BLOCKCHAIN EMBASSY

By Mark Smalley | http://bce.asia

Spotify Acquires Blockchain Startup Mediachain

In what is the highest-profile purchase of an industry firm so far in 2017, music streaming giant Spotify has acquired blockchain startup Mediachain …

Startups

Gnosis' Prediction Market Scores $12.5M In 'Record-Breaking' Crypto Auction

Gnosis, a decentralized platform for prediction markets that uses “crowdsourced wisdom” sourced globally and built on Ethereum technology, has set a new record by raising $12.5 million (m) in a token offering via a Dutch auction, the first successful one of its kind in crypto, and the fastest …

Bitcoin

Bitcoin Private Keys: Everything You Need To Know

<i>What if you lost all of your bitcoins tomorrow? What would you do?</i><p>Let me stress this point:<p><i>“If you don’t own your private key, you don’t own your</i> …

Bitcoin
Cryptocurrency

Deloitte’s Dublin lab is in the middle of a blockchain reaction

The building blocks of how blockchain will impact a variety of industries, not only finance, are being formed in a new Deloitte blockchain lab in …

Bitcoin

Why is Blockchain Technology in Banking a Boon?

Brands in the banking sector are always on the toes because of the stiff competition in this industry. Better interest rates, prompt service, wide …

FinTech

Blockchain Could Expand Central Bank Access, Says Bank of Japan

Central banks could allow access to accounts around the clock if they used blockchains or cryptocurrencies, a senior Bank of Japan official …

Central Banks

The Next Phase of the Blockchain Consortium is Here

<i>Noelle Acheson is a 10-year veteran of company analysis and corporate finance, and a member of CoinDesk's product team.</i><p><i>The following article</i> …

FinTech

Dubai Aims to Be a City Built on Blockchain

Dubai has grown from a tiny fishing village to a major trading hub by attracting businesses with near-zero taxes, advanced transportation infrastructure and a secure environment in a tumultuous region.<p>Now it’s planning another transformation to bolster its claim as the leading center for business …

FinTech

Litecoin Prices Surge to 3-Year High As Tech Upgrade Nears

The price of litecoin surged to a more than three-year high earlier today.<p>Over the course of a particularly active session, the cryptocurrency, once …

Bitcoin

How Cashaa Exploits Bitcoin Price Differentials for Remittances

Can bitcoin still provide a truly cheap money-sending service?<p>While the idea might be out of favor in some circles, London startup Cashaa is now …

Bitcoin

The 6 Most Important Cryptocurrencies Other Than Bitcoin

Bitcoin has not just been a trendsetter, ushering in a wave of cryptocurrencies built on decentralized peer-to-peer network, it’s become the de facto …

Bitcoin

Cambodia's Central Bank Signs Deal to Develop Blockchain Tech

The National Bank of Cambodia has reportedly inked an agreement with distributed ledger tech startup Soramitsu that will find the central bank …

Bitcoin

How can blockchains improve the internet’s infrastructure?

Our lives are increasingly dependent on the internet. It’s hard to get any work done if the internet goes down. Yet the internet was designed more …

Even Coffee Farmers Are Moving Their Businesses Onto The Blockchain

Coffee farmers now have the opportunity to take out the middlemen with an automated machine that determines the quality and cost of their crops<p>Coffee …

Coffee

Cisco, Bosch Reveal New Details on IoT-Blockchain Projects

Following a formal unveiling in January, members of a consortium focused on the intersection of blockchain and the Internet of Things (IoT) are …

Bitcoin

BNP Paribas Taps Blockchain for Fund Distribution Platform

A subsidiary of French banking giant BNP Paribas revealed today that it is utilizing blockchain tech for a fund distribution platform currently in …

Blockchain

Blockchain Secures User Data Like No Other Technology Ever Did

When it comes to most technologies, we know about the basic function that they perform. But, a sizeable portion of the users never express any …

Bitcoin
Bitcoin

Bitcoin Adoption in Thailand Led by Tourism Industry - Bitcoin News

<b>The Bitcoin scaling debate affects some businesses more than others, but few real-world businesses have the volume to watch Bitcoin’s momentum react</b> …

Bitcoin

Dubai Government Greenlights Citywide Blockchain Payments System

The Smart Dubai Office, a government-backed initiative led by the Crown Prince of Dubai has partnered a FinTech specialist firm to implement a …

FinTech

Bloq: Private Blockchains are the Training Wheels for Enterprise Adoption of Bitcoin and Ethereum - Crypto Insider - Bitcoin and Blockchain News

Bloq is the enterprise-focused blockchain startup co-founded by Tally Capital Founding Partner Matthew Roszak and former Bitcoin Core contributor …

Bitcoin

How Blockchain Could End Travel Industry Pain Points

<i>Trond Vidar Bjorøy heads new product development and implementation for Nordic markets at travel management firm ATPI.</i><p><i>In this opinion piece, Vidar</i> …

FinTech

Japan's Government Develops Method for Assessing Blockchains

In light of the hype and lack of clarity surrounding blockchain, one of Japan's government ministries has developed a methodology for evaluating …

Bitcoin

Top US Business Schools Are Racing to Incorporate Blockchain

Top US business schools are working to incorporate blockchain and cryptography into curriculums to meet evolving employer and student demands.<p>As …

MBA

'Millions in Minutes': How Polychain Makes Sense of the ICO Wild West

Token fever is taking hold in Bitcoinland.<p>Call them 'token sales', 'initial coin offerings' or just plain 'ICOs', the idea that funding a new project …

Bitcoin

The Biggest US Health Insurer is Hiring a Blockchain Director

The largest US-based health insurer is looking to hire a new point person on blockchain development.<p>UnitedHealth is seeking a "director of blockchain …

Health Care

Will Blockchain Technology be the Ultimate Disruptor? Harvard Says Yes!

Say goodbye to the middle-man for your financial transactions. Blockchain technology will change the way you do everything.<p><i>"Imagine a technology that could preserve our freedom to choose for ourselves and our families, to express these choices in the world, and to control our own destiny, no matter</i> …

Bitcoin

Arizona Gives Legal Status to Blockchain Based Smart Contracts

Ethereum’s technology has just been given the seal of approval by the State of Arizona which passed a bill giving legal status to smart contracts and …

Bitcoin