BEWARE: CIA and Criminals can steal your Bitcoin!

Wikileaks has exposed the CIA hacking tools and techniques in the largest publication of confidential documents on the agency – we are not only vulnerable to the criminal element but it appears the CIA too.   Some of us are probably compromised without being aware of it – Assess your vulnerability and seriously consider what to do about it. What is “Vault 7” – it is the Wikileaks’ codename for a series of massive document releases on the e-surveillance and cyber-warfare techniques of the CIA. It is not known how many…

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Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Must Read list

One of the most important things to do when you get involved in the new digital economy is to educate yourself. There are many informative documents published to help you get up to speed and informed. Start with one of the most important documents that started the Bitcoin Revolution and is changing the World, Bitcoin – Peer to Peer Electronic Cash.     Here are two of the latest documents on the “Must Read” list… click on the links below and feed your mind!   How blockchain technology could change our…

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Bitcoin Price Watch 21 April 2017

Bitcoin Price Watch – many factors influencing the Bitcoin price at the moment. Events to watch – the start of the French Elections on Sunday; Japan making Bitcoin a legal payment system and Russia and India could follow suit; the evolving story regarding Bitfinex. OKCoin and various other exchanges in the Far East as they stop withdrawal and deposits in USD.   Read more about this evolving story – The Facts about Taiwan’s AML laws, USD withdrawals and deposits into Bitcoin Exchanges         Congrats to the two winners…

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Can the Blockchain make the Travel Industry more efficient?

The Travel Industry continues to grow and plays an important role in building businesses, creating jobs and entrepreneurship globally.  Countries gain revenue and exposure for their heritage and culture.  As a traveller or business associated with the industry, there are some inefficiencies which require improvement in process and communication due to different systems and the pure size of the network. Can the Blockchain make a difference?   At this point, most blockchain enthusiasts know that distributed ledger tech has potential beyond fintech. Yet, one industry that hasn’t seen much attention…

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Miserable Economies looking to Bitcoin

According to the Bloomberg Misery Index, which combines countries’ 2017 inflation and unemployment outlooks, Venezuela takes top place by along shot for the third year in a row, followed by South Africa.  Recent political instability in South Africa pushed them into second place.   Interesting to note that many of these countries listed below are showing high traded Bitcoin volume and adoption. Bitcoin is a natural hedge for failing local Fiat currencies.   Where does your country fit in… unless you are fortunate enough that your country did make this list!…

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Bitcoin Price Watch 14 April 2017

The Bitcoin Price passed the $1200 mark and dropped just under this towards the end of the week. Positive news continues as focus is on regulation and start ups.     The scaling debate seems to have settled however, no final decision to date. Geo Political events will continue to have an impact on the Bitcoin price and adoption. All eyes on France as the elections move closer – a very important country currently supporting the EU and the Euro. Will the status quo remain?     Predict the Bitcoin…

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London FinTech Scene

London has held onto their “FinTech Capital of the World” status however, joint with Singapore.   “The UK has long been a leader when it comes to FinTech and so it’s great to see our position is unchanged. It does, however, highlight the prominence of other cities vying for a slice of the pie,” warned City of London policy chairman Mark Boleat.  “With competition rising, it’s important for the UK to continue championing innovation whilst maintaining the right degree of regulation to see our fintechs thrive. We are committed to…

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The Ever Changing Historical Top Ten Cryptocurrency List

Due to the success and value growth of Bitcoin, the market has seen many alternate cryptocurrencies being introduced over the years.  As shown by the historical Coinmarketcap snapshots below, the top ten change over time as some drop off and others join the list.  No surprise that Bitcoin is the one that remains supreme and coins such as Litecoin, Ripple, Maidsafecoin, Dodgecoin, Dash and Ethereum are juggling for various places on list. Interesting to note that the Bitcoin price has grown 400% since April 2015 with the price reaching $236…

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Benchmarking Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency

Academia is showing much interest in the new Digital Economy and of course, Bitcoin and alternate cryptocurrency. Bitcoin’s value growth and the interest in blockchain technology has increased exponentially as more governments, central banks, commercial banks, corporations, investors and consumers embrace the Internet of Money and innovative technology. Recently a 2017 report was released by the Cambridge University’s Centre of Alternative Finance – GLOBAL CRYPTOCURRENCY BENCHMARKING STUDY by Dr Garrick Hileman & Michel Rauchs. “This is the frst study to systematcally investgate key cryptocurrency industry sectors by collectng empirical, non-public data….

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Bitcoin News 7 April 2017

Bitcoin today, the Bitcoin price is strong and moving upwards. Fundamentals looking good and bullish for long term growth. Other headlines – LITECOIN price tops $11 amid SEGWIT euphoria and Coinbase support; Cancoin is building a LocalBitcoins alternative for professional OTC bitcoin traders; IBM Launches Blockchain Platform for US Oil Trade; No Blocksize Increase Needed for Years, Argues Bitcoin Core Dev; Decentralizing Central Banks: How R3 Envisions the Future of Fiat; Building ‘The Blockchain’: Developers Aren’t Giving Up on Big Ambitions. Intel Demos Seafood Tracking on Sawtooth Lake Blockchain and…

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