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Report: Bitcoin Whales not Responsible for Destabilizing Cryptocurrency Markets

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Business, Investment, News, Platform, Tech

Report: Bitcoin Whales not Responsible for Destabilizing Cryptocurrency Markets

Contrary to the popular belief which posits that “crypto whales” are the prime culprits for digital currency market volatility – a new study published on October 10, 2018, by blockchain research firm Chainalysis suggests that cryptocurrency’s largest holders are a diverse set of individuals that help in stabilizing the nascent market. Bitcoin Whales not to Blame for Volatility A couple…

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E.U. Securities Watchdog Studying ICOs “Case-by-case” to Take a Call on Regulation

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E.U. Securities Watchdog Studying ICOs “Case-by-case” to Take a Call on Regulation

The European Union’s securities watchdog has followed suit of its U.S. counterpart SEC, as the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) said on October 8, 2018, that it is observing every initial coin offering (ICO) to decide whether it should be regulated or not, according to a report published by Reuters. Analysing ICOs and their Implications An initial coin offering…

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Introducing the Concept of Storage Taxes in the Ethereum Ecosystem

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Cryptocyclopedia, Development, Ethereum, News

Introducing the Concept of Storage Taxes in the Ethereum Ecosystem

While cryptocurrencies witness breakthroughs with each passing day, some of the challenges being faced by the underlying blockchain technology cannot be overlooked. One such major obstacle is the issue of scalability. The lack of scalability in the major crypto blockchains, i.e., Bitcoin and Ethereum vastly limit the maximum number of transactions that can be processed by a blockchain at a…

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Southeast Asia’s First Fiat-to-Cryptocurrency Exchange Set to Launch in Singapore

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Southeast Asia’s First Fiat-to-Cryptocurrency Exchange Set to Launch in Singapore

Cryptocurrency trading just earned a major impetus in Southeast Asia, as the Singapore-based cryptocurrency exchange platform EurekaPro is set to launch the first ever fiat-to-crypto exchange platform in the region, per a report published by finews.asia on October 8, 2018. Seamless Fiat-to-Crypto Transactions The Singapore based fiat-crypto exchange is spearheaded by a team consisting of Junus Eu, Douglas Can, and…

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China: Man Sentenced to Prison for Stealing Railway Electricity to Mine Bitcoin

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Exchange, News, Platform, Tech

China: Man Sentenced to Prison for Stealing Railway Electricity to Mine Bitcoin

Although the Chinese regulatory bodies have maintained their distance from cryptocurrencies, it has not deterred the people in the country from partaking in the promising crypto mining industry – as a Chinese man was recently sentenced to 3.5 years in prison for stealing power from a train station to mine Bitcoin (BTC). The incident was reported by the local media…

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Spain’s Port of Valencia to use Blockchain Technology to Build a “Smart Port”

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Spain’s Port of Valencia to use Blockchain Technology to Build a “Smart Port”

The blockchain technology is set to be deployed for the development of a “smart port” in the city of Valencia, Spain. The announcement was made on October 3, 2018, during the Smart Ports & Supply Chain Technologies conference held in the Dutch city of Rotterdam. End-to-end Transparency in Logistics Chain Jose Garcia De La Guia, head of emerging technologies at…

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NIIT Flies High on Blockchain to Deliver Quality Aviation Experience

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NIIT Flies High on Blockchain to Deliver Quality Aviation Experience

One of the world’s leading IT solutions companies, NIIT, has fruitfully implemented its blockchain and Alexa applications making use of IATA’s Airline Industry Data Model (AIDM) to provide top quality travel experience to the airline passengers. According to a press release, dated October 4, 2018, the new solutions were showcased at IATA’s Global Airport Passenger Symposium (GAPS) 2018, being held…

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Queensland University Study Finds Tether not Responsible for Manipulating Bitcoin Price

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Queensland University Study Finds Tether not Responsible for Manipulating Bitcoin Price

A recent academic study by Dr. Wang Chun Wei, a researcher at University of Queensland Business School, concluded that the “kingpin” of stablecoins, Tether (USDT), had no impact on the price of the bitcoin (BTC) during last year’s cryptocurrency bull run. The study provides an interesting perspective on the claims that the USD backed stablecoin was the prime culprit for…

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Re-establishing Integrity: TokenPost Launch a Blockchain-based Platform to Leverage the Media Industry

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Re-establishing Integrity: TokenPost Launch a Blockchain-based Platform to Leverage the Media Industry

Having successfully launched its PUBLISH protocol in September 2018, TokenPost, one of the top DLT and cryptocurrency based media outlets, is determined to outdo itself once again, this time with the help of “PUBLISH Alliance” – a non-profit decentralized platform, launched to connect media enterprises, academic bodies and tech start-ups to PUBLISH-related initiatives. The announcement was made on TokenPost’s official…

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Opera and Ledger Capital Join Forces to Foster Blockchain Initiative

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Opera and Ledger Capital Join Forces to Foster Blockchain Initiative

Opera browser has partnered with the blockchain advisory and financial services firm, Ledger Capital to accentuate the development of DLT-based applications and enable further growth in the technology. This was announced via press release, published on September 28, 2018. Explore Novel Blockchain Applications In a bid to expand its product portfolio in the blockchain space, Opera, the world’s fifth largest…

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