3 of the Leading FinTech Trends in the UK

In the UK, the FinTech industry is continuing to grow. In fact, it seems there is little that can slow down the British financial technology businesses, not even Brexit. During the first half of 2017, FinTech startups in the UK received a record £433 million from investors, representing a 37% increase from the same period…

Will micro states like San Marino become new home for blockchain businesses?

Might the future of technology be developed in micro states that can react quickly to new innovations and offer infrastructure and technological support that will attract entrepreneurs? It will be interesting to keep an eye on San Marino, pictured above, the tiny state surrounded by Italy, which this week unveiled ambitious plans to become one…

Everything you need to know about blockchain technology

Online transactions are fraught with risk. Entering your credit card details into a page may be second nature, but false frontages, Trojan viruses and advanced spyware can soon leave your bank account suspended or even emptied with a few quick moves from cybercriminals using ever more readily available hacking and spying technology. The good news…

Playing games with Bitcoins

Paying by credit card or bank transfer is no longer your only option. Bitcoin, an electronic (and cryptographic) payment method, is rapidly spreading at all bitcoin casinos. If you want to know more about this method and learn how it works, keep reading. What is Bitcoin? Bitcoin is a currency. But it's electronic and encrypted.…

Bitcoins were the worst investment of 2014

Bad news for fans of libertarian magic beans - Bitcoin has performed terribly this year, according to reports. Pic from here. The news comes via QZ, which reports that you'd have been better off investing in Brent Crude oil, the Argentine Peso and even the Russian Ruble. Whilst all did terribly…

Microsoft starts supporting BitCoin

Microsoft's online store has started supporting BitCoin wallet top-ups, in what could be seen as a big boost in legitimacy for the cryptocurrency. Pic from here. So it seems that libertarian magic beans might have a use after all, as they can be used to buy apps, Xbox games and other…

Wikipedia starts accepting Bitcoin donations

That's right - there's now something else you can spend your magic beans on! I guess trading your cow for them doesn't seem so stupid after all, now that you can support such a worthy project. Pic from here. According to the Coinbase Blog the company is helping the online encyclopaedia…