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Why Central Bank Digital Currencies Will Destroy Cryptocurrencies
Leading economic policymakers are now considering whether central banks should issue their own digital currencies, to be made available to everyone, rather than just to licensed commercial banks. The idea deserves serious consideration, as it would replace an inherently crisis-prone banking system and close the door on crypto-scammers. NEW YORK – The world’s central bankers have begun to discuss the
Will Regs in 2018 Will Pave the Way for Bakkt in 2019?
At first glance, 2018 has been a rough year for the crypto sector. Bitcoin reached its record high December 17, 2017, surpassing $19,700, before subsequently dropping – and remaining remarkably stagnant – ever since. Things took a turn for the worse even still when Google and Facebook banned crypto ads earlier in 2018. TheDigitalArtist / Pixabay While prices may not
Samsung-Backed Blockchain Startup Scores $30 Million From Sequoia China, Others
Things are looking good for one of Hong Kong’s blockchain startups, according to DealStreetAsia: Hong Kong-based blockchain startup AERGO has raised $30 million in venture funding from investors including Sequoia Capital China, GBIC (Global Blockchain Innovative Capital) and Neo Global Capital. Other participating investors included Dekrypt Capital, FBG Capital, Arrington XRP Capital, JRR Crypto, Rockaway Capital and Block Crafters Capital.
Healthcare Needs to Innovate. Enter Blockchain Technology.
Given that 2018 has been an especially terrible year for cryptocurrencies - and an eleventh-hour rally is highly unlikely - one could argue that this is the year when the most interesting discussions around blockchain have been about all the ways how it can be utilized for innovation beyond digital coins. Having evolved from the days when it was introduced
Study Finds 3 in 4 Irish People Would Not Consider a Career in Blockchain
Despite European spend on blockchain set to soar to €3.5 billion in the next five years, a lack of understanding of how the technology works is holding Irish people back from pursuing  a career in blockchain MichaelWuensch / Pixabay Dublin, Ireland — November 15, 2018 — As Ireland cements its status as a leading European technology hub, new research has
Bitcoin’s Price Falls Below $6,000 Support – Experts Comment
As bitcoin continues its plunge below $6,000, I thought you may want comments on what’s causing this drop from Mati Greenspan, Senior Market Analyst at eToro, as well as Ken Lang, CTO of COSIMO Ventures and early ndau collective member. Please see below for Mati and Ken’s comments and let me know if you have any additional questions or if
China’s Ping An to Build Blockchain and AI-Based ‘Smart City’
Less than a quarter after it published a paper on Smart Cities, Chinese insurance giant Ping An is now slated to build one. According to the CoinTelegraph, the Ping An Insurance Group has signed an agreement with the Sanya municipal government to build a “smart city” backed with blockchain, AI, big data, and cloud computing technologies. The deal is part
Bitcoin Scams Being Advertised on Twitter Through Fake Elon Musk Profiles and Other Verified Twitter Accounts
Off the back of news that cryptocurrency scams are on the rise on Twitter, with Elon Musk impersonators hijacking verified Twitter accounts to promote bitcoin scams, I wanted to see if you might be interested in commentary from experts in the blockchain space on the importance of regulated and legal avenues of investment in driving the mainstream adoption of crypto?
Blockchain Startup Proposes Communes for San Francisco’s Homeless
It’s so Bay Area. Hours before an election in which San Francisco voters voted to approve a new tax (Proposition C) to fund homeless services, I got a PR pitch from a cryptocurrency-based real estate company suggesting that the city beta test an agricultural commune to help solve its homelessness problem. Software developer Natalia Karayaneva, CEO of Bay Area real
Charlie Munger 'Bitcoin Is Worthless Artificial Gold… It’s a Scum-Ball Activity'
Charlie Munger once again disses bitcoin says, “bitcoin is worthless artificial gold,” an interview with CNBC. Bill Gates and Warren Buffett weigh in. Charlie Munger “Bitcoin Is Worthless Artificial Gold… It’s A Scum-ball Activity” Q3 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc Transcript Bitcoin is worthless artificial gold. Which if it succeeds it good. So there is a lot of illicit