Author: Jack Martin

Huobi Open-Source DeFi Blockchain Now Live for Public Beta Testing

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Huobi, a major cryptocurrency exchange, announced the public testnet launch of its open-source decentralized finance (DeFi) blockchain, Huobi Chain, on Feb. 29. Its aim is to provide a regulator-friendly framework for financial services companies to deploy applications in a variety Read More

Samsung Keeps Cryptocurrency Functionality in Galaxy S20 Models

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South Korean technology giant Samsung recently unveiled its latest smartphone series, the Galaxy S20, at the Unpacked 2020 event in San Francisco.  While the headline feature is undoubtedly the new camera, according to the official marketing material the phone will Read More

Coinbase Says Bitcoin Will Become Closer to Digital Gold in 93 Days

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With May’s Bitcoin halving event drawing ever closer, Coinbase recently took to pushing the “Bitcoin as digital gold” narrative. In a tweet-storm to promote an accompanying blog-post published Feb. 7, it covered the key reasons why the halving and subsequent Read More

Indian IT Minister Requests Blockchain Solutions to Improve Government Schools

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The Indian Telecoms and IT Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad, has tasked the National Informatics Centre (NIC) with developing a blockchain-based solution for improving the quality of government schools. According to a Jan. 20 report by the Press Trust of India, Read More

Bitfinex Beefs-up KYC Requirements, Asks Users for Additional Info

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Cryptocurrency exchange, Bitfinex, has reportedly strengthened its know your customer (KYC) requirements, sending an email to verified users asking for more identifying information. Additional personal data requested According to a Dec. 27 report from the Block, the purpose of the Read More

GSR and Interhash to Create Hedging Solutions for Bitcoin Miners

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Liquidity service provider and digital asset market maker, GSR, announced a partnership with Interhash, the mining services company and strategic partner of mining rig manufacturer, Canaan, in an updated press release, Dec. 20. The partnership aims to provide risk management Read More

Libra Updates White Paper, Removes Dividends for Libra Association

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The white paper for Facebook’s proposed Libra currency has been quietly updated, according to a Dec. 10 article written by Georgetown University law professor, Chris Brummer. Aside from expected amendments reflecting the revised Libra Association members, the biggest change is Read More

Lisk’s Lightcurve Lays Off 40% of Workforce to Decrease Overheads

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Blockchain development studio Lightcurve — a part of the Lisk open-source blockchain application platform — laid off 40% of its workforce earlier this week. Lightcurve and Lisk co-founder, Max Kordek, announced the decision earlier this week on Discord, citing a Read More

Argentina’s Central Bank Bans Bitcoin Purchases With Credit Cards

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After recently imposing limits on U.S. dollar purchases, the Central Bank of Argentina (BCA) announced Oct. 31, that citizens are prohibited from using credit cards to buy Bitcoin (BTC) or other cryptocurrencies. The news was initially reported by Cointelegraph Brazil Read More

ACINQ Unveils Its ‘2nd Generation’ Bitcoin Lightning Network Wallet

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French Bitcoin (BTC) Lightning Network (LN) implementation developer ACINQ introduced its second-generation Lightning Network wallet, Phoenix, via Twitter, on Oct. 18. A video accompanying the post demonstrates a number of wallet functions, all accessed via a user-friendly interface. From setup Read More

Bitwise Tells SEC: ‘Bitcoin Now a Regulated Market of Significant Size’

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Crypto index fund provider, Bitwise Asset Management, has given another presentation to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in its bid for regulatory approval of its proposed Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF).  In a memorandum, issued Sept. 17, the Read More