HTC hope to revive fortunes with Blockchain smartphone, Exodus

HTC has unveiled its flagship blockchain-focused smartphone, the Exodus 1, as the manufacturer looks to shift its strategy to focus on new technology. The Exodus 1 has been rolled out initially for an early access period, currently only available to users who pay in cryptocurrency – either Bitcoin or Ethereum. The Taiwanese firm said it…

Six transformative ICO-funded companies which are definitely worth watching

This time last year the investing world was abuzz with tales of ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings) and how small companies were raising millions off the back of half an idea and a cleverly worded white paper. Mercifully the hype surrounding ICOs seems to have well and truly receded, and now the dial has shifted towards…

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.…

The Digest: Uber dodges regulators… and 5 other things people are talking about today

[nextpage title="Next"] Uber dodges "covert" transport regulators by blocking mobile phones | Cnet "State transport regulators in Australia have gone undercover in an attempt to fine UberX drivers for ridesharing, but Uber has thwarted these attempts by blocking their mobile phones from accessing the service." [/nextpage] [nextpage title="Next"] Bitcoin value plummets as mining is no…

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…