Marketing Operations Executive
As the first member to join the London PR and Content team in 2018, Zubair harnesses a measured focus on the production, development, and strategic deployment of marketing content. Responsible for the outreach of company press releases, and product announcements, he has developed a number of long-lasting relationships with leading outlets in the crypto, FinTech and precious metals space
A driving force in the overhaul of the company’s website content throughout the years, Zubair has optimised content in line with SEO keyword and ranking objectives, contributing to Kinesis’ successful rebranding and introduction of its new, current site.
With a strong interest in cryptocurrency, Zubair is a strong advocate for the global adoption of blockchain technology aiding everyday banking, in addition to being an avid crypto trader himself. His maintained global awareness of cryptocurrency innovations and updates, Blockchain technology, ICOs and IEOs, positions him as an authoritative voice in the FinTech space.
Marketing Operations Executive
We wanted to update the community on the latest Mobile App update. We are happy to announce that the latest Kinesis mobile App update has been successfully delivered on April 2nd 2021, modernising the app interface and greatly enhancing the mobile trading experience for Kinesis Exchange users. The latest version of the app sees a number of visual design updates incorporated, as well as patches to a few minor bugs. The redesign of the Kinesis app will provide a more streamlined user experience by enhancing existing functionality and scalability, as well as adding new features and intuitive design improvements. This includes major updates to the debit card section and accounts tab, with Kinesis exchange mobile optimization in mind. The new app update includes: Enhanced trading screens Improved design on trading view charts Enhanced order screens for better user experience when trading New market pair screens, which now include volume and better layout Improved user interface for debit card, including top-up facilities Upgraded order book Enhanced integration services and API connectivity The US physical Kinesis Visa debit card now available on the app Alongside the Kinesis virtual VISA card, available worldwide, the US physical Kinesis VISA card is now easily manageable through the mobile app, including a top-up facility. In addition to that, the UK & EU physical Kinesis VISA card functionality will soon be incorporated into the Kinesis App, following their Q2 launch. Further updates The Kinesis team have already been working hard on the next phase of development, to be released in the upcoming cycle. Regular improvements will continue to be rolled out throughout the year as we proceed with our commitment to improving the user experience. Further information will be available in the coming week as Kinesis CEO Thomas Coughlin releases a comprehensive, written quarterly update looking ahead at an exciting year for Kinesis. Download the Kinesis app today.
A hardware wallet, otherwise known as a cold wallet, is an encrypted physical device designed as the sole access point for your digital currency and cryptocurrency portfolio. With the only possible way to access your digital assets held in encrypted offline storage, safely in your possession, there’s no route for anyone other than you to gain access. In this sense, hardware wallets act as a vault for your cryptocurrency and in the case of Kinesis, your digital gold and silver. Unlike the secure offline storage of a cold wallet, crypto wallets stored on a computer or database, accessible via the internet are labelled hot wallets. As hot wallets are constantly connected to the internet, they can be more vulnerable to the attacks of hackers or viruses. As a hardware wallet is only connected to the internet when in use, it provides an additional layer of security and protection from external threats. With that in mind, here are the specific advantages of a hardware (cold) wallet. 1. The private key remains unexposed With a cold wallet, the only place you will ever be required to enter your private key is on your encrypted hardware device. Since your password never comes anywhere near a computer, it’s never exposed to the possible security risk of being copied or hacked. 2. The Increased Access Security of Pin Encryption Most hardware wallets are encrypted with pin protection, while others also come with the extra security of biometric login. In the unlikely event, someone manages to get hold of your physical cold wallet and attempts to figure out your code, the security features of the device will automatically lock them out after 3 attempts. 3. Hold multiple digital currencies in the same cold wallet Conveniently, digital currency and cryptocurrency don’t take up much space at all. In fact, there is no limit to the amount of cryptocurrency or digital currency you can hold in your offline storage solution. Some hardware wallets allow you to hold multiple cryptocurrencies at the same time, and the Kinesis CoolWallet S falls into that category. 4. No vulnerability to computer viruses Crypto wallets stored on the PC or the internet can be affected by viruses. The majority of computer viruses are designed to attack system software, which means they won’t compromise the security of a hardware wallet device at all. 5. Transaction verification on the hardware device Every transaction you make must be verified through your encrypted hardware wallet. So, without access to your cold wallet, it’s impossible for anyone else to make a transaction. Providing you keep your device safe, and out of the hands of any potential hackers, you can be sure no one will be able to get access to your stored cryptocurrency or digital currency. 6. Kinesis Only - Store gold and silver digital currencies Kinesis Cool Wallet S is the only hardware wallet on the market that lets you store Kinesis gold bullion and silver bullion based digital currencies. Securely store Kinesis KAU, KAG and KVT, alongside a wide selection of cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin (BTC) Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Ripple (XRP) Ethereum (ETH) Litecoin (LTC) Horizen (ZEN) Omni Tether (USDT) Icon (ICX) Binance Coin (BNB) What are the other benefits of Kinesis Cool Wallet S? Security There’s a reason we call the encrypted Kinesis CoolWallet S a portable vault. Users are offered the added security of a biometric login, plus physical 2FA checks, ensuring the safety of digital assets. Battery Life The battery of the Kinesis CoolWallet S is built for regular use. The battery life can be expected to last roughly 2 weeks, with just 2 hours full charge time. Waterproof The Kinesis Coolwallet S is built to withstand the tests of everyday life, the portable offline storage solution has drawn industry praise for its resilience. Dimensions The size of a credit card, the Kinesis CoolWallet S can be kept on your person and out of harm’s way, at all times. Bluetooth Connect to the Kinesis app (iOS/Android) via Bluetooth helping you get the most out of your digital assets, safely. How much does it cost? The Kinesis CoolWallet costs $99 for a single device. Or, if you want to be extra, extra secure, you can divide your digital assets between two Kinesis CoolWallets, and purchase two for $159. Where can I buy the Kinesis CoolWallet S? The Kinesis CoolWallet S is only available for purchase at the Kinesis shop here.
Our Executive committee offers a detailed look at an exciting year ahead for Kinesis. In this extensive update for the Kinesis community, Thomas Coughlin brings his vision for the year into focus. The Kinesis CEO maps out the milestones that will mark our progression throughout the year and shares an insightful summary of the 2021 Kinesis roadmap. Watch the Kinesis Webinar 2021 for detailed insights on: Our 2021 roadmapProgress in IndonesiaThe Kinesis yield systemKEM - our new emerald-based tokenGlobal integrations, partnerships and projects We are looking forward to another exciting year in the progression of the Kinesis system. We would like to invite the whole Kinesis community to take in our roadmap, for a snapshot of what’s in store. Take a look at the roadmap for 2021 here.
In the hands of the wrong provider, an international payment can be a slow and costly process. All too often, making an international transfer with banking or remittance providers means accepting a skewed exchange rate, high fees, and sluggish transaction times. However, businesses and individuals that choose to make an international payment with Kinesis save time and money. A cheaper way to transfer money internationally. High banking fees for an international payment The 3 largest UK banking providers charge transaction fees between 2% - 3% for an international payment of £1000*; excluding the transaction fee often charged by the recipient’s bank. High fees for remittance services Leading remittance providers charge fees that are often confusing and vary wildly country to country. However, transaction fees are typically set between 5% - 10%, although in some cases transaction fees are as high as 25%. When businesses or individuals send money abroad, leading remittance and banking providers intercept a significant percentage and profit unreasonably. Low fees with Kinesis remittance Kinesis has a low transaction fee of < 1% for international payments, significantly lower than banking services and other international payment providers. Kinesis charges a flat transaction fee of 0.45% Exchange Rate Markups When banking and international payment services exchange currencies for international transfers, they apply an exchange rate far higher than the mid-market exchange rate. Offering a higher exchange rate allows banking services and international payment businesses to keep the difference as profit. - Banking services markup the exchanges rate by 4% - 6%, on average- Leading remittance providers often markup exchange rates by 6% A large percentage of each international payment sent through banking and leading remittance services is diverted into the provider’s profits before the transaction fee is even applied. Avoid exchange rate marks ups with Kinesis When making an international transfer with Kinesis, there is no need to worry about an inflated exchange rate. With Kinesis, the international payment is made in Kinesis digital currencies and received in Kinesis digital currencies, without an exchange rate in sight. When the time comes to trade Kinesis digital currencies back into Fiat currency, the Kinesis Exchange scans markets to provide the best exchange rate available - with no markup. Only, as mentioned previously, a 0.22% conversion to convert between Fiat and Kinesis digital currencies. Curious about trading with Kinesis? Find out more about the Kinesis Exchange What’s the fastest way to make an international transfer? Sending an international transfer through many remittance services and banking providers can be a slow and frustrating process. Slow transaction times An international transaction can take anything from 1 - 4 working days to clear with traditional banking services.With leaders in the international payment business, transaction times vary from a few minutes to a few days. However, quicker transaction times often mean higher transaction fees for the customer. Instant processing times with Kinesis remittance An international transaction with Kinesis takes just 2 - 3 seconds. The time taken to transfer money internationally can make a big impact on our businesses and personal lives. Crawling transaction times could hold up an important business deal, or leave a loved one stuck without cash abroad. Instant transactions can have a huge impact on businesses efficiency, and make things just that bit easier in our day-to-day lives. Let’s recap how Kinesis delivers cheaper, faster international payments.Low transaction fee - < 1%Avoid exchange rate markups - altogetherInstant settlement times - 2-3 seconds Whether it’s for a multinational business making payments to an overseas supplier or for a parent making a transfer to their teenager travelling abroad, Kinesis is a cheaper, faster way to send money internationally.
Kinesis is listing Kinesis Velocity Tokens (KVT), available for purchase on the Kinesis Exchange from today. We are excited to announce that, as of today, the Kinesis Velocity Token (KVT) will be listed on the Kinesis Exchange for buy orders only. As many of you will be aware, KVT holders access a proportionate 20% share of every single transaction fee gathered across the entire Kinesis monetary system. Limited to just 300,000 in circulation, the KVT entitles holders to the largest share of the Kinesis yield pool. Kinesis users will have the opportunity to purchase the unique yield-bearing asset at a price of $1,200.* KVT listing price The increase in KVT listing price from $1000.00 to $1,200.00 is correlated with the growth of the Kinesis Money platform, and the resulting increased earning potential of the token. The advancement of the Kinesis system is evidenced in consistently increasing trade volumes, as well as the successful implementation of various products and partnerships, with the potential to stimulate substantial velocity within the system. Significant milestones reached in our 2020 roadmap: Indonesian roll out (still in progress)Platform and Exchange redevelopmentVirtual Kinesis VISA card launch US physical Kinesis VISA card launch Kinesis may incrementally increase the listing price of the KVT, as volume within the Kinesis monetary system continues to grow. * The purchase of KVT is not available to non-accredited US citizens or residents. What is the source of the KVTs? As of today, Kinesis will be listing a remaining portion of unused KVTs from the Bounty, Marketing, Advisors pools, on the Kinesis Exchange. We understand the absolute necessity to provide the Kinesis community with complete transparency on the source of the additional KVTs made available today. As stipulated in the Kinesis blueprint (see pg. 42), Kinesis documented the quantity of KVTs allocated for each purpose within the Token Allocation pool. The source of the KVTs made available on the Kinesis Exchange today are the residual balances from the Advisors, Bounty Campaign and ICO Marketing allocations of the Token Allocation pool. KVT purchase only At this time, the Kinesis Velocity Token will only be available on the Kinesis Exchange for purchase. Kinesis has listed KVTs as buy only to bring in additional participation into the Kinesis monetary system. The decision to offer greater access to the KVTs was reached, as a result of a great deal of interest from within the Kinesis community and beyond to access the earning potential of the KVT. Free trading of KVTs will commence once the yield system, banking and enhanced exchange components of the Kinesis system are brought online in 2021. For more information on the Kinesis Velocity Token please visit here. As transactional velocity continues to grow with the Kinesis system, so too, will the yields KVT holders receive. Considering the multitude of integrations and partnerships Kinesis is implementing globally, the Kinesis Velocity Token presents a revenue generation opportunity like no other. Now that opportunity has been extended to the entire Kinesis Community. Secure one of the KVTs available in time for the yield engine coming online in Q1 2021. Secure your KVTs today. LOG IN
We've been working on a multitude of developments and partnerships, and are pleased to announce a full update on what’s happening with our roadmap. We have been busy behind the scenes at Kinesis working on a multitude of developments and partnerships, and are pleased to announce a full update for the month of October, on what’s happening with our roadmap items. Partnership deal We are proud to inform our community of the exclusive news that Kinesis has formed a strong institutional partnership with Seabury Asset Management, one of the entities within the Seabury Capital Group. Seabury is renowned for providing global advisory services, asset management and speciality finance solutions and has wide-ranging interests in enterprise software and financial technology fields. The first project of the partnership will tokenize a new physical asset class, emerald gemstones, in the form of a Kinesis Emerald token (KEM). We have developed a new blockchain in order to bring KEM into the Kinesis Exchange. An initial deposit into our vaults of minimum US$100,000,000 of emeralds backing $100 million KEM (1 KEM = 1 carat) will be the first tranche to be put onto the Kinesis Exchange. Emeralds, being an incredible store of value, the new KEM is a welcome addition to the Kinesis currency suite. In addition to the Kinesis yield model attached to the token, there will also be a guaranteed 3% annual return for KEM holders. We will be releasing a joint press release with Seabury in the coming weeks, where we will outline all the details in their entirety. US physical card and hybrid banking We have whitelisted selected users in the US for a closed beta while we ensure smooth deliverability and operational aspects of the program. This requires a coordinated approach with our US suppliers which is why the beta is necessary before completely opening it up to the entire US market. Mint directly to your Kinesis Money account Kinesis users now have the ability to mint directly to their Kinesis Money account, bypassing the need to mint to their wallet directly. We will be offering both options of minting to your wallet, or to Kinesis Money account directly. In addition, to make the process easier, we have created a single sign-on (SSO) tokenized login, which will enable users to log in to the Mint once logged into KMS without having to input password or 2fa. Although development has been completed for the mint to Kinesis Money feature and the single sign-on option, we are currently backlogged in UAT, full deployment, while the beta program is running, and once we have taken the beta program off of the whitelisting, we will immediately bring online this service thus completing our roadmap. Yield work underway We are also pleased to announce that yields are underway, and development is hard at work on new dashboards and functionality in order to start bringing yields online. It’s a big month for Kinesis, we are preparing for our European and UK banking programs, restructuring our blockchain networks including new blockchain developments and updating our security protocols, all of which we will be updating you within due course.