First Grin Block Mined as Mimblewimble Privacy Crypto Goes Live

First Grin Block Mined as Mimblewimble Privacy Crypto Goes Live Grin, a cryptocurrency that leverages the mimblewimble privacy technology, has just gone live on mainnet. Named after the tongue-tying curse in the Harry Potter book series, mimblewimble is a protocol that fuses transactions together such that they are indecipherable – even on a public digital ledger.…

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Japanese Finance Giant SBI’s Crypto Subsidiary Backs Mobile Wallet BRD

Japanese Finance Giant SBI’s Crypto Subsidiary Backs Mobile Wallet BRD SBI Crypto Investment, a subsidiary of the Japanese financial giant SBI Holdings, has invested in crypto firm Breadwinner AG, Cointelegraph Japan reports on Jan. 15. SBI’s crypto investment fund did not disclose the amount contributed to Switzerland-based Breadwinner, the developer of mobile crypto wallet BRD. According to the announcement, BRD operates in…

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Crypto Asset Manager LedgerX Launches Bitcoin Volatility Index

Crypto Asset Manager LedgerX Launches Bitcoin Volatility Index LedgerX has launched its first Bitcoin (BTC) price volatility index. The launch of LedgerX Volatility Index (LXVX) was revealed to Cointelegraph by the company’s spokesperson on Jan. 14. LedgerX is a cryptocurrency asset manager regulated by the United StatesCommodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). The official press release shared with…

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Danish Tax Agency to Collect User Data from Crypto Exchanges

Danish Tax Agency to Collect User Data from Crypto Exchanges The Danish Tax Agency has got the green light to collect trader information from local cryptocurrency exchanges to see if they are paying their dues. The agency, in Danish called the Skattestyrelsen, announced Monday that this is the first time the country’s Tax Council has given it access…

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Israel’s Top Cargo Shipping Firm Zim Opens Blockchain Platform to All Clients

Israel’s Top Cargo Shipping Firm Zim Opens Blockchain Platform to All Clients Israel’s largest cargo shipping company Zim has opened its blockchain platform for electronic bills of lading (eB/Ls) to all clients in selected trades. Global shipping news outlet TradeWinds reported the news today, Jan. 14. Following a successful pilot of its blockchain-powered eB/Ls platform that lasted for over a year,…

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Major Spanish Energy Company to Use Blockchain in Renewable Energy Tracking

Major Spanish Energy Company to Use Blockchain in Renewable Energy Tracking Spain’s major energy company, Iberdrola, has started using blockchain to track renewable energy, Spanish independent news agency Europa Press reports on Monday, Jan. 14. The first trial was conducted in cooperation with Kutxabank, a local bank based in the Basque Autonomous Community that owns a substantial part of Iberdrola’s equity, and its subsidiary…

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