Who will enter the CryptoSphere first: Amazon or Facebook?

Amazon and Facebook are some of the biggest technology companies globally. Furthermore, the two giant companies have substantially impacted billions of internet users. One did it through Facebook's pioneering and massively successful social media platform. Meanwhile, Amazon used its enormous e-commerce platform and cloud computing services to change the retail market forever.  Both Amazon and Facebook have made several steps in the cryptosphere. Also, they are both pushing for the adoption of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. In fact, both have been…

Amazon Welcomes Former FCA Official as Ebay Plans on Adding Crypto Payments

E-commerce giant Amazon has moved to elect an ex-Financial Conduct Authority(FCA) official. This action follows Amazon's job advert announcement, which seeks to venture into digital currencies. In essence, the advert included a Digital and Emerging Payments division that will enable users to swap their cash into cryptocurrencies.  Two years before, Amazon secured at least six officials from the FCA, out of which four of them came on board a year later. The four regulatory specialists work for specific positions in Amazon,…

Bitcoin (BTC) Worth More Than JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America

Bitcoin (BTC) rapid rise in 2021 has been remarkable, with the leading coin hitting a new all-time high on Friday. According to the latest stats, Bitcoin is worth more than the two largest banks in America combined.  Bitcoin Market Cap Nears $900 billion. Bitcoin’s price has rebounded in the past few days after initially trading around the $42k mark on Monday. Buoyed by the news of institutional purchases of BTC, the price pumped to $48,000 on Thursday. A quiet push…

The Advent and Rise of BaaS – Blockchain as a Service

When Big Money Enters the Market A recent article in Bitcoin Magazine predicted that the blockchain technology market would reach $7.7 billion by 2024. However, many industry insiders put their figures much higher, particularly given the phenomenal gain in popularity of blockchain-based technologies resulting from 2017‘s meteoric rise of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Just about any company could find use in blockchain’s ability to keep immutable and transparent records. However, certain expectations have to be managed. Leadership must be clear…