MasterCard has filed a patent on its own blockchain-based money transfer solution

 In about 2014, most bitcoin companies quickly pivoted to the “next big thing:” blockchain. Among them were the financial and fintech houses that were eager to avoid SEC scrutiny of their cryptocurrency holdings but were happy to use blockchain technology to speed up transaction times. Many of those early efforts are now apparently bearing fruit. MasterCard, for example, has just… Read More

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Hear what cryptocurrency has to offer with Gavin Wood and Jutta Steiner

 Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum have created as much excitement among a new generation of investors and speculators in this century as tulip bulbs meant for a past generation of prospectors, with about the same level of nuance of understanding. To help separate the wheat from the chaff of today’s investment harvest, TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin welcomes two of the founding figures… Read More

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Mapping the blockchain project ecosystem

 It’s easy to miss the forest for the trees without a comprehensive view of what the proverbial forest looks like. As a result, here’s a compiled a list of all of the decentralized blockchain-based projects that I have been following, and was able to dig up through research, along with recommendations from friends in the ecosystem. Read More

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IBM is using the blockchain to speed up and simplify cross-border payments

 The blockchain has long been seen as a method to quicken (and cheapen) cross-borders payments, and now that movement — which includes a number of startups making moves privately — just got its highest profile advocate after IBM announced its own solution focus on banks.
The computing giant has teamed up with blockchain startup Stellar and payment company Kickex to launch a… Read More

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The new age of ICOs is here, and it’s not based on Ethereum

 ICOs are said to be the new way to raise money. We’ve seen companies raising millions by selling tokens. Against the money raised, the tokens they gave were created and sold on the Ethereum blockchain — meaning that all the trade happened on the Ethereum blockchain and the tokens created are tracked on the Ethereum blockchain. But that is changing. Read More

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