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Nigel Dollentas

About author: Nigel Dollentas

Coming onto the scene briefly after the infamous Mt. Gox hack, Nigel has been writing for various Bitcoin media outlets for over four years now. Covering everything from ICO's to editorials to PR's, Nigel now covers developing events at BTCManager.

Jeju Island Governor Announces Plans to Create a “Blockchain Hub”

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Development, News, Regulation, Tech

Jeju Island Governor Announces Plans to Create a “Blockchain Hub”

Won Hee-ryong, governor of Jeju Island, made broke headlines on August 13, 2018, when he made a formal request to designate the island as a “special economic zone” for blockchain and cryptocurrency. Jeju To Become “Free International City” Jeju Island is an island south of the mainland of The Republic of Korea. This request was made earlier in August 2018…

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Decentralized Exchange Radar Relay Raises $10 Million

Category: Ethereum, Exchange, Platform, wallet

Decentralized Exchange Radar Relay Raises $10 Million

On July 30, 2018, Radar Relay, a decentralized exchange that allows users to trade Ethereum tokens, announced the success of their Series A round where they raised $10 million. Fifteen investors participated in the Series A, including Digital Currency Group and Blockchain Capital, among other significant funds. Radar Relay Uses Funds For “100X Growth” The main goal of the Series…

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Meet Nimbus: Ethereum 2.0 “Sharding” Client

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Development, Ethereum, News

Meet Nimbus: Ethereum 2.0 “Sharding” Client

Status, an Ethereum messenger, looking to bring mass adoption to Ethereum, announced the launch of Nimbus, it’s new client with a “particular focus on sharding,” as announced on  August 1, 2018. What is Sharding? Sharding is an Ethereum 2.0 scaling implementation, where instead of every node verifying a transaction, a smaller subset of nodes verifies a transaction. This allows for parallel transactions…

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What Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence Could Mean for the Future of Finance

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Business, Finance, News

What Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence Could Mean for the Future of Finance

While blockchain technology quickly became the latest tech buzzword, many have neglected to look at artificial intelligence (AI), and how the two could work together according to reports as of July 31, 2018. Blockchain Advantages over Traditional Systems Distributed ledgers’ key strength lies in their resilience. A decentralized model with no central point of failure allows for more reliable uptime…

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Hyperledger Surpasses 250 Members for Blockchain Consortium

Category: Adoption, Blockchain, Business, Finance, News

Hyperledger Surpasses 250 Members for Blockchain Consortium

On July 32, 2018, Hyperledger announced the passing of its 250-member milestone, as they onboard nine additional members. The members include ChainDigit, Chainyard, Coil, DigiCert, LG CNS, Omnitude, Tierion, and UTRUST. Multiple Companies with Multiple Disciplines Some of the company’s focus on offering blockchain solutions like Tierion with anchoring data to the blockchain, Coil contributing to Hyperledger’s Quilt for better…

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FINMA Begins Proceedings into $100 Million ICO Envion

Category: Altcoins, Crime, Finance, ICO News, News

FINMA Begins Proceedings into $100 Million ICO Envion

Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA released a press release on July 26, 2018, regarding investigations into Envion AG’s Initial Coin Offering (ICO). Proceedings Focused on ICO The proceedings are particularly interested in potential violations of Swiss banking laws, that stem from potentially unauthorized acceptance of deposits from the ICO. The offering raised around 100 million francs (~$100,000,000) from over…

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Watts Miners Launches Three Multi-Algo Rigs

Category: Altcoins, Mining, News

Watts Miners Launches Three Multi-Algo Rigs

New York-based Watts Miners announced the launch of three new miners on July 26, 2018. The new products set themselves apart from many existing miners in a few ways, making them an exciting addition to the crypto space. Three Models Watts Miners has introduced three new products: the Watts Mini, Watts Miner, and Watts Rack. All three miners are designed…

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4NEW Gives “Shitcoin” New Meaning by Converting Waste into Energy

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Mining, News

4NEW Gives “Shitcoin” New Meaning by Converting Waste into Energy

4NEW, a new blockchain-based eco-friendly ecosystem, is giving the term “Shitcoin” a whole new meaning. While traditionally a term given to tokens with no viable worth and/or vaporware, 4NEW is changing the connotation of “Shitcoin” by taking waste and converting it into electricity that is then used to mine tokens. Responsible Waste Management and Free Energy for Mining Tokens 4NEW…

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Central City Rockdale Reinvents Itself from Mining Coal to Mining Bitcoin

Category: Bitcoin, Business, Mining, News

Central City Rockdale Reinvents Itself from Mining Coal to Mining Bitcoin

Rockdale, a town in central Texas, has made headlines due to plans of converting their town from mining coal, into mining bitcoin according to local reports on July 20, 2018. Bitmain Invades, Again In a post-industrial society, many areas that relied on the extraction of raw resources such as coal are beginning to face an economic struggle. Luminant, Texas’s largest…

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South Korea Mobile Carrier KT Reveals Blockchain Commercial Network

Category: Adoption, Blockchain, Business, News

South Korea Mobile Carrier KT Reveals Blockchain Commercial Network

Korea Telecom (KT), South Korea’s second largest mobile carrier, announced on July 24, 2018, their new blockchain commercial network. Fast and Secure Blockchain Implementation The carrier has also allowed users to login via a blockchain ID instead of an IP address, to protect against hackers’ spoofing attempts. This allows for more security and prevents the compromise of identity theft and…

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