Fintechist DLT Hype Bubble

DTCC CEO Warns About the DLT Bubble

by JP Buntinxon December 13, 2017
Even though most financial experts claim Bitcoin is in a bubble, there may be an even bigger problem. More specifically, the hype associated with DLT is very real and growing out of hand as well. The US Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation grows concerned over what this technology is effectively capable of. A lot of […]
Fintechist Blockchain Tea Farmers

Major Banks Use Blockchain Technology to Help Malawian tea Farmers

by JP Buntinxon December 13, 2017
Africa has always been a very unusual country when it comes to finance. Most regions across this continent have a less-than-stellar economy. It is evident most banks have little interest in helping out these people either. Something will have to change sooner or later, and it seems the blockchain will be a catalyst for that […]

Fintechist Coinhako Litecoin

Here’s What’s Happening With Litecoin Right Now

by Samuel Raeon December 11, 2017
Litecoin has been one of the top performing coins over the last twenty-four hours, running towards the $200 level with breakneck speed. Whether it will reach it near term remains to be seen (we’ve seen markets cool off somewhat over the last couple of days in many other crypto type assets) but one thing seems […]
TheMerkle Malta Regulation Blockchain and Cryptocurency

Malta Seeks Recommendations Regarding its Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Regulatory Draft

by JP Buntinxon December 1, 2017
It was a matter of time until Malta unveiled its plans for blockchain and cryptocurrency. For the time being, there is still only a paper open to feedback from the public. It is an important step toward actively regulating both nascent industries in the country. This new effective legal framework can have a positive impact […]

Fintechist Tieto Blockchain

Tieto Lauches Blockchain Solutions Business Unit

by JP Buntinxon November 30, 2017
Blockchain technology has been of great interest to many different companies. It is evident this form of technology will make a decent impact in the next decade or so. Tieto is the latest company to successfully launch a new unit focus on this technology. The Blockchain Solutions business unit will be of great interest to […]
Fintechist BBVA DLT Letters of Credit

BBVA Trials DLT to Speed up Authorization of International Trade Transactions

by JP Buntinxon November 27, 2017
Blockchain technology continues to make inroads in the financial sector. BBVA has always been a big fan of this new technology. As of right now, the financial institution is trialing a blockchain-based solution for Letters of Credit. It is not the first time we see such a venture in the financial sector whatsoever. Reducing the […]