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Cryptocurrencies and Cannabis: A walk into the future

Cryptocurrencies can regulate and revive financials of the legal cannabis industry in the US

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30/01/2019

In the United States, cannabis is sold in 10 states for recreational purpose and 33 states for medicinal purposes. Even though cannabis is illegal at the federal level, Cannabis sales in the US are expected to reach over $25 Billion by 2025. Banks in the United States operate under federal laws, which disallows them to create accounts for marijuana retailers. So, all cannabis sales and transactions are conducted in cash. Banks, who indulge in managing pot business-oriented money are charged with money laundering. Hence marijuana dealers and traders are forced to use cash transaction mechanism. Cash transaction mechanism opens the door of tax evasion and unregulated flow of cannabis. Cash transaction worth 25$ billion is also a greater risk to the economy. Moreover, holding too much cash in hand is a risk too for traders in terms of legal regulations.

Cryptocurrencies here plays a major role in reviving the financial regulations for the growing cannabis industry. The trading based on cryptocurrencies can open a new door for the legal cannabis industry. A question arises in our mind, what is a cryptocurrency?

What is Cryptocurrency?

According to CoinTelegraph, Cryptocurrency is a virtual currency designed to work as a medium of exchange. Cryptocurrencies use cryptography to secure and verify transactions as well as to control the creation of new units of a particular cryptocurrency. Most cryptocurrencies use a revolutionary technology called blockchain to manage entire crypto trade network.

Here are some cryptocurrencies that are already making their mark in the cannabis industry.

PotCoin

PotCoin

PotCoin is an ultra-secure digital cryptocurrency solution for the $250 billion-dollar global cannabis industry. PotCoins are digital coins you can send via the internet, which allows cannabis enthusiasts to interact, transact, communicate and grow together.

PotCoin| POT

 

 

HempCoin

HempCoinHempCoin is a cryptocurrency operating on a lightning fast, decentralized, immutable blockchain. HempCoin was one of the first 30 digital currencies developed in 2014.

HempCoin| THC

 

 

 

DopeCoin

DopeCoin

DopeCoin is a decentralized, digital currency and payment system similar to Bitcoin.

DopeCoin| DOPE

 

 

 

Cannabis Coin

CannabisCoinThe CannabisCoin is a peer-to-peer cryptocurrency for the Cannabis Community. Cannabis has an instant real-world payments mechanism. Cannabis coin is also Dispensary Tested.

CannabisCoin| CANN

 

 

GreenMed

GreenMed

GreenMed was created to give choice to our patients. We have designed a unique online menu and mobile app to choose your favourite cannabis products, straight from your home.

GreenMed| GRMD

 

 

Paragon

Paragon

 

 

ParagonCoin (PRG) is the cryptographic token used in the Paragon ecosystem. With PRGs, it’s possible to quickly, easily, and verifiably transfer funds B2C or B2B.

Paragon| PRG

 

Tokes

Tokes

Tokes (TKS) is the native cryptocurrency of our payment solutions. Riding on one of the fastest blockchains, the Waves network, Tokes serves as the transactional token for our products as well as any tokenized applications we integrate or build into our ecosystem.

Tokes| TKS

 

 

Growers International

Growers InternationalGrowers International ($GRWI) offers unique new technology, products and services for legal cannabis growers worldwide. It is built on unbreakable encryption to provide the growing community with an unparalleled resource for buying, trading, sharing and learning on their own blockchain.

Growers International| GRWI

 

 


About Cannabis Drinks Expo

Cannabis Drinks ExpoCannabis Drinks Expo is a must-attend event for those curiously eying the future of the burgeoning U.S. cannabis industry.

We also cover the key issues surrounding the likelihood and timescale for legalization to other countries, as well as the impact of legalized cannabis on the traditional alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks markets globally.


Who should Visit?

Cannabis Drinks Expo promises to be relevant for anyone involved in the development, production, distribution and retailing of cannabis and related products. It will also provide a vital networking opportunity for political analysts, medical experts and those involved in the development and implementation of legalized cannabis into new markets.

Attend Cannabis Drinks Expo in preferred city


Who should exhibit?

If you’re serious about the cannabis drinks category, we’re still keeping it as real as ever. At Cannabis Drinks Expo, our goal is to empower you with knowledge, network, and platform so you can grow and build your cannabis drinks business. CDE is where you will find cannabis brands and suppliers who are serious about building their business in this category exhibit.

Exhibit in preferred city

Potential exhibitors include (but not limited to): Medical marijuana producers, Cannabis growers, Cannabis producers/ product developers, Cannabis processors, Cannabis distributors/transporters, Wineries, Breweries, Distilleries, Branded drinks companies, Drinks manufacturers/producers, Pharma companies, Equipments and service providers, CBD manufacturers, Marijuana-Infused products and edibles providers, Testing and laboratory services, Logistics and supply chain operators, Drinks distributors/wholesalers, Drinks importers, Lobbyists/ public affairs businesses, Political advisors, and more.