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PwC Updates Halo Suite to Audit Cryptocurrency Transactions

The Big Four consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), revealed via a press release published June 19, 2019, the addition of a tool to its Halo Suite that would be used to audit cryptocurrency transactions. Per the report, the new software tools presently… Continue Reading →

Ethereum Made Easy with Cloudflare’s Ethereum Gateway

In a blog post on June 19, 2019, Jonathan Hoyland described the launch of Cloudflare’s Ethereum Gateway. The service is provisioned similarly to the existing Cloudflare “Inter-Planetary File System” (IPFS) format wherein websites can be hosted without the need for… Continue Reading →

EOS Block Producer Purchases Voice.com Domain for $30 Million

As part of its broader plans to make its decentralized social media platform Voice hugely successful, EOS block producer, Block.one has purchased the Voice.com domain name from MicroStrategy for a whopping $30 million, according to a filing published by the… Continue Reading →

Russian Hackers May Be Responsible for Coincheck Heist

Investigators looking into the more than half a billion dollar Coincheck heist of 2018 have revealed that Russian hackers may have been responsible for the attack. Reports indicate that two malicious malware written in Russian, “mokes and “netwire,” have been… Continue Reading →

European Commercial Paper (ECP) on Blockchain Thanks to Banco Santander and EY

The Belgian company Euroclear has announced the development of a blockchain project for the issuance of European Commercial Paper (ECP). The proposed solution is a collaboration between the European Investment Bank (EIB), Euroclear, Banco Santander, and EY.  Bringing more Transparency… Continue Reading →

Ripe.io and R3 Team up to Digitize the Food Supply Chain

Ripe.io, a food tech startup, announced on June 19, 2019, that it would use R3’s Corda Enterprise blockchain solution to enhance transparency and trust in food and agriculture supply chains. The platform will rely on the cloud computing service, Microsoft… Continue Reading →

Congress Representative Wants Facebook to Put a Hold on Cryptocurrency Plans

American Democratic Representative Maxine Water wants Facebook to temporarily put off all implementation plans for its cryptocurrency until Congress investigates it for potential risks, as reported by The Verge, June 18, 2019. Troubles Begin for Libra Less than a day after… Continue Reading →

Smart Contract Platform Zilliqa (ZIL) Partners with Singaporean Payments Startup Xfers

Public blockchain platform Zilliqa (ZIL) has partnered with Singapore-based payments provider Xfers to explore the use of blockchain-based solutions in the digital payments space in Southeast Asia. This, according to a report by The Business Times, June 19, 2019. Making… Continue Reading →

Cryptocurrency Exchange Bancor Restrics U.S.-Based Investors from Trading on Its DEX

In a blog post published on June 18, 2019, decentralized exchange (DEX) Bancor announced that from July 8, 2019, its U.S.-based users will no longer be able to use the exchange to trade digital currencies. Unclear Regulations to Blame The… Continue Reading →

Litecoin Foundation to Launch Crypto Debit Card in Three-Way Partnership

In a blog post published on June 18, 2019, the Litecoin Foundation announced that it had partnered with cryptocurrency exchange Bibox and blockchain startup Ternio to release a special edition crypto-enabled debit card called Litecoin BlockCard. Aim to Ease Spending… Continue Reading →

FINRA and SEC Frustrating U.S Crypto Startups

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), a non-governmental and self-regulatory organization (SRO) in charge of regulating member brokerage firms, has been reluctant to approve the application of nearly 40 firms looking to offer crypto-related services in the region. Some insider… Continue Reading →

Blockgeeks Teams with Bitbuy To Develop New Crypto Platform

According to a press release issued on June 18, 2019, Bitbuy, one of Canada’s leading cryptocurrency exchange platforms has entered into a partnership with blockchain education website Blockgeeks to jointly develop a new platform to trade digital currencies. Enabling the… Continue Reading →

Project Libra: A Summary of What’s to Come

The biggest headline in crypto this month has been the launch of Project Libra by Facebook, which was announced along with a published whitepaper. Binance Research studied the whitepaper and drew their conclusions as to what Facebook is trying to… Continue Reading →

Sneak Peak into TRON’s Latest Mainnet Upgrade

TRON has officially announced the details for their planned mainnet upgrade, Odyssey V3.6, that incorporates added protocol features and utilizes a more lightweight version of the in-built servers, June 18, 2019. Focus on Smart Contracts The newest TRON upgrade is… Continue Reading →

IBM Upgrades Blockchain Network to Support Multi-Cloud

Technology giant, IBM has announced the launch of its distributed ledger technology (DLT) platform called Multicloud. The firm says its platform is designed to run on other cloud platforms including Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS), according to a report… Continue Reading →

Hyperledger Adds Microsoft and Salesforce to Consortium

Hyperledger, a leading open source distributed ledger technology (DLT) project focused on advancing cross-industry blockchain technologies, has announced the addition of eight new members to its growing consortium, including Microsoft, the Ethereum Foundation, Nornickel, and Salesforce among others, according to… Continue Reading →

Dapps Inc Ally with Chainlink to Offer Salesforce Users Accurate Data Feeds

Dapps Inc., an American firm focused on developing innovative enterprise-grade blockchain computing solutions, has joined forces with Chainlink (LINK), a distributed ledger technology (DLT) project whose primary objective is to connect smart contracts with real-world applications. The partnership will enable… Continue Reading →

BnkToTheFuture Acquires Altcoin.io to Build Securities Token Exchange

The decentralized exchange and peer-to-peer trading solution (DEX) Altcoin.io announced on June 15, 2019, that its technology has been acquired by the investment firm BnkToTheFuture. With this acquisition, the Hong-Kong based online platform aims to build a compliant platform for… Continue Reading →

CFTC Launches Action against U.K. Firm for Laundering More than 22,800 Bitcoin (BTC)

According to a report by Finance Feeds published on June 18, 2019, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has filed a complaint against a U.K.-based firm named Control-Finance Ltd. and its sole Director Benjamin Reynolds. The regulator reported that… Continue Reading →

U.K Brokerage Firm TP ICAP to Trade Bitcoin Derivatives

According to a Bloomberg article published on June 17, 2019, financial services firm TP ICAP is set to enter the cryptocurrency industry starting with offering cash-settled futures contracts on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME). Another Finance Firm Forays into the… Continue Reading →

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