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Gates Foundation Promotes Financial Inclusion With New Ripple Partnership

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has announced a partnership with Ripple and Coil in an attempt to further financial inclusion amongst societies’ “poorest” The Foundation’s partnership will help to further develop Mojaloop, an open source network for creating payment platforms, previously released a year ago in October 2017. The Gates Foundation’s “Financial Services for the Poor” programme prioritizes “aims …


Binance CEO Predicts 1,000 Times Swell in Crypto Market

Binance CEO Predicts 1,000 Times Swell in Crypto Market

As the crypto community discussed the future of the market this week, Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao has disagreed with recent remarks by Vitalik Buterin, suggesting that the Ethereum founder’s comments about a squeeze on cryptocurrency growth are completely wrong. Buterin has denied that he made exactly those comments, Tweeting, “I never said that there is no room for growth in …


Prominent CEOs Upbeat on Bitcoin with 10K November Prediction

Prominent CEOs Upbeat on Bitcoin with 10K November Prediction

Some prominent CEOs have been speaking out on where they see the cryptocurrency market heading as it moves beyond 2018 into the future and the synopsis is upbeat. With co-founder of BTCC Bobby Lee predicting that when Bitcoin passes the USD 60,000 price level in the coming years, it’ll reach a total circulation value of USD 1 trillion, what then is …


PwC: 84% of Companies Active in Blockchain but More Trust Needed

PwC: 84% of Companies Active in Blockchain but More Trust Needed

A new report out by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) illustrates the degree to which companies are now seeing blockchain as an essential business tool. The report shows that out of companies surveyed, 84% were actively involved in blockchain technology in some way. The PwC 2018 Global Blockchain Survey included 600 company executives for 15 different regions. “Everyone is talking about blockchain, and …


Brian Kelly Proclaims That Bakkt Is Biggest Crypto News of the Year

Hedge fund manager Brian Kelly, while appearing on CNBC’s Fast Money, has called Intercontinental Exchange’s announcement about its new Bakkt platform as the “biggest news of the year.” Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), recently announced that with the help of technology partner Microsoft, it was planning to launch a new digital asset …


ICE to Launch Exchange, Physically-Settled Bitcoin Futures

ICE to Launch Exchange, Physically-Settled Bitcoin Futures

The Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), owner of 23 exchanges worldwide including the biggest stock exchange in the world, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), and many futures exchanges and clearing houses, is creating a cryptocurrency exchange called Bakkt. Starbucks and Microsoft will be major partners of Bakkt and will begin accepting Bitcoin and cryptocurrency. Even though this is all huge news, …


Microsoft Acquires Coder Hangout GitHub for $7.5 Billion

Microsoft Acquires Coder Hangout GitHub for $7.5 Billion

There have long been rumors that Microsoft would acquire renowned software repository giant GitHub. Today, Microsoft confirmed the acquisition. As per the sources, Microsoft has acquired GitHub by issuing USD 7.5 billion in stock. The deal was announced and sealed sooner than most software developers and antagonists expected. This step by Microsoft may be described by many as going back to …


Gavin Brennen: 100GHz Quantum Computers Aren’t a Threat to Blockchain

Gavin Brennen:c100GHz Quantum Computers Aren't Threat to Blockchain

In May 2018, Australian physicist Gavin Brennen shared his team’s research into how quantum computing would affect blockchain. Jeffrey Tucker reported: “He began with his frustration over the headlines that swept the tech world last October and November. They were as alarmist as they were misleading.” Scaremongering around how quantum computers will disrupt the security of blockchain technology is often exaggerated …


CEOs Say Amazon and Walmart Sparked Blockchain Revolution

CEOs Say Amazon and Walmart Sparked Blockchain Revolution

CEOs are posing the question whether major companies such as retail giants Amazon and Walmart, and tech multinational Microsoft adopting blockchain technology will create a “blockchain revolution”, writes Hedge Co.net. All of these companies have announced recent blockchain projects this year. Walmart published plans to use the technology in partnership with the IBM Corporation and Microsoft recently announced its Azure …


Deloitte: Embrace Blockchain or Get Left Behind

Embrace Blockchain or Get Left Behind, Report Warns

Global auditing and consulting firm Deloitte has just released a report which indicates that blockchain technology cannot be overlooked by business as it is destined to become standard technology, Coingeek reports. The report, ‘New Tech On The Block’, suggests that businesses not choosing to employ the technology in the future stand the risk of being left behind those who are …


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