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Edgeware: Experimental Blockchain for On-Chain Governance

Over the past 12 months, there has been an explosion in the number of blockchain protocols being built. Of these new launches, nearly 80 percent of utility tokens and smart contract blockchains have announced that their governance processes will be… Continue Reading →

Censorship-Resistance Is Likely Bitcoin’s Greatest Use Case Amidst Global Sanctions

The inability to quickly process Bitcoin payments finally showed its face in 2017 when prices were high. Not only that, but transaction costs for trading in the pioneer cryptocurrency were far from competitive. And yet, cryptocurrencies have still managed to… Continue Reading →

Stablecoin Startup Basis Shuts Down Eight Months after Raising $133 Million

According to an article published by Bloomberg, on December 13, 2018, Basis, a stablecoin startup funded by the likes of Bain Capital Ventures, and Andreessen Horowitz has decided to call it a day due to the persistent ambiguity regarding classification… Continue Reading →

Triip Travel Impact Company Adds Ether (ETH) and Tomochain (TOMO) to List of Payment Options

Triip, a Singaporean, global travel platform that claims to make it possible for travelers to enjoy exciting private tours by offering them frictionless hotel booking experiences in 227 countries, has announced that its clients will soon be able to book… Continue Reading →

Linkedin Report Crowns “Blockchain Developer” as the Top Emerging Job of 2018

A blog post published by employment service LinkedIn on December 13, 2018, has revealed that blockchain development related jobs have skyrocketed in popularity throughout 2018. In its annual Emerging Jobs Report, LinkedIn noted that the number of jobs for “Blockchain… Continue Reading →

ICO Scam: AriseBank and its Founders to Refund Investors $2.7 Million

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has won a prolonged court battle against the AriseBank blockchain project which organized a fraudulent initial coin offering (ICO) that claimed to had raised $600 million from investors last year. Now, authorities… Continue Reading →

Plunging Bitcoin Prices Create New Woes for Tainted Crypto Exchange Coincheck

Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck is facing hurdles as it looks to recover from the colossal $550 million cryptocurrency theft in January 2018. This time, the culprit is the lack of liquidity and positive sentiment in the digital asset market, reported… Continue Reading →

Bear-Resistant: Blockstack Reaches “Milestone 1,” Unlocks $25 Million

Despite red water market conditions, Blockstack announced on December 13, 2018, that they had “unlocked” $25 million in resources to continue their blockchain development. In a company blog post, co-founder Muneeb Ali described the necessity of an advisory board, reviewed… Continue Reading →

Blockchain-based Payments and Invoicing System Comes to China’s Shenzhen Port

The Chinese port of Shenzhen is progressing with blockchain initiatives in a major way. After setting up a virtual blockchain exchange and blockchain-based city and port management systems, the municipality looks towards solving the problem of invoicing and customer claims… Continue Reading →

SolarisBank Partners with Boerse Stuttgart, will Launch Cryptocurrency Exchange in 2019

Boerse Stuttgart, Germany’s second largest stock exchange, has reportedly partnered with fintech startup SolarisBank to develop a cryptocurrency exchange. In a press release issued December 12, 2018, SolarisBank said that the cryptocurrency trading platform is scheduled to release sometime in… Continue Reading →

Report: Australia Ranks Sixth in Blockchain Related Patents

According to an article by Computer World, published on December 13, 2018, Australia ranks sixth globally regarding blockchain technology related patents. The report posits that China is leading the patents race with 1520 patent families filed till date. The Asian… Continue Reading →

Coinbase Empowers Venezuelan Families With Cryptocurrencies During the Xmas Period

Popular cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase recently donated $10,000 in ZCash (ZEC) to support the project located in Santa Elena de Uairen by the Venezuelan border. According to Coinbase’s Medium blog post published on December 11, 2018, the digital exchange believes… Continue Reading →

Bail Bloc Is Mining Monero (XMR) to Help Bail out ICE Detainees

The news outlet Observer reported on December 12, 2018, that Bail Bloc would be directing their Monero mining contributions to bail migrants out in ICE detention facilities. The “cryptocurrency scheme against bail” is partnering with the Immigrant Bail Fund to… Continue Reading →

University of Oxford Suggests Legal Recourse Could Change Outcome of Crypto Transactions

A blog post published by the University of Oxford Faculty of Law has suggested that victims of a cryptocurrency theft and fraud could potentially recover their funds through legal proceedings in the future. The report cited a Canadian judge’s ruling… Continue Reading →

IBM Developing Blockchain-Based Solutions to Transform India’s Telecoms Sector

Distributed ledger technology (DLT) heavyweights IBM is reportedly working with Indian telecommunications firms to help them create blockchain solutions aimed at enhancing “mobile number portability” and “Do Not Call” registries, according to an Economic Times report on December 12, 2018…. Continue Reading →

Ethereum Co-Creator Believes Non-Financial Applications of Blockchain Preside over Financial Fervor

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin lanced a “tweet storm” on December 10, 2018, and briefly noted the non-financial applications of blockchain technology, such as academic degree verification and determining the “integrity of processes.” Alternative Use Cases The extended bear market in… Continue Reading →

Global Maritime Industry Firms Launch Blockchain Platform for Certification of Seafarers

Lloyd’s Register Foundation, a U.K.-based charity organization, has funded a blockchain solution that will enable firms in the maritime industry, including Maersk Line, Maritime Blockchain Labs (MBL), and others to carry out a host of operations via distributed ledger technology… Continue Reading →

Ethereum-Based Opera Browser Hopes to On-Board Web 3.0 Users

On December 13, 2018, Opera finally announced the launch of their blockchain-based web browser at Hard Fork Decentralized in London. At the conference, the team described the technical features included in the release as well as how it fits in… Continue Reading →

Esports Platform Release Increases the Adoption of MobileGO (MGO) Tokens

MobileGo team, which profess themselves as the “by gamers for gamers” project, has released their own gaming platform to bring a new experience to the gamers all around the globe. The beta of the platform is already live and available… Continue Reading →

OneGold Partners with BitPay to Enable it Accept Cryptocurrency Payments for its Precious Metals

OneGold, an online marketplace that makes it possible for people to buy, sell, store, and redeem precious metals, has joined forces with BitPay, a leading Bitcoin payments processor, to enable it access bitcoin (BTC) and bitcoin cash (BCH) payments for… Continue Reading →

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