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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

Bitcoin Rises, Dollar Falls After Trump Victory

Bitcoin Rises, Dollar Falls After Trump Victory

by November 9, 2016 at 4:30 pm 2 comments

Bitcoin’s price rose with the election results as other fiat currencies such as the dollar, the yen, the peso all experienced fluctuations as the votes flooded in. The global bank BBVA, for example, tweeted today about its currency hedging policy. The spike reportedly caused bitcoin to hit a two-year highRead More

Where Does Blockchain Scalability Matter? Specific Use Cases, from Digital Art to HR

Where Does Blockchain Scalability Matter? Specific Use Cases, from Digital Art to HR

by November 4, 2016 at 11:03 am 0 comments

For blockchain tech to go mainstream, it needs to scale

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IPO or ICO or IEO (briefing on Colored Coins)

IPO or ICO or IEO (briefing on Colored Coins)

by October 30, 2016 at 1:00 am 1 comment

Image source The new kid on the block is IEO (Initial Equity Offering). I coined that phrase because neither IPO or ICO fits. – IPO (Initial Public Offering) implies listing shares on a regulated Stock Market such as NYSE, Nasdaq, LSE, SIX etc.  – ICO (Initial Currency Offering) implies issuingRead More

Blockchain, Bitcoin Venture Funding Set to Drop for First Time

Blockchain, Bitcoin Venture Funding Set to Drop for First Time

by October 20, 2016 at 10:50 am 2 comments

Financing for blockchain and bitcoin startups slid 16% in the first nine months of 2016 to $429 million, putting the sector on pace for its first annual drop since 2012, CB Insights reported. Deal activity fell 7% to 92 equity financings. CB Insights first began reporting on blockchain and bitcoinRead More

Mobile Banking Dominates Banks’ Innovation Spending in 2016

Mobile Banking Dominates Banks’ Innovation Spending in 2016

by October 17, 2016 at 9:33 am 0 comments

Mobile banking is the most valuable area of innovation when it comes to consumers, say banks and credit unions—which is probably why that’s the area these institutions are spending the most money on trying to innovate. This is according to Bank Innovation’s annual State of Banking Innovation survey for 2016,Read More

Skry, Terbium Labs Team Up to Fight Blockchain Fraud

Skry, Terbium Labs Team Up to Fight Blockchain Fraud

by October 13, 2016 at 11:07 am 0 comments

As we know, two of the most prized traits of blockchain technology, specifically when one is talking about the bitcoin blockchain, are its anonymity and its immutability. Unfortunately, those traits also lead to a fair amount of fraud; which is why Terbium Labs, a “dark web intelligence provider,” has teamedRead More

Bitcoin Is Currency Now. Or Not. Or Yes?

Bitcoin Is Currency Now. Or Not. Or Yes?

by September 21, 2016 at 11:30 am 0 comments

Yes, I am using this meme, moving on: yesterday CoinDesk reported that New York Federal Judge Alison Nathan ruled that “bitcoins are funds within the plain meaning of that term.” In other words, bitcoin is currency. Before you celebrate (or cry), other U.S. judges this year have also ruled thatRead More