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Visa to allow payment settlements using cryptocurrency

Visa to allow payment settlements using cryptocurrency

Visa has launched the pilot program with payment and crypto platform Crypto.com and plans to offer the option to more partners later this year.

The Economic Times March 30, 2021
TECH Crypto firm Blockchain.com rides bitcoin mania to a $5.2 billion valuation

TECH Crypto firm Blockchain.com rides bitcoin mania to a $5.2 billion valuation

The London-based start-up said its latest cash injection was led by DST Global, Lightspeed Venture Partners and VY Capital. It comes just one month after the company raised $120 million at a $3 billion valuation.

CNBC March 30, 2021
China Is Leading Global Blockchain Adoption For Digital Transformation

China Is Leading Global Blockchain Adoption For Digital Transformation

Distributed ledger technology (AKA blockchain) is catalyzing a long-term shift of trust in distributed business environments worldwide. Chained data blocks make assets traceable, cryptography enables trusted ownership, and consensus algorithms realize distributed business consistency.

Forrester March 30, 2021
India will reportedly introduce bill to make owning cryptocurrency illegal

India will reportedly introduce bill to make owning cryptocurrency illegal

India is reportedly moving forward with a sweeping ban on cryptocurrencies. According to Reuters, the country’s legislature will introduce a bill that criminalizes trading, mining, issuing, transferring, or possessing cryptocurrency.

The Verge March 16, 2021
The Six Biggest Blockchain Trends Everyone Should Know About In 2021

The Six Biggest Blockchain Trends Everyone Should Know About In 2021

Blockchain has been one of the most talked-about tech trends of the last few years. As with many other trends that were important before the pandemic hit, it didn’t make as many headlines in 2021 as it has done previously.

Forbes March 16, 2021
Here’s how blockchain will combat the plague of fake news

Here’s how blockchain will combat the plague of fake news

The 21st century has set the premise for today’s disruptive digital economy, where creating and broadcasting digital content has become commonplace thanks to mobile devices and social platforms, created and published at a large scale.

Tech HQ March 16, 2021
Cyware nabs $30M to help organizations detect and stop advanced cyber attacks

Cyware nabs $30M to help organizations detect and stop advanced cyber attacks

Malicious hacking has become a pernicious and dogged fact of life for more organizations, and it’s a threat that has seemingly grown more complicated and sophisticated over time.

Tech Crunch March 16, 2021
Bitcoin Bounces Back After Falling To Lowest In Almost 3 Weeks

Bitcoin Bounces Back After Falling To Lowest In Almost 3 Weeks

Bitcoin prices have experienced a notable recovery lately, climbing after falling to nearly $43,000 yesterday afternoon.

Forbes March 4, 2021
Grimes made $5.8 million in under 20 minutes selling crypto-based artwork

Grimes made $5.8 million in under 20 minutes selling crypto-based artwork

Grimes auctioned off a collection of digital artwork for millions of dollars. The singer launched her digital collection, “WarNymph,” on Sunday and plans to sell the crypto art for 48 hours.

Insider March 4, 2021
BNP Paribas Subsidiary Helps Identify $250 Million Leap In NFT Sales

BNP Paribas Subsidiary Helps Identify $250 Million Leap In NFT Sales

In 2020, the trade volume of the non-fungible token (NFT) market surpassed $250 million, a four times increase from 2019, while the market capitalization of the nascent industry of tokens representing an array of items, including artwork and game collectibles, reached $338 million, according to a report published today with the help of independent BNP Paribas subsidiary, L’Atelier.

Forbes February 16, 2021
Tesla CEO Elon Musk: Bitcoin On ‘The Verge Of Broad Acceptance’

Tesla CEO Elon Musk: Bitcoin On ‘The Verge Of Broad Acceptance’

Elon Musk, the billionaire chief executive of electric car-maker Tesla, has said he thinks the soaring cryptocurrency bitcoin is on “the verge” of breaking into traditional finance. Musk, who revealed last month he is open to being paid in bitcoin, made the comments during a wide-ranging interview on the app Clubhouse that also covered manned missions to Mars and Musk’s implantable brain–machine interface Neuralink.

Forbes February 2, 2021
Big Tech’s De-Platforming Binge Highlights The Need For Web 3.0

Big Tech’s De-Platforming Binge Highlights The Need For Web 3.0

Following the U.S. Capitol riot last week, the Big Tech leaders simultaneously de-platformed President Trump. Twitter followed suit by suspending 70,000 accounts associated with the far-right QAnon conspiracy theory group. Parler, the social media platform billing itself as a “free-speech paradise” was the next target as Apple and Google banned the mobile app from their app stores and Amazon Web Services stopped hosting Parler’s website.

Forbes January 18, 2021
Ethereum Cofounder Reveals ‘Underrated’ Bitcoin And Crypto Bull Case Amid Massive Price Rally

Ethereum Cofounder Reveals ‘Underrated’ Bitcoin And Crypto Bull Case Amid Massive Price Rally

Bitcoin has exploded since October, climbing from its long-time $10,000 per bitcoin support level to never-before-seen highs of almost $35,000.

Forbes January 5, 2021
Blockchain Is Changing Our World: Here Are The Best Practical Examples Of How It Is Used

Blockchain Is Changing Our World: Here Are The Best Practical Examples Of How It Is Used

The potential of blockchain technology to disrupt nearly every industry in some way cannot be dismissed even though there are still several hurdles to overcome before we see its full transformative impact.

Bernard Marr & Co. December 20, 2020
Fascinating Examples Of How Blockchain Is Used In Insurance, Banking And Travel

Fascinating Examples Of How Blockchain Is Used In Insurance, Banking And Travel

Blockchain technology promises to revolutionise many aspects of how we do business and, if you believe the blockchain hype (of which there is plenty), may even be as disruptive as the internet was before it.

Bernard Marr & Co. December 9, 2020