Monthly Archives: May 2018

Thomson Reuters Launches Real Time Rates for Six Cryptocurrencies

Thomson Reuters is launching a cryptocurrency real-time rates data feed. The new service is expected to provide “reliable, real-time information” for six digital coins across major crypto exchanges. The stated goal is to encourage efficiency and transparency for cryptocurrency investors within the global market place. Also read: Thomson Reuters and Marketpsych Launch Bitcoin Sentiment Index Six Cryptocurrencies Will Be Tracked The new Cryptocurrency Real Time Rates are already accessible through a customized API interface on Thomson Reuters Eikon platform. The application is providing trading data from various […]

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New SALT Bridge Foundation Reaches Out to World’s Unbanked

One of the first launches out of the gate at Consensus 2018 is from SALT (Secured Automated Lending Technology) Lending Holdings. The Colorado blockchain-based cash loan provider is launching the SALT Bridge Foundation to create a financial leg up for the estimated two billion unbanked and underbanked people around the world. SALT (named after salt — historically the first commodity-based money) uses blockchain technology and smart contracts to offer a lending program based on cryptocurrencies as a collateral. The mission of the SALT Bridge Foundation is to […]

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Digital Identity Company Netki Launches Investor Validation Solution

Digital identity company Netki just made it easier for companies launching token sales to onboard their customers in a way that keeps them compliant with existing security laws. The Los Angeles-based company announced today, May 15, 2018, at Consensus 2018 in New York City that it is adding investor validation to its existing know-your-customer (KYC) and anti-money-laundering (AML) solution. The service allows investors to upload requisite documents via a web browser or mobile app.   Compliance is a huge concern for ICO projects right now. Regulators are […]

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IBM Partners With Veridium Labs To Let Companies Track Carbon Footprint Via Blockchain

IBM and Veridium Labs have partnered to tokenize carbon credits to help companies measure carbon emissions and trade credits. IBM announced a partnership with Veridium Labs to tokenize carbon credits that will allow companies to track their carbon footprint with blockchain today, May 15, in press release shared with Cointelegraph. CEO and Veridium cofounder Todd Lemons said that the use of blockchain to measure carbon emissions through the supply chain will address the issues of global warming: “Veridium’s collaboration with IBM not only transforms the carbon markets, […]

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New Faster z-enemy-1.09 Nvidia GPU Miner With More Algorithms

The z-enemy miner was originally only X16R Nvidia GPU miner, then X16S support was added, but it seems that the future development will not only focus on those two algorithms alone as with each new version we are seeing not only performance improvements and bug fixes, but also new algorithms getting supported. The latest version 1.09 adds support for Xevan and Vitality in the a release as well as Tribus in the more recent b update along with up to about 10% performance increase due to optimizations. […]

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Bitcoin Could Emerge As A ‘Threat’ To US Dollar In Future, Suggests St. Louis Fed Chief

The president of the St. Louis Fed says the US dollar could end up “threatened” by Bitcoin, notes crypto’s ability to cut costs in trade. A top US policy maker made mostly positive remarks about Bitcoin, also not ruling it out as a potential “threat” to the US dollar, in an interview with CNBC Monday, May 14. Speaking to CNBC on the sidelines of the Consensus 2018 conference in New York Monday, St. Louis Fed president James Bullard also identified positive aspects of cryptocurrency, namely revolving around […]

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Bitcoin Mining: Another Cryptocurrency Milestone Is Hit

Although Sidechain was only launched back in January, it has already achieved a major stepping-stone in its infancy. The very first of the smart contracts for Bitcoin is now able to communicate how many users are actually mining using this new product. RSK has recently announced the impact of the much-needed technology. Sidechain was integral to Bitcoin having smart contracts based on Ethereum and has taken Bitcoin an impressively long way in just five months. RSK has detailed that 10% of miners are now using Sidechain which […]

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Bitcoin in Brief Tuesday: NY Regulator Approves Bitcoin Cash, Zcash and Litecoin Trading

The slow but steady growth in the limited trading options available to American investors on regulated exchanges is the main focus of today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief. Additionally covered are a surprise resignation, another ransomware attack, and much more. Also Read: Steve Eisman of ‘The Big Short’ Fame: What Value Does Cryptocurrency Actually Add? NYDFS Approves Expanded Crypto Portfolio New York State Department of Financial Services Superintendent Maria T. Vullo has announced on Monday that Gemini Trust Company LLC has been authorized to offer the custody […]

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Bitpay Enables Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Bitcoin Core (BTC) for Tax Payments

Popular crypto payment processor, Bitpay, announced formal agreement with Florida’s Seminole County Tax Collector, Joel M. Greenberg. Bitcoin core (BTC) and bitcoin cash (BCH) can now both be used for tax payments, beginning this summer. County residents can pay in crypto for driver licenses, ID cards, and even property taxes. Also read: Coinbase Remains the Most Successful and Important Company in the Crypto Industry Bitpay Allows Enthusiasts in Seminole County, Florida to Pay Taxes in Crypto File under: bitter sweet. Joel M. Greenberg, Seminole County Tax Collector, […]

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Arrest Warrants Issued to Employees of South Korean Crypto Exchange

Arrest warrants have reportedly been issued to three employees of a small South Korean cryptocurrency exchange, including its representative director. The three are “suspected [of] fraud and embezzlement,” according to local media. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Arrest Warrants for Crypto Exchange’s Employees On Monday, local media reported that arrest warrants have been issued to employees of a South Korean cryptocurrency exchange. “Three of the company’s executives, who operate virtual currency trading site HTS Coin, were arrested for [suspicion of] fraud and embezzlement,” […]

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