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Survey Finds Widespread British Distrust of Blockchain and A ”Concerning” Lack of Understanding
Recent research conducted in the United Kingdom has revealed a widespread distrust of blockchain technology. Moreover, it shows that Britons also do not trust organisations that employ blockchain in security use-cases. This research was reportedly carried out by IP EXPO Europe, the firm behind the trade show with the same name, and was conducted through the UK-based opinion platform OnePulse. In addition to supposedly showing widespread anti-blockchain sentiment, the survey…
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Cobinhood Founders Raise $20 Million for Blockchain That Processes 1 Million Transactions Per Second
The cryptocurrency exchange Cobinhood’s founders raise $20 million for the development of a new blockchain that is expected to perform 1 million transactions per second. That would be huge given that Bitcoin only can perform ten transactions per second, Ethereum 15 and even VISA can “only” perform 23,000 per second. They are all outperformed in comparison.  Cobinhood launched at the end of 2017 and is a platform with zero-transaction fees.…
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Decentralized Crypto Exchange AirSwap Launches OTC Market to ‘Unlock New World of Liquidity’
AirSwap, the decentralised exchange, is launching the framework for OTC (Over The Counter) trading products for their mainnet rollout. The new feature is only going to be available to a private beta group on August 15, according to the company.  AirSwap token (AST) was founded in 2017 by Micheal Oved and Don Mosites. The AirSwap token is the membership token of the exchange. Their vision is that you should be…
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ZEGO Begins Using Blockchain to Trace and Detect Deadly Cancer-Related Chemical
Blockchain industry observers often recommend not merely focusing on cryptocurrencies, and rather stress the significant potential held by the blockchain to dramatically reshape virtually all industries. Now, it looks as if blockchain could prove a vital part in limiting the spread of a deadly chemical tied to the agricultural bio-tech behemoth Monsanto. More specifically, the food safety firm ZEGO recently issued a press release that it will begin using an…
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Bail yourself out of Jail with Bitcoin (BTC)
In a case in San Francisco, California in the United States a criminal was ordered to pay the bail amount in Bitcoin or cryptocurrency. The new order of payment might lead to being a precedent for other cases using Cryptocurrency as a mode of payment. The bail will be paid by a 25-year-old Serbian and Italian national living in Udine, Italy named Martin Marsich. He was caught for hacking the…
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Bitcoin Price Drops Against Turkish Lira as actions are taken to Calm Investors
The Turkish Lira has been a hot topic during the recent weeks. Even though, Fiat-Currencies are supposed to be stable against Bitcoin. This is not always the case. By looking at a chart of US dollar to Turkish Lira, you can see that between 9th of July to 13th of August, US Dollar gained 50% in value compared to the Lira. The increase represents a huge move and is similar…
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Swedish Bitcoin ETN Now Tradable in the US
The potential advent of cryptocurrency ETFs has undoubtedly been all the rage in cryptocurrency circles during these past few months. However, although Bitcoin ETFs have yet to materialize, American investors have now been given a soft opening of sorts to Bitcoin investing. More specifically, this has been done through a Swedish Bitcoin ETN (exchange-traded note) dubbed Bitcoin Tracker One. The financial product has previously been trading on the Swedish Nasdaq…
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BlockShow Americas 2018: Last chance to get involved
We hope you are ready for the next upcoming event. Everything is prepared, the long-awaited date is near, and you can be part of one of the most important events in the history of blockchain. BlockShow Americas is coming and will be held at the Venetian this August 20th to 21st. BlockShow Americas rendezvous will bring together panellists around the world to tell us about the promising future of Blockchain.…
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Marijuana Company High Times Backtracks on Accepting Bitcoin in IPO
The company High Times Holding, the New York flagship media outlet of the marijuana culture, has now decided against accepting Bitcoin in its Initial Public Offering (IPO), according to a filing with the Security Exchange Commision (SEC) on the 13th of August.  A few weeks ago Toshi Times announced that High Times would accept Bitcoin in their IPO. That would have made the company the first to accept digital assets…
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Another Top-5 Cryptocurrency Exchange Plots Move to Malta’s ‘Blockchain Island’
Even though there is not much excitement in the prices of cryptocurrencies at the moment, much is happening in the market. A few weeks ago, the blockchain hub and island Malta, released news about opening the first regulated crypto bank; Founders bank. The bank got financial support from the worlds biggest crypto trading platform, Binance, who have even moved their business to Malta.  Now, another exchange has moved to the…