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Mastercard will support cryptocurrencies – as long as they’re backed by governments

March 27th, 2018 at 10:27 am » Comments Off

It seems Mastercard is gradually softening its stance on cryptocurrency, after CEO Ajay Banga downplayed non-government mandated digital currencies as “junk” back in October last year. In a conversation with Financial Times, Ari Sarkar, Mastercard co-president for the Asia-Pacific region, said the company is open to explore cryptocurrencies created and backed by governments.



Technology meant to make Bitcoin money again just went live

March 27th, 2018 at 10:15 am » Comments Off

The Future of Bitcoin It’s going to be big … or, not. A version of the technology that’s meant to make cryptocurrency payments faster and cheaper went live Thursday.



Cryptocurrency Will Replace National Currencies By 2030, According to This Futurist

March 3rd, 2018 at 11:23 am » Comments Off

The cryptocurrency market, which trades various digital-based coins, can look exciting, scary, and mysterious all at once to the casual observer. Its pioneer, Bitcoin, dramatically surged in value and steeply dropped (before picking back up) in recent months. ICOs (initial coin offerings for new cryptocurrencies), meanwhile, are emerging at a head-spinning rate.



7 facts you didn’t know about blockchain

March 3rd, 2018 at 10:55 am » Comments Off

It could transform how we track nearly every transaction. You may have heard the term “blockchain” used when people talk about cryptocurrencies like bitcoin. If you’re unsure of what it means, think of blockchains as ledgers that keep track of transactions. In the case of bitcoin, the blockchain is a record of financial transactions between […]



Venezuela’s own oil-backed cryptocurrency is available for presale today

March 2nd, 2018 at 11:50 am » Comments Off

Venezuela launched the presale of its own cryptocurrency, the petro, today. There are currently 82 million tokens available, which the government plans to follow with an initial coin offering (ICO) launch in a month. It’s the world’s first sovereign cryptocurrency, built on the Ethereum blockchain and intended in part to save the country from wild […]



Making a crypto utopia in Puerto Rico

February 21st, 2018 at 11:20 am » Comments Off

Brock Pierce inside the former Children’s Museum in Old San Juan, P.R., which he and his colleagues hope to make part of a crypto utopia where the money is virtual and the contracts are all public.



35 amazing real world examples of how blockchain is changing our world

February 4th, 2018 at 11:19 am » Comments Off

It’s quickly becoming apparent that blockchain technology is about far more than just Bitcoin. Across finance, healthcare, media, government and other sectors, innovative uses are appearing every day.



Want to learn programming? This startup pays you cryptocurrency to study Python

January 16th, 2018 at 12:20 pm » Comments Off

Blockchain-based skills platform BitDegree has unconventional plans for connecting tech talent and recruiters.



Meet the newest cryptocurrency trend: privacy coins

January 3rd, 2018 at 11:06 am » Comments Off

Privacy and anonymity are all the rage, and these coins are benefiting big time.



4 technology trends that will transform our world in 2018

December 30th, 2017 at 1:51 am » Comments Off

Predicting the future requires hubris, and it should therefore be met with more than a terabyte of skepticism. In past years, I’ve made some calls that have proved prescient like predicting way back in 2011 that social media would determine the U.S. presidential election. Meanwhile, some took decades longer than I had foreseen such as […]



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