Monthly Archives: April 2019

Crypto Exchange Bittrex Denies Claim of North Korean Users on Its Platform

American cryptocurrency exchange Bittrex said that claims of North Korean users trading on its platform are false. American cryptocurrency exchange Bittrex has said that claims of North Korean users trading on its platform are false in a tweet on April 22. In the post, Bittrex stated that it had examined two accounts which allegedly belonged to users from North Korea, noting that it had investigated the same accounts back in October 2017. The exchange claims that South Korean residents mistakenly choose North Korea in the country dropdown […]

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Major US Health IT Provider HMS Partners With Blockchain Startup Solve.Care

The new partnership between HMS and Solve.Care aims to reduce government healthcare costs and improve interoperability and accessibility. Major health information technology provider for the United States government, HMS Technologies Inc. (HMS) has partnered with blockchain startup Solve.Care. The development was announced in a press release shared with Cointelegraph on April 22. As part of the collaboration, HMS will reportedly integrate Solve.Care’s blockchain platform into their federal health information technology (HIT) initiatives in a bid to reduce government healthcare costs and improve interoperability and accessibility. Bill Kirkpatrick, […]

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OTC Groups and State-Sanctioned Exchanges Start Trading Venezuela’s Petro

Last February, news.Bitcoin.com first reported on the Venezuelan cryptocurrency the petro (PTR) launched by President Nicolas Maduro. Initially, many media reports assumed the digital currency might be phony or nonexistent. However, recent data from a few exchanges and from Venezuelans trading the asset on social media suggests the nation-state issued cryptocurrency is quite real and that locals are trading PTR regularly for goods and services. Also read: Darknet Users Allege Wall Street Market Exit Scammed, Possibly Snatching $30M Venezuelans Are Swapping the Petro on Exchanges and Social […]

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Israel: Institute Sues Professor for Alleged Blockchain Intellectual Property Violation

The Technion has filed a civil suit against a faculty member for allegedly profiting from the technology he developed while working at the institute. The Technion Israel Institute of Technology has filed a civil suit against a faculty member for allegedly establishing of a zero knowledge proof technology company and making use of the knowledge developed by him while working at the institute. The news was published by local media outlet Calcalist on April 22. The Technion has filed a suit against senior lecturer Prof. Eli Ben-Sasson […]

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Unconfirmed: Mt. Gox Automatically Filing Creditors for Repayment

An unconfirmed email suggests all users who lost bitcoin will get compensation — even if they did not file a rehabilitation claim. Users who held bitcoin (BTC) on the now-defunct Mt. Gox exchange and filed certain self-admission rehabilitation claims could reportedly receive some of their funds back, an unconfirmed email posted to Reddit on April 22 suggests. Addressed to all Mt. Gox users, the message reportedly says: “The creditors who objected to your self-approved rehabilitation claim withdrew their objections. As a result, the approval of your self-approved […]

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Mt. Gox Is Automatically Filing Unregistered Creditors for Reimbursement

If you’re a creditor in Mt. Gox’s civil rehabilitation case, the defunct exchange may have automatically filed and approved a reimbursement claim for you — provided that your Mt. Gox account was verified when it was still operating. According to a Reddit post from user DerEwige on April 22, 2019, Nobuaki Kobayashi, a Japanese attorney and trustee of the ongoing case, has alerted former Mt. Gox users who didn’t voluntarily apply for reimbursement that they will also receive compensation for their lost bitcoin as rehabilitation takes effect. […]

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China’s First Blockchain-Enabled Notary Opens Office in Beijing

China’s first blockchain-enabled notary has reportedly opened its offices in Beijing. China’s first blockchain-enabled notary has opened offices in Beijing, local media People reported on April 19. Per the report, the service opened last Friday at the Beijing CITIC Notary Office. The head of the office reportedly stated that the development marks the beginning of the blockchain notary service era. During the launch event, the director of the Beijing CITIC Notary Office Wang Mingliang noted that he believes that blockchain-based notarization has both the value of notarization […]

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Gaming Firm Unitopia Raises $5 Million to Create Blockchain Equivalent of Steam

Blockchain-powered gaming startup Unitopia has received $5 million in funding to develop a blockchain equivalent of video gaming platform Steam. Blockchain-powered gaming platform Unitopia has received $5 million in funding from a group of investment and financial services companies, local media outlet BiShiJie.com reported on April 22. Unitopia — a blockchain research lab of Chinese video game developer Electronic Soul — has reportedly received a strategic investment from Shuimu Fenghua Fund, Link Hui Capital, Jun Joint Venture, Digital Chain Capital and Super Brain Fund in the amount […]

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Digital Pet for Auction: ‘The Cutest Crypto Game’ to Support Online Education for Kids

sponsored A crypto collectible game places its nonfungible token in the blockchain auction house in order to help develop a new platform where kids can start their own project. A decentralized crypto collectible game Blockchain Cuties Universe has put its unique digital pet named DartaNyan up for auction, which was specially created for it. The team says that all the raised funds will be spent on an education online platform, where kids and teens can start their own project. Online education for youth as priority The sale […]

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Adviser to President of Russia Proposes Digital Currency in Crimea

An adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed to adopt a digital currency in Crimea to attract foreign investment. An adviser to the President of Russia has proposed to adopt a digital currency in Crimea to attract investors and avoid sanctions, local news agency TASS reports April 19. Sergey Glazyev, advisor to Russian President Vladimir Putin on regional economic integration, urged the government to adopt “digital money technologies” to reduce “cross-border barriers,” the official said at the Yalta International Economic Forum (YIEF). According to Glazyev, adoption of […]

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