Month: July 2019

NBA Partners With Firm Behind CryptoKitties for Crypto Collectible Game

CoinTelegraph

The United States National Basketball Association (NBA) and its affiliated union — the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) — have partnered with Dapper Labs of CryptoKitties-fame to release a new crypto collectibles game. According to an official announcement on the Read More

First Physical Bitcoin Future Hits U.S. Market as Institutional Bakkt Hype Swells | NewsBTC

Although the crypto industry has been closely watching to see when the highly anticipated physically settled Bitcoin (BTC) futures platform Bakkt officially launches, they have now been beaten by their competitor – LedgerX – who officially launched today.The platform is Read More

54% of Bitcoin Users in Europe Don’t Have University Degrees: Research –

More than 50% of bitcoin users across the European continent have not even finished their university program, according to BitPanda’s latest study. Too Cool For School Titled ‘Understanding Cryptocurrency Holders in Europe,’ the report explored personalities of the men and Read More

New Bitcoin Cash Specs Propose Heightened Privacy and Double-Spend Proofs – Bitcoin News

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Bitcoin Cash (BCH) development continues as software engineers have revealed two distinct concepts that aim to boost the BCH network. Bitcoin Cash developer Tom Zander has announced new documentation concerning the vision of double-spend proofs, which now exists as a Read More

Dubai to Launch KYC-Focused Blockchain Consortium for Businesses in 2020

CoinTelegraph

A new partnership between the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), Mashreq Bank, and fintech firm Norbloc aims to launch a blockchain-based Know Your Customer (KYC) data-sharing consortium in 2020. The official United Arab Emirates news agency, Emirates News Agency, reported Read More

Marijuana-Focused Stablecoin Issuer Added to Arizona Fintech Sandbox – CoinDesk

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A stablecoin project for the marijuana industry has joined an Arizona fintech sandbox. According to Arizona’s Attorney Generals Office, startup Alta was accepted into the office’s fintech program. The seventh startup to join to date, Alta is looking to address Read More

Sex & Crypto: Cointelegraph Documentary

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Because of its pseudo-anonymous, censorship-resistant nature, cryptocurrency has become a popular payment method in the adult entertainment industry. Pornsites, webcam sites and online sex shops have been using crypto to reduce their dependence on traditional payment services, which often impose Read More

Ripple Extends University Investment Program to Japan – CoinDesk

CoinDesk

Kyoto University and the University of Tokyo have joined Ripple’s University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI) per CoinDesk Japan. The 2018 program now boasts 33 participants including Princeton University, Carnegie Mellon, and the National University of Singapore, among others. Ripple committed Read More