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Japan: Major Finance Firm SBI Opens Its Crypto Exchange to Traders

After considerable delays, SBI Holdings has finally begun accepting account registrations for its new cryptocurrency exchange VCTRADE. Japanese internet giant SBI Holdings formally launched the public version of its cryptocurrency exchange VCTRADE, according to an official announcement July 17. The move came after several months of delays as SBI conformed with regulatory demands for tightened security. “Account opening is available for individuals from 20 to 70 years old residing in Japan,” a brief notice confirmed, adding that “applications for setting up accounts from corporate customers are not […]

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IBM Backs New US Dollar-Pegged Stablecoin That Runs on Stellar Network

IBM has backed a new project for a U.S. dollar-pegged stablecoin that runs on the Stellar blockchain network. A new project for a U.S. dollar-pegged stablecoin that runs on the Stellar blockchain network has received backing from IBM, Reuters reports July 17. The new asset is dubbed ‘Stronghold USD’ after its creator, fintech startup Stronghold. The token launched today, and is reportedly issued using a 1:1 price ratio with the U.S. dollar. It is the first ever stable-value crypto project to use the Stellar network, as Fortune […]

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Omni Layer Fork Called ‘Wormhole’ Debuts for Bitcoin Cash

According to a report on the social media platform Yours.org, software developers associated with the mining giant Bitmain plan on launching a smart contract protocol for the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network. The project called ‘Wormhole’ will utilize the increased data-carrier-size and OP_Return transactions alongside a protocol based on the Omni Layer project. Also read: Group or Tokeda? A Look at the BCH Color Coin Debate Bitmain Developers Debut the Omni Layer-Forked Wormhole Protocol for Bitcoin Cash On July 16 a report written on the platform Yours.org detailed that […]

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[promoted] Earning Bitcoin From the Sun

There are over 600 million Africans living without electricity despite an abundance of sunshine and hundreds of thousands of solar projects on the drawing board. Now, Sun Exchange, a South Africa-based startup, has developed a solution to Africa’s solar electrification dilemma centered on the intersection of three fast-growing technologies: blockchain, crowd-sourcing and solar photovoltaics. Sun Exchange has combined and synergized these technologies seamlessly on its online platform, enabling people around the world to purchase solar panels that are then leased into projects in Africa to passively collect […]

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Change.org Petition Attempts to Fight for Ross Ulbricht’s Freedom

After being denied a post-conviction relief extension in February 2018, Ross Ulbricht’s family and legal team filed a Petition of Certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court based on constitutional violations in the investigation and at sentencing. The petition was supported by 21 organizations, however, the Court denied Ulbricht’s petition on June 28. The fight to free Ross Ulbricht, 33, is now reinforced with a new petition created on Change.org, 3 days ago by FreeRoss.org. There are currently 6,242+ signatures and the petition aims at reaching 7,500. Also […]

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Boeing to Develop Blockchain-Enabled Unmanned Vehicles in New Partnership

Blockchain technology will go hand in hand with artificial intelligence in a new pilotless plane project from Boeing. Boeing is partnering with an artificial intelligence (AI) company to develop pilotless vehicles and other products using blockchain, it announced in a press release July 17. Texas-based SparkCognition, a company which Boeing invested in in a $32 million funding round last month, will work with the aviation giant on a platform which will track unmanned air vehicles and allocate flight corridors. As a byproduct of this development, the partnership […]

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UK Set to Become a Blockchain and Crypto Economy Leader, New Report Says

Britain could become a leader in blockchain technology and the crypto economy, according to a new report. A new report states the UK has the potential to become a leader in blockchain technology and the crypto economy by 2022, The Guardian reported July 16. The new report was conducted by the Big Innovation Centre, DAG Global, and Deep Knowledge Analytics, all companies aimed to connect business, academic, and public agencies to provide insights on new innovative technologies. According to the group’s analysis, Britain has the governmental, technological, […]

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IT Giant Oracle Confirms General Release of Its Blockchain Cloud Service

Oracle’s blockchain cloud platform debuted Monday, aiming to improve transaction efficiency and supply chains for banks and businesses. US computer technology multinational Oracle confirmed the general release of its blockchain platform in an official press release July 16. The launch follows a series of trials with banking, business and government clients. Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service (OBCS) focuses on transaction efficiency and supply chain authentication, using Hyperledger Fabric as its basis. Existing users of a pre-release version of the product include Arab Jordan Investment Bank (AJIB), Indian Oil […]

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US Ranked Top Destination for Coin Offerings, Majority of ICOs Identified as Scams

The US remains a leading destination for ICO projects according to a new study that also ranks Switzerland and Singapore in the top three. The report notes that authorities in other jurisdictions, like Russia and Estonia, are working to adopt favorable regulations in order to attract more crypto startups. The findings coincide with another study identifying 78% of all ICOs as scams. Also read: Less Than Half of ICOs Survive Four Months After Sale, Study Finds A Third of the Largest ICOs Held in the US Despite […]

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Channel Update #23 – Woman In Blockchain, Risk Takers, Crypto Influencers, & Relocating To Vietnam

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