• PayPal tried and failed in its stated mission to create a “new world currency,” but Bitcoin is stepping up and fulfilling PayPal’s original vision. It’s a long road to travel for a new means of commerce to gain traction and eventual acceptance. Bitcoin has finally reached such a stage as the digital currency has soared in value over the last year. While digital currencies are all the rage, there have been notable attempts at creating

    Bitcoin Fulfilling the Original Purpose of PayPal

    | 2017/12/03 3:00 am
  • Holders of cryptocurrency in Indonesia are being warned to sell of their digital assets as Bank Indonesia is set to ban Bitcoin on behalf of the government sometime in 2018. While everyday individuals are embracing Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, a number of national governments are not. Those who trade in digital currency in Indonesia are being warned to sell off what they have due to the fact that the government, acting through Bank Indonesia (BI),

    People Warned to Sell Bitcoin in Face of Looming Ban in Indonesia

    | 2017/12/02 5:00 am
  • Banks and financial institutions might need to embrace instant payments and bank transfers in order to be able to compete with Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Competing with Cryptocurrencies One of the main reasons why cryptocurrencies have gained such popularity is their ability to instantly send payments worldwide cheaply and quickly – usually within a couple minutes. Banking transfers currently require 2-3 days to process and often times are more expensive than Bitcoin transfers. Many experts believe

    ECB Tells Banks to Implement Instant Payments in Order to Compete with Bitcoin

    | 2017/11/30 5:45 pm
  • In a move that has surprised many investors, French asset management firm TOBAM announced on Wednesday that has launched Europe’s first ever Bitcoin mutual fund. Institutional Investors and Bitcoin Over the past several months, Bitcoin has received a lot of attention from major news stations and institutional investors. Some investors have been hesitating to directly invest in the decentralized cryptocurrency due largely to the lack of proper regulations and security measures by authorities. There have been previous

    Asset Management Firm TOBAM Launches Europe’s First Bitcoin Mutual fund

    | 2017/11/25 2:00 am
  • The world’s economy is abuzz, but no story in the past year rivals the explosive emergence of digital currencies as the most talked-about financial phenomenon in recent history.  It was not always the case.  [Note: This is a sponsored article.] Marcus Andrade – Digital Currency Visionary A year ago, Bitcoin was barely discussed in financial circles, and a few years before that, only technology enthusiasts paid any attention.  Back then, those few involved in digital

    AML BitCoin Creator Saw Early Weakness in Digital Currency World, Innovated Solution and Filed Patents Well Before World Financial Leaders

    | 2017/11/24 4:00 pm
  • The NAGA Group AG, whose token sale begins on November 20th, announces the addition of Bitcoin.com CEO Roger Ver and COO Mate Tokay to their advisory board. The German fintech The NAGA Group Ag is already a financial powerhouse, specializing in disruptive trading technologies and making financial markets more accessible to the masses. They boast a market cap of over 200 million Euros, and their trading platforms process over $4 billion in trading volume every

    Roger Ver and Mate Tokay Join NAGA Advisory Board

    | 2017/11/15 2:00 pm
  • Prompt development of digitalization in all sectors triggers change within financial markets. Existing approaches to securitization are no longer in-demand as the procedures are complicated, long and cannot keep up with the pace of change, that new technologies bring to virtually every aspect of one’s life. Tokenization has come along to provide reliable instruments and revolutionize the whole financial industry. [Note: This is a sponsored article.] What is the Proof-of-Asset Protocol by BANKEX? BANKEX is

    BANKEX – How Did They Do It? A Dive into Asset Tokenization

    | 2017/11/10 12:30 pm
  • A different kind of Ethereum-token presale is underway in the City of London. Sharpe Capital is selling a token called SHP that is based on a product that exists now and actually works. Unlike some initial cryptocurrency offering (ICO) promoters that are selling only a concept, Sharpe has a platform that is scheduled to go live on 11 December 2017. Sharpe’s Financial Markets Protocol, which is designed to make trade decisions based on crowdsourced asset

    A Different Kind of Token Pre-sale Underway

    | 2017/11/10 12:00 pm
  • FinTech company The NAGA Group AG aims to bring the advantages of financial technology to the masses through the first blockchain-based ecosystem for decentralized trading, investing, and education in financial markets, virtual goods, and cryptocurrencies. [Note: This is a sponsored article.] The NAGA Group AG is a German technology company whose mission is to “[identify and build] disruptive business models” and disrupt they have. After conducting one of Germany’s fastest recorded IPOs in the past

    FinTech Wunderkind The NAGA Group AG Continues to Disrupt Financial Markets

    | 2017/11/09 11:00 am
  • BANKEX, founded in 2015 by Igor Khmel, Ilham Hatypov, and Dmitry Dolgov, aims to meet the demand of improving asset liquidity using a proprietary Proof of Asset protocol designed to enable information to be passed in real time directly to and from the blockchain. [Note: This is a sponsored article.] This technology is transferring the information about an asset to the blockchain enabling fast transactions and avoiding cumbersome rules and regulations of a traditional stock exchange. By

    Proof-of-Asset Protocol by BANKEX – a New Era in the History of Banking Services

    | 2017/10/31 1:00 pm
  • The Norwegian mining company Intex Resources ASA has announced its plan to launch the first ICO for an asset-backed token. Companies are Turning to ICOs for Fundraising Initial Coin Offerings have become the new popular method for companies and startups to raise money. This year most prominent ICO was conducted by the Canadian-based messaging app Kik. The token sale by Kik, which is also called Kin, was able to raise the amount of $125 million in a matter

    Norwegian Company Launches First ICO for Asset-Backed Token

    | 2017/10/30 11:30 pm
  • Freelancer.com reports that cryptocurrency related freelance positions are booming in the third quarter of this year. Cryptocurrency jobs are a fast-growing sector in the Fintech industry, and now online work portals such as freelancer.com are reporting that cryptocurrencies are their fastest expanding category of work. According to a Freelancer.com report the number of Bitcoin-related positions on their site has increased by 82%, alongside traditional cryptography roles which rose 59%, with the report declaring; In emerging trends,

    Bitcoin and Blockchain Jobs Reach All Time High

    | 2017/10/30 11:00 am
  • Bitcoin’s price sustained its spectacular momentum by remaining within its all-time high range during the week ending October 27, 2017. At the same time, the Dow Jones rose for the seventh straight week, fueled by technology stocks. Among these stocks, Nvidia, a Bitcoin and Ethereum mining device maker, was the strongest. Bitcoin Remains the Best Performing Currency Bitcoin remains the best performer and the unchallenged leader among fiat and other digital currencies by staying within

    Bitcoin and World Financial Markets Close Another Spectacular Week

    | 2017/10/28 12:30 pm
  • Singapore is putting itself out in the forefront of blockchain activity by announcing no regulations for cryptocurrency and entering into a fintech agreement with Hong Kong. Singapore is making some waves when it comes to cryptocurrency like Bitcoin. While Singapore has a lot of ties to China when it comes to culture, education, and economy, it’s not following China’s lead when it comes to digital currency. China has banned ICOs and forced a number of

    Singapore Will Not Regulate Cryptocurrencies and Partners with Hong Kong for Fintech

    | 2017/10/26 7:00 am
  • It is a fact that UK banks are unwilling to provide their services to distributed ledger technology (DLT) companies. However, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has questioned their official line of reasoning for this in a recent report. DLT Companies Denied Banking Services We all know that blockchain is an exciting technology with huge potential, hence many companies are building future development around its possibilities. The UK is positioning itself as a global hub for all

    UK Banks – scared of the regulator… or competition?

    | 2017/10/25 5:15 pm
  • Technological innovation has helped fuel the current massive amount of global trade. With a click of a mouse button and an online video conference, trade deals can be hammered out with each participant never even having to leave their own office, much less their own country. [Note: This is a sponsored article.] However, those who regularly traffic in international trade are not yet taking advantage of all that blockchain technology has to offer in the

    Built-in Arbitration System is the Hallmark of Confideal

    | 2017/10/24 8:30 pm
  • Many people in the development community have been working on a new feature for some coins called Atomic Swaps. These swaps completely remove the need for third-party oversight and put the trading of different cryptos into the user’s hands Decentralized Trading? In recent weeks there’s been a lot of talk in the crypto development community about a revolutionary idea known as a cross-chain Atomic Swap. Atomic Swaps are a new tech that is still undergoing

    Atomic Swaps: What They Are, How They Work, and What They Mean for Digital Currencies

    | 2017/10/23 5:30 pm
  • The rapid development of information technologies is affecting our daily lives – the way we communicate, do business, make purchases, carry out transactions, and monitor our health, are just a few examples of how our lives have been affected by technology. Obviously, every process in the financial service industry either is or will be affected by these changes. [Note: This is a sponsored article.] The Essence of Securitization Securitization, by definition, is the transformation of

    From Securitization to Tokenization at the Edge of the New Era

    | 2017/10/22 11:30 am
  • Mastercard has opened up their own blockchain to allow payment transactions to be carried out between selected banks and merchants, but this process uses fiat currency and not Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies. Quite a few companies have taken a keen interest in what blockchain technology has to offer, and one of these corporate entities is Mastercard, the massive credit card provider. Mastercard has spent the last few years developing its own blockchain, and now the

    Mastercard Blockchain Now Open for Payment Processing

    | 2017/10/21 8:30 pm
  • Recognizing the importance of digital technologies in the financial world, President Vladimir Putin has ordered the issuance of a national cryptocurrency. Concurrently, Russian industry is intent on attaining supremacy in the cryptocurrency mining industry by introducing new computing technology. In effect, the Russian Miner Coin (RMC) company is promising a revolutionary technology for Bitcoin and altcoin mining that would significantly improve energy efficiency. Breaking Computing Technology Paradigms for Cryptocurrency Mining By using technological innovations, Russians

    Russia Intends to Dominate Finance and the Cryptocurrency World by Introducing New Technologies

    | 2017/10/20 6:00 am
  • If you have immigrated recently, it can be a tough task to get a credit or a credit card in a new place. I know it for sure as I changed several countries for the last three years following the expansion of my business — a fintech company and a social lending service provider MicroMoney. [Note: This is a sponsored article – written by Anton Dzyatkovsky, co-founder of MicroMoney] Even though in the previous country

    Immigrants: is it Possible to Get a Loan if You are New?

    | 2017/10/19 9:00 am
  • Japan’s Financial Services Agency allows Bitcoin to be used to pay for goods and services in the country as part of an effort to foster a growing Fintech industry despite a glaring lack of any significant investment. The Japanese Financial Services Agency announced earlier in the year that they would begin allowing payment for goods and services in bitcoin and require cryptocurrency exchanges to be licensed and audited, giving Bitcoin an actual approval when other

    Japan’s Embrace of Bitcoin Masks Lack of Fintech Investment

    | 2017/10/19 1:30 am
  • Prominent financial giant, JP Morgan Chase & Co. has introduced its new project that utilizes blockchain technology for international money transfers. Blockchain is Not a Fraud   JP Morgan has been featured in several articles in the last couple of weeks as its CEO, Jamie Dimon, harshly criticized Bitcoin by calling it a “fraud” and “tulip mania 2.0”. Dimon’s comments have caused a  lot of controversy in the Bitcoin community. In a recent article, Dimon even

    JP Morgan Introduces New Blockchain Money Transfer Project

    | 2017/10/18 11:15 am