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Walmart Submits Patents for a Behavior-Monitoring Blockchain

Category: Blockchain, Business, News

Walmart Submits Patents for a Behavior-Monitoring Blockchain

Retail giant Walmart submitted two U.S. Patent Applications on April 19, 2018, claiming the invention of computer systems utilizing blockchain technology for automatic integration of courier services into the online shopping experience. Walmart Wades Further into ‘Blockchain’ The Walmart blockchain tech team consists of five programmers from the U.S. and one from the U.K. In their patent applications for a…

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Vietnamese PM Directs Ministry to Strengthen Oversight Following Crypto Scam

Category: Blockchain, Business, News, Regulation

Vietnamese PM Directs Ministry to Strengthen Oversight Following Crypto Scam

The Vietnamese market is under the eye of the government as of late due to a scam which saw a reported VND 150 trillion ($650 million) stolen from local Vietnamese investors on April 8, 2018. Rallying All the Ministries Around New Crypto Regulation The Vietnamese firm responsible had its office raided in Ho Chi Minh City on Sunday, April 8th,…

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Sale of Hardware Wallets Rise as Users Scramble to Safeguard their Crypto

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, News, Tech

Sale of Hardware Wallets Rise as Users Scramble to Safeguard their Crypto

Users have reportedly been buying more hardware wallets to store their cryptocurrency holdings than ever before, clearly indicating a preference for cold storage instead of exchange-provided wallets. Paris-based Ledger, which raised $75 million from its investors in a recent round of funding, announced January 23, 2018, that it had sold its millionth Nano S hardware wallet. What Is a Cryptocurrency…

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Community Reacts to Vitalik’s April Fools Prank: Fixed Supply EIP (EIP 960) Rejected

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Commentary, Ethereum, Finance, News

Community Reacts to Vitalik’s April Fools Prank: Fixed Supply EIP (EIP 960) Rejected

Vitalik Buterin has sent out an April fools prank this year that left the community with some concerns. While his prank consisted of a new fixed supply proposal for Ethereum, called Fixed Supply EIP 960, he later tweeted that whether it was a joke or not, he argued if the community wanted to adopt a new fixed supply implementation then…

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Siafund Tokenized Security Offer (TSO) Goes Live

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Siafund Tokenized Security Offer (TSO) Goes Live

Siafund, the pre-mined security token of the Sia network has been on sale since April 16, 2018. The event is open to people in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, Russia, United Kingdom and the United States. A maximum of 750 Siafund tokens are up for this crowdsale, and the total supply of Siafund is capped at 10,000 tokens. Siacoin and…

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Zero-In Recap: Blockchain and FinTech Are Turning Heads in the Dutch Capital

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Zero-In Recap: Blockchain and FinTech Are Turning Heads in the Dutch Capital

After BTCManager attended the one-day Zero-In conference in the Netherlands on April 19, 2018, it became clear that Amsterdam is working hard to attract the finest fintech minds to the city. After a series of panels ranging from commentary on the GDPR regulation set to pass in May 2018 to the monetization of users’ content, the event captured the commercial…

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Malta Proposes ‘Test’ to Classify ICOs as Securities

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Malta Proposes ‘Test’ to Classify ICOs as Securities

The self-styled crypto-friendly island, Malta, is making efforts and moving forward to test ways to define when assets earned through Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) turn into securities. Malta’s ICO Interest The Malta Financial Services Authority (FSA) has published a publicly available consultation paper on April 13, 2018. The article acts as a vehicle for collecting feedback from the general public…

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Unchained Capital Explores Bitcoin HODL Trends

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Unchained Capital Explores Bitcoin HODL Trends

Unchained Capital published a scientific study on Bitcoin HODL strategies and the ways HODLing affects the market. The study was posted on Medium on April 18, 2018, by Dhruv Bansal, co-founder, and CEO of the cryptocurrency lending startup. Unlike traditional fiat-currencies and shares, public blockchain-based cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, log every transaction to date including the volume of the transaction and…

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Ethereum Co-founder Vitalik Buterin unveils plans for a minimal sharding protocol

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Ethereum Co-founder Vitalik Buterin unveils plans for a minimal sharding protocol

A new post by Ethereum cofounder Vitalik Buterin on ethresear.ch has unveiled his plans for a ‘minimal sharding protocol’ project. Published on April 8, 2018, Buterin said that it is aimed at developers who wish to begin working on sharding but are uncertain about the final version of the protocol. Sharding as a Scaling Solution The number of transactions on…

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Samsung Electronics to Employ Blockchain Technology to Augment Supply Chain Network

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Samsung Electronics to Employ Blockchain Technology to Augment Supply Chain Network

Samsung Electronics, one of the biggest information technology company, is mulling over using blockchain technology to assist in administration its supply and logistics network. The propound blockchain based platform’s role would be to oversee global shipments and cut back shipping costs.     Blockchain System to Slice 20% Costs in Shipping   Samsung SDS is also contemplating to develop blockchain platform…

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