CRYPTOMARKET
  • Ethereum may drive blockchain to be as broadly adopted as the Internet, fintech CEO says

    Ethereum could be a major driving force for blockchain and cryptocurrency, says Circle CEO and co-founder Jeremy Allaire. “One of the things that really catalyzed the [cryptocurrency] market last year was actually that ethereum, in particular, kind of got to a place where you could build apps on top of it,” he said. Circle CEO […]
    • by Kellie Ell
    • July 19, 2018
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  • ‘This Is Not a Passing Fad’: CFA Exam Adds Crypto, Blockchain Topics

    It might be the definitive sign that cryptocurrencies have arrived on Wall Street. CFA Institute, whose grueling three-level program has helped train more than 150,000 financial professionals, is adding topics on cryptocurrencies and blockchain to its Level I and II curriculums for the first time next year. Material for the 2019 exams will be released […]
  • Beginner’s Guide to Tezos: The Controversial Self-Amending Blockchain Platform

    One of the most polarizing cryptocurrency platforms, Tezos has been in the spotlight ever since its then record $232 million ICO. Since then, Tezos has gone through a litany of problems from class-action lawsuits by disgruntled ICO participants to a power struggle between the intellectual property owners of the Tezos source code, Arthur and Kathleen […]
    • by Brian Curran
    • July 18, 2018
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  • IBM And Columbia University To Open Blockchain Research And Education Center

    IBM and Columbia University have partnered to develop a facility dedicated to blockchain technology research, education, and innovation, according to a July 17 press release from IBM. The center, named the Columbia-IBM Center for Blockchain and Data Transparency, is intended to advance exploration into how blockchain technology can be utilized for “secure multi-party computation, homomorphic […]
    • by Nathan Graham
    • July 18, 2018
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  • Growing Wave of Women Show Interest in the Crypto Market

    In what is a predominantly male-dominated industry, it’s refreshing to learn that an increasing number of women have started to show an interest in the crypto market. This was the finding of recently published research conducted by the London Block Exchange, which found that the number of women who would consider investing in cryptocurrency has […]
    • by Gabrielle
    • July 18, 2018
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  • Blockchain could be “subtle botox” for the art market but not a “facelift”

    Blockchain for the art world is a big opportunity but caution is needed. That was the verdict from Christie’s Art + Tech Summit. Blockchain, effectively an online public ledger of payments and transactions that is difficult to hack, forge or amend, could be used for art market transactions, tracking art and provenance verification. But the […]
    • by Laura Chesters
    • July 18, 2018
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  • 0x lets any app be the Craigslist of cryptocurrency

    Centralized crypto exchanges like Coinbase are easy but expensive because they introduce a middleman. Not-for-profit project 0x allows any developer to quickly build their own decentralized cryptocurrency exchange and decide their own fees. It acts like Craigslist, connecting traders without ever holding the tokens itself. And instead of having to bootstrap their way to enough […]
    • by Josh Constine
    • July 18, 2018
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  • Codex Protocol: Blockchain For Collectible Authenticity

    The registry incentivises accurate and honest validation of valuable memorabilia. There will be a lot of sore têtes in France today following its football team’s resounding victory over Croatia in Sunday’s World Cup final; the second time Les Bleus have won the tournament. International sporting events are red-letter days for the world of sports memorabilia. Kit worn on the […]
    • by Paddy Baker
    • July 18, 2018
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  • IBM Backs New US Dollar-Pegged Stablecoin That Runs on Stellar Network

    A new project for a U.S. dollar-pegged stablecoin that runs on the Stellar blockchain network has received backing from IBM, Reuters reports July 17. The new asset is dubbed ‘Stronghold USD’ after its creator, fintech startup Stronghold. The token launched today, and is reportedly issued using a 1:1 price ratio with the U.S. dollar. It […]
    • by Marie Huillet
    • July 18, 2018
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  • Tokenization: The world of ICOs

    What is an ICO?  In CNBC’s last feature, we explained what the blockchain is. Many start-ups are now building entire businesses on blockchain technology. But instead of turning to public stock markets or venture capital to fund their company, businesses are turning to cryptocurrencies. In the past year-and-a-half, the so-called initial coin offering (ICO) has […]
    • by Arjun Kharpal
    • July 16, 2018
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