Category: Cryptoconomy

Blockchain + Gold Cato Liberty

Blockchain + Gold Cato Liberty

The Bitcoin system has the great virtue of securely sending value directly from stranger to stranger. It is open to anyone, anywhere in the world. The sender does not need to trust the recipient, nor any bank or other institution, to accurately record the transfer. The Bitcoin “blockchain” provides a readily consulted online public ledger…

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GreenFire Engineered Reclamation The Worlds First Reclamation Coin

GreenFire Engineered Reclamation The Worlds First Reclamation Coin

GreenFire Engineered Reclamation Offers The World’s First Reclamation Cryptocurrency GreenFire Engineered Reclamation is a Global Landfill Mining and Reclamation Company and is issuing a Pre-ICO to raise funds for the development of our Reclamation Coin. Our coin is the only cryptocurrency in the world dedicated to Global Reclamation. GreenFire Engineered Reclamation Global Landfill Mining and…

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The Tokenization of Gold

The Tokenization of Gold

The Blockchain technology enables tokenization of gold. Investors consider precious metals and cryptocurrencies as substitutes, as the value of both asset classes depends on the level of faith in the national fiat currencies. However, a few cryptocurrencies backed by gold exist, potentially creating financial ecosystems. (a complete list of gold-backed cryptocurrencies is here). The main…

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Sun Exchange allows long-term direct investment in Solar Energy using Bitcoin

Sun Exchange allows long-term direct investment in Solar Energy using Bitcoin

A South African blockchain startup called Sun Exchange has successfully raised US$1.6 million in seed capital for their new investment platform, which aims to provide solar power for the developing world by enabling global investments through bitcoin.Initially launched in 2015 through crowdfunding, Sun Exchange is using blockchain technology to circumvent the chief barrier to affordable solar power, which is the initial financial cost. The company is enabling investors to purchase solar panels using bitcoin, among other currencies, which can then be rented to projects. The investors earn income as the solar panels they purchase produce power, and the company pays investors using bitcoin. Sun Exchange markets the solar panels for as little as $8 per unit, making the purchase extremely affordable.

China Becomes First Country in the World to Test a National Cryptocurrency

China Becomes First Country in the World to Test a National Cryptocurrency

In Brief China’s central bank has developed its own cryptocurrency, which is now being tested. Cryptocurrencies have the potential to not only benefit China, but the rest of the world, due to their basis in blockchain. Benefits of Digital Currency China’s central bank — the People’s Bank of China — has developed a prototype of a…

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A global currency is coming, whether you like it or not

A global currency is coming, whether you like it or not

Continuing yesterday’s discussions about a big bank’s conference, I was intrigued at how often the subject of cryptocurrencies and bitcoin came up. But there again, it’s a topical thing at the moment with the price of bitcoins surging past the $4,000 mark and Goldman Sachs going against JP Morgan, and saying that they might even trade in it.The conversation at this particular large bank’s meeting went along the lines of bitcoin being a broken model, it’s a bubble and you should definitely not invest in it. The reason for not investing is based upon two major factors.

Why bankers only see horses and technologists are creating cars

Why bankers only see horses and technologists are creating cars

I was at a large bank’s wealth management conference recently, where the CEO was being quizzed about various areas including a lot about technology and FinTech. He made several statements that I noted with interest:“Roboadvisory services improves our speed-to-market and human productivity, but does not replace humans. In particular, I can see that artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning makes it far easier for us to comply with and implement regulations and deal with regulatory change in the back office.”

Bitcoin Price Analysis – Volatility reigns

Bitcoin Price Analysis – Volatility reigns

Bitcoin has been extremely volatile over the past week, now recovering after violent 4% and 8% pullbacks. The market cap for the top cryptocurrency now stands at US$94 billion and flirting with another all-time-high.

Abkhazia announces ICO to fund first state-run cryptocurrency

Abkhazia announces ICO to fund first state-run cryptocurrency

The Autonomous Republic of Abkhazia has announced a plan to raise a billion dollars worth of cryptocurrency via an ICO. The breakaway state has long vied for international legitimacy and has struggled to attract investment to fund its internal development projects — a situation it hopes to turn around by creating a state-sponsored cryptocurrency.   

The ICO rollercoaster – the securities question as seen from Europe

The ICO rollercoaster – the securities question as seen from Europe

Much has been written about ICO legality from a US securities law standpoint — but that often neglects the fact that ICOs are truly global and every country has its own set of rules. Across the EU, securities laws are increasingly standardised these days as a result of EU Directives implemented into each member state’s local legal system.

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