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Is Atomic Cross-Blockchain Interoperability the Future of Finance?

Cryptocurrency enthusiasts paint a picture of digital currency and interoperable blockchains as the future of finance. They envisage a day where blockchain utilities like...

US Municipalities Hesistant on Bitcoin

While the city of Zug, Switzerland, begins testing bitcoin payments, municipalities in the U.S. still see bitcoin as high risk with little reward. They’ve...

Is Bitcoin the Currency of Artificial Intelligence?

Futurists imagine a day where robots might own ‘themselves’, and even trade property with other robots. Some believe bitcoin could even become the ‘currency...

Migrant Workers Attract Remittance Startup Bitspark to Southeast Asia

Hong Kong-based Bitspark Limited, a bitcoin remittance company, has announced a new partnership with Malaysian Vitaxel Group. Vitaxel Group, which specializes in multi-level marketing,...

New Banking Charters for US Fintech Startups Coming

Regulators are planning for new banking licenses for fintech startups across the U.S., said Comptroller of the Currency, Thomas J. Curry last week. The measure...

Alibaba’s Jack Ma: “Everyone Should Have a Bank Account.”

‘TechFin' is a term coined by Jack Ma, the billionaire Chairman of Alibaba Group Holdings. TechFin came about as Ma envisions “everyone should have...

Europe Will Have Power to Ban Blockchain Tech in January 2018

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) is responsible for promoting investor protection, orderly markets and financial stability. At a blockchain conference last week...

European Commission’s New Boost for Bitcoin and Blockchain Startups

The European Commission (EC) recently unveiled the new 'Start-up and Scale-up Initiative'. Its aim is to increase Europe's competitiveness for entrepreneurs and innovative startups...

Hong Kong Government Still Cautious About Blockchain

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) held a one-day fintech event on Friday to present blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) to the industry....

Central Bank of Argentina Calls on the Bitcoin and Blockchain Community

The Central Bank of Argentina and government representatives have asked the Bitcoin community to join efforts to eradicate financial exclusion, transform the financial industry,...