Not everyone loves the latest draft of the Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF proposal.
, a network protocol specializing in secure, future-proof smart contract systems, has been given a share of Polychain Capital’s $10 million digital currency fund. The fund, whose limited partners include Andreessen Horowitz and Union Square Ventures, was first announced in December of 2016, and has also backed and .
Mining centralization is probably one of the biggest challenges digital currencies face.
Satoshi Nakamoto’s math doesn’t quite add up.
In the very beginning, blockchain technology was thought to be the next generation of fintech infrastructure. The characteristics, including its inherent distributed nature, trustless consensus mechanisms and reliability, as well as the fact that it makes data publicly available, have made banking institutions around the world eager to change their backend systems to use blockchain technology.
Interest in blockchain technologies in Canada is growing rapidly as new fintech startups and blockchain ventures are launched and governments indicate they are interested in the possibility of Canada becoming a global fintech/blockchain hub. Even the central Bank of Canada is getting in on the act with blockchain technology and digital currencies.
EquiChain, a London-based fintech startup, has unveiled a working prototype for a blockchain-powered solution for capital markets, which promises to drive market efficiency and improve global investor access in emerging and frontier markets. The company plans to implement a full end-to-end “execution to custody” pilot in 2017.
The price collapse of “black gold” locked Nigerians into their economy. Now, “digital gold” is providing some Nigerians with a way out.