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How Collaboration towards Crypto Regulation is Working in the Philippines

  By David Drake   There are over 4,450 cryptocurrency ATMs installed globally, which represents a 62% growth over a period of one year.  A recent Crypto ATM Market report projects that in the next five years, an exponential annual growth rate of at least 46% will be experienced in the industry. Further, the report projects an investment of $183 […]

Can Negative Perceptions Curtail the Potential of Cryptocurrencies?

  By David Drake   At the beginning of this year, cryptocurrencies received a huge bashing from world leaders during the World Economic Forum (WEF). Blockchain, on the other hand, was praised for its ability to revolutionize different sectors. Nearly two months after global leaders reflected on digital assets, it is emerging that Europe is ready to hit it off […]

Why Cryptocurrency Growth Could Slow Down in the Foreseeable Future

  By David Drake   As with any potentially revolutionary technology, cryptocurrencies have split opinions across board. This was reflected on the world stage during the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) conference held earlier this year in Davos, Switzerland. Critics have held that this asset class is over-valued and lacks the ability to replace fiat currency. During the WEF Conference, […]

From 2017’s Speculative Overbought to 2019’s Oversold: Is there Hope for Crypto Exchanges?

  By David Drake   With the first quarter of 2019 coming to an end, a glimpse of cryptocurrency performance for the period can be termed as lackluster, to say the least. Bitcoin prices have hit their lowest point since August 2017 with a low of $3,441 in January 2019. Cryptocurrency exchanges have not been spared by poor performance during […]

New Survey: Exploring Global Technology and Cybersecurity Priorities in the Investment Industry

With new technology emerging, cloud computing becoming the new norm and cybersecurity threats growing exponentially, how does this impact investment management firms across the globe? To gain a better understanding of industry IT priorities, Eze Castle Integration, in partnership with Microsoft and IDG Reserach, conducted a survey of 150 senior-level executives from the United States and United Kingdom. The findings cover […]

The Real Reason Behind Bitcoin’s Less than $4000 Price

  By David Drake   In November 2018, Bitcoin traded below the $4000 mark for the first time despite optimistic predictions that the market would experience an upsurge by December. Trading at $3600 on December 30, the price of this leading cryptocurrency is remarkably close to the lowest it has ever traded since October, 2017. Market values have improved since […]

Why Philippines Progressive Developments Could Strengthen Asia’s Cryptocurrency Dominance

  By David Drake   Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) are common and vital in today’s financial world. They ease access to funds for users so they don’t have to physically visit bank premises. Similarly, cryptocurrency ATMs are important in the cryptocurrency industry. To foster global adoption to happen, cryptocurrency ATMs need to be installed in urban centers. Already, it is […]

How Private Banks are Demonstrating Interest in Digital Currencies

  By David Drake   The year 2019 seems to have started off with a renewed interest in the cryptocurrency industry among banks. Just weeks after Falcon Private Bank in Switzerland introduced a digital wallet and direct cryptocurrency transfers, another Swiss private Bank, Julius Baer, which is among the largest private banks in the country, has announced it will offer […]

How Will 2-Way ATMs Escalate Growth of Asia’s Crypto Industry?

  By David Drake   The financial industry around the globe has been at the forefront of cryptocurrency adoption. Continued acceptance of digital currencies by financial institutions in different countries is seen to further propel the growth of the crypto industry. One country that is demonstrating positive response to cryptos is the Philippines. This Philippines has welcomed developments in this […]

Why Crypto Exchanges are Experiencing Low Trading Volumes

  By David Drake   The market capitalization of $600 billion that cryptocurrencies began with in 2018 shrunk significantly to $138 billion by the end of the year. Crypto exchanges have subsequently recorded an all-time low in trading volume at the start of 2019. Some of the most prolific exchanges like Binance, OKEx, Gemini, and Coinbase experienced huge drops in […]