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Blockchain Summit Frankfurt is a 2-day conference and exhibition connecting over 1,000 industry leaders, business decision makers, tech innovators and investors. Blockchain Summit has grown exponentially in content and audience size. Based on unrivalled content and exceptional networking opportunities, Blockchain Summit Frankfurt is part of the largest dedicated Blockchain Event Series in the World. No co-located side events. A purely Blockchain focused audience. Join the Summit keynote programme for unparalleled discussion with 100 visionary speakers. Cutting edge...

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Blockchain Summit Hong Kong is a 2-day conference and exhibition connecting over 1,000 industry leaders, business decision makers, tech innovators and investors. Blockchain Summit has grown exponentially in content and audience size. Based on unrivalled content and exceptional networking opportunities, Blockchain Summit Hong Kong is part of the largest dedicated Blockchain Event Series in the World. No co-located side events. A purely Blockchain focused audience. Join the Summit keynote programme for unparalleled discussion with visionary speakers. Cutting...

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Litecoin (LTC) is embarking on new developments and partnerships, including the appointment of four new advisors at the helm of the Litecoin Foundation, to drive awareness and education on the value of the cryptocurrency. “As we push for mainstream adoption, it makes sense to partner with a festival that is comprised of people who bring new ideas and visions to the world through the content they create, and one we can grow with through the...

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Utilization of cryptocurrencies and blockchain in the banking sector is not an entirely new concept. Banks around the globe have either reacted positively or negatively to crypto implementation. Blockchain technology has, however, evolved from being ignored and seen in a bad light, to providing innovative solutions in the banking industry. On realizing its potential, banks are finding ways to create applications that make transactions cheaper, faster and less complicated. Falcon’s Move Just recently, Falcon, a...

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Western Union,  the global funds remittance giant is considering going paperless this year. In an interview with Reuters Plus, Odilon Almeida, Western Union President, said the company has been exploring ways to include cryptocurrencies in its services. The global funds transfer giant has also considered employing blockchain technology in its operations as a way of adding value to its services. Consumers do not have to own cryptocurrencies or digital wallets to access this service as...

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ETFs (exchange-traded funds) have been around for a long time and have been used to track benchmark indexes such as the NASDAQ-100, the Standard & Poor’s (S&P) 500, and the US Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA). Stock market investors also use these indexes to monitor their portfolio strength as well as compare it with the overall market. Blockchain ETFs Since ETFs can be used to track cryptocurrency, investors do not have to buy actual digital...

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We have previously delved into the story and evolution of ledgers, and how it has shaped blockchain technology. Now we want to delve into cryptoeconomics and how the new technology can change and improve services. Institutional economics understands the economy is made of rules. Rules (like laws, languages, property rights, regulations, social norms, and ideologies) allow dispersed and opportunistic people to coordinate their activity together. Rules facilitate exchange — economic exchange but also social and political exchange...

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Ripple (XRP) is a decentralized real-time gross settlement system (RTGS), remittance network, and currency exchange. It was created as a distributed open source protocol by Ripple Labs Inc., a US-based technology firm. Ripple (XRP) was initially derived from RipplePay, back in 2004, a platform that had plans to grow into the current Ripple services, long before Bitcoin had emerged. It was rebranded and co-founded by Jed McCaleb, a prominent industry figure who later founded Stellar Lumens, another...

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In traditional markets, regulators have ensured that there are systems in place to monitor, investigate and identify market manipulation efforts with a view of prosecuting individuals involved. In an ideal situation, markets need to be competitive where there are many buyers and sellers so that no single player can dictate or influence prices. This helps in creating public confidence, to increase trade and efficiency in transactions. But this is not always the case. Due to the...

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If you have traded cryptocurrencies, you might be wondering how to deal with your gains (lucky you) when it comes to tax. Coincentral had eight great tax facts we thought we would share. 1. Big Bro and His Little Helpers Are Watching You Yes, you must account for all of your cryptocurrency gains and losses. Blockchain technology does not make your crypto buys and sells invisible to the tax authorities. In fact, it can make it...