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BitWage Provides an IBAN Number for Everybody: Freelancers Worldwide Receive their Salary with Bitcoin

Category: Bitcoin, Business, Finance, News

BitWage Provides an IBAN Number for Everybody: Freelancers Worldwide Receive their Salary with Bitcoin

With BitWage you can receive your wage in bitcoin instead of fiat money. The startup from California aims to strengthen its presence in Europe. To do so, it opened a new office in Paris and implemented the option to give every customer their own IBAN number. CEO Jonathan Chester explains why and tells of two classes of customers using BitWage....

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Billionaire Novogratz: Ten Percent of my Wealth in Crypto-assets like Bitcoin and Ether

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Commentary, Finance, News

Billionaire Novogratz: Ten Percent of my Wealth in Crypto-assets like Bitcoin and Ether

Despite the Winklevoss bitcoin ETF's disapproval, could an investment drive by one billionaire ignite a larger movement of money into cryptocurrrency. Michael Novogratz, estimated to be worth billions, stated at a Harvard Business School Club of New York forum on April 19: "Ten percent of my net worth is in this space." Investment Opportunity of a Lifetime? The cryptocurrency play...

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Soramitsu and the Central Bank of Cambodia to Develop New Payment Infrastructure Using Hyperledger Iroha

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Soramitsu and the Central Bank of Cambodia to Develop New Payment Infrastructure Using Hyperledger Iroha

Japanese blockchain startup Soramitsu Co. and the National Bank of Cambodia have announced that they will collaborate to co-develop the open source distributed ledger project Hyperledger Iroha with the aim to build a new payment infrastructure based on blockchain technology. Hyperledger Iroha is an open-source software framework and part of the Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Project. Hyperledger Iroha is a distributed...

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You Can Now Put Ethereum’s Ether In Your Retirement Fund

Category: Ethereum, Finance, News

You Can Now Put Ethereum’s Ether In Your Retirement Fund

The California-based startup BitcoinIRA.com has launched a new Ethereum IRA investment product that allows individuals to invest in a self-directed IRA that holds Ethereum’s cryptocurrency ether as an investment in a retirement fund. BitcoinIRA.com is the first and only financial services company that enable investors to gain investment exposure to bitcoin in their retirement funds. Investors can choose to hold...

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CME Group and Royal Mint at Final Stages of Blockchain-Based Gold Exchange Testing

Category: Blockchain, Finance, Tech

CME Group and Royal Mint at Final Stages of Blockchain-Based Gold Exchange Testing

CME Group, the world’s largest gold futures exchange in North America via COMEX, is at its final stage of blockchain testing which will allow investors to trade gold on a platform inspired by Bitcoin. In collaboration with the U.K.’s Royal Mint, CME Group plans to launch a distributed ledger-based gold exchange for the public market toward the end of 2017....

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Ethereum: Slock.it Gets $2 Million for Creation of the Universal Sharing Network, WeTrust Receives $4.5 Million with an ICO

Category: Business, Ethereum, Finance, News, Tech

Ethereum: Slock.it Gets $2 Million for Creation of the Universal Sharing Network, WeTrust Receives $4.5 Million with an ICO

Two Ethereum startups aim to build blockchain platforms which enable people all over the world to share and lend money and other things in a secure, trustless and easy way; Slock.it with its Universal Sharing Network and WeTrust with global trustless Lending Circles. Both startups recently received funding to realize their visions. Nearly daily new promising Ethereum projects start with...

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Kraken Swings The Doors Open To Dash

Category: Altcoins, Finance, News

Kraken Swings The Doors Open To Dash

Dash, the rapidly ascending alternative to bitcoin, has announced a historic partnership with Kraken Digital Asset Exchange, one of the world’s oldest, largest, and most respected bitcoin exchanges. As a result of this partnership, Dash is now open for trading on the platform with buy and sell pairings including DASH-EUR, DASH-USD, and DASH-BTC, with margin trading to follow soon. This...

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Bonds Will Soon Come to the Blockchain

Category: Blockchain, Finance, News

Bonds Will Soon Come to the Blockchain

Using blockchain technology to trade, settle and clear financial securities is one of the most talked about applications for the distributed ledger technology in the financial services industry. Currently, several international securities exchanges are trialing the technology to improve the efficiency of their processes and to reduce operational costs. However, as of now, very few financial securities are trading on...

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Bext360 and Stellar Team Up to Pay Coffee Farmers Fairly using Blockchain Technology

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Bext360 and Stellar Team Up to Pay Coffee Farmers Fairly using Blockchain Technology

When people think of commodities, usually Coffee is not one of the first to come to mind. However, being the second most traded commodity following petroleum, over 125 million people rely on coffee beans as their primary source of income. Blockchain technology is offering these farmers a way to a fairer price for their goods and more efficient payments. With...

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Matchpool To Offer A Way Out For Investors But Will Push On With Project

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Matchpool To Offer A Way Out For Investors But Will Push On With Project

The Matchpool ICO raised 125,000 ETH or about $5.5 million in less than two days, but immediately after the conclusion of the crowdsale, co-founder Philip Saunders announced in a Matchpool Slack channel that he was leaving the project and alluded to the implication of an exit scam by the CEO, Yonatan Ben Shimon. In reply, Ben Shimon posted a Medium...

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