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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 […]
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Regulation can affect a lot of companies in very different ways. The recently introduced AMLD change in Europe is causing plenty of headaches for crypto service providers. It is evident that European officials want to put an end to money laundering. KyberSwap is Moving out of Europe To do so, they will introduce the fifth anti-money laundering directive. This new requirement has severe consequences for cryptocurrency service providers in Europe. All providers need to perform proper AML and KYC checks at all times. This also means companies need to maintain records of their customers’ accounts, transactions, and financial sources. For
A lot of people have a genuine dislike toward Ripple and XRP. There are also genuine concerns over its ODL service being capable of convincing enough financial institutions. It is evident that the bias toward this company has grown somewhat out of proportion. GPI and Ripple Aren’t Competing yet However, one post on StockTwits paints an interesting picture. One has to keep in mind the original news dates back to September of 2019. By that time, there was no one worrying too much about this peculiar development. In the post, it is explained how SWIFT rolled out a new system
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The Gram sale orchestrated by Telegram also affects the cryptocurrency industry. For Liquid, a popular exchange, it caused them quite a bit of financial problems. Unlike other trading platforms, Japan’s Liquid decided to let investors get exposed to Telegram’s Gram token. Liquid Makes the Right Decision That was a risky decision, as this token hasn’t been issued. Nor will it be in the near future either. Unfortunately for Liquid, this means they have to refund investors accordingly. The token sale was canceled late last week, following Telegram’s TON announcement. That blockchain has yet to be launched officially, thus there are
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Chainalysis is a well-respected blockchain analysis firm. In its yearly report, the findings do not paint a positive picture for some key crypto exchanges. The yearly Chainalysis report always provides some interesting insights into the cryptocurrency industry. Chainalysis Keeps Following the Funds For years, bitcoin and altcoins have often been associated with money laundering and tax evasion. This report seems to confirm that there is some truth to these statements in the end. Criminals have been attracted to cryptocurrencies for some time now. There have always been numerous questions as to how they launder those proceeds. According to Chainalysis, cryptocurrency
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It appears that the number of SIM swapping attacks continues to rise. This trend is particularly evident in the cryptocurrency space. On Reddit, a new post regarding a SIM Swapping attack has surfaced this week. The SIM Swapping Saga Continues In the post, the user explains how he was targeted, yet seemingly managed to not lose any funds in the process. It is still too early to say for sure, as not all of these attacks result in immediate loss of money. In the span of a few minutes, the individual received numerous worrisome text messages. He was informed as
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The Cryptsy exchange used to be one of the biggest trading platforms in the world. When it eventually met its demise – and took customers’ money – a lawsuit was filed. The victims of this defunct exchange wanted to get their money back, which is only normal. The end of the Cryptsy Saga, for now In most cases, there is little to no recourse when an exchange suddenly goes dark. During the early stages of the cryptocurrency industry, such practices were sadly rather common. It now appears a resolution is in sight for all of the Cryptsy victims. Coinbase has
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Kadena is one of the JPMorgan spinoffs focusing on blockchain technology. The company unveiled its public chain earlier this week, and launched a wallet service to boot. Kadena is a public chain primarily built for smart contracts. Kadena is a Public Blockchain After all These contracts will be interoperable between its public chain and private chain aspects. It is evident that big banks are also betting big on blockchain infrastructure for a wide variety of use cases. This chain aims to be scalable and offer proof-of-work alternatives to secure the network as a whole. This new ecosystem also consists of
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There are many cryptocurrency trading platforms that most have never heard of. BTCX, a Swedish platform, is one of those companies that only now starts making headlines. That is primarily because BTCX wants to get on the domestic stock exchange. BTCX has Very Bold Ambitions This news follows their recent funding round for $1.5 million. If everything goes according to plan, an IPO will be filed in the coming months. This will be done with the help of Eminova Partners. Prior to that happening, a lot of crucial decisions will need to be made. First of all, the company has
It is not uncommon for cryptocurrency projects to run out of funding. When that happens to an ICO raising over $10 million a few years ago, eyebrows will be raised. In the case of DeepBrainChain, it appears that the end is nigh. DeepBrainChain is Going Under During a recent social media discussion, the CEO of the project indicated that there are funding concerns. This is primarily due to inappropriate time and resource allocations. With prices falling lower throughout 2018 and most of 2019, it is evident that the funds raised during the ICO has lost value as well. Those $12
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Blockchain technology startups remain a hot commodity. Especially now that China and other nations plan to fully embrace this innovative technology. Lightnet, a blockchain startup based in Thailand, recently completed a major funding round. A Major Success for Lightnet In the end, the outfit will pocket $31.2 million from a round led by United Overseas Bank. Other crucial investors include HashKey Capital, Signu Capital, and Seven Bank. Lightnet envisions a world where the entire remittance market will be powered by blockchain technology. This approach will provide more viable solutions to the unbanked migrant workers in Southeast Asian markets. More specifically,
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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 [...]