Cryptocurrency

Is Coinbase going to solve the thorny challenges of proof-of-stake (PoS) blockchain governance or centralize those systems even further? That’s the question experts in the space are pondering with the recent announcement that Coinbase Custody will offer staking support for Maker, Tezos and Cosmos. The move means institutional investors will be able to vote on
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In the news making headlines in the cryptocurrency industry, Harvard University Endowment has made an investment in the crypto token sale of Blockstack. Blockstack Offering 95.83 million Crypto Tokens A filing made with the US Securities Exchange Commission listed designees affiliated to the Havard Management Company including Charlie Saravia, Rodolfo Gonzalez, and Zavain Dar who
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Belgium’s Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA) has updated its crypto blacklist. According to an official statement made today, the government body has added seven crypto trading platforms to it. Crypto Blacklist The crypto blacklist is comprised of websites and/or platforms associated with fraud or that show signs of fraudulent behavior. Effectively, these websites are known to
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ConsenSys Ventures, the investment arm of ethereum development studio ConsenSys, has selected 10 blockchain startups for the second cohort of its accelerator program Tachyon. Announcing the news on Monday, ConsenSys Ventures said that the selected startups for the Tachyon 2.0 program are focused on building new blockchain-based solutions across data privacy, encryption, healthcare and decentralized
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Security token platform, Polymath, has reportedly partnered with digital securities fundraising platform, seriesOne, to give customers “end-to-end” solution for security token issuance. Polymath and SeriesOne Partnership The news was first announced by seriesOne yesterday via a press release. The company said the new product will allow issuers to create and manage security tokens that are
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Cryptocurrency received an endorsement from Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel when he stated that wide-scale crypto adoption is “inevitable” at a FinTech meeting in his city earlier this week. The chief of staff for former US President Barack Obama said that while he is no expert in crypto technology, he believes digital assets could help financially unstable countries with
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ConsenSys spin-out BlockApps is working with Bayer Crop Science, the controversial agricultural giant formerly known as Monsanto. The multinational corporation is collaborating on several BlockApps pilot projects, CoinDesk has learned, although the firm declined to specify how many. The projects began as proof-of-concept implementations in 2018. Michael Pareles, the global digital strategy manager of Bayer’s
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Jesse Lund, head of blockchain solutions at IBM, has just hinted that the tech company has plans to explore stablecoins in an interview with Cheddar yesterday. Lund did not disclose when this venture may debut but said it would be on its World-Wire platform. IBM and Stablecoins IBM began its venture with Stellar in late-2017 and finalized
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