Month: April 2019

Facebook Veterans Launch NFT Powered Social App Following US$1.5M Seed Funding

Vault.io, Inc., a New York-based startup headed by former Facebook veterans, has announced the launch of Editional, an Ethereum-based social platform that allows users to create, claim, and trade unique collectibles online. The startup has secured US$1.5 million in seed funding from notable investors, including ConsenSys Ventures, Digital Currency Group, and CoinFund, it said on …

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Unique Crypto Browser Offers Everyone the Opportunity to Mine with Ease

Since its introduction, cryptocurrency has gained high importance for both the digital and offline community. However popular, the general public does not have ease of access to mining: the entry threshold for new miners is still unreasonably high for most. So, it has been so far. Introducing CryptoTab: The World’s First Mining Browser Developed by …

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Crypto Exchange Liquid Unveils US Expansion Plans

Liquid, the cryptocurrency exchange platform operated by Japanese startup Quoine, has partnered with Virtual Currency Partners (VCP), a venture capital group composed of fintech and crypto investors and entrepreneurs, to establish a jointly-owned entity called Liquid Financial USA Inc. (Liquid USA). The new company will focus on expanding Liquid’s services into the US, Quoine said …

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BMW Presents Blockchain-Based Odometer Fraud Prevention App VerifyCar Developed With VeChain

At the VeChain Summit 2019 on April 18, 2019 in San Francisco, Cihan Albay, the IT leader at BMW Group Asia’s Tech Office in Singapore, presented the firm’s VerifyCar app, a “vehicle digital passport on the blockchain” which it developed in collaboration with VeChain, a blockchain startup focusing primarily on supply chain management. VerifyCar aims …

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Inside StableCoin Blockchain lab (Seoul – Tokyo – HongKong) by PLATINUM ENGINEERING: What is Q DAO and USDQ and How Does it Work?

In this article, Jitendra Rathod talks about USDQ – a fully decentralized stablecoin that offers reliability and easy collateralization for Bitcoin. Working as a Managing Director at PLATINUM ENGINEERING, Jitendra collaborates within the huge team to develop hi-end solutions. including the full-cycle business models for crypto projects. Soon there will be even more fully backed …

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Google Trends Data Shows BSV’s Delisting Controversy Wasn’t All Bad News for the Altcoin

All publicity is good publicity. Yes, this is a massively overused phrase, but it holds true in the Bitcoin space. Whether the price is skyrocketing towards the moon or crashing back down to reality, the media tends to cover the story with the same level of interest. When looking at the Google Trends data for …

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Crypto Startup Wirex Partners With Stellar To Launch 26 Fiat-Backed Stablecoins

UK-based crypto startup Wirex Ltd. has partnered with Stellar to launch 26 fiat-backed stablecoins to be integrated onto the Wirex platform. The company has also announced the support of Stellar’s native asset Lumens (XLM), which will be joining 19 other crypto and conventional currencies supported by the Wirex Visa card, Wirex said on Thursday. Wirex, …

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Netherlands: Odyssey Announces Winners Of 2019 Blockchain And AI Hackathon

Odyssey, a blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) hackathon backed by the Dutch government, has announced the winners of this year’s competition. 60 jury panel members elected 19 winning teams. These worked on solving challenges related to topics including digital identity, digital citizenship, inclusive finance and insurance. The winning teams and solutions of the Odyssey hackathon …

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Back To The Future With BeeNode

In the head of everyone who follows the crypto market, the thought was carried: to return to the past and buy bitcoins at the price of gum. The project BeeNode gives this opportunity. Today niche of mining cryptocurrencies occupied by industrial giants with ASIC-farms on thousands of square meters, the ICO is often conducted in …

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IDC Predicts Dramatic Increase In Blockchain Spending In Asia Pacific

Blockchain spending in Asia Pacific, excluding Japan, (APEJ) is expected to reach nearly US$523 million in 2019, an increase of 83.9% from the US$284.8 million spent in 2018, according to the latest findings from the International Data Corporation (IDC)’s Worldwide Semiannual Blockchain Spending Guide. IDC, a provider of market intelligence and advisory services for the …

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Rising Star CryptoDozer overtakes CryptoKitties

One user has already withdrawn a 70ETH ($11,000) – value CryptoDoll!rnA 4-week-young blockchain game dapp, CryptoDozer, hits record high NFT transactions, averaging 30,000 weekly transactions, eclipsing well-known flagship blockchain game, CryptoKitties. CryptoDozer is a blockchain-powered arcade game with the aim to collect various ETH-valued CryptoDolls by dropping coins. The game has seen thousands of users …

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Will Schnorr and Taproot Be as Difficult for Bitcoin to Activate as SegWit?

During the recent Understanding Bitcoin conference in Malta, the opening panel on day two focused on potential upcoming improvements for Bitcoin. The panel featured Blockstream CEO Adam Back, Blockstream Chief Architect Lawrence Nahum, and Blockstream Researcher Christian Decker. BHB Network Director Giacomo Zucco moderated the panel. Schnorr signatures, Taproot, and Sighash Noinput are three of …

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Set Labs Launches Automated Portfolio Management Platform For Crypto Assets

US-based blockchain startup Set Labs Inc. has announced the launch of TokenSets, a platform for automated portfolio management of crypto-assets using “tokenized trading strategies.” Initially, TokenSets will feature two strategies: Buy The Dip, Sell The Rip for ether and bitcoin, and Buy And Hold for bitcoin and ether combinations. The Buy the Dip, Sell The …

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Australia Grants A$170K To Crypto SA To Launch Country’s First Blockchain Incubator

The Australian government has awarded A$170,000 to blockchain advisory firm Crypto SA to open the country’s first blockchain incubator, reports the Lead South Australia. Crypto SA was granted the funding as part of the Incubator Support program, which provides business incubators with grants of up to A$500,000 to assist Australian startups in gaining the capabilities …

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Samsung-Backed Startup Blocko Launches Hybrid Blockchain Aergo Enterprise

Blocko, a South Korean startup backed by Samsung, has launched its hybrid blockchain Aergo Enterprise and initiated a migration program for clients using its private blockchain product Coinstack, which the company will officially be retiring, it said in a release earlier this week. Aergo Enterprise focuses on providing greater levels of security, scalability and performance, …

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eToroX Launches Crypto Exchange Supporting 8 Fiat-Stablecoins And 6 Cryptos

eToroX, the blockchain and tokenized asset subsidiary of European brokerage company eToro, has announced the launch of its crypto exchange platform. eToroX crypto exchange screenshot At launch, the trading venue will support eight fiat-stablecoins, namely eToro New Zealand Dollar (NZDX), eToro Japanese Yen (JPYX), eToro Swiss Franc (CHFX), eToro United States Dollar (USDEX), eToro Euro …

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Nestlé And Carrefour Trial Blockchain For Greater Food Transparency

Swiss food and drink multinational Nestlé and French hypermarket chain Carrefour are trialing blockchain to provide consumers with greater transparency in the food sector. From April 15, 2019, the technology will be applied to the famous Mousline instant mashed potato brand, available on shelves in Carrefour stores around France, to enable consumers to access reliable …

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