Mark Smalley

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Philippines Banks to Use Visa's Blockchain Payments Platform

Five banks in the Philippines are reportedly grouping up to use Visa's blockchain-based payment platform.<p>As part of a new arrangement, the Union Bank …

Union Bank

Swiss Finance Regulator to Treat Some ICO Tokens As Securities

Switzerland's finance regulator has published new guidelines that indicate it will treat some tokens sold during initial coin offerings as securities.<p>…

Cryptocurrency

The Forbes Fintech 50 For 2018

While crypto hogs the headlines, technology is disrupting the $8.5 trillion (market cap) U.S. financial services industry in less flashy ways, changing how we invest, borrow and save; how big banks control risk; and how hedge funds analyze data and place their bets. Worldwide, $27.4 billion poured …

Accenture

BLOCKCHAIN MASTERCLASS 2.0, 14th & 15th March 2018

The RFI Foundation has been established with the aim of bringing together various forms of responsible finance practices, encouraging consensus as …

Sustainability

IBM-Maersk Blockchain Project Adds Logistics Provider Agility

Agility will share and receive information about shipments through the blockchain in hopes of reducing the cost of administration and documentation.

Project Management

US Commodities Regulator Establishes Crypto and DLT Committees

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)'s Technology Advisory Committee met today, hosting back-to-back panels on the subject of …

Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Before you join the moral panic about bitcoin destroying our environment, remember that cash could be a whole lot worse

Perhaps fuelled by deep frustration at not having jumped on the cryptocurrency bandwagon a few years ago, I’ve come to realise that people love …

Bitcoin

Bitcoin Private Fork Aiming to Make Bitcoin Anonymous - Bitcoin News

News<p><b>Bitcoin’s latest fork is just weeks away and this one’s a little different from the rest. Rather than simply tinkering with Segwit or adjusting</b> …

Bitcoin

Nvidia: Cryptocurrency mining boosted Q4 revenues

Nvidia chief financial officer Colette Kress acknowledged that cryptocurrency mining contributed to the solid sales of graphics processing units (GPUs) during the company’s fourth fiscal quarter ended January 31.<p>“[It is] difficult to quantify, but cryptocurrency accounted for a higher percentage of …

Cryptocurrency

Blockchain to track Congo's cobalt from mine to mobile

LONDON (Reuters) - Blockchain is to be used for the first time to try to track cobalt's journey from artisanal mines in Democratic Republic of Congo through to products used in smartphones and electric cars.<p>(For a graphic on how blockchain works click http://tmsnrt.rs/2dVefUN)<p>Sources close to a …

Blockchain

A Closer Look at the Future Digital Immutable Identities

With physical books quickly becoming antiquities, it’s quite quaint to consider that we still carry a small book of paper in our pocket that provides …

Blockchain

Bitcoin Won't Cause Lehman-Style Meltdown, Says MAS Fintech Chief

The fintech chief at the Monetary Authority of Singapore believes bitcoin won't cause a financial meltdown like the 2008 Lehman Brothers bankruptcy.

Lehman Brothers

Stock-trading app Robinhood expands to crypto

Robinhood, the stock-trading app popular with millennials, next month will add the ability to buy and sell Bitcoin and Ether without commission fees, …

Brazil

Blockchain and Bitocin at Davos

Top themes in #Davos this year.. 1. Trust / Fake News 2. Globalization 3. AI 4. Blockchain This is just what I have seen so far at #WEF18, so is …

Tom Bossert

Certifying & Authenticating Education with Blockchains

Did you know that the Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA) is currently taking action on 11 “universities” for selling fraudulent degrees? There’s …

Blockchain

Oil Giant Shell Buys into Blockchain

January 21, 2018 · 6:00 am<p><b>Blockchain technology is no longer limited to innovative startups with grand intentions of changing the world. Massive</b> …

Govt. of Canada Uses Ethereum Blockchain For Transparency in Funding

Canada is a country which has often set high standards – be it human rights or be it government issues. The country is now taking government …

New Research: Laundering of Illicit Funds Less than 1% of Bitcoin Transactions

<b>The Foundation for Defense of Democracies’ Center of Sanctions and Illicit Finance in conjunction with blockchain analytics company, Elliptic, has</b> …

Bitcoin

Bitcoin or bust – How Canada’s crypto-mining market booms while other blockchain solutions remain nascent

On its surface, the massive, decentralized ledger of information known as the blockchain is a wondrous innovation in information registry and …

Blockchain

Understanding the basics of blockchain in government

Article<p>Will blockchain transform the public sector? Blockchain basics for government<p>September 11, 2017<p>Blockchain’s influence in the public sector …

Ripple turns investor as execs lead $25M round for storage and rental startup Omni

Earlier this month, I wrote that crypto companies are going to become investors in 2018. I didn’t quite imagine that happening as quickly as mid-January, but here we are. Ripple, the fintech startup behind the controversial XRP token, has its first investment after it backed U.S.-based storage …

Ledger raises another $70 million to become the leader in cryptocurrency hardware wallets

Ledger just raised an impressive Series B round of $70 million, led by Draper Esprit. The startup already raised a $7 million round last year. But the cryptocurrency mania probably made it easy to raise more money.<p>If you have more than a bit of money in cryptocurrencies, chances are you’ve heard …

Japan's Biggest Bank Is Releasing Its Own Cryptocurrency In March | Investopedia

Japan’s largest bank is hopping onto the cryptocurrency bandwagon.<p>According to reports, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. (MTU) is planning to …

Cryptocurrency

Japan’s Largest Bank to Launch Cryptocurrency Exchange

<b>As bitcoin trading becomes the new mainstream in Japan, leading financial firms are stepping in to offer services to preserve their market share.</b> …

Cryptocurrency

The technology behind bitcoin is only halfway through its evolution

The hype around bitcoin, and its underpinning blockchain technology, is real. But we are still a ways off from blockchain reaching full maturity.<p>Blockchain, which is best explained as a decentralized ledger, is best known for being the technology behind red-hot bitcoin. But its potential use-cases …

Blockchain

How blockchain can democratize green power

Imagine buying a solar panel from a hardware store, mounting it on your roof, then selling the green electricity you produce at a price you set.<p>Is …

Renewable Energy

Malaysian Minister: No Bitcoin Trading Ban Planned

A Malaysian finance minister has said the government will not ban cryptocurrency trading, though it will remain cautious on the technology.

Cryptography

Interplanetary Embassy of Earth

A project hosted by Blockchain Embassy of Asia as a way to educate its citizens on blockchain applications such as smart contracts and non fungible …

Blockchain

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Privacy Coins

<b>With over 50 privacy coins on the market, purveyors of anonymous transactions are spoilt for choice. This smorgasbord of privacy-centric coins can be</b> …

Privacy

Monero — An Anonymous CryptoCurrency

Monero — An Anonymous CryptoCurrency<p>Monero vs Bitcoin Overview<p>Let’s face it. Bitcoin is traceable.<p>You can send bitcoin only by literally pointing to …