Monthly Archives: February 2020

The Revival of General Partnerships in the Age of Tokenomics, Part 2

Find out how to sign a partnership agreement using blockchain and how to manage cryptoassets and fiat revenue. What should be written in a partnership agreement, and how should a general partnership be run? How can an agreement be concluded remotely using the blockchain? Four business models to manage cryptocurrency and cash flows are outlined below. Relations between partners To draft a partnership agreement, partners should identify themselves, their shares and membership interests. They need to define the project and its goals as well as key tasks. […]

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Token Trading Platform From Russia’s Richest Man Enters Testing Phase

Russian billionaire Vladimir Potanin is one step further with his blockchain-based trading platform for industrial assets and commodities. Russia’s richest man, Vladimir Potanin, is making steady headway with his blockchain-based trading platform for industrial assets and commodities. The billionaire’s venture, dubbed Atomyze, launched today, Feb. 25, in test mode. Potanin’s mining and smelting firm Nornickel will be the first to issue tokens on the platform, which is designed to speed up transactions, enable surplus supply trading and cut back on the red tape needed for interactions between […]

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New Blockchain Forensics Tool Developed Through French-Austrian Cooperation

Nigma Conseil and the Austrian Institute of Technology joined forces to provide an alternative blockchain forensics platform, offering compliance for AML and KYC. The French cybersecurity company Nigma Conseil and the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT) have revealed to have collaborated on developing a new blockchain forensics tool. The agreement was signed on Feb. 25 to work on e-Nigma, a proposed compliance tool. E-Nigma provides its users with a way of conducting due diligence investigations in response to Know Your Customer (KYC) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) regulation. […]

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Singapore Appeals Court Rejects Quoine Appeal in Landmark Crypto Ruling

Singapore’s Appeals Court has rejected Quoine’s appeal, ruling that the exchange must pay damages to a market maker for seven wrongfully reversed trades. In the country’s first legal dispute involving cryptocurrency, the Singapore Court of Appeals has ruled that virtual currency exchange Quoine must pay damages to electronic market maker B2C2. The damages are for seven transactions that were wrongfully reversed on the platform during April 2017. According to The Straits Times on Feb. 24, the court dismissed Quoine’s appeal, in which the exchange argued that it […]

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Crypto-Friendly Banking App Now One of Europe’s Most Valuable Fintechs

Crypto-supporting banking app Revolut has raised $500 million in a fresh funding round and tripled its valuation to hit $5.5 billion. United Kingdom-based digital bank Revolut has raised $500 million in a fresh funding round and tripled its valuation to hit $5.5 billion. This, as the Financial Times reported on Feb. 25, makes the crypto-supporting app one of Europe’s most valuable fintech firms. Since late 2017, Revolut’s app has enabled its users to complete transactions in cryptocurrencies that include Bitcoin (BTC), Litecoin (LTC), Ether (ETH) and XRP.  […]

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Germany’s Second Largest Exchange Boerse Stuttgart Lists Short Bitcoin ETP

Boerse Stuttgart has listed an exchange-traded product that is inversely correlated to Bitcoin’s price swings. Investors looking to short Bitcoin (BTC) have a new option in Germany. On Feb. 25, Boerse Stuttgart — the country’s second-largest stock exchange — announced the listing of an exchange-traded product (ETP) that is inversely correlated to the cryptocurrency’s price swings. Hedging against all scenarios The inverse ETP is issued by crypto fund manager 21Shares, formerly known as Amun. The product offers investors a positive return whenever Bitcoin’s price falls — minus […]

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Billionaire Investor Tim Draper Quit Stocks for Bitcoin 6 Months Ago

In a mainstream media interview, Draper surprises by confirming he was out of the market for half a year, doubling down on crypto instead. Tim Draper now holds “a lot” of his portfolio in Bitcoin (BTC) after pulling his wealth out of public stock markets six months ago. Speaking to CNBC on Feb. 24, the VC investor and serial Bitcoin proponent revealed that he had significantly added to his crypto holdings since last year.  Draper: “Uber drivers were day trading” “It’s a lot, it’s a lot, a […]

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Blockchain Proves Warren Buffet Holds Crypto Gift, Says Justin Sun

Warren Buffett recently said that he does not own any cryptocurrency, but Tron founder Justin Sun said that this is not the case. Warren Buffett recently said that he does not own any cryptocurrency, but Tron (TRX) founder Justin Sun begs to differ.  Speaking to CNBC reporter Becky Quick on Feb. 24, billionaire Buffett said that he does not own crypto and derided its supposed lack of purpose:  “I don’t own any cryptocurrency. I never will […] You can’t do anything with it except sell it to […]

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How to Hide Your Bitcoin – Opsec, Anonymity, Cold Storage, Brainwallet, Dexes and Non-Custodials

In an era of increasing economic uncertainty, surveillance, specialized cybercrime and hacking, knowing how to hide bitcoin safely has become a paramount concern for crypto holders. Whether it’s by way of taking wise opsec measures, utilizing noncustodial tools, leveraging a DEX, or even storing seed phrases in your brain, there’s no shortage of measures that can be taken to protect your stash. This article seeks to detail some of the best ways anyone can use to ensure their coins remain safe from bad actors. Also read: Get […]

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Coincheck Announces Qtum Soon Available for Trading

The Japan-based cryptocurrency exchange announced a 12th currency would soon be available for trading. Japan may be on its way to creating a state-issued digital currency, but local companies in the world’s third-largest economy can still innovate and provide some healthy competition.   Coincheck, the crypto exchange based in the Asian nation, currently handles trading, selling, and buying for eleven cryptocurrencies. They announced on Feb. 25 that they were planning to add another to the mix. The cryptocurrency Qtum (QTUM) will soon be the 12th available for trading […]

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