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Dragonchain Partnership With Hurify: IoT and Blockchain Merger

A Dragonchain partnership was announced earlier today. The blockchain leader is partnering with Hurify Digital Markets to revolutionize decentralized IoT and blockchain development. Dragonchain Partnership The US’s Dragonchain is a blockchain developer that works across four business areas: enterprise services, entertainment, education, and project incubation/acceleration. The company wants to empower businesses with an enterprise-grade blockchain solution. Hurify, at its core, is a […]

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You Can Now Buy Tokenized Apple Shares With Bitcoin and Ethereum

A Belarus-based startup has launched a tokenized securities trading platform enabling investors to buy into traditional markets with bitcoin and ethereum. Tokenized Securities Blockchain tech company Currency.com has announced the launch of its trading platform for tokenized securities. The Belarus-based platform is intended to enable investors to trade and invest in common financial instruments such […]

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Russia: Cryptoruble Coming ‘Within 2-3 Years,’ Gov’t Official Says

Russia could introduce the Blockchain-based alternative to its fiat currency, the ‘Cryptoruble’, within “two to three years,” a senior politician has said. Aksakov: Cryptoruble ‘Will Not Differ’ From Fiat Ruble Anatoly Aksakov, chairman of the financial markets committee at Russia’s state parliament the Duma, made the forecast speaking to local news outlet RIA Novosti. Long […]

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XRP Overtakes Ethereum Despite Looming ‘Constantinople’ Upgrade

XRP has reclaimed the position of the second largest cryptocurrency by market cap from ETH just days before Ethereum’s ‘Constantinople’ hard-fork upgrade.  Pre-Fork Drop On January 16th, Ethereum is scheduled to undergo a network-wide system update called ‘Constantinople’. Among other things, the implementation of the upgrade will reduce the block reward from 3 ETH/block to 2 […]

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China Quietly Makes It Illegal to Run a Node Without Gov’t Approval

China has introduced new regulations intended to promote the ‘healthy development’ of blockchain technology. However, the new law also entitles the Cyberspace Administration of China to supervise node operators, as well as to request private information.  New Blockchain Regulations China’s Office of Central Cyberspace Affairs Commission (CAC) issued new regulations dubbed “Regulations on the Management […]

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Japan and Korea Officially Approve Their Biggest Crypto Exchanges

South Korea’s Internet & Security Agency (KISA) has granted an important certification to the country’s leading cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb. Meanwhile, in Japan, Coincheck, the country’s largest exchange, is now registered with the Financial Services Agency.  Bithumb Granted ISMS Certification Cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb has managed to obtain Information Security Management System certification from the country’s KISA. According […]

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Shapeshift Admits ‘Imposition of KYC’d Accounts’ Hurt Company Financially

The instant digital asset exchange platform ShapeShift has laid off one-third of its team because of the “dramatic and severe” crypto recession as well as being cautious in “a challenging regulatory environment.” Crypto Winter Cold Bites Shapeshift In a detailed announcement, the company’s CEO, Erik Voorhees, revealed “with a heavy heart” that the company has […]

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McKinsey & Company: Blockchain Technology Isn’t Living Up to the Hype

McKinsey & Company, the leading consulting firm, says blockchain technology is failing to transition past its pioneering stage. The company notes, however, that payments may not be the best use-case for a complex technology like blockchain. Houston, We Don’t Have Lift Off Major consulting company McKinsey & Company has published an article on the current issues […]

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Fred Wilson: 2019 Will Find the Bottom and ‘Slowly’ Enter a Bull-Run

Fred Wilson, the co-founder of Union Square Ventures, holds that 2019 will see the cryptocurrency market bottom out and ‘slowly’ enter a new bull run. However, he’s also concerned by actions of ‘misguided’ regulators.  2019: Finding the Bottom Venture capitalist and co-founder of investment firm Union Square Ventures, has laid down his predictions on the […]