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HSBC Corda blockchain

HSBC puts $10 billion of private placements on blockchain

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The largest British bank HSBC used the Corda blockchain from the R3 consortium to store documents on securities offerings through a private subscription for $10 billion and does not intend to stop there. It is reported by CoinDesk. Initially, the conglomerate planned to reach a figure of $20...

Hodl Hodl

Trading platform Hodl Hodl has become a user of the Liquid

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Hodl Hodl became the first P2P trading platform to use the Liquid sidechain. Liquid is Blockstream’s sidechain technology, which is currently used by 45 exchanges, retailers, and financial companies. This solution allows you to make fast and confidential bitcoin transactions, as well as safely...

Brave browser

Brave will introduce built-in Bitcoin trading option

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The developers of the privacy-oriented browser Brave intend to add the opportunity to sell, purchase, exchange, and store cryptos. To this end, the organization started a partnership with the Binance. We're thrilled to partner with @binance to bring cryptocurrency trading directly into the...

Bitfinex

Bitfinex fights against market manipulation with Shimmer

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Bitfinex Bitcoin Exchange is going to introduce the Shimmer tool, intended to detect suspicious activity and provide fair conditions for the work of traders. Bitfinex launches Shimmer to monitor its own markets.Ensuring a fair and safe environment for the entire community is our...

Paxful integrates Chainalysis's activity monitoring solution

Paxful integrates Chainalysis's activity monitoring solution

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Paxful's P2P Bitcoin trading platform has partnered with analytic startup Chainalysis. The purpose of the cooperation is to use the startup software to reduce the risk of violation of legislative norms during transactions. Paxful uses two tools. The first, Chainanalysis KYT, allows you to track and...

Uniswap

Uniswap launches a new version of a decentralized platform

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Uniswap protocol developers announced the launch of the second version of a decentralized platform in the next quarter. 🦄 We are thrilled to announce Uniswap V2, the second iteration of Uniswap!!!V2 includes many new features and improvements. Read the full details on our new Uniswap...

Russia regulatory sandbox crypto

Russia prepares to test crypto in “regulatory sandboxes”

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In Russia, cryptocoins and blockchain can be tested within the framework of “regulatory sandboxes,” follows from a bill prepared by the Ministry of Economic Development. This is reported by Izvestia. The bill was submitted to the State Duma on March 17. According to it, the experimental legal...

Hive

A hardfork took place in Steem blockchain

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Steem's blogging platform has restarted on the new Hive.io blockchain after Justin Sun’s Tron Foundation CEO’s attempt to seize power. It’s been a wild 24 hours 🥳- We have had a successful launch - A major listing announced through @BittrexExchange- Many dApps already up and running 💪...

coronavirus vaccine CoreWeave

6000 video cards from CoreWeave to find coronavirus vaccine

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Ethereum mining company, CoreWeave, will allocate 6,000 video cards for coronavirus research. This was reported by CoinDesk. Capacities will be provided by Stanford University's initiative [email protected] On February 27, the organization published a coronavirus research project using a unique...

investments in blockchain companies

Volume of investments in blockchain companies fell by 33%

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According to a new report by CB Insights, the volume of venture financing in the blockchain companies last year decreased by a third from $4.2 billion to $2.8 billion. Though the number of deals decreased only from 822 to 807. We just published a new report: The Blockchain Report 2020. Download the...

Justin Sun

Justin Sun will stay with Steem, but without community

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Following the effort by CEO of Tron Foundation Justin Sun to seize power over the Steem blogging platform, its members intend to migrate to the new Hive.io blockchain. “He did not realize that the value of these tokens is in the community. If there is no support for it, tokens become useless,”...

Nvidia

Nvidia offers GPU miners help in the fight against COVID-19

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Video card and chip maker Nvidia has urged users to provide computing power to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. PC Gamers, let’s put those GPUs to work. Join us and our friends at @OfficialPCMR in supporting [email protected] and donating unused GPU computing power to fight against COVID-19! Learn...

Afri Schoedon

Ethereum developer Afri Schoedon diagnosed with coronavirus

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Former Ethereum hard fork and release administrator for Parity Technologies Afri Schoedon said his test for coronavirus showed positive. According to Schoedon, he became infected during the recent Ethereum Community Conference (EthCC) in France. “Given the symptoms and the time of their...

Binance Steem Tron

Binance apologizes to Steem and says it has unvoted

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The Binance cryptocurrency exchange apologized to the Steem blockchain community for helping the founder of TRON Justin Sun defrost his accounts. A Letter to the @steemit Community#Binance stays neutral and has no interest in on-chain governance beyond the Binance ecosystem. We hold a supportive...

Genesis mining

Digital Capital aims to recover $7.8 M from Genesis Mining

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Genesis Mining, a successful cloud mining service, refused to accept the demand of the British software company Digital Capital, whose representatives intend to recover from it 6 million pounds (about $ 7.8 million) from the court. Digital Capital filed a lawsuit in the High Court of London in...

PBC China blockchain trade DLT

China allocated $5 million for trading blockchain platform

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The People's Bank of China has allocated ¥32.35 million ($4.7 million) to its DLT platform for trade finance. This was reported by the Global Times. Sources of the Global Times believe that 3-year funding will strengthen the security of the information exchanged and facilitate the access of small...

Boeing uses blockchain Honeywell

Boeing uses blockchain to sell aircraft parts for $1 billion

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The U.S. corporation Boeing has partnered with aerospace giant Honeywell to track and sell $1 billion worth of aircraft parts through the GoDirect blockchain platform, Forbes writes. According to Honeywell CEO Lisa Butters, GoDirect aims to develop digital commerce, which accounts for only 3% of...

Founder of IOTA

IOTA founder will repay hack victims from his funds

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On Saturday, March 7, the deadline set aside for IOTA users to transfer assets to new Trinity wallets expires. At the same time, the founder of the project David Sonstebo said that out of his funds, he compensates for the loss of users affected by the theft of funds in February. According to...

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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