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Banking Giant UBS CEO Says Blockchain Will ‘Reshape’ Banking

Sergio Ermotti, the CEO of Swiss banking giant UBS, told CNBC that he believes Blockchain technology will “likely reshape” the way that banks do …

How To Spot Scammy Token Sales

Ultimate checklist to critically evaluate an ICO<p>The ICO storm has only begun. Initial Coin Offerings or ICOs is a technique many early-stage projects …

100 Diplomas: MIT Issues Graduate Certificates on a Blockchain App

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has used bitcoin's blockchain to issue digital diplomas to over 100 graduates as a part of a pilot …

ET Deals: 95% Off Complete Ethereum Blockchain Mastery Bundle - ExtremeTech

By on October 19, 2017 at 7:10 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Curious about the nitty gritty of …

I Bred 'Crypto Kitties' on the Ethereum Blockchain

CryptoKitties wants to make blockchain tech fun.<p>Trying to explain Ethereum to someone who is unfamiliar with the topic is a bit like administering anesthesia. You start by explaining a blockchain and their eyes slowly glaze over. By the time you've gotten to smart contracts and ICOs, they're slack …

Bitcoin $6,000: Why the cryptocurrency price hit a new all-time high — and how high it could go

It has been a big week for all-time highs that also happen to be nice, round numbers: First, on Oct. 17, the Dow Jones Industrial Index topped 23,000 …

Will Decentralized Exchanges Replace Peer-to-Peer Exchanges Completely?

The continuous growth of cryptocurrencies is a journey that has had multiple roadblocks along its way. Not only are technical difficulties bound to …

The Fervor Around Blockchains Explained in Two Minutes

Author: Tom SimoniteTom Simonite<p>business<p>10.20.17<p>12:32 pm<p>Author: Tom Simonite<p>business<p>12:32 pm<p>Saving the planet, fixing healthcare, replacing …

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Bitcoin’s latest record high makes Satoshi Nakamoto the 247th richest person in the world

Bitcoin recorded a new high today, hitting $5,991 on the benchmark CoinDesk price index. On major exchanges like Bitfinex and Bitstamp, the price briefly crossed $6,000 intraday.<p>While bitcoin bulls celebrate yet another milestone for the cryptocurrency, there is one major beneficiary to what has …

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How the blockchain economy aligns incentives and reduces costs

The economy that supports the internet is one of linked costs. Take Amazon, for instance. The world’s biggest cloud provider spends huge amounts of money to maintain its data centers, costs it passes on to its customers, the Netflixes, Ubers, Upworks and other small and large websites and services. …

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Led by Stellar cofounder Joyce Kim, SparkChain Capital is a new $100M fund for blockchain and cryptocurrency startups

Over the past 18 months, investments in blockchain startups tackling a variety of problems have climbed. SparkChain Capital, a new $100 million early-stage fund launched by SparkLabs Group, wants to contribute by backing blockchain and cryptocurrency-related companies that are solving real-world …

The Difference Between Bitcoin and Ethereum Technology

Everyone is talking about blockchain. But do you know the difference between the technology running bitcoin and ethereum?<p>ConsenSys Chief Strategy …

10 Companies That Are Getting Creative With Cryptocurrency

The question entrepreneurs need to be asking now are: When will this technology come to the masses?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A lot of buzz is circulating in the financial and technology space over cryptocurrencies. Whether or not you're bullish on investing in …

Special Report: Backroom battle imperils $230 million cryptocurrency venture | Reuters

ZUG, Switzerland/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Just three months ago, a tech project called Tezos raised $232 million online in a wildly successful “initial coin offering,” in which new digital currency is parcelled out to buyers. At the time, it was the most money ever raised from the public in the …

Cryptocurrency

Ethereum's Buterin Weighs In On Notion Of Government-Issued Cryptocurrency In Next ‘Few Years’

Vitalik Buterin suggested that if a central bank were to issue a cryptocurrency in the next few years, the token would not represent a genuine …

Cryptocurrency

JP Morgan’s Quorum blockchain powers new correspondent banking network

Hello to the Interbank Information Network (IIN) – using blockchain for the payments processJP Morgan, and Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) and Australia …

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One Unconventional Reason To Be Concerned About Facebook's Valuation: Cryptocurrencies

<b>Facebook (FB)</b> is on fire. The company currently enjoys a near monopoly in the world of social media and online advertising. Through its native …

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Tezos Raised $232 Million in a Hot Coin Offering, Then a Fight Broke Out

Management battle is threatening the deal and highlighting the risks of initial coin offerings<p>One of the year’s biggest initial coin offerings, a $232 million token sale by Tezos, is embroiled in a management fight that is threatening the deal and highlighting the risks in this red-hot corner of …

Cryptocurrency

CGI integrates blockchain with conventional trade finance platform | Global Trade Review (GTR)

Fintech / 18-10-17 / by<p>CGI has together with Bank of Montreal, Royal Bank of Canada and MUFG completed what they claim is a “first-ever” proof of …

Blockchain

JP Morgan Introduces New Blockchain Money Transfer Project

October 18, 2017 · 11:15 am<p><b>Prominent financial giant, JP Morgan Chase & Co. has introduced its new project that utilizes blockchain technology for</b> …

FinTech

Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Membership Expands To Include Russia's Sberbank, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Others

As it continues to grow, the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance can count a Russian bank alongside a plethora of other institutions among its ranks.

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The Bitcoin Conundrum: What the Heck Is it Anyway?

By<p>Oct. 18, 2017 12:20 p.m. ET<p>As governments, central banks, and CEOs continue to debate the viability of Bitcoin as an investment, the investment …

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We asked cryptocurrency experts to respond to Jamie Dimon's bitcoin bashings — here's what they said

JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon sparked a conversation about bitcoin among top Wall Streeters.<p>Since he called the digital currency "a fraud" in September, a slew of top Wall Streeters from BlackRock's Larry Fink to Morgan Stanley's James Gorman, have weighed in on bitcoin, which is up more than 400% …

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IBM has a new blockchain platform for banks

IBM has worked with a number of international banks including BBVA, Bank Danamon and National Australia Bank.

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A Top Russian Economic Official Just Said Bitcoin Is 'Worse Than Casinos'

As bitcoin prices suffer their deepest one-day decline in a month, Russia’s economic development minister is issuing a timely warning about the …

Bitcoin Prices Nosedive as Regulators Increase Scrutiny

Everyone's favorite cryptocurrency Bitcoin (BTC) , which has skyrocketed over 460% year-to-date, was giving back some of its gains during trading on …

Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency hedge funds top 100 for first time | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Hedge funds that trade cryptocurrencies reached over 100 for the first time, according to new data from fintech research house Autonomous NEXT, of which more than three-quarters launched in 2017.<p>Bitcoins are seen in this illustration picture taken September 27, 2017. REUTERS/Dado …

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Google, Citi And Goldman Sachs Among Blockchain's Biggest Investors

The buzz around blockchain technology is all about its potential to disrupt the status quo. But the truth is Silicon Valley and traditional finance …

The New Blockchain Trend That Could Transform Business

In recent months a new hot topic has emerged in the blockchain and financial technology communities: initial coin offerings (ICOs). Regulators from …

Ethereum Founder: Central Banks Are a Long Way From Digital Currency

Vitalik Buterin, the 23-year-old creator of the world’s second biggest digital currency, Ethereum, isn’t worried about coming competition from the …