China’s economy is already the 2nd largest in the world in terms of nominal GDP, and 1st in terms of purchasing power parity (PPP). However, as a market for investment and industry participation, it remains incredibly difficult to understand. This disconnect presents a huge opportunity to platforms and services that can bridge this informational gap. The problem is made all the more challenging to solve by several critical circumstances.
The research content ecosystem as it exists today is broken. The economics of the research business has become dominated by a few key players in content production (sell-side research) and content distribution (major financial terminals). Smaller and independent research producers lose, as do all financial institutions, large and small, that are forced into the “all-you-can-eat” pricing model.
While sources of information on China’s financial markets and industries abound, information accuracy and transparency are ongoing problems. A common theme is for China market pundits and reputable news sources to report on a market rumor in the morning, only to have it be denied in the afternoon. It’s difficult to know who and what to trust, amongst all the noise.
As China has leapfrogged ahead into becoming one of the most mobile- and Internet-connected societies in the world, market information has now not only become ubiquitous, but well in excess of what an average analyst can humanly process. This information overload phenomenon, while not unique to China, has made the job of analysts all the more difficult.
Red Pulse solves these issues by creating a groundbreaking research content platform that simplifies incentives and directly compensates research producers for their valuable insights, while ensuring research consumers can access the research that is most relevant to them. Our RPX token is the underlying currency used to facilitate this ecosystem, and provides token holders with direct participation in the rise of China.
Red Pulse will introduce a token, RPX, that will power a brand new content production, distribution, and consumption platform focused initially on China’s capital markets. Our vision is to create a direct-incentivization ecosystem facilitated by the RPX token, creating a global community of colleagues.
At the same time, Red Pulse maintains quality by providing editorial oversight of the platform structure, administering a fair and transparent incentivization system, and vetting and approving select research producers as expert-level contributors. RPX helps research consumers and producers be aligned with the increasing demand for China market insights, and thus benefitting from the rise of China’s economy.
The current Red Pulse platform was launched in 2015 and is already being utilised
by leading financial institutions and Fortune 500 corporations.
Automated and manual collection of China market news and company specific developments.
Analysts cull information, moderate biased viewpoints, and highlight developments that lead to actionable decisions.
Information is methodically assessed for relevancy, and further research and analysis is conducted to explain impact on markets, companies, and end investors.
Private portal redpulse.com provides real-time feed and access to 4+ years of archived and tagged research.
iOS App for iPad and iPhone with real-time push notifications based on company, sectors and topics.
Research entitlements on Bloomberg terminals, Thomson Reuters Eikon, S&P Capital IQ and FactSet.
Minimize frictional costs from transaction fees across multiple intermediaries.
Create a publicly-verifiable system of record for fair compensation of content.
Solve “cold start” problem: Incentivize both research analysts and consumers to participate.
Establishing RPX allows us to create a common platform and value system to rally a community around.
RPX can be held on the Red Pulse platform as a running tab, to avoid excessive transaction fees from frequent micropayments.
Red Pulse manages the supply and distribution of RPX to ensure fair and transparent compensation for quality research.
The form will be closed at that point, and we will use the information you submitted to verify that your information is valid and that you did not submit multiple entries. 100 people will be chosen at random, after which we will send further instructions to those accepted into the pre-sale. Please note that during the pre-sale token submission period of August 23 to September 3 (0900 EDT / 1300 GMT / 2100 CST), we will only be accepting contributions of approximately US$ 10,000 worth of NEO, with the USD/NEO rate determined and communicated 1 hour before the contribution period begins. For those wanting to contribute more or less, please wait until the public ICO.
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