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Ripple invests in Keyless

Ripple invests in biometric cybersecurity startup

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Keyless, a startup which is focused on cybersecurity progress, has gathered over $2 million investments to create new security software that gives info about private keys of users with encrypted biometric data. This organisation intends to be preeminent in the world to mix defended multi-party...

Binance Russia attacks

CEO Binance: attacks and Russia as key blockchain market

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The Binance cryptocurrency exchange is exposed to 5-10 attacks daily, but confidence in its own security provides cooperation with white hackers. Zhao said the attacks are constant. They work with 10 groups of white hackers on an ongoing basis, so today he can confidently say: they are safer than...

The People’s Bank of China

China will accredit digital payments and blockchain products

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The People’s Bank of China (Central bank) is going to certify eleven types of business technology hardware and software that are mostly used for blockchain and digital payment services with new Chinese accreditation system known as the Certification of Fintech Products. The bank published the...

Chinese official supported development of the Bitcoin mining

Chinese official supported development of the Bitcoin mining

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The Chinese province of Sichuan, which produces 70% of all bitcoins in the world, has all the opportunities for an even wider attraction of miners. This was reported by CoinDesk with reference to a statement by the former vice president of the China Securities Regulatory Commission, Yang Jiang. In...

Paxos' permission

Paxos got a green light to settle assets on a blockchain

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Paxos Trust Co., a blockchain firm that works with economic organisations, received permission to settle stock trades in real-time, which can become a real menace to the Depository Trust & Clearing Corp.’s half-century investment market dominance. The US Securities and Exchange Commission...

President of China

Xi Jinping wants China to be a leader in the blockchain

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President of China Xi Jinping said that the communist party of his country should consider blockchain as a centre technology for essential innovative inventions, also it should perpetrate to stimulating the improvement of this technology. This announcement was made during the meeting with the...

ARK Core v2.6

ARK Core v2.6 is now available on Devnet

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ARK Core v2.6 is now available on Devnet and is stuffed with a lot of new features. This version is the greatest updated since 2.0. Now, using v2.6, developers can work more effectively with ARK. Presently, Core v2.6 is on its public testing stage, so you can use this opportunity for getting...

Casa bitcoin death

Startup Casa helps to transfer bitcoins after death

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Casa introduced a service, which allows transferring bitcoins to the heirs of their owner. It uses multi-signature and its security protocol. To date, there are 3 scenarios:...

Bank of America Ripple

Media: Bank of America tests Ripple technology

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Bank of America, the second-largest US bank, has publicly tested the Ripple distributed ledger technology and may have further plans in this direction. A Ripple spokeswoman did not confirm or deny whether the bank is a client of fintech startups, noting only that the parties conducted a joint pilot...

ChainPoint 19

ChainPoint 19 conference is starting in Yerevan

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Every year blockchain specialists, businesspeople, investors, developers and VCs are gathering in Yerevan to attend the ChainPoint conference. It gives a source of knowledge, networking occasions and inspiration. World-class discussants are giving the attendees advice and tips from their practice....

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Blockchain and decentralization at WCIT 2019 conference

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The most long-awaited IT conference of the year was held in Armenia. It also covered the topic of using the blockchain technology. WCIT 2019 was held in the capital of Armenia, Yerevan from October 6 to 9 with the support and under the high patronage of the Government of the Republic of Armenia. It...

Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation

DTCC delays the blockchain project to avoid Brexit problems

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The start of a post-trade system for derivatives, based on blockchain and designed by The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation, is delayed for several months because of issues that have been raised by Brexit. The officials from the US CSD think that the delay, which hasn't mentioned before,...

Telegram Open Network

TON blockchain is near to a planned launch in late October

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Telegram Open Network addressed emails to its investors from which it’s becoming evident that the blockchain is near to a projected launch. Chief Technology Officer of TON Labs Mitja Goroshevskiy confirmed the talks about an email and added that the startup is going to run and control TON’s...

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New virus replaces cryptocurrency wallets using Telegram

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Specialists at Juniper Threat Labs have discovered new malware that steals users' personal data and replaces cryptocurrency wallets with their own. The virus functions using the Telegram messenger. Masad Stealer is a new Trojan-delivered spyware that uses Telegram to exfiltrate stolen information....

Lightning Network vulnerability

Details of Lightning Network vulnerability discovered

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Blockstream developer Rusty Russell has revealed more details about the Lightning Network vulnerability, which first became known in late August. As Russell wrote, the vulnerability arose during the creation and replenishment of its channels. In particular, when creating a channel, the recipient...

RSK buys Taringa

RSK startup buys Spanish social media platform Taringa

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RSK a Bitcoin smart contract startup, which describes itself as the “first open-source smart contract platform secured by the bitcoin network”, announced that it is buying Spanish social media platform Taringa. The connection of two companies will let users share their content and get rewards...

MCT exit scam

Turn on VPN: a married couple from Austria made an exit scam

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The founders of the cryptocurrency trading platform My Crypto Trade (MCT) completed an exit scam by stealing user funds from the platform. The total damage, according to minimal estimates, amounted to 100 thousand euros in cryptocurrency. Being the moderator of MCT Discord chat for over a year and...

The power of decentralization: WCIT conference in Armenia

The power of decentralization: WCIT conference in Armenia

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The most long-awaited IT conference of the year will be held in Armenia. It will also cover the topic of using the blockchain technology. WCIT 2019 will be held in the capital of Armenia, Yerevan from October 6 to 9. The conference is held in Armenia with the support and under the high patronage of...

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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