Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Uber are all eyeing financial services as the next frontier. Getting there might take some work.
As US leaders dither, President Xi Jinping vies for the technological future of finance.
By holding particular cryptocurrencies in a Coinbase account, the exchange says you’ll receive set returns independent of the market’s spikes.
Blockchain tech enables systems where no one is in charge, and keeps them secure. But it’s compute-intensive and slow, a hurdle for applications like payments.
Dodgy energy deals, loose regulation, and dubious characters—with links to the Hillary Clinton email hackers—are fueling a burgeoning crypto industry that could provide an end run around US sanctions.
Not long ago, blockchain technology was touted as a way to track tuna, bypass banks, and preserve property records. Reality has proved a much tougher challenge.
The Facebook CEO will appear before the House Financial Services Committee—ostensibly to discuss the cryptocurrency, but the questions could range far beyond.