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Ripple Opens Up a New Office in Washington D.C.

Recently, Ripple announced a new office in Washington, D.C. which will be lead by Michelle Bond. As they describe the new premises, they chose this location deliberately in order to be closer to the White House and the U.S. government, in general. They want to educate the policymakers on the massive benefits that cryptocurrencies and blockchain offers to the world of finance and technology. Ripple has previously set a plan for a global expansion in order to “spread the word” about their new...

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Ethereum Researcher Justin Drake Will Discuss Creating a Blockchain Startup at Disrupt Berlin

Ethereum needs all the help it can get these days, and with the addition of researcher Justin Drake at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin, it just might garner the appeal it so desperately needs.Ethereum Needs Some Good PREthereum is the world’s second-largest cryptocurrency by market cap and the number one competitor to bitcoin. It also boasts smart contract capabilities, which makes it one of the most popular blockchains for building new tokens and applications. Unfortunately, this popularity has...

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Adam Back: Altcoins Might Disappear Soon

Is it possible that altcoins could potentially disappear forever?Altcoins Don’t Have the Same Appeal They Once DidWhile they may not vanish into thin air, Adam Back – the CEO of Block Stream and the co-author of a bitcoin sidechains whitepaper – claims that the presence and stamina of presence bitcoin sidechains could lower interest in altcoins altogether, thereby making their appeal virtually non-existent.As it stands, currencies like Ethereum (ETH), Ripple’s XRP, EOS (EOS), and Litecoin...

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Opera Brings BTC to Android; Now Looking to Add TRON

Who would have known Opera and bitcoin could go so well together? We’re not necessarily talking about classically trained singers that wear Viking horns and hit high notes, but rather the Norwegian financial platform that’s been touting the addition of bitcoin to its Android app since July of 2018.Opera and BTC: A Perfect Match?The app was launched privately and was later available to the public in December. Opera inherently became one of the first browsers to support bitcoin directly, and...

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Is Latin America the New Blockchain Haven?

Photo: Fight to Fame / FacebookLatin America as a region has a number of unique economic challenges. Currency devaluation in Venezuela has continued to crater the economy and impact the lives of millions while tariffs impact trade in Mexico. There seems to be no singular solution to the region’s problems as each country has its own unique set of economic and social challenges, but moving towards decentralized platforms may provide a new path forward and Latin American countries have been...

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Visa, Mastercard Debuts New Buy Button to Make Online Checkout Great Again

Photo: Philip Taylor / FlickrIn what seems to be one of the biggest challenges to online payment processors such as Paypal, Apple Pay and a whole host of others, the biggest guns in credit card processing have decided to team up and implement their own single button-based checkout process. American Express, Visa, Mastercard, and Discover have decided to join forces to make checkout easier for consumers.Based on what the card industry refers to as Secure Remote Commerce (SRC) which is a...

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Gulfstream Unveils Luxurious G700 Business Aircraft to Challenge Bombardier

U.S.-based aircraft maker – Gulfstream Aerospace – is all set to take the competition higher with its rival Bombardier. On Monday, October 21, Gulfstream unveiled its long-range luxurious G700 aircraft, an upgrade to its previous G650. Gulfstream unveiled this aircraft at the National Business Aviation Association’s (NBAA) annual corporate aircraft show in Las Vegas.With the Gulfstream G650, the company enjoyed its dominant position for some time in the business jets segment, until Bombardier...

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Luge Capital FinTech-focused VC Fund Valued at $85 Million after Recent Funding

Canada-based Luge Capital has recently secured fresh funding for its fintech-focused venture capital (VC) fund. Luge recently secured $10 million funding from iA Financial Group and BDC Capital which takes its fund value to $85 million. iA Financial Group is Canada’s giant financial services company with over $187 billion of assets under management. On the other hand, BDC Capital manages over $3 billion in funds as AUM.Headquartered in Toronto and Montreal, Luge Capital invests in early-stage...

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U.S. Technology Stocks FANMAG Identified as Heavy Hitters in a Bubble by Rob Arnott

Veteran United States investor, writer, and Entrepreneur Rob Arnott has come out in favor of the American major technology stocks again as being in a bubble even as he lashes out at Bitcoin. He made his thoughts known to the Financial Times in an exclusive while defending the position of including Microsoft in the popular acronym FANMAG which he says is the new direction of technology stocks rather than FAANG.FAANG which is a play on technology companies Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and...

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Elon Musk Lauds Tesla’s Powerwall against the Backdrop of PG&E Problems

This year, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), an American company that provides natural gas and electric service to approximately 16 million people throughout a 70,000-square mile service area in northern and central California, declared their bankruptcy and admitted their blame on a number of forest fires and problems with power.Recently, during the California Public Utilities Commission meeting, the company’s CEO Bill Johnson stated that California can expect blackouts for the next...

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