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Ripple Announces $105 Million Charity Venture for Education, Financial Inclusion Projects

Ripple is launching a formal social impact program that will invest a total of $105 million in projects focused on education and financial inclusion. Ripple is launching a formal social impact program, dubbed “Ripple for Good,” according to a press release published September 27. The initiative will pool $25 million from the firm together with $80 million in donations to invest in projects focused on education and financial inclusion. The press release states that Ripple is still assessing which projects will form a part of their initiative, […]

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The Anatomy of Bitcoin Core’s Recent Bug

Overview of the most “catastrophic bug in recent years.” Why did Bitcoin Core developers keep it a secret? Software vulnerabilities continue to be a red flag issue in crypto community. Not long ago, the top-five cryptocurrency EOS network experienced a vulnerability right in the dawn of its development. The same thing happened to Ethereum, when a series of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks led to a significant delay in the operation of the nodes. And the news about another bug in the code came out yesterday, […]

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Debit Card Issuer Bitnovo Announces Bitcoin Cash Support, as Acceptance Continues to Grow

Bitnovo has launched support for bitcoin cash (BCH). Starting September 27, users of Bitcard and N26 account, both bank-free product offerings from the Spanish cryptocurrency trading platform, will be able to replenish their cards or accounts with BCH. Payments will be supported also. Also read: Pesamill Africa Launches as Kenya’s Latest Exchange Offering P2P And Centralized Trading Users of Bitnovo Bitcard And N26 Account Can Now Use Bitcoin Cash For Top Up And Payments Bitnovo announced today that holders of its Bitcard or N26 account can now top […]

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Coinbase Rolls Out Crypto “Bundles” and New Educational Resources

Coinbase is unveiling a suite of new initiatives designed to expand its market. In a blog released today entitled “Helping People Understand, Explore and Buy Cryptocurrency,” Coinbase is reaching out to potential newcomers to the crypto space — people who may want to join the crypto world but are unsure about how to proceed. The company’s offerings include some educational tools as well as a “Crypto Bundle” that are designed to take some of the trepidation out of a new user’s first crypto purchase. New Educational Tools […]

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TD Bank Partners with Startup to Add Blockchain and AI Solutions to Investment Products

sponsored A decentralized fintech company has forged a partnership that will see its technology integrated into products offered by TD Bank, one of the world’s largest financial institutions. Hydrogen, a NYC-based business that was recently named KPMG’s fintech startup of the year has signed a public blockchain licensing deal with TD Bank – the world’s 12th-biggest bank in terms of market capitalization. Hydrogen is a decentralized ecosystem for financial services that combines artificial intelligence, record keeping, authentication, payments and identity services. The initial phase of the collaboration […]

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South Korean Government to Exclude Sale, Brokerage of Digital Assets from Venture Business

A new amendment from the South Korean government will exclude the sale and brokerage of digital assets from venture business classification. South Korean cabinet ministers have agreed to exclude digital assets trading companies from venture business classification, Business Korea reported September 27.   Back in August, the country’s Ministry of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) and Startups (MSS) had already excluded cryptocurrency exchanges from legislation governing venture businesses, Cointelegraph reported. During the recent cabinet meeting held under the Prime Minister Lee Nak-yeon presidency, the government revised the […]

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Italy to Enter European Blockchain Partnership, Local MP Confirms

Italy will join an EU blockchain partnership with 26 member states, local MP Mirella Liuzzi confirms in an interview. Italy is about to enter the European Blockchain Partnership, according to the country’s Member of Parliament (MP) Mirella Liuzzi, as cited by Cointelegraph Italy Thursday, September 27. According to Liuzzi, the partnership — a collaboration of 26 EU countries — will be signed by the Minister of Economic Development, Labour and Social Policies Luigi Di Maio on September 28 in Brussels. In an interview with Key4biz, Liuzzi added: […]

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Chinese State Bank Uses Blockchain to Issue Digital Mortgages Worth $1.3 Billion

The Chinese Bank of Communications has successfully finished the first issue of a digital mortgages pack on blockchain worth approximately $1.3 billion. The Chinese state-owned Bank of Communications (BoCom) has successfully issued $1.3 billion of residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) using blockchain technology, national securities outlet China Securities Times writes Wednesday, September 27. BoCom — the fifth largest bank in China according to S&P Global recent stats — used an independently developed platform called Juicai Chain to issue 9.3 billion yuan worth of RMBS, which is approximately $1.3 […]

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Bitdb’s Global Database Now Crawls the Entire BCH Transaction Universe

This week the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) developer Unwriter has released the second iteration of Bitdb, a global NoSQL database backed by BCH and implemented with Mongo-DB. Unwriter’s latest Bitdb 2.0 allows the protocol to continuously synchronize itself with not only the BCH op-return database but now the autonomous database syncs with every bitcoin transaction. Also Read: Bitmain Bids for Public Listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange  Want to Query Every Transaction on the BCH Chain? Bitdb 2.0 Provides a Bitcoin Cash Powered Database for Mongo-DB A few […]

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Marsh Confirms IBM Blockchain Insurance Partnership to Include Salesforce

IBM and Marsh’s blockchain-based commercial insurance partnership will leverage Salesforce links, the companies have confirmed. Global insurance brokerage and risk management firm Marsh announced it would extend its partnership with IBM as part of its proof-of-insurance blockchain solution, a press release confirmed Wednesday, September 26. Marsh, which began working with IBM in April this year to develop the blockchain service, will now take advantage of IBM’s links with customer relationship management giant Salesforce. The release notes that “Marsh will work with IBM to extend its commercial proof […]

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