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Digital Currency – Are Bitcoins Here to Stay

Over the past few years, the concept of digital currency has become a very hot topic, and for good reason. As you’ll read here, digital currency is one of the most disruptive technologies that has come about since the silicon chip. And digital currencies will disrupt banking systems and governments …

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Do Bitcoin and Digital Currency Have a Future

Jamie Dimon, CEO of JP Morgan Chase, recently labeled the leading digital currency, Bitcoin, a “fraud,” likening it to the 17th century tulip bulb mania and adding that he would fire any employee caught trading it. But on October 2, the Wall Street Journal reported that rival Goldman Sachs is …

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A gentle introduction to Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs)

Some technology startup companies are raising money in a new way, by issuing digital tokens in return for funds. This is often colloquially called “doing an ICO”, and this article aims to explain how this works. Raising money Traditionally, there are three main ways for a company to raise money: …

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A gentle introduction to Ethereum

Ethereum builds on blockchain and cryptocurrency concepts, so if you are not familiar with these, it’s worth reading a gentle introduction to bitcoin and a gentle introduction to blockchain technology first. This article assumes the reader has a basic familiarity with how Bitcoin works. What is Ethereum? Ethereum is software …

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Big wow for blockchain collaboration amongst banks

This is a win for collaboration, blockchains and the frequently-bashed banking industry. It’s exciting enough to write about at 3am. It’s exciting because it paves the way for collaborative innovation. It’s not a major triumph for technology or blockchains, yet, but it’s by far the best that I’ve seen so …

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10 keys for evaluating Initial Coin Offering (ICO) investments

An initial coin offering (ICO) is a fundraising method that trades future crypto coins for cryptocurrencies which have an immediate, liquid value. Usually, a percentage of the tokens is sold to ICO participants and a percentage kept for the company’s needs (private investors, etc. Terms differ from one ICO to …

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Blockchain and Initial Coin Offerings

Many initial coin offerings (ICOs) have recently raised large amounts of capital without the regulatory constraints of traditional initial public offerings (IPOs) and other capital-raising strategies. On July 25, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) reminded the industry and so-called “disruptors” that federal securities laws may apply to some …

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ICO 101 – how to participate in an ICO made with Ethereum

There’s a lot of hype around cryptocurrencies and ICOs as it continues to grow exponentially every day, even experts couldn’t predict where it is today. Quite a few of them seem attractive, but imagine I didn’t know anything about cryptocurrency, wallets, and ethereum. I mean, nothing at all. I will …

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ICO Goes Extra Mile to Protect Contributors

Ask anyone in the crypto-sphere, and they’ll tell you the hot topic these days is regulation. After a couple of years of ‘wild west’ ICO and cryptocurrency explosion, governments have begun to crack down. Yet, some companies are taking the necessary steps to comply with the SEC regulations, thereby assuring …

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Blockchain, adds Ether to consumer wallet for the first time

Blockchain, the world’s leading software platform for digital assets, announced the introduction of ether to its popular consumer wallet today. As one of the oldest and most established digital currency software providers, Blockchain continues to give its tens of millions of customers new ways to interact in the digital ecosystem. …