10 Nov 2017
What is bitcoin? What do the terms node, mining and hash mean? Following are the 10 key terms from the world of blockchain technology that you need to master.
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
Since August 1, there has been more than one bitcoin in the crypto-currency markets. On that day, bitcoin cash debuted in the ever-expanding world of blockchain-based virtual currencies. These are the five keys to the new crypto-currency.
07 Sep 2017
Chris Skinner closed Latin America’s top ‘fintech’ meeting with a prognosis: The financial services of the future will be open source and real-time or will not be at all.
16 Aug 2017
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
Senior executives from BBVA got the chance to meet with some of the USA’s most innovative and forward thinking financial technology businesses this week at the first tech summit hosted by BBVA-backed venture capital firm Propel Venture Partners.
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
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced the creation of a High Level Advisory Group on fintech to explore the economic and regulatory implications from developments in financial technology.
01 Mar 2017
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
Digital banking, and its unstoppable growth, is a fact. According to a report by Juniper Research, by 2021, one out of every two adults in the world will user a smartphone, tablet, PC or smartwatch to access financial services. This forecast entails a 53% increase from to this year’s figures.
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
BBVA sent a contingent to the heart of New York City’s Financial District earlier this month for the invitation-only Blockchain Opportunity Summit, where executives from various industries explored how distributed ledgers, smart contracts and blockchain can drive the next generation of commerce.
02 Sep 2016
Blockchain technology hopes to help the banking industry’s digital transformation process by improving efficiency, security and transparency and reducing costs.
01 Jul 2016
05 May 2016
It isn’t common to come across a 500 euro bill, but soon it will be even more difficult. The European Central Bank announced yesterday that it will stop printing these bills in 2018. Why? To help reduce possible funding sources for illegal activities.
Fintech, blockchain technology – together with bitcoin – and crowdlending are tools that help SMEs, which play an increasingly prominent role in the labor market.
04 May 2016
04 Feb 2016
28 Jan 2016
Little is known about the advance in this technology, as with Bitcoin –its strongest virtual currency– which after a few months immersed in scams and irregularities, is now recovering consumer conference.
27 Jan 2016
05 Nov 2015
The bitcoin world is increasingly developed, but above all the tendency is to create applications with blockchain technology. We have selected three of them that you should know.
09 May 2015
20 Jan 2015
BBVA Ventures, the corporate venture arm of BBVA Group that invests in disruptive startups in the financial services industry, announced today that it has made an investment in Coinbase, the world’s leading Bitcoin platform.
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.