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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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Goldman starting Bitcoin trading desk and Coinbase expecting double the trading volume in coming months

By | 2018-05-05T17:36:39+00:00 May 5th, 2018|Categories: altcoins, blockchain, cryptocurrency, exchanges, world|

Goldman Sachs is preparing a Bitcoin trading desk. Goldman has concluded that Bitcoin is not a fraud and does not have the characteristics of a currency. But a number of clients wanted to hold it as a valuable commodity, similar to gold, given the limited quantity of Bitcoin that can ever be “mined” in a complex, [...]

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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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SpaceX Starlink satellite network would benefit distributed Bitcoin systems

By | 2018-05-03T02:41:41+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Categories: blockchain, world|Tags: , , |

Mesh network should allow Bitcoin nodes to route around controls by any one government or other types of blockages, making them ideal for use with Bitcoin. Spacex confirms that their new, space-based infrastructure for the internet would be a type of mesh network, offering accessibility and resilience that Bitcoin users are looking for. SpaceX has received [...]

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NASA funds blockchain tech to improve space communication

By | 2018-05-03T02:41:48+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Categories: blockchain, world|Tags: , , , |

NASA awarded a grant of $330,000 USD to the University of Akron towards the research of blockchain technology to improve space communication. Researchers at the university are developing a Resilient Networking and Computing Paradigm (RNCP) for space exploration. They will use blockchain to design a secure and decentralized infrastructure for processing the massive data for space [...]

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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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