Futurum analyst Michael Diamond discusses Intel’s recently announced second generation Blockscale ASIC, which is designed with speed and power savings in mind, delivering a much-needed assist to bitcoin mining companies who seek to achieve hash rate scaling objectives coupled with improved sustainability measures.
Futurum Senior Analyst Olivier Blanchard breaks down the Biden Administration’s request to Congress to provide a new regulatory framework for stablecoins. Along with a synopsis of what sets stablecoins apart from other types of cryptocurrencies, Blanchard sheds light on the administration’s working group report on stablecoins, which makes the case for why regulation is needed for this fast-growing segment of the digital asset space, and provides analysis on how this may or may not play into the broader effort to regulate Big Tech.
Futurum Research Senior Analyst, Steven Dickens provides his take on the announcement this week of the partnership between remittance network provider Strike and Twitter. As the world of finance becomes increasingly disrupted by new entrants and cloud native players, the landscape just changed dramatically as a social network with over 300 million global users partners with an innovative fintech to disrupt the old guard of the likes of Visa, PayPal, Mastercard and Western Union.
Futurum Research Senior Analyst, Steven Dickens provides his take on the acquisition by Mastercard of CipherTrace. As bitcoin and cryptocurrencies move more and more into the mainstream the legacy financial services players need to bolster their capabilities to process these new digital assets. The acquisition of on-chain analytics company CipherTrace by Mastercard is a lead indicator that this trend will only increase.
Futurum Research Senior Analyst Steven Dickens provides his analysis of the adoption by El Salvador of bitcoin as legal tender and what this means for Fintech and the global payments and money transfer providers. In a historic move, the country of El Salvador has adopted the cryptocurrency bitcoin as legal tender.
Futurum Research Senior Analyst Steven Dickens provides his take on the huge $600 million DeFi hack performed on the Poly Network. As the details of the hack become apparent Dickens takes a look at the details behind the hack and the wider implications for DeFi going forward.
Futurum Research Senior Analyst, Steven Dickens provides his take on payments provider Square’s acquisition of Buy-Now-Pay-Later leader Afterpay. With the landscape for payments and fintech being disrupted daily, this acquisition will disrupt everyone from the credit card providers, to banks, as well as the wider digital payments landscape.
Futurum Research Senior Analyst, Steven Dickens provides his take on what appears to be indicative of Amazon exploring crypto. A recent job listing by Amazon and what this could mean for the innovative global retailer and cloud provider has the cryptocurrency and Blockchainworld going a bit crazy. As the global landscape for money transforms, nations states issue digital currencies and Bitcoin continues its path to wider adoption, it’s interesting to consider when and how Amazon will respond.
Futurum’s Steven Dickens provides analysis on the recent news coming out of NCR, NYDIG and Fiserv around Bitcoin infrastructure, with old school financial services giants helping to fuel Bitcoin adoption. As Bitcoin moves beyond a speculative asset to a medium of exchange these infrastructure developments will become increasingly important.
Futurum Senior Analyst Steven Dickens provides his take on the emerging trend around VC investment in blockchain and cryptocurrency infrastructure. Not only are these investments significant in size, they are directionally significant as the provide insight into where the blockchain and cryptocurrency space are in the evolutionary maturity.
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