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CurrentC seems to be pretty much dead

By Jacob Kastrenakes for the Verge

CurrentC, the retailer-backed mobile payments app that was supposed to take down Apple Pay, is being delayed, and its creator is laying off 30 employees. It’s not clear if this is the end for CurrentC, but it seems very possible. (more…)

Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Fintech news, Global trends, InspirAsia

May 17, 2016

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How Blockchain Technology Can Reinvent The Power Grid

By  for the Fortune

The Internet of Things is challenging regulated utilities. (more…)

Blockchain, Crowdfunding/investing

May 17, 2016

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Chiefless Company Rakes In More Than $100 Million

By Paul Vigna for WSJ

Group called DAO is running itself via computer code

(more…)

Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Deals

May 17, 2016

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Why Out-of-Hospital Blockchains Matter

By Cyrus Maaghul for Coindesk

Cyrus Maaghul is a blockchain innovation advisor and the head of product at healthcare platform startup PointNurse. (more…)

Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Fintech news, Global trends

May 16, 2016

Bank of Japan Official: Central Banks Need to Watch Blockchain

By Stan Higgins for Coindesk

A deputy governor of Japan’s central bank has said that central banks worldwide need to pay close attention to developments surrounding digital currencies and blockchain technology. (more…)

Banks, Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Fintech news, Global trends, Government activities

May 15, 2016

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Deals: Japan’s TechBureau Raises $6.5 Million for Bitcoin and Blockchain Services

By Stan Higgins for Coindesk

A Japanese blockchain startup has raised ¥720m (or just over $6.5m) in a new Series A funding round. (more…)

Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Fintech news, Global trends

May 13, 2016

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Four Genuine Blockchain Use Cases

By Gideon Greenspan, the founder and CEO of Coin Sciences, the company behind the MultiChain platform for private blockchains.

In this opinion piece, Greenspan outlines four use cases for permissioned blockchains, arguing that financial institutions may face more limitations in trying to harness the technology than previously thought. (more…)

Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Fintech news, Global trends, InspirAsia

May 12, 2016

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Swiss town to start accepting bitcoin payments

By Associated Press

GENEVA — A Swiss town that is billing itself as a hub for the digital currency industry will accept bitcoin for some payments starting this summer, in what proponents call a worldwide first by a government body and a sign that “crypto finance” is growing in legitimacy. (more…)

Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Global trends

May 12, 2016

The Blockchain is the new Google

by William Mougayar for Tehccrunch.com

The following is an excerpt from The Business Blockchain: Promise, Practice, and Application of the Next Internet Technology by William Mougayar. In it, Mougayar waxes ecstatic about the future of distributed databases. (more…)

Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Fintech news, Global trends

May 12, 2016

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The Impact of the Blockchain Goes Beyond Financial Services

By Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott for Harvard Business Review

The technology most likely to change the next decade of business is not the social web, big data, the cloud, robotics, or even artificial intelligence. It’s the blockchain, the technology behind digital currencies like Bitcoin. (more…)

Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Fintech news, Global trends

May 11, 2016

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Big Banks Stake Fintech Claims With Patent Application Surge

By Kim Nash for WSJ

Big banks and credit card companies, looking to protect their investments in innovation, have accelerated efforts to patent methods linked to key technologies. Since 2013 large financial institutions have applied for at least 2,679 patents in hot areas such as blockchain, analytics and cybersecurity, a surge of 83% from the prior three years. (more…)

Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Fintech news, Global trends

May 11, 2016

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Here’s Why Blockchains Will Change the World

 

By  for the Fortune

The Bitcoin technology creates the World Wide Ledger of value. (more…)

Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies

May 9, 2016

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Digital Currency Firm Co-Founder Convicted of Money Laundering

By Reuters

The Secret Service caught him with an account for “Joe Bogus” from “Completely Made Up City, N.Y.” (more…)

Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies

May 9, 2016

What makes torrents work

By Russel Brandom for the Verge
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Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies

May 9, 2016

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What Investors Should Know Before Trading Ether

By Charles Bovaird for Coindesk

Given the increasing prominence of the idea blockchain tech will impact enterprise business, both retail investors and investment institutions are optimistic the market could soon develop into a vibrant new asset class. (more…)

Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Fintech news, Global trends

May 9, 2016

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Blockchain Holds Major Potential, According to Larry Summers

By Polina Chernykh for Coispeaker

Giving a speech at the fintech event, former Treasury Secretary uncovered his thoughts on the future of distributed ledger technology and its ability to change financial system.

(more…)

Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Global trends

May 6, 2016

Are Bank-Blockchain Partnerships Putting the Cart Before the Horse?

By Tanaya Macheel for American Banker

With so much interest in blockchain applications for financial services, there seem to be a lot of announcements of proof-of-concept trials at banks, but few finished products. (more…)

Banks, Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Fintech news, Global trends

May 6, 2016

Blockchain Firms Team Up with Deloitte

By Bryan Yurkan for American Banker

Deloitte is partnering with five blockchain companies as it seeks practical uses for the emerging technology in its consulting business. (more…)

Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Deals, Global trends

May 6, 2016

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Vitalik Buterin on His Long-Term Goals for Ethereum

By Kyle Torpey for Bitcoinmagazine

Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin was recently interviewedon Babbage, a podcast by The Economist. Buterin shared his long-term goals for Ethereum, which is a public blockchain that allows developers to easily deploy decentralized applications. (more…)

Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Fintech news

May 5, 2016

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As Satoshi Bows, Bitcoin Slow on Wows

By Scott Martin for WSJ Venture Capital

Bitcoin was all the rage with investors until it wasn’t. (more…)

Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Fintech news, Global trends

May 4, 2016

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Craig Wright says he’s Satoshi Nakamoto, the father of Bitcoin

By Stan Shroeder for the Mashable

The real identity of elusive Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto is reportedly Australian entrepreneur Craig Steven Wright. (more…)

Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Fintech news, Global trends

May 2, 2016

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Things That Go Bump In The Night: IEX, Bitcoin, And The Smart Money

From Seeking alpha

The two new transaction environments, IEX and Bitcoin, will turn the financial world on its head.

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Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Fintech news, Global trends, news

May 1, 2016

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Blockchain Technology for Crowdfunding and Crowdsales

Bitcoin, the new age currency making rounds around the internet relies upon people, who are part of the network to keep it alive. (more…)

Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Fintech news, news

May 1, 2016

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IBM raises its blockchain game with secure cloud services and Docker integration

By Ingrid Lunden for Techcrunch

Bitcoin may still be the most famous application of blockchain technology, but the distributed, encrypted database architecture is now being applied to a range of other services, from different kinds of (non Bitcoin) financial transactions to anything else that requires secure tracking. (more…)

Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Fintech news, Global trends, news

April 30, 2016

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Deloitte Uses Facebook to Build Warranties on Bitcoin Blockchain

ByMichael del Castillion for Coindesk

Deloitte has used Facebook’s recently released Messenger API to build an early version of a product capable of storing warranties on a blockchain and allowing users to buy insurance for items even after they’ve been purchased. (more…)

Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Fintech news, Global trends, InspirAsia, news

April 30, 2016

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Western Union, Foxconn’s and Prudential’s Venture Arms Back Blockchain Firm Digital Currency Group

By Laura Shin for Forbes.com

The world of financial services — from companies to institutional and individual investors — continues to embrace digital currency and distributed ledger technology, and at a rapid pace. (more…)

Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Fintech news, Global trends, news

April 28, 2016

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Bitcoin and Blockchain Tech Are Fueling a Fourth Industrial Revolution

By Andrew Quentson for Bitcoin Magazine 

Is a fourth industrial revolution underway? (more…)

Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Global trends

April 26, 2016

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Towards Blockchain-Based Land Titles In Northern Ghana

By Justin O’Connel for CCN.LA

Afrikanus teaches young people how to be entrepreneurs in Ghana. He works with Bitnation to issue blockchain-based title deeds and establish what he terms a “Free Economic Enclave”  in northern Ghana, where the poorest parts of the nation are located. (more…)

Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Global trends, InspirAsia

April 26, 2016

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Yale Lecturer Highlights Blockchain Transparency after Panama Papers

By Joseph Bradley for CCN.LA

With the recent release of the “Panama Papers,” the activity of the law firm Mossack Fonseca came into the public view in a bold way. In a recent PBS Op-Ed Yale University lecturer Vikram Mansharamani discusses the Papers and the what the future of privacy may look like. (more…)

Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Global trends

April 25, 2016