Author: JP Buntinx

Blockchain can Save the Asset Management Industry Billions Every Year

Digital solutions will go a long way in the financial industry. Right now, a lot of processes still require manual labor. It is cost-inefficient, cumbersome, and introduces unnecessary delays. The asset management sector can certainly benefit from the performance increase provided by blockchain technology. Blockchain in the Financial Sector It is evident distributed ledgers will play a big role in the future of finance. Not just in terms of banking or remittance either. Instead, new research indicates blockchain can revamp the asset management business as a whole. More specifically, the technology can automate buying and selling of funds, which...

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AT&T and Bayer tap Blockchain to Disrupt Digital Advertising

Digital advertising is an industry prone to disruption in many different ways. Major brands are trying to introduce a new degree of transparency to this industry in the future. Even AT&T and Bayer are banking big on blockchain technology in this regard. Disrupting Digital Advertising It is unclear what the future will hold for digital advertising. The current business model suffers from a lack of transparency. At the same time, advertising fraud is on the rise. Something will need to change sooner rather than later. Bayer, the pharmaceutical giant, has been vocal about issues affecting the digital media supply...

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Coinbase Addresses Recent Issues and Future Payment Support Plans

Coinbase is a very hot company as of right now. That is not always for the right reasons either, unfortunately. The company recently provided a product update to explain what the future holds for this firm as of right now. Addressing Recent Coinbase Issues and Reports The year 2018 has been rather eventful for Coinbase in many different ways. Perhaps the biggest issue is how the company got caught up in some recent Visa-related drama. Hundreds of users complained about issues using their payment cards. Some even got charged twice or more time for specific transactions, which is unacceptable....

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Cardano Foundation Publishes Research on Threat of Quantum Computing

Blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies can be threatened in some ways. Quantum computing is perhaps of the biggest concerns as of right now. The Cardano Foundation and think-tank Z/YN recently released their findings on this potential threat to public key cryptography. Cardano Wants to Become Quantum Computing-Resistant Quantum computing is the next logical evolution in the world of technology. It allows for must faster calculations and unparalleled processing power. At the same time, this technology also poses concerns for public key cryptography. Most cryptocurrencies and blockchains rely on this type cryptography. As such, addressing potential future problems at an early...

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Fighting Corruption with More Transparent Cryptocurrencies and Blockchains

Addressing corruption has proven to be a rather problematic venture. Both cryptocurrencies and blockchain may prove to be of great value in this regard. Their lack of anonymity and privacy will help establish a more secure ecosystem moving forward. Cryptocurrencies Can Address Corruption Corruption still thrives in this day and age of technological advances. Even though it became easier to hold individuals accountable for their actions, more efforts are needed. Especially when it comes to public financing, new solutions need to be created sooner rather than later. Existing technologies and countermeasures simply do not provide sufficient protection in this...

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Can Default SegWit Support Make Bitcoin Price Rise Even Higher?

Bitcoin is undergoing some big changes as we speak. In the latest client update, SegWit becomes enabled by default. It is a big step forward to improving the scalability of this cryptocurrency ecosystem. Boosting SegWit Adoption Quite some time ago, the Bitcoin network was slated to receive a scaling update. Known as Segregated Witness, the solution was not to everyone’s liking. It ended up splitting the Bitcoin community into two separate camps altogether. As such, the “use” of SegWit has always remained abysmal. The people who did not agree with SegWit eventually hard forked Bitcoin to create Bitcoin Cash....

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Kraken Reinstates Delisted Currency Pairs and Advanced Order Types

Cryptocurrency exchanges are constantly evolving. Kraken, one of the world’s leading cryptocurrency trading platforms, introduced some new big changes. Advanced orders and 10 different currency pairs have been added to the platform overnight. Advanced Orders On Kraken Kraken has been working hard to improve its overall user experience. Earlier this year, the firm made necessary infrastructure upgrades. Delayed orders and exponential growth forced the company to make that decision. Ever since that time, the platform has not offered any advanced order types. Nor did they enable all of the previous trading pairs either. That situation has now been rectified...

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Omise and ETDA Sign MoU to Improve Thailand’s Digital ID Program

Omise, the popular blockchain-oriented company, recently signed a Memorandum of understanding with ETDA. This Thai government agency will collaborate with Omise on building a national eKYC portal. It is the first venture of its kind to become available in Thailand. Both entities will focus on exchanging information, experience, and technical information. This MoU was signed by both parties in Thailand earlier today. The new venture will primarily focus on coming up with new use cases for blockchain technology. Digital identity solutions are of great interest to ETDA. Given the country’s focus on digital society and economy, the infrastructure will...

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UBIK Becomes Croatia’s Self-regulating Body for Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

Self-regulation in the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry is becoming the new norm. In Croatia, there is now a self-regulating body known as UBIK. This venture will also work toward regulating this nascent industry in the coming years. UBIK Aims to Legitimize Cryptocurrency Croatia is not a country most people associate with blockchain and cryptocurrency. To improve the situation, this self-regulating blockchain and cryptocurrency organization was created. UBIK aims to spread cryptocurrency and blockchain awareness first and foremost. There is also an effort toward regulating cryptocurrency in Croatia, although no further specifics were revealed at this time. UBIK has officially...

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Telegram Raised $850 Million, But Was it an ICO?

The business model most people attribute to initial coin offering doesn’t always hold up. The recent Telegram “ICO” shows how some of these offerings are no longer accessible to the public. Changing the ICO Business Model If Telegram’s recent funding is an example, the concept of an ICO is no longer public. While the company raised $850m, their way of doing so raises a lot of questions. An initial coin offering is usually open to non-accredited and accredited investors alike. Everyone can contribute money and receive something in return for doing so. Telegram initially decided to use the ICO...

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