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Elevate Health Says People Can Live Longer With Blockchain Rewards

Should health insurance agencies offer incentives for “good behavior?” How would they monitor this? Bitsonline spoke to Simon Lewis of Elevate Health about “lifestyle illnesses,” how they’re a huge drain on national healthcare systems and the insurance industry — and how his company could help people save money (and their lives) by avoiding them. Also …

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Now’s the Time for Blockchain Companies to Deliver: Gabriel Yang of Beyond Blocks

“For a market that’s crashing, the vibe seems to be very good.” Bitsonline spoke to Beyond Blocks CEO Gabriel Yang in the closing stages of his company’s Summit Bangkok in Thailand last week. How do event organizers maintain a positive attitude at a time when many investors are turning away from blockchain and crypto? Or …

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R3’s Corda Platform Now Supports XRP

An R3 Corda XRP meld has begun. A new payment application allows for payment obligations raised on Corda to be paid using Ripple’s XRP cryptocurrency. It’s a sign tensions have thawed between R3 and Ripple, which had previously fought a year-long lawsuit. Also see: Thai Lending Platform JFin Coin Partners with R3 and Microsoft Subscribe …

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Thailand Stock Exchange Governor Wants to Nurture Blockchain Startups

Thailand’s government is about to begin licensing blockchain and cryptocurrency companies — but was its new regulation born from a desire to be a leader in the field… or fear of investment fraud? If it’s the latter, the country could fall behind when it should be nurturing digital economy startups, says Stock Exchange of Thailand …

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Bitcoin Car Talk Returns, Crashes, Burns, Carries on… as Usual

COMEDY: Bitcoin Car Talk is back! The new season promises to contain all the insightful interviews, spectacular wrecks, guffaws, and befuddled participants its fans have come to expect. In this latest episode you’ll see host Mikeinspace demonstrate his detailed knowledge of Disney movies, crack a joke about Rubik’s Cubes that people in the 80s could …

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How Thailand Is Staying Ahead by Regulating ICOs and Blockchain Investments

We’ve heard talk about how countries like Thailand could become a haven for blockchain development and token-based investing — with the right regulation. But how true is this, and what’s really being done? Bitsonline spoke to Bhume Bhumiratana, technology consultant to the Securities and Exchange Commission Thailand, at Beyond Blocks Summit Bangkok to find out …

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BTC Mining Difficulty Drops by Most Since 2011

Bitcoin’s (BTC) mining difficulty dropped by 15 percent on December 3rd, the biggest retreat since 2011. It’s a result of the diminishing amount of hash power of the network. With the price of BTC having crashed in the last two weeks, some are questioning whether the original cryptocurrency can survive. Also read: New Wyoming Blockchain …

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Why Binance Chose Africa to Launch its First Fiat Exchange: Wei Zhou

“Our goal is to have at least two fiat exchanges on each continent,” says Binance CFO Wei Zhou. It’s a new direction for the mostly crypto-only exchange, which launched its first fiat exchange in Uganda and plans to move into markets like Europe soon. Zhou explains in this video interview at Beyond Blocks Summit Bangkok …

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Tokyo Bitcoin Cash Meetup: We Won’t Take Sides in BCH Fork Split

The Tokyo Bitcoin Cash Meetup group, an influential gathering within the international BCH community, has declared it will officially remain neutral in the ongoing “hash war” and fallout from the recent hard fork. Supporters of the BCH main chain (sometimes called “BCHABC”) and Bitcoin SV (BSV) remain welcome at the weekly meetup and its special …

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Privacy In: Coinbase Pro Announces Zcash Listing

It’s now Zcash’s turn to join the line-up at Coinbase Pro. The exchange announced on November 29th it was adding support for the privacy coin. The Zcash listing had been under consideration since July. Also read: Forex Trading Platform CLSNet Goes Live With Help from IBM Subscribe to the Bitsonline YouTube channel for great videos featuring industry …

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