America’s most famous business magazine Forbes added The Karatbars group around Dr. h. c. Herald Seiz to the rate of the “10 Blockchain Companies To Watch In 2019” on the 6th of June, 2019 in Stuttgart, Germany. Joresa Bount looks closely at the establishers, technical methods, and process in the function of companies that are new in the world market. The groups of these original blockchain startups are global, highly developed, and include characteristically early blockchain adopters as founders.


“This list presents ten companies operating 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 legal entities,” she adds.


It exactly says about Karatbars: “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 Forbes contribution and inclusion in such a list is a great honor for us. The article shows the full diversity of the blockchain space – and we are proud to be listed in this series due to our two crypto-currency innovations, including a connection to gold, and the blockchain smartphone IMpulse K1,” claims Karatbars Chief Executive Officer and Establisher Dr. h.c. Harald Seiz. “Cryptocurrencies and blockchain are becoming more and more popular every day. But cryptocurrencies are not only relevant as an investment object, but the underlying blockchain can also revolutionize all our workflows and business processes – even outside of finance. That’s what the other nine companies exposed by Forbes, and we are working on every day,” he claims.



Seiz said Karatbars company had cooperated with the most popular and affluent crypto-influencer John Mc Afee who analyzed the market critically and reasonably as no one else did. “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,” McAfee publicizes on his Twitter.


A closer look at Karatbars

Karatbars International GmbH is a blockchain company, based in 2011 by Dr. h.c. Harald Seiz. The main office is located in Stuttgart. 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. These consist of the expansion of small gold bars, cash gold – a choice of classic money circulation – and two cryptocurrencies, the Karatgold Coin and KaratCoinBank Coin. From October 2019 Karatbars will activate the Voice-Over-Blockchain Smartphone IMpulse K1-Phone, which offers exceptionally secure data transmission through the blockchain and end-to-end process of encoding a message or information in such a way that only authorized parties can access it and those who are not authorized cannot. Today, the company is the market leader in innovative gold products with a rapid annual change of 100 million euros and over 600,000 partners in more than 120 states.