Month: May 2019

WEF Launches Blockchain, AI, IoT Policy Councils

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has launched six councils covering some of the most pressing technology areas, namely blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet-of-Things (IoT), autonomous mobility, drones and precision medicine. The councils will focus on developing policy guidance and address “governance gaps” or the absence of well-defined rules for these emerging technologies, the organization …

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Crypto Digital Wallet Abra Launches Stock and ETF Investing for International Users

Abra users outside of the US can now fractionally invest in stocks and ETF products using Bitcoin, the company announced on Wednesday. Bill Barhydt, CEO and founder of digital wallet and exchange services provider Abra, said the new product is targeted at users who would otherwise not have access to US financial markets, enabling them …

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Blockchain-Enabled Digital Shipping Platform TradeLens Adds New Members

Global container carriers CMA CGM and MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) have announced on Tuesday that they will be joining TradeLens, a digital shipping platform that uses blockchain to record all shipping data, enabling a more efficient and secure exchange of information and providing greater transparency across the supply chain. In addition to being able …

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South Korea’s Shinhan Bank Introduces Blockchain Platform for Document Verification

South Korea’s Shinhan Bank has announced the introduction of a blockchain system that replaces the manual verification process of documents, according to a report by CNB Journal. The blockchain system has been applied to the Shinhan Doctor Loan product aimed at medical professionals and considerably reduces the time spent to verify documents such as certificates …

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Achieving Consensus, Building Trust: Spark Blockchain Successfully hosted 2019 Blockchain Social Night NYC | Post Consensus

For the second consecutive year, top blockchain incubator Spark Blockchain in the US has partnered with Blockchain Week NYC, and successfully hosted 2019 Blockchain Social Night NYC | Post Consensus on the night of May 13th, 2019. The event is co-hosted by Krypital Group, GXChain, PIEXGO, and CollinStar Capital. Industrial leaders and experts in blockchain …

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Draper Associates Lead $4 Million Series A Investment Round in Unstoppable Domains

Unstoppable Domains, a software company who are building domains on blockchains, today announced that they have raised $4 million in a series A led by Draper Associates. The company is building tools that allow their users to build censorship resistant domains which make takedown requests impossible. Tim Draper, managing partner of Draper Associates explained what …

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Blockchain Ecosystems are a Step Towards Revolution in the Crypto Market

During the boom of ICO projects in 2017-2018, the market saw prospects for the development of blockchain technologies: the developers showed the concepts and prototypes of hundreds of various technological solutions based on distributed registers. It all started with cryptocurrencies, but not limited to cryptocurrencies. Blockchains have a lot of application possibilities, but for the …

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Blockchain-Based Digital Art Marketplace and Social Network DADA Sponsors Art Show

DADA, a blockchain-based digital art marketplace and social network, is organizing the Rare Art Show which will be featured during the Rare Art Festival 2 (Rare AF 2) on Saturday, May 18, at Bushwick Generator. The art show was curated by a panel of experts that includes digital art curator Georg Bak; Jason Bailey, aka …

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LVMH, Microsoft and ConsenSys Announce Blockchain Consortium AURA

UPDATE (May 24, 2019, 12:32 GMT): This article has been updated with statements from Ken Timsit, managing director of ConsenSys Solutions, the enterprise blockchain arm of ConsenSys. Luxury goods conglomerate LVMH, tech giant Microsoft and blockchain software technology ConsenSys have teamed up to develop the AURA blockchain-based platform, a solution that makes it possible for …

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Equity Crowdfunding Startup Fundopolis Partners with Blockchain Tech Provider AlphaPoint

Equity crowdfunding startup Fundopolis has partnered with AlphaPoint, a blockchain technology provider, to integrate blockchain into its platform, the companies said on Wednesday at Consensus, a leading annual blockchain and crypto conference which took place this week in New York. The Fundopolis equity crowdfunding platform, which has yet to launch, will allow companies to raise …

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UnTethering the Cryptocurrency Market

Last week, the New York Attorney General (NYAG) launched an investigation into Tether, arguably the most controversial stablecoin in the crypto space, over an alleged $850 million fraud. Tether’s legal counsel have since admitted that the stablecoin is now only 74% backed by it’s asset reserves. Tether (USDT) is a cryptocurrency that can be categorized …

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ConsenSys-Backed Blockchain Startup Kaleido Launches New Enterprise Tech Stack

Kaleido, a ConsenSys company, announced on Wednesday at Coindesk’s Consensus, the launch of a new enterprise technology stack and the rollout of over a dozen new features, tools and capabilities for the enterprise blockchain Kaleido’s new B2B tech stack, a core component of its Blockchain Business Cloud, aims to provide the foundational platform for companies …

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Israeli Blockchain Startup QEDIT Launches Enterprise Data Privacy Solution

QEDIT, an Israeli blockchain startup specialized in data privacy, has announced the official product launch of QEDIT Asset Transfer, an enterprise solution for maintaining data confidentiality for large-scale value transfers on blockchain networks. The solution was launched on Tuesday at Consensus, one of the world’s largest blockchain annual event taking place this week in New …

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NanoGames – Taking Crypto Gambling to Another Level

NanoGames is a Crypto-based social gambling site with four different game modes: Crash BlackJack NonceDice HashDice Frequently Asked Questions What cryptocurrencies can I use to play? You may deposit and bet with Nano, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dogecoin, and Banano. However, several other coins will be implemented in the future, one such example being NOS. Stay tuned! You can also use our nonvalue coin …

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Malta’s Registry of Companies to Run on a Blockchain System

The European island of Malta is looking to use blockchain technology to make its Registry of Companies agency more efficient, Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation, Silvio Schembri, said earlier this month. According to Schembri, the new blockchain-based system will handle all of the processes performed by the Registry of Companies and …

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World Crypto Conference 2019 Integrates Blockchain Ticketing Through Blockparty and FomoHunt

World Crypto Conference, an annual blockchain conference organized by EVOLV taking place in Las Vegas, has announced that early-bird tickets for its upcoming event are now on sale and exclusively offered through blockchain-powered live events platforms Blockparty and FomoHunt with crypto payments accepted. This year, World Crypto Conference will return to The Cosmopolitan Hotel on …

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CryptoKitties Creator Launches “Smart Wallet” Dapper Supporting NFTs and ERC-20 Tokens

Dapper Labs, the company behind the viral Ethereum-based virtual game CryptoKitties, has announced the launch of Dapper, a “smart wallet” supporting ERC-721 tokens and a range of ERC-20 tokens including MANA (Decentraland), EMONT (Etheremon), USDC (USD Coin), BNB (Binance), OMG (OmiseGo) and VEN (VeChain). Designed to make it easier to interact with non-fungible tokens (NFTs) …

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New NFT Powered Collectibles Game Nifty Football Launched

Manchester company BlockRocket has announced the launch a new blockchain-powered football digital collectible game. Called Nifty Football, the new game lets players collect and play with provably scarce, unique digital trading cards powered by Ethereum. The first digital trading cards are now available for purchase, the company said on Wednesday. Nifty Football trading cards use …

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