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Wanting to increase your blockchain know-how or invest in the space? Below are five videos totally worth investing the time into. 🙂 #1: What is blockchain? CNBC Explains by Tom Chitty Why it’s great: It gives you all the important information you want to know, starts from the beginning, and explains the entire concept well There are a lot of blockchain for beginners videos. The truth is, most of these videos take a lot for...

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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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Jonha Richman has an incredible story braving the tech, business and blockchain space, serving many a different role helping businesses tell their story. We had the pleasure of chatting with Jonha, where she shared her views on the crypto and blockchain space, and how diversity is so beneficial for this sector. “We’ll see more and more governments become more clear towards their stance on cryptocurrencies, while Blockchain and its expanding use cases will be embraced...

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Blockchain is a digital, decentralised, distributed ledger. But what does that really mean? We thought we would delve into what ledgers are and how they’ve been a fundamental part of companies and traditional economy structures. Most explanations for the importance of blockchain start with Bitcoin and the history of money. But money is just the first use case of blockchain, and it is unlikely to be the most important. It might seem strange that a ledger — a...

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Fintechs are big, growing and disruptive. Why wouldn’t they be on the up and up when they harness innovative technologies to help create efficiencies within the banking and financial services industry. So what are the predictors and futurists saying the landscape will look like in 2019 and beyond? Here’s a collection of some of the sources we think are on point! Bitcoin is Just the Beginning The Australian predicts that Bitcoin is Just the Beginning and...

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HiveEx.com and Finder co-founder Fred Schebesta spoke with one of the most controversial figures in the cryptocurrency space, Dr. Craig Wright, for an exclusive interview. Dr. Craig Wright is Chief Scientist at nChain and claims to be the original bitcoin inventor, Satoshi Nakamoto. While there are plenty of lingering question marks around the claim, it’s also reasonable to say he’s been involved in bitcoin since its very early days. The 1 hour and 34 minute...

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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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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...

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It is fair to say that Bitcoin has been exceptionally successful as a payments’ technology, regardless of its current trading price, particularly given its incredible adoption. It also follows that Central Banks have been contemplating the issuance of their own Central Bank digital currencies (CBDCs) in order to remain competitive as private companies continue to compete aggressively in the payments space, combined with bitcoin posing a real threat. Discussions about CBDCs have featured prominently at...

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During a time of increased interest in KYC and KYT technologies, as they are necessary for banks, financial institutions and exchanges to meet regulatory requirements, Ivy and Goldfields Money partner to take a step toward further integration of blockchain technology into established financial institutions. Ivy Koin LLC (Ivy), a developer of blockchain-based solutions for financial institutions facilitating compliance needs for fiat and digital currency transactions, announced a partnership with Goldfields Money Ltd (Goldfields Money ASX:GMY). Goldfields Money...