‘Why I believe crypto is a $278 trillion opportunity’

  A prominent crypto economist has explained how growing up in 1990s Russia shaped her belief that cryptocurrencies could one day become a multi-trillion dollar asset class. Anya Nova , who is a crypto economist with Perth-based blockchain project Power Ledger , says she experienced extreme hyperinflation during her childhood and realised that...
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Bakkt: First capital raise complete

Bakkt looks forward after a bellwether year  I  am pleased to confirm that we have completed our first round of funding of $182.5 million from 12 partners and investors who, like us, believe in the future of digital assets. The partners and investors in the first round include Boston Consulting Group, CMT Digital, Eagle Seven, Galaxy Digi...
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Facebook is reportedly planning its own stablecoin — here’s what you need to know

 F acebook looks to be jumping on the blockchain wagon with plans to introduce its own stablecoin, according to a report from Bloomberg . The social network company — under fire for a seemingly constant stream of privacy snafus of late — created an internal blockchain division in May and, while there has been plenty of speculation , the exact ...
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PRESIDENT TRUMP APPOINTS BITCOIN PROPONENT AS WHITE HOUSE CHIEF OF STAFF

President Donald J. Trump has announced that he will be naming Mick Mulvaney as the new acting White House Chief of Staff. Mulvaney is a well-known Bitcoin proponent and has previously expressed his support of blockchain technology. MULVANEY: NEW ACTING CHIEF OF STAFF Mick Mulvaney, who's currently the director of the US Office of Management and Bu...
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PayPal Launches Blockchain-Based Innovation Reward System for Employees

  Major global online payments system PayPal has launched a blockchain-based reward system for its employees. Financial news channel Cheddar reported on the platform launch Thursday, Dec. 6, citing PayPal's director of innovation Michael Todasco. According to Cheddar, the program was prepared by PayPal's innovation team, which is based in San ...
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Facebook Recruiting Blockchain Experts, Looking to Expand Team

  Facebook has recently opened several new blockchain positions on Facebook Careers . The social media titan is looking to hire a marketing specialist, three blockchain engineers, and a blockchain data scientist. According to the information in the job description, facebook is looking to expand its recently-launched blockchain team: "At Facebo...
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IBM Partners with Abu Dhabi National Oil Company for Blockchain Supply Chain System

The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has successfully collaborated with IBM to pilot a blockchain supply chain system, according to an ADNOC press release published on Dec. 9. The release notes that ADNOC — a state-owned oil company in the United Arab Emirates ( UAE ) — is reportedly among the world's leading energy and petrochemical groups, ...
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Zhao: Binance Chain to Be Ready in “Months,” Enabling Projects to Issue Tokens

  Some of Asia's most wealthy people have gathered in Singapore today to learn about blockchain technology and crypto from the planet's most influential thought leaders in the space. Amongst those presenting at Forbes Asia's "Decrypting Blockchain for Business" event was Binance's Changpeng Zhao and BTCC's Bobby Lee. Interest in Blockchain Rem...
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Amazon Has Launched a New Service for Building Blockchains

  Tech giant Amazon is launching a blockchain service to help clients develop blockchain networks without incurring the costs of creating their own platform. Announced Wednesday at Amazon's re:Invent conference, the Amazon Managed Blockchain platform "is a fully managed service that makes it easy to create and manage scalable blockchain networ...
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How Blockchain Needs Regulation to Mature

Blockchains and their cryptocurrencies are energetically following a path similar to other major leaps in technology that have come before it. Like automobiles, electricity, or the world wide web, the technology and communities behind blockchain tech are growing and innovating far ahead of existing regulations or social safety nets. On one hand, re...
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Top 5 Crypto Tax Software Companies for Tax Season

This story was originally published at BlockFi.com . For more information on understanding crypto taxes and managing your tax exposure, visit the BlockFi resource center . Calculating your crypto taxes is one of the more stressful parts of being a cryptocurrency trader. The time it takes to report on your crypto taxes depend on the number of coins ...
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IBM Patents Blockchain Based System To Save Players From Dangers Of Augmented Reality Games

  Have you ever walked into a wall while playing a video game on your phone? Or have you ever found one of your legs in a gutter while trying to shoot zombies in a game? Well, if you are a hardcore gamer, then chances are, you have. Good news for all the gamers, a new system may soon be in the works, that will protect gamers from entering phys...
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Introducing SteemPress beta, a wordpress plugin for steem

  If you've been following @fredrikaa and I, you've probably seen that we are working on a wordpress plugin for steem. Well, it's time for me to show you the code and share some more details. The need for a wordpress plugin First of all, why do we need this? Steemit.com is already providing a site for bloggers and adoption is growing fast. How...
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Visa joins hands with IBM ahead of Visa B2B Connect launch

Visa has announced that it will join hands with IBM ahead of the launch of its new payments program, B2B connect, according to a press release . Visa B2B Connect focuses on providing the financial institutions with fast and secure cross-border payments. The platform is based on a private blockchain architecture which is run by Visa Inc. The partner...
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World Bank President Now Believes That The Blockchain Has “Huge Potential”

The president of the world bank group Jim Yong Kim has expressed his view that blockchain technology has "huge potential" and that the bank should keep pace with innovative technologies. Kim's remarks came at the international monetary fund (IMF) and the world bank's annual meeting in Bali, Indonesia. Kim spoke of the importance of addressing pover...
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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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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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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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