Crypto give-away bonanza at this year’s Web Summit

Attendees at Europe’s largest tech event not only have the chance to enjoy four days of inspiring talks, shared insights, and new connections, they can also go home with free crypto. This year’s Web Summit conference sees over 69,000 attendees from 159 countries gathered in Lisbon to hear over 1,200 speakers.  With 1,800 start-ups, 1,500…

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How to Hire Blockchain Developer: Advice and Recommendations

Photo: Unsplash As more and more companies adopt blockchain, the need in qualified blockchain developers grows exponentially. The problem is that such a high demand doesn’t coincide with supply, and it’s very hard to find real experts who can build an ICO smart contract, create an MVP for a blockchain project, or launch an EOS…

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HSBC Facilitates India's First Blockchain Trade Finance Transaction

HSBC recently facilitated India’s first blockchain trade finance transaction. This development reinforces the narrative that despite the negative stance towards cryptocurrency in India, there is some focus on the benefits of blockchain technology in the country. Details of the Transaction According to The Times of India, the British Banking behemoth recently executed a trade finance…

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Iran Edges Closer to Launching a National Cryptocurrency

The Iranian authorities continue to press ahead with their plans to develop a national cryptocurrency with the state-led project said to be in its final stages. The digital currency is based on Hyperledger’s Fabric Platform technology, and has been developed by the Iranian technology company Informatics Services Corporation (ISC). The unnamed cryptocurrency will be issued by…

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OECD Organizes International Conference on the impact of Blockchain Technology

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development will hold an international blockchain technology conference next month to discuss the potential impact of the distributed ledger technology. The conference, dubbed OECD Blockchain Policy Forum, will look at how the blockchain technology will impact the public and private sectors. In attendance will be the State Secretary of…

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Gladius: A Blockchain Based Cyber Security Solution to Fight DDoS Attacks

A blockchain start-up, Gladius claims to have come up with a solution to prevent the dreaded DDoS attacks. The platform went live earlier yesterday. Respite From DDoS Attacks Gladius, a Washington D.C. based blockchain start-up claims to have come up with a solution that will help websites fight off a distributed denial of service (DDoS)…

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Blockchain Initiative for Filipino Farmers Grows into 14-Member Coalition

Blockchain-powered financial services provider TraXion is building a coalition to push mass adoption of blockchain technology in the countryside. by Komfie Manalo, 3 hrs ago Subscribe Ann Cuisia A blockchain initiative aiming to support Philippine farmers and transform people’s lives in rural communities has now become a coalition. Ann Cuisia, CEO of blockchain-based financial services…

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Crypto Exchange Binance Labs Pours Millions in Contentos

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance Labs has allocated millions to Contentos. Decentralized global content ecosystem Contentos has secured a multi-million dollar allocation from Binance Labs, one of the biggest digital currency exchange operators in terms of trading volume. Contentos co-founder and CEO Mick Tsai said in a statement: “The idea for Contentos began when I noticed a…

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New Blockchain-based Bank EULO Set to Address the Key Problems of Public Decentralized Networks

Photo: Unsplash With the ongoing economic and scientific progress, such issues as high transaction costs, insufficient credit resources, data vulnerability, and lack of trust between enterprises and individuals, become more acute. Due to its multiple benefits, the blockchain technology is capable of transforming today’s society, removing uncertainly and making it simpler to trust social relations….

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Opera Partners with Ledger Capital Seeking New Applications and Use Cases for Blockchain

Photo: Pixabay Today when the crypto-revolution is knocking on every door, it becomes a must for the prominent industry players to keep up with the growing number of startups escalating on the behalf of blockchain edge. Almost every single system operating in the realm of finance or Internet has find a blockchain-based alternative that is…

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It’s Time Facebook Protected User Security with Blockchain Tech

On September 25th, Facebook reported a security issue that affected almost 50 million users. Hopefully, this security breach will drive Facebook management to accelerate its efforts to improve data privacy by incorporating blockchain technology. 50 Million Facebook Accounts Were Vulnerable A Facebook vulnerability affecting almost 50 million user accounts has been the most significant security…

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Crypto Industry Leaders Urgently Call US Congress for a Fair and Orderly Market

On Tuesday, U.S.Representative Warren Davidson, a Republic from Ohio, hosted a roundtable with some of the most influential leaders of the cryptocurrency industry.  Davidson plans on introducing a bill to create a framework for the industry. He calls the language surrounding the industry “sloppy” currently, and believes that legislation will provide the cryptocurrency market with…

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Boxing Clever: Understanding The Role of Smart Contracts in Blockchain Transactions

Image Source: CoinMarketCap But what exactly are Smart Contracts? And why are some organisations claiming that they have the potential to replace lawyers? Here, we’ve decided to take a more detailed look into Smart Contracts, what they are, and how integral they are to the brave new world of blockchain. Smart Contracts Defined Put simply,…

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Bitmain Rolls Out New ASIC Chip for Crypto Mining

China’s Bitmain, which runs some of the largest crypto mining pools in the world, has unveiled a next-generation ASIC chip said to further enhance mining equipment performance. Beijing-based cryptocurrency mining equipment producer Bitmain announced the launch of a next-generation ASIC chip using the SHA256 algorithm, presenting the new solution during the World Digital Mining Summit…

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Hong Kong Stock Exchange Considers Blockchain Firm Acquisitions According to a Report

The Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX) is reported to consider takeovers in the data, analytics, and blockchain fields. HKEX to March Into Blockchain According to people familiar with the matter, HKEX eyes takeovers in different technology fields, including blockchain, Bloomberg reports. Insiders have purportedly said that the exchange has met with no less than three…

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Everything You Need to Know About Proof-of-Work vs Proof-of-Stake

Any Blockchain technology enthusiast must have heard or read about the cryptocurrencies consensus algorithm. The chatter has increased on which is best between the Proof of Work (PoW) consensus system and the Proof of Stake (PoS) system. In a Blockchain network, the fundamental consensus algorithm is the Proof-of-Work (or PoW). The PoW is an algorithm…

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Crypto Exchange IronX Gets Operating License in Estonia

IronX, a cryptocurrency exchange platform developed by Cardano blockchain creator Emurgo HK and Iron FX, was given a license by the Estonian Financial Intelligence Unit. Estonia’s Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) has granted IronX a full regulatory license to operate a cryptocurrency exchange in the region, the company said in a statement sent to Cryptovest. IronX…

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Successful ICO Roundup – Second Week of September

Last week, we created the first in a series of ICO reviews with a twist. We covered the successes of ICO projects that ended in the first week of September, which raised a little bit more than $21 million according to the information found on ICObench. We said we were going to use a different…

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Meet CitiCash: an ICO that Offers Tangible Features

Cryptocurrencies have always been harangued for not being of utility and of just being a fad or a bound-to-fail system of finance. With crypto hitting new lows, the dreams of it being the common man’s bank and an alternate to paper currencies and federal money is now fading. While crypto’s fan base shrinks, there is…

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Australian PM Sees ‘Massive Opportunities’ in Blockchain Technology

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison is emerging as blockchain’s latest hero after he stated that the technology offers massive opportunities in the financial markets. The new Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, sees “massive opportunities” in blockchain technology and that it could transform the country’s financial system by offering challenges to existing big banks. In a…

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