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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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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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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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Samsung Files for Three Blockchain-Related Applications in the European Union

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Ethereum, News, Platform, Tech

Samsung Files for Three Blockchain-Related Applications in the European Union

Electronics giant Samsung has filed for three blockchain-related trademark applications in the European Union on December 10, 2018. Some tech websites suggest these applications are related to the company’s plan to offer a cryptocurrency cold wallet on its phones. Details on the Trademark Applications The trademark applications are named “Blockchain KeyStore,” “Blockchain key box,” and “Blockchain Core” and are alluded to be…

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Blockchain PR Firm Wachsmann Terminates 16 Employees as Crypto Market Plunges

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Blockchain PR Firm Wachsmann Terminates 16 Employees as Crypto Market Plunges

According to an article by PR Week, published on December 10, 2018, blockchain public relations and events company Wachsman has laid off 16 employees due to the current crypto market turbulence. 16 Employees Axed by Wachsmann Founded in 2015, Wachsman provides strategy, events, PR, and corporate development services to companies in the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry. The company’s clientele consists…

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Stablecoins Experience a Major Increase in On-Chain Transactions Despite Bear Market

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Business, Ethereum, News, Platform, Tech

Stablecoins Experience a Major Increase in On-Chain Transactions Despite Bear Market

Stablecoins have experienced a meteoric rise in popularity during the second half of 2018, with currencies such as TrueUSD, USDC, Paxos, and GUSD experiencing a 1032 percent increase in on-chain transactions took place in November vs. September 2018, Diar reported on December 10, 2018. Fiat-Backed Stablecoins Start Gaining On-Chain Traction It seems that stablecoins are on their way to become…

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Ethereum Community Band Together To Create Crypto Job Board During Hard Times

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Ethereum Community Band Together To Create Crypto Job Board During Hard Times

During the bearish cryptocurrency winter, many blockchain and cryptocurrency-related companies laid off large numbers of staff, from ConsenSys trimming down 13 percent of the team to Steemit laying off 70 percent of their staff. Maria Paula Fernandez’s, the organizer of ETHBerlin, has on December 7, 2018, leveraged Twitter and Github to create a repository to connect people who are recently…

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State Farm Catches Blockchain Fever, Trials DLT for Auto Claims Subrogation

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

State Farm Catches Blockchain Fever, Trials DLT for Auto Claims Subrogation

State Farm, a large group of United States-based insurance and financial services firms offering automobile insurance products, loans and more, has announced on December 10, 2018, that it’s testing a distributed ledger technology (DLT) based solution that could help speed up the subrogation process for auto claims. Blockchain for Faster Auto Claims Subrogation In its bid to revolutionize its operations…

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ConsenSys, Steemit, and SpankChain Axe Staff Due to Bearish Crypto Market

Category: Altcoins, Business, Ethereum, Finance, News, Platform, Tech

ConsenSys, Steemit, and SpankChain Axe Staff Due to Bearish Crypto Market

It was not too long ago when euphoria surrounding the cryptocurrency industry reached its tipping point. The industry hit a record high market capitalization of $813 billion on January 8, 2018. Crypto came out of the rooms of geeky software developers and gamers into the mainstream, as almost every other ICO was able to raise millions, if not billions of…

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