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Prediction Startup Numerai Raises $11 Million in ICO

American prediction market startup and hedge fund Numerai (NMR) has raised $11 million in an initial coin offering (ICO) to launch its project Erasure, Numerai tweeted on March 21.
Mar 22, 2019 at 18:30Helen Partz
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ConsenSys Spin-Off BlockApps Inks Deal With Bayer’s Monsanto Arm

ConsenSys spin-out BlockApps is working with Bayer Crop Science, the controversial agricultural giant formerly known as Monsanto.
Mar 22, 2019 at 13:57Leigh Cuen
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AriseBank CEO Pleads Guilty to $4.2 Million Securities Fraud Involving ICO

Jared Rice Sr., founder of crypto bank AriseBank, pleaded guilty to one count of securities fraud Wednesday in federal court.
Mar 22, 2019 at 10:59Nikhilesh De
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BNB and HT on the Rise: Will OKB Pick Up the Baton?

After the launch of Huobi Prime, HT managed to secure a 24-hour gain of more than 24%.
Mar 21, 2019 at 18:36Maud Gu
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Dormant XLM Whales Active After World Wire Announcement by IBM

Stellar Lumens, the Ripple and XRP competitor, announced that they were open to business with banks and financial institutions from around 72 countries around the world with the launch of their proprietary product, ‘World Wire’.
Mar 21, 2019 at 14:01Akash Girimath
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CoinMarketCap Crypto Indices Launch on Nasdaq, Bloomberg, Reuters

Two cryptocurrency benchmark indices from data provider CoinMarketCap will launch today on financial data feeds from Nasdaq Global Index Data Service (GIDS), Bloomberg Terminal, Thomson Reuters Eikon (Refinitiv) and Germany’s Börse Stuttgart, as well as on its own platform.
Mar 21, 2019 at 12:03Yogita Khatri
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Facebook Seeks Counsel to Forge Blockchain Partnerships for New Products

Facebook’s blockchain recruitment drive continues, as the social network looks to hire a lead commercial counsel for its initiatives with the technology.
Mar 21, 2019 at 11:00Anna Baydakova
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Fundstrat’s Tom Lee Says Waning Interest in ICO Tokens is a Good Sign For the Market at Large

As per data released by ICObench recently, fundraising numbers associated with methods such as ICOs have continued to decline since the start of 2018. Not only that, even the sale of crypto tokens across the globe have fallen by a whopping 90 percent over the course of the past 12 months or so.
Mar 20, 2019 at 17:20Shiraz J
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UK Parliament Presented Showcase of Real-World Blockchain Applications

The U.K. Parliament has been presented demonstrations of real-world blockchain applications designed to educate policymakers.
Mar 20, 2019 at 16:33Daniel Palmer
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Fortune 500 Tech Firm Avnet Now Accepts Crypto Payments via BitPay

Avnet, one of the world’s largest distributors of electronic components and services, is now accepting cryptocurrency payments through a partnership with blockchain payments processor BitPay.
Mar 20, 2019 at 14:48Yogita Khatri
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Venezuela: Maduro Administration Targets Bitcoin Remittance

The Venezuela government is reportedly making a move towards collecting fees on Bitcoin remittance payments in the country.
Mar 20, 2019 at 13:56Osato Avan-Nomayo
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Nvidia on Track to Clear Inventory, Sticks to Bullish Outlook

Nvidia Corp. said chip inventory built up in anticipation of cryptocurrency mining demand that fizzled is expected to be cleared out in the current quarter.
Mar 20, 2019 at 11:14Ian King
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IBM Ramps Up Efforts on Bank-Issued Stablecoins

Following in the footsteps of JPMorgan, IBM is now beginning to flex its muscles in the crypto market.
Mar 19, 2019 at 17:46Maud Gu
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Citi Has Scrapped Its Plan for a JPM Coin-Like Bank-Backed Cryptocurrency

In light of the splash JPMorgan made recently with its plan for a bank-backed cryptocurrency, it’s worth remembering another big institution first tested a token to connect global payments – back in 2015.
Mar 19, 2019 at 14:21Ian Allison
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CNY Inflows Into Crypto Markets Surge After Shanghai Composite Spike

Back in January 2017, China’s financial authorities initiated their first crackdowns against domestic bitcoin exchanges, with a ban on mainland exchanges cryptocurrencies against the yuan coming shortly thereafter.
Mar 19, 2019 at 13:17Jamie Redman
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Report: Number of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Lobbies Tripled in 2018

The number of lobbies working on blockchain technology issues in Washington D.C. tripled in 2018, politics-oriented news outlet Politico reported on March 18.
Mar 19, 2019 at 11:52Ana Alexandre
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Bithumb Lays Off 160 Employees as Crypto Cutback Continues

South Korean crypto exchange Bithumb, ranking among the biggest exchanges worldwide, is laying off over 150 employees.
Mar 19, 2019 at 11:18Aziz Abdel-Qader
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Bitcoin Trading Plummets in Venezuela Blackout as Government Struggles to Pay Money Printers

Bitcoin use in Venezuela took a hit this week after a persisting electricity blackout appeared to limit the ability of users to transact.
Mar 15, 2019 at 15:27Esther Kim
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Pwc Report Finds STOs 'Are Not Fundamentally Different From ICOs'

Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PWC) has published a report in collaboration with Crypto Valley seeking to provide “a strategic perspective” on the initial coin offering (ICO) and security token offering (STO) sectors.
Mar 15, 2019 at 14:12Samuel Haig
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Cryptocurrency Adoption: FIO Report Finds That 75% of Crypto-Holders Fear Failure of Transactions

The Foundation for Interwallet Operability [FIO] surveyed more than 200 active cryptocurrency users in 2018 and reported that three quarters [75%] of the surveyed crypto users were skeptical about their digital transactions going through as planned. As new users were added to this list, the results went up to 81%.
Mar 15, 2019 at 13:19Namrata Shukla