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SpaceX can’t seem to get enough capital for its lofty ambitions. Elon Musk’s commercial space company is raising money for the third time this year. CNBC reported that SpaceX in the latest fundraising round seeks to raise $ 314.2 million at a price of $ 214 a share. Luckily for Elon Musk, private investors can’t get enough […]
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Global data and analytics company Nielsen has released a comprehensive guide for brands exploring sponsorship or advertising in the esports industry. According to a press release shared with us, the Nielsen Esports Playbook includes a litany of data metrics and case studies detailing how major brands are currently engaging the industry’s young fan base. Intriguingly, […]
Earlier this month, blockchain startup Blockstream announced that its satellite messaging application programming interface (API) was launching on Bitcoin’s mainnet. Now, one enterprising bitcoiner has used this platform to beam the U.K.’s proposed Brexit deal into space.
The application allows users to beam data into space, which can be downloaded by anyone with the appropriate receiver. Users can pay for the service using the Lightning Network.
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The Orion Span project has plans to launch a space station that will be used as a luxury hotel. Its Aurora space station is set to launch in early 2022 and a 12-night stay on the craft will set you back $ 9.5 million. The space hotel says it has sold out its first six months of reservations and the project is accepting cryptocurrencies that include bitcoin cash (BCH) for 12-night packages.
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Financial Industry Players Heading To Crypto Space
In a recent report published by Morgan Stanley, several institutional players from the worldwide finance industry are heading towards Bitcoin and the overall crypto market.
The banking giant, Morgan Stanley’s research team released a report showing the increase in institutional participation in the digital currency space. On Halloween this year, the banking firm released an update to the report called ‘Bitcoin Decrypted: A Brief Teach-In and Implications’.
In the report, the company highlights the trends over this past year for Bitcoin and the crypto market as a whole. However, Morgan Stanley said that despite the institutional investment is on a rise, the retail participation is stagnant.
The potential that blockchain has for gaming seems never-ending. The gaming world and blockchain, if they were to work together, could see endless possibilities. This is why so many crypto projects have entered the gaming space. This includes Ethereum which introduced their game CryptoKitties and seems to have got a popular fan base surrounding it too.
The first game on the TRON blockchain was recently introduced to thanks to BitGuild. BitGuild is focused on ownership of assets with an aim on gaming to let users own assets and have proof of scarcity thanks to the blockchain so that users can know the true value of assets and create a safe ecosystem for trading assets.
Ripple Labs is the company which founded the Ripple blockchain and is termed as one of the fastest blockchain for payment execution. The native token of Ripple Labs, XRP saw a big increase in price last year in 2017 and over the past month the price has fluctuated all over the shop. Ever since the jumping of price, one of the most important figures in the industry, the co-founder of Ripple Labs, Chris Larsen and the CEO Brad Garlinghouse have been in the limelight.
Angelina Kwan, former managing director and head of regulatory compliance for Hong Kong Exchange and Clearing, is taking on the position of COO of BitMEX, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world, at a time when the challenges facing these exchanges are greater than ever.
In an interview with Bitcoin Magazine, Kwan told us:
“It is very exciting time for me to be joining the company. In the last three months, BitMEX broke the industry record for daily bitcoin trading volume twice and also launched two sophisticated financial products: ETH/USD perpetual swaps, and UPs and DOWNs (our first call and put options).”
On the latest episode of The Bitcoin Game, host Rob Mitchell explains the recent trip he took to the World Economic Forum. Based in Davos, Switzerland, this international conference featured a wide number of economic experts and panelists within the international financial industry.
Sitting on one such panel titled “The Crypto Asset Bubble,” Jennifer Zhu Scott, a founding partner at Radian, later came on this week’s episode of The Bitcoin Game to discuss the trajectory of the future cryptocurrency industry worldwide, as well as her opinions on the space in her home country of China.
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Cryptocurrency investment stalwart Pantera Capital has raised over $ 70 million for a new venture fund which could become its biggest yet if it raises its intended goal.
An Order Of Magnitude Larger
An SEC filing issued August 15 confirms 90 investors have contributed $ 71,500,000 to the new project, with partner Paul Veradittakit telling TechCrunch as much as $ 175 million could ultimately flow in.
According to Veradittakit, the figures are a “function of how fast the space is moving, the talent coming in, the opportunities, and the sizing of rounds.”
A new crypto cafe and coworking space, called Hash House, has been established in the city of Xi’an, China. It seems like a cool place to go whether you want to learn about the latest trends, develop your own project, or just grab a coffee for BCH.
Blockchain technology is here to stay, and it’s going to make the world a better place. At least, that’s the general consensus in the crypto community and slowly (but surely) the wider public as well. We might not know exactly how or when, but blockchain tech is on course to change all our lives.
With its ability to enable peer-to-peer trading of energy credits as well as crowdfunding projects, blockchain is already showing success in the solar energy space. Let’s take a look at the top three companies using blockchain in this sector.
Jeff Garzik first tuned the world into his latest venture in the fall of 2017. The Bloq co-founder unveiled Metronome (MET), a cryptocurrency he founded alongside Matthew Roszak, at the Las Vegas Money 20/20 conference in late October, and the project caught the attention of Bloomberg and Fortune at the time.
What makes Metronome interesting is that it promises its users cross-chain portability. It also purports to offer a consistent rate of inflation and “no undue influence from founders after launch.” These three promises — Metronome’s mantra of self-governance, reliability and portability — set lofty expectations for the new company; anyone acquainted with Bitcoin and blockchain technology is likely to watch and see if it can deliver.
Following reports of six publicly listed companies launching their own cryptocurrency exchanges in Japan, three other firms listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange have announced plans to enter the space with various crypto offerings.
Publicly traded companies in Japan are increasingly seeking to enter the crypto space to offer various crypto-related services. News.Bitcoin.com recently reported that six public companies are planning to launch their own cryptocurrency exchanges including Money Forward, which operates one of Japan’s most popular personal finance apps. An additional three companies have also announced their plans to enter the space with different product offerings.
Fidelity Investments is reportedly taking steps to offer a variation on the cryptocurrency exchange theme. Without an official public announcement, enthusiasts have precious few concrete details on which to hang hope. However, combine the retail legacy asset management company’s long time bullish attitude on bitcoin with what has been revealed this week through internal documents, and the spectre of a whale entering the ecosystem appears to be promising.
LaserChain, a beautifully intricate and addictive strategy war game announced open beta May 30th. Combining proof of play with satisfying action and diverse gameplay mechanics, this team is exceeding expectations across the board. The mobile gaming industry hit 50 billion USD last year. By creating a capped coin, the in-game currency becomes a viable store of value. Using WAVES/DEX platform for token generation and trade, they created a hybrid model that utilizes the pros of a centralized gaming experience (fast bug fixes, no transfer fees for in-game coin use) while making use of the blockchain for trade, as token value will fluctuate with in-game demands.