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FinDEVrSV16-LogoV2(wdate)Our FinDEVr New York developer showcase last week was a success! FinDEVr Silicon Valley will be held October 18 & 19 in Santa Clara. Register today and save.

On FinDEVr.com:

  • Beyond the Bitcoin BlockChain: Coinalytics is Now Skry.

The latest from FinDEVr New York 2016 presenters:

  • Capgemini consulting services adds risk and fraud management technology from FICO.
  • Aerospike releases version 3.8 of its database server.
  • Wealth Professional features Betterment in a column on roboadvisors.

Alumni updates:

  • Blockchain solution provider Gem launches Gem Health.
  • CNBC Africa interviews Entersekt CEO Schalk Nolte.

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FinDEVrNY16-V2(wdate)We’re taking our FinDEVr developer showcase to New York on March 29 & 30, 2016. Super Early-Bird tickets are on sale through this Friday, January 15, so register today and save.

The latest from FinDEVr San Francisco 2015 presenters:

  • Network International planning UAE deployment of cashless, cardless payment technology developed by Quisk.
  • Gem Raises $7 Million in Series A.

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Gem Raises $7 Million in Series A

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In a round led by Pelion Venture Partners, blockchain technology specialist and FinDEVr alum Gem raised $7.1 million in funding. Also participating in the Series A were:

  • Amplify.LA
  • Blockchain Capital
  • Danmar Capital
  • Digital Currency Group
  • Drummond Road Capital
  • KEC Ventures
  • RRE Ventures
  • Tamarisk Global
  • Tekton Ventures

Angel investor James Joaquin also participated in the financing, which takes Gem’s total capital to $12 million, according to Crunchbase. Ben Dahl of Pelion Venture Partners and Bitium CEO Scott Kriz will join Gem’s board of directors.

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Pictured: Gem CEO and founder, Micah Winkelspecht speaking on “Redefining Banking from the Ground Up” at FinDEVr 2015 in San Francisco.

In a statement at the Gem blog, the company highlighted its vision for distributed ledger technology as part of a:

“‘blockchain economy’ that forms the underlying architecture of our daily lives: from capital markets to patient care, supply chains to logistics, property rights to digital rights management.”

Gem makes it easier for companies to use blockchain technology by turning complex processes into modular, bitcoin APIs and then leveraging its platform to scale and automatically deploy. Gem recently developed a multi-signature bitcoin API for developers, and is currently building a “modular platform for blockchain applications” that has broad use cases for many different industries.

Founded in 2014 and headquartered in Venice, California, Gem debuted at FinDEVr 2015.

FinDEVr Live: Gem Leverages the Blockchain to Redefine Banking from the Ground Up

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gem.co | blog.gem.co | @gemhq

Gem_FinDEVr2015_logoGem makes Bitcoin easy by allowing developers to build feature-rich blockchain applications in minutes using less than ten lines of code. By leveraging industry leading security features such as multi-signature wallets, multi-factor authentication, and Hardware Security Modules, the Gem API provides an easy to use, comprehensive security solution for Bitcoin apps, without ever taking possession of funds. Gem’s mission is to empower individuals to have control over their own assets, starting with Bitcoin. Gem, launched at TechCrunch Disrupt’s Startup Battlefield, was founded in 2014 and is located in Venice, CA.

Redefining Banking from the Ground Up
Bitcoin and its underlying technology, the blockchain, triggered a fundamental shift in the way we think about money. The blockchain is redefining age-old practices around payments, custodianship, stock and asset issuance, auditing and settlement. And for the first time, it has created an open financial platform that invites any developer from around the world to participate and innovate, without permission. Learn how you can use blockchain technology and the Gem API to build a whole new generation of financial products both inside and outside of the traditional banking system.

Key Takeaways:

  • How programmable money and smart contracts can redefine ownership and custody
  • How to secure digital assets from hackers and would-be thieves
  • Practical tools that can get you started building with the blockchain quickly.

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Presenter
Micah Winkelspecht, CEO & Founder
@winkelspecht | micah@gem.co

Winkelspecht is CEO of Gem, a secure platform for blockchain developers. He is an active Bitcoin thought leader and author of MoneyTree, the first Ruby implementation of a Bitcoin HD wallet. Previously Winkelspecht spent 10+ years developing software for AT&T Interactive, Guide Financial, and Pose.

FinDEVr Live: Gem Leverages the Blockchain to Redefine Banking from the Ground Up

Gem_homepage_FinDEVr2015

gem.co | blog.gem.co | @gemhq

Gem_FinDEVr2015_logoGem makes Bitcoin easy by allowing developers to build feature-rich blockchain applications in minutes using less than ten lines of code. By leveraging industry leading security features such as multi-signature wallets, multi-factor authentication, and Hardware Security Modules, the Gem API provides an easy to use, comprehensive security solution for Bitcoin apps, without ever taking possession of funds. Gem’s mission is to empower individuals to have control over their own assets, starting with Bitcoin. Gem, launched at TechCrunch Disrupt’s Startup Battlefield, was founded in 2014 and is located in Venice, CA.

Redefining Banking from the Ground Up
Bitcoin and its underlying technology, the blockchain, triggered a fundamental shift in the way we think about money. The blockchain is redefining age-old practices around payments, custodianship, stock and asset issuance, auditing and settlement. And for the first time, it has created an open financial platform that invites any developer from around the world to participate and innovate, without permission. Learn how you can use blockchain technology and the Gem API to build a whole new generation of financial products both inside and outside of the traditional banking system.

Key Takeaways:

  • How programmable money and smart contracts can redefine ownership and custody
  • How to secure digital assets from hackers and would-be thieves
  • Practical tools that can get you started building with the blockchain quickly.

IMG_0997

Presenter
Micah Winkelspecht, CEO & Founder
@winkelspecht | micah@gem.co

Winkelspecht is CEO of Gem, a secure platform for blockchain developers. He is an active Bitcoin thought leader and author of MoneyTree, the first Ruby implementation of a Bitcoin HD wallet. Previously Winkelspecht spent 10+ years developing software for AT&T Interactive, Guide Financial, and Pose.