Monthly Archives: November 2019

HashCash to Trace Mineral Supply Chain From Congo For Car Manufacturers

HashCash Consultants partners with a group of international car, mining and battery manufacturers for blockchain-based supply chain network to track mineral origins. Blockchain company HashCash Consultants has announced a partnership with a group of international car, mining and battery manufacturers to develop a blockchain-based supply chain network to track minerals. As Business Insider reported on Nov. 18, the parties are planning to build a blockchain-based supply chain system to trace ethical sourcing of minerals used in car and battery production such as cobalt, tungsten and lithium. By […]

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Grayscale Files to Make Bitcoin Trust First to Be Regulated by SEC

Grayscale Investment has submitted a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that could change the status of its popular bitcoin investment product.  On November 19, 2019, the company filed a securities registration form with the SEC which, if approved, would see its popular Bitcoin Trust product become the first-ever digital currency investment product to be regulated by the SEC.  The Bitcoin Trust was initially launched as a way to give more investors exposure to bitcoin with some barriers to entry eliminated, like the need […]

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‘Lost Coins’ Study Estimates BTC’s True Supply

Many people like the fact that Satoshi Nakamoto introduced a capped supply of 21 million coins when he created the Bitcoin protocol. However, there’s been a lot of speculation aimed at guessing the number of ‘lost coins’ that will never be spent. On November 19, the digital currency data and research site Coin Metrics published an in-depth study that estimates the true number of BTC’s circulating supply. Also read: Walk Like Nakamoto: 7 Anonymous Personalities in the Crypto Space Coin Metrics Estimates the Number of Lost Bitcoins […]

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PayPal Leads $4.2M Funding Round for Crypto Risk Management Platform

Payment processor PayPal has led a $4.2 million funding round for cryptocurrency risk management platform TRM Labs to further grow its services. Payment processor PayPal has led a $4.2 million funding round for cryptocurrency risk management platform TRM Labs. In a Nov. 19 press release TRM Labs announced that it secured $4.2 million in an investment round led by PayPal, with participation from other top investors including Initialized Capital, Blockchain Capital and Y Combinator. Building solutions to prevent crypto fraud and financial crime TRM, which was founded […]

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Bitcoin Mining Firms Merge to Build World’s Largest Purported Mining Farm in 2020

Two Bitcoin mining firms entered a merger agreement and plan to jointly build the world’s largest mining farm. German Bitcoin (BTC) mining firm Northern Bitcoin has entered a merger agreement with United States-based competitor Whinstone to jointly build what will supposedly be world’s largest mining farm. According to a Northern Bitcoin press release published on Nov. 18, Whinstone is already building the aforementioned facility which is expected to have a capacity of one gigawatt on an area of over 100 acres in Texas. The mining farm in […]

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Istanbul to Berlin: Ethereum Milestones on the Road to Serenity

The next Ethereum hard fork is coming soon — here’s how the improvements it brings fit into the big picture of network’s evolution. Earlier this month, the Ethereum Foundation team lead Péter Szilágyi confirmed the date of the network’s upcoming upgrade, Istanbul. Ethereum’s eighth hard fork overall and the second one this year is slated to take place on Dec. 4.  Istanbul will introduce a number of improvements such as interoperability with Zcash, cheaper zero-knowledge layer two scalability solutions, and adjusted gas price for certain operations, marking […]

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Novogratz Launches Two New Bitcoin Funds Targeting ‘Wealth of America’

Michael Novogratz’s Galaxy Digital launches two Bitcoin funds aiming to bring wealthy Americans to crypto markets. Michael Novogratz’s crypto merchant bank Galaxy Digital is launching two Bitcoin (BTC) funds, targeting people between the ages of 50 and 80. The new funds aim to bring “the wealth of America,” or people who may have largely remained out of crypto investing, to cryptocurrency markets, Novogratz told Bloomberg Nov. 19. According to Bloomberg, the funds will offer third-party custody from major crypto consortium Bakkt and Fidelity Digital Assets, the digital […]

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Bison Trails Raises $25M in Funding Round Led by Blockchain Capital

One of the 21 founding members of the Libra Association, Bison Trails, has raised $25.5 million from Blockchain Capital, Coinbase and ConsenSys. New York-based blockchain startup Bison Trails has raised $25.5 million in a new funding round led by major venture capital firm Blockchain Capital. One of the 21 founding members of the Libra Association, Bison Trails is providing blockchain infrastructure solutions for more than 20 blockchain protocols to date, the firm said in an announcement on Nov. 19. The new Series A financing round featured a […]

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Fidelity Digital Asset Services Now Authorized to Operate Crypto Custody Platform

Fidelity Digital Asset Services, LLC has procured a charter from the New York State Department of Financial Services to operate a virtual currency custody and execution platform. Fidelity Digital Asset Services, LLC (FDAS) has procured a charter from the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) to operate a virtual currency custody and execution platform. Per a Nov. 19 press release, the NYDFS authorized FDAS to operate as a limited liability trust company and run a cryptocurrency custody and execution platform where both institutional investors and […]

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Cointext Founder Publishes New ‘Postage’ Specs for SLP Tokens

On November 18, Cointext founder Vin Armani published a blog post that describes a new system called the ‘Simple Ledger Postage Protocol.’ The SLP concept allows wallets to send SLP tokens without having to use bitcoin cash (BCH) as ‘gas’ to forward transactions. Also Read: Bitcoin Cash Community Funds Eatbch Trip to Ghana The Simple Ledger Postage Protocol Cointext CTO Vin Armani recently published a blog post called “Simple Ledger Postage Protocol: Enabling A True SLP Token Ecosystem On Bitcoin Cash,” which describes a method of sending […]

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