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Digital Currency and Blockchain Weekly Round-Up – August 23rd, 2019

Cryptocurrencies used to buy fentanyl, other illicit drugs: White House The White House has issued two advisories to warn that major cryptocurrencies are being used to buy fentanyl and other synthetic opioids. The...

Three of the founding members of Libra Association consider backing out: Report

Some of the early backers of Facebooks ambitious cryptocurrency project are considering backing out from the initiative, according to the Financial Times. The report comes amid growing regulatory scrutiny on Libra from...

PUBLISH launches blockchain-based content notarization service in beta

PUBLISH Inc., a blockchain-based media solutions company, has announced the launch of an onchain news article notarization service in beta. Starting today, August 23, the company will initially test the blockchain-based...

Pundi X brings XPOS crypto payments to Venezuela's Traki retail stores

Traki, the largest department store in Venezuela, has partnered with Singapore-based Pundi X to integrate blockchain-based cash registers in 49 retail outlets. Traki has been one of the early adopters of...

Overstock's Patrick Byrne steps down as CEO

Patrick Byrne has stepped down from his position as the CEO of Overstock. In a letter to shareholders on Thursday, Byrne said he is in the sad position of having to sever ties as the CEO and member of the board of...

BitGo announces support for multi-signature EOS wallet and custody services

Cryptocurrency custodian and wallet provider BitGo has announced the launch of multi-signature wallet and custody services for EOS, the eighth largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization. BitGo offers security,...

Blockchain startup Blockstack scores strategic investment from Japan's Recruit Holdings

Blockchain startup Blockstack PBC has scored a strategic investment from Recruit Holdings, a Japanese human resources giant with a $50 billion market cap. Under the deal, Recruit Holdings will be purchasing Blockstacks...

US Treasury blacklists crypto addresses of suspected Chinese fentanyl traffickers

The U.S. Treasury Departments Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has blacklisted several digital currency addresses that allegedly belonged to three Chinese nationals suspected money laundering and drug...

Chainalysis launches ‘Chainalysis KYT Alerts’ to detect suspicious cryptocurrency activity in real-time

Crypto compliance startup Chainalysis has enhanced its Know Your Transaction (KTC) solution with a new real-time alert functionality. Chainalysis KYT is a real-time anti-money laundering (AML) compliance solution for...

Blockchain energy startup Power Ledger extends energy trading trial in Fremantle

Australian blockchain energy startup Power Ledger has announced its energy trading trial in Fremantle, Western Australia is heading into the second phase. The trial, which was launched in November 2018, involved using...

Cryptocurrencies used to buy fentanyl, other illicit drugs: White House

The White House has issued two advisories to warn that major cryptocurrencies are being used to buy fentanyl and other synthetic opioids. The advisories, addressed to financial institutions and digital private sector...

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Crypto startup Circle eyes $100M fundraise for its crowdfunding arm SeedInvest Mon, 26 Aug 2019, 04:08 am UTC
Circle is planning to secure a venture capital fund worth $100 million for its newly acquired equity crowdfunding platform SeedInvest. As per a job posting on LinkedIn, the Goldman Sachs-backed crypto startup is looking...
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Blockchain accelerator initiatives launched at the University of California campuses Fri, 23 Aug 2019, 03:50 am UTC
Blockchain development and investment firm MouseBelt Blockchain Accelerator has introduced a blockchain education initiative at three University of California (UC) campuses. According to CoinDesk, MouseBelt launched the...
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Aug 26, 2019 (Monday)
04:09
Crypto startup Circle eyes $100M fundraise for its crowdfunding arm SeedInvest
04:05
BitPay, Blockchain.com team up to offer a new way of bitcoin spending
04:04
Binance offers lifetime VIP membership to hack victims, blames KYC vendor for image leaks
Aug 23, 2019 (Friday)
11:35
Stablecoin project Terra receives funding from HashKey Capital
10:49
Three of the founding members of Libra Association consider backing out: Report
08:55
Overstock's Patrick Byrne steps down as CEO
08:52
Pundi X brings XPOS crypto payments to Venezuela's Traki retail stores
07:22
Blockchain startup Blockstack scores strategic investment from Japan's Recruit Holdings
07:19
BitGo announces support for multi-signature EOS wallet and custody services
06:39
US Treasury blacklists crypto addresses of suspected Chinese fentanyl traffickers
06:14
Chainalysis launches ‘Chainalysis KYT Alerts’ to detect suspicious cryptocurrency activity in real-time
05:13
Cryptocurrencies used to buy fentanyl, other illicit drugs: White House
05:04
Blockchain energy startup Power Ledger extends energy trading trial in Fremantle
03:53
Blockchain accelerator initiatives launched at the University of California campuses
Aug 22, 2019 (Thursday)
13:05
Crypto exchange Coincheck mulls launching IEO Platform
12:46
Crypto Technicals: Major Cryptocurrency Daily Technical Outlook
11:53
Crypto Technicals: Major Cryptocurrency Support Resistance Levels
11:42
Sierra Leone launches blockchain-based National Digital Identity Platform
10:43
Blockchain startup Blocko secures $7.4M in Series B+ round from major South Korean financial institutions
09:52
Crypto Technicals: Ethereum Classic ignores crypto space weakness, extends gains to break above 200-DMA
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