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TON's ICO investor The9 Ltd

The first foreign investor of Telegram Open Network (TON) is a Chinese company

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Shanghai The9 Ltd invested $2 million in the blockchain project of Pavel Durov during the ICO held in 2018. This is the first publicly known foreign investor of the project. The Chinese company The9 Ltd during the closed ICO (initial coin offering the initial placement of cryptocurrency coins) of...

New York state legislature revealed 6 names of Digital Currency Taskforce members

New York state legislature revealed 6 names of Digital Currency Taskforce members

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Six deputies were chosen from the crypto and blockchain sphere by The New York State legislature to join Digital Currency Taskforce, which was created in January 2019. Assemblymember Clyde Vanel posted a video on Monday, where he proclaimed the legislature has picked 3 main officials from...

smart contracts' vulnerabilities to hacker attacks

Half of the pilot projects and more than 70% of smart contracts contain vulnerabilities to hacker...

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The active introduction of blockchain technologies by financial organizations threatens their security, to the point of complete loss of control over critical resources. This was published in a report by the company Positive Technologies, which specializes in cybersecurity. Half of the pilot...

Oracle aims to use blockchain for solving a billion-dollar-cost food issue

Oracle aims to use blockchain for solving a billion-dollar-cost food issue

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In 2018 Oracle entered a cooperation with the World Bee Projects to leverage cloud technologies to properly assume the drop in global bee populations. The primary goal was to arrange innovative tactics to assist farmers to maintain bee and pollinator habitats. Oracle’s senior director, Jay Chugh...

Craig Wright in the court

Тears, mate, charity and accusations: self-proclaimed Bitcoin's creator Craig Wright in the court

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On June 28, a court hearing was held in Florida on the sensational case of Kleiman vs Wright, during which nChain senior researcher Craig Wright first appeared under oath. The main purpose of the meeting was to hear the explanations of the self-proclaimed Bitcoin creator regarding why he did not...

Amazon is working on centralized and decentralized blockchain solutions

Amazon is working on centralized and decentralized blockchain solutions

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Centralization and decentralization in blockchain and crypto are a theme with a lot of debates over it. So Amazon Web Services decided to work on both sides in its blockchain endeavours. Some people do not consider decentralization as a vital thing and some people do. AWS found out that some...

Bitcoin rises and Bitmain crypto-billionaire is starting new projects

Bitcoin rises and Bitmain crypto-billionaire is starting new projects

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Wu Jihan a co-founder of Bitmain Technologies has gathered a group of mining giant’s former employees to start a new cryptocurrency economic services startup, hoping to profit on Bitcoin’s resurgence. Wu’s latest endeavour is a one-stop platform for over-the-counter selling, lending and...

Electroneum is going to support Lightning Network technology of Bitcoin

Electroneum is going to support Lightning Network technology of Bitcoin

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One of the most widespread digital wallets Electroneum is working to do an update and add support for Bitcoin’s lightning network. The founder of Electroneum, Thomas Voegtlin said that technology release on the wallet is really close, but he didn’t mention the exact date of the official launch....

Poloniex Exchangeoffered staking of ATOM

Poloniex Exchange offered the option of staking the Cosmos cryptocurrency ATOM

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The popular Bitcoin exchange Poloniex announced that it had become the first trading platform that now offers its users the possibility of staking the Cosmos cryptocurrency (ATOM) with daily income payments. Cosmos staking is live! Simply deposit @cosmos $ATOM to Poloniex and begin earning daily...

Opera launches a browser for iOS with a built-in crypto wallet

Opera launches a browser for iOS with a built-in crypto wallet

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Opera browser published about the newest Touch browser for iOS on June 26. They announced that it’s ready to be downloaded for the App store. This blockchain-ready browser was implemented on Android and PC before, which indicates that Opera is Web 3-ready beyond all the leading platforms now....

Binance Chain hardfork for Galileo

In the test network of Binance Chain was held a hardfork for Galileo's activation

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On June 26 at 07:00 UTC in the Binance Chain test network took place a planned hard fork at block 24.020.000 in order to activate the Galileo update. Upgrade of the main network will take place in a few weeks. BNB holders are not required to take any action in connection with the hard fork, unless...

SpetsHash seeking ASIC miners' custom clearance

The Ukrainian company has been seeking ASIC miners' custom clearance for a year and a half: durin...

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The Kyiv-registered company "СпецХеш" (SpetsHash) won a trial at the local customs, which more than tripled the VAT on the clearance of four ASIC miners. This reports the Youtube channel BlockchainTalk. In April 2018, SpetsHash bought four Antminer S9 devices at a price of $350...

Mark Zuckerberg will speak about privacy and regulations at Aspen Ideas conference today

Mark Zuckerberg will speak about privacy and regulations at Aspen Ideas conference today

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The public and governments scrutiny of Facebook’s influence increases, so Mark Zuckerberg decided to speak on the Aspen Ideas Festival today and explain all privacy and regulation details. His speech is set at 4:30 pm ET. As Aspen reports, Zuckerberg is going to speak with Harvard Professor Cass...

Waves launched programming language

Waves launched a programming language for smart contracts creation in the core network

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The decentralized blockchain-ecosystem Waves Platform has launched its own programming language RIDE on the core network. With its help, developers will be able to create smart contracts and full-fledged decentralized applications, site representatives told ForkLog. According to the developers,...

VeChain and Walmart will launch a joint project

VeChain and Walmart will launch a joint project: against this background, the price of the VET to...

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VeChain blockchain project together with one of the world's largest consulting firms PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and American retailer Walmart will launch a project to ensure food safety in China. In particular, Walmart will be engaged in the supply of products to China, and VeChain will provide...

Android devices are affected by crypto mining malware, which was detected TrendMicro

Android devices are affected by crypto mining malware, which was detected TrendMicro

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A new botnet for cryptocurrency and mining has been identified utilising Android Debug Bridge ports, a system created to determine app defects connected to a majority of Android phones and tablets. Trend Micro reported that the botnet malware has been found in 21 countries and is most prevalent in...

Bitfinex launches derivative instruments

Bitfinex will go offline seven hours before preparing to launch derivative instruments

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Bitfinex, a popular Bitcoin exchange, has announced technical work that can take up to seven hours and will be aimed at improving the experience of user interaction with the platform in the trading process. Among other things, this means creating the foundation for launching derivative instruments....

Bitmain for ICO

Mining giant Bitmain may apply for an IPO in the US

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One of the world's largest producers of mining equipment, Bitmain, is preparing to submit another application for an IPO, but this time in the US, not Hong Kong, Bloomberg reports, citing well-informed sources. Thus, the company, the investment valuation of which in 2018, according to various...

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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