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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

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Blockchain Disruption Will Affect Every Aspect of Daily Life

by JP Buntix for NewsBTC

Distributed ledger aficionados have been telling people this for quite some time now, but the blockchain will have an impact on various aspects of life. After all, this technology is the biggest innovation in computer science, and despite facing a lot of opposition, there are plenty of opportunities to be explored. (more…)

Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Fintech news, Global trends, InspirAsia

April 24, 2016

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TransferWise CEO Thinks Talking down Bitcoin Is a Good Business Strategy

By Justin O’Connel for CCN.LA

Mike Hearn wrote a Medium post which went viral and was the topic of much debate in the Bitcoin world. In his opinion, the Bitcoin community was dead. (more…)

Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Fintech news, Global trends

April 23, 2016

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Fintechs’ Goals Are Changing, VCs’ Appetite Is Not

By Penny Crosman for American Banker

Late last year, we wondered if the fast-growing fintech sector was overheating. At that time, we thought the answer was a qualified “yes”— that some companies were overvalued and there were signs of a bubble forming.

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Banks, Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Global trends

April 22, 2016

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P2P lending: Does the industry need more than just transparency?

By Harriet Green for City AM

“Skin in the game” is an expression thrown around a lot in the P2P industry. Platforms don’t have banking licences and the majority don’t lend off their own balance sheets. So the question for some time now has been “what loss position will the platform take in the event of loan failure?” (more…)

Banks, Blockchain, Fintech news, Global trends, Mobile payments/banking, p2p-payments

April 22, 2016

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Plastiq lets you pay any bill with your credit or debit card just by snapping a photo

By Sarah Perez for Techcrunch.com

A new iPhone application launching today called Plastiq lets you pay any bill with your credit or debit card just by snapping a photo. The goal with the app is to offer something designed for mobile, that’s also more convenient than using a bank’s online bill pay feature. And more importantly, it allows bills to be paid with plastic – hence the name – as opposed to being drafted from your bank account. (more…)

Blockchain, Fintech news, Global trends, Mobile payments/banking, p2p-payments

April 22, 2016

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Why startups can’t disrupt the mortgage industry

By Aaron Larue for Techcrunch.com

Home loans are the Holy Grail of online lending. They come with high loan balances, steady returns and hefty fees. There also is a healthy liquid market for the securitized loans, and the debt is asset backed, which reduces risk and opens up the investor pool. On top of that, “establishment” mortgage lenders are not leading the pack with innovation, which means there is a lot of room for improvement. (more…)

Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Fintech news

April 22, 2016

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Digital Asset Reveals Smart Contracts Alternative for Financial Industry

By Samburaj Das for Cryptocoinsnews

In an announcement today, New York-based blockchain startup Digital Asset Holdings (DAH) revealed its acquisition of Swiss technology firm Elevence Digital Finance AG. With the acquisition, DAH has announced the Digital Asset Modelling language, an alternative to Smart Contracts that is specifically designed for financial services. (more…)

Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Fintech news

April 22, 2016

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Morgan Stanley Report Issues Predictions for Blockchain in 2025

By Michael del Castillo for Coindesk

A new Morgan Stanley report aimed at assessing whether blockchain is a threat to big banks agues that the short-term benefits of the technology are likely minimal, but that future growth is likely. (more…)

Analytics, Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Fintech news, Global trends

April 22, 2016

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Money keeps pouring into blockchain startups

By Ian Karr for Quartz

Fintech startups used to be focused on making traditional banks obsolete. Now, it seems like they just want to sell them services.

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Blockchain, Global trends

April 20, 2016

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Deutsche Bank Seeks Real-World Impact With Blockchain Strategy

By Pete Rizzo for Coindesk

While major financial institutions are investing more time and resources in investigating the potential benefits offered by blockchain technology, the key question for many is not whether to look into the technology, but how. (more…)

Banks, Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Global trends

April 20, 2016

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Deals: Digital Assets Holding Acquires Swiss Blockchain Startup

By Finextra

Digital Asset Holdings keeps making a name for itself and expanding their reach all over the world. Now that they have acquired Elevence Digital Finance, the future of distributed ledgers looks a lot more bright in Switzerland and other European countries.

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Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Fintech news, Global trends

April 20, 2016

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DBS Bank Report: Blockchain Technology to Unlock Southeast Asia’s Potential

By FintechNews Singapore

The most transformative blockchains will be those that can work across geopolitical boundaries and Southeast Asia has the most potential that can be unlocked with this technology, according to a new report by DBS Bank. (more…)

Banks, Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Global trends, Government activities

April 19, 2016

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South African Startup Raises Funding to Fight Digital Media Piracy With Bitcoin

By John Camdir for the Bitcoin Magazine

According to the latest Theatrical Market Statistics report released by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), global box office revenues reached $38.3 billion in 2015, up 5 percent from 2014. But Chris Dodd, chief of the MPAA, said that if the issue of piracy could be tackled it would add a healthy $1.5 billion more to the movie industry’s bottom line. (more…)

Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Fintech news, Global trends

April 19, 2016

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Bitcoin/Blockchain Industry SWOT Analysis

By Frank Schuil

Developments in our industry take place at a rapid pace. To help you make sense of this complicated landscape I applied a simple SWOT analysis to our industry. If you have any questions or comments after reading this do feel free to ping me or comment below. (more…)

Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Global trends

April 18, 2016

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Out-of-date apps put 3 million servers at risk of crypto ransomware infections

By Dan Goodin for Arstehnica

1,600 schools, governments, and aviation companies already backdoored.

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Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Global trends

April 17, 2016

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South African Startup to Fight Movie Piracy Using Bitcoin

By JP Buntinx for NewsBTC.com
Bitcoin and digital currency offer many different use cases, although a lot of them still have to be discovered and explored. Custos Media Technologies is looking at Bitcoin as a way to combat piracy, especially in the film industry.

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Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Fintech news, Global trends, InspirAsia

April 17, 2016

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AirBnB: No Bitcoin Plans After Industry Startup Acqui-Hire

By Pete Rizzo for Coindesk

Travel giant AirBnB has indicated it does not have any plans to incorporate bitcoin into its payment offerings following the acquisition of an unknown number of employees at social tipping startup ChangeCoin. (more…)

Blockchain, Global trends

April 15, 2016

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R3 Reveals 8 Areas of Focus for Blockchain Bank Trials

By Michael del Castillio fr Coindesk

A consortium of over 40 financial institutions around the world is currently working on at least eight different proofs-of-concept (PoCs) to show how distributed ledgers can be used to streamline a wide range of transactions on Wall Street – and make them easier to regulate. (more…)

Blockchain, Cashless, Cryptocurrencies, Global trends

April 15, 2016

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This Former Regulator Is Now a Bitcoin Backer

By Reuters

He used to warn about cybersecurity. (more…)

Banks, Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Global trends

April 14, 2016

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Blockchain will usher in the era of decentralised computing

By Bruce Pon For LSE Business Review

By now, you’ve heard of blockchain, the technology that underlies Bitcoin. Blockchains are a type of decentralisation technology that will fundamentally change the way our financial services, industries and government operate. (more…)

Banks, Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Fintech news, Global trends

April 14, 2016