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Abra CEO: JPM Coin Is Example Of Enterprise Blockchain ‘Nonsense’

The enterprise blockchains and tokens appearing from major global corporations are “nonsense,” the CEO of cryptocurrency-based payment platform Abra has declared. Barhydt: Enterprise Blockchains Are 90s Internet Hype Speaking to Fortune in a recent appearance on its Balance the Ledger segment, Bill Barhydt delivered still rare mainstream media criticism of the emerging enterprise blockchain sector. […]

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Facebook May Be Eying ‘FaceCoin’ as It Expands Its Blockchain Team

Social media giant Facebook is looking to expand its blockchain team. Could ‘FaceCoin’ follow JPMorgan’s recently unveiled JPM Coin as companies vie for the prized online payments market.  Facebook’s Hiring: Blockchain Experts According to Facebook’s official careers page, the social media giant is looking to expand its team operating in the field of blockchain technologies. As […]

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Huobi’s V2.0 ‘Stablecoin for Stablecoins’ Aims to Close Arbitrage Loophole

Stablecoins are increasing their visibility within the crypto space as the universe of stablecoins expands and they become easier to trade. Now, digital exchange Huobi Global offers, as a trial, the HUSD Solution V2.0 to provide traders with support for interchangeability between various stablecoins. All Stablecoins Seek to Lower Volatility But They are Not 1:1 […]

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Wyoming Becomes First State To Give Bitcoin Owners Full Property Rights

Cryptocurrency advocates are celebrating Friday after the US state of Wyoming passed a bill giving direct property rights to cryptocurrency holders. Wyoming Senate Passes Crypto Property Bill Bill SF0125 passed its second and third Senate readings February 13 and 14 respectively, and will now go before governor Mark Gordon for endorsement, becoming law as early […]

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Santander Bank Enters $700 Million Deal to Use IBM Blockchain

According to Cointelegraph, Europe’s Banco Santander and tech behemoth IBM have announced an accord involving the IBM blockchain. The pair signed a $ 700 million USD deal aiming to increase Santander’s technological developments. The news was released yesterday via a press release. IBM Blockchain The deal is a five-year “global technology agreement” that will improve the bank’s […]

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Ripple Adds 11 New Universities and Extends UBRI Footprint

Ripple has added 11 new universities to its University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI). With a strong emphasis on developing the upcoming generation of developers, the UBRI is designed to develop blockchain-focused academia and research. Ripple is extending its footprint globally by adding 11 new universities to its program. 11 New Universities to UBRI The UBRI launched […]

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Google Using Big Data to Make Blockchains Searchable

Search behemoth (and definitely not evil), Google, has somewhat lagged behind other tech giants when it comes to blockchain development. While Amazon and Microsoft launched tools for managing and creating blockchains, Google was more big data and search algorithms until now, as Google has combined the two to make blockchains searchable. Search Engines For Blockchains Senior developer advocate […]

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Facebook Moves Closer to ‘FaceCoin’ Acquiring Its First Blockchain Startup

Social media mogul Facebook has made an advance in its blockchain effort by hiring a blockchain startup specializing in smart contracts and facilitating payments.  Facebook ‘Acqui-Hires’ Chainspace According to financial media Cheddar, Facebook has hired a small blockchain company called Chainspace. In Silicon Valley, this move is referred to as an “acqui-hire” and according to the report, four […]