IBM Issues 5 Principles for “Blockchain for Good”

Computing innovator global giant IBM has released a new blog post that establishes five “blockchain for good principles“, which attempt to show that enterprise blockchains that are transparent and trusted can actually benefit organizations and the society. According to the post, “Technology never exists in a vacuum”, and that this is especially true for innovative […]

Visa Joins Up with Bahrain Fintech Bay

Visa Joins Up with Bahrain Fintech Bay

Global payments service provider and credit card issuer Visa has entered a new partership with the Bahrain Fintech Bay to further support the development of cutting-edge financial technology in the Middle East nation, according to local media outlet Tahawul Tech. The new partnership is to focus on developing joint innovation and educationa initiatives, with a focus […]

Pay with Bitcoin at Whole Foods, Nordstrom, Major Outlets

Pay with Bitcoin at Whole Foods, Nordstrom, Major Outlets

Giant retailers such as Whole Foods, Barnes and Noble, and Crate & Barrel are now Bitcoin merchants allowing customers to pay in the world’s favorite cryptocurrency. And apparently, they won’t even know if you’ve paid in Bitcoin. A new partnership was announced between fintech payments startup Flexa and Gemini, the cryptocurrency exchange platform operated by […]

Bitcoin’s Price Grazes $8,000 Next 2019 Milestone $10,000?

Bitcoin's Price Grazes $8,000

Bitcoin’s price recently pierced through USD 8,000 for the first time since July 2018, could the bulls be trailing their steps back to USD 10,000 and beyond? Especially given that the first time Bitcoin hit USD 10,000 in November 2017, it had continued in an uptrend rally from around USD 6,000 and reached the hallmark […]

Ron Paul: Anarchy Comes from the Brad Shermans of the World

Ron Paul: Anarchy Comes from Guys Like Anti Crypto Congressman

Ex Congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul has dismissed anti cryptocurrency calls by Republican Brad Sherman, saying that people like him are simply power hungry and make bad calls for unnecessarily strict state control that lead to disorder and chaos. Today in Congress Rep. Sherman called for a bill to ban all cryptocurrencies. This is […]

Bakkt to Test Bitcoin Futures and Custody in July

Institutional grade cryptocurrency platform Bakkt may have caught a lucky break yet after a slight bump in its initial launch schedule, as it plans to kick off with its user acceptance testing (UAT) for bitcoin futures custody and trading. CEO of Bakkt Kelly Loeffler issued an update on the launch strategy in a blog post. […]

Global Fintech Blockchain Market Share to Top $8.3 Billion by 2024

High-end data analytics firm Zion Market Research has released a new publication that estimate the global financial technology (fintech) and blockchain market share to be valued at over USD 8.3 billion by the end of 2024. More impressively, the annual growth rate is set to reach very high double digit figures of percentage over the […]