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The Potential Impact of the EU Blockchain Partnership
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Following the recent news of the progress made by the EU Blockchain Partnership developing initiatives and programs to become a global leader in Distributed Ledger Technology. As such, a number of leading companies within the blockchain space comment on the potential impact of the EU Blockchain Partnership on the wider ecosystem. MichaelWuensch / Pixabay A number of blockchain experts some
A Latin American Angel Investor's Advice On How to Succeed in Tech
Benzinga recently examined Merlin, a jobs platform that matches mostly blue-collar hourly talent with employers looking to hire. One of the co-founders, Güimar Vaca Sittic, a New York-based tech entrepreneur and prolific angel investor who's backed more than 100 companies, shared the successful tech venture's story. Merlin counts on over 50 employees working from Bogotá, Colombia, New York City and
Korea’s KB Financial Scores Patent for Blockchain Cybersecurity App
South Korean finance juggernaut KB Financial has reportedly been awarded a patent for its blockchain-based cybersecurity app, according to Cointelegraph, citing local news source The Digital Times. The new patent centers on a blockchain-cored solution which improves an “essential” security program for fintech apps by separating it from individual apps, thereby enhancing safety. The separation also has the bonus of
The Big Blockchain Lie
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Now that cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin have plummeted from last year's absurdly high valuations, the techno-utopian mystique of so-called distributed-ledger technologies should be next. The promise to cure the world's ills through "decentralization" was just a ruse to separate retail investors from their hard-earned real money. NEW YORK – With the value of Bitcoin having fallen by around 70% since
Fidelity Launches New Crypto Unit to Service Institutional Investors
Fidelity Investments announced on Monday that it has launched a new unit to manage cryptocurrency assets for hedge funds, family offices and market intermediaries. The new company, called Fidelity Digital Asset Services, LLC, will offer institutional investors custodial services and trade execution. The company said in a statement that it began researching digital assets in 2013 as part of its
Seeking Alpha in Bitcoin or Ethereum? Try Cryptocurrency Hedge Funds
Cryptocurrency hedge funds are still a fairly new investment vehicle, but we’re already getting a pretty good idea of how they stack up against simple passive investments in two common underlying currencies. The bitcoin price and ethereum price have both plunged this year, leaving cryptocurrency hedge funds scrambling for cover. However, performance data shows that in a down year, investing
Blockchain Experts React to Roubini’s Explosive Testimony
Following up on my article earlier today about the Senate hearing on cryptocurrencies and blockchain, below are additional comments from blockchain experts about Roubini’s testimony. See their comments below Ken Lang, ndau Collective Member, the world’s first buoyant digital currency designed and optimized for a long-term store of value: “Roubini’s testimony and prepared remarks offer an incorrect characterization of the
Cryptocurrencies Saw About $13 Billion in Value Erased in Three Hours
Stop us if you've heard this one before: Cryptocurrencies suffered massive losses that has placed its record highs of 2017 further in the rearview mirror. In a year of unrelenting terrible news for digital coins, Thursday's results were a doozy: Bitcoin had dropped almost 5 percent in morning trading to $6,303, while XRP and ethereum both plunged more than 10
New Research Suggests Crypto Metrics Are Pointing to Market Implosion
Echoing the recent sentiment of mainstream economists, new research has emerged this week pointing to some of the key metrics of the crypto world as a sign of ‘market implosion’. The study indicates that that bitcoin has seen its daily transaction volumes fall from an average of around 360,000 a day in late 2017 to just 230,000 in September 2018.
Activist Investor Plans to Disrupt the Traditional VC Model, Blockchain Style
One of Asia’s pioneer activist investors is now looking to transform the venture capital space through a decentralized blockchain ecosystem, writes the Block Tribune: The man who set up one of the first activism hedge funds in Hong Kong has launched SuperNode Community (SNC), a decentralized blockchain ecosystem that aims to democratize the traditional venture capital (VC) model for startups.