Square Tests Bitcoin Trading, ICBC Launches a Robo-Advisor & Alibaba Sets Another Record [Curated Content]

November 16, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

As Bitcoin hits new highs, big FinTech firms flock to the cryptocurrency to meet consumer demand. Whether this is an attempt to ride the wave, or out of sincere belief in the future of cryptocurrency, Square’s beta of cryptocurrency trading

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Report: The Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Patent Overview

October 2, 2017    By : Patrick Rivenbark

To capture the massive growth of blockchain and DLT patents over the last several years, Let’s Talk Payments has partnered with Carneros Bay to release a complete analysis of the blockchain and cryptocurrencies patents market. Ever since the anonymous drop

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Did the Recent Bitcoin Hard Fork Just Create Money Out of Thin Air?

August 8, 2017    By : Aman Trivedi

The Bitcoin Blockchain underwent a hard fork on August 1, 2017, at 12.37 PM UTC with the block number 478558 being the last common block between the two chains. A hard fork results in splitting of the path of a

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Five Ways Financial Institutions/Authorities Work With Blockchain Technology

September 29, 2016    By : Sofia

With endless trials/projects/initiatives/region-specific consortiums/pilots, blockchain sometimes looks like one of those ‘fashion items’ in the financial services industry that institutions want to have to keep the title of ‘innovative and modern.’ Undoubtedly, some of those initiatives will end up perpetuating

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The Most Important Thing in FinTech: Advent of APIs and Banking APIs Are Real Too

May 31, 2016    By : Amit

I am back to writing about one of my favorite topics—APIs. In 2013 and 2014, I wrote some of the very early pieces on how APIs are being used to build next-generation products and allowing developers to reduce the time

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11 Blockchain API Providers That Are Allowing Developers to Build Next-Generation Applications

April 28, 2016    By : Kate

APIs can be fairly called a force that powers innovative solutions bright entrepreneurs come up with in FinTech and beyond. APIs significantly ease and speed up innovation across industries as they allow businesses to not start from scratch and focus

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The Hottest FinTech Investors in Europe to Back the Next Big Breakthrough in FinTech

April 27, 2016    By : Kate

Big breaks across industries don’t usually happen without VCs backing them. Success stories in most cases have co-authors and in 2016, VCs are the ones to provide a financial fuel to bright entrepreneurs and ideas with a high disruptive potential.

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15 Blockchain-Powered Wallets

April 22, 2016    By : Kate

Coinprism is a free online bitcoin wallet allowing users to store and create their own coin (by coloring bitcoins). Users can create, issue, send and receive these colored coins across the bitcoin network (for the price of a bitcoin transaction)

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22 Bitcoin Companies Allowing Merchants to Accept Payments in Cryptocurrency

March 11, 2016    By : Sofia

DC POS provides a simple, efficient and secure way for customers and merchants to pay with and accept bitcoin over the counter. Coinify is a digital payment platform that provides payment processing and trading services to merchants & consumers. The company offers

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Bitcoin Companies Funding Hit Almost Half a Billion in 2015

February 26, 2016    By : Sofia

Bitcoin, as any cryptocurrency, is quite a debatable topic. The opinions are diverse when it comes to the question of security and other risks related to cryptocurrency. There are even some compelling reasons why bitcoin may be dead soon. Despite

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