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The number of blockchain-related companies in Switzerland and Liechtenstein has doubled in the last year, according to a new study published by CV VC. The Zug-based firm, in partnership with Strategy& (PwC’s global consulting arm) and inacta, compiled information about the top 50 blockchain and digital asset companies between the two countries. The report also …

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Civil, an Ethereum-based platform with a heady bid to save journalism, has partnered with Forbes to help the 100-year-old publisher keep its stories free from meddling hands. Matt Coolidge, Civil cofounder, made the announcement today, October 9, 2018, in a blog post. He called the partnership a “major milestone for blockchain-based journalism.” Salah Zalatimo, senior …

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The noise that surrounds economic relations between the United States and China is amping up exponentially. You can thank the latest trade wars for that, as fresh tensions boil over between the two nations who are currently trading new tariffs on imports, with no shortage of ill will underpinning the moves. But the Chinese government’s …

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The Blockchain Trust Accelerator (BTA) has received a six-figure grant from the Social Alpha Foundation (SAF) to build its latest project known as The Impact Ledger, an online registry of blockchain projects designed to assist in the public, nonprofit and for-profit sectors. BTA was founded in 2016 and seeks to connect philanthropists with civil society …

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Leading companies in the gaming and blockchain space have come together to form the Blockchain Game Alliance, a coalition that will advocate for blockchain development within the gaming industry. The Blockchain Game Alliance will create an open forum for stakeholders to “share knowledge and collaborate on research which fosters new ways to create and play …

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London-based ONEm Communications has announced the launch of its mCoin program across Africa. Designed to be a hybrid currency, mCoin is a digital currency that can be transferred over text or through the smartphone app. Africa is a continent with millions of people who have access to mobile phones but little to no internet connectivity. …

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It’s a sign of the times and the growing maturity of the crypto industry that a new industry trade association launched in Washington, D.C., on September 11, 2018, to lobby the U.S. government on a range of issues from taxation to regulations; to educate members of congress about the growing success of blockchain; and to …

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ConsenSys Social Impact — a program designed to build blockchain-based solutions for global humanitarian issues — is partnering with MakerDAO and optiMize to launch a new Blockchain for Social Impact Incubator at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. It is the first university-sponsored program of its kind. Students taking part in the course will …

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An alpha version of the new Lightning desktop app has been released. The application includes a redesigned and optimized backend for light clients, as well as a simplified interface for users with little to no cryptocurrency experience. Lead application developer at Lightning Labs Tankred Hase joined the company in January 2018 and was assigned to …

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Crypto, charity and cycling. It’s an unlikely triad, but two fitness enthusiasts-turned-crypto philanthropists believe that, taken in combination, the three can drive positive change. Taking a cross-country cycling trip around the U.S., Tour de Crypto riders Jason Berlin and Jovel Velasquez want to raise $1 million in cryptocurrencies and USD for the Houston Area Women’s …

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MSX PLC, the digital asset arm of the Malta Stock Exchange, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Binance to launch a digital exchange for trading security tokens, per its press release. The MoU follows Binance’s decision to continue its operations on the island in recognition of the country’s favorable crypto climate. Earlier in …

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Blockchain research institute and accelerator Cryptic Labs is adding two Nobel Laureates to its team of advisors. The additions, economists Dr. Eric S. Maskin and Sir Christopher Pissarides, are professors at Harvard University and the London School of Economics, respectively. They join Cryptic Labs’ Chief Scientist Dr. Whitfield Diffie, who won the 2015 Turing Prize …

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As the birthplace of the Chaos Computer Club, the hometown of the mother of all hackerspaces, and what many of the world’s leading privacy activists consider to be a bit of a safe haven, Berlin may be the the strongest center in the world for hacker culture. Maybe that’s what makes the German capital a …

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The team behind Lightning Ramp, a system that provides customers with faster bitcoin payments, has joined forces with Casa, a “be-your-own-bank” product that provides users with a multi-signature, multi-hardware device and multi-location wallet designed, to offer top-notch security against attacks and theft. Together, both ventures are working to create the Casa Lightning Node, a platform …

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The Venezuelan government is cracking down on remittance payments with a new banking mandate, one that could put the country’s Bitcoin users on an even tighter leash. In a letter “addressed to all banking institutions,” the government has ordered all domestic banks to disclose the IP addresses, financial details, transaction amounts and locations of all …

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The Italian football club Rimini, which plays in the Italian Serie C division, has sold a portion of the team’s shares in exchange for cryptocurrency. The first-of-its-kind acquisition was made by Heritage Sports Holdings (HSH), a sports investment company based in the United Arab Emirates. Contrary to initial reporting by various outlets, the club’s shares …

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Crypto is making its entrance into the world’s academic scene, and students are lining up to learn. A recent Coinbase study reveals that University students want to learn more about cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. Commissioned by Coinbase in partnership with Qriously, the survey sampled 675 U.S. students, and it found that students across all majors …

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Reddit Co-founder Alexis Ohanian has revealed his optimism about the future success of bitcoin despite the daily slump in price in an interview with Yahoo Finance. He believes bitcoin has the potential to be used as a store of value especially in countries where fiat currencies are being devalued. Ohanian is no stranger to the …

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Global investment platform eToro has partnered with British Premier League clubs in a sponsorship deal that could see future transfers of players in the English Premier League (EPL) settled in cryptocurrency. The seven clubs involved in the trial are Tottenham Hotspur, Leicester City, Southampton, Cardiff City, Brighton, Newcastle United and Crystal Palace. Speaking with Bitcoin …

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The Lightning Network, the second-layer solution designed to make quick, cheap and easy Bitcoin payments, is maturing. But widespread adoption, still a long way off, will require plenty more participants. An ecosystem of new apps is one way to get there. “Lightning is a promising technology, but right now, very few people are fluent with …

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