Monthly Archives: April 2019

Food Tech Giant Bühler Reveals ‘Blockchain-Ready’ Tools to Combat Salmonella and E. Coli

Swiss food technology giant Bühler introduced two “blockchain-ready” food safety products. Swiss food technology giant Bühler introduced two food safety products that can potentially integrate blockchain at the Microsoft booth at the Hannover Messe industrial event in Germany on April 1. The company reported the news in a press release published the same day. The so-called “blockchain-ready” products presented by the company are a tool aiming to reduce microbial contamination in dry goods, dubbed Laatu, and Tubex Pro, a scale system that self-optimizes and produces a constant […]

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What It Takes to Air a TV News Channel Devoted to Crypto Assets

Blocktv is a new televised news source for the cryptocurrency community. News.Bitcoin.com recently visited the company’s headquarters in Israel to see what it takes to air a TV channel dedicated to reporting on the digital assets industry. Also Read: How a Large Crypto Mining Operation Is Handling the Current Market Tune in to Blockchain Television Blocktv’s main office is right across the road from the Israel Diamond Exchange building, at the very heart of the country’s business district. This central location offers easy access to the many […]

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Cartoon: Snakes and Ladders

Startup life is full of snakes and ladders, but in the blockchain market there are currently more snakes. To play the game, roll the dice to advance … if you land on a snake’s head, go to its tail. If you land on the bottom of the ladder, move to the top. Good luck! This article originally appeared on Bitcoin Magazine. Powered by WPeMatico

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‘Augur Scam’ Sparks Centralized Vs. Decentralized Debate on Reddit

How a user gaming the Augur network led to the debate on the validity and effectiveness of decentralized networks. According to a Reddit thread on March 19, traders on Augur, a decentralized oracle and peer-to-peer protocol for prediction markets, are being scammed. The Reddit user claims that “some people” in the Augur community are exploiting a design element of the Augur protocol by purposefully creating invalid markets through ambiguous wording. This allows them to profit by gaming the system, rendering Augur “unusable.” Augur’s co-founder, Joseph Krug, took […]

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How to Check Current Transaction Fees for BTC and BCH

Knowing what you have to pay to access a service is critical to judging the usefulness of any system. Here’s how you can check the current average transaction fees when make payments using BTC and BCH. Also Read: How to Earn BCH as a Bitcoin Bounty Hunter Track Transaction Fees With Coin Dance Coin Dance is a cryptocurrency data website offering statistics about the performance of digital assets. The platform features a live chart for following daily average transaction fees. It shows the difference between the often […]

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Coincheck Launches Bitcoin OTC Trading Desk 15 Months After Hack

The Tokyo-based cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck has launched a Bitcoin over-the-counter (OTC) trading service for its users, per a post published on its official blog. The platform’s OTC trading desk will serve the needs of large-scale and institutional investors that want to trade large volumes of digital assets. Trading starts from 50 BTC (worth about $207,900 USD at press time) via Coincheck’s web interface. Currently the OTC trading desk serves only investors who want to trade in bitcoin. However, according to the company, there are plans to launch […]

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Pakistan’s Central Bank Aims to Issue Its Own Digital Currency by 2025

The State Bank of Pakistan, the nation’s central bank, aims to issue a digital currency by 2025. Jameel Ahmad, the deputy governor of the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), the nation’s central bank, declared that the institution aims to issue a digital currency by 2025, Pakistani YouTube news channel Public News reported on April 1. English-language local media Dawn also reported today that Asad Umar, Pakistan’s finance minister, prompted the official’s statement during a ceremony celebrating the launch of Electronic Money Institutions (EMIs) on Monday, April 1. […]

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PayPal Invests in Digital Identity-Focused Blockchain Startup in Apparent First

In an apparent first, PayPal has made an investment in a blockchain startup — one that focuses on leveraging the technology to give users more control over their digital identities. In an apparent first, global online payments firm PayPal has made an investment in a blockchain startup — one that focuses on leveraging the technology to give users more control over their digital identities. The news was reported by Forbes on April 2. The investment comes as part of an extension to a Series A funding round […]

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Puerto Rico Sees New Crypto Bank Accept First Client Deposit

The new San Juan Mercantile Exchange subsidiary is now live after gaining a banking license in March. Puerto Rico-based cryptocurrency trading platform San Juan Mercantile Exchange (SJMX) has launched banking operations via a new subsidiary, the company announced in a press release on April 2. SJMX, which exists as a membership-based exchange for digital asset traders, is seeking to expand the scope of its operations for institutional investors. The new venture, dubbed San Juan Mercantile Bank & Trust International (SJMBT), received a banking license from Puerto Rican […]

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Malta: Financial Regulator Approves First 14 Crypto Assets Agents

The Malta Financial Services Authority approves the first 14 crypto assets agents, which filed applications last fall. The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) has approved its first 14 crypto assets agents that previously sought for a license, according to an official statement published today, April 2. The approval comes five months after the Virtual Financial Assets Act (VFA), adopted by Maltese government last year, came into power. According to local newspaper the Times of Malta, over 250 applications were initially filed by lawyers, accounts and auditors. However, […]

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