Ripple and American Express Announce Partnership for Cross Border Payments

Ripple, American Express, and Santander Bank have announced a partnership that will use Ripple’s blockchain technology to facilitate cross border payments. This move represents the largest public partnership to-date between a cryptocurrency platform and a traditional financial institution. It is also a reflection of the growing adoption of blockchain technology across the financial realm. Regarding the partnership, American Express CIO […]

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NEO Smart Economy AMA Recap and Analysis

This past Thursday, NEO Founders DA Hongfei and Erik Zhang opened the floor on Reddit for an AMA. This article will serve to recap the questions that were answered on the newly rebranded NEO subreddit (formerly known as Antshares). The new sub has generated considerable buzz this week, even being listed as a trending forum earlier this week.    Legend […]

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Concerns Growing Over Crypto Energy Usage

A recent report in the scientific journal Joule has concluded that Bitcoin mining currently consumes as much electricity as Ireland, and is on track to consume .5 percent of global power by the end of this year. This report has raised concerns, as many consider such a massive use of energy wasteful and unnecessary. More importantly, it is reasonable to […]

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Blockchain-Compliant Smartphone Announced by HTC

The Taiwan-based company, High Tech Computer Cooperative (HTC), is set to launch their first blockchain-powered phone; but without a specified timeline and hopefully for global distribution. It is unclear whether this announcement was in response to Huawei and Sirin Labs, offering their blockchain phone for $1000 in pre-order. This move makes HTC a solid contender for the first blockchain-ready smartphone. Named […]

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IOTA Launch Hackathon to Promote Adoption of Its Industry Marketplace  | BTCMANAGER

IOTA (MIOTA) a distributed ledger technology (DLT) project for internet things (IoT) has joined forces with [email protected] to launch the Industry Marketplace Hackathon. The duo is calling on developers to create innovative solutions on the  Industry Marketplace 4.0 using both IOTA and [email protected] hardware, according to a blog post on December 12, 2019. IOTA Promoting the Growth of the Industry […]

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Orchid (OXT) Now Live on Coinbase Pro Exchange  | BTCMANAGER

Orchid (OXT), the native altcoin of Orchid Labs, a distributed ledger technology (DLT) project that’s focused on building highly secure custom virtual private networks (VPNs) for users is now live on Coinbase Pro cryptocurrency exchange, according to a blog post on December 12, 2019.  Orchid (OXT) Meets Coinbase’s High Standards Coinbase Pro, a leading United States-based bitcoin (BTC) trading venue […]

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Stellar 2019 Tezos (XTZ) Performance Could Shoot Token into Top-10 Ranking | BTCMANAGER

After a stellar 2019 performance, Tezos (XTZ) appears set to upstage Stellar (XLM) and break into the top-10 crypto rankings based on market capitalization. Meanwhile, Kraken has joined other crypto exchanges in launching XTZ staking promising returns of up to six percent. XTZ Looking to Upstage XLM According to data from CoinMarketCap, XTZ is less than $100,000 shy of XLM’s […]

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Zcash (ZEC) Blossom Upgrade Promises Scalability, Speed and Capacity | BTCMANAGER

The Zcash Foundation, the nonprofit organization in charge of privacy-centric crypto Zcash (ZEC), in collaboration with Electric Coin Co., is set to launch the Blossom hard fork today December 11, 2019 (22:06 UTC+00:00) at block height 653600. The Zcash Blossom upgrade is expected to bring more scalability, capacity, and speed to the network, reports Crypto Mining Blog, December 11, 2019. […]

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