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USA: Blockchain Technology to Revitalize the Health Department’s Contract Acquisition Function

Category: Adoption, Blockchain, News

USA: Blockchain Technology to Revitalize the Health Department’s Contract Acquisition Function

According to a report by FedTech Magazine published on January 18, 2019, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) is moving ahead with its new data monitoring tool called HHS Accelerate to streamline the process of procuring and executing contracts. Department of Health Embraces Distributed Ledger Technology Blockchain technology continues to find new avenues for use across various industry…

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The DS (Digital Securities) Protocol: Securitize’s Infrastructure for Tokenized Securities

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

The DS (Digital Securities) Protocol: Securitize’s Infrastructure for Tokenized Securities

Cryptocurrency has come under serious scrutiny following incoming regulation and legislation. Despite this, however, things remain legally unclear for cryptocurrencies overall as well as token offerings and blockchain-issued assets in particular. While it would make sense to abide by the existing frameworks in reference to securities and issued assets, the problem in this approach is that with the ever-changing nature…

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Gate.Io Launches Monero (XMR) and Stellar Lumens (XLM) Perpetual Contracts

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

Gate.Io Launches Monero (XMR) and Stellar Lumens (XLM) Perpetual Contracts

Many believe that institutional money will not flow into cryptocurrency markets until there are more adaptability and flexibility with the markets with regards to investment products such as futures contracts. Gate.io has recently added two new assets to its “perpetual contract trading,” Monero (XMR) and Stellar Lumens (XLM), on January 18, 2019. The Financialization of Crypto One of the reasons…

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Huobi Japan (BitTrade) Launch Operations as a Fully Regulated Exchange

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Business, Exchange, News, Regulation

Huobi Japan (BitTrade) Launch Operations as a Fully Regulated Exchange

Huobi Japan, the cryptocurrency exchange re-born as a result of a merger between BitTrade and Huobi Group, has now resumed operations as a wholly-regulated exchange by Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA), according to a press release on January 17, 2019. Huobi Japan Gets FSA Greencard As reported by BTCManager in September 2018, as part of Huobi Group’s strategy to help…

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Cypherpunk Legend’s Blockchain Platform Outlines BetaNode Selection Process

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Cypherpunk Legend’s Blockchain Platform Outlines BetaNode Selection Process

Elixxir has outlined the beginning of its BetaNode selection process, which kicks off on January 21, 2019, with the opening of its applications. Elixxir According to the January 17, 2019 press release, full-stack blockchain Elixxir has begun its BetaNode selection process. The Elixxir blockchain specializes in ensuring performance and privacy for their users. According to the statement, their blockchain fulfils…

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Coinme and Coinstar Team up to Turn Californians Coins into Bitcoin

Category: Adoption, Bitcoin, Business, News, Regulation

Coinme and Coinstar Team up to Turn Californians Coins into Bitcoin

Coinstar, a U.S.-based firm that creates kiosks where people can turn their coins into cash and no-fee gift cards, has joined forces with Coinme to allow users to buy bitcoin at its kiosks at select supermarkets in the United States, reported GeekWire on January 17, 2019. Coinstar Joins the Bitcoin Bandwagon Despite the ongoing cryptocurrency bloodbath, Bitcoin adoption has seen…

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BitPay Transactions Surpassed $1 Billion in 2018

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BitPay Transactions Surpassed $1 Billion in 2018

According to a press release (Jan. 16, 2018), BitPay saw increased growth in 2018 including a 78 percent increase in workforce and a 7 percent decrease in funds lost to error. Success Story BitPay apparently had a very fruitful 2018 despite the bitcoin price slump in the later part of the year. According to a press release, the blockchain payment…

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IBM’s Blockchain Network to Test the Soil of Mining Supply Chain Makeover

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IBM’s Blockchain Network to Test the Soil of Mining Supply Chain Makeover

IBM and Minehub Technologies have collaborated in a bid to use distributed ledger technology (DLT) to improve operational and cost efficiencies in the mineral concentrates supply chain, according to a press release on January 16, 2019. Mining Supply Chain Gets an Update As stated in the press release, significant players in the mining industry, including Goldcorp Inc.,  Kutcho Copper Corp.,…

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Academics and Pantera Capital’s “Better Bitcoin” Is still Slower than Visa

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Development, Ethereum, Investment, News

Academics and Pantera Capital’s “Better Bitcoin” Is still Slower than Visa

A non-profit group comprised of MIT and bay area academics, as well as hedge fund Pantera Capital was formed to develop a coin that can offer faster speeds of processing transactions than Bitcoin.   How to Make Unit-e More than a “Nice Idea” Teachers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, and Berkeley’s University in California along with five other…

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TRON Announces Key BitTorrent Features to Stimulate Native Token Adoption

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TRON Announces Key BitTorrent Features to Stimulate Native Token Adoption

TRON announced on January 17, 2019, that BitTorrent will be launching its streaming services and BitTorrent Speed in 2019. TRON has gotten off to a good start for 2019. After taking the time to address rumors of developer exploration on their platform, they have recently announced the release dates of some key projects for the year. Streaming Services to Match…

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