Blockchain and Financial Services

Positive Developments For Blockchain at Banking Conference

Yesterday was the conference on Blockchain in Finance in Dublin. Anyone who attended the conference was certain to have felt the great deal of enthusiasm all round. For example, Barclay’s vice chairman compared the Blockchain to a new operating system...

/ October 4, 2017
Bitcoin Transaction Fees too High

Are Bitcoin Fees Driving users to Altcoins

One of the main incentives behind Bitcoin was the manner in which people could quickly and easily send funds to someone else at a cost that was fractions of the established alternatives. However, this is unfortunately no longer the case....

/ October 4, 2017
Charlie Lee Predicts Coinbase response

Charlie Lee Predicts Coinbase Reaction to SegWit2x

Given that there is a particularly big event approaching Bitcoin in November, one would expect the largest Bitcoin exchange to lay out how they will handle it. However, in the face of the possible SegWit2X hard-fork, Coinbase has been quite...

/ October 3, 2017
ICO Due Diligence

ICO Due Diligence – What to Look For in an Investment

The controversy surrounding Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) is still in full swing and showing no signs of dying down. Following in the wake of the Peoples’ Bank of China’s (PBoC) decision last month to impose a total ban on ICOs,...

/ October 3, 2017
Legal Smart Contracts

How Smart Contracts Can Revolutionise the Legal Industry

Anyone who has ever had to grapple with the legal system (which let’s face it, is most of us at some point or other) will probably have found that it doesn’t tend to move all that quickly. There’s a good...

/ October 3, 2017
CFTC Investigating Ethereum Flash Crash

CFTC investigating Coinbase for Ether Flash Crash

Back in June, the price of Ethereum crashed falling from $317 to 10 cents for a few milliseconds on Coinbase. It managed to recover quickly and the exchange offered to reimburse those traders who were impacted by it. Now, the...

/ October 3, 2017
South African CryptoCurrency Survey

Latest Insights from Cryptocurrency Survey in South Africa

South Africa is indeed an interesting country when it comes to cryptocurrency. This has now being confirmed by a recent survey that asked a range of tech-savvy South Africans about their Bitcoin habits. These are also quite surprising as they...

/ October 2, 2017
Bitcoin ETF Application Withdrawn

Blow to Bitcoin ETFs as Two Funds withdraw Applications

In what is another blow to many investors who wanted to the opportunity to trade digital currencies with Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), two fund providers have decided to withdraw their applications. Intercontinental Exchange wanted to launch the Grayscale Investments Bitcoin...

/ October 2, 2017
Zcash closer to zk-stark

How Could ZK-Starks make ZCash Truly Private

Many Cryptographers are in search of the Holy Grail of privacy. They are looking for a method of sending crypto currency that is truly private and trust less. This is of course easier said than done. There are two competing...

/ October 2, 2017
Dubai Introduce Government Crypto

Dubai is first Country to issue Cryptocurrency

Dubai has taken a step that many other countries have so far avoided. They have decided to launch their very own state sponsored cryptocurrency according to numerous local outlets. It will be called emcash and could be used to pay...

/ October 1, 2017