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Japan’s Largest Gift Card Exchange Expanding Internationally With Blockchain Firm

Amaten, a gift card marketplace, partnered with the Singapore-based cloud computing startup Aelf to make digital representations of gift cards.

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Play to win – These are some of the best blockchain games that will earn you cryptocurrency

Buying and setting up a mining rig is not for everyone. For a lot of people, it’s too expensive and complicated, so they give up easily. There are other ways to earn cryptocurrency, and the most fun way to do it is by playing games. While you won’t make the same amount as if you […]

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Samsung Quietly Adds Bitcoin to its Blockchain Keystore

Korean tech giant Samsung has added Bitcoin support to its Blockchain Keystore SDK. This will eventually allow users to use Bitcoin with applications via the company’s secure storage hardware featured on supported devices. In addition to adding Bitcoin, the Samsung Blockchain Keystore SDK will also support the Klaytn network too. Klaytn is the blockchain effort […]

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Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Startups Funded by LongHash After Incubation Progam

LongHash, a blockchain incubator backed by the government of Singapore, has reported that the five startups had raised $9.7 million after a 12-week stint in their accelerator. The startups are tackling a variety of issues from biometric key management to a wallet that allows companies to build and launch applications around a tokenized asset, as […]

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Russian airline blockchain ticketing hit $1m: Good news for Bitcoin?

A Russian airline blockchain ticketing program has hit one million dollars ($1m) in sales over the course of one year since July 2018. Could this be a good step for Bitcoin and the country’s stance? Russia is not too keen to adopt cryptocurrencies but has been optimistic about blockchain. For businesses to adopt blockchain as […]

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Kenya Should Pursue Cryptocurrency Adoption, Says National Blockchain Task Force

A crypto and blockchain think tank in Kenya is advising authorities to focus on ensuring cryptocurrency adoption in the country, reports CGTN Africa, July 25, 2019. Meanwhile, there hasn’t been much progress regarding the issuance of standardized regulations for digital assets in Kenya but the central bank says the Facebook Libra project poses a systemic […]

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Vitalik Buterin Suggests Bitcoin Cash Blockchain Usage as a Stopgap Until ETH 2.0

In an unexpected turn of events, Vitalik Buterin has suggested the use of the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) blockchain as a data layer where transaction verification takes place. In essence, all ETH transactions would be settled and verified on the BCH blockchain, and confirmation will be sent back to Ethereum. This according to a post from […]

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Weekly Digest: Bitcoin Price, Facebook, 3D Representations Of The Blockchain

Another day another dollar, as they say. So another week must be another seven dollars? Which seems like a bit of a bargain. Well you can get your round up of all the weeks Bitcoin news for even less than that, as we’re giving it away for free. Bitcoin Price Action Whilst some may be […]

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Ever Imagined How The Bitcoin Blockchain Looks in 3D?

The Symphony of Blockchains team at IOHK has released an update to the project — Symphony 2.0 which shows a 3D representation of the Bitcoin blockchain. View the Bitcoin Blockchain in 3D The team announced the news in a blog post on the Cardano web forum of Monday (July 8, 2019). According to the post, […]

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Max’s Corner: Seeing through the “Blockchain not Bitcoin” Meme

Coinspeaker Max’s Corner: Seeing through the “Blockchain not Bitcoin” Meme In this edition of Max’s Corner Max responds to an op-ed that criticizes hypocritical and illogical corporate attitudes towards cryptocurrency. Max’s Corner: Seeing through the “Blockchain not Bitcoin” Meme Continue reading at Coinspeaker

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Kakao Claims Its New Blockchain Is 15x Faster than Ethereum

Kakao’s blockchain subsidiary GroundX says its recently launched Klaytn blockchain can mine a block in as little as a second.

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Assassin’s Creed: Crypto? Ubisoft Taps Ethereum for Blockchain Gaming

By CCN Markets: French video game giant Ubisoft has announced an effort to develop blockchain gaming through Ethereum. In a report published June 11 by French news outlet Les Échos, Ubisoft is already months into the development of blockchain products using Ethereum. The company is looking to monetize and improve upon their existing implementation of […]

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‘Phase Zero’ of a New Ethereum Blockchain Could Go Live Next January

Ethereum may begin transitioning to its next-generation, proof-of-stake blockchain model at the beginning of next year – pending more tests, that is.

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3 key Notes on the Recent 250m USDT “Printing” on Ethereum’s Blockchain

Every time the Bitcoin price shows signs of moving up, it is a matter of time until enthusiasts find some sort of link to potentially worrisome Tether behavior. These correlations will always be present, as not everything that happens is an illegal course of action. The recent “printing spree” Tether has been on shows 250 […]

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Facebook’s Cryptocurrency Is a Nail in the Coffin for ‘Blockchain Not Bitcoin’

Edan Yago is the founder of CementDAO, an effort to bring together stablecoins into a unified ecosystem. The views expressed here are his own. With the announcement of Libra, cryptocurrency has entered the big leagues. Facebook’s entry into this market means every single company now has to take cryptocurrency seriously. Companies around the world are […]

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Poland’s Bank Alior Adopts Ethereum Smart Contracts Blockchain

Alior Bank, the 10th largest bank in Poland, has launched a document verification system based on the Ethereum network, to enable its customers to seamlessly check on the authentication and integrity of official documents, according to a Forbes report on June 17, 2019. Bank Alior Joins the Blockchain Bandwagon Per sources close to the matter, […]

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South Korean Post Teams Up With Crypto Exchange to Apply Blockchain

South Korean authorities will spend $677,000 to apply blockchain in the billing system of the national postal service. South Korea’s national postal service Korea Post is planning to apply blockchain technology to its billing system, local news agency News1 Korea reports on June 5. The initiative is a collaboration between the South Korean government and […]

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More Than Money: Bitcoin Blockchain As Global Data Verification System

On the Bitfury blog, Executive Vice Chairman, George Kikvadze, delivers a use-case for the Bitcoin blockchain as a security layer. In an ever digital world, why do we still rely on paper documentation for our most important pieces of information? Many Paper Documents Already Function Digitally Kikvadze highlights the example of an international flight to […]

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Microsoft’s Blockchain Obsession, Including ID Push, Is Good for Bitcoin

By CCN: Does Microsoft consider blockchain to be the strongest technology in the world? Who knows, but they sure seem to recognize its growing mainstream status and view it as a potential moneymaker. The company recently announced that it would be building a decentralized identity (DID) network on top of the Bitcoin blockchain, the oldest […]

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Bitcoin [BTC] and the blockchain space are two separate things, says Francis Pouliot

Bitcoin [BTC], the world’s largest cryptocurrency, grabbed headlines multiple times over the past month because of mainstream companies considering its adoption and price fluctuations. During the TNW 2019 conference, Francis Pouliot, the Chief Executive Officer [CEO] of BullBitcoin, a popular Bitcoin exchange, spoke about the cryptocurrency’s potential and the coin’s characteristics compared to that of its […]

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Blockchain Researchers Look to Overhaul Crypto Exchange Ranking Data

By CCN: ‘Reported volume’ is the default metric that people look for when determining the ranks of crypto exchanges. ‘Reported’ and ‘adjusted’ volumes wildly differ on sites like CoinMarketCap.com. For example, if you look at the image below, you’ll notice a wild difference in “reported” and “adjusted” volumes at press time. Ranking Exchanges Beyond Their […]

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Bitcoin [BTC]: Manual transaction constructions are done by wallets, not blockchain, says Andreas Antonopoulos

The cryptocurrency market has always been buoyed by its proponents, especially the many who are themselves involved in ensuring the mass adoption of digital assets. One such luminary is Andreas Antonopoulos, a popular Bitcoin bull and author of Mastering Bitcoin. In a recent video uploaded by him, Antonopoulos elucidated on the concept of manually constructing […]

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Ethereum [ETH]: Samsung planning to create its own ETH-based blockchain; may issue own token soon

The mainstream adoption of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology has come a long way, with many financial and non-financial institutions now entering the mix. Technology giant, Samsung, is not new to the field, as the South Korean organization previously blew up the cryptosphere by meshing crypto with the launch of the company’s latest flagship device, the […]

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