$1.7 Billion Fintech Company Revolut Surpasses TransferWise as Leading Fintech Firm in EU After Cryptocurrency Integration

Revolut reached a $1.7 billion valuation, according to Quartz after integrating cryptocurrency into its payment app, making it the top fintech firm in Europe that allows users to send bank payments with extremely low fees, surpassing TransferWise’s valuation of $1.6 billion. Revolut was valued at less than $1 billion in 2017, with a much smaller […]

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Gemini Exchange Using Nasdaq Tech to Monitor Bitcoin & Ethereum Markets

Gemini has announced a partnership with Nasdaq to monitor its platform. Under this agreement, SMARTS, Nasdaq’s surveillance technology, will be utilized to increase oversight over all cryptocurrency trading pairs on the exchange, including BTC/USD, ETH/USD and BTC/ETH. This Nasdaq technology will not only be used to monitor actual trading on the platform, but it will […]

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How to Protect a Blockchain From a Quantum Attack Using Entanglement Technology

One of the greatest concerns about cryptocurrencies is the reality of Quantum Computing. Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin depend on cryptography to mine new coins and to protect their value. With the exception of a recent hacker attack on Verge that required a fork, cryptocurrencies have been hackerproof due to their encryption technology. However, Quantum Computing has […]

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Google Parent Company, Alphabet Inc. Invests in Ethereum Token, BASIS

Alphabet Inc., the parent company of Google, Nest and other ventures has invested in Basis, an ERC20 token. Bain Capital Ventures invested $133 million during the private placement round as their first crypto purchase. Alphabet Inc.’s venture capital division, GV, along with Lightspeed Venture Partners, Foundational Capital, Andreessen Horowitz and Sky9 Capital were among the […]

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Amazon Wins Patent on Method to Identify & Sell Private Data on Source of Bitcoin Purchases

Amazon was awarded a US patent for analyzing the data stream coming from various data sources, to determine who has made a Bitcoin transaction. The data that the analysis provides may then be sold to subscribers, or shared with various government organizations, including law enforcement, tax collectors and regulators. According to the patent, the invention […]

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