Blockchain


China Has Built a Blockchain System That Could Replace Paper Checks

China’s central bank has finished work on a blockchain-based system that digitizes checks issued by domestic businesses, according to a senior official.
In an op-ed published by a local news source on Tuesday, Di Gang, deputy head of the digital currency research lab at the People’s Bank of China, said the department has “completed the infrastructure of a [...]

Cryptos Are “Fast, Inexpensive,” Says Lagarde, They Can “Help Secure Property Rights, Increase Market Confidence and Promote Investment”

Cryptos Are “Fast, Inexpensive,” Says Lagarde, They Can “Help Secure Property Rights, Increase Market Confidence and Promote Investment”

Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), stated yesterday that cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and ethereum “could have a significant impact on how we save, invest and pay our bills.”
Lagarde said that while cryptos have some downsides, they “enable fast and inexpensive financial transactions, while offering some of the convenience of cash.”
She further says [...]

Chaineum conclut avec succès une ICO pour Naviaddress

La société de conseil en ingénierie financière autour des cryptomonnaies vient de clore une opération de 16,7 M$ pour Naviaddress, un service d’adressage en ligne.
C’est une somme rondelette que vient de lever Naviaddress aidé par Chaineum pour son service d’adressage en ligne. Plus spécifiquement, l’entreprise développe une plateforme d’adressage numérique des lieux et des objets, [...]

This cryptocurrency startup with a 12-year-old CEO is trying to solve a common frustration among gamers

This cryptocurrency startup with a 12-year-old CEO is trying to solve a common frustration among gamers

George Weiksner and his father Michael are creating an ethereum-based token that can be used across multiple gaming platforms.
George was first introduced to cryptocurrencies by his dad, Michael Weiksner, who has worked in the industry in the past.
The pair sat down with Business Insider to chat about their new platform, a Pocketful of Quarters, their [...]

Blockchain : le pari de la transparence

Blockchain : le pari de la transparence

LE RETOUR DU MONDE PHYSIQUE
Le numérique n’a plus le monopole : L’heure est donc venue de fusionner les mondes numérique et physique.
Ces cinq dernières années, les écrans se sont multipliés, permettant aux utilisateurs d’être toujours plus connectés. Paradoxalement, les marques misent sur une présence physique tout en tirant le meilleur parti du digital [...]

How To Make Money In The Blockchain Economy

This is Part 3/chapter 1 in The Blockchain Economy serialised book. For the index please go here.
Imagine somebody in 1992 telling you how to make money in the Internet Economy. All I got in 1992 was somebody showing me how to send an email over the Internet.
My takeaway was:
1. I can only [...]

Le « Watercoin », une cryptomonnaie pour sécuriser l’accès à l’eau en Afrique

Le « Watercoin », une cryptomonnaie pour sécuriser l’accès à l’eau en Afrique

Ce jeudi 22 mars, à l’occasion de la Journée mondiale de l’eau, la start-up toulousaine O’Claire lance le Watercoin, une cryptomonnaie dédiée à l’achat d’eau potable à bas prix. L’entreprise s’apprête à lever une vingtaine de millions d’euros pour développer son système, notamment en Côte d’Ivoire, au Sénégal et au Kenya.
À l’origine de la création [...]

Stock trade app Robinhood raising at $5B+, up 4X in a year

Stock trade app Robinhood raising at $5B+, up 4X in a year

By adding a cryptocurrency exchange, a web version and stock option trading, Robinhood has managed to quadruple its valuation in a year, according to a source familiar with a new round the startup is raising. Robinhood is closing in on around $350 million in Series D funding led by Russian firm DST Global, the source [...]

5 African Blockchain Companies to watch

5 African Blockchain Companies to watch

Blockchain is undoubtedly one of the hottest topics in the tech industry.
When people think of Blockchain their initial thought lean towards cryptocurrencies and fintech; it is however far more than just a new payment system. Blockchain can potentially revolutionise how transactions over the Internet take place altogether. Blockchain uses cryptography to keep exchanges secure, providing a [...]

Online investment platform integrates blockchain technology

Wealth Migrate is the first Fintech enabled online investment marketplace to integrate blockchain technology in a move that significantly enhances security and privacy protections for investors around the globe.
Wealth Migrate Chief Information Officer Jaco Maritz said that while many financial services providers are experimenting with the transformative power of blockchain and distributed databases, few have [...]