HSBC to Use Blockchain to Track Billions Worth of Assets

While incumbents of the world of traditional finance have been quick to cast aside Bitcoin, they’re not expressing the same sentiment towards blockchain. In fact, banks, prominent investors — Bitcoin skeptic Warren Buffett included — have embraced blockchain, co-opting the technology as a way they can improve the speed, cost, and security of transactions and […]

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BetMatch: Transparent Betting on Blockchain

The project’s top priority is fraud protection and bookmaker’s activity transparency (users can always verify the platform’s account balance). You can bet that betting will become more innovative. People have been making bets since the earliest of times. In Ancient Greece, spectators used to bet on the Olympics’ participants, while in Ancient Rome – Romans […]

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Binance to Open Beijing Office After President Xi Endorses Blockchain

When Binance launched in 2017, it was headquartered in China — the long-time home of an array of leading Bitcoin startups, including Bitmain. But, when the country announced that it had intentions to ban cryptocurrency trading, the now prominent cryptocurrency upstart moved a majority of its operations out of China in search of greener pastures. […]

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How Blockchain is Beginning to Disrupt & Transform the Real Estate Market

One of the world’s oldest businesses is about to experience disruption from one of the world’s newest. Buyers, sellers, and renters of real estate are experimenting with blockchain technology to trim burdensome middlemen from the industry. Precious few real estate transactions proceed directly from provider to client. There are typically notaries, agents, lawyers, banks, trusts, […]

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Unicorns: New Report Says 11 Blockchain Companies Now Worth Over $1 Billion

A “unicorn company” is a private startup that has reached a $1 billion USD valuation before conducting an initial public offering (IPO). A new report from China-based research and investment firm Hurun says the number of blockchain industry unicorns is now no less than 11. Published this week, the first edition of the annual “Hurun Global […]

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XRP Backers Ripple Set to Boost Blockchain Cause to Washington D.C.

Billion-dollar blockchain startup Ripple, the developers of the Ripple payments network, has launched a new dedicated advocacy office in the U.S. Capitol as part of its growing efforts to educate lawmakers there on blockchain and cryptocurrency tech. The San Francisco-based unicorn company announced the effort on October 22nd, hailing the move as the first time […]

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