Monthly Archives: November 2019

Op Ed: Equity Funding Is Still a Good Old-Fashioned Way to Raise Capital

In 2017, the world hit a fever pitch with ICOs; a concept that was only three years old had taken the crypto internet by storm.  From the outset, the initial coin offering (ICO) as a concept was beautiful. It took away the barriers to invest for the average person. It enabled anyone to support not only startups and open source projects but, for the first time, protocols. The problem was that almost all the temporary glitch moonshot returns that made headlines came from the pure speculation of […]

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With 7,600 Blockchain Patent Applications, Chinese Firms Far Outpace US

Chinese companies submitted around 7,600 blockchain patent applications between 2009 and 2018, about three times as many as U.S.-based companies. Measured by patent applications in the sector, China is handily outpacing other countries including the United States in blockchain technology. On Nov. 20, Japan-based financial newspaper Nikkei reported that Chinese companies submitted around 7,600 applications between 2009 and 2018 — about three times as many as U.S.-based companies. A total of 12,000 blockchain applications According to Tokyo-based research firm Astamuse, the U.S., China, Japan, South Korea and Germany […]

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Doom or Double Bottom? — Bitcoin Price Support at $7.8K Is Key

Bitcoin’s drop below $8k increases the change of a visit to the 61.8% Fibonacci retracement level at $7,845. Is a bounce incoming? Bitcoin’s (BTC) price action continues to be less than impressive unless one is a bear capitalizing on the current shorting opportunities.  Bulls pinned their hopes on BTC price breaking out of the falling wedge in a strong upside move since the consensus was that this particular pattern tends to produce bullish outcomes more often than not. This was not the case and Bitcoin price toppled […]

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Bitcoin.com Launches $200M Bitcoin Cash Investment Fund

The new $200 million Bitcoin Cash Ecosystem Fund will focus on payment solutions and non-custodial financial services for Bitcoin Cash. Bitcoin.com, the Bitcoin (BTC)-related firm backed by crypto evangelist Roger Ver, is planning to launch its $200 million Bitcoin Cash (BCH) investment fund. Ver has announced the news speaking at a Bitcoin Cash meetup in London on Nov. 19, as he tweeted on Nov. 20. The event was hosted by major global crypto wallet Blockchain.com. The new Bitcoin Cash Ecosystem Fund will focus on payment solutions and […]

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Devs Reveal BCH Cashchannels and Simple Escrow Contracts

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) supporters have been introduced to two new concepts that allow people to leverage the BCH network in a variety of innovative ways. On November 15, former Bitpay developer Jason Dreyzehner revealed his recurring payments system for BCH called Cashchannels. A few days later, on November 18, Karol Trzeszczkowski published a plugin for Electron Cash that allows a user to create a simple escrow contract. Also read: Cointext Founder Publishes New ‘Postage’ Specs for SLP Tokens Cashchannels Every week there seems to be something new […]

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Web 3.0 Initiatives Can Drive Crypto Adoption Across the Globe

Web 3.0 browsers are tapping into existing networks in emerging markets to foster crypto adoption. In October, web browser developer Opera Software AS launched added support for in-browser transactions with Bitcoin (BTC) and Tron (TRX). This follows the company’s initial launch of an in-browser Ether (ETH) wallet in 2018. The latest announcement is part of the company’s grander plan to make the “Web 3.0” easier to access for the average consumer. Opera, based in Norway, is the first major browser to develop and integrate a native crypto […]

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Two European Salmon Producers Use IBM’s Blockchain Platform to Track Supply Chain

Salmon farming company Cermaq and smoked salmon producer Labeyrie began using IBM’s cloud blockchain technology to trace their products’ supply chains. Salmon farming company Cermaq and smoked salmon producer Labeyrie began using IBM’s cloud blockchain technology to trace their product supply chains. Cermaq announced the development in a Nov. 20 press release, revealing that it cooperated with Labeyrie and IBM’s blockchain platform IBM Food Trust to enable customers to get information about the salmon value chain. All Cermaq salmon products now come with a CV and QR-code, […]

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ShapeShift Cryptocurrency Exchange Launches FOX Token for New Trading Scheme

ShapeShift cryptocurrency exchange has launched new tokens that enable holders to trade on the exchange with no fees. Switzerland-based crypto exchange ShapeShift has launched zero-fee trading and its loyalty token FOX. ShapeShift founder and CEO Erik Voorhees announced the news on Twitter Nov. 20, noting that zero-commission trading on the platform is enabled by the newly released FOX token. According to the executive, zero-fee trading solves two major problems of non-custodial exchanges — illiquidity and high price of services. In order to trade at a zero-fee rate, […]

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Price Analysis 20/11: BTC, ETH, XRP, BCH, LTC, EOS, BNB, BSV, XLM, TRX

Bitcoin price is close to critical support levels, but we anticipate a bounce off the support levels as we take a look at the charts. The Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell has said that the Fed is not developing a central bank digital currency (CBDC), but it is conducting its own research to evaluate the benefits and limitations of such an initiative. On the other hand, Edith Cheung, partner at blockchain-focused venture capital fund Proof of Capital, believes that China will launch its digital currency within […]

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French Cybercrime Division Uses Smart Contacts on Tezos Blockchain

French law enforcement’s cybercrime unit has validated judicial expenses incurred during investigations on the Tezos blockchain. The French Armies and Gendarmerie’s Information and Public Relations Center has validated judicial expenses incurred during investigations on the Tezos (XTZ) blockchain. A press release published on Nov. 20 notes that the Gendarmerie’s cybercrime division (C3N) used the system to buy cryptocurrency from Europol-allocated funds and cover its operational costs with those assets. Blockchain ensures the ability to audit Tezos’ main development and research center, Nomadic Labs, claims that the system […]

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