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Stellar Exhibits Blistering Breakout to Kick off 2018

Category: Altcoins, Commentary, News

Stellar Exhibits Blistering Breakout to Kick off 2018

As 2017 witnessed the best year for the cryptocurrency market to date, there are many reasons pundits reckon that 2018 will be another booming year for the sector. Launched in 2014 as the hybrid blockchain, Stellar’s Lumens (XLM) has experienced a blistering breakout at the start of 2018. Stellar (XLM), founded by Jed McCaleb (creator of Ripple and eDonkey) and…

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Nigerian Startup Token Remittance Platform Takes On Western Union And Appears to be Winning

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Finance, News

Nigerian Startup Token Remittance Platform Takes On Western Union And Appears to be Winning

According to migration and remittances data from the World Bank, over $600 billion was transferred home by close to 250 million migrants worldwide in 2016. The main recipient locations were Sub-Saharan Africa ($39 billion), India ($69 billion), and Nigeria ($20 billion). Through traditional remittance companies such as MoneyGram and Western Union, international money transfers are unjustifiably costly, setting senders back…

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Signaling A New Stealth Cryptocurrency

Category: Altcoins, News

Signaling A New Stealth Cryptocurrency

The Intent As the founder of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakomoto’s grand vision is to foster a vibrant, global ecosystem of highly secure, peer-to-peer currency transactions. As articulated in his whitepaper entitled Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System: “Commerce on the Internet has come to rely almost exclusively on financial institutions serving as trusted third parties to process electronic payments, but no…

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Kik CEO Drops Ethereum for Stellar, Claims Poor Scalability

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Ethereum, News

Kik CEO Drops Ethereum for Stellar, Claims Poor Scalability

Ted Livingston, CEO of the Canadian messaging application Kik has opted to step away from Ethereum for company’s ICO token, and partner with Stellar instead. This move comes after a successful ICO which generated close to $100 million spanning across 117 countries. Although Ethereum is widely used for initial coin offerings, making it the most popular option, he claims that…

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SatoshiPay Nanopayment Wallet Partners With Stellar to Offer Fast, Cheap Payments

Category: Altcoins, Finance, News

SatoshiPay Nanopayment Wallet Partners With Stellar to Offer Fast, Cheap Payments

SatoshiPay is an app that processes micropayment transactions for content on the web. While it previously used bitcoin, it has announced a partnership with the distributed payment infrastructure Stellar. Stellar will now be SatoshiPay’s default ledger, and the first 100,000 users of SatoshiPay following this new collaboration will receive 500 free Lumens (XLM), Stellar’s native cryptocurrency. SatoshiPay allows anyone to…

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IBM, KlickEx, and Stellar Set Out to Speed up International Finance

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Finance, News

IBM, KlickEx, and Stellar Set Out to Speed up International Finance

On October 16, IBM announced that it would be collaborating with KlickEx and Stellar in order to accelerate the speed of banking transactions. The platform will be built on IBM’s Blockchain and seeks to help consumers achieve faster settlement times as well as reduce the cost of global payments. The goal of IBM’s platform is to ultimately give equal access…

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Bext360 Unveils Blockchain Platform For The Coffee Supply Chain

Category: Blockchain, News, Tech

Bext360 Unveils Blockchain Platform For The Coffee Supply Chain

Colorado-based technology company Bext360 announced the creation of its first supply chain solution. The platform is called bextmachine and has been developed specifically for the global coffee supply chain. The announcement was made at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) during a TechCrunch event focusing on robotics on July 17. The one-day event aimed to help innovators introduce their solutions…

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Is the Cryptocurrency Market Experiencing a Bubble?

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Commentary, News

Is the Cryptocurrency Market Experiencing a Bubble?

As bitcoin breaks to fresh highs above $1700 and the altcoin market has displayed a phenomenal increase in value, many in the community are wondering whether cryptocurrency is in a bubble. According to data from coinmarketcap, many altcoins have started to recover, but sentiment remains mixed, begging the question of whether altcoins are due to crash hard, or whether they…

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Litecoin’s SegWit Activation Imminent: BTCManager’s Week in Review April 17

Category: News, News Digest

Litecoin’s SegWit Activation Imminent: BTCManager’s Week in Review April 17

It has been another interesting week for the cryptocurrency community. Litecoin is coming closer to activating SegWit, which, if successful, could act as a powerful use case for a potential SegWit soft fork for bitcoin in the near future. Stellar has also expanded its footprint and galvanized its place in the world of blockchain, pioneering a way to pay coffee…

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Bext360 and Stellar Team Up to Pay Coffee Farmers Fairly using Blockchain Technology

Category: Blockchain, Finance, News, Tech

Bext360 and Stellar Team Up to Pay Coffee Farmers Fairly using Blockchain Technology

When people think of commodities, usually Coffee is not one of the first to come to mind. However, being the second most traded commodity following petroleum, over 125 million people rely on coffee beans as their primary source of income. Blockchain technology is offering these farmers a way to a fairer price for their goods and more efficient payments. With…

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