Monday, January 23, 2017
BLOCKCHAIN & CRYPTOCURRENCIES

BLOCKCHAIN & CRYPTOCURRENCIES

Which industry stands to gain the most from blockchain?

This year could be the year that blockchain emerges from its current status as a largely hypothetical game-changer to one that’s put to the test. Read more: www.pymnts.com

Neufund pockets €2m for blockchain-based investments

Blockchain-based investment platform Neufund has raised €2m in a Seed round of funding. The investment comes from Atlantic Labs and angel investors. Read more: www.fintechroundup.com

FinTech at CES: MasterCard and Rokos shake things up

the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) wowed us with visions of a future. All the latest and futuristic tech products were on display, providing plenty of food for thought. Read more: www.nasdaq.com

Bitcoin exchange Coinbase granted New York’s BitLicense

New York’s department of financial services has approved bitcoin exchange Coinbase’s application for a virtual currency and money transmitters license. Read more: www.econotimes.com

Credit China FinTech joins Blockchain Business Council

Credit China FinTech Holdings Limited has been appointed as a founding member of the Global Blockchain Business Council ("GBBC"). Read more: finance.yahoo.com

EU banks link to pull SME’s onto blockchain

Reports Monday said Deutsche Bank, HSBC, KBC, Natixis, Rabobank, Société Générale and UniCredit have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on a blockchain-based trade finance and supply chain tool. Read more: www.pymnts.com

Coinbase CEO: IRS battle could cost startup $1m

Digital currency exchange Coinbase has officially responded to the so-called "John Doe" case instigated in November by the IRS. Read more: www.coindesk.com

Russia’s central bank adds blockchain-friendly firm

Russia’s central bank is continuing to grow its blockchain footprint, having announced the creation of a new FinTech association. Read more: www.coindesk.com

Wall Street meets bitcoin boulevard

The vast majority of all Bitcoin trades are done by people just for the sake of making a trade, to drive down a price of exchange, or to “beat the street.” Read more: www.bitcoinist.com

Nigerian Regulator warns against bitcoin investments

Nigeria’s capital market regulator, the Securities and Exchange Commission is advising investors to be wary of investment schemes and companies soliciting investment via cryptocurrencies. Read more: www.cryptocoinsnews.com