Tag Archives: Bitcoin


Why Some Industry Players Think The Cryptocurrency Bubble Could Burst Soon

  by David Drake    A review of  cryptomarket performance in 2017 indicates a capitalization growth that peaked during the last quarter of the year exceeded $650 billion by the 21st day of December. The increase in total market capitalization was a result of the rising value in Bitcoin’s capitalization which recorded more than 1400% growth, rising from $15.5 to […]

Why Colombia’s Move Could Make It the Next Crypto-Friendly Country

  By David Drake   The emergence of blockchain has presented huge opportunities for governments and businesses to enhance transparency, do away with intermediaries and reduce transaction costs. But beyond this, blockchain technology has fueled development of innovative solutions in different sectors. Some notable innovations include LiveTradr for portfolio optimization, Qupon for marketing of digital asset coupons and ONe Network […]

Bitcoin is Going Through a Rough Patch, But its Not Out Yet

  By David Drake   Cryptocurrencies, especially Bitcoin, became popular in 2017. Blockchain, the technology behind cryptocurrencies, was not left behind. In the past 18 months, the technology has captured the attention of individuals and businesses in equal measure due to its ability to facilitate secure and fast transactions. As a result, numerous projects are being developed on blockchain. They […]

Cryptocurrency Events are Marketing Avenues for ICO Startups, Here’s How

  By David Drake   Over the last two years, the popularity of cryptocurrencies has increased significantly and the technology underlying digital currencies has not been left behind. As speculation pushed the prices of Bitcoin to a peak of almost $20,000 towards the end of 2017, blockchain gained popularity. But it is not just Bitcoin that ignited the interest in […]

How Colombia is Positioning Itself to Become the Next Cryptocurrency Hub

  by David Drake     With the continued growth and a promising future, blockchain technology and virtual currencies have captured the attention of business entities and is now gaining pre-eminence in government circles. Startups across the globe are increasingly using blockchain technology to develop innovative solutions. Such companies include HFC Coin which provides blockchain backed solutions for the mortgage industry, […]

This Will Save You From Incurring Losses Caused by Cybersecurity Risks and Fraud: Oxford BioChronometrics

  by David Drake       There is on the average $11.7 million losses annually in organizations due to cybersecurity fraud and crimes according to a 2017 Accenture study. No surprise that 75% of 500 businesses surveyed by Experian worldwide in 2018  are now seeking more advanced security measures and authentication processes to protect their customers. Oxford BioChronometrics’ cybersecurity and […]

How HFC Coin will make Mortgages More Secure and Transparent with Blockchain and AI

  By David Drake   The blockchain technology is disrupting a whole plethora of the smallest to the largest industries and applications. I recently caught up with HFC Coin’s Bryan Stone, CEO, and James Lopez, President/CTO, who shared how the emerging technology is going to reshape the mortgage industry as we know it. HFC harnesses the power and security of […]

How Coinnect Harnesses Blockchain for the Knowledge and Talent Sharing Economy

  By David Drake   With internet connectivity and mobile apps, sharing our knowledge, content, and talent globally is not a difficult feat anymore. But to do this seamlessly, in live mode and to be paid directly for those services, there lies the challenge. Coinnect is a blockchain-based platform designed for live remote services and content which offers secure, commission-free, […]

The Real Reason Coinbase Hired Jeff Horowitz as Chief Compliance Officer

  By David Drake   Jeff Horowitz’s appointment as chief compliance officer at Coinbase, the largest cryptocurrency platform in the US, could herald a new era of investment opportunities for institutional investors. Formerly the managing director of Pershing LLC and banking regulator at the FDIC, Horowitz’s addition is expected to help Coinbase expand into new markets. His experience working in […]

How Coinbase is Strengthening Its Structures to Attract Institutional Investors

By David Drake This year has seen the creation of more than 100 cryptocurrency hedge funds. Several large financial institutions have announced plans to launch cryptocurrency trading. Development of blockchain-based innovations has also hit a whole new level. Creation of platforms such as Gath3r for web-mining monetization, IOU for e-commerce loyalty solutions and URAllowance for family smart contracts has seen […]