Japanese Quoine Wants To Tackle The Russian Bitcoin Market

by Samuel Raeon November 17, 2017
We have said it before here at Fintechist, but we’ll say it again – an increase in collaborative mergers and acquisition activity in an industry, especially a nascent industry such as that of blockchain and cryptocurrency right now, is a leading indicator of sector growth. This is why the latest news out of Japan is […]

Here’s What The Gold Space Thinks About Bitcoin

by Samuel Raeon November 16, 2017
For as long as bitcoin has been around, but even more so over the last couple of years, the asset has been compared to gold. Is it a store of value? Is it a tradable token of exchange? Is it a commodity, a currency, what? Indeed, it seems as though it proven its worth as […]

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China Blockchain Ecosystem Alliance Aims to Speed up DLT Adoption in China

by JP Buntinxon November 16, 2017
China is a very interesting country when it comes to newer technologies. The local government has no love lost for cryptocurrency but sees a bright future for blockchain. In fact, the China Blockchain Ecosystem Alliance is designed to make some big waves over the next few years. Its main focus is on incubation, acceleration, and […]

Man Group Is About To Launch Its Own Bitcoin Futures Instrument

by Samuel Raeon November 15, 2017
Bitcoin futures have long been the subject of intense scrutiny in the US, with the SEC to date having repeatedly turned down applications to allow these sorts of tradable instruments to be listed legally in the country. The problem, as is repeatedly reported, is that the underlying asset (the bitcoin, in this instance) is far […]

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Singapore Central Bank Open Sources Three Blockchain Templates

by JP Buntinxon November 14, 2017
The blockchain consortium in Singapore has received a lot of positive attention Especially the central bank is quite keen on this new technology right now. With a few projects being developed and thoroughly tested, it was time to present them to the public. The source codes of three DLT prototypes have been released earlier this […]

Coinbase And The IRS Are At It Again

by Samuel Raeon November 14, 2017
Coinbase has grown to become one of the industry’s most well known and well-established names over the last half decade and for good reason – it’s wallet and exchange services are some of the most trustworthy and most well respected in the space. While it’s a darling of the industry, however, at least from the […]