The cryptocurrency world is a bit like deep sea diving - it’s exciting and immersive, with much to explore, but it’s not advisable to start off alone. Having someone help you get to grips with the basics of the cryptocurrency space, to show you which waters are rich for exploration and which are best avoided, is essential for first timers. Gomoon has been developed for precisely this purpose - to educate our visitors on what cryptocurrencies are, how they work, and, most importantly, how to safely navigate the crypto space.
Gomoon is a fully licensed German fintech with two core aims:
Educate newcomers to the cryptocurrency world about its core concepts and motivations
Provide first time buyers with a way to invest in the crypto space in the most hassle-free and secure way possible
At Gomoon we are passionate about the positive impact that the cryptocurrency space can have for everyone around the world, but we are all too aware of noise and negativity that clouds this potential. This passion was the inspiration behind the platform’s creation in 2020, when Boston University alumnus Ingo Hillenbrand, driven by a desire to help newcomers experience the world of cryptocurrency in a safe, secure environment, laid down the foundations for what we hope will become the leading on-ramp for entrants to the cryptocurrency space.
As well as hosting an exclusive online library of easy-to-understand information on the cryptocurrency space, Gomoon offers access to a selection of cryptocurrencies for users to buy, hold, and sell, backed by guarantees from the German bank with which we are partnered. This gives Gomoon a level of credibility that is hard to find elsewhere, and means that any digital assets you buy through us are stored in the bank’s virtual vaults, which are just as secure as the real thing.
There has never been an easier and safer way to learn about, and invest in, the rapidly growing cryptocurrency ecosystem. Let’s start!
The Digital Revolution is Now
Bitcoin has gone from being an obscure technological experiment to being the best performing asset of the last 12 years. It has made millionaires and even billionaires out of those who understood its value in its early days and held through the famous booms and busts, to the point where global banking institutions, Fortune 500 companies, and hedge funds have it on their books. Cities and even entire countries have adopted Bitcoin as legal tender. After over a decade of being scapegoated for the actions of a criminal few, Bitcoin’s value and use case is finally being recognised, to the point where long-time skeptics are coming round to its importance in the global financial picture.
Other cryptocurrencies are also making waves. Ethereum, the second biggest cryptocurrency by market cap, is the bedrock for a financial revolution called DeFi (decentralized finance) that rips up the limitations and restrictions of the traditional financial model and allows anyone to lend, borrow, and earn, encouraging them to be their own bank. Other cryptocurrencies offer fast and cheap cross-border payments, negating the need for expensive and slow wire transfers. And all of this with no central body directing any of it. It is no exaggeration to say that cryptocurrencies are the asset class for the digital revolution.
Another example of the growth of the digital asset market, and the blockchain technology that underpins it, is the potential for central banks to offer their own digital currencies. These central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) are simply traditional currencies like pounds, dollars, and yen in a digital format, designed for a world where physical cash is seen as outdated and inefficient. CBDCs are being researched by the world’s biggest nations who don’t want to be left behind in what has already been termed a digital arms race. Several countries have already launched their CBDCs, while even a giant like China is in the middle of a real-world testing phase.
More will inevitably follow. The digital revolution is now.
Gomoon’s founder Ingo Hillenbrand first became involved in the cryptocurrency world in 2013, and as he watched the space mushroom into a trillion dollar ecosystem and beyond, he realized that many potential investors were being put off investing in the cryptocurrency space by the barrage of misleading information that often greeted a first timer when they tried and research cryptocurrencies. From the wild optimism of the YouTube and TikTok hype merchants to the anti-crypto sentiments of mainstream media outlets, Ingo discovered that it was almost impossible to find a platform that offered honest, easy-to-understand information about cryptocurrencies that was free from bias.
This information also led Ingo to believe that, when armed with this information, many readers would want to go ahead and invest in the cryptocurrency space. However, the sheer number of crypto platforms has become overwhelming for the first timer, and with the space only partially regulated, knowing which ones to trust is hard. To solve this problem, Ingo began working with a nationally recognized German bank on a cryptocurrency platform that users could trust, using the bank’s knowledge and experience in securing customer funds to the project’s advantage.
Thus, in 2020 Gomoon was formed, with the vision of combining great educational content with the ability for beginners to the crypto space to invest quickly, easily, and safely, with a minimum of fuss.
One of the major hurdles in the appreciation of Bitcoin, let alone its acceptance, is that of understanding. More than a decade since it launched, Bitcoin is still misunderstood by the majority of people in the world today, who only know what they have absorbed through mainstream media outlets - most of which have a notoriously anti-Bitcoin bias. At Gomoon we believe that if the principles of Bitcoin were properly understood it would receive a much fairer press and higher adoption, allowing millions of people around the world to benefit from its decentralized nature. The same goes for other cryptocurrencies in the space, many of which have the potential to revolutionize whole industries.
The amount of misinformation that exists with regard to cryptocurrencies has inspired us at Gomoon to create a library of information that will properly educate visitors on the truth about the sector, free from any bias. We love cryptocurrencies, don’t get us wrong, but we know they’re not perfect. We want potential investors to be fully informed on both sides before they hand over their money in return for some coins.
Simplicity and Security
For many new to the cryptocurrency space, learning what cryptocurrencies are and how they work is only half the battle – actually working out how to invest is another challenge altogether. Thankfully, buying cryptocurrencies is much easier than it used to be, but it still requires a level of knowhow to navigate most online platforms (called ‘exchanges’), of which there are now hundreds.
When Ingo was creating Gomoon, the mantra of ‘simplicity and security’ was at the forefront of everything he designed. As a result, Gomoon has been designed to be extremely easy to navigate, allowing even those with the most basic knowledge of cryptocurrencies (and websites, for that matter) to invest in a variety of coins in a safe, secure manner with a minimum of fuss. Many platforms make users jump through multiple hoops to create an account and buy their first cryptocurrencies, but it is Gomoon’s aim to have our users up and running and get their chosen cryptocurrency in their account within 10 minutes.
Compared to other cryptocurrency exchanges who aren’t transparent with the key details of their operations, Gomoon is up front about who we are, where we’re located and, crucially, where our customers’ money is being held. Some platforms don’t even say what country they are registered in, while others aren’t officially registered at all. Not Gomoon – we are a German company, partnered with a German bank, and any money invested with us will be held in the digital vaults of that bank here in Germany. What could be simpler than that?
Get Ready to Invest!
At Gomoon we are extremely excited about the cryptocurrency revolution and how it has something to offer millions of people in all corners of the world. We’d love for you to join us on that journey, so why not follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn for the latest news and platform updates and sign up to our newsletter at gomoon.io.
We look forward to seeing you!