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How Ripple's $50M investment in blockchain research could change UK payments

How Ripple's $50M investment in blockchain research could change UK payments

Earlier this year Ripple announced that it has dedicated $50 million toward the University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI), partnering Ripple with 17 universities around the globe from the U.K. to Brazil, with the aim of accelerating new innovations in blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Among the main beneficiaries of Ripple’s June investment will be University College London’s […]

TransferWise Won't Buy Into Blockchain Until More Banks Use Ripple

TransferWise Won't Buy Into Blockchain Until More Banks Use Ripple

Blockchain may not be the revolutionary payments system its supporters have made it out to be—at least not yet. While blockchain—the technology that underlies Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies—has been hailed by companies including IBM and Mastercard as a way to more quickly move money around the world, not everyone is sold. TransferWise, for example, a […]

Thailand Accelerates Blockchain Adoption

Thailand Accelerates Blockchain Adoption

Thailand has set out to become a major regional center for blockchain, thanks in large part to the government which has instigated several initiatives to facilitate the growth of the local blockchain ecosystem and implement the technology in areas such as voting and tax compliance. Image: Blockchain, Pixabay Since the beginning of the year, the […]

Framework For Understanding Blockchain's Next Chapter: Hybrid Financial Instruments (Part 1)

Framework For Understanding Blockchain's Next Chapter: Hybrid Financial Instruments (Part 1)

Crypto/legacy hybrid financial products are the latest trend at the intersection of blockchain and Wall Street. (Photo by Getty)Getty Note: this post is not investment advice and is for educational purposes only. Caveat emptor! “Don’t cross the streams. It would be bad.” –Dr. Egon Spengler, Ghostbusters Crypto/legacy hybrid financial instruments—specifically, those that mix cryptocurrencies with […]

Industrial-Scale Adoption of Blockchain Likely in 1-2 Years, Says CEO of Russia's Largest Bank

Industrial-Scale Adoption of Blockchain Likely in 1-2 Years, Says CEO of Russia's Largest Bank

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Industrial-scale adoption of blockchain technology will surge in the next year or two. That’s the prediction of bitcoin advocate Herman Gref, the CEO of Sberbank — Russia’s largest bank and the third-largest bank in Europe. Gref said the hype surrounding blockchain has waned a bit, but its many uses will be applied in […]

Blockchain gaming gets a boost with Mythical Games' $16M Series A

Blockchain gaming gets a boost with Mythical Games' $16M Series A

Fortnite, the free multi-player survival game, has earned an astonishing $1 billion from in-game virtual purchases alone. Now, others in the gaming industry are experimenting with how they too can capitalize on new trends in gaming. Mythical Games, a startup out of stealth today with $16 million in Series A funding, is embracing a future in […]

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