German Central Bank, Deutsche Boerse Tested Hyperledger Fabric & Digital Asset Platform

The German central bank has worked with Deutsche Boerse, a stock exchange operator, to test the blockchain solutions based on Hyperledger Fabric and Digital Asset platform.  Germany’s central bank, The Deutsche Bundesbank, and stock exchange operator Deutsche Boerse are supporting the use of blockchain technology for settlements. The decision comes after a recent successful pilot…

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Goldman Sachs, Michael Novogratz to Create $1 Trillion Crypto Wallet With BitGo

Goldman Sachs and Galaxy Digital Ventures led the $58.5 million fundraising of BitGo Holdings Inc., bringing it a little closer to realizing the creation of a $1 trillion crypto wallet. American investment bank Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Galaxy Digital Ventures, a venture capital fund founded by one of its previous partners, cryptocurrency believer and…

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Gemini Dollar Code Review Reveals the Stablecoin's Accounts Can Be Frozen

This week a blockchain researcher named Alex Lebed published a code review on the new stablecoin, the gemini dollar, created by the Gemini Trust cryptocurrency firm. According to Lebed’s study, gemini dollar accounts can be frozen by the exchange, and the tokens can be turned into non-transferable assets. Also read: Markets Update: Short Term Recovery – Is…

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[UPDATED] Bakkt Digital Asset Platform: Starbucks Hopes You’ll Like Coffee With ICE

The parent company of the New York Stock Exchange has announced a partnership with Microsoft and Starbucks to create a “global ecosystem for digital assets.” UPDATED | August 6, 2018: Some news outlets misinterpreted the Friday announcement, stating that the partnership between Starbucks and the Intercontinental Exchange meant that Starbucks would be accepting cryptocurrency as…

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Digital Asset Brings Blockchain Developer Tools To Google Cloud

Distributed ledger technology “has great potential to benefit customers not just in the financial services industry, but across many industries,” said Leonard Law, the global product management lead for Google Cloud for Financial Services. “We’re excited to bring these developer tools to Google Cloud.” In one of the most glorious moments of “Seinfeld,” Newman ominously…

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Riot Blockchain Subpoenaed By SEC Amidst Plans To Launch Exchange

In its 10-K filing, Riot Blockchain shared that the company was recently subpoenaed by the SEC. Despite a myriad of concerns, the Nasdaq-listed company claims to be pushing forward with plans to expand its bitcoin mining operation and to possibly launch a cryptocurrency exchange. On Tuesday, Riot Blockchain (formerly Bioptix) filed its annual report with…

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Blythe Masters' Next Move? Get FIs Hooked On Blockchain SDKs

Blockchain startup Digital Asset has revealed a new project aimed at streamlining the way systemically important financial infrastructures access its technology. Led by former JP Morgan global commodities boss Blythe Masters, the startup is in the process of packaging its custom smart contract language DAML into easy-to-use software development kits (SDKs) for customers. Already an…

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Mini-POS Launches Zero Confirmation Bitcoin Cash Point-of-Sale Terminal

Just recently a development team from the UK has created a bitcoin cash (BCH) point-of-sale server which allows brick and mortar merchants to accept BCH as a form of payment in-store. The startup has started an initial pre-sale, and BCH Mini-POS devices will begin shipping this summer. Also read: Québec Premier: We’re Not Really Interested in…

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