Signaling Growing Bitcoin Acceptance, Colombia Gets Second Cryptocurrency Conference

Signaling Growing Bitcoin Acceptance, Colombia Gets Second Cryptocurrency Conference Colombia is poised to economically breakout in coming years due to its blessings of climate and natural resources, a vibrant working-age population, newly arrived at peace, and an embrace of bitcoin. Cryptocurrency conferences, training workshops, are sprouting all over the country in preparation.   Colombia Ascending Mauricio…

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Gates Foundation to Use Ripple Interledger Tech in Mobile Payments Push

Gates Foundation to Use Ripple Interledger Tech in Mobile Payments Push The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has released new open-source software for the unbanked that utilizes technology developed by distributed ledger startup Ripple. Announced today, Mojaloop is aimed at providing an interoperability layer between financial institutions, payment providers and other firms that offer such…

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Delaware Judge Throws out Case Involving Ripple and R3

Delaware Judge Throws out Case Involving Ripple and R3 A few weeks ago, the cryptocurrency community learned that the R3 consortium was suing Ripple over a business deal gone awry. Although a lot of people weren’t too bothered by this development, it turns out Ripple eventually prevailed in the lawsuit. The case in question has been thrown…

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BlackRock CEO Larry Fink: Bitcoin For Money Launderers Only

BlackRock CEO Larry Fink: Bitcoin For Money Launderers Only BlackRock CEO, Larry Fink, has recently adjusted his perspective on Bitcoin, stating that the cryptocurrency is just a money laundering scheme. Fink had previously made some relatively positive comments about Bitcoin, but has shifted his position. The head man at the largest asset management firm in the world…

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Can Blockchain Technology Challenge YouTube, Netflix?

Can Blockchain Technology Challenge YouTube, Netflix? Online video content is already a huge industry. Giants like YouTube have effectively controlled the marketplace to such a large degree that they have become ubiquitous for content consumption globally. While these massive corporate giants have created platforms that allow users access to a wide swath of streaming video content, some…

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World Bank President: Everyone Is Excited About Blockchain

World Bank President: Everyone Is Excited About Blockchain The president of the World Bank had some positive things to say about blockchain during a media appearance yesterday. Speaking with CNBC, Jim Yong Kim said that the technology is “something everyone is excited about” – a statement that he followed up with a cautionary argument about…

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‘Stupid’ Bitcoin Buyers Will Pay the Price : Jamie Dimon Breaks Vow, Keeps Talking

‘Stupid’ Bitcoin Buyers Will Pay the Price : Jamie Dimon Breaks Vow, Keeps Talking Well, that didn’t last long. Just one day after JPMorgan chief executive Jamie Dimon declared he was “not going to talk about bitcoin anymore,” the vocal bitcoin critic broke his silence to go on another memorable rant about the flagship cryptocurrency. As reported by CNBC, Dimon unleashed a…

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