Tron Founder Justin Sun Admits Investment in Crypto Exchange Poloniex

Tron (TRX) founder Justin Sun admitted to being one of the investors that recently acquired cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex from financial technology firm Circle. Sun said he was one of the investors who acquired the trading platform in a livestream published by the official Poloniex Twitter profile on Nov. 12. Furthermore, he noted that the exchange operates independently from his firm, […]

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UPS and Agritech Firm Use Blockchain to Verify Beef Shipment From US to Japan

American logistics giant UPS has successfully delivered a blockchain-verified beef shipment from the United States to Japan. The company partnered with agritech firm HerdX to incorporate its packaging technology into a blockchain network to trace the journey of beef from Kansas to Japan, the firm announced on Nov. 11. As announced by UPS, the jointly-delivered shipment involved a blockchain partner […]

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Data Provider Messari Closes $4 Million Funding Round

Data provider Messari has closed a $4 million funding round led by Uncork Capital with new participation from Coinbase Ventures and former Coinbase CTO Balaji Srinivasan, according to a statement from the New York-based firm. As part of the deal, Uncork’s founder Jeff Clavier was named to Messari’s board of directors. Uncork joins existing Messari investors including Blockchain Capital, CoinFund, […]

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Kik Suffers Setbacks With 'Void for Vagueness' Defense in SEC Case

Kik is struggling to mount a strong defense in a case brought by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over its $100 million initial coin offering. As reported last month, Toronto-based Kik’s legal team attempted to persuade the district court of the Southern District of New York that the SEC’s case – alleging the 2017 token sale violated securities laws […]

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Kyoto University becomes Japan’s first Uni to run XRPL validator

Ripple’s aggressive marketing and partnership strategy, in addition to the banking sector, has branched out into other fields as well, with its University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI) aiming to bring universities closer to blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and the digital payments landscape. As part of this venture, Japan’s Kyoto University has now announced that it will be the first Japanese university to […]

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EToro’s Crypto Exchange EToroX Lists Dash and Seven Stablecoins

Last week, the president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, appeared on national television approaching a Trezor-branded stall at a local technological fair. He seemed perplexed as to what exactly a hardware cryptocurrency wallet is supposed to do. Still, Maduro, device in hand, turned to the camera and proclaimed that cryptocurrencies — his country’s own digital currency, Petro, in particular — are […]

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HSBC, SGX and Temasek Explore Distributed Ledger Tech in Asian Bond Market

Global banking giant HSBC will explore the use of blockchain for the issuance of fixed income securities in a joint trial with Singapore Exchange (SGX) and investment firm Temasek.  Focused on the Asia bond markets, the trial intends to streamline the bond issuance process and reduce associated costs by applying tokenized securities and smart contracts, HSBC Singapore announced Nov. 13. […]

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BeeTech Payment Remittance Company Announces Saving Customers $14 Million via RippleNet

Brazilian financial services and fintech company BeeTech has announced that its cross-border payment service in partnership with Ripple, is helping its customers save over $14 million incurred in transaction fees, every year. Since becoming a member of RippleNet in 2018, BeeTech has tackled a lot of its challenges surrounding its core business of sending and receiving international payments. The company […]

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