Blockchain Ticketing Platform From Top Russian Airline Took $1 Million in July

Russia’s second largest airline is touting the benefits of blockchain technology after a ticketing platform it developed raked in over $1 million in a month. According to an announcement from S7 Airlines on Wednesday, the positive figure for July is poof that blockchain tech can help boost businesses’ sales. “Thanks to this new technology, now it’s easier […]

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Crypto-Focused Finance App Aximetria Wins License From Swiss Regulator

Aximetria, a firm offering a personal finance app for both fiat and cryptocurrencies, has been awarded a license from the Swiss Financial Services Standards Association (VQF). The firm told CoinDesk exclusively on Monday that the license – which is recognized by Switzerland’s Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) – enables it to definitively state that its product […]

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Bitcoin, Facebook and the End of 20th Century Money

Michael J. Casey is the chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board and a senior advisor for blockchain research at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative. The following article originally appeared in CoinDesk Weekly, a custom-curated newsletter delivered every Sunday exclusively to our subscribers. There is never a dull moment in the world of blockchains and cryptocurrencies. The two earth-shattering […]

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Tyler Spalding – Painless Payments and the Limits of Blockchain

We’re talking to experts in the crypto and blockchain space about the future of the industry. You’ll hear from economists, entrepreneurs, developers, and other speakers from Consensus events. Flexa co-founder Tyler Spalding joins host Nolan Bauerle to discuss why vendors should love blockchain payments, even if customers haven’t jumped on board. Register for Consensus at […]

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The Next Big Ethereum Conference Will Run Almost Entirely on Blockchains

The largest ethereum-based hackathon is gearing up for its second annual run in Denver, Colorado – and this time, nearly every aspect of the event will make use of blockchain technology. Everything from applications to attend ETHDenver to the processes for submitting, judging and voting on projects will be supported in some way through one (if not […]

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Bitcoin-Friendly Square Uses App and Algorithms to Issue Business Loans

Payments company Square is moving into new markets by issuing business loans and will soon move to consumer lending. Its data collecting and analyzing algorithms are deciding creditworthiness letting borrowers arrange their loans in a few taps. According to WSJ reporting, one Texan food truck owner accepted a loan offer within the Square app, then […]

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Where the Future of Crypto Payments Is Being Built

Leah Callon-Butler is the co-founder of Intimate.io, a token project aiming to bring payments, privacy and reputation to the adult industry. The following is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2018 Year in Review.  “The stars have aligned,” he said, the room hanging on his every word. “In the same way that the industrial revolution created the […]

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Free Software Messiah Richard Stallman: We Can Do Better Than Bitcoin

Richard Stallman, the fervently committed founder of the free software movement, is discussing the term “libertarian,” when he stops talking abruptly and says, “Hello?” I tell him I’m still listening, but he explains that the confused greeting wasn’t intended for me. Instead, he says a man’s voice – neither mine nor an echo of his […]

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