Bitcoin Expertise ‘Exploding’ Among Insurance Professionals in 2019: Study

Bitcoin and blockchain expertise in the insurance industry has “exploded” over the past two years, and insurers who ignore blockchain technology do so at their own peril, according to a new report from Aite Group, a global research and advisory firm. Insurance Professionals are Boning up on Bitcoin Individuals with technical expertise in both Bitcoin…

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Bitcoin and the Agora: Every Transaction Outside the Nexus of State Control Is a Victory

The cryptoconomy means many things to many people. For example, since the inception of Bitcoin in 2009, some individuals have used digital currencies as a form of agorism otherwise known as counter-economics. These people believe that using bitcoin as a tool to avoid state harassment is one of the technology’s key features with the potential…

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UPS Targets B2B Sales With New Blockchain E-Commerce Platform

U.S.-based shipping giant UPS has announced a new blockchain integration aimed to bring business-to-business (B2B) sales into the digital age. Announced yesterday, UPS has inked a deal with e-commerce company Inxeption to develop a platform to facilitate business-to-business sales, one supported by blockchain technology. The platform, called Inxeption Zippy, will work as an online catalog…

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U.K. Brexit Deal Beamed Into Space Through Blockstream’s Satellite Messaging App

Earlier this month, blockchain startup Blockstream announced that its satellite messaging application programming interface (API) was launching on Bitcoin’s mainnet. Now, one enterprising bitcoiner has used this platform to beam the U.K.’s proposed Brexit deal into space. The application allows users to beam data into space, which can be downloaded by anyone with the appropriate…

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Bitcoin Futures Volume Is More Significant Than You Think, Bitwise Says

The bitcoin futures market is far larger, relative to the spot market, than previously thought, says Bitwise Asset Management. In a wide-ranging report which claims 95 percent of all reported bitcoin trading volume is faked, Bitwise says that nevertheless, the bitcoin “futures market is significant” when viewed in light of the remaining, genuine 5 percent…

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What Crypto Bear Market? Japanese Banking Giant SBI Will Soon Mine Bitcoin

SBI Holdings, a major financial and banking giant in Japan, has formally announced the launch of SBI Mining Chip Co., Ltd., officially entering the bitcoin mining industry. In recent months, the most dominant forces in the global bitcoin mining industry in the likes of Bitmain, Cannan, and Japanese internet conglomerate GMO have struggled to adjust…

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Japan: SBI Group Sets Up Spin-Off to Manufacture Crypto Mining Chips

Japanese financial giant SBI Group has created a dedicated subsidiary that will manufacture cryptocurrency mining chips, the company confirmed in a notice on March 22. SBI, which has launched spin-offs covering various aspects of the cryptocurrency industry, now says it wishes to expand its influence in the mining sector through the creation of SBI Mining…

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