HTC Exodus Phone to Support Crypto Wallet, CryptoKitties, Instead of Native Blockchain

HTC Exodus Phone to Support Crypto Wallet, CryptoKitties, Instead of Native Blockchain Electronics giant HTC will not be releasing a smartphone with a native blockchain network for crypto trading between users as previously announced, The Verge reported July 10. Instead, the company will introduce a smartphone containing a cryptocurrency wallet and CryptoKitties, the Ethereum-based decentralized application (DApp) game. On May 15,…

Czech Firm Reveals $100 Mln Venture Fund for Israeli Startups With ‘Emphasis’ on Blockchain

Czech Firm Reveals $100 Mln Venture Fund for Israeli Startups With ‘Emphasis’ on Blockchain Investment banking firm Benson Oak revealed it would pump “around $100 mln” into Israel-based startups with an “emphasis” on blockchain, local Israeli news outlet the Jerusalem Post reported today, July 9. The Czech-headquartered giant’s subsidiary Benson Oak Ventures will focus specifically on the Israeli market. Having…

Bermuda to Create New Class of Bank for Serving Fintech and Blockchain Companies

Bermuda to Create New Class of Bank for Serving Fintech and Blockchain Companies The Government of Bermuda has announced plans to make amendments to the Banking Act in order to establish a new class of bank to render services to local fintech and blockchain organizations, Finextra reported July 2. Since local banks have reportedly declined to provide banking services to the new type…

China’s Crypto Ratings Index Puts EOS in Top Slot, Drops Bitcoin

China’s Crypto Ratings Index Puts EOS in Top Slot, Drops Bitcoin A research group linked to China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has released its latest evaluation of blockchain networks – with perhaps surprising results. The China Electronic Information Industry Development (CCID) Blockchain Research Institute – which aims to provide an independent rating system for the…

Bancor Launches Community Token Network to Combat Poverty in Kenya

Bancor Launches Community Token Network to Combat Poverty in Kenya Bancor is launching a network of blockchain-based community currencies in Kenya aimed at combating poverty, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph June 18. Bancor, self-described as a “decentralized liquidity network,” secured a then-unprecedented $153 million in under three hours in an Initial Coin Offering…

JP Morgan Files Patent For Blockchain-Powered P2P Payments Between Banks

JP Morgan Files Patent For Blockchain-Powered P2P Payments Between Banks JP Morgan Chase & Co. has outlined a peer-to-peer payments network in a patent application filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) yesterday, May 3. The network would use distributed ledger technology (DLT), such as blockchain, for intra- and inter-bank settlements. The application describes the…

Ripple’s Enterprise Blockchain Network Adds a New Bank

Ripple’s Enterprise Blockchain Network Adds a New Bank Ripple’s global network of banks and payment providers has a new member. Announced Monday, BankDhofar, an Oman-based financial investment management company, has joined RippleNet, a move the bank says enables it to provide global cross-border payments using Ripple’s blockchain technology, a press release states. As such, the…

Coinbase To Boost Toshi Dapp By Taking Features From Recently Acquired Cipher Browser

Coinbase To Boost Toshi Dapp By Taking Features From Recently Acquired Cipher Browser Coinbase has recently acquired Cipher Browser, a wallet based on Ethereum(ETH) Blockchain, and decentralized app (Dapp) developer, to improve its own similar project Toshi Ethereum network browser, according to a Coinbase tweet on Friday, April 13. Coinbase ✔@coinbase We’re excited to welcome @CipherBrowser to Coinbase! https://twitter.com/CipherBrowser/status/984827995603939330 … 9:35…

Overstock’s tZERO Reveals Prototype Of Security Token Trading Platform

Overstock’s tZERO Reveals Prototype Of Security Token Trading Platform Retail giant Overstock’s Blockchain subsidiary tZERO has introduced the prototype of its upcoming security token trading platform, Business Wirereported Monday, April 9. The company also recently released a demo video describing the details and main principles of the tZERO trading software.   According to Overstock’s CEO Patrick Byrne, the released prototype of the…

INTRODUCING OPIRIA: YOU CAN SELL YOUR PERSONAL DATA ONLINE

INTRODUCING OPIRIA: YOU CAN SELL YOUR PERSONAL DATA ONLINE   PDATA project іѕ аn online Ethеrеum blockchain bаѕеd mаrkеtplace where personal data саn bе bоught аnd ѕоld securely.  It enables consumers tо gеnеrаtе passive income bу selling their personal data to companies worldwide on the platform known as Opiria.   In return, consumers are getting…