Types of e-money and possible government issued cryptocurrency

Riksbank, Sweden’s central bank, estimates that cash transactions made up only 15 percent of all retail transactions last year, down from 40 percent in 2010, thanks in large part to massively popular mobile payment services. Riksbank and the central banks of other countries are taking a serious look at blockchain, the technology that makes Bitcoin …

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ICOs and VC investment in the blockchain

PitchBook has an update for Q3 2017 of ICOs and venture capital investment in the blockchain. * regulatory statements in China and the US have yet to temper market enthusiasm for the red-hot cryptocurrency and ICO market. Regulatory action against secondary exchanges in China may put short-term downward pressure on an overheated market, but will …

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Canada’s guidelines for cryptocurrencies and ICOs

The USA, Singapore and Canada regulators have all issued some warning and guidelines for cryptocurrency and fintech. They are in general regulating tokens similar to securities. On August 24, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA), an organization composed of Canada’s provincial and territorial securities regulators, released Staff Notice 46-307 Cryptocurrency Offerings, which addresses how Canadian securities …

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Next Big Futures from now to 2027

In 2011 Nextbigfuture projected a Mundane Singularity, where certain emerging technologies would start to have development and impact by Dec 2016. There were various updates and the last update was in January of 2017. I need to update and alter the January 2017 forecast andI will shift from calling it Mundane Singularity to Next Big …

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RBC Capital Markets is predicting Nvidia will make the best cryptocurrency optimized chips

Nvidia, graphic processing unit (GPU) maker, was announced as the smartest among all public and private companies by MIT because of its business savvy and innovative technologies. Nvidia is the leading provider of processing power for AI software, and its newer, AI-related businesses are growing quickly. Cryptocurrencies could be another big business for Nvidia. Nvidia …

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Oracle Joins Hyperledger Blockchain Project

Oracle joined the Hyperledger consortium because of the consortium’s approach to blockchain using open source collaboration, modular architecture, horizontal/cross-industry technology support, and support for enterprise needs. Oracle looks forward to participating in Hyperledger for the benefit of our global customer base and the market at large. The Hyperledger project is an open source initiative that …

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