Author: Steve Kaaru

Coinbase Met with Regulators to Discuss Banking License

The cryptocurrency industry and the mainstream financial system haven’t been the best of friends over the years, but according to a Wall Street Journal report, Coinbase may be on its way to merging the two. The San Francisco-based crypto platform is reported to have held talks with banking industry regulators about a possible entrance into the mainstream financial services industry, a move that would allow Coinbase to diversify its product offerings …
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Former Head of Visa in UK Joins Crypto Payments Startup as CEO

Marc O’Brien, the former head of Visa UK, has joined crypto payments startup Crypterium as its new CEO, Business Insider reports. O’Brien was at the helm of Visa’s operations in the UK and Ireland for six years, from 2008 to 2014. Crypterium aims to make paying with cryptos in everyday situations easier and faster. O’Brien will be charged with leading a team of three people in London and ten in Moscow, …
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18% of ICOs Are Straight-Up Scams: Wall Street Journal

ICO scams are one of the biggest challenges to have rocked the cryptocurrency industry, greatly undermining people’s confidence in the nascent industry. While investors have become increasingly aware of these scams, fraudsters are still widespread and millions of dollars are still lost every year. According to the Wall Street Journal, over 18% of ICOs are pure scams, with many more also likely to fail. The research attributes the continued rise of ICO scams to …
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The Blockchain Is Changing the Geriatric Care Industry

Blockchain tech has continued to revolutionize many industries. Transparency, efficiency, traceability, speed, security, and cost-efficiency are just a few of the qualities that are prompting many people to turn to this technology. While some industries like finance, supply chain management, and healthcare have received most of the attention, other industries are quietly making major strides through the application of blockchain technology. One such industry is the senior care sector, which has continued …
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