Month: March 2019

Financial Analysts Remain Optimistic About The Crypto Markets In The Midst Of Brexit

Financial analysts remain optimistic about the state of the digital assets markets in the midst of Brexit. According to a new report by Cindicator, a blockchain market intelligence startup, 63% believe that the UK withdrawal from the European Union will have a positive impact on cryptocurrency prices, and 74% are considering holding cryptocurrency in their …

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Newly Launched Fund Bloc To Invest Up To €100M Into Blockchain, Tech Companies

Bloc, a new fund unveiled earlier this week, aims to raise EUR 100 million to invest in companies that use new technologies, in particular blockchain, to benefit the low- and middle-income populations in emerging markets. Bloc has already received EUR 10 million from the government of Togo and Moeda Seeds Bank. The new fund, announced …

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UK Blockchain Startup CryptoKaiju Launches 2nd Generation Ethereum-Powered Crypto Collectibles

UK-based blockchain startup CryptoKaiju has announced the launch of its second generation, Ethereum-powered crypto collectibles. Giant Ethereum monster, Jaiantokoin figure, CryptoKaiju Called Jaiantokoin, the new collectible follows in the footsteps of 2018’s inaugural figure, Genesis, the world’s first vinyl toy to be fully traceable on a public blockchain. Genesis figures sold out in just 40 …

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Blockchain Life 2019

On April 23-24 in Singapore, the global forum Blockchain Life 2019 welcomes 3000+ attendees and top companies at its 3rd edition.rnThe global forum 2019 highlights four significant topics: Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, StartUps and Mining. More than 3000 people including industry top speakers, funds and investors, blockchain startups and world companies, crypto traders, developers and miners – …

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Duke University Partners With Citizens Reserve To Boost Crypto, Blockchain Education

North Carolina’s Duke University has partnered with blockchain startup Citizens Reserve to boost blockchain and cryptocurrency awareness and education through several initiatives including the establishment of a new lab and a new blockchain-focused educational program, the startup said on Monday. The collaboration will seek to prepare students for the workforce and provide them with the …

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Netherlands: Gov’t-Backed Odyssey Hackathon to Explore Use of Blockchain, AI in Energy, Digital Identity and More

Odyssey, a blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) hackathon formerly known as the Dutch Blockchain Hackathon and Blockchaingers, is coming back for its third edition to connect innovative teams and ideas with governmental, corporate, and non-profit partners. The hackathon is backed by government agencies, organizations and companies including the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations …

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Backed By US$44M In Funding Singapore Crypto Exchange Startup Ecxx Gears Up For Launch

Singapore-based startup Ecxx Global Private Ltd. will launch its digital asset exchange on March 21 with more than 12,000 users already registered during pre-launch, the company said on Wednesday. Ecxx is backed by US$44 million in funding which it raised from investors that include CapitalX, Epsilon Investment and Ariki Asia and aims to become “the …

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As Brexit Negotiations Ensue, how Will Ongoing Uncertainty Affect the Financial Markets?

The continued disruption could hold significant value to those willing to take advantage of this uncertain period. Almost half of food manufacturers have said access to new UK markets will form a significant part of their growth strategies, with a further 46% citing export markets. Technology will also continue to play an ever-increasing role in …

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Bitcoin Core Developer Matt Corallo Proposes “The Great Consensus Cleanup”

Bitcoin-Core developer Matt Corallo has recently proposed a series of changes to the Bitcoin consensus code, dubbed “The Great Consensus Cleanup” in a new BIP, and submitted an associated pull request which implements the requisite code adjustments. The changes would be executed via a BIP-9 soft-fork in order to change a small proportion of consensus-related …

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S Korean Startup Dunamu Launches Consortium-Based Blockchain Service Platform Luniverse

Dunamu, Inc., a South Korean fintech startup and the operator of crypto-asset exchange Upbit, has announced the launch of Luniverse, a consortium-based blockchain service platform. Lambda256, Dunamu’s research arm, was responsible for the development of Luniverse and will be spun off as a subsidiary, Dunamu said on Tuesday. Jae-hyun Park, formerly Lambda256’s head of research, …

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Australia Wants To Be “A Global Leader” In Blockchain Tech

In a bid to turn its blockchain industry into “a global leader,” Australia will be developing a national blockchain roadmap and allocating AU$100,000 (US$71,000) to domestic blockchain startups to increase their global exposure and for networking purposes. According to a joint statement from the Australian minister for industry, science and technology, and the Australian minister …

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YAX Announces Token Sale for Platform Set to Revolutionize the Online Advertising Industry

YAX, a blockchain-based advertising exchange platform, has announced that it will be launching its initial coin offering (ICO) before the end of March, taking place on the LEEKICO platform. The YAX platform seeks to replace the traditional Internet advertising model of commerce with a fair and transparent system that rewards each stakeholder in the digital …

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CoinShares Report: Ethereum Failed to Deliver on Scalability Upgrades in 2018

Digital asset management firm CoinShares recently released their overview of the crypto asset market for the second half of 2018. In the report, Ethereum’s 2018 is summarized as a disappointment in terms of progress with planned protocol upgrades. This portion of the report starts by pointing to a statement Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin provided to …

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Blockchain AI Startup SingularityNET Partners with China’s Insurance Giant Ping An

SingularityNET, a startup developing a decentralized artificial intelligence (AI) network, has announced a partnership with Ping An, the world’s largest and most valuable insurer and one of the biggest investment and asset management companies. The partnership will begin with a focus on three main areas: optical character recognition (OCR), cross validation (CV), and model training, …

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French National Council of Clerks Deploys Blockchain Network

France’s National Council of Clerks of Commercial Courts (Conseil National des Greffiers des Tribunaux de Commerce – CNGTC) has announced the deployment of a blockchain network aimed at streamlining the management of commercial and corporate registry. Image: Justice, Pixabay The blockchain network will be used from 2019 by the clerks operating in commercial courts across …

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