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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

Cofounder Talks about Chain Accelerator Joining ON-X, Paris Blockchain Week, Deep Tech, and the Future of Blockchain in France and Elsewhere

  Chain Accelerator, an international startup accelerator specialized in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sector, announced it has been acquired by ON-X, a larger French consulting group specialized in digital innovation and digital integration. Chain Accelerator was founded in 2018 by Michael Amar and Nicolas Cantu,… Read More

Quantum Computers Could “Completely Shatter” the Current Internet Security Systems Protecting Bitcoin (BTC) Network, Digital Payments, IoT Devices: Report

  Nobody really knows when Bitcoin (BTC) and other cryptocurrencies will be “vulnerable” to the threat from quantum computers, according to most experts in the field. Twitter and other social media users have been warning and reminding people that we should stay informed about the… Read More

BitMEX’s Parent Company HDR Global Announces New Bitcoin (BTC) Developer Grant

HDR Global Trading Ltd, the parent company of leading cryptocurrency derivatives exchange, BitMEX, has introduced a developer grant program that will complement its previous efforts and contributions that support software architects working on open-source protocols. HDR Global has previously awarded a “no strings attached” $100,000… Read More

Digital Asset Custodian Curv Partners Crypto Garage to Offer Guaranteed Settlement for Cryptocurrency Transactions

Curv, a company that provides crypto asset custody services to institutional investors, has established a business office in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) area. The office has been set up through a partnership with Crypto Garage, a firm that offers various financial instruments based on Bitcoin (BTC)… Read More

First Ever Crypto-Native Bank, Avanti, to Launch Next Year, Will Provide Bridge to US Fed for Payments and Custody for “BIG Institutional Money,” Caitlin Long Reveals

Caitlin Long, a 22-year Wall Street veteran who is now actively involved in helping the US state of Wyoming adopt blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT) (playing a key role in assisting the state in enacting 13 blockchain-related laws), is setting up the very first… Read More

Fidelity Center for Applied Technology Is Looking for a Bitcoin Mining Engineer for a “New Business Opportunity”

The Fidelity Center for Applied Technology (FCAT), which is a part of Fidelity Labs, the financial giant’s incubator for Fintech startups, is reportedly looking for Bitcoin (BTC) mining engineers for a “new business opportunity.”  The proposal has been put forward by the team working at… Read More

Liquid Crypto Trading Platform Cancels Planned Sale of Telegram’s GRAM Tokens

Liquid, a cryptocurrency trading platform started by Blockstream, announced in a blog post January 10th that it has canceled plans to resell Telegram’s GRAM tokens through the platform. “The Gram Token Sale on Liquid has been canceled,” Liquid writes, “and all funds previously held in escrow by… 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

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