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Published on September 16th, 2019 by BTCMedia Click to download audio version Alex Gladstein the chief strategy officer at the Human Rights Foundation joins POV Crypto to talk about how Bitcoin is becoming an invaluable tool in the fight for human rights. We discuss the following. How Totalitarian countries compare to Democratic countries. Whats happening in Hong Kong. What's wrong with identity on the blockchain. How Alex changing his mind about Dai and Tether. Sponsors Haven - Get $5 in Bitcoin, Litecoin or Zcash Please rate and share the podcast! You can find us @POVCryptopod on Twitter.  David Hoffman on Twitter and...
With the rugby World Cup around the corner, fans in London got a taste on Friday of what it's like to be on the pitch thanks to a Mastercard virtual reality gimmick that simulates a tackle from real England players. The 'Contactless Tackle' event saw punters don a haptic Telasuit on a virtual pitch and experience being hit by one of Maggie Alphonsi, Jason Robinson or 17 stone Chris Robshaw.The three England internationals were at the event, tying out the technology. Says Robshaw: “It’s a strange experience, being tackled by myself, never thought I’d be doing that!" The day was...
Published on September 16th, 2019 by BTCMedia Click to download audio version Tom Lee vented concerns about lawmakers’ power to wipe out entire markets overnight. Lee noted previous negative comments about crypto by President Trump and his administration. CONTACT INFO YouTube Channel SUPPORT Gary is available to keynote or emcee your Bitcoin/Crypto event. Please email [email protected] for additional info. DISCLAIMER: This article should not be taken as is, and is not intended to provide, investment advice. Views: 3 Source
Countless cheques are used in Hong Kong every month, burdening individuals & corporates with long processing time, reconciliation work and creating paper waste. DBS Bank (HK) Ltd and Hong Yip Service Company Ltd have partnered to revolutionise the property management industry with a pioneering digital mobile solution for the fast and convenient payment of fees anytime and anywhere. DBS Bank is the first bank in the world to hold three of the most prestigious global best bank honours at the same time and Hong Yip Service Company Limited is one of Hong Kong’s leading specialist in property and facilities management,...
Published on September 15th, 2019 by adamClick to download audio version On Today's Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin! On today's episode, we're jumping into a mostly un-edited live show, which we recorded live, on-stage in Aurora Colorado during the Blockchain Training Conference a few weeks ago... After the break, we go boldly towards a conversation about the intersection, if there is one, of cryptocurrency and star trek money with an on-stage conversation between Jonathan Mohan and Davi Barker, moderated by Stephanie Murphy. Subscribe for free to get early access on our new LTB Show Only feed using your favorite service...
Cybercrime has emerged as a major concern for UK financial services firms, rocketing security spending to the top of the technology investment agenda, according to a Lloyds Bank report.While Brexit remains the biggest risk for the 100-odd financial services decision makers quizzed by Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, followed by economic uncertainty and new regulations, cybercrime has leapt from eighth place to fourth since 2018.This increased concern is reflected in budgets. Last year, 46% of respondents said one of their firm’s top three technology investment strategies was to improve cybersecurity, behind improving customer satisfaction and reducing operating costs. In 2019, cybersecurity...
Published on September 13th, 2019 by fergishClick to download audio version It is a delight to have back two previous guests, Nikita Baksalyar and Lionel Faber, for a wide-ranging conversation that touches on many advances in SAFE Network development. Centering around the recently released Vault program library, we explore the implications of other advances, including new data types, how they relate to each other, safecoin integration, and a lot more. The concept of the Perpetual Web--private, secure and free--takes on much greater clarity. Enjoy. Music Safe Crossroads Beta, an original piece composed and performed by Nicholas Koteskey of Two Faced...
Meniga, the leading provider of digital banking solutions, today announces its collaboration with UN Climate Change.This will allow consumers to seamlessly donate cashback earned through the Meniga Rewards app towards the fight against climate change.Through dedicated banking partners, the Meniga Rewards app allows consumers to earn personalised, card-linked rewards, discounts and cashbacks, while offering retail brands a unique way of communicating relevant offers to customers.Cashback rewards are a fast-growing performance marketing channel across the world - with more than 100 million active cashback rewards users in the US alone and cashback transactions growing more than 100% per annum according to...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFLLx-iufM4 How can I check if a bitcoin address is blacklisted? Why does blacklisting addresses not work? What are your thoughts on surveillance companies in the industry? What does it mean to build unstoppable code in a world of regulations like KYC/AML? Is there a fundamental difference between writing code and running a business? These questions are from the August monthly patron session, which took place on August 24th 2019. If you want early-access to talks and a chance to participate in the monthly live Q&As with Andreas, become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/aantonop RELATED: Another Brick in the Firewall - https://youtu.be/tohIX-m4ZD8...
Published on September 14th, 2019 by BTCMedia Click to download audio version “That aspect of folks finding their ideological compatriots in the cloud and then migrating physically is the story of the century.” — Balaji Srinivasan Location: San Francisco Date: Tuesday, 3rd September Project: balajis.com Role: Angel Investor & Entrepreneur A little over a year ago Coinbase announced the acquisition of Earn.com in a $120 million deal. Earn.com allows users to earn cryptocurrency by replying to emails or completing tasks. As a vital part of the acquisition, Balaji Srinivasan the CEO and Co-founder moved into the role of CTO at...
CF Benchmarks, the leading cryptocurrency index provider and owner of the CME CF Bitcoin Reference Rate, today announced it has received authorisation from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) as a Benchmark Administrator under European Benchmarks Regulation (EU BMR).CF Benchmarks is the first cryptocurrency index provider to be regulated by the FCA.The FCA authorisation will allow regulated financial services firms to use CF Benchmarks’ indices in financial products originated, marketed or traded in Europe once EU BMR comes into full effect on January 1, 2020. The BMR affects banks, brokerages, exchanges, asset managers and issuers of financial products that operate in...
Published on September 13th, 2019 by BTCMedia Click to download audio version Year to date, Bitcoin has gained some 200%, rallying from around $3,500 to $10,000. While bitcoin whales have undoubtedly benefited from this, data suggests that a good majority of Bitcoin users are also profitable. The survey found that more than two thirds of U.S. based investors are afraid of a recession, and would consider converting part of their stock portfolios to safer investments or hedge with crypto assets, commodities or real estate. CONTACT INFO YouTube Channel SUPPORT Gary is available to keynote or emcee your Bitcoin/Crypto event. Please...
There’s nothing quite like an impending deadline to shake you out of summer holiday mode – and PSD2, due to come into force on September 14th, is a significant one. Whilst the FCA recently confirmed an 18-month delay to the Secure Customer Authentication (SCA) aspect of the directive, PSD2 is about so much more than multi-factor authentication. It presents an entirely new legal structure for payments throughout the EU, introducing new types of third-party providers and, crucially, requires banks to allow secure access tothose third parties. In a sense, this leaves banks and financial institutions with something of an existential crisis. They can...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATD-KVjJVI8 Deze week in The Bitcoin Report een interview met ondernemer, dragon, shark en Bitcoin fanaat Vinny Lingham. We spreken over zijn investeringen, ethereum, altcoins en de toekomst van Bitcoin. Steun ons door een donatie: 3JRDpepAeZyLfGxstNJhwunUZ3G3dbfqsn (http://tinyurl.com/zr2krl2) Of via paypal: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=3ZFPLJUNDWTTA Onze website ► http://www.thebitcoinreport.nl Twitter ► https://twitter.com/nlbitcoinreport Facebook ► https://www.facebook.com/TheBitcoinReport Instagram ► https://www.instagram.com/thebitcoinreport Google+ ► https://plus.google.com/103676537144872566133 E-mail ► info (at) thebitcoinreport.nl Link naar deze video► Source
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSUVRj8iznU Slides: https://prezi.com/view/YkJwE7LYJzAzJw9g1bWV/ Pieter Wuille, Bitcoin Core developer and Blockstream co-founder, spoke about Taproot, Schnorr, and SIGHASH_NOINPUT. "The last few months several ideas have come up for improvements to Bitcoin's scripting system, including Merkle branches, Schnorr signatures, cross-input signature aggregation, MuSig, Taproot, Graftroot, and SIGHASH_NOINPUT. All these proposals interact in various ways, making it unclear what to work on first. In this talk Pieter went into the benefits of these ideas and discussed an upcoming proposal for a first step that combines a subset of these ideas. Some ideas will be left for future extensions, in order to avoid complexity...
Click to download audio version *Warning explicit language in this episode*   Hannah Rosenberg from the crypto space joins us on this episode of Proof of Love to discuss relationships, dating, love & so much more! Find out how Hannah stays happy in her almost 10 year marriage & if marriages should follow a “cultural default”. Also is it possible to have a long term monogamous relationship, what is the best way to hit on someone and so much else on this exciting episode! Thank you to Vaultoro for sponsoring!    About the Guests: Hannah Rosenberg is an e-commerce developer,...
For most of the past century, globalisation has been driven by large businesses. The very term multinational conjures the image of a giant corporation whose far flung units touch every corner of the world.  The internet clearly has changed this equation significantly. Borderless and unparalleled in scale, it allows virtually any business, no matter how small, to reach customers anywhere. And in our part of the world, the European Union’s project of a Digital Single Market has added a political dimension to the technological progress.  Harmonising regulation and making cross-border online activity easier for both businesses and consumers has played...
Click to download audio version It’s always a fun time when Michael Boldin is involved!  He joined us for an informative and spirited discussion on the 10th Amendment and decentralization as a solution to the problems plaguing the country.  We examine a range of issues from marijuana legislation to immigration to surveillance to gun control. We also explore how cryptocurrency can be a valuable aid in the fight to break free from the federal government.   Thank you to our sponsors, Vaultoro and Salt Lending for making this episode possible.    About the Guests: Michael is the founder and executive...
The London Stock Exchange board has forcefully rejected an unsolicited £29.6 billion takeover bid from Hong Kong Exchange and Clearing.In a strongly-worded letter to HKEX chief Charles Li, the London exchange operator says it was "surprised and disappointed" that HKEX went public with its offer just two days after making an initial approach.LSE chair Don Robert goes on to contrast the merits of the Exchange's £27 billion bid to buy market data operator Refinitiv - "the culmination of many months of strategy development, deep consideration and discussion" - with HKEX's offer."Our planned acquisition of Refinitiv meets LSEG’s strategic objectives across...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqsmCUo3xEQ In this talk, Andreas examines the morality of technology and the politics of fear, including former President Barack Obama's infamous statement that broad adoption of cryptography and cryptocurrencies would be like having "a Swiss bank account your pocket." He argues that the same fear mongering is being used to target journalists and whistleblowers who use these same tools to expose war crimes. This talk was delivered on June 23rd 2019 for the Bitcoin Association Switzerland's meetup in Zürich, Switzerland: https://www.meetup.com/Bitcoin-Meetup-Switzerland/events/260442996/ RELATED: Libre Not Libra: Facebook's Blockchain Project - https://youtu.be/7S6506vkth4 The Five Pillars of Open Blockchains - https://youtu.be/qlAhXo-d-64 Why Open...
Published on September 12th, 2019 by BTCMedia Click to download audio version In this episode, the guys talk about the latest Bitcoin headlines (including responses to the FATF recommended crypto "travel Rule", Bitmain’s Antminer 17 SOLD OUT in minutes and the NFL left tackle trying to get paid in Bitcoin) then interview Robert Allen, executive producer of the animated adult web series, "Bitcoin & Friends." Allen discusses some of the references behind the characters and jokes in the show, how funny people are usually brought up in religious households and, of course, Bitcoin. Episode 1: Tears of a Clown [embedded...
ABN Amro's Digital Impact Fund has acquired a stake in US data wrangling outfit Trifacta.The Trifacta technology enables companies to manage their data quality, preparation and pipelines through a platform that is integrated with all major cloud providers. The firm uses a combination of human-computer interaction, machine learning and scalable data processing to produce usable, clean and structured data for analysis.The company won its first contract in Japan in February with Sumitomo Mitsui Bank after field tests demonstrated that it would be possible to cut the work times for data preparation by around 80%.Hugo Bongers, director of ABN Amro DIF:...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27uTsPPPbA8 This week on BF Live - Simon Dixon (CEO & Co-founder of https://BnkToTheFuture.com) was joined by John Thompson & Adam Vaziri of Diacle. They discussed BF's strategic investment in Diacle, a UK FCA Appointed Representative Blockchain Consultancy, To Boost Security Token Adoption. Followed by a live Q/A session. Timestamps: 02:36 - BnkToTheFuture (BF) Pitch Updates. 06:06 - BF Portfolio companies News. 07:33 - Introduction to Diacle and team. 11:58 - Adam from Diacle shares his experience & journey. 16:58 - John from Diacle shares his experience & journey. 46:45 - Live Q&A with Simon, Adam & John. 47:18 -...
Published on September 11th, 2019 by BTCMedia Click to download audio version Band Protocol, backed by Sequoia Capital (India), has set out to bridge the offchain and onchain worlds with a cheap developer-friendly oracle. Founder Soravis and I discuss: The economic opportunity of oracles Weaknesses of solutions like Chainlink Band's dual-token model and security trade-offs Oracle token value accrual Why Band prioritizes Asia for its growth strategy Host: Jason Choi @MrJasonChoi If you enjoyed the show, consider tipping! This show is not financial advice. BTC: 3EFSLnPpme6Lo6DynN1bVV9owooueFvEmJ ETH: 0xdec40AA30B9C562aB4b839529BfC290C1B5Da61E Resources: Disclaimer: Jason Choi is an investor at Spartan Capital, the hedge...
Fintech Europe, Plug and Play's fintech-focused innovation platform based out of Frankfurt, Germany, announced today the eight startups selected for its fourth batch.The platform has grown its partner base to 11 Financial Institutions since its inception in May 2018. Together with Deutsche Bank, TechQuartier, BNP Paribas, Nets Group, UniCredit, Aareal Bank, Abanca, Danske Bank, DZ Bank, Elo, and Finablr, it runs two 12-week innovation programs a year.After screening applications from all over the world and intensive weeks of reviewing preselected startups with the partners, the final group of eight startups have been accepted into Fintech Europe. The program aims at...
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Published on September 11th, 2019 by BTCMedia Glacier Protocol is widely regarded as one of the best ways for an individual to secure their bitcoins. Who better to join me than the Project Lead and Maintainer of Glacier Protocol? Diogo Monica, Co Founder and President of Anchorage and Project Lead of Glacier Protocol joins me in this episode to talk about: Diogo’s background on computer security Glacier Protocol design decisions Glacier Protocol overview and step through Key features Taking security to the next level with Anchorage for institutional clients Diogo Monica, Glacier Protocol and Anchorage Links: Sponsor links: Stephan Livera...
Nissan is to equip all new and used cars in Brazil with contactless payment stickers, enabling drivers to pay for tolls, fuel, car parking and drive-thru meals from behind the steering wheel.The Sem Para Rfid tags, provided by US outfit Fleetcor, will be factory-installed into all new Nissan vehicles manufactured in Brazil as well as used vehicles available at dealerships.Nissan vehicles equipped with the tags will become available to consumers beginning in late 2019.Customers who chose to activate the feature will be provided access to contactless payments capabilities at all of the company’s network of merchants across Brazil, including all...
Click to download audio versionWe’re pleased to be joined by the legendary cryptographer and computer scientist, David Chaum. From his early beginnings at Berkley, David pioneered many of the cryptographic techniques used in secure systems and cryptocurrencies today. Blind signatures, which are used in zero-knowledge proofs, and mix networks, used in Tor heavily rely on his work. At the dawn of the Internet, David founded DigiCash, what many believe to be a direct ancestor of Bitcoin. Today, David continues to pursue his mission to bring data privacy to all as his most recent project, Elixxir, aims to create a truly...
Glue42, the company bringing a simplified desktop experience and interoperability to financial institutions, today announced it is extending the connectivity of the financial desktop as well as its footprint into Asia Pacific through a reseller agreement with Chelmer.In July, the team also expanded beyond its existing wealth management portfolio into new markets and added a sports betting company as well as an alternative asset management firm as new clients.“Our aim is to become the system of choice for financial companies and beyond,” said Leslie Spiro, CEO, Glue42. “Month on month, we’ve added new clients and deployed new licenses, we remain...
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Click to download audio version This week on The Tatiana Show, we host Robert Anthony Peters, writer and director of the new award-winning short-film “Tank Man”.  This drama creates a brief back-story for the unidentified young man who blocked the paths of a column of Communist Chinese military tanks in Tiananmen Square, 1989. On this episode, Robert speaks of the massive protests that fueled the timeless image that we know as “Tank Man,” a symbol of standing up for what is right, regardless of the circumstances.    Robert clues us in on the massacre that the protests created (of which...
UBS has come up with a novel way to show off its big data capabilities, enlisting designer Elaine Yan Ling Ng to create an interactive installation that explores global air quality through a feed of data from monitoring stations around the world.The installation, called Nexus, is powered by a feed of big data from a set of more than 8000 air quality monitoring stations in 68 major cities that has been analysed by UBS Evidence Lab, a specialist alternative data provider within the Swiss bank."Visualization is key to data because it helps the human mind to process large numbers more...
Published on September 9th, 2019 by BTCMedia Click to download audio version As the Chinese Yuan falls in value due to factors like the ongoing trade war with the United States, there are signs that locals are increasingly moving funds into Bitcoin. CONTACT INFO YouTube Channel SUPPORT Gary is available to keynote or emcee your Bitcoin/Crypto event. Please email [email protected] for additional info. DISCLAIMER: This article should not be taken as is, and is not intended to provide, investment advice. Views: 532 Source
Thales today announced that Treezor, the leading banking-as-a-service platform in France, has deployed its SafeNet Data Protection On Demand solution to provide security across its entire payment chain, from tier one banks and neo-banks to crowdfunding organisations.As an electronic money issuer, Treezor is bound by a variety of data privacy regulations and requirements, including requirements from the French Regulator (ACPR), the Mastercard network and the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Treezor is required to implement strong data security controls to protect personal financial information and other sensitive data. After evaluating several providers, Treezor selected SafeNet Data Protection On...
Published on September 9th, 2019 by BTCMediaHappy to share BlockChannel's interview with Democratic candidate, Andrew Yang. It's not recent but still relevant. In this interview, Steven Mckie and Demetrick Ferguson talk with Andrew Yang about his platform running as a Democratic candidate for the U.S. 2020 Presidential election, Universal Basic Income (UBI), and his vision to help America and how it aligns with crypto. This is a very patriotic episode, so go ahead and do your duty and have a listen - Uncle Sam is watching. Andrew Yang on Twitter. Steven McKie on Twitter. The BlockChannel on Twitter. Views: 184 Source
Banking giant HSBC is rolling out a video-first enterprise communications platform from vendor Zoom around the world.The bank is standardising on Zoom for video conferencing, audio conferencing, and screen sharing across mobile, desktop, and conference rooms, for both internal and external meetings.The deal covers licenses for over 290,000 users and conference room connectors to over 5500 hardware endpoints. BT is acting as integration partner.Eric Yuan, CEO, Zoom, says: "My team looks forward to continuing to work with HSBC to provide their users frictionless communications experiences, quickly innovate new features and functionality, and deliver them happiness every day."Source
Published on September 6th, 2019 by BTCMedia Click to download audio version “If you asked me to go and make a centralised blockchain, run by a federation so that you could go and make a new type of asset... The architecture I would pick is actually not that far from Libra’s.” — Peter Todd Location: Skype Date: Sunday, 14th July Project: Casa & Independent Consultant Role: CTO & Applied Cryptography Consultant Libra promises to be the first distributed ledger to transition from a permissioned system to permissionless. However, it faces many significant technical challenges, many of which have yet to...
UK supermarket chain Sainsbury's has added a manned till and two self-checkout kiosks to its first mobile scan-and-go outlet following negative customer feedback.The experimental cash and card-free store was opened in London's Holborn Circus in April. The supermarket chain completely refurbished the store to remove the checkoutarea and tills with the aim of enabling customers to scan and pay for their groceries as they picked them off the shelves using the chain's Pay & Go app.At the time of the launch Sainsbury’s group chief digital officer, Clodagh Moriarty, said: “This is an experiment rather than a new format for us...
CoinGecko will be hosting sixteen exciting crypto projects at the upcoming Changelog stage during Invest Asia 2019 happening on 11-12 September 2019. The Changelog stage offers projects the opportunity to share important updates and development roadmap with conference attendees. In this edition of Changelog Speaker Spotlight, we interviewed Reuben Yap of Zcoin. Reuben is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Zcoin. Prior to his foray into the cryptocurrency space, Reuben have been operating one of South East Asia's largest VPN provider whilst working in a legal firm he co-founded for than a decade. Reuben is an early adopter of cryptocurrencies being the first merchant...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5_laR0bwHg Will traditional cybersecurity companies get involved in cryptocurrencies? Why should we transition to non-custodial models of security? Why is Bitcoin the Black Swan for a surveillance laden web? These questions are from the Crypto Compare Digital Asset Summit, which took place on June 12th 2019 in London, England. If you want early-access to talks and a chance to participate in the monthly live Q&As with Andreas, become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/aantonop RELATED: Another Brick in the Firewall - https://youtu.be/tohIX-m4ZD8 Universal Access to Basic Finance - https://youtu.be/Pkgo05Hdnfg The Killer App: Bananas on the Blockchain? - https://youtu.be/H_kyYrbBY1I Libre Not Libra: Facebook's Blockchain...
Published on September 8th, 2019 by adamClick to download audio version On Today's Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin! We recently returned from the Blockchain Training Conference, where aside from teaching classes and doing a couple of live shows, we set up a Let's Talk Bitcoin! Recording Booth! Over three days, we interviewed about a dozen people, some new to Cryptocurrency and some who have been around longer in a hunt for "What's Interesting" to those newer users and "What's Changed" for those who have been around for multiple cycles. Subscribe for free to get early access on our new LTB...
Samsung, Visa and Fiserv unit First Data have teamed up to make the mPOS dongle a thing of the past, replacing it with a software-based system that lets merchants accept contactless payments of any amount on their handsets without the need for any additional hardware.The SoftPOS system uses the NFC functionality in a merchant's smartphone or tablet to let them accept payments from contactless cards as well as NFC-enabled handsets and wearables.Visa is bringing its contactless capability, while Fiserv offers settlement of transactions via a mobile app and Samsung provides security protocols in both hardware and software, as well as...
This week we have brought you another episode of Crypto Weekly Highlights. Take a look and tell us what you think! [embedded content] On the Cusp There are some interesting development coming up in the past week that may warrant the attention of everyone in the crypto industry. Bitcoin (BTC) had a very bullish week, increasing 14% or roughly $1,200. It started the week at around $9,600 and ended at $10,800. Ether (ETH) however, did not performed as well, trading between $185 to $195 before declining and ending the week below $170. We hope you will enjoy the next 3 minutes 34...