28 February 2015

Virtual currency

Orit Nathan MahalalBanc De Binary - Limassol

Cryptocurrencies Still Pose Tremendous Risk to Investors

17 February 2015  |  1454 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Looking back on virtual currencies and how regulation is catching up! Digital currencies are fast becoming attractive to investors owing to their high degree of volatility, relative anonymity and tax benefits. But behind the scenes, various regulatory authorities have been burning the candle at both ends to find ways of protecting everyday trade...

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Tom HayIcon Solutions Ltd - London

Is Fedcoin the Future for Faster Payments?

16 February 2015  |  1422 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

Digital fiat currency A recent presentation and blog by David Andolfatto of the St Louis Fed discusses the idea of a government-backed digital currency – exactly like Bitcoin, but issued by the Fed and exchangeable at par with ‘real’ dollars. Although this radically contradicts the political philosophy of Bitcoin, which was meant to wrest control...

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Asif FaruqueFinextra - London

Learning the hard way: Blockchain.info

21 January 2015  |  1859 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 hi...

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Andrew OwensSunGard AvantGard - London

Did we solve a payments problem that no longer exists?

14 January 2015  |  5012 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 ...

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Asif FaruqueFinextra - London

A bitcoin startup with enterprise ambitions: Bitnet

07 January 2015  |  4009 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  |  5881 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  |  2650 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  |  4469 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  |  4057 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  |  5503 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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