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On faster payments and totalitarian systems
  In keeping with the vogue for talking up distributed ledgers, Morten Linnemann Bech, Yuuki Shimizu and Paul Wong of the BIS have a go at doing the [...]
Circle Still Uses Bitcoin — But Is Also Building on Ethereum
  Circle Chief Evangelist Anders Brownworth, who previously taught blockchain technology at MIT, gave a presentation on day two of the 2017 MIT [...]
Bitcoin Transaction Fees Are Up More Than 1200% in Past Two Years
  Bitcoin transaction fees are up 1289% since March 2015 as Bitcoin transaction volume in 2017 approximates $250 million per day or about $180,000 per [...]
Swift Reveals Future Global Payment Tech – Blockchain Not Included
  After months of testing, Swift, the interbank payments platform that connects 11,000 global banks, has formally launched the system it believes will [...]
Using PayPal Becomes Far More Expensive Than Before Come March 29
    When looking at all of the changes combined – which go into effect on March 29 – it is evident PayPal becomes a far less [...]
Asia’s Fintech Race: Trends, Regulations, Lessons For The West
  Asian fintech companies continue their growth and overseas expansion. The Chinese fintech firm Ant Financials’ payment arm Alipay has recently [...]
Bitcoin Payments, ZCash Mining in Focus of Two Latest Academic Works
  What could possibly be driving the interest of universities into researching to understand or improve any aspect of cryptocurrencies? This is the [...]
Buenos Aires Tries to Arrest Uber Argentina Leadership, Block App
  Buenos Aires has renewed its push to shut down Uber operations in the city, attempting to legally prosecute its local leadership and ban its app [...]
Fed Paper: DLT and Digital Currency Could ‘Change Payments Landscape’
  A working group within the US central bank believes digital currencies and distributed ledgers could come to have a significant impact on how its [...]
Bitcoin Blockchain May Have Your Salary’s Immutable Record
  Silicon Valley-based payment gateway Bitwage has announced major changes to its freelance employment platform. Bitwage My Employment (ME) is a [...]