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TuesdaySep 10, 2019 12:04 pm

Stripe Introduces Stripe Capital

Fintech firms are now competing on capital as a service. Innovators such as Kabbage, Clearbanc, Square Capital, and others are stepping in to provide capital in a more flexible manner to an increasing level of emerging small businesses. Stripe just improved its capital as service business by simplifying the process. The company announced on September 5th, 2019: “Stripe Capital’s full integration with Stripe means there’s no lengthy application, eligibility is determined quickly, funds hit a user’s Stripe account the next business day, and businesses can repay as they earn. In addition to serving Stripe users directly, Stripe will also extend…

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MondaySep 09, 2019 12:33 pm

ELEV8 Announces First Speaker Lineup and Preliminary Agenda Featuring IBM, ConsenSys, Hyperledger, DHL for Flagship Event, ELEV8CON

ELEV8 returns to Las Vegas for the third consecutive year for their annual flagship event, ELEV8CON. This three-day conference taking place December 8-11, 2019 provides a global perspective on enterprise blockchain, distributed data management, and digital assets. The initial lineup of speakers was recently announced, featuring Jason Kelley, General Manager, Blockchain Services at IBM, executives from Hyperledger, Alex Mashinsky, Founder and CEO of Celsius Network, Phil Kelly, Executive Director, Business Development at ConsenSys, Scott Lundstrom, Group Vice President and General Manager of IDC Government and Health Insights at IDC Insights, Nabil Malouli, VP, Global E-commerce for DHL and more. View…

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MondaySep 09, 2019 12:20 pm

Is Libra A Threat To The Swiss National Bank?

While discussing Facebook’s Libra, Swiss National Bank (SNB) chairman expressed his worries about the impact of stablecoins like Libra on the bank’s potential to handle its monetary policy. Libra is headquartered in Geneva and this reaction from Swiss authorities was predictable. Thomas Jordan, chairman of SNB’s governing board has expressed his concerns about digital currencies impeding the central bank’s capability to initiate and implement monetary policy. Speaking on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the University of Basel’s Faculty of Business and Economics (WWZ), Jordan believes that a stablecoin pegged to the Swiss Franc would pose fewer risks. He…

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FridaySep 06, 2019 12:11 pm

Have A Whopper Your Way And Pay With Bitcoin

Burger King franchises in Germany are beginning to accept Bitcoin payment through their mobile app, but did you know that paying for your Whopper with BTC isn’t new news? In fact, in June 2017, Bitcoin payments were being accepted in test locations… in Russia. Back then, Burger King Russia CEO Dmitry Medovy said “The main difficulty is tax issues, not integration” and that “payment with cryptocurrency is [in] the near future.” Going back even further, a city in the Netherlands made a goal of being the crypto-friendliest place on the planet. That city is Arnhem, and Burger King was listed…

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ThursdaySep 05, 2019 1:01 pm

FinovateFall 2019 to Include Diverse Group of Companies, Investors

FinovateFall 2019 promises to be a cutting-edge four-day event bringing together an international audience in one of the largest financial hubs in the world – New York City. With more than 75 demos, 120 speakers and 1,500 influencers, the event will have something for everyone and aims to deliver on the conference’s mission of cutting to the core of innovation. The demos, running September 23-24, will be diverse and informative, showcasing the latest in financial services technology and its real-world applications. Eleven countries will be represented, including Costa Rica, Switzerland, Argentina, Japan and Ukraine. Furthermore, about half of the companies…

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ThursdaySep 05, 2019 12:43 pm

The Wild West Crypto Show Urges Investors to Show ‘True Grit’ as Prognosticator Issues Astronomical Prediction for Bitcoin

Drew Taylor and Brent Bates, hosts of the Wild West Crypto Show, went to the moon and back on their latest episode, titled ‘BTC Takes True Grit’. Known as enthusiastic believers in the value of cryptocurrency and its ability to change the way the world does business, Taylor and Bates are generous hosts, offering the spotlight to some of the best and brightest stars in the crypto space. Kicking off the entertaining podcast was the duo’s first guest, Geoffrey McCabe of the Divi Project, who explained that most people may find purchasing crypto easy but spending or keeping it difficult.…

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ThursdaySep 05, 2019 11:45 am

Are Cryptocurrencies Close To Mainstream Adoption?

The People’s Bank of China’s announcement of launching Digital RMB after Facebook’s announcement of Libra’s launch indicates that cryptocurrencies are more mainstream, and some might even say, competitive than they were even just two years ago. There is an array of parallels between the initial days of the Internet and the prevailing state of crypto. Cryptocurrencies are evolving like the internet and though still in its infancy, crypto is becoming mainstream. One of the largest complaints about cryptocurrency from consumers has been that it’s too hard to use. Several startups have been working on fixing this issue with easy-to-use digital…

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WednesdaySep 04, 2019 12:03 pm

Has Bitcoin Entered A New Parabolic Phase?

After a month of intense downward correction, the Bitcoin price action is gaining momentum and is currently trading at $10,528. $10K is a key psychological price level for the cryptocurrency and it has finally started ascending towards the next resistance at $10,800. Crypto analysts are predicting that Bitcoin’s recent upwards movement may be an early stage of its next parabolic phase. According to Peter Brandt, a crypto expert and prominent analyst, this parabolic phase could lead the price significantly past its previously established all-time highs. Since August 30, 2019, Bitcoin price has been hitting a new high every day. It…

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TuesdaySep 03, 2019 12:38 pm

What’s Driving Crypto?

“You see those kids at the table next to us?” Jake continued. “I know them, they were in my class at Stanford. They’re working on a startup to make digital postcards. What do you think their endgame is?” “Those guys by the arcade machines in the corner? They’re working on video compression.” Their exit strategy: They’ve all got six weeks of runway left before their startup runs off a cliff. Entrepreneurship is a game with historically bad odds with most startups failing gloriously. Smart entrepreneurs have to go into business with a plan B,C,D… if they want to succeed. Silicon…

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