Bitcoin Puzzle Artist’s Crypto Gaming Startup Now Valued at $13 Million

Bitcoin Puzzle Artist’s Crypto Gaming Startup Now Valued at $13 Million One of the bitcoin community’s best-known artists is gearing up to launch a blockchain-powered video game aimed at mainstream audiences. Revealed exclusively to CoinDesk, Marguerite deCourcelle’s startup Blockade Games Inc. raised a $833,000 seed equity round the first week of November from investors including BlockTower…

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TRON Launches Accelerator Program for DApp Developers

TRON Launches Accelerator Program for DApp Developers Decentralized Internet project TRON (TRX) is launching a $1 million accelerator program to support developers building DApps and products on the TRON protocol, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph Nov. 16. The initiative aims to facilitate consumer adoption of blockchain technology through TRON’s ecosystem following the recent acquisition of peer-to-peer file sharing service BitTorrent,…

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Report: Bitcoin Scam Compromising Google and Target Accounts Came from Third Party App

Report: Bitcoin Scam Compromising Google and Target Accounts Came from Third Party App A recent Bitcoin scam on Twitter that compromised several major companies verified accounts came from a third-party app, tech news outlet the Next Web (TNW) reports Friday, Nov. 16, citing social media officials. Speaking to TNW, a Twitter spokesperson confirmed that the attack came from an outside software provider…

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Oxfam Officially Launches Blockchain-Based Program That Empowers Farmers

Oxfam Officially Launches Blockchain-Based Program That Empowers Farmers Oxfam has officially launched their blockchain-based program, called BlocRice, that is aimed at giving farmers significantly more negotiation power and to increase the efficiency of the supply chain by connecting buyers and suppliers directly through their system. The new program, which has undergone successful trials in Cambodia, has a…

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West Virginia Secretary of State Reports Successful Blockchain Voting in 2018 Midterm Elections

West Virginia Secretary of State Reports Successful Blockchain Voting in 2018 Midterm Elections The Secretary of State of the U.S. state of West Virginia Mac Warner reported a successful first instance of remote blockchain voting in an official announcementNov. 15. Warner stated that in the 2018 midterm elections, 144 military personnel stationed overseas from 24 counties were able…

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US: Crypto Initiative Donates Monero to Bail Out Immigrants in ICE Detention

US: Crypto Initiative Donates Monero to Bail Out Immigrants in ICE Detention The Bail Bloc initiative has started using cryptocurrency raised through charity to help people get out of U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) pretrial incarceration, according to a tweet posted by a Bail Bloc co-founder Nov. 15. ICE is a law enforcement agency of the federal government of the…

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SEC Orders Airfox and Paragon to Return Millions to Investors on ICO Registration Violations

SEC Orders Airfox and Paragon to Return Millions to Investors on ICO Registration Violations The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has settled charges against two cryptocurrency companies which were accused of violating ICO securities offering registration rules. Both firms, Carrier EQ (Airfox) and Paragon Coin sold digital tokens in ICOs in 2017 after the regulator’s official…

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Bitfinex’s Parent Company Has a New Offshore Services Provider

Bitfinex’s Parent Company Has a New Offshore Services Provider iFinex, the parent company of controversial cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex, appears to have hired a new offshore corporate services provider. A trademark application dated Oct. 31 gives iFinex’s address as care of SHRM Trustees (BVI) Ltd., marking a change from prior trademark applications – including one filed…

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Binance Warns Iranian Traders to Withdraw Crypto Amid Sanctions

Binance Warns Iranian Traders to Withdraw Crypto Amid Sanctions Binance is advising its remaining users in Iran to withdraw their money as the cryptocurrency exchange seeks to comply with international sanctions. “If you have an account with Binance and fall into that [sanctions] category, please withdraw your assets from Binance as soon as possible,” reads an…

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Coinbase-Backed ‘Gods Unchained’ Releases Gameplay Trailer

Coinbase-Backed ‘Gods Unchained’ Releases Gameplay Trailer The blockchain-based card game Gods Unchained is giving would-be players a glimpse of what it will actually look like in action. The fantasy-themed trading card game, which draws inspiration from Magic: the Gathering and Hearthstone, uses the ethereum blockchain to house cards in the form of non-fungible tokens (NFTs).…

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