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Blockchain: A KYC-AML use case

Dec. 11, 2017by Chrysostomos Filippou, Business Development Manager, Moebius Ltd.The innovation of blockchain technology is credited to a person or a group of people under the name Satoshi Nakamoto. Although this name is connected to the creation of blockchain, an undeniably ingenious invention, not much is known about Nakamoto's real identity.Blockchain became popular as the engine driving b

Yahoo Finance App Users Can Now Track Their Bitcoin Balance at Coinbase

Finance With exchange-traded bitcoin futures almost here, cryptocurrencies are becoming popular mainstream investment instruments in the eyes of many. As such, every trading and investing service must give its clients exposure to bitcoin in order to stay relevant. The latest company to jump on the bandwagon is Yahoo, offering its users new ways to tr

Russian Presidential Candidate: ‘We Will Legalize Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies’

Featured A recently-announced Russian presidential candidate, Boris Titov, is a bitcoin advocate. He promises to legalize bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies if elected. Titov is friends with President Vladimir Putin and heads up his efforts to fight corruption. He has also repeatedly advocated for the legalization of bitcoin in Russia, suggesting the


Getting Paid to Browse Internet Made Possible by Blockchain

It's in the name: cryptocurrency is mainly about privacy of data, and decentralized money systems raise a lot of issues about keeping transactions safe and private. High profile incidents such as Mt. Gox’s collapse and authorities tracking/seizing crypto savings of private individuals have highlighted this. While these negatives about digital currency are often the things that hit the headlines,

Blockchain Technology Can Revolutionize the eSports Industry

One of the fastest growing markets in the world is the eSports industry. Assuming the $700 million revenue projection for 2017 holds true, the industry will have seen an annual revenue growth rate of 40%–a truly remarkable feat. What’s more, revenue estimates for 2020 are at an astonishing $1.5 billion, representing a value over ten times the revenue in 2012.However, not everything is rose-col

Company-creator of VR-planetariums Altair VR launches ICO

The creator of VR-planetariums Altair VR-company starts pre-ICO.“Joining ICO was a deliberate step for us. We raise funds for making a platform like Wikipedia, but for cognitive VR-films,” – explains company’s CEO Konstantin Urvantsev. – “The platform will be a global VR-simulator aimed at studying the world in all aspects and spheres.People will be able to study the structure of the e

Salt and Coinloan Promise Crypto-Asset Backed Fiat Loans

Featured Typically, when we think of taking a loan, we think of going to a bank, filling out a ton of paperwork and then getting denied the loan unless a guarantor or cosigner signs as well. However, blockchain banking startups like Salt and Coinloan aim to change this by creating a peer to peer lending platform on the blockchain. These platform

Peer-to-Peer Bitcoiner Gets Year in Prison for Being Unlicensed

Regulation “Detroit Man Sentenced to a Year and a Day for Operating an Unlicensed Bitcoin Business”, boasts Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Maine, in a press release dated December 4. An action involving many different agencies and bureaus over two states resulted in the arrest, plea, and jailing of Sal Mansy for not r

Debit Card giveaway

Cointed is partnering payment solutions company to provide a crypto debit card that aims to make payments in crypto part of everyday life. Those who contribute to the the Cointed ICO during December have the chance to win a crypto debit card.Why a crypto debit card?Clients will link their wallets to the card, in the same way traditional cards work. Payments will be charged in crypto but the mercha


Winklevoss Twins Become First Official Bitcoin Billionaires

They say that revenge is a dish best served cold - in this case, perhaps with a side of Bitcoin?While Mark Zuckerberg’s stake in Facebook has made him one of the richest men in the world, his rivals, the Winklevoss twins, found another way to become billionaires. The twins sued Zuckerberg in 2011 and received a $65 mln payout. While that number was paltry in comparison to the company’s worth,