Bakkt CEO Explains the Intricacies of the Exchange

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Bittpress recently reported that ICE partnered with coffee chain Starbucks and software giant Microsoft to develop Bakkt. Basically, Bakkt is a crypto futures trading platform. We also reported that ICE postponed the Bakkt launch to January on participants’ requests. During the Consensus Invest Conference, Bakkt CEO Kelly Loeffler put Bakkt into perspective. The Bakkt Partnership with Starbucks … Continue reading “Bakkt CEO Explains the Intricacies of the Exchange”

What is Bakkt’s “Phase 2” All About?

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Early last week, Bittpress reported that the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE)’s institutional platform, Bakkt, will launch in 2019. Despite the plan to extend its launch date, ICE is not reneging on the contract it has with other parties. Recently, ICE partnered with Software giant Microsoft and coffee chain Starbucks. According to the Daily Hodl, ICE will … Continue reading “What is Bakkt’s “Phase 2” All About?”

Big Players Continue to Invest in Crypto amid Bearish Market

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Just like every other business, blockchain technology has had its ups and downs over the past year. In fact, this resulted in taking crypto investors on what is perfectly described as financial and emotional rollercoaster. During the last quarter of 2017, the Bitcoin (BTC) price rose to its ATH of $20,000 USD. However, this year … Continue reading “Big Players Continue to Invest in Crypto amid Bearish Market”

How “Trusted” Blockchain Could Draw Big Business to Adopt

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Big financial institutions and corporations have begun to take the blockchain seriously. Some are embracing it and others reluctantly admit it may be the next big thing. There’s no doubt that blockchain can provide faster and cheaper solutions for money transfers and a variety of real-world applications. But there are still a few roadblocks keeping many … Continue reading “How “Trusted” Blockchain Could Draw Big Business to Adopt”

Why Blockchain Still Struggles to Gain Traction

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There’s no doubt blockchain is growing aiming to gain additional popularity.  The research firm Gartner Inc. forecasts a $176 billion industry. Tech giants IBM and China’s Alibaba are approaching a combined 200 blockchain patents.  Still, there are several hurdles preventing many businesses from getting on board. Blockchain is still Gaining Popularity Understandably, not every business … Continue reading “Why Blockchain Still Struggles to Gain Traction”

Microsoft Will Help NASDAQ Launch Blockchain-Powered Network

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On Tuesday, Microsoft announced it partnered with NASDAQ to provide a blockchain-based platform for the exchange. How Blockchain Can Improve NASDAQ Services The NASDAQ’s goal is to connect traders, brokers, exchanges, and clearing houses across the globe through one ecosystem. Microsoft will help them bridge different types of transactions and services via “ledger agnostic blockchain”.  … Continue reading “Microsoft Will Help NASDAQ Launch Blockchain-Powered Network”

Blockchain has “Huge Potential” says World Bank President

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There’s no shortage of blockchain support. Just this month, Bank of America said it could be a $7 billion market. In fact, the bank notes it can boost Microsoft, Oracle and Amazon.com. “Amazon will benefit from incremental cloud services demand from Blockchain implementation, while improved supply chain tracking should make Amazon’s retail operations more efficient,” … Continue reading “Blockchain has “Huge Potential” says World Bank President”

Roger Ver Considers Launching Cryptocurrency Exchange

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Apparently, Bitcoin.com CEO Roger Ver wants to launch his own cryptocurrency exchange. “If we build it ourselves, we can do it really, really cheap, and we get exactly what we want,” he says, as quoted by Bloomberg. “But we don’t have the security of a battle-tested exchange that’s been around for a while.” Bitcoin Cash (BCH) … Continue reading “Roger Ver Considers Launching Cryptocurrency Exchange”

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”

Noah Coin: What it Shares in Common with Microsoft’s Bill Gates

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At less than a penny, small coins like the Noah Coin (NOAH) have incredible momentum. In fact, one of the key reasons for that is its vision for smart cities, a story fueled in part by Microsoft founder and billionaire, Bill Gates. Bill Gates Wants to Build a Smart City in Arizona For example, investment … Continue reading “Noah Coin: What it Shares in Common with Microsoft’s Bill Gates”