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Crypto Market Stabilizes: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Some Alts Back In Green

The wounded cryptocurrency market is showing signs of recovery after a week-long maelstrom that saw over $40 billion wiped out from the total market cap amidst manipulation speculation, black market Bitcoin dumps, and fake news accusations. Dogecoin Surprisingly Unscathed...

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Vitalik Buterin Proclaims an End to Explosive Growth as ETH Values Plummet: How Will Ethereum Recover?

Ethereum prices have plummeted over the last week, experiencing a drop in value of over 30% amidst a bloodbath that has shaved $50 billion off the cumulative cryptocurrency market cap. With ETH prices hovering around the $200 mark, Ethereum...

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Crypto Flirts With Stock Market: Robinhood Prepares to Go Public, Coinbase CEO Hints Toward Possible IPO

The cryptocurrency market is currently in the midst of a major sell-off, with Bitcoin, Ethereum, and virtually all altcoins plummeting in value. The loss of over $40 billion from the cumulative cryptocurrency market cap over the last week hasn’t...

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RChain Demonstrates Scalable Blockchain With Audio-On-Chain

Third-generation smart contract platforms are seeking to improve upon the inefficiencies of derivative blockchains. On Sept. 6, RChain showcased its blockchain at internet-scale through an audio-on-chain demonstration. Immersive Audio on Blockchain Third-generation blockchain cooperative RChain provided a glimpse into a...

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Dragonchain to ‘Reimagine’ Blockchain with Launch of Seven New Products

Come Sept. 10, enterprise blockchain ecosystem Dragonchain will raise the curtain on seven of its new, “innovative” products, designed to tackle several of the most critical issues hampering the blockchain industry, at the Blockchain Seattle Conference, according to a press...

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Andy Warhol Painting Sold for Millions on Maecenas Blockchain

Blockchain is enabling a new era of frictionless payments and is disrupting multiple industries across the board–including art. Last month, Andy Warhol’s “14 Small Electric Chairs” was sold on decentralized auction platform Maecenas. First Multi-Million Painting Sold in Blockchain Auction...

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VeChain Partners with Chinese Insurance Firm to Create ‘Collaborative Ecosystem’ Using Thor Blockchain

China’s largest insurance conglomerate by total assets handled, the People’s Insurance Company of China (PICC), has partnered with VeChain, blockchain-based information tracking and governance systems company, with the goal of digitally transforming the insurance industry, according to a press release....

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Popular Messaging App Line Launches Native ‘LINK’ Token

Blockchain integration continues to pervade industries worldwide, including mobile applications. Popular messaging app Line is launching its own LINK token, a cryptocurrency built on the platform’s native LINK Chain. Apps and dApps Collide Line, a social messaging platform, is...

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OmiseGO Announces Release of OMG Network Repo and Tesuji Plasma Progress

Ethereum-based payment platform OmiseGO announced a major step forward in the quest for DLT scalability, releasing an early alpha of a Plasma-based scaling solution that may potentially increase the transaction capacity of the OMG network. Announced via a Medium post,...

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While Bitmain Faces Investor Flak, BitMEX Rents Out World’s Most Expensive Office

Two prominent, China-based cryptocurrency businesses are undergoing contrasting fortunes; while Bitmain is facing flak for several inconsistencies in its investor deck and competition from mining rivals, the Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange (BitMEX) just moved into the world’s most expensive office....

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Research: Bitcoin Cash Declining in Adoption and Merchant Use Cases

Blockchain analysis and forensics firm Chainalysis recently produced a report on payments received by the world’s top 17 cryptocurrency merchants, concluding the role of Bitcoin Cash (BCH) has steadily decreased in most day-to-day transactions. As reported by Bloomberg, a group...

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The Case for Stablecoins: A Much-Needed Asset Class or the Worst Crypto Idea?

The case of cryptocurrencies’ global relevance remains a moot point given its wildly volatile nature, an aspect which has spurred a billion dollar crypto-exchange market. However, some entrepreneurs and companies are determined to bring needful price stability to the...

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eToro Signs Advertisement Deals with Seven Premier League Teams

Shortly after adding IOTA to its platform, eToro has unveiled a flurry of partnerships with seven premier league teams. The football (soccer) teams included in the deal are: Southampton Tottenham Hotspur Crystal Palace Newcastle United Cardiff City Leicester City Brighton &...

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EOS, Ethereum & Komodo Take Top Spots in China’s Latest Blockchain Ratings

The China Electronic Information Industry Development (CCID) Research Institute has released its August blockchain ratings, and EOS has landed at the top. Additionally, despite complications Block.One faced during its mainnet launch of the EOS platform, CCID has remained confident in the...

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Venezuela: Petro Cryptocurrency Becomes National Unit-of-Account

The cryptocurrency situation in Venezuela received a push on Tuesday, Aug. 14, after President Nicolás Maduro announced that the state-issued Petro token is legally a unit-of-account in the crisis-stricken country, ABC International reports. Maduro’s Giant Cryptocurrency Experiment Launched in February...

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Report: Fraudulent Monero Mining Generates $100K Per Month for Hackers

A German university released a cryptocurrency mining-centric report, Aug. 14, noting a rise in revenue generated by illegal mining software, despite the fall in “cryptojacking.” Coinhive Faces the Heat Again As reported by Digital Trends, RWTH University in Aachen, Germany, has...

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KuCoin Names Ian Balina as Global Titan Ambassador

Unveiled Aug. 10, the KuCoin ambassador program will allow crypto-industry experts to suggest new blockchain and cryptocurrency projects for listing on the exchange. On Aug. 14, the exchange revealed its first ambassador–crypto influencer Ian Balina. KuCoin Welcomes Crypto Influencer...

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IOHK Calls Out Ethereum’s Casper Protocol In Favor of Own “Ouroboros”

Based on two social discussions over Reddit, H.K.-based IOHK, the parent company of Cardano and Ethereum Classic blockchains, released a detailed comparison between Casper and Ouroboros, two proof-of-stake protocols. IOHK Hits Out Starting with the fundamentals, IOHK noted that...

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Coinbase Custody Explores New Assets and Coinbase Commerce Launches Plug-in for Online Stores

San Francisco-based Coinbase has been an industry leader in delivering digital assets for public adoption. Announced August 3, 2018, Coinbase is considering the expansion of digital assets for its custodial solution and launching a new eCommerce plug-in for online...

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Bitcoin, Ethereum, Stellar, Ripple in Consideration for New Zero-Fee Trading Platform Voyager

The commission-free cryptocurrency market gained more competition on July 25, 2018, when the Voyager revealed the intent to offer free trading for at least 15 different cryptocurrencies. Voyager, a startup backed by Uber co-founder Philip Eytan, will function as an aggregation...

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Skrill Adds Wallet Support for Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, and Ethereum

On July 25, 2018, London-based Skrill announced its support of four major cryptocurrencies on its popular wallet application. Skrill’s Cryptocurrency Push As per a report on Finance Magnates, Skrill added Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, and Ethereum currency options for its...

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TransferTo Partners with Stellar to Increase Payments Coverage in Underdeveloped Regions

U.K.-based cross-border payments processor TransferTo signed a partnership with the Stellar foundation, the entity behind Stellar Lumens (XLM), on July 25, 2018, to enable faster mobile payments in emerging markets. Augmenting Blockchain Networks in Developing Markets As per details...

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Tron’s Founder Wins His Own Blockchain’s Election in Under A Day

As a smart contract platform boasting a focus on user experience, Tron recently launched its mainnet and began migrating off the Ethereum blockchain. On July 19, TRON’s founder Justin Sun became one of the network’s 27 super representatives. CEO of TRON...

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Research: Illegal Cryptocurrency Mining May Have Reached Its Peak As Monero Prices Plunge

The burgeoning cryptocurrency sector gave rise to scores of unauthorized cryptocurrency mining malware infiltrating millions of computers worldwide. However, recent reports suggest the prominent hacking method may lose its relevance soon. Cryptojacking Losing Sheen? As reported by ZDNet on...

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Kraken Fires Back at “Journalist Lemmings” for Tether Manipulation Accusations

A recent investigation into Tether activity on popular cryptocurrency exchange Kraken triggered scathing responses from the exchange, who fired back at journalists that, according to Kraken, fail to understand market basics. “On Tether: Journalists Defy Logic, Raising Red Flags,”...

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Tether Exchange Vulnerability Raises Security Concerns, New Research Suggests USDT Wash Trading on Kraken

This week, US-Dollar pegged stablecoin Tether once again captured cryptocurrency community attention for the wrong reasons with poorly-implemented Tether exchange integration resulting in the successful execution of a double spend. Tether’s tenuous relationship with the cryptocurrency market has been...

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Tether Injects $250 Million USD Into Crypto Market, Bitcoin, Ethereum Recapture Lost Ground

USD-linked stablecoin has printed another quarter-billion USD, representing a significant injection of capital into the ailing cryptocurrency market. The issuance of the new USDT, historically linked with a surge in positive market action. Tether has recently addressed community concern...

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Stellar Looks to Acquire Chain for $500 million XLM

Stellar Lumens is currently discussing the possibility of acquiring Chain — a San Francisco-based startup building cryptographic ledgers for the finance industry. Although it’s unclear how Stellar will utilize this technology, the 7th largest cryptocurrency is willing to part...

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Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum and Litecoin are Now Being Tested at Russia’s Two Largest Banks

Alfa-Bank and Sberbank — two of Russia’s largest players in the banking market — are currently in the testing phase of cryptocurrency-based investment options geared toward its retail investors, local Russian news Kommersant reported back on June 15th. The...

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How Blockchain Technology Is Transforming Digital Advertising

The disruption of the cumbersome supply chain industry by platforms such as Waltonchain, VeChain, and Ambrosus is evidence of the potential blockchain may have on centralized systems. However, the next industry to be revolutionized after the decentralization of the supply chain ecosystem...

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EOS Blockchain Temporarily Halted, Criticized For its Ability to Suspend User Accounts

EOS, the most valuable initial coin offering (ICO) of all time that raised over $4 billion throughout its 1-year-long token sale, has recently received criticisms regarding its latest blockchain halt and controversial statements on its Termination of Agreement, or...

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IOTA’s TangleID-Driven Digital Citizen Card Deploying This Year

Taiwan’s capital city of Taipei will be rolling out IOTA’s Tangle-powdered blockchain-based digital identification system later this year, according to BiiLabs Co-Founder Jim Huang. The launch of the Digital Citizen Card will see IOTA’s unique Tangle consensus method and...

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NYDFS Authorizes Paxos Trust Company to Add Ethereum, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash, and Stellar Lumen

Despite a recent market downturn, cryptocurrencies continue to make regulatory progress. Starting June 14, Paxos Trust Company will make Ethereum, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash, and Stellar Lumens available for OTC trading on their itBit digital asset exchange. Early Bird Authorization by...

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Ethereum-based dApp Platform Loom Network Releases SDK and Receives Upbit Listing

Based out of Thailand, Loom Network (LOOM) is an Ethereum-based blockchain platform created for the development of decentralized games and social apps. Loom Network Releases Beta SDK Building the platform on top of the Ethereum blockchain, Loom Network utilizes...

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Comparing the Cross-Chain Communication Protocols of EOS, Cosmos, AION, and Wanchain

Once upon a time, people believed there would only be one blockchain. But one-blockchain maximalism soon proved to be a shortsighted belief. Without forking and new chains, experimentation was extremely limited and led to the creation of hundreds of blockchains adapted...

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Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, and Litecoin Among 7 Cryptocurrencies Now Legal in Thailand

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of Thailand announced a regulatory framework for initial coin offerings and cryptocurrency. The details include a list of seven approved cryptocurrencies, fees, and licensing requirements. On May 14th, 2018 the Thailand SEC took...

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IOTA and Volkswagen to Demonstrate Tangle-Driven Proof of Concept at Cebit 2018

The Chief Digital Officer of Volkswagen has announced a collaborative effort between the IoT-focused IOTA blockchain project and vehicle manufacturer, promising the cryptocurrency community a proof of concept that demonstrates the future of distributed ledger technology in the automotive...

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IOHK Redesigns Cardano With Brand Refresh, Releases Updated ADA Roadmap

Academia-driven blockchain project Cardano announced earlier this week a major redesign of its brand and roadmap, incorporating a new aesthetic drawn from organic structures inspired by the creative efforts of the Cardano community. The Cardano brand redesign was catalyzed...

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Potential EOS Mainnet Launch Delay: Internet Security Giant Identifies High-Risk Security Vulnerabilities (Updated)

Qihoo 360, China’s largest internet security company, recently published an announcement that the upcoming EOS mainnet launch scheduled for June 2, 2018, could potentially be delayed due to a series of high-risk security vulnerabilities that could cripple the entire...

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2018 FIFA World Cup Embraces Blockchain as TRON Partners with vSport

From finance to retail, blockchain integration is reaching industries worldwide. TRON has partnered with vSport Chain as the 2018 FIFA World Cup approaches and brings the first decentralized prediction market to the sports industry. Bridging Sports and Blockchain TRON,...

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United Nations Office for Project Services Announces Collaboration with IOTA

In a joint venture to bring “transparency and efficiency” to the work of the United Nations, IOTA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the United Nations Office for Project Services. “Shared 🌍 problems require shared 🌍 solutions.” We've partnered...

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VeChain Reveals New Development Plan and Whitepaper, Announces First ICO on VeChainThor

VeChain’s token rose 5% after an announcement from the VeChain Foundation unveiling a new development plan and whitepaper. The blockchain-based product ID and supply chain management platform’s release details upcoming partnerships, a new governance model, and the future of...

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ICON (ICX) Partners with LINE to Build Blockchain Services

ICON (ICX) has announced a new partnership with LINE Corporation, the Japanese-based app development company best known for its LINE social media platform. Together, the companies have co-founded ‘Unchain’ in order to construct LINE’s blockchain-related services that will be integrated...

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Stellar Joins Forces With IBM to Bring Carbon Credits to the Blockchain

A new partnership between IBM and carbon credits startup Veridium Labs Ltd will see carbon credits issued on the Stellar blockchain, streamlining the trade of carbon offset credits in an open market. The most obvious application of distributed ledger technology...

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How A South Korean Blockchain Fund Grew from $600K to $250 Million in 18 Months

Founded just 18 months ago, Korean blockchain investments fund Hashed has just reached the quarter billion dollar milestone. Amidst a thriving cryptocurrency market, Hashed has found its niche accelerating high-performance blockchain projects in Korea and abroad. What is #Hashed?...

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Cardano (ADA) Update: Latest Technical Release Reveals Solid Foundation Being Built

The Cardano Project begins to take shape with the announcement of two testnets alongside major advancements in providing a provably secure Proof of Stake protocol. The latest version of Cardano’s Ouroboros staking algorithm, dubbed Genesis, will allow parties to...

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