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Digital Currency

Why Apps Can Pave the Way for Mainstream Adoption of Blockchain

By | Sep 21, 2017 at 7:15 am

Mobile utility and gaming applications may be the most likely driver of mainstream adoption of the blockchain and cryptocurrency. Recent developments in blockchain and cryptocurrency usage by conventional big business suggests that the mainstream adoption of such technology is imminent. Shipping and logistics giant…

Bitcoin

Why Should We Care About Blockchain?

By | Sep 9, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Not too long ago, the average person knew nothing or very little about blockchain. In fact, even the average person today is likely still be wondering what it is. However, the need for this technology has emerged, with the necessity to solve issues of…

Trends

Los Angeles

5 Tech Trends Startups Are Adopting In 2017

By | Aug 27, 2017 at 10:30 am

It’s six months down the road and time to check in on startup that had high hopes when the year began. How many of the trends you’ve read about from earlier in the year have made their way into your operations? How many are…

Bitcoin

Is Ecommerce Ready to Embrace Blockchain?

By | Aug 25, 2017 at 6:30 pm

To anyone who has made ecommerce websites such as Amazon, Ebay, Netflix a daily or even weekly destinations for their online shopping and entertainment needs – the process of paying for what lays in the shopping cart is probably the most abstracted aspect of…

FinTech

Washington D.C.

7 Ways Blockchain Could Transform Government

By | Aug 14, 2017 at 8:30 am

Blockchain has the potential to be as pervasive and as impactful as the internet. With a technology projected to be as meaningful as this, the government needs to implement the applications of the technology. Here are seven use cases for government. Titles and Property…

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Digital Currency

Blockchain: the Solution to the Financial World’s Security Problems

By | Aug 10, 2017 at 1:30 pm

The discussion about digital currency is admittedly a strained one. While advocates have explained the benefits in depth on more than one occasion, everyday consumers are having a hard time getting on board when it’s primary function is facilitating ransomware attacks. However, what most…

Finance

3 Blockchain Startups Decentralizing The Future of Finance

By | Jul 29, 2017 at 10:50 am

Most consumers don’t know a lot about the blockchain. You might hear some mumblings about Bitcoin, but very few meaningful takeaways have truly hit the masses. This is interesting, as much of the innovation that surrounds the landscape has an end-goal of bolstering and…

Digital Currency

Smart Contracts Are Making Their Way Into Blockchain

By | Jul 25, 2017 at 7:15 am

Blockchain has to be among tech’s top stories this year – from the explosion of bitcoin to the numerous initial coin offerings (ICOs) and token sales of blockchain startups that have been happening of late. There has been a mad rush to explore new…

Bitcoin

Blockchain Could Find Success Where Banks Have Failed

By | Jul 13, 2017 at 7:15 am

There’s no denying that blockchain and crypto currencies are disrupting finance as we know it. Initially thought of as a fad, these technologies have now hit the mainstream. What started out as a means of payment for a handful of tech savvy users and…

Opinion/Analysis

Blockchain, Virtual Reality, and Others Disrupting the Music Industry

By | Aug 29, 2016 at 11:10 am

The music industry has always been hugely influenced by technology. Think about it. The CD, streaming music services, even the concept of plugging a guitar into an amp have all been technological revolutions. Without technology, the concept of layering tracks simply would not exist…

Business

Everyone Wants to Patent Blockchain

By | Jul 5, 2016 at 3:30 pm

It could provide a “creator-controlled approach to content dissemination to dismantle the current centralized norm” of Netflix and YouTube. It “could provide the foundation for a more prosperous Europe.” Startups featuring it are opening betas. What is this magical service? Blockchain. And right now, it’s…

Startups & Apps

Boston

DigitalX Brings Mobile Payments to Underserved Markets

By | Jun 23, 2016 at 2:50 pm

In many parts of the developing world mobile payments and transfers are not only more widely accepted, they were well ahead of the game on initial implementation. When mobile payments first launched in Kenya in 2007, it was as simple as a credit system…

Opinion/Analysis

The Last Flight of the Paper Check

By | Jan 19, 2016 at 8:00 pm

Before 2003, an average of $6 billion in paper checks was flown on airlines to their final destinations every day.  In an attempt to do away with this enormous inefficiency, the Check 21 act was signed into law, allowing banks to settle using electronic…

Finance

Former Obama Tech Advisor: Bitcoin Could Transform Government (in 5 Quotes)

By | Jul 29, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Bitcoin, the digital currency infamous for wild swings in value and black market transactions, could have profound implications for the future of public services. Tech optimists at the highest levels of government are exploring how the same technology that makes bitcoin anonymous could make…

Bitcoin

Choosing a Bitcoin Wallet: The Basics

By | Feb 15, 2015 at 2:00 pm

If you want to use Bitcoin, one of the first decisions that you will have to make is which wallet you will be using to store your Bitcoin and make transactions. As Bitcoin is an electronic currency not controlled by a central authority, it…