Food delivery services are a convenient form of feeding yourself after a hectic day. French startup Wynd is taking things one step further, by offering a service that combined discovering new restaurants, with a way to order your favorite, and pay for everything within one and the same ecosystem. In a way, Wynd disrupts the traditional chain of command in which restaurants rely on major software vendors to create a custom-tailored solution. Also read: You
Today, we have an interview with Kai Chng, founder of Digix Global, a company that aims to tokenize physical assets and make them fungible on the Ethereum blockchain in order to increase the pool of liquidity in a decentralized marketplace. Read on for more insight from Kai! Also read: Shapeshift Incorporates Ethereum into Altcoin Exchange Platform Hi Kai, thanks for taking the time to speak with us today. Can you begin by telling us a little bit about yourself and
This week, we saw a significant amount of growth in the Bitcoin price, following several weeks of relatively calm market activity. Starting in the high $230s — carrying on the trend from last week — the price quickly rose to $240 and beyond. Also read: Purse.io Under Attack — User Funds Are Safe And Accounted for Daily Bitcoin Price Action October 5: $238.70 October 6: $240.46 October 7: $246.27 October 8: $244.26 October 9:
There are plenty of reasons to use a router for internet connectivity, rather than relying on the hardware offered by an internet service provider. Unfortunately, not all of the routers in circulation are all that secure. A recent investigation unveiled how thousands of ZHONE routers operated by top enterprises around the world are vulnerable to a remote zero-day exploit. Also read: Dow Jones Subscriber Database Hacked – Time For Decentralized Solutions ZHONE Routers Are Vulnerable
There are rumours circulating all over the internet about a recent breach that may have occurred over at Purse.io, one of the world’s leading platforms to spend Bitcoin on Amazon purchases. Although most of the details still remain unknown at this time, Purse has confirmed there have been unauthorized password reset notification emails. The platform was also taken offline for a brief time to investigate the matter. Also read: JCB And Fujitsu Launch Palm Vein
Even Dow Jones subscribers are not safe from the threat posed by hackers who are seeking out vulnerabilities to collect user data. It is not the first time a major service or company comes under attack, but the Dow Jones hack is of particular worry to former and current subscribers. Payment information may very well be obtained, and all affected consumers are advised to keep an eye on their credit card statements for the foreseeable
Many people interested in Bitcoin have a less than optimistic view about the health of the global economy. This skepticism — in some cases pessimism — is fueled by a controversial business cycle theory that is fairly popular in Bitcoin circles. This theory holds that the easy money created by central and fractional reserve banks induce entrepreneurs to embark upon projects that are are not actually profitable. This action sparks a series of events, in
When new ad-blocking applications were introduced to Apple’s App Store, content creators reacted quite weary. Having these applications block all types of advertisements online, and in-app makes monetizing creations even more difficult. That being said, Apple recently removed quite a few of these apps, as they might pose a security threat to users. Also read: Bitcoin Can Be A Gamechanger During The Holiday Shopping Season iOS Ad Blockers Redirect Traffic Through VPN Connection All of
Privacy is one of the major topics of concern for everyday consumers these days. Especially as far as online data is concerned, there doesn’t seem to be any form of privacy left. But in California, that situation is about to change. Law enforcement agencies will need to obtain a legal warrant if they intend to snoop at somebody’s online data, including email accounts. Also read BlockChainGroup.io President Shone Anstey on new Bitcoin Blockchain Analytics Engine
Tax evasion is a real threat to the global economy, and the biggest culprits are large corporations abusing loopholes to avoid paying taxes. According to research estimates, a total of US$240 billion worth of taxes is not being paid by corporations all over the world. Such a vast sum of money could do a lot of good all over the world, and it is time these practices come to an end. Also read: Bitcoin in
Blythe Masters, the Wall Street executive who became the youngest managing director of J.P. Morgan, likes the blockchain. However, the Chief Executive Officer of the startup Digital Asset Holdings doesn’t pay much attention to Bitcoin. The former credit derivative product manager told Bloomberg Markets Most Influential Summit, “I never became particularly enamored with cryptocurrency.” Also read: Bitcoin in Business: Why don’t most Businesses Accept Digital Currency? Masters gained a lot of her experience with over two
BlockChainGroup.io is a new company in the Bitcoin industry that looks to be taking on the difficult task of making blockchain analytics easier and providing more information. They have been coding from the ground up a new way to search and corollate the data the blockchain provides. The Bitcoin blockchain contains all the data of every transaction right from the genesis block. This data and the connections of transactions contain a wealth of data. While
Making the traditional financials sector more secure requires a lot of technical innovation. Unfortunately, the financial sector has seen little to no innovation over the past few decades. In recent months, however, various companies have been experimenting with passwordless and contactless payments. Palm vein technology is now making its way to ATMs and merchant terminals. Also read: Denying Financial Service Providers To Hide Behind Arbitration Clauses JCB & Fujitsu Partner in Palm Vein Security Trial
Every time a new mobile Bitcoin wallet is released, people get excited about its new features. Over the past few months, most mobile Bitcoin wallets have announced new features, but nothing makes them stand out from one another. Just yesterday, the new BitX Smart Wallet was released, which offers some near, albeit not groundbreaking, features. Also read: Bitcoin in Business: Why don’t most Businesses Accept Digital Currency? BitX Smart Wallet – In-App Bitcoin Buying &
Bitcoin is in a unique place right now, it has the ability to help businesses increase their revenue and decreases transaction fees paid for point-of-sale transactions. Many businesses have started to accept Bitcoin payments for goods and services, but many still don’t — despite the number of Bitcoin payment processing companies that allow businesses to convert Bitcoin to fiat currency instantly to avoid market fluctuations. So why do most businesses in the world still continue
The traditional financial ecosystem has been on the brink of collapsing for quite some time. To put one more nail in the coffin of traditional finance, it will become much easier for consumers to sue their credit card company in the near future. Right now, credit card companies are protected by an arbitration clause, but that layer of protection could possible fade away in front of their eyes. Also read: Lionsgate now Accepts Bitcoin on
The Bitcoin ecosystem extends far beyond the realm of finance and money; there are so many use cases for the blockchain technology underpinning the digital currency. While developers and engineers try to come up with creative ways to integrate the blockchain into our daily lives, various conferences are taking place all over the world, which could have implications for Bitcoin and its technology. Crowdsourcing Week Europe 2015 is a premier event that may be of
Lionsgate, a leader in the entertainment industry, has announced that they have partnered with GoCoin to integrate Bitcoin payments on their online shop for DVD and Blu-ray discs. Customers that pay with Bitcoin will receive a 25% discount on their orders during the special limited time promotion. In addition to online sales, Lionsgate is also considering the addition of Bitcoin and Blockchain technology into merchandising activities. Lionsgate had total revenue of $2.6 billion in 2014.
A team of engineers from the University of New South Wales has developed a device that allows two quantum bits, known as qubits, to communicate with one another, this brings the world one step closer to quantum computing. The device achieves communication of two qubits with silicon. Binary bits take a state of either 0 or 1. In a quantum computer, qubits can assume a state of 0,1 or both at the exact same time.
Everyday consumers are reaping the benefits of brand loyalty points, as they can be used for future discounts or even free items, depending on how many points have been saved. For the brand itself, this is a great way to tie customers to their stores, and make them revisit the store every so often. But are we really using these loyalty points to their full effect? A recent UK study shows most loyalty points rewards
Most of us have been in a pinch somewhere in which we needed to get some cash to pay for goods or services and had to use an ATM that was not from our banking network, a situation in which the fees were staggering. According to a report released on Monday from Bankrate.com, ATM transaction fees for out-of-network withdrawals is now up to an average of $4.52, up 4% from 2014 and 21% from 2010.
Factom reached a major milestone today, as the Poloniex crypto-currency exchange became the first platform to add a trading pair for Factoids, Factom’s software tokens. It was only a matter of time until one of the digital currency exchanges took the first step towards doing so since Factom’s Beta release. Also read: How Bitcoin is like the Housing Market Factom and Factoids Shift To a Higher Gear Investors have been eagerly awaiting the addition of
The holiday shopping seasons is almost upon us once again, and everyday consumers are more determined than ever before to secure some special discounts or deals. Buying something for friends, family, or loved ones, has become part of the holiday seasons, but that doesn’t mean deals and discounts become less important; More importantly, can Bitcoin play any major role in the “bargain” holiday shopping this year? Also read: Bitcoin Is Superior To Cashless Systems Used