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August 11, 2020

Interoperability for Newbies: The Next Evolution of Blockchain

By ChainTalk TV

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What Is Blockchain Technology?

With the recent growth spurt of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, the concept of blockchain has suddenly become popular in the technology industry. Companies from a

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Bitcoin options market shows it is “open air” for BTC after $14,000

Bitcoin is currently caught within another bout of sideways trading as its price hovers within the upper-$11,000 region. The post Bitcoin options market shows it is “open air” for BTC after $14,000 appeared first on CryptoSlate.
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IOTA’s Chrysalis Upgrade Goes Live, Adding Scalability Improvements

IOTA has executed the first phase of its Chrysalis project, the beginning of a series of upgrades leading up to IOTA 1.5. The upgrade comes with a host of upgrades...
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Bitcoin Analyst Tone Vays Prepares to Lose Crypto Bet, Predicts Imminent BTC Breakout

Veteran crypto strategist Tone Vays is bullish on Bitcoin. In a new strategy session, Vays says he believes BTC will soon rise to $14,000. After that, he expects the leading cryptocurrency to retrace back to $10,700 near the end of the year, and then move to all-time highs around $20,000 in the first half of […]The post Bitcoin Analyst Tone Vays Prepares to Lose Crypto Bet, Predicts Imminent BTC Breakout appeared first on The Daily Hodl.
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Apple Stock Price Touches $450, Wedbush Analyst Raises Target to $515

Coinspeaker Apple Stock Price Touches $450, Wedbush Analyst Raises Target to $515Wedbush analyst Dan Ives remains optimistic about the launch of the upcoming iPhone 12 5G which will likely give a major boost to Apple's revenue stream. He calls the upcoming iPhone flagship as a "defining chapter" in the Apple growth story.Apple Stock Price Touches $450, Wedbush Analyst Raises Target to $515
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Chainlink Competitor Band Token Grows 300% in 7 Days Setting New ATH

BAND, the native token of the Band Protocol, has grown by more 300% in just seven days. At the at time of writing, the token traded at $14.50 against the August 3 trading price of $3.86. On August 10, the token also touched a new high of $17.78 while the 24 hours traded volumes were […]The post Chainlink Competitor Band Token Grows 300% in 7 Days Setting New ATH appeared first on Bitcoin News.
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Australian citizen sentenced to 2 years in prison for stealing $300,000 worth XRP.

An Australian court has ordered local citizen Kathryn Nguyen to a maximum time of 2 years and 3 months in prison for her role in stealing more than 100,000 XRP tokens in January 2018. According to the Information Age report, Nguyen was sentenced over the theft of more than $300,000 in XRP two years ago. […]
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Tezos To New ATH Above $4.4 While Bitcoin Fails at $12,000 Again

Bitcoin's dominance suffers after BTC stalls while some altcoins surge. Tezos's 17% increase since yesterday means that XTZ reached a new all-time high of $4,40.The post Tezos To New ATH Above $4.4 While Bitcoin Fails at $12,000 Again appeared first on CryptoPotato.
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Bitcoin trading spikes in Brazil and Argentina

A recent market report from Arcane Research, an analytics company, has informed a surge in Bitcoin trading across Brazil and Argentina. The development was likened to the economic status of both countries, which looks severe. So, local investors are seizing the opportunity by turning to the cryptocurrency to hedge against the rising inflation. Brazil sees […]
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Australian Hacker Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison for $300K XRP Theft

An Australian woman is facing more than two years in prison after stealing more than $300K in XRP tokens in January 2018.

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Australian Hacker Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison for $300K XRP Theft

An Australian woman is facing more than two years in prison after stealing more than $300K in XRP tokens in January 2018.
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USDA to boost supply chain of organic products with blockchain

The USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service is looking to boost supply chain of organic produce and has suggested to its department to deploy distributed ledger technology (DLT) for more visibility and accountability. Burgeoning consumer interest in consuming healthy cuisine is revolutionizing the organic food industry with never-seen-before demand to boost supply chain, especially after outbreaks of […]
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Finoa Adds Support For NEAR Protocol Token Staking And Storage On Network

Working as a globally-acclaimed investor-grade custody and asset -servicing provider for digital assets, Finoa has announced its strategic collaboration with NEAR Foundation. The integration between the two renowned platforms has led Finoa to add support for the storage and staking of one of the best in-class protocols, NEAR Protocol tokens on its network. We are …
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Chainlink Price Forecast: LINK/USD Upward Momentum Unstoppable, How Nigh Is $20?

Chainlink breaks several barriers becoming the week’s most improved altcoin. LINK/USD price action narrows under a descending trendline resistance as reversal builds momentum. Chainlink has been on most of the cryptocurrency traders and enthusiasts’ minds since the weekend session. The altcoin has not only broken several barriers but also attracted a great amount of volume
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What Would the Re-Election of Alexander Lukashenko Mean for Crypto?

A contested election between president Alexander Lukashenko and Svetlana Tikhanovskaya leaves the future of crypto in Belarus in limbo.

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What Would the Re-Election of Alexander Lukashenko Mean for Crypto?

A contested election between president Alexander Lukashenko and Svetlana Tikhanovskaya leaves the future of crypto in Belarus in limbo.
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Bitcoin Transaction Fees Soar 550% in a Month, BCH, Dash Transactions Much Cheaper

The cost of sending a transaction over the Bitcoin network rose sharply over the past month, as the price of the top cryptocurrency climbed higher. According to latest data from Bitinfocharts, the average bitcoin (BTC) transaction fee soared by as much as 547% in the month to August 6, rising from just $1 to $6.47. […]The post Bitcoin Transaction Fees Soar 550% in a Month, BCH, Dash Transactions Much Cheaper appeared first on Bitcoin News.
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Tezos Price Analysis: XTZ/USD Rising Wedge Pattern Prints Potential Massive Breakdown Eyeing $4.0

Tezos extends the weekend price action above $4.00 to test the resistance at $4.40. A reversal is underway mainly impacted by the formation of a short term rising wedge pattern. Some altcoins have been performing incredibly well over the last several weeks. The tokens have seen investors diversify their attention from Bitcoin to these smaller
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Grayscale kicks off national cryptocurrency ad campaign on CNBC, MSNBC, FOX

Grayscale Investments, a crypto investing and asset management company, has launched a nation-wide cryptocurrency ad campaign with TV commercials airing on CNBC, MSNBC, FOX, and FOX Business in the United States Barry Silbert, the company’s CEO, announced the campaign last week, while Micheal Sonnenshein, Grayscale’s managing director, shared the ad on Twitter earlier today. The post Grayscale kicks off national cryptocurrency ad campaign on CNBC, MSNBC, FOX appeared first on CryptoSlate.
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Ethereum Whale Pushed ETH Prices to $450 on Uniswap

A single wallet address pushed up Ethereum prices on DeFi exchange Uniswap to just short of $450. The trade involved a series of swaps totaling $17.9 million USDT to purchase...
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USDA Proposes Blockchain Ledger for Organic Product Supply Chain

The USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service is proposing the department utilize DLT to trace the supply chain of organic products.
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USDA Proposes Blockchain Ledger for Organic Product Supply Chain

The USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service is proposing the department utilize DLT to trace the supply chain of organic products.

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1inch launches automated market maker Mooniswap

DEX aggregator 1inch.exchange has launched its own automated market maker (AMM), Mooniswap.The post 1inch launches automated market maker Mooniswap appeared first on The Block.
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Bitcoin trading soars in Argentina, Brazil as local currencies weaken

DeFi might be all the rage in crypto. But traders in the troubled economies of Argentina and Brazil appear to be turning to Bitcoin as their currencies falter.
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A dive into Omen, Kelros and blockchain-enabled court systems

Quick TakeThese past few weeks have seen the development and resolution Kleros Case 302 — the largest instance of decentralized dispute resolution to date.The causal circumstances as well as the outcomes spurred debates regarding platform rules and the burden of resolution of ambiguity.Discussion surrounding case 302 will likely inform developments in rules and norms in decentralized prediction markets and dispute resolution.
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PSF Token Invokes the First Coin-Age Staking Protocol on Bitcoin Cash

During the last six months, the Simple Ledger Protocol has grown immensely and there’s been 9,604 SLP tokens created since the infrastructure launched. Just recently news.Bitcoin.com reported on mistcoin, the mineable SLP token that can be mined with a CPU. Now software developer Chris Troutner has invoked tokens called PSF, which are the first SLP […]The post PSF Token Invokes the First Coin-Age Staking Protocol on Bitcoin Cash appeared first on Bitcoin News.
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How a Decentralized Randomness Beacon Could Boost Cryptographic Security

Filecoin will be the first protocol to use this production-ready version of drand to create decentralized, verifiable randomness for “leader selection.”
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Litecoin price returns below $57 after rising to $59.5

The Litecoin price line rose past the $59.5 mark on the 10th of August before it returned below the $58 level. Crypto analysts on Trading View are of the opinion that the cryptocurrency’s price will rise past the $80 mark soon. 1-Day Litecoin price analysis Litecoin price chart by Trading View At the beginning of […]
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Compound decentralized oracle ready to go live

Open Price Feed, the much-awaited Compound decentralized oracle, is all set to go live. It will be a key component of the platform’s lending operations. Presently, it is undergoing extensive testing across various channels and networks. The team spent two weeks testing it on Etehreum Kovan testnet. The Compound decentralized oracle also spent two weeks […]
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Ethereum Classic’s Leadership Says They Don’t Need Charles Hoskinson's Bailout

ETC quickly sidelines an interesting offer from Charles Hoskinson.

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Ethereum Classic’s Leadership Says They Don’t Need Charles Hoskinson's Bailout

ETC quickly sidelines an interesting offer from Charles Hoskinson.
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Four Altcoins Could Break Out As Ethereum-Based Ecosystem Goes Parabolic, According to Messari Researcher

Messari researcher Ryan Watkins is shining the spotlight on four small-cap crypto assets in the Ethereum ecosystem. In a series of tweets, Watkins says the coins could be part of a new decentralized finance (DeFi) paradigm that breaks out alongside the second-largest blockchain. “As Ethereum faces challenges scaling and interest in DeFi goes parabolic, there […]The post Four Altcoins Could Break Out As Ethereum-Based Ecosystem Goes Parabolic, According to Messari Researcher appeared first on The Daily Hodl.
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California Energy Commission blockchain pilot to lower carbon footprint

The upcoming California Energy Commission blockchain project will showcase how technology can improve future energy consumption patterns. The experimental pilot project will also present a glimpse into how carbon footprints can be reduced going into the future. It aims to promote renewable energy sources. As per the official press release, the pilot project would be […]
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DeFi Tokens BAND, LINK, Outpace Bitcoin Price by Gaining 100% in 10 Days

Strong growth in the DeFi sector led Band Protocol (BAND) and Chainlink (LINK) to gain more than 100% over the past few weeks.
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DeFi Tokens BAND, LINK, Outpace Bitcoin Price by Gaining 100% in 10 Days

Strong growth in the DeFi sector led Band Protocol (BAND) and Chainlink (LINK) to gain more than 100% over the past few weeks.

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Report: European agency declines deal between Binance’s CZ and Union Bank

Swiss media has reported that the Liechtenstein Financial Market Authority (FMA) has rejected an application for Union Bank to bring on Binance chief executive as a "major" shareholder. The post Report: European agency declines deal between Binance’s CZ and Union Bank appeared first on The Block.
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NOWPayments: A Non-custodial Crypto Payment Gateway With a Huge Variety of Currencies

NOWPayments is a payment gateway that enables merchants all over the world to accept custody-free payments in cryptocurrency. Created by ChangeNOW in 2019, NOWPayments has all the perks to be the best crypto payment gateway. Firstly, it presents a huge and constantly increasing variety of cryptocurrencies. Secondly, it is a completely custody-free gateway. And, of […]The post NOWPayments: A Non-custodial Crypto Payment Gateway With a Huge Variety of Currencies appeared first on The Daily Hodl.
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IOTA Revs Its Engines for Mainnet Upgrade Launch

Chrysalis is barely a week away from going live.
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IOTA Revs Its Engines for Mainnet Upgrade Launch

Chrysalis is barely a week away from going live.

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ACLU, EFF come out against blockchain for COVID-19 tracking

Californian lawmakers want to use blockchain for a COVID-19 track and trace system. This could be a step in the wrong direction, argue civil liberties groups.
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Reginald Middleton Is Latest SIM-Swap Victim; Loses Millions in Crypto

For people out there that don’t believe in karma, perhaps the following story will change their minds. Reginald Middleton – a man who was charged with crypto fraud by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in 2019 and forced to pay a $1 million fine – had his phone hacked and much of his crypto...The post Reginald Middleton Is Latest SIM-Swap Victim; Loses Millions in Crypto appeared first on Live Bitcoin News.
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Compound Gets Ready to Deploy Decentralized Oracle

Open Price Feed could be a big step forward for Compound.

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Compound Gets Ready to Deploy Decentralized Oracle

Open Price Feed could be a big step forward for Compound.
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Market Wrap: Bitcoin Tests $12K; DeFi Debt Outstanding Hits Record

Bitcoin’s back on the price roller coaster and DeFi borrowing is hitting a new high.
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Coinbase hires Lyft and Google alum to lead engineering team

Coinbase has hired an alum of Lyft and Google engineering teams as its new executive vice president of engineering.The post Coinbase hires Lyft and Google alum to lead engineering team appeared first on The Block.
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Blockstack tokens inch closer to trading on US crypto exchanges

Blockstack has transferred $23 million to the Stacks Foundation in a move that could bring it one step closer to becoming "sufficiently decentralized."
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Crypto Bull Max Keiser: Capital Flight From Asia Is Taking Bitcoin ‘Express’

On the early hours of Monday morning, the price of bitcoin broke past $12,000 again. Cryptocurrency bull and the host of Keiser Report Max Keiser attributed the upsurge to the capital flight from Asia. He believes the digital asset is better suited to move capital abroad as opposed to physical gold. Bitcoin Is Easier To […]
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Rally Creator Coin platform gives more power to the influencers

Rally Creator Coin, the upcoming digital coin maker system from the gaming startup, is genuinely a next-gen innovation in the crypto realm. The crypto platform will allow designers, game developers, content creators, and just about anyone to build their virtual tokens. It will help channel the creativity and skills of many digital influencers as well. […]
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Mining Stocks Are Beating Bitcoin in a Bullish Cryptocurrency Market

Riot and Marathon have rallied 97% and 128% over the past year while Bitcoin as gained 3 percent.
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Facebook Taps David Marcus to Lead Payments Initiatives

Marcus will continue running Libra's Novi digital wallet as he takes on Facebook Financial.
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Ireland Sets Sight on Policing Cryptocurrency Money Laundering Activities

Crypto commerce in Ireland is about to become a lot more regulated, with lawmakers in the country ready to introduce laws targeted at combating cryptocurrency-related money laundering. Wallets and Exchanges to Come Under Scrutiny in Ireland According to the Irish Examiner, Ireland’s cabinet is set to introduce new anti-money laundering (AML) laws. These pieces of […]The post Ireland Sets Sight on Policing Cryptocurrency Money Laundering Activities appeared first on CryptoPotato.
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Bitcoin’s on-chain solution has its hands full dealing with WBTC

Last week, when Arcane Research reported that the number of Bitcoin transactions going up was not met by high transaction fees on-chain, people shifted their attention to SegWit. It was soon found that SegWit usage in 2020 is becoming popular again and 65 percent of the transactions are using digital signatures. It was a monumental […]The post Bitcoin’s on-chain solution has its hands full dealing with WBTC appeared first on AMBCrypto.
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Binance Launches Perpetual Futures Contracts Margined With Bitcoin

Leading cryptocurrency exchange Binance has launched perpetual futures trading contracts margined with BTC, and with leverage up to 125x. According to a press release shared with CryptoGlobe, the contracts are listed on the Binance Futures platform and are denominated as “COIN-margined” on it. Perpetual futures contracts, unlike traditional futures contracts in which both buyers and […]
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Federal Reserve’s Expected Inflation Ramp-Up Drives Institutional Investors to Hedge With Bitcoin

The U.S. Federal Reserve is expected to ramp up inflation by keeping interest rates low. As the U.S. dollar falls sharply and gold’s price soars, institutional investors are moving their money into alternative investments, including bitcoin. Fed Policies Drive Demand for Bitcoin The Federal Reserve is completing a year-long policy review and “is expected to […]The post Federal Reserve’s Expected Inflation Ramp-Up Drives Institutional Investors to Hedge With Bitcoin appeared first on Bitcoin News.
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Mobile Crypto Scam Targets Wealthy Indian Investors

Scammers are going to greater lengths than ever to acquire other people’s crypto.
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Mobile Crypto Scam Targets Wealthy Indian Investors

Scammers are going to greater lengths than ever to acquire other people’s crypto.

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Binance announces Yearn.finance listing; YFI price rockets to fresh highs

Yearn.finance has been seeing tremendous growth in recent times, with the total value locked (TVL) within the protocol reaching $150m while the YFI token price sees significant organic growth. The post Binance announces Yearn.finance listing; YFI price rockets to fresh highs appeared first on CryptoSlate.
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California Energy Commission Backs Experimental Blockchain Pilot

The California Energy Commission is backing an energy pilot that aims to leverage blockchain technology to reduce carbon footprints and encourage the use of renewable energy. In a press release, the energy commission announced it is shelling out $9 million to help energy and transportation startup EVShare support a blockchain infrastructure that’s powered by Bitcoin. […]The post California Energy Commission Backs Experimental Blockchain Pilot appeared first on The Daily Hodl.
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Rally Builds New Platform Allowing Content Creators to Design Their Own Digital Coins

Gaming startup Rally is developing a new kind of crypto platform dubbed “Creator Coin.” The system is designed to assist influencers, streamers, content creators and anybody else putting their skills, charisma and expertise to good use online. Rally Is Making It Easy for Streamers to Garner Cash The platform allows influencers to develop their own...The post Rally Builds New Platform Allowing Content Creators to Design Their Own Digital Coins appeared first on Live Bitcoin News.
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Crypto OG HempCoin Relisted by Bittrex After Year in the Wilderness

HempCoin Founder and CEO, Tim Renzetti, tells Cointelegraph about the token’s journey so far and plans for the future.

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Bitcoin’s Hash Rate Remains Flat Despite Major Price Rally

Bitcoin’s hash rate seems to be feeling the consequences of the drama at Bitmain.

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Price Analysis 8/10: BTC, ETH, XRP, BCH, LINK, BSV, LTC, ADA, BNB, CRO

Bitcoin price continues to decline at $12,000, but altcoins have taken advantage of the range bound action by rallying higher.

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Russian Rail Network Could Join the Blockchain Adoption Wave

Russia may soon have a Blockchain-powered railway if Sergey Vinogradov gets his way.

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Public VC Funding: Stopgap or Future Solution for Blockchain Startups?

As private investors withhold seed funding from blockchain enterprises, venture capital firms armed with public funds are filling the void.

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Facebook Goes All-In on Fintech With Launch of New Product Group

Facebook is determined not to take “no” for an answer when it comes to fintech.

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President Macron Could Leverage Blockchain to Transform Lebanon Aid

Blockchain technology has the potential to bring transparency to the deployment of financial aid.

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Why Binance’s New Debit Card Fails to Fulfill Satoshi’s Vision

Binance’s debit card process makes it a more of a centralized bank-like institution than the decentralized tech dreamed by Bitcoin’s creator.

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Why Grayscale’s New Digital Currency Ad Could Bring Crypto Investing To Millions

Just as Merrill Lynch’s 1948 New York Times ad introduced boomers to stocks, Grayscale’s cable news ad blitz suggests the time is right for digital currency.

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Web Traffic on Global Crypto Exchanges Surged 13% in July

Crypto analytics startup ICO Analytics reveals the fastest growing crypto exchanges and DeFi protocols in terms of web traffic.

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Bitcoin Price Suddenly Drops by $500 in Seconds to Fill Futures ‘Gap’

A bounce off $11,500 saves investors from serious pain, but $12,000 remains a problematic level to flip to support.

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‘Capital Flight out of Asia Is Taking Bitcoin Express’ Says Max Keiser

Bitcoin is one of the few ways to move an entire fortune abroad, Bitcoin bull Max Keiser says.

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China: Loudi City Mayor Promotes Blockchain to Fight Crime

Blockchain is making further inroads with municipal authorities in China, as the mayor of Loudi supports its use to combat crime.

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Q&A: How Blockchain Could Transform the Art Industry

Blockchain is transforming industries left, right and center — but how could this technology benefit the art world?

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IP Australia and National Rugby League Use Blockchain Against Fake Products

The intellectual property rights issuer of Australia will use blockchain to help NRL fight the sale of counterfeit merchandise.

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Bitcoin Price Seals Best Weekly Close in 2.5 Years: 5 Things to Know

Bitcoin has put in a crucial bull market sign for long-term investors as $12,000 returns to the market — can it hold?

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Canadian Weatherman Frankie MacDonald Is Bullish on Bitcoin

Frankie MacDonald is the latest internet personality to use his platform to push adoption of Bitcoin to a seemingly new audience.

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China’s National Blockchain Network Launches International Website

China’s first government-backed blockchain initiative has just launched an official international website.

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New York Financial Regulator Greenlights 10 Tokens for Custody

The regulator responsible for issuing licenses to crypto firms in NY greenlisted 8 coins for trading, including all 3 Paxos tokens.

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Number of Bitcoin Cash Whales Drops Following 39% Price Surge

The number of Bitcoin Cash investors holding at least $3M dropped by 10 since Aug. 1 following the price surge to more than $311.

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Bitcoin Price Tackles $12,000 After Breaking Through a Key Resistance Zone

Bitcoin price has pushed through $12,000 for the second time this month but will it hold?

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Japanese Messaging Giant LINE’s LN Token Trading on BitMax

The native token of Japanese messaging giant LINE is now available for trading on crypto exchange BitMax.

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