Travis Kling: I'm "Incredibly Highly Convicted" That Crypto Will Succeed

Amid the peak of crypto’s 2017 rally, Travis Kling, a portfolio manager at Steven A. Cohen’s Point72 Asset Management, jumped ship from his institutional tenure, subsequently downing the red pill that is Bitcoin. And while Bitcoin (BTC) has sold-off massively since his initial foray, Kling has maintained that he sees long-term potential in cryptocurrency and technologies pertaining to this budding asset class. Ikigai Bullish On Crypto For […]

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How Bitcoin Can Solve the Automation Crisis

Automation has become a big fear in developed economies over the last few years. With the threat of huge waves of unemployment — coming from machines replacing human jobs — many people have taken up the fight against automation. But does automation really cause permanent unemployment? And can Bitcoin help reduce the pain of automation? Also read: Stablecoins: Bad Money […]

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UAE’s ADNOC, IBM To Use Blockchain For Oil And Gas Production Value Chain

The Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. or ADNOC joined with IBM to pilot a blockchain-based system to integrate oil and gas production operations. The platform would track, validate and execute transactions at every stage, from the production well to the end customer. ADNOC expects the blockchain technology to reduce transaction time between its operating companies. It would also significantly increase […]

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Thomson Reuters To Reduce Workforce By Approx. 3,200 Employees By 2020

Thomson Reuters Corp. (TRI.TO,TRI) announced the company plans FTE, or full time employees, reduction of approximately 12% by 2020. The company also plans to reduce its locations by approximately 30%. Also, Thomson Reuters said the company plans to grow its organic revenues 3.5%-4.5% by 2020. Thomson Reuters will host its 2018 Investor Day in Toronto on Dec. 5. The company’s senior management […]

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Bitcoin [BTC] market is more transparent than commodities market and bond market, says VanEck Director of Digital Asset Strategy

Gabor Gurbacs, the Director of Digital Asset Strategy at VanEck, spoke about how the Bitcoin market is more transparent than the equities and commodities market, during a podcast episode on WhatBitcoinDid. He also spoke of the concerns of the commission the Bitcoin ETF can solve in the current market. Gurbacs stated that one of the concerns that will be solved […]

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Crypto Weekly – Dec. 7

A collection of the popular stories from the cryptocurrency and blockchain space this week. US Homeland Security Dept to probe Blockchain Transactions The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is gearing up to develop applications for blockchain forensic analytics to investigate blockchain transactions. Though it has the capability to address Bitcoin analytics, DHS is more interested in acquiring skills to […]

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Open Source Project Allows e-Bike Rentals in Seconds over Bitcoin’s Lightning Network | BTCMANAGER

Matthias Steinig, a German programmer, has developed a new mechanism that allows e-bikes to be rented in exchange for payments on the bitcoin Lightning Network. A prototype built using a modified bicycle is already fully functional and has been demonstrated in a video posted on Twitter. The Lightning Bike The project involves a device connected to the bike that controls […]

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