• MicroFinance Institutions (MFI), businesses and charities providing small loans to some of the world’s poorest people, have slowly but steadily been going digital. Antonio Separovic has been at the forefront of this with his company, Oradian, which provides database and accounting software for MFIs. Last year, Separovic went to Stellar’s San Francisco offices with a problem: all the MFIs he was working with had no way to send money quickly and easily between each other. “It takes

    Stellar Plans To Improve MicroFinance Industry

    | 2015/03/12 8:00 am
  • Today BTCFlow has launched the first institutional exchange in Brazil, Latin America’s largest economy. “The digital currency market in Brazil is still in its infancy,” said Marcelo Miranda, founder of BTCFlow.  “However, we are seeing aggressive growth and adoption in other markets, and have no doubt Brazil will follow suit.” BTCFlow was founded by Marcelo Miranda, a nine-year veteran of the Brazilian division of Deutsche Bank. While at Deutsche, he was the head of equity trading

    Deutsche Banker Starts New Bitcoin Exchange in Brazil

    | 2015/03/07 3:00 pm
  • RE/MAX is one of the best known real estate brands in the world. Recently the RE/MAX London delegation has announced it was starting to accept bitcoin as a payment method for property rentals. The company entered into a partnership with an equally recognized payment processor, the GoCoin platform. GoCoin will deliver a fast a secure service that will relieve RE/MAX of the volatility risk involved with bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

    RE/MAX London Accepts Bitcoin for Rent Payments

    | 2015/03/01 8:00 am
  • Freedom of speech and free expression is in its real sense Decentralization. Freedom of speech is more important now than ever. The intervention of the State and Law is widely expanding. The access to free speech and free expression allows the dynamics of so-called Democratic Societies through the manifestation of individuality in public space dominance. However, what we see today is a control imposition from the Society against the individual.

    Social Networks and Decentralization: the Synereo Case

    | 2015/02/25 8:00 am
  • This week, Barry Silbert posted a tweet saying the new Coinbase exchange had exceeded Bitstamp and BTC-e trading volume for the first time. Silbert is the Founder of Digital Currency Group, a company building the foundation for the digital currency revolution by supporting new startups and ideas Bitcoin ecosystem. He is also the creator of the Bitcoin Investment Trust, as well as the founder of SecondMarket, a platform that manages private investment funds. It was on the

    Coinbase Exchange Passes Bitstamp and BTC-e in Trading Volume

    | 2015/02/17 9:00 pm
  • Indonesia is one of Asia’s economic powerhouses and has the fourth largest population in the world. The country’s consistent growth over the years, coupled with its larger number of citizens, has made it an emerging market many have their eyes on — including Singapore-based bitcoin exchange, Bitx. But like many emerging markets, the country has an inadequate banking system and a large unbanked population. Although the average Indonesian is getting wealthier, financial services have not

    Bitx Takes It’s Bitcoin Services to Indonesia

    | 2015/02/14 3:00 pm