• There is an increasing interest for blockchain technology in Japan, as NRI and Japan Exchange Group have started a new distributed ledgers trial. What makes this announcement even more appealing is how other major financial institutions are part of this collaboration as well, and the securities industry is one area where the blockchain can make a significant impact. Also read: FortuneJack: Provably Fair Bitcoin Gaming Across the Globe NRI and Japan Exchange Blockchain Study Many financial

    NRI And Japan Exchange Group Build Blockchain Proof-of-Concept For Securities Industry

    | 2016/04/08 3:29 am
  • Money 20/20 sponsor CoinsBank announced the launch of its Universal Crypto Solution at the Copenhagen event. This new initiative is focused on “next generation blockchain solutions,” and will produce new CoinsBank products such as CoinsBank Wallet, Card, Merchant Tools, Exchange, Charts and Mobile App. Disclaimer: This article was provided by Bitcoin PR Buzz. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with the firms represented by Bitcoin PR Buzz and is not responsible for their products and/or services. The

    CoinsBank Announces New Blockchain Initiative at Money 20/20

    | 2016/04/07 12:00 pm
  • On Tuesday afternoon at the Money 20/20 conference in Copenhagen, a panel of industry leaders discussed the ongoing trends towards the tokenization of financial data and their respective involvements in these endeavors. Tokenization is growing in popularity among payment processors and their clients alike, and there are a number of overlapping ideas with how the Blockchain obfuscates sensitive information while still making information accessible for applicable parties or use cases. MasterCard in particular wants to

    Money20/20: MasterCard to Launch Tokenization Initiatives

    | 2016/04/06 9:00 am
  • In today’s world of advancing technology and innovation, the creation of bitcoin sparked in interest in the use of digital currencies in global financial institutions, and set the foundation for the development of blockchain. The use of this digital ledger to revolutionise tradition banking structures by providing a record of transaction between parties is expected to reduce banking risks and speed up the efficiency of transaction processes. Now is the time for banks to think about the benefits

    How to Implement the Blockchain in Financial Institutions

    | 2016/04/05 6:00 pm
  • Andrew Wiseman, a Swedish-based Principal at Oliver Wyman management consultancy, detailed his views on development trends in blockchain technology at the Money 20/20 conference in Copenhagen on Monday afternoon. Fascinatingly, Mr. Wiseman labeled blockchains as exhibiting a “Kardashian Effect,” in the sense that they are widely discussed and popular, but many who reference them do not understand why this may be the case. Unlike the Kardashian hype cycle, however, Mr. Wiseman believes that the Blockchain

    Oliver Wyman Principal: Blockchain Exhibiting ‘Kardashian Effect’

    | 2016/04/05 9:00 am
  • On Monday afternoon at the Money 20/20 conference in Copenhagen, a panel of industry leaders provided an update on their views of the current status of regulation in the Bitcoin and blockchain spaces in Europe. Of primary note was a statement around the short term future of digital currency regulation in Europe. Speaking on issues surrounding attention being placed on Anti-Money Laundering (AML) concerns, Monica Monaco of Trust EU Affairs made a bold yet not-surprising statement,

    Money 20/20: Industry Leaders Weigh in on Blockchain Regulation

    | 2016/04/05 6:00 am
  • The Bitcoin Core Sponsorship Programme has recently been announced, which is dedicated of foster innovation in the world of Bitcoin and digital currencies. There is a lot of research and development waiting to be completed, and keeping in mind how Bitcoin Core powers the majority of the existing Bitcoin infrastructure, it makes sense to ask for help. Also read: Tesla 3 and Bitcoin Make The Difference Locally Bitcoin Core Sponsorship Programme is Important Even though

    Bitcoin Core Sponsorship Programme Aims To Foster Ecosystem Development

    | 2016/04/04 7:39 am
  • 2 April 2016 – The Ethereum community has voiced its concerns about the legitimacy and functionality of ride sharing app Arcade City in an AMA with its founder, Christopher David. The AMA follows a medium post from one of his previous associates accusing David of being a fraudster that has since been taken down, and the AMA seems to be doing little to address concerns surrounding the fraud accusations, and raises more questions as to

    Arcade City AMA Raises Questions, Red Flags

    | 2016/04/02 10:25 pm
  •   Syscoin, the first cryptocurrency built specifically for the needs of online merchants and marketplaces, has released its eagerly awaited Final 2.0 Beta version, the final step toward the release of its main net release in April, said Sebastien DiMichele, Syscoin spokesperson.  Anticipation of this development, coupled with last month’s announcement that it had been chosen by Microsoft for its BaaS service, Azure, has increased both volume, making it a top ten coin on several exchanges, and

    Syscoin Releases Final 2.0 Beta, Cuts Supply by More than Half

    | 2016/04/02 1:00 pm
  • Syrian and Iraqi refugees have fled war torn nations for Europe, leaving authorities in Europe overwhelmed. The process has been described as chaotic, and Europe is divided over how to handle the influx of refugees. One possible solution is refugee registration with the blockchain. Also Read: BitNation: Decentralized Government Saving Refugee Lives: Enter the Blockchain? A group of young Spanish hackers, calling themselves NevTrace, wants to streamline how refugees make it to, and assimilate in,

    Can The Blockchain Make Refugee Lives Easier?

    | 2016/04/02 12:00 pm
  • Los Angeles, Buenos Aires, March 31, 2016 — Voxelus, the world’s first end-to-end virtual reality content creation platform and marketplace, today announced that its eagerly awaited “app store for VR content” marketplace is live, featuring completely free-to-play and free-to-download content through April 19.  Premium VR content, created by the community of more than 70,000 developers and artists who have downloaded the Voxelus Creator since its introduction at Oculus Connect, will go on sale with the launch

    Voxelus Marketplace & Voxel Cryptocurrency Go Live

    | 2016/04/02 11:42 am
  • We’ve seen the Bitcoin scaling debate rise in fervor, come to a head, and die down without a substantial resolution. Many of its by-products are much maligned by the community, but despite the balkanization and unproductive argument that has become integral to bitcoin on social media, Bitcoin continues to be more or less an attractive option in the blockchain ecosystem. No amount of squabbling and negative press coverage will change that for the core user

    C-Bit Altcoin Highlights Everything Wrong With the Bitcoin Community

    | 2016/04/02 6:00 am
  • 1 April 2016 – Vatican City may be the first sovereign Nation to deploy a decentralized cryptocurrency, ahead of China, Japan, Ecuador and the UK, according to talk at the Bitcoin Generation Roma Meetup. Pope Francis is widely regarded as a progressive religious leader. He’s made several moves to “bring Catholicism into the 21st century” including an interest in changing “archaic” practices regarding celibacy in the priesthood and bans on divorce. This recent revelation will

    Vatican Slated as First State Adopters of Cryptocurrency

    | 2016/04/01 1:54 pm
  • During the last couple of months, a good number of startups have witnessed massive growth as a direct response to the investments they managed to secure. Stratumn may be another one of those startups, recently securing a €600,000 investment.  Also read: Former BitInstant CEO Charlie Shrem went to jail one year ago today Stratumn secures €600,000 investment Recently, Stratumn, a blockchain developer platform has managed to raise a total of 600,000 euros following a fundraising round led

    Paris-based startup Stratumn secures €600,000 investment

    | 2016/04/01 12:15 pm
  • 31 march 2016 – BTCJam and net-ARB have been squabbling over the past few days over claims of false Bitcoin rewards issued by the former. Both companies have sent out emails to users denying responsibility for the false arbitration rewards, each blaming the other for the confusion and false reward claims. Net-ARB cites a 3rd party for verification of claims, whereas BTCJam cites the partnership between the 3rd party and net-ARB as the reason for

    net-ARB and BTCJam Fallout Highlights Necessity of Smart Contracts

    | 2016/04/01 3:42 am
  • More than 55.000 financial technology enthusiasts from all over Europe have voted for their favourite European FinTech company. In addition a knowledgeable panel of judges from FinTech experts – consisting of experienced FinTech investors, innovation leads of European top banks (Deutsche Bank, Banco Santander, BBVA, Lloyds Banking Group en BNP Paribas) and FinTech visionaries – assessed this big selection of the most promising European FinTech companies. Combined with the public votes, the panel of judges constituted the

    Promising FinTech Companies Appear in European Top 100 List

    | 2016/03/30 2:51 pm
  • When mainstream media starts publishing positive articles about blockchain technology and Bitcoin, something could be bound to happen very soon. Most people active in the world of digital currency know all too well how versatile blockchain technology can be, and slowly but surely, the rest of the world is figuring this out as well. The possibilities are limitless, and the glass ceiling of blockchain technology is our own imagination. Also read: CryptoWoo Announces New Payment

    Mainstream Media Takes Notice of Versatile Blockchain Projects

    | 2016/03/29 3:02 am
  • Sollywood believes it can achieve its goals of disrupting the $200 billion Cable TV industry by leveraging blockchain technology. With its “market-driven platform fuelled by its own digital currency Sollars and $ense,” Sollywood is ready to march ahead, recently announcing its creation on BitcoinTalk. Disclaimer: This article was provided by Bitcoin PR Buzz. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with the firms represented by Bitcoin PR Buzz and is not responsible for their products and/or services. Disrupting

    Sollywood Aims to Disrupt Traditional Cable TV With Blockchain

    | 2016/03/26 1:00 pm
  • Up-and-Coming dApps platform Lisk has closed its crowdfunding campaign, successfully raising 14,000 bitcoins. This sum is worth approximately $5.7 million USD, making this campaign the 2nd most successful cryptocurrency crowd-fund to date. Disclaimer: This article was provided by Bitcoin PR Buzz. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with the firms represented by Bitcoin PR Buzz and is not responsible for their products and/or services. Lisk ICO Concludes: Over $5 Million Raised Lisk aims to provide a decentralized

    Lisk Closes ICO, Raises Over $5M in Bitcoin

    | 2016/03/25 4:06 pm
  • If you ever frequent a trading card game (TCG) tournament you expect a mishmash cast of geeks, nerds and cosplayers. One thing you don’t expect? Grandma. But with EverdreamSoft’s Spells of Genesis (for iOS and Android devices), they’ve created an intuitive yet addictive twist on the TCG genre that hooked a grandmother from Southern Ontario. This article was provided by The Vanbex Group Meet the Spells of Genesis Grandma “I started mostly with basic mindless Facebook

    Spells of Genesis: Meet the Grandma Who Mastered Bitcoin Gaming

    | 2016/03/25 12:00 pm
  • Mar. 22, 2016 — Researchers and academics across the Isle are proposing the use of its own cryptocurrency, RSCoin. The Vanbex Report is a periodic summary of the blockchain industry’s top news stories from the biggest companies, as well as the most promising newcomers. RSCoin: The Next Big Permissioned Blockchain The proposal, first presented by University College of London researchers, also comes at a time when communities across Britain are weighing whether or not to

    The Vanbex Report: RSCoin and the Brexit Effect

    | 2016/03/22 6:00 am
  • I’ll assume you’ve already heard about Bitcoin since you’re reading an article on this cryptocurrency-related website. But do you know how does it work? It’s based on a blockchain which is an public ledger for transactions that is resistant to tampering and changing data by anyone. How’s that possible? It’s quite simple in principle but very complex to achieve. This article was written by Erik Baker, Brand Manager of OneHash. Blockchain for Beginners When you make

    Beginners Guide to Blockchain: How to Change the World

    | 2016/03/20 12:00 pm
  • Bitcoinist.net is proud to announce the release of the second episode of the official Bitcoinist Podcast and the future plans for the series. The podcast focuses on things like Bitcoin, regulation, technology, blockchain applications and more. While it is meant to be informative, the Bitcoinist.net podcast is entertaining and funny as well, providing a quality entertainment experience for listeners. Because the podcast is hosted on Soundcloud, the content can be accessed by many different devices and

    Bitcoinist Podcast Brings New Insight into Industry

    | 2016/03/19 6:00 am