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John McAfee’s New Crypto Trading Platform ‘Magic’ Goes Live

Noted cybersecurity expert and eccentric crypto fan John McAfee has just launched a cryptocurrency trading platform. Dubbed “Magic,” the site is touted as allowing users to “trade cryptocurrencies on multiple exchanges...
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14 Banks, 5 Tokens: Inside Fnality’s Expansive Vision for Interbank Blockchains

The Takeaway: With $63.2 million in fresh funding from 14 banks, Fnality is building tokenized versions of five major fiat currencies.The digitized fiat would be fully collateralized by cash held at...
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Could Bitcoin’s Lightning Power Mobile Communications? This Startup Thinks So

New research from mobile mesh networking company goTenna explores how mobile communications can be decentralized with the help of bitcoin’s lightning network. Technologists have long explored how to use cryptocurrencies and...
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Nash Prepares To Launch Beta Versions Of its Decentralized Exchange and Mobile Products

With a mission of “bringing distributed finance to everyone,” five open-source blockchain developers have come together to form a distributed finance platform using blockchain technology that allows for decentralized and non-custodial...
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Initial Exchange Offerings are Providing Big Returns, But Why?




Christopher Brookins is the founder of Valiendero Digital Assets, a quantitative crypto fund founded out of Carnegie Mellon. 2019 has not only seen a resurgence of the crypto bull, but also...
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Coinbase Expands Cryptocurrency Visa Debit Cards Across Europe

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has expanded its Visa debit card service to six European countries, allowing customers in the region to spend their digital assets. According to a report from CNBC on...
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dOrg Founders Have Created the First Limited Liability DAO

DOrg , a company that builds DAO-related software founded by Ori Shimony, Asgeir Sognefest, and Jordan Ellis, has created what it calls the first Limited Liability Decentralized Autonomous Organization or DAO,...
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Pan-African Insurer Old Mutual Will Not Insure Mining Rigs

Old Mutual, a legacy, pan-African insurance company, announced it will not insure equipment used for cryptocurrency mining, according to a statement released June 10. The company cites the expense, risk, and...
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University of British Columbia Adds Blockchain Program for Master’s and PhD Students

One of Canada’s leading research universities, the University of British Columbia, is launching a blockchain tech training path for graduate students. According to the UBC, the program is a first in...
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Ex-Employee Sues Startup Behind Zcash for $2M Over Unpaid Stock

A former employee, Simon Liu, is suing the former Zerocoin Electric Coin Company for $2 million over unpaid shares, breach of contact, and damages, according to court documents filed on May 29....
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‘It Feels Like Family’: Bitcoiners Gather for Security Conference in Amsterdam


A swift breeze swept across the canal and into a small Amsterdam pub, where about 30 bitcoiners sat drinking beers and registering for Breaking Bitcoin 2019. It smelled like rain. From...
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Ex-R3 Director Tim Swanson Joins Blockchain Builder Clearmatics

Outspoken blockchain analyst Tim Swanson is joining U.K.-based Clearmatics, one of the top rivals to his former employer R3. Swanson, the founder and director of research at Post Oak Labs, has...
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Enigma Launches Second Testnet for ‘Secret Contract’ Blockchain

Data privacy startup Enigma is officially launching its second test network for ethereum developers. While the code for the second testnet developer release has been up on GitHub since last week,...
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Visa Goes Live With Blockchain-Powered Business Payments Service

Visa’s blockchain-powered business-to-business payments service, first made public in October 2016, has officially gone live. As reported by Reuters on Tuesday,  the payments giant has launched its Visa B2B Connect network – a...
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Ripple Kicks Off South America Expansion With Brazil Launch

Blockchain payments company Ripple has launched in Brazil as the first stage of its planned expansion across South America. For the effort, Ripple has hired veteran fintech entrepreneur and executive Luiz...
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Nasdaq’s Quandl Institutional Data Platform to Add Crypto Reference Prices


A Nasdaq-owned financial data platform for institutional investors is adding cryptocurrency reference prices. Nasdaq’s Quandl platform will source its price information from cryptocurrency price and indices provider CryptoCompare. Based on CryptoCompare’s aggregate index...
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Korea’s Biggest Bank Is Preparing to Custody Digital Assets


KB Kookmin, the largest bank in South Korea, is preparing launch a digital asset custody offering. According to a report from CoinDesk Korea , the institution is teaming up for the...
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No Man’s Land: Bitcoin Price Locked in $600 Range for 7th Day



View Bitcoin has been trapped largely in the $7,500–$8,100 trading range since June 5.A high volume falling channel breakout on the 4-hour chart, if confirmed, would revive the bullish outlook and...
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Messaging Giant Telegram’s ICO Token Is at Last Going on Public Sale

Messaging app giant Telegram’s gram token, previously sold to accredited investors in one of the biggest-ever ICOs, is at last to be offered to the public. As reported by TechCrunch ,...
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Philippines Central Bank Warns on Risks of Growing Cryptocurrency Use

The chief of the Philippines central bank has warned over the risks of growing cryptocurrency use in the country. On Monday, The Philippine Star quoted Benjamin Diokno, governor of the Bangko Sentral...
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