Over One Third of Startups in Second Cohort of FCA’s Fintech Sandbox Are Building Blockchain Solutions

Over One Third of Startups in Second Cohort of FCA’s Fintech Sandbox Are Building Blockchain Solutions

The UK’s financial regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), has announced the second cohort of its fintech sandbox on June 15. Out of the 24 startups joining this year’s cohort, nine are developing solutions using blockchain technology, which is a testament...
New Zealand Slow to Adopt Cryptocurrencies

New Zealand Slow to Adopt Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin reached a new all-time high in June when it inched close to the $3,000 mark after an impressive six-month rally that saw the cryptocurrency triple in value. Unsurprisingly, bitcoin has been all over the media in the past few months as global adoption and the...
Regulations Are Making it Difficult for Cybersecurity Firms to Transact in Bitcoin

Regulations Are Making it Difficult for Cybersecurity Firms to Transact in Bitcoin

Due to bitcoin’s pseudo-anonymous nature, which makes it difficult to link transactions to the individuals conducting them, bitcoin has become the new go-to ransom payment method in ransomware attacks. This development has led cybersecurity firms to buy and store...
Cryptocurrency: A Cross-Border Money Transfer Solution?

Cryptocurrency: A Cross-Border Money Transfer Solution?

Making international remittances fair and simple was among the first use cases invented for Bitcoin. Even though the initial concept of low fees and high-speed transactions is now threatened by the increased load on the network and complete absence of any consensus...
How to Safely Trade Cryptocurrencies

How to Safely Trade Cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrency has gone a long way from a geek thingy to the protagonist of headlines in mainstream media, which took it less than ten years to accomplish. Blockchain technology that underlies cryptocurrencies has gone even farther and now finds use cases far beyond...