4 effects of blockchain on financial services

Blockchain is best suited for environments where there is shared information and distrust or a need for validation between two parties — which makes financial services providers prime candidates for its use in at least four areas.

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How blockchain could have stopped WannaCry ransomware

For governments and security agencies around the world, the WannaCry attack should serve as a wake-up call regarding the need to take a different approach to securing weapons in cyberspace.

Is fintech a worthy partner?

Fintech isn't just the new kid on the block anymore; it's got some serious dough behind it. But does it mean that fintech companies are the future?

Blockchain in the economy of self-sustaining devices

Blockchain, the Internet of Things and the sharing economy — how do these emerging trends relate to one another? In fact their interconnection is much deeper than one might think.

Real estate blockchain startup announces ICO

Las Vegas-based blockchain startup REcoin Group has announced launch dates for its cryptocurrency crowdsale. The ICO is set to go live on Aug.


Blockchain innovation: What's on the horizon?

There's no killer app for the blockchain yet. But there are still hordes of innovative concepts coming over the horizon.

Are we there yet? Understanding the complexities of blockchain production

At this week's Blockchain and Digital Currency Conference in New York, blockchain project veterans explained why getting up and running with blockchain technology is a moon shot, not a road trip.

Are financial institutions ready for the blockchain?

Banks have had a rocky relationship with bitcoin, but they are starting to embrace the technology of the blockchain. However, barriers and misconceptions remain.

From farm to table: How blockchain benefits food supply chains

The blockchain allows anyone with access to its distributed ledger to track what went into a product and who handled it along the way. This transparency is especially relevant to food supply chains, given their geographic expansion in recent years and the amount of data companies track.

The current state of blockchain regulation

With new technologies, it takes a while for regulation to catch up. Blockchain technology is no exception. While we are slowly beginning to see standards emerge, the reputation of blockchain is still marred by the criminal aspects of bitcoin.

How Chinese exchanges influence bitcoin

Bitcoin was designed to be free from control by any one institution. But as mining and buying activity become concentrated in China, a country whose government wields absolute power, it's getting harder to argue that bitcoin is decentralized and borderless.

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Former teen entrepreneur launches decentralized blockchain business solution

Luis Cuende has been building software since he was 12. He has now launched a blockchain solution for decentralized businesses. Blockchain Tech News sat down with Cuende to get his perspective on the blockchain now and in the future.

Startup puts intellectual property on the blockchain

One area where the blockchain is gaining a foothold is in intellectual property, where it's being used mainly as a way to ensure that artists and musicians receive recognition and compensation for their work, no matter where it might pop up on the internet.



5 Best Practices for Turning Your Website into a Content Marketing Machine

Does your website leverage the best in content marketing practices to ensure potential clients look to you for solutions? 51 percent of B2B buyers rely more on content to research and make purchasing decisions than they did a year ago.

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Virtual Currency 101 for Nonprofits

The rapid growth in bitcoin users means that nonprofits targeting millennials and other tech-savvy consumers should give serious consideration to accepting the virtual currency.

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Bitcoin ATMs 101

Bitcoin ATMs and vending kiosks provide an efficient and secure way for people to buy and sell bitcoins without having to use bitcoin exchanges, which face threats such as hacking and fraud.

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Virtual Currency: The Next Disruptor in Payments

Virtual currency, such as Bitcoin, is the next disruptor in payments. Adoption is on the rise and consumers want places to spend their bitcoin.

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