26 January 2015

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Asif FaruqueFinextra - London

Learning the hard way: Blockchain.info

21 January 2015  |  1619 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

In my brief meeting with Blockchain.info’s Nic Cary I get the impression that he is a careful man. As co-founder of one of the world’s most popular bitcoin wallet providers, recently involved in a high-profile security issue, he has reason to be careful, I imagine. Just after midnight on December 8, Blockchain.info’s development team made a mista...

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Andrew OwensSunGard AvantGard - London

Did we solve a payments problem that no longer exists?

14 January 2015  |  4363 views  |  2  |  Recommends 1

I’ve written before about Bitcoin and so this time I want to move away from crypto currencies towards some of the underlying technology; specifically technology being built by Ripple Labs. Ripple is entirely focused on building a protocol (the Ripple protocol) which aims to make transacting as easy as emailing. It is underpinned by a currency (X...

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Asif FaruqueFinextra - London

A bitcoin startup with enterprise ambitions: Bitnet

07 January 2015  |  3779 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The majority of startups I meet with are run by young, over-enthusiastic twenty-somethings. They pile in their hopes and dreams to become the next Zuckerberg - it could end in a successful exit, but c...

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Orit Nathan MahalalBanc De Binary - Limassol

Fancy Blowing Some Bitcoin on a Shopping Spree?

22 December 2014  |  5738 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Believe it or not, there's a great new website that has a wide range of products priced in pounds sterling and get this – Bitcoin! If your virtual wallet is bursting at the seams and you just have to...

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Hanna CevikTobias & Tobias - London

Bitcoin: It’s not all about the money

17 November 2014  |  2455 views  |  0  |  Recommends 1

by Chris Neale, Lead UX Designer at Tobias & Tobias Bitcoin’s blockchain ledger may turn out to be more important than the currency Bitcoin’s rise to prominence over the last five years reminds me...

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Max ExcellGBGroup - Chester

Coming soon to a retailer near you - Bitcoin

12 November 2014  |  4379 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

As you may have already seen, Global payments company NCR has announced that one of its merchant point-of-sale (POS) systems will soon offer Bitcoin support. Merchants have shown an increasing appeti...

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Asif FaruqueFinextra - London

Breaking the cryptocurrency stigma: Epiphyte

28 October 2014  |  3920 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

"It's a sensitive space, people still associate it with criminality and dubious activities - like the internet in the early days" When Finextra wrote a story about Epiphyte winning the Innot...

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Brett KingMoven - New York

Why Ebola might kill cash

17 October 2014  |  5171 views  |  28  |  Recommends 1

The Fear Factor on Ebola is over the top right now. We are spending countless hours in the media analyzing footage of health workers, figuring out how a nurse in Texas contracted the disease despite s...

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Neil BurtonSelf - London

Will block supersede stack?

25 September 2014  |  2601 views  |  1  |  Recommends 2

Don’t be fooled by Bitcoin. It’s an early incarnation, an experiment, of something much bigger. Maybe even a new era. As of very recently – less than a generation - 100% of world wealth has a smart de...

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Wendell BrockOutside Investment Advisors - McKinney

Swiss Gold Opportunity

17 September 2014  |  1190 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

One of the very few remaining proper democracies in the world will vote on bringing the Swiss Gold back to Switzerland on November 30. In order to have a national referendum on an issue in Switzerland...

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