Monthly Archives: June 2019

Microsoft to Collaborate With Icertis in Enhancing Blockchain-Based Contractual Offering

Major enterprise contract management service Icertis will expand its contractual offering with Microsoft. Major enterprise contract management service Icertis will collaborate with Microsoft to expand its blockchain-based contract solution, the company announced on June 11. By entering the collaboration, Microsoft will help Icertis to extend its Icertis Blockchain Framework, which is designed to enhance the transparency and efficiency of contractual frameworks using smart contracts technology. The Icertis Blockchain Framework offers a blockchain-powered solution to track contractual requirements and commitments, improving the quality of collaboration and accountability. The […]

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Bakkt Futures Testing Begins July 22nd

bakkt futures testing begins soon, mcafee unveils his new exchange, bad and good news for ripple! Social Media: Follow me on Dlive: https://dlive.tv/MrSotko Follow me on Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/mrsotko Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MrSotkoGaming Follow Me On Steem: https://steemit.com/@mrsotko Support Me On Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mrsotkogaming Discord: https://discord.gg/r2Yf8Ae Want to donate to the channel? Donate Litecoin and send me an email saying how much you sent and I’ll try to thank you at the end of the next video! Litecoin donation address: LZaQgPhBvQT6PC2gAnLsQGPPaYDPm5dyNx Ethereum only donation address: 0x125DE6B8FAb078701e0b11ECb1A6bDF3aF9E73dc Bitcoin donation […]

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FT: Facebook Hires Standard Chartered Bank’s Head of Public Affairs for Crypto Project

Facebook hired Standard Chartered Bank’s head of public affairs Ed Bowles for its cryptocurrency project, dubbed “Libra.” Facebook has reportedly hired Standard Chartered Bank’s head of public affairs Ed Bowles for its cryptocurrency project, the Financial Times reports on June 14. Per the report, Facebook hired the senior bank lobbyist in anticipation of the greater regulatory scrutiny in Europe over its plans to launch its own crypto asset and other financial services to its 2.4 billion users. Bowles will join the company in September, and will reportedly […]

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Google Cloud Integrates Chainlink Oracles in Analytics Data Warehouse With ETH DApp Support

Google Cloud has integrated Chainlink’s oracle middleware with its BigQuery enterprise cloud data warehouse. The Google Cloud team has integrated Chainlink’s oracle middleware with its BigQuery enterprise cloud data warehouse, allowing for an on-chain and cloud-based interaction with Ethereum decentralized applications and smart contracts. The news was revealed in a development report published on June 13. As previously reported, a blockchain oracle is a system that provides the necessary external data — i.e. the variables to be evaluated — to trigger the execution of a smart contract […]

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Europol Reveals Gamified Coin Tracing Training for Law Enforcement at Crypto Conference

Europol is hosting its 6th cryptocurrency conference with over 300 crypto experts from law enforcement and the private sector. Europol — the law enforcement agency of the European Union — is hosting its sixth cryptocurrency conference, with over 300 crypto experts from law enforcement and the private sector reportedly in attendance. The news was revealed in a Europol press release published on June 14. The conference — organized by Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) and hosted June 12-14 at the Europol headquarters in the Hague, Netherlands — […]

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Lithuania to Regulate Cryptocurrency Exchange Sector With Obligatory ID Checks

The Baltic nation’s finance ministry will prepare new rules in line with EU directives on anti-money laundering. Lithuania is preparing new rules to govern cryptocurrency transactions, requiring businesses to prove the identity of clients, local daily news outlet Delfi reported on June 12. As part of its obligations to impose European Union anti-money laundering (AML) regulations, Lithuania’s finance ministry will seek to completely formalize crypto-based exchange operations. Parliament approved the move during a sitting on Wednesday, Delfi says, while a time frame remains uncertain for implementation. Once […]

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Venezuela Issues 50,000 Bolivar Bill Amid Persistent Hyperinflation

Venezuelans are used to their currency costing less than the paper it’s printed on. Economic misfortunes and political upheaval place their country at the bottom of all inflation charts, year after year. The latest incarnation of the national fiat, Bolívar Soberano, has succumbed to the illness of all previous emissions – rapid depreciation. The government has just announced it’s releasing a 50,000 bolivar banknote. This is a little more than the minimum monthly wage but it can hardly buy you a decent meal in Caracas. Also read: […]

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Binance to Stop Serving US Traders Following Announcement of US-Dedicated Platform

Binance’s updated terms of use notably includes a restriction of services to U.S.-based individual and corporate traders. Major crypto exchange Binance announced today, June 14, that it has updated its terms of use, which notably includes a restriction of services to United States-based individual and corporate traders. The restriction follows yesterday’s news that the company is launching a separate, fully regulated fiat-to-crypto platform for the U.S. market. Today’s announcement provides a timeline for the new terms to come into effect, specifying that: “After 90 days, effective on […]

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WSJ: Facebook Crypto Project Seals $10M Investment Each From Visa, Mastercard, Paypal, Uber

Visa, Mastercard, PayPal, Uber and others have allegedly each invested around $10 million in the governance consortium. Facebook has allegedly sealed backing from over a dozen firms that include Visa, Mastercard, PayPal and Uber for its soon-to-be-unveiled cryptocurrency project. The news was reported by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) on June 13. Source ostensibly familiar with the matter told the WSJ that the firms — extending across the finance, e-commerce, venture capital and telecoms industries — have each invested around $10 million in a consortium that will […]

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Safe Space: A Guide to Special Economic Zones for Crypto, From China to Switzerland

Russia may join a list of countries with an offshore crypto zone with a plan to build its own on an island. Last week, Russian officials revealed plans to build a major financial center on an island in the Far East, which would cater to cryptocurrencies, among other things. Notably, the creation of special economic zones for crypto has been an enduring idea both in Russia — similar proposals have been previously made in regard to Crimea, a territory that is claimed by Russia — and the […]

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