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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

Coronavirus impact likely to affect Japan’s export recovery, says Oxford Economics

After exports to China had picked up in previous months, the renewed contraction in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak underscores risks to growth and dents hope for a near-term export recovery, according to the latest...

BI likely to lower benchmark rate to 4.75 pct amid benign CPI inflation, slower growth: Scotiabank

Bank Indonesia (BI) is expected to lower its benchmark interest rate by 25 bp to 4.75 percent on Thursday afternoon amid benign CPI inflation and slowing economic growth, according to the latest research report from...

Australian bonds remain flat as investors await January employment report

The Australian bonds remained flat during morning trading hours Wednesday ahead of the countrys labour market report for the month of January, due to be released on February 20 by 00:30GMT. The yield on Australias...

UK gilts jump despite encouraging labour market, jobless rate stays at 45-year low

The United Kingdoms jumped during European trading hours Tuesday even as the countrys labour market remained solid and promising, with the unemployment rate remaining at a 45-year low. The yield on the benchmark 10-year...

German bunds surge after February ZEW economic sentiment disappoints investors

The German bunds surged during afternoon session Tuesday after the countrys ZEW economic sentiment for the month of February, released today, disappointed market sentiments, while the index for current conditions worsened...

Politics

Hijab-wearing Ivanka Trump draws mixed reactions on Twitter

President Donald Trumps daughter and senior advisor Ivanka Trump arrived at the UAE on Saturday to attend the Global Womens Forum Dubai 2020 as well as for a meeting with the Crown Prince Sheik Mohammed bin Zayed Al...

Michelle Obama, Barack Obama: They ‘see each other again’ after leaving White House and sending daughters to college

Michelle Obama and Barack Obama remain the popular power couple that they are even after leaving the White House. In a recent public appearance, the former first lady of the United States also shared how going back to...

Donald Trump shockingly allows host to insult Ivanka Trump; POTUS denies daughter’s breast implant rumors

Donald Trump has said a lot of creepy things about his eldest daughter, Ivanka Trump. In fact, the father and daughters unique relationship has been a cause of speculation among their critics. In 2004, the POTUS was...

Donald Trump hits Mike Bloomberg below the belt with controversial video; POTUS calls him ‘Mini Mike’

Donald Trump just hit out at Mike Bloomberg and accused him of buying the Democrat nation. However, it wasnt this particular tweet that proved how dirty the POTUSs tactics could be. After a series of heated exchanges on...

Melania Trump’s outfit at Daytona 500 criticized, called ‘odd’ by netizen

Melania Trump attended the Daytona 500 with her husband, Donald Trump. However, it was the FLOTUSs attire that captured the attention of one netizen. On Twitter, one netizen questioned the first ladys decision to wear a...

Science

Aliens: Scientists plan exploring other Earth-like planets in search of alien life

Space agencies all over the world continue to explore what lies beyond Earth and into the cosmos. Now, a group of scientists claims that alien life forms may exist in other exoplanets similar to that of Earth. Over the...

Asteroids: Rock traveling 48,400 mph heading towards Earth, says NASA

Another asteroid is apparently on its way towards Earth as space agency NASAs asteroid trackers have caught sight of the rock. A new report reveals how fast the asteroid is going, and whether or not it would actually...

Aliens: Extra-terrestrial hunter organization makes their data available to the public

For decades, various organizations and agencies, both public and private, have been on the search for signs of extra-terrestrials or life beyond Earth. One ET hunting organization, in particular, is asking the public for...

The ice melt in Antarctica 129,000 years ago caused a drastic increase in sea levels

Climate change is an issue that many are bringing to light and urging influential figures to make a change in the process, with activists like Greta Thunberg headlining the movement. Looking back at the cause of an extreme...

Technology

Nvidia announces ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ edition of RTX 2080 Ti, but they won’t be sold in stores

The partnership of Nvidia and Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt Red is possibly one of the most significant collaborations in the gaming industry today. It would not be surprising if the hype around it will only grow...

‘Warcraft 3: Reforged’ is very unlikely getting an overhaul in the campaign cutscenes.

The hype around the Warcraft 3: Reforged was immediately replaced with overwhelming negative feedback upon the remastered games full release. Players quickly pointed out gameplay bugs and missing features they thought...

‘Boruto’ chapter 43 release date, spoilers: Boro injured By Sarada’s Chidori but might escape with Naruto

Boruto chapter 43 will finally arrive in a couple of days. However, various spoilers have already made their way. The most surprising part is that while Saradas Chidori attack is effective against Boros core, the Kara...

‘Kingdom Hearts 3’ is not the end of the series, but it might be for Sora

There has been quite a confusion on the future of the video game franchise beyond Kingdom Hearts 3. But the release of the latest DLC titled ReMind seemingly suggests that the series will go on beyond the 2019 main title...
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