|March 24th, 2017||Bitcoin price drops below $1,000 as software debate rattles market ... - MarketWatch|
The price of a single bitcoin tumbled below $1000 on Friday for the first time in nearly a week as a debate over a controversial software update threatens to split ...
|March 24th, 2017||Western Union: is the future bright or dark?|
I was recently hauled up over saying that Western Union (WU) was being disrupted by FinTech. The words that a reader took issue with are, "The high fees of Western Union and other remittance providers were fairly punishing … until FinTech came along."
|March 24th, 2017||New AML compliant bitcoin processing service available to 56,000 merchants|
ACI Worldwide recently announced a partnership with Payment21. ACI Vice President Andy McDonald said that the partnership will enable their clients to offer bitcoin payments, “without exposing their merchants to price volatility.”
|March 24th, 2017||Bitcoin (BTC) is tearing itself apart again, and its price is yo-yoing ... - Quartz|
It is not uncommon for a new technology still finding its footing to undergo periods of tumult—witness the long ago war over videotape formats VHS and Betamax ...
|March 24th, 2017||Bitcoin “Ponzi Scheme”?: Indian Ruling Party MP Asks Government - CoinTelegraph|
Kirit Somaiya, a Member of Parliament of the ruling BJP in India, has raised concerns about Bitcoin being a Ponzi scheme. The rapid rise of Bitcoin has attracted attention in India, coming as it does during the government's experiment with demonetization.
|March 24th, 2017||Charts: Determining the Ideal Block Size for Bitcoin - CoinDesk|
Bitcoin has been operating for eight years, from the early days when we only saw a few transactions in each block, through to today, where blocks are crammed packed and congestion is the norm. One benefit of seeing congestion this early in bitcoin's ...
|March 24th, 2017||Bitcoin price tumbles below $1,000 - Business Insider - Business Insider|
Bitcoin is back below $1,000. Aggressive selling on Friday has the cryptocurrency down 4.1% at $987 a coin as traders remain uneasy over its near-term outlook ...
|March 23rd, 2017||Acinq releases Eclair, a Lightning Network client with graphical explorer|
The second development team to release a working version of a Lightning Network, Acinq, recently announced their lightning alpha client, Eclair 0.2-alpha1. Named after the french word for Lightning, the release includes a Graphical User Interface (GUI).
|March 23rd, 2017||Cryptocurrency, blockchain, and online gaming|
Alongside the Statue of Liberty the iconic yellow cabs of New York City are recognized worldwide as an emblem of the great metropolis. Today these hallmark fixtures of the city are facing an existential crisis and for the city’s residents and visitors alike, it’s a big win.
|March 23rd, 2017||Bitcoin holds above $1,000 as traders fret about a potential 'fork' - CNBC|
Bitcoin has had a rough ride in the past few days after hitting record highs, then dipping below $1,000 and now just holding steady, as traders ponder the future ...and more »
|March 22nd, 2017||Sphre securing online services with blockchain technology|
According to customer identification manager LoginRadius, four out of five people dislike the tedious process of providing personal information for website registration. The Baynard Institute, a web research company based in the UK, reports that 35 percent of online shoppers abandon their shopping carts due account creation requirements, while ITProPortal estimates that we will have over 200 digital accounts to manage by 2020.
|March 21st, 2017||Russians launder billions through British banks |
I recently discovered that there is around $1.6 trillion of money laundering globally and less than 2% is caught by the financial system. That’s a stunning amount and makes you wonder why our system is so awful. Much of it is down to the fact that account openings depend upon physical documentation and human checks. If we could digitalise the whole process, it could be tightened up immensely.