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As Aisha interviews all the movers and shakers in the industry, we thought we would do a Q&A with her to give you an insight into the master mind behind our creative and content strategy. With a colourful history across a wide range of industries, she is an integral part of the team and drives the insights, questions and the dream forward every day. Tell us a little about yourself? I am a lover of...

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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...

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We love seeing the increasing adoption of digital currencies and blockchain into every day life. Whilst main stream usage might take a while, some industries, countries and companies are being innovative and taking the first steps to use the new technology. A Brazilian supermarket chain called Oásis Supermercados has started accepting cryptocurrency payments. It will allow shoppers to pay in Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, and Litecoin according to one of the managers named Douglas Andrade. The supermarket is...

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Binance’s CEO Changpeng Zhao (CZ), has recently revealed plans to launch Binancechain. The announcement was formalized through the company’s Twitter account: “Binance is pushing for blockchain adoption and doing many things to help advancement of the industry. e.g we will have the Binance chain ready in the coming months, on which millions of projects can easily issue tokens.” The company is claiming that this would help in getting a wider adoption of the DLT apart from...

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Blockchain has great potential to change the face of the financial industry. On this 2 part series we’re delving into some examples of different banking services that could be disrupted by blockchain. On part 1 we talked about the use of blockchain in payments, clearance and settlements systems, and fundraising. In this piece we delve into securities, loans and credit, trade finance and look beyond the hype. 1. Securities By tokenizing traditional securities such as...

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Here are our top 5 most read tech, crypto and blockchain news for this week. Happy reading  What are the Reasons for the Recent All-Time Low Bitcoin Price? UNICEF’s Innovation Fund to Invest in Blockchain Companies Crypto and Blockchain This Week Legitimizing Digital Currency Transactions – Goldfields Money Limited and Ivy Koin LLC Central Bank Digital Currencies Coming Soon What’s your favourite piece? Leave your comments below 

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Blockchain is transforming everything from payments transactions to how money is raised in the private market. Will traditional banking embrace this tech or be replaced by it? 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. For...

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At CTN we bring you the latest crypto and blockchain news – all in once place. We want to ensure you are always getting a well rounded view, so we asked our friends at Coincentral what their top five most read articles were for the month and it looks like Bitcoin supply, Initiative Q and mining are high on the list.   1. Putting Initiative Q on Trial | The Next Big Thing or Complete Scam? What...

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Despite 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. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently...

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UNICEF has announced that its Innovation Fund will invest $100,000 in 6 companies working on blockchain projects. Read on to find out more. “Blockchain technology is still at an early stage — and there is a great deal of experimentation, failure, and learning ahead of us as we see how, and where, we can use this technology to create a better world,” said Chris Fabian, Principal Adviser at UNICEF Innovation. The UNICEF Innovation Fund was...