Month: October 2017

Lala World Raises US$2M Series A To Bring Blockchain To The Unbanked

Lala World, a blockchain startup headquartered in Singapore, has raised US$2 million in a Series A funding round to bring cheaper and more efficient financial services to the unbanked. No details about the investors that participated in the round were revealed. Lala World uses blockchain technology to provide the unbanked and underserved communities with access …

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A First Of Its Kind: indaHash’s ICO

Led by a strong 130 person company rnindaHash are automating the collaborative process between social media influencers and global brands such as Coca Cola, McDonald’s, and L’Oreal, has grown from 6 to over 130 people with offices in 7 countries. Boasting a 295% growth in sales 1Q-3Q (2016 vs 2017), working with over 300,000 influencers from …

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Energi Mine Launches Blockchain-Based Platform to Reward Energy Conservation

U.K.-based Energi Mine has today launched its blockchain-based platform that aims to decentralise the near $2 trillion global energy market by incentivising energy conservation. Former energy spokesman for the Liberal Democrats for the House of Lords, Lord Rupert Redesdale has also been appointed as an advisor to Energi Mine. According to an Advanced Energy Now …

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AMD Stocks Dropped After Morgan Stanley Predicts Lower Demand for Cryptocurrency Mining Chips in 2018

The price of AMD’s shares decreased after leading global financial services firm Morgan Stanley predicted that the demand for cryptocurrency mining chips will halve during 2018. Soon after the report, AMD’s shares dropped by 9 percent. Last Wednesday, the tech giant’s stocks were down by 13.5 percent, a day after AMD gave fourth-quarter profitability guidance …

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Vitalik Buterin: 90% of ICOs Will Fail

At the ETHWaterloo hackathon held in Canada and judged by representatives from companies including Coinbase, Consensys, Slock.It and Augur, Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin stated that 90 percent of initial coin offering (ICO) projects or ERC20 tokens launched on top of the Ethereum protocol will likely fail in the long-term. Buterin stated: “It is an established fact …

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Japan Financial Group SBI Strengthens Commitment to Cryptocurrencies

SBI Group, a financial services company based in Tokyo, is increasing its commitment to cryptocurrency and blockchain space with several bold initiatives unveiled this week. SBI Holdings, the entity that holds most of the group’s businesses and companies, has signed a deal with London-based bitcoin debit card company Wirex to launch a joint venture. SBI …

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FinTab Reaches a New Level

FinTab is a prospective accounting system for cryptocurrency portfolios. FinTab allows you to quickly evaluate the current state of your funds, the profitability of a particular currency and of your entire portfolio. A distinctive feature of the project is its clear positioning: FinTab creates the system in accordance with the needs of traders and trusts. …

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Brickblock announces ICO Token Sale Will Commence on October 31st

Revolutionary platform designed to unite cryptocurrency holders, Brickblock, announces that the sale of its token will commence on October 31st 2017.rnBrickblock has been described as the revolution in cryptocurrency investing, creating a platform where holders of different digital currencies can easily invest and trade in real-world assets like ETFs, coin funds and even real estate …

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GameCredits Partners with Unity Technologies to Bring Blockchain to Mobile Gamers

GameCredits, a blockchain company which focuses on the gaming industry has announced that it is teaming up with game developer Unity Technologies to accelerate the adoption of the blockchain and digital assets in the gaming industry. The partnership has the potential to make GameCredits’ blockchain assets accessible to three million mobile gamers running Unity-made apps and games. …

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Singapore and Hong Kong Collaborate on Blockchain Trade Finance Platform

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) are working on a trade finance cross-border platform that leverages blockchain technology to reduce potential fraud and errors. The blockchain project is their first collaborative initiative as part of a newly signed agreement aimed at strengthening cooperation between the two cities and …

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BAZISTA Announces Their Pre-ICO Stage for Investors and E-Commerce Users

Bazista, an international trading platform that is well known for empowering the e-commerce industry with digital assets aimed at creating an infrastructure for the Bitcoin and blockchain community. The pre-ICO stage will take place between November 16th -21st, marking 5 days which will allow everyone to get BZS tokens with maximum benefit, becoming early investors …

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Local Ethereum Completes 100 OTC Exchanges. What’s The Future Of Decentralized Applications?

Decentralized applications and trading platforms are gradually gaining traction in the global cryptocurrency market. This week, two days since its debut, peer-to-peer (P2P) Ether marketplace LocalEthereum completed nearly 100 over-the-counter (OTC) Ether trades. “In its first two days, localethereum helped traders complete nearly 100 over-the-counter exchanges worth a total of ~$US60,000. While this number looks …

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Publiq Launches Blockchain-Based Content Platform For Genuine, Unbiased News

Swiss non-profit the Publiq Foundation has launched a blockchain-based content platform that aims to fight “fake news” and bias reporting. The organization uses blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) to build an ecosystem operated by authors, journalists, bloggers and advertisers that’s censorship proof and where all profits gained through the platform are distributed between content providers. …

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BitGive Announces Beta Donation Platform, GiveTrack

BitGive, the world’s inaugural Bitcoin 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is releasing the Beta version of their cutting-edge GiveTrack platform, a system that will give users unparalleled insight into donations’ lifetimes from start to finish. The platform will be be formally unveiled during a Tuesday evening presentation at Money2020 in Las Vegas, an innovation conference bringing together …

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Bitcoin May End Up being a Bigger Idea than Amazon or Apple, Says Ark Investment Management

Bitcoin may be a bigger idea than Amazon or Apple. That’s according to Catherine Wood, CEO and CIO of Ark Investment Management, and reporters from The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg. In a PBS interview, with Charlie Rose, they spoke about the future of bitcoin, blockchain technology, and the future of digital currency. During the …

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