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An Interview with the Makers of Plutus, a Payment App for the Bitcoin Adopter – CryptoCoinsNews

Fintech innovation is enabling NFC-enabled payments without the need for fiat currencies or physical cards at merchant stores. The trend is one to catch on, with big technology companies and manufacturers such as Apple & Samsung introducing their own proprietary payment methods for fiat transactions. Bitcoin-centric Plutus, a London-based startup, is intent on making life easier[…]

Three New York VC's join $7.1M round in blockchain venture – New York Business Journal

Who gets: Venice, California-based Gem, a platform for blockchain developers looking to integrate the decentralized ledger technology in finance, healthcare, and other data-reliant industries. Amount raised:$7.1 million Series A, bringing the total to $10.4 million Who invests: Pelion Venture Partners led the round. Also participating were three New York City-based venture capital firms: KEC Ventures,[…]

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Ethereum Will Arrive (and 15 Other Blockchain Predictions for 2016) – CoinDesk

Andrew Keys is the director of communications of ConsenSys and co-founding member of ConsenSys Enterprise, the consulting group within ConsenSys. Previously, Andrew worked for UBS in equities analysis.  Here, he offers 16 predictions for the blockchain and decentralized technologies sector in 2016. 1. Many who used the terms ‘blockchain’ or ‘distributed ledger’ will learn they actually[…]

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Crowdsale Set Jan. 18 For PinkCoin, The First Diamond – Backed Cryptocurrency – CryptoCoinsNews

BitGem Asset Management Ltd. (BAM) and its parent company, Precious Investments Inc., will launch a crowdsale for what they call the first diamond-backed cryptocurrency, PinkCoin, an Ethereum-based cryptocurrency backed by a pool of fixed-colored diamond assets. The crowd sale begins on Jan. 18, 2016 at 9 a.m. The escrowed diamonds are insured by Lloyds of London[…]

Plutus Will Launch Bitcoin-Fiat PoS App Enabled by Ethereum & NFC – Coinspeaker

Plutus develops a mobile application that enables buying goods and services with Bitcoin at any NFC point-of-sale worldwide, connects buyers and traders directly, and has the potential to lower fees through optimization. A London-based digital currency startup Plutus has recently announced developing a mobile application that enables buying goods and services with Bitcoin at any[…]

Plutus Will Launch Bitcoin-Fiat PoS App Enabled by Ethereum & NFC – Coinspeaker

Plutus develops a mobile application that enables buying goods and services with Bitcoin at any NFC point-of-sale worldwide, connects buyers and traders directly, and has the potential to lower fees through optimization. A London-based digital currency startup Plutus has recently announced developing a mobile application that enables buying goods and services with Bitcoin at any[…]

A New Digital Currency Backed By Physical Gold is Here – Global Standard Gold – EconoTimes

Bitcoin and blockchain technology marks the beginning of a new era – it is perhaps a step towards achieving a unified currency system. Although, whether it will be successful to do so remains unclear for the time being. But the world didn’t just stop at bitcoin, various altcoins have also emerged. The digital currency space[…]

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NuBits – A Stable Digital Currency that Central Banks Envy – newsBTC

What makes Bitcoin better than fiat currency? The ease of transactions, the speed at which transactions can be executed irrespective of the beneficiary’s geographical location and capability of making payments over mobile device are some of the features that make Bitcoin better than digital currency. However, there is an issue of price volatility. Even though[…]

Gold-Backed Digital Currency Ditches the Blockchain – American Banker

WASHINGTON – A new digital currency backed by gold is billing itself as a more compliant, liquid and ultimately reliable store of value than decentralized systems such as bitcoin. CMO Inc., doing business as COEPTIS, has been beta testing its digital currency platform for two months and over the next two weeks will be expanding[…]

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Digital Currency Divide: Bitcoin, Decred and the Virtual Finance Future – Security Intelligence (blog)

Douglas Bonderud Freelance Writer A freelance writer for three years, Doug Bonderud is a Western Canadian with expertise in the fields of technology and innovation. In addition to working for the IBM Midsize… See All Posts Despite false starts, scams and startup crash-and-burns, the digital currency bitcoin is enjoying the tail end of a strong[…]