Xapo Safeguards $10 Billion in Bitcoin Underground

Ever since Bitcoin was conceived and the mining process began, the cryptocurrency’s popularity has continued to steadily grow. Bitcoin was designed for anonymity and security, but paradoxically there are many vulnerabilities associated with owning cryptocurrency. This may lead to many difficult situations for publicized cryptocurrency owners, as their assets can be easily (and without a trace) stolen from them, via […]

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Will Switzerland Become the Crypto-Nation by 2020?

Switzerland has always been seen as the center of the world’s wealth management industry with a secure and reliable bank system and practices. It is not surprising that it is also one of the first economically developed countries to take a pragmatic approach to digital currencies and its development by straightforwardly acknowledging its potential to make a part in the […]

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Opera Browser is Spearheading the Cryptorevolution

On August 8th, Opera through a press release announced that they will launch a browser that features a pre-installed cryptocurrency wallet, as reported by CoinTelegraph. Opera has been spearheading and competing for crypto attention since this July, as evidenced by the release of a wallet feature on their Android app. The plan seems to be working as Opera has communicated […]

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Blockchain-Compliant Smartphone Announced by HTC

The Taiwan-based company, High Tech Computer Cooperative (HTC), is set to launch their first blockchain-powered phone; but without a specified timeline and hopefully for global distribution. It is unclear whether this announcement was in response to Huawei and Sirin Labs, offering their blockchain phone for $1000 in pre-order. This move makes HTC a solid contender for the first blockchain-ready smartphone. Named […]

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IBM is Working on a Hardware Implementation for Blockchain Technology

Following the news from Microsoft, one of their main competitors IBM has also applied for a patent called “Node characterization in a blockchain,” which hosts a method for extracting information on a blockchain about a node. The patent comes from an Indian team employed by IBM, and is due to the work of: Bhavani K. Eshwar Subramanian B. Manjunath Soma S. Naganna […]

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Blockchain Not On The Radar Of Tax And Finance Executives – KPMG Poll

Majority of tax and finance executives are not considering the adoption of blockchain technology in automating routine tasks, according to a recent poll conducted by Big Four auditing firm KPMG. The poll, which was undertaken during a recent webcast by the firm, asked the opinion of 450 respondents about blockchain and other technologies. Approximately 60% of respondents said that they […]

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CryptoTrader.Tax Integrates With Intuit TurboTax For Easier Crypto Tax Filing

Cryptocurrency-focused tax software CryptoTrader.Tax integrated its software with American tax software Intuit TurboTax platform to make it easier for consumers to calculate crypto-trading gains and losses and for easy tax filing. As per the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidelines for reporting digital asset gains, virtual currency is treated as property for U.S. federal tax purposes. General tax principles applicable to […]

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Solve.Care Partners Lyft To Use Blockchain For Medical Transportation

Blockchain healthcare platform Solve.Care is partnering ride-hailing company Lyft to transform medical transportation by improving access to medical care. This is claimed to be the first-of-its-kind blockchain and ride-sharing service integration. The Blockchain managed healthcare transportation solution will give patients and healthcare providers more options and control over non-emergency medical transportation. The platform will provide patients timely access to care, […]

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