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Today I talk with Jason King as he approaches the half way mark of his journey for http://BlockChainAcrossAmerica.com an effort to raise awareness of not only Blockchain but homelessness as well. Jason is raising money for improvements to Satoshi Forest a homeless encampment in Florida that has been funded with crypto since 2014. Jason discusses the journey as well as the latest with Academy School of Blockchain Kingsland University.Sponsored by http://SaltLending.com and http://Wyohackathon.io Views: 301 Source
Swiss fintech startup Numbrs Personal Finance has joined the unicorn club, raising $40 million from private investors in its latest funding round.Launched in 2014, Numbrs offers an account aggregation app and provides users with the opportunity to apply for bank accounts, credit cards, loans and insurances directly within the app from a panel of banks and insurers. Barclaycard, Postbank, Santander, Bank of Scotland, Allianz, AXA are among the banking partners secured by the firm.The company now claims over two million downloads and in excess of €10 billion in managed assets.The firm's growth strategy has revolved around the support of private...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlsMGby7ALs Whether or not you believe Craig Wright is Satoshi, the judicial wheels are in motion. In this short video we talk to his supporters - and detractors - in Florida. Subscribe to CoinDesk on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=coindesk Site: https://www.coindesk.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CoinDesk Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/coindesk Instagram: https://www.Instagram.com/coindesk Newsletter: https://www.coindesk.com/newsletter/ Twitter (Markets): https://www.twitter.com/coindeskmarkets CoinDesk is the leading digital media, events and information services company for the crypto asset and blockchain technology community. Source
Published on August 22nd, 2019 by BTCMedia Click to download audio version Alex Stokes (@ralexstokes) comes to PoV to discuss progress in ETH 2 developments, mechanisms and tradeoffs for its design choices.  Topics Finality in Ethereum 2 Transfering finality to Ethereum 1 Reduced issuance / high security of PoS Running Ethereum through Tor Social Attacks with PoW vs PoS Bullish/Bearish on timeline trajectory Please rate and share the podcast! You can find us @POVCryptopod on Twitter.  David Hoffman on Twitter and Medium @TrustlessState Christian Keroles on Twitter @ck_SNARKs Send Bitcoin: 3P1kkSBdsc2vPWXin3h6bdVeTS4BzXdNG1 Send Ether: 0xa6daaa2c423e72f7a248e1642b0b0151a0ce3778 Views: 202 Source
Coinsource, the World’s Leader in Bitcoin ATMs, today announces the hiring of Drew Rasmussen as the company’s new Chief Technology Officer. As CTO, Rasmussen will work to expand Coinsource’s core product offering, ensure compliance with anticipated regulations, and engineer new blockchain-powered technologies. Coinsource Founder and CEO Sheffield Clark said: “Few people have a blockchain background stronger than Drew, and ever fewer have more know-how. His near decade of experience in crypto, first as a prominent trader and subsequently as one of the most sought after developers in the space, makes him an invaluable addition to our team. I’ve followed his...
The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. The market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. There is a sea of red as most of the top 20 currencies are showing negative returns for the week. This shows that the market is in a bear grip. The total market capitalization has dipped from over $385 billion on June 27 to just over $262 billion at press time. Though Bitcoin...
Published on August 20th, 2019 by DSholla Click to download audio version Bitcoiners and Ethereans are fighting on Crypto-twitter again. Bitcoiners claiming scam and fraud is apart of Ethereum's DNA. Ethereans claim double-standard, for a blockchain that requires perpetually growing BTC price... David and Christian attempt to parse out details and nuances. @Bitstein triggers everyone ICO's are scams is now relevant again Cryptotwitter is fighting ETHTrader forks to ETHFinance BTC and ETH till the end Please rate and share the podcast! You can find us https://twitter.com/POVCryptoPod on Twitter.  David Hoffman on Twitter and Medium [https://twitter.com/TrustlessState Christian Keroles on Twitter https://twitter.com/ck_SNARKs...
Open banking platform Tink is calling for National Competent Authorities (NCAs) – the national bodies responsible for overseeing PSD2 in EU member states – to be flexible around the implementation deadline for PSD2 in a bid to avoid a ‘cliff-edge’ scenario after the final deadline on 14 September.In an open letter published on its website, Tink revealed that with less than one month before the technology environment underpinning one part of PSD2 is scheduled to be ready for use, not a single financial institution in Europe has so far met the regulatory requirements to be compliant. This could have serious...
The United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has announced that it is hiring Andrew L. Ridenour as senior counsel to the chairman. Up until recently, Ridenour worked at the major cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase. CFTC Chairman Tarbert unveiled Ridenour and others as new hires on July 17, commenting that the “counsel and expertise of my team will be essential to our efforts to keep our derivatives markets vibrant and hold wrongdoers accountable.” Who is Andrew Ridenour? According to Ridenour’s LinkedIn profile, he worked at the CFTC for 9 years as special counsel at the Division of Market Oversight and senior...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrwgYDAoZV0 If multiple governments collaborated, could they launch a 51% attack on Bitcoin? If all it takes to attack a proof-of-work (PoW) network is enough electricity, wouldn't you want the game theory of delegated proof-of-stake (DPoS), or a hybrid system? Could chainlocks prevent 51% attacks? These questions are from the July monthly patron session, which took place on July 28th 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: Consensus Algorithms, Blockchain Technology, and Bitcoin - https://youtu.be/fw3WkySh_Ho Advanced Bitcoin Scripting Part 1: Transactions and Multisig...
Published on August 21st, 2019 by DSholla Click to download audio version What do crypto investors in the West get wrong about the Asia crypto scene? Alex Shin, a former Partner of Korea's largest crypto fund, Hashed, joins us in discussing: US vs. Asia retail market differences Why valuations differ across continents How Korea became a crypto hub Corporations' attitudes to crypto in Asia 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 fund arm of...
Mastercard today announced its partnership with transportation solutions provider Cubic Transportation Systems, and Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) to enable tap-and-go payments at Miami’s Metrorail stations. This service is expected to expand to the Metrobus service later this year, and will benefit millions of travelers who typically use the public transit system in the city. Screen Shot 2019-08-21 at 12.45.40 PM“My administration has been clearly focused on incorporating innovative technologies to make public transportation both hassle-free and appealing,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez. “The launch of contactless payment for our transit riders marks a...
Since Bitcoin (BTC) came into the world back in 2009, the digital asset industry as a whole has grown quite exponentially — with the market reaching its apex on the break of 2017-2018. Additionally, in the midst of all this, there has been a rise in the crypto trading sector, with the total capitalization of this domain currently pegged around the $277.90 billion mark. In its most basic sense, cryptocurrency trading can be compared to forex trading because it allows enthusiasts to purchase digital assets using fiat currencies. Not only that, investors can also choose to make use of a...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhL57COCmkA This week on BF Live Episode 27, Simon Dixon (CEO & Co-founder of BnkToTheFuture) will be joined by Sean Qian & Moresh Kokane (Co-founders of Konkrete). Simon will take us through some of the latest BnkToTheFuture (BF) News & Updates. Sean, Moresh & Simon will discuss the Konkrete Pitch going live on BnkToTheFuture's online investment platform, we will also ask Sean & Moresh about their journey, vision for Konkrete & some questions from the #LIVE chat! Stay tuned with our latest updates, follow us on your favourite social media channels: Twitter: https://twitter.com/BankToTheFuture Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/banktothefuture Telegram: @bf_token | https://t.me/bf_token LinkedIn:...
Click to download audio version[embedded content] This week we're joined by Daniel Shin. He is the Co-Founder of Terra Money and previous CEO and Co-Founder of TMON, one of Korea's largest players e-commerce platforms. Today he talks about his success in that area and how that drove him to enter the cryptocurrency and blockchain space with this new project. Daniel was lead to blockchain when looking for a solution to reduce transaction fees paid by online merchants. Not satisfied with just using an existing stable coin, he set about to make his own, which is how Terra was born. Topics...
Broker-dealer IOI Capital and Markets (Ioicm) has secured Finra membership, paving the way for the launch of its blockchain-based securities issuance platform.The membership allows Ioicm to be a placement agent for digital private securities issued on the blockchain-based platform - iownit.us - developed and operated by its parent company.In development for two years, the platform is the brainchild of co-founders Rashad Kurbanov and Hamid Gayibov who want to bring blockchain technology to private securities markets.Currently, they argue, the market lacks a modern technology infrastructure that can facilitate efficient allocation of capital, secure digital ownership records, asset lifecycle management, portfolio management...
Singapore’s plans to exempt certain digital currencies from the Goods and Services Tax (GST) would benefit cryptocurrency-related businesses, according to a partner in PwC Hong Kong’s corporate tax practice. As reported by Hong Kong’s English language newspaper South China Morning Post on July 29, Gwenda Ho argued that the Singapore government’s proposal to drop the seven per cent GST for cryptocurrencies when using them to pay for goods and services would have a positive impact on crypto exchanges, asset managers and blockchain entrepreneurs. Per Ho, the adoption of the proposed law would also put Singapore’s sales tax regime on an...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhL57COCmkA This week on BF Live Episode 27, Simon Dixon (CEO & Co-founder of BnkToTheFuture) will be joined by Sean Qian (COO & Co-founder of Konkrete). Simon will take us through some of the latest BnkToTheFuture (BF) News & Updates. Sean & Simon will discuss the Konkrete Pitch going live on BnkToTheFuture's online investment platform, we will also ask Sean about his journey, vision for Konkrete & some questions from the #LIVE chat! Stay tuned with our latest updates, follow us on your favourite social media channels: Twitter: https://twitter.com/BankToTheFuture Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/banktothefuture Telegram: @bf_token | https://t.me/bf_token LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bnktothefuture See if you...
Click to download audio version Benjamin Powell stopped to talk about his book that he co-authored with Robert Lawson, Socialism Sucks: Two Economists Drink Their Way Through the Unfree World. Their goal was to reach people, learn about socialist policies on the ground, and OK… have a good time!  Beer turned out to be a good starting point, but we explore much more like what are the actual measures of socialism, capitalism, and communism? We compared hotels vs Airbnb in Cuba, Georian wine, and the more dire situations in North Korea and Venezuela. Nonetheless, this was a fun episode, with...
In today’s world, consumers expect everything to be personalized catering to their met and unmet needs. Onus is on the enterprises to figure a way to deliver a personalized experience such as target offering and services to stay as the market leaders. Contact centers have always played a subtle role in establishing the brand asides the usual Marcom driven strategy, and still many enterprises believe that contact centers are behind the scene business function, that are reactive and is a cost centers with little value add to business top-line. This narrative is changing fast, as the consumers are increasingly conscious...
The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. Market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange.   While large economies are confused on how to handle cryptocurrencies, smaller nations — Belarus, Bahrain, Malta and Gibraltar — have taken the lead. They have created specific rules for the sector and are offering an environment that provides security to investors. If these nations succeed in attracting investments, we expect larger nations to become...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhL57COCmkA This week on BF Live Episode 27, Simon Dixon (CEO & Co-founder of BnkToTheFuture) will be joined by Sean Qian (CEO of Konkrete). Simon will take us through some of the latest BnkToTheFuture (BF) News & Updates. Sean & Simon will discuss the Konkrete Pitch going live on BnkToTheFuture's online investment platform, we will also ask Sean about his journey, vision for Konkrete & some questions from the #LIVE chat! Stay tuned with our latest updates, follow us on your favourite social media channels: Twitter: https://twitter.com/BankToTheFuture Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/banktothefuture Telegram: @bf_token | https://t.me/bf_token LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bnktothefuture See if you qualify to...
Published on August 19th, 2019 by DSholla Click to download audio version Crunch Time is a 20 min segment summarizing key topics and things you should know in the increasingly global world of crypto. We kick off our Asia miniseries with a snapshot of what's happening in key markets such as China, Korea and India. Featuring: Joyce Yang, Global Coin Research Alex Shin, Hashed  Sandeep Nailwal, Matic  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...
Westpac has delivered an Australian first in e-procurement, by partnering with Coupa (NASDAQ: COUP), a leader in Business Spend Management (BSM), to help businesses more efficiently manage their spending within a comprehensive cloud platform.The partnership enables customers to reduce risk, improve compliance, automate manual and inefficient tasks, and ultimately, deliver cost savings to the business.Westpac is the first bank in Australia to transform payables and purchasing through cloud-based procurement solutions for its customers. Coupa’s industry-leading Business Spend Management platform has been deployed by over 750 organisations, including MGM Resorts International, Salesforce, and Unilever.“Corporates have invested heavily in improving the way...
Four South Korean cryptocurrency exchanges are reportedly facing stricter regulation as they aim to renew their banking accounts. As local industry media TheBchain reports on July 29, the new requirements come after the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) released recommendations on virtual currency regulations. Per the report, South Korean cryptocurrency exchanges Bithumb, Upbit, Coinone and Korbit will have to comply with new, stricter norms to successfully renew their banking partnerships following the FATF guidance released in June. As Cointelegraph reported at the time, the new guidance posits that crypto asset service providers should comply with Anti-Money Laundering and combating the...
Published on August 19th, 2019 by DSholla Click to download audio version After months of procrastination, the new crypto trading platform launched by the Intercontinental Exchange which is better known as ICE has finally been given the green light. 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: 237 Source
Cryptocurrency exchange Binance has unveiled plans to develop stablecoins and digital assets pegged to fiat currencies around the world.In a brief statement, Binance says it wants to create alliances with governments, corporations, technology companies, and other cryptocurrency outfits "to empower developed and developing countries to spur new currencies".It plans to do this through the new project, dubbed Venus, using its public chain technology and cross-border payments system, promising "full-process technical support, compliance risk control system and multi-dimensional cooperation network". Editorial | what does this mean? This content has been selected, created and edited by the Finextra editorial team based upon...
Justice Joel M. Cohen of the New York Supreme Court (NYSC) has ruled to extend the preliminary injunction in the ongoing case of crypto exchange Bitfinex and Tether’s parent company, iFinex, against the New York Attorney General (NYAG), on July 29. Cohen reportedly decided to give a 90 day extension to the case, which apparently means that OAG can continue investigating. Lawyers of Tether tried to appeal to dismiss the motion immediately, but Cohen rejected their appeal. Speaking before the court, iFinex also argued that the court does not have subject matter jurisdiction because Tether is not a security or...
Are you building an Ethereum-based web application and find yourself the need to display price data of ERC-20 tokens? We know how difficult it is to not only find an API provider that has support for the token you are looking for, but something that works best for the use case of an Ethereum app. Challenges of adding price data Some of the difficulties we hear from the developer community are :- Breadth of tokensDoes the API provide price data for most of the ERC-20 tokens out there? Clashing symbolsFor example BAT can be Basic Attention Token or Batcoin. Token...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v32Nsj1VExI Simon Dixon CEO & Co-Founder of BnkToTheFuture.com was invited for an interview on Bloxlive.TV to discuss the future of finance. He explained what security tokens are and why they are issued. He also announced BnkToTheFuture's plan to launch a decentralized Securities Token Exchange. Stay tuned with our latest updates, follow us on your favourite social media channels: Twitter: https://twitter.com/BankToTheFuture Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/banktothefuture Telegram: @bf_token | https://t.me/bf_token LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bnktothefuture See if you qualify to invest by registering at https://BnkToTheFuture.com now. Source
Jose Rodriguez of Bitso joins the show to talk about the latest moves with Bitso into Argentina and an upgraded trading platform. Jose has also taken on a new position as director of "Blockchain Land" the blockchain portion of the biggest tech conference in all of Latin America "Talent Land". This year brought in 33,000 attendee's next year is expected to bring 40k+. This is a fantastic event for exposure to a lot of eyes if you have an up and coming crypto business. talent-land.mxSponsored by SaltLending.com Views: 408 Source
Intercontinental Exchange's new Bakkt subsidiary has received the regulatory green light to start offering custody and physically delivered Bitcoin futures contracts. The unit will debut its Bitcoin futures and warehouse on 23 September after securing a charter from the New York State Department of Financial Services.The CFTC has already approved the daily and monthly futures, which will be exchange-traded on ICE Futures US and cleared on ICE Clear US.The new offering gives customers "unprecedented regulatory clarity and security alongside a regulated, globally accessible exchange in a market underserved by institutional-grade infrastructure," says Bakkt CEO Kelly Loeffler in a blog.Adds Loeffler:...
US Capital Global Securities (USCGS), offers investors a $10 million equities investment in a tokenized fund, reveals a press release published on July 29. USCGS is a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)-regulated affiliate of private investment bank US Capital Global. Per the release, USCGS is offering to accredited investors a $10 million equity investment in the first tokenized venture fund of private digital venture capital fund CityBlock Capital, NYCQ Fund LP. The fund, of which the institution is the exclusive placement agent, reportedly has holdings in major companies in the blockchain and financial technology industries. According to the announcement, the...
Published on August 18th, 2019 by adamClick to download audio version On Today's Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin! Join Adam B. Levine, Andreas M. Antonopoulos, Stephanie Murphy & Jonathan Mohan for a discussion on China, and recent signs of official sentiments thawing towards Bitcoin. We talk incentives, possible end-games, and coffee. Subscribe for free to get early access on our new LTB Show Only feed using your favorite service iTunes, Google Podcasts, Breaker, PocketCasts, Podbean, RadioPublic This episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin! is sponsored by Edge.app Content for LTB#408 was provided by Stephanie Murphy, Jonathan Mohan, Andreas M. Antonopoulos, and...
Andrew Stevens Global banking and financial services specialist Quadient This post is from a series of posts in the group: Banking Strategy, Digital and Transformation Latest thinking in respect to Banking Strategy, Digital and Transformation. Harnessing our collective wisdom to make banking better. Ambrish Parmar See all Source
Monday, July 29 — crypto markets are seeing mild fluctuations, mixed red and green, while Bitcoin (BTC) is holding ground around the $9,600 mark. Market visualization. Source: Coin360 After a sharp fall on July 28 and a further correction to $9,250 the following day, the top coin has since recovered and stabilized around the $9,590 mark — up 0.5% on the day.  On the week, the coin’s losses are at around 7%, with monthly losses pushing 20%. In light of Bitcoin’s sharp downward turn since its 2019 high of $13,739, Cointelegraph yesterday published an analysis piece covering experts’ still-bullish outlook...
Click to download audio versionIn this episode of Proof of Love, we have a powerful conversation about mental illnesses and social media. Is this a proper platform from which to share? How has the Internet changed the way mental illness is perceived in society and how is it treated? One of our hosts bravely opens up about her own struggles in the past.  Thank you to our listeners for your support, we would love to hear your thoughts on this important topic. Special thank you to our sponsor, Vaultoro.com for their continued support. Be sure to tell three of your friends about...
Coinbase has taken its assets under custody to $7 billion by buying the institutional business of Xapo for a reported $55 million. The deal makes Coinbase Custody, which is only a year old, the world's largest crypto custodian, storing more than $7 billion worth of assets for more than 120 clients in 14 countries.Launched in 2013, Xapo stores crypto assets for clients in a vault under a Swiss mountain that is reportedly protected by armed guards.The firm will keep running its retail Bitcoin exchange but has decided to cash in on its custody business, with Coinbase beating off competition from...
Cryptocurrency-focused personal finance app Aximetria has gained a financial standards license recognized by Swiss regulators. In a press release provided to Cointelegraph July 29, Aximetria, which is based in the country, said the Swiss Financial Services Standards Association (VQF) license would allow it to function as a crypto intermediary and streamline its onboarding process. The VQF license is approved by Switzerland’s overarching finance regulator, the Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA). An award means the holder carries out activities in compliance with the organization’s anti-money laundering (AML) and Know-your-Customer (KYC) rules.  “The Swiss license is of vital importance to Aximetria and...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tohIX-m4ZD8 In this talk, Andreas discusses the new models of security that we have developed over time to function within the global societies and open networks of the information economy. He warns against the pitfalls of relying on third parties and bureaucratic institutions when we fail to scale trust, within a city surrounded by historical relics from outdated and oppressive security models. This talk was delivered on June 7th 2019 for the We Are Developers conference in Berlin, Germany: https://aantonop.com/event/we-are-developers-2019/ If you want early-access to talks and a chance to participate in the monthly live Q&As with Andreas, become a...
Published on August 17th, 2019 by DSholla Click to download audio version Location: Skype Date: Monday, 29th July Project: SatoshiPoint Role: Managing Director SatoshiPoint is the UK’s largest Bitcoin ATM business, starting out in London in 2014 and initially struggling to find locations for the ATMs SatoshiPoint has since gone on to thrive and now operates in over 40 locations across the UK. With their ATM volumes now exceeding the peak Bitcoin volumes, seen during the 2017 bull run, Hassan Khoshtaghaza, the Managing Director is now looking at ways to grow his team and scale his business by adding locations...
Cryptocurrencies are all around us, and the market is hotter than ever. And there are many reasons to believe that this situation will continue in pretty much the same way in the near future. Not only that, but there are various predictions indicating that cryptocurrencies could become the next big thing on the financial market, surpassing even the popularity of traditional currencies in some way. And while it will take some time to get there, it’s important to ensure that you’re on top of these trends from early on. Getting started with crypto trading is not as hard as it...
A Florida man has pled guilty to participating in a multi-million dollar Bitcoin-enabled drug dealing conspiracy and money laundering. According to a July 25 press release from the United States Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of New York, the defendant, Richard Castro, pled guilty to money laundering and to conspiracy to distribute three controlled opioid substances over both the dark web and via encrypted emails. Castro — who operated under multiple monikers, such as “Chems_usa,”“Chemical_usa” and “Jagger109” — sold narcotics for Bitcoin (BTC) and has agreed to forfeit $4,156,198.18, including the funds in seven different BTC wallet addresses. The three...
Published on August 16th, 2019 by DSholla Click to download audio version “There is too much good in the DNA of Bitcoin to consider an outright ban.” — Bill Repasky Location: Skype Date: Wednesday, 15th August Project: Frost Brown Todd LLC Role: Corporate Attorney Regulations are have always been in front of mind for the Bitcoin industry. Ever-increasing surveillance has accompanied the evolution of technology, primarily financial surveillance. Bitcoin is the first money owned by the people and is often seen as a threat to the state, as such the state has struggled to adapt to it. For businesses who...
AcadiaSoft Inc., the leading industry provider of risk and collateral management services for the non-cleared derivatives community, today announced that its longtime Board Chairman Howard Edelstein has indicated he plans to step down later this year. The company plans to immediately begin a search for a replacement. Edelstein has served on the Board of AcadiaSoft since the founding of the company, either as the independent director or Board Chairman."Howard Edelstein was a prime mover behind AcadiaSoft's transition from a fintech startup funded by a handful of investors to an industry collaborative comprised of 17 global banks and infrastructures, including CME,...
The Iranian government has authorized cryptocurrency mining as an industrial activity. A report from IIDO-owned Mehr News Agency on July 29 revealed that the decision was taken this weekend, during a Sunday cabinet session chaired by Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani. First step towards legalizing crypto? Now that mining has been officially authorized, entities engaged in the activity will be required to seek a license from Iran’s Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade, the report notes. Mehr News claims that many experts are interpreting the move as being the first step towards the legalization of cryptocurrencies in Iran, noting the potential...
Published on August 16th, 2019 by DSholla Click to download audio version Tom Shaughnessy of Delphi Digital is joined by Jeff Dorman, the co-founder and CIO of Arca. On this episode, we discuss Jeff's experience at Lehman, Merril, Citadel, and now as the co-founder and CIO of Arca, a crypto-focused fund. This episode cover's Jeffs immense focus on bringing his experience at prior firms to the crypto realm. To access the insights package of Delphi's leading crypto research, visit DelphiDigital.io on your device and sign up using coupon code CHAINREACTION. Follow Jeff on Twitter @jdorman81 Disclosure: This podcast is strictly informational...
Do you know what’s better than acquiring a new customer? No, the answer isn’t “two customers.” It’s retaining a repeat customer!  In my last post, I showed you the stats on customer retention, and they’re hard to ignore: increasing your customer retention rate by just 5 percent can increase profits by 25–95 percent! The question about the importance of customer retention is no longer in doubt. The new question now becomes, “how can I keep my current customers happy?” Here are 5 customer retention strategies your business can implement to increase loyalty and engagement. From loyalty programs to employee satisfaction, these...
Australia’s government has delivered supportive statements on cryptocurrency as it looks to exclude the sector from new restrictions on cash payments. In an explanatory memorandum issued late last week, the country’s treasury said it wished to ban cash payments for goods and services which exceeded 10,000 AUD ($6,900). However, a number of exclusions would apply, including transactions involving what it describes as digital currencies. The reason, lawmakers state, is in order to prevent the disappearance of such currencies from the local economy, which in turn would lead to a block on freedom to innovate. The memorandum reads: “Digital currency is...
Click to download audio version Open Bazaar's platform Haven costs nothing to use, there are no fees, and the trading is conducted amongst peers and users.  Our guest today is none other than Brian Hoffman, the CEO of OB1, and one of the main people responsible for this groundbreaking new way to buy and sell goods and services.  Josh and I talk to him about everything from money laundering and piracy, to how a dispute is settled between two parties. Special thank you to our sponsor, Vaultoro.com for their continued support. Be sure to share the show on your socials!...
The City of London is installing contactless donation points where people can give money to a charity helping the Square Mile's homeless and rough sleeper population.Londoners will be able to donate £3 to the Beam charity by tapping their contactless cards at four locations in the financial district. The campaign will initially run for three months, with more donation points added if it proves successful.Marianne Fredericks, chairman, City of London Corporation’s homelessness and rough sleeping sub-committee, says: "In a culture where people are increasingly using their debit and credit cards and carrying very little cash, this is an effective and...
Initial coin offering (ICO) consultant CoinLaunch has agreed to pay $50,000 to the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC), according to documents published on the regulator’s website dated July 24. According to commercial litigator and former programmer Evan Thomas, CoinLaunch was consulted on two ICOs, BCZERO (raising funds for a Czech off-road truck racing team) and ECOREAL (raising funds for a Portuguese resort), both of which were found to be securities. CoinLaunch reportedly created the tokens, white papers and websites, advised on the sale structure and made introductions, including to crypto exchanges for listings. According to Thomas, the OSC found that the...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eqsk9VmixIM What drives you? What are your goals? Are you an activist, an investor, or teacher? How can I help with your education efforts? These questions are from the Athens' Bitcoin and Blockchain Tech meetup on July 12th 2019 in Athens, Greece. 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: NEW! Universal Access to Basic Finance - https://youtu.be/Pkgo05Hdnfg Bitcoin for Beginners - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPQwGV1aLnTuN6kdNWlElfr2tzigB9Nnj Bitcoin for Bankers - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPQwGV1aLnTu45KFS6Sq6Z05qToY-n_k2 The Lightning Network - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPQwGV1aLnTurL4wU_y3jOhBi9rrpsYyi Consensus and Forkology - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPQwGV1aLnTvgdxHfhgEYhyX10YTxQS-M Key Management: How to Store and Use...
Click to download audio version Topics MolochDAO Update Summary of Moloch productions Lessons of Gen-1 DAOs, forecasting Gen-2 DAOs Moloch nimbleness with decision-making vs a legacy alternative Metacartel DAO YangDAO Trustless BTC on Ethereum Ethereum vs Bitcoin Security, Memes, and Value Props Spankchain Marketing! Please rate and share the podcast! You can find us https://twitter.com/POVCryptoPod on Twitter.  David Hoffman on Twitter and Medium [https://twitter.com/TrustlessState Christian Keroles on Twitter https://twitter.com/ck_SNARKs Andrew on Twitter https://twitter.com/ecurrencyhodler Send Bitcoin: 3P1kkSBdsc2vPWXin3h6bdVeTS4BzXdNG1 Send Ether: 0xa6daaa2c423e72f7a248e1642b0b0151a0ce3778 Views: 291 Source
The Federal Reserve System today announced that First Vice President Kenneth C. Montgomery will lead the development of a new FedNowSM Service to support faster payments in the United States with interbank real-time gross settlement (RTGS) and integrated clearing. The Federal Reserve Board of Governors announced its decision that the Reserve Banks will offer this RTGS service in a Federal Register notice last week.“Ken brings deep financial services insights and technical expertise to his new role,” said Esther George, president and chief executive officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, and sponsor of the Federal Reserve’s payments improvement initiative. “He...
The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. Market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. The uncertainty regarding regulators is keeping the upside in check. However, improving fundamentals have made a floor below a few major cryptocurrencies. The rest are lagging behind and might drop to new yearly lows. This shows that markets have started to differentiate between the altcoins.  Hence, traders should buy the altcoins that will lead the...
Published on August 14th, 2019 by DSholla Click to download audio version Location: Skype Date: Sunday, 21st July Project: General Bytes Role: Owner Since the first Bitcoin ATMs started appearing in 2013, the market has grown at a significant rate, seemingly unaffected by Bitcoin’s volatility. With a fast-paced market and strong competition, manufacturers have to keep up with a growing demand for machines and new feature requests. General Bytes has become the largest manufacturers of Bitcoin ATMs with over 1,700 machines in over 40 different countries (according to Coin ATM Radar). They are now faced with navigating the regulatory landscape...
Portugal has taken a major step towards Open Banking after local payments processor Sibs launched an API platform that brings together 24 financial institutions.In a move to meet the PSD2 directive, the Sibs API Market gives third party providers (TPPs) access to 95% of bank accounts in Portugal, covering account information, payment initiation, and availability of funds.Sibs says that platform has three features that make it stand out from European peers: it is based on a single standard, is available through a single link, and is supported by a specialised team.The promise is that the platform acts as a hub...