Jonathan Jones

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The Raiden Network May Just Have Solved Ethereum Scaling Issues on its Behalf

The Raiden Network has announced the launch of its final testnet designed to provide scaling and offchain payment solutions for the Ethereum blockchain. Sometimes compared to Bitcoin’s Lightning Network, Raiden will be deploying on the Ropsten ...

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Stox Offering $100k for Correct World Cup Final Prediction

The blockchain-based market prediction platform Stox is offering its token holders the chance to scoop $100,000 by correctly guessing the time of the first goal in today’s World Cup Final between France and Croatia. Contestants are required to ...

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Stellar and Cardano Combined Market Cap Jumps $500m after Coinbase Tweet

Both Stellar Lumens and Cardano experienced a 10% spike in their token price following a Coinbase Tweet announcing they were exploring the possibility of adding them to their exchange, adding in turn over $500 million to their combined market ...

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Spain Studies New Legislative Framework For ICOs

Manuel Martin, co-founder, project lead and blockchain expert at Orvium, has expressed his support for a proposal currently working its way through the Spanish Parliament calling on the government to introduce new blockchain start-up governance ...

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$90 Million Chinese VC Group Invites US ICOs to Apply for Funding

Node Capital, a Beijing based venture capital (VC) company, has announced that it will be scouring the North American market with 200,000 ETH earmarked for investment in the hope of finding the next blockchain unicorn. Despite the spectre ...

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TenX Leverages SegWit to Make Historic First BTC / ETH Cross-chain Transaction

Cryptocurrency debit card and wallet producers TenX have announced they have successfully implemented SegWit through their own COMIT Protocol to facilitate a transaction from the Bitcoin network to the Ethereum blockchain. SegWit is an ...

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Historic €35m Rome Mansion in First Blockchain Property Auction

An iconic mansion in Rome will be the focus of the world’s first blockchain-powered real estate auction on Thursday 28 June, organised Propy – one of last year’s most successful ICOs – in association with Hilton & Hyland. ...

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Bank of England Recognises Need for Blockchain-based Cross-border Payments

On Thursday, Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank England (BoE), in a speech entitled “New Economy, New Finance, New Bank”, recognised that the Bank of England’s “…infrastructure must be overhauled now that the economy is on the cusp of the ...

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Naples City ICO – a Solution to the Italian Banking Crisis?

Italy’s financial system needs a lifeboat and it appears from a recent communique from the city of Naples that those within the city’s administration would prefer for that rescue to be powered by the blockchain rather than the European Central ...

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Waltonchain Partner With South Korean Ministry of Trade

Waltonchain have signed a partnership agreement with the Korean Standards Association (KSA), a public entity under South Korea’s Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE), to co-operate on key areas of blockchain development. This intent to ...

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EOS Mainnet Launch Plagued by Organisational Concerns

After much deliberation, the votes were counted and, as expected, the EOS block producers/validators chose ‘Go’ to take the mainnet live on Saturday, June 9. After raising around $4 billion in a year long ICO organised by Block.One, the ...

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Volkswagen and IOTA Present the Auto Industry of the Future

IOTA and the world’s largest carmaker by sales volume, Volkswagen, are due to present a proof of concept tomorrow (Tuesday, 12 June) of the benefits of blockchain technology for the auto industry. The presentation will take place on the grand ...

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Thailand’s SEC Approves Stellar Lumens and Ethereum Classic

Reports in the Bangkok Post have confirmed that Thailand’s regulatory body, The Securities and Exchange Commission, have approved a list of 7 cryptocurrencies that can be used as payment for ICOs and as trading pairs on exchanges. While Bitcoin, ...

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ICO to Offer Crypto Wallet Insurance as Crypto Thefts Top $1 Billion

According to a recent report by cybersecurity specialists, Carbon Black, an eye-watering $1.1 billion worth of cryptocurrency has been stolen already this year. In Today’s News: $1.1 billion in cryptocurrency has been stolen this year, and ...

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Elastos Founder Injects $5 Million into Fine Art Blockchain Project

Angel investor and Elastos co-founder, Dr. Feng Han, has invested $5 million in Fresco, a company who facilitate provenance, promotion and the sale of artworks on the blockchain. A holder of a Ph.D. in Quantum Mechanics from the prestigious ...

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Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange Opens For Testing

Today, the Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange (GBX), will be opening its doors to a limited number of users to register with the platform. When registration opens at 12:00 UTC, only the first one hundred applications will be guaranteed access. After ...

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As China Softens Stance on ICOs, Huobi Exchange Announces $93 Million Blockchain Fund

Huobi, the world’s third largest cryptocurrency exchange, has reportedly teamed with other substantial Asian-based partners to launch a $93 million fund to invest in blockchain start-ups. Joining Huobi in the venture are investment firm ...

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TRON Raises New Mainnet Bug Bounty to $10 Million

Justin Sun, TRON Foundation’s CEO, has announced they have raised the ceiling for the highest reward in their bug bounty for their recently launched mainnet platform from $100,000 to $10 million. According to the company’s blog post, the bounty ...

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Max Keiser and Stacey Herbert Headline the Sun Exchange Green Energy ICO

Television personalities and economic analysts Max Keiser and Stacey Herbert have become advisors to the South African-based ICO, Sun Exchange. Through the Keiser Report broadcasts on RT News, Max and Stacey have reached audiences worldwide with ...

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Slovenia’s Prime Minister Buys Himself a Coffee with Crypto

Slovenian Prime Minister Dr. Miro Cerar and State Secretary Tadej Slapnik bought themselves a coffee last Friday paid for in crypto as they visited Beyond 4.0, an international conference dedicated to digital society and the blockchain, held at ...

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Crypto-Porn Takes Off as Stormy Daniels Signs with Vice Industry Token

Currently headline news for her alleged affair with President Donald Trump, adult entertainer Stormy Daniels has now teamed up with Vice Industry Token (VIT) to begin accepting cryptocurrency for her online services. In a back-handed compliment, ...

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Tezos Community Petition Seeks To End Class Action Lawsuit

The Tezos class action lawsuit, initiated in November of last year, has taken on a new twist. Holders of the Tezos token have started a petition to end the court action that has stalled the governance-based blockchain project since its ...

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Russia’s Largest Bank in its First Official ICO

The state-owned Russian bank Sberbank CIB, in conjunction with the National Settlement Depository (NSD), will run the country’s first official ICO once they receive final approval from the Central Bank, which is expected this summer. Sberbank ...

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NEO Blockchain to Host its First eSports ICO

The NEO blockchain gives life to a new eSports platform next month when Asura Coin (ASA) launches their ICO as a NEP-5 token on 2 June. Asura Coin is aiming to be world’s first self-sustainable eSports gaming platform with betting, live ...

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Crypterium ICO Recruits Former VISA CEO

Crypterium, the cryptocurrency bank, has hired the former CEO of VISA, Marc O’Brien, to take up a similar position with their company. This has been an eventful week! #Crypterium, the world’s first cryptobank, is now led by a legendary ...

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Omnitude Blockchain Tech Partners with Maltese Public Transport

The Government of Malta announced this week that they have signed a partnership with Omnitude to use blockchain technology within its public transport network. Although the exact details are still to be disclosed, Minister for transport, ...

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Safein Wins “Battle of the ICOs”

Safein, a single sign-on identity management platform, has won the Battle of the ICOs at the iCoinsummit in Limassol, Cyprus and claimed the lion’s share of the $250,000 prize pool. Over 1000 participants watched 30 speakers from 18 ...

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Goldman Sachs Investing into $110m Circle Stablecoin

A Boston-based cryptocurrency startup, Circle, which has received formal financial backing from both Bitmain and Goldman Sachs, has announced it will be creating a new stable coin pegged to the U.S. dollar, to provide businesses and consumers ...

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Enjin Secures Listing on Kyber Network Exchange

Enjin,​ the largest online ​gaming community creation platform​, will today have its ERC-20 compatible token listed on the Kyber Network Exchange. @enjin ( $ENJ can) to be listed on Kyber Network at 9pm (GMT+8) on May 14, ...

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Power Ledger Becomes Joint Partner in Western Australia Smart City Initiative

Power Ledger, the peer-to-peer marketplace provider for renewable energy, is inviting the residents of Fremantle, Western Australia to become part of the RENeW Nexus – Smart Cities and Suburbs Project which kicks off later this month. ...

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Budweiser Beer Now Served up on the Blockchain

The blockchain-based identity verification service, Civic, has announced it will be installing a beer vending machine prototype at the Consensus 2018 conference in New York next week. Thirsty delegates will be able to buy the alcoholic beverage ...

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