Monthly Archives: May 2019

EOS BP, Explained

A closer look at EOS Block Producers: What they are, their function and how to become one. How does the EOS governance model fit in with the blockchain ethos of decentralization? In the past, the EOS network has been forced to answer to allegations regarding this very question. In October 2018, when the EOS mainnet was only active for five months at that point, Block.one CEO Brendan Blumer released a statement in response to a report that accused the major Block Producers of collusion and mutual voting. […]

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Finance IT Infrastructure Firm Partners With Institutional Crypto Exchange Seed CX

IT infrastructure company Avelacom has partnered with digital currency exchange Seed CX. Trading IT infrastructure company Avelacom has partnered with digital currency exchange Seed CX, according to a press release published on May 23. The partnership aims to allow institutional clients of Avelacom —  an IT infrastructure provider for the financial services industry — to utilize Seed CX’s real-time market data and order-routing products. Currently, Seed CX provides services of a licensed exchange for institutional trading and settlement of spot digital asset products, with plans to offer […]

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Maltese Government Awards 19 Blockchain Scholarships Using DLT Fund

Malta’s government has awarded 19 blockchain scholarships from the fund set up by the University of Malta and MITA. The Maltese government has awarded 19 students blockchain scholarships worth a total of 160,000 euro ($179,000), local publication the Malta Independent reports May 23. The scholarships were granted by Silvio Schembri, Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation, using the $351,000 scholarship fund that was set up by Malta Digital Innovation Authority (MITA) and the University of Malta in August 2018. According to the Malta Independent, […]

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Bitcoin Price Analysis: Macro Resistance Could Push Price Down to $6,000s

Summary: The bitcoin market is seeing some pullback as the monthly and weekly resistance level has proven to be a tough level to crack. On the daily level we can see a couple of attempts to break the level, but ultimately this was matched with strong selling pressure. On bitcoin’s four-hour chart we can see that support that once held the market up is now turning into support with a failure to reclaim the level. If we fail to reclaim the $7,800s, we can expect to see […]

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E-Commerce Giant Alibaba to Integrate Blockchain Into Intellectual Property System

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba will integrate blockchain technology into its intellectual property system of global enterprises and brands. Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba will integrate blockchain technology into its intellectual property system of global enterprises and brands, local news outlet Sohu reported on May 23. Ali Xizhi, the company’s director of intellectual property protection, reportedly said that Alibaba is in the process of upgrading the filing of intellectual property rights by utilizing blockchain. Alibaba is planning to fully implement the technology in September, after which it will be […]

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AT&T Now Accepts Bitcoin

AT&T customers can now use bitcoin to settle their bills online. According to a press release from the Dallas-based mobile carrier, customers who want to use cryptocurrency to pay their bills can do so by selecting BitPay as a payment option on the myAT&T app or when they log in to their account. BitPay is a popular crypto payment service that helps businesses accept cryptocurrencies for payments online. “It’s exciting for BitPay to support AT&T as it moves to accept bitcoin as a payment option,” Sonny Singh, […]

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Coinbase Now Supports Another Stablecoin, MakerDAO’s Dai

Major exchange and cryptocurrency platform Coinbase has added support for Ethereum-based stablecoin Dai in most jurisdictions. Major cryptocurrency platform Coinbase now supports stablecoin Dai (DAI), according to an official press release on May 23. Coinbase says that the token can be purchased and sold, sent and received, and converted or stored in most jurisdictions on its platform, with the exception of New York, for now. DAI is designed to maintain a 1:1 value with the U.S. dollar, but is backed collateral on the MKR platform. Both Ethereum-based […]

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Ryan Kavanaugh’s Media Firm Secures $100 Million Investment for Crypto Project

Film producer Ryan Kavanaugh’s media firm Proxima Media has reportedly earmarked a $100 million investment for a cryptocurrency project. United States-based film producer Ryan Kavanaugh’s Proxima Media has unveiled a $100 million investment for a cryptocurrency-based film funding tool, entertainment industry news outlet TheWrap reported on May 23. Per the report, Proxima Media — which Kavanaugh founded and owns — announced plans for a new crypto-enabled financing tool for film, TV, music and other intellectual property-driven content dubbed Proxicoin. Proxima reportedly received the investment from garment production […]

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SEC Charges California Resident for Alleged $26 Million Crypto Pyramid Scheme

The U.S. SEC as initiated court proceedings against a California resident, Daniel Pacheco, for allegedly operating a multimillion-dollar cryptocurrency pyramid scheme. The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has initiated court proceedings against a California resident for allegedly operating a multimillion-dollar cryptocurrency pyramid scheme, according to a press release published on May 23. The SEC alleges Daniel Pacheco of conducting a fraudulent, unregistered offering of securities through two California-based companies, IPro Solutions LLC and IPro Network LLC, from January 2017 through March 2018. The companies purportedly […]

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US Telecoms Giant AT&T Now Accepting Crypto Payments via BitPay

Telecom and media giant AT&T will now accept cryptocurrencies as a payment option through BitPay. United States telecom and media giant AT&T now accepting cryptocurrency for paying phone bills online, according to an official press release on May 23. AT&T will process bills paid in cryptocurrency using crypto payments platform BitPay. BitPay is a platform that converts cryptocurrencies to fiat and is used by over 20,000 businesses. AT&T is reportedly the first United States-based business in the wireless network industry to offer bill payments with BitPay. Kevin […]

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