For a Sustainable Ecosystem

Now that Beta is successfully live, I wanted to share with token holders a few insights into PayPie’s operations. One of the most common questions that we receive is about how safe it will be to use PPP tokens on the platform for the invoice buying process. As most of you already know, our company’s foundation is directly based on the answer to the above question. PayPie was born with the goal of ensuring that one business could transact with another in a very safe and secure manner.

Our resources are primarily dedicated to solving this very real problem so that when we connect you as an invoice buyer with an invoice seller and you use your PPP tokens on the platform, you should be as confident as I am because PayPie will grow only if you are successful in operating your business.

The key value at the very core of PayPie is the credit risk assessment itself, meaning that reducing risk to near-zero levels will be PayPie’s main goal. Let us start the process with what one of the pillars we have on the platform, the Credit Hubs. We envisioned them so that we can comply with existing financial regulations as well as bring third parties to provide liquidity for the SMEs as the platform grows.

Initially set up by PayPie as affiliated corporations, Credit Hubs will operate as separate legal entities licensed to carry on their respective financing activities in the jurisdiction in which they operate. As adoption increases, PayPie expects to allow third-party unrelated entities to join the Ecosystem and operate as Credit Hubs.

On successful financing, PPP token holders who deposit their tokens will receive their PPP tokens as principal plus profit payable as additional PPP tokens for providing their tokens as financing capital, the Credit Hub will then receive a fee for facilitating and arranging the financing with SMEs and invoice customers. The KYC provider and PayPie will receive fees for the use of its financial and credit risk information and for the use of the PayPie Price Oracle. We expect the aggregated fee for all components to be around 1% of the invoice value per invoice factoring transaction.

In the coming weeks, you will see some major improvements on the platform as we build more features that not only help SMEs but also to invoice buyers. Traditionally, invoice factoring is considered one of the most secure kinds of service and we believe that with the accuracy and precision from PayPie’s holistic risk assessment, we will be able to keep default rates at minimal levels, likely less than 0.5% (not 5% as some mistakenly stated, 0.5%).

We have very well-experienced members from the factoring business onboarding our team and we are on the right track with our initial data modeling methods. As we build, learn, and improve, I am positive that you will not find any other company around that will consistently deliver again and again a utility like never seen before.

Protecting PPP holders from defaults is an absolute priority for us. There is no real substitute for a stringent due diligence process. A thorough KYC process on SMEs will be in place for the maximum protection of invoice buyers. SMEs will have to co-sign alongside with AR Customers to minimize the defaults.

There are standard financial processes that allow us to take steps to aid debt recovery. In fact, there are debt collection mechanisms that are well established in the offline financial industry elements and even then do not have access to the critical data that you will have.

Despite being often helpful, sometimes side discussions can deviate our focus from our core mission. Let’s make sure that doesn’t happen. Comparing PayPie’s value propositions with others’ is like comparing apples and oranges. In some business models, you must have insurance in 100% of the cases because there is nothing creating real value for operations. The value and benefits that we provide are something that others simply don’t have. Other companies don’t know how SMEs’ bank histories look like, how many times the AR Customer was late in making previous payments, or if AR Customers were making the payments at all.

These are just the tip of the iceberg of a multitude of other data that’s primary to PayPie. Based on the data, we will be able to foresee challenges that you may face way before an invoice is even listed on the platform. There is nothing stopping us to introduce insurance options at any time and our goal is to create a win-win situation for both you and the SMEs, and we want fewer intermediaries to make that happen, not more. We want more success rates, more profit in token holders’ wallets, not less.

 

 

One Small Step for PayPie, One Giant Leap for SMEs

The lack of transparency in business data keeps most financial advisors, lenders, and investors up at night. And if you are an SME selling on credit, you must be feeling credit stress on a fairly regular basis. The world today needs a solution that can look at financial data and offer tools to ward off fraud to propel businesses to the next level.

PayPie is disrupting the way business is being done. Our credit risk analysis along with blockchain-powered publicly visible Credit Risk Scores is going to help millions of SMEs change their financial expectations.  In a relatively short period, our platform is introducing a product and that has been out of reach to SME’s worldwide.

The alpha version of our platform is officially being launched on January 31, 2018, and we couldn’t be happier about it. Our whole team has been putting the highest effort and care to develop this wonderful way for SMEs to improve their realities. This alpha version will be solely focused on the credit risk assessment side so you can have a good taste of what’s to come.  Alphas are known for being far from perfect, but we are very happy with the way the platform is behaving so far and we hope you will be too.

PayPie will not only analyze accounting data and apply Artificial Intelligence (AI) analytics to see whether a business will succeed or default, but will also support an entire ecosystem. Accountants will be able to give their clients actionable financial insights, lenders will be able to reduce underwriting times and costs, an investor in South Africa will be able to provide credit to a business in USA, all because of our cloud infrastructure powered by blockchain thus opening new doors for endless possibilities that reinvigorate the economy.

I would love to live in a decentralized world, but today we still need to integrate with the pre-existing global economy. That being said, we have already built the core framework that will allow us to focus on USA\Canada first and to expand globally in a scalable way based on our success in these markets. We are starting with the credit risk assessment side of the platform and we will share other details on further services at the right time.

We at the PayPie are very confident and excited about our vision. I have never seen a community and team more inspired, dedicated and talented than the ones we are blessed in having. Collectively, we will bring peace of mind to both SMEs and thousands of our supporters who are waiting for us to change the world.

PayPie, you will like it hot!

 

 

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Improving Your Cash Flow in a Click

Do you remember the last time you tried to get some quick financing for your business? I bet it wasn’t the best of experiences, right? These procedures usually take forever and still give you a less than satisfactory answer in the end. Even when trying multiple sources at a time can be frustrating since they all can take forever to make a decision that should be decided in seconds instead of weeks.

Gladly, technology is bringing the ultimate solution for this recurring pain point. Starting early next year, things are going to change and a new opportunity will be created where you will be able to get instant financial approvals against your outstanding invoices. Using a simple process, you as a business connect your accounting data with PayPie and let the magic happen.

PayPie will analyze your relevant financial transactions and will assign the most accurate credit risk score for your business. This will enable you to radically change the performance of your business since your data will be automatically integrated and you won’t have to manually enter any data or invoice. The days of making mistakes and wasting time entering data in different platforms are over.

If you are one of the millions of businesses using online accounting software like QuickBooks Online, Sage, or Xero, you are in for an early treat. You will be among the first ones to harness technology to solve your cash flow problems.

We will integrate with all major accounting software so that we fit naturally into your workflow to become an app that you love and use on regular basis. PayPie will truly deliver end-to-end intuitive experience that is easy to use right from within your accounting software.

PPP token holders are creating efficiencies through technology and automation for you allowing you to focus 100% on your business so that you can take advantage of the countless business opportunities that unveil.

The liquidity provided can be used for further inventory purchase, equipment purchase, or just to hire a new employee to catapult your marketing efforts. We are here to help your business grow and ensure long-term success. With PayPie at the heart of your short-term liquidity needs, there is no better friend today.

Sign up for our short-list now and we’ll promptly inform you once we’re are ready to take live credit risk score of your business to the pool of worldwide lenders, first time ever powered by the blockchain: https://goo.gl/forms/sdDMx1ANQ532aN9I2

 

 

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What’s So Special About PayPie Tokens?

Every now and then I get this question from new comers to the financial blockchain scene. They’ve just found PayPie and they’re not sure if they’ll go through our whitepaper to get the whole picture of the value behind PayPie tokens, so here’s a quick explanation on one of the main sides of becoming a token holder.

First of all, let me just state what PayPie is all about. PayPie brings ultimate trust and transparency to the financial markets by introducing the world’s first credit risk assessment based on blockchain accounting. The platform solves the problems of fraud and inconsistencies which exist in isolated accounting systems by allowing for real-time audit and analysis of financial statements on the blockchain. By looking at the risk score analytics, you will be able to make a sound judgement on what to expect from the companies that you are going to buy the invoice from.

Smart contracts on the blockchain are pretty new and have opened the door for this global opportunity. Anyone from anywhere can finance the invoices of businesses using international credit ratings on PayPie’s marketplace. When we presented the PayPie at the Accountex USA event early this month we could see that hundreds of minds were being blown away by the disruptive structure of the platform.

How big is the market opportunity?

Fire the bank

Though I can’t comment on the specifics, let me share some pertinent information on a few regional markets. In the USA and Canada, we get almost 0% return for any deposits in the bank. This is a screenshot of Bank of America’s website showing a pathetic 0.01% return over 12 months.

But if you, as a business, go to the same bank for credit, they would charge you anywhere between 6% to 14%. We will bring exactly this kind of business to PayPie so that you can help fund other businesses while being rewarded for your efforts, essentially replacing banks for that matter. Conventional invoice factoring companies in developed countries charge around 2.5-4% for a 30 day credit and sometimes the origination fee can make the entire process inviable.

But this situation can be even worse in many other parts of the world. In Brazil, for instance, the ongoing rate can be anywhere between 8% to 12% per month. Same can be said about India, Philippines and most of the countries worldwide. We will strive to become a platform of the choice for businesses from these countries because we will able to facilitate cheaper loans by connecting with token holders who have poor yield in their own countries. PayPie will handle KYC and regulatory issues and will ensure you finance businesses with empirical evidence of stellar financial health. I keep hearing from experts from all around the world that there is no better way to make informed decisions and to identify great investment opportunities. I completely agree.

Invoice financing is a 3 trillion market today and we believe that massive wealth will be created globally when smart contracts cut the middleman off the picture. The benefits will be shared by all, from big financial institutions to micro investors, from credit card companies to rating agencies, all will make better and smarter decisions based on live and truly accurate financial data for the very first time thanks to the power of blockchain and PayPie.

 

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Credit Risk Assessment on Blockchain Accounting

Hello financial world! The PayPie team is excited to announce that we now have an official blog to share all news, press coverage, important dates, and all other relevant information nuggets about the platform that’s out there to tell. We’re thrilled with all the buzz that the PayPie vision is creating in the financial scene and we know that there’s plenty of more to come, so let us all be a part of this fintech revolution!

First, let me just clarify a very important topic that often comes on our social channels. I have been asked quite a few times since announcing our token crowdsale: Are you similar to Populous or similar to Xero? For those who don’t know, Populous is an invoice trading platform based in UK and Xero is an online accounting software provider.

I believe this question might arise from the first impression of our whitepaper when you see a marketplace for invoice trading or automated audit functionality built-in that we have for accounting professionals. So let me straightforward with this, though we have the similar functionality but we are very different from both above companies and our vision is much broader. The confusion arise from the fact that no one has seen something like PayPie yet in the fintech but things are going to change pretty soon. We are more similar to Experian or Equifax for businesses. We are more like Slack than Outlook that prefer to sit in a closed environment. Done. Subject clarified. So let’s move on to the really meaty part.

If you are a business owner, you know that world today does not need another accounting software but we do need something that can look at your financial data and do some magic to solve your real life problems. As a co-founder of SlickPie, sometimes I read support emails and do attend support phone calls so that I have firsthand experience the problems my customers are facing. During one of those calls, I had an opportunity to talk to one customer who was very stressed, nervous and concerned. She had a profit making business, there was a payment of more than 10K coming soon and bigger amount was being settled week after but she needed the money today. She tried to reach her bank but they requested more documents before they even consider her request.

She just wished that she can click on a button in SlickPie and because system already knew that her customers are loyal and had been paying her for a long time, she should get the money in the bank so that she can do her payroll and carry on with her business. Unfortunately for her, there was no easy solution that time but it made me to go through many sleepless nights.

I kept on thinking what can be done? We are so close to her business and there is no one who knows better about her business than us so how we can help her and millions of other small and medium size businesses who have less than 500 employees. I talked to the team and we drilled down in the data to see if there are more businesses like that, and to my surprise, results were shocking. We see thousands of businesses were getting their payments as late as 60-120 days and there were struggling to stay float from month to month. The bigger was the invoice amount, longer was the time delay in getting the payment.

We brainstormed over many sessions on how best to help SMEs based on the data we have. During this time, I had an opportunity to attend a meet-up group in Seattle, USA with a friend where an entrepreneur was trying to solve a problem using blockchain. This was a light bulb moment and we started working on a mission to bring the benefits of blockchain to the world of business financials.

Major problem is that even after having so many businesses on the cloud, there is still no easy way for lenders to access & trust financial data to provide required liquidity to them. They still take business data from ERP software in PDFs or excel sheet and then someone enter it manually in the software. This is such a dull, slow and out-dated process and hard to believe that business is still done this way today in 21st century.

If you are a business owner, this is all going to change starting with PayPie because we have all the information about your business that can help solve your liquidity problems. We know your customers, vendors and employees. We know how much is your payroll and which bank or service you use for salary payments? PayPie knows about your bank because you connected it for live bank feeds. How much debt you must pay this month and how much is your installment of the line of credit that you opened with your local bank? You may not know exact figures but your financial software does.

We are analyzing all the above information and many more data points to build an algorithm for the credit score of your business. You can take this information and go to your bank but wait. Why to go to a bank when you can have liquidity right inside PayPie, powered by Smart Contracts? Our token holders will look at your credit rating and can do the same thing that a bank does for you but in a way more seamless, easy and secure way.

Dealing with business financials might be the most boring thing for most people but this is the most rewarding income for banks contributing almost one third of their global income. You as a business owner will not only get quick financing but also overall better rates than banks because there is no agreement fee costing you in thousands. Not only this, the more invoices you sell on the platform, the more accurate your risk score would be as it is continuously updated onto the immutable Ethereum blockchain. One day, you will be able to take this risk score and share with other blockchain applications to access their services anytime, anywhere in the world.

The other main beneficiaries of PayPie would be accounting professionals. They will benefit from the end of duplicate data entry, automated reconciliation and automatic audits. Many businesses spend anywhere from 5 hours to 20 hours per week just reconciling their accounting records. Single Ledger will put an end to this practice and cost reduction will be potentially enormous. Audits will become much more analytical, at least semi-automated, and even continuous, a dream come true for CPAs who charge $300-400/hours for a service like this.

There are many more ways PayPie will revolutionize the world of business financials and I will dive into them some other time. Hopefully, I made it clear what PayPie is all about. If not — reach out to us via Slack channel, or Email and we’ll answer any questions that you might have. Cheers!