Month: December 2017

Plasma Can Save Ethereum From CryptoKitty Level Congestion

Earlier this year, Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin and Lightning co-author Joseph Poon announced Plasma, a second-layer scaling infrastructure for the Ethereum protocol. In a recent blog post, the development team behind Bankex, an Ethereum-based open-source digital asset exchange, noted that the implementation of Plasma could reduce the congestion of the Ethereum blockchain network which continues …

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Rahakott Offers Special Business Features In Its Cryptocurrency Wallet

The recently launched Rahakott cryptocurrency wallet offers special features for its corporate customers. Now multi-user account option is available for business. This way multiple users within one corporate company may have access to the same trading account. On November 12, 2017, a new project, Rahakott, was launched. Rahakott is a cryptocurrency wallet that allows anyone to …

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South Korea’s Bitcoin Regulation is Highly Optimistic, False Reports Claim Ban

Over the past 24 hours, a series of false reports from news publications including Reuters have claimed that the South Korean government is planning on banning or closing down cryptocurrency exchanges. An initial report from Reuters, which has since been corrected, stated that the South Korean government is expected to close down cryptocurrency exchanges in …

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Propy’s Launches Alpha: It is now possible to Buy properties in the US for Bitcoin

Propy, the world’s first international real-estate marketplace, has just launched the alpha open version of its blockchain-based transaction tool. This new transaction tool will allow individuals to buy and sell properties in California using Bitcoin (BTC). Propy is delighted to announce that the alpha open version of its real estate transaction tool is now up …

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First Decentralized Casino on Ethereum is Legalized by The Curaçao Government

The government of Curaçao, a Dutch Caribbean island well known for its scuba diving market and regulated casino industry, has officially legalized and issued a casino license to Edgeless, a decentralized application launched on top of the Ethereum protocol, as a legitimate casino business. Thomas Draksas, the founder of Edgeless, said in a statement: “Curacao …

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Open Trading Network Leverages Cross-chain Technology to become the First Ever Platform to Unite all Blockchain Networks

Open Trading Network Foundation, a non-profit organization based out of Zug, Switzerland, is all set to revolutionize the rapidly expanding global crypto economy by developing a secure system combining numerous isolated blockchain networks into a unified open network. World’s first 100% collateralized decentralized exchange, OTN will allow instant transactions between a wide myriad of blockchain networks. Open …

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Fair.Game ICO Brings the Next Big Thing to Blockchain and Gaming

In December 2017, the long-awaited ICO from Fair.Game launched. This is the platform that both the blockchain and gaming worlds have been eagerly anticipating. As most seasoned gamers are aware, traditional games often suffer from various problems, such as black box operation, a non-transparent algorithm for calculation and general inequality among the players. Fair.game is …

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NOKU ICO Pre-Sale Concludes with Overwhelming Support for the New, Real World Based Crypto-currency

Zug, Switzerland – The pre-sale of NOKU’s initial coin offering has just concluded, and as was expected, reports are now in that the entire token amount has been sold up to its complete value of 15,000,000 NOKU tokens. The Noku tokens have been introduced to connect the crypto world to the real world, and not only …

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NYSE and Cboe File For Bitcoin ETFs

This month, the Chicago Board Options Exchange (Cboe) and The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), the world’s largest options and stock exchange, filed six bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) applications to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In March, the Winklevoss twins failed to convince the US SEC to approve the COIN bitcoin ETF. After …

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TrakInvest – Crowdsourcing Financial Information and Democratising Investing

The Financial Industry is undergoing a disruption led by innovative platforms that are automating the advisory services and providing cost-effective solutions to the masses. Traditional investment management involves providing personalised advisory services to high-net-worth individuals. However, in recent decades, traditional wealth managers have been commoditized and businesses have been forced to shift online and move …

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NordFX’s 1:1000 leverage offering is a revolution in the world of cryptocurrency trading

Since December 2017, the clients of brokerage firm NordFX have been enjoying the unprecedented opportunity of trading the most popular cryptocurrencies – bitcoin, Litecoin, and Ethereum – with a leverage ratio of 1:1000. This is tens and even hundreds of times the size of the leverage offered by the firm’s competitors. Cryptocurrency transactions can now …

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Cryptocurrency Market Tumbles 25%

The cryptocurrency market lost 25% of its value on Friday, dropping from a total market capitalization of US$640 billion on Thursday to now about US$480 billion. via Coinmarketcap.com Bitcoin took a hit, plunging 25% as well to around 13,000 USD/BTC, a 34% fall from its December 17 peak of US$20,000. Ether, the native cryptocurrency of …

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Edward Snowden is in Favor of Ethereum’s Zcash Integration, Emphasizes Privacy

Edward Snowden, a former CIA employee, privacy advocate and widely recognized whistleblower, stated that zero-knowledge proofs, a cryptographic system employed by popular anonymous cryptocurrency Zcash, is the future of private trade. “I’m with [Ethereum co-founder] Vitalik Buterin,” said Snowden, quoting his previous statement which read, “Zcash’s privacy tech makes it the most interesting Bitcoin alternative. …

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Embleema Inc. Announces Formation of its Advisory Board.

Embleema Inc. announces the formation of its Advisory Board and the appointment of two members effective immediately: Frédéric Duchesne, President, and CEO of Pierre Fabre Pharmaceuticals; and Bernard Gilly, Ph.D., Founder and President of iBioNext. “I am humbled and grateful to have Bernard and Frédéric join our Advisory Board,” said Robert Chu, Founder and CEO …

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Theta Labs Raises US$12M in Pre-Sale for Blockchain-Powered Video Streaming Network

Theta Labs, a subsidiary of esport live streaming platform SLIVER.tv, has raised US$12 million in its token pre-sale to build a decentralized, blockchain-powered video streaming network. Led by Danhua Capital, additional strategic partners for the pre-sale include Silicon Valley venture capital funds DCM, Sierra Ventures, and VR Fund, Chinese institutional funds Heuristic Capital, ZP Capital, …

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