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Alex Lielacher

About author: Alex Lielacher

Alex Lielacher is a former bond trader who now writes about cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. He holds a degree in Investment & Financial Risk Management from Cass Business School, London and has been following bitcoin since 2011.

Is Valor Really Planning a “Hostile Takeover” of $14 Billion XRP?

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

Is Valor Really Planning a “Hostile Takeover” of $14 Billion XRP?

A report by media outlet Axios claims that an unknown startup named Valor Foundation is attempting to launch a hostile takeover of the cryptocurrency XRP. This would be the first hostile takeover attempt in the cryptocurrency space. Valor’s Alleged Takeover Plans Valor Foundation, a San Francisco-based nonprofit that aims to service unbanked citizens of developing nation using cryptocurrency, is reportedly…

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Bitcoin Remains Firm amid Mixed Newsflow: BTCManager’s Week in Review January 21, 2019

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Business, Development, Ethereum, Exchange, Finance, News, Regulation

Bitcoin Remains Firm amid Mixed Newsflow: BTCManager’s Week in Review January 21, 2019

The price of bitcoin remains firm, gaining two percent week-on-week, amid a mix of positive and negative news. The announcement by Bakkt that it has made its first acquisition shows that the institutional crypto trading venture is on track to become a serious player in the institutional digital asset trading market and has the potential to attract a wave of…

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Grayscale’s Stellar Lumens (XLM) Investment Trust to Lure Burned Crypto Investors

Category: Adoption, Altcoins, Business, Finance, News

Grayscale’s Stellar Lumens (XLM) Investment Trust to Lure Burned Crypto Investors

On January 17, 2019, Digital Currency Group’s investment subsidiary, Grayscale Investments, announced the launch of the Grayscale Stellar Lumens Trust, the first investment fund exclusively dedicated to the cryptocurrency Lumens (XLM). Stellar Gets an Investment Trust The Grayscale Stellar Lumens Trust is the ninth single-asset investment fund dedicated to cryptoassets that the management company has launched since introducing the Bitcoin…

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ConsenSys Ventures Invests in Coinhouse and Tenta

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ConsenSys Ventures Invests in Coinhouse and Tenta

ConsenSys Ventures, the investment arm of Ethereum-focused technology company has announced its first two investments of the new year. According to a press release received by BTCManager, the VC firm has purchases shares in cryptocurrency startup Coinhouse and secure web browser, Tenta. (Jan. 17, 2018) ConsenSys Leads Funding Round for Coinhouse ConsenSys Ventures led the $2.8 million series A funding…

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Earn Crypto Part 9: Crypto Lending

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Business, Cryptocyclopedia, Ethereum, Platform

Earn Crypto Part 9: Crypto Lending

In BTCManager’s series titled “Earn Crypto,” readers are being introduced to a wide range of platforms, applications, and ways that they can earn bitcoin and other digital currencies as a member of the cryptocurrency community. In the ninth and final part of the “Earn Crypto” series, readers will be introduced to cryptocurrency lending as a method of earning cryptocurrency by leveraging existing holdings. What…

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Canadian Bankers Association Wants Blockchain-Powered Digital Identification Systems

Category: Blockchain, Development, Finance, News, Regulation

Canadian Bankers Association Wants Blockchain-Powered Digital Identification Systems

The Canadian Bankers Association stated that Canada should create a digital identification system that utilizes technologies such as blockchain and biometrics to enable a live video ID verification process. Blockchain-Powered Digital ID for Banking The CBA’s CEO, Neil Parmenter, believes that to unlock the full potential of the digital banking revolution Canadian financial institutions need to move away from paper-based…

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Major Oil and Gas Companies Join New Blockchain Oil Trading Platform VAKT

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Major Oil and Gas Companies Join New Blockchain Oil Trading Platform VAKT

On January 16, London-based blockchain oil trading platform VAKT announced that oil and gas giants Chevron, Total and Reliance have joined its new blockchain-powered commodity trade platform. VAKT Puts Oil onto the Blockchain VAKT’s mission is “to digitize the global commodities trading industry, creating a secure, trusted ecosystem, powered by blockchain,” according to its website. In a company press release,…

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Ford, IBM, LG Chem, and Huayou Cobalt Launch Blockchain-Powered Cobalt Supply Monitoring Project

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Ford, IBM, LG Chem, and Huayou Cobalt Launch Blockchain-Powered Cobalt Supply Monitoring Project

U.S. car manufacturer Ford, technology giant IBM, South Korean cathode maker LG Chem, and Chinese mining company Huayou Cobalt have joined forces in the first cobalt supply chain tracking and monitoring blockchain project in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Making Cobalt Mining “Cleaner” According to a report by Reuters, the quartet has launched the pilot program, which is overseen by…

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New Prediction Market And Derivatives Trading Platform Veil Launches on Ethereum

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New Prediction Market And Derivatives Trading Platform Veil Launches on Ethereum

On Januar 16, co-founder and CEO at Veil, Paul Fletcher-Hill, announced in a blog post that the new peer-to-peer prediction market Veil has gone live on the Ethereum Mainnet. Prediction Markets and Leveraged Crypto Trading Veil describes itself as “a peer-to-peer trading platform for prediction markets and derivatives on Augur.” The platform provides users with the ability to bet on…

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ETC Labs Announces Ethereum Classic Core Development Team

Category: Blockchain, Development, Ethereum, News, Tech

ETC Labs Announces Ethereum Classic Core Development Team

ETC Labs, an Ethereum Classic project incubator, has announced the launch of a new core development team, called ETC Core Labs (Jan 15), in a bid to instigate growth and innovation for the Ethereum Classic (ETC) blockchain ecosystem. Propelling ETC ETC Core Labs “will be focused on core Ethereum Classic projects, supporting the ETC blockchain, providing tooling for decentralized application…

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