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Category: Altcoins

Ethereum Co-Creator Believes Non-Financial Applications of Blockchain Preside over Financial Fervor

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

Ethereum Co-Creator Believes Non-Financial Applications of Blockchain Preside over Financial Fervor

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin lanced a “tweet storm” on December 10, 2018, and briefly noted the non-financial applications of blockchain technology, such as academic degree verification and determining the “integrity of processes.” Alternative Use Cases The extended bear market in 2018 has given cryptocurrency critics and believers alike a chance to assess the far-reaching implications of digital tokens and blockchain…

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Ethereum-Based Opera Browser Hopes to On-Board Web 3.0 Users

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Business, Ethereum, News, Platform, Regulation, Tech

Ethereum-Based Opera Browser Hopes to On-Board Web 3.0 Users

On December 13, 2018, Opera finally announced the launch of their blockchain-based web browser at Hard Fork Decentralized in London. At the conference, the team described the technical features included in the release as well as how it fits in with a broader vision for a Web 3.0. Built-In Wallet and Ethereum In August 2018, BTCManager reported on the firm’s…

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OneGold Partners with BitPay to Enable it Accept Cryptocurrency Payments for its Precious Metals

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Business, Development, News

OneGold Partners with BitPay to Enable it Accept Cryptocurrency Payments for its Precious Metals

OneGold, an online marketplace that makes it possible for people to buy, sell, store, and redeem precious metals, has joined forces with BitPay, a leading Bitcoin payments processor, to enable it access bitcoin (BTC) and bitcoin cash (BCH) payments for its products, according to a press release on December 11, 2018. Bitcoin for Gold and Silver Established by APMEX and…

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Bitcoin, Ether, and XRP Weekly Market Update: December 13, 2018

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency Market Outlook, Ethereum, Finance, News

Bitcoin, Ether, and XRP Weekly Market Update: December 13, 2018

The crypto industry lost another $15 billion of its market cap during the last seven days as the top three currencies continue their steep decline. BTC-USD Bitcoin erased approximately 6.4 percent of its value on December 6 and closed the day at $3,528. This was the second consecutive drop of more than five percent for the BTC-USD pair during last…

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Blockchain Startup Algorand Gets a Dedicated $100 Million Venture Fund

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Business, News, Platform, Tech

Blockchain Startup Algorand Gets a Dedicated $100 Million Venture Fund

Algo Capital, a blockchain venture capital group, is launching a $100 million fund to invest and manage significant capital in emerging companies building on the Algorand decentralized platform, the company announced in a press release on December 11, 2018. Algo Capital Plans On Supporting New Companies One of the largest blockchain-focused venture capital groups in the U.S., Algo Capital, is…

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Gemini Cryptocurrency Exchange Launches Mobile App for iOS and Android OS

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Business, Development, Exchange, Finance, News, Platform, Tech

Gemini Cryptocurrency Exchange Launches Mobile App for iOS and Android OS

According to a Medium post published by Gemini CEO and co-founder Tyler Winklevoss, on December 11, 2018, the cryptocurrency exchange has released the Gemini Mobile App for the iOS and Android OS. A Slew of Features The Gemini Mobile App is equipped with a myriad of features to simplify the process of trading and storing cryptocurrencies. The app’s simple and…

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Itaú Unibanco and Standard Chartered Launch Latin America’s First Blockchain Platform for Loans

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Business, News, Platform, Tech

Itaú Unibanco and Standard Chartered Launch Latin America’s First Blockchain Platform for Loans

Brazil’s Itaú Unibanco Holding bank and Standard Chartered have successfully concluded the development and testing of Latin America’s first blockchain-based proof of concept for loans, ZDNet reported on December 11, 2018. Latin America Gets Its First Blockchain-Based Loan Platform It seems that the bear market that has persisted in the crypto industry since the November 2018 has not affected the…

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Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange (GBX) Secure Insurance Coverage for its Cryptoassets

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

Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange (GBX) Secure Insurance Coverage for its Cryptoassets

The Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange (GBX), a regulated cryptocurrency exchange from the stables of the Gibraltar Stock Exchange (GSX), has secured insurance coverage with Callaghan Insurance for all blockchain-based virtual currencies listed on its platform, according to a press release by the GBX on December 10, 2018. GBX Guards itself against Unforeseen Circumstances In a bid to protect itself against hacks,…

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U.S. CFTC Seeks Public Feedback to Gain Better Understanding of the Ethereum Network

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Ethereum, News, Regulation

U.S. CFTC Seeks Public Feedback to Gain Better Understanding of the Ethereum Network

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is looking to the public for further feedback and understanding concerning the cryptocurrency industry, especially regarding ether and its uses on the Ethereum network. According to the press release published on December 11, 2018, the CFTC is confident that the comments and information provided by the public will significantly benefit LabCFTC, the CFTC’s…

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Analysis: Cryptocurrency Point of Sales (PoS) Platforms Could Fuel Global Crypto Adoption

Category: Adoption, Altcoins, Bitcoin, Business, Finance, News

Analysis: Cryptocurrency Point of Sales (PoS) Platforms Could Fuel Global Crypto Adoption

While the cryptocurrency markets bull run of 2017 succeeded in bringing digital assets global consciousness, the rollercoaster ride did very little to increase meaningful adoption, as most holders bought bitcoin and other cryptoassets for only speculative purposes and not for payments. However, with the bears fully in charge and volatility drastically reduced, cryptoassets are slowly but steadily beginning to function…

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