Monthly Archives: April 2019

Report: Blockchain Startup ConsenSys Seeks $200 Million From Outside Investors

New York-based blockchain company ConsenSys is reportedly seeking investors to raise $200 million. New York-based blockchain company ConsenSys is reportedly seeking investors to raise $200 million, technology media outlet The Information reported on April 15. According to sources familiar with the matter, ConsenSys is trying to attract outside investors to raise $200 million. The company’s executives reportedly talked to investors in Hong Kong and South Korea, however as of early April ConsenSys had purportedly not yet found a lead investor. The Information cited fundraising documents, revealing that […]

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US Researchers Develop Blockchain Protocol to Fight Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals

Researchers at Portland State University have created a blockchain protocol to prevent counterfeit pharmaceuticals from filling the market. Portland State University (PSU) researchers have made a blockchain protocol to prevent counterfeit pharmaceuticals from filling the market, according to a press release published on April 15. PSU researcher and professor of computer science at the Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science, Nirupama Bulusu, in collaboration with PSU computer science doctoral student Naif Alzahrani published a work dubbed “A new product anti-counterfeiting blockchain using a truly decentralized dynamic […]

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Satoshi’s Treasure: The Chase Is on for a $1 Million Bitcoin Prize

A treasure hunt for $1 million worth of bitcoin is officially underway. In a cryptic, rambling message broadcasted to the Blockstream Satellite on April 13, 2019, an anonymous user challenged the rest of the Bitcoin community to a million dollar hunt for what they called “Satoshi’s Treasure,” a contest which will “test the resolve, courage, intelligence, and savvy [sic] of would-be hunters,” the game master claimed. At the current exchange rate, the contest’s award is roughly 198 BTC. “This message should reach you at the middle of […]

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Reuters: France to Push EU Member States to Adopt Its Cryptocurrency Regulations

France is reportedly going to try to convince other European Union member states to adopt cryptocurrency regulations similar to its own. France is reportedly going to try to convince other European Union member states to adopt cryptocurrency regulations similar to its own, Reuters reported on April 15. Bruno Le Maire, French Minister of the Economy and Finance, reportedly stated that France will encourage other EU countries to adopt cryptocurrency regulations similar to those France approved last week. The news rules reportedly aim to attract cryptocurrency issuers and […]

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Swisscom Blockchain AG Onboards New Chief Executive Officer

Blockchain-focused company Swisscom Blockchain AG has onboarded Ethereum engineer Lukas Hohl as its new CEO. Blockchain-focused company Swisscom Blockchain AG has onboarded Ethereum (ETH) engineer Lukas Hohl as its new chief executive officer, Cointelegraph auf Deutsch reported on April 15. Hohl, who previously served at various IT and finance companies, including Blockchain’s parent company Swisscom, business consulting firm BearingPoint, consultancy group Sofgen, and management consulting company Synpulse, will now lead the firm’s blockchain strategy and facilitate the further development of the company. Roger Wüthrich-Hasenböhler, chief digital officer […]

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London-Based Blockchain Startup Raises $3.9M with Equity Tokens on LSE’s Turquoise

A British blockchain startup secured 3 million pounds by selling tokenized shares on LSE’s equity trading platform Turquoise. United Kingdom-based blockchain startup 2030.io has raised $3.9 million through a platform owned by the London Stock Exchange (LSE), fintech news Finextra reported on April 15. Known as Twenty Thirty or 20|30, the startup has reportedly secured 3 million British pounds (GBP) by selling tokenized shares on LSE-owned equity trading platform Turquoise. In July 2018, 20|30 became one of 29 firms that were approved by the Financial Conduct Authority […]

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Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, EOS, Binance Coin, Stellar, Cardano, TRON: Price Analysis April 15

New data from Binance suggests that crypto markets have bottomed out and that the recent rally could make real headway. The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. Market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. The research arm of Binance believes that cryptocurrency markets have bottomed out, after studying data from 2014–2019. They also found that […]

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ING Bank Releases Blockchain Privacy Tool Bulletproofs

ING bank introduced its new DLT privacy tool Bulletproofs as an extended technology for previous zero-knowledge proof developments. Dutch global banking and financial services corporation ING introduced its new cryptographic blockchain development called Bulletproofs, according to an announcement on Feb. 7 Bulletproofs represents an extended technology for ING’s previous blockchain privacy-focused developments such as zero-knowledge range proof (ZKRP) and zero-knowledge set membership (ZKSM). ING bank first launched ZKRP in November 2017, enabling market participants to maintain anonymity in a transaction while still confirming its accuracy. For instance, […]

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Binance to Delist Bitcoin SV as It ‘No Longer Meets’ the Exchange’s Standards

After Binance CEO CZ tweeted that he was considering delisting BSV last week, the exchange has officially announced it will delist the coin. Major cryptocurrency exchange Binace has officially announced that it will delist Bitcoin SV (BSV) starting next week. The news was revealed in an official announcement from the firm today, April 15. The exchange stated that as of April 22, it will delist and cease trading on all trading pairs for BSV — on the exchange under the ticker BCHSV. In the post, Binance explained […]

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Speak Out: Does Crypto Needs Banks?

Are banks needed in the world of cryptocurrency? Reply in the comments! Nowadays, we can see that banks are cooperating with cryptocurrencies much more than they did in the past years. Banks from all over the world have integrated blockchain technology into their systems. This could help crypto become more mainstream, but it also has brought a lot of controversy. Today, we invite you to discuss the need for banks in the world of crypto. Reply in the comments below! Powered by WPeMatico

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