Can a Blockchain Messenger Disrupt Facebook and WhatsApp?

Messenger Apps have increased in popularity with billions of users in 2018.   The most popular apps according to Statistica are:   WhatsApp 1 300 000 000 Facebook Messenger 1 300 000 000 WeChat   980 000 000 QQ Mobile   843 000 000 Skype   300 000 000   As messaging become more popular customers are demanding not only a better user experience but are concerned about privacy, confidentiality, and security.   What would the advantages of a blockchain messenger be?   Anonymous communication   In the case of a  blockchain messenger,…

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Polish Central Bank Secretly Funds Anti-Crypto “FUD”

Polish Central Bank Secretly Funds Anti-Crypto “FUD”…What next?   According to a report on Cointelegraph, the Central Bank of Poland has admitted to funding anti-cryptocurrency campaigns on social media, specifically Polish Youtuber Marcin Dubiel and his Dec. 2017 video, “I LOST ALL THE MONEY?!”   The social media campaign against crypto was carried out by Central Bank of Poland in conjunction Google Ireland Limited, and Facebook Ireland Limited and cost about $ 27,000.00   Full story: –  Polish Central Bank secretly funds anti-crypto YouTube Propaganda Videos   The story above…

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Switzerland now a Cryptocurrency Tax Haven

In a sleepy village next to a lake and the Swiss Alps things are happening in the crypto world.   Switzerland has long been a global center for the wealth management industry,  and it reportedly is housing around $2 trillion, or 27 percent, of global offshore wealth.     There are numerous stories of people with bundles of cash hidden inside rolls of newspaper to set up shell companies, to jamming diamonds into toothpaste tubes.   Lately Swiss Banking secrecy has come under pressure but by establishing a global hub…

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How to Install your Embedded Vault

Cryptocurrency during the past year has soared to new highs coupled with the need to protect them. Embedded Vault can do just that. Embedded Vault is the world’s most secure cryptocurrency software wallet that can turn your PC into a secure hardware wallet.   Current Requirements for Embedded Vault: Android Smartphone with Fingerprint scanner and Bluetooth Windows PC with Bluetooth       Embedded Vault currently supports popular cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, EOT Coin, EOT Token, Waves and also provides an exchange between EOT tokens to EOT coins.   The…

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VinChain: The future of Smart Economy for Cars

Fighting car fraud, generating affordable 100% trustworthy vehicle history reports, helping drivers understand their car better, communicate the car information with the repair stores and dealers without a visit, save on insurance, and sell cars for the accurate market prices. Those are just a few solutions VinChain will be offering to their users by the end of 2018 in the US and EU markets.     But what is VinChain exactly?     The global database of vehicle history To put it simply, VinChain is the first complete global database…

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Understanding Cryptocurrency Terminology

Cryptocurrency and the Blockchain is on the way to becoming mainstream, and there are noobs coming into the market everyday.  Being somewhat of a noob, I realized it was important to familiarise myself with the terminology in this new digital market.        After reading through the list below,  you will at least know what to do when someone tells you to buy a certain crypto and HODL!   So, what is happening on the screens we look at every day?  Starting off with the terminology. What do all these…

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DeeCrypto opens 28 February – The first Physical Store Chain to sell Legal Crypto Equipment in Russia

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – DeeCrypto – The first physical store chain to sell the legal crypto equipment in Russia. February 28 FCA.FUND and DeeCrypto invite you to the presentation on the occasion of the official opening of the crypto equipment physical store.   The store will provide leading manufacturers crypto equipment: Bitmain, Avalon, Pangol in, Innosilicon, Ebang, Baikal, Trezor, KeepKey, Embedded Downloads, Shift Devices, Ledger, Coldlar. On the wave of growing demand for certified mining equipment, the first in Russia offline store DeeCrypto opens its doors.     DeeCrypto is not…

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Forbes 2018 FinTech 50 – Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrency Driving Financial Services Disruption

The Forbes FinTech 50 list for 2018 is out and no surprise that Blockchain technology and cryptocurrency business is driving Financial Services in the digital economy.  Payments, investing, lending and data & analytics being the top categories.         Company Name Location Category Funding Acorns Irvine, CA Investing, Personal Finance, Consumers $101 million Addepar Mountain View, CA Investing, Data & Analytics, Wall Street $215 million Adyen Amsterdam Consumers, Small Business, Payments $266 million Affirm San Francisco Consumers, Small Business, Payments, Lending $450 million Ayasdi Menlo Park, CA Data…

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Using Blockchain to Make Cross-Border Payment

CANADA – Jon Dela Cruz – The use of the blockchain technology for overseas money transfers limited to startups until now, but it appears that banks don’t want to be left out of the race either.     Crédit Agricole, a French bank, through an announcement in January 2018, mentioned it will start using Ripple’s blockchain technology on a trial basis. This is so it may improve the efficiency of money transfers for customers who live in close proximity to the Swiss border. These transfers usually take up to three…

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Cybersecurity – Two-Thirds of Middle East Bank CEOs at Risk of Losing Jobs According to Metin Mitchell Research

DUBAI, UAE, February 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ Two-thirds of bank chief executives (71%) in the Middle East could be at risk of losing their jobs because they are not managing cybersecurity risks effectively.   Research shows that only 29% of Middle East banks with assets of more than $10bn have a chief information security officer (CISO) reporting directly to the chief executive – a key sign among cybersecurity professionals that an organisation is taking and managing these threats seriously. More than a third (35%) of CISOs have no direct reporting line to any C-level executives.   The research was…

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