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Number of IBM Blockchain Patents Surge 300% In One Year

The number of blockchain patents that IBM owns has surged by as much as 300% in a little less than a year. With other major corporations getting seriously involved in the industry...

Georgi Georgiev | 1 month ago
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Visa, Paypal Say They’ll Pay $10 Million to Run ‘Facebook...

Big companies like Visa and PayPal are reportedly willing to pay millions for the privilege of running a node on the Facebook cryptocurrency network. Facebook’s foray into crypto has...

Martin Young | 2 months ago
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‘Facebook Coin’ Will Be More Like Bitcoin Than Starbucks...

Speculations about the purpose of Facebook’s planned digital coin are getting wilder. Ignoring key features like independence and decentralization, one analyst predicts that...

Julio Gil-Pulgar | 4 months ago
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Bitcoin Set to Be ‘World’s Main Payment System’ in...

Bitcoin will “surpass all competition” from other payment systems such as Visa and MasterCard within ten years if current growth continues, new research has concluded. Bitcoin Will...

Esther Kim | 5 months ago
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Analyst: ‘Bitcoin Poses Existential Threat To Visa, Mastercard...

Investors should not ignore cryptocurrencies’ threat to incumbent payment services like Visa, Mastercard, and PayPal, according to Lisa Ellis. In a note to clients, the...

Emilio Janus | 6 months ago
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Bitcoin

Visa, Mastercard Plan To Increase Transaction Fees; Cryptocurrencies...

Visa and Mastercard are planning to increase transaction fees for US merchants who accept card payments, Reuters reports. The hikes, which come into effect in April...

Emilio Janus | 6 months ago
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Why Bitcoin? Patreon Pushed By Mastercard to Ban Accounts in...

Crowdfunding platform Patreon is grappling with fiat currency centralization after MasterCard demanded it must block the account of a prominent US author and several others. Spencer...

Esther Kim | 8 months ago
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Mobile Payment Market May Hit $4.6 Trillion by 2023

The value of the mobile payment market was $601 billion in 2016, and it will reach $4,574 billion (approx. $4.6 trillion) by 2023. These are the conclusions of an Allied Market...

Julio Gil-Pulgar | 11 months ago
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Financial Expert Pinpoints Signs Confirming Bullish Bitcoin Sentiment

Chris Kline, co-founder and COO at Bitcoin IRA, identifies the signs that lead him to predict Bitcoin price will reach USD $40,000 in the next few months. Kline: Bitcoin Price May...

Julio Gil-Pulgar | 11 months ago
Bitcoin Could Make Credit Cards Obsolete
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Bitcoin Could Make Credit Cards Obsolete

According to some financial experts, Bitcoin transaction fees are lower. In addition, Bitcoin bypasses the unnecessary and expensive financial institutions within which credit cards...

Julio Gil-Pulgar | 12 months ago
Legendary Investor Howard Marks Admits 'I Don't Understand What's Behind Bitcoin’
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Bitcoin is ‘Not an Investment … It’s a...

Howard Marks, co-founder and co-chairman of Los Angeles-based distressed debt investor Oaktree Capital Management, slammed Bitcoin for not having any substance — while saying...

Georgi Georgiev | 1 year ago

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