BlockChain: Opportunities for the Consulting Industry

What is Blockchain? Blockchain is a decentralized network of computing units called nodes  that facilitate peer to peer transactions without the need for a third party or a larger centralized server to facilitate or validate those transactions. Currently, a trusted third party like a bank,lawyer or a government body is required to validate transactions, such …

Bitcoin Remains Resilient Despite Establishment Backlash

Just this week, JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon came out strongly against Bitcoin.  Calling it a “fraud“, claiming that “it is worse than tulip mania”, and declaring that he will fire any employee who trades the cryptocurrency for being “stupid”. (While somewhat amusingly admitting that his daughter invests in Bitcoin.) Also this week, several China-based Bitcoin …

How Can The SEC Suspend A Currency? Bitcoin Goes Through New Woes

The regulation of the Bitcoin industry is getting even stranger. Not only are Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) and token sales now subject to federal securities laws, in late August the SEC announced the temporary suspension of trading of First Bitcoin Capital Corp (BITCF). The trading ban on the Canadian company will be in effect until …

The Far Reaching Impact of Blockchain

Blockchain, the underlying technology used by Bitcoin, has implications that reach far beyond the financial services community and banks. This is where new development and implementation may have focussed so far. However, as the technology and its implications become better understood, it will rapidly expand to new industries and verticals. Blockchain systems operate as a …

Bitcoin, Digital Currency and The Future of Banking

This is a guest post from Marguerite Arnold. When news broke in late October that some of London’s largest banks were investing in Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies in general got another boost. According to reports, however, this latest move to embrace Bitcoin was not a positive embrace of the digital currency per se, but rather a move …