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SEC Advocacy Director Says Crypto Investors Shouldn’t ‘Flip A Coin’

2018-02-23T11:06:43+00:00 23 February 2018|

An investor education official with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) had a simple message to would-be cryptocurrency investors this week: think before you leap. In a blog post published Wednesday, Lori Schock, director of the SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, noted that cryptocurrencies and related investments are still relatively new, arguing that some investors […]

Banks Replaced With Blockchain at International Food Program

2018-02-23T08:20:54+00:00 23 February 2018|

International officials are discovering they can sometimes avoid bank fees by replacing currency transfers with the technology at the heart of Bitcoin. The World Food Programme is expanding its blockchain-payments system, said Robert Opp, a director of the United Nations effort that feeds as many as 100 million people across 80 countries. The agency expects […]

PNB fraud: How blockchain can stop future ‘Nirav Modis’

2018-02-20T19:33:03+00:00 20 February 2018|

If blockchain technology was used for transactions and accounting, the fraud at state-owned Punjab National Bank (PNB) could have been prevented or at least detected earlier, said fintech experts. And now, more than ever, is a time when those in power should understand the need to implement blockchain technology in the Indian banking system.

DAA Manager Insights: Blockchain Assets Pty Ltd

2018-02-20T19:31:58+00:00 20 February 2018|

Klaus Schwab’s saying that “Change can be frightening, and the temptation is often to resist it. But change almost always provides opportunities — to learn new things, to rethink tired processes, and to improve the way we work. “ This is the logic our DAA manager Blockchain Assets Pty Ltd (Ian Love and Calvin Ngo) is seeing in blockchain […]

What Stellar Lumens Teaches Us About Token Economics

2018-02-12T22:46:11+00:00 12 February 2018|

Back in December 2017, we published a technical analysis of the Stellar protocol and its ambitions to become a cross-asset payment platform.
We lauded the breadth of Jed McCaleb and Stellar’s vision of extending financial services and credit to the “unbanked.”
Today, we reiterate our belief. These are challenges worth fighting for.
Stellar’s work is important, and it is required.

Blockchain: meer dan alleen de motor achter cryptomunten

2018-02-10T11:40:32+00:00 10 February 2018|

De hype rondom cryptovaluta zoals bitcoin is voor veel consumenten ook direct de eerste kennismaking met de achterliggende techniek blockchain. Toch is de blockchain tot meer in staat dan alleen het uitgeven van cryptomunten. Volgens sommige experts gaat de blockchain de wereld op net zo’n grote schaal veranderen als het internet heeft gedaan.

Upbeat Dutch Blockchain and Crypto Action Agenda

2018-02-10T12:05:39+00:00 10 February 2018|

The Netherlands has an established tradition of being at the forefront of innovation. And it is following this same path when it comes to Blockchain development. The Netherlands ranks in the top five countries when it comes to digital economies.
Amsterdam is named the best tech startup city in Europe, the digital city Groningen is hosting the largest Blockchain […]

European Banks Could Soon Hold Bitcoin, Admits ECB President

2018-02-09T10:15:26+00:00 9 February 2018|

The president of the European Central Bank has publicly stated that European banks could hold positions in bitcoin after developments such as Bitcoin futures contracts listings by US exchanges.

While delivering the opening statement and closing remarks at a European Parliament meeting this week, European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi weighed in on the topic of cryptocurrencies […]

Virtual Currencies: The Oversight Role of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)

2018-02-07T21:32:40+00:00 7 February 2018|

THE COMMITTEE ON BANKING, HOUSING, AND URBAN AFFAIRS will meet in OPEN SESSION to conduct a hearing entitled, Virtual Currencies: The Oversight Role of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. The witnesses will be: The Honorable Jay Clayton, Chairman, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; and The Honorable J. Christopher Giancarlo, Chairman, […]

eBay May Accept Cryptocurrencies In The Future as the Platform Drops PayPal as Main Payment Option

2018-02-07T22:42:23+00:00 6 February 2018|

The cryptocurrency community has always been asking for eBay to accept cryptocurrency payments. It is not the first time that rumours appear to be circulating in the web about this possibility. The reality is that the famous platform is dropping PayPal as the main payment option. eBay may integrate with a new payment system built […]

Interview met Mirel ter Braak, Senior Beleidsadviseur AFM, Toezicht op cryptocurrencies

2018-02-02T19:00:32+00:00 2 February 2018|

 

Mirèl ter Braak heeft momenteel de functie van senior beleidsadviseur binnen het Programma Team Innovatie & Fintech bij de Autoriteit Financiële Markten (AFM). Dit interview wordt verzorgd door Madelon Vos en Justin Blekemolen van IEX Crypto. De AFM houdt toezicht op het gedrag van de gehele financiële marktsector: sparen, investeringen, verzekeringen en leningen. Door het […]

Two sides of the bitcoin

2018-02-02T11:15:42+00:00 2 February 2018|

Key points

Cryptocurrencies are digital currencies invented by private citizens
Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have surged in value: in 2017 the Crix  index of cryptocurrencies, rose 2,764%
Fans say they are useful as a medium of exchange, a store of value like gold, and an investment that will grow in value
Critics say price volatility […]