The Biggest US Health Insurer is Hiring a Blockchain Director

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The largest US-based health insurer is looking to hire a new point person on blockchain development. UnitedHealth is seeking a “director of blockchain platforms and applications development”, according to a job posting earlier this month. The hire would work for Optum, an IT-focused subsidiary of the insurer. It’s the first […]

Traders Raise Concern as Biggest Bitcoin Exchange Halts Deposits

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An announcement by one of the world’s largest bitcoin exchanges has stoked fears another Mt Gox-style meltdown may be brewing. The largest bitcoin exchange by US dollar volume in recent weeks, Bitfinex revealed today it will be unable to accept incoming wires starting tomorrow, a statement that comes after it disclosed late […]

Bitcoin in Africa Insights from the Continents Biggest Bitcoin Exchange

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Isn’t it absurd that nearly 326 million people representing 80% of the adult population in Africa do not have access to bank accounts? This wretched situation denies countless of people financial freedom in the so-called dark continent. Bureaucratic tenors and economic exclusion inter alia have paved the way for […]

Brexit Pushes One of UKs Biggest FinTech Startups to Move European HQ

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The CEO of TransferWise, a money transfer company that is among the most successful FinTech startups in Europe, has said at a conference in London that it will be removing its European headquarters from the English capital to maintain access to the single market after Britain leaves the European […]