Putin to challenge China in the Bitcoin race

Putin to challenge China in the Bitcoin race

Russia has a complicated history with Bitcoin. The debate to ban the cryptocurrency has swayed back and forth for the past several years, even threatening extremely harsh prison sentences, but things have recently taken a more supportive turn.

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Estonian e-residency offers transnational identity

Estonian e-residency offers transnational identity

For the first time, a national identity card includes so much more than just identification. In Estonia, an e-residency card is now a mandatory provision which includes all of the state’s services. This is also available for all outsiders, revolutionizing the dynamics of business and residency.

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Blockchain loans to change the way pre-ICOs are funded?

Blockchain loans to change the way pre-ICOs are funded?

In June 2017, the number of ICOs increased to 76 with a funding value totaling to $800 million. Blockchain start-ups need funding to fulfill capital requirements way before the official Initial Coin Offering (ICO), similarly to any regular start-up.

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Eco-crypto: 8 coins focused primarily on the environment

Eco-crypto: 8 coins focused primarily on the environment

Concerns over Bitcoin’s environmental impact triggered the formation of “greener” coins as far back as 2012. Here’s a list of eight coins that claim to be environmentally friendly and an explanation of what they’re doing to help.

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Decentralized arbitration to address blockchain disputes

Decentralized arbitration to address blockchain disputes

Could we be looking at a future where dispute resolution is facilitated by truly impartial mathematical algorithms as opposed to human judges and arbitrators?

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Eleven Banks Develop DLT-Based Trade Finance App

Eleven Banks Develop DLT-Based Trade Finance App

Eleven banks, including Bangkok Bank, BBVA, BNP Paribas, HSBC, ING and Mizuho, have developed a prototype application to streamline the processing of sight letters of credit and improve trade flows. Built on R3’s distributed ledger platform Corda, the application aims to drive greater efficiencies, reduce costs and simplify today’s existing processes. “Like so many of […]

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InvestFeed Unveils New Cryptocurrency-Based Social Investment Platform

InvestFeed Unveils New Cryptocurrency-Based Social Investment Platform

investFeed, a social investment network for digital currency traders and enthusiasts, has released the first version of its new platform; a combination of “Facebook, cryptocurrency and the Bloomberg Terminal,” according to CEO Ronald Chernesky. The New York-based startup, which launched in 2014, said the social network aims to integrate cryptocurrencies into the traditional financial world […]

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Future of ICOs, SEC verdict, and the Howey Test

Future of ICOs, SEC verdict, and the Howey Test

With significant discrepancy between The DAO and virtual good-esque ICOs, we can expect the latter to be safe from the vice grip of US regulators for the foreseeable future. Entrepreneurs can still look towards ICOs as potential opportunities post the investigative report – but keep an eye out for further developments.

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Fear and hope at the DC Blockchain Conference

Fear and hope at the DC Blockchain Conference

When the US government does get behind a blockchain initiative, the impact it will have will be tremendous. Thus, from this conference a glimpse of both immense destruction and creation on the horizon could be seen.

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Chronicled Completes Pilot For Blockchain-Enabled Supply Chain System

Chronicled Completes Pilot For Blockchain-Enabled Supply Chain System

San Francisco-based startup Chronicled has completed a technical pilot aimed at demonstrating a new cryptographic method for transferring data and information related to trade items anonymously. The pilot allowed multiple parties to verify an object’s identity and provenance using its Serialized Global Trade Item Number (SGTIN) without directly interacting with one another. A Serialized Global […]

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