• At the Money20/20 Conference in Copenhagen on Thursday morning, Patrick Byrne of Overstock and t0 discussed challenges to traditional settlement infrastructure and the opportunities provided through using blockchain technology to process bonds settlements. Mr. Byrne started off by telling a story of the United States capital market in the early 1960’s, whose employees had difficulty managing the quadrupling of paper work by delivery persons on bicycles. As a result, the DTCC was created to create a

    Money20/20: Patrick Byrne Discusses t0 and Blockchain Securities

    | 2016/04/08 6:00 am
  • 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
  • At the Money20/20 conference in Copenhagen, Western Union announced the launch of the WU EDGE platform, designed to provide increased transaction channels and analytics opportunities for Western Union small and middle-sized business clients. The Enterprise Digital Global Exchange (EDGE) is the new Western Union business-to-business digital platform which will make buying and selling overseas much more seamless and cheap. Also read: How to Implement the Blockchain in Financial Institutions Western Union Borrows From the Blockchain Given Western

    Western Union Launches B2B Platform for Global Payments

    | 2016/04/06 6:00 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
  • It is no secret bitcoin entrepreneurs and startups have a vested interest in disrupting the financial system as we know and use it to this very day. Although not everyone may know the name Zhenya Tsvetnenko, this Australian Bitcoin entrepreneur has joined forces with David Pettit to form a new robo-advice platform. Also read: OB1’s Washington Sanchez Speaks about OB Release FinTech and Bitcoin Collide For New Robo-Advice Platform People active in the world of

    Australian Bitcoin Entrepreneur Launches Robo-Advice Platform

    | 2016/04/05 3:00 am
  • 2 April 2016 – Wikileaks has published the transcripts of an IMF teleconference detailing a conversation between two top IMF officials. The transcript details plans to manipulate Greece into accepting “Draconian Measures,”  in the words of Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos, by manufacturing a financial crisis that affects the nation, and the rest of the European Union through the ECB. Aside from the validations of the core concerns of Cryptocurrency adopters, the leak may be

    Wikileaks IMF Leak Validates Crypto Adopter Concerns

    | 2016/04/03 5:09 am
  • 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
  • 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
  • San Francisco CA. March 18, 2016 — Tendermint, a next generation blockchain architecture that moves beyond limiting and monolithic token-based/bitcoin-like systems, is one of the latest added to Microsoft’s exploding suite of blockchain and related tools and applications as part of the tech giant’s Azure Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) platform. Disclaimer: This is a press release. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with this firm and is not responsible for its products and/or services. Tendermint Being Added to Microsoft Azure

    Tendermint Added to Microsoft Azure Platform

    | 2016/03/18 1:00 pm
  • Money 20/20 Europe 2016 is just around the corner, set to bring the world’s largest financial technology conference to European professionals and enthusiasts. On April 4-7, over 3,000 people will gather at the Bella Center in Copenhagen, Denmark to listen to industry leaders speak on the future of finance. Also read: Exclusive Discount: €600 off on Money 20/20 Europe Money 20/20 Europe The 3,000 attendees includes over 1,000 CEOs from 1,000 companies in 75 different countries. Some

    Money 20/20 Europe Ushers in the Future of FinTech

    | 2016/03/12 6:00 am
  • Money 20/20 Europe is coming up. The 3-day event starts on April 3 and runs until April 7th. Tickets for this conference are pretty expensive, so you will want to take advantage of Bitcoinist.net’s discount code and save €600. Also read: Coinify Processes Bitcoin Real Estate Sale By using the discount code BITCN200, €600 will be taken off the full price of delegate passes. You can use this now to get the discount on the

    Exclusive Discount: €600 off on Money 20/20 Europe

    | 2016/03/11 9:42 pm
  • Blockchain SF is taking place at the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center at 505 Howard Street in San Francisco on Mar. 7, featuring “a day of inspiration, talks, panels, demos and plenty of time to engage with attendees and speakers.” Disclaimer: This is a press release. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with this organization and is not responsible for its products and/or services. Blockchain SF: March 7, 2016 Over a dozen speakers will be featured throughout morning and afternoon

    Blockchain SF Event to Be Hosted at Nasdaq Center

    | 2016/03/04 1:39 pm
  • Mobile payments are only as secure as the wallet service is, and Apple Pay is not doing the best of jobs to protect consumer data. While many people see Apple Pay as a form of Fintech innovation, making mobile payments through Apple’s financial solution with stolen credit card information appears to be much easier than originally anticipated. Some people would go as far as saying how this mobile wallet is quite inferior to other financial

    Criminals Use Apple Pay For Fraudulent Purchases

    | 2016/03/04 3:11 am
  • March 2, 2016 — Visa is looking for Blockchain developers. In a recent job posting on Visa’s website, the payment processor noted that their software engineers are tasked with: “Designing and developing secure, scalable blockchain network and micro services that are highly scalable, efficient, and extensible.” Read also: Wall of Coins Review: Good for Bitcoin Beginners, So-So for Veterans Visa Looks to Blockchain for Future Infrastructure   The list of qualifications seems to have a

    Visa is looking for Blockchain Developers

    | 2016/03/02 6:35 am
  • 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. Feb. 29, 2016 — Fintech, fintech, fintech. The portmanteau spanned headlines around the world this past week, as it has the past couple of years or so. Also Read: J.P. Morgan Lays Out Its Technology Plans Fintech Future Bright Fintech refers to financial technology and applies to a segment of

    The Vanbex Report: The Future of Fintech

    | 2016/02/29 1:00 pm
  • Blockchain technology has a reaffirmed ally in the Hong Kong government. In the recent 2016 Hong Kong budget speech, Financial Secretary John Tsang spoke on many subjects close to the hearts of the Asian monetary center, including blockchain technology and the recent Mong Kong protest.  While the budget plan makes no explicit mention of Bitcoin, the vast majority of extant “blockchain technology” companies that are domiciled in Hong Kong work with the Bitcoin blockchain. The

    Hong Kong to “Explore the Application of Blockchain Technology in the Financial Services Industry”

    | 2016/02/25 7:00 am
  • D+H is a financial technology provider that works to improve financial institutions as they move into the modern era of digitized economy. One of the firms main goals is to integrate blockchain technology into the finance industry, streamlining services and making them stronger. In fact D+H executive vice president of Global Pre-Sales Moti Porath believes that the blockchain — more specifically, private blockchains — could be the biggest thing in finance since electronic trading.  Also read:

    D+H: Making the Case for Private Blockchains

    | 2016/02/23 6:00 am
  • Even though Bitcoin can do a lot of good for the unbanked and underbanked nations of the world, there has been a fair amount of opposition from banks and consumers, most notably in Africa. But even local banks in that region – including Barclays – have to acknowledge the coming change, as they are now putting all of their eggs in the baskets of FinTech and Bitcoin  If you can’t beat them, join them, seems

    Barclays Poised To Bring Bitcoin And FinTech To African Countries

    | 2016/02/19 8:33 am
  • The Australian bank Westpac had showcased its technology centre at Kogarah in Sydney last week. The local Financial Review (AFR) reported that the financial-service provider continues to promote blockchain technology. Not only does the legacy institution believe in distributed ledgers they are also pretty fascinated with artificial intelligence helping the process. Also read: AirTM Currency Conversion Success Hinges on Bitcoin Integration Westpac’s Kogarah Technology Centre The first thing the corporate firm gave insight to during the

    Kogarah Technology Centre Showcases Robotics and Blockchains

    | 2016/02/17 8:00 am
  • Tokken (pronounced Token, or Tokin’) is a new Bitcoin company that is targeting the marijuana industry’s inability to get bank accounts. Tokken was founded by Lamine Zarrad, a veteran of the financial regulation industry. Namely, Zarrad has worked for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), which regulates and supervises the country’s thousands of banks and savings associations. With the recent promises that the Department of Justice will finally leave legal marijuana companies

    Tokken Puts the Legal Marijuana Industry on the Immutable Bitcoin Blockchain

    | 2016/02/16 9:56 pm
  • JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon is back in the Satoshi spotlight. Speaking during an appearance on CNBC’s coverage of the World Economic Forum meetings in Davos last month, Mr. Dimon once again pronounced his lack of faith in Bitcoin. Also read: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Deat at age 79 Jamie Dimon: Bitcoin Going Nowhere “Bitcoin the currency, I think, is going to go nowhere,” Dimon said, “And it’s not because of anything to do

    Jamie Dimon: Bitcoin Doomed While Blockchain Is for Real

    | 2016/02/14 4:00 pm
  • Bitcoin is gaining global recognition for being a very disruptive force in the financial industry. Though the community is currently divided by the block size issue, the technology carries on and with it comes the ongoing opportunity to spawn innovation, create new applications for blockchain technology, and start new businesses. Entrepreneurs have been taking advantage of Bitcoin to develop new platforms and businesses that expand the utility of the blockchain and empower people with additional financial power.

    Innovation Through Bitcoin: An Entrepreneur’s Heaven

    | 2016/01/28 8:00 am