The first investor in Snapchat explains why the bitcoin rally is just getting started

  • Uncertainty about governments could make cryptocurrency like bitcoin an even more in-demand commodity, said Lightspeed Venture Partners partner Jeremy Liew.
  • “Bitcoin and the other digital currencies, they all really see a lot of benefit in times of political and economic instability,” Liew said to CNBC.
  • Lightspeed co-led the first venture round in Blockchain, a bitcoin wallet, in October 2014.
  • Liew said in parts of the Middle East, Africa, South America and Eastern Europe, concerns over the government being overthrown or persistent long-term currency inflation have been driving bitcoin’s increasing valuation.
  • While there are other cryptocurrencies like ethereum, Liew points out it’s currently valued at just a fraction of bitcoin’s market cap.

When citizens lack faith in their currency, cryptocurrency soarsm says Jeremy Liew of Lightspeed Ventures.
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The first investor in Snapchat explains why the bitcoin rally is just getting started

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  • Uncertainty about governments could make cryptocurrency like bitcoin an even more in-demand commodity, said Lightspeed Venture Partners partner Jeremy Liew.
  • “Bitcoin and the other digital currencies, they all really see a lot of benefit in times of political and economic instability,” Liew said to CNBC.
  • Lightspeed co-led the first venture round in Blockchain, a bitcoin wallet, in October 2014.
  • Liew said in parts of the Middle East, Africa, South America and Eastern Europe, concerns over the government being overthrown or persistent long-term currency inflation have been driving bitcoin’s increasing valuation.
  • While there are other cryptocurrencies like ethereum, Liew points out it’s currently valued at just a fraction of bitcoin’s market cap.

When citizens lack faith in their currency, cryptocurrency soarsm says Jeremy Liew of Lightspeed Ventures.
Continue reading “The first investor in Snapchat explains why the bitcoin rally is just getting started”

The first investor in Snapchat explains why the bitcoin rally is just getting started

  • Uncertainty about governments could make cryptocurrency like bitcoin an even more in-demand commodity, said Lightspeed Venture Partners partner Jeremy Liew.
  • “Bitcoin and the other digital currencies, they all really see a lot of benefit in times of political and economic instability,” Liew said to CNBC.
  • Lightspeed co-led the first venture round in Blockchain, a bitcoin wallet, in October 2014.
  • Liew said in parts of the Middle East, Africa, South America and Eastern Europe, concerns over the government being overthrown or persistent long-term currency inflation have been driving bitcoin’s increasing valuation.
  • While there are other cryptocurrencies like ethereum, Liew points out it’s currently valued at just a fraction of bitcoin’s market cap.

When citizens lack faith in their currency, cryptocurrency soarsm says Jeremy Liew of Lightspeed Ventures.
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Video: ‘Bitcoin will become the new gold’

  • Mr Matonis said that while human nature meant many remained sceptical about trusting Bitcoin because it was not backed by government, the new currency would endure. “
  • “Half of the world’s population is unbanked,” said Mr Matonis. “
  • “In five short years Bitcoin has issued 12m units valued at $6bn,” said Mr Matonis.
  • “No other virtual currency has ever done that in the history of modern economics.
  • The Bitcoin Foundation is a lobbying group founded in 2012 that is aiming to “standardise, protect and promote” the use of bitcoin, but Mr Matonis claimed that countries such as Argentina were already adopting virtual currencies widely as trust in government declined and inflation rates increased.

Virtual currency Bitcoin is approaching a tipping point, the Institute of
Directors heard today at its annual convention
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Microsoft unveils Azure Blockchain as Service

  • New Delhi [India], Dec. 10 (ANI): The Finance Ministry has sent a strong message to banks, saying that no official will be spared if found involved in wrongdoing.
  • New Delhi [India], Dec. 11 (ANI): The Congress Party on Sunday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is choosing various public platforms and not the Parliament to justify his government’s demonetisation drive as the common man cannot contradict his claims.
  • Congress general secretary taunted Prime Minister Modi for speaking up on the demonetisation issue at a farmers’ rally in Banaskantha district of Gujarat.
  • New Delhi [India], Dec. 11 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday launched a scathing attack on the opposition for their rigid stand in Parliament following the government’s demonetisation drive and said the opposition members will lose their composure once Prime Minister Narendra Modi puts forth his position on the issue.
  • New Delhi [India], Dec. 9 (ANI): India and Vietnam on Friday signed an agreement on Cooperation in Peaceful use of Atomic Energy signed.

New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Microsoft on Friday launched Azure Blockchain as a Service (BaaS) that provides a rapid, low-cost and low-risk platform for organisations to collaborate together by experimenting with new business processes, backed by a Cloud platform. Blockchain is a data structure used to create
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First Ethereum Developers Certified on the Blockchain Says B9lab

  • First Ethereum Developers Certified on the Blockchain Says B9lab
  • B9lab company information: B9lab provides training, advisory and research services on blockchain and decentralised applications.
  • First successful graduates of B9lab Ethereum Developers Course now have certificates available for verification on the Blockchain.
  • Conducted online, the course teaches software engineers the basics of blockchain technology as well as languages and tools required to build decentralised applications on the Ethereum platform.
  • Support is provided real time by course directors, who have been part of the blockchain community from the beginning and witnessed the technology evolve.

LONDON, Oct. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ —  B9lab today announced its first graduates of the Ethereum Developers Course are now registered on the Ethereum blockchain.  “We’re preparing participants to go straight into building DApps for some of the most demanding clients in the world,” says
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UAE Announces A Virtual Hackathon To Drive Blockchain Innovation In The Public Sector

  • The World Government Summit is a global platform dedicated to the enhancement of government around the world.
  • The “World GovTechioneers Race” is an annual award designed to acknowledge government technology pioneers for providing global solutions to common global challenges.
  • UAE Announces A Virtual Hackathon To Drive Blockchain Innovation In The Public Sector
  • The hackathon is one part of the overall World GovTechioneers Race, acknowledging government technology pioneers for providing global solutions to global challenges.
  • Winners will be awarded at the 5th annual gathering of the World Government Summit which will take place between the 12th and 14th of February 2017, in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates.

In October, Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai, announced on
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