Monthly Archives: March 2019

Russian Human Rights Commissioner Seeks UN Help to Extradite Alexander Vinnik

The Russian Commissioner for Human Rights has asked the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to help extradite Alexander Vinnik to Russia. Russia’s Commissioner for Human Rights has asked the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to help extradite the former operator of now-defunct crypto exchange BTC-e, Alexander Vinnik, from Greece to Russia. The news was reported by Russian news outlet TASS on March 5. At a meeting between commissioners Tatyana Moskalkova and Michelle Bachelet on March 5, Moskalkova reportedly noted that Vinnik has been in […]

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Turkish Real Estate Agency Sells 9 Houses for BTC

Turkish real estate agency Antalya Homes has sold nine properties to date using bitcoin core, mostly to foreign buyers. The houses cost a minimum of €30,000 each (~$33,900) said the agency, which also accepts bitcoin cash, ethereum, stellar, ripple, litecoin and tether. Also read: Nordea Bank Faces Allegations of Laundering Russian Millions ‘Crypto Purchases of Property Are Reliable and Faster’ Antalya Homes chairman Bayram Tekce said cryptocurrency purchases of real estate come with multiple advantages. “Payment with cryptocurrency enables a more reliable and faster transaction performance such […]

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Tippin.me Takes Off at Lightning Speed With More Than 14,000 New Users

As the new Lightning network (LN) protocol continues to take the Crypto-Twitterverse by storm, it’s taking at least one new app with it, as the tipping and micropayment app Tippin.me catches on like wildfire. Founder Sergio Abril told Bitcoin Magazine he is “overwhelmed” by the interest and support he is receiving from around the world. Struck by the potential success of the new Lightning network protocol, Abril created Tippin.me three months ago as a way to enable Lightning micropayments without a user having to set up an […]

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Blockchain-Based Journalism Platform Civil Launches

Blockchain-based journalism network Civil has launched, with nearly 100 newsrooms signed on. Blockchain-based journalism network Civil has announced its launch in an official blog post on March 1. Civil is a platform for independent journalism that aims to develop an alternative model to support journalism. The project’s ecosystem has its native CVL token —  the amount of which will be limited to 100 million — that purports to provide financial sustainability and improve trust in journalism. Starting March 6, users will purportedly be able to purchase Civil […]

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Ethereum Foundation Funds Columbia, Yale Researchers’ Work on Smart Contract Language

The Ethereum Foundation has awarded a grant to researchers at Columbia and Yale for work on their new smart contract programming language. The Ethereum Foundation has awarded a grant to researchers at Columbia and Yale universities for the compilation of a new smart contract programming language into the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM). The development was announced in a press release shared with Cointelegraph on March 6. The beneficiary of the grant is a smart contract R&D project called DeepSea, spearheaded by Professor Ronghui Gu, an assistant professor […]

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4 of Tokyo’s Hottest Nightclubs Plan to Accept Bitcoin Cash

Japan is currently the third densest region of Bitcoin Cash (BCH) accepting merchants. In order to keep the adoption ball rolling, this week an avid BCH supporter talked the owners of Tokyo-based luxury lounge Mezzo into accepting BCH at three more popular nightclubs in the Tokyo district. The owners revealed that the Japanese clubs V2, Ele, Villa, and Mezzo’s food and beverage cafe Ruby will be accepting BCH for drinks and services this April. Also read: How to Create Your Own SLP Token Using the Bitcoin Cash […]

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Deutsche Boerse, Commerzbank Complete Blockchain PoC for Legally Binding Repo Transaction

German financial services firm Commerzbank and securities marketplace Deutsche Boerse have completed a PoC for a legally binding repo transaction using blockchain tech. German financial services company Commerzbank and securities marketplace Deutsche Boerse have completed a proof-of-concept (PoC) for a legally binding repo transaction using distributed ledger technology (DLT). The news was reported by Cointelegraph auf Deutsch on March 6. A repo transaction is commonly used for short-term borrowing, and allows dealers to sell securities to investors — often for as short a time as overnight — […]

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Blockchain Startup Enjin to Release Dev Kit for Game Engine Giant Unity

Ethereum-based digital asset tokenization startup Enjin will launch development software for leading game development engine Unity on March 14. Ethereum (ETH)-based digital asset tokenization startup Enjin will launch a Software Development Kit (SDK) for leading game development engine Unity on March 14. The company announced the launch in a Medium post on March 4. The SDK will reportedly allow Unity developers to create, integrate and manage the distribution of ERC1155-compliant tokens on the Ethereum blockchain. The ERC-1155 token development standard is based on the ERC-20 and ERC-721 […]

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Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, EOS, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash, Binance Coin, Stellar, Tron, Bitcoin SV: Price Analysis, March 6

Crypto companies are continuing to onboard talent from traditional industries, while crypto market fundamentals improve. 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. Crypto companies are attracting talent from traditional industries. This shows that firms in the crypto space are preparing for the long-term, undeterred by the current […]

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France’s Main Trade Seaport Joins Blockchain Pilot for Freight Logistics: Report

France’s largest port, Marseille Fos Port, has joined a blockchain pilot for freight transport on the Mediterranean-Rhône-Saône axis. The main trade seaport of France, Marseille Fos Port, will participate in a blockchain pilot for freight logistics in June 2019, local industry news outlet PortSEurope reports on March 6. The project aims to use blockchain technology for supply chain logistics and intermodal freight forwarding on the Mediterranean-Rhône-Saône axis (MeRS) transport corridor. According to the report, the blockchain initiative is supported French authority, the Interministerial Delegation for the development […]

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