Blockchain, Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT), and other “Modern” methods of transparent financial transactions have been at the top of my mind this year as it probably has yours too with all the latest headlines we’ve been reading.
Blockchain technology is well known for use with cryptocurrencies; however, it has broad potential in applications beyond that of banking and financial services. It is being evaluated for uses in the transportation industry where it has potential benefits ranging from more efficient business transactions to increased tracking capabilities of cargo across all modes: maritime, trucking, aviation, and freight ...
My prediction ApplePay “Crypto” is not too far away … Apple wants in the Crypto-Arena.
Goldman Sachs and Apple are preparing to launch a new joint credit card (WSJ May 10, 2018), a move that would mark the Wall Street firm’s first foray into plastic and deepen the technology giant’s push into its customers’ wallets.
The planned card would carry the Apple Pay brand and could launch early next year.
Assume for the moment you are the leader of one of the most valuable companies in the U.S. (Apple) and you know there are simply just so many iPhones and other iDevices you can sell or sell to or provide services for.
A Primer on Disruptive Technologies and the Regulator’s Positions
Mark Twain has been credited with expressing that “History doesn’t repeat itself but it often rhymes,” Regardless of who crafted the sentiment; it is clearly consistent with my experience associated with some disruptive technologies that are showing up in today’s financial markets.
Philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer once stated, “All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.”
Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT), the underlying software system that is simply and ...
Transacting in blockchain backed currencies like Bitcoin or Ethereum is becoming increasingly common. Over 300,000 daily transactions are occurring using Bitcoin. Add to these numbers other alternative blockchain currencies and that leads to over 500,000 unique transactions per day and rising. Another way to look at this is 6 transactions a second.
Malls now have Bitcoin ATM machines where people can purchase and exchange Bitcoins for other paper currencies or other paper currencies into Bitcoins.
The digital generation (under the age of 30) account for 65% of bitcoin users (and growing) while the GenX (up to 40) account for another 25% of ...
When our clients first began discussing Bitcoin a few years ago, I wasn't sure what they were talking about. I had never heard of Digital or Cryptocurrency. Fast forward a few years and these conversations have moved mainstream. I was sharing with my wife in Portland, Oregon the other day that Malls (Clackamas Town Center) now have Bitcoin ATM machines where people can purchase and exchange Bitcoins for other paper currencies or other paper currencies into Bitcoins. I wouldn't have imagined this 10-years ago.
However, many of you remain unfamiliar with Bitcoin and its various cousins of Virtual Currency.
For ease of discussion, ...