Monthly Archives: May 2018

Blockchain Integration For Major Property Portals To Improve Efficiency and Trust When Closing Real Estate Deals

sponsored A company is launching a platform which allows major property portals and brokerages to offer an improved user experience for their web traffic and less stressful transactions for buyers and sellers. A team of seasoned real estate entrepreneurs have created a Blockchain-powered transaction management platform that is designed to eliminate “pain points” when buying and selling real estate. CryptoProperties LLC – or “CPROP” for short – is aiming to deliver “unprecedented levels of trust and transparency” in the sector by removing “unclear and disjointed processes” that […]

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Bitcoin in Brief Tuesday: IOTA Ditched, Bitcoin Taking Over Popular Culture

From hit TV shows to viral ads, the bitcoin revolution is inspiring the creative minds who shape modern pop culture. Two recent examples come from HBO’s Silicon Valley and the Oscar Mayer meat company which created its own “bacon-backed cryptocurrency”. These stories and more are in today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief. Also Read: Binance to Invest $15 Million in Bermuda as Crypto Regulations Advance Bacoin Oscar Mayer, the meat brand owned by the world’s fifth-largest food and beverage conglomerate Kraft Heinz (NASDAQ: KHC), has announced it […]

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Japanese Regulator Confirms 8 Crypto Exchanges Want Out, 100 Want In

The Japanese financial regulator has confirmed that so far eight companies have expressed the intention to withdraw their applications to operate cryptocurrency exchanges. Meanwhile, about 100 more companies are seeking to enter the market. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space FSA Confirms Eight Want Out The Japanese Financial Services Agency (FSA) held a study group to discuss the state of cryptocurrencies in Japan last week. Among observers of the meeting were representatives from the Bank of Japan, the Ministry of Justice, the Consumer Affairs […]

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ASIC Resistance: Will Ethereum Join Monero Against the Mining Giant?

Subsequent to Monero hard fork Ethereum may abandon PoW to send ASIC miners to the penalty bench. The crypto community is bracing for a real revolution – leading cryptocurrencies may abandon the Proof-of-Work (PoW) algorithm. The reason is the far-reaching game of mining giant Bitmain, which is building up its monopoly on the market by stamping out new ASICs for top coins. This concerns not only the users who prefer traditional GPU farms, but also the developers themselves, as the ecosystem becomes increasingly centralized and vulnerable to […]

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CFTC Chairman On Crypto Regulation: ‘I Don’t See It Being Resolved Anytime Soon’

CFTC chairman says there won’t be comprehensive legislation toward Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies at a federal level any time soon. The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) chairman Chris Giancarlo said he doesn’t see comprehensive crypto legislation coming from the federal level in the near future, CNBC reports April 30. In an interview on Monday, Giancarlo pointed out that the statutes by which the CFTC is operating were written in 1935. He said that embracing a modern innovation like Bitcoin within terms invented decades ago will take […]

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Mobile Pay Service Square Shares Fall After Stock Commentator Slams Bitcoin Strategy

San Francisco-based payment service Square shares dropped after Citron Research called its Bitcoin strategy “nonsense” in a tweet Monday afternoon. Shares of financial services and mobile payment company Square dropped Monday after a critical tweet by short-seller Andrew Left’s Citron Research, CNBC reported April 30. Citron claimed excitement for Square’s Bitcoin (BTC) trading solution was exaggerated. Citron called Square a “collection of yawn businesses” in a tweet Monday afternoon, adding that the payment operator’s “SQ-Cash to BTC trading has been insignificant”. Immediately afterwards, Square’s stock dropped 3.8 […]

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European Commission To Fight Fake News With Power Of Blockchain

The European Commission has included blockchain to the basic tools and technologies that will be used in its upcoming framework to prevent disinformation online. The European Commission (EC) has recently named blockchain technology to be part of its framework to combat the spread of false information online, TechCrunch reports Monday, April 30.   The EC has identified blockchain as a critical part of what it will call the Code of Practice on Disinformation, which it intends to introduce by summer 2018. According to a recently published press release […]

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Saudi Arabian Communications Ministry Hosts ‘Blockchain Bootcamp’ With ConsenSys

Saudi Arabia and ConsenSys hosted a smart contract and DApp-focused blockchain ‘bootcamp’ last week. The government of Saudi Arabia completed a “blockchain bootcamp” last week, the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) announced in a press release April 29. The session was focused on building Ethereum smart contracts and decentralized applications (DApps). The three-day event, which concluded April 26, was held in conjunction with blockchain software technology company ConsenSys, which is currently involved in multiple projects in the Middle East. According to the press release following […]

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University College London Cuts Ties With IOTA, Cites ‘Support For Open Security Research’

University College London’s Centre for Blockchain Technologies has dissolved its ties with the IOTA Foundation, affirming its commitment to “open security research.” The Centre for Blockchain Technologies (CBT) at University College London (UCL) has posted an announcement on its website that it has dissolved its ties with the IOTA Foundation, TNW reported April 28. The note emphasizes CBT’s commitment to “open security research,” and reads in full as follows: “UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies is no longer associated with the IOTA Foundation. In relation to recent news […]

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Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, TRON, EOS: Price Analysis, April 30

Technical analysis on top 9 cryptocurrencies. The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. The market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. The crypto markets have bottomed out, and analysts are predicting a strong rally from the current levels to the end of the year. While Fundstrat’s Tom Lee believes Bitcoin will trade at $25,000 by […]

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