Vitalik Buterin shares major developments in Ethereum Foundation over past 15 months

  Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin was recently asked about the "biggest changes" that have taken place in Ethereum Foundation over the past 15 months. This came up after Buterin tweeted stating that Ethereum has undergone a massive change over the past 15 months. In response to the query, Buterin put forward four points explaining the deve...
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Circle Acquires Crowdfunding Platform and Broker-Dealer SeedInvest

  Cryptocurrency finance company Circle Internet Financial Ltd. has acquired equity crowdfunding platform and broker-dealer SeedInvest, according to an announcement published October 5. Exact terms of the transaction were not disclosed. New York-based SeedInvest was founded in 2012 as a startup investing platform. Since then, the company has r...
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Renown Wall Street Financial Advisor Ric Edelman Joins Bitwise Asset Management

  Popular Wall Street Financial Advisor Ric Edelman Joins Bitwise Legendary wall street advisor Ric Edelman recently revealed that he has invested in Bitwise Asset Management . Edelman is the founder of Edelman Financial Services, lately named the No. 1 Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) firm in the country for 2018 by Barron's, with $22 bill...
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Yale University's Investment Office Has Invested in $300 Million Crypto Fund, Inside Sources Report

  David Swenson , the chief investment officer at Yale University, a private American Ivy League research-focused university, has reportedly invested in giant venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz's $300 million cryptocurrency fund - which is "designed to include the best features of traditional venture capital, update to the modern crypto ...
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Venture Capital Firms Rush into Blockchain, Investing Way More Than in 2017: Diar Study

 Now that ICOs are becoming less popular, according to some experts, venture capitalists keep investing in Blockchain-oriented companies — funding them directly, a new Diar report claims. Boost of 'business angels' investment A recent report by Diar says that almost $4 bln of VC investment came to Blockchain startups during Q1-Q3 of 2018. Appa...
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IOTA partners with BitPanda, IOTA Hub to ensure operational security

Recently, BitPanda, a leading European retail cryptocurrency exchange announced that they will be offering trading services for IOTA [MIOTA]. The exchange platform is also one of the first exchanges to support IOTA Hub. According to the post, the collaboration makes BitPanda one of the first companies in the production platform to fully utilize the...
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Shapeshift CEO Responds to Wall Street Journal Laundering Claims

  Reporters at the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) tied innovative ecosystem cryptocurrency exchange Shapeshift to money laundering. "How Dirty Money Disappears Into the Black Hole of Cryptocurrency," was its published product from months of investigative journalism. The company's CEO, Erik Voorhees, claims cooperation with the WSJ was obtained "und...
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Goldman Sachs Launches US Dollar Coin (Fedcoin). Coinbase To Become The Crypto Regulatory Agency (360+)

  Goldman Sachs startup Circle, the Boston-based crypto finance company, has gone live with its stablecoin called the US Dollar Coin, or USDC . This is the first cryptocurrency released by a major financial institution. In order to avoid instability and inflation inherent to other unregulated cryptocurrencies, the value of the USDC will be tie...
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What Does The Bakkt Physical Futures Announcement Mean For Investors?

In early August, the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), an American company that operates 23 regulated exchanges and marketplaces across the world, announced that it would launch a cryptocurrency startup called Bakkt . The New York Stock Exchange-owning entity, backed by Microsoft and Starbucks, wanted to create a safe global environment for trading ...
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Coinbase can become the Google of crypto, says Brian Armstrong

  Brian Armstrong, the CEO and Founder of Coinbase, one of the biggest cryptocurrency exchange platform in the world, spoke about the reason behind the inception of Coinbase and Satoshi Nakamoto, during an interview with Fortune. The CEO listed under Fortune's 40 under 40 stated that there were several reasons which led to the inception of Coi...
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Google And Goldman Invest in Bitcoin Based Payments Start-up

  Google and Goldman Sachs are among the firms that have invested in the enterprise-payments start-up Veem in its latest fund-raising round. Veem is leveraging Bitcoin to connect its clients' bank accounts with the suppliers. Banking giant Goldman Sachs along with technology giant Google has invested in Veem, a global payments solution provide...
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Walmart to use blockchain to track their leafy greens

  Walmart uses blockchain technology to improve the shopping experience for their customers via blockchain. Walmart has implemented a blockchain system, designed by IBM, to ensure that their lettuce/ other leafy greens, is free of any bacteria when it reaches the store floor. The way they are accomplishing this is by telling their suppliers of...
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ICON and Korea’s largest telecommunications conglomerate to bring blockchain technology to 35 million users

  Over half of South Korea's population is bound to have active exposure to blockchain technology following a partnership formed between the country's highly valued blockchain project, ICON , and a giant in telecommunications, SK . The highlight of the deal is that users of the SK's mileage system will be compensated through blockchain technol...
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U.S. Lawmaker Introduces 3 Bills Supporting Blockchain Technology to Congress

  United States Congressman Tom Emmer , who just recently got named to co-chair the Congressional Blockchain Caucus, announced on Friday that he will be introducing three pro-blockchain bills to Congress with the aim of aim of supporting cryptocurrency and blockchain technology adoption in the U.S. The three bills are titled "Resolution Suppor...
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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 organization...
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IBM and Hu-manity.co Join Hands to Manage Blockchain-based Property Rights for Personal Data

Hu-manity aims at establishing transparent data-sharing between individuals and corporations. Hu-manity's global consent ledger gives users absolute control over individual data. With the growing number of internet users across the globe, data transparency remains as one of the biggest issues today! Online businesses and websites usually have a cen...
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Coinbase CEO: One Billion People Could Be in the Crypto Ecosystem in Five Years

Brian Armstrong, the CEO of cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase, gave the crypto community a sneak peek into what the future of Coinbase would look like while on stage at Techcrunch Disrupt this week. The popular cryptocurrency exchange, which lets users trade fiat to crypto and serves as the entry point for most new entrants into the cryptocurrency s...
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Coinbase is Reportedly Exploring a Bitcoin ETF, Taps BlackRock for Expertise

San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is reportedly considering adding a Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) to its arsenal, and has been in talks with the world's largest global investment management firm, BlackRock Inc. Coinbase Aims to Launch a Crypto Exchange-Traded Fund Bitcoin ETFs are a hot button issue at the moment throughout...
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Kingdom Trust offers insured custody for digital assets to institutional investors

A new milestone was met for institutional adoption as custodian firm Kingdom Trust, host to investments in 30+ different cryptocurrencies, announced a collaboration with insurance provider Lloyd's of London. This becomes the first time a regulated financial institution will provide insurance coverage and qualified custody to institutional investors...
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You Can Now Use Nano (NANO) To Pay For Your Breakfast

The road to mainstream cryptocurrency adoption is progressing at a steady speed with some even projecting that crypto will replace fiat in the near future. Once such individual is Tim Draper who in a recent interview to Forbes magazine stated the following with respect to crypto adoption: I think that in the future fiat will resemble carrying aroun...
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