Blockchain Capital founder: Jamie Dimon is a hypocrite about bitcoin

  • JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon has been publicly dismissive of bitcoin, calling it a “fraud” that will not survive.
  • “It’s just not a real thing, eventually it will be closed,” Dimon said at the Delivering Alpha conference in September presented by CNBC and Institutional Investor.

“It is not a Ponzi scheme. It’s a robust technology that is going to impact multiple industries,” says Bart Stephens, co-founder of Blockchain Capital.

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Blockchain Capital founder: Jamie Dimon is a hypocrite about bitcoin

  • JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon has been publicly dismissive of bitcoin, calling it a “fraud” that will not survive.
  • “It’s just not a real thing, eventually it will be closed,” Dimon said at the Delivering Alpha conference in September presented by CNBC and Institutional Investor.

“It is not a Ponzi scheme. It’s a robust technology that is going to impact multiple industries,” says Bart Stephens, co-founder of Blockchain Capital.

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How Blockchain Can Disrupt the Payments Industry? Will it Be the End of PayPal?

  • In an effort to re-instill trust in payment transactions, world’s first Blockchain solution UTRUST aims to bridge the gap between consumer and seller trust online.
  • In fact, UTRUST hopes to implement the world’s first cryptocurrency consumer protections into its platform to ensure that the consumer protection are in place especially for transactions usually plagued with fraud such as traditional online purchases, acting as a mediator, resolver of conflicts, enabling the possibility of refunds to mitigate risks and fraud, while shielding the merchant from cryptocurrency market volatility.
  • In its partnership Swiss Blockchain incubator, Crypto Valley, the company aims to champion online trust and implement consumer protections on a mass scale, building up a global payment system that is very similar to that of PayPal but benefiting from Blockchain endless advantages.
  • Backed with their experience in fintech and Blockchain, the Switzerland-based company has created a new way of online payment where people can trade in cryptocurrencies ensuring that every transaction is secure for everyone involved by providing innovative purchase protection mechanisms in place.
  • UTRUST and Crypto Valley agrees in one mission, and that is to ensure the interest of both the consumer and merchants’ by creating a secure cryptocurrency platform.

Around 1.2 million dollars worth of online business transactions are done every half a minute, according to AdWeek. Out of those transactions, retailers …
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Future Prospects Of Blockchain You May Not Know

  • The glorious revolution that the blockchain and cryptocurrency are affecting on our day to day activities will make one wonder the future effect of cryptocurrencies and blockchain.
  • The Opakeco Foundation, a new blockchain venture with a vision of the world where humanitarian causes are fully transparent and held accountable, has deemed it possible to achieve humanitarian transparency using blockchain technology and smart contracts.
  • The ICO for the charity blockchain, which was launched on the 21 September, 2017 is making big progress.
  • Other Areas Where Blockchain Will Function

    Supply chain and management, ride sharing, education, voting among others are going to be shocked by blockchain.

  • The blockchain is a revolution that may become the future of the internet, with many prospects and incoming development, it is a future driver of the world’s economy.

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Fidelity, the $2.3 trillion investment giant, is testing out a new cryptocurrency service

  • The $2.3 trillion investor announced on Wednesday a partnership between its Fidelity Labs, the firm’s innovation center, and Coinbase, the cryptocurrency exchange serving nearly 9 million customers.
  • As part of the partnership, Coinbase users will be able to view their bitcoin, ethereum, and litecoin holdings alongside their other accounts in their Fidelity Portfolio.
  • “We are trying to create the best customer experience,” Hadley Stern, managing director at Fidelity Labs, told Business Insider.
  • Donations made in bitcoin to Fidelity Charitable, a $16 billion donor-advised philanthropic fund, grew to about $9 million in the first half of 2017.
  • Fidelity’s CEO Abigail Johnson is a bitcoin enthusiast.

Fidelity is testing out a new service to help make life easier for its clients who invest in…
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CBOE plans to launch bitcoin futures, announces agreement with Winklevoss brothers’ digital currency exchange

  • The Chicago Board Options Exchange, the largest U.S. options exchange, is planning to launch its own bitcoin derivatives trading products by early next year.
  • Pending review from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the CBOE Futures Exchange plans to offer cash-settled bitcoin futures in the fourth quarter of this year or sometime in early 2018, according to a Tuesday release.
  • “We’ve really come to the conclusion recently that cryptocurrencies are here to stay,” John Deters, chief strategy officer of CBOE parent CBOE Holdings, told CNBC in a phone interview.
  • Deters said the bitcoin futures, once reviewed, will be available to both institutional and retail investors.
  • The news was part of a bigger announcement Tuesday that CBOE Holdings and Gemini Trust, the digital currency exchange founded by brothers Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, have entered a multiyear exclusive global licensing agreement allowing CBOE and its affiliates to use Gemini’s market data in creating bitcoin derivatives and indexes.

CBOE Holdings and Gemini Trust announced a multiyear agreement for the Chicago Board Options Exchange and its affiliates to use Gemini’s bitcoin data.
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CBOE plans to launch bitcoin futures, announces agreement with Winklevoss brothers’ digital currency exchange

  • The Chicago Board Options Exchange, the largest U.S. options exchange, is planning to launch its own bitcoin derivatives trading products by early next year.
  • Pending review from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the CBOE Futures Exchange plans to offer cash-settled bitcoin futures in the fourth quarter of this year or sometime in early 2018, according to a Tuesday release.
  • “We’ve really come to the conclusion recently that cryptocurrencies are here to stay,” John Deters, chief strategy officer of CBOE parent CBOE Holdings, told CNBC in a phone interview.
  • Deters said the bitcoin futures, once reviewed, will be available to both institutional and retail investors.
  • The news was part of a bigger announcement Tuesday that CBOE Holdings and Gemini Trust, the digital currency exchange founded by brothers Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, have entered a multiyear exclusive global licensing agreement allowing CBOE and its affiliates to use Gemini’s market data in creating bitcoin derivatives and indexes.

CBOE Holdings and Gemini Trust announced a multiyear agreement for the Chicago Board Options Exchange and its affiliates to use Gemini’s bitcoin data.
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