A lot of people around the world are keen on the term “blockchain technology” for the time being, although they do not necessarily like the concept of Bitcoin all that much. The interesting part is how people think they can have a blockchain without Bitcoin, yet the reality is far different. ANX International has recently announced their full suite of blockchain solutions.
Bringing blockchain technology to the mass market will be the best way to raise awareness of what can be achieved through innovation and collaboration. Finding Bitcoin’s “killer app” will be critical to take things to the next level, although market penetration is very difficult right now. Sharebits.io may be the answer to our prayers as they want to bring mass adoption to the world of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology.
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One of the most interesting aspects of conferences like Web Summit is the handful of startups that manage to win an award during the event. This “vote of confidence” can be the start of a great future for these new companies. One of those companies is Remittio, a global encrypted banking alternative founded by Michael Taggart and Mark Lyford.
It is no secret more and more service providers are supporting Bitcoin payments, albeit not all of them are advertising it publicly. Worldpay, one of the world’s leading payment networks in the world, seems to have taken a liking to Bitcoin and its underlying blockchain technology. While official Bitcoin integration is not on the agenda just yet, efforts are taking place behind the scenes to best serve merchant clients.
There has been a lot of talk regarding the digitization of money in the past few months. Those plans became even more viable once the announcement was made by Safe.Cash regarding the digital Euro tokens coming our way in 2016. Bitcoin offers a lot of potential to be used as an activist tool, but will these digital fiat currencies offer the same functionality?
Hive, one of the many Bitcoin startups around the world looking to unify financial services with blockchain technology, recently won the finals of Fintech Americas, an important event in the world of finance. Even though this competition was designed to find the “next big thing” in the remittance sector, Hive offers a lot more functionality than just that.
The year 2015 has been quite an interesting time for Bitcoin and any company active in the cryptocurrency industry. While the total amount of funding from VC’s and business angels has been enormous during the first two-quarters of the year, things have dropped significantly during Q3. What will Q4 hold regarding VC investment? Only time will tell.
Our society is defined by technology and how we use the innovations and tools at our disposal. Over the past few years, the innovation has far outpaced the understanding of new technologies, yet consumer-grade products are being created at an accelerated pace. Wearable technology is one of those new trends of consumer products, although most customers won’t give the possible ramifications a second thought.
It is no secret that even major banks and finance groups will have to start rethinking their business model sooner or later. The traditional financial ecosystem is bound to get shaken to its core in the next few years, as developers from all over the world are working hard to bring innovation to the world of finance. Santander Innoventures, who recently invested in Ripple, are keeping all of their options open for now.
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Bitcoin can be used to pay employees in all different kinds of areas. Mixed martial arts might not be in the top 10 of “types of employees” looking to get paid in Bitcoin but that isn’t keeping Jon Fitch from sticking with the digital currency. In fact, Jon is the first MMA fighter to be fully paid in Bitcoin. Quite an interesting turn of events, but it seems to work out quite well.