Crypto Wallet Blockchain Files Complaint Against Copycat Website

Cryptocurrency web wallet provider Blockchain has filed a complaint in a U.S. federal court alleging attempted deception by a copycat website. In a blogpost, Blockchain — whose website is hosted at blockchain.com — identifies the platform, blockchain.io, as a deliberate impostor that is attempting to rebrand itself in order to continue in its usual insincere […]

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Mastercard Had An Outage, So Crypto Had a Field Day

Payments giant Mastercard suffered a severe outage last week that led to a hold-up in transactions. As reported on July 12 by the Financial Times, it had a global impact, sparking a round of complaints from the payment firm’s customer base. As might be expected, those affected quickly took to social media to voice their frustration […]

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Crypto Valley Declares Blockchain Voting Trial a ‘Success’

Zug, a city in Switzerland known as the “Crypto Valley,” has successfully completed its first test of a local blockchain-based voting system. As CoinDesk reported on June 11, the Swiss city launched an e-voting pilot platform built on blockchain technology as part of the city’s efforts to embrace the technology. The voting process took place […]

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4 Blockchain Entrepreneurs Win $100K Thiel Awards

Entrepreneurs and developers behind four different blockchain startups can add their names to the list of Thiel Fellowship awardees. The Thiel Foundation, created and funded by billionaire investor and PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, announced its 2018 class of Thiel Fellows on Friday. Among this year’s recipients are Vest co-founder Axel Ericsson, Polkadot co-founder Robert Habermeier, […]

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A Low-Fee Settlement Service Built with Blockchain Technology

This is a sponsored story. CCN urges readers to conduct their own research with due diligence into the company, product or service mentioned in the content below. While blockchain has revolutionized the logistics and trade industries, not much has been done to effectively use it for revolutionize daily commerce. A new company, ‘Dream Nida‘, believes it […]

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UBS CEO: Blockchain Is ‘Almost A Must’ for Business

The CEO of Swiss financial services giant UBS Group AG endorsed blockchain technology in an interview, suggesting that it is “almost a must” for business. Sergio Ermotti told CNBC Monday that the technology can help companies become more efficient, thereby reducing costs for certain operations. In general, technology will help firms free up resources, but blockchain […]

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Chip Maker Nvidia Adds Blockchain-AI Startup to Incubator

Nvidia appears to be expanding its interest in blockchain. CoinDesk has learned the graphics card producer, which saw a headlines-grabbing business boost from crypto mining demand last year, is now working with a startup called Ubex to develop a smart online marketing platform that uses blockchain and artificial intelligence. Abhinav Agrawal, a spokesperson for the startup, […]

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Narrowing the Blockchain Gender Gap

Get Trading Recommendations and Read Analysis on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. Big surprise, women are underrepresented among blockchain startups. It’s a trend that’s pervasive throughout technology and Silicon Valley in particular. But blockchain, the technology underpinning cryptocurrencies, has the potential to be better, considering its mission is one tied to decentralization and a […]

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ECB Unveils Instant Payment System, Claims It’s ‘Better’ than Blockchain

Get Trading Recommendations and Read Analysis on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. And from a central bank no less. The world is just recognizing the countless applications of blockchain technology, not to mention the speed, security and simplicity at which transactions can be completed, and Yves Mersch of Luxembourg has suggested he’s got something […]

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