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Six Years Since The First ICO And The Shift To STOs
On July 31, 2013, J.R. Willett launched the first ever ICO, Mastercoin (now Omni), and tomorrow will mark 6 years since this monumental occasion. Looking at the last 6 years, it’s evident that the industry has matured and the very nature of fundraising within the blockchain space has changed. We’ve witnessed a slight shift away from ICOs: as evidenced in
qSpark Developer Talks Low-Latency, High-Frequency Trading Infrastructure
FinTech, AI
In an interview with Benzinga, Eliezer Paiewonsky, director of DevOps at qSpark, a provider of low latency trading platforms, discussed progress on a field-programmable gate array solution to help bolster risk management and high-speed executions. About qSpark qSpark is a tech company that provides advanced trading platforms that enable low latency execution of proprietary algorithms and strategies via co-located infrastructures. Read
China’s First Digital Bank Teams up With HK Startup to Develop ‘Federated Learning’ AI
Tencent-backed WeBank, China’s first digital bank, is currently developing new models in artificial intelligence called “federated learning,” DigFin reports. Traditional machine learning requires all the data to be centralized into one machine or datacenter. This, however, can be privacy-intrusive especially for banks and devices which store sensitive information. Federated Learning on the other hand is designed for decentralized data, allowing
Blockchain Technology Could Be The Future Of Private Equity
Private equity has become one of the most popular alternative assets over the last couple of years, but investing in PE is complex because there is no secondary market for it. However, one expert suggests security tokens based on a blockchain could solve some of the issues keeping many investors out of the PE space. Thus, blockchain technology could one
Bitcoin Hyper Aims To Make Crypto Practical
Bitcoin Hyper enters the cryptocurrency space as an enhanced version of bitcoin whose processing time is approximately two seconds faster than typical credit card transaction timing. The new cryptocurrency launched Tuesday on the Alterdice.com virtual exchange. Read more at Benzinga. Photo: iStock
Cointime Summit 2019 to Highlight Vietnam’s Blockchain Market
Thanks to very accommodating governments, Southeast Asia has become one of the most dynamic regions for crypto and blockchain, with many countries working toward mainstream implementation of the technology. With a government seeking to transform its economy through blockchain, Vietnam is a great example of this, and the Cointime Summit 2019 aims to highlight the local market and it’s various
TD Ameritrade Moves One Step Closer Towards Making Trading Through Your Car Possible
FinTech
If you’ve ever wanted to execute a trade via the voice control in your car, well, you can’t. At least not yet. But that could be a reality soon. TD Ameritrade AMTD 0.02% announced Monday several new integrations that will provide access to real-time quotes, portfolio information, and content from the TDA Network via Apple Inc AAPL CarPlay, Alphabet Inc’s
Crypto Derivatives Market Fueled By Bitcoin Rally – Will End Badly
Whitney Tilson’s email to investors discussing the IBM value trap; Are Analyst Trade Ideas Valuable?; Bitcoin Rally Fuels Market in Crypto Derivatives; My theory on where Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell got their BIG money. jaydeep_ / Pixabay 1) IBM (IBM) reported yet another dismal quarter after the close yesterday, in which revenue fell 4.2% and operating income (excluding “other
Can Facebook’s Libra Be Used For Illicit Transactions?
ValueWalk’s Q&A session with Dr. Tom Robinson, the Chief Scientist and Co-Founder Elliptic, in which he reacts to the Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) hearing in front of Senate and Congress. In this interview, Dr. Robinson discusses when he got into cryptocurrencies, concerns on Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency, if Venezuela can evade sanctions with Libra, and if Libra can be used for illicit transactions.
'The Heavy Lifting': How Blackboxstocks Built A Trading Platform With AI, Algorithms
FinTech, AI
Blackboxstocks Inc (OTC: BLBXD), a stock and options tool as well as social community, gives traders an edge in an increasingly volatile market, company founder Eric Pharis told Benzinga. The Platform Started in 2014 by Pharis, David Kyle and Gust Kepler, Blackboxstocks aims to build on a web and mobile trading solution that incorporates artificial intelligence and proprietary algorithms to deliver predictive analytics, real-time insights, charting and