America’s most famous business magazine Forbes included the Karatbars group around Dr. h.c. Harald Seiz into its recent rate of the “10 Blockchain Companies To Watch In 2019“. – Stuttgart, June 06, 2019. Written by Joresa Bount, the article tells about ‘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.”
“This list showcases 10 companies working to make 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,” Ms. Bount writes.
“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.
Company’s CEO and Founder Dr. h.c. Harald Seiz said that being included in such a list by Forbes was a great honor for them. ‘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,” Mr. Seiz continued. “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.”
“In order to strengthen our marketing activities in this area, we have now entered into a cooperation with the most well-known crypto-influencer John McAfee. Hardly anyone else covers the market as well – and critically – as he does and so we are pleased about the collaboration on our cryptocurrency KaratGold Coin (KBC),” says Seiz. In his recent post on Twitter, McAfee wrote: ”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
Karatbars International GmbH was founded in 2011 with its main office located in Stuttgart. The CEO and founder Dr. h.c. Harald Seiz is active all around the world. He offers a vast number of goods and services around the real value gold and blockchain solutions. These include the distribution of small gold bars, cash gold – an alternative to traditional currencies – and two cryptocurrencies, the Karatgold Coin and KaratCoinBank Coin. From October 2019 Karatbars will launch the Voice-Over-Blockchain Protocol Smartphone IMpulse K1-Phone, which provides secure data transmission via blockchain and end-to-end encryption. Today, the company is the market leader in innovative gold products with an annual turnover of 100 million euros and over 600,000 affiliates in more than 120 countries.