Emercoin recently celebrated its fourth anniversary and ended 2017 with an impressive string of successes, including merge-mining with bitcoin. Our achievements last year confirm that we have become a notable player in the cryptocurrency and blockchain ecosystems.
But Emercoin is just getting started.
In 2018, we will focus on four key pillars of work that will empower us to attract new users and developers and continue our projects’ strong growth for years to come.
First, we will strengthen Emercoin’s developer team.
We now have more than six world-class developers who are designing innovative blockchain solutions for customers all over the world. We will expand that team in the next year to include system administrators, web developers and C++ programmers. In doing so, we will be looking for creative developers who understand the unique and far-reaching potential of Emercoin and are passionate about using the technology to make the world a better, more secure place for everyone.
Second, we will implement new pilot projects.
Over the past two months, we have announced several new projects, including a partnership with eZuce and the Blockchain Trust Accelerator. Again, this is just the beginning for Emercoin. Over the coming year, we plan to commence partnering with governments, businesses and individuals all over the world to launch projects in a wide array of industries, including telecommunications, finance and supply chain. Emercoin has a novel solution and we are confident about starting to implement Emercoin on a global level.
Third, we will increase liquidity of Emercoin trading on global exchanges.
In January, we announced that OKEx, a world-leading digital asset exchange that provides advanced financial services to global traders, will start listing Emercoin. OKEx, which is based in Hong Kong, is now the world’s fifth largest exchange by trading volume with daily trades of some $3 billion.
In 2018, our ambitious goal is to be listed on at least eight additional exchanges, and have an average daily liquidity for Emercoin of at least $20 million.
Fourth, we will expand our community, as well marketing and PR.
We will leverage our resources and the increased interest in Emercoin to build new levels of engagement and interaction with our supporters. We’ll do this by scheduling regular meet-ups for developers and actively engaging leading marketing and PR agencies such as Ogilvy and Citigate.
We also intend to launch the the Emercoin Foundation, to unite our stakeholders and encourage developers in the ecosystem to grow.
To help us achieve these goals, we will work closely with our new advisory council. The council includes some of the leading minds in the blockchain ecosystem, including:
- Bill Tai, venture capitalist and chairman of Bitfury’s board of directors
- Marc van der Chijs, founder and general partner of First Block Capital
- George Kikvadze, executive vice chairman of the Bitfury Group
- Gabriel Abed, founder of Bitt and founder of Digital Asset Fund
- Alex Petrov, chief security officer at the Bitfury Group
- Dr. Moe Levin, chief executive officer of Keynote
- Morio Kurosaki, president of IT-Farm Corporation Japan
- Marc Taverner, Head of Business Development at the Bitfury Group
I want to use this opportunity to thank all our team members for their hard work, which made the past year’s progress possible. Thank you! And I want to thank all Emercoin users for staying with us and being committed to our common beliefs.
I am confident we will have an exciting year ahead! When we celebrate our fifth anniversary in December, I predict we will have an even greater progress and achievements to toast. I look forward to sharing more good news with you this year, and I look forward to welcoming many of you into our community! The key strength of Emercoin is engagement and contribution. Please do so by joining our telegram group and/or contacting me directly. Our doors are always opened.