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Blockchain Day Emirates • December 15, 2018

Blockchain Day Emirates – is an event that brings together the world’s leading visionaries, innovators, and thinkers to explore new…

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Stablecoin Startup Basis Shuts Down Eight Months after Raising $133 Million

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Stablecoin Startup Basis Shuts Down Eight Months after Raising $133 Million

According to an article published by Bloomberg, on December 13, 2018, Basis, a stablecoin startup funded by the likes of Bain Capital Ventures, and Andreessen Horowitz has decided to call it a day due to the persistent ambiguity regarding classification of digital currencies as securities. Crypto Industry in Dire Straits Since November 2018, the cryptocurrency industry has been on a…

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Triip Travel Impact Company Adds Ether (ETH) and Tomochain (TOMO) to List of Payment Options

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Triip  Travel Impact Company Adds Ether (ETH) and Tomochain (TOMO) to List of Payment Options

Triip, a Singaporean, global travel platform that claims to make it possible for travelers to enjoy exciting private tours by offering them frictionless hotel booking experiences in 227 countries, has announced that its clients will soon be able to book their travels with Ether and TOMO tokens, according to local news source Digital News Asia on December 13, 2018.   …

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Linkedin Report Crowns “Blockchain Developer” as the Top Emerging Job of 2018

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Linkedin Report Crowns “Blockchain Developer” as the Top Emerging Job of 2018

A blog post published by employment service LinkedIn on December 13, 2018, has revealed that blockchain development related jobs have skyrocketed in popularity throughout 2018. In its annual Emerging Jobs Report, LinkedIn noted that the number of jobs for “Blockchain Developer” in the United States grew 33x in the past year, more than any other position. The trend demonstrates continued enterprise…

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ICO Scam: AriseBank and its Founders to Refund Investors $2.7 Million

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ICO Scam: AriseBank and its Founders to Refund Investors $2.7 Million

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has won a prolonged court battle against the AriseBank blockchain project which organized a fraudulent initial coin offering (ICO) that claimed to had raised $600 million from investors last year. Now, authorities have ordered the founders of the project to pay investors a total of $2.7 million, reported  Dallas News on December…

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Bear-Resistant: Blockstack Reaches “Milestone 1,” Unlocks $25 Million

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Bear-Resistant: Blockstack Reaches “Milestone 1,” Unlocks $25 Million

Despite red water market conditions, Blockstack announced on December 13, 2018, that they had “unlocked” $25 million in resources to continue their blockchain development. In a company blog post, co-founder Muneeb Ali described the necessity of an advisory board, reviewed the firm’s milestones, and explained how the newly released funds would be put to use. Building a Fully Decentralized Internet…

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SolarisBank Partners with Boerse Stuttgart, will Launch Cryptocurrency Exchange in 2019

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SolarisBank Partners with Boerse Stuttgart, will Launch Cryptocurrency Exchange in 2019

Boerse Stuttgart, Germany’s second largest stock exchange, has reportedly partnered with fintech startup SolarisBank to develop a cryptocurrency exchange. In a press release issued December 12, 2018, SolarisBank said that the cryptocurrency trading platform is scheduled to release sometime in the first half of 2019. While the platform will initially only support ‘established’ cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, the…

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Report: Australia Ranks Sixth in Blockchain Related Patents

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Report: Australia Ranks Sixth in Blockchain Related Patents

According to an article by Computer World, published on December 13, 2018, Australia ranks sixth globally regarding blockchain technology related patents. The report posits that China is leading the patents race with 1520 patent families filed till date. The Asian economy is followed by the U.S., which has 773 deposited patents to its credit. Australians Catching up on the Blockchain…

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Coinbase Empowers Venezuelan Families With Cryptocurrencies During the Xmas Period

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Coinbase Empowers Venezuelan Families With Cryptocurrencies During the Xmas Period

Popular cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase recently donated $10,000 in ZCash (ZEC) to support the GiveCrypto.org project located in Santa Elena de Uairen by the Venezuelan border. According to Coinbase’s Medium blog post published on December 11, 2018, the digital exchange believes that donating cryptocurrencies will provide Venezuelan families many benefits which include cross-border accessibility, ease of payments, and access to real-time…

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Bail Bloc Is Mining Monero (XMR) to Help Bail out ICE Detainees

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Bail Bloc Is Mining Monero (XMR) to Help Bail out ICE Detainees

The news outlet Observer reported on December 12, 2018, that Bail Bloc would be directing their Monero mining contributions to bail migrants out in ICE detention facilities. The “cryptocurrency scheme against bail” is partnering with the Immigrant Bail Fund to help the roughly 44,000 detainees finance their indemnity. ICE and the Ethics of Bail Following the massive influx of economic…

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

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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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