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Sidechains are private or public networks that may or may not be based on the Bitcoin protocol. According to a recent technical paper on this aspect of cryptocurrency, these sidechains have the potential to revolutionize this new system. As a Cryptocoin News article recently explained, “A sidechain can carry Bitcoin as currency, in which case users […]

According to Joi Ito, director of the MIT Media Lab, “those who don’t understand the architecture or the nature of what is going on inside of Bitcoin” is no longer acceptable. “If you try to build ‘something like Bitcoin but better!’ it will probably turn out insecure, underwhelming, and will go against the the fundamental […]

The look and feel of credit cards is evolving with the introduction of EMV card technology. After the recent large-scale hacking incidents with online and offline retailers as well as the need to address other potential fraud, credit card companies have turned to a new type of technology to reassure consumers and businesses. Since you […]

Did you know that in 2015 Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other blockchain-related startups raised over $1 billion in total investments? That’s an impressive increase from the $347 million invested that industry enjoyed in 2014. Even more impressive is the fact major organizations, such as American Express, Deloitte, Goldman Sachs, MasterCard and the New York Stock Exchange, have […]

Along with an entirely new way to conduct transactions, Bitcoin, and the other cryptocurrencies have brought with them a whole new language. To become comfortable in this new transaction environment, it’s important to familiarize yourself with these terms. One of these particular names is “hard fork,” which sounds more like something you would eat than […]

Changing the Way You Use Credit Cards

With continued growth in the fintech industry, startups are seeking niches to exploit with disruptive solutions tied to a particular need or problem. Since credit cards continue to be a popular form of payment but that also carry with them numerous issues associated with irresponsible spending and money management as well as fraud, some startup […]

A recent article in American Banker reported Bank of America is filing 20 patents that are related to blockchain technology, including a cryptocurrency wire transfer system and cryptocurrency transaction payment system. Additionally, organizations like the National Retail Federation are covering the topic of cryptocurrency, such as bitcoin, and theorizing on how the benefits of new […]

Whether you just launched a startup or you’ve been running a small business for a couple of years, there will be times when you need to outsource certain tasks to freelancers. Whether it’s someone to contribute to your blog, design a logo, build your website, or be your virtual assistant, freelancers are one of the […]

If you’re one of the 53 million plus freelancers in the U.S. there’s a very good probability that you work from home. And, that can be both good and bad for business. For starters, you don’t have to worry about the dreaded daily commute to and from work so you can spend more time working. […]

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