News2018 Wrap Up – CTN’s Top 7 Stories of the Year

Aisha Hillary-Morgan Aisha Hillary-MorganDecember 27, 2018

2018 has been an exciting year despite the ups and downs we saw in the crypto market. Before the year ends, it’s still a time for celebration and we thought we would share our top seven (why seven, it sounded like a good number) articles for 2018.

We look forward to sharing many more interesting stories, introducing you to more inspirational and risk-taking people and businesses, and guide you through what 2019 has in store for crypto tech news space.

1. BRAVO Tip or Pay with Maria Luna

BRAVO Technologies is revolutionising how payments and tipping are executed, however there are many more products on the horizon. Read on to find out more.

“We created our Fiat version to prove our hypothesis that there was a real need for privacy in payments (while still being compliant) and we knew that the ultimate solution to achieve privacy and inexpensive transactions was evolving to the blockchain.”

Click here to read the full interview.

2. Crypto-Friendly Banking with PLATIO’s Irina Berkon

We had a chat with Irina Berkon, CFO at PLATIO, a company creating a crypto banking ecosystem, about where the industry is going and if blockchain is the solution.

“I think there is no stopping the progress of the blockchain technology. There are so many brilliant minds working on amazing and life changing solutions. I think that blockchain technology will be part of everyone’s life, whether those who actively use it or benefit from blockchain-based services, it will be everywhere!”

Read more.

3. What Does the Future Hold for India’s Cryptocurrency Industry?

India has been among countries that have contributed to technological advancements, either as a developer or as a market. The Information Technology (IT) sector contributed 7.7% of its gross domestic product in the 2017 fiscal year, and there has been hope that the industry will continue to grow by being at the forefront of technological advancements.

Click here to read more.

4. Blockchain’s Potential to Disrupt Banking Services – Part 1

Blockchain technology provides a way for untrusted parties to come to agreement on the state of a database, without using a middleman. By providing a ledger that nobody administers, a blockchain could provide specific financial services — like payments, or securitization — without using a middleman, like a bank.

Read the full article.

5. Is the Crypto Market Ready for a Blockchain Based Mobile Phone?

Like with other sectors, blockchain’s application in the communication space is considered a great and positive step. But it is the integration of blockchain in mobile phones that is likely to cause a stir. Globally, the number of mobile users stands at billions. This makes the combination of mobile telephony and blockchain an exciting combination.

Read more.

6. What are the Reasons for the Recent All-Time Low Bitcoin Price?

Sespite aggressive predictions by financial pundits on the expected turnaround of digital coins, the cryptocurrency market hit a major road bump last month when its market capitalization fell by $42 billion. For the first time since inception, this drop landed the already crippling digital market capitalization below the $200 billion mark. At the beginning of the year, the total value of the crypto market stood at $835 billion.

Read more.

7. Author, Scott Bales on Innovation and Digital Transformation

Transformation is a hot topic and we like to speak to the people who are at forefront, helping businesses keep up with the fast pace of innovation today.

“The biggest thing I have learnt throughout my career is that we need to start with the customer rather than the technology. If we want to innovate we can’t just decide to “do Blockchain” we need to talk to our customers, find out what their needs are and then innovate to meet their needs.”

Read the full Q&A.


What was your favourite piece in 2018? 🙂

Aisha Hillary-Morgan

Aisha Hillary-Morgan

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