Will Regulators and Banks kill Bitcoin?

2018 has not started well for Bitcoin as the cryptocurrency started the year with 2 weeks of losses and last week we had four days of straight losses from Monday to Thursday.     Shock News for Bitcoin Banking   The year started off with a shock as Visa suspended a number of prominent cryptocurrency card providers without any notice, leaving some customers without cash. Some of the well-known companies affected were Cryptopay, Bitwala, Xapo, Bitstamp and many others. Bitwala also reported that their bank facilities were suspended with immediate…

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What was the First Product to be Bought with EOT?

Cryptocurrency is becoming more popular as a peer to peer payment system and there is no doubt that adoption will increase over time.   The utility cryptocurrency, EOT, recorded the first sale in December 2017.       How does a payment work – A transfer of funds between two digital wallets is called a transaction and this transaction is submitted to a public ledger called the blockchain where it awaits confirmation.  When a transaction is made, wallets use an encrypted electronic signature to provide a mathematical proof that the transaction is…

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FinTech – Over 50% of Global Retail Banks Expect Digital Investments to Yield Measurable Returns by 2020: Infosys Finacle-Efma Research

  Study reveals digitizing products and services, customer journey and security as top focus areas for innovation and transformation.   LONDON and BANGALORE, Nov. 8, 2017 /CNW/ – Infosys Finacle, part of EdgeVerve Systems, a product subsidiary of Infosys (NYSE: INFY), and Efma, a global not-for-profit organisation, today launched the ninth annual study of Innovation in Retail Banking. The research revealed that technology investments in 2018 will revolve around ‘topical’ areas such as information security, advanced analytics and open banking APIs, as opposed to ‘future-looking’ areas such as conversational AI, robotic process automation, the Internet of Things,…

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