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Bitcoin, Ether, and XRP Weekly Market Update: December 13, 2018

by Georgi Hristov at Altcoins, Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency Market Outlook, Ethereum, Finance, News

The crypto industry lost another $15 billion of its market cap during the last seven days as the top three currencies continue their steep decline. BTC-USD Bitcoin erased approximately 6.4 percent of its value on December 6 and closed the day at $3,528. This was the second consecutive drop of more than five percent for the BTC-USD pair during last…

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IBM Developing Blockchain-Based Solutions to Transform India’s Telecoms Sector

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IBM Developing Blockchain-Based Solutions to Transform India’s Telecoms Sector

Distributed ledger technology (DLT) heavyweights IBM is reportedly working with Indian telecommunications firms to help them create blockchain solutions aimed at enhancing “mobile number portability” and “Do Not Call” registries, according to an Economic Times report on December 12, 2018. IBM Creating DLT Solution for India’s Telecoms Per sources close to the matter, IBM is collaborating with Indian telecommunications companies…

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Ethereum Co-Creator Believes Non-Financial Applications of Blockchain Preside over Financial Fervor

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Ethereum Co-Creator Believes Non-Financial Applications of Blockchain Preside over Financial Fervor

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin lanced a “tweet storm” on December 10, 2018, and briefly noted the non-financial applications of blockchain technology, such as academic degree verification and determining the “integrity of processes.” Alternative Use Cases The extended bear market in 2018 has given cryptocurrency critics and believers alike a chance to assess the far-reaching implications of digital tokens and blockchain…

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Global Maritime Industry Firms Launch Blockchain Platform for Certification of Seafarers

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Global Maritime Industry Firms Launch Blockchain Platform for Certification of Seafarers

Lloyd’s Register Foundation, a U.K.-based charity organization, has funded a blockchain solution that will enable firms in the maritime industry, including Maersk Line, Maritime Blockchain Labs (MBL), and others to carry out a host of operations via distributed ledger technology (DLT),  including verification of safety documentation and seafarers certificate depository management, reported the Loadstar on December 11, 2018.   Blockchain…

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Ethereum-Based Opera Browser Hopes to On-Board Web 3.0 Users

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Ethereum-Based Opera Browser Hopes to On-Board Web 3.0 Users

On December 13, 2018, Opera finally announced the launch of their blockchain-based web browser at Hard Fork Decentralized in London. At the conference, the team described the technical features included in the release as well as how it fits in with a broader vision for a Web 3.0. Built-In Wallet and Ethereum In August 2018, BTCManager reported on the firm’s…

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OneGold Partners with BitPay to Enable it Accept Cryptocurrency Payments for its Precious Metals

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OneGold Partners with BitPay to Enable it Accept Cryptocurrency Payments for its Precious Metals

OneGold, an online marketplace that makes it possible for people to buy, sell, store, and redeem precious metals, has joined forces with BitPay, a leading Bitcoin payments processor, to enable it access bitcoin (BTC) and bitcoin cash (BCH) payments for its products, according to a press release on December 11, 2018. Bitcoin for Gold and Silver Established by APMEX and…

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Blockchain Startup Algorand Gets a Dedicated $100 Million Venture Fund

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Blockchain Startup Algorand Gets a Dedicated $100 Million Venture Fund

Algo Capital, a blockchain venture capital group, is launching a $100 million fund to invest and manage significant capital in emerging companies building on the Algorand decentralized platform, the company announced in a press release on December 11, 2018. Algo Capital Plans On Supporting New Companies One of the largest blockchain-focused venture capital groups in the U.S., Algo Capital, is…

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Gemini Cryptocurrency Exchange Launches Mobile App for iOS and Android OS

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Gemini Cryptocurrency Exchange Launches Mobile App for iOS and Android OS

According to a Medium post published by Gemini CEO and co-founder Tyler Winklevoss, on December 11, 2018, the cryptocurrency exchange has released the Gemini Mobile App for the iOS and Android OS. A Slew of Features The Gemini Mobile App is equipped with a myriad of features to simplify the process of trading and storing cryptocurrencies. The app’s simple and…

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Itaú Unibanco and Standard Chartered Launch Latin America’s First Blockchain Platform for Loans

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Itaú Unibanco and Standard Chartered Launch Latin America’s First Blockchain Platform for Loans

Brazil’s Itaú Unibanco Holding bank and Standard Chartered have successfully concluded the development and testing of Latin America’s first blockchain-based proof of concept for loans, ZDNet reported on December 11, 2018. Latin America Gets Its First Blockchain-Based Loan Platform It seems that the bear market that has persisted in the crypto industry since the November 2018 has not affected the…

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South Korean Blockchain Platform Klatyn Announces Partnership with Numerous Blockchain Firms

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South Korean Blockchain Platform Klatyn Announces Partnership with Numerous Blockchain Firms

Klatyn, the blockchain platform of South Korea’s Messenger Kakao, announced partnerships with several blockchain-based applications and projects on December 10th, 2018. Bringing Blockchain to the People These projects were selected due to the criteria of also being “large user pool-based service providers.” KakaoTalk, Kakao’s number one app has a 93 percent usage rate in a country with a 73 percent mobile…

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The International Project StudUp to Tokenize the Knowledge of Young Specialists

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