Month: January 2019

Finally: Binance Adds Credit Card Support for Crypto Purchases

Binance users can now make crypto purchases on the exchange using their credit cards. Malta-based Binance has announced support for credit card payments on its platform through a partnership with Israeli based payment processor Simplex. According to its press release, the partnership would allow Binance, which is the largest cryptocurrency exchange by volume, to provide …

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B9Lab Creating Education Program to Certify 1000 Ethereum Developers

B9Lab has announced the creation of the Community Blockstars Program. They plan to certify 1,000 Ethereum developers during two five month processes, the first starting today (January 31st) and ending June 29th and the second starting in October. B9Labs already claims to be the largest blockchain education resource on the internet. They claim to have …

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Blockstream’s Andrew Poelstra on Why Bitcoin Still Has Weak Privacy

Among the general public, Bitcoin is often viewed as a sort of anonymous online payment method for activities like buying drugs on darknet markets. However, the digital cash system is still far from anonymous, private, or even fungible. While there have been countless privacy-related improvement proposals for Bitcoin over the years, practically none of them …

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Cryptocurrency casinos are skyrocketing in popularity charts despite the Bitcoin fluctuations

The cryptocurrency fluctuations don’t discourage online casinos and their players. In fact, the number of bitcoin gamblers is increasing every day despite the ups and downs suffered by the electronic currency.rnBitcoin casinos gain more and more popularity and support regardless of all the bungee fluctuations that make this cryptocurrency so unpredictable. It had a steady …

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Bitsdaq & Bittrex Launch Crypto Exchange Targeting Asian Markets

Bitsdaq has launched a new cryptocurrency trading platform targeted at Asian markets. The Bitsdaq Exchange, powered by Bittrex’s technology, is set to provide users with compliant diversified digital assets trading services. A representative from Singapore based Bitsdaq said prior to the launch, the platform had seen significant interest, garnering 10,000 pre-registrations in the first 24 …

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Bitspark Launches World’s First Stablecoin Pegged to the Hong Kong Dollar

A crypto money transfer startup located in Hong Kong has announced that it has launched the world’s first stablecoin pegged to the Hong Kong dollar. Founded in 2014, Bitspark was created to enable the process of sending money across borders without the use of banks. Through its cashless money transfer system, it permits companies and …

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S Korean Crypto Exchanges Team up to Fight Money Laundering, Illegal Trading Activities

Four of South Korea’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, Bithumb, Coinone, Korbit, and Upbit, have announced a new initiative to increase anti-money laundering (AML) efforts and fight illegal activities on their respective platforms, the companies said in a joint statement on January 25. A hotline dedicated to AML issues will be established amongst the four exchanges’ respective …

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Widening Global Wealth Inequality Gap Can Be Narrowed By Universal Basic Income

The global wealth inequality gap is widening, according to Oxfam. To coincide with the start of the World Economic Forum 2019 in the Swiss ski resort of Davos on January 21, the development charity published its annual report on the state of the world’s economy. The headline-grabbing finding from the research was that 26 of the richest people …

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Ireland Hosts Blockchain Hackathon for Public Services

The government of Ireland is hosting a blockchain hackathon this week to identify and analyze potential real-life use cases of blockchain in public services. BlockAthon Ireland, taking place between January 25 and 27, 2019, aims to explore how blockchain can be utilized in public services to improve current processes, development, citizen user experience, efficiency and …

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Grin & Beam: Privacy, MimbleWimble & Competition in Trade-offs

This January has finally seen mainnet launches of two implementations of the novel MimbleWimble privacy-focussed payment protocol come to fruition. MimbleWimble was first introduced to the crypto-community back in 2016, when the protocol was outlined in a pseudonymous paper shared on the bitcoin-wizards IRC channel. The paper was submitted by a user known as Tom …

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eToro Lists Crypto #14, Adds Support for ZCash on its Trading Platform

Social trading cryptocurrency platform eToro has listed Zcash (ZEC), the privacy-focused cryptocurrency, on its platform. The support of ZEC on the platform means eToro customers can now buy and sell the decentralized payment network that allows users to protect the privacy of their transactions. Zcash becomes the 14th digital asset listed on the platform, joining …

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Dutch Startup Blockport Launches Full Featured Crypto Trading Platform

[Updated on January 28, 2019, 09:35 GMT: A previous version of this article stated that Blockport raised EUR 14 million in its ICO. The company actually raised US$14 million, or EUR 10 million.] Amsterdam-based startup Blockport has announced the launch of its full featured cryptocurrency trading platform and integration with mobile banking app Bunq, enabling …

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Using Blockchain, IoT Sensors and Food-Sensing Tech to Address Food Safety Concerns

New emerging traceability technologies including Internet-of-Things (IoT) sensors, blockchain and food-sensing technologies, have the potential to support the positive transformation of the food system, according to a research by the World Economic Forum (WEF). Food holds a critical role in human societies, yet inefficiencies in the supply chain and the lack of product and supply …

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LGO Markets Announces Partnership with XTRD to Onboard Institutional Traders

LGO Markets, a non-custodial, secure and transparent trading platform dedicated to institutions and XTRD are delighted to announce their collaboration. XTRD is a technology company introducing a new infrastructure allowing banks, hedge funds, and large institutional traders to easily access cryptocurrency markets. XTRD will integrate LGO Markets into its own ecosystem to provide easy access …

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Crypto Smart Card Manufacturer Tangem Raises US$15M from Japan SBI

Tangem, a Swiss manufacturer of crypto “smart banknotes,” has raised US$15 million from SBI Crypto Investment, a digital asset venture investment company wholly owned by SBI Holdings. Tangem Notes Operating out of Switzerland and Singapore, Tangem develops smart cards called Tangem Notes that carry a fixed amount of cryptocurrency. Tangem Notes are embedded with a …

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The Case for Universal Basic Income Gains Strength As Recession Fears Deepen

Britain’s protracted and problematic Brexit from the European Union, coupled with China’s falling exports and America’s record trade deficit, has deepened fears of a recession at the start of 2019. Those looking beyond the doom and gloom believe the case for universal basic income (UBI) is getting stronger by the day – and now technological advancements …

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