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  • Verge is Being Hacked, Again

    Verge (XVG) has seemingly been the victim of another attack, using a nearly identical attack as last time. Verge is a privacy focused coin that made headlines when started accepting it as a payment method. However, previous to that announcement, its protocol was hacked, resulting in millions of dollars worth of Verge being created […]

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  • Canada Cracks Down On Unlicensed Cryptocurrency Companies

    The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) is cracking down on unlicensed companies promoting investments and trading in cryptocurrencies. The authority issued an investor alert on May 18, warning the public about five companies: BTCReal, BitSerial, Hypercube Ventures LP, CabinCoin OÜ, and BaapPay Inc., which it said “appeared to be involved in schemes that target Ontario investors […]

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  • Brickschain incorporates ULedger to bring Blockchain to Building and Construction

    Brickschain, a construction management company, will be using technology by ULedger to bring the level of transparency, trust and efficiency of blockchain to the world of construction.  The blockchain-based construction management company seeks to cut down on expenses, time and the inaccuracies in the current property and asset management process. Communication and upper logistics are some of the areas of construction that provide major challenges for its various parties; eating up precious time...

  • Making ICOs Compliant: Vertalo’s Vision for the Future of Token Offerings

    Perhaps the biggest question on the minds of anyone involved in the crypto-space is how the world’s regulatory bodies, particularly the United States’ Securities & Exchange Commission, will classify digital assets.  If the SEC rules that all instances of token fundraising constitute securities offerings, then it will bring an end to the Wild West days of ICOs. Some argue that if the SEC rules that all token offerings are securities offerings, this will stifle innovation and entrepreneurship...

  • Chinese Ministry Expects 2018 To Be Another Blockbuster Year For Blockchain

    After strong growth in China’s blockchain industry last year, 2018 is set to be another blockbuster year for the industry with record amount of capital to be injected into companies in the space, according to China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (CCID). In a whitepaper published on May 20, the ministry said there have […]

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  • Gemini Exchange to begin trading of privacy-focussed ZCash

    The regulated US-exchange from the Winklevoss brothers has announced support for ZCash (ZEC), which will begin trading from May 22nd, with deposits accepted a few days earlier from the 19th. In a blog update outlining the announcement, VP of Technology at Gemini, Eric Winer, is upfront about their work engaging with the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYSDFS), stating that as a result of this interaction, Gemini will be the first properly licensed ZCash exchange in the world....

  • Blockchain Startup Shyft Signs US$10M Deal With Bermuda Government

    Shyft, a blockchain KYC/AML and identity startup, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the government of Bermuda led by the Premier of Bermuda, E. David Burt, JP, MP, in which the startup has pledged to invest up to US$10 million over the next three years into the local economy. The deal also involves […]

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  • Blockchain-Based Fantasy Sports Platform MyDFS Raises US$1M; Ex-Facebook Exec Joins Advisory Board

    MyDFS, a blockchain-based daily fantasy sports platform, has raised US$1 million from LD Capital and added former Facebook and Skype executive Akin Babayigit into its advisory board, the startup announced on Thursday. Babayigit will help MyDFS with the upcoming global launch of its app. MyDFS said the new funding will be used to improve the […]

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  • Game Protocol and Bancor Protocol Enter A New Partnership

    Game Protocol, a new gaming ecosystem built using blockchain technology, has entered into a strategic partnership with Bancor, the world’s largest decentralized solution for token conversions. Game Protocol offers a crowdfunding platform where game developers issue in-game cryptocurrency tokens. Game Protocol is challenging traditional fundraising mechanisms within the gaming industry by providing game developers with the tools needed to get funding directly from the community. Game Protocol...

  • Blockparty bring Blockchain to Event Ticketing, Transforming Global Live Event Industry

    Blockparty, a company specialising in Blockchain-based live event ticketing announced the launch of its new global ticketing system. The company aims to use its system to resolve the most prevalent issues which impact the event-ticketing industry. Events booking is blighted by serious problems which impact on the confidence of users. Bots and fraudulent sites used gain user financial information from unknowing customers. Made up of veterans of the entertainment and blockchain industries,...

  • Coinigy Launches Subscription-Based Cryptocurrency Trading Mobile App

    Coinigy, a cloud-based cryptocurrency trading platform, has announced the launch of Coinigy Mobile, a subscription-based mobile cryptocurrency trading application for iOS and Android, providing customers with a platform to place limit and stop orders throughout nearly 20 exchanges with data connectivity across more than 40 exchanges. Unlike nearly all cryptocurrency trading platforms, the Coinigy Mobile […]

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  • Circle Announces USD Coin

    In a bombshell announcement, Circle revealed USD Coin, a fiat backed stable coin that will be used on their Poloniex exchange. The move comes as Circle continues to pivot its business models. In recent months they have launched Circle Invest, purchased Poloniex, and redesigned Circle Pay. Now they are launching not only USD Coin, but […]

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