February 1, 2017

American Express Wants “Full Advantage of Blockchain”, Joins Open-Source Hyperledger Project

Credit card giant American Express has joined the Linux Foundation-led open-source cross-industry blockchain working group, the Hyperledger Project. In yet another noted example of the traditional financial services industry turning to Fintech’s poster child in blockchain technology, American Express has joined the Hyperledger Project as […]
February 1, 2017

Japan Could See 20,000 Bitcoin Accepting Merchants in 2017

As Japan prepares to enforce regulations upon bitcoin exchanges in the country this, a development that was encouraged by the local bitcoin industry, the number of merchants accepting the cryptocurrency is expected to quintuple to 20,000 this year. By 2016’s end, there were over 4,2000 […]
January 26, 2017

Breaking : PBOC Says On-Site Inspections of Bitcoin Exchanges “Will Continue”

Following findings of “irregularities” in the business and operational processes of the big bitcoin exchanges in the country, China’s central bank (PBOC) has now announced that its on-site inspections of the “Big 3” bitcoin exchanges is set to continue. In a statement today, the Beijing […]
January 26, 2017

CBA Trials World’s First Government ‘Cryptobond’ with Blockchain Tech

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) has announced the issuance of a ‘cryptobond’ for the Queensland Treasury Corporation (QTC), with the claim as the first blockchain bond issuance by a government entity in Australia or anywhere the world. The Australian banking giant has further claimed […]
January 25, 2017

Deloitte Opens its Blockchain Lab in Dublin

Services giant Deloitte, one of the so-called ‘Big Four” accounting firms in the world has officially opened a new blockchain lab in Dublin, established to cater the clients in Europe and the Middle East. Announced yesterday, the new EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, Africa) blockchain […]
January 24, 2017

Digitization Threatens Global Banks with Low Profits

European banks are at risk of losing a significant portion of their profits with digital disruption cutting their profits in half by 2020, according to a report from McKinsey. The report, A Brave New World for Global Banking, states that major developed markets in Europe […]
January 20, 2017

Will Trump’s Inauguration Cause a Bitcoin Price Rise?

The world is on standby, awaiting an historic 20th of January when the 45th President of the United States of America, Donald J. Trump, is sworn in and gives an acceptance speech in front of hundreds of thousands, if not more than a million, that […]
January 19, 2017

Automaker Daimler Acquires Bitcoin Services Firm to Develop “Mercedes Pay”

German auto giant Daimler AG, the company that owns several brands including Mercedes-Benz, has acquired Fintech firm PayCash Europe SA, a Luxembourg-based digital payments platform that includes a number of payment options including bitcoin. The acquisition is a strategic move by the corporation to venture […]
January 19, 2017

German TV Calls Bitcoin ‘Digital Gold’

Well known publicly owned German TV channel, Das Erste, recently aired a full feature report on the digital currency bitcoin, referring to it as ‘digital gold.’ In the broadcast television show, Das Erste produces a detailed report on bitcoin and how people within Germany are […]
January 18, 2017

Bitcoin Price Bounces Again, Nearly Scales $900

The price of bitcoin surged today, rising more than 9% and exceeding $900 for the first time in nearly a week. Average prices across exchanges breached this level at 17:45 UTC, rallying to as much as $906.38 by 20:00 UTC, the highest total observed since […]
January 18, 2017

Swiss Bank & German Energy Company Partner to Deliver Blockchain Wallets for Cars

Swiss banking giant UBS bank has partnered with German energy company Innogy and automobile manufacturing company ZF to provide a blockchain-backed Car eWallet that enables charging of electric cars. Due to be showcased at CES in Las Vegas, the Car eWallet can also be used […]
January 17, 2017

7 Major European Banks Form Blockchain Platform ‘Digital Trade Chain’

A group of seven large European banks has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop a blockchain-powered cross-border trade finance platform for small and medium-sized companies in Europe. The participating banks are UK-based banking giant HSBC, Dutch institution Rabobank, French financial institutions Société Générale […]