Alex Rathod

Not So SWIFT Argentinian Bank Dumps SWIFT System For Bitcoin in International Transfers
Adoption
Argentinian Bank Dumps SWIFT System For Bitcoin in International Transfers
Argentinian bank, Banco Masventas, has announced it will begin using Bitcoin instead of the international SWIFT system in order to make international transfers. The move will begin on Monday and is the product of a partnership with start-up company Bitex, also Argentinian. This will mark an industry first, and is potentially hugely significant as it would see the beginning of real adoption in the traditional financial sector. So why use…
Solve this Puzzle and Win a Bitcoin!
Bitcoin
Solve this Puzzle and Win a Bitcoin!
Fancy yourself as another Alan Turing? Reddit user ‘Cryptogreetings’ has uploaded a puzzle onto the platform with a prize of 1 BTC to whoever can crack it. Cryptogreetings, a Reddit poster of unknown identity (Satoshi?!) has uploaded a word search for the blockchain generation. The artwork is made of a panel in which the Bitcoin symbol is superimposed over a jumble of words, all of which feature in the bitcoin…
Coinbase Becoming a Bank
Markets
Coinbase Becoming a Bank?
Industry super-heavyweight Coinbase has explored obtaining a federal banking charter, it has emerged, which would allow it to increase the range of services it offers to customers – this could even include offering bank accounts. It has emerged that the company engaged in talks with the US Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) at the start of the year regarding their business model and compatibility with requirements for…
Apple Co-Founder - Ethereum Has the Potential to be the Next Apple
Ethereum
Apple Co-Founder – Ethereum Has the Potential to be the Next Apple
Steve Wozniak is staying on top of the headlines as more of his predictions from the WeAreDevelopers conference in Vienna emerge. The tech-guru has given his endorsement to the Ethereum project, boldly stating it has the power to be as successful as Apple over the long term. Wozniak was speaking to an audience of 5,000 in Vienna when he gave his thoughts on the subject. Because there is the potential…
Great Years to Come for Bitcoin – Apple Co-Founder - Steve Wozniak
Bitcoin
Great Years to Come for Bitcoin – Apple Co-Founder – Steve Wozniak
 Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple has espoused great praise on blockchain and cryptocurrencies at the WeAreDevelopers World Congress 2018 in Vienna, saying that the technology will achieve its full potential in just 10 years. Wozniak aka, ‘Woz’, heaped praise on the technology saying that through blockchain, the next IT revolution is about to happen. He said that his confidence had been gained through a number of useful applications for the…
ASICs or GPUs A Dummy’s Guide to the Miner’s Million-Dollar Question
Opinion
ASICs or GPUs? A Dummy’s Guide to the Miner’s Million-Dollar Question
For crypto miners, the hardware is lifeblood. Whilst there are various types of hardware which you can use for mining an essential question these days is: ASICs or GPUs? The answer depends on how you look at the question, and what is important to you – so naturally draws strong opinions from many positions in the crypto-community. Here we take a look at both sides of the debate. What do…
OKEx CEO Quits as Exchange Becomes World’s Largest Surpassing Binance
Markets
OKEx CEO Quits as Exchange Becomes World’s Largest Surpassing Binance
Cryptocurrency exchange OKEx is losing its CEO. Chris Lee has thrown in the towel right as the exchange became the world’s largest when measured by capital turnover. According to a spokeswoman, Lee stated it had been the “greatest pleasure and honour” to work at the exchange but was leaving his position to “start a new life”. Lee’s resignation has coincided with reports that in the previous 24 hours, OKEx’s turnover…
Online Bank is Using Bitcoin for International Loan Transfers
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Online Bank is Using Bitcoin for International Loan Transfers
An online bank based in Berlin, Germany is using bitcoin as a proxy to transfer loans internationally in a first-of-its-kind use for the original cryptocurrency. Radoslav Albrecht, an entrepreneur based in the German capital is CEO of Bitbond, whose business model runs on allowing its clients to transfer loans to any country in the world by using bitcoin as an intermediary between two currencies. His company typically serves clients in…
New Version of Ethereum’s ‘Casper’ Released
Ethereum
New Version of Ethereum’s ‘Casper’ Released
On May 8th, developers released an improvement to Ethereum’s economic consensus protocol, known as Casper. Developer of the code – known fully as Hybrid Casper the Friendly Finality Gadget – Danny Ryan, uploaded a ‘first release’ to GitHub on Tuesday. Amongst other things, this new version of the protocol will help the Ethereum network work more closely with traditional legal infrastructure globally, by becoming more user friendly. Ryan remarked of…
Your Crypto Gains are Going to be Short-lived Unless you Do Your Bit
Opinion
Your Crypto Gains are Going to be Short-lived Unless you Do Your Bit
How will we know when bitcoin has ‘made it’? Crypto-influencer Jameson Lopp tweeted recently, ‘The real flippening is when mainstream consensus determines that it’s risky NOT to own any bitcoin.’ Let’s look at if, when and how this could happen. With so much talk about HODLing for lambos and moons, it’s sometimes easy to forget what this space is really about. Whilst many are invested in crypto with the hope…