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Japan Set to Be Major Funding Source for Blockchain Companies

Bank of Japan

Japanese regulations have restricted banks' abilities to invest in fintech startups, including Bitcoin and blockchain companies. However, that is about to change. Japan's biggest banks are now reportedly looking to pour hundreds of millions of dollars into fintech, including blockchain companies. Also read: Japan Risks Falling Behind Amid Blockchain Talent Shortage  Japan's Banking Law Removes Funding Limits The long-standing Japanese Banking Act prohibits local...

An In Depth Interview With OpenBazaar’s Chris Pacia

OpenBazaar

OpenBazaar has been popular with the Bitcoin community for some time. The idea of a truly decentralized marketplace is truly innovative, and the platform has been serving the general public since April this year. There are many people selling a wide variety of items, and the team recently released its roadmap for the future. Also read: Spells of Genesis Game Resets for Further...

Japanese Can Soon Pay Utility Bills with Bitcoin

coincheck bitcoin utility bills

Japanese Bitcoin services firm Coincheck today announced "Coincheck Denki", a service allowing local users to pay utility bills with bitcoin. Also read: Spells of Genesis Game Resets for Further Development Furthermore, bitcoin users will actually save money -- up to 4%-6% for "heavy users". Even lighter users can save on their bills, Coincheck said. Users will also collect the amounts they save...

A Decentralized World Has No Kings

World

There are many forms of activism in this world. Many people see how corrupt the world can be and want things to change. Currently, there is a significant movement towards more autonomy. While this movement is small compared to the majority who can't imagine a freer society, our world will gradually find its way there in a decentralized manner. Also read: The Digital Revolution...

Spells of Genesis Game Resets for Further Development

Genesis

The popular blockchain-based trading card game Spells of Genesis (SoG) has just announced a game reset. After last week's soft-launch, the game started over on Thursday and all game players began a fresh new experience. Also read: Gaming on the Blockchain: The Transition to Decentralized Play Systems Spells of Genesis Resets Following Soft Launch EverdreamSoft explained the purpose of the reset was to prepare for a new...

SIX Securities Brings Blockchain Roadmap to Switzerland

SIX

Post-trade infrastructure operator SIX Securities Services has announced a partnership with blockchain provider Digital Asset Holdings. The two firms plan to develop a blockchain-based proof-of-concept, demonstrating its commercial viability. Also Read: Blockchain Will Transform the Agriculture Industry SIX Securities and Digital Asset Bring Blockchain to the Swiss Financial Landscape SIX Securities is one of Europe's leading post-trade service providers. Based in Switzerland, the firm focuses...

Chicago Students Get Free BTC For Educational Purposes

Chicago

The Blockchain Education Network (BEN) has announced a Bitcoin airdrop to four Chicago Universities today. This year BEN’s “Back-to-School Blockchain Initiative” has spread to more cities than ever before to show students the power of cryptocurrency. Also read: UCL to Hold Writing Competition on Bitcoin, Blockchain and Cryptography Chicago College Students Get A Free Taste of Bitcoin The first bitcoin airdrop experience initiated in 2014...

Trump Vs Clinton: Bitcoin Illiteracy in 2016 Presidential Election

Trump vs Clinton Bitcoin

U.S. presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump remain clueless about the latest technological innovations, such as: artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, and one of the biggest inventions ever, Bitcoin. These innovations are the very technologies currently transforming human civilization.  Also Read: Blockchain Will Transform the Agriculture Industry However, alarmingly, the two major candidates neglect to mention specific programs and...

Ripple: New Banking Group Is First Blockchain-Based Settlement Network

Ripple has formed a six-bank Global Payments Steering Group (GPSG), calling it "the first interbank group for global payments based on distributed financial technology." Also read: Canadian Bank, Ripple and SAP Send First Int’ Blockchain Payment A New SWIFT Challenger Although the announcement does not mention it explicitly, the new network is a potential challenger to SWIFT. First activated in the 1970s,...

GFT Testing Blockchain Bank Integration Through Google Cloud

GFT

GFT Technologies, an IT service provider for the banking industry, has revealed it will be testing blockchain technology on Google’s Cloud Platform.   Also read: Jaxx to Add Litecoin to Mobile Wallet Despite Apple ‘Blacklist’ Issues GFT Believes Google’s Cloud Service Will Help Them Promote Distributed Ledger Tech The Stuttgart-based GFT is an IT provider and business consulting service for European banks. The...