Alprockz Partners with Fusion Foundation to Accelerate Swiss Franc-backed Stablecoin

Alprockz Partners with Fusion Foundation to Accelerate Swiss Franc-backed Stablecoin

Non-profit open source organization Fusion Foundation is partnering with Swiss-based Alprockz to use Fusion’s protocol to accelerate the adoption of Alprockz’s Swiss franc-backed stablecoin, RKZ. 

“As stablecoins become more mainstream among global banks and central banking authorities, security will remain top of mind,” said Dejun Qian, CEO and Founder of Fusion. “By partnering with Alprockz to extend their secure and fiat-backed stablecoin, we are taking a huge step forward in making the exchange of any type of digitized asset seamless and safe.”   

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Alprockz is a consortium of information technology developers and investors that have created the ROCKZ blockchain platform and RKZ stablecoin. By virtue of Fusion’s protocol, individuals who transact with RKZ can exchange value for any tokenized asset on and off the Fusion and ROCKZ blockchains, thus bridging the gap between traditional and digital economies. 

Issued last year, Alprockz claims that RKZ is the first and only legally enforceable cryptocurrency in the world, providing holders with full ownership over the collateralized assets. The RKZ stablecoin is backed by the Swiss franc (CHF) at a ratio of 1:1, with Alprockz storing 90% of reserve funds in CHF bank notes and another 10% in various Swiss banks to ensure RKZ’s liquidity. Issuing stablecoins backed by Swiss Francs is the first step in the Fusion partnership. In the coming months, the RKZ stablecoins will also be pegged to the Euro, US Dollar (USD), Pound Sterling (GBP), Singapore Dollar (SGD) and Yen (JPY). 

AlpRockz is partnering with Fusion to expand the use of ROCKZ. By virtue of Fusion’s groundbreaking Distributed Control Rights Management (DCRM) functionality, individuals transacting with RKZ stablecoins will be able to exchange value for any tokenized asset on and off the Fusion blockchain. Moreover, users will be able to more easily create new financial instruments based on the RKZ stablecoin, including loans and bank deposits or simply use it as a trustworthy payment currency. 

The addition of RKZ stablecoins to the Fusion network will automatically unleash powerful foreign exchange hubs and enable the creation of derivatives. With $12.3B in assets already pledged to Fusion’s revolutionary network, any blockchain and centralized system can be connected, and thus increase adoption of stablecoins for real-world use. 

Customers using the RKZ stablecoin for e-payments and asset management undergo an identification process with the same level of scrutiny Swiss banks require. This strict process enables users to conduct transactions with RKZ and enjoy the security of legal enforceability under Swiss law. Individuals can start using RKZ by opening a ROCKZ account, completing the identification process, and then sending Bitcoin, Ethereum or any Fiat currency to the ROCKZ platform.  The stablecoin would then be issued in the currency specified and can be easily redeemed via bank transfer. 

“Our mission is to bridge the gap between traditional and digital economies with the broad use of the RKZ stablecoins,” said Yassine Ben Hamida, Alprockz Founder and CEO. “As the most forward-looking blockchain developer for global finance, Fusion is the perfect technology partner to demonstrate to the world what is possible in this new digitized economy.”  

Alprockz has made additional investments in developing and securing the ROCKZ platform by recently forming cooperation agreements with Swisscom and Wisekey, two companies that are already listed on the Swiss Exchange. In addition, Alprockz is collaborating with three Swiss banks to bring their mission to life.  In H2 2019, ROCKZ registered users will be able to use debit cards in order to leverage and contribute to the mainstream adoption of digital assets. 

 

The Fusion Foundation is a non-profit open source organization building the next generation infrastructure for decentralized global finance. By providing innovative companies and developers with the open source technology they need to build peer-to-peer time and value-based applications, the world will enjoy financial transactions that are more accessible, efficient and transparent than previously possible. For more information, visit www.fusion.org.   

 

Alprockz AG is the Switzerland-based fintech holding company issuer of the ROCKZ blockchain and the RKZ stablecoin, bringing security and transparency to the cryptocurrency market. Unlike other cryptocurrencies, RKZ is fully backed by one of the strongest and most sustainable fiat currencies in the world, the Swiss Franc. RKZ is the first and only legally enforceable cryptocurrency in the world, providing its holders with full ownership over the collateralized assets.  For more information about Alprockz AG, visit www.alprockz.io.  

About Richard Kastelein

Founder and publisher of industry publication Blockchain News (EST 2015), a partner at ICO services collective Token.Agency ($750m+ and 90+ ICOs and STOs), director of education company Blockchain Partners (Oracle Partner) – Vancouver native Richard Kastelein is an award-winning publisher, innovation executive and entrepreneur. He sits on the advisory boards of some two dozen Blockchain startups and has written over 1500 articles on Blockchain technology and startups at Blockchain News and has also published pioneering articles on ICOs in Harvard Business Review and Venturebeat. Irish Tech News put him in the top 10 Token Architects in Europe.

Kastelein has an Ad Honorem – Honorary Ph.D. and is Chair Professor of Blockchain at China’s first Blockchain University in Nanchang at the Jiangxi Ahead Institute of Software and Technology. In 2018 he was invited to and attended University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School for Business Automation 4.0 programme.  Over a half a decade experience judging and rewarding some 1000+ innovation projects as an EU expert for the European Commission’s SME Instrument programme as a startup assessor and as a startup judge for the UK government’s Innovate UK division.

Kastelein has spoken (keynotes & panels) on Blockchain technology in Amsterdam, Antwerp, Barcelona, Beijing, Brussels, Bucharest, Dubai, Eindhoven, Gdansk, Groningen, the Hague, Helsinki, London (5x), Manchester, Minsk, Nairobi, Nanchang, Prague, San Mateo, San Francisco, Santa Clara (2x), Shanghai, Singapore (3x), Tel Aviv, Utrecht, Venice, Visakhapatnam, Zwolle and Zurich.

He is a Canadian (Dutch/Irish/English/Métis) whose writing career has ranged from the Canadian Native Press (Arctic) to the Caribbean & Europe. He’s written occasionally for Harvard Business Review, Wired, Venturebeat, The Guardian and Virgin.com, and his work and ideas have been translated into Dutch, Greek, Polish, German and French. A journalist by trade, an entrepreneur and adventurer at heart, Kastelein’s professional career has ranged from political publishing to TV technology, boatbuilding to judging startups, skippering yachts to marketing and more as he’s travelled for nearly 30 years as a Canadian expatriate living around the world. In his 20s, he sailed around the world on small yachts and wrote a series of travel articles called, ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Seas’ travelling by hitching rides on yachts (1989) in major travel and yachting publications. He currently lives in Groningen, Netherlands where he’s raising three teenage daughters with his wife and sailing partner, Wieke Beenen.

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