Month: July 2018

Financial Institutions & IBM Unveil The LedgerConnect Blockchain Project

Market infrastructure provider CLS, nine financial institutions and IBM are collaborating on a proof-of-concept (PoC) for LedgerConnect, a distributed ledger technology (DLT) platform designed to enable banks, financial institutions, fintechs and software vendors to share and deploy applications and services hosted on a shared distributed ledger network. LedgerConnect, which will operate on a single, enterprise-grade …

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Chamber of Digital Commerce Releases Guidance on ICOs to Support Self-Regulatory Approach

The Chamber of Digital Commerce’s (CDC) industry initiative has released a comprehensive report outlining guidelines for the token ecosystem and initial coin offerings (ICOs). The report, Understanding Digital Tokens: Market Overviews & Guidelines for Policymakers & Practitioners, was prepared by the Token Alliance, an industry-led initiative of the CDC. Comprising of more than 350 global industry …

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DSTOQ Launches MVP of Decentralized Stock Exchange for Security Tokens

DSTOQ, a licensed, decentralized stock exchange for trading security tokens, has come out of stealth mode and launched its minimum viable product (MVP), the company said on Monday. The first version of the DSTOQ platform, which allows users to invest in real-world assets including equity, bonds and gold using cryptocurrency, runs on the Stellar blockchain …

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Catalonian Government Plans Use of Blockchain in Public Administration

The government of Catalonia is developing a formal plan and strategy to implement blockchain in public administration activities and become “a pioneer in the implementation of this technology,” according to an official release. The Department of Digital Policies will be responsible for formulating the “impulse plan” before December 31. The strategic plan, which will be …

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SEC Commissioner Publishes Dissent Letter Disagreeing with the Agency’s Bitcoin ETF Rejection

A commissioner at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has published a letter of dissent that disagrees with the agency’s decision to reject a second attempt by the Winklevoss twins to launch the first-ever Bitcoin ETF. Yesterday it was announced that the SEC had denied an application from Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, founders of …

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BitMEX Breaks Record for Bitcoin Trading Telling CoinJournal its Time to Rejoin the Party!

One of the most used cryptocurrency exchanges, BitMEX, has hit a record one million bitcoin traded in a single day. Co-founder and CEO Arthur Hayes gave CoinJournal his thoughts on why, and what the near future might hold. “After dipping below $6,000, Bitcoin is rallying aggressively,” said Hayes, who like many others in the crypto-space …

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Cache Is Aiming to Boost Blockchain Development for Global Mass Adoption

Blockchain development shouldn’t be rocket science. At the moment, though, the development of the technology is complicated and can be confusing, making it difficult to produce meaningful applications that will achieve mass adoption for end users. For Cache, a token and series of projects, it believes that it has the answer to this problem. As …

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How GXChain Built the Blockcity to Give Users Back Control Over their Personal Data

Not so long ago, a great many of us were quite happy to hand over our personal information, without much thought, in return for handy online services that enables millions of us to keep in touch with friends and family. But then came the Cambridge Analytica scandal, which saw 50 million Facebook profiles harvested for …

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Cryptocurrency Startup Tron Completes Acquisition of BitTorrent

Tron, a startup developing a blockchain-based entertainment and content-sharing platform, has officially completed the acquisition of file-sharing software provider BitTorrent. Tron was said to have paid around US$126 million in cash for the company, according to a report by TechCrunch. The acquisition of BitTorrent, which claims more than 100 million active users worldwide, makes Tron …

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Tipping the Scales — BRAVO App Launches TGE to Fuel Global Expansion

BRAVO the Phoenix-based traditional payments application has announced a public Token Sale to raise funds, for global expansion, while integrating cryptocurrency payments and blockchain technology in order to reduce transaction costs and latency on the platform.rn The BRAVO app already supports tens of thousands of users in the United States who make instant, secure and …

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Coinbase Now Lets You Pay for Your Shopping with a Crypto E-Gift Card

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is giving its users a new way of purchasing goods and services, after announcing a new partnership with an e-gift card company. Announced today, the San Francisco-based exchange is teaming up with London-based WeGift, an online gift card platform, permitting customers to spend their cryptocurrency on e-gift cards. Accordingly, users will be …

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Skrill’s New Cryptocurrency Offering is Now Live in Over 30 Countries

Skrill, a leading digital wallet and online payment provider part of the Paysafe Group, has launched a new cryptocurrency offering, now letting users from more than 30 countries instantly buy and sell cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, BCH, Ether and Litecoin, using any one of the 40+ national currencies available in the Skrill wallet, the company said …

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One Of The Biggest Names In Blockchain Joins The Clickgem Project As Team Advisor

The ClickGem Project is pleased to announce that Alphabit Fund CEO, Liam Robertson, has come onboard as a team advisor starting from 18th July 2018. Introducing Alphabit Fund Alphabit Fund (Alphabit Digital Currency Fund / Alphabit Limited) is one of the world’s largest crypto hedge funds. With a capital base of over $500 million, the fund’s …

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Singapore Airlines Launches Blockchain-Based Airline Loyalty Digital Wallet

The KrisPay blockchain-based digital wallet was officially launched by Singapore Airlines on Tuesday. The firm claims KrisPay is the world’s first blockchain-based airline loyalty digital wallet. KrisPay Android app KrisPay is now available for download on the Apple and Google Play Store. Once downloaded and installed, the app allows members to convert their KrisFlyer miles …

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