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Bitstamp To Begin Trading Ripple XRP

Bitstamp To Begin Trading Ripple XRP

by January 10, 2017 at 12:31 pm 0 comments

The digital asset exchange Bitstamp announced that it will begin supporting two new trading pairs today, both using Ripple’s digital asset XRP. Starting on Monday, January 17, the exchange (one of the world’s leading exchanges of digital assets or cryptocurrency) will begin offering XRP/EUR and XRP/USD pairs for trade byRead More

Top 4 Fintech Funding Rounds: Tiger Brokers, Rockets of Awesome, Monese, Ripio

Top 4 Fintech Funding Rounds: Tiger Brokers, Rockets of Awesome, Monese, Ripio

by January 4, 2017 at 12:02 pm 1 comment

Another day, another dollar—only this is fintech, so it would be more accurate to say another day, another multi-million investment in blockchain, virtual currency, mobile banking, e-commerce, and/or all of the other technologies on the playground. So far, 2017 fintech funding hasn’t veered far from the areas of interest inRead More

How Long Will #Bitcoin1000 Last?

How Long Will #Bitcoin1000 Last?

by January 4, 2017 at 9:39 am 1 comment

Bitcoin certainly celebrated the New Year right. Crossing over into 2017, the original cryptocurrency topped $1,000 US in value, just in time for its birthday (yesterday marked the anniversary of the day the genesis block of the bitcoin blockchain was created by the still-elusive Satoshi Nakamoto.) This also marks theRead More

Creating a ‘Blockchain Industry:’ Patenting the Blockchain

Creating a ‘Blockchain Industry:’ Patenting the Blockchain

by December 29, 2016 at 11:04 am 2 comments

Patent filings for blockchain technology have more than tripled since 2014; this spike includes patents filed by cryptocurrency exchanges such as Coinbase, payment processors like Mastercard, and banks like Goldman Sachs and the Bank of America. According to a report conducted by law firm Reed Smith, the most popular areasRead More

Blockchain for Gold, the Banque de France, and Zcash’s Decline

Blockchain for Gold, the Banque de France, and Zcash’s Decline

by December 21, 2016 at 11:24 am 1 comment

The Euroclear Bankchain has successfully completed its first pilot, a service launched by financial blockchain solutions firm Paxos and the Euroclear Bankchain Market Advisory Group. The Euroclear Bankchain is designed for the settlement of London’s bullion (gold) market, and is scheduled to go live for the first time in 2017.Read More

(Permissionless) Blockchain Could be Key to the Cashless Kingdom

(Permissionless) Blockchain Could be Key to the Cashless Kingdom

by December 15, 2016 at 9:42 am 1 comment

Permissionless, permissioned. Cashless, cash-filled—two of the larger discussions currently underway in the fintech world. However, a recent paper by Coin Center’s Peter Van Valkenburgh suggests that the most beneficial way forward may be to merge the two. The paper, which can be viewed here, postulates that blockchain is ideally suited toRead More

Circle Cedes Bitcoin Trading to Coinbase, Expands Messaging Functions

Circle Cedes Bitcoin Trading to Coinbase, Expands Messaging Functions

by December 7, 2016 at 11:33 am 0 comments

Still want to buy some bitcoin? It’ll currently cost you about $764, and your options for places to do so are dwindling. The currency exchange service Circle will no longer facilitate the buying and selling of bitcoins, the company announced in a blogpost yesterday. Instead, those functions will be handled byRead More

Learning to Fly with the Internet of Value

Learning to Fly with the Internet of Value

by December 5, 2016 at 11:38 am 0 comments

The Internet of Value will remove the need for intermediaries in banking, insurance, housing, media, and all sorts of other industries. It… will eliminate financial exclusion and make us free by handing control of our identity back to ourselves. It will provide true democracy and a new kind of trulyRead More

Rideshare Looks to Blockchain for Truly Decentralized Sharing Economy

Rideshare Looks to Blockchain for Truly Decentralized Sharing Economy

by December 2, 2016 at 3:29 pm 1 comment

The sharing economy has made it possible to “share” virtually anything: from cars, homes, loans, to doghouses (yes, that’s a real thing, check out Rover or DogVacay). Considered the trendsetter by many, Uber (see “uberization”) became synonymous with the notion of sharing economy, where consumers and service providers communicate amongRead More

New Ransomware Uses Social Media, Demands Payment in Bitcoin

New Ransomware Uses Social Media, Demands Payment in Bitcoin

by November 29, 2016 at 10:46 am 0 comments

A new type of ransomware is targeting users through their social media accounts, most notably through Facebook and LinkedIn, before doing what ransomware does: locking the computer and demanding payment for access–in bitcoin. Dubbed ImageGate by software company Check Point, the malware embeds itself into image or graphic files onRead More