Major Blockchain Investors Arrington XRP, NEO Global Back DEX-Focused Startup

Decentralized exchange (DEX) aggregator Totle has closed a fresh funding round led by major blockchain investors, according to a blog post from the firm Jan. 14. Arrington XRP, a crypto-focused hedge fund created by TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington, alongside top blockchain investment funds NEO Global Capital (NGC) and Goren Holm Ventures, have reportedly jointly led…

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Major Spanish Energy Company to Use Blockchain in Renewable Energy Tracking

Spain’s major energy company, Iberdrola, has started using blockchain to track renewable energy, Spanish independent news agency Europa Press reports on Monday, Jan. 14. The first trial was conducted in cooperation with Kutxabank, a local bank based in the Basque Autonomous Community that owns a substantial part of Iberdrola’s equity, and its subsidiary Cajasur. During…

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Newly Announced Crypto Exchange Uses Satellites to Grant Blockchain Access for the Unconnected Users

Photo: SupremeCrypX Exchange SupremeCrypX, a new cryptocurrency exchange launched by Supreme Global Holdings (SGH), has plans to bring blockchain infrastructure to space using its associate company — a satellite operator — SupremeSAT. The exchange intends to provide services that range from crypto-fiat pairs to blockchain-based products and even a virtual card meant to make spending…

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Blockchain-Powered Prediction Platforms: Governance and Uses Beyond Gimmick Markets & Death Pools

The views expressed here are the author’s own and do not necessarily represent the views of Cointelegraph.com Like many other ICO success stories and subsequent leaders in their respective market segments, Augur, the preeminent platform for decentralized predictions, faces constant public scrutiny. The latest episode that drew public attention is the allegation, voiced by cryptocurrency…

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New Blockchain Center Backed by Microsoft and IBM Opens in New York City

Photo: Pixabay Some may say that the time of Bitcoin and other top cryptocurrencies has passed. The crypto-market is shattering under an onslaught of major price swings and ubiquitous capital outflow. Lots of crypto-startups that stemmed from a vivid dream of widespread Bitcoin adoption are forced to shut down their offices and downshift their personnel….

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HetaChain Wants to Become One of the Biggest Technology Blockchain Hubs

Empowered by AI and focusing on being a leader in blockchain technology, HetaChain announced the new approach and strategy the company will follow, a strategy that will add a lot to the world where HetaChain company with Relam Investment will create a new attractive atmosphere in which technology will lead all its factors. The new…

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China Introduces New Anti-Anonymity Regulations for Blockchain-Related Companies

The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) has introduced new regulations for blockchain firms that are operating in the country. The announcement was published on the regulator’s website on Thursday, Jan. 10. According to the CAC, the guidelines, which will come into force on Feb. 15, were developed to contribute to the healthy development of the…

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Department of Energy Funds $5 Million for Blockchain Research

The United States Department of Energy has announced on January 7, 2018, that it has allocated $4.8 million dedicated specifically to research and development of four areas of which Cybersecure Sensors for Fossil Power Generation includes the application of blockchain.  DOE Plans to use Blockchain The funding aims to “develop the next generation of science and engineering…

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AAIS Announces Second Release Of Its Blockchain Regulatory Reporting Tool

The American Association of Insurance Services (AAIS) has announced the most recent release of its openIDL blockchain platform. AAIS is a national insurance advisory organization and is one of the two major “rating bureaus” in the United States, along with the Insurance Services Office. It publishes standardized model insurance policy forms and prices which its…

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Concordium Onboards Ex-NASDAQ Europe Vice Chairman

Former NASDAQ Europe vice chairman Hans-Ole Jochumsenhas joined the advisory board of Concordium Foundation, a Swiss non-profit working on blockchain development. The industry veteran will guide the firm to maintain its compliance with regulatory frameworks along with expert guidance in taxation, know-your-customer (KYC) practices, and transaction provenance, according to Coindesk. Discover iFX EXPO, Your Gateway…

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Crypto Exchange Gate.io Confirms 51% Attack on Ethereum Classic, Promises Refunds

Researchers from crypto exchange Gate.io report they have confirmed that a 51 percent attack successfully occurred on the Ethereum Classic (ETC) blockchain. The company published an analysis of their findings Jan. 8. Gate.io Research has published its analysis of ETC transactions on its platform during the alleged attack, claiming it has detected seven rollback transactions…

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A New Generation of Crypto Exchanges

The TradePlace team is aiming to build the biggest and best cryptocurrency exchange possible. Having analyzed the most popular exchanges and surveyed the trading community, they have discovered what people really want in an exchange and how today’s most popular ones fall short in many areas. TradePlace will be much more than just a place…

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The Blockchain Learning Group Seeks to Go Global and Add More Women to the blockchain Industry | BTCMANAGER

The Blockchain Learning Group has been organizing Hackathons and training sessions for high schools in Canada and Australia. The group has a particular interest in educating young women about the sector, and in turn, diversifying a predominantly male industry. Striking the Balance The world of blockchain is one of the most forward thinking and innovative…

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Blockchain Firms Accepted Into Dubai’s Latest Regulatory Sandbox Cohort

The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) has announced the acceptance of seven new firms into its regulatory sandbox. The DFSA’s regulatory sandbox permits tech companies to apply for an Innovation Testing License (ITL), which is part of the agency’s commitment to support innovation and the development of financial technology by enabling successful applicants to test…

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Major Islamic Bank Inks Deal with Ripple for Cross-border Payments

Ripple (XRP), the third largest cryptocurrency by market cap, has received another tailwind of positive news in the form of adoption by one of the high profile banks in the Middle East, Kuwait House of Finance. The bank said that it would use Ripple’s technology to process international payments for its customers. The bank said…

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Top Available Stablecoins in The Crypto Market

A stablecoins is a type of cryptocurrency that has its value backed by the value of other assets, such as gold or fiat currency. This new genre of cryptos has seen more and more coins appearing on the market, all of which are trying to dethrone the most known stablecoin of them all, Tether. Below, we…

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OKEx Adds 7 New Trading Pairs to its Crypto Derivatives Platform

On Thursday, January 3rd, Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency exchange OKEx revealed the addition of seven new trading pairs to its cryptocurrency derivative product. The exchange currently stands as the world’s second-largest cryptocurrency exchange by volume, with a 24-hour trading volume of $552 million at the time of writing. OKEx originally launched its first derivative product, a…

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Chilean Treasury Launches Blockchain Platform to Process Public Payments

The Chilean General Treasury of the Republic (TGR), which oversees tax collection in the country, has launched a blockchain platform to process payments, according to a press release published Dec. 19. TGR — a dependent institution under the Ministry of Finance — reportedly first met with the Digital Government Division of the Ministry General Secretariat…

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Gaming On The Blockchain, The Next Revolution?

Is gaming on the blockchain set to be the next big blockchain revolution? The international gaming industry is huge, it’s a thriving community based around game developers and game players all of whom have one thing in common, a love for gaming, which as we know, also translates to a love for technology too. Digital…

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BitTorrent to launch Its Native Cryptocurrency On the Tron [TRX]’s Blockchain. Going Live On Binance Launchpad

One might not believe that one day BitTorrent will be speaking of creating its own cryptocurrency prior to its sell to Justin Sun the founder of Tron Token(TRX) by its founder, Bram Cohen who had launched his own crypto called Chia network, which he later likened as anti-bitcoin. Justin Sun bought it from its founder…

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