Monthly Archives: October 2018

Binance Labs Invests ‘Millions’ in Decentralized Digital Content Monetization Startup

Blockchain tech incubator Binance Labs has made a “multi-million” dollar investment in a startup which aims to build a decentralized digital content ecosystem. Binance Labs has reportedly invested millions of dollars in decentralized digital content ecosystem Contentos, according to a press release published October 1. Founded by the largest cryptocurrency exchange Binance, Binance Labs is an initiative that seeks to support early-stage blockchain and digital currency projects and entrepreneurs by making direct investments, as well as mentoring and providing technical advice to projects. Per the press release, […]

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BCH Roundup: Merchant Adoption, Wallet Services, and Hackathons

Another busy week has passed for Bitcoin Cash (BCH) proponents as there continues to be an influx of bitcoin cash adoption, new platforms, and improved infrastructure. Also read: Popular Discussion Board 4chan Now Accepts Cryptocurrencies for Passes Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Market Action Every week there’s an awful lot of developments happening within the BCH ecosystem and this week is no different. Bitcoin cash markets have been strong again over the past week, as the decentralized cryptocurrency is up 1.29 percent today and up over 22 percent over the […]

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Bank of America: Blockchain Market Could Hit $7 Bln, Will Give Boost to Amazon, Microsoft

The Bank of America has estimated that blockchain could be a $7 billion market and provide a major boost to corporate giants such as Microsoft and Amazon. The Bank of America (BoA) has estimated that blockchain could be a $7 billion market and provide a major boost to corporate giants such as Microsoft and Amazon, CNBC reports Oct. 2. While BoA’s analysts refrained from putting “a time stamp” on the industry becoming a major, multi-billion dollar addressable market, they reportedly based their estimates on a ballpark figure […]

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Crypto Markets Remain Shaky, NEM Continues Rising for the Second Day

Most of the 20 top cryptocurrencies by market cap are seeing red, NEM continues to grow more than 4 percent today. Tuesday, October 2: crypto markets are seeing mixed signals, with up and down fluctuations for the last few hours and most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies by market cap seeing losses, according to CoinMarketCap. However, in terms of the 100 top cryptocurrencies, around half of the markets are in the green today. Market visualization from Coin360 After seeing a slight growth on September 30,  Bitcoin (BTC) […]

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Shapeshift CEO Responds to Wall Street Journal Laundering Claims

Reporters at the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) tied innovative ecosystem cryptocurrency exchange Shapeshift to money laundering. “How Dirty Money Disappears Into the Black Hole of Cryptocurrency,” was its published product from months of investigative journalism. The company’s CEO, Erik Voorhees, claims cooperation with the WSJ was obtained “under false pretenses.” He also charges the WSJ “omitted relevant information” among other gaffs.  Also read: Ross Ulbricht Marks Fifth Anniversary in Prison Shapeshift CEO Erik Voorhees Calls Wall Street Journal Article an “Attack” Shapeshift CEO Erik Voorhees earned as […]

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Bloomberg: Puerto Rico’s Noble Bank Reportedly Loses Clients Tether, Bitfinex, Seeks Buyer

Sources have told Bloomberg that Puerto Rico’s Noble Bank has lost Tether and Bitfinex as clients and is looking for buyers. Puerto Rico’s Noble Bank International, which is known for reportedly opening accounts for USD-backed token Tether and crypto exchange Bitfinex, is allegedly searching for a buyer, Bloomberg reports Thursday, October 2. Citing an unnamed person familiar with the case, Bloomberg reports that Noble Bank has lost Tether and Bitfinex as clients, among others, and is currently on the search for a buyer. The bank, which sources […]

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South Korea’s Democratic Party Lawmaker Urges Authorities to ‘Open Up the Road’ to ICOs

South Korea’s Democratic Party lawmaker urges the state to “open up the road” to ICOs by easing regulations. A member of South Korea’s National Assembly has called on the state to “open up the road” to Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) by easing regulations, South Korean financial outlet Economy reports October 2. According to the article, Min Byung-doo, a Democratic Party lawmaker, will introduce a project of for ICO legislation at the next round of the National Assembly. He claimed that the purpose of the new legislation is […]

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Venezuela’s Controversial Petro Sale Starting November, Maduro Claims

Maduro has announced the official sale of the Petro starting in November, adding that the coin is about to be traded via six international crypto exchanges. Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has appeared on national television to announce the official launch of the national cryptocurrency Petro, according to a brief summary of his speech posted on Venezuela’s government website Monday, October 1. Maduro stated that the official website for the Petro has already been launched, and the official Petro wallet is also available in Google Play. However, the […]

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Blockchain-Based Ad Startup to Refund Contributors if Development Milestones Aren’t Met

sponsored A blockchain-based digital advertising startup is launching a hybrid ICO model inspired by Vitalik Buterin’s DAICO, where contributors can receive refunds if milestones aren’t met. A digital advertising startup with the goal of “building a better internet” for web users, publishers and advertisers is embarking on the second round of its token offering – but with a twist. Varanida says its blockchain has been built for three reasons: improving transparency for brands, increasing revenue for publishers, and giving the public a better experience when they are […]

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Venture Capital Investment in Blockchain and Crypto Up 280% in 2018, Report Shows

A new report from Diar reveals that “traditional” venture capital investment in blockchain and crypto firms has almost tripled in the first three quarters of 2018. “Traditional” venture capital (VC) investment in blockchain and crypto firms has almost tripled in the first three quarters of 2018, according to a new Diar report published September 30. Diar cites data from Pitchbook that indicates that blockchain and crypto-related firms have raised almost $3.9 billion in VC capital in so far this year — a 280 percent rise as compared […]

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