Post Tagged with: "BlockChain"

Coinbase vs. the IRS: The Privacy Battle Rages On

Coinbase vs. the IRS: The Privacy Battle Rages On

by January 18, 2017 at 11:31 am 0 comments

Digital currency exchange Coinbase obtained a BitLicense from the New York Department of Financial Services, a grant that officially authorizes the exchange to operate (that is, to receive and transmit money and virtual currency) within the Empire State. Announcing the license, Coinbase wrote on the company’s blog: We believe theRead More

IBM Is Working on 300-500 Blockchain Projects [VIDEO]

IBM Is Working on 300-500 Blockchain Projects [VIDEO]

by January 10, 2017 at 2:32 pm 1 comment

IBM is way past looking for blockchain use cases — it has between 300 and 500 blockchain projects going at the moment, according to CEO Ginni Rometty. In an interview with Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan (Moynihan interviewed Rometty) Rometty revealed some of the areas where she sees blockchainRead More

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

Regulation, Data Management Top Industry Concerns

Regulation, Data Management Top Industry Concerns

by January 6, 2017 at 12:54 pm 1 comment

Professionals in the financial services industry are focusing their energy on regulation and data management, according to a survey from consulting firm and technology services provider Synechron. Financial regulation remains the top concern for the new year among those in the financial industry, with 38% of the firms surveyed markingRead 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

Top 10 Fintech Headlines of 2016

Top 10 Fintech Headlines of 2016

by December 30, 2016 at 10:34 am 2 comments

If nothing else, 2016 was a year of change—nowhere more than in fintech, where developments in blockchain, payments, artificial intelligence, financial regulations, chatbots, and mobile rippled across the space to do what fintech does best—disrupt. With that in mind, let’s take a look back at our top ten fintech headlinesRead 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

Top 10 Blockchain Headlines of 2016

Top 10 Blockchain Headlines of 2016

by December 22, 2016 at 9:56 am 2 comments

Blockchain—possibly the buzziest of buzzwords in 2016. The world saw the rise of new enterprise blockchains, how the technology might be used to transport gold, to safely move perishable items like pork through a supply chain, and most importantly for those of us in the fintech trenches, we saw banks,Read 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