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Europe’s top blockchain investors and founders are getting ready to shape the future!
Webrazzi and its popular event series Blockchain Venture Summit is coming to London, United Kingdom, to get the region’s top blockchain investors and founders gathered at this executive-level conference. This unique and exclusive conference will be held on 21st November 2018 at 8...
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Israeli Investment House offering two new funds for institutions
According to Bloomberg, Israel’s first dedicated cryptocurrency investment company Silver Castle Ltd. Launched two new crypto funds for institutions this month. The firm expects to have 50 million dollars under management by the end of the year.
Bitcoin had a really bad year, where it faced a l...
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Singapore’s state investment firm investing in blockchain software firm R3
Blockchain software firm and global banking consortium R3, is a company focusing on distributed database technology. Temasek Holdings Pte, Singapore’s state investment firm, has invested in R3 as part of blockchain and AI-focused strategy.
The strategy was announced alongside other o...
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Ernst & Young hiring 2000 employees in India to develop in blockchain and AI
According to a report by Indian news outlet, The Economic Times, Big Four auditor and accounting firm Ernst & Young will hire 2000 employees to expand its digital solution services to clients, focusing on domains such as analytics, new technologies, intelligent automation, artificial...
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Former USDT Market of Binance renamed to Combined Stablecoin Market
A big change that will impact the stablecoin market has been made by Binance, which renamed the Tether market (USDT), to Combined Stablecoin Market (USDⓈ). The major cryptocurrency exchange will allow the exchange to support more trading pairs of stablecoins.
In the announcement that was made on ...
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Kaspersky warning about botnets increasingly being used for crypto mining malware
A new report from Russian internet security company Kaspersky Labs states that crypto-focused malware which is easy to produce is increasingly being used.
According to the bulletin from Kaspersky Labs, resources invested in the development of new mining technologies by cybercriminals has...
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Intel gets awarded patent for bitcoin mining processor that saves energy
Tech giant Intel was seeking to patent a hardware accelerator for bitcoin mining chips for the past year. They had reached in the application in September 2016. On the 27th of November, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office awarded the company the patent for a processor which claims to be able to...
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Global network for investment funds Calastone to switch entire system to blockchain
Fintech company Calastone, an investment funds transaction network is going to switch its entire system to blockchain this May, according to a report from Reuters UK.
Calastone is one of the largest global funds transaction network, connecting over 1700 of the world’s leading financial o...
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SEC postponing decision on VanEck/SolidX Bitcoin ETF
The decision on a Bitcoin exchange-traded fund has been postponed again by the United States Securities and Exchange Commision (SEC) according to an official document published on the 6th of December.
Setting the new deadline for the 27th of February, 2019, the US top regulator extended the...
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Only 2 Bitcoin mining rigs deemed profitable in December 2018
There has been a slew of bitcoin mining rigs announced during the last 12 months that claim to process more TH/s while consuming less energy. With the struggles of Bitcoin and the cryptocurrency market crash, even the latest launched mining machines are not enough and are now having trouble to...
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“Blockchain Developer” becoming the top emerging job in the U.S.
According to the “LinkedIn 2018 Emerging Jobs Report” published on the 13th of December, blockchain developer is the top emerging job in the United States. The reason for this is the continuous interest in cryptocurrency states the report.
The “Blockchain Developer” job, reaches the top of the li...
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U.K. crypto holders can offset profits and reduce tax
The tax agency of U.K. (HMRC) has published a detailed explanation on December 19, about crypto assets, what they are, how individuals will be taxed and who can qualify as a cryptocurrency trader.
This report specified the details on how individual crypto holders will be taxed and which records...
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Facebook building a cryptocurrency for WhatsApp

Rumours have been going around about Facebook seeking to develop a cryptocurrency for WhatsApp transfers. Apparently, the focus is on a stablecoin that will let users transfer money in the remittance market in India.



There is no certain information about when it will launch but according to...
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Cryptocurrency companies Bitmain and Huobi plan layoffs after Bitcoin’s fall

After the huge fall of value of cryptocurrencies in the last months, two of the crypto giants Bitmain and Huobi announced to cut jobs, following ConsenSys, which also made a similar announcement. It is not a surprise that the industry is scaling back operations and companies lay off...
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Circle realizing OTC trades worth 24 billion dollars in 2018
One of the leading over-the-counter (OTC) trading desks which belongs to the US-based cryprocurrency company Circle, wrote in a report that its trades hit a total volume of 24 billion dollars in 2018.
According to the statement that was published on 3rd of January, the trade desk of Circle...
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Parity Technologies receives 5 million dollars from Ethereum Foundation
The Ethereum Foundation has given Parity Technologies a 5 million dollar grant, which it has announced in a blog-post.
The foundation had publicly announced 17 million dollars toward projects that contribute to at least one of its three focus areas: scalability, usability, and security. ...
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NASA looking to add security to Air Traffic with Blockchain Technology
We already know that Bitcoin is slowly moving towards space. Now the National Aeronautics and Space Administration – NASA – also wants to use blockchain technology for its infrastructure.
An aero-computer engineer at NASA Ames Research Center suggested that blockchain networks and...
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Circle releasing third audit report of USDC
Circle, a cryptocurrency financial company which has been funded by Goldman, has released their third report on the USDC stablecoin. The USDC stablecoin is an Ethereum based token which had been announced in May, 2018, after the company raised 110 million dollars in an investment round.
The...
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SWIFT announcing plans for PoC with blockchain software company R3
Global messaging technology company SWIFT, has revealed its plans to integrate with enterprise blockchain software firm R3. This plan includes launching a Proof-of-Concept (PoC) of a gateway that will allow R3 to link to Global Payments Innovation payments from their platform.
While speaking at t...
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Pangea Blockchain Fund closes $22 million round
Pangea Blockchain Fund announced the close of its seed round and debuted its inaugural International fund focused on transformative blockchain solutions. The firm recently closed a $22,000,000 fund and expects fundraising to cap at $200,000,000.
The firm’s debut fund attracted a distinguished g...
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