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Ethereum’s Walled Garden: Flowertokens and Terra0

by Liam Kelly at Altcoins, Blockchain, Cryptocyclopedia, News, Tech

Terra0 cofounders Paul Seidler and Paul Kolling never planned on tokenizing Dahlia’s, but after meeting at Berlin’s Universität der Künste (UDK), they found common inspiration in digitizing real world commodities. At first, the implications of an economically self-sustaining forest may be far-fetched, but their first experiment, Flowerokens, gives us a glimpse into an intriguing potential future. Terra0’s Roots Seidler and…

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Coinbase Acquires Distributed Systems to Become the Facebook of Crypto

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Coinbase Acquires Distributed Systems to Become the Facebook of Crypto

In a bid to become the Facebook of the crypto sector, Coinbase, the world’s largest exchange for buying and selling digital currencies, announced the acquisition of Distributed Systems, a three-year-old startup building identity standards for dApps known as the clear protocol on August 16, 2018. The Distributed Systems team, lead by Nikhil Srinivasan, will help Coinbase to form a Facebook-style…

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Bitwise Launches Three New Crypto Index Funds, Renames its HOLD 10 Index

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Bitwise Launches Three New Crypto Index Funds, Renames its HOLD 10 Index

On August 15, 2018, Bitwise, the creator of the world’s first cryptocurrency index fund, has announced the creation of three new cryptoassets index funds to cover the mid-cap cryptos, small-cap coins, and the total market segments of the blockchain-based virtual currency market. The firm has also launched an index advisory board and API access for anyone interested in high-quality crypto…

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Wyre Ties up with MakerDAO to Offer Dai-Based Fiat-Crypto Trading Pairs

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Wyre Ties up with MakerDAO to Offer Dai-Based Fiat-Crypto Trading Pairs

Wyre, the blockchain-based payment transfer company from San Francisco, has entered a new agreement with the developer of Dai to add the barely one-year-old stablecoin into its portfolio on August 14, 2018. Dependence on Speculative Cryptocurrencies Per the deal with MakerDAO, the firm that developed Dai, Wyre will roll out new Dai-based fiat-crypto trading pairs in more than 30 countries…

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What Is Sharding?

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Cryptocyclopedia, Ethereum, Tech

What Is Sharding?

Sharding is a concept in database design, and as implied by its name, sharding involves creating smaller parts from a larger one. In the context of databases, sharding results in the creation of smaller partitions in the ledger. These partitions are thus referred to as shards. It is important to note that in sharding, the partitioning is done horizontally as…

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Messaging App Line Announces a $10 million Cryptocurrency Fund

Category: Altcoins, Business, Development, Finance, Investment, News

Messaging App Line Announces a $10 million Cryptocurrency Fund

Chinese messaging app Line recently announced on August 15, 2018, the launch of a $10 million investment fund dedicated to cryptocurrency startups. Line’s South Korean-based subsidiary Unblock Corporation will operate the fund, and it will be known as Unblock Ventures. While Unblock Ventures will have an initial capital pool of $10 million, the messaging app believes the overall amount will…

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Ryan Selkis on Token Curated Registries and Crypto Industry: “Many ICOs Are Terribly Overvalued”

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Ryan Selkis on Token Curated Registries and Crypto Industry: “Many ICOs Are Terribly Overvalued”

Messari Token Curated Registry founder Ryan Selkis has taken a jibe at the ICO industry, declaring that it is fundamentally misused for primarily fundraising purposes and that the speculative environment around ICOs has created a situation where many ICOs are “terribly overvalued.” Speaking with Patrick O’Shaughnessy on episode 98 of the ‘Invest Like the Best’ podcast titled “The Crypto Barbell…

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Pantera Capital Primed to Raise $175 for Cryptocurrency-Focussed Venture Fund

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Pantera Capital Primed to Raise $175 for Cryptocurrency-Focussed Venture Fund

A U.S.-based blockchain technology investment firm, Pantera Capital, has raised $71 million from 90 investors, out of the $175 million it’s looking to get for its third cryptocurrency fund, reported TechCrunch on August 15, 2018. Aiming for the Moon At a time when the bears have the upper hand in the cryptocurrency market, the highly reputed cryptocurrency investment company is…

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Lawsuit against Ripple to Continue in Federal Court as Motion to Remand is Slammed

Category: Altcoins, News, Regulation

Lawsuit against Ripple to Continue in Federal Court as Motion to Remand is Slammed

A United States Court judge in Northern District of California has slapped down an investors motion to remand the class action suit against Ripple Labs on August 14, 2018. The case is now set to move to federal court. On the decision, Judge Phyllis J. Hamilton wrote that plaintiffs seek  “rescission of all XRP purchases, damages, and a constructive trust…

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Coinbase CEO Warns that Cryptocurrency Mass Adoption is a Long Way Off

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Coinbase CEO Warns that Cryptocurrency Mass Adoption is a Long Way Off

In Mid August Brian Armstrong, CEO the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, Coinbase warned that mass adoption of cryptocurrencies is going to take much longer than expected. This is a possible harbinger of slowing growth in market capitalization in Bit coin. The Bitcoin price is currently over its psychological threshold of $6,000.  This is a barrier which was crossed twice in…

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“Blocklattice” Developer DEXON Foundation Secures $20 Million in Funding, Shares Speed Test Results

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“Blocklattice” Developer DEXON Foundation Secures $20 Million in Funding, Shares Speed Test Results

DEXON Foundation, an offshoot of the world’s first zero-fee, high-frequency cryptocurrency trading platform COBINHOOD, has bagged $20 million in a new funding round led by hedge fund firm IDG Capital. The nonprofit now plans on using the newly raised capital to expand and further strengthen its core specialty, which is to facilitate a unique platform for the development of decentralized…

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Los Angeles to Host 2018 US China Blockchain and Digital Currency Conference on August 22, 2018

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