Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Ethereum Blockchain dAPP Domination to be Challenged

Ethereum (ETH) enjoyed market domination as the go-to-platform for development and deployment of smart contracts. However, the co-founder of Multicoin Captial, Kayle Samani, believe...

Coinmetrics.io: Big Mining Pools Tend to Be Fallible

Coinmetrics.io dedicated a study to investigate the hashrate history of some widely known BTC mining pools. The research led to the discovery that the...

Long Hash Research Shows Bitcoin is More Decentralized

Cryptocurrency decentralization is a major pillar for digital currency developers. This is why the topic has seen quite a number of crypto analysts do...

Tron (TRX) Passes Bitcoin SV (BSV) Becomes 9th Largest Crypto Asset

Justin Sun, founder of Tron (TRX) predicted on Twitter that TRX was going to surpass Bitcoin SV (BSV) in terms of market capitalization and...

Bitrefill Service Aims to Make Lightning Payments Easy

Bitrefill a Stockholm-based startup now offers a way to mitigate Bitcoin's (BTC) expensive learning curves for new users. Bitrefill's new Thor service allows people to...

Cardano (ADA) Moves Closer to Release Shelley

Cardano (ADA) is moving closer to its major update - the Shelley Project. Shelley is among the many projects carried out by the Cardano team....

Pakistan’s Telenor Adds Blockchain-Based Remittance Service

Telenor, a global TelCom giant in Pakistan, has integrated a blockchain-based remittance service that will be used for cross border payments. According to the conglomerate’s...

The True Cost of 51% Attacks on the Crypto-Verse

The recent 51% attack on Ethereum Classic (ETC) has many in the crypto-verse wondering just how simple and cheap it is for thieves to...

Synchronoss and TBCASoft Promote Blockchain for Telecom

Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. (SNCR), a global leader and innovator of cloud, messaging, digital and IoT products, and TBCASoft, Inc., an innovator of cross-carrier blockchain...

Despite 2018 Revenue Losses, GMO’s Crypto Mining Rewards Soar

Japanese IT giant GMO Internet Group reported that 2018's losses for Q4 totalled $320 million USD. As a result the firm announced it would...

Talks Between Big Banks and Ripple Labs To Implement xRapid

Ripple Labs has been rubbing shoulders with massive financial institutions, all surrounding payment systems that these institutions are planning on implementing. Banks like Wells Fargo...

Ethereum Miner Linzhi Calls Out Developer’s for ASIC’s Block

Shezhen-based miner manufacturer Linzhi has published a statement in response to a decision, made by ethereum developers Friday, to block specialized hardware or ASIC's,...

EduHash Blockchain Reached $1.19 Million TPS

EduHash, a global blockchain company, has been certified by an ICT-authorized testing in regard to the network's Transactions Per Second (TPS) performance. The EduHash Blockchain...

JPMorgan Recruits for Blockchain Delivery Manager

JPMorgan is looking for a new blockchain delivery manager, to develop and execute a "comprehensive distributed ledger technology strategy" for the Corporate and Investment...

Nuggets Partners with Latpay Delivering a Global Payment Platform

Nuggets, a blockchain powered digital identity and payments protection company has announced a key partnership with Lateral Payment Solutions, an Australian company. The purpose is...

South Korean Government Exploring Blockchain in Shipping

Two government ministries in South Korea, Ministry of ICT and the Ministry of Ocean and Fisheries, have launched a pilot project that will test...

UAE Completes 1st Phase of Blockchain-based KYC Project

The economic free zone within Abu Dhabi has completed the first phase of its blockchain-based Know-Your-Customer (KYC) utility project. The undertaking is being conducted...

Huobi Global Lists NANO/USDT; Public Vote on Huobi Token Buy Backs

Huobi Global, a leading crypto trading platform, has listed NANO/USDT trading pair which will be available starting today. The platform is also holding a public...

Blockchain Retail to Grow to $2.3 Billion by 2023

According to a survey by Monica Eaton-Cardone, a Fintech service provider, the number of retailers using blockchain technology will have grown by 78% to...

 VAKT Launches Blockchain Solution for Oil Industry

Post trade management platform VAKT has created a blockchain-based solution for the use of the crude oil industry. The blockchain operates on JP Morgan’s...

Amazon Announces Two Blockchain Services

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced that it will run two blockchain services; Amazon Quantum Ledger Database (QLDB) and Amazon Managed Blockchain. The QLDB will...

South Korea to Pilot Blockchain Based E-Voting System

The Government of South Korea is thinking of using blockchain to test its e-voting platform. The country’s Ministry of ICT and the electoral body,...

IBM-Powered CLS Goes Live, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley Join In

A blockchain-based payment netting service backed by CLS and IBM has gone live bringing to completion two years of development. Two investment giants, ...

Al Hilal Bank Settles $500M Bond on Blockchain

Abu Dhabi based Al Hilal Bank has settled a $500M Islamic bond – a sukuk – utilizing a blockchain. Another UAE-based tech startup, Jibrel...

Germany to Combat Tax Evasion with Blockchain

The German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) is considering fighting tax evasion by utilizing blockchain, according to local reports. The BMWi is...

University of Tokyo Receives $800K; Adds Blockchain Class

The University of Tokyo has started a blockchain class in its Engineering graduate school after it received a grant of $800,000 from the Ethereum...

316% Surge in Blockchain VC Investments

A report by Outlier Ventures, a venture firm in Europe, has revealed that the number of blockchain venture capital investments had grown by 316%...

SWIFT India Partners with MonetaGo for Blockchain Trial

SWIFT India, a joint venture by major local and international banks in India, has partnered with MonetaGo, a fintech firm, to pilot a blockchain...

AERGO Successfully Raises $30 Million in Funding Round

AERGO, a Samsung backed startup, has managed to raise $30 million from investors to fund its project of building an end to end blockchain...

Zcoin Facilitates World’s Premiere Blockchain-Based Political Election

Privacy oriented Zcoin Blockchain was used in the just concluded party elections by Thai Democratic Party to elect its new political leader. According to...

Bruce Fenton Praises Bitcoin

Bruce Fenton, the CEO of Atlantic Financial, has nothing but praise for Bitcoin and believes that the cryptocurrency holds great potential of transforming the...

Raiffeisen Bank Issues Bank Guarantee on Blockchain

The Russian subsidiary of Raiffeisen International Bank has issued a bank guarantee on a blockchain, together with the state-owned oil company Gazprom Neft. The...

Australia’s CSIRO and CommBank Complete Blockchain Trial

Australia’s science agency, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) and one of Australia’s largest banks, CommBank, have successfully completed a blockchain trial that...

WAX Token Records 52% Growth

WAX, a blockchain platform designed for decentralized gaming, has recorded a massive growth of over 52% in the just ended trading week. Seven days ago,...

South Korea to Invest $35M for Blockchain Development

The South Korean budget for 2019 will include $35M spent on the development of blockchain technology and related distributed ledger technologies. The decision had been...

HSBC and Reliance Industries Successfully Complete Blockchain Transaction

HSBC India has worked with Brussel-based ING Bank to successfully complete a blockchain payment for exports made by Reliance Industries to a client in...

Cyber Security Expert Discourages Blockchain Mobile Voting

Recently, West Virginia announced that they would use blockchain mobile phone voting to choose the members of the US military. However, John Hall, a cyber...

EY to Implement Zero Proof Knowledge on Ethereum

EY, one of the big 4 accounting firms, has announced the launch of EY Ops Chain Public Edition that will help bring private transactions...

Colombian President Ivan Duque Sparking Blockchain Excitement

The just elected president of Colombia, Ivan Duque, has always been pro-blockchain and it seems that his leadership will advocate for incorporation of the...

Leading Chinese Banks Successfully Complete Blockchain Trial

Ping’Tai, a blockchain trial platform created to make payments, has successfully completed its first payment where the platform recorded six transactions worth 30M RMB. The...

World’s Largest Diamond Mining Firm Joins Tracr

The world’s largest diamond mining firm Russia-based Alrosa has joined Tracr, the blockchain-based supply chain pilot program initiated by De Beers diamond company. The...

US Leads in the Number of Blockchain Developers in the World

A report by Dappros reveals that the US has the highest number of blockchain developers in the world with a total of 27,875 followed...

Taiwanese Government Partners with Asia Blockchain Accelerator

Asia Blockchain Accelerator (ABA), a blockchain business consultancy firm, has partnered with ACE, a fiat to crypto exchange backed by the Taiwanese Ministry of...

Two German Financial Giants Successfully Complete Blockchain Trial

Deutsche Bundesbank, Germany’s central bank, and Deutsche Börse, owner of Frankfurt Stock Exchange, have successfully completed a trial that was looking into how helpful...

NASDAQ Awarded Crucial Newswire Blockchain Patent

NASDAQ, a U.S financial monitor, has been awarded a blockchain patent that allows the platform to release crucial and time-sensitive information when the need...

Algorand Raises $62M in Funding

The blockchain protocol Algorand, created by MIT professor and Turing Award winner Silvio Micali has raised $62M in investments through a “broad global group...
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