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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

New Orleans Pelicans renews local TV rights agreement with Bally Sports

The New Orleans Pelicans have renewed their local broadcast rights partnership with Bally Sports New Orleans, the local network managed by Sinclairs Diamond Sports Group (DSG). Under the new agreement, Bally Sports New...

Patents for heat management system for eco-friendly cars up 11%

The Korea Intellectual Property Office reported that the submission of patents related to an integrated heat management system for eco-friendly cars mainly from China, the US, Japan, South Korea, and Europe jumped by an...

Osaka court sides with 7-Eleven in franchise contract termination case

The Osaka District Court dismissed a lawsuit claiming 7-Eleven Japan Co unjustly terminated its contract with a convenience store franchisee over his decision to stop late-night operations. The court also ordered...

Distillery uses green crab in whisky to help protect ecosystem

Tamworth Distilling has created, in collaboration with a University of New Hampshire team, a green crab-flavored whiskey dubbed Crab Trapper. This drink also seeks to find a use for New Hampshires unwanted green crab...

Fanatics CEO selling stake in Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Devils to avoid conflict of interest

Michael Rubin, the CEO of digital sports platform Fanatics, is selling his reported ten percent stake in Harris Blitzer Sports Entertainment (HBSE), owner of the NBAs Philadelphia 76ers and the NHLs New Jersey...

Politics

US Interior Secretary Deb Haaland calls on Senate to investigate deaths of 500 indigenous children in schools

US Interior Secretary Deb Haaland made history as the first Native American to become a member of a presidential Cabinet. Haaland recently called on the Senate to pass the legislation that would probe the deaths of 500...

US VP Kamala Harris meets with Democratic Attorneys General in anticipation of Supreme Court abortion ruling

Months after a leaked majority draft opinion by the Supreme Court overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling, the US is bracing for the formal striking down of the abortion rights law. Vice President Kamala Harris met...

Russia-Ukraine conflict: Kyiv begins trial of Russian soldier accused of rape

Legal proceedings are taking place in Ukraine as Kyiv begins prosecutions of Russian forces charged with crimes. Kyiv has begun its preliminary proceedings in the first trial of a Russian soldier charged with...

Myanmar coup: UN expert says ASEAN should rethink approach to crisis

Myanmar is facing unrest due to the coup staged by the generals to seize power and oust the elected government. The UN special rapporteur on human rights said the ASEAN regional grouping of countries must rethink their...

Science

Sea lettuce used as cow feed may lower marine ecosystem threat

A joint study conducted by a local feed manufacturer and Konkuk University showed that cows fed with a newly developed feed containing sea lettuce emitted 28 percent less methane gas than those who werent. Cows fed sea...

S. Korean scientists develop robot skin that senses tactile stimuli, self heals

A research team from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) has developed a robot skin that can sense external tactile stimuli and recover from injury when damaged. The newly developed robot skin...

Absolut enlists startup's help in developing fiber-based bottle cap

The Absolut Company is enlisting the help of Swedish start-up Blue Ocean Closures in developing a fiber-based closure cap for its Absolut Vodka bottle. The caps design uses a combination of sustainably sourced FSC fiber...

S. Korea to produce biodegradable plastic with seaweed

South Koreas Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries and a research team at Pohang University of Science and Technology will begin developing technology that uses marine plants to produce biodegradable plastic material. Among...

Researchers 'mask' cancer drug to spare healthy tissues while killing tumors

The University of Chicagos Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering has designed a method to keep a promising cancer drug from wreaking havoc until it reaches a tumor. As many cancer drugs often attack both healthy...

Technology

eBay acquires NFT marketplace startup KnownOrigin

eBay bought UK-based NFT marketplace KnownOrigin, which raised $3.5 million in February, for an undisclosed sum. KnownOrigin has amassed an impressive, ardent, and devoted group of artists and collectors, which are a...

‘Final Fantasy 16’ producer hopes to release a gameplay demo

Video game fans finally got confirmation that the much-awaited Final Fantasy 16 will be released next year. While a new trailer was unveiled a few weeks ago, much of the gameplay and narrative remain under wraps. But...

Apple’s Tim Cook says 'stay tuned' on what they will offer when asked about AR/VR tech

Apples first AR/VR headset has been in the rumor mill for a long time now, but reports have peaked in previous months as the tech giant is rumored to unveil the product in the near future. While Apple has remained silent...

iPhone 14 Pro Max battery may be downgraded, leak claims

A new iPhone 14 leak has claimed that Apple is planning to increase the battery capacity of its upcoming phones. However, the iPhone 14 Pro Max is not expected to get the same treatment. The high-end model is instead...

Blizzard confirms ‘World of Warcraft: Dragonflight’ will launch in 2022

World of Warcraft can now pre-purchase the games upcoming expansion called Dragonflight. Blizzard Entertainment also confirmed this week that the update would be released later this year. World of Warcraft: Dragonflight...
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