Russian Ministry of Transport to Pilot IBM–Maersk Blockchain Platform

Russian Ministry of Transport to Pilot IBM–Maersk Blockchain Platform The Russian Ministry of Transport is reportedly planning to trial blockchainshipping solution TradeLens developed by IBM and Maersk, Russian financial media Kommersant reported on Tuesday, Feb. 26 Kommersant received a copy of an official letter addressed to Russian Deputy Prime Minister Maxim Akimov, who is oversees transport policy. According to the document, the…

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Samsung Announces Galaxy S10 Crypto Partners, Bitcoin and Ethereum Support

Samsung Announces Galaxy S10 Crypto Partners, Bitcoin and Ethereum Support The new Galaxy S10 series smartphones by South Korean tech giant Samsung will apparently have wallet functions for Ethereum (ETH), Bitcoin (BTC) and two other tokens. A Samsung official spoke about the phone’s new features at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain on Feb. 25. In its presentation, Samsung revealed various crypto…

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Analyst Claims Ethereum (ETH) is Likely to See Increased Volatility as Constantinople Hard Fork Approaches

Analyst Claims Ethereum (ETH) is Likely to See Increased Volatility as Constantinople Hard Fork Approaches Ethereum, like most major cryptocurrencies, has seen increased levels of volatility over the past week, but has failed to make any lasting upwards moves that resulted in sustained higher highs. Analysts now expect ETH to increased levels of volatility as…

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HTC Will Accept Fiat Currency for Exodus Crypto Smartphone

HTC Will Accept Fiat Currency for Exodus Crypto Smartphone Taiwanese mobile phone giant HTC has announced that it will begin accepting fiat payments for its Exodus 1 crypto-enabled model. The Exodus 1 blockchain-based smartphone features advanced private key management and has supposedly been designed for a decentralised web. The firm began taking orders for the cryptocurrency-optimised handset…

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Fintech Startup SoFi to Roll Out Crypto Trading Via Partnership With Coinbase

Fintech Startup SoFi to Roll Out Crypto Trading Via Partnership With Coinbase Fintech startup SoFi — known for its online lending services — is partnering with major United States-based crypto exchange Coinbase to roll out crypto trading support, according to a CNBC report Feb. 26. Sofi, which is headquartered in San Francisco, will reportedly launch its crypto services by the second quarter of…

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Former Goldman Sachs Exec Joins Blockchain-Focused Hedge Fund

Former Goldman Sachs Exec Joins Blockchain-Focused Hedge Fund Former Goldman Sachs executive Marco Lim has reportedly been appointed as a managing partner at Hong Kong-based blockchain and cryptocurrency-focused hedge fund MaiCapital, Finance Magnates reported on Feb. 25. Prior to joining MaiCapital, Lim also served at Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse, and Forex Capital Markets, specializing in foreign exchange sales, according to Lim’s LinkedIn profile. At MaiCapital, Lim is…

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South Korean Crypto Exchange Declares Bankruptcy Citing Embezzlement

South Korean Crypto Exchange Declares Bankruptcy Citing Embezzlement South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Coinbin has declared bankruptcy after suffering millions of dollars in losses, in part due to claimed embezzlement. Coinbin published a notice on its website on Wednesday, stating that “increased debt” and “government regulation” led to the firm having to halt its business operations. Specifically, it…

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Coinbase Exchange Users Can Buy and Sell XRP Starting Tomorrow

Coinbase Exchange Users Can Buy and Sell XRP Starting Tomorrow Crypto exchange Coinbase is launching support for XRP, the third-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization. The exchange announced Monday it would be listing XRP on its professional trading platform, Coinbase Pro, in “transfer-only” mode, meaning customers can only deposit tokens to begin with. After a minimum of 12…

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