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R3 and Digital Asset work together to improve their blockchain ecosystems The intention is to offer better products and services by collaborating one with another The R3 and Digital Asset (DA) blockchain ecosystems are now collaborating so as to maximize their networks. According to a recent announcement released by the firms, DA will be providing […]

Web server security service firm Cloudflare announced the launch of its Ethereum gateway. Web server security service firm Cloudflare announced the launch of its Ethereum gateway in a blog post on June 19. Per the announcement, the gateway — which is part of the company’s broader Distributed Web Gateway toolset — lets users “interact with the Ethereum network without installing any additional software.” The system purportedly allows one to access the network and interact with smart contracts through a custom hostname. Furthermore, the new tool can be used in combination with the firm’s Interplanetary File System (IPFS) gateway launched in September 2018: “In conjunction with the IPFS gateway, this allows hosting websites and resources in a decentralized manner.” Cloudflare also notes that while its gateway is centralized, it makes the number of companies offering such services greater, thus increasing the overall reliability of the ecosystem. The company noted that it…

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Litecoin Foundation has teamed up with cryptocurrency exchange Bibox and enterprise blockchain solution provider Ternio to release a special debit card. The soon to be released debit card will allow users to pay through Litecoin and Bibox tokens with any merchant that supports credit/debit cards. The new debit card is built on top the BlockCard technology by Ternio. Users can deposit any cryptocurrency and store their spendable value in Litecoin, Bibox Token or Ternio token to spend it through the debit card. The card will initially be released for the US and then for the non-US residents. In this partnership, Bibox exchange will be acting as the custodian of funds. Bibox exchange will be leveraging it’s $200 million trading volume to route the deposits and spending of the users. “This is an exciting partnership for us as it furthers Litecoin Foundation’s mission to create more use cases for spending Litecoin…

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Ethereum-based decentralized video streaming startup Livepeer announced that it raised $8 million from institutional investors. Ethereum (ETH)-based decentralized video streaming startup Livepeer announced that it raised $8 million from institutional investors in its Series A funding round in a Medium post published on June 17. Per the announcement, the startup will use the newly acquired resources to support the further development of the Livepeer protocol, network, software and ecosystem to further adoption. The round was reportedly led by venture capital firm Northzone, which was also one of the first investors in Spotify. Other participants in the round purportedly include Digital Currency Group, Libertus, Collaborative Fund, Notation Capital, Compound, North Island, Coinfund, Haivision and StakeZero. Furthermore, according to the post David Mendels, the former CEO of online video platform Brightcove, has also joined the company in an active advisor role. The company also claims that, since Livepeer has been first launched…

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Every time the Bitcoin price shows signs of moving up, it is a matter of time until enthusiasts find some sort of link to potentially worrisome Tether behavior. These correlations will always be present, as not everything that happens is an illegal course of action. The recent “printing spree” Tether has been on shows 250 million Ethereum-based USDT has been brought into circulation. The bigger question is whether or not one should be concerned about it. The 2 big USDT Transactions It has to be said, a Bitcoin price increase usually results in more USDT being brought into circulation. That is a big problem, according to a growing portion of the cryptocurrency industry. After all, many people still believe Tether is effectively manipulating the cryptocurrency market, which is also part of the reason why there appears to be an investigation taking place against this company. Even so, the business has…

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Every time the Bitcoin price shows signs of moving up, it is a matter of time until enthusiasts find some sort of link to potentially worrisome Tether behavior. These correlations will always be present, as not everything that happens is an illegal course of action. The recent “printing spree” Tether has been on shows 250 million Ethereum-based USDT has been brought into circulation. The bigger question is whether or not one should be concerned about it. The 2 big USDT Transactions It has to be said, a Bitcoin price increase usually results in more USDT being brought into circulation. That is a big problem, according to a growing portion of the cryptocurrency industry. After all, many people still believe Tether is effectively manipulating the cryptocurrency market, which is also part of the reason why there appears to be an investigation taking place against this company. Even so, the business has…

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The gateway is part of Cloudflare’s ongoing effort to bring more users to the decentralized Internet and “break down the barriers created by a select group of powerful companies.”

By CCN Markets: A lot has already been said about Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency and its ambition to disrupt the finance world. But what about the blockchain technology that powers it?  Blockchain experts have poured over the technical documents and played with the Libra protocol testnet. Suffice to say, they’re not convinced about Libra’s claims. “A disaster in slow motion” Bitcoin developer Tamas Blummer offered the most damning assessment of the Libra protocol. He said Facebook is abusing its position to muscle into the blockchain world. “Trying to buy leadership in a cutting edge technology is very expensive and likely futile. The post ‘A Very Expensive Failure’: Blockchain Experts Slam Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency appeared first on CCN Markets

Eos developer Block.one has paid $30 million in cash to purchase the voice.com domain name for its new blockchain-based social media. Eos (EOS) developer Block.one has paid $30 million in cash to purchase a domain name for its new blockchain-based social media, called “Voice.” The development was revealed in a filing published by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on June 18. According to the SEC filing, submitted by enterprise analytics and mobility software provider MicroStrategy, Block.one’s domain name purchase of “voice.com” was enabled by web domain registrar GoDaddy and concluded on May 30, 2019. In an official statement, Marge Breya —  senior executive vice president and chief marketing officer at MicroStrategy — outlined what she believes to be the advantages of the purchase: “The word ‘voice’ is simple and universally understood. It’s also ubiquitous — as a search term, it returns billions of results on the internet.…

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The Livepeer infrastructure functions as a “token coordinating network,” incentivizing those with computing power to join and match the needs of those looking to stream.

The social network also identified compliance and AI in being highly useful skills in the coming years for the sector. Blockchain is one of the top ten most important employee skills in the Asia Pacific region, a new report from professional social network LinkedIn confirmed in June. A regular feature on the network, the 2019 APAC version of “The Future of Skills” lists blockchain among the most sought-after abilities workers will need in the coming years. Specifically, “setting up and managing a distributed and decentralised public ledger” will be a useful skill, while other areas making the top ten include compliance and artificial intelligence (AI). Both areas are closely tied to the blockchain sphere, with the disruptive technology producing a need to inform regulator attitudes. “Rising skills can be used to forecast where industries are going,” LinkenIn commented about the findings. The report added: “Examining what rising skills certain industries…

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Ethereum may begin transitioning to its next-generation, proof-of-stake blockchain model at the beginning of next year – pending more tests, that is.

Ethereum may begin transitioning to its next-generation, proof-of-stake blockchain model at the beginning of next year – pending more tests, that is.

One of the world’s largest securities depositories says it will push forward with building the pilot blockchain-based platform. Euroclear, one of the world’s largest securities depositories, says it will push forward with building a pilot blockchain-based platform for the issuance and settlement of European commercial paper (ECP). The news was reported by EuroClear on June 19. Euroclear settled €791 trillion ($885.48 trillion) in securities transactions and held an average of €28.8 trillion ($32.24 trillion) in client assets in 2018, according to results published this March. The financial services titan has today revealed that it successfully completed a proof-of-value study for an ECP-focused blockchain platform together with the European Investment Bank, Spain’s Santander and “Big Four” auditor EY. The blockchain platform will reportedly serve end-to-end for issuing and settling ECPs — unsecured short-term debt instruments issued by banks or corporations, which represent a $1.2 trillion market. The press release notes that…

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Overseen by the Industrial Value Chain Initiative, the blockchain project will connect 100 Japanese manufacturers to share information.

The world has been wrapped up with Facebook’s foray into crypto this week but bitcoin is still the undisputed king. Holding a market dominance of over 57%, BTC is rapidly reducing the gap back to its all-time high while most of the altcoins including Ethereum are still attempting to thaw from the crypto winter. The recent run up to $9,400 reduced the gap from ATH down to just 53% for bitcoin. The king of crypto has defied all correction calls in recent weeks, powering through several levels of resistance. Maybe the largest one yet lies at just above $9.5k so the next move will be critical for both BTC and the altcoins to the psychological resistance of $10,000 that many believ will trigger real FOMO. Bitcoin Price Consolidating Above $9K For the past 24 hours or so, BTC/USD has consolidated at around $9,200. It did dip below $9k for a…

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By CCN Markets: When we think of Facebook entering the crypto space with Libra, we need to consider it holistically. There’s a lot more going on here than some social networking giant splashing around in the crypto space. There’s something much more significant we should think about: the litigation that comes along with major companies. Libra liabilities: Intellectual Property and Courtrooms To date, we’ve largely ignored this reality, but the truth is that Facebook and others entering the space brings its own set of challenges. For starters, there will be lawsuits. Somehow, someway, these companies will find themselves in court The post Facebook’s Crypto Libra & Corporate Blockchains: Existential Threats to Bitcoin? appeared first on CCN Markets

The Litecoin Foundation has announced a partnership with Bibox Exchange and blockchain firm Ternio to release a physical cryptocurrency debit card. The Litecoin Foundation has announced a partnership with Bibox Exchange and blockchain firm Ternio to release a physical cryptocurrency debit card, in a blog post on June 18. Per the post, the companies will jointly roll out a cryptocurrency debit card dubbed “BlockCard” that will purportedly let users spend their cryptocurrency funds both online and in physical store locations around the world. Customers will be able to keep cryptocurrencies such as litecoin (LTC) and Bibox Exchange’s and Ternio’s native tokens bibox token (BIX) and ternio (TERN) respectively. Within the project, Bibox Exchange will act as the custodian of users’ funds and leverage over $200 million worth of cryptocurrency trading volume. Ternio will provide a dedicated platform. The Litecoin Foundation and Bibox Exchange will integrate the card directly into the…

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The cryptocurrency market at the moment is enjoying a relatively positive run, with a majority of the coins providing good yield after Bitcoin broke the $9000 barrier. While Bitcoin has stolen the show in 2019, it would also be safe to say that other altcoins have done their part as well. One altcoin on the […] The post Ethereum, Litecoin lead the charge as speculation about new ‘alt season’ rises appeared first on AMBCrypto.

Wise MPay, a digital payment processing company from Singapore, gets together with Jelurida, a leading creator of open source blockchain platforms, to launch its own blockchain enabled financial services platform, Coalculus. Based on the Proof of Stake (POS) consensus protocol, the platform will be publicly regulated, decentralized yet extremely safe and secure. Coalculus set to capture ASEAN markets Coalculus was envisioned as a globally-trusted financial transaction facilitation platform but the Wise Mpay Director clarifies that the initial focus is between ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries, Hong Kong and Australia. “Our framework is a convergence of public and permissioned blockchains developed on the simple idea that organizations should be able to quickly and easily implement new financial services and leverage the benefits of blockchain,” Mr. Jack Bai, Director of Wise MPay explains. Banking on digital-savvy Southeast Asians According to the KPMB research, Southeast Asians are one of the leading…

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