BicQlo (Bic Camera / Uniqlo) x Bitflyer / Bitcoin

In just a few months bitcoin has taken japan by storm, some of the impact would take time to materialize, but bitflyer appears to be held by the who's who of the japan banking industry Mizuho Financial Group, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group. and Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group It is also drawing immense interest not just from the japanese, but also foreigners within their land And also one can't miss out Jon Southurst's on site demo (he has been a long time journalist in the bitcoin scene)  
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Necromancer launches 27 June, Price revealed $14.99

This fits nicely into one WoW Token, which has recently seen another price jump due to the Microsoft/Bungie Destiny 2 tieup. Rise of the Necromancer Pack Arrives June 27! Blizzard Entertainment 6/20/2017 172 Rise of the Necromancer Pack Arrives June 27! Steel your hearts and get ready to maintain the Balance, nephalem. We’re only a week away—The Rise of the Necromancer Pack is arriving June 27 on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One! Comprised of controlled, calculating individuals, the Priests of Rathma have long known the true stakes…
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Andreas M. Antonopoulos in Singapore

Andreas was in Singapore to share his thoughts on the state of the digital ecosystem and was a funny, engaging and energetic speaker that grabbed the room for his session. The event was held at the Singapore Management University School of Accountancy to a fully packed auditorium. He happily walked people through his thought process as people lobbed questions over segwit and lightning, outlining the facts that mattered to him as bitcoin walked through its grand experiment. He cautioned against the football club mentality that the internet and…
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Tierion Microsoft Blockchain Digital Decentralized Identity collab

Microsoft has announced a collaboration with Tierion in the vein of having decentralized digital identities (in a different manner from say the Estonian e-passport). General use cases of having a digital identity on a blockchain online usually goes towards say authentication in authorizations, or saving costs on know your customer anti money laundering requirements. The Microsoft Press Release: Microsoft and Tierion collaborate on attestations & Blockchain proofs Posted on January 30, 2017 Cale Teeter DX TED SDE Daniel Buchner from the Identity team is working with a wide…
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Technological credit default swaps and smart contract blockchains

Abridged Version of a piece written earlier this year:   What is it that we look to in technology? Technology at its core about solving problems, finding new problems and creating better problems. One can hone or refine a solution, learn or explore new problems (and solutions) and then create or synthesize new solutions (and new problems). At times it performs the role of scarcity transformation (much as a bank does maturity transformation); china has traded “free” clean air for cheap production, rare earths prices are more extraction…
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Amazon November 2016 Hearthstone Promo

Update: Mean Street expansion is out! promotion remains 25% Black friday is coming soon, as well as the new hearthstone expansion, but before that the current amazon november 2016 coin promotion is for 25% meaning you can start stocking up if needed in case there is any coin back. It may be that there will be pockets of time around black friday or expansion release where coin purchase bonus will be increased (though the existing is still decent) so it depends on whether you are thinking of making…
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IBM and Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ inks deal for Blockchain Contract Management

Following some of the other japan advances, such as an internal bank coin, in Singapore at the Watson centre: SINGAPORE - 16 Sep 2016: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced it has signed a contract with the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU) to examine the design, management and execution of contracts among business partners using blockchain technologies. The two companies will begin by piloting blockchain to automate business transactions between the two companies. This is one of the first projects built on the Hyperledger Project fabric, an open-source blockchain…
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Zerohedge, NY Post follows trail of Deutsche-Monte Paschi Banker “Suicides”

NY Post's Video As a reminder, earlier this month, the recently troubled Deutsche Bank was itself charged by Italy for market manipulation and creating false accounts. Additionally, the name Faissole emerged once again, when as Bloomberg reported, six current and former managers of Deutsche Bank, including Michele Faissola, Michele Foresti and Ivor Dunbar, were charged in Milan for colluding to falsify the accounts of Italy’s third-biggest bank, Monte Paschi and manipulate the market. Here is where things get interesting. Michele Faissola was a coworker of one William S.…
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