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Telegram Open Network

Amid legal controversy, TON explorers are already available

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Operating blockchain explorers are ready for TON's testnet, notwithstanding the SEC's lawsuit that made Telegram delay the mainnet start. Blockchair declared the construction of a user-oriented option to Telegram's version. Telegram Open Network gathered over $1.7B in a private ICO in 2018. It...

Russia's prime minister

Russia’s new prime minister about the digital economy

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Russia has appointed a new Prime Minister - Mikhail Mishustin. The former head of the Federal Tax Service of the Russian Federation (FTS) repeatedly spoke out about cryptocurrencies and blockchain. Back in 2016, Mishustin gave an interview to the Russian information television channel RT, in which...

Visa Coinbase Plaid

Visa takes over Coinbase exchange partner for $5.3 billion

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Visa payment system acquired fintech startup Plaid for $5.3 billion, working with the Coinbase crypto exchange and the Abra wallet. The deal will allow Visa to provide users with advanced payment options and related services for fintech developers. Visa's Executive Director and Chairman Al Kelly...

The US Department of the Treasury

US Treasury tests blockchain for tracking federal grants

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The Department of the Treasury in the US, which controls government income, is examining blockchain tech for tracking governmental grant refunds. Modernization program administrator at the USDT Craig Fischer told during one of the last conferences that the Treasury is near to completing a PoC...

Linkedin blockchain job

Linkedin: blockchain entered the top with highest salaries

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In 2020, blockchain developers will become the most sought-after specialists - demand for them will exceed supply. This is evidenced by the study of a social network for finding and establishing business contacts LinkedIn. The analysis was carried out taking into account the professional skills and...

Russia blockchain party

World of Tanks author will create a blockchain party

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The director of the Wargaming.net World of Tanks videogame, Vyacheslav Makarov, plans to create a “Direct Democracy Party” with an application on the blockchain, Kommersant writes. It is going to first take part in the 2020 regional elections, and then in the parliamentary elections of 2021....

Busan invest Bithumb

Bithumb will invest $8.6 million in a free blockchain zone

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South Korea's leading crypto exchange Bithumb intends to invest 10 billion won (about $8.6 million) in the “regulatory-free zone” of Busan to develop the blockchain technology. This was reported by The Block, citing a statement by the local ministry of small and medium-sized businesses and...

SegWit domination over Bitcoin now rises

SegWit domination over Bitcoin now rises to almost 66%

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As per the recent reports, Bitcoin’s reliance over the SegWit technology sees a new high. It is estimated that this technology is contributing to approximately 66% of the complete proceedings of Bitcoin. This number has seen a drastic rise from just 40% in September to a massive 60%...

China's "Digital Yuan" might launch in 2020!

China's "Digital Yuan" might launch in 2020!

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The year 2019 has been quite the year for bitcoin. Although it has not seen its value rise like in 2017 it has caught the attention of many banks as well as authorities across the globe that are thinking to implement it into their systems. But now bitcoin is set to face an intense rivalry with...

First Blockchain ETF May Be Launched In China

First Blockchain ETF May Be Launched In China Soon

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China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC), that watches over the entire nation’s monetary activities, freshly receives a formal request to register an Exchange Traded Fund (ETF). This ETF will trace down funds linked with blockchain as primary possessions. This request lodged in by the...

UEFA tickets to be secured via Ethereum blockchain

UEFA 2020 tickets to be secured via Ethereum blockchain

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AlphaWallet team recently revealed that they are working on a project to tokenize digital tickets for UEFA. According to the announcement, they plan to create 20,000 Ethereum-based digital tokens, which will represent the UEFA 2020 event tickets. According to Victor Zhang, AlphaWallet’s CEO, if...

Thailand visa

Thailand will integrate blockchain into E-Visa system

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Thailand is one of the most popular touristic places nowadays. The government intends to integrate blockchain technology on Electronic Visa On Arrival (eVOA) to speed up the process of Visa application and to protect all the data of the country's guests. The new version of eVOA will be available...

Blockstream introduced an updated c-lightning solution

Blockstream introduced an updated c-lightning solution

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Blockstream, a leading provider of bitcoin and blockchain solutions, has introduced a new version of the c-lightning solution, which took about ten months to develop. Solution c-lightning v0.8.0. by default, works on the main Bitcoin network, unless the “-network" parameter is manually set...

Bitmain court China

The court decided to freeze Bitmain assets by $676 thousand

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Shenzhen District Court decided to freeze 4.7 million yuan (about $676 thousand) owned by Century Cloud Core one of the divisions of the Chinese mining giant Bitmain. The court upheld the request by the supplier of spare parts for various electronic devices Dongguan Yongjiang Electronics to freeze...

Canaan mining stock

Shares of mining giant Canaan have fallen by almost 40%

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Since listing on Nasdaq last month, Canaan, a Chinese mining company, has dipped by nearly 40%. In November, Canaan Creative raised $90 million during an IPO, posting 10 million US depositary receipts for $9. Оn December 13, the securities of a mining company are trading at around $5.71. In a...

The owner of Tiktok ByteDance Inc.

TikTok owner forms JV with state media in blockchain

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The proprietor of TikTok ByteDance Inc. began a cooperative enterprise with a state-owned Chinese media organization to expand market involvements, including AI and blockchain. According to an official business registration platform, the new firm is divided into two parts: 49% of it belongs to the...

Santander Ethereum bond

Santander bank redeemed issued $20 million Ethereum-bond

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Santander, which is the largest bank in Spain, redeemed a $20 million bond, issued on the Ethereum blockchain this September. The head of digital investment banking at Santander and chairman of Enterprise Ethereum Alliance, John Whelan, also wrote about this in his Twitter account. We just...

Blockchain hardware in space

Blockchain hardware is now on International Space Station

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SpaceChain is doing it again! SpaceX's shuttle performing its resupply purpose to the ISS took SpaceChain’s blockchain hardware on December 5, 2019. That's SpaceChain's third on-orbit blockchain and the initial one on the station. CEO of the organization Zee Zheng said: “This payload set off is...

Few of us know that the technology named blockchain, that is so widely spread nowadays, was described back in 1991 by the group of researchers. It couldn’t find practical usage over 2 decades before 2009 when mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto used the technology as the basis of his invitation: the Bitcoin. But what is blockchain, how it works and what problems does it solve? There are a lot of definitions and explanations of this technology but ‘the distributed and open ledger’ describes it the best. Keeping the same information on each node of the network item and checking the compliance while adding any new block, makes blockchain almost absolutely secure and trustworthy. Not drowning in technical details too much we should say that right now blockchain is changing the traditional financial system. Thanks to this technology P2P transactions are reality nowadays. Democratic governments are implementing blockchain in more and more fields of public administration and this is just the tip of the iceberg.

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