Ethereum Hackathon ETHDenver Partners With UNICEF on Blockchain Bounty System

Ethereum Hackathon ETHDenver Partners With UNICEF on Blockchain Bounty System Upcoming Ethereum (ETH) hardware hackathon ETHDenver is partnering with UNICEF on a blockchain bounty token system, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph Jan. 31. The token aims to incentivize developers to create projects which promote social good, the press release notes. ETHDenver — set to…

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Bitfury to Launch Bitcoin Mining Centers in Paraguay With New Partnership

Bitfury to Launch Bitcoin Mining Centers in Paraguay With New Partnership Blockchain tech firm and Bitcoin (BTC) mining manufacturer Bitfury plans to launch several mining facilities in Paraguay, according to a press release published Thursday, Jan. 31. Bitfury has partnered with South Korean peer-to-peer knowledge commons research firm Commons Foundation to launch a series of transaction processing sites that will use Bitfury’s BlockBox AC mobile…

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Pantera, Coinbase Join $4.5 Million Round for Staking-as-a-Service Startup

Pantera, Coinbase Join $4.5 Million Round for Staking-as-a-Service Startup Blockchain investment firm Pantera Capital is leading a $4.5 million seed round in Staked, a startup that provides institutional investors with the technical infrastructure for non-custodial staking services. Other participants in the round include Coinbase Ventures, Global Brain, Digital Currency Group, Winklevoss Capital, Fabric Ventures and Blocktree Capital. “You’ve…

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Nasdaq Reveals 7 Crypto Exchanges Are Using Its Market Monitoring Tech

Nasdaq Reveals 7 Crypto Exchanges Are Using Its Market Monitoring Tech The world’s second-largest stock exchange Nasdaq has revealed that seven crypto exchanges are already using its market monitoring technology, Forbes reported Jan. 30. Just two of these seven collaborations have to date been publicized — the Winklevoss twins’ Gemini exchange, and Vctrade, run by Japanese financial services giant SBI Holdings. The stock market…

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Coincheck Q3 Finance Report Shows Twofold Improvement Since Trading Resumed

Coincheck Q3 Finance Report Shows Twofold Improvement Since Trading Resumed Japanese online broker Monex Group — owner of previously hacked cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck — released its financial report on Q3 for the 2019 fiscal year on Jan. 31. The report shows that the trading platform halved its losses in Q3, as compared with the preceding quarter. The results of the report…

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Top Exchange Binance Adds Support for Credit Card Purchases of Major Cryptos

Top Exchange Binance Adds Support for Credit Card Purchases of Major Cryptos Leading cryptocurrency exchange Binance is adding support for credit card crypto purchases through its partnership with payment processor Simplex, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph Jan. 31. Changpeng Zhao, Binance’s CEO, said that the firm “want[s] to provide Binance traders with fast and easy access…

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