Millionaire Philanthropist Bill Pulte is Giving Away Bitcoin to People in Need

Millionaire Philanthropist Bill Pulte is Giving Away Bitcoin to People in Need

December 30, 2019
Which he says is the way to its mass adoption. Bill Pulte buys the dip says he isn’t concerned about the price Crypto, according to him can help the world’s poorest, especially those who are “unbanked” Millionaire philanthropist and “Inventor of Twitter Philanthropy” Bill Pulte “recently bought 11 bitcoins” and further “bought more Bitcoin” on […]
SEC Reschedules Approval Decision on Wilshire Phoenix’s Bitcoin ETF Proposal to February

SEC Reschedules Approval Decision on Wilshire Phoenix’s Bitcoin ETF Proposal to February

December 30, 2019
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has yet again delayed their decision on whether to approve Wilshire Phoenix’s proposal for Bitcoin as well as US Treasury bond exchange-traded funds (ETF). According to the watchdog agency, a comprehensive decision will be communicated in Feb.. 26, 2020, CoinDesk reports. In a press statement issued on Friday, the regulator stated […]
Biggest Ponzi Scheme PlusToken Moves $105 Million Worth of Ethereum

Biggest Ponzi Scheme PlusToken Moves $105 Million Worth of Ethereum

December 30, 2019
Ethereum price trading at Dec. 2018 level Now, PlusToken moving 789,525 Ether has the market in fear of an upcoming selling pressure However, Ethereum DeFi’s user numbers rose by a whopping 529% this year The biggest $3 billion Chinese-Ponzi scheme PlusToken might be the reason behind the 50% drop in Bitcoin price from its 2019 […]
Fed: ‘We Recognize The Power Of Technology And Innovation To Transform The Financial System’

Fed: ‘We Recognize The Power Of Technology And Innovation To Transform The Financial System’

December 30, 2019
An US Federal Reserve official who’s in the board of governors thinks one in four people making Bitcoin (BTC) transactions are doing something illegal. At a panel speech that honored Benoît Coeuré, one of Europe Central Bank’s (ECB) executives, Lael Brainard talked about how she sees the risks cryptocurrencies are posing. Brainard Thinks Crypto Exchange […]
OKEx Crypto Exchange To Integrate DAI Savings Rate On The 23rd, Users Can Earn 4% By Staking

OKEx Crypto Exchange To Integrate DAI Savings Rate On The 23rd, Users Can Earn 4% By Staking

December 27, 2019
The crypto exchange OKEx is about to become one of the major platforms integrating the Dai Savings Rate (DSR) and allowing stablecoin holders to earn a return of 4%. MakerDAO, which is the autonomous and decentralized organization that’s behind Dai, made an announcement on Tuesday, an announcement in which it says on December 23, OKEx […]
Ernst & Young’s ERC-20 Token and Smart Contract Analyzer Available For Public Testing

Ernst & Young’s ERC-20 Token and Smart Contract Analyzer Available For Public Testing

December 27, 2019
Accountancy company Ernst&Young (EY) has made its smart contract and token service available in open beta. The beta version for the public has been launched on Wednesday. It allows users to put in code for an analysis, while security risks are being identified by testing how efficient and functional a smart contract is. The coding’s quality is […]
Circle Sells Off OTC Desk To Kraken Exchange To Focus Solely On USDC Stablecoin Services

Circle Sells Off OTC Desk To Kraken Exchange To Focus Solely On USDC Stablecoin Services

December 26, 2019
Circle is gearing up for an eventful and exciting 2020. In a long announcement via the Circle blog, both the CEO and former co-CEO have described what has already changed with the Circle platform (like the sale of its OTC trading desk), and what is yet to come (like new automated tools for customers). The […]
Alchemy Raises $15M to Expand its Blockchain Dev Tool Kit From Stanford, Coinbase, And Samsung

Alchemy Raises $15M to Expand its Blockchain Dev Tool Kit From Stanford, Coinbase, And Samsung

December 26, 2019
Alchemy, one of the fastest growing blockchain oriented startups, recently held its Series A funding and managed to raise $15 million. This is a big milestone for the blockchain infrastructure provider in an era where most crypto oriented firms are opting to outsource FinTech development. The San Francisco based company provides a decentralized architecture that […]
BitGo Requests Its Users to Convert/Move BSV Assets

BitGo Requests Its Users to Convert/Move BSV Assets

December 26, 2019
BitGo, the digital currency management firm has asked its clients to consider transforming or transferring their BSV (Bitcoin SV) assets. The request to alter any funds held in this altcoin was issued as a result of a compatibility issue. On December 18th, BitGo, through a blog post noted that Genesis—the hard fork to be performed on Bitcoin […]
President Maduro’s Christmas Bonus to Venezuelans, Half a Petro Worth of $30

President Maduro’s Christmas Bonus to Venezuelans, Half a Petro Worth of $30

December 26, 2019
The holiday bonus will be given to retirees, public sector workers, and civilians To be eligible for this bonus, people must register on the platform PetroApp first This will bring a “new stage of economic and social protection” – Nicolas Maduro Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro is giving away a Christmas bonus of half a Petro […]
Coinfloor to Remove Ethereum On Bitcoin’s 11th Anniversary, Will Focus On BTC Services Only

Coinfloor to Remove Ethereum On Bitcoin’s 11th Anniversary, Will Focus On BTC Services Only

December 25, 2019
Coinfloor, which is one of the oldest crypto exchanges in UK, is planning to delist Ethereum (ETH) next month so that it remains focused only on the Bitcoin (BTC) trading. In advance of the 11th anniversary of #Bitcoin, we have some big news to announce today! 🎉 From 3rd January 2020, @Coinfloor will be focused on providing […]
New Zealand BANK ASB Participates In $1.7 Million Seed Funding Round For Startup TradeWindow

New Zealand BANK ASB Participates In $1.7 Million Seed Funding Round For Startup TradeWindow

December 25, 2019
The New Zealand Bank ASB participated in a $1.7 million seed funding round for a blockchain company called TradeWindow. The information was released on Monday by TradeWindow in a press release in which they informed that they are also planning a commercial launch in the near future. TradeWindow Raises $1.7 Million In Funding Round As […]
Crypto Payroll Service Now Allows Chile Freelancers to be Paid in BTC, ETH, & BCH

Crypto Payroll Service Now Allows Chile Freelancers to be Paid in BTC, ETH, & BCH

December 25, 2019
Bitwage, s startup that helps companies pay their employees in cryptocurrency has added Chilean peso to its platform. Tweets by Bitwage Announced Monday, the company has partnered with Satoshi Tango for Chilean Peso payouts. Now, all consignment services from Chile to the US, UK, or EU will pay lower fees and can access their deposits faster from […]
CULedger Partners With Three US Credit Unions To Successfully Complete Trials For Blockchain Identity Solutions

CULedger Partners With Three US Credit Unions To Successfully Complete Trials For Blockchain Identity Solutions

December 25, 2019
CULedger has successfully completed a trial phase of a blockchain identity solution with three US-based credit unions, Cointelegraph reports. In a statement released by CUledger, the three credit unions which comprise of TruWest Credit Union, Unify Credit Union and Desert Financial Credit Union were all successful in implementing the MyCUID identity solution within their call centers. […]
Fidelity Digital Assets May Support Ethereum Custody Services in 2020, If There Is Demand

Fidelity Digital Assets May Support Ethereum Custody Services in 2020, If There Is Demand

December 24, 2019
Fidelity Digital Assets has been around for the majority of this year, providing a way for institutional investors to get involved with Bitcoin. Now, it looks like the company is examining customer demand, potentially preparing to support Ethereum as the firm enters its second year in the crypto-sphere. President Tom Jessop of Fidelity Digital Assets […]
R3 Closes ‘Largest’ Trade Finance Blockchain Pilot Ever, Involving 70+ Global Organizations

R3 Closes ‘Largest’ Trade Finance Blockchain Pilot Ever, Involving 70+ Global Organizations

December 24, 2019
Enterprise blockchain giant R3 has announced the completion of a trial of a trade finance network dubbed Marco Polo Network, terming it the biggest financial trial ever. According to CoinDesk, the piloting involved over 70 firms coming from 25 nations. More than 340 representatives from the participating organizations took part in the trials and were […]
Ethereum is still the “Unshakable” Leader of the Smart Contract Platform Industry – Report

Ethereum is still the “Unshakable” Leader of the Smart Contract Platform Industry – Report

December 24, 2019
Ethereum leads with 72% followed by EOS, Cardano, and Tron Market in need for “new hotspots” as the smart contract platform sector declines Staking “not conducive to the healthy and stable development of the industry. Ethereum is still leading the smart contract platforms, accounting for 72% of market share despite the market capitalization of these […]
Digibyte (DGB) Still Tradeable on Poloniex Exchange Days After Threatening To Delist It

Digibyte (DGB) Still Tradeable on Poloniex Exchange Days After Threatening To Delist It

December 24, 2019
Days after Poloniex announced it was going to delist Digibyte (DGB) following its founder’s criticism of of TRON’s Justin Sun as well as Binance, the crypto is still tradable in the crypto exchange platform. According to Beincrypto, Poloniex had announced its intention to buy Tron but later removed the announcement from its Twitter account. The crypto exchange […]
Blockchain Capital’s 12 Bold Predictions For 2020: Number 7 is Controversial But Inevitable

Blockchain Capital’s 12 Bold Predictions For 2020: Number 7 is Controversial But Inevitable

December 23, 2019
Bitcoin will blow past $20,000 but McAfee will eat his own… 2019 is coming to an end and Bitcoin price is currently trading at $7,265, down 63% from its all-time high of $20,000. But according to Blockchain Capital’s bold predictions for next year, Bitcoin could very well make a new ATH. But that doesn’t mean we will […]
Ripple’s Real-Time Settlement Tech Gets Recognition by US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Ripple’s Real-Time Settlement Tech Gets Recognition by US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

December 23, 2019
Ripple (XRP), which is a real-time gross settlement system and currency exchange network known for its use in cross-border payments was recently mentioned in an official US CFPB document. Most of the content in this document was based on changes and the future of remittance markets. This is the first time in its existence that […]
Massive Lawsuit Brought Against Consumer Financial Protection Bureau by PayPal

Massive Lawsuit Brought Against Consumer Financial Protection Bureau by PayPal

December 23, 2019
Technology is evolving at a rapid pace, especially for the financial industry. However, regulators seem unable to keep up with the changes, and PayPal is passionate about setting the story straight, if their recent lawsuit against the CFPB is any indication. PayPal says that the regulations implemented by the CFPB force them to make “misleading […]
US 2nd Largest Health Insurance Firm, Anthem, To Roll Out Medical Data On Blockchain in 2020

US 2nd Largest Health Insurance Firm, Anthem, To Roll Out Medical Data On Blockchain in 2020

December 23, 2019
Blockchain adoption in the healthcare industry is marking yet another major milestone after Anthem, a U.S based Insurance giant, announced they will implement the tech for data security. The health insurance firm intends to store and secure the data of its 40 million clients in a permissioned digital ledger over the next three years. According […]
$980 Billion Dutch Banking Giant, ING, To Step Into Cryptocurrency Custody Game

$980 Billion Dutch Banking Giant, ING, To Step Into Cryptocurrency Custody Game

December 20, 2019
Blockchain technology has become a highly coveted innovation that many banks and other financial institutions have expressed interest in using, both for cryptocurrency and other purposes. However, many of these projects seem to get stuck where they are, could ING’s new initiative take a different path for institutional investors? Many blockchain technology initiatives by financial […]
Hackers Take Over Amazon Ring Camera, Demanding 50 Bitcoin Ransom While Setting Off the Alarm

Hackers Take Over Amazon Ring Camera, Demanding 50 Bitcoin Ransom While Setting Off the Alarm

December 20, 2019
Technology has been evolving at a rapid pace, but no change comes without a few initial problems. It seems that hackers have found a weak spot in the digital armor of a Ring home security company, as they went after a couple for 50 Bitcoin, stating that they would be “terminated.” The hackers infiltrated the […]
Riksbank Partners with Accenture for Digital Currency in Sweden

Riksbank Partners with Accenture for Digital Currency in Sweden

December 20, 2019
Sweden now joins the ranks of countries adding digital currency for payments. Riksbank, the regulator for Sweden, has announced a partnership with Accenture for the e-krona digital currency. Accenture will develop the UI features for e-krona in 2020. Riksbank may be working with Accenture for up to seven years, which is the scheduled testing period […]
TikTok Proprietor and Dongfang Newspaper Team Up for Blockchain and AI Business Model

TikTok Proprietor and Dongfang Newspaper Team Up for Blockchain and AI Business Model

December 20, 2019
ByteDance, the parent company of the social media platform, TikTok, has partnered with Dongfang Newspaper, a Chinese state-owned media company. The two will develop business models based on blockchain along with artificial intelligence. ByteDance has a 49 percent share of the company while Dongfang has 51 percent. TikTok has around 500 million active users. The […]
Swiss Blockchain Federation publishes new guidelines for digital equity and token issuers

Swiss Blockchain Federation publishes new guidelines for digital equity and token issuers

December 19, 2019
The Swiss Blockchain Federation has published guidelines for issuers of digital equity and related tokens aimed particularly at helping smaller and mid-sized companies to fully leverage the issuance and trading of equity on the blockchain. The issuance of equity and other financial instruments in the form of digital tokens is seen as one of the […]
Hacked & Now-Defunct Crypto Exchange Cryptopia’s Liquidators Recover $10.9 Million

Hacked & Now-Defunct Crypto Exchange Cryptopia’s Liquidators Recover $10.9 Million

December 19, 2019
Now-defunct New Zealand-based crypto exchange Crypotpia that was hacked in January 2019 for about $16 million has now retrieved $7.2 million. New Zealand-based crypto exchange’s liquidators’ make progress $7.1 million can be potentially be refunded to users Liquidators Grant Thornton has a high court hearing in February 2020 Cryptopia’s assigned liquidator, accounting firm Grant Thornton […]
Waves blockchain used to track Russian energy consumption

Waves blockchain used to track Russian energy consumption

December 19, 2019
The pilot program is already being used by 400 homes and may expand nationwide in the coming years.   A Russian power grid company is piloting a blockchain-based system that’ll automate electricity metering. Those behind the pilot, so far implemented in 400 homes in the Kaliningrad and Sverdlovsk regions, are planning on expanding the pilot to serve […]
Kraken Security Labs Discovers ShapeShift’s KeepKey Crypto Wallet Can Be Hacked Easily For $75

Kraken Security Labs Discovers ShapeShift’s KeepKey Crypto Wallet Can Be Hacked Easily For $75

December 19, 2019
KeepKey hardware wallets are affected by a flaw that would make them vulnerable to attacks if a hacker has access to the device for around 15 minutes. This is according to a recent report released by Kraken Security Labs and published in a blog post on December 10. KeepKey Crypto Hardware Wallet Affected By Flaw […]
66% Of Bitcoin’s Hash Rate Is Controlled By China, 54% Coming From A Single Province

66% Of Bitcoin’s Hash Rate Is Controlled By China, 54% Coming From A Single Province

December 18, 2019
The hash rate of Bitcoin, which is the processing power of the network, is reportedly controlled by China by an overwhelming majority, according to CoinShares. What else did this firm discover with their tracking of the Bitcoin’s network? Of all of the Bitcoin network’s processing power, China controls 66% of it. CoinShares has been tracking […]
Bitfury Makes Strategic Investment In Shyft Network’s FATF Travel Rule Compliance System

Bitfury Makes Strategic Investment In Shyft Network’s FATF Travel Rule Compliance System

December 18, 2019
Bitfury has recently acquired Shyft Network, a company that is working on decentralized identity solutions that would help the firms develop a data transfer product. Specifically, Bitfury is going to be investing in the travel rule solution that complies with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and its legal framework. Bitfury Invests In Shyft Network According to […]
Stellar, Keybase Terminate Remainder Of 2 Billion XLM Airdrop Citing Too Many Fake Accounts

Stellar, Keybase Terminate Remainder Of 2 Billion XLM Airdrop Citing Too Many Fake Accounts

December 18, 2019
Stellar and Keybase recently announced that the ongoing 2 billion Lumen airdrop will be terminated as from mid-December. This is in the wake of fake accounts which have flocked the Keybase platform to obtain a larger chunk of the airdrop. According to a blog post by Keybase, the final 100 million Lumens will be released to […]
Nike Jumps in Feet First to Blockchain Tech With Patented CryptoKicks Using Ethereum

Nike Jumps in Feet First to Blockchain Tech With Patented CryptoKicks Using Ethereum

December 18, 2019
Every industry is seeking ways to bring in blockchain technology while it is still new and in development. Nike, known for their footwear, has decided to get involved as well, offering a way to digitally verify that customers have authentic footwear from their brand, all thanks to a new digital asset, CryptoKick, they’ve patented. There […]
Bitcoin Hackers Use Ransomware Scheme to Attack Argentinian Data Center

Bitcoin Hackers Use Ransomware Scheme to Attack Argentinian Data Center

December 17, 2019
Bitcoin hackers have officially attacked a data center in Argentina called San Luis, reports the Next Web. The end result? A total of 7,700 GB of data were initially compromised since November 25, 2019. In an interview with Agencia De Noticias San Luis, the Minister of Science and Technology, Alicia Banuelos expounded on the obvious […]
Japanese Electric Co, KEPCO Extends Power Ledger’s Blockchain-Based Energy Trading Pilot

Japanese Electric Co, KEPCO Extends Power Ledger’s Blockchain-Based Energy Trading Pilot

December 17, 2019
Kansai Electric Power (KEPCO) is moving forward with a blockchain-based renewable energy trading platform trial. In order to do so, the company is working side by side with the blockchain-related company Power Ledger. The information was released by the company in a press release shared on December 9. KEPCO Moves Forward With Its Blockchain Trial As […]
Malaysia’s Biggest Crypto Exchange Luno Set to List Ripple’s XRP

Malaysia’s Biggest Crypto Exchange Luno Set to List Ripple’s XRP

December 17, 2019
London based crypto exchange Luno is expected to list XRP token onto its platform. The exchange aims to make the XRP tokens available to Malaysians either in December 2019 or early 2020. Luno was recently relaunched in Malaysia at the end of October this year. Ripple (XRP), which is a real-time gross settlement system and […]
Lithuanian Central Bank Launches A Digital Currency

Lithuanian Central Bank Launches A Digital Currency

December 17, 2019
Blockchain technology is growing by the day, and there are countries around the world seeking out use cases. Not to be left behind, the Bank of Lithuania has decided to develop a collectors’ coin with the fintech, honoring their Act of Independence. The new coin will be worth 19.18 euros, in honor of the passing […]
China Will Test Launch it’s Digital Currency (DCEP) Using Real World Scenarios In Two Cities

China Will Test Launch it’s Digital Currency (DCEP) Using Real World Scenarios In Two Cities

December 16, 2019
China will soon launch its digital currency to be tested within two cities in the country. The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) which is its Central Bank will oversee the launch of this product they have been working on since 2014. According to a news report from Caijing, the project will pioneer in the cities […]
20 Billion Yuan Issued by Bank of China in Blockchain-Based Bonds for Smaller Businesses

20 Billion Yuan Issued by Bank of China in Blockchain-Based Bonds for Smaller Businesses

December 16, 2019
The world has its eyes on blockchain technology, looking for ways to integrate this growing technology into use cases that fit various industries. The banking industry has already sunk its teeth into this fintech, and commercial financial institutions – like the Bank of China – are using it to create opportunities for small businesses and […]
Microsoft Azure Launches A New Token And A Suite Of Blockchain Services To Foster Adoption

Microsoft Azure Launches A New Token And A Suite Of Blockchain Services To Foster Adoption

December 16, 2019
he Azure Blockchain Service has been pivotal for the combination of one of the biggest tech companies in the world with one of the most innovative technologies to come out of this decade. Now, the service is diving deeper into how it can benefit developers, simplifying the process of integrating data on the blockchain ledger […]
SpaceChain’s New Milestone: First-Ever Demo of Blockchain Tech on the International Space Station

SpaceChain’s New Milestone: First-Ever Demo of Blockchain Tech on the International Space Station

December 16, 2019
On Monday, December 5, 2019, community-based space and blockchain-focused platform, SpaceChain sent its blockchain hardware wallet technology to the International Space Station (ISS). As per the press release, this endeavor is the first ever ISS demonstration to date and was achieved as part of the CRS-19 commercial resupply service mission. This is definitely a milestone for SpaceChain, […]
Blockchain Supply Tracking Platform WaltonChain (WTC) Announces Current CEO Stepping Down

Blockchain Supply Tracking Platform WaltonChain (WTC) Announces Current CEO Stepping Down

December 13, 2019
WaltonChain has held a relatively quiet spot in cryptocurrency space since its ICO in 2017. Pushing continually for the advancement of blockchain technology, the platform decided to make a few changes to leadership, bidding the former CEO a fond farewell. However, the new CEO brings a fresh perspective on the business scene in South Korea […]
Big Retailers Like Walmart, Sephora, & Hilton Using Sat Stacking App Lolli to ‘Test Bitcoin’

Big Retailers Like Walmart, Sephora, & Hilton Using Sat Stacking App Lolli to ‘Test Bitcoin’

December 13, 2019
Loli App signs on Walmart, Sephora, Expedia, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Hilton among other big retailers. Big retailers using “Lolli as a way to test bitcoin” as it is an easy way to test the waters Lolli passes an average of $30 per Loli wallet, its CEO Alex Adelman says they will do with Bitcoin […]
New Service Launched for Government and Corporations with Enterprise Blockchain

New Service Launched for Government and Corporations with Enterprise Blockchain

December 13, 2019
Bitfury has launched a new blockchain product designed specifically for corporations and governments. As a leader in Bitcoin mining, Bitfury made the announcement for the release of Exonum Enterprise. The purpose of this release is to facilitate private blockchains. Exonum Enterprise is an improvement over Exonum, which is a Blockchain as a Service first launched […]
Coinbase Visa Card Offers Stablecoin Support

Coinbase Visa Card Offers Stablecoin Support

December 13, 2019
Crypto exchange Coinbase now offers DAI stablecoin support which is Ethereum-based. The announcement was made on December 6th. DAI is the first stablecoin to be included after the launch of the card in April 2019. UK and EU users can now spend the crypto they have in their accounts with Coinbase. Other tokens were added […]
Governor Appoints Bakkt Crypto Exchange CEO Kelly Loeffler As The Next Georgia Senator

Governor Appoints Bakkt Crypto Exchange CEO Kelly Loeffler As The Next Georgia Senator

December 12, 2019
The cryptocurrency industry is still largely opposed by traditional financial proponents, though there are a few people in government that seem interested in the potential of the technology. As one of Georgia seats opens up, the governor has chosen to appoint a prominent member of the crypto community – Kelly Loeffler, CEO of Bakkt. President […]
MUFG Denies Reports That It Will Develop A Digital Currency With Indeed And Glassdoor Owner Recruit

MUFG Denies Reports That It Will Develop A Digital Currency With Indeed And Glassdoor Owner Recruit

December 12, 2019
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Bank (MUFG) has released a statement saying that while it has agreed to collaborate with Recruit, the details of the joint project have not yet been made public. MUFG is Japan’s largest bank and the 5th in the world. The rumors that it may launch a new digital currency in Japan have been […]
DXM And Ledger Vault Launch ‘Upbit Safe’ A Crypto Custody Service For Institutional Investors

DXM And Ledger Vault Launch ‘Upbit Safe’ A Crypto Custody Service For Institutional Investors

December 12, 2019
The cryptocurrency scene across Asia-Pacific is fairly innovative, though Korea has notably adopted at a much slow pace than surrounding countries. To bring more opportunity to the institutional investors of South Korea, DXM and Ledger are combining forces to provide a custodial solution that is meant specifically for this demographic. The new product from DXM […]
Tribe Accelerator, Supported by Singaporean Govt, Allocates $16 Million for Blockchain Startups

Tribe Accelerator, Supported by Singaporean Govt, Allocates $16 Million for Blockchain Startups

December 12, 2019
Tribe Accelerator was supported by the government of Singapore via Enterprise Singapore and they are in the news once again. Tribe was able to successfully raise an extra $16 million (21.5 million Singapore dollars). The fund is for blockchain startups that have been seen as active. Brilliant Moves The funds specifically are for a set […]
World Trade Organization (WTO) Eyes Blockchain Advantages in Multiple Use Cases

World Trade Organization (WTO) Eyes Blockchain Advantages in Multiple Use Cases

December 11, 2019
In spite of several countries embracing blockchain technology, many of them continue to express their skepticism for anything crypto-related. WTO (World Trade Organization) the intergovernmental organization that is tasked with formulating rules to govern global trade are among the few world bodies to showcase their appreciation for this technology. Now happening: Global Trade & #Blockchain […]
Ripple Partner MoneyGram Expands its Cross Border Service with Visa to Spain and the Philippines

Ripple Partner MoneyGram Expands its Cross Border Service with Visa to Spain and the Philippines

December 11, 2019
MoneyGram is extending its debit card deposit service internationally in collaboration with Visa via Visa Direct The service allows MoneyGram customers to send money in real-time This adds 50% new users to MoneyGram and retention rates that are “outperforming expectations” The global provider of money transfer services MoneyGram is now extending its debit card deposit […]
NVIDIA’s New Clara Federated Learning Platform Uses Blockchain and AI for the Healthcare Sector

NVIDIA’s New Clara Federated Learning Platform Uses Blockchain and AI for the Healthcare Sector

December 11, 2019
NVIDIA, the systems and GPU chips manufacturer has introduced a new AI and blockchain-based computing platform that will make it possible for healthcare providers to reduce the analyses of multifarious Three-dimension models to a few minutes from the many hours it previously took. Referred to as Clara Federated Learning, this intelligent edge platform is expected […]
Matrixport, Startup Created By Bitmain Co-Founder, to Expand to Europe with Zurich Office

Matrixport, Startup Created By Bitmain Co-Founder, to Expand to Europe with Zurich Office

December 11, 2019
Ex-Bitmain CEO Jihan Wu’s Matrixport crypto startup starts expansion plans from Asia to Europe in opening up a new office in Zurich to begin offering its lending, trading and custody services. A cryptocurrency startup based in Singapore called Matrixport is about to open up a new office in Europe. The startup, which was created by […]
Dan Morehead and Dan Tapiero Discuss Macro Crypto Investing and Bitcoin’s Future

Dan Morehead and Dan Tapiero Discuss Macro Crypto Investing and Bitcoin’s Future

December 10, 2019
The cryptocurrency industry has come quite a way since it began, though there are still many traditionalists in finance that are apprehensive. One of their own, Dan Morehead, recently sat down for an interview with Dan Tapiero to shed some light on Bitcoin’s history, cryptocurrency regulation, and the difficulty of getting newcomers on board. Dan […]
Will Japan Be The Next Country To Launch A Central Bank Digital Currency?

Will Japan Be The Next Country To Launch A Central Bank Digital Currency?

December 10, 2019
A financial research institute has released a statement on legal proceedings following a digital currency for the Central Bank. Numerous countries are working towards having and using digital currencies. Japan seems to be the latest nation to jump on the wagon. Even though Bank of Japan Deputy Governor said earlier this year that there were no […]
Central Bank of Sri Lanka Seeks Proof of Concept For Blockchain-Based KYC Platform

Central Bank of Sri Lanka Seeks Proof of Concept For Blockchain-Based KYC Platform

December 10, 2019
Sri Lanka’s Central Bank has launched a proposal to develop a know-your-customer (KYC) platform based on blockchain. The Central Bank posted the announcement on their website, on November 29. The announcement says the bank is looking for tech companies that are up for building a proof-of-concept and shared KYC system in the banking sector. The […]
Japanese Banking Giant SoftBank Launches Debit Cards With Built-In Blockchain Cold Wallet Tech

Japanese Banking Giant SoftBank Launches Debit Cards With Built-In Blockchain Cold Wallet Tech

December 10, 2019
Softbank, a Japan-based holding company, has just announced an original debit card that includes a built-in crypto wallet. In a press release from December 1st, SoftBank announces that it has developed the blockchain built-in wallet debit card in partnership with Dynamics, a US-based company that developed the card. The product has been named SBC Wallet Cards which […]
Decentralized Exchange CryptoBridge Shutting Down, Market Woes or Exit Scam?

Decentralized Exchange CryptoBridge Shutting Down, Market Woes or Exit Scam?

December 9, 2019
Another crypto exchange bites the dust, decides to no longer serve the customers CryptoBridge to close deposits after Dec 3 and withdrawals after Dec 15 Users asked to start the verification process Market conditions, increasing regulation and funding issues forced the hand Users on Reddit calling “exit scam” says the platform not letting making withdrawals […]
IBM Patents IoT Tracking On Blockchain To Prevent Package Stealing Drones

IBM Patents IoT Tracking On Blockchain To Prevent Package Stealing Drones

December 9, 2019
The technology giant IBM has recently been awarded a new patent. While companies such as Amazon and FedEx are working on drones that can quickly deliver packages, IBM is going through another route and looking for ways to prevent drones from actually stealing these packages when they are being sent to destinations. IBM envisioned two modern […]
Transaction Fee Mining Exchanges Are Decreasing, Says CryptoCompare

Transaction Fee Mining Exchanges Are Decreasing, Says CryptoCompare

December 9, 2019
Transaction fee mining is a despicable process to traders in the crypto community, and the exchanges that use these protocols was just under $200 billion in trade volume last month. However, recent reports from CryptoCompare suggest that the volume is starting to decline for these exchanges. The community involved in the crypto industry don’t typically […]
Blockchain Could Save The Food Industry $31B By 2024 By Eliminating Supply Chain Related Fraud

Blockchain Could Save The Food Industry $31B By 2024 By Eliminating Supply Chain Related Fraud

December 9, 2019
A recent study done by Juniper Research on how blockchain and Internet of Things could transform global supply chains has shown that they can save the food industry up to $31 billion lost in fraud. Blockchain Tech has proven to be a good tracker in supply ecosystems as well as an efficient network for verification. […]
Cisco Receives Patent for Using Blockchain to Secure Data with 5G

Cisco Receives Patent for Using Blockchain to Secure Data with 5G

December 6, 2019
Cisco received a patent with the US Patent and Trademark Office. This patent provides information on how to use blockchain to secure data on 5G networks. A platform for blockchain can integrate wireless networks. Cisco will manage the data between the virtual network and a user’s device. Other companies are also using blockchain technology with […]
New Huobi Russia Exchange Plans to Add Rubles

New Huobi Russia Exchange Plans to Add Rubles

December 6, 2019
A new exchange in Moscow, known as Huobi Russia, will add Russian rubles through bank transfers. The bank will process these rubles deposits. The Justice Ministry has granted permission to Huobi Russia’s legal entity for rubles to be added through a Uzbekistan bank. The letter also states that these activities haven’t been prohibited by any […]
As Twitter Plans to Purge Inactive Crypto Accounts, Community Pushes for Memorialization of One Bitcoin User

As Twitter Plans to Purge Inactive Crypto Accounts, Community Pushes for Memorialization of One Bitcoin User

December 6, 2019
Bitcoin has been controversial throughout its lifetime, and the anonymity of its creator’s true identity has made the creation of it even more mysterious. With the little that is known about its origins, will Jack Dorsey allow the first mention of Bitcoin to be erased from Twitter’s history in the upcoming username purge? Hal Finney […]
December 15 Blockchain Day Emirates

December 15 Blockchain Day Emirates

December 6, 2019
Blockchain Day Emirates – is an event that brings together the world’s leading visionaries, innovators, and thinkers to explore new ways to put smart technologies and blockchain solutions for everyday life. The program combines sessions full of keynote talks, fireside chats and panels, with next concurrent tracks on: Business and Finance, Government Services, the Energy […]
Voyager and Avant-Garde Form New Partnership to Offer Zero-Commission Crypto Trading Services

Voyager and Avant-Garde Form New Partnership to Offer Zero-Commission Crypto Trading Services

December 5, 2019
Canada’s Voyager Digital crypto-asset broker and Avant-Garde Trading Securities partner to provide zero-commission trading on all cryptocurrencies. The Canadian cryptocurrency asset broker Voyager Digital and Avant-Garde Trading Securities have formed a new partnership and are engaged to offer their broker-dealer clients from the US the option to trade crypto assets without being charged a commission. […]
Banque De France Calls for An Embrace of Blockchain Financial Solutions In The Euro-System

Banque De France Calls for An Embrace of Blockchain Financial Solutions In The Euro-System

December 5, 2019
France’s central bank First Deputy Governor speaks on all of the Eurozone adopting a blockchain-based settlement system or at least considering central bank digital currency (CBDC). The Central Bank of France is pushing for a blockchain-powered settlement system in the European region for quick and cost-effective euro transfers. Dennis Beau, the Deputy Governor, spoke in […]
Travala Partners Up with Booking.com as Crypto Payments for Traveling can Boost Adoption

Travala Partners Up with Booking.com as Crypto Payments for Traveling can Boost Adoption

December 5, 2019
The official website of Travala talks about the strategic partnership closed between the company and Booking.com. In order for the collaboration to be fruitful, Travala has integrated all the accommodation listings from Booking.com, which are available in more than 200 countries, at 100,000 different destinations. Travala is Known to Work with Digital Currencies Travala has adopted many […]
Tax Refund System by Excise Department in Thailand to Use Blockchain

Tax Refund System by Excise Department in Thailand to Use Blockchain

December 5, 2019
The Excise Department is working with Krungthai Bank to develop a blockchain-based tax refund system. This department is also seeking ways to integrate blockchain technology in the tobacco, liquor, and other industries. Blockchain technology has found many use cases around the world, and Thailand has found a new option, a tax refund system. According to […]
First Blockchain Payment on R3 Corda Happens with Oman Oil and Orpic Group and HSBC Bank Oman SAOG

First Blockchain Payment on R3 Corda Happens with Oman Oil and Orpic Group and HSBC Bank Oman SAOG

December 4, 2019
One of Oman’s biggest oil and gas businesses conducts first blockchain transaction on the R3 Corda platform with HSBC Bank Oman SAOG, a first in the country. According to a report by the Oman Observer, the Oman Oil and Orpic Group and HSBC Bank Oman SAOG have executed the first transaction involving blockchain. The transaction […]
People’s Bank of China and Related Parties to Monitor and “Clean-Up” Crypto-Related Businesses Within the Jurisdiction

People’s Bank of China and Related Parties to Monitor and “Clean-Up” Crypto-Related Businesses Within the Jurisdiction

December 4, 2019
Central Bank of China, PBoC, looks to tighten its grip on the country’s cryptocurrency trading with the help of the Shanghai Internet Finance Rectification Agency. On Friday, November 22, 2019, China’s central bank, People’s Bank of China released an announcement that it will be monitoring crypto businesses. It has been disclosed that the “clean-up” will continue since […]
Alibaba Pictures To Deploy Blockchain Technology in The Film Industry Through Tokenization of Distribution Rights

Alibaba Pictures To Deploy Blockchain Technology in The Film Industry Through Tokenization of Distribution Rights

December 4, 2019
Alibaba Pictures, the filmmaker arm of their Groups, made public its plan to tokenize distribution rights for their latest movie, ‘Striding into the Wind’. The company wants to distribute the movie using blockchain technology across the universe. Alibaba Pictures has put its name to a arrangement with Breaker, a blockchain-powered entertainment platform based in New […]
Aluminum Plant Gone Bitcoin Mining Center: Bitriver Deemed the Largest Data Center in Russia

Aluminum Plant Gone Bitcoin Mining Center: Bitriver Deemed the Largest Data Center in Russia

December 4, 2019
City of Bratsk in Russia is home to one of the biggest bitcoin mining facilities in the world and has attracted clients globally as Bitriver turns water into electricity to mine cryptos. Opened a year ago, Bitriver is recognized as one of the largest Bitcoin mining facilities in Russia. As per news outlet, Bloomberg, the […]
Former JPMorgan Tech Leads Explain The Banks Blockchain Products; JPM Coin and Quorum

Former JPMorgan Tech Leads Explain The Banks Blockchain Products; JPM Coin and Quorum

December 3, 2019
Kadena founders, who were two of the first team members involved in JPMorgan’s blockchain team, spill the crypto beans on how the bank started JPM Coin and Quorum projects. Stuart Popejoy is the co-founder and president Kadena who worked at JP Morgan in the Blockchain Center of Excellence. Will Martino is the co-founder and CEO […]
Morocco Deploys the Blockchain Technology To Improve Its Financing Sector

Morocco Deploys the Blockchain Technology To Improve Its Financing Sector

December 3, 2019
Morocco is planning to boost its financial sector in the country through the deployment of blockchain technology. The Governor of the Central Bank of Morocco, Abdellatif Jouahri, announced during the Africa Blockchain Summit in Rabat that the country is in the process of applying technology to improve financial services. The implementation of this fintech project […]
Microsoft Raises Alarm As 80,000 Computers Are Attacked by Crypto-Stealing Bug, Dexphot

Microsoft Raises Alarm As 80,000 Computers Are Attacked by Crypto-Stealing Bug, Dexphot

December 3, 2019
The Defender ATP research team from Microsoft is raising a very serious alarm. They are providing the details on a newly-discovered digital currency-stealing bug. It is clearly a big issue as a total of almost 80,000 computers have already been affected. On the 26th of November, security analysts from Microsoft came to the public with their […]
Blockstack (STX Token) Could Become the First IPO Crypto Project

Blockstack (STX Token) Could Become the First IPO Crypto Project

December 3, 2019
Blockchain startup may look to apply an initial public offering (IPO) framework in order to help issue new STX tokens for miners of the Blockstack protocol. The first IPO by a blockchain venture will signal the cryptocurrency market into good shape. The most exciting opportunity in Blockchain is the ability of the companies to offer […]
Franklin Templeton and Curv Crypto Wallet Partner to Secure Tokenized Shares, Give Clients Autonomy

Franklin Templeton and Curv Crypto Wallet Partner to Secure Tokenized Shares, Give Clients Autonomy

December 2, 2019
Curv’s cryptocurrency wallet service provider will be used by Franklin Templeton Investments to help deliver a solution for securing tokenized shares and custody. American holding company (combined with its subsidiaries), Franklin Templeton has recently entered a partnership with Curv to protect its tokenized shares, as per a press release dated, Thursday, November 21, 2019. What […]
Blockchain Association Board Adds Ripple Executive, Ben Melnicki

Blockchain Association Board Adds Ripple Executive, Ben Melnicki

December 2, 2019
Ben Melnicki of Ripple appears to be a new board member of the Blockchain Association. He recently tweeted that he is looking forward to working with the Blockchain Association and its members to “provide regulatory clarity” on what he referred to as a critical issue for the industry and market participants. Tweets by benmelnicki Pleased […]
Crypto Capital’s Eric Wade Weighs in On the Millennial Draw to Cryptocurrency

Crypto Capital’s Eric Wade Weighs in On the Millennial Draw to Cryptocurrency

December 2, 2019
Eric Wade, editor at Crypto Capital, was recently featured on Boom Bust to discuss cryptocurrency. Wade stated that many investors in the US have been slow to adopt consumers, though millennials have been an exception. The entire structure around Bitcoin centers on mining and the rewards that these miners get for participating in the verification […]
JPMorgan Tests Blockchain Solution To Track Automobile Inventory

JPMorgan Tests Blockchain Solution To Track Automobile Inventory

December 2, 2019
JPMorgan is testing a new blockchain solution that it would allow it to track auto dealer inventory. In this way, it would be possible for companies to avoid linking the same cars for different loans. The information was unveiled in a recent patent filed by the car financing arm. JPMorgan Develops Blockchain Solution For The […]
Russian Banking Giant Sberbank Awarded Blockchain Repo Patent, Parties To Settle Using DLT

Russian Banking Giant Sberbank Awarded Blockchain Repo Patent, Parties To Settle Using DLT

November 29, 2019
In the latest turn of events, Russia’s Sberbank Rossii becomes the first to obtain a distributed ledger technology (DLT) patent. The Sberbank blockchain patent obtained for an operational engine using DLT and a Repurchase Agreement (repo) dealing with a smart contract solution. The patent solution allows stakeholding parties to self-execute the deal after registering the […]
[Warning Alert] Ledger Wallet Phishing Websites Appear in Google Search Results

[Warning Alert] Ledger Wallet Phishing Websites Appear in Google Search Results

November 29, 2019
Ledger wallet is one of the most popular and widely-used bitcoin hardware wallets that provide smart cold storage custody of your cryptoassets and now there is a new Internet scam trying to steal your private keys online. Our team has spotted new phishing websites appearing on Google search results pages. Scammers are targeting Ledger users […]
NEM Ventures Partners with Cyclebit to Accept Payments in Crypto

NEM Ventures Partners with Cyclebit to Accept Payments in Crypto

November 29, 2019
NEM has entered into a partnership with a provider of PoS software for businesses to accept payments in cryptocurrencies, Cyclebit. Cyclebit is a leading global provider of these services, and it has been working with NEM Ventures and the crypto XEM since 2018. NEM Ventures, which is a subsidiary of NEM blockchain tech, is set […]
Grayscale Investments Plans Launch of Diversified Cryptocurrency Investment Product for Public Trading

Grayscale Investments Plans Launch of Diversified Cryptocurrency Investment Product for Public Trading

November 29, 2019
Grayscale Investments is a company which provides a digital asset management fund, and they are in preparations to launch a new investment product. The product will be Grayscale Digital Large Cap Fund, which is a product for diversified cryptocurrency investments. The DLC will be available for public trading on the OTCOX Best Market marketplace. DLC […]
KPMG Rankings Show a Drop in Bitcoin Yet a Reinforced Cryptocurrency Innovations

KPMG Rankings Show a Drop in Bitcoin Yet a Reinforced Cryptocurrency Innovations

November 28, 2019
KPMG, a Big Four auditing firm, shared its new 2019 Fintech100 list where bitcoin-centric businesses slipped down the rankings but payment innovations were a noticeable change. KPMG, the big four auditing firm shared its 2019 companies list, Fintech100 rankings. This list contains the 100 top Fintech entities globally. According to these rankings, Bitcoin-based Company has dropped. […]
Lamborghini Uses Salesforce Blockchain to Enhance Trust and Transparency for The Secondary Market

Lamborghini Uses Salesforce Blockchain to Enhance Trust and Transparency for The Secondary Market

November 28, 2019
High-end luxury sports car manufacturer Lamborghini to embrace and leverage Salesforce’s enterprise blockchain technology for supply chain operations. Lamborghini, a giant automobile maker, has announced that it will be integrating the blockchain technology to help track the authenticity of the luxury cars during resales. The company will use Salesforce’s blockchain tech to ensure cars sold […]
Binance Buys Top Indian Fiat-Crypto Exchange, WazirX, to Integrate More INR Payment Gateways

Binance Buys Top Indian Fiat-Crypto Exchange, WazirX, to Integrate More INR Payment Gateways

November 28, 2019
Leading crypto exchange by popularity and use, Binance, acquires WazirX, a leading crypto asset platform in India to release multiple fiat-to-crypto payment options based in Indian Rupees (INR). Binance, the leading Maltese Crypto Exchange, is making major moves into the Indian crypto market following the recent acquisition of WazirX platform. This is the largest digital asset network […]
Blockchain Ventures into Sports Industry as KNVB Launches a Blockchain-Powered Ticketing App

Blockchain Ventures into Sports Industry as KNVB Launches a Blockchain-Powered Ticketing App

November 28, 2019
Royal Dutch Football Association is testing out a new blockchain ticketing app created to help fight counterfeiting and black market ticket sales. The blockchain technology is proving to be a success as it gradually expands into various industries. Recently, on November 19, we witnessed the blockchain tech surface into the sports category, soccer, to be specific. Ajax Life, […]
Mati Greenspan Leaves eToro, Moving on to BlockTV and Its BLTV Token Launch

Mati Greenspan Leaves eToro, Moving on to BlockTV and Its BLTV Token Launch

November 27, 2019
Mati Greenspan, high profile crypto community contributor and former eToro trading specialist, is moving on to help BlockTV and its BLTV token launch via Bittrex IEO. Mati Greenspan was with eToro for 7.5 years before his departure. He will be offering his services as an advisor for BlockTV as it launches the BLTV tokens. Mati […]
Fintech Startup OPay Backed by Opera Gets $120M Investment to Expand Its Africa Operations

Fintech Startup OPay Backed by Opera Gets $120M Investment to Expand Its Africa Operations

November 27, 2019
OPay has now secured $170 million in 2019 to push the adoption of Fintech throughout Africa. OPay, headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria has raised $120M from a horde of high-profile Chinese venture capitalists as part of its series B round of financing. OPay was launched in 2018 by Opera, the web browser primarily focuses on creating […]
Northern Bitcoin AG Enters Merger with Whinstone Group to Build Massive Bitcoin Mining Farm

Northern Bitcoin AG Enters Merger with Whinstone Group to Build Massive Bitcoin Mining Farm

November 27, 2019
Northern Bitcoin AG and Whinstone US, Inc. merger partnership hopes to build the world’s biggest bitcoin mining facility in Texas on over 100 acres with a capacity of one gigawatt of power. The merger will allow the companies to create the largest Bitcoin mining facility in Texas. As a joint company, Whinstone and Norther Bitcoin […]
Visa Research Develops LucidiTEE, A Blockchain Based Network For Sharing Sensitive Data

Visa Research Develops LucidiTEE, A Blockchain Based Network For Sharing Sensitive Data

November 27, 2019
This new network could help financial institutions share users’ personal data between banks on a large scale without the need to use third-party aggregators. Visa, the widely used international payment network, is working to develop a blockchain system for joint computation of data on a large scale. The research and development subsidiary of Visa, Visa […]
None of Bitcoin Accepted by ProtonMail for Its Premium Service Has Been Cashed

None of Bitcoin Accepted by ProtonMail for Its Premium Service Has Been Cashed

November 26, 2019
ProtonMail, a Switzerland-based privacy-centric email service provider, is still holding its bitcoin (BTC) stash built up since accepting it as payment form, worth millions today. A tweet advised the public not to use Bitcoin, if they are holding it. ProtonMail promised a user not to sell the Bitcoin paid to them. Bitcoin has been proving […]
After Raising $80 Million for TenX ICO, Founder Is Seeking $7.5M for New Project DeFiChain

After Raising $80 Million for TenX ICO, Founder Is Seeking $7.5M for New Project DeFiChain

November 26, 2019
In the backdrop of Dr. Julian Hosp’s history, accused of dumping 2.2million PAY tokens and involved with the Australian pyramid scheme Lyoness, CT is warning from investing in DefiChain or any of his projects. Dr. Julian Hosp, the founder and president of TenX (PAY) is now seeking to raise $7.5 million from institutional and accredited investors for […]
Privacy-Focused Cryptocurrency GRIN Is Not As Private as Once Thought

Privacy-Focused Cryptocurrency GRIN Is Not As Private as Once Thought

November 26, 2019
The privacy coin Grin has seen its privacy features being questioned lately. According to Ivan Bogatyy, who wrote a blog post called Breaking Mimblewimble’s Privacy Model, the privacy model used by the protocol is mainly flawed. He claims to have found a way to use Amazon’s Web Services (AWS) to uncover the addresses of people […]
Former ConsenSys Strategy Chief Planning to Launch Aligned Capital Venture Fund

Former ConsenSys Strategy Chief Planning to Launch Aligned Capital Venture Fund

November 26, 2019
Aligned Capital, a new venture capital fund, is launching by Sam Cassatt who was the previous ConsenSys chief strategy officer who will get backing support from Joe Lubin. Sam Cassatt, the chief strategy officer at ConsenSys has indicated that he plans to step down from his post to concentrate on launching his venture fund. The […]
LocalBitcoins Opens For Business In Finland After Registering As A Virtual Currency Provider

LocalBitcoins Opens For Business In Finland After Registering As A Virtual Currency Provider

November 25, 2019
The P2P bitcoin exchange tightens up KYC/AML compliance as it obtains Finnish Financial Service Authority (FIN-FSA) license to operate in the country. LocalBitcoins gains Finnish Financial Service Authority (FIN-FSA) license as a certified virtual currency provider that allows the peer-to-peer exchange to run its business in the country legally. To acquire the license, LocalBitcoins had to make […]
Alibaba Uses Blockchain to Participate in China’s Single’s Day Celebration, Generates $30 Billion in Sales

Alibaba Uses Blockchain to Participate in China’s Single’s Day Celebration, Generates $30 Billion in Sales

November 25, 2019
Chinese retail giant Alibaba posts a new record of doing $30 billion in sales during China’s Singles Day celebration as Ant Financial’s blockchain was applied to help the supply chain tracking of goods. As the blockchain technology continues to grow and expand in different markets, many individuals and companies have developed an interest in the […]
Ripple Partner Banco Santander to Run its Blockchain-based Payment System on 6 More Corridors

Ripple Partner Banco Santander to Run its Blockchain-based Payment System on 6 More Corridors

November 25, 2019
Prominent Ripple partner, Santander, who is using the XRP blockchain payment technology, recently had Managing Director of Digital Investment Banking, John Whelan, speak on using XRP over Bitcoin. Santander using blockchain-based payment system already in Brazil, Mexico, the UK, and Spain Soon, this international payment system will run on all of its 10 corridors, said […]
Measure Protocol Blockchain and Cannabis Data App Broccoli to Establish a Research Community

Measure Protocol Blockchain and Cannabis Data App Broccoli to Establish a Research Community

November 25, 2019
Measure Protocol and Audacia Bioscience’s Broccoli, a blockchain marketplace and cannabis rewards app respectively, partner to create community research project. Measure Protocol, blockchain-centered data marketplace has partnered with cannabis data app Broccoli to create a research community to survey and educate people on cannabis use. The research community to be created would be responsible for […]
Research from University of New Mexico Indicates Mining Bitcoin Damages Climate

Research from University of New Mexico Indicates Mining Bitcoin Damages Climate

November 22, 2019
According to research conducted by the University of New Mexico, mining Bitcoin could cause damage to the climate and to people’s health. Special mining machines have developed over time. Research indicates they consume about 0.25 percent of the electricity in the world with the US and China leading the way. For every dollar or revenue […]
Technology for Blockchain is Growing in China

Technology for Blockchain is Growing in China

November 22, 2019
About 52 percent of internet companies have begun utilizing blockchain in China. That is about 26 of the top 50 companies. Out of the top ten, only two have failed to accept blockchain. Some of the leading internet companies in China are related to blockchain in one way or another. Others support it. Sixteen of […]
UK Based Alternative Airlines And Utrust Partner To Allow Travelers To Book Flights With Crypto

UK Based Alternative Airlines And Utrust Partner To Allow Travelers To Book Flights With Crypto

November 22, 2019
Alternative Airlines, a U.K based travel agency has partnered with Utrust, a digital payments processor to facilitate crypto payments to more than 600 airlines. Utrust which is swiss based recently announced its new collaboration with Alternative Airlines. Alternative Airlines hogged the limelight when it was included among the 100 Fast Airlines Tech in 2019. Thanks […]
Power Ledger’s P2P Solar Energy Trading Trial in India Ends In Success

Power Ledger’s P2P Solar Energy Trading Trial in India Ends In Success

November 22, 2019
Power Ledger, a blockchain energy company based in Australia, has been conducting blockchain energy trading trials in different countries across the world. According to a recent press release on November 14, Power Ledger in partnership with BSES Rajdhani Power Limited, an electricity distribution firm in India, completed a similar project in South West Delhi and […]
Web3 Foundation’s Polkadot Ecosystem Looks To Implement Kadena’s Pact Smart Contacts

Web3 Foundation’s Polkadot Ecosystem Looks To Implement Kadena’s Pact Smart Contacts

November 21, 2019
The Web3 Foundation, known for the creation of its Polkadot protocol, is currently studying how to integrate the Pact smart contract programming language created by a startup called Kadena to it. Right now, the two organizations have started a partnership to find solutions for this integration together. Pact was originally created as a way to […]
Australian Crime Conference To Help Officers Put An End To Cryptocurrency Based Criminal Activities

Australian Crime Conference To Help Officers Put An End To Cryptocurrency Based Criminal Activities

November 21, 2019
Hacking, pyramid schemes, and other forms of attack have been used in the name of cryptocurrency thefts through the last decade. While the industry may be unregulated, there are many law enforcement officers that want to find an end to this crime, keeping consumers safe. At an upcoming conference in Australia, they may have the […]
Bitstamp Announces Entrance to Asia and Hires Andrew Leelarthaepin of JPMorgan and Saxo Bank

Bitstamp Announces Entrance to Asia and Hires Andrew Leelarthaepin of JPMorgan and Saxo Bank

November 21, 2019
Bitstamp crypto exchange is opening the doors in Asia-Pacific (APAC) region and onboards a new executive of Saxo Bank and JPMorgan Cash in Andrew Leelarthaepin. The cryptocurrency exchange Bitstamp announced that it’s expanding to the Asia-Pacific region. More than this, it has brought Andrew Leelarthaepin on board as the VP of Business Development for the expanding region. […]
ParJar Cryptocurrency Tips Cross 512,000 on Telegram with 21,000 Users in a Year’s Time

ParJar Cryptocurrency Tips Cross 512,000 on Telegram with 21,000 Users in a Year’s Time

November 21, 2019
Popular chat messaging platform Telegram surpasses 500,000 tips using ParJar as over 21,000 users have used the service in over 500 different communities in its first year. In a tweet made on November 10, crypto firm focused on facilitating cryptocurrencies around the world, Parachute announced a new milestone. According to the claims made, it’s ParJar […]
New Wirex Visa Travelcard To Reward Users With 1.5% in Bitcoins on All In-Store Purchases

New Wirex Visa Travelcard To Reward Users With 1.5% in Bitcoins on All In-Store Purchases

November 20, 2019
Wirex payments platform releases new VISA travelcard for APAC region offering with support for 150 crypto assets including Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin. Crypto and fiat multi-currency accounts provider, Wirex has officially launched its travel Visa card as of Monday, November 11, 2019. Considering the fact that the firm focuses on establishing connections around the world […]
India’s Blockchain Marketplace Receives Major Boost as 30,000 Farmers Sign Up

India’s Blockchain Marketplace Receives Major Boost as 30,000 Farmers Sign Up

November 20, 2019
The Coffee Board of India (CBoI) and Eka Software Solutions partnership gets 30,000 farmers to join its newly created blockchain coffee tracking and trading platform. India’s blockchain platform that tracks coffee has received a significant boost. That is after 30,000 farmers chose to join the platform only a few months after it was initiated. Coffee […]
Omise To Offer PayNow Payment Options In Singapore; Faster And More Secure Transactions

Omise To Offer PayNow Payment Options In Singapore; Faster And More Secure Transactions

November 20, 2019
Helping Singaporeans connect to a smarter and faster world, Omise has partnered with 9 major banks to speed up and create easier checkout times with a simple QR code. Asia-focused Payment Gateway, Omise announced that it will be offering PayNow to customers in Singapore reports Finance Magnates. Customers, namely small and medium-sized e-commerce businesses can […]
Sky, O2, And Unilever Join New Jicwebs Blockchain Pilot For Trust And Transparency In Advertising

Sky, O2, And Unilever Join New Jicwebs Blockchain Pilot For Trust And Transparency In Advertising

November 20, 2019
Unilever, Sky, and O2 are now the latest companies to be a part of Joint Industry Committee for Web Standards’ (Jicwebs) blockchain project. The program, which is still in its pilot phase, was created as an effort to improve the trust and transparency in digital advertising. The blockchain pilot was announced back in May and it has […]
Alibaba’s Ant Financial Starts Pre-Launch Testing of Consortium Blockchain

Alibaba’s Ant Financial Starts Pre-Launch Testing of Consortium Blockchain

November 19, 2019
Ant Financial, the fintech arm of Chinese tech giant Alibaba Group, has launched the testing stage for its consortium blockchain. Speaking at the World Blockchain Summit at Wuzhen, China, Jieli Li, senior director of technology and business innovation at Ant Financial, said the blockchain is set to go live three months after the testing period, […]
Bitcoin Shopping App Fold Adds AirBNB Payments to Earn 3% in Crypto Cash Back Rewards

Bitcoin Shopping App Fold Adds AirBNB Payments to Earn 3% in Crypto Cash Back Rewards

November 19, 2019
Fold app, a bitcoin-based cash back rewards app for shopping online, adds AirBNB to list of supported services along with Amazon, Uber, Target and many more. The Fold payments app for Bitcoin is now supporting Airbnb transactions. The announcement was made by the firm on November 11th. More than this, Fold users can receive 3% […]
Cryptocurrency Exchanges Pressured to Collect More Private User Information by FATF

Cryptocurrency Exchanges Pressured to Collect More Private User Information by FATF

November 19, 2019
New rules require exchanges to collect even more personally identifying information. The FATF’s recent guidelines have widespread implications on what private information exchanges need to track and collect from customers. Here are some insights on the recent regulation from CipherTrace’s Nov. 5 Cryptocurrency Travel Rule Compliance Conference and Hackathon. An event oriented around the integration of cryptocurrency into […]
Huawei and the Government of China Set to Collaborate Around Blockchain Technology

Huawei and the Government of China Set to Collaborate Around Blockchain Technology

November 19, 2019
In light of China’s President praising blockchain technology’s future, it appears Huawei is partnering with the Chinese government to work on distributed ledger technology implementation. A China-based blockchain industry member recently reported that Huawei could be making forays in the blockchain market. Based on reports from the member by the name of Alice Crypto, Huawei […]
Ex-Cinnober Blockchain Lead Joins Nordic Crypto Fund to Bet Big On Bitcoin

Ex-Cinnober Blockchain Lead Joins Nordic Crypto Fund to Bet Big On Bitcoin

November 18, 2019
Since NASDAQ acquired Cinnober last year, blockchain lead Eric Wall has left the exchange business for a bitcoin investment fund, joining the Oslo, Norway-based Arcane Crypto, he told CoinDesk. Aimed at high net worth Scandinavians and institutional investors globally, the fund is an investment branch of Arcane, a crypto firm running a technology team, trading arm and a […]
Russia Outlines Plan to Allow for Confiscation of Cryptocurrencies by the End of 2021

Russia Outlines Plan to Allow for Confiscation of Cryptocurrencies by the End of 2021

November 18, 2019
New legal statute in Russia may allow the government to seize bitcoin and digital assets from users by the year 2021. The Russian government is considering enforcing a law to curtail the use of digital assets for criminal activities, local financial news outlet RBC reported on November 7. The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, […]
Ripple SWELL 2019 Update: Economist Dr. Raghuram Rajan Talks Blockchain Financial Inclusion

Ripple SWELL 2019 Update: Economist Dr. Raghuram Rajan Talks Blockchain Financial Inclusion

November 18, 2019
Ex-Reserve Bank of India Governor and University of Chicago finance professor Dr. Raghuram Rajan spoke to the audience at Ripple’s SWELL 2019 event about the importance of blockchain and digital assets for economic growth. Dr Raghuram Rajan, economist and financial analyst, took the stage at the Swell 2019 conference this month that was held in […]
China’s Blockchain Zeal Heralds A New Generation of Altcoins

China’s Blockchain Zeal Heralds A New Generation of Altcoins

November 18, 2019
On the eve of Halloween, the Bitcoin whitepaper turned 11 years old. Quite how a once flippantly ridiculed cypherpunk’s curio journeyed to spook the establishment into embarking on a digital reformation of the monetary system is beyond bewildering. Chinese President Xi Jinping’s rallying call to the nation, emphasizing the importance of seizing blockchain’s innovation potential across various sectors […]
US Customs and Border Protection to Use Blockchain-based System to Track Canadian Oil and Gas Imports

US Customs and Border Protection to Use Blockchain-based System to Track Canadian Oil and Gas Imports

November 15, 2019
The US Customs and Border Protection, which is part of Homeland Security, is partnering with Mavennet Systems to build a blockchain-based system to track oil and gas imports from their northern neighbor. They have allowed almost $183,000 for building this blockchain-as-a-service platform. The belief is that the system would allow for tracking of these imports […]
Fintech World Forum 2019 in London

Fintech World Forum 2019 in London

November 15, 2019
FinTech World Summit Forum 2019 (FinTech Conference) is based in London UK Europe as one of leading fintech events for global financial, finance and banking technology industry. Its focuses on Mobile Payments, Lending, Insurance, Blockchain, Bitcoin, Investment, Crypto, Regtech, Insurtech, Cryptocurrency, Wealth Tech and Wealth Management. Few topics are as pertinent as fintech, and cryptocurrencies […]
Monero Announces Carbon Chamaeleon Upgrade

Monero Announces Carbon Chamaeleon Upgrade

November 15, 2019
It was recently announced that the CLI v0.15.0.0 Carbon Chamaeleon upgrade has been released. Anyone can run this release, which will help users prepare for a network upgrade. The network upgrade has been planned for November 30, 2019. The purpose of the new release is to introduce new features without compromising performance. Any existing issues […]
Bank of Canada Survey: Canadians’ Bitcoin Ownership Rising Upwards, Notably Among Females & Older People

Bank of Canada Survey: Canadians’ Bitcoin Ownership Rising Upwards, Notably Among Females & Older People

November 15, 2019
New Bitcoin Omnibus Survey by the Central Bank of Canada reveals updated findings about cryptocurrency ownership, adoption and user knowledge. The central bank of Canada has revealed the findings of its Bitcoin Omnibus Survey that monitors the trends in the awareness, ownership, and use of Bitcoin and other crypto-assets among Canadians. The main interest of […]
Digital Currency Project Report by Thailand and Hong Kong Is Due to Release in Q1 2020

Digital Currency Project Report by Thailand and Hong Kong Is Due to Release in Q1 2020

November 14, 2019
Thailand and Hong Kong central banks intend on sharing their digital currency research as their projects Inthanon and LionRock move forward in studying payment vs payment (PvP) settlements. Thailand and Hong Kong have both been researching the potential use of digital currency by their central banks. Senior executive director Edmond Lau of HKMA stated that […]
Japan’s Mitsubishi UFJ Partners with 21 Diverse FinTech Stakeholders to Form a Security Token Research Consortium

Japan’s Mitsubishi UFJ Partners with 21 Diverse FinTech Stakeholders to Form a Security Token Research Consortium

November 14, 2019
Japan’s largest bank and fifth biggest bank by assets, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, is forming a new Security Token Research Consortium with 21 other members. The leading Financial Services provider in Japan, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, is the lead firm in a project that set revolutionize fixed-income assets by tokenization. This consortium comprises of 22 […]
Square Cash App Users Consuming More Than 8% Of Bitcoin’s Daily Issuance

Square Cash App Users Consuming More Than 8% Of Bitcoin’s Daily Issuance

November 14, 2019
Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey, has been pushing bitcoin adoption on his platforms; making it easy to purchase with CashApp and tweeting to his 4.3 million followers about the tech. It has clearly been paying off. Square Cash app posted $148 million in Bitcoin sales in Q3 2019, an increase of 245% from Q3 […]
Bithumb Chain is Releasing a New ‘Exchange-as-a-Service’ to Allow Users to Create DeFi Apps

Bithumb Chain is Releasing a New ‘Exchange-as-a-Service’ to Allow Users to Create DeFi Apps

November 14, 2019
Bithumb’s new blockchain platform, Bithumb Chain, is launching a new exchange-as-a-service platform that enables users to create their own decentralized exchanges and develop DeFi applications. Bithumb, a prominent South Korean crypto exchange, has recently announced its new “exchange-as-a-service” platform, which is powered by the company’s own blockchain tech, Bithumb Chain. The product was announced this […]
Binance CEO: New Open-Source Wallet Solution Will “Reshape the Landscape” of Custodial Services

Binance CEO: New Open-Source Wallet Solution Will “Reshape the Landscape” of Custodial Services

November 13, 2019
Binance’s CZ comments on the open source advancements of cryptocurrency wallets and how TSS, or threshold signatures scheme, will be far superior and reshape custodial storage options. The open-source coding is available through GitHub with more elaborate information available on the Binance Library. Changpeng Zhao claims that the TSS technology is “far superior” to the […]
China Smart City Initiative Set to Integrate Blockchain ID System for Data Sharing Connectivity

China Smart City Initiative Set to Integrate Blockchain ID System for Data Sharing Connectivity

November 13, 2019
Chinese city of Shijiazhuang will implement a blockchain-based identification system to enable smart cities to share tamper-resistant data and enhance connectivity. The Chinese smart city initiative will integrate blockchain technology to manage identification profiles across the cities. The initiative, contextualized in 2012 and officially started construction in 2016, ranges over 500 test city projects with […]
Presidential Committee Commits to Giving Crypto a Legal Status in Korea

Presidential Committee Commits to Giving Crypto a Legal Status in Korea

November 13, 2019
Korean Government receives recommendation from country’s Presidential Committee to issue cryptocurrencies a legal framework and regulatory status to help boost innovation. During the 4th industrial revolution, the Korean presidential committee urged the government to accord cryptocurrencies a legal status. The committee said that this was to assist the country so it remains at the front […]
Ternio Announces Addition of XRP for Blockcard as an Accepted Cryptocurrency for Use

Ternio Announces Addition of XRP for Blockcard as an Accepted Cryptocurrency for Use

November 13, 2019
Ternio Blockcard adds support for Ripple’s XRP coin as an acceptable cryptocurrency payment option just days before the big SWELL conference event in Singapore. Ternio, a platform is providing white-label technology to customers that use blockchain and crypto for real-world applications announced that it will be adding XRP for Blockcard. We asked-you told-we listened. Ternio is excited […]
Aragon Community Members Voice Concerns About Ethereum 2.0 Mining Protocol Changes

Aragon Community Members Voice Concerns About Ethereum 2.0 Mining Protocol Changes

November 12, 2019
Members of Aragon and ANT token holders are not fond of the ETH 2.0 mining protocol changes involving the ProgPOW and the proof of work to proof of stake transition. Aragon, a decentralized app based on the ethereum network has opposed any changes to the Ethereum’s mining protocol before the launch of 2.0 version. In […]
Huobi Argentina, a Subsidiary of China’s Huobi Group, Will Launch a $100 Million Data Center

Huobi Argentina, a Subsidiary of China’s Huobi Group, Will Launch a $100 Million Data Center

November 12, 2019
Huobi, one of the largest cryptocurrency trading exchange platforms in the world, is making a $100 million investment into a new data center located in Argentina. Huobi Argentina, which is a subsidiary of the Chinese group Huobi in the country, has recently announced that it would invest $100 million USD to go towards creating a new crypto […]
AEternity Blockchain Platform Releases its Final Hardfork Software Lima, Looks to Rival Ethereum

AEternity Blockchain Platform Releases its Final Hardfork Software Lima, Looks to Rival Ethereum

November 12, 2019
Æternity’s core development team shares details of its Lima blockchain hard fork software changes as the blockchain platform looks to compete with Ethereum by improving its network naming system, governance and virtual machines. Æternity, an open-source blockchain platform for building a decentralized application has announced the final version of its hard fork software LIMA. The […]
Industry Giant, Coca-Cola, Now Using Blockchain Technology From SAP to Enhance Efficiency

Industry Giant, Coca-Cola, Now Using Blockchain Technology From SAP to Enhance Efficiency

November 12, 2019
Coca-Cola and SAP partner to use blockchain to help track supplies to bottlers, increasing transparency and efficiency. Using distributed ledger technology (DLT) will help Coke better control its $21 million supply chain across 70 franchises. Coca-Cola bottlers, based in Alabama is the latest global corporation to embrace and implement blockchain technology. It follows on the […]
Ethereum Blockchain Data Platform, Dune Analytics, Backed by Binance, Becomes Publicly Available

Ethereum Blockchain Data Platform, Dune Analytics, Backed by Binance, Becomes Publicly Available

November 11, 2019
Dune Analytics platform, supported via the Binance Labs incubator program and used by the likes of Binance, Gnosis, Dharma and Argent, is officially out of stealth mode enabling users to sort through ETH blockchain data via SQL queries. Dune Analytics, which is backed by Binance, describes itself on its website as an all-in-one designation to query, […]
Bitcoin Project Leads Wired’s Lisa Barnard to Explore Genesis Mining Facility in Iceland

Bitcoin Project Leads Wired’s Lisa Barnard to Explore Genesis Mining Facility in Iceland

November 11, 2019
When it comes to the cryptocurrency industry, most people think of the transactions and the rise and fall of prices. However, Lisa Barnard decided to learn more about the facilities that help to keep it afloat at a Genesis Mining facility in Iceland, as well as a geothermal power station called Svartsengi. Lisa Barnard visited […]
Association of German Banks (Bankenverband) Shares Reasons for a Programmable Digital Euro

Association of German Banks (Bankenverband) Shares Reasons for a Programmable Digital Euro

November 11, 2019
Germany Banking Association of over 200 private commercial banks and 11 member groups presented a new paper on how the economy can benefit from creating a programmable digital euro. The Association of German Banks (i.e. Bankenverband) released a paper making several arguments as to why a digital euro is necessary, reports Coin Telegraph. The paper, […]
Microsoft to Launch Azure Blockchain Tokens, a Standard Enterprise Coin Creation Platform

Microsoft to Launch Azure Blockchain Tokens, a Standard Enterprise Coin Creation Platform

November 11, 2019
New Azure Blockchain Tokens platform by Microsoft will help businesses create tokenized cryptocurrency coins that are compatible with the Token Taxonomy Initiative (TTI). Microsoft, IBM, Intel, JP Morgan, ConsenSys and a number of other large firms are looking to make the building of enterprise based tokens as easy as plugging in your printer to the […]
Canada Pushes for Crypto Regulation

Canada Pushes for Crypto Regulation

November 8, 2019
The central bank in Canada has been working with partners around the world to explore the potential for blockchain in the future. Ernst & Young plans to test a public government expenditure blockchain in Toronto. Mainstream adoption and use of crypto has been growing in Canada steadily since 2013. At that point, Canada started pushing […]
Telegram’s Grams Wallet Is Available on GitHub in Test Mode

Telegram’s Grams Wallet Is Available on GitHub in Test Mode

November 8, 2019
Telegram’s crypto wallet Grams Wallet is now available for MacOS, Windows and Ubuntu in testing mode, with the source code published on GitHub. Grams Wallet users can get test tokens Users can now download the test wallet client from its website, create an address and receive private keys as well as request and test Gram […]
WEF Teams Up with Major Firms to Develop Practices for Blockchain

WEF Teams Up with Major Firms to Develop Practices for Blockchain

November 8, 2019
The World Economic Forum is working with seven major firms in the mining and metals industry to develop sustainable practices for blockchain use. Known as the Mining and Metals Blockchain Initiative, it focuses on transparency and improved reporting of carbon emissions. Blockchain is moving from theory in the mining industry to being put in practice. […]
Dolomite DEX to Launch Margin Trading with Stop-Loss Orders

Dolomite DEX to Launch Margin Trading with Stop-Loss Orders

November 8, 2019
Non-custodial decentralized exchange (DEX) Dolomite announced that on Nov. 4 it will add a margin trading with stop-loss orders. The company explained in a press release shared with Cointelegraph that — while its current exchange is based on the Loopring protocol — its margin trading feature will be built on the dYdX protocol. Long and […]
Binance.US Now Lets Users Buy Cryptocurrency With Debit Cards

Binance.US Now Lets Users Buy Cryptocurrency With Debit Cards

November 7, 2019
Customers of the United States-based branch of major crypto exchange Binance, Binance.US, can now purchase cryptocurrencies using their debit cards. In a blog post on Nov. 1, Binance.US announced that the exchange will now offer its customers the possibility to purchase cryptocurrencies with a debit card, joining existing U.S. dollar on-ramp and off-ramps, including the […]
10th-Largest Indian State to Release Policy for Blockchain and AI

10th-Largest Indian State to Release Policy for Blockchain and AI

November 7, 2019
The Indian state of Tamil Nadu is reportedly working on a state-level policy for blockchain technology and artificial intelligence (AI). On Oct. 31, local news outlet The Times of India reported that Tamil Nadu, the 10th-largest state in India, is working on separate policies for blockchain and AI which could be released as soon as […]
The SEC Files as the CFTC Settles Charges Against Swiss Securities Dealer

The SEC Files as the CFTC Settles Charges Against Swiss Securities Dealer

November 7, 2019
The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed charges against XBT Corp. SARL on the same day that the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) settles charges against the same company. SEC allegations In a press release on Oct. 31, the SEC alleged that the Switzerland-based securities dealer, XBT Corp. SARL, operating under the name […]
Deutsche Börse Starts New Partnership with Cashlink To Enhance the Buying Securities Process

Deutsche Börse Starts New Partnership with Cashlink To Enhance the Buying Securities Process

November 7, 2019
Deutsche Börse Venture Network (DBVN) and Cashlink fintech company partner to enable institutional investors the ability to buy and transfer digital securities easier. The Deutsche Börse Venture Network, known as the venture capital branch of the German financial marketplace, has started a new partnership that is set to ease the way that institutional investors can get […]
Winklevoss-backed Vault12 Will Let You Pay Your Friends To Protect Your Private Keys

Winklevoss-backed Vault12 Will Let You Pay Your Friends To Protect Your Private Keys

November 6, 2019
Have you ever worried about losing your private keys and access to your crypto forever? Vault12 has devised a new solution that may interest you. The company, which has backing from important venture capital firms such as True Ventures, Winklevoss Capital, Data Collective and Naval Ravikant, and went online this week and it offers a […]
Livepeer Wants to Make GPU Mining Profitable Again, Plans Release of New Methods to Earn Crypto

Livepeer Wants to Make GPU Mining Profitable Again, Plans Release of New Methods to Earn Crypto

November 6, 2019
Livepeer decentralized blockchain video streamer releases new Streamflow testnet, to help idle PC chips, start earning cryptocurrency with their graphic processing units. GPU miners, often forgotten by most companies, could find a new way to earn cryptocurrencies soon. Livepeer, a prominent decentralized video streaming platform, is ready to debut its newest product, which is said […]
Cybersecurity Biometric Project Keyless Secures Over $2 Million, Ripple Xpring as An Investor

Cybersecurity Biometric Project Keyless Secures Over $2 Million, Ripple Xpring as An Investor

November 6, 2019
London-based cybersecurity startup Keyless raises over $2.2 million in funding to further its private key security product using encrypted biometric data, attracting Ripple, LuneX, Blockchain Valley Ventures and gumi Cryptos Capital Keyless received investments from LuneX, Blockchain Valley Ventures, and others Ripple believes that this type of cybersecurity could be helpful to the cryptocurrency industry […]
Santander Creates New Payment Service PagoFX

Santander Creates New Payment Service PagoFX

November 6, 2019
After a new Q3 report release by Santander and announcement of the PagoFX payment service, the Ripple community wonders if the ‘Santander Global Platform’ will use XRP, xCurrent and its on-demand liquidity. An important partner of Ripple, Banco Santander, has recently launched a new product. PagoFX will be a new payment service created by the […]
Iota, Dell and Linux Developing Platform to Rate Data Trustworthiness

Iota, Dell and Linux Developing Platform to Rate Data Trustworthiness

November 5, 2019
Distributed ledger technology provider Iota, Dell Technologies and the Linux Foundation are collaborating on Project Alvarium. In an Oct. 28 press release, the nonprofit Linux Foundation announced it was forming a new project with support from several major industry giants such as Dell, the Iota Foundation and IBM. Other partners to the project include edge […]
EOS Holds Top Spot, Bitcoin 11th in China’s Latest Crypto Rankings

EOS Holds Top Spot, Bitcoin 11th in China’s Latest Crypto Rankings

November 5, 2019
China’s state-backed tech workgroup has released its fourteenth crypto rankings report, with Bitcoin (BTC) ranked 11th and EOS (EOS) retaining the top spot as of the end of September 2019. The listings rank 35 assets in total, as reported on Sep. 29 by the Center for Information and Industry Development (CCID)’s online information portal. Reshuffles […]
Zuckerberg: Facebook Would Leave Libra if It Launched Too Early

Zuckerberg: Facebook Would Leave Libra if It Launched Too Early

November 5, 2019
Facebook could withdraw from the Libra Association — the governing body of the eponymous stablecoin project — should it launch without approval from regulators in the United States. Libra could lose its primary member In a Congressional hearing on Oct. 23, Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg reiterated the company’s commitment to not launch its […]
FATF’s regulations to push criminals to privacy coins: CipheTrace CEO

FATF’s regulations to push criminals to privacy coins: CipheTrace CEO

November 5, 2019
The Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) crypto regulations will trigger a shift of criminal activity from Bitcoin (BTC) to privacy coins, it has been claimed. Criminals mostly use BTC and ETH to date David Jevans, CEO of major crypto transaction tracking firm CipherTrace, shared his remarks about criminal use of cryptocurrencies at a panel held […]
Tron price up 25% as China reportedly ‘Bans’ Anti-blockchain sentiment

Tron price up 25% as China reportedly ‘Bans’ Anti-blockchain sentiment

November 4, 2019
China is rapidly adopting a pro-blockchain stance following news it would bring in a so-called “crypto law” in January next year. China: Blockchain must be legitimate In a sign of China’s abrupt official about-turn on blockchain, officials are deleting posts that claim the technology is a scam, Twitter-based crypto news resource cnLedger reported on Oct. […]
Largest American Food Coop to Pilot Mastercard’s Blockchain Tech

Largest American Food Coop to Pilot Mastercard’s Blockchain Tech

November 4, 2019
Topco Associates, the largest American retail food group purchasing organization, will pilot Mastercard’s blockchain tech in its operations. According to a press release on Oct. 27, Topco will test a traceability platform developed by logistics firm Envisible. The Wholechain platform is based on Mastercard’s blockchain-based Provenance Solution. Topco will use the platform to trace the […]
Rep. Warren Davidson: You Have to Defend Money to Defend Freedom

Rep. Warren Davidson: You Have to Defend Money to Defend Freedom

November 4, 2019
In an interview with Cointelegraph on Friday, Oct. 18, United States Representative Warren Davidson gave his thoughts on the Securities Exchange Commission’s (SEC) flawed approach to regulating digital assets as well as Mark Zuckerberg’s upcoming Oct. 23 testimony before the House Financial Services Committee. Congressman Davidson (R-OH) is a figure familiar to many in the […]
Silk Road Prosecutor: 99.9% of Fiat Money Laundering Goes Unprosecuted

Silk Road Prosecutor: 99.9% of Fiat Money Laundering Goes Unprosecuted

November 4, 2019
Kathryn Haun — a general partner at Andreesen Horowitz and the Justice Department’s prosecutor for the infamous Silk Road case —- says that the fiat-dominated financial system is inept at tackling the very thing it purports to worry about when it comes to crypto. In the traditional financial sector today, “99.9% of all money laundering […]
Galaxy Digital Launches New Bitcoin

Galaxy Digital Launches New Bitcoin

November 1, 2019
CEO of Galaxy Digital Asset Management Michael Novogratzhas implied that the company plans to launch a new Bitcoin fund. He said that it will take care of pricing and allow people to invest without setting up a Coinbase account. Galaxy is supposed to launch two Bitcoin funds before the end of November. Galaxy Bitcoin Fund […]
China President Wants to See Blockchain Technology Accelerate Adoption

China President Wants to See Blockchain Technology Accelerate Adoption

November 1, 2019
The president of China, Xi Jinping wants to see the country move faster in adopting blockchain technologies to improve innovation. Xi believes that implementing blockchain technologies is critical to transform industries and promote innovation in technology. He wants to make blockchain important by increasing investments and focusing on specific technologies. At the same time, China […]
Crypto Exchange OKEx Joins Internet Giant Kakao’s Blockchain Project

Crypto Exchange OKEx Joins Internet Giant Kakao’s Blockchain Project

November 1, 2019
OKEx announced that it is joining Klaytn, a global public blockchain platform developed by Kakao subsidiary Ground X. On Oct. 25, OKEx wrote in a press release that blockchain project Klaytn will be onboarding the crypto exchange into their ecosystem aiming to expand blockchain adoption. OKEx is joining a number of industry giants such as […]
World Economic Forum Unveils ‘Mining and Metals Blockchain Initiative’

World Economic Forum Unveils ‘Mining and Metals Blockchain Initiative’

November 1, 2019
The World Economic Forum (WEF) and seven major mining and metals firms are partnering to develop responsible sourcing and sustainability practices using blockchain. The Global Mining Review reported details of the new “Mining and Metals Blockchain Initiative” on Oct. 25. Advancing sustainability, transparency and efficiency The seven partners, together with the WEF, plan to pool […]
McKinsey advisor: blockchain may kill off the city of London and NHS

McKinsey advisor: blockchain may kill off the city of London and NHS

October 31, 2019
According to a senior advisor at consultancy firm McKinsey, John Straw, blockchain could make the City of London irrelevant in the near future. He made the claim at a Computing.co.uk Live Event on Oct. 24. Straw added that this could result in a breakdown of the United Kingdom’s tax system, and ultimately the demise of […]
Splunk to use Ethereum sidechain payments at its Las Vegas Conference

Splunk to use Ethereum sidechain payments at its Las Vegas Conference

October 31, 2019
Publicly traded software firm Splunk is using Ethereum sidechain xDai Chain to power the payments at its Las Vegas SplunkConf 2019. Payments at the conference Per a report shared with Cointelegraph on Oct. 24, conference participants have the opportunity to use a dedicated, modified version of xDai’s Burnerwallet dubbed PonyPurse. Splunk’s Head of Blockchain and […]
Bakkt announces first regulated options contract for bitcoin

Bakkt announces first regulated options contract for bitcoin

October 31, 2019
Bakkt announced on Oct. 24 that it will be launching the first regulated options contract for Bitcoin (BTC) futures on Dec. 9. Bakkt options contract is certified with CFTC According to the Bitcoin futures exchange, the key features of the Bakkt Bitcoin Options contract include capital efficiency, cash or physical settlement, European-style options, low fees, […]
Cardano To Partner With COTI FinTech Firm For New ADA Payment Portal

Cardano To Partner With COTI FinTech Firm For New ADA Payment Portal

October 31, 2019
Cardano Foundation looks to develop a new ADA payment gateway with COTI that enables merchants to accept payments in Cardano’s native crypto token. The Cardano Foundation has recently decided to start a new partnership with COTI, a fintech company. This new partnership will see the two organizations teaming up to develop a new payment gateway for Cardano […]
Bittrex to Leave Blockchain Island in Malta, Setup Exchange Business Operations to Liechtenstein

Bittrex to Leave Blockchain Island in Malta, Setup Exchange Business Operations to Liechtenstein

October 30, 2019
European Country Liechtenstein to become the new home of Bittrex cryptocurrency exchange as the trading platform’s main office exits ‘Blockchain Island’ in Malta. Bittrex has declared that it’s shifting their headquarters from Malta to Liechtenstein. The purpose behind the change in location has not yet been uncovered. However, the closing of Bittrex International was announced […]
China’s Internet Conglomerate Tencent Launches Third White Paper on Blockchain in Last 3 Years

China’s Internet Conglomerate Tencent Launches Third White Paper on Blockchain in Last 3 Years

October 30, 2019
China’s Tencent debuts latest third blockchain-based whitepaper in the past three years, which was put together by five different Tencent entities. On October 19, 2019 Chinese internet giant Tencent released a white paper on blockchain, its third in the last three years, making abundantly clear that China’s crackdown on cryptocurrency has not derailed its attempts at flirting […]
Trustology, a New Crypto Custody Provider for Institutions, Releases Hot Wallet ‘TrustVault’

Trustology, a New Crypto Custody Provider for Institutions, Releases Hot Wallet ‘TrustVault’

October 30, 2019
Trustology, a company created by bankers who worked on companies such as BNY Mellon, UBS and the Bank of America, has recently released a new product: a custodial hot wallet that is catered to institutional investors. This new wallet is called TrustVault and, at first, it may look a lot like a normal phone wallet. However, it has […]
Revolut Crypto Fintech Firm and MasterCard Partner to Launch Debit Card in the US

Revolut Crypto Fintech Firm and MasterCard Partner to Launch Debit Card in the US

October 30, 2019
Mastercard releases new details about its deal with Revolut to launch new debit cards, which will be a first in the United States and be ready by the end of 2019. The new debit cards issued will enable payments to be accepted anywhere Mastercard is accepted. Revolut, a Fintech firm launched back in 2015 as […]
Researchers Tell FDA: Provide Guidance on Blockchain for Food Safety

Researchers Tell FDA: Provide Guidance on Blockchain for Food Safety

October 29, 2019
A global technology research firm urges the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to offer clear guidance on blockchain apps to improve food safety. Federal research needed FoodOnline reported on Oct. 21 that Alex Manders, the head of blockchain solutions at Information Services Group (ISG), a Connecticut-based tech research and advisory firm, has urged […]
ConsenSys Unveils Ethereum-Based Satellite Tracker

ConsenSys Unveils Ethereum-Based Satellite Tracker

October 29, 2019
Blockchain software technology company ConsenSys has unveiled Trusat, a satellite tracking application based on the Ethereum (ETH) network. According to the firm’s tweet posted on Oct. 22, Trusat aims to tackle the problem of space debris that could damage Earth’s space infrastructure. Tackling space debris with blockchain The initiative hopes that its app’s users will […]
Bakkt Hits New All-Time High, With Over 450 Bitcoin Futures Contracts Traded

Bakkt Hits New All-Time High, With Over 450 Bitcoin Futures Contracts Traded

October 29, 2019
Bitcoin (BTC) futures volumes on digital asset platform Bakkt have hit a new all-time high, with 452 BTC futures contracts traded at press time. Per historical data from Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) — the operator of Bakkt — today the platform has traded 441 Bitcoin futures contracts for November 2019, with the last recorded trading price […]
New Bitcoin ETF Proposal Filed With SEC by Gold Fund Veteran

New Bitcoin ETF Proposal Filed With SEC by Gold Fund Veteran

October 29, 2019
Delaware-based asset manager Kryptoin Investment Advisors applied with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to launch a Bitcoin (BTC) Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) on Oct. 15. A Bitcoin ETF on the New York Stock Exchange According to the filing document published by the SEC, the Kryptoin Bitcoin ETF Trust is meant to be […]
Litecoin Foundation Pitches Opt-In MimbleWimble Via Extension Blocks

Litecoin Foundation Pitches Opt-In MimbleWimble Via Extension Blocks

October 28, 2019
The Litecoin Foundation has published two new draft Litecoin Improvement Proposals that work toward establishing privacy features for the network. On Oct. 22, the Foundation shared links to details of the draft proposals on GitHub: LIP-0002 EB and LIP-0003 MW. Protecting Litecoin’s functional fungibility from government As the Foundation outlines, both proposals are targeted at […]
TBCASoft, IBM and SoftBank Announce a Mobile Payment Blockchain

TBCASoft, IBM and SoftBank Announce a Mobile Payment Blockchain

October 28, 2019
Blockchain platform TBCASoft, technology behemoth IBM and telecommunications conglomerate SoftBank announced on Oct. 22 a collaboration to adopt a cross-carrier telecommunications blockchain payment solution. New cross-carrier system Per the release, the partnership aims to allow carriers to use blockchain through the Carrier Blockchain Study Group (CBSG) Consortium — founded by TBCASoft and SoftBank. TBCASoft reportedly […]
Minister Says India, Like Other Nations, Extremely Cautious on Libra

Minister Says India, Like Other Nations, Extremely Cautious on Libra

October 28, 2019
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said that India — like many others, in his view — is showing a high degree of caution in regard to Facebook’s Libra. During last week’s 2019 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank in Washington, D.C. — which included a discussion of the Libra project […]
Telegram Writes Investors to Counter FUD Before Feb. SEC Hearings

Telegram Writes Investors to Counter FUD Before Feb. SEC Hearings

October 28, 2019
In a letter to investors, Telegram encouraged investors to view the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) hearing recently rescheduled for February as “a positive step.” Cause for optimism The letter, sent on Oct. 19, briefly reassures investors that the recent rescheduling of hearings until Feb. 18-19 is good news while maintaining that the […]
Three Options for Central Banks with Cryptocurrencies

Three Options for Central Banks with Cryptocurrencies

October 25, 2019
Denis Beau who is the deputy governor of the central bank in France spoke about the focus on cryptocurrencies for central banks. Beau of Banque de France spoke at the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum conference which was held in London in October. His discussion was on the role crypto plays in the financial […]
Archax to Use Blockchain Technology to Manage Post-Trading

Archax to Use Blockchain Technology to Manage Post-Trading

October 25, 2019
Archax, a digital securities exchange based out of London, made an announcement on October 18 that it plans to use R3 Corda’s technology to manage its post-trade activities. The CEO of Archax has said that the current processes are inefficient. Efficiency will improve with the use of blockchain technology. The processes after a trade include […]
Major Singapore bank completes first DLT trade financing transaction

Major Singapore bank completes first DLT trade financing transaction

October 25, 2019
A Singaporean banking branch of CIMB Group, one of the largest Asian investment banks, has completed its first blockchain-based trade financing transaction. The transaction was processed using a blockchain and Internet of Things (IoT) platform developed by local trade financing firm iTrust Trading, Yahoo Singapore reports Oct. 17. By applying iTrust’s blockchain-based IoT, CIMB intends […]
Remittances Partnership to Use Cambodia Central Bank’s Blockchain System

Remittances Partnership to Use Cambodia Central Bank’s Blockchain System

October 25, 2019
Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) on cross-border payments and remittances. On Oct. 16, Malaysian business news outlet The Edge Markets reported that the country’s largest bank will work together with the National Bank of Cambodia to promote cross-border payments and remittances. With the MoU, […]
Former IBM, Google Russia Exec Joins Blockchain Firm Credits as CBO

Former IBM, Google Russia Exec Joins Blockchain Firm Credits as CBO

October 24, 2019
Former Google Russia chief technology officer Jennifer Trelewicz has joined blockchain platform Credits (CS) as its new chief business officer (CBO). According to an official announcement published on Oct. 11, Trelewicz’s first experience working with blockchain was during her time as the CEO of Russian technology startup S7 TechLab. In the past, she also worked as the […]
HTC Launches Exodus 1S, First Phone That Can Run a Full BTC Node

HTC Launches Exodus 1S, First Phone That Can Run a Full BTC Node

October 24, 2019
Taiwanese electronics giant HTC has launched its new smartphone Exodus 1s, enabling users to run a full Bitcoin (BTC) node on mobile. First smartphone to support full Bitcoin node In line with an announcement in May 2019, HTC launched the Exodus 1s at the Lightning Conference in Berlin on Oct. 19 and started selling the first devices […]
Two More US Jurisdictions Launch Blockchain-Based Mobile Voting

Two More US Jurisdictions Launch Blockchain-Based Mobile Voting

October 24, 2019
Two state counties in the United States are implementing blockchain-based mobile voting in the special elections in November. On Oct. 18, the nonprofit Tusk Philanthropies announced its partnership with Jackson and Umatilla Counties in Oregon to pilot the mobile elections platform Voatz. The pilot offers eligible voters to cast their votes using their smartphones, which are secured […]
USDC Stablecoin Cryptocurrency Now Acceptable Form of Payment to Bermuda Government

USDC Stablecoin Cryptocurrency Now Acceptable Form of Payment to Bermuda Government

October 24, 2019
According to worldwide financial services firm Circle, residents of Bermuda can now pay their taxes as well as other government services using USD Coin (USDC). This makes the Bermuda government the first one in the world to accept USDC for tax payments. In a press statement released on Wednesday, the government of Bermuda stated that it is […]
HSBC Malaysia Bank Sends First LC Transaction Using Blockchain

HSBC Malaysia Bank Sends First LC Transaction Using Blockchain

October 23, 2019
HSBC has enacted the countries’ first blockchain transaction with the execution of credit deal letters involved in the importation of resins from Singapore. It marks an excellent step for the Malaysian companies in the digitalization of trade. The Undertakings Involved A Malaysian company, Simply Packaging Sdn Bhd, got into a transaction with a company in Singapore, both companies […]
New Bitcoin ATM Location Pops Up in Miami International Airport by Bitstop

New Bitcoin ATM Location Pops Up in Miami International Airport by Bitstop

October 23, 2019
Bitstop has recently installed a Bitcoin (BTC) ATM machine on the Miami International Airport. This marks an important milestone as the airport has never had such a machine before, despite how common they are found across the U.S. According to the company, this was a strategic location to set up a BTC ATM. This is one of […]
Ernst & Young Releases New OpsChain Public Finance Manager Blockchain Tool

Ernst & Young Releases New OpsChain Public Finance Manager Blockchain Tool

October 23, 2019
Ernst & Young (EY), one of the Big Four auditing firms, has recently launched a new blockchain-based product, a platform that was designed to enhance the transparency of the government. According to the reports, the new platform will be called OpsChain Public Finance Manager. This system is set to enable transparent tracking of public finances and budgets so […]
Roger Ver, Nouriel Roubini Debate Bitcoin and Cryptos at London Blockchain Event

Roger Ver, Nouriel Roubini Debate Bitcoin and Cryptos at London Blockchain Event

October 23, 2019
Roger Ver who was once one of the most well known Bitcoin supporters, earned an epithet ‘Bitcoin Jesus’. Roger Ver and crypto pundits – Nouriel Roubini is generally well known as Dr. Doom met at London CC Forum to duel on issues in regards to blockchain and digital forms of money. Roubini vs Roger Ver @ForumChallenge #crypto $BCH $BTC […]
Aliant to Pay Part of Employees’ Compensation Packages in Bitcoin

Aliant to Pay Part of Employees’ Compensation Packages in Bitcoin

October 22, 2019
United States merchant services provider and payment processing firm Aliant Payments will be paying each of its employees part of their compensation package in cryptocurrency. In a press release on Oct. 16, Aliant said that the offer reflected a desire that employees become invested customers in the shift to digital currency. Aliant’s evolving crypto payments […]
Binance Futures Bucks ‘Dismal’ Volume Trend — Trades a Record $700M

Binance Futures Bucks ‘Dismal’ Volume Trend — Trades a Record $700M

October 22, 2019
Binance’s Bitcoin futures product is the only winner in a lackluster market this week as trading volume hits local lows. Research highlights “very low” activity Analysis of various platforms’ trading volumes by exchange eToro’s senior market strategist Mati Greenspan on Oct. 15 revealed cryptocurrency markets had all but bottomed out in terms of activity. From […]
New DLT Protocol Scalable, Secure Without Consensus, Researchers Claim

New DLT Protocol Scalable, Secure Without Consensus, Researchers Claim

October 22, 2019
Researchers have developed a new algorithm for distributed ledger protocols, which reporters claim could achieve security without the high power consumption of Bitcoin (BTC) mining. The algorithm, “Scalable Byzantine Reliable Broadcast,” was outlined in a paper first published this August and being presented today, Oct. 16, at the International Symposium on Distributed Computing (DISC 2019) […]
Grayscale: Q3 Saw Record High Inflows, Growing Institutional Interest

Grayscale: Q3 Saw Record High Inflows, Growing Institutional Interest

October 22, 2019
Digital asset management giant Grayscale registered over $254 million in total investment into its products in the third quarter of 2019. In its Digital Asset Investment Report for Q3 2019, Grayscale provided details on the inflows into its products for the period from July 1, 2019 through Sept. 30, 2019. The third quarter of the […]
Wilshire Phoenix Updates Its Bitcoin ETF Filing With SEC

Wilshire Phoenix Updates Its Bitcoin ETF Filing With SEC

October 21, 2019
The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has once again begun accepting public comments regarding the updated Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded fund (ETF) proposal by Wilshire Phoenix Fund. According to the official document published on Oct. 15, investment management firm Wilshire Phoenix and exchange NYSE Arca have filed an amendment to their Bitcoin ETF application […]
Oxford English Dictionary Adds ‘Satoshi’ — Bitcoin’s Smallest Unit

Oxford English Dictionary Adds ‘Satoshi’ — Bitcoin’s Smallest Unit

October 21, 2019
The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) announced on Oct. 9 that it added the word “Satoshi,” Bitcoin’s (BTC) smallest unit. In the update published on the firm’s blog, OED notes that the word is the most recent addition to its dictionary, claiming the word was first used seven years ago. The announcement notes: “A satoshi is […]
Ford Uses Blockchain Tech to Track ‘Green Miles’ Driven By Vehicles

Ford Uses Blockchain Tech to Track ‘Green Miles’ Driven By Vehicles

October 21, 2019
The Ford Motor Company is looking into blockchain technology and geofencing to accurately track the number of “green miles” driven by its energy-efficient vehicles. Analyzing real-world benefits of energy-efficient vehicles On Oct. 15, Ford announced that it is expanding its European plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) pilot project to Cologne in Germany. The United States […]
CipherTrace Expands Monitoring Platform to 700 Tokens

CipherTrace Expands Monitoring Platform to 700 Tokens

October 21, 2019
United States-based blockchain security firm CipherTrace has expanded its crypto intelligence platform to 700 tokens. Tracing hundreds of ERC-20 tokens With the expanded platform launched on Oct. 15, CipherTrace now allows clients to trace more than 87% of the transactional volume of the top 100 cryptos such as Ether (ETH), Tether (USDT), Bitcoin Cash (BCH) […]
Major China Bank Releases New Version of Blockchain Trading Platform After $50 B in Transactions

Major China Bank Releases New Version of Blockchain Trading Platform After $50 B in Transactions

October 18, 2019
The CCB or China Construction Bank, which is one of the top four banks in China, has released a second version of its platform for blockchain trading – BCTrade 2.0. The original version just reached $50 billion in transaction volumes. BCTrade 2.0 is a finance platform for blockchain trading with around 54 domestic and international […]
UK real estate firm accepts bitcoin for sale of 150-year-old church

UK real estate firm accepts bitcoin for sale of 150-year-old church

October 18, 2019
A 150-year-old English church is being sold for $1.5 million with the vendor accepting payment in Bitcoin (BTC). Vendor is willing to receive payment in Bitcoin According to a listing on Rightmove, a major British online real estate portal and property website, a vendor put an 18th-century church converted into a seven-bedroom character property up […]
Luxury car manufacturer begins accepting bitcoin for vehicle sales

Luxury car manufacturer begins accepting bitcoin for vehicle sales

October 18, 2019
California-based luxury electric car manufacturer Karma Automotive has begun accepting digital currency as a means of payment at one of its stores in Newport Beach. Karma Newport Beach now enables customers to pay in Bitcoin (BTC) for new vehicle purchases and related services, according to a company news release on Oct. 15. Announcing the new […]
Major Car Manufacturers Begin Testing Blockchain for Payments with Cars

Major Car Manufacturers Begin Testing Blockchain for Payments with Cars

October 18, 2019
Five of the major vehicle manufacturers have plans in place to being testing a payment system through blockchain in the US. These manufacturers include Ford, General Motors, BMW, Honda and Renault. The project includes digital IDs which are assigned to a vehicle and linked to the owner as well as service history. The ID makes […]
Cryptocurrency wallets MyCrypto and Ambo add multiple new features

Cryptocurrency wallets MyCrypto and Ambo add multiple new features

October 17, 2019
Cryptocurrency wallet MyCrypto and its recent acquisition Ambo have both announced major updates of their software — with MyCrypto adding a multi-account management system. A major overhaul According to a news release shared with Cointelegraph on Oct. 10, MyCrypto’s software has seen a major overhaul with a new user interface and a new homepage, dashboard, screen […]
tZERO to launch security token market

tZERO to launch security token market

October 17, 2019
Boston Security Token Exchange (BSTX), a platform jointly owned by BOX Digital Markets and Overstock’s blockchain arm tZERO, has filed an application with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to approve the launch of a market for publicly traded registered security tokens. In the rule change proposal released by the SEC on Oct. […]
The Bottle Pay lets users transfer Bitcoin using their social media accounts

The Bottle Pay lets users transfer Bitcoin using their social media accounts

October 17, 2019
A U.K. tech firm has raised a £1.6 million ($2 million) investment for an app that allows users to send Bitcoin (BTC) using their social media accounts. As reported in the North East Times, Oct. 11, Newcastle company, Block Matrix, received the funds to further develop its Bottle Pay platform. “Allow everyone to use Bitcoin” […]
Swiss Financial Giant UBS Launches On We.Trade

Swiss Financial Giant UBS Launches On We.Trade

October 17, 2019
Banking giant operating in Switzerland, UBS has announced it has gone live on its We.Trade blockchain platform for trade finance. The bank also announced that the platform will soon be adopted by other banks that are also members. As per bank’s spokesperson, the giant financial institution went live on we.trade from the start of October supporting services to small […]
Korean Mobile Payments App CHAI Developing a Blockchain Platform

Korean Mobile Payments App CHAI Developing a Blockchain Platform

October 16, 2019
South Korean mobile payments app CHAI and BGF Retail, which manages CU, Korea’s largest convenience store chain with around 13,500 locations, are developing a blockchain-based platform for conducting offline payments. The nation’s consumers will be able to make payments by scanning and completing transactions with CHAI at any CU store, according to a press release […]
UNICEF to Accept Donations in Bitcoin, Ethereum

UNICEF to Accept Donations in Bitcoin, Ethereum

October 16, 2019
UNICEF has taken a step further towards cryptocurrency adoption by increasing its acceptance of Bitcoin (BTC) donations. According to a press release, the international body has opted to allow the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) to receive money in cryptocurrency. UNICEF partnered with the Ethereum Foundation on the scheme, the latter also making an […]
Insolar Announces Microsoft, Oracle and Innosuisse Collaborations Ahead of Mainnet Launch

Insolar Announces Microsoft, Oracle and Innosuisse Collaborations Ahead of Mainnet Launch

October 16, 2019
The blockchain provider Insolar has announced several important partnerships. The company is set to collaborate with Oracle, Microsoft and several innovations groups such as the German Energy Agency, the UK Energy Innovation Center and Innosuisse. This was the perfect time for the company to announce these partnerships as the release of it’s mainnet is scheduled for November […]
French Investment Bank Bpifrance Joins ACINQ Blockchain Startup’s Investment Round

French Investment Bank Bpifrance Joins ACINQ Blockchain Startup’s Investment Round

October 16, 2019
A few years ago, most of us would probably never have believed that traditional banks would be investing in the blockchain technology. This is, however, what seems to be happening right now. Bpifrance, an important state-owned French investment bank, has recently participated in the investment of ACINQ, a Bitcoin Lightning startup that raised $8 million USD during its Series A […]
Chinese Mining Giant Canaan to Go Public in US in November

Chinese Mining Giant Canaan to Go Public in US in November

October 15, 2019
Chinese crypto mining giant Canaan Creative plans to list as a publicly traded company in the United States in November 2019, according to an unconfirmed report. Canaan to issue 1.26 billion shares Canaan Creative, which reportedly filed a $200 million initial public offering (IPO) request with the U.S. regulators in July, will issue 1.26 billion […]
‘Hurun China Rich List 2019’ Features 12 Crypto Magnates

‘Hurun China Rich List 2019’ Features 12 Crypto Magnates

October 15, 2019
“Hurun China Rich List 2019” published by Hurun Report, a research, media and investments firm, features 12 local cryptocurrency magnates. The latest list was published on Oct. 10 and includes co-founders of mining giant Bitmain Micree Zhan and Jihan Wu, founder of major crypto exchange Binance Changpeng Zhao and founder of competing OKCoin — Star […]
Coinbase Gets E-Money License In Ireland, Expanding European Foothold

Coinbase Gets E-Money License In Ireland, Expanding European Foothold

October 15, 2019
Coinbase is expanding its European foothold with an e-money license from the Central Bank of Ireland. “One of just a few companies” On Oct. 11, Zeeshan Feroz, the CEO of the United Kingdom arm of San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase, announced that the exchange had become “one of just a few companies,” to have received […]
Alfa-Bank, Commerzbank Pilot Cross-Border Payments on R3’s Marco Polo

Alfa-Bank, Commerzbank Pilot Cross-Border Payments on R3’s Marco Polo

October 15, 2019
Alfa-Bank and Novolipetsk Steel Company (NLMK), in cooperation with Commerzbank and Vesuvius GmbH, are piloting Russia-Germany cross-border payments on R3’s Marco Polo network. Powered by R3’s Marco Polo Blockchain Global Trade Network On Oct. 11, Alfa-Bank announced that it is launching a foreign trade finance pilot transaction, with the cooperation of NLMK, Commerzbank and Vesuvius […]
IBM Launches New Blockchain Supply Chain Product Using Red Hat Tech

IBM Launches New Blockchain Supply Chain Product Using Red Hat Tech

October 14, 2019
Global tech giant IBM has launched a new integrated supply chain product based on IBM’s technologies including Watson AI and IBM Blockchain. Hybrid-cloud integration Called Sterling Supply Chain Suite, the new IBM’s product enables hybrid-cloud support of data integration between manufacturers, retailers and other network participants, purportedly providing greater reliability, transparency and security, the firm […]
Malaysian Finance Ministry: Cryptocurrency Adoption Remains Low

Malaysian Finance Ministry: Cryptocurrency Adoption Remains Low

October 14, 2019
Malaysia’s finance ministry says both domestic and global adoption rates of cryptocurrencies are low, notwithstanding the significant attention the disruptive sector has garnered. In its Economic Outlook 2020 report released today, the ministry nonetheless noted that several prominent firms in key economic sectors had taken steps toward digital currency adoption, according to a business news […]
5 Things to Know About Grams Wallet’s Terms of Use Before GRM Launch

5 Things to Know About Grams Wallet’s Terms of Use Before GRM Launch

October 14, 2019
Cloud-based instant messaging service Telegram has released the terms of use for its native cryptocurrency wallet Grams Wallet. In the Oct. 8 publication, Telegram said the conditions apply whether as a standalone application or as incorporated into the Telegram Messenger application. Here are five key takeaways: 1. Taxes, regulation In the statement, Telegram emphasized that the Grams […]
Major Exchanges Urge UK Regulator to Not Restrict Crypto Derivatives

Major Exchanges Urge UK Regulator to Not Restrict Crypto Derivatives

October 14, 2019
The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE), a global trade association of publicly regulated exchanges, has urged the United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) not to restrict cryptocurrency derivatives for retail investors. The WFE made a statement on Oct. 7 in response to the financial regulator’s consultation paper on potentially banning on crypto derivatives such as Bitcoin (BTC) futures […]
Parliament of Liechtenstein Passes New Blockchain Act

Parliament of Liechtenstein Passes New Blockchain Act

October 11, 2019
The Parliament of Liechtenstein unanimously passed a Blockchain Act on October 3. This act, officially known as the Act on Tokens and Entities Providing Services Based on Trusted Technologies is aimed at improving protection of investors and combating money laundering. The act will go into force on January 1, 2020. According to the parliament, it […]
Financial Regulator in New York Hiring Specialist in Blockchain and Crypto

Financial Regulator in New York Hiring Specialist in Blockchain and Crypto

October 11, 2019
The Department of Financial Services in New York state recently announced it is hiring a Deputy Superintendent for the Research and Innovation Division. They are looking for a person with a background in blockchain and cryptocurrency. The person hired will be leading policy decisions as well as regulating markets that are innovative and emerging. Some […]
Algorand’s Venture Arm Loses up to $2M in Hot Wallet Breach

Algorand’s Venture Arm Loses up to $2M in Hot Wallet Breach

October 11, 2019
Algo Capital, an investment arm of United States-based blockchain firm Algorand, has lost roughly $1–2 million in Tether (USDT) stablecoins and Algorand (ALGO) tokens after its CTO Pablo Yabo’s mobile phone was compromised. The breach allowed hackers to gain access to Yabo-managed Algo hot wallet, a source familiar with the matter told Coindesk on Oct. 5. The total amount […]
Blockchain Life 2019 Moscow

Blockchain Life 2019 Moscow

October 11, 2019
Blockchain Life 2019 highlights four significant topics: Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, StartUps, and Mining. More than 6000 people from 70 countries join the leading forum to discuss the latest trends and all ways of earning money in the crypto market. Find out more information and get tickets here Among the participants: crypto traders, representatives of major funds […]
Pantera Capital Leads $5M Seed Round of Decentralized Derivatives Startup

Pantera Capital Leads $5M Seed Round of Decentralized Derivatives Startup

October 10, 2019
Pantera Capital has led a $5 million strategic seed round of decentralized derivatives protocol Vega. According to an announcement published on Oct. 3, the round included participants such as Ripple’s investment arm Xpring, Hashed, NGC Ventures, gumi Cryptos Capital, Rockaway Blockchain, KR1, Eden Block, Focus Labs, Greenfield One, Monday Capital, RSK Ecosystem Fund, and a group of […]
Venezuela Considers Moving its Bitcoin and Ethereum Stash

Venezuela Considers Moving its Bitcoin and Ethereum Stash

October 10, 2019
Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro says his country is working on an international and domestic payments system that will make use of cryptocurrencies. The troubled Latin American state has seen trade screech to a halt as United States sanctions continue to bite. International borrowing is up, and the country is having trouble paying back its loans. […]
Samsung-Backed Blockchain Firm Launches in UAE After Securing $16M

Samsung-Backed Blockchain Firm Launches in UAE After Securing $16M

October 10, 2019
Blocko, a South Korean blockchain provider, launched in the United Arab Emirates after securing $16 million in funding. Building full-scale enterprise blockchain solutions On Oct. 2, Middle Eastern business publication Arabian Business reported that , a member of the Private Office of Sheikh Saeed bin Ahmed Al Maktoum in the UAE. Before launching in the UAE, Blocko […]
Telegram Open Network (TON) To Be Launched By Oct 31st

Telegram Open Network (TON) To Be Launched By Oct 31st

October 10, 2019
As the month of October commences, the cryptocurrency community is buzzing on the launch of Telegram Open Network (TON), expected on no later than October 31. In an email leaked to the press, TON assured their investors that the project is on track to launch by the end of the month. The well-awaited project raised […]
Blockchain Wallet Provider is Experiencing Top Executive Personnel Departures

Blockchain Wallet Provider is Experiencing Top Executive Personnel Departures

October 9, 2019
It looks like Blockchain, the famous crypto wallet and service provider, is experiencing an executive exodus right now. According to recent reports made by The Information, two of the main execs of the firm are about to leave. Liana Douillet Guzmán (COO) and Chris Lavery (executive VP of Finance) are both expected to leave the company […]
Vega Protocol Gets $5 Million Led By Pantera Capital for Derivatives Market

Vega Protocol Gets $5 Million Led By Pantera Capital for Derivatives Market

October 9, 2019
A company focused on the creation of a decentralized derivatives market called Vega Protocol was recently able to raise $5 million USD via it’s seed round. According to the official reports, the round was led by Pantera Capital, one of the largest crypto funds in the market. Other important investors were Ripple’s Xpring, KR1 and Hashed. The […]
Iceland-based IKEA Utilizes Ethereum-Based Token To Settle An Invoice via Monerium

Iceland-based IKEA Utilizes Ethereum-Based Token To Settle An Invoice via Monerium

October 9, 2019
Renowned Swedish furniture store IKEA has used an Ethereum-based token to clear an invoice. According to the Nextweb, the payment was done with a local retailer using blockchainfield digital cash. The payment was enabled by Tradeshift which is a supply chain payments management firm. The transaction was made using the digital Icelandic version of the Krona that was developed by Monerium. According […]
Parity Updates Technology Allowing Users to Turn Dated Phones Into Cold Storage Wallets

Parity Updates Technology Allowing Users to Turn Dated Phones Into Cold Storage Wallets

October 9, 2019
The crypto developer Parity Technologies has released a new version of its Parity Singer app. The function of this app is to turn old smartphones into cold storage crypto wallets. Parity announced the V3 beta service will be launched soon. The technology can be used to store cryptos offline, sign transactions offline, vote for governance proposals and the […]
Hacker Returns Ethereum Domains Obtained in Auction Bug

Hacker Returns Ethereum Domains Obtained in Auction Bug

October 8, 2019
The hacker who stole 17 Ethereum domain names during the Ethereum Name Service’s (ENS) auction decided to return them all. The promise of hefty compensation On Oct. 4, digital-collectibles marketplace OpenSea said that all of the stolen ENS names were returned successfully and that bidding on domain names will restart again in the coming weeks. […]
Japanese Messenger Line, Nomura Holdings Form Blockchain Alliance

Japanese Messenger Line, Nomura Holdings Form Blockchain Alliance

October 8, 2019
Japanese messaging app Line has entered into a final agreement with financial giant Nomura Holdings to form a blockchain alliance. Focus on blockchain technology On Oct. 4, Line, together with Line Group company LVC Corporation and Nomura Holdings, announced that the three companies have signed the final capital alliance agreement, which is based on the […]
Leak of Facebook’s Internal Q&A Sessions Reveal Early Strategy for Libra

Leak of Facebook’s Internal Q&A Sessions Reveal Early Strategy for Libra

October 8, 2019
Newly leaked audio from Q&A sessions between Facebook’s CEO and employees has revealed Facebook’s early strategy for Libra’s launch. On Oct. 1, tech news site The Verge published audio and text from two internal meetings held at Facebook in July. Along with major topics such as Facebook’s potential breakup by regulators, Mark Zuckerberg devoted a […]
Coinbase, Kraken to Jointly Define Which Cryptos Are Securities: Report

Coinbase, Kraken to Jointly Define Which Cryptos Are Securities: Report

October 8, 2019
Major United States’ crypto firms such as Coinbase and Kraken are teaming up to launch a rating system to jointly define which digital assets are securities. Crypto Ratings Council to launch on Sept. 30 In a move to provide more clarity on which tokens can be traded without the supervision of regulators, the major U.S.-based exchanges have […]
Andreessen Horowitz Opens School Focused on Crypto Startups

Andreessen Horowitz Opens School Focused on Crypto Startups

October 7, 2019
Venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) is opening a school specializing in startups aiming to develop cryptocurrency-related projects. Andreessen Horowitz unveiled its Crypto Startup School in an announcement on Oct. 3, saying that it intends to “encourage more tech entrepreneurs to start crypto projects and help crypto-curious builders navigate the idea maze.” Referring to the […]
Japan’s Kanto Region to Track Surplus Solar Energy with Power Ledger

Japan’s Kanto Region to Track Surplus Solar Energy with Power Ledger

October 7, 2019
Australian tech firm Power Ledger will run another blockchain-enabled energy trading trial in Japan’s Kanto region by December 2019. In order to launch its second trial in the country, Power Ledger has teamed up with Japanese solar provider Sharing Energy and electricity retailer eRex, the company said in a news release shared with Cointelegraph on […]
Caitlin Long: New Wyoming Law Will Protect Privacy of Wallet Keys

Caitlin Long: New Wyoming Law Will Protect Privacy of Wallet Keys

October 7, 2019
Caitlin Long, a member of the Wyoming Blockchain Task Force, hinted at two new prospective state laws she believes will be highly popular among cryptocurrency developers and owners. In an interview during Peter McCormack’s podcast on Sept. 27, the 22-year Wall Street veteran and cryptocurrency activist reflected on the pioneering crypto legislation already passed — […]
Ex-Google Product Manager Joins Multicoin Capital as Investment Principal

Ex-Google Product Manager Joins Multicoin Capital as Investment Principal

October 7, 2019
Blockchain and cryptocurrency investment firm Multicoin Capital has hired a former Google product manager as one of its new investment principals. In a blog post published on Oct. 1, managing partner Kyle Samani said that Tony Sheng would help secure new deals for the firm and work with existing portfolio members. Crypto market offers “tremendous alpha” Announcing […]
Government of Uzbekistan Triple Electricity Taxes for Crypto Miners

Government of Uzbekistan Triple Electricity Taxes for Crypto Miners

October 4, 2019
The government of the Republic of Uzbekistan made an announcement on September 27, 2019 to triple electricity taxes for crypto miners. The measure was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers. The decision was made to triple the taxes on electricity for anyone who was involved in crypto assets, which includes mining. Many people have made […]
Cisco Partners with SingularityNET to Decentralize Artificial Intelligence with Blockchain

Cisco Partners with SingularityNET to Decentralize Artificial Intelligence with Blockchain

October 4, 2019
Tech conglomerate Cisco and decentralized artificial intelligence (AI) firm SingularityNET have reached a partnership to develop a decentralized Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) project. The ambitious project aims to create more advanced AI technologies that will soon be able to exceed human abilities to learn and perform new tasks.    AGI is an emerging new field of AI that […]
Witnesses to Testify in OneCoin Pyramid Scheme Case

Witnesses to Testify in OneCoin Pyramid Scheme Case

October 4, 2019
Four staff members of the Bank of Ireland have been asked to testify in the OneCoin Pyramid Scheme Case against Mark Scott. Scott is one of the primary suspects in a scam that involved more than $3 billion. Scott is the former partner of an international law firm, Locke Lord. He was indicted and charged […]
PwC: Establishing Policies for Blockchain Governance

PwC: Establishing Policies for Blockchain Governance

October 4, 2019
In a whitepaper published by professional services firm, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), explored the challenges that current distributed ledger technologies (DLTs) face, as well as the strategies that the market is developing to deal with the limitations. As the DLT space is developing and expanding rapidly, PwC suggested that this space might be currently the fastest growing area of innovation […]
Blockchain Technology Applications in Estonia Verifies Online Identities

Blockchain Technology Applications in Estonia Verifies Online Identities

October 3, 2019
The greatest barrier for migrating several services online is the ability to verify users’ identities and secure data of that service. Today, online verification relies on a password or the application of dual-factor authentication. But the challenges of these techniques are that passwords are highly insecure while dual-factor authentication relies on sending code over SMS […]
IMF Educates on Stablecoins, Is Government Adoption Possible?

IMF Educates on Stablecoins, Is Government Adoption Possible?

October 3, 2019
The International Monetary Fund has always shown some crypto-curiosity. In a recent document, the IMF commented on the use cases and utility of stablecoins, or assets with a pegged value. IMF BIGS UP STABLECOINS In a recent IMF staff paper, part of the Fintech Notes series, the organization outlines the promises and risks of those assets, as […]
How Much Bitcoin Would Countries Need To Replace Gold?

How Much Bitcoin Would Countries Need To Replace Gold?

October 3, 2019
Since we’re living in a digital age, isn’t it about time we moved away from physical assets? And if we do, how much bitcoin would countries need to replace gold? How much bitcoin would countries need to replace gold? We spend most of our lives online. We run businesses, organize events, and even get our […]
Aussies Rewarded with a Special 20% Crypto Payback by Incent at United Petrol Stations

Aussies Rewarded with a Special 20% Crypto Payback by Incent at United Petrol Stations

October 3, 2019
Sydney startup, Incent announced that it will be rewards consumers with a 20% crypto-back in INCNT tokens at all United Petrol stations around Australia. As reported in the press release, the short-term rebate so to speak was decided upon merely to support Aussies in a time where global fuel prices are witnessing drastic increases. Incent is a blockchain-based rewards […]
Ukraine Plans To Legalize Cryptocurrencies To Take Advantage Of Additional Tax Revenue

Ukraine Plans To Legalize Cryptocurrencies To Take Advantage Of Additional Tax Revenue

October 2, 2019
The Ukranian minister for Digital transformation has announced plans to legalize cryptocurrencies in the country. It is not that they are banned in the country, but rather cryptocurrency does not have official status in Ukraine. The legalization is part of the efforts to modernize the country; an agenda by their new young president. The Ukranian deputy minister who […]
Is NVIDIA Looking to Control the Ethereum Network? Here’s the Problem Regarding ProgPoW

Is NVIDIA Looking to Control the Ethereum Network? Here’s the Problem Regarding ProgPoW

October 2, 2019
It has been recently revealed that NVIDIA secretly influenced the development of “ProgPoW”, however, there are many allegations regarding it as well reports Decrypt. In particular, the accusers are claiming that ProgPoW was built specifically to support NVIDIA’s GPUS. The problem that arises from this is that Ethereum miners will then have to rely on NVIDIA, with the latter possibly taking […]
New Balance to Use Cardano Blockchain to Verify the Origins of a Range of Its Products

New Balance to Use Cardano Blockchain to Verify the Origins of a Range of Its Products

October 2, 2019
IOHK has announced a strategic partnership with the global athletic brand New Balance to use the Cardano (ADA) blockchain to authenticate a premium line of training shoes for the company. New Balance is one of the world’s leading brands in athletic footwear. primarily based in Boston Massachusetts, the company underwent a drastic expansion over the past 5 years, doubling […]
WWF, ConsenSys Launches Impactio Blockchain to Bring Transparency in Philanthropy

WWF, ConsenSys Launches Impactio Blockchain to Bring Transparency in Philanthropy

October 2, 2019
The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) director of conservation, and Joseph Lubin, co-creator of Ethereum and founder of ConsenSys, jointly unveiled the Impactio platform. Impactio is an Ethereum-based blockchain-powered impact investment platform, designed around the United Nations 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs). WWF’s experience was necessary to spot the nature of the matter that must be resolved, whereas ConsenSys’ expertise […]
Brazilian Regulator Bans Forex Broker Offering BTC Options

Brazilian Regulator Bans Forex Broker Offering BTC Options

October 1, 2019
The Brazilian Securities Commission (CVM) has banned a forex broker offering Bitcoin (BTC) options, Cointelegraph Brasil reported on Sept. 25. On Sept. 25, CVM published a public warning of irregular action concerning XM Global Limited through the Superintendent of Market and Intermediary (SMI) Relations. In its warning, the CVM states that XM Global Limited is […]
US House Committee Hearing With the SEC on Libra, Crypto and Securities

US House Committee Hearing With the SEC on Libra, Crypto and Securities

October 1, 2019
In advance: As Cointelegraph reported on Sept. 20, the United States House of Representatives Financial Services Committee is holding a hearing today, Sept. 24, with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton and four other SEC commissioners. At the time of the announcement, the published agenda included such critical topics for Cointelegraph’s readers […]
Bakkt CEO: 3 Reasons Why Bitcoin Product Launch Is a Big Deal

Bakkt CEO: 3 Reasons Why Bitcoin Product Launch Is a Big Deal

October 1, 2019
Following the launch of Bakkt’s Bitcoin (BTC) futures, the company listed three reasons why the event is an important milestone for the industry. In a statement on Sept. 23, Bakkt CEO Kelly Loeffler emphasized that the successful launch of Bakkt Bitcoin Futures contracts is the first time when United States-regulated, physically settled Bitcoin futures became […]
Blockchain-Based Protocol Tachyon Network Releases White Paper

Blockchain-Based Protocol Tachyon Network Releases White Paper

October 1, 2019
Tachyon network, a decentralized internet protocol has officially launched its white paper which discloses details on the project background and Tachyon ecosystem. Reconstruct the TCP/IP model In a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Sept. 27, Tachyon network announced the release of its white paper revealing details on how the protocol is set to reconstruct […]
WTS Coin Trading High

WTS Coin Trading High

September 30, 2019
The WTS Coin of the WTS business network and educational channel for facilitating financial interaction among its participants is trading high on the CoinGoCoin exchange. The WTS Coin was listed on the CoinGoCoin exchange several months ago and has already reached $108.9 in price, matching some of the market mainstays as Bitcoin SV. The growth […]
Venezuelan Central Bank is Considering Holding Bitcoin and Ether

Venezuelan Central Bank is Considering Holding Bitcoin and Ether

September 30, 2019
Venezuela’s central bank is exploring the possibilities of holding Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) in its coffers, according to anonymous sources who reportedly have direct insights into the matter. Can the central bank store Bitcoin and Ether? According to a Sept. 26 Bloomberg article, the central bank of Venezuela is taking a closer look at […]
Ant Financial Partners with Monsanto Owner on Agricultural Blockchain

Ant Financial Partners with Monsanto Owner on Agricultural Blockchain

September 30, 2019
Alipay operator Ant Financial has partnered with pharmaceutical giant Bayer Crop Science, Monsanto’s owner, to develop a blockchain solution for the food and crop industry. Letter of intent Enterprise blockchain news outlet Ledger Insights reported on the partnership on Sept. 26, also noting that the two firms signed a letter of intent to develop their […]
Libra Does Not Threaten Sovereignty of Nations, Says Calibra CEO

Libra Does Not Threaten Sovereignty of Nations, Says Calibra CEO

September 30, 2019
CEO of Calibra, Facebook’s digital wallet for its proposed Libra stablecoin, has attempted to debunk the notion of Libra’s threat to the global financial system. Not new money but a better payment network Amid the ongoing meeting between Libra founders and 26 global central banks in Basel, Calibra CEO David Marcus has stepped up to […]
Bitcoin Ban Means Massive Brain Drain for India, Crypto Industry Warns

Bitcoin Ban Means Massive Brain Drain for India, Crypto Industry Warns

September 30, 2019
India is seeing the first signs of an anticipated brain drain, as the government mulls stark legislation that would criminalize domestic cryptocurrency investments. A Sept. 16 Economic Times report has taken the measure of industry sentiment on the ground, as a proposed blanket ban — currently still in the form of draft legislation — awaits its […]
CipherTrace Scout Launched as a Mobile App to Flag Tokens Involved in Criminal Transactions

CipherTrace Scout Launched as a Mobile App to Flag Tokens Involved in Criminal Transactions

September 27, 2019
CipherTrace is a well-known company in blockchain forensics. The company has launched CipherTrace Scout. This mobile app can flag tokens using BTC and ETH which have been involved in criminal activity with the transactions. Most software designed to track crypt transactions wasn’t mobile. This new app gives investors more freedom as they track crypto in […]
Blockchain Helps To Drive Change in Africa

Blockchain Helps To Drive Change in Africa

September 27, 2019
Blockchain use is growing in Africa. It’s seen in gaming, transportation and other industries with more companies using decentralized ledger technology. Those involved with blockchain see it as an important component to solving developmental problems for the continent. Government as a whole has been minimally involved in blockchain in Africa, but some countries are seeing […]
BitLicense Case Against NYDFS Moves to New York Court of Appeals

BitLicense Case Against NYDFS Moves to New York Court of Appeals

September 27, 2019
Entrepreneur Theo Chino has filed a lawsuit against the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) to get rid of the BitLicense. The BitLicense allows applicants to get a license so they can provide digital products. It is one of the most difficult licenses to get. According to Chino and his attorneys, the NYDFS […]
Germany’s Deutsche Bank Joins JPMorgan’s Blockchain Network

Germany’s Deutsche Bank Joins JPMorgan’s Blockchain Network

September 27, 2019
Deutsche Bank, the largest bank in Germany, just joined the Interbank Information Network (IIN). IIN is JPMorgan’s blockchain-based network. IIN now claims a network of 320 financial institutions after just two years in operation. The initiative was launched in 2017 to be a platform where banks could swap global payments data. The IIN uses the […]
IBM Open to Collaboration with Facebook on Libra Project

IBM Open to Collaboration with Facebook on Libra Project

September 26, 2019
Libra is a Form of Asset Tokenization IBM Endorses Blockchain, Not Bitcoin IBM is open to collaborating with the Libra project by Facebook, said Jason Kelley, IBM general manager of blockchain services. Kelley believes blockchain is about collaboration between projects, he commented in a CNBC interview. IBM is one of the largest companies dedicated to exploring blockchain […]
BBC Airing Audio Documentary Series About Disappearance of OneCoin Founder

BBC Airing Audio Documentary Series About Disappearance of OneCoin Founder

September 26, 2019
BBC Sounds has started airing a series of audio documentaries about the disappearance of Dr. Ruja Ignatova, the “CryptoQueen” co-founder of OneCoin, a multibillion-dollar global cryptocurrency scheme that may have defrauded up to 3 million people. In the series, journalist Jamie Bartlett documents his on the ground search for Ignatova, the main charismatic figure behind OneCoin. A clip promoting the […]
Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Publishes 2nd Global Blockchain Report

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Publishes 2nd Global Blockchain Report

September 26, 2019
The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) has published its 2nd Global Enterprise Blockchain Benchmarking Study. CCAF is the leading Fintech research in the world. The Centre has published multiple reports on the global alternative finance market which are frequently referenced by policymakers and industry participants. CCAF’s first blockchain report was highly regarded and well-received by industry followers. This […]
Maker (MKR) Angers Supporters with New KYC Future

Maker (MKR) Angers Supporters with New KYC Future

September 26, 2019
The Maker DAO (MKR) is headed for a future that will mix crypto-based finance with traditional trustless assets. A recent Reddit discussion underlined the disagreement of the Maker DAO supporters with this path. MAKER PLANS TRADITIONAL ASSETS AS COLLATERAL Maker will also possibly add KYC to its onboarding process, once again defeating the purpose of decentralized finance […]
Swizerland’s St. Gallen University to Pilot Program for Storing Diplomas and Degrees on Blockchain

Swizerland’s St. Gallen University to Pilot Program for Storing Diplomas and Degrees on Blockchain

September 25, 2019
The university partners with BlockFactory, a blockchain based firm to build a transparent and tamperproof system to store academic certificates. An interview on CNN Money Switzerland on Sept 21 with St. Gallen University’s CIO, Harald Rotter revealed the university’s use of blockchain technology to issue trusted digital certificates. As the problem of fake diplomas and degrees heightens across the world, the […]
What Google’s Quantum Supremacy Means for Cryptocurrency

What Google’s Quantum Supremacy Means for Cryptocurrency

September 25, 2019
The threat of quantum computing has long loomed over classical cryptography which provides the security behind most current blockchain networks. Search giant Google recently claimed it has reached a milestone in quantum computing which could have serious implications for cryptocurrency. DOES IT POSE A REAL THREAT TO CRYPTOCURRENCY? In a new scientific publication, tech giant […]
Taking Blockchain Mainstream: Blockchain Live 2019

Taking Blockchain Mainstream: Blockchain Live 2019

September 25, 2019
On 25th September at Olympia London, Blockchain Live 2019 will connect 5000+ visitors from across the blockchain ecosystem to explore how to move beyond proof-of-concept to real-world solutions. 3rd Annual event for blockchain technology offers the opportunity to meet 5000+ visitors, 200+ speakers and 85 exhibitors. “The best blockchain for business event in the UK” European […]
US Space Authority, NASA, to Hire Data Scientist with Blockchain and Crypto Asset Knowledge

US Space Authority, NASA, to Hire Data Scientist with Blockchain and Crypto Asset Knowledge

September 25, 2019
The new data scientist position published on LinkedIn terms having blockchain and cryptocurrency knowledge a ‘plus’. As the world moves towards new technologies, there seems to be an increasing interest in blockchain-based skills in the hiring departments of traditional heavyweight companies in various industries. The latest job listing from NASA shows an affinity to blockchain and cryptocurrency knowledgeable applicants. The aerospace […]
Verizon Awarded Patent for Blockchain-Based Virtual SIM Cards

Verizon Awarded Patent for Blockchain-Based Virtual SIM Cards

September 24, 2019
Leading communications and technology company Verizon has been awarded a patent for using virtual subscriber identity modules (vSIMs) for customers’ devices. A filing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office on Sept. 10 details a blockchain encryption technology, wherein a traditional physical SIM card can be replaced with a software SIM version. According to […]
Singapore Bank Giant OCBC Joins JPMorgan’s Blockchain Network

Singapore Bank Giant OCBC Joins JPMorgan’s Blockchain Network

September 24, 2019
OCBC has become the first Singapore-based bank to join JPMorgan Chase’s interbank blockchain network. According to a Business Times Singapore report on Sept. 20, a total of 134 banks from the Asia-Pacific region are now participants in the Interbank Information Network (IIN). OCBC is the second-largest bank in South East Asia by assets and among the larger […]
Tom Lee: Bakkt to ‘Improve Trust With Institutions to Crypto’ in 3 Days

Tom Lee: Bakkt to ‘Improve Trust With Institutions to Crypto’ in 3 Days

September 24, 2019
Bitcoin (BTC) and cryptocurrency will gain trust from the incoming launch of institutional trading platform Bakkt, a well-known analyst has said. More praise for Bakkt In a tweet on Sept. 19, Fundstrat Global Advisors co-founder Tom Lee joined the increasing number of Bitcoin figures bullish about Bakkt’s impact on the space. The platform goes live […]
Tech Startup Nebula Genomics Launches Blockchain-Based DNA Sequencing

Tech Startup Nebula Genomics Launches Blockchain-Based DNA Sequencing

September 24, 2019
Tech startup Nebula Genomics is launching DNA sequencing using blockchain — eliminating the need for customers to reveal personal information. According to a blog post published on Sept. 19, Nebula has rolled out anonymous genetic testing, enabling clients to purchase whole genome sequencing and provide saliva samples without the need to share personal data such […]
US SEC Chair: BTC Won’t Be on Major Exchanges Without More Regulation

US SEC Chair: BTC Won’t Be on Major Exchanges Without More Regulation

September 23, 2019
United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton has said Bitcoin (BTC) needs stronger regulation in order to be traded on a major exchange. Consider the Nasdaq CNBC reported on Sept. 19 that Clayton made his remarks at the Delivering Alpha conference. Warning investors to be wary, he added: “If [investors] think there’s the same […]
All 7-Eleven Stores Across the Philippines Now Sell Bitcoin

All 7-Eleven Stores Across the Philippines Now Sell Bitcoin

September 23, 2019
Cryptocurrency investment app Abra starts selling crypto for cash in all 7-Eleven stores across the Philippines with a new partnership with payment processor ECPay. Crypto in 6,000 outlets in the Philippines Abra announced on Sept. 18 that the partnership will bring crypto to 6,000 retail outlets across the Philippines, including all 7-Eleven stores. The company […]
Iota Launches Decentralized and Autonomous Industrial Marketplace

Iota Launches Decentralized and Autonomous Industrial Marketplace

September 23, 2019
Non-profit blockchain organization Iota Foundation has released a platform enabling a decentralized and autonomous industrial marketplace. World’s first autonomous and decentralized virtual marketplace Dubbed the Industry Marketplace, Iota’s new product is a joint initiative that aims to accelerate industrial automation and commercial machine interaction, the organization announced in a blog post on Sept. 19. Serving […]
United Arab Emirates’ Ministry of Health Launches Blockchain System

United Arab Emirates’ Ministry of Health Launches Blockchain System

September 23, 2019
United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has launched a blockchain system for recording and sharing healthcare data. The official news agency of the UAE reported the development on Sept. 18, noting that the system aims to improve data integrity. A healthcare data sharing solution Per the report, the platform will “save […]
The Company Behind Zcash Announces Proposed Solution to Trusted Setup

The Company Behind Zcash Announces Proposed Solution to Trusted Setup

September 20, 2019
Electric Coin Company (ECC), which launched and supports the development of privacy-coin Zcash recently published a paper called: Halo: Recursive Proof Composition without a Trusted Setup. On Sept. 10, ECC announced in a blog post that engineer and cryptographer Sean Bowe had discovered a way of “creating practical, scalable and trustless cryptographic proving” techniques, which […]
Calibra CEO David Marcus Responds to Claims Of The Facebook’s Libra

Calibra CEO David Marcus Responds to Claims Of The Facebook’s Libra

September 20, 2019
David Marcus, known as the head of Calibra, the company in charge of Facebook’s Libra stablecoin, has recently decided to respond to the prominent concerns that Libra could affect the sovereignty of national fiat currencies. According to him, this is a myth that has been promoted by some important people such as the economy minister […]
DASH Enters ‘Transfer-Only Mode’ On Coinbase Pro; Bitcoin and USD Trading Pairs To Start Soon

DASH Enters ‘Transfer-Only Mode’ On Coinbase Pro; Bitcoin and USD Trading Pairs To Start Soon

September 19, 2019
DASH is a proof of work crypto focused on payments. It has a wide network of merchants that accept it as payments all over the world. At the moment, the token has a market cap of $800 million USD and it is the 16th largest coin in the market. According to the CEO of the […]
Aventus Announces Ethereum-Based Protocol to Enhance Ticketing Industry

Aventus Announces Ethereum-Based Protocol to Enhance Ticketing Industry

September 19, 2019
The digital assets-focused blockchain-based protocol, Aventus, revealed its next code release Aventus Classic designed to create a more equitable and transparent ticketing industry. Alleviate fraud and provide transparency On Sept 12, Aventus Network announced in a blog post the release of Aventus Classic, a fully decentralized open-source Ethereum-based ticketing protocol designed to stop fraud and […]
BitPay To Add Support For Ethereum (ETH) Soon

BitPay To Add Support For Ethereum (ETH) Soon

September 19, 2019
BitPay, one of the main crypto payment providers in the world now, has recently announced that it would start to support Ethereum-based payments. Ethereum (ETH) is the second-largest token by market cap, which makes this a huge upgrade in the services. According to the press release, all companies that are already using the services will […]
Queensland’s Real Estate Institute to Launch Blockchain Tenancy Platform

Queensland’s Real Estate Institute to Launch Blockchain Tenancy Platform

September 19, 2019
The Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) teamed up with local tech startup Igloo to launch a blockchain-based tenancy agreement platform by the end of 2019. As news outlet ZDNet reported on Sept. 15, REIQ general manager Josh Callaghan stated that the new platform will use smart contracts to create “a simple and secure transaction […]
BlockFi Clients Can Now Start Earning Interest On Any Amount of Crypto

BlockFi Clients Can Now Start Earning Interest On Any Amount of Crypto

September 18, 2019
Clients of BlockFi, a cryptocurrency lending company, will now be able to start earning interest on any amount of Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH) and Gemini Dollar (GUSD). No minimum deposit to earn interest On Sept. 13, the New York-based cryptocurrency lending company, BlockFi, announced that, starting today, its BlockFi Interest Account (BIA) clients will not […]
Major South Korean Mobile Carrier Launches Blockchain Project

Major South Korean Mobile Carrier Launches Blockchain Project

September 18, 2019
Union Mobile, the fourth-largest mobile carrier in South Korea, announced the launch of its blockchain project called ELYNET. Using blockchain to make communication more efficient On Sept. 11, Union Mobile announced that ELYNET aims to use blockchain technology to make telecommunications more efficient for those users who rely on a single carrier for telecom service. […]
Mastercard Partners With Blockchain Firm R3 for Payments Solution

Mastercard Partners With Blockchain Firm R3 for Payments Solution

September 18, 2019
Mastercard partnered with blockchain firm R3 to develop a cross-border payment solution. According to a Mastercard press release published on Sept. 1, the two firms plan to pilot a new blockchain-enabled cross-border payment solution. The system will reportedly focus on connecting global faster payments infrastructures, schemes and banks. Multiple ways to move money Per the […]
Thai Oil and Gas Firm Develops Blockchain-Based Renewables Platform

Thai Oil and Gas Firm Develops Blockchain-Based Renewables Platform

September 18, 2019
Thai state-owned oil and gas company PTT and blockchain energy nonprofit Energy Web Foundation (EWF) are jointly building a blockchain-based renewables platform. According to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Sept. 11, the parties are developing a regional solution based on the Energy Web Chain. The new product will also be compliant with the […]
Major South Korean Mobile Carrier Launches Blockchain Project

Major South Korean Mobile Carrier Launches Blockchain Project

September 17, 2019
Union Mobile, the fourth-largest mobile carrier in South Korea, announced the launch of its blockchain project called ELYNET. Using blockchain to make communication more efficient On Sept. 11, Union Mobile announced that ELYNET aims to use blockchain technology to make telecommunications more efficient for those users who rely on a single carrier for telecom service. […]
Survey: 40% of Millennials Look to Crypto in the Event of Recession

Survey: 40% of Millennials Look to Crypto in the Event of Recession

September 17, 2019
New data suggests 40% of millennials would prefer to invest in crypto assets in the event of a recession. In a news release shared with Cointelegraph on Sept. 10, multi-asset investment platform and social network eToro cited a survey on generational investment conducted from July 18 to July 31 among 1,000 online investors in the United […]
Ethereum Dev Firm ConsenSys Now a Premier Member of Hyperledger

Ethereum Dev Firm ConsenSys Now a Premier Member of Hyperledger

September 17, 2019
Ethereum-focused development firm ConsenSys becomes a premier member of blockchain development project Hyperledger, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph. Software already submitted Per the release, ConsenSys also submitted its Pantheon Java-based Ethereum client to Hyperledger as the project ​Hyperledger Besu. Besu, which is reportedly the first public chain compatible blockchain submission to Hyperledger, […]
Winklevoss’ Gemini Crypto Exchange Launches Custody Service

Winklevoss’ Gemini Crypto Exchange Launches Custody Service

September 17, 2019
The New York-based cryptocurrency exchange Gemini, founded in 2014 by twin brothers Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, has launched its own custody service, Gemini Custody. In a news release shared with Cointelegraph on Sept. 10, Gemini said the newly launched custody solution will allow its customers to check balances, download account statements, initiate withdrawals, and grant […]
Libra Association Seeks Swiss Payments License for Stablecoin

Libra Association Seeks Swiss Payments License for Stablecoin

September 16, 2019
The Libra Association, or which Facebook is a member, is seeking a payment system license under Switzerland’s Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) for its planned stablecoin project, Reuters reported on Sept. 11. “Regulated, low-friction, high-security” blockchain payments In an official statement today, the Switzerland-registered Libra Association — a not-for-profit membership organization established to govern the […]
Amazon Web Services Announces Cryptography-Using Quantum Ledger Database

Amazon Web Services Announces Cryptography-Using Quantum Ledger Database

September 16, 2019
Amazon Web Services, Inc., an Amazon.com company, announced that the Amazon quantum ledger database (QLDB) was now available. Transparent and immutable transaction log According to a post on Sept. 10 from Amazon Web Services (AWS), the newly available Amazon QLBD is a new class of database that provides a transparent, immutable and cryptographically verifiable transaction […]
‘Never Use BitPay’ — Hong Kong Free Press Slams Bitcoin Donation Block

‘Never Use BitPay’ — Hong Kong Free Press Slams Bitcoin Donation Block

September 16, 2019
Cryptocurrency payment processor BitPay faces another publicity nightmare amid claims it blocked donations to Hong Kong for several weeks. According to a complaint on social media by Tom Grundy on Sept. 11, founder of crowdfunded media outlet Hong Kong Free Press (HKFP), BitPay suddenly began failing to pass on funds from donors. Press CEO: “Never […]
Former US Congressman Calls for Nuanced Cryptocurrency Regulations

Former US Congressman Calls for Nuanced Cryptocurrency Regulations

September 16, 2019
Former United States Representative Harold J. Ford has argued that Congress should have a nuanced approach to regulating cryptocurrencies. In an article published on CNBC on Sept. 5, Ford said that lawmakers and regulators should develop clear regulations toward digital currencies. He noted a comment from Chris Larsen, the executive chairman and co-founder of blockchain […]
Amazon Web Services Announces Cryptography-Using Quantum Ledger Database

Amazon Web Services Announces Cryptography-Using Quantum Ledger Database

September 14, 2019
Amazon Web Services, Inc., an Amazon.com company, announced that the Amazon quantum ledger database (QLDB) was now available. Transparent and immutable transaction log According to a post on Sept. 10 from Amazon Web Services (AWS), the newly available Amazon QLBD is a new class of database that provides a transparent, immutable and cryptographically verifiable transaction […]
Crypto Security Platform Fireblocks Now Supports 5 More Exchanges

Crypto Security Platform Fireblocks Now Supports 5 More Exchanges

September 13, 2019
Digital asset cybersecurity startup Fireblocks announced that it now supports five more cryptocurrency exchanges, bringing the total number of covered platforms to 20. According to the official announcement, with this release, market makers, prop traders and OTCs have a simple and secure unified workflow for securing assets in motion between 20 different exchanges. The release […]
Spanish La Liga Club Atlético Madrid Is Launching a Fan Token

Spanish La Liga Club Atlético Madrid Is Launching a Fan Token

September 13, 2019
Spanish soccer team Atlético de Madrid — which plays in the top professional division of Spain’s soccer league, known as La Liga — is partnering with blockchain platform Socios.com to launch a fan token ecosystem. The news was revealed in a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Sept. 6. Atlético’s fan token As previously reported, […]
Crypto, Cash and Drugs: Crypto Use Grows as Drug Trade Digitalizes

Crypto, Cash and Drugs: Crypto Use Grows as Drug Trade Digitalizes

September 13, 2019
From speculation about its inherent value to theories about it being the payment method of choice for criminals, cryptocurrency is having a tough time keeping a clean name. One of the most common accusations is that cryptocurrencies perpetuate the sale of illicit drugs, a view recently expressed by United States Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Cointelegraph […]
Casa Adds iOS and Android Support for Sats Mobile Wallet

Casa Adds iOS and Android Support for Sats Mobile Wallet

September 13, 2019
Bitcoin (BTC)-focused technology firm Casa announced that its Sats mobile Bitcoin wallet app is now available for both iOS and Android devices. Casa announced in a post published on its official blog on Sept. 5 that the mobile wallet is now available for download. Furthermore, Casa notes that the latest version of the app can […]
Bakkt Warehouse Launches Deposits and Withdrawals as Planned

Bakkt Warehouse Launches Deposits and Withdrawals as Planned

September 12, 2019
Bakkt Warehouse, a qualified custodian of crypto trading platform Bakkt, is now accepting customer Bitcoin (BTC) deposits and withdrawals. First physical BTC futures on the way As the company tweeted on Sept. 6, Bakkt Warehouse has officially launched in accordance with the plans revealed on Aug. 28. The launch of Bakkt Warehouse comes as the […]
US Dep. of Energy Grants $200,000 to Blockchain Company to Secure Grid

US Dep. of Energy Grants $200,000 to Blockchain Company to Secure Grid

September 12, 2019
The United States Department of Energy (DOE), is granting nearly $200,000 to blockchain company TFA Labs to help protect the national power grid. Blockchain to improve grid reliability and resilience On July 12, the U.S. Department of Energy awarded the funds. The overall objectives of the grant proposed to design a system to improve grid […]
Waves Platform and The Abyss to Jointly Launch Blockchain-Based Games Marketplace

Waves Platform and The Abyss to Jointly Launch Blockchain-Based Games Marketplace

September 12, 2019
Open source blockchain platform Waves and blockchain game distribution platform The Abyss will jointly launch a blockchain-based marketplace of digital goods and in-game items. In a blog post published on Sept. 5, The Abyss revealed its collaboration with the Waves Platform, aimed at the development of a blockchain-powered marketplace of tradable goods and in-game items. […]
Mystery 94K BTC Transaction Becomes Richest Non-Exchange Address

Mystery 94K BTC Transaction Becomes Richest Non-Exchange Address

September 12, 2019
The recipient wallet of the $1 billion Bitcoin (BTC) transaction on Sept. 6 is now presumed to be the first richest non-exchange address. The recipient wallet of the massive 94,504 Bitcoin ($1.031 billion) transaction is the top richest Bitcoin address that is not reportedly associated with any crypto-related company, according to data from monitoring resource […]
Miss Finland: Bitcoin’s Risk Keeps Most Women Away From Cryptocurrency

Miss Finland: Bitcoin’s Risk Keeps Most Women Away From Cryptocurrency

September 11, 2019
Bitcoin (BTC) is less popular among women because they are less interested in risky investments, according to one of the cryptocurrency’s best-known female proponents. Ryyti: Women “more risk-conscious” In a Twitter discussion on Sept. 5, Miss Universe Finland 2015 winner, Rosa-Maria Ryyti, argued Bitcoin’s risk factor made it more appealing to men. She was responding […]
Paxos Launches PAX Gold, Regulated and Redeemable for Physical Gold

Paxos Launches PAX Gold, Regulated and Redeemable for Physical Gold

September 11, 2019
Stablecoin operator Paxos launched PAX Gold (PAXG), a gold-backed Ethereum (ETH) token. Paxos announced the launch of the product above in a press release published on Sept. 5, claiming that it is “the first crypto-asset redeemable for physical gold.” Furthermore, the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) put forward their approval of the […]
Samsung Launching a Galaxy Note 10 Crypto-Phone Edition: Sources

Samsung Launching a Galaxy Note 10 Crypto-Phone Edition: Sources

September 11, 2019
South Korean tech giant Kakao Corp. will issue its affiliate cryptocurrency, KLAY, direct to Samsung smartphone users. According to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) citing people familiar with the plans on Sept. 5, the latest edition of Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 10 will feature a cryptocurrency wallet — and free coins. “KlaytnPhone” will come with […]
Japan Grants Crypto Exchange License to Messaging Giant LINE

Japan Grants Crypto Exchange License to Messaging Giant LINE

September 11, 2019
LVC Corporation, the digital asset- and blockchain-focused arm of Japanese messaging giant LINE, has obtained a crypto exchange operating license from Japan’s financial regulator. The news was reported by Cointelegraph Japan on Sept 6. Trading for 5 major cryptocurrencies As previously reported, LVC Corp.’s trading platform, to be dubbed BITMAX, will enable Line’s 80 million […]
Foundation Uses Blockchain and Crypto to Help Save the Brazilian Amazon

Foundation Uses Blockchain and Crypto to Help Save the Brazilian Amazon

September 10, 2019
Rainforest Foundation US is a New York-based, non-profit NGO working in Central and South America, which is now hoping to support anti-deforestation efforts with crypto and blockchain tech. Deforestation and fires in the Brazilian Amazon On Sept. 4, the Rainforest Foundation — which was founded in part by musician Sting — reached out to the crypto and […]
Blockchain Dev’s Platform Now Available on Oracle Cloud Marketplace

Blockchain Dev’s Platform Now Available on Oracle Cloud Marketplace

September 10, 2019
Fintech blockchain developer Hydrogen has announced that its platform is now available on software giant Oracle’s Cloud Marketplace. Hydrogen now available to millions On Sept. 4, the startup announced that the listing on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure will make its application programming interface available to millions of Oracle customers. Hydrogen offers tools to build applications for […]
Burger King Starts Accepting Bitcoin for Online Orders in Germany

Burger King Starts Accepting Bitcoin for Online Orders in Germany

September 10, 2019
The German arm of global fast-food chain Burger King now accepts Bitcoin (BTC) payments on its delivery website and mobile application. Despite BTC’s sudden apperarance on its official website, it is unclear whether Bitcoin is also accepted in the 600 physical Burger King restaurants across Germany. BK embraces crypto again In summer 2017, Burger King […]
Mastercard Joins Blockchain Software Firm R3’s Marco Polo Network

Mastercard Joins Blockchain Software Firm R3’s Marco Polo Network

September 10, 2019
American financial services giant Mastercard has joined blockchain software company R3’s Corda-powered Marco Polo Network for trade finance. In a news release published on Sept. 3, Mastercard revealed its participation in the project, a collaboration of R3 and Irish tech company TradeIX that launched in 2017. The initiative provides a multi-asset class platform that offers broker-dealer […]
IMF Chief Christine Lagarde: We Should Be Open to Cryptocurrencies

IMF Chief Christine Lagarde: We Should Be Open to Cryptocurrencies

September 9, 2019
The nominee to be the next president of the European Central Bank (ECB), Christine Lagarde, has said central banks and financial bodies should protect consumers but be open to innovations such as cryptocurrencies. Changes are opportunities Lagarde, who is currently head of the International Monetary Fund, told the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee of the […]
TruTrace Partners With Deloitte to Track Cannabis Using Blockchain

TruTrace Partners With Deloitte to Track Cannabis Using Blockchain

September 9, 2019
Blockchain tracking startup TruTrace Technologies Inc. has partnered with “Big Four” auditing firm Deloitte to track cannabis using blockchain technology. Investing news outlet ProactiveInvestors reported on Sept. 4 that TruTrace is launching its StrainSecure product in partnership with Deloitte. The system employs blockchain technology to track cannabis from seed to sale, in order to guarantee that […]
Whale Alert Teams Up With BitcoinAbuse to Fight Crypto Crime

Whale Alert Teams Up With BitcoinAbuse to Fight Crypto Crime

September 9, 2019
Whale Alert and BitcoinAbuse are teaming up to fight crypto crimes together. Fighting scammers On Sept. 3, Whale Alert, a service dedicated to tracking large cryptocurrency transactions, announced that it will start collaborating with BitcoinAbuse to better fight cryptocurrency-related crimes. BitcoinAbuse is a public database of Bitcoin (BTC) addresses used by hackers and criminals. Whale […]
Bitcoin Dominance Hits 70% as Keiser Warns Altcoins ‘Not Coming Back’

Bitcoin Dominance Hits 70% as Keiser Warns Altcoins ‘Not Coming Back’

September 9, 2019
Bitcoin (BTC) now has the highest share of the overall cryptocurrency market since before its record-breaking $20,000 bull run in 2017. According to data from major monitoring resource CoinMarketCap, Bitcoin now accounts for 70.5% of the total cryptocurrency market cap as of Sept. 3. Bitcoin market cap hits pre-$20K high That figure has not been […]
Ripple Hires Congressional Assistant as Government Relations Manager

Ripple Hires Congressional Assistant as Government Relations Manager

September 6, 2019
Ron Hammond took to Twitter today to confirm to the XRP community that he is the new manager of government relations for Ripple. Token Taxonomy Act On Sept. 3, Ron Hammond took to Twitter to announce that as of today, he is the new manager of government relations for Ripple. Hammond was reportedly part of […]
Report: Telegram to Launch TON Blockchain Public Testing on Sept. 1

Report: Telegram to Launch TON Blockchain Public Testing on Sept. 1

September 6, 2019
Telegram Open Network’s (TON) blockchain public testing will launch on Sept. 1, according to one of the investors. On Aug. 28, Russian news outlet Vedomosti quoted an anonymous TON investor claiming to have learned this information from the development team, and the head of one of the companies that participated in the testing so far. […]
Continental Unveils Demo Earning App for Blockchain-Based Car Platform

Continental Unveils Demo Earning App for Blockchain-Based Car Platform

September 6, 2019
Automotive supplier Continental has unveiled an application called Earn As You Drive, which uses blockchain technology to monetize car user information. Parking space data for digital currency Forbes reported the news on Aug. 29. Per the report, Continental has partnered with tech firm Hewlett Packard Enterprise and open source network provider Crossbar.io to create Earn […]
VanEck, SolidX to Offer Limited Bitcoin ETF for Institutions Via Exemption

VanEck, SolidX to Offer Limited Bitcoin ETF for Institutions Via Exemption

September 6, 2019
Following another delay on Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs), asset managers VanEck and SolidX plan to offer a limited version of their Bitcoin ETF to institutional investors. VanEck Securities and SolidX Management want to start selling shares in a limited version of a Bitcoin ETF, using a rule that exempts the shares from securities registration, under […]
US Congress Urged to Regulate Crypto Sector Under Bank Secrecy Act

US Congress Urged to Regulate Crypto Sector Under Bank Secrecy Act

September 5, 2019
The Financial Integrity Network (FIN) — a Washington D.C.-based advisory firm — has urged the United States Congress to regulate firms in the cryptocurrency sector under the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA). Virtual asset service providers should be regulated under BSA In a copy of FIN testimony published ahead of a hearing on Sept. 3, FIN […]
South Korean ArtBloc to Sell David Hockney Paintings via Blockchain

South Korean ArtBloc to Sell David Hockney Paintings via Blockchain

September 5, 2019
South Korean art-focused blockchain project ArtBloc will conduct a fractionalized ownership sale of two paintings by popular British painter David Hockney. ArtBloc launch commemoration ArtBloc plans to host a special event introducing the blockchain-enabled fractionalized ownership sale of two of David Hockney’s paintings in Seoul on Sept. 19, local outlet KoreaTechDesk reported on Aug. 29. […]
Jaguar Uses Iota in Proof-of-Concept Demo for Tracing Car Energy

Jaguar Uses Iota in Proof-of-Concept Demo for Tracing Car Energy

September 5, 2019
Distributed ledger technology (DLT) company Iota has partnered with auto manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover for a proof-of-concept (PoC) demonstration for tracing car energy with DLT. Tracking energy source and usage Iota announced the news in an official blog post on Aug. 30. Per the announcement, Iota is partnering with Jaguar Land Rover and French energy […]