and-coming markets as the hub element driving the growth of its clients globally. Madison Street Capital pledges to continue focusing considerable assets on emerging markets. The company has earned trust from clients across the world through its unwavering commitment to the some of the highest professional standards levels. It has vast experience, extensive relationships, and knowledge to match sellers to active buyers not to mention the capacity to match the suitable capitalization and financing structure to unique client situations. Learn more: http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/orland-park-homer-glen/community/chi-ugc-article-madison-street-capitals-anthony-marsala-reco-2015-08-20-story.html