Major League Baseball Collectibles Are Coming to Ethereum

Major League Baseball Collectibles Are Coming to Ethereum Major League Baseball (MLB) is turning to blockchain to expand its fanbase. MLB announced Friday that it has partnered with Lucid Sight, a blockchain startup based in Los Angeles, to launch a dApp game on ethereum late this summer to allow baseball fans to interact with their favorite…

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Russians Indicted for US Election Hacks Used Bitcoin to Fund Operations

Russians Indicted for US Election Hacks Used Bitcoin to Fund Operations A group of Russian military intelligence officers indicted Friday as part of an ongoing investigation into interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election allegedly used bitcoin to fund their operations. In the just-released indictment, prosecutors assert that the 12 named intelligence officers hacked computer networks…

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Tezos Foundation to Launch Grantmaking Process

Tezos Foundation to Launch Grantmaking Process   The Tezos Foundation has announced that it will hold their first formal call for proposals through an open grantmaking process, according to an announcement published July 13. According to the announcement, Tezos’ public call for grants will be made in August of this year, and has determined three main areas as an…

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Bloomberg: R3 Considers IPO Launch, Potential Buyers Express Interest

Bloomberg: R3 Considers IPO Launch, Potential Buyers Express Interest R3, a blockchain software enterprise that leads a consortium of more than 200 members, is considering launching an initial public offering (IPO), Bloomberg reported July 13. A source familiar with the issue told Bloomberg that the firm is negotiating an IPO with advisers, while potential buyers have already expressed interest in the…

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Texas State Securities Board Issues Cease and Desist Order to Crypto Promoters

Texas State Securities Board Issues Cease and Desist Order to Crypto Promoters The Texas State Securities Board (SSB) has issued an emergency cease and desist order to a network of cryptocurrency-related firms, the SSB announced in an official statement July 12. SSB commissioner Travis J. Iles took emergency action on July 11, suspending a group of crypto-related companies that allegedly…

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VeChain Price: Lowest Value in Seven Months has Been Reached

VeChain Price: Lowest Value in Seven Months has Been Reached The cryptocurrency markets currently offer an interesting mix of ups and downs. Although the downtrend vastly outweighs the positive momentum, these coming hours will get very interesting regardless. Some coins may struggle to recover their losses. The VeChain price, for example, is down by 11.91% for no…

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World’s Fourth-Largest Stock Exchange Eyes Blockchain Use in Securities Transactions

World’s Fourth-Largest Stock Exchange Eyes Blockchain Use in Securities Transactions The world’s fourth-largest stock exchange released plans to use so-called distributed ledger technology (DLT) in securities transactions July 10. The Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE), which as of December 2017 had a market cap in excess of $5 tln, said in a report that “most people” consider that blockchain technology can “help…

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Robinhood’s Zero-Fee Crypto Trading Platform Adds Support for Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash

Robinhood’s Zero-Fee Crypto Trading Platform Adds Support for Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash Financial services mobile app Robinhood has added support for Litecoin (LTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) on its Robinhood Crypto Platform, according to a July 12 blog post. Robinhood’s blog post notes that they are planning to “further expand our coin offerings and add support for coin transfers,” writing that…

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