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Blockstream Announces Imminent Launch of Securities Platform on the “Liquid” Bitcoin Sidechain

Blockstream, builder of Bitcoin satellites and financial contributor to Bitcoin Core, the project committing the majority of support for Bitcoin, announced at Consensus last week that it is launching a digital securities platform on the company’s “Liquid” sidechain. According to a company press release, “The… Read More

Canadian Blockchain Technology & Financial Cryptography Company Blockstream Announces New Liquid Securities Platform

Blockstream, a Canada-based blockchain technology and financial cryptography company, announced on Wednesday the launch of its new Liquid Securities Platform, which is described as a bitcoin sidechain that supports the creation of new digital assets in addition to the ability to peg-in bitcoin to the… Read More

Blockstream Launches Fifth and Final Bitcoin Satellite

The stubborn Bitcoin satellite-coverage hole over Asia has been closed. Blockstream, a California-based company dedicated to building out Bitcoin infrastructure, has launched the fifth of five planned satellites sent aloft to allow the world to transmit Bitcoin with or without Internet and/or the permission of… Read More

China Banking Official: “People’s Bank Digital Currency Can Now Be Said to Be Ready”

After five years in development, the deputy director of the People’s Bank of China’s Payments and Settlement Division, Mu Changchun, says, “(The) People’s Bank digital currency can now be said to be ready.” Shanghai Securities News (SSN) writes that  Mu made the announcement at the third… Read More

Crypto Asset Trading Desk Altonomy Raises $7 Million Through Seed Financing Round Led By Polychain Capital

Altonomy, a U.S.-based trading desk and market maker for cryptocurrency assets, announced on Monday it secured $7 million through its seed financing round, which was led by Polychain Capital. Founded in 2018, Altonomy describes itself as a cryptocurrency trading, advisory, and asset management firm. The… Read More

Tethers Spreading: Controversial “Stablecoins” Moving onto EOS, Liquid and Lightning Networks

Tethers, controversial “stable” crypto-coins created to allow quick moves in and out of cryptocurrency trading positions are being introduced onto the EOS network, a newer rival of the Bitcoin and Ethereum networks. Tethers are issued by the Tether company, which announced the plan May 31st… Read More

Switzerland’s SIX Exchange Planning Stablecoin Digital Currency Pegged to the Swiss Franc

A spokesperson for Switzerland’s largest stock exchange, the Zurich-based SIX Exchange, has confirmed in an email to Coindesk that SIX is developing a “stablecoin” pegged to the Swiss franc for use on the company’s forthcoming digital asset exchange: “Yes, we are currently working on a… Read More

UNCHAIN Bitcoin & Blockchain Convention – Berlin

UNCHAIN, one of the world’s leading blockchain events to be held in Berlin 2019’s UNCHAIN Convention will bring together the world’s leading cryptocurrency and blockchain entrepreneurs in Berlin on June 14-15. The two-day conference will focus on today’s challenges for the maturing crypto community, investors… Read More

Algorithms Detect Wash Trading Across 95% of Crypto Exchanges

“An enormous amount of data” collected by the Blockchain Transparency Institute (BTI) in its December 2018 Exchange Volumes Report shows, “clear evidence of wash trading,” across 80% of bitcoin-altcoin pairs on 95% of exchanges: “Based on this data over 80% of the CMC (CoinMarketCap) top… Read More

Chainalysis: Use of Bitcoin for Retail Payments Declined Dramatically in 2018

Despite Bitcoin having achieved some of the price stability advocates have long said would facilitate its adoption at the retail level, the retail use of Bitcoin declined 80% in 2018, says blockchain analysis firm Chainalysis. Currently, many Bitcoin transactions are settled directly to the blockchain, meaning… Read More

Baltic Honey Badger Bitcoin Conference Closes with Heavyweight Panel

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The Baltic Honey Badger Conference of 2018, held this year in Riga, Latvia, wrapped up today with a panel featuring Adam Back, the CEO of Blockstream, Giacomo Zucco, CEO at BHB Network; Tone Vays, a former Wall Street risk analyst and Bitcoin advocate; and Eric Lombrozo,… Read More

Bakkt: Owner of New York Stock Exchange ICE Announces Major Digital Assets Venture, Starbucks as Partner

A major announcement today from the owner of the New York stock exchange conveyed by Fortune magazine is being viewed as something of a blockbuster in crypto circles. Jeffry Sprecher, founder and CEO of Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE:ICE), is seeking approval for a venture ICE is… Read More

Coindesk Livestreaming Enormous Consensus 2018 New York Conference Now

You can pretend you are there alongside 8000 in-the-flesh attendees and watch live streaming talks at Consensus New York, today through Wednesday, at Coindesk’s live streaming web portal. Coindesk’s 4th annual Consensus conference early this week features more than 250 presenters from private and public… Read More

The Current State of Bitcoin in Space

Right now, overhead, four satellites broadcasting the Bitcoin blockchain drift in the Earth’s atmosphere over North and South America, Africa and Europe. Only East Asia, Australia and Polynesia are still dark. The presence of Bitcoin satellites in the atmosphere was announced August 15th, 2017 by… Read More

Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert Espouse the Global Urgency of Bitcoin

Soft spoken computer scientist Adam Back, one of the most important figures in the technical history of Bitcoin, had a hard act to follow after Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert burned down the stage presenting their gleeful and anarchic brand of Bitcoin-boosting. “The era of… Read More

Shyft Unveils Blockchain-Based KYC/AML Network

Barbados-based Shyft announced on Thursday the launch of its new blockchain-based KYC/AML network, which will allow users to securely obtain, store, inquire into, and work with compliance-satisfying data, helping them reduce costs and increase efficiency while deepening consumer data security. The company revealed: “The Shyft Network… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

CreditEase Fintech Investment Fund is Making a New Investment. Guess Who the Fund is Interested in?  Last week (September 18th -24th), CreditEase Fintech Investment Fund, a venture committed to investing growth-stage Fintech startups in China and globally, announced a new round of investment to three… Read More

Banks, Startups and Trolls to Duke Over Blockchain?

Reports came out during the holiday season last year of banks quietly stocking up on blockchain patents.  Banks will compete with startups making the same moves.  They will also compete for patents with trolls who suppress innovation. The future of blockchain innovation depends on who… Read More

Blockchain Capital Announces First Closing of Second Venture Capital Fund; Rebrands From Crypto Currency Partners

Blockchain Capital announced today the first closing of its second venture capital fund and rebranding from Crypto Currency Partners, according to Managing Partner Brad Stephens. The firm’s second fund has raised $7 million in a first close and will continue to invest in blockchain-enabled technology companies… Read More

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