Santander experimenting with Bitcoin

According to Santander R&D chief Julio Faura, the bank’s early investigation of the technology focused primarily on bitcoin and how the digital currency – it being a network of pseudonymous actors who don’t need to trust one another to transact – would impact its business. But it was after the Sibos banking conference in Boston, […]

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Bitcoin on DLD

Don Tapscott, a leading theorist of the digital age, explains why the blockchain technology will fundamentally transform the institutions our societies are built upon. Because the blockchain technology powers the digital currency Bitcoin, it will not only affect how business is being made, but also our legal systems. Ultimately, the effect of the blockchain technology […]

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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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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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UBS Building Virtual Coin For Mainstream Banking

Swiss bank UBS is working on a prototype virtual currency that it hopes will be used by banks and financial institutions as a basis to settle mainstream financial markets transactions. But unlike the bitcoin digital currency, the Swiss bank’s proposed “utility settlement coin,” would be linked to real-world currencies and central bank accounts. The virtual […]

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BitcoinPeople Morning Digest #10

On CoinMap.org you can get a view of everything Bitcoin including consulting houses like Bitcoin Expert in Copenhagen. OK Coin in China gets a $10 million investment to built one of the world’s largest exchanges. Philippines is one of the first countries where Bitcoin got a mainstream breakthrough. The Bank of Thailand does not like […]

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