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One of the most obvious use cases for blockchain technology comes in the form of deploying smart contracts. Unlike its traditional contracts counterparts, a smart contract operates completely autonomously without relying on any human oversight. It goes without saying this technology holds a lot of promise, both in and outside of the financial world. Also […]
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Creating a Bitcoin wallet as a physical medium sounded like a strange idea a few years ago, but companies like Ledger have shown this might be the thing digital currency needs to reach a larger mainstream audience. Even though Bitcoin does not exist in a physical form, they can be stored on a tangible medium. […]
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Silicon Valley remains an illustrious name in the world of technology and innovation. This small area in the United States is the one place where nearly all major technological breakthroughs come from. It goes without saying that various countries around the world would love nothing more than reach the same level as Silicon Valley, although […]
. Also read: Word of Mouth Marketing Is A Powerful Tool For Bitcoin Companies Healthcare Marketing – Seeing Is Believing? A little-known fact is the potential Youtube offers to the healthcare industry regarding marketing future advancements. Whenever a new medical innovation is announced, the last place people would look for it is on Youtube. However, […]
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Even though not everyone is a fan of some of the current tech trends, that doesn’t mean they won’t become more viable in the not-so-distant future. Regardless of how people feel about certain technological marvels, they will play an important role throughout 2016 and the years to follow. Analytics, 3D printing, cloud computing, and artificial […]
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Despite its success throughout the years, there are a lot of people who still think the blockchain hype will go bust in the next few years. While there are several thousands of use cases for this technological marvel, very few of those concepts have come to fruition. The year 2016 will be an interesting one […]
Bitcoin is getting a lot of mainstream attention all over the world, as more and more people start to see the value in digital currencies. Shares of the Bitcoin Group will be sold publicly on the Australian securities exchange as of February 9th, which can be seen as another validation of Bitcoin’s legitimate status. Whether […]
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There is a certain correlation between the world of digital currency and traditional finance, even though very few people will acknowledge this to be true. PayPal, while a direct competitor of Bitcoin, has also embraced the digital currency in the past through its BrainTree subsidiary. To make matters even more interesting, one of the most […]
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Spreading the word about a new business or project can be quite difficult in the world of FinTech and Bitcoin. Traditional marketing, such as spreading the news on social media and getting articles published by media outlets will only do so much. The best way to let the world know about a new venture is […]
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There is a huge open market for developers and companies looking to explore big data, as well as consumer-driven data. As more and more consumers become aware of what and how they consume food and beverages, the intake of certain elements has become increasingly important to them. Storing all of that data in an online […]
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Running a successful sector in any business can be quite a daunting task these days, due to there being such a lot of competition in every segment. This is particularly true for startups in the FinTech and Bitcoin industries, where so much attention and money is in circulation that it becomes hard to keep track of […]
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The future of Bitcoin and FinTech businesses will hinge on how they learn to interpret big data. Business intelligence will come to rely on big data more and more in the coming years, and finding ways to interpret that information will provide companies with valuable insights. However, the process of turning raw data into something […]
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Crowdfunding is an intriguing concept, allowing any individual or business in the world to raise funding for their project, without having to rely on a select group of financial players. Every individual can become an investor in a company through crowdfunding platforms, which creates an interesting spin on the traditional business model. At the same time, […]
To many people around the world, Bitcoin and blockchain technology still make very little, if any sense at all. That may seem only natural, however, even these people will have to admit the concept is not just another hype, as initially thought. There are a handful of reasons why Bitcoin matters to the world, and over time, to […]
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Reddit remains a mystery to most marketers out there, even though it is not at all difficult to get proper attention for your business or product. Several people have tried different methods to captivate the Reddit audience and some of those turned out to be incredibly successful. A lot of marketing can be achieved through […]
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Being an entrepreneur is a great feeling, getting to run your own business and forge a path for yourself. But at the same time, being an entrepreneur brings forth a lot of responsibility and many other things to be taken into account. Luckily for all aspiring entrepreneurs, there are a few basic tips that will go […]
Now that the year 2015 is in the books, Bitcoin enthusiasts and investors are looking ahead to what 2016 will bring for the digital currency. The past twelve months saw a record amount of VC funding flowing to various Bitcoin companies and startups, despite the not always positive news about Bitcoin. Will 2016 be the […]
The future of financial services and products is directly linked to the advancements made in the field of technology. This is why sectors such as FinTech and Bitcoin are thriving right now, as they combine powerful technology with payment options to bring financial services to people all over the world. But what will be the […]
One of the topics being kicked around quite often is why there are so few women involved in the technology industry. To put that into perspective, this discussion goes further than just talking about management positions, even though that is a pressing issue as well. But at the same time, there are very few females […]
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Disruption is taking place on multiple levels, as companies and startups try to come up with creative ways to cut out the middleman. In some areas, this approach is working quite well, whereas industries such as finance are far more difficult to disrupt. But the middlemen won’t go down that easily and they are starting […]
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The world of blockchain technology has seen its fair share of investments throughout the years. Just last year, in 2015, a new record for VC funding was noted. But the recent charts by WeUseCoins seems to indicate the blockchain investment bubble is about to burst. Also read: South Africa Bank: Blockchain Could Snatch 40% of […]
Reaching consumers in regions where Internet access is limited to non-existent is very difficult. One startup in the Philippines is changing that, by offering free WiFi access to its customers buying shampoo. Also read: Is DAO Technology Viable For Funding eSports Teams? Keeping in mind how roughly four billion people in the world have no […]
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There is an apparent correlation between gaming and cryptocurrency, although this direction is not explored all that often. ESports are becoming a global trend, with tournaments and sponsors providing competitive gamers with a lot of money. But what if we were to use the concept of a DAO to run various eSports teams? Also read: Why Serious Investors Need […]
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Bitcoin has been gaining a lot of positive media attention over the past few weeks. Investors are looking at cryptocurrency as a valuable portfolio diversification method. In fact, bitcoin should be in everybody’s portfolio, according to some experts. Also read: Blockchain Technology: Making Smart Guns Smarter Bitcoin offers some exciting traits that other investments do […]
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Banks are struggling to provide around the clock customer support and services right now. NatWest wants to change that by opening a new branch with 24-7 automated banking facilities. However, Bitcoin has been offering its services around the clock for seven years now. Also read: OTC Trading For Regular People: Search For the ‘Uber of […]
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Educating the world on Bitcoin and blockchain technology is a top priority to grow the cryptocurrency ecosystem. Princeton University has revealed a new book on these topics, called “Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies: A Comprehensive Introduction.” Also read: Deloitte & ConsenSys Book Ticket on Blockchain Bandwagon Educational Books on Bitcoin & Its Technology Throughout the years, many […]
Deloitte and ConsenSys Enterprise are partnering up to enhance their enterprise blockchain solutions amid growing pressure to deliver a robust product for the financial industry. Also read: China’s Proposed New Law Recognizes Bitcoin as ‘People’s Rights’ ConsenSys & Deloitte Partner Up Cryptocurrency enthusiasts have noted how there is a lot of hype surrounding blockchain technology. Financial […]
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There has been a lot of talk about investors looking to Bitcoin as a safe haven for their investment portfolio. Safe haven markets are very small and hard to get into. Bitcoin may not fit that bill as perfectly as some people think it does. Also read: Tor Project Enlists Security Researchers to Counter FBI […]
The Brexit is a doom scenario for traditional finance all over the world. As stock markets continue to lose ground, and the Pound Sterling devalues, there is an increased interest in gold and silver. Bitcoin, that other scarce store of value, is doing quite well too. Also read: India’s Reserve Bank Talks Up Blockchain Amidst […]
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While traditional markets are reeling from Brexit, how much of an impact will it have on the Bitcoin industry, such as UK Bitcoin exchanges, who may face new regulatory guidelines when dealing with EU customers? Moreover, how will this historic vote affect taxation of virtual currency? Also read: Blockchain Book “Chasing Casascius” is the most advanced book launch in history, and is […]
JP Buntinx – The Merkle Hash
Coinbase is a very big company in the cryptocurrency space. The team now seeks to expand its presence by issuing a native debit card. It is a well-known fact that Coinbase has plans to expand upon its existing debit card. A big Step Forward for Coinbase Its collaboration with Paysafe has been going on for quite some time now. However, the company needs regulatory approval by official instances. That approval is now seemingly been granted, at least as far as Visa is concerned. They have made Coinbase a Visa Principal Member, giving them the option to issue a debit card
Binance has grown out to be so much more than a crypto trading platform. The company now focuses its attention on cloud services to compete with existing giants. This news is rather remarkable in many different ways. Another Interesting Move by Binance Known as Binance Cloud, the new platform will serve as an infrastructure solution. It will allow partners to launch digital asset exchanges which leverage Binance’s native technology, liquidity, and security. This provides numerous advantages and will usher in a more competitive crypto trading ecosystem. It is evident that this is an exchange-specific concept first and foremost. For interested
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The DeFi industry is getting a lot of attention lately. Whereas most people look at Ethereum, it appears that Bancor is growing quickly as well. Bancor is one of the many protocols catering to users seeking financial products and services. DeFi on Bancor Gains Traction It is only normal that this protocol would make inroads in the DeFi industry as well. Its numbers pale compared to Ethereum, but the progress is still visible for everyone to see. Today, it seems as if over $13.34 million is locked in Bancor DeFi solutions. That is a more than respectable amount, especially for
One often heard complaint is how cryptocurrencies have limited use in the real world. Those who own Litecoin can book travel and accommodation courtesy of nearly two dozen service providers. The usability of most crypto assets is virtually non-existent. Litecoin is Very Useful for Traveling Except for a few dozen coins, the others are speculative in nature at best. Litecoin, often criticized for simply copying Bitcoin, has carved its own path to success in this regard. It would appear that various accommodation and travel service providers accept Litecoin these days. In fact, there are nearly two dozen service providers globally.
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Whenever a government introduces new regulations, there will be consequences. Brazilian officials have taken a tough stance against cryptocurrency service providers in the country. It was a matter of time until official crypto regulation came to be in Brazil. Crypto Regulation in Brazil It is one of the countries where Bitcoin and other currencies continue to gain a lot of traction. However, the government doesn’t want to leave this industry unchecked. Under the new regulation, the going will get tough for certain service providers. Two local exchanges have already shut down, with more to potentially follow. Both companies would face
Following recent political developments, countries scramble to put together a blockchain strategy. In the case of Australia, a very lengthy and detailed report has been made public recently. No region wants to be left behind in the blockchain space. Australia has High Hopes for Blockchain Despite ignoring this technology for many years, it has suddenly become of great interest to governments globally. China, for example, has made its intentions very clear in recent months. It now seems that Australia is doing the exact same. The local government recently published a blockchain strategy report spanning over 50 pages. Most of the
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The growth of the Bitcoin ATM industry often goes by without much fanfare. Even so, with nearly 7,000 of these machines in circulation globally, things are looking very good. Making cryptocurrencies more accessible can be done in many different ways. The Future Looks Bright for Bitcoin ATMs A Bitcoin ATM is a good solution for those with cash in their pocket. Various manufacturers and operators compete for traction on a global scale. This ongoing “battle” results in nearly 7,000 Bitcoin ATMs currently active around the world. Last year, there was a lot of growth throughout all of 2019. It appears
Following the recent market momentum, many people expect the altcoin season to be in effect. As the Altcoin Season Index shows, that is still not the case. There are many different opinions on what an altcoin season entails. Still no Altcoin Season in Sight Alternative markets rising in value are often a good indicator. However, the “official” Altcoin Season Index isn’t budging just yet. Although the altcoins have come close to kicking off a new season, the threshold hasn’t been met for more than a few minutes. That situation may still change as 2020 progresses. Today’s sudden Bitcoin price dip
The concept of buying cryptocurrency and storing it on exchanges has been problematic for some time now. A recent chart shared on Twitter shows hat Coinbase users keep funds on the platform for far too long. It is convenient when an exchange also lets users store funds on the platform. Coinbase Users Need to Wake Up Especially for novice users, this seems like a logical approach. In reality, it is one of the worst things anyone can do. Funds stored on an exchange or other trading platform is not the property of the buyer or trader. While it is linked
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It is rather uncommon for a cryptocurrency network to grind to a halt. In the case of IOTA, the Foundation somehow managed to shut down the Tangle due to an incident. When developers or a Foundation can “pause” a network, there is something amiss. The IOTA Network can be Paused The core concept of cryptocurrencies is to be decentralized without central authority or control. In the case of IOTA, it appears there is some degree of centralization, albeit it may be a good thing in this regard. By shutting down the Coordinator node – which will be removed altogether in
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JP Buntinx – 99 Bitcoins
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Most people underestimate how old the concept of money really is. While we currently know money in terms of paper bills and various types of coins, this is only the latest iteration of a monetary society. Back when the earliest writings known to man were discovered, they displayed a form of accounting, with balances and [...]
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The idea of creating a ‘sharing economy’ sounds great on paper, but it has proven to be quite a hassle when translating it to the real world. While many people are dissatisfied with the current financial infrastructure, hardly any of them feels like taking matters into their own hands. In fact, there are several protocols, platforms [...]
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If you have ever tried to have a conversation about Bitcoin with a person who is not involved in the virtual currency, the conversation usually follows a certain pattern. First of all, there is the assumption that Bitcoin is not “real money”, as it is a payment method used on the Internet, not backed by [...]
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Russia is not a country known for its hospitality and respecting freedom of speech on the Internet. Similar to The Great Firewall of China, Russia has created an organization to monitor all Internet activity and restrict access to certain platforms when necessary. While there is definitely a use case for such an Internet watchdog, things [...]
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There are plenty of people in this world who want and need to be properly educated on Bitcoin and the concept of virtual currency. Whenever someone tries to explain these things, technical terms are often used, but this is not the right approach to drawing people in. Drawing comparisons between Bitcoin and real-life situations, on the [...]
One of the hottest topics in the Bitcoin world as of late is the BitLicense regulatory framework. Both Bitcoin companies and virtual currency enthusiasts are affected by these guidelines, especially when it comes to selling Bitcoin to a third party. In theory, everyone selling Bitcoin to other users, including sellers active on the LocalBitcoins platform, [...]
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Bitcoin venture capitalist funds are on the rise year over year and 2015 has particularly been an interesting year so far. The total amount of VC investment between January 1st and the time of writing exceeded the total investment amount for all of 2014. These numbers are in stark contrast to the investments in US stocks, as those numbers are [...]
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Every time Bitcoin or the underlying blockchain technology make headlines in mainstream media, it won’t take long until the journalist starts referring to the Bitcoin price. We all know that Bitcoin had an unnatural price spike in 2013, partially caused by the failing Mt. Gox exchange. Ever since that time, the Bitcoin price has stabilized [...]