Wuabit Set To Release Crypto Wallet for WhatsApp Next Month

Two weeks ago, we wrote about Facebook and WhatsApp potentially becoming major players in the remittance market. Today, we saw that it can happen sooner than you may think. According to Express, a crypto wallet is set to release that will allow the transaction of Bitcoin on WhatsApp, SMS and/or Telegram. Wuabit and Manuel Polo are responsible for the wallet and it is the first to integrate Bitcoin support on an established messaging app. The AI-powered ‘software agent’ aims to allow WhatsApp users to send and receive Bitcoin payments using chat commands.  Wuabit set to drive mainstream crypto adoption The public beta test is set to launch next month. According to their Medium articles, Wuabit targets WhatsApp as the first instant messaging platform ...

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Crypto Collateral: Blockchain Peer to Peer (P2P) Lending

Crypto enthusiasts are raking in profits via Peer to peer (P2P) lending and it is growing despite the current year-long bear market. Such lending platform work by connecting borrowers to a network of lenders registered on a platform. To borrow an amount, the borrower needs to first deposit his/her cryptocurrency assets on the platform as collateral. The lender can lend the amount to a borrower and earn interest over it. Once, the borrower repays the loan with interest, he/she gets back his/her crypto assets from the crypto lending platform. Lending to other users is clearly an opportunity for lenders to earn some interest. Borrowers can get cash and are able to avoid the pressure to sell their cryptos at loss/at ...

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Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Landscape in New Zealand

Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) is a new development in computer science. It enables transparency and trust through immutability and visibility as recorded data can be retrieved online. Furthermore, it can eliminate the need for a third party and can potentially alter the current relationships held between people, businesses and governments. In New Zealand, the opportunities are abundant. Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain technology are generally well-received in the sovereign island country.  In this article, we will explore the general outlook of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology in New Zealand. Support from New Zealand Government and Authorities A report from Callaghan Innovation, NZ’s innovation agency, shows immense support from the New Zealand government. They recognize the potential benefits of blockchain and distributed ledger technologies for ...

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Smart Cities, Smart Everything [Part 1]

Today, we talk about Smart Cities incorporating information and communication technologies (ICT) to enhance the quality and performance of urban services. For example, in energy, transportation, and utilities in order to reduce resource consumption, wastage and overall costs. Blockchain and AI set to power cars, drones, robots or autonomous tasks in agriculture. Some countries such as China are setting mandates and investing billions in Blockchain and AI. AI will replace humans in traditionally menial tasks, such as taking food orders, call centers etc. Virtually every application, service and IoT object will incorporate some form of AI to automate or augment processes or remove human actions.  For now, let us focus on Smart Cities. It is a smart space in a physical or digital environment in which ...

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Facebook and Whatsapp Set to Become Remittance Players With Crypto?

It is safe to assume that anyone with a working internet connection has heard of Facebook and its subsidiary, Whatsapp. Bloomberg reported on Dec 21, 2018, that Facebook is working on a cryptocurrency that will let users transfer money on its Whatsapp messaging app. Are Cryptocurrencies at the precipice of mass adoption? Facebook boasts the largest active users with 1.7 billion after more than a decade of existence. That number could have been more if countries like China, Iran, North Korea, and Bangladesh had not banned Facebook. On the other hand, Whatsapp has 1.5 billion users in 109 countries. The most popular countries include India, Brazil, Mexico, Russia, and many other countries. Facebook is primed to become a major player in ...

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Moonwhale Ventures Appoints Simon Cocking to Board of Advisors

Singapore, March. 12, 2019 — Moonwhale Ventures announced that Simon Cocking is to be a new addition to an already esteemed Board of Advisors. This appointment further enhances Moonwhale’s credibility and validates their expertise in matters pertaining to Security Token Offerings (STO) Advisory, Tokenization and the Blockchain industry as a whole. Simon Cocking Appointed Advisor in Investment & Media Relations Moonwhale Ventures has entered an agreement with Simon Cocking to sit on the Board of Advisors, effective immediately. Simon brings over a wealth of experience and knowledge to Moonwhale having held positions as Chief Editor at Irish Tech News, CryptoCoinNews and InvestInIT – with over 1.5 million+ unique monthly views and growing. He was the top-ranked member of the ‘People of ...

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