Author: Steve Kaaru

29% of Germans Interested in Investing in Cryptos, Study Finds

The recent downward spiral of cryptocurrency prices has done little to bring down the excitement around the industry in Germany, with 29% of the population viewing investing in cryptos as an interesting investment opportunity. A report by Deutsche Postbank has revealed that interest in crypto investing is especially high among younger citizens, with one in two Germans between 18 and 34 expressing interest in investing in digital currencies. The study was conducted …
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The Blockchain Could Transform the Retail Value Chain: Deloitte

Blockchain technology has the ability to transform the retail and consumer goods value chain. The blockchain’s ability to track and trace products and record transactions and contracts will lead to widespread adoption in these two sectors in the next five years, with those companies which fail to leverage this new technology risking falling behind. This is according to a report by Deloitte which cites changing consumer demands as a key reason …
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Maersk Launches the First-Ever Blockchain Marine Insurance Platform

AP Moller-Maersk, the Danish shipping conglomerate, has launched the first-ever blockchain platform for marine insurance. Known as Insurwave, the platform aims to leverage the blockchain to revolutionize the management of risk in the industry as well as interactions between stakeholders. The platform was built on R3’s Corda blockchain and, as reported by Seatrade Maritime News, it is in commercial operation at consulting firm Willis Towers Watson, insurance companies XL Catlin and …
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Coinbase Rebrands GDAX to Coinbase Pro With Added Features

Coinbase has announced the launch of Coinbase Pro, the rebranded version of GDAX, which the San Francisco-based exchange describes as easier to use and more intuitive. The announcement was made in a blog post and was later confirmed by the company’s president and COO, Asiff Hirji, in an interview with CNBC. David Farmer, the new general manager of Coinbase Pro, described the move as just one component of the exchange’s larger commitment to the growth of …
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