Month: December 2016

Wells Fargo, ICAP Lead US$18M Investment in Blockchain Tech Provider Axoni

Axoni, a provider of blockchain technology for the financial services industry, has raised US$18 million in a Series A funding round led by Wells Fargo and ICAP’s venture arm Euclid Opportunities. The round also included participation from Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Thomson Reuters, Andreessen Horowitz, FinTech Collective, F-Prime Capital Partners, and Digital Currency Group. The …

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New Partnership Enables Indian Workers to Receive International Wages in Bitcoin

Bangalore-based bitcoin startup Unocoin has announced a partnership with Bitwage to allow millions of workers in India to receive their wages in INR or bitcoin from companies based in other parts of the world. Headquartered in San Francisco, Bitwage is an international wage payment service that leverages bitcoin and blockchain technology to allow faster, cheaper …

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How Yours Has Already Implemented Lightning Network-Esque Bitcoin Micropayments

Yours is the latest social media application that gives audiences the ability to reward content creators via Bitcoin payments. The project is headed by former Reddit Cryptocurrency Engineer Ryan X. Charles, and he recently discussed some of the details of the platform with Alex Sterk for an episode of Blocktalk. One of the key differences …

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Blockchain Application Platform Lisk Announces Stabilized Mainchain

Lisk, an open source blockchain application and sidechain platform, has announced the stabilization of its mainchain, bringing greater decentralization to the ecosystem and allowing delegates to forge (generate) blocks and be rewarded for it. Prior to the event, the network was under a managed system in which the nodes of 101 delegates were operated and …

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New Report Highlights Significant Increase In Blockchain Activities Outside Of Financial Services

Although the financial services industry still accounts for a significant amount of blockchain investment and activity, the technology is spreading to other industries rapidly, with consumer products and manufacturing, and technology, media and telecommunications expected to be the sectors which will spend the most in blockchain technology in 2017. Deloitte, which conducted an online survey …

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Antonopoulos: Governments are Inadvertently Funding Bitcoin Scalability Solutions

In a highly political talk at a Coinscrum event , Mastering Bitcoin author Andreas Antonopoulos discussed the growing disgust with financial freedom displayed by various government leaders around the world. Antonopoulos outlined the reasons some governments are inflating their currencies and confiscating money from their citizens. “The people in these countries are hostages in these currency …

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While Circle Pivots Away from Bitcoin, Blockchain Doubles Down on the Digital Currency

Earlier this week, Circle continued the process of pivoting away from bitcoin as a currency in their payments app. After previously deciding to denominate user accounts in fiat currencies by default, the payments application is now removing the ability to buy and sell bitcoin from their platform. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, …

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ICICI Bank, Coins.ph, Flutterwave & Tempo Integrate With Stellar Network For Cross-Border Payments

The Stellar Development Foundation, the non-profit organization that oversees the Stellar open source payment network, has announced new partnerships to power cross-border payments in Europe, Africa, India and the Philippines. Coins.ph, Flutterwave, ICICI Bank and Tempo have joined the Stellar ecosystem. All are looking at leveraging the Stellar network to provide their customers with a …

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