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Brandon Kostinuk

Brandon Kostinuk

Brandon is the communications lead at Vanbex Group, a cryptocurrency and blockchain marketing and communications firm based out of Vancouver, B.C.

Brandon oversees creation and management of internal and external communications, which include press releases, articles and general inbound content.

He writes the Vanbex Report, an analytical, at times, thought-provoking, look at cryptocurrency and blockchain related news and current events published on a weekly basis.

Digital Currency Revolution

FirstBlood to Launch Alpha Version of ESports Platform

Oct 21, 2016 00:06 am UTC| Digital Currency

Just weeks following successful crowdsale, Boston-based company shifts focus to development The crowdsale was over in just a matter of minutes with the goal of $5.5 million worth in Ether, the native cryptographic...

Blockchain Revolution Series

BitShares Munich Launches Successful 13-Day Pre-ICO

Sep 19, 2016 16:29 pm UTC| Fintech

Blockchain-based technology, BlockPay, offers merchants the capacity to accept digital currencies at zero cost BitShares Munich is building the future of digital payments. After securing a considerable financial...

Digital Currency Revolution

BitCrystals Now Accepted at Japanese Exchange Zaif

Aug 11, 2016 02:43 am UTC| Digital Currency

Japanese cryptographic currency exchange Zaif announced last week the integration of three Counterparty assets, one of which is the cryptocurrency BitCrystals (BCY) used in Spells of Genesis (SoG), the digital trading card...

Blockchain Revolution Series

Triple-Digit Percentage Gains Exist for Early Incentivized Blockchain Users

Aug 05, 2016 00:50 am UTC| Digital Currency Fintech

New York-based service for incentivized blockchains a healthy investment option within niche area of an emerging industry Investment at the top-end, multi-million dollar pinnacle of the digital currency and blockchain...

Blockchain Revolution Series

Vanbex Partners with NetCents to Accelerate Adoption of Blockchain Technology to Canadian Banks

Aug 05, 2016 00:40 am UTC| Fintech

The Vanbex Group and NetCents Technology Inc. (CSE: NC) are pleased to announce a strategic partnership between the professional services firm and the online payment service provider. The partnership will work together to...

Digital Currency Revolution

Razormind’s DeOS Crowdsale Raises US $1.9M in Bitcoin

Aug 02, 2016 00:38 am UTC| Digital Currency

First-week total secured minimum threshold for development and release of decentralized platform Belfast, Ireland After just one week, Razorminds crowdsale for its blockchain powered DeOS (Decentralized Operating...

Digital Currency Revolution

‘Terminator Plan’ Calls into Question Bitcoin Governance

Jul 26, 2016 05:38 am UTC| Insights & Views Digital Currency

Is it time for an alternative governance structure for worlds most valuable cryptocurrency? At the start of July, rumors of a Terminator Plan shook the Bitcoin community to its core, creating talk of mutiny among...

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Economy

Bud Light Seltzer releasing eggnog flavored drink for the holidays

Bud Light Seltzer announced the return of its Ugly Sweater Limited Edition Variety Pack, and this year, it will be offering new holiday-inspired flavors. Four new tastes are set to hit the grocery store shelves soon. As...

Chipotle is taking this popular item off its menu list soon and here’s why

Chipotle is said to be removing one of its popular menu items from its store outlets soon. It was reported that its smoked brisket would be disappearing earlier as planned and it is for an unlikely reason. According to...

HT Aero introduces flying car with plans for rollout in 2024

HT Aero unveiled its flying car, and it may be released to the market soon. The company is an affiliate of Xpeng, a Chinese electric vehicle maker, and the futuristic vehicle may be hitting the air space and roads in three...

Michael Jordan's 1984 Nike sells for almost $1.5M to break record at Sotheby's

A pair of 1984 Nike Air Ships of Michael Jordan sold for $1.472 million at Sothebys to set a record for sneakers at the auction. The said shoes, Jordans earliest known regular season game-worn Nikes, were the first...

Politics

Nancy Pelosi says Congress is close to reaching a deal regarding social spending plan

Congressional Democrats are still in the midst of negotiations over the final bill that would tackle social infrastructure. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has revealed that Congress is close to reaching an agreement regarding...

Mike Pence reportedly planning a presidential bid in 2024 elections

It has been highly speculated that former vice president Mike Pence may be planning a 2024 presidential bid which may see him go up against his former boss Donald Trump. A report revealed that Pence may be running for...

World War 3: Expert says UK should be concerned about growing tensions between China and US

China and the US have had strained relations, most especially in recent years, and even more so regarding the situation with Taiwan, stoking fears of a possible world war. An expert has warned that the UK should also be...

Kamala Harris to travel to France in November

Relations between the US and France have come under some strain following the deal made with the UK and Australia over nuclear-powered submarines. With US President Joe Biden meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron...

Science

S. Korean researchers develop Mediterranean diet that helps prevent cardiovascular disease

South Korean researchers have developed a Korean-style Mediterranean diet that helps prevent cardiovascular disease by reducing the proportion of carbohydrates while increasing the ratio of fat and protein. The diet...

LG Chem develops substance for creating cheaper, lighter plastic solar panel frames

LG Chem combined polycarbonate and acrylonitrile styrene acrylate (ASA) to develop LUPOY EU5201 to be used in plastic frames for solar panels. Consequently, LG has become the first in South Korea to develop plastic...

Owls used in helping California vineyards get rid of rodents

A Humboldt State University team is attempting to prove that owls can be an effective eco-friendly option at protecting grapes from rodent attacks. Graduate students at the universitys Department of Wildlife under...

S. Korean researchers develop process that uses agri-waste to produce biofuels, plastics

The Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER) had developed an enzymatic process that uses agricultural waste to produce the 4-hydroxy valeric acid--an ingredient for biofuels and plastics. The KIERs enzymatic process...

France probes Nestlé, 100 other firms over bisphenol-A use

The French government is investigating 101 companies, including Nestlé, for not disclosing their use of bisphenol-A in food packaging. In its statement of objections, Frances competition authority accused the 101...

Technology

Wu-Tang Clan game is reportedly in development for Xbox

It has been more than a month since a massive list of unannounced games were leaked from the Nvidia GeForce Now network, but fans continue hearing that some of those titles may actually be in the works. Now, fans are...

‘eFootball 2022’ version 0.9.1 is delayed to November

This year marked a massive shift in Konamis football simulation franchise, but the developer has yet to regain the trust of most gamers. Unfortunately, Konami also announced recently that the much-needed update for...

‘Valheim’ developer says new biome will be its next major update

Developer Iron Gate has changed its 2021 plans for the breakout game Valheim, but the independent studio continues to work on the big additional content it promised. And in a new update post, the developer confirmed that...

‘Halo Infinite’ devs take another shot at campaign overview premiere

Video game fans have seen enough teasers and overview trailers for the Halo Infinite multiplayer, so it is about time that 343 Industries reveals the games campaign gameplay. Luckily, gamers do not have to wait long to see...

Apple explains how MacBook Pro’s screen was improved with the notch

Most people might not have expected it, but the new MacBook Pros screen design became one of the biggest talking points after they were unveiled last week. While some Apple fans are still not fully sold on having a display...
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