Beyond the Bitcoin Bubble

The sequence of words is meaningless: a random array strung together by an algorithm let loose in an English dictionary. What makes them valuable is that they’ve been generated exclusively for me, by a software tool called MetaMask. In the lingo of cryptography, they’re known as my seed phrase. Artikel lesen

2018: The Year Blockchain, AI and IoT Converge

Jalak Jobanputra is founder and managing partner of Future\Perfect Ventures, an early-stage venture fund investing in decentralization and digital assets. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2017 in Review. Artikel lesen

FinTech Podcast #134

Erst in der letzten Folge haben wir uns dem Bitcoin-Hype angenommen. Rund um Cryptowährungen gibt es die neue Unternehmensfinanzierungsform des ICO (Initial Coin Offering). Artikel lesen

5 tech trends to keep an eye on in 2018

Newer technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), robotics and automation, 3D printing, mixed reality that combines virtual reality and augmented reality, and blockchain are not only disrupting and transforming business models and the lives of individuals, but also ushering in the so-called Artikel lesen

Industries and Blockchain 2017

The first Blockchain system-Bitcoin-saw astronomical returns of over 1,300 percent in 2017. As we progressed through 2017, Blockchain technologies became hard to ignore and more of the corporate world took an interest in Blockchain technologies. Artikel lesen

Blockchain: Predictions for 2018

2017 was a year of interesting developments in the blockchain area. Not all happened as was expected. Many, including me, predicted 2017 to be the year that blockchain would move from proof-of-concepts into real world production. Yes, we did see some great successes here, like IBM, R3CEV, … But the number of real world applications that entered the market was far less than anticipated. Artikel lesen

‘Blockchain, others will disrupt insurance business’

Blockchain in combination with Big Data and Internet of Things (IoT) will disrupt insurance business, if insurers are not prepared for the internet revolution that is happening around the world, Managing Director, Mutual Benefits Assurance Plc, Olusegun Omosehin, has said. Artikel lesen

Industrial IoT meets the blockchain with Xage

I don’t think I could make a hotter sounding startup at the end of 2017 than Xage (pronounced Zage). The company, which was founded in mid-2016, has redesigned security for the industrial internet of things using blockchain and other decentralized technologies. Artikel lesen

It’s 1994 In Cryptocurrency

The total market value of cryptocurrency has increased from $18 billion at the start of the year to over $300 billion today. Sometimes it seems like everyone is talking about Bitcoin, yet less than 1% of the world owns any. Cryptocurrency today is similar to the tech boom in 1994. Artikel lesen

Keep An Eye On These Blockchain Startups Throughout 2018

I don’t usually do lists. That said, seeing the unprecedented success of my previous article and taking into account the number of requests I received for a list like this, I thought this might be a good time for the piece. Then again, maybe it was not so unprecedented after all. Artikel lesen

Die Blase, die bleibt

Bitcoin ist nur deshalb so viel wert, weil so viele Menschen daran glauben, dass Bitcoin so viel wert ist. Die Krypto-Währung ist nichts anderes als das jüngste, digitale Gesicht des Kapitalismus. Der DHL-Erpresser fordert zehn Millionen Euro – in Bitcoin. Artikel lesen

A Timeline of Every Major Disruption in Payments

The current payments landscape is moving at a blistering pace. Mobile payments, for example, is a market growing at a 39.2% annual clip, and it will be worth nearly $3 trillion by 2020. At the same time, it’s almost impossible to keep up with the growth in the blockchain world. Artikel lesen

What is Blockchain… And Why Should I Care?

Blockchain provides a decentralized ‘digital ledger’ of transactions that everyone on the network can see. Essentially a chain of computers, participants approve an exchange before it can be verified and recorded. But why should retail banking executives care? Artikel lesen