Aventus Bi-Weekly Update (Sept 1 — Sept 14)
September 14, 2021
In this edition of the Aventus update, you get a full rundown of a major upgrade to the Aventus Network to allow for cross-chain NFT functionality
Inside you’ll also find:
- An introduction to Frankie Chan, new Aventus Marketing Manager
- Aventus hiring news
- CEO Alan Vey will be speaking at the Global Blockchain Business Conference this week
- The fifth video from the new bi-weekly AMA series with CSO Andrew Shackleton
- That the next AMA video goes live on Friday with Aventus CEO Alan Vey
- Alan Vey’s one book recommendation for entrepreneurs
- Aventus employees Emmanuel & Tamer at the Blockchain expo in London
Let’s get straight to it…
Aventus Network switches on NFT support following fundamental upgrades to platform
Over the course of 2021, Aventus has already built bespoke blockchain solutions and strong relationships with a range of ambitious, high-growth businesses, from video game content platforms — like fruitlab — to credit card cashback programs — like cashbackAPP.
Now, significant updates to Aventus Network platform architecture will facilitate exciting new NFT partnerships that will reshape and reignite the market.
Creators can now mint NFTs on the Aventus Network mainnet for a fraction of the cost of any other blockchain network. Aventus NFTs are fully compatible with Ethereum NFTs, and therefore can be moved seamlessly from one blockchain to another.
What’s more, unlike other NFT blockchains, the NFT-Manager pallet on the Aventus Blockchain is designed to support Royalties and is directly built into the Blockchain. This ensures that creators who should receive royalties have a provable claim via an immutable ledger, on their royalties.
This major upgrade for NFTs broadens the network’s appeal as a full-service blockchain solution for any sector, any application, and any innovation.
In this article, we’ll explore why an upgrade for NFTs has such enormous potential for impact.
You can read the full Aventus NFT article here as well as early press coverage from Crowdfund Insider here.
An introduction to Frankie Chan, new Aventus Marketing Manager
We’d like to give a big warm welcome to Frankie Chan, the new Aventus Marketing Manager.
Frankie is an experienced marketer with over 10 years’ experience working with businesses of wide range of sectors and sizes.
Before entering the crypto space, he was involved in day-to-day marketing operations of world-renowned themed park, FMCG brands, etc.
His career has been full of projects that use new technologies to solve actual issues, it is this interest in putting innovations into practical use that brings Frankie to Paxful, OKEx and eventually Aventus Network.
Frankie’s role is to help strategise and build out Aventus growth strategies including social media and influencer programs.
Aventus Hiring News
We are currently hiring for 2 roles on competitive London-based salaries.
1. QA Engineer Role
We are seeking an experienced and highly technical Test Development Engineer who is well versed in QA, software development and test automation, and who is interested in a QA role focused on the “insides” of the enterprise technology stack.
The mission of the QA engineer is to build a comprehensive automated QA infrastructure for Aventus blockchain platform and middleware components integrated with it.
- 5+ years experience as a Test Engineer / SDET / Automation Tester for an enterprise platform product.
- Familiarity with concepts such as APIs, messaging queues, distributed systems, software libraries, Linux command line tools.
- Ability to clearly communicate test results (using relevant tooling/dashboards).
For more information and to apply visit https://aventus.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=15&source=other
2. Product Owner Role
The product owner will work within a scrum development team to analyse, design and implement new online marketplace product in alliance with the Growth Team, to create and deliver against the Product Roadmap.
This will include the coordination of market research and analysis with the Growth Team to position the product to facilitate growth focussed on transaction originators and transaction processors
- 2+ years of experience in Product
- Scrupulous project manager, meticulous and organised
- Great communicator
- Fast learner
- Keen collaborator
- Interested in online UX trends, and building quality technology products
- Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
- Scrum advocator
- Ability to translate and communicate business requirements to developers and vice versa explain technical information to wider stakeholders
For more information and to apply visit https://aventus.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=14&source=other
CEO Alan Vey will be speaking at the Global Blockchain Business Conference this week
Aventus CEO Alan Vey is speaking at the Global Blockchain Business Council event — Blockchain Central — at the UN General Assembly for a hybrid in-person/virtual event on Thursday 16th September alongside other panelists such us dragon Chain and Power Ledger.
Register for the event yourself at https://gbbcouncil.org/event/blockchain-central-unga2/
The fifth video from the new bi-weekly AMA series with CSO Andrew Shackleton
In the last AMA, Chief Services Officer Andrew Shackleton answered community questions.
Andrew is a high-performance and innovative operational leader with over 15 years’ achievement in delivering multi-million pound global digital programmes with a clear focus on increasing profitability, client satisfaction, ROI and revenue growth.
He has delivered exceptional growth at start-ups, and spin-offs, and is a specialist in turning around areas of operational underperformance. He graduated with a MSc from the University of Cape Town.
His role as CSO means he’s responsible for developing the processes and tools, both internally and externally, for producing maximum value for all Aventus stakeholders.
In the AMA he answered every community AMA question asked, and announced the three winners of the $25 prize for best questions asked on Twitter.
The three winners are as follows:
To get your questions answered, and to be in with a chance to win $25 paid in $AVT, follow @aventusnetwork on Twitter and tag us in a tweet asking your question along with the #AMA.
Any questions that don’t include both the tag and the hashtag will not be included.
That the next AMA video goes live on Friday with Aventus CEO Alan Vey
Following appearances from the rest of the leadership team, this week’s AMA sees the return of Aventus CEO, Alan Vey.
During the AMA, Alan will answer recent community questions, and the winners of the $25 rewards will be announced.
Tune in on Friday at 5pm UTC (6pm UK, 7pm CEST) in the official Aventus Telegram group to watch.
Alan Vey’s one book recommendation for entrepreneurs
Youtube channel Inspiration & Wellbeing interviewed Aventus CEO Alan Vey for his one book recommendation to grow your business.
Watch the video below around the 16:20 mark to discover Alan’s answer.https://cdn.embedly.com/widgets/media.html?src=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fembed%2FBijXH35JJog%3Ffeature%3Doembed&display_name=YouTube&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DBijXH35JJog&image=https%3A%2F%2Fi.ytimg.com%2Fvi%2FBijXH35JJog%2Fhqdefault.jpg&key=a19fcc184b9711e1b4764040d3dc5c07&type=text%2Fhtml&schema=youtube
Aventus Employees Emmanuel & Tamer at the Blockchain Exposition in London last week
Last week, Emmanuel Ngubo and Tamer Kudsi met a range of interesting people and projects at the Blockchain Expo in London.
The goal behind attendance was to meet theglobal players from key industries that would be attending.
These included Heads of Innovation and Technology, IT Directors, Founders, CTO’s, Blockchain Developers, Start-Up’s, Investors, VCs and more.
The duo had many fascinating and informative conversations with the Founders of Socialblox, DigiShares, Guardarian, Crypto Finance AG, Storm Reply, Koda Cryptocurrency, Umbria Network, Caiz Holding AG and more, while hearing panel discussions involving key players like Shamit Bhat, GSMA — Technology utopianism & the state of blockchain in enterprise.
It was a great experience that resulted in many to new connections on LinkedIn with Key Decision Makers that would otherwise not have been possible.
Tamer & Emmanuel shared that it was great to be surrounded by inspiring people who are as passionate as we are about how Blockchain/Distributed Ledger Technology has the potential to drive a paradigm shift in how organisations and the global economy operates in a more efficient/secure way.
Following more than a year of remote work and few in-person meetings and events, it’s great to see people meeting and networking face to face again.
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