The Global Landscape of Blockchain Companies in Financial Services

FinTech has certainly made a dent in the Financial Services space, while many banks continue to be oblivious to its growth, continuing to treat FinTech startups like strange beasts that need to be examined and observed, instead of followed or emulated. The FinTech onslaught happened because the financial services industry did not innovate enough when […]

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Bitcoin is officially tax free in EU

The European Court of Justice ruled on Thursday that Bitcoin and other virtual currencies can be exchanged tax-free, reports Bloomberg. The order follows a dispute in Sweden that arose last June between the nation’s tax authority and Bitcoin forum operator Daniel Hedqvist over whether cryptocurrencies should be granted tax-free status in the country. The court […]

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Why IBM Thinks Bitcoin Technology Will Change Household Appliances

To IBM, which has seen data processing systems evolve from the mainframe-based systems of the 1960s and ‘70s to today’s distributed SQL databases, the blockchain concept might just be the next big thing in sharing data. The company says blockchains future blockchain-based systems could make it significantly easier to share records and execute all kinds […]

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Here’s how the Blockchain, the ledger that underlies Bitcoin is being put to use

“You should be taking this technology as seriously as you should have been taking the development of the Internet in the early 1990s,” Masters, a lithe 46-year-old Englishwoman with auburn hair and the proper diction of the Home Counties, explains to the rapt audience. “It’s analogous to e-mail for money.” Read the full article in […]

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Gold And Bitcoin Could be the Beneficiaries of China’s Woes

By Martin Tiller I don’t know about you, but I am getting sick of hearing about China. It seems that every time any market moves, stocks, bonds, oil – anything – China is given as the reason. It’s beginning to sound more like an excuse than a reason. I mean, does slower than expected Chinese […]

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This week Denmark’s first 2-Way Bitcoin ATM opens at The Dubliner in Copenhagen

The middle of Copenhagen’s famous walking street (Strøget) has Denmarks first hosted Bitcoin ATM. A 1 way Lamassu (Cash In / BTC Out). Now, The Dubliner in Ny Østergade in Copenhagen is host to Denmarks first (Bitaccess) 2 way Bitcoin ATM. A Bitaccess ATM (Cash/BTC In / Cash/BTC Out). Read more about the ATM’s and […]

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5,000 Terminals Across Ukraine Now Offer Bitcoin for Cash

A nationwide network of more than 4,900 payment terminals in the Ukraine now allows customers to easily buy bitcoin for cash. “Young Ukrainians are used to buying goods from [online] shops abroad, for example, in China. If someone needs to pay $100 for a buggy for his child, he needs to pay about $40 for […]

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