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UNICEF Joins the Blockchain Movement, Set to Fund Various Blockchain Projects in Emerging Economies

Category: Adoption, Blockchain, Development, Finance, News

UNICEF Joins the Blockchain Movement, Set to Fund Various Blockchain Projects in Emerging Economies

In a bid to make it easier for innovators in emerging economies to solve real-life problems with distributed ledger technology (DLT ), the UNICEF Innovation Fund, has announced a move to invest heavily in six blockchain startups in developing and emerging economies, according to a press release on December 10, 2018.    UNICEF Using DLT to Help Humanity The UNICEF…

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Canadian Payments Startup Glance Rolls out “Pay With Bitcoin” Feature Across all Merchants

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

Canadian Payments Startup Glance Rolls out “Pay With Bitcoin” Feature Across all Merchants

Canadian payments company Glance has announced that its users will now be able to use Bitcoin as a payment method across all existing merchants and services. In a press release issued November 29, 2018, the company explained that the new feature will be called “Pay With Bitcoin.” Despite the name, however, Glance’s solution differs from traditional cryptocurrency-based payment processors. Converting to…

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Goldman Sachs and Mike Novogratz Bet Big on Cryptocurrency Custodian BitGo with $15 Million Investment

Category: Business, Finance, Investment, News

Goldman Sachs and Mike Novogratz Bet Big on Cryptocurrency Custodian BitGo with  $15 Million Investment

Institutional interest in cryptocurrencies seems to be slowly and steadily gaining upward traction. Per a report published by Bloomberg, dated October 18, 2018, the Wall Street goliath Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Mike Novogratz’s Galaxy Digital Ventures have made a substantial investment in BitGo Holdings Inc. Specifics of the Investment Palo Alto-based BitGo is currently undergoing Series B fundraising and…

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Blockchain Gaming Alliance Brings Together Ubisoft, Consensys, and Other Heavy Hitters

Category: Blockchain, Business, Entertainment, News

Blockchain Gaming Alliance Brings Together Ubisoft, Consensys, and Other Heavy Hitters

Announced September 28, 2018, at the Blockchain Game Summit held in Lyon, France many of the brightest minds from the gaming industry and blockchain sector have formed the Blockchain Gaming Alliance (BGA). Members of this newly founded group aim to follow blockchain technology’s integration within gaming. Gaming Alliance Details The total roster includes members from B2expand, Ubisoft, Consensys, Alto, fig,…

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Nano Launches new Update, Goes Live on investFeed, BitGrail Lawsuit Gets Withdrawn

Category: Altcoins, Development, Exchange, News, Regulation

Nano Launches new Update, Goes Live on investFeed, BitGrail Lawsuit Gets Withdrawn

Nano (NANO), the coin whose aim is to become the world’s next digital currency, is celebrating the withdrawal of its Brola lawsuit by releasing a new update and going live on investFeed, the company announced in an October 1, 2018, Medium post. Lawsuit Dismissed Formerly called Raiblocks, Nano is known as one of the first cryptocurrencies that have provided citizens…

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Blockchain Startups Hiring Nobel Laureates as Advisors

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, ICO News, News, Tech

Blockchain Startups Hiring Nobel Laureates as Advisors

The latest emerging trend in the blockchain space seems to be hiring Nobel Prize winners, with Alvin Roth, who shared the economics Nobel in 2012, becoming the newest laureate to join such a startup, Bloomberg reported on September 30, 2018.  Nobel Laureates Targeted as Advisors for Startups It seems like the days of blockchain startups relying on celebrity endorsements to…

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Voyager Cryptoassets Broker Joins Forces with Ethos for Fiat-to-Crypto Exchange

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Business, Development, Exchange, Finance, News, wallet

Voyager Cryptoassets Broker Joins Forces with Ethos for Fiat-to-Crypto Exchange

Voyager, a DLT-based digital currency broker, offering users commission-free investments, has partnered with Ethos, a cryptocurrency services provider, to integrate the latter’s universal cryptoassets wallet into its platform and make it easy for both retail and institutional cryptocurrency traders to convert fiat currency to cryptos back and forth. Users will also be able to self-custody their digital assets, reported Finance…

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ClanPlay Announces $2 Million Raised for Blockchain-Based Gamer Rewards Platform

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Entertainment, Finance, Investment, News

ClanPlay Announces $2 Million Raised for Blockchain-Based Gamer Rewards Platform

ClanPlay is an Israel-based startup gaming community platform with multiple features for developers and gamers alike. The company operates as a social hub for gamers that like to play with clans while also providing players with rewards for their skills. With only five employees, the company has raised $4 million to date. On September 27, 2018, ClanPlay announced it was…

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Decentralized Dark Pool Exchange RenEx Launched by Republic Protocol

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Finance, News, Platform

Decentralized Dark Pool Exchange RenEx Launched by Republic Protocol

The world’s first decentralized dark pool exchange, RenEx, launched on September 27, 2018, as per an announcement shared with BTCManager. Dark Pools 101 Developed by Singapore-based Republic Protocol, the platform focuses on trading large volumes of cryptocurrencies on hidden order books, called “dark pools,” between high-net-worth buyers and sellers. The product is a common feature of Wall Street, with some…

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FINMA: Cryptocurrency Firm Alliance Capitals Looks Like a Typical Scam Project

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

FINMA: Cryptocurrency Firm Alliance Capitals Looks Like a Typical Scam Project

Switzerland’s financial regulatory watchdog, the Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA), has warned cryptocurrency investors to be wary of Alliance Capital, a firm claiming to offer clients cryptocurrency trading services, binary options, and other financial products, according to a Finance Magnates report on September 24, 2018. FINMA Cautions Investors Alliance Capital, a cryptocurrency startup that claims to be based in the…

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