The American Forbes Introduces Karatbars as One of
“10 Blockchain Companies To Watch In 2019”
In Its Latest Prominent Blockchain List
Stuttgart, June 06, 2019 – America’s most prominent business magazine Forbes places The Karatbars group around Dr. h.c. Harald Seiz in a new list of the “10 Blockchain Companies To Watch In 2019“. Joresa Bount’s article presents a “deeper look at the technologies, founders, and companies that are emerging in the industry (…) The teams of these innovative blockchain startups are global, cutting-edge and typically include early blockchain adopters as founders.”
The abovementioned list introduces 10 companies aimed at making the blockchain “more accessible, prominent and mainstream. (…) Each offers something unique with the potential to disrupt traditional industries as well as gain support from legitimate entities,” Bount says.
“Based in Germany, Karatbars International GmbH is the developer of KaratGold Coin and a robust gold-linked ecosystem of cross-border blockchain solutions. Their latest product, the IMpulse K1 Smartphone, is the first phone using Voice Over Blockchain Protocol (VOPB). Currently, KaratGold allows consumers to trade or purchase gold on more than 500,000 acceptance points worldwide. With all of the recent talk about Bitcoin versus gold, this company provides the best of both worlds,” the article says about Karatbars.
“The Forbes contribution and inclusion in such a list is a great honor for us. The article shows the full diversity of the blockchain universe – and we are proud to be listed in this series due to our two crypto-currency innovations, including a link to gold, and the blockchain smartphone IMpulse K1,” shares Karatbars CEO and Founder Dr. h.c. Harald Seiz. “Cryptocurrencies and blockchain are on everyone’s lips. But cryptocurrencies are not only relevant as an investment object, the underlying blockchain can revolutionize all our workflows and business processes – even outside of finance. That’s what we and the other nine companies exposed by Forbes are working on every day,” he adds.
In his turn, John McAfee posted on his Twitter: “Warning: I work with this company. However, KBC coin is linked to gold in a way that downside is limited, while the upside is unlimited. (…) For me, it is simply a way to protect against the crypto markets’ volatility. I only work for companies I believe in.”
A Closer Look at the Company
Founded in 2011, Karatbars International GmbH is headquartered in Stuttgart but has over 600,000 affiliates in more than 120 countries all around the world. The founder, Dr. h.c. Harald Seiz, who is also the company’s CEO, concerns himself with a variety of products around the real value gold and blockchain solutions, which include the distribution of small gold bars, cash gold – substitute of traditional currencies – and two cryptocurrencies, the Karatgold Coin and KaratCoinBank Coin. From October 2019 Karatbars will sell its newest invention – Voice-Over-Blockchain Protocol Smartphone IMpulse K1-Phone, which provides exceptionally secure data transmission via blockchain and end-to-end encryption. Today, the company is the market forerunner in innovative gold products with an annual turnover reaching 100 million euros and over 600,000 affiliates in more than 120 countries.