MasterCard Inc. (NYSE:MA) To Start Supporting Select Cryptocurrencies On Its Network In 2021

MasterCard Inc. (NYSE:MA) has announced that it will start supporting select cryptocurrencies on its network later this year, becoming part of other big companies that have pledged support for crypto. MasterCard announces support for cryptocurrencies on its network The payment processing company’s announcement comes at the back of Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO Elon Musk’s revelation […]

Crypto Stocks Enter a New Age (CAN, RIOT, ISWH, MARA)

The Cryptocurrency boom that got full-throated traction last fall has only accelerated, and the key point in play is legitimacy. Something like Bitcoin is ultimately only of value to the extent it can plausibly function as “money”. You can throw out all other ideas and notions. People overcomplicate the situation frequently. Is it a store […]

Bitcoin Stocks Charge Up on Tesla News (HVBTF, MARA, ISWH, RIOT)

Monday’s announcement from Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) that it had officially changed its investment policy to allow for cash to be moved into cryptocurrencies, that it had already moved $1.5 billion into Bitcoin, and that it planned to start accepting Bitcoin as a payment for its cars was a game-changer for the crypto space for two […]

Bitcoin Stocks Back in Focus (RIOT, AXXA, MARA)

JPMorgan, one of the world’s largest investment banks, predicts Bitcoin could reach a value of $146,000. According to a Bloomberg report published last month, analysts said the digital currency could overtake gold, becoming the go-to inflation-hedge asset, helping to drive its price through the roof. Elon Musk, the richest person in the world and the […]

The Bitcoin Boom and What to Do About It (MARA, HVBTF, ISWH, RIOT)

The rapid rise of Bitcoin has been extraordinary – or “crazy” (if you haven’t been involved). It really depends on your point of view. The simple fact is: Bitcoin is now unquestionably the hottest market on the planet. A bit part of this is scarcity value as investors search for a store of value to […]

Crypto Stocks Back on the Move (MARA, RIOT, ISWH, HVBTF)

In the Bitcoin rally that reached $20,000 in late 2017, there were many predictions as to why it was destined to surge much higher. But, alas, the pundits were wrong – their theories, proven outlandish. Then came the crash and long and arduous multi-year bear market. But the sun has risen once again on the […]

Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) Partners with BlockFi To Launch First Bitcoin Rewards Credit Card

Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) has partnered with crypto-financial tech company BlockFi to introduce a Bitcoin Reward Credit Card in Spring 2021 for US residents except for those in New York. Evolve Bank & Trust will issue the card, and Deserve will be the card’s technology and program management partner. Customers to earn rewards in BTC The […]

Four Interesting Crypto Stocks as Bitcoin Ramps (RIOT, MARA, ISWH, PYPL)

For those interested in currency-based hedges with big upside potential, there are two games in town: Gold and Bitcoin. Gold is an $11 trillion market, while Bitcoin is just a $300 billion market. But the baton is passing from the former to the latter as Bitcoin becomes increasingly established. This, like so many areas of […]

Bitcoin Stocks for the Win (SQ, RIOT, ISWH, HVBTF)

The Cryptocurrency space is on fire once again as the price of Bitcoin rages to new all-time highs, flying higher in recent days to surpass levels last seen at its mania highs in December 2017. The big catalyst fueling the move is clear: mainstream acceptance and integration signaled by recent moves from PayPal and Square […]

Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) Leading A $40 Million Funding Round For Crypto Startup Anchorage

Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) has made a second investment in the cryptocurrency industry after the payment processor put millions of dollars in a startup called Anchorage during the startup’s new funding round. Visa investment in Anchorage Anchorage secures digital assets for institutional investors in that rather than using passwords that can be hacked the startup requires […]

Visa Invests in Cryptocurrency Again, Leads $40 Million Round for Anchorage

Visa (NYSE: V) took part in the Series B funding round for cryptocurrency startup Anchorage, signaling the big bank’s support for the future of the industry.  Formed in 2017, the money services business provides crypto custody services making it safe for institutions to hold and use digital currencies.  According to Anchorage, venture capital firm Blockchain […]

Visualizing the Next Evolution Beyond Smart Contracts

Evolving from the Smart Contract Blockchain Platform to the Extensible Blockchain Object Model Platform By: Michael Holdmann Sheets and Workbooks Sheet Analogy In an attempt to understand the difference between a Smart Contract Blockchain Platform and an Extensible Blockchain Object Model Platform we have chosen an analogy, which we believe is widely understood at a […]

DataGrid Blockchain vs. Libra

DataGrid Blockchain vs. Libra By: David Beberman, CTO Libra Facebook just announced Libra and released both technical and business information regarding it. The technical side seems to consist of a leader-based, non-sharded, BFT consensus style, limited distributed ledger; coupled with a new language and VM with new built-in data types, and a “module” concept. The ledger […]