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Brian Wang, MBA and BSc, is a business oriented futurist, speaker and author of emerging and disruptive technologies. Sole author and writer of nextbigfuture.com, a science focused news site that covers disruptive technologies and trends globally in industries including Medicine, Technology, Science, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, etc. Nextbigfuture is Ranked #1 “Science News Blog” worldwide by Alexa, an Amazon company. Website traffic: 2M page views per month and 4M unique readers annually. Lecturer at Singularity University - provided 4 annual reviews of developments in nanotechnology. Sought after speaker at TEDx (lecture on Energy), University of Toronto (futurism) and Transhuman Visions. Contributor on 10-year plan for the Institute for the Future.
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Bitcoin is Back Over $10,000 and is Nearly at $11,000 Per Coin

By | 2019-06-24T00:16:04+00:00 June 24th, 2019|Categories: blockchain, cryptocurrency, exchanges, fintech, internet of things, technology, world|Tags: , , , , |

Bitcoin is nearly at $11,000 and other major cryptocurrencies ike ethereum are also up. There seem to be four major driving factors: 1. Facebook is creating the Libra cryptocurrency, a new digital wallet called Calibra, and there are many powerful companies in the Libra Foundation including Visa. This is seen as validation for Bitcoin and the [...]

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GotSatoshi Site Claims They Will Unmask Satoshi Within 11 Days

By | 2019-05-03T16:24:43+00:00 May 3rd, 2019|Categories: blockchain, cryptocurrency, exchanges, technology|Tags: , , , |

GotSatoshi Site Claims They Will Unmask Satoshi Within 11 Days

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Coinbase Custody launches staking support for Tezos and MakerDAO

By | 2019-04-17T01:23:10+00:00 April 17th, 2019|Categories: altcoins, exchanges, fintech, technology|Tags: , , |

Coinbase Custody clients is the first full-service, regulated, comprehensively-insured, and 100% offline staking provider in crypto. In a few weeks, they will add governance support for the Maker (MKR) protocol. Crypto-native Passive Income From Offline Assets Proof-of-Stake (“POS”) assets incentivize participants to help secure the blockchain by “staking”, or “delegating”, their assets to someone running the [...]

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Huobi Prime’s Inaugural Launch: TOP Network’s TOP Price Jumps Over 500%

By | 2019-04-01T09:01:39+00:00 April 1st, 2019|Categories: blockchain, cryptocurrency, exchanges|Tags: , , |

A total supply of 1.5 billion TOP Network tokens completely sold out within 19 seconds of active prime trading. Huobi Global passed a milestone yesterday, launching a better way to provide the crypto community with access to cutting-edge projects at discounted rates. Huobi Prime went live at 21:00 (Singapore Time) on Tuesday, March 26, offering TOP, [...]

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Invesco Launches Global Blockchain ETF on London Exchange

By | 2019-03-12T21:53:41+00:00 March 12th, 2019|Categories: blockchain, cryptocurrency, exchanges, fintech, technology|Tags: , , , , |

Invesco is launching an innovative ETF (exchange traded fund) designed to target companies with potential to generate real earnings from blockchain technology. The Invesco Elwood Global Blockchain UCITS ETF has been developed in partnership with Elwood Asset Management (“Elwood”), an investment firm specializing in providing institutional investors with exposure to digital assets and blockchain technology. The [...]

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Forbes 2019 List of 50 FinTech Companies

By | 2019-02-08T02:31:24+00:00 February 8th, 2019|Categories: blockchain, cryptocurrency, fintech, smart contracts|Tags: , |

Forbes has published its list of the top 50 FinTech companies for 2019. There are 20 new Fintech companies. Two of the new companies are Axoni and Bolt. Axoni (New York) is using blockchain-based smart contracts to overhaul the back office of the world’s biggest derivative markets. They received $59 million in funding from Goldman Sachs, [...]

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$125 Million Airdrop of Stellar Cryptocurrency

By | 2018-11-09T05:03:38+00:00 November 9th, 2018|Categories: altcoins, blockchain, cryptocurrency|Tags: , , , |

Crypto wallet provider Blockchain will distribute cryptocurrency to millions of its users in what appears to be the largest such giveaway of its kind. The giveaway airdrop will see recipients each get about $25 worth of the cryptocurrency commonly known as Stellar as part of an overall distribution worth $125 million. Stellar is currently the sixth [...]

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Chris Larson is first Cryptocurrency billionaire on Forbes 400

By | 2018-10-08T19:28:04+00:00 October 8th, 2018|Categories: blockchain, cryptocurrency, fintech, world|Tags: , |

Chris Larson is first Cryptocurrency billionaire on Forbes 400

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Tokenize the World at StartEngine Summit on October 19th, 2018 in Los Angeles

By | 2018-09-12T21:47:46+00:00 September 12th, 2018|Categories: blockchain, cryptocurrency, exchanges, fintech, ico, world|Tags: , , , , |

StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. (https://www.startengine.com/) has its third StartEngine Summit on October 19th, 2018 in Los Angeles, CA. Nextbigcoin readers can use the discount code "NEXTBIGCOIN" will get 20% off tickets. Buy tickets at this link. Tickets are normally $450 but are $360 with the discount. This conference focuses on ICOs, the tokenization of securities and alternative [...]

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Jed McCaleb creator of Mt Gox exchange and co-creator of Stellar and Ripple

By | 2018-08-30T06:32:14+00:00 August 30th, 2018|Categories: altcoins, blockchain, cryptocurrency, exchanges|

Jed McCaleb has been a central figure in the cryptocurrency industry. He is 43 years old and at various points his net worth has been valued in the multiple billions of dollars. Jed McCaleb was co-founder of Ripple (XRP) and co-founder of Stellar (XLM) Ripple is the number three cryptocurrency as of August 29, 2018. Ripple [...]

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Ethereum is about 1 million times less efficient for storage, network and computation

By | 2018-08-06T20:05:11+00:00 August 6th, 2018|Categories: blockchain, cryptocurrency, fintech, world|Tags: , , , , , , |

Blockchains are not for simple raw efficiency. The creator of Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin, explained how Ethereum is one million times less efficient than Amazon EC2 for computing, network and storage at this time. Ethereum World Computer Compared to Amazon EC2 Cloud prices Looking at Amazon EC2 (cloud) pricing. For medium scale computing the cost is 4 [...]

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