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  • Japan’s Biggest Chat App Line Expands Cryptocurrency Offering

    Line Corporation, a Japanese Internet firm and the operator of the country’s most popular messaging app, has added Tron (TRX) to its cryptocurrency exchange platform Bitbox. Tron is the first crypto-token to pass the review process by the Bitbox open-listing committee and joins other cryptocurrencies already available in the platform including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple, […]

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  • Huobi Invests in U.S. Security Token Exchange

    Chinese exchange giant Huobi has announced an investment in and partnership with the OpenFinancial Network. The OpenFinancial Network describes itself as “the first US based regulated security token trading platform.” A security token, as opposed to a utility token, is designed to represent value of an outside source. Most commonly, it is supposed to represent […]

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  • Jamaica Stock Exchange to Offer Cryptocurrency Trading

    The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) will soon be offering cryptocurrency trading to it broker-dealers and investing clients, the company said on Tuesday. Canadian blockchain startup Blockstation will help it build and deploy the online digital currency and token trading platform. The new offering will include trading, quotes, execution and settlement services, in a format that […]

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  • Can BX.bet's Community Policing Negate the Toxic Side of Decentralization?

    Augur has always been one of my favorite Blockchain 2.0 projects. Its utility is clear, its team is talented, and they have gone nowhere but up (if not in price, then in every other measurable) since my interview with them three years ago. Well, almost no where but up. Last month, the first assassination markets […]

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  • Blockchain Provider Axoni Raises US$32M From Goldman Sachs, Nacy Partners

    Axoni, a provider of enterprise blockchain technology, has raised US$32 million in a Series B funding round led by Goldman Sachs and Nyca Partners. The round included participation from Andreessen Horowitz, Citi, Coatue Management, Digital Currency Group, F-Prime Capital, Franklin Templeton Investments, J.P. Morgan, NEX Group, Wells Fargo, and Y Combinator. It brings Axoni’s total […]

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  • Cypriot Blockchain Startup Raises US$1.4M Seed to Fix Online Reviews

    Review.Network, a new blockchain project that has set out to improve online reviews and market researches, has raised US$1.4 million in seed funding from undisclosed private investors. The capital injection will be used to grow the team and develop the platform, the startup said on Tuesday. Developed by Cypriot company RN Software Trustees Ltd., Review.Network […]

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  • Schnorr Signatures: What, When & Why?

    The last few months have seemingly been particularly fruitful when it comes to development activity surrounding second-layer Bitcoin technologies, with recent news pointing towards great progress for both the Liquid and Lightning networks. However, recent activity from prominent Bitcoin developer Pieter Wuille looks towards a set of changes to an area of the core Bitcoin […]

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  • What The 3D Printed Guns Battle Means For Bitcoin and DApps

    Guilt or innocence used to be a binary equation. That’s not to say determining it was easy for our predecessors. Without the forensic and DNA evidence available to us now, it was undoubtedly more difficult for them to come to a conclusion they could be confident in. But the equation was simple. It was binary. […]

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  • Singapore VC Unveils New Blockchain, Cryptocurrency Fund

    LuneX Ventures, a partnership between Singapore-based venture capital (VC) firm Golden Gate Ventures and its former head of growth Kenrick Drijkoningen, is looking to invest US$10 million into five to ten blockchain and cryptocurrency startups by the end of the year, the company said on Friday. LuneX Ventures claims to be Southeast Asia’s first dedicated […]

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  • Thailand Sees Booming Cryptocurrency Industry As New Law Comes Into Effect

    The cryptocurrency industry in Thailand is booming with about 50 initial coin offerings (ICOs) and 20 exchanges showing interest in applying for a digital asset license, according to Thailand’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). “License approvals are being processed,” SEC secretary general Rapee Sucharitakul told the Bangkok Post. “Many companies interested in opening digital asset […]

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  • Blockchain Startups Have Raised US$1.8B In VC Funding So Far This Year

    Blockchain companies raised US$1.8 billion through 343 deals during the first half of 2018, a new record for venture capital (VC) investment in the sector that highlights soaring demand from VC firms, according to a new report by blockchain VC firm Outlier Ventures. The trend has been largely driven by the surge in VC “mega […]

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  • Using Blockchain Technology to Prevent Workplace Crimes

    A U.S.-based startup company called I’ve Been Vetted (IBV) is using blockchain technology to prevent workplace crimes.  The specific distributed ledger protocol that IBV is using comes from Swiss startup KryptoPal, which provides blockchain solutions for enterprises. IBV is hoping that using blockchain technology in this fashion will help prevent negligent hiring and reduce workplace […]

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