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Former Maersk executives launch ambitious Bitcoin company

Former Maersk executives are establishing a new company that could have a far-reaching impact on the global container industry's billion-dollar transports of empty containers, known as the greybox issue. Read on to learn what the project is about and who is involved.

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Several high-profile figures from the international container industry, with professional backgrounds at Maersk and other container majors, are now launching the first Bitcoin, or more precisely Token-based project to address the issue of transporting high-cost empty containers known as greyboxes.

One of the entrepreneurs is Jesper Præstensgaard, who has worked for both Maersk and Hapag-Lloyd and currently serves as partner and executive at consultant firm Humanostics. Frank Kayser brings experience from Maersk Line and UASC, and he served as COO of the world's third-largest carrier CMA CGM until recently.

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