Mizuho and Cognizant to Develop Blockchain Solutions for Record Keeping

Japanese Bank Mizuho Financial Group has released a press release announcing their partnership with Cognizant, a leading provider of information technology, consulting and business process outsourcing services to build a blockchain solution for secure record keeping of documents among Mizuho’s various companies around the world.   Mizuho has become another financial institution seeking to develop […]

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What’s Next For CoinDesk?

CoinDesk first published Bitcoin-related content in May 2013. The website, launched by Spotify angel investor Shakil Khan, came to fruition in just four weeks. “I was just sitting there and I literally had five e-mails that day from very seasoned entrepreneurs asking me, ‘What do you know about Bitcoin?’” said Khan. “There’s a lack of […]

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SEC Seeks $10 Million In Judgment Against Garza And Companies For Fraudulent Investment Scheme

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has sought judgments against Homero Joshua Garza, GAW Miners and ZenMiner, LLC, claiming they engaged in selling fraudulent investments in virtual currency mining operations. The motion filed in the U.S. District Court District of Connecticut claims the defendants did not have the computing power needed to generate the profits […]

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IBM Goes Big on Blockchain

With a range of announcements, IBM has pushed for the quick adoption of blockchain technology among enterprise and multiple industries with several newly revealed initiatives and commitments. In a press release today, International Business Machines (IBM) has thrown its weight in fully backing and pushing distributed ledger or blockchain technology for real world applications. Chief […]

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Paper Compares Blockchain to Uber and Airbnb as a Job Killer in Finance

In a paper titled “Field Confrontation, Between Capital and Labor – Emancipation and Alienation,” the future of blockchain is pontificated on and the main aspects of what it seems to offer. They talk about blockchain technology as a complete re-structuring or destruction event of the job market as we know it – especially in the world […]

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Asia’s Largest Stock Exchange Operator Partners IBM for Blockchain Applications

Japan Exchange Group, operator of the Tokyo Stock Exchange will begin experimenting with blockchain technology for post-trade solutions such as clearing and settlement of trades. The operator will team up with IBM Japan for the project. The operator of Asia’s largest stock exchange is joining IBM Japan to run blockchain tests for clearing, settlement, and […]

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China Central Bank Chief Speaks Digital Currency & Blockchain Tech

The head of China’s central bank, the People’s bank of China (PBOC) has provided more details about the bank’s significant recent revelation. Less than a month ago, the PBOC announced that it will try to launch its own digital currency “as soon as possible.” In a wide-ranging interview with Caixin Weekly, PBOC governor Zhou XIaochuan provided more […]

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Martin Shkreli Tries To Buy “The Life Of Pablo” for $15 Million in Bitcoin

Martin Shkreli claims to have been swindled of the $15 million he intended to send to Kanye West to own the exclusive rights to the rapper’s new album, “The Life Of Pablo.” The beleaguered American entrepreneur also claims to have spoken with Satoshi Nakamoto. There’s been no link given to the sizeable Bitcoin transaction, which […]

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EU Targeting End of 2016 For Virtual Currency Controls To Fight Terrorism Threats

The European Council of the EU has set forth guidelines in which it will seek to regulate virtual currencies and curb terrorist funding opportunities. In light of several high terror attacks within the EU in  2015, many regulators and citizens called for tighter surveillance and anti-terrorism operations. Calls for tighter control over virtual currencies after […]

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