Blockchain Offers Big Financial Payoff

Blockchain Offers Big Financial Payoff   With promises to reduce paperwork, provide improved tracking and visibility, accelerate cash flow and eliminate fraud and financial reporting errors, what’s not to like about blockchain technology? For those involved in the shipment of goods – from brokers, carriers and shippers to everyone else involved in the supply chain…

How to Avoid Losses When Bitcoin Price Goes Up and Down

How to Avoid Losses When Bitcoin Price Goes Up and Down This essay is an updated chapter from Luis Buenaventura’s Reinventing Remittances with Bitcoin, available for free in e-book and print form now. If you’re just joining the Bitcoin train, it’s probably hard to imagine what the world of early 2014 was like. The largest…

Malta’s PM: The Rise of Cryptocurrencies ‘Cannot Be Stopped’

Malta’s PM: The Rise of Cryptocurrencies ‘Cannot Be Stopped’   European regulators should embrace cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, the prime minister of Malta argued in a speech yesterday. Speaking at the CEPS Ideas Lab in Brussels on 23rd February, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat argued that governments in the European Union should “double down” on the tech,…

Report: Nigerian Retail Banking Sector to see 92% Disruption by FinTech

Report: Nigerian Retail Banking Sector to see 92% Disruption by FinTech A report has shown that retail banking and fund transfers in Nigeria are the two biggest areas that are most likely to be affected by FinTech over the next five years. The report, Nigeria FinTech Survey 2017 [PDF], which was released by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC),…

Altcoin Uptick Ends as Bitcoin Prices Pass $1,050

Altcoin Uptick Ends as Bitcoin Prices Pass $1,050 While so-called altcoins enjoyed a notable rally early this week, this run appears to be over. The market for alternative cryptocurrencies, a collection of digital tokens with different blockchain networks and value propositions than the bitcoin protocol, received significant tailwinds earlier this week as bitcoin traders sat on…

Richard Branson to Host Bitcoin Summit on Private Island

Richard Branson to Host Bitcoin Summit on Private Island   Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson is set to bring “the greatest minds in cryptocurrency” together to discuss bitcoin and the blockchain on his personal private island this May. Taking place on Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands from the 25th to 28th, Branson’s eventwill feature discussions…

CoinTelegraph Launches BTC Relief Fund for Nepal Earthquake Victims

CoinTelegraph Launches BTC Relief Fund for Nepal Earthquake Victims   CoinTelegraph is calling for the digital currency community to come together and join our relief effort for victims of the recent Nepali earthquake. In response to the powerful earthquake, and resulting humanitarian crisis in Nepal, CoinTelegraph is launching a relief operation for those affected by…