Month: January 2018

South Korea Finance Minister Says No Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Ban

Although it has been made clear by the South Korean government on several occasions that a ban on bitcoin and cryptocurrency trading will not be imposed, parts of the market have remained bearish, still concerned about the possibility of a ban in the long-term. On January 31st, South Korea’s finance minister Kim Dong-yeon clarified their stance, …

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Japan’s Biggest Chat App Line Applies For Cryptocurrency Exchange License

Line Corporation, a leading Internet company in Japan and the operator of the country’s biggest chat messaging app Line, is looking to launch its very own cryptocurrency exchange service and has applied for a license with Japan’s financial regulator, the Financial Services Agency (FSA). The company plans to expand its cryptocurrency operations in Hong Kong …

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MyBit Partners With Alpine to Bring Sustainable Cryptocurrency Mining to Investors

MyBit, an open source decentralised platform, has announced that it has teamed up with sustainable cryptocurrency mining company, Alpine Mining. MyBit is aiming to be a first-class platform by giving users the opportunity to invest in smart, Internet of Things (IoT) devices on the ethereum blockchain. “There’s a lot of excitement around the Internet of …

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Major South Korean E-Commerce Firm’s Integration of Cryptocurrencies Will Fuel Adoption

WeMakePrice, one of South Korea’s largest e-commerce platforms, will integrate 12 cryptocurrencies including bitcoin, Ethereum, EOS, Ripple, Qtum, and Bitcoin Cash to its existing payment application, to allow its consumers to pay for products using cryptocurrencies. Local mainstream media outlets have reported that WeMakePrice will partner with Bithumb, the country’s largest cryptocurrency exchange to integrate …

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Japan’s Financial Regulator Responds To Coincheck US$530M Hack

Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) plans to take administrative actions against hacked cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck after the company announced the loss of 523 million units of NEM cryptocurrency (about US$530 million) from a hack. The FSA suspects that a lack of proper security measures allowed hackers to steal a record haul of cryptocurrency on Friday, …

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Revain Releases Version 0.4

Moscow, Russian Federation The first release of 2018 is here. Today Revain is announcing the next step in the development of its blockchain-based review platform. The company just released version 0.4 of its flagship Dashboard service. After several iterations aimed to test some core functions, Revain is finally adding the first 20 projects to the …

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Coinbase CEO Praises Ethereum-Based Decentralized Airbnb Project

Brian Armstrong, the CEO of Coinbase, praised CryptoCribs, an Ethereum-based Airbnb competitor, who’ve delivered a commercially successful decentralized application without raising funds via an initial coin offering (ICO) model. As Aragon co-founder Luis Cuende previously stated, developers within the blockchain sector have started to learn the money of code in Ethereum. Cuende noted that he …

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Blockchain Powered VR Ecosystem MARK.SPACE Revolutionizes Idea of VR by Eliminating All Existing Barriers

MARK.SPACE, a social interaction platform that utilizes the VR and 3D technologies, is looking to make VR accessible to all social layers in full functionality with the incorporation of blockchain. This project’s vision is to deliver an easy tool to create and launch any VR/3D project quickly without spending a fortune. rnMARK.SPACE is a Blockchain-powered …

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Ubitquity Featured in [email protected] Real Estate Transaction Case Study

Blockchain startup Ubitquity has announced that it has been featured in a case study by [email protected], focusing on the success of its real estate transaction pilot in Brazil. Last April, it was reported that the real estate startup was working in conjunction with the Cartório de Registro de Imóveis [Real Estate Registry Office] to examine …

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Prominent VC: Robinhood and TT Integrating Bitcoin is “A Big Deal”

Spencer Bogart, a prominent venture capitalist and a partner at Blockchain Capital, stated that the integration of bitcoin from Robinhood and TT is a big deal. This week, Trading Technologies International Inc, better known as TT, has added Coinbase into its network that allows various assets and products to be traded on major exchanges. TT …

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Project Districts Emerges as the Perfect Investment Alternative in the Fluctuating Crypto Market

Project Districts, the first ever synergistic manipulation of the Blockchain and Virtual Reality, is rapidly coming up as a viable investment opportunity in the crypto economy that has experienced massive fluctuations in the recent times. Leveraging the infinite capabilities of a P2P based blockchain ecosystem, it looks to overcome all limitations that have restricted the …

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Game Changing Payment Method for Adult Entertainment Industry, Eroiy to Start Pre-ICO Campaign on January 30th

Eroiy, a blockchain-based incognito payment method for the adult entertainment industry, is all set to start its pre-ICO campaign on January 30th. This revolutionary business ecosystem will address a wide range of customer requirements in the industry, including data protection, anonymity, protection from financial fraud, low transaction costs and payment convenience. rnBlockchain technology startup Eroiy …

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Blockchain based VR marketplace developer VRT World completes pre tokensale, strengthens Advisory Board with Peter Sin and Dr. Marco Sacco

VRT World (http://vrt.world, formerly VR Technologies) has successfully completed its pre-tokensale that started on December 5th 2017 and closed on January 5th 2018. A total of $721,000 were raised during the pre-tokensale with 294 investors from 21 countries contributing, which indicates strong positive acclaim from the crypto community and venture investors. Earlier in September 2017, …

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UK Government Says Bitcoin Monitoring Should be Considered ‘Very Seriously’

The U.K.’s prime minister has said that governments should be looking ‘very seriously’ at digital currencies like bitcoin because of their potential to be used by criminals. Speaking in a televised interview with Bloomberg at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Prime Minister Theresa May, spoke about the positivity of technology companies, the regulation …

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Russia’s Ministry of Finance Publishes Draft of Cryptocurrency Bill

Russia’s finance ministry has published a draft bill on “Digital Finance Assets” which outlines a framework for the regulation of cryptocurrency, tokens, and ICOs in Russia. If signed into law, the document will legalize cryptocurrencies, making it possible for residents to trade through licensed exchanges which must be registered in Russia and comply with the …

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Sphere Social ICO Sale for SAT Token Announced, to Disrupt Social Media and Global Advertising with a Secure and Sharing Business Model

Sphere Social, the next generation, decentralized social network, has announced the launch of its ICO for the Social Activity Token (SAT), the only one of its kind digital token that will allow online users to take back control over their data and activities. SAT ICO will be launched on February 12, 2018. The SAT ICO …

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Skraps Launch Their ICO

Skraps is a micro-investment platform which enables users to make investments by rounding off their transactions in cryptocurrencies. Whatever change remains from an investment, it will be put in a portfolio of cryptocurrencies chosen by the users according to their risk tolerance. These portfolios are developed by professional crypto managers to guarantee the best returns …

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