Carl Jenster

Community Building at ARYZE

Community – the power of co-creation, collaboration, and enterprise

Community management has a crucial role to play in our road to success. Check out some of our thoughts in regards to the strategy behind it! Rather than spending resources on advertising, as well as mass surveys on product performance, we build communities among our target audience of end-users. To this end, we create a …

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Digital Cash in an interoperable universe

Connectivity and interoperability with external blockchain services is the hallmark of Digital Cash success. The lack of cross-chain interoperability is a major challenge for blockchain technology to overcome. Blockchains, which offer accurate, safe and immutable ledger services, have up until now been more or less unable to integrate with each other. 2019 has been the …

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MAMA Intro

The ARYZE e-money application – MAMA

Introducing the application which will transcend country barriers and innovate the way that money and value are transmitted worldwide. Similar to how a physical wallet can hold physical cash or coins, MAMA is a digital wallet that will let users receive, send and store Digital Cash, fully backed in their preferred sovereign currency. 1. SEND …

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Sending Money Overseas

International payments can be difficult and many people struggle with sending money overseas. At ARYZE, we asked a few students how they receive or send money abroad and what their issues are. Students interviewed: Abishek from India Anastasia from Moldova Xiao from China Bogdan from Romania

ARYZE CEO Jack Nikogosian on stage at Fintech50

ARYZE recognized as one of the 10 most promising European FinTech companies

ARYZE has been selected as one of the 10 most promising FinTech companies in Europe. The Danish company features on the Hot 10 list. ARYZE has been selected out of 2000 FinTech companies to feature on the Hot 10 list. The “FinTech 50 — 50 European FinTechs to watch in 2019” list was released on Wednesday the …

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Stablecoins and Digital Banks

Stablecoins and the Era of Full Reserve Digital Banks

Banking is undoubtedly undergoing a reformation. Read more about how ARYZE envisions the future of digital payments. Author: Carl Christian Jenster — Co-author: Morten Christorp Nielsen Introduction The earliest form of modern banking traces its roots back to the warrior monks of the Order of the Temple — also known as the Knights Templar — who first issued notes of credit to …

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ARYZE 2 Years Anniversary

WHAT IS ARYZE? ARYZE creates digital cash to make payments cheaper, faster and smarter. We seek to be inclusive, transparent and community-based. We promote diversity, engage in new technologies and support entrepreneurship.

ARYZE launches Security Token Offering to finance global payments business

ARYZE is launching an STO (Security Token Offering) with the purpose of raising 29 million USD to revolutionize the way payments are done today by introducing Digital Cash. Award-winning, Copenhagen-based ARYZE sets out to create the payment infrastructure of the future allowing for instant and smart money transfers at next to zero cost. Built on distributed ledger technology, Digital …

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How do you approach user privacy?

As a Danish company, considerations regarding human rights and data security (GDPR) are vital to us at ARYZE. We want to build something that is both automated and decentralized while maintaining these fundamental values. We want to build a system which mimics physical cash in the sense that it is a trusted and regulated asset, …

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What does the ownership of assets mean for individuals and businesses using Digital Cash?

What does the ownership of assets mean for individuals and businesses using Digital Cash? What happens if ARYZE goes away? When an individual holds a $100 bill in their hands, they are the owners of this money. However, when $100 is deposited into a bank account, an individual receives an IOU of the hundred dollars, …

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What kinds of licenses does ARYZE require to operate?

To create Digital Cash based on a full-reserve banking model, ARYZE needs to oblige by the same rules and regulations as other banking institutions do. Fortunately, many procedures already exist for these activities, and we, therefore, do not need for the regulators to adapt to a new kind of approach. Regulation is already in place …

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Who can use RYZEnet and Digital Cash?

RYZEnet can be utilized by trusted and verified clients, regardless of their size, as well as by individual retail users around the world. Once a business or enterprise has registered onto RYZEnet, they can issue and redeem Digital Cash for their internal activities. Enterprise clients could be, for example, shipping or billing companies which need …

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What is the difference between fractional-reserve and full-reserve banking?

Fractional-reserve banking is a common bank practice where banks are creating credit while keeping reserves equal to a required fraction of the bank’s deposit liabilities. This essentially means that funds in a fractional-reserve banking system belong to the bank in which they have been deposited, and the individual themselves have access to an IOU. An …

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How does the token “buy-back & burn” mechanism work?

To create something open, transparent, and fair, we decide to share our revenues equally with token holders. This means that anytime ARYZE earns revenues, 50% of those goes to ARYZE as a part of our gross revenues while the other 50% goes towards purchasing RYZE from open markets. These RYZE are then sent to a …

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Does Denmark have access to global funding, influence, connections and opportunities?

Similar to many other Scandinavian solutions, ARYZE is creating a product not only for but also from Denmark. Many solutions have sprung out from Scandinavia, which are today used globally. To mention a few are Ikea, Skype, Lega, B&O, Maersk, Pandora, Just-Eat, Minecraft, Candy Crush & Spotify. Scandinavia absolutely has opportunities and access to global …

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Why are you raising $29 million through an STO and not through traditional equity or IPO?

Conducting an STO resonates with ARYZE’s overall agenda as we will be able to offer much more transparency regarding token burns, solvency checks, and other aspects of auditing. Unlike local payment solutions that operate in individual silos, we are creating a solution that is instantly scalable and usable all around the world. A segment of …

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What is the difference between an ICO and an STO?

Initial Coin Offerings were mostly conducted outside of regulatory scope, while Security Token Offerings are regulated financial activities. Conducting a regulated token offering is similar to when a company issues an IPO, as there are various rules and guidelines that must be followed.

What is the short-term vision for ARYZE and Digital Cash and what is the long-term goal?

Our first course of action is to set up a blockchain infrastructure that enables the issuance of the first Digital Cash. The first supported currency is US dollar and the initial solution will be tested and implemented with strategic enterprise as well as with retail users through the ARYZE wallet application, MAMA. The long-term goal …

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How can a startup in Copenhagen revolutionize payments?

Denmark is one of the most digital countries in the world. Being a small and innovative country has given Denmark opportunities that many larger nations have not had. The learnings from being in Denmark are invaluable. However, we aim to operate in the global marketplace rather than creating a solution only intended for usage in …

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How is ARYZE different from what is available today in the payment industry?

Most digital financial services that are available today are based on banking solutions and a fractional-reserve banking system. ARYZE creates something trustworthy, where there is no discussion about the credit and market value of the underlying assets that we secure via blockchain and a non-fractional bank infrastructure – when you remove the risk of bank …

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Copenhagen FinTech Week 2019 – Why do we need smart cities?

This year, Copenhagen Fintech Week will focus on how FinTech is impactful outside the traditional finance world and explore trending topics like sustainability and data ethics. The conference will play host to more than 1000 attendees from all over the world. Moderator: Jesper Kjerside – Partner at QWARTZ Speakers: Takeshi Kito – Board Member at …

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Blockchain as an Enabler of Creativity – Panel Debate – Creative Business Cup 2019

What is Creative Business Cup? “With startups from 60+ countries taking part in the global festival of creativity in Copenhagen, the Creative Business Cup strives to strengthen the attendees’ innovative capabilities and benefit their businesses.” Panelists: Nancy Smith – Attorney and artist Anders Kaasgaard – Lawer, DLA PIPER Jack Nikogosian – CEO and Founder of …

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ARYZE CEO Jack Nikogosian makes Danish Top 100 Talents list

We are pleased to announce that ARYZE CEO, Jack Nikogosian, has been selected for the prestigious list of top 100 Danish talents under the age of 36, Talent100. For the 16th year in a row, this list is curated by one of the largest Danish newspaper, Berlingske Tidene. The list can be found here. Jack Nikogosian is a Danish blockchain …

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Introduction to ARYZE and Digital Cash

An introduction to ARYZE by the CEO Jack Nikogosian • What can we achieve with Digital Cash? • What is ARYZE and how did it all begin? • How are cryptocurrencies different from traditional currencies? • What has ARYZE achieved so far?

ARYZE presented Corporate Solutions at Computerworld Blockchain Conference

ARYZE Co-Founder, Carl Jenster, gave a talk on how ARYZE will provide major savings on payments for businesses with global supply-chains. On March 21st, ARYZE was invited to give a presentation on the upcoming business solutions that are planned for release in 2020. Computerworld hosted the conference on Blockchain Technology and the future of payments, in Copenhagen. Carl Jenster presented among …

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PAY360 conference in London to feature Morten Nielsen of ARYZE

Morten Nielsen will discuss the way you pay in front of up to 600 delegates at the PAY360 conference and payments exhibition in London on March 14th. ARYZE CFO Morten Nielsen will feature at the PAY360 conference and payments exhibition in London on the 14th of March, 2019. The Danish cryptocurrency, banking, and blockchain expert will …

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