Monthly Archives: July 2019

Coinbase Pro to Begin Supporting Tezos Trading in August

Coinbase has announced support for the cryptocurrency Tezos on its Coinbase Pro platform starting in August. Major cryptocurrency platform Coinbase is onboarding the cryptocurrency Tezos (XTZ) to its professional trading platform, Coinbase Pro.  As per an official announcement, Coinbase Pro will open up inbound XTZ transfers on August 5. As the company has done in the past, Coinbase Pro will ramp up to full XTZ trading in four steps: (1) transfer-only, (2) post-only, (3) limit-only, and finally (4) full trading. Additionally, the exchange will document the on-boarding […]

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Seagate Moving Forward with Blockchain Pilot to Track Hard Drives

American tech giant Seagate has entered the pilot stage of its blockchain project designed to fight counterfeit hard drives. American tech giant Seagate has entered the pilot stage of its blockchain project designed to fight counterfeit hard disk drives (HDD), Forbes reported on July 30. This pilot is a part of the joint initiative Seagate and IBM launched last November. The project aims to help manufacturers, integrators and business partners to better authenticate the provenance of HDDs by using IBM’s Blockchain Platform. According to Seagate’s data security […]

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US Awards Patent for Blockchain-Based Firearm Data Recording System

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded a patent to two inventors for a blockchain-based system for recording ballistic data during self-defense scenarios. Two American inventors have won a patent for a blockchain-based recording system for ballistic data.  The United States Patent and Trademark Office awarded two inventors — Jason Palazzolo and Kevin Barnes — a patent for a “firearm environmental recording apparatus and system” on July 23. This apparently could include multiple recording devices, including a camera, microphone, and spatial sensor module that can record […]

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Samsung Galaxy S10 Integrates Pundi X’s Digital Currency Wallet

Samsung Galaxy S10 users are now able to use Pundi X’s crypto wallet and spend crypto in an associated blockchain point-of-sale device. Smartphones manufacturer Samsung and cryptocurrency payments startup Pundi X’s new cooperation will allow users to integrate the XWallet app to their Samsung Blockchain Wallet. In a blog post published on July 29, Pundi X revealed that it has integrated its cryptocurrency wallet solution into the Samsung’s blockchain ecosystem, thus marking growing adoption of blockchain technology. The post reads: “Samsung Galaxy S10 users can move cryptocurrencies […]

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New York Crypto Task Force: Industry, Government to Review Regulations

The New York State Assembly appointed six members to its Digital Currency Task Force. Joseph Lubin and a Microsoft rep. are just some of those on the list… In late July of 2019, the New York State Assembly appointed six members to its Digital Currency Task Force, claiming to be the first state-drafted crew across the United States to deal with cryptocurrencies and blockchain. While it is unclear if the influx from Facebook’s Libra has hastened the NY legislators to assemble the team, the first reports from […]

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Ripple Partners With Kyoto University, University of Tokyo for Blockchain Research

Ripple has partnered with two Japanese universities as part of its global blockchain research initiative. Cryptocurrency giant Ripple has partnered with Kyoto University and the University of Tokyo as part of its University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI). Ripple announced its new Japanese partnerships in a press release on July 30. Emi Yoshikawa, senior director of global operations at Ripple, noted that there is high interest in blockchain within Japanese academia: “Japan is quickly becoming a leading force in crypto assets and blockchain. The region has always been […]

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Some Senators Call on US to Lead in Blockchain and Crypto, Others Doubt

U.S. senators gave statements in a hearing today, with some advocating for a more focused approach to blockchain, while others scrutinized cryptocurrencies. The United States Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs has ended the hearing on “Examining Regulatory Frameworks for Digital Currencies and Blockchain” today, July 30. Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire, Rebecca M. Nelson, a specialist in international trade and finance; and Mehrsa Baradaran, a professor of law at the University of California Irvine School of Law all testified before the committee. Senator Michael Crapo of […]

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Price Analysis 30/07: BTC, ETH, XRP, LTC, BCH, BNB, EOS, BSV, XLM, ADA

A few major cryptocurrencies are showing signs of life. Can bulls build on the gains? Let’s analyze the charts. 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. After facing opposition from regulators across the world, Facebook has warned that its Libra project might not see the light of the […]

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Testing Haven, OB1’s New Social Media and Crypto Marketplace App

On Monday, OB1, the development team who created the crypto-infused marketplace Openbazaar, launched a new platform called Haven. The application is a mobile version of the Openbazaar marketplace, but also includes social media, end-to-end encrypted messaging, and noncustodial wallet services for a variety of digital assets. The following is a review of the Haven application after experimenting with the mobile crypto marketplace first-hand before the public launch. Also Read: Exploring the SLP Token Universe Built on the Bitcoin Cash Chain OB1 Launches the Mobile Platform Haven Privacy […]

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Overstock Announces Dividend of One Digital Share for Every 10 Shares

Overstock announced a dividend payable in shares of its Digital Voting Series A-1 Preferred Stock at a ratio of one to ten. United States retail giant Overstock announced a dividend payable in shares of its Digital Voting Series A-1 Preferred Stock. A-1 shares can be traded on PRO Securities ATS The Overstock’s digital dividend will be payable at a ratio of 1:10, which means that one share of Series A-1 will be issued for every ten shares of common stock, according to a press release shared with […]

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