Monthly Archives: October 2018

Major Korean Financial Holding Company Wins Blockchain Patent for Improved Fintech Security

Leading South Korean financial holding company KB Financial Group has been awarded a patent for a blockchain-based fintech app security solution. Leading South Korean financial holding company KB Financial Group Inc. has been awarded a patent for a blockchain-based fintech app security solution, South Korean economic news outlets The Digital Times reports Monday, Oct. 15. KB Financial is reported to have over $342 billion in assets under management and presides over multiple overseas and domestic subsidiaries, among them KB Kookmin Bank, the country’s largest bank and also […]

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Third Top Cryptocurrency Exchange OKEx Lists Four Stablecoins at Once

OKEx has announced new listings for four stablecoins: TrueUSD, USD Coin, Gemini Dollar, and Paxos Standard Token. The third top crypto exchange by market cap, OKEx, has recently announced the listings of four stablecoins at once, according to an official blog post published on Monday, Oct. 15. OKEx has added support for four stablecoins, including TrueUSD (TUSD), USD Coin (USDC), Gemini Dollar (GUSD), and Paxos Standard Token (PAX). According to the schedule mentioned in the statement, the stablecoins have become available for deposits today, at 05:00 PM […]

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Bitcoin After Death: The Perils of Sharing One’s Fortune

If you are a young fortune-hunter toiling away on a computer in a basement, the prospect of death probably isn’t among your top considerations. Equally, if the main draw to crypto is its relative privacy, you may not be particularly eager to share your private keys with your loved ones, as a hacker could sift through your papers, weaponize your keys and empty your savings. Also read: Death & Bitcoin: How I Prepared My Family’s Digital Inheritance  Prepare for the Inevitable Most privacy-obsessed, wealth-chasing geeks are used […]

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Talking Crypto-Investing With CoinFund’s Founder and “Chief Alchemist”

On the latest episode of Epicenter Bitcoin, our hosts interviewed Jake Brukhman, the founder and managing director of Coinfund, as well as his chief alchemist Aleksandr Bulkin. The pair came to discuss some of the philosophy that goes into running a crypto fund, as well as some of the difficult business decisions they have to make on the priorities of investments, before talking about some of the promising technologies they are involved with. As a rare treat, this episode also begins by introducing a new host to […]

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Investment Giant Fidelity Launches Digital Assets Services Targeting Institutional Investors

U.S. investment giant Fidelity has announced the launch of a digital assets custody and trade execution company.   U.S. investment firm Fidelity, which administers over $7.2 trillion in client assets, has announced the launch of a new company, Fidelity Digital Asset Services, according to an Oct. 15 press release. The new company will offer custody and trade execution services for digital assets, targeting institutional investors like “hedge funds, family offices and market intermediaries,” and will not for now be open to retail investors. According to the press […]

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PR: Roger Ver Joins Azbit Crypto Exchange Advisory Board

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. We are elated to announce that Roger Ver, CEO of Bitcoin.com and Mate Tokay, COO of Bitcoin.com joined Azbit as our Advisors! Apparently the subject on everyone’s mind today is “Roger Ver is planning to open his own cryptocurrency exchange”. The global […]

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Top Five Bitcoin Casinos

With the ever-growing popularity and interest in all things Crypto, it is no wonder that there has been an increase in the number of casinos that are accepting deposits in Bitcoin. Now with Bitcoin casinos cropping up everywhere and a dizzying number to choose from, it can be a daunting task to find the right Bitcoin casino for you. Luckily for you, we have reviewed some of the best Bitcoin casinos available in the market and have compiled a review of five of the best ones in […]

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IMF, World Bank Set Framework Around Fintech Advances

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank have weighed in on sovereign considerations and global implications of blockchain and other financial services technologies. The Bali Fintech Agenda, released at the conclusion of their annual meeting, distills the issues and concerns around disruptive technologies like distributed ledgers and smart contracts. The 12-point agenda intends to provide guidance to countries in their assessments of policy options around specific circumstances and priorities. “Countries are demanding deeper access to financial markets,” World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim said […]

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Research: 1 of 5 New Hedge Funds in 2018 Is a Crypto Fund

New research shows that one out of five hedge funds launched thus far this year has been a cryptocurrency-focused hedge fund. This is a surprising statistic in light of the 2018 bear market, but it may indicate that managers and investors are still optimistic about the long-term outlook and want to capitalize on current low prices. Also Read: Report: Barclays Drops Plan for Cryptocurrency Trading Desk Rapid Expansion by Segment A total of 90 cryptocurrency hedge funds were launched in the first three quarters of 2018, according […]

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Apple’s Steve Wozniak Co-Founds Blockchain-Focused Venture Capital Fund

Apple’s Wozniak has been announced as the co-founder of blockchain-focused venture capital fund EQUI Global. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has been announced as a co-founder of recently launched blockchain-focused venture capital fund EQUI Global, global business outlet Verdict reports Monday, Oct. 15. Following an announcement about his plans to become “involved” in a blockchain project earlier in August, Wozniak has been revealed today as a co-founder of EQUI Global, a venture capital fund focusing on blockchain technology and built on a blockchain-powered backend. The new venture capital […]

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