Tag Archives: Blockchain

Iceland: Draper Associates Leads $5 Million Funding Round for Blockchain-Based ID Platform

Iceland’s blockchain-based identity verification platform Authenteq has raised $5 million in a funding round led by Draper Associates and Capital300, the American tech website VentureBeat reports on Jan. 14. Following the two-week funding round, the company revealed its intention to conduct the second closing of the Series A financing for additional investors in the coming weeks. The latest… Read More »

Bittrex Follows Major Crypto Exchanges in Launching Over-The-Counter Trading Platform

United States-based cryptocurrency exchange Bittrex will launch an over-the-counter (OTC) trading desk on Monday, according to a private statement released on Jan. 14. The latest major exchange to enter the OTC market, Bittrex will offer investors the same raft of around 200 crypto assets currently available on its standard platform. OTC trading has become an increasingly popular option… Read More »

Vermont State Agencies Launch Blockchain Pilot Program for Captive Insurance Industry

Two agencies in the state government of Vermont in the United States have jointly launched a blockchain pilot program for captive insurance, according to an official announcement published on Jan. 11. The Secretary of State Jim Condos and Department of Financial Regulation Commissioner Michael Pieciak have signed an agreement to join forces to explore blockchain technology and the… Read More »

Blockchain-Powered Prediction Platforms: Governance and Uses Beyond Gimmick Markets & Death Pools

The views expressed here are the author’s own and do not necessarily represent the views of Cointelegraph.com Like many other ICO success stories and subsequent leaders in their respective market segments, Augur, the preeminent platform for decentralized predictions, faces constant public scrutiny. The latest episode that drew public attention is the allegation, voiced by cryptocurrency hedge fund Tetras… Read More »

Max Keiser: Bitcoin (BTC) Is The Currency Of Global Revolution

“Bitcoin is Currency Of Resistance”  Max Keiser has long been a Bitcoin (BTC) bull, finding first about the cryptocurrency during its earliest blocks, if you will. And since then, the American broadcaster has incorporated his love for this nascent asset class onto his and his wife’s show hosted on RT, which has been fittingly named the “Keiser Report.” Recently, Keiser… Read More »

South Korea Supports Blockchain with Tax Credit

Blockchain, Cryptocurrency–South Korea has continued its progressive stance towards cryptocurrency and the innovation it offers for fintech by providing tax incentives for blockchain development. Despite the crypto markets entering into their twelfth month of a bear cycle, with the price of Bitcoin slipping below $4000 after making a rally to start 2019, the South Korean government has quietly… Read More »

Our Man At CES 2019 – Part One: Finding Crypto

Where better to check out all the latest crypto-tech than the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Actually, as it turned out, finding crypto at CES wasn’t as easy as first expected. Technology Unveiled at CES 2019 The Sunday before the show hosts a media event called CES Unveiled, featuring the Best of Innovation awards. After three hours… Read More »

Tron Project Accused of Misleading Developers in $1 Million Dapp Contest

Was Tron’s famous $1 million blockchain dapp development competition a con trick? The question is currently doing the rounds on social media these days.Redditor 9HIL collected pieces of evidence that show that Tron was misleading participants. The independent investigator substantiated that Tron firstly delayed its winner announcement and then changed prize payouts. For instance, the lowest winning of… Read More »

Prominent Investor Optimistic, Awaits Crypto Adoption In 2019

Many pundits have agreed that crypto and related technologies have the potential to shift global paradigms. And while this potential is widely acknowledged, with many forward-thinkers throwing themselves at the blockchain ecosystem, adoption of crypto products has yet to occur. But one prominent Bitcoin investor expects for this to change in the coming months.Related Reading: PwC Crypto: 2018’s Bitcoin… Read More »

University of Bahrain Will Issue Diplomas on the Blockchain Employing Blockcerts

The University of Bahrain will issue diplomas on the blockchain, English-language local media Trade Arabia reports on Jan. 13. According to the aforementioned article, the university employs the Blockcerts open standard in partnership with Learning Machine, a startup providing a system to issue verifiable official records using a blockchain-anchored format. As Cointelegraph reported in September last year, the… Read More »