Jaguar Land Rover produced over 600,000 vehicles last year. For a luxury brand, this is a substantial output. Tesla, by comparison, produced under 250,000. The news broke sometime yesterday afternoon that JLR is utilizing the IOTA tangle (blockchain) for their new cryptocurrency program. They’re going to have on-the-go payments (such as tolls, similar to EZ Pass) and also pay owners for data collected. Continue reading Do Jaguar Land Rover & IOTA Hold the Key to Mass Crypto Adoption?
Mass adoption of Bitcoin is the ultimate endgame for many developers and advocates of the most popular crypto asset today. The real visionaries of the space hope for a world in which the national government’s power is eroded by trustless forms of currency and governance enabled by blockchain technology. Under this scenario, individuals around the globe would make near-instant, cheap payments for goods and services without intermediaries, using second layer Bitcoin scaling protocols such as the Lightning Network. And the corporations requiring the most secure transfers would likely dominate activity on the mainchain. Naturally, with a huge percentage of the planet’s wealth being stored in Bitcoin, the would be many times greater than it is now. For example, if Bitcoin was to exceed the market capitalization of gold ($7.8 trillion), the price of a single Bitcoin, presuming that all were mined and none was lost (but they are), would be around $371,430. Continue reading Bitcoin Mass Adoption: When Should We Expect It?
AtomicPay’s CEO believes that scams and volatility are the primary things holding back public mass adoption of cryptocurrencies. Continue reading Crypto Payments Firm CEO: Hacks, Scams, and Volatility Discourage Mass Adoption