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Coinbase Acquires Distributed Systems to Become the Facebook of Crypto

Category: Blockchain, Business, Finance, News, Platform

Coinbase Acquires Distributed Systems to Become the Facebook of Crypto

In a bid to become the Facebook of the crypto sector, Coinbase, the world’s largest exchange for buying and selling digital currencies, announced the acquisition of Distributed Systems, a three-year-old startup building identity standards for dApps known as the clear protocol on August 16, 2018. The Distributed Systems team, lead by Nikhil Srinivasan, will help Coinbase to form a Facebook-style…

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Wyre Ties up with MakerDAO to Offer Dai-Based Fiat-Crypto Trading Pairs

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

Wyre Ties up with MakerDAO to Offer Dai-Based Fiat-Crypto Trading Pairs

Wyre, the blockchain-based payment transfer company from San Francisco, has entered a new agreement with the developer of Dai to add the barely one-year-old stablecoin into its portfolio on August 14, 2018. Dependence on Speculative Cryptocurrencies Per the deal with MakerDAO, the firm that developed Dai, Wyre will roll out new Dai-based fiat-crypto trading pairs in more than 30 countries…

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What Is Sharding?

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Cryptocyclopedia, Ethereum, Tech

What Is Sharding?

Sharding is a concept in database design, and as implied by its name, sharding involves creating smaller parts from a larger one. In the context of databases, sharding results in the creation of smaller partitions in the ledger. These partitions are thus referred to as shards. It is important to note that in sharding, the partitioning is done horizontally as…

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Pantera Capital Primed to Raise $175 for Cryptocurrency-Focussed Venture Fund

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Exchange, Investment, News, Tech

Pantera Capital Primed to Raise $175 for Cryptocurrency-Focussed Venture Fund

A U.S.-based blockchain technology investment firm, Pantera Capital, has raised $71 million from 90 investors, out of the $175 million it’s looking to get for its third cryptocurrency fund, reported TechCrunch on August 15, 2018. Aiming for the Moon At a time when the bears have the upper hand in the cryptocurrency market, the highly reputed cryptocurrency investment company is…

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“Blocklattice” Developer DEXON Foundation Secures $20 Million in Funding, Shares Speed Test Results

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“Blocklattice” Developer DEXON Foundation Secures $20 Million in Funding, Shares Speed Test Results

DEXON Foundation, an offshoot of the world’s first zero-fee, high-frequency cryptocurrency trading platform COBINHOOD, has bagged $20 million in a new funding round led by hedge fund firm IDG Capital. The nonprofit now plans on using the newly raised capital to expand and further strengthen its core specialty, which is to facilitate a unique platform for the development of decentralized…

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Ripple Targets China for its Blockchain Platform

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Ripple Targets China for its Blockchain Platform

Ripple is targeting China to advance its blockchain-based payments system according to commentary from Jeremy Light, VP of European Union strategic accounts at Ripple, confirmed with CNBC on August 15, 2018. China Is a Definite Target This move is highly unlikely to promote XRP but will undoubtedly help the exploration of the possibilities of blockchain in a giant financial country…

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Playboy Sues Cryptocurrency Company for Breaching Contract

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Business, Entertainment, News

Playboy Sues Cryptocurrency Company for Breaching Contract

Playboy Enterprises is currently suing a Canadian cryptocurrency company, Global Blockchain Technologies (GBT) on the allegation that the former fraudulently breached their contract with the adult entertainment company. On August 14, 2018, Playboy claimed that GBT failed to implement blockchain technology into Playboy’s online platform and media channels. “Compensatory and Punitive Damages” According to the LA Times, Playboy filed the…

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Hong Kong: Universities Receive $20 Million for Blockchain and Fintech Research

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Finance, News, Regulation

Hong Kong: Universities Receive $20 Million for Blockchain and Fintech Research

Hong Kong’s push for implementing blockchain technology within its fintech prowess is fast progressing. The island country granted $20 million for the research and development of blockchain-based payments systems to several local universities, as reported by China News on August 12, 2018. Hong Kong’s Blockchain Push Hong Kong’s lack of innovative fintech products is spurring the government to turn towards…

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Ethereum’s Walled Garden: Flowertokens and Terra0

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Ethereum’s Walled Garden: Flowertokens and Terra0

Terra0 cofounders Paul Seidler and Paul Kolling never planned on tokenizing Dahlia’s, but after meeting at Berlin’s Universität der Künste (UDK), they found common inspiration in digitizing real world commodities. At first, the implications of an economically self-sustaining forest may be far-fetched, but their first experiment, Flowerokens, gives us a glimpse into an intriguing potential future. Terra0’s Roots Seidler and…

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BX Is Betting on a Decentralized Gambling Ecosystem

Category: Blockchain, Business, ICO News, News

BX Is Betting on a Decentralized Gambling Ecosystem

BX touts itself as a blockchain betting and prediction market ecosystem while hoping to cut the middleman out of gambling. The ultimate goal is to disrupt and streamline the betting industry by getting rid of the bookie. Since 2009 the online sports betting market has doubled in size and its current market cap is around $60 billion. In spite of…

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