This Canadian Bank Is Reaching Out to Blockchain Startups and ICOs

Financial institutions in Canada have largely embraced blockchain technology, with most major banks, including the central Bank of Canada, conducting pilot projects or at least research into the uses of blockchain technology in banking. In fact, the Bank of Canada has gained a reputation for blockchain-friendliness with its experiments with mock digital currencies and payment ...

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Cryptocurrency Project Ravencoin Gets Back to P2P Asset Transfer Basics

The cryptocurrency project “Ravencoin” published its first white paper on April 3, 2018. Entitled “Ravencoin: A Peer to Peer Electronic System for the Creation and Transfer of Assets,” the document is authored by CoinCPA founder Tron Black and Chainstone Labs founder Bruce Fenton, and seeks to offer information about the coin’s features which, until now, have largely been hidden from ...

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Russian Blockchain and Cryptocurrency News Round-Up

With notes from Evgeny Korolev Here are some of the top stories from the blockchain and cryptocurrency space in Russia over the past week.  New ICO Legislation Stresses Liquidity, Formal Registration The Russian Ministry of Communications has introduced a bill that will regulate ICO registration and project development. The ICO and digital token legislation specifically looks to provide protections and ...

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Computer Users Face Growing Threat from Cryptojacking — Report

Computer users now have one more thing to worry about: cybercriminals secretly taping into your CPU or GPU to mine cryptocurrencies. Due to an ability to access your computer via a web browser, “cryptojacking” is on the rise, cautioned a British government agency. “The technique of delivering cryptocurrency miners through malware has been used for several years, but it is ...

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Golem, the "Airbnb for Computers," Launches on Ethereum Mainnet in Beta

After two years in development, one of Ethereum’s earliest initial coin offering (ICO) projects has finally launched on the Ethereum mainnet. The Brass Beta version of Golem went live today, April 10, 2018, the project announced on its website. On November 11, 2016, Golem raised 820,000 ether — worth $8 million at the time — in 29 minutes. “We’ve come ...

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Promoted: Smart Startup Token Brings Blockchain Security to Small Business Legal Transactions

Properly upholding legal agreements is critical to a successful startup business. Despite their importance, falling short in fulfilling these agreements is often a recurring obstacle for small and medium-sized companies. Embracing the cutting edge in frictionless transparency and security, the Smart Startup Company wants to use smart contracts on a blockchain to solve this universal issue. Through their innovative model, ...

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A "Law-Abiding" Blockchain Alternative for India’s Financial Exchanges

On April 5, 2018, a blow to bitcoin occurred when the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) banned banks and regulated financial entities from dealing with cryptocurrency. Despite the media report that 10 percent of Bitcoin transactions happen in India, the news does not come as a surprise, considering how the nation has clamped down on cryptocurrency regulation so far this ...

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Nano to Match $1M in Legal Fund Donations to Support BitGrail Hack Victims

The battle over who was at fault when millions of nano (XRB) vanished from an Italian cryptocurrency exchange earlier this year rages on. In the latest twist to the story, the Nano Foundation is launching a legal fund to support the victims and says it will match up to $1 million in donations. Stepping back, in February 2018, 17 million ...

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$1.6 Billion Chinese Fund Launches in Support of Blockchain Startups

Blockchain startups in China now have a new source of funding they can tap into. Today, April 9, 2018, the Xiong’An Global Blockchain Innovation Fund launched with $1.6 billion (10 billion yuan) to funnel into promising Chinese blockchain startups. The announcement took place during the grand opening of the Hangzhou Blockchain Industrial Park in China. The industrial park, which will ...

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