The main issue for investors here is the relative lack of transparency. New currencies are unregulated and no one knows who is creating which one. This is very different from the traditional investment world where the SEC is involved in everything. ICOs are rebel territory all right, freeing coders to build the projects they want […]
With over million+ Java developers worldwide (could very well be in the multiples), there is a huge vacuum on blockchain developers. Fintech recruiters cannot find and hire developers fast enough. Suffice to say, such turnaround thinking by the universities and then I am sure by the likes of Coursera, Udemy, et. al. is a glimpse […]
CoinDesk Research has released its Q1 2017 State of Blockchain report. The report shows that the first quarter of 2017 has been a defining 3 months for the industry. In spite of hazy regulatory guidance, ICOs gained interest along with a rise in cryptocurrency prices. In the end, though, it was still a blockbuster quarter […]
Source: Bank of America is trying to load up on patents for the technology behind bitcoin – Quartz My good friend Ian Kar wrote this. Great article and gives you some points to think about. The following four came to my mind: How does one patent processes that were already out in the open, prior […]
The Bitcoin Gospel Was recommended to this documentary on Bitcoin. At first I thought, “Oh no! not another boring documentary“, until I saw that Roger Ver was in it. Needless to say it piqued my interest. So I watched it. The verdict? It is a must see. The documentary touches on the power of instant […]
Bitcoin & Money Laundering In a report released by the UK Treasury, Bitcoin has the least risk of all the digital and analog payment methods as far as money laundering is concerned. The report (policy paper) which was authored by HM Treasury and Home Office (October 2015) is the UK national risk assessment of money laundering […]
Bitcoin Remittance Here is a brief presentation that explains the flow of funds and the basic concept behind Bitcoin Remittance, i.e. how to use Bitcoin as a means for value transfer for purposes of cross-border money transfer.
A Tangential Stroll Ask anyone who has ever owned a mobile phone (or two) and an email address (or two) and they will tell you, managing contacts can be a pain in the ass! Despite all the advances made in apps, OS, APIs, data sharing, etc. contact management remains to be a stone under everyone’s […]