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SpeedyChain – Blockchain for smart cities

By | 2018-07-14T17:58:01+00:00 July 14th, 2018|Categories: blockchain, fintech, world|

A smart city will use millions to billions of teraBytes of data. There will be information and communication technology to enhance the quality of life of its citizens and improve the efficiency of urban services such as utilities, energy, and transportation. Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) are an integral part of smart cities. ITS use sensing, communication, [...]

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China shutdown cryptotrading but investors still access trading

By | 2018-07-11T06:37:33+00:00 July 11th, 2018|Categories: altcoins, blockchain, cryptocurrency, exchanges, fintech, world|Tags: , |

China’s central bank says the buying and selling of bitcoin in RMB has fallen from a peak of 90% of the world’s total to less than 1% since September 2017. In February 2018, the People's Bank of China (PBOC) issued a statement that it would block access to all domestic and foreign cryptocurrency exchanges and ICO [...]

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Coinbase or Binance are the two leading cryptocurrency exchanges

By | 2018-07-10T00:30:18+00:00 July 10th, 2018|Categories: blockchain, cryptocurrency, exchanges, fintech, world|Tags: , , |

Coinbase is best for beginners and allows you to use your bank account, credit card or PayPal to purchase major cryptocurrencies. Binance lets you trade up to 300 different coins and the fees are far lower than Coinbase. If you want to get involved in Ripple, Stellar or many of the other coins, then Binance is [...]

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Swiss BIS describes cryptocurrency problems in detail

By | 2018-06-18T12:03:12+00:00 June 18th, 2018|Categories: altcoins, cryptocurrency, exchanges, fintech|Tags: , , |

Swiss-based BIS says cryptocurrencies have design flaws and cannot replace current payment system load. The Bank for International Settlements told the cryptocurrency world it’s not ready for prime time. BIS makes their case in a 24 page report. Most modern-day transactions occur through means ultimately supported by central banks, over time a wide range of public [...]

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How Qtum has made a new and improved kind of smart contract called Master Contracts

By | 2018-05-30T18:37:18+00:00 May 30th, 2018|Categories: altcoins, blockchain, exchanges, fintech, smart contracts|

Qtum is taking the best parts of bitcoin and the best parts of Ethereum to solve the limitations and practical implementation problems of blockchain technology. The principles are listed below: 1. Create an entirely new kind of smart contract called Master Contract that can execute a contact triggered by off-chain and on-chain factors; 2. Achieve compatibility [...]

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BMW piloting blocking tracking of mileage for leased cars

By | 2018-05-08T14:52:00+00:00 May 8th, 2018|Categories: altcoins, blockchain, cryptocurrency, fintech, ico, world|Tags: , , , |

BMW is piloting a blockchain platform to track mileage in leased vehicles through its startup innovation program. The effort is being carried out in partnership with blockchain startup DOVU - one of five startups to work with BMW Group UK as part of the company's Innovation Lab, first unveiled back in February. Specifically, DOVU developed a [...]

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Mobilecoin will try to integrate crypto with mobile payments

By | 2018-05-03T23:55:14+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|Categories: cryptocurrency, exchanges, fintech, world|Tags: , , , |

Mobile payments are currently mainly dominant in China and Asia. To get a sense of how pervasive mobile payments have become in China, consider that on the eve of this year’s Spring Festival, 668 million people on Tencent Holding’s WeChat app sent virtual hongbao – digital red packets containing money – to friends and family as [...]

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Nextbigcoins will draw three winners for free Crypto Investment Summit tickets

By | 2018-05-03T02:41:20+00:00 April 24th, 2018|Categories: altcoins, blockchain, cryptocurrency, exchanges, fintech, ico, Uncategorized|

The Crypto Investment Summit is Monday April 30 to Wednesday May 2nd at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Nextbigcoins is a partner site. We are excited to offer Nextbigcoins.io readers the chance to win tickets to this event. There are 100+ speakers. There are 35 ICOs presenting. Crypto investment Summit giveaway - 5 winners Crypto investment [...]

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Likely able to raise billions in private fund raising, Telegram may not bother with public ICO

By | 2018-04-13T19:56:25+00:00 April 13th, 2018|Categories: blockchain, exchanges, fintech, ico, world|Tags: , |

Telegram has already raised $1.7 billion from two private sales andy might cancel its public ICO. Telegram is a cloud-based instant messaging service. Telegram client apps are available for Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Windows NT, macOS and Linux. Users can send messages and exchange photos, videos, stickers, audio and files of any type. Telegram was founded [...]

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Accelerating Financial Services for the poor with Blockchain and tiered know your customer

By | 2018-04-13T16:52:18+00:00 April 13th, 2018|Categories: blockchain, fintech, world|Tags: , , , |

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have the Level One project to use Digital financial services (including blockchain for identification) for financial services for the world's poor. Digital financial services (DFS) are among the quickest and most effective ways of turning millions of unbanked citizens into formal financial customers. For the first time in history, digital [...]

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Binance CEO rises to billions in less than 8 months

By | 2018-04-04T06:37:47+00:00 April 4th, 2018|Categories: cryptocurrency, exchanges, fintech, ico|Tags: , , , |

In less than eight months, the founder of Binance has grown his company from an idea into the world’s largest digital-asset exchange by traded value. Binance had a $200 million profit in its second quarter of existence, and he has amassed a personal fortune that he claims is worth as much as $2 billion. Regulators around [...]

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Corda blockchain operating system for financial markets

By | 2018-04-04T01:02:35+00:00 April 4th, 2018|Categories: blockchain, fintech|Tags: , , , , |

R3 is developing a blockchain-platformed operating system called Corda. A 100-plus member consortium of banks, regulators and technology partners (Oracle, Accenture and more) are developing Corda and are led by blockchain tech start-up R3 CEV. Corda is a distributed ledger platform designed specifically for financial services. Launched in September 2015, R3 was born out of a [...]

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