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

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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

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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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Bitcoin Options Purchased For $1 Million Will Soon Become Obsolete

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Bitcoin Options Purchased For $1 Million Will Soon Become Obsolete

Last year in December 2017, just a few days after Bitcoin hit its peak, Ari Paul, a cryptocurrency fund manager at BlockTower Capital purchased Bitcoin Options with a strike price of $50,000 for almost $1 million on the Ledger X’s Trading platform. According to Crain’s Chicago Business’ article published on December 6, 2018, Bitcoin needs to increase its value by…

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Overstock’s Medici Ventures Acquires Ten Percent Stake in GrainChain for $2.5 Million

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Overstock’s Medici Ventures Acquires Ten Percent Stake in GrainChain for $2.5 Million

Overstock subsidiary Medici Ventures has purchased a $2.5 million equity in GrainChain, a blockchain-based payment solution for farms. According to a press release issued December 4, 2018, the sale has granted Medici Ventures ten percent ownership in the company, and the option to double that in the future with a second acquisition round. The funds will reportedly be used to…

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Bitcoin, Ether, and XRP Weekly Market Update: December 6, 2018

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Bitcoin, Ether, and XRP Weekly Market Update: December 6, 2018

During the last seven days, the total crypto market cap lost another $14 billion of its value. Bitcoin managed to avoid dropping below the $3,800 level but could not reverse the overall bear market trend. BTC-USD Bitcoin closed above the previous support at $4,300 (at $4,320) on November 29, 2018, marking its second day of gains. It was not able…

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SEC Believes International Cooperation Is Vital In Pursuing Illegal And Fraudulent ICOs

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SEC Believes International Cooperation Is Vital In Pursuing Illegal And Fraudulent ICOs

Steven Peikin, the co-director of the SEC’s Division of Enforcement gave a speech at the Harvard Law School’s Program on the importance of international cooperation in pursuing fraudulent ICOs on December 3, 2018. Peikin highlighted the need for global assistance when it comes to fighting fraud in the ICO and cryptocurrency sector, as many of the sponsors and founders are…

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Researchers Vow to Build a Better Blockchain Network Immune from Scalability Issues

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Researchers Vow to Build a Better Blockchain Network Immune from Scalability Issues

A group of researchers and university professors have teamed up to resolve one of the most painstaking issues preventing Bitcoin’s underlying technology to emerge a handy, real-world ledger: scalability. The team, which includes a Turing award winner, is off to a good start already after scoring $35 million in funding from a number of investors. Full-fledged Launch Expected in Q3…

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Trive Ventures Launches Government-Backed Blockchain Accelerator in Singapore

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Trive Ventures Launches Government-Backed Blockchain Accelerator in Singapore

Trive Ventures, a Southeast Asia-focused venture capital firm, is launching Tribe Accelerator, a government-backed blockchain accelerator focused on product development in Singapore, Tech in Asia reported on December 4, 2018. Singapore’s Lead Government Agency Backs Trive Venture’s New Project It seems that Singapore has yet again proven that it’s one of the most blockchain-friendly global tech hubs, as another large…

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Wall Street Continues to Experiment with Cryptocurrencies Despite Crypto Crash

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Wall Street Continues to Experiment with Cryptocurrencies Despite Crypto Crash

Players in the mainstream finance sector continue to experiment with cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology despite the recent Bitcoin crash. According to the Financial Time’s Article published on November 28, 2018, many companies such as large proprietary traders and institutional investors are still looking to ride the cryptocurrency movement, as they believe that the tokenization of physical and tangible assets are…

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