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Cobinhood VP: Blockchain Payment Systems “On Shaky Foundation”

Cobinhood VP: Blockchain Payment Systems "On Shaky Foundation"

Hsuan Lee, vice president of Cobinhood and Dexon spoke at Blockchain Live 2018 in London on Wednesday, where he outlined a number of prominent issues with current blockchain payment systems and offered a solution of his own. He said, ”We see a lot of promising projects but there is still an underlying problem in the ecosystem: we’re building all this on a shaky …

Exclusive: University of Nicosia on Vital Nature of Blockchain Education and its Future

Bitcoin News caught up with Nick Assimenos from the University of Nicosia at Blockchain Live 2018, where he discussed the university’s leading blockchain and technology programs, as well as the crucial nature of education to legitimize the industry. Institute for the future The Cyprus-based university, the first in the world to offer formal education in blockchain and digital currency, has a specific …

Blockchain Expert Panel: Is There Really a Way to Predict Bitcoin Price?

Blockchain Expert Panel: Is There Really a Way to Predict Bitcoin Price?

In a panel debate at Blockchain Live 2018 in London Wednesday, experts came to head over whether there is, in fact, any way of accurately predicting Bitcoin price and that of other cryptocurrencies. Speaking on the panel was Jemima Kelly, Alphaville reporter at the Financial Times, Jane Lippencott, business development at CoinFi and Origin X Capital, and Lisa Cheng, founder of the Vanbex Group. …

UK’s HMRC Blockchain PoC Needs Experts, Policy Direction


Head of Platform Architecture at Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC), Richard Mander, has shared details of the department’s blockchain Proof of Concept (PoC). While he cited the potential benefits as being substantial, hiring and maintaining experienced staff has been an issue. Speaking on the Govtech stage at Blockchain Live 2018 in London Wednesday, Mander discussed exactly what stage HMRC …

Exclusive Interview: IranbyBit’s Bitcoin-Powered Tourism Fueling Iranian Economy


An Iranian travel startup is tackling the country’s economic sanctions and consequent financial exclusion by offering visitors to the country an opportunity to pay for their travel experience with Bitcoin. Speaking to Bitcoin News, IranbyBit‘s founder Setare Shabanipour discussed the importance of having the option to pay with Bitcoin, and how the business is helping to grow both the tourism sector …

P2P Exchange Bisq: “It Doesn’t Get More Decentralized Than This”

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With a recent surge in so-called decentralized cryptocurrency exchange platforms, peer-to-peer (P2P) exchange platform Bisq appears to be one of the very few to attempt serious decentralization. Once the favored method of exchange, P2P volume has fallen over the years but with increasing privacy and security challenges on centralized exchanges, some like Bisq see a revival in the concept of direct …

More Americans Choosing Bitcoin ATMs Despite Regulations

More Americans Choosing Bitcoin ATMs Despite Slow Network Growth

Despite the higher fees associated with buying or selling Bitcoin via specialized Bitcoin ATMs, quicker and more reliable delivery have seen rising popularity for the machines in the United States, even as ATM networks struggle to expand within strict regulations in the country. RockItCoin, one of the biggest Bitcoin ATM providers in the US, told Bitcoin News that its network …

Man Amasses World’s Largest Collection of Crypto White Papers

Man Amasses World's Largest Collection of Crypto White Papers

Legal professional John van Rijck has built the biggest white paper database currently available for potential investors to search through around 1,600 projects for free via his website All Crypto Whitepapers. Van Rijck told Bitcoin News why he single-handedly put in the time and work developing the website, who he thinks is actually reading all of the white papers, what …

Deloitte: 84% of Businesses Say Blockchain Mainstream a ”Matter of Time”

Multinational professional services network Deloitte has published results of its 2018 Global Blockchain Survey, with significant findings including that 84% of businesses believe blockchain mainstream adoption is just a matter of time, with the biggest issue to this identified as regulatory concerns. A total of 1,053 companies took part in the survey across seven countries: Canada, the US, Mexico, France, the UK, …

Inside Venezuela: No Trust in Government, Rejecting Petro and Feeding 2,000 Daily

Inside Venezuela: No Trust in Government, Rejecting Petro and Feeding 2,000 Daily

In a Bitcoin News exclusive, Bitcoin Venezuela founder Randy Brito reveals a wealth of ideas about how cryptocurrency can be used to combat the effects of extreme hyperinflation in Venezuela right now. He takes us on an insightful journey on the ground in the South American nation, uncovering deep skepticism from Venezuelans of both the Petro crypto token and an uncorrupted future for …

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