Tagged: ethereum

Blockchain, A Four-Time Waltz: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Libra & the CBDCs – The Need for a New Balance

We have deliberately chosen to limit our presentation, for pedagogical reasons, to the four fundamental periods represented by the emergence of Bitcoin, Ethereum, Libra and CBDCs (Central Bank Digital Currency) because no other event (derived or similar project) has had such an impact on the… Read More

Ethereum Programmer Arrested for Advising North Korea on Cryptocurrency and Sanctions Evasion

An Ethereum programmer who allegedly traveled to North Korea to deliver a presentation and technical advice on using cryptocurrencies to evade sanctions was arrested on Thursday at the Los Angeles airport. Ethereum is the second-largest cryptocurrency network after Bitcoin. Like Bitcoin, Ethereum is maintained and… Read More

Compliant Digital Asset Platform Polymath Moves Off Ethereum and Onto Parity Substrate

Polymath, a digital asset issuance platform, “optimised for (hosting) compliant assets operating in regulated markets,” has announced it will be building its Polymesh blockchain on Parity Substrate rather than Ethereum. Ethereum is the world’s second-largest “public” blockchain (self-settling ledger-like database). Ethereum was inspired by Bitcoin,… Read More

CFTC Chair Says Other Cryptos May Qualify as Commodities, Ether Futures Might Launch in 2020

Heath Tarbert, chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), has reiterated the statement that  Ether (ETH) futures contracts might be introduced next year. Earlier this month, Tarbert broke the news on the possibility of ETH futures during the Yahoo Markets All Finance conference. Tarbert… Read More

Grayscale Posts Record-Breaking Quarter, Attracts Over $250 Million into its Investment Products

Digital Currency Group (DCG) subsidiary Grayscale Investments, the largest institutional holder of Bitcoin (BTC), has published its Digital Asset Investment Report for third quarter 2019. The firm’s report highlights its record-breaking quarter. During Q3 2019, Grayscale attracted $254.9 million into its investment products, which is… Read More

Digital Banking Platform 2gether Announces Integration With Ethereum Token Basic Attention Token

Digital banking platform 2gether announced on Tuesday its support for Brave and the addition of Basic Attention Token (BAT) to its list of existing tokens. 2gether reported that BAT is a utility token based on the Ethereum blockchain and acts as a medium of exchange… Read More

UNICEF Launches Crypto Asset Fund to Receive, Hold, Distribute Bitcoin, Ether Donations

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has created a crypto asset fund in order to receive, hold and distribute donations in Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH).  The aim of the crypto project is to promote the development of open-source protocols for children throughout the world,… Read More

Microsoft and Intel Are Backing a Token Rewards System Developed By Enterprise Ethereum Alliance

Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) and Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) are supporting a new token reward system developed by the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA), a standards organization that creates open, blockchain specifications that enhance interoperability for businesses. The EEA is one of the world’s largest blockchain consortiums with… Read More

Decentralized Applications’ Transaction Volume and User Activity Down Considerably in Q3, Dapp.com’s Report Reveals

Decentralized applications’ (dApps) overall transaction volume and user activity dropped significantly during the third quarter of this year, according to a Dapp.com report shared with CrowdFund Insider. Dapp.com, an analytics platform for dApps created on Ethereum (ETH), EOS, Tron, Steem, TomoChain, IOST, and Blockstack, published… Read More

Outcry as Alleged Crypto Ponzi Fairwin Eats Up Bandwidth on Ethereum

Trading of an Ethereum-based crypto token called FWIN (Fairwin) is consuming over 50% of the “gas” (used to set transaction fees) on the Ethereum network. Basically, the company responsible for FWIN, Fairwin, based in China, has a very busy token. But according to Cointelgraph, Fairwin… Read More

BitPay Set to Support Payments From Ethereum Blockchain

Global blockchain payments provider BitPay announced last week it is set to support payments from the Ethereum Blockchain. Through this support, BitPay users will be able to use their ether to do the following: Buy gift cards on the BitPay app Top up BitPay cards Shop… Read More

SoFi CEO Anthony Noto: We Now Offer Crypto Investing, Adds Trading in Bitcoin, Litecoin and Ethereum

SoFi CEO Anthony Noto visited the studios of CNBC today and during his interview he announced that SoFi will now allow its users to purchase and trade cryptocurrencies. Specifically, Bitcoin, Litecoin and Ethereum – three of the most popular virtual currencies. Noto stated, “cryptocurrency was the… Read More

US Army Solicited Blockchain-Forensics Cloud-Service Contractors This Summer

The US Army’s Contracting Command (ACC) division in New Jersey took proposals this summer from providers of cloud-based blockchain forensics services. Blockchain forensics is a relatively new field that involves creating tools for the monitoring, tracing, and scraping of data from cryptocurrency networks like Bitcoin… Read More

Harbor Tokenizes $100 Million Worth of Shares in Real Estate on Ethereum Blockchain

San Francisco-based firm Harbor has decided to help companies tokenize existing securities, instead of assisting them in issuing security tokens. On September 16, Harbor’s management announced that it has issued Ethereum-based tokens that represent $100 million worth of shares in four real estate funds.   The… Read More

Deutsche Bank Joins JPMorgan’s Blockchain-based Interbank Information Network

Germany’s largest financial institution, Deutsche Bank, is reportedly joining the Interbank Information Network (IIN), a blockchain-powered platform developed by JPMorgan, the world’s sixth-largest bank. IIN’s pilot was released in 2017, with the goal of reducing the number of international payments rejected due to errors. According… Read More

Blockchain Scalability Solution Developer hubii Joins Ethereum Enterprise Alliance

hubii, the company behind the development of the nahmii scaling solution for Ethereum, has joined the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA), according to a press release shared with CrowdFund Insider. CEO of hubii Jacobo Toll-Messia remarked: “We are excited to join the EEA. [It] offers hubii… Read More

Tethers Cause Traffic Jam on Ethereum

The unexplained recent migration of almost a billion USD-pegged tether cryptocoins to the Ethereum network has caused 100 000 transactions to get “stuck” in processing there, Trustnodes reports. (Graphic courtesy of Trustnodes) The controversial tether coins have been moving from their native OMNI network and other… Read More

Banking Giant Santander Conducts One of the Most Advanced Blockchain-based Bond Transactions

Spanish multinational commercial bank Santander has reportedly become the first financial institution to handle all aspects of a bond issuance process on a blockchain-based platform. The world’s ninth-largest financial services company used an ERC-20 compliant token to represent $20 million in issued debt, and settled… Read More

Microsoft and hubii to Officially Announce Ethereum Scaling Solution nahmii

Nahmii, a new scaling solution focused on making Ethereum ready for enterprise-level application development, will be revealed at an upcoming blockchain event co-hosted by hubii and Microsoft. Jacobo Toll-Messia, the CEO of hubii, the developer of nahmii, says: ‘‘Working closely with Microsoft will give nahmii… Read More

Tether Launches Offshore Chinese Yuan Proxy

Controversial stablecoin issuer Tether has launched its promised “CNHt” coin, which is designed to act as a cryptographic proxy of offshore Chinese yuan (CNH). The coin will run as an ERC-20 token on the Ethereum network. Offshore Chinese yuan (CNH) added to our basket of… Read More

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