As the summer heats up, blockchain hype may (finally) be cooling down. 2016 will likely see less investment in bitcoin and blockchain technology, but that is true for many other areas, as well. This year to date has seen $161 million invested so far, while 2015 saw a total ofRead More
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You might be using a blockchain to order detergent within the next few years. That’s because blockchains, or more properly, distributed ledgers, are likely to be used to authenticate users of IoT devices, according to Chris Skinner, author of the forthcoming book ValueWeb. Skinner told Bank Innovation today that heRead More
It is interesting to note that globally there has been something of a systematic crackdown on bitcoin. The enforcement actions here and there amount to a collective thumb on the digital currency. Which is yet another reason why it is noteworthy to see blockchain become so unabashedly hot in fintechRead More
Blockchain may be the payments industry’s greatest recent success story. No, really. Which other payments technology, in recent years, has developed so far so fast as the blockchain? (We’d better call say distributed ledgers, of which blockchains are one example, but it doesn’t quite roll off the tongue.) Even further, blockchain has broken beyond paymentsRead More