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Thailand Sees Booming Cryptocurrency Industry As New Law Comes Into Effect

The cryptocurrency industry in Thailand is booming with about 50 initial coin offerings (ICOs) and 20 exchanges showing interest in applying for a digital asset license, according to Thailand’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). “License approvals are being processed,” SEC … Continue reading

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Blockchain Startups Have Raised US$1.8B In VC Funding So Far This Year

Blockchain companies raised US$1.8 billion through 343 deals during the first half of 2018, a new record for venture capital (VC) investment in the sector that highlights soaring demand from VC firms, according to a new report by blockchain VC … Continue reading

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Using Blockchain Technology to Prevent Workplace Crimes

A U.S.-based startup company called I’ve Been Vetted (IBV) is using blockchain technology to prevent workplace crimes.  The specific distributed ledger protocol that IBV is using comes from Swiss startup KryptoPal, which provides blockchain solutions for enterprises. IBV is hoping … Continue reading

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War Riders Announces Collaboration With OpenSea

War Riders, a new crypto virtual game à la Mad Max, will be running a pre-order campaign for its war vehicles in collaboration with blockchain-based assets and crypto-collectibles marketplace OpenSea. Developed by Cartified, a VC-backed blockchain startup headquartered in Washington … Continue reading

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Samantha Wang, Co-Founder of IOST Discusses Being a Women In The Cryptocurrency Industry

The crypto industry may be a boys’ club, but that shouldn’t stop women from knocking down the door. That’s according to Samantha Wang, a successful entrepreneur and co-founder of IOST, an enterprise-grade blockchain infrastructure for online services. In an interview … Continue reading

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Sirin Labs Chooses Ethereum Over IOTA for Blockchain Smartphone

Sirin Labs, the maker of the whopping US$16,000 Solarin Android smartphone is building a blockchain phone and have decided to build their new line of devices named “Finney” to work with a private Ethereum blockchain, rather than IOTA’s Tangle distributed … Continue reading

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Starbucks, BCG, Microsoft and ICE Announce Bakkt, a Bitcoin On-Ramp

The Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), the owner of the NYSE, has announced the formation of Bakkt. It is described as “A Global Regulated Ecosystem for Digital Assets”. It will include partnerships with Microsoft, Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Starbucks. The point … Continue reading

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Cryptocurrency Scam Hits Macau Residents

The owner of a Hong Kong e-sports and cryptocurrency mining company has vanished after the company allegedly defrauded Macau investors out of HK$20 million (US$2.5 million), according to a report by the Macau News Agency. More than 70 Macau residents … Continue reading

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Emercoin’s Trusted Diploma Platform Aims to Combat Fraud in Education

In 2015 Axact, a software company that runs numerous websites selling fake academic degrees, earned $51 million after it sold over 215,000 fake qualifications worldwide, via 350 fictitious schools and universities. These included master’s degrees, doctorates, and PhDs. Unfortunately, unless more … Continue reading

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NFLPA to Provide Unique Content to Fans Through Live Streaming Blockchain Platform

The NFL Players Association (NFLPA) has acquired a minority stake in a live streaming blockchain platform, enabling players to deliver interactive content for fans to engage with. Through its OneTeam Collective, the Association’s athlete-driven accelerator, the NFLPA will use SportsCastr’s … Continue reading

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