PCN Pulse

Staying on the beat – July 20 – July 26 2021 From Startups to Funding Funding flows into Cybersecurity With 2021’s halfway point just crossed – funding has more than doubled the $4.4 billion in 2020 to $7.8 billion 2021.  Why the influx? Reasoning may be linked to the SolarWinds, Colonial Pipeline, and Kaseya attacks. […]

PCN Pulse

Staying on the beat; 28 June – 5 July 2021 Big Beats Industry Clouds – the next Mega-Trend The next mega-trend in financial services is Industry Clouds – collections of cloud services, tools, common data models, APIs, and applications optimized specific use cases. Multi-cloud environments also benefit organizations needing to share data and access with […]

DeFi Conference 2021: The Rise of Decentralised Finance

Bitcoin Events is excited to announce its 2nd annual DeFi Conference which will take place online on 5 August 2021.  As proud host of the annual Blockchain Africa Conference and Crypto Fest, Bitcoin Events now adds the DeFi Conference as its 3rd annual event that explores disruptive innovations in the cryptocurrency and blockchain technology industry. […]

PCN Pulse

Week – 21-28 June 2021 Stay on the weekly beat. In this weeks Pulse: Fundings – from Mollie to Voyager Visa acquires Tink for $2.2 billion  2021 – a record year for European fintech investment Crypto mining crackdown in China – what does it mean for Bitcoin? How PCN launched a 4-day workweek in a […]

What is an iNFT and how does it work?

Alethea AI, an open AI developer company, has teamed up with London-based artist Robert Alice to bring a virtual being to life, and they’re auctioning it at Sotheby’s as the “first intelligent nonfungible token” (iNFT).  In collaboration, they have created a virtual being named Alice using AI technology. She can have conversations with people, based on the personality that […]

Charity: Water Launches Bitcoin Water Trust Funded by Tony Hawk and Other Celebrities

Global safe drinking water nonprofit, charity:water, announced the launch of its first crypto-native Bitcoin Water Trust initiative. The trust will allow charity: water to receive and “hodl” bitcoin donations to fund global water projects until 2025. In line with the values of the donors, the trust’s funds will be held in bitcoin and the intended execution […]

Coinbase rival Kraken launches mobile app in U.S. to capitalize on crypto surge

Less than two months after Coinbase’s stock market debut, rival crypto exchange Kraken is bringing its mobile app to the U.S. as retail investors flock to digital currencies.  Starting Wednesday, the new Kraken App will allow many users across the U.S. to securely buy and sell more than 50 crypto tokens from their mobile phones. “This consumer app is […]

Circle raises $440m

Fintech outfit Circle has raised $440 million in financing as it seeks to capitalise on the success of the fast-growing USDC stablecoin.Fidelity Management and Research Company, Marshall Wace, Willett Advisors, Intersection Fintech Ventures, Atlas Merchant Capital, Digital Currency Group, FTX, Breyer Capital, Valor Capital Group, and Pillar VC all joined the round. An early player […]

How do Crypto Wallets work?

Bitcoin is one of the most profitable cryptocurrencies, with a market cap of over $1 trillion. This cryptocurrency not only achieved unbelievable thresholds by surpassing $60,000, but it also boosted the popularity of other altcoins on the crypto market. Today, the perspective of most institutional investors, as well as governments and organizations regarding cryptocurrencies, is […]

What is Blockchain? Including Crypto, NFTs and More

At its very basic core, a blockchain is a database of information that records the provenance of a digital asset in a way that makes it very difficult to change. It is a digital ledger of transactions and provides an open database of every transaction involving value – this could involve goods, money, property or […]