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Report: China Bitcoin Mining Giant May Seek a U.S. IPO This Year
China's second-largest manufacturer of Bitcoin mining hardware could file for an initial public offering in the U.S. this year, Bloomberg reports. Caanan Inc., which has nixed earlier plans for an IPO in Hong Kong, could begin selling shares in New York in the first half of this year, according Bloomberg. Citing "people with knowledge of the matter," Bloomberg noted that
Chinese Banking Giants Launch Blockchain-Based Trade Finance Platform
With the PBOC, the HKMA, and other policy-setters rolling out blockchain trade finance platforms, it looks like regulators are looking to get in on the fun, too. According to Coindesk, the China Banking Association (CBA) has officially announced its blockchain-fueled interbank trade finance platform. Called the “China Trade and Finance Interbank Trading Blockchain Platform,” the project is slated to roll
Analysts Mostly Shrug Their Shoulders as Bitcoin Rises Above $4k
There was a time during those heady days of 2017 when one could expect would be breathless coverage around every Bitcoin surge (including right here on this site), but as crypto investors continue to lick their wounds from last year's brutal crash in the market, it's apparently going to take more than modest price movements to get people excited. So,
Michael Novogratz isn't Giving Up on His Crypto Dream
While suffering a $76-million quarterly loss might be enough for a lot of investors to fold, one thing 2018 taught us is that the cryptocurrency market is not for the faint of heart. And so, despite the $76.65 million loss Galaxy Digital Holdings suffered in the third quarter of 2018 - and  $136 million in total trading losses through December
Bitcoin Blockchain – Experts Commentary on the 10th Anniversary
Today marks the 10th anniversary since Satoshi mined the first block – or genesis block – of the bitcoin blockchain. vjkombajn / Pixabay Please see comments below from several experts in the blockchain space – including representatives from Mysterium Network, Social Alpha Foundation, INVAO, DSTOQ, Zilliqa, Propy, Ambrosus, and Gibraltar Stock Exchange – who have provided their insight on the
6 Trends That Will Define Smart Cities in 2019
The following excerpt is courtesy of Smart Cities Dive and was written by Kristin Musulin and Chris Teale . Follow the link below to read the full article. As we usher in a new year, the trends that shaped cities in 2018 are bound to have a ripple effect on the innovations that bloom in 2019. Now that dockless vehicles
MIT Report: Blockchain Will Become Boring in 2019 - And That's Not a Bad Thing
One of our top four storylines to watch in 2019 already includes the growth of blockchain beyond cryptocurrencies, and now we've got even more reason to be bullish on this development happening: According to the very smart people at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, this will be the year that blockchain actually becomes normalized. In an article for the MIT
12 Tech Trends to Watch Over the Next 12 Months
The evolution of technology spawns new generations of products and creates new markets for innovators. Here's a compilation of top tech predictions for 2019 based on separate reports from CB Insights and Loup Ventures. 1. Data Protection Becomes Geopolitical Issue With increasing incidences of data breach and misuse, the accent is now on data protection. Most countries, including India and
2018 Crypto Industry Retrospective and Forward Looking at 2019
As we wrap up 2018 at Shyft, we’ve reached out to hear from our advisors and major players in this space on how 2018 went down and what to expect in 2019. We’ve asked Anthony Di Iorio of Decentral, Trevor Koverko of Polymath, Joseph Weinberg of Paycase and Special Advisor at the OECD, and Bruce Silcoff of Shyft the same
4 Story Lines to Follow in 2019
As we wind down the last couple of weeks of 2018, we are left with more questions than answers about the financial markets, highlighted by a global stock market that continues to tank; a risky trade war between the United States and China; and a Brexit mess that Europe is trying to resolve. While those three issues will no doubt