Effects of FOMO on the Cryptocurrency Market

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Cryptocurrencies are one of the biggest markets operating on a global scale. Being a global market, they get influenced by a large number of factors. Some of these factors include the legal and political regulations, economy’s current state, new technologies, the supply and demand of the currency, etc. However, there is one big factor that … Continue reading “Effects of FOMO on the Cryptocurrency Market”

Apple’s Tim Cook Indirectly Supports Blockchain Technology

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Apple CEO Tim Cook delivered an impassioned keynote speech on Wednesday at the 40th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners in Brussels. He called for federal regulation for data privacy. Though he didn’t mention blockchain outright, some elements of his speech seemed to support it indirectly. Cook called for four basic user rights: These … Continue reading “Apple’s Tim Cook Indirectly Supports Blockchain Technology”

IT Analyst Attempts to Blackmail Apple for Bitcoin

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Allegedly, a 21-year-old IT analyst hacked into Apple user accounts. He attempted to blackmail the company for $174,000 and $1,100 in iTunes vouchers. Kerem Albayrak of Hornsey, North London, appeared in the Westminster magistrates’ court to face charges.  Besides blackmail, he faces “two counts of unauthorized acts with intent to impair the operation of a … Continue reading “IT Analyst Attempts to Blackmail Apple for Bitcoin”

Accenture: Semiconductor Industry Most Bullish on Blockchain

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Blockchain technology continues to permeate global industries, according to a recent Accenture survey. Just starting out, its primary focus what on financial technology, banks and financial service providers.  However, as the technology develops, and as its adoption increases, its making its way into every conceivable sector.  One of the biggest ones that’s quickly turning bullish … Continue reading “Accenture: Semiconductor Industry Most Bullish on Blockchain”

BMW Partners with Blockchain Startup to Improve Lending

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Blockchain is hitting the mainstream, as BMW Group Financial Services just partnered with startup, Bloom. All in an effort to improve customer experience In fact, according to Medium.com: “The traditional lending process is cumbersome, puts consumer data at risk, and struggles to accurately score all borrowers. Using Bloom’s blockchain-based mobile app, individuals can finally secure their … Continue reading “BMW Partners with Blockchain Startup to Improve Lending”

IOTA is Bringing Blockchain to Your Car

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Blockchain adoption is gaining momentum. By 2019, IOTA and Volkswagen will release blockchain enabled cars.  In a recent announcement, IOTA will release the Digital CarPass, which will track auto performance data.  This will make sure that all data collection in reliable and secure in the chain. The IOTA-enabled CarPass is just one of five blockchain … Continue reading “IOTA is Bringing Blockchain to Your Car”

Steve Wozniak’s Surprising Move into Blockchain

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After referring to blockchain as a bubble, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is now an investor. Several months ago, he said the blockchain reminded him of the Internet dot-com bubble which prompted furious growth before the inevitable crash. “It was a bubble, and I feel that way about blockchain,” he said at the time. However, Wozniak says … Continue reading “Steve Wozniak’s Surprising Move into Blockchain”

What can Brown do for Blockchain?

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Love it or hate it, the biggest companies in the world can’t ignore blockchain any longer. In fact, it’s quickly forcing its way into the research and development halls of some of the biggest companies in the world, including Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, and IBM. Oracle for example is introducing a blockchain-for-service platform that will provide … Continue reading “What can Brown do for Blockchain?”