SEC crypto ETF review slammed with multiple negative comments

Those hoping for a Bitcoin exchange traded fund (ETF) might have to wait a bit longer, following a large number of negative comments over proposals currently before regulators in the United States. The VanEck/SolidX ETF had been considered by some investors to be the most likely candidate yet to receive the approval of the U.S….

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Shanghai Launches Smart City Program with MXC Blockchain Startup

China has a strong record of spearheading technological innovation, and it appears to be continuing the trend with its interest in blockchain and IoT supported Smart Cities. Recent developments indicate that the government of Yangpu – a district in the major Chinese city of Shanghai, has initiated an agreement with the MXC Foundation to drive…

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Funding Platform SeriesOne Partners With Polymath to Use Its Security Token Protocol

United States-based crowdfunding platform SeriesOne has partnered with security token protocol platform Polymath, according to a press release published on March 19. The new partnership intends to create a digital securities offering ecosystem via the SeriesOne platform. According to the press release, the partnership between SeriesOne and Polymath will let token issuers create and manage…

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Crypto Adoption In South Korea Continues To Grow With Kakao

South Korea is a country that delves into new and upcoming technologies all the time. In fact, the capital of the nation, Seoul has been ranked as the world’s ‘leading digital city’ and the ‘tech capital of the world’. Kakao is one of the biggest messaging apps in the country and with more than 44…

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Midas Protocol Blends with Kyber Network and IDEX to launch Universal Crypto Wallet

Midas Protocol, a universal crypto wallet bringing accessibility and security for all users in the crypto space, is designed for both the expert and crypto newbie alike. It is built to be the most innovative crypto wallet for all essential cryptocurrency operations, including safekeeping, intelligent trading and portfolio management. The Midas ecosystem uses a collection…

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Kakao combining crypto wallet with messaging app

Kakao has been quite active of late, and that continued on Monday with the announcement that they would be integrating their crypto wallet with their messaging app, KakaoTalk. This would allow their 44 million users to be able to send peer-to-peer transactions using the technology. The story was first reported in FNNews. Kakao is South…

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The Internet Comes of Age with Web 3.0 – BTCMANAGER

The term “web 3.0” has been making rounds in the Internet community for quite a while. Many paint the picture of web 3.0 as the next phase of the Internet which will take the world by storm. Understanding this buzzword is a lot easier compared to other Internet phenomena like Y2K which gave developers countless…

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AI-Enabled Crypto and Fiat Payment Solution Bitenny Launches Token Presale (With Bonus!)

Despite widespread innovation and technological development over the past couple of years, the biggest problems with cryptocurrencies today are the same as they were back then. It’s safe to say that most people who are going to adopt cryptocurrencies for ideological reasons or as speculative investments have already done so. Unfortunately, those groups haven’t pushed…

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Blockchain AI Startup SingularityNET Partners with China’s Insurance Giant Ping An

SingularityNET, a startup developing a decentralized artificial intelligence (AI) network, has announced a partnership with Ping An, the world’s largest and most valuable insurer and one of the biggest investment and asset management companies. The partnership will begin with a focus on three main areas: optical character recognition (OCR), cross validation (CV), and model training,…

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Shortly after it was greeted with Disapproval from Cardano’s founder, CEO of Binance speaks on the JP Morgan and Facebook Cryptocurrencies

Upon the announcement of the inclusion of cryptocurrency to social media giant Facebook alongside the recent involvement of top U.S bank JP Morgan in cryptocurrency, the entire crypto-community has welcomed the news with mixed reactions, most of which were of opposition. Meanwhile, the CEO of Binance, Changpeng Zhao has just recently taken to Twitter to…

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WireConnect 2019 Powered by WireSummit in partnership with London Blockchain Labs | B.I.D.E

WireConnect 2019 After a successful WireSummit, BTC Wires is back with another revolutionary blockchain gathering in the heart of London. The WIRE CONNECT powered by WireSummit brings together some of the most influential names in the blockchain space along with the revolutionary ideas backed startups looking to announce to the world how their product is…

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Austrac Joins Forces with Australian University to Develop Blockchain Solution for International Funds Transfer – BTCMANAGER

In a bid to make it possible for banks, remitters, and casinos to automate international funds transfer instructions (IFTIs), the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (Austrac www.austrac.gov.au) is collaborating with Swinburne University, a leading educational institution located in Melbourne, Australia, to trial blockchain technology, reports ZDNet on February 24, 2019. Australia on Board Per…

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How to Bring Balance to IoT Device Identity Management with Blockchain

Current IoT authentication models generally rely on verification through username and password. As more and more IoT devices are introduced — it is believed that anywhere between 50 to 200 billion IoT devices will be operating worldwide by 2020 — this authentication method will become extremely difficult to track and maintain. Current identity verification processes…

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Ripple Unveils XRP Ledger Version 1.2.0 with a Slew of New Features – BTCMANAGER

Ripple has unveiled its latest XRP Ledger version 1.2.0 upgrade on February 13, 2019, while also urging users to upgrade before February 27, 2019. A New Version in Town Ripple has announced a new upgrade in the form of its XRP Ledger version 1.2.0, which went live on February 13, 2019. In its press release,…

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Crypto Visa Card Supports Ripple’s XRP, Tron (TRX) And More – Use Crypto In Over 40 Million Locations Worldwide With Spend App

The steps towards crypto mass adoption are getting quicker. The mobile crypto app Spend just added support for Ripple’s digital asset XRP. This will offer users the ability to store the crypto and spend it using the platform’s Visa debit card. Spend adds support for XRP, TRX and more Spend now supports 180 countries and…

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11 Countries Working With Blockchain Technology

There are several countries that are starting to work with blockchain technology. Some of them are using it in the financial sector while others are trying to improve their bureaucratic systems. Companies are also working with distributed ledger technology (DLT) trying to offer better products and services to users. In a recent blog post, CryptoDigest…

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Cory Johnson’s Marketing Role Scrubbed…Is Ripple Negotiating with the US SEC and FINRA?

Quite unexpectedly, Cory Johnson, whom Ripple hired one year ago to supposedly tell the “complex” story of Ripple Inc, a multi-billion dollar start up is out as the Chief Marketing Strategist. Here is what Tom Channick, the Ripple Spokesman said concerning Cory’s departure and scrubbing of his position: “Cory’s last year at Ripple was a…

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Solve.Care Has Partnered with KuCoin to Expand its Solution to the Asian market – BTCMANAGER

SOLVE token, Solve.Care’s utility token used inside the top healthcare platform on Blockchain, is now available on KuCoin, a world-class blockchain asset platform. (U.S., Delaware – February 6, 2019) — Solve.Care, a global IT company, has announced the availability of the company’s native SOLVE token on KuCoin, a Singapore-based global company. KuCoin provides users with…

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It’s Not Just Bitcoin That Has A Problem With Money Laundering

As is the general consensus, Bitcoin can supposedly make it easier for criminals and fraudsters to conduct illegal transactions. The amount of money laundered through Bitcoin is nothing in comparison to the multi-trillion dollar network of illegal transactions that pass through traditional banks on a yearly basis. In a recent report published by the United…

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Asia Token Fund, CryptoProfile, and Singapore Bitcoin Club to Partner with Pitcher Perfect

The blockchain and crypto space has witnessed numerous conference and events, some with an audience of over 3,000 and some with just a few stakeholders interacting in an intimate setup. Each one plays a critical role in its own special way. What makes these meetups and events such a quintessential part of this industry is…

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