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10 Nov 2017

The use of cash as method of payment has been declining in recent years, in favor of digital methods and credit cards. Last month we saw another example in the Hawkers sunglass brand, which will not be accepting cash payments in its new Madrid store.

19 Sep 2017

For months now, ‘blockchain’ has been a core topic of interest for online media outlets and social networks, sparking endless debates. This list of eleven Twitter accounts offering high-quality blockchain-related content will help you wade through the clutter.

14 Sep 2017

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21 Jun 2017

Blockchain has the potential to transform the way business is conducted, whether in transactions between private individuals or relations between government agencies and citizens. With this column about e-commerce, Adolfo Contreras Ruiz de Alda, co-author of Blockchain: the Industrial Revolution of Internet, begins a series of articles that will describe the impact of the new decentralized technologies on different areas and activities.

07 Apr 2017

28 Mar 2017

BBVA today became an official member of Hyperledger, an open-source collaborative effort to advance the use of blockchain in different economic and corporate sectors. Hosted by the Linux Foundation, this international initiative brings together a large group of companies working in finance, technology, manufacturing and the Internet of Things. By joining Hyperledger, BBVA also became a member of The Linux Foundation.

17 Mar 2017

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28 Feb 2017

BBVA became a founding member of the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) today. This new international initiative seeks to share best practices and create standards and reference architectures based on the Ethereum platform, taking advantage of the benefits blockchain technology can offer the corporate world.

22 Feb 2017

16 Jan 2017

When the subject of blockchain is addressed, it is usually to hail it as a technology that will overhaul entire industries. “It is a revolution because blockchains can record identities, financial transactions and all kinds of legal operations”, says tech guru Chris Skinner. Nonetheless, the technology and its applications are still subject to study, and remain in a very nascent stage, particularly in the banking sector where regulators are charged with coordinating and guaranteeing industry stability.

21 Dec 2016

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04 May 2016

The CEO of TransferWise, the company behind the creators of Skype and PayPal which has transformed the scenario for transnational money transfers, has announced –for the thousandth time– the death of the most high-profile cryptocurrency.

04 Feb 2016

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27 Jan 2016

The virtual currency is making a comeback after a turbulent year. The International Monetary Fund is giving it a vote of confidence and the banking sector is focusing on its development.

05 Nov 2015

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23 Dec 2014

A group of individuals convinced of the advantages and potential of Bitcoin cryptocurrency has decided to create a ‘bitcoin street’ in Barcelona. This is in imitation of the initiative that was introduced in Madrid a few weeks ago, which allows customers of over 20 retailers in the shopping street calle Serrano (in the famous Madrid ‘golden mile’) to be able to make purchases with this currency that is as controversial as it is popular.