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China’s Nova Esports defeated Latin America’s Vivo Keyd 3-1 to win the first-ever Clash Royale League World Finals, concluding the $ 1 million inaugural season for Supercell’s mobile sensation. 🏆 We are your FIRST-EVER CRL CHAMPIONS! 🏆#NovaStrong🌟 pic.twitter.com/I1ZO6XT7W1 — Nova Esports (@NovaEsportsTeam) December 1, 2018 The CRL championship featured top teams, including Nova Esports, KINGZONE DragonX, PONOS Sports, Vivo […]
Whether “under attack” or otherwise, Bitcoin Cash SV (BSV), which at present has more than 4,000 unconfirmed transactions, has been experiencing a great deal of turbulence since last week’s hard fork. More importantly: around block 557301, multiple sources identified a block reorganization within the BSV blockchain. Our Bitcoin SV node experienced a 2 block re-org
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Former congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul enjoys a wide fanbase on social media and among latter generations who have an interest in pro-liberty changes to governmental policy. He is famed for his positions on issues ranging from abortion and marijuana to business regulation, and he famously authored a book which aligns with the philosophy
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Recent times have seen banks hedging their bets or even fully integrating cryptocurrencies. The acquisition and filing of patents is how large organizations truly express their interest in a given field, and Bank of America continues to lead the way, now having secured its latest patent in the blockchain and crypto space, one for “tamper-responsive”
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Bitcoin Max, a Brazilian cryptocurrency exchange, has recently seen two banks in the country, Santander and Banco do Brasil, reopen its accounts following preliminary decisions made by Brazil’s Federal District Court. They reportedly reopened the exchange’s accounts to avoid paying fines. Banks Reopen Crypto Exchange Accounts According to local news outlet Portal do Bitcoin, failing
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Nasdaq has won a patent outlining how using a blockchain for information distribution could improve upon existing services.
Power Ledger, a blockchain startup based in Australia, won business magnate Sir Richard Branson’s Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) 2018, as reported by Australian news channel Nine News. The challenge, whose previous finalists include Doctor on Demand and Vantage Robotics, aims to provide entrepreneurs with the right tools to help them build their tech products. Power Ledger received endorsements
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Eric Larchevêque, CEO and co-founder of cryptocurrency hardware wallet-maker Ledger, has won a French award for the startup leader whose model has the greatest potential internationally.
The prestigious regional prize in Ernst & Young’s (EY) 26th Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 awards, located in France, is “Startup of the Year.” Ledger’s Eric Larchevêque can lay claim to this award, as well as the “Born Global Award” for the international potential of his startup Ledger.
International Success for Ledger
Ledger’s potential has already turned into an international success. A few days ago, the reputable cryptocurrency hardware wallet manufacturer announced that it had achieved sales of 1.3 million units.
Blockchain startup Adhara, which aims to bring zero knowledge proofs to central bank systems, has secured $ 15 million in new funding from Consensys.
Abra, a mobile cryptocurrency investing app, has added native bitcoin cash (BCH) support, allowing users to deposit and withdraw BCH directly, Abra announced on its website. Anyone who held BCH in Abra previously can now withdraw it to a hardware wallet or use it to make a payment on a merchant site. The app also
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Central Banking, a global central banking forum, has bestowed its FinTech & RegTech Award for Best Distributed Ledger Initiative to South Africa’s central bank for its successful Project Khokha, which successfully used an Ethereum blockchain platform to process interbank payments and settlements. The test demonstrated that distributed ledger technology (DLT) can enable digital as opposed
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Small-cap altcoin GoChain (GO), a blockchain platform that boasts 1,300 transactions per second, will be listed on Binance this month after winning the exchange’s 9th Community Coin of the Month competition. #Binance Community Coin Round 9 Winner – #GoChain ( $ GO )https://t.co/MxY9uscfRs pic.twitter.com/JA27HJcmgu — Binance (@binance) September 4, 2018 According to the announcement, GoChain beat out 4 other […]
The largest US-based cryptocurrency exchange has made another move towards providing a secure environment for digital currency trading.
Identifying the Present Issues
The system itself paves the way for users to pay directly with bitcoin through their wallet, without having to worry about the security of their private key. The patent also identifies the issues which are currently preventing this from happening.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially granted MasterCard a patent for a method of increasing the speed of cryptocurrency transactions.
The Need for Speed
Published July 17, the patent explains the serious need for increasing the speed of cryptocurrency transactions based on the growing demand for the same. The document reads:
In recent times, blockchain currencies have seen increased usage over traditional fiat currencies by consumers who value anonymity and security.
The patent also outlines a key issue associated with blockchain-based cryptocurrency transactions — namely, speed.
This week in San Fransisco, the heart of technology across the world, thousands of people showed up to The Blockchain Economic Forum. The scope of attendees included investors with billion dollar portfolios, top-level politicians, scientists, media influencers & leaders in technology from around the world. Additionally, blockchain enthusiasts from everywhere showed up to see what the technology had in store for them this year.
The event featured many notable speakers, including Canada’s former Minister of Finance and Minister of Natural Resources, Joe Oliver, and Poland’s Minister of Finance (2013-2015) and current Lead Regional Economist for Central Europe, Mateusz Szczurek. The pair were joined by LinkedIn co-founder and founding CTO, Eric Ly, Bitcoin Foundation Vice-Chairman Bobby Lee, and venture capital pioneer and founder of the $ 5 billion DFJ Fund, Tim Draper, among others.
There’s nothing that sends shock waves through the crypto markets like the prospect of regulation. And there’s also nothing so hard to establish on a global scale. After all, how can you regulate something when you can’t agree on what category it falls into, and when laws vary across jurisdictions and cultures? One Canadian exchange, Coinsquare, is taking an interesting approach that just might prove that in this fast-paced industry, slow and steady wins the race.
A bitcoincasino.us user has hit it big again on the game Chunjie. Chunjie is a chinese themed slot game in high resolution offered to players by bitcoincasino.us. It has seen major winnings over the past few months with players like “JJ” (whose point total can be seen on the tournament/player points totals board on the bitcoincasino.us website). JJ has had multiple jackpot wins in Chunjie with his latest one being 8.968 BTC, or $ 110,000 USD. His huge win occured on the 30th of January 2017.
SINGAPORE, 2 FEB 2018 – Selected for Investors Award out of 16 other ICOs, the world’s first Blockchain & A.I. driven marketplace from dating, courtship to marriage, Viola.AI celebrates the 3rd place win at the biggest ICO Pitching Competition at Cayman Islands on 30 January 2018, organized by d10e, the leading conference on decentralization.
The judging of the pitching competition is based on 5 criteria – (1) Business model & scalability, (2) Team, (3) Investor terms and liquidity, (4) Solution of the problem, (5) Token model/token and proceeds distribution. CEO and Co-Founder of Viola.AI, Violet Lim took the stage and delivered her pitch before a panel of judges from the Blockchain Investors Consortium.
Facebook early investor and PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel bought millions of dollars’ worth of Bitcoin through his VC firm, Founders Fund, and that number is cited to be worth hundreds of millions today.
Venture Capitalists Jumping on the Bitcoin Bandwagon
Peter Thiel runs the Founders Fund, a venture capitalist firm. Reports are showing that the firm purchased somewhere between $ 15 and 20 million dollars’ worth of the Bitcoin throughout 2017, and thanks to the massive price surge that investment is now worth hundreds of millions of dollars.