M&T Weekly News Update


Bitcoin and Cash Stole the Show in 2015!

10:30am January 4th, 2016 by

Best Investments of 2015 The Winners Are: Bitcoin And Cash     Written by: Jamie Redman Investing this year hasn’t seen the best outcome for investors this year. In fact, 70% of people investing this year had lost money according to Openfolio. The app is an open interface that peers can use to compare portfolio performance. The two best investments of 2015 were cold hard cash and the cryptocurrency Bitcoin. […]

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Block Time is Back to Normal, Says Bitcoin Network

10:00am January 4th, 2016 by

Bitcoin Network Stats Show Block Time Is Back To Normal     Written by: Jp Buntinx Just a few days ago, there was some concern among the Bitcoin community regarding how fast new blocks were being mined on the network. In a normal world, the time between Bitcoin blocks is roughly 10 minutes. Earlier this week, however, blocks were being found in under six minutes, thanks to a major network […]

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Why Apple Is Putting its Money on P2P

9:30am January 4th, 2016 by

Apple Is Betting On The Peer-to-Peer Payment Demographic     Written by: Jamie Redman Apple has been filing patents lately and is seemingly planning to add payments to its messaging service IMessage. Last month it was reported by Quartz that the tech giant was exploring new methods of payment processing to its messaging features. Now a new patent filed in December has shown a stronger interest in the subject, and […]

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How Nasdaq and the Blockchain Paired Up Last Year

9:00am January 4th, 2016 by

2015: The Year Nasdaq Met The Blockchain     Written by: Justin OConnell 2015 ended with big news on the Bitcoin front. The Bitcoin company Chain used the Nasdaq Linq platform to “digitally represent” a record of ownership on a private blockchain. Nasdaq had announced its debut blockchain platform in May. Also read: Nasdaq Partnership with Chain Marks a New Trend  In October, Nasdaq announced its initial private clients for […]

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How the World of Bitcoin is Growing and Growing

8:30am January 4th, 2016 by

Bitcoin Core Statement: “Capacity Increases for the Bitcoin System”     Written by: Nigel Dollentas Bitcoin Core is at the center of Bitcoin; changes made here have the biggest effects on the network. Scalability has always been an issue of hot debate in Bitcoin, and it has only gotten bigger as time has elapsed. Entire threads are filled with thoughts and suggestions on how Bitcoin should be adapted for long-term use […]

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Say Hello to Bitcoin’s Potentially New Awesome App

8:00am January 4th, 2016 by

One-Tap Ordering Could Be Bitcoin’s Killer App     Written by: Jp Buntinx One-tap ordering is an interesting concept when it comes to conducting business online, especially where the food delivery service is concerned. Rather than having customers go through a checkout process and entering their card details to pay, a one-tap solution allows them to add items to their cart and pay with a single tap. Domino’s Pizza has […]

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How the Computer Electronics Show May Affect Bitcoin

7:30am January 4th, 2016 by

Potential Impact of CES 2016 On Bitcoin Adoption     Written by: Jp Buntinx The Consumer Electronics Show for 2016 is just around the corner, and a lot of eyes will be on how the technology industry will keep evolving throughout the next few years. These evolutions are of great importance to the Bitcoin community as well. With more and more internet-connected devices, Bitcoin adoption can thrive in due time. […]

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The World of Finance is More Welcoming of Bitcoin

7:00am January 4th, 2016 by

Financial World Warms Up To Having Bitcoin In Their Portfolio     Written by: Jp Buntinx By the look of things, more and more financial experts are starting to see the benefits of Bitcoin as a way to diversify their portfolio. In this day and age, investors want to be able to switch between assets quickly if the need arises, something that is not always possible through traditional financial solutions. […]

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Walter Isaacson: ‘There Will Always Be A Place For The Original Bitcoin’

6:30am January 4th, 2016 by

Walter Isaacson: ‘There Will Always Be A Place For The Original Bitcoin’     Written by: Jamie Redman Walter Isaacson has described the “Coming Wave of FinTech” through a Wall Street Journal (WSJ) post that gives his view of Distributed Ledger Technology. Isaacson believes that blockchains will transform traditional finance and up until its creation FinTech seemed to be a lot of “hype.” The journalist and the CEO of the […]

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Why Bitcoiners Have Reason to Fear Microsoft

6:00am January 4th, 2016 by

Bitcoiners Beware: Microsoft has your Encryption Keys, How to Keep your Data Safe     Written by: Evan Faggart One of Windows 10’s coolest security features may be rendered totally useless if you don’t take the correct precautions. Disk encryption is built in and activated by default on this latest iteration of Windows, but a hidden function of Windows may allow Microsoft to access your encrypted data. Also read: Senator […]

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