A Paperless World

The world is changing albeit very slowly. Sometimes you think we are in the digital age but then have to second guess yourself.

I returned from NYC this week and although I sit at my desk 12-hours a day working I have had a small stack of receipts and other paperwork from my trip at the edge of my desk that I have been afraid to rip into. I use a Neat desktop scanner that scans all my receipts to my Neat Cloud account so that I can save and access them. I also scan documents that I want to retain using the Neat scanner directly into Dropbox.

The first thing I did when I arrived back was check my physical mailbox in the lobby of my building. Of course it was stuffed with junk mail, coupons, flyers and other meaningless notices. Comcast even mails me offers for their internet service even though they are physically unable to do installs in our building. I have gone to various websites to submit my name and address to try and stop the madness but no matter how hard I try the paper keeps coming?

Every time someone hands me a business card or a big corporation tries to give me a folder of marketing materials, which I know will end up in the trash, I think about the overall effect this has on society at large. I always try politely to refrain from taking it. The world population has grown from 2.7 Billion in 1955 to almost 7.5 Billion people today. To accommodate all of these additional bodies we continue to cut down rainforests basically raping and pillaging the planet. It is sad to think that the air we breathe every day is getting worse because of this nonsensical waste. In a quick review to write this post I even found one article,  called “Rainforest destruction threatens to KILL US ALL, shock research finds”, that stated that deforestation is unearthing new and weird strains of infectious diseases which human beings have no way of fighting, including flesh eating diseases and even the Zika virus.

At GLX we have recently been organizing our shareholder records into a new database. This new database will be directly connected to member’s profiles in the GLX network within the near future for our beta launch. I was responding to an email from one of our biggest and most supportive shareholders about a couple of missing printed certificates. My first response was to write him that if he wanted the missing certs printed we would order them from our transfer agent immediately and have them physically delivered to him, which of course we will do. But then, as always, I stopped to think about how many processes in the global capital markets are dysfunctional and broken and how GLX can fix them.

I thought about a better way of making someone feel secure about their position while providing total transparency for record keeping. We have a Bitcoin trading account with Gemini. This is the Winklevoss twins regulated cryptocurrency exchange. We are going through our audits now and our CFO had requested statements for that account. I logged in and realized that no statements were available. Only the ability to export all of your detailed transaction history to a spreadsheet file. At first this seemed a little unorthodox and bit annoying then I gave it some further thought. The simplicity of it is brilliant. We live in a world where we still get over sized envelopes with quarterly statements, from dormant brokerage accounts with zero equity, in the mail likely because some regulator says they have to mail them to comply. Gemini has simply removed all the nonsense. You can log in anytime to view and export the history of your entire account.

GLX has already begun a strategic relationship to create a digital wallet, based on the blockchain. The wallet will be available on all devices as well as in a member’s profile when logged into our website. From here an investor will be able to view and export their entire transaction history.

If you Google the oldest stock certificate in existance you will find that it was a share of the Dutch East India Company in 1606 also that it looks similar to many stock certificates today, including GLX’s. GLX is going to redesign a futuristic stock certificate so that with one click an investor can download and save, or print, a PDF file certificate representing that particular ledger entry.

No more transfer agent’s, no more envelopes, no more stamps, no more lost time and lost mailings, who needs all that nonsense?

It has already been stated that the Blockchain is as profound an invention as the internet itself. Also that financial technologies and the Blockchain will dramatically change the capital markets, commercial banking and other industries as we know them today. When you have an extra 15-minutes here is a great video on living paperless – How living paperless could change your life | Dominic Stühler | TEDxBerlin.

I look forward to showing everyone how GLX will embrace and lead many of these changes.

GLX Launches GLX.co with Spanish Language Description

PALM BEACH, FL – February 7, 2017 – Today GLX announced that it has launched the first of its international holding sites at GLX.co. The site offers a Spanish language description of GLX’s Mission and Corporate Overview.

“Having an office in Medellin Colombia it only seemed appropriate to start out our strategy with this domain.” said Ronald P. Russo, Jr., Founder & CEO of GLX.

About .co Domains

.co is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) assigned to Colombia. The .co domain is also used by many established brands for social and mobile media, such as Twitter (t.co), Google Inc. (g.co), Amazon.com (a.co), American Express (amex.co) and Starbucks (sbux.co).

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GLX Appoints Michael Piatt to its Advisory Board

PALM BEACH, FL – January 31, 2017 – Today GLX announced that it has appointed Michael J. Piatt to its Advisory Board. Michael will join GLX to focus on intellectual property development and patent strategy.

“Michael has been one of our extremely supportive angel investors and we are honored that he has chosen to role up his sleeves and bring his vast patent expertise to GLX.” stated Ronald P. Russo, Jr., Founder & CEO of GLX.

About Michael J. Piatt

Michael is a prolific inventor, writer and avid angel investor and stock market enthusiast. As an independent inventor, he currently designs toys for major toy companies. Michael has licensed several Thomas the Train products to Fisher Price that are marketed worldwide.

Michael spent the majority of his professional career as a Chief Scientist Digital Imaging Systems at Eastman Kodak where he is engaged in multi-disciplined systems analysis of high speed digital commercial printer architectures and performance. Prior to Kodak Michael started his career working at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in Langley, VA. While there he quantified Mach 5 wind tunnel flow turbulence a year before the first Space Shuttle launch.

Over Michael’s 37-year technical career he has authored more than 125 patents. He graduated from Wright State University, in Dayton, OH, with a Master of Science in Systems Engineering (MSSE) in 1979. Michael currently resides in Springboro, OH.

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GLX Launches Multi Holding Site Strategy

PALM BEACH, FL – January 24, 2017 – Today GLX is happy to announce the launch of our new corporate holding site at GLX.com. We will also begin the roll-out of our multilingual search engine optimization (SEO) strategy at all of our international top level domains (TLDs).

Almost identical holding sites will be launched at over 150+ GLX url’s with each site having its own unique native language description section. GLX.eu (European Union) and GLX.co (Colombia) will be the first to go live shortly. In the near future when our full financial networking platform is launched at GLX.com the “Get Launch Updates” button on the top right of all the sites will be replaced with “Sign Up” and “Log In” buttons.

GLX expects this strategy to produce huge international notoriety and lots of generic traffic from a variety of search engines.

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GLX Engages eShares as Transfer Agent

GLX Engages eShares as Transfer Agent

PALM BEACH, FL – September 2, 2016 – Today GLX announced that they have engaged eShares as the company’s stock transfer agent and registrar.

eShares is an SEC-registered Transfer Agent. Their online platform allows companies, from seed stage to pre-IPO, to manage equity electronically with the participation of their shareholders, employees, auditors, and legal counsel.

“We have done a lot of hiring lately and eShares has made organizing our cap table, especially administering our Long-Term Equity Incentive Plan and employee stock options, a breeze.” said Ronald P. Russo, Jr., Founder & CEO of GLX.

About eShares

Founded in 2012 with offices in Palo Alto and San Francisco eShares is the first platform to issue electronic certificates for private companies. They have issued more than 100 billion electronic shares to over 140,000 shareholders for over 4,000 venture-backed companies. eShares has one of the largest 409A valuation practice in the U.S. For more information visit – www.esharesinc.com

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GLX Hires Yong Liu as Senior Software Engineer

PALM BEACH, FL – August 25, 2016 – Today GLX announced that they have hired Yong Liu as Senior Software Engineer.

Yong holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern Polytechnic University in China, where he graduated in 1994. For 20+ years he has been a Software Engineer most recently serving as Lead Mobile Developer at YipTV.com.

“I think that most market professionals work from a desk all day but that doesn’t discount the importance of GLX’s mobile platform. We are extremely happy to have a seasoned mobile development veteran leading the charge on our mobile apps.” said Ronald P. Russo, Jr., Founder & CEO of GLX.

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GLX Symbol Reservation Confirmation

PALM BEACH, FL – August 1, 2016 – Today we are happy to announce that we have been notified by the NASDAQ market that we have successfully reserved the ticker symbol “GLX” until July 28, 2018. GLX expects to apply for a listing prior to that date.

“It would be an honor and a major accomplishment to one day be traded on the NASDAQ market.” said Ronald P. Russo, Jr., Founder & CEO of GLX.

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GLX Hires Daniel Khoo as Director of Operations / Architecture

PALM BEACH, FL – July 12, 2016 – Today GLX announced that they have hired Daniel C. Khoo as Director of Operations / Architecture.

Daniel graduated Rutgers University in 1996 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. For 20+ years he has been a Software Engineer and Solutions Architect most recently serving as VP of Operations and Architecture at YipTV.

“Dan has a strong past working relationship with our new President and CIO, Giancarlo Paolillo. He is a welcome addition to GLX’s senior management team.” said Ronald P. Russo, Jr., Founder & CEO of GLX.

Dan served as one of two primary technologists at YipTV, providing overall design and direction of their platform. Performing dual roles, as VP of Operations & Architecture and Director of Engineering, he led up the operational teams and collaboration with marketing and senior management to move the company portfolio from a single linear solution to a scalable, multi-tiered globally distributed architecture that was capable of supporting growth in any direction the solution required. From the time that Dan started, the company grew from 10 subscribers to over 100,000, most of the subscriber growth coming within six months after deploying the new solution.

Prior to YipTV Dan was with iconectiv (an Ericsson company) and Telcordia (formerly Bellcore) where he was responsible for architecting small to large scale solutions by putting together current, best in class technologies and integrating software and hardware solutions built for scalability and stability. Dan worked with highly scalable data models as data architecture is part of his core competency. He served as the database architect for iconectiv’s Number Portability Clearinghouse solution that has been deployed in over 14 countries. Dan also served as the Sr. Solutions Architect reporting to the Chief Architect for the North American Number Portability Administration Center’s (NPAC) solution that been FCC approved and has since been implemented.

Dan graduated from Rutgers University – New Brunswick with a Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering in 1996. He currently resides in New Jersey.

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GLX Hires a President and Adds to its Board of Directors

PALM BEACH, FL – June 1, 2016 – Today GLX announced that they have hired two new senior executives.

Giancarlo Paolillo will join as the new President and Chief Information Officer (CIO). He has over 30-years of experience as an engineer, developer, and project manager at the CIO / CTO level. Giancarlo will also be joining the Company’s Board of Directors.

Cesar A. Baez will join the GLX Board of Directors. He has over 27-years of senior executive experience in private equity, asset management, media and investment banking.

“We are excited to have Giancarlo and Cesar join our team. Their vast expertise, successes and visionary alignment will catapult the execution of GLX.” said Ronald P. Russo, Jr., Founder & CEO of GLX.

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