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Blockchain is Changing Insurance Markets Inside and Out
All around the world, and throughout almost every industry, analysts have been puzzling over how the cryptocurrency revolution could eventually come to shape their businesses. That's an important area of investigation, but it also reflects the fact that the wider world may be missing the point. In reality, it is not cryptocurrencies that stand to turn the business world on
Crypto's Plunge is Now Worse Than the Dot-Com Crash
With apologies to Shakespeare: We come here neither to bury cryptocurrencies, nor to praise them, but to just be brutally honest about how things fare right now with our beloved digital coins. Alas, things do not fare well at the moment my friends, countrymen and Romans (if you happen to be Roman). We already mentioned how last week was a
A New York Judge Just Opened the Door For the SEC to Regulate ICOs
A federal judge in New York just gave the Securities and Exchange Commission a potentially big victory, ruling that initial coin offerings can be regulated by U.S. securities laws. U.S. District Judge Raymond Dearie in Brooklyn, New York ruled "that the government can proceed with a case alleging that an initial coin offering is a security for purposes of federal
Ethereum Set to Soar Again?
When you think of investment you’re much more likely to think of a suited businessman sat with a briefcase as he eyes up the stock market and invests into a commodity such as oil. However, as Bitcoin fever has rapidly spread across the globe, Bitcoin has birthed a whole new generation of investors ranging from upper-class moguls to the everyday
How to Spot Fraudulent ICOs… and Avoid Them [Analysis]
Initial coin offerings are all the rage these days as cryptocurrencies continue to attract enthusiasts and speculative investors, but for each credible ICO, there may be at least 10 shady ones. The Securities and Exchange Commission has shut down numerous fraudulent ICOs over the last couple of years. Regulators have also been issuing guidance for investors who are captivated by
5 Ways Blockchain Can Increase Customer Loyalty – and Win Brands’ Battle for Engagement
With Singapore Airlines and Delta Air Lines having recently introduced a blockchain-based loyalty program and replacing its airmiles with cryptocurrency respectively, it shows that blockchain stands to radically transform traditional loyalty programs as we know them, making them more useful, accessible and cost-effective for both brands and customers alike. Q2 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc MichaelWuensch / Pixabay So
84% of Businesses Are Incorporating Blockchain?
Off the back of the release of PwC’s Global Blockchain Survey 2018, which highlighted that 84% of companies are now incorporating blockchain technology at some level. Experts in the space — including Shiv Malik of Streamr, David Hanson of Ultra, and Manuel Martin of Orvium — address the hyp’ around blockchain, challenges facing the industry, and what the future holds
SEC Rejects Nine Proposals for Bitcoin ETFs
Bitcoin investors were dealt a one-two punch across two different continents over the past week: After the Chinese government announced that it will now ban internet access to more than 100 overseas crypto exchanges in its country, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission rejected nine proposed Bitcoin ETFs from ProShares, GraniteShares and Direxion, citing concerns that they could be vulnerable
China Will Block Access to More Than 100 Foreign Crypto Exchanges
Having already banned initial coin offerings (ICOs) - which also effectively banned domestic cryptocurrency trading platforms - the Chinese government has announced that it will now ban internet access to more than 100 overseas crypto exchanges, as CoinDesk reports. The news was first reported by the Shanghai Securities Times, which noted that the China National Fintech Risk Rectification Office has
'Hilariously Rich' No More: The New York Times Talks to Crypto Investors Who've Gone Broke
In early January, the New York Times published a feature story about a community of crypto investors in San Francisco - "developers, libertarians, Redditors and cypherpunks" - who were becoming wealthy just as Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies were hitting record highs. The Times' headlined its story: Everyone is Getting Hilariously Rich and You're Not. "There are only a few winners