Five of the biggest venture capital firms investing in blockchain

 Venture capital firms aren't well known for their business with blockchain, but this is slowly changing with more and more firms looking into investing in blockchain-related funds. In this, we explore five of the notable VC firms who are diving into the world of cryptocurrency. Venture Capital (VC) firms have not been as quick as other organi...
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First EFP Trade Involving Bitcoin Futures Completed in Wall Street

  Bitcoin took a significant step toward becoming a mainstream financial instrument this week, as two institutional investors completed the first-ever exchange for physical (EFP) transaction involving bitcoin futures. As reported by CCN, the CME EFP Bitcoin transaction, facilitated by E D & F Man Capital Markets, a registered futures commi...
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Catalonian Government to Develop Plan for Blockchain Technology Integration

  The Generalitat de Catalunya (Government of Catalonia) has revealed a plan for blockchain tech implementation in its public administrative activity, according to the official press release July 24. The Generalitat de Catalunya, an official governmental institution of the Spanish autonomous community of Catalonia, will promote blockchain tech...
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Coinbase Takes on Cryptocurrency Gift Cards With Limited Rollout

Major U.S. cryptocurrency wallet and exchange Coinbase has entered the crypto gift card market, allowing customers in certain countries to exchange coins for brand e-certificates, according to their July 25 blog post . In the post, Coinbase confirmed the new option was made possible through a partnership with UK -based startup WeGift, and will effe...
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Bank of England’s New payments system will be blockchain-friendly

  The Bank of England is executing an updated payments system for the interbank payment system that is compatible with blockchain-based financial transactions. According to the reports the Central bank published a report evaluating its recent Proof-of-Concept (PoC) with numerous firms functioning in the distributed ledger technology (DLT) spac...
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Cryptocurrency’s long-term future seems more optimistic now

  Trying to predict the immediate future of cryptocurrency is a bit like trying to predict the path of a pinball as it gets smacked around a machine with infinite bumpers. There are so many variables involved that it is almost impossible to see the next development around the bend, for good or bad. That is part of the reason why the digital co...
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Gibraltar Stock Exchange’s Blockchain Platform Opens to Public Trading

The UK Overseas Territory of Gibraltar launched its Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange (GBX) July 23, a press release confirmed, opening up cryptocurrency trading. The GBX was first announced by the Gibraltar Stock Exchange at BlockShow Asia conference in November 2017 GBX, which will ultimately function as a multifaceted ICO and trading ecosystem, curr...
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GARY GENSLER: FROM CFTC CHAIR TO BLOCKCHAIN AND CRYPTOCURRENCY EDUCATOR

Gary Gensler was chairman of the U.S Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) between 2009 and 2014, right after the global financial crisis. Today, Gensler is part of MIT's Digital Currency Initiative , lecturing students on blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies. Gensler was instrumental in dealing with some of the cleanup from the global ...
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Chinese City of Nanjing Launches $1.5 Billion Fund for Local Blockchain Projects

Nanjing, the capital of China 's Jiangsu province, has launched a 10 billion yuan ($1.48 billion) investment fund for blockchain development, ZDNet reports July 23. Nanjing unveiled the major new fund at the inaugural Industrial Public Chain Summit (IPCS), together with the Zhongguancun Blockchain Industry Alliance –– a Beijing-based alliance of en...
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Charles Hoskinson says Cardano will soon attain its trillion dollar mark

  Charles Hoskinson , the founder and CEO of Cardano , believes that Cardano (ADA) could become the first trillion dollar cryptocurrency in the future. He said this would be possible because global adoption of the world's first peer-reviewed blockchain will only increase with time. SEE ALSO: Cardano's Shelley update 'definitely coming' by Q1 2...
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Are we about to witness the biggest bitcoin bull run in history?

Bitcoin is rising, and bullish signals are everywhere. The #1 is breaking above resistance levels and $8k looks very much within reach. the anticipation of such is contagious and with this anticipation comes some bullish predictions… One such prediction comes from Mati Greenspan a senior market analyst at eToro, who, this morning, tweeted this: Mat...
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Bitcoin ETF Comments Submitted to SEC Overwhelmingly Positive

  On June 26th, 2018, the Cboe submitted a Bitcoin ETF proposal to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. In order to better understand the public sentiment, the SEC publically shared the submitted document with an invitation to comment. The SEC's request for comments was met with much interest; as 210 displayed comments on the SEC websi...
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MyEtherWallet Users Can Buy Ether Directly With Their Credit Cards

Cryptocurrency wallet service providers are always looking for ways to evolve and grow. MyEtherWallet is going in an interesting direction by adding the ability to buy Ethereum with a credit card. This new feature is made possible thanks to its new partnership with Simplex. Another Step Forward for MyEtherWallet There are quite a few wallet solutio...
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Crypto Trading 101: Bull and Bear Flags (And What They Mean for Price)

​ When it comes to making big money in trading, the trend is your friend. But spotting the trend when it is in the nascent stage is challenging, and running along with it right up to the top is an even bigger challenge. That's because asset prices rarely see a 90-degree rally or collapse. More often than not, trends (bullish/bearish) will pause bri...
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Coinbase Now Has Its Own Political Action Committee

  San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange and wallet provider Coinbase has created its own political action committee (PAC), according to documents made public today, July 20. In the U.S. , PACs are organizations that pool campaign contributions from members with similar policy and political goals and subsequently donate them to political ...
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Ethereum Classic [ETC] Independence declaration: Can’t beat the real thing

 On 20th July, Ethereum Classic [ETC], one of the top currency in the market announced its anniversary on their Twitter handle. The decentralized platform announced its two-year anniversary since block 1.92M. Ethereum Classic [ETC], an ecosystem which enables smart contracts to built on it. It is also referred to as the original Ethereum becau...
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BBVA Signs $117 Mln Blockchain-Powered Corporate Loan

  Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria ( BBVA ) has signed a new blockchain -based loan with civil engineering firm ACS Group , according to the BBVA's official statement July 19. BBVA, a multinational Spanish banking group, signed an agreement with ACS to provide a long-term bilateral corporate loan of €100 million ($117 million). The new blockcha...
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A Japanese Telecom Giant Wants to Use Blockchain to Store Contracts

Japanese telecommunications giant Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) may be looking to invent a new contract agreements system based on blockchain technology, according to a patent application published Thursday. The world's fourth-largest telecom provider details how it could use the application to store contracts without allowing for documents ...
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Coinbase Reportedly Secures $20 Billion Hedge Fund Through Its Prime Brokerage Services

  Major U.S . crypto wallet and exchange Coinbase has reportedly secured a $20 billion hedge fund for its custody service, Business Insider reports July 19. Coinbase launched "Coinbase Custody," its digital assets custodian solution for large institutional investors, on July 2. The new service is notably secured through an independent broker, ...
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Samsung Baltic Stores Now Accept Crypto via Blockchain Payments Platform CopPay

South Korean electronics titan Samsung has announced that its Baltic stores now accept multiple cryptocurrencies as a means of payment via the blockchain -based CopPay platform, according to a July 20 Medium post . The platform allows merchants to receive cryptocurrency and either keep the payments in a cold wallet or immediately convert it to fiat...
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