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Major financial institutions such as JP Morgan are finishing up blockchain technology pilot tests and other businesses are starting to jump on board, as well. But is blockchain tech worth the hype?
The blockchain technology at the heart of the cryptocurrency bitcoin has opened up a number of possibilities for the banking industry. Here's what's in it for financial institutions.
It's rare for a day to go by without a bank, startup or financial firm jumping on board the blockchain hype train. But before we get too excited, however, we need to understand the basics of the blockchain.
While bitcoin's price has been on a rapid increase since the start of the new year, the public at large is still learning about virtual currency and blockhain technologoy. The five best read stories in January demonstrate that reality.
One area that has lagged in innovation is financial services. Though money is inherently a conservative market, many predicted some time ago that providers would innovate quickly or be replaced.
The top five best read stories once again covered a wide range of virtual currency topics, reflecting the diverse interests among the young industry's readers.
Virtual currency is a young industry characterized by rapid technological change and increasingly intense regulatory scrutiny. These aspects were evident in the five best read VirtualCurrencyToday stories in November.
With technology changing rapidly, new topics arise frequently in the world of virtual currency. Reader preferences reflect this diversity, as indicated by the top read stories tracked by Virtual Currency Today.
The top stories last month covered topics ranging from Twitter bitcoin payments to the current profitability of bitcoin mining. It's time to take a look back at the top five stories for Sept. 2016.
The IoT is building up a lot of hype, but it is still unclear how it will improve customer experience. Panelists at the CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit last month discussed where IoT is going and which direction it should take.
Bitcoin was built on rock and roll and miners. But with the recent rewards halving, is bitcoin mining still profitable?
It is no secret that bitcoin has problems gaining a mainstream audience, but one company has attempted to solve the issue by allowing users to send bitcoin via Twitter.
July has been a wild month with Pokémon Go taking the mobile world by storm and Brexit causing an uproar in the U.K. In the bitcoin world, the mining reward halving caused a lot of speculation.
A Florida circuit court judge has declared bitcoin to be property. But is it, really? And what does this mean for regulation? We take a closer look.
With the recent halving of mining rewards, some expect bitcoin's value to skyrocket. Is this merely misplaced optimism or has bitcoin finally struck gold?
We have now passed the halfway mark on 2016; over the past six months, we've seen general guides on bitcoin and the blockchain as well as discussions of bitcoin crime and how to battle it with the blockchain.
During the Brexit, the pound collapsed in value while bitcoin's value increased. Are these two events related? Are Brits flocking towards bitcoin? Bitcoin experts weigh in on this event.
The blockchain is opening up a whole new world of app development by allowing businesses to put apps together piece by piece, while rewarding the developers every step of the way.
With bitcoin, it's easy to make mistakes — and some can be costly. Before you begin to use bitcoin, you should learn about its common pitfalls and how to avoid them.
Blockchain technology has pushed into a new area — peer to peer energy transactions. Using blockchain technology, residents can buy and sell renewable and nonrenewable energy sources through a microgrid.