Tag Archives: Blockchain

The Stock Exchange of Thailand to Apply for a Digital Asset Operating License

News reaching Ethereum World News indicate that the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) has set in motion plans to apply for a digital asset operating licence from the nation’s Finance Ministry. SET aims at using the licence to open a new digital asset exchange before the end of this year. Pattera Dilokrungthirapop, Chairwoman of the Association of Securities… Read More »

Blockchain Data Developer Spring Labs’ Research Program Gains 16 Startup Members

United States-based blockchain startup Spring Labs announced sixteen fintech companies had joined its partner program prior to the release of its Spring Protocol in a press release Jan. 17. Spring Labs, which last year raised $15 million in funding, aims to release anti-fraud technology in the form of private P2P data sharing technology, powered by blockchain. At the… Read More »

BitTorrent (BTT) Token Sale to Begin 28th of January on Binance Launchpad

The team at Binance has released details of the upcoming BitTorrent (BTT) token sale that will happen on the Binance Launchpad. The team went on to explain that there will be two simultaneous token sales accepting Binance Coin (BNB) and Tron (TRX). The announcement went on to give the following information with regards to the token sale. Token… Read More »

Blockchain Featured in Big Four Firm Deloitte’s Annual Tech Trends Report

Blockchain is featured as a disrupting technology in the Tech Trends 2019 report published by Big Four audit and consulting firm Deloitte on Jan. 16. According to one article in the report, “[a]dvanced networking is the unsung hero of our digital future,” and blockchain is cited as a part of it. The report — which mentions blockchain 25… Read More »

Bearish Crypto Market Claims Another Victim in Mining Space

The long-running bearish sentiment of cryptocurrency market has claimed another victim.Giga Watt, a US-based Bitcoin mining firm, sent an email to its customers, stating that it has decided to close down operations. The company clarified that it had lost access and power to its mining facilities because it didn’t have adequate funds to continue the mining services.The email came… Read More »

Crypto Pundits Skeptical Of “Better Bitcoin” Plan From MIT, Stanford

Since Bitcoin began to pick up steam in 2016, the network, coupled with its core developers, has been criticized by cynics en-masse for its inability to scale. And while evident strides are being made, with solutions like the Lightning Network and Segregated Witness seeing rapid adoption, innovators have still sought to one-up the world’s first cryptocurrency.Academics from two… Read More »

Spanish Car Manufacturer SEAT Joins Alastria Consortium to Develop Blockchain Products

Spanish automobile manufacturer SEAT has joined Alastria consortium to work on the development of blockchain-based products. Cointelegraph in Spanish reported the news Jan. 16. Founded in 1950, SEAT is a state-owned industrial company and Spain’s largest car manufacturer. SEAT’s turnover reportedly reached a record figure of 9.552 billion euro ($10.878 billion) in 2017, which is 11.1% more than… Read More »

Founder of Ethereum and ConsenSys Joe Lubin Joins Board of Directors of Crypto Startup ErisX

Founder of blockchain tech company ConsenSys Joseph Lubin has been appointed to the board of directors of cryptocurrency startup ErisX. The news was revealed in an official press release published Jan. 17. Cryptocurrency exchange ErisX is a reboot of a futures market Eris Exchange, originally established in 2010. In December 2018, ErisX raised $27.5 million from Fidelity Investments… Read More »

Bloomberg: Hottest Crypto Tron (TRX) “Rekindles” Bitcoin Bubble Memories

Bloomberg Lauds Tron (TRX) As “Hottest Cryptocurrency”  Since Tron (TRX) burst onto the broader crypto scene in 2017, the blockchain project of Chinese origins has quickly become an industry staple. In fact, the project, headed by Justin Sun, a millennial who is supposedly the protege of Alibaba founder Jack Ma, was recently deemed the “hottest cryptocurrency [project] by… Read More »

Crypto Exchange Coinbase Acquires San Francisco-Based Tech Startup Blockspring

Major cryptocurrency exchange and wallet provider Coinbase has acquired Andreessen Horowitz-backed tech startup Blockspring. The purchase was revealed in a blog post published Jan. 14. San Francisco-based Blockspring produces tools that enable developers to automatically gather and process information from application programming interfaces (APIs). In 2015, the company raised $3.4 million in a round led by venture capital… Read More »