Tag: cryptocurrencies

Tech

Are U.S. investors interested in cryptocurrencies?

GUEST: With cryptocurrencies continuing to gain traction as an increasingly popular investment vehicle globally, my team at Investing.com wanted to gauge how interested U.S. investors are in these currencies at the moment. Looking at our data for 2017 (January – September), we put together the above infographic. What it shows is that cryptocurrency interest across…

Start Ups

Two global investors will talk token sales at Disrupt Berlin

 Token sales, also called ICOs, are the new normal when it comes to early stage cash. Originally envisioned as a way to create new and unique rails for payments, customer interaction, and peer-to-peer networking the token is now both an integral part of most companies and a great way to fund a great (or awful)…

Tech

Celsius aims to disrupt the consumer credit industry using blockchain

The worldwide consumer credit industry is primarily controlled by a few organizations, who profit from the process of lending and — according to many — are responsible for the state of consumer and student debt. In fact, in the U.S., $1.1 trillion — one-half of all the consumer credit issued — is currently controlled by…

Gadgets

The makers of the Solarin secure cellie are building a bitphone

 Bitcoin-powered cellphones — basically phones that can securely hold and send cryptocurrencies — have long been a fascinating if undeveloped concept in the crypto community. When phones talk to each other using BTC or other currencies — whether it’s to pay bills or send money to friends — you open up an interesting world of…

Tech

How many cryptocurrencies does the world need?

GUEST: There are 1,110 cryptocurrencies registered on Coinmarketcap.com; nine of them have a market cap of above $1 billion, and 377 have a market cap of above $1 million. This naturally begs questions like “Does the world need all these cryptocurrencies?”, “Will the one with the largest market cap survive and all others disappear?”, “Will…

Tech

JPMorgan CEO delivers bitcoin’s 164th death notice

GUEST: At the annual Delivering Alpha Conference on September 12, JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon kicked up a storm by describing Bitcoin (BTC) as “a fraud” that “will eventually be closed.” He went further to warn that he would fire any JPMorgan staff member who traded bitcoins: “It [bitcoin] is worse than tulip bulbs. It won’t…

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Ethereum will match Visa in scale in a ‘couple of years’ says founder

 The mind behind Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin, is matter-of-fact about the crypto. In short, he believes what interviewer Naval Ravikant called “brain virus” is the true future of security and economics and, with the right incentives, Ethereum can replace things like credit card networks and even gaming servers. Buterin separates the world into two kinds of…

Tech

Blockchain marketing technology has arrived and is about to explode

EXCLUSIVE: When you think of blockchain, you usually think about cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin. While these are interesting and disruptive in their own right, it is the non-currency applications of blockchain that could truly revolutionize how we do business. The most obvious place we’ll see this is in marketing and advertising, especially as…