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Crypto exchange Coinbase adds support for Augur’s Reputation token

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has announced that it has added support for Augur (REP) on Coinbase.com as well as its Android and iOS apps. In an online post dated April 18, Coinbase said that customers can now start...

Tennis superstar Serena Williams backs crypto exchange Coinbase

World renowned tennis player Serena Williams has invested in cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase and a number of other companies, Williams revealed in an Instagram post last week. The investment has been made via Serena...

SBI Holdings, FPT Corporation back Vietnamese blockchain startup Utop

Vietnamese tech firm FPT Corporation and Japanese financial services giant SBI Holdings last week signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to invest $3 million into a blockchain-based joint venture Utop. Based in...

Digital Currency and Blockchain Weekly Round-Up – April 19th, 2019

IMF and World Bank launch Learning Coin to better understand blockchain and crypto assets Two international financial institutions the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank are the latest to jump on...

RBI’s regulatory sandbox allows testing blockchain applications but not cryptocurrencies and ICOs

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has become the latest central banking authority to establish a fintech regulatory sandbox. In a report dated April 18, the RBI said that it formed an inter-regulatory Working Group (WG)...

Volkswagen joins IBM-led blockchain initiative for provenance of cobalt

German automotive giant Volkswagen has announced that it has joined an IBM-led blockchain initiative that aims to trace and validate ethically sourced minerals. Earlier this year, IBM collaborated with Ford Motor...

Samsung invests in keyless crypto wallet “ZenGo”

ZenGo, a project that aims to provide keyless crypto wallet, has raised $4 million from Benson Oak Ventures, Samsung, and Elron, The Block reported. Currently, in private beta, ZenGo aims to accelerate mainstream...

ICE mulls seeking BitLicense amid regulatory resistance from CFTC for Bakkt: Report

NYSE operator Intercontinental exchange is considering seeking BitLicense from New York regulators, Bloomberg reported April 18. In August 2018, ICE announced Bakkt with the objective of creating an open and regulated,...

[TokenPost Interview] Alexandria Co-Founder and FLO blockchain lead developer Joseph Fiscella on creating a decentralized "iTunes for everything"

I would define Alexandria as iTunes for everything. You can put any content on it. Its open for anyone to participate, and the protocol of OIP gives content creators the ability to monetize their work in a way that iTunes...

Binance announces mainnet launch of blockchain platform ‘Binance Chain’

Leading cryptocurrency exchange Binance has launched its Binance Chain mainnet and plans to execute swap of its native coin, Binance Coin (BNB) on April 23. Officially announced in March 2018, Binance Chain is Binances...

Blockchain-focused VC fund “Proof of Capital” launches in US with $50M funding

A new blockchain-focused venture capital fund has launched in the United States with $50 million funding, Reuters reported. Called Proof of Capital, the fund has been founded by Phil Chen, the Decentralized Chief...

Disney in talks to acquire Bitstamp and Korbit owner Nexon: Report Wed, 24 Apr 2019, 07:39 am UTC
Global entertainment giant Disney is in talks to buy a controlling stake in South Koreas biggest game company Nexon, which owns two cryptocurrency exchanges Bitstamp and Korbit, the Korea Herald reported April 17. NXC...
Huobi OTC enables credit card deposit service via Simplex partnership Fri, 19 Apr 2019, 03:35 am UTC
Cryptocurrency exchange operator Huobi Group has announced that Huobi OTC, its peer-to-peer cryptocurrency trading platform, has started accepting deposits via Visa and Mastercard. This has been made possible via a...
Tax, finance execs keen on automating routine tasks, but unsure about blockchain: KPMG Poll Wed, 10 Apr 2019, 06:28 am UTC
A recent poll from KPMG has revealed that while a high majority of tax and finance executives are interested in automating routine tasks, many of them are not considering adopting blockchain technology. The KPMG...
A look at the Steem ecosystem: Leveraging blockchain to tokenize online content Steemit is a blockchain-based social media platform that aims to tokenize the content web. Users can not only create and curate content on Steemit but also monetize content and grow the community. The platform aims to...
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Apr 24, 2019 (Wednesday)
Disney in talks to acquire Bitstamp and Korbit owner Nexon: Report
University of Nevada, Reno teams up with blockchain startup Filament on smart city mobility project
Crypto exchange Coinbase shuts Chicago division
MIT and other universities team up to explore blockchain potential for management of academic credentials
Societe Generale issues €100m of covered bonds as security token on Ethereum blockchain
Apr 23, 2019 (Tuesday)
Blockchain identity startup Civic expands network with 12 automated retail partners
Binance launches decentralized exchange ‘Binance DEX’ on Binance Chain
Hyundai to use blockchain in new smartphone-electric vehicle pairing technology
China opens first blockchain-powered notary office in Beijing
WISeKey to open Blockchain Center of Excellence in Saudi Arabia
Data-driven marketing firm Ascent Networks joins PUBLISH Alliance
British Virgin Islands partners with LIFElabs.io for crypto payments system
Japanese crypto exchange Zaif resumes operations after hack
Apr 22, 2019 (Monday)
Bithumb’s parent company BXA eyes US and Japanese markets for expansion
Bitcoin nonprofit BitGive partners with digital money platform Uphold
JPMorgan to add new functions to blockchain-based Interbank Information Network
Florida lawmakers introduce bill to establish blockchain task force
Dutch supermarket chain Plus to use blockchain to track bananas along supply chain
Crypto exchange Coinbase adds support for Augur’s Reputation token
Tennis superstar Serena Williams backs crypto exchange Coinbase
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