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What If You Could Have Bitcoin Without The Problems Of A Blockchain? IOTA May Be The Solution.

[Ed note: Investing in cryptocoins or tokens is highly speculative and the market is largely unregulated. Anyone considering it should be prepared to lose their entire investment.] I entered the cryptocurrency field in 2013 and watched the price of Bitcoin ...

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SparkLabs launches SparkChain Capital, a $100 million fund for blockchain and cryptocurrency startups

Paul Sawers @psawers October 19, 2017 12:00 AM Blockchain is one of the biggest tech buzzwords in recent times, with markets including music, travel, and car-sharing slowly succumbing to blockchain’s allure. Then there are cryptocurrencies such as ...

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Vote for CoinDesk's Most Influential People in Blockchain 2017

in·flu·ence ˈinflo͝oəns: The power or capacity of causing an effect in indirect or intangible ways. What makes a person influential? It's a question without an easy answer, one that in an industry as fast-moving as blockchain can feel all the more ...
Coin Desk

BRIEF-Mastercard ‍announces opening up access to its blockchain technology

* Company has tested and validated its blockchain and will initially implement technology in business-to-business (B2B) space Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.

Forget Bitcoin, The Blockchain Revolution Is Coming

It is one of the hottest -- and most polarizing -- topics in finance this year. It's talked about in the media nearly every day. Some have hailed it as the next "big thing," while others have called it "rat poison." Some believe we are just in the ...

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Mastercard Will Now Let You Pay With Blockchain—But Not Bitcoin

For the first time, Mastercard is offering the ability to send money over a blockchain rather than by swiping a credit card. After developing its own version of the Bitcoin technology over the past couple of years, Mastercard ma announced Friday that it is ...

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7 Cryptocurrencies to Buy as Blockchain Heats Up

At the turn of the decade, hardly anyone knew anything about cryptocurrencies. Aside from visiting obscure forums and chat rooms, the general public had few opportunities to learn about them. Even more startling, early proponents had no idea of the ...
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Blockchain is turning the payments industry on its head

Making payments seems deceptively simple — just tap an app, press your thumb on a button, and it’s done. It's less work than pulling paper money out of your wallet. But this simple interaction masks a web of communication among dozens of parties ...
Business Insider

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How the blockchain economy aligns incentives and reduces costs

The economy that supports the internet is one of linked costs. Take Amazon, for instance. The world’s biggest cloud provider spends huge amounts of money to maintain its data centers, costs it passes on to its customers, the Netflix es, Ubers, Upworks ...
The Next Web

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Blockchain gains traction in FinTech as payment networks emerge

J.P. Morgan has created what is arguably one of the largest blockchain payments networks to date. The financial services company announced that the Royal Bank of Canada and Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd. are the first two banks to join the ...
Computer World