When Blockchain Tech Meets Robo-Advisors

By Reuben Jackson

Since the 2008 global financial crisis, the financial sector has experienced major disruptions thanks to the emergence of cutting-edge technology in AI, Machine Learning, and Blockchain. In the investment arena, AI and its subset of Machine Learning have given us robo-advisors while blockchain technology is the mother of all cryptocurrencies. (more…)

Blockchain, Fintech news, Global trends

March 7, 2018


Private Blockchain vs Public Blockchain

By HackerNoon Blog

You cannot be a crypto investor or entrepreneur without having a real understanding of the differences between these types of blockchains as well as their implications. Even if they are based on similar principles, their operation is, in fact, different to all levels. So the tokens issued by these blockchains will not be assessed in the same manner. (more…)

Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies

March 5, 2018

Credit Suisse and ING execute DLT-based securities lending and contract exchange

Credit Suisse and ING have executed a live collateral swap with full legal exchange of contracts and settlement taking place over R3’s Corda blockchain platform. (more…)

Banks, Blockchain

March 1, 2018


J.P Morgan Sees Crypto As ‘Competition’ And ‘Risk’ To Its Business In SEC Annual Report

By Molly Jane Zuckermann for cointelegraph,

J.P. Morgan Chase has added a segment on cryptocurrencies to the “Risk Factor” section of their 2017 annual report to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), filed yesterday, Feb. 27. (more…)

Banks, Blockchain

March 1, 2018


Jack Dorsey: Square Will Go Further With Bitcoin Than Buy/Sell Option

Jack Dorsey, CEO of San Francisco-based payment service Square, revealed the company’s plans to focus on developing increased options for Bitcoin (BTC) use in a conference call Tuesday, Feb. 27 with Market Watch. (more…)

Analytics, Blockchain, Hotnews, POS/mPOS and online acquiring

March 1, 2018


The 3 Step Beginner’s Guide to Cryptocurrency Research

By CoinCheckup,

If there’s something we’ve all learned since cryptocurrencies starting appearing at every street corner, is that you can easily fail and lose your money if you pick the wrong ones to invest in. (more…)

Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies

February 28, 2018


Circle acquires cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex

By Romain Dillet for TC

Circle just announced that it is acquiring U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex. According to Fortune, Circle is paying $400 million for the acquisition. Poloniex has been around for years and used to be one of the biggest exchanges out there — there are now many exchanges competing with Poloniex. (more…)

Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies

February 27, 2018

431’s new accelerator focuses on blockchain startups

By Catherine Shu for TC, one of China’s largest e-commerce companies, is launching a new Beijing-based accelerator program for artificial intelligence and blockchain startups. Called AI Catapult, its first batch includes six companies: Bankorus, CanYa, Bluezelle, Nuggets, Republic Protocol and Devery. (more…)

Blockchain, Deals

February 27, 2018


BNP Paribas launches fintech investment fund

BNP Paribas has launched a new investment fund to take direct minority stakes in innovative startups that are reinventing financial services and insurance. (more…)

Banks, Blockchain

February 25, 2018


PayPal Exec Says ‘Very High Likelihood’ Bitcoin Will Become Popular Payment Method

PayPal’s chief financial officer, John Rainey, spoke positively of Bitcoin’s (BTC) use as a future popular option for payments during an interview with The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) published Monday, Feb. 19. (more…)

Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies

February 21, 2018


The Impact Of Blockchain On SaaS

Much of the conversation today about crypto is about Bitcoin and currency. But that’s myopic. Soon, we will be talking about how crypto will change the software world. In fact, many founders have already started that pursuit. More than 30% of the initial coin offerings (ICO) in 2017 target developers and businesspeople with their products. (more…)


February 19, 2018


Amazon is the biggest threat to bitcoin right now

Over the past year, a growing number of people have leapt to take part in bitcoin’s meteoric rise. Teenagers have invested their college funds. Some families have mortgaged their homes and placed everything on the table. Even billionaires have suggested putting 10% of all assets into the digital currency. (more…)

Blockchain, Hotnews

February 19, 2018


Artificial Intelligence (AI) and FinTech

By Gaurav Sharma

The speed of technological change is exponential. What was yesterday’s hot ticket quickly becomes tomorrow’s old news. We are living in the midst of a huge surge of interest and research in Artificial Intelligence (AI). It seems like every week there is a new breakthrough in the field and a new record is set in some task previously done by humans. If you don’t already know what IoT, AI, VR, AR, and bots mean, you better get up to speed immediately because these technologies are changing the way data is created, collected, interpreted, and communicated.


AI / Machine Learning / Big Data, Blockchain, Fintech news

February 19, 2018

An Overview of the Telegram ICO

Telegram is conducting an ICO for its cryptocurrency Telegram Open Network (TON) that may raise up to $1.2 billion, an amount that would make it the largest ICO ever (Filecoin, the second largest ICO, raised $257 million in September). Telegram is an encrypted chat platform with 200 million users and is the platform of choice for people involved with cryptocurrencies who use it to launch project token sales and ICOs, keep followers up to date on projects, and coordinate developer efforts. The cryptocurrency created by the Telegram ICO would be closely integrated with the chat application and attempt to provide solutions for file storage, payments, and anonymous browsing. (more…)

Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies

February 19, 2018


Getting Paid in Cryptocurrencies – What Should Freelancers Know

By Mark Thomasson, a biz-dev hero at Invoicebus – a simple invoicing service that gets your invoices paid faster. He passionately blogs on topics that help small biz owners succeed in their business. He is also a lifelong learner who practices mindfulness and enjoys long walks in nature more than anything else.

Many people are trying to find their place under the Bitcoin sun these days. The craze of Bitcoin mining has taken the world by storm and a large number of people are trying to make money that way. (more…)

Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies

February 19, 2018


Ten years in, nobody has come up with a use for blockchain

By Kai Stinchcombe for his blog

Everyone says the blockchain, the technology underpinning cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, is going to change EVERYTHING. And yet, after years of tireless effort and billions of dollars invested, nobody has actually come up with a use for the blockchain—besides currency speculation and illegal transactions.

Each purported use case — from payments to legal documents, from escrow to voting systems—amounts to a set of contortions to add a distributed, encrypted, anonymous ledger where none was needed. What if there isn’t actually any use for a distributed ledger at all? What if, ten years after it was invented, the reason nobody has adopted a distributed ledger at scale is because nobody wants it? (more…)


February 16, 2018


94-Year-Old Berkshire Hathaway VP: It’s ‘Disgusting’ People Buy Bitcoin

Berkshire Hathaway vice chairman Charlie Munger described Bitcoin as “totally asinine” Wednesday in what some consider will be one of his last public forums, Financial Times reports Thursday, Feb. 15. (more…)

Blockchain, Global trends, p2p-payments

February 15, 2018


Ripple Partners With Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority To Offer Pilot Program For Banks

Ripple has announced an agreement today, Feb. 14, with the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) to provide support for Ripple’s cross-border payments technology to banks in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). (more…)

Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Global trends

February 14, 2018


Guide to Crypto Mining

Crypto mining is all the rage these days, but even with its impressive growth there are many people out there that simply have no idea what it is or how to do it. In most cases, the value of cryptocurrency is what has caught most people’s attention, but you need to understand what crypto mining is and how to do it in order to make any money from it. (more…)

Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies

February 14, 2018


Saudi Arabia warns on cryptocurrencies

The Capital Market Authority (CMA) affirmed that investment, speculation and participation in the digital currency initial offers involve high risk, including risk of capital loss and fraud, as well as market risks associated with high volatility in digital currency prices, and uncertainty about its valuation, in addition to the difficulty of protecting investors as it being out of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s scope of control. (more…)

Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies

February 13, 2018


Investors Caught In Two Crypto ‘Exit Scams’

Following an announcement from an Italian cryptocurrency exchange that $200 million worth of virtual currency was stolen from its servers, investors and developers are taking in the news with skepticism, RT stated. (more…)

Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies

February 13, 2018


Ripple opens gateway to Chinese e-commerce market with LianLian

Chinese payment processor LianLian is to join RippleNet, providing a gateway to the region to other members of Ripple’s far-flung 100-strong instant payments network. (more…)

Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Hotnews

February 8, 2018


Major Cryptocurrency Exchange Bittrex To Add USD Trading, Reopen New User Sign-ups

Bill Shihara, CEO of Bittrex, confirmed during a Unikrn Radio podcast with Unikrn CEO Rahul Sood on Jan. 31 that the Bittrex exchange will be opening up USD trading to the majority of its customers. (more…)

Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies

February 5, 2018

Bitcoin Hits Multi-Month Low As Mainstream Media Keeps Up FUD Pressure


Bitcoin dropped below $8000 today, Feb. 2, for the first time since November, 2017 as continuing pressure causes fresh sell-offs across cryptocurrency markets.


Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies

February 2, 2018


Bank-based blockchain projects are going to transform the financial services industry

By Hugh Harsono for Techcrunch

Cryptocurrencies are constantly evolving, with popular currencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum maintaining their popularity despite recent market corrections. (more…)

Banks, Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Global trends, Hotnews

January 29, 2018


How blockchain could kill both cable and Netflix

By Rizvan Virk for Venture Beat

Blockchain technology, powered by nodes of peer-to-peer computers around the world, is on the rise. So can we expect decentralized entertainment applications built on blockchain to replace streaming services like Netflix or Amazon and be the final death knell for Cable? (more…)

Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Fintech news, Global trends

January 29, 2018

World’s First Cryptocurrency Airport In Brisbane

By Jon Buck for Coin Telegraph

Brisbane Airport (BNE) will soon become the first cryptocurrency airport terminal, according to reports from local media. The airport is working with local and international companies to make the entire terminal cryptocurrency friendly, with stores, coffee shops and restaurants accepting BitcoinEtherand Dash. (more…)

Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies

January 25, 2018


Tradeshift Launches Innovation Lab to Bring the Blockchain to Business Commerce

Business commerce platform Tradeshift announced today the launch of Tradeshift Frontiers, an innovation lab and incubator designed to apply emerging technologies like AI, distributed ledgers, and IoT to business networks, supply chains, and global trade. (more…)

Blockchain, Fintech news, Global trends, Hotnews

January 25, 2018


Ripple Sold Nearly $92 Million XRP In Q4 2017

By Ripple

Ripple sold nearly $92 million of its XRP digital currency in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to news from CNBC. (more…)

Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Hotnews

January 25, 2018


You had a successful ICO. Now what?

By Tristan Tarpley for his Medium

Now you have capital you can’t afford to waste.


Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies

January 24, 2018