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Hong Kong Jewelry Retailer Using Blockchain Technology to Track Diamonds

Chow Tai Fook, a Hong Kong-based jewelry retailer will begin to implement blockchain-based technology to track precious diamonds, as reported by the South China Morning Post yesterday. Chow Tai Fook has already put some of its diamonds on a blockchain platform created by startup company Everledger and accrued by the IBM Blockchain Platform. This allows the customers to discover the … Read moreHong Kong Jewelry Retailer Using Blockchain Technology to Track Diamonds

Crypto Leaders Form Blockchain Association to Deal With Laws, Policies, and Government

A group of US-based blockchain and crypto companies have announced earlier this week that they’ll be forming a new group called the Blockchain Association, which is the first lobbying group representing the blockchain industry. It’ll be formed in Washington D.C. The Blockchain Association is made up of industry leaders and exchanges like Coinbase, Protocol Labs, … Read moreCrypto Leaders Form Blockchain Association to Deal With Laws, Policies, and Government

UAE Recognizes ICOs As Securities; Adopting Fintech Regulations

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has approved of a new draft of regulations that govern ICO listings, as reported by WAM, a local news outlet. The report cites various government sources. This move comes in addition to lawmakers in the country adopting plans for regulating ICOs in aimed at attracting more fintech activity. The regulatory proposals … Read moreUAE Recognizes ICOs As Securities; Adopting Fintech Regulations

PAX Launches After Approval From New York Dept. of Financial Services

Blockchain company Paxos launched a US-dollar backed stablecoin after approval from New York regulators, based on a report released on September 10th. It’s backed by US dollar on a 1:1 scale. The Ethereum blockchain-based stablecoin is called Paxos Standard and has been approved by the NY State Department of Financial Services which will watch over the asset’s … Read morePAX Launches After Approval From New York Dept. of Financial Services

CoinGate Allows 4,000 Merchants to Be Paid in BTC Instantly

The Lightning Network has just accepted Bitcoin (BTC) payments. This allows over 4,000 merchants to now to be paid for their goods and services in BTC. Lightning payments are implemented through CoinGate, which is a cryptocurrency payment gateway. It’s a scaling solution for BTC which allows faster and much cheaper transactions for cyrpoy payments and can … Read moreCoinGate Allows 4,000 Merchants to Be Paid in BTC Instantly

Chris Larsen Reveals “100+” Companies Have Signed with Ripple

Co-founder and executive chairman of Ripple Chris Larsen has revealed earlier this week that the company now has “over 100” production contracts signed. Larson spoke at the Crypto Finance Conference in Half Moon Bay, CA. He spoke about some 100 companies that have signed on with Ripple depicted by a backdrop graphic behind him as he … Read moreChris Larsen Reveals “100+” Companies Have Signed with Ripple

Coinbases Launches New Fiat-Crypto Trading Pairs

Cryptocurrency exchange platform Coinbase is launching new British pound pairs. They started this new initiative yesterday, and they’re allowing UK customers to send GBP to their accounts by domestic bank transfer. The UK represents less than 1% of global crypto trades. GDAX, Coinbases’ exchange was rebranded as Coinbase Pro and includes a new UI. Malta captures the highest … Read moreCoinbases Launches New Fiat-Crypto Trading Pairs

David Schwartz Talks About XRP’s Future

Ripple’s new chief technology officer David Schwartz has revealed his vision for the future of XRP. In a recent interview with Forbes, the newly appointed Schwartz talks about Ripple’s ideas to disrupt the traditional global payment network SWIFT, which settles international transactions in a period of up to three days with fees that are often confusing … Read moreDavid Schwartz Talks About XRP’s Future

Yahoo! Goes All Out with Cryptocurrency Integration

Yahoo! has recently integrated cryptocurrency into its finance section. This was huge news as it helps cryptocurrency gain huge exposure to the rest of the world. Yahoo! is the world’s sixth largest website according to Alexa and is going all out cryptocurrency integration- complete with real-time crypto news, tickers, and video content. It has so … Read moreYahoo! Goes All Out with Cryptocurrency Integration

Google Adds Ethereum to its Dataset Warehouse BigQuery

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Google has officially made Ethereum (ETH) dataset available in BigQuery– their warehouse for huge datasets and analytics. The ETH blockchain data is saved on the dataset and updated daily. The Google Cloud team says the tool was created to help businesses make decisions, improve the ETH architecture, and balance sheets adjustments. The ETH blockchain contains APIs … Read moreGoogle Adds Ethereum to its Dataset Warehouse BigQuery

Thailand Looking to Access Wallets to Stop Crybercrime

Thailand’s Anti-Money Laundering Office (AMLO) is thinking about creating its own digital wallet in order to investigate and stop crypto-related crime, also known as cybercrime reports The Nation– a local news outlet. The matter was talked about at a seminar discussing crypto crime in the current state. Secretary for AMLO, Witthaya Neetitham, they want to adapt … Read moreThailand Looking to Access Wallets to Stop Crybercrime