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IBM and Northern Trust Partner to Build Financial Security Blockchain

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IBM and Northern Trust Partner to Build Financial Security Blockchain

On February 22, IBM announced it was signing a partnership with Northern Trust to start the research and development of a blockchain-based technology tool that will improve the management of private equity funds and services. Even though the private equity market is quite attractive to investors and businesses, it has not seen any new developments or innovation recently. Therefore, the...

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BABB Blockchain Mobile App Due for Q2 2017 Launch

Category: Ethereum, Finance, News, Tech

BABB Blockchain Mobile App Due for Q2 2017 Launch

BABB, or Bank Account Based Blockchain, is a banking platform working on a decentralized structure, to decrease costs while simultaneously maximizing data privacy and security. Having raised seed funding in June of 2016 and being accepted under Level39’s wing, the largest European technology accelerator, BABB has announced February 20 that they are working on a permissioned blockchain that utilizes Ethereum...

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Global Lending Platform BitBond gets $1.2 Million Investment

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Global Lending Platform BitBond gets $1.2 Million Investment

Everybody around the globe can lend money to anybody else; this is the idea and vision of BitBond, “the first global marketplace lending platform for small business loans.” The Berlin Bitcoin startup attracted interested Investors again, this time from Germany and Turkey. An investment of $1.2 million seems small if compared with Silicon Valley’s big investment rounds. But for an...

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Can Omise Capitalize on Ethereum to Become “Asia’s M-Pesa”?

Category: Ethereum, Finance, News, Tech

Can Omise Capitalize on Ethereum to Become “Asia’s M-Pesa”?

During the EDCON in Paris held February 17-18, a company called Omise announced it was gathering the resources to develop a network allowing interoperability between mobile money systems like M-Pesa, the mobile money success story out of Kenya, using blockchain technology. Omise is one of the leading payment gateways for Southeast Asia. Based in Thailand, the company provides a secure...

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How the Blockchain Could Help to Save Lives When Disaster Strikes

Category: Ethereum, Finance, News, Tech

How the Blockchain Could Help to Save Lives When Disaster Strikes

It has now become widely accepted that the distributed ledger technology that underlies the cryptocurrency bitcoin will play a significant role in disrupting the majority of commercial and non-commercial industries in the years to come. Blockchain technology allows for the secure storage and transfer of data and digital assets through the use of an immutable decentralized network in a transparent...

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Are British Banks Restricting Bitcoin Adoption?

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, Finance, News

Are British Banks Restricting Bitcoin Adoption?

Cryptopay, a successful Bitcoin brokerage with more than 200,000 active users worldwide, has exited the UK market due to pressures of a banking policy update on February 1, 2017, that prevents British Sterling (GBP) deposits and withdrawals. Cryptopay, the Latest Casualty in the UK’s Bitcoin Ecosystem Ever since bitcoin has come into existence users have been faced with the difficulties...

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The Long Awaited Bitcoin ETF and the Question of What Bitcoin Really Is

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The Long Awaited Bitcoin ETF and the Question of What Bitcoin Really Is

On March 11 the SEC will decide if it approves the Winklevoss’ Bitcoin ETF COIN. Approval would be an extremely bullish signal but depends on how the SEC assesses the risk-reducing measurements of the ETF. COIN also provokes the question, what Bitcoin exactly is - and makes the answer crucial. The US exchange regulatory body, the SEC, will make the...

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ETH-USD Surges on JP Morgan and Others Backing 'Enterprise Ethereum'

Category: Commentary, Ethereum, Finance, News

ETH-USD Surges on JP Morgan and Others Backing 'Enterprise Ethereum'

This week we saw the price of ether, the cryptocurrency driving the Ethereum blockchain, spiking after JP Morgan announced that it was signing a partnership with Bank Santander and BNY Mellon to develop new solutions using the Ethereum blockchain technology. Enterprise Ethereum Receives Boost from Banks On February 14, the Ether-Bitcoin exchange rate hit an 82-day high of 0.01350 on...

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Hedge Funds Are Buying Account Holders’ Claims to Speculate on Mt.Gox Payout

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Hedge Funds Are Buying Account Holders’ Claims to Speculate on Mt.Gox Payout

In February 2014, the once biggest bitcoin exchange in the world, Mt. Gox, declared bankruptcy after over $460 million worth of bitcoin were allegedly stolen by hackers. Following the bankruptcy declaration, a class action lawsuits against the exchange was filed by former users who had lost bitcoin because of the exchange’s collapse and two months later Mt. Gox’s bankruptcy proceedings...

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Glacier: A Protocol for the Rich and Paranoid

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Glacier: A Protocol for the Rich and Paranoid

How can you securely store bitcoin? The Glacier Protocol is a step by step guide how you can generate a paper wallet that eliminates every known attack. For everybody who invests a significant amount of money in bitcoin, the proper storage of the coins is a crucial and terrifying topic. Nearly nobody is prepared to store the keys for bitcoin...

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