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WednesdayApr 24, 2019 9:55 am

Rakuten May Help To Bring More Cryptocurrency Adoption With New Exchange

Rakuten is a Japanese e-commerce and Internet company based in the capital of Japan. The firm was founded in 1997 by Hiroshi Mikitani and is the largest e-commerce platform in the country of Japan. The e-commerce platform is also able to hold its own in the world as well, it is one of the largest e-commerce platforms in its revenues. The company has branched out to the other divisions and has become a significant banking and credit card entity. The company operates in a similar fashion to Amazon and has been dubbed as the Japanese Amazon. Rakuten has also invested…

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TuesdayApr 23, 2019 12:19 pm

Presidential Hopeful Andrew Yang Calls for More Clarity on Cryptocurrency

The future-oriented and pragmatic presidential candidate, Andrew Yang seeks more clarity on cryptocurrency regulations. He argues that the lack of clarity on regulation for virtual currencies and digital assets is stopping further innovation from happening within the sector. As such, the presidential candidate is now bringing cryptocurrency to the spotlight. Cryptocurrency may not be the main talking point in the next election cycle but it is bound to be one of the items on the agenda. Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Larger Than Mere Speculation Those in the cryptocurrency industry and the larger blockchain industry as a whole think that this is…

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MondayApr 22, 2019 1:11 pm

The Wild West Crypto Show is Banking on Blockchain

If you want to find out how blockchain is facilitating strengthened businesses in banking and financial services, then tune in to episode 56 of the Wild West Crypto Show, which is titled ‘A Better Blockchain Banking Experience’. Kent Kristensen, CEO of MessengerBank, and Jonathan Keim, communications director of CryptoCurrencyWire, were on the show, chatting with hosts Drew Taylor and Brent Bates about exciting new blockchain-based solutions in fintech. Advances in digital technologies, such as blockchain, are making investing, payment processing and wealth management easier and more accessible. Every week, the Wild West Crypto Show highlights a few of these advancements.…

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MondayApr 22, 2019 1:02 pm

Kentucky Bets Big on Becoming Tech Hub with Run for the Unicorns

And they’re off… in early May. When Run for the Fillies and the Run for the Roses get going at Kentucky’s world-famous equine racetrack, Churchill Downs, they won’t be the only events attracting bets. With Run for the Unicorns, its upcoming conference on trendy tech things like artificial intelligence, blockchain and virtual reality, the State of Kentucky is betting on becoming a world class technology hub and incubator for tech startups. Inspired by the success of South by Southwest (“SxSW”) – an extravaganza of film shows, musical performances, talks and conferences, held annually in Austin, Texas – in making that…

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MondayApr 22, 2019 12:51 pm

HODL European Car Rally Offers 100 Ways to Boost Blockchain Brands

Product placement can’t get any better. With the upcoming HODL European Car Rally, blockchain-related brands are set for a boost as up to 100 billboards on wheels flash their way across Europe. Starting in London on June 29, 100 supercars sporting sponsors’ signatures and endorsements will meander from London to Paris, through Geneva, Monaco, Barcelona, Valencia and Denia, on to the beautiful Mediterranean island of Ibiza by July 8. It promises to be quite a show for the countless number of supporters, spectators and car spotters expected to line various points of the 1,800-mile route. The panache and pizzazz of HODL…

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MondayApr 22, 2019 12:36 pm

Cryptocurrency News Highlights: Week of April 21, 2019

Crypto Trader News is proud to present our top trending posts for the Week of April 21, 2019, highlighting articles that are moving at the speed of business. Crypto Trader News Announces Pro Cryptocurrency Trader Program Crypto Trader News, a leading blockchain and cryptocurrency news site, is proud to announce the launch of its exclusive Crypto Trader Pro program. This one-of-a-kind insider group has been designed for serious traders and investors. Read more about the Crypto Trader News PROgram and find out how you can be part of this exclusive membership. Blockchain Could Bring Transparency to the Voting System With…

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ThursdayApr 18, 2019 12:05 pm

Shark Tank to Call on Kentucky in Run for the Unicorns

With award-winning ABC reality TV series Shark Tank set for an imminent call on Kentucky, the state may soon be as well known for fast-paced unicorns (i.e. rapidly growing billion-dollar startups) as it is for speedy horses. Kentucky’s pedigree for equines is well known. The city of Lexington has been called the ‘Horse Capital of the World’, while Louisville, Kentucky, is, of course, home to the celebrated annual Kentucky Derby. The Shark Tank open call will be part of Run for the Unicorns, a nexus of networking gatherings, discussions, presentations and social events that is scheduled to take place from…

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ThursdayApr 18, 2019 9:37 am

Digital Advertising is Improving Thanks to Blockchain

Wrapping up our series into industries either already benefiting from blockchain or looking into the advantages that it could possibly mean for them, we’re taking a look at digital advertising. As it exists today, the digital advertising industry is expensive, prone to fraud, and centralized. While the industry on a global scale is currently worth more than $223 billion, a significant portion of those billions are wasted and blockchain could address this and several other industry issues head on. First and arguably foremost, the digital ad industry is filled with middlemen that elevate the cost of advertising. By connecting brands…

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WednesdayApr 17, 2019 10:59 am

At FinovateSpring 2019, You May Hear Talk of Lemonade, Raisin and Kabbage

Don’t be astonished if you hear patrons of the upcoming Finovate confab in San Francisco talking about Lemonade, Raisin and Kabbage, for this unlikely menu of items is about innovation in financial services, not cuisine. Expect such surprises and more at FinovateSpring 2019, as the next fintech forum in the Finovate series gets underway at the Hilton San Francisco in Union Square (https://bit.ly/2OW4yGG). Main conference days are Wednesday, May 8, through Friday, May 10, with an additional summit day on Tuesday, May 7. By providing its unique platform of short-form demos and presentations from industry professionals, Finovate has been showcasing…

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WednesdayApr 17, 2019 9:37 am

Ripio Credit Network

Ripio Credit Network (RCN) is a blockchain based credit network that connects lenders and borrowers all over the world. RCN uses smart contracts for the transactions that are performed on its network, which are catered through its own RCN tokens. Launched in 2016, the platform is based upon Ethereum. As such, the RCN token is an ERC-20 token. The RCN token has slowly inched upward over the first half of 2019. What Does Ripio Credit Network Aim to Do? Ripio aims to cut through the middlemen and the costs that are associated with them in the lending world. By facilitating…

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