• Former Goldman Sachs banker Chris Matta quit the famous multinational investment bank and financial services company only days after earning a promotion to the position of vice president – and he did it for the sake of cryptocurrency. ‘I Saw it as a Calculated Risk’ It’s safe to say that most people wouldn’t bail on their career after climbing the Wall Street ladder and making vice president at the most profitable securities firm in history –

    Goldman Sachs VP Leaves To Pursue Cryptocurrency Fortune

    | 2018/05/13 9:00 pm
  • Almost half of the projects who started an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) didn’t have any development work done prior to the fundraising event, research shows. The majority of projects which got listed on a cryptocurrency exchange traded below the ICO price.  ICOs have become an increasingly popular way of raising capital throughout the last year. A lot of people, including the CEO of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange – Zhao Changpeng, recognized them as viable

    83% of Exchange-Listed Coins Traded Below ICO Price, Research Shows

    | 2018/05/11 9:00 am
  • ASKfm, the largest Q&A social network in the world, is moving the decentralized economy forward by tokenizing social interactions. Here’s everything you need to know about the project — currently undergoing a private token sale — before the ASKT sale is opened to the public. What is ASKfm? In its current state, ASKfm’s is a platform on which individuals are the primary asset in a new decentralized economy built on a new system of values.

    Everything You Need to Know About ASKfm 2.0 Before Its Public Sale

    | 2018/05/10 7:00 pm
  • You may have seen them, heard about them, read about them, or even played with a toy version. But, the reality is, very soon DRONES will be everywhere! DEEP AERO’s UTM Autonomous Drone Traffic Management Platform Until recently, drones have been used largely for military applications. But, with the skyrocketing growth of the world’s population and the rapid urbanization patterns that we are experiencing, where large concentrations of people continue to settle in the popular

    DEEP AERO: AI-Driven Drone Economy on the Blockchain

    | 2018/05/10 5:00 pm
  • CBlocks, a Miami based-based cryptocurrency startup is moving to Canada to avoid regulatory trouble in the United States. The firm has been unable to obtain clear legal guidance concerning its status, hence the move. Cryptocurrency laws in Canada are a lot less stringent than in the United States. Unclear U.S. Regulations to Blame for the Move According to the firm’s co-founders, they are not sure of how the regulatory agencies would classify the company. They

    Canada Steals Crypto Startup From the U.S. With Less Stringent Laws

    | 2018/05/09 1:00 am
  • With an ICO launching May 14, here’s everything you need to know about Blockshipping’s Global Shared Container Platform (GSCP) – the world’s first freight container registry and global platform for transactions and container handling. What’s Wrong With Global Shipping? Despite the fact that the container shipping industry accounts for roughly 60 percent of the world’s seaborne trade, there are some serious problems inherent to the trade which remain unresolved. These problems include overcapacity, low rates,

    How Blockshipping’s GSCP platform is Transforming the Global Container Shipping Industry

    | 2018/05/07 3:30 pm
  • Bitcoinist spoke with co-founder of ICO Alert, Mike Finch, who shared his insight into the recent ban on Initial Coin Offering (ICO) advertising on Facebook, Twitter and Google social media platforms, how ICOs have been responding, and how it levels the playing field for quality ICOs to receive market attention.  Bitcoinist: How have ICOs been responding to the ban on popular social media platforms? Mike Finch: There are two ways to look at this, for both

    ‘We’re On Pace to List Over 5,000 ICOs This Year,’ Says ICO Alert Cofounder (Interview)

    | 2018/05/06 2:00 am
  • Eiland Glover, the founder and CEO of Kowala believes that the time is ripe for cryptos to upstage mainstream remittance platforms like PayPal. He made this assertion known in an op-ed submitted to Irish Tech News. Kowala is a blockchain platform that aims to deliver the world’s first stable coin. Being Cheaper isn’t Enough to Ensure Dominance PayPal recently announced a flat $4.99 fee on cross-border transactions. This news meant that many cryptocurrency transactions were

    Kowala CEO: 4 Obstacles Crypto Must Overcome to Beat PayPal

    | 2018/05/05 11:00 pm
  • The days when crypto and blockchain were relegated to the sidelines are long gone. This disruptive technology is slowly but surely being moved to the center of the playing field, even in the sports industry. We’re not just talking about eSports gambling platforms. We’re talking about real-world interest and well-known names who are showing a keen curiosity for how blockchain technology can be incorporated into this fast-paced industry. According to BBC, premier league football club,

    Could Blockchain be the Future of Football?

    | 2018/05/05 1:00 am
  • Wall Street investment bank Goldman Sachs has appeared to confirm it will offer Bitcoin trading. Goldman Exec: Bitcoin ‘Is Not A Fraud’ Speaking to the New York Times May 2, Goldman executive Rana Yared said that after being “inundated” by client requests, the bank had decided that Bitcoin “is not a fraud.” “It resonates with us when a client says, ‘I want to hold Bitcoin or Bitcoin futures because I think it is an alternate

    Goldman Sachs Will Trade Bitcoin, Bitcoin Futures Coming ‘Within Weeks’

    | 2018/05/03 11:00 am
  • While Bitcoin is scorching hot in Asia, P2P finance exchanges like Paxful realize that Africa is poised to become the next big market for Bitcoin. Bitcoin has certainly taken the world by storm. Asia continues to be the hottest spot for cryptocurrency, while Europe and North America follow in its footsteps. Many people equate virtual currencies to highly industrialized nations, but they’re catching on in developing markets as well. Paxful, the P2P finance platform, believes

    P2P Exchange Paxful Believes Africa Poised to Become Next Big Bitcoin Market

    | 2018/05/02 11:00 pm
  • Cryptocurrency trades surge in Malta, making the tiny nation a predominant leader in the field, surpassing countries like Japan, Korea, China, and the USA. A research carried out by Morgan Stanely also shows that Belize is second to the lead. Malta, the New Leader in Crypto Trading Volume The winds of change are blowing strong as Malta becomes the global leader in terms of cryptocurrency trading volume. In a research factoring the legal location of

    Malta is the New Leader in Global Cryptocurrency Trading Volume

    | 2018/04/30 3:00 pm
  • Philippines will move to allow the operation of 10 virtual currency and blockchain companies in its economic zone. By doing so, it provides them with a wide leeway for improvement as they’d be able to take advantage of certain tax benefits. In an attempt to generate employment and drive the country’s economy forward, the Government of the Philippines announced that it’s giving the go-ahead to 10 cryptocurrency and blockchain companies to take full advantage of

    Philippines Loosens Grip, Allows 10 Cryptocurrency Companies to Operate in Economic Zone

    | 2018/04/27 7:00 pm
  • Spain’s Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. (BBVA), a multinational Spanish banking group, has officially become the first global bank to issue a loan using Bitcoin’s underlying technology, the distributed ledger — hailing the event as a “significant advance in the exploitation” of the technology. BBVA is Banking on the Blockchain The loan in question is a €75m corporate loan. As reported by Financial Times, the entire loan process was processed using a mutually distributed ledger, including the negotiation

    BBVA Issues First Ever Corporate Loan on the Distributed Ledger

    | 2018/04/26 8:00 pm
  • GoldMint.io, a pioneering company which hedges a stable cryptocurrency with real gold, has opened up sales of GOLD coins. What is GoldMint? GoldMint is a blockchain-based platform powered by the digital asset GOLD, which is 100% backed by physical gold or delivery futures. Therefore, one digital GOLD asset costs the same as one ounce of gold on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME). GoldMint’s physical gold is stored in the US Federal Reserve System’s banks, as

    GoldMint Opens Up Sale of Crypto Assets, Secured by Gold

    | 2018/04/26 6:30 pm
  • All systems are go for The 4th Pillar – a platform which will revolutionize digital identity control in the fields of human resources and finance. The project has officially opened its pre-sale whitelist, offering a 30 percent bonus on a 0.1 ETH minimum investment. Take Control of Your Professional Identity The 4th Pillar has successfully created an environmentally-friendly and futuristic blockchain-based hub which is set to serve, disrupt, and forever change the way both the

    The 4th Pillar is Revolutionizing the Way HR Industry Works Today

    | 2018/04/24 1:30 pm
  • Goldman Sachs has had its feelers in the cryptocurrency waters for a while. Now, the Wall Street giant looks set to take the plunge, having just hired a cryptocurrency trader to help the company expand into digital asset markets. High Profile Hire With Bitcoin looking rather bullish once more, Goldman Sachs is getting serious about cryptocurrency. Goldman Sachs has hired former trader Justin Schmidt to head the multinational investment bank’s and financial services company’s digital

    Goldman Sachs Hires Crypto Trader ‘In Response to Client Interest’

    | 2018/04/24 11:00 am
  • While countries around the world argue and dither over how to effectively control, manage, or ban cryptocurrencies, the tiny Mediterranean island of Malta is looking to become the blockchain capital of the world. Valour and Firmness (and Crypto) When it comes to effective cryptocurrency regulation and encouragement, Malta is years ahead of (most of) the competition. As noted by Bloomberg, the island nation’s Prime Minister, Joseph Muscat, has claimed that cryptocurrencies are “the inevitable future of

    Malta’s Prime Minister: Cryptocurrencies Are ‘Inevitable Future of Money’

    | 2018/04/23 7:30 pm
  • Face it — whether you’re doing it for work or for pleasure, traveling is no fun. AirPod is set to change that reality, forever. Taking the Stress out of Traveling No matter where in the world they may be, passengers must wait in airport terminals for hours, or sometimes even days, for their flights — which themselves are subject to unexpected delays, extended transfers, and long check-in times. This often leaves travelers in uncomfortable situations

    AirPod is Making Traveling Fun Again

    | 2018/04/22 8:30 pm
  • As anyone who’s ever had their flight delayed or been stuck with a 16-hour layover knows, traveling is exhausting. As it stands right now, the only way to get some rest without leaving the airport is to either sleep on the floor, rent a pay-by-the-hour hotel room, or pay for access to an expensive VIP lounge — but all of that is about to change. Turning Waiting Into an Experience The people behind AirPod have

    Napping While Traveling Will Never be the Same

    | 2018/04/21 6:30 pm
  • Blockchain start-up White Rabbit, developers of a browser plugin that allows users to legally stream movies and television series from any open streaming service, has announced a strategic partnership with K5 International, a subdivision of K5 Media Group, a renowned media production company that has produced Oscar-nominated films. Financial details of the partnership, which was announced in Variety and The Hollywood Reporter, where not disclosed, however, the deal conditions suggest that K5 will grant White Rabbit users

    Blockchain Meets Movie Industry as White Rabbit Teams Up with Production Company K5

    | 2018/04/21 5:00 pm
  • Crypto “revolution” has been most evident in the fintech sector but it slowly making inroads in other areas and even artists are beginning to appreciate the benefits that cryptocurrency can bring. A series of articles by Tim Schneider from ArtnetNews pretty much sums up the current state of play in the art world and the digital economy, and I urge anyone who is interested in the topic to review those in greater detail. The author

    How Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Tech are Changing the Art World

    | 2018/04/20 10:30 pm
  • Of all extant cryptocurrencies – over 1,500 – those restricted to mobile platforms, wallets, and exchanges comprise a fairly small portion. Yet despite ERC20 and utility tokens’ dominance in the ICO landscape, there is a high potential for mobile-only cryptocurrencies to democratize mining and dramatically decrease transaction costs. Potentially, this makes mobile-based cryptocurrencies, in aggregate, a foundation for tangible and tractable work to reverse the remaining and foundational problems seen with dominant cryptocurrencies today. The

    Mobile Crypto Mining Democratizes Cryptocurrency for Everyone

    | 2018/04/20 4:30 am