Brit-Coin Bonanza: UK Heads to Cryptomarket

LONDON, November 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ The meteoric rise in the value of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin has sent the UK rushing to enter the market. The London Block Exchange, which opens its doors to the public in December has seen a five-fold increase in trading account sign-ups since Bitcoin hit the $10,000 mark.   Several other digital currencies have also seen huge surges, such as Ethereum, Iota and Dash. CEO and founder Benjamin Dives said: “Bitcoin is now Britcoin as the UK crypto-curious flood to the market. Our secure and easy to use exchange has…

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ThoughtWorks’ Bi-Annual Technology Radar Identifies Blockchain Gaining in the Enterprise

BENGALURU, November 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ The technology underpinning the cryptocurrency Bitcoin is increasingly being adopted in the enterprise, with companies finding ways to leverage blockchain solutions for distributed ledgers and smart contracts. This trend has been highlighted in the 17th edition of Technology Radar from global software consultancy, ThoughtWorks. The bi-annual report provides an assessment of the emerging trends shaping the future of software development and business strategy.   “Blockchain technology is increasingly becoming a popular choice for enterprises to find new ways to interact with their customers. Adaption of Blockchain technology…

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Silicon Valley Air Travel Provider Surf Air Now Accepting Payment Via Bitcoin And Ethereum

World’s first Membership-Based Flight Sharing Provider to Offer Digital Currency Payment Option. SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/  Surf Air ®, the world’s largest “All-You-Can Fly” air travel provider, today announced it will accept Bitcoin and Ethereum as a form of payment for its monthly membership and charter offerings. This marks a major milestone in aviation as this will be the first time a travel provider has been able to successfully execute the acceptance of cryptocurrency. Beginning on November 29, 2017, Surf Air members can quickly and securely pay…

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Fintech Innovator Humaniq and Regtech Leader Coinfirm Partner to Bring Financial Transparency and Inclusion to Developing Economies With Blockchain

LONDON, November 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ Humaniq and Coinfirm have partnered to build a more advanced and secure digital experience for users of Humaniq applications featuring cutting-edge anti-money-laundering (AML) solutions. Humaniq and Coinfirm both provide complete solutions for the world’s unbanked and enable financial inclusion for emerging economies through joint initiatives globally.   Coinfirm, a recognized Blockchain regtech leader known for its AML/CTF Platform, will integrate its platform across the Humaniq ecosystem to provide a new level of transparency and security. Humaniq will benefit from enhanced security, protecting transactions made in…

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GMP Securities to Host Inaugural Blockchain Conference and Announces Mike Novogratz as Keynote Speaker

TORONTO, Nov. 28, 2017 /CNW/ – GMP Securities L.P. (GMP or the Company), a wholly-owned subsidiary of GMP Capital Inc. (TSX: GMP), today announced it will be hosting the inaugural GMP Securities Blockchain Technology Conference on December 7, 2017 at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto.   The Company is also pleased to confirm Michael Novogratz, Chief Executive Officer of Galaxy Investment Partners, as keynote speaker. Mr. Novogratz, an internationally recognized investor in blockchain, cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings, will share his expert insights, first-hand experience as well as his outlook for blockchain and cryptocurrencies.…

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Blockchain Consortium – Hyperledger Announces 14 New Members

183 diverse organizations back Linux Foundation’s open blockchain consortium.  SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies, announced today that 14 new organizations have joined. As a multi-project, multi-stakeholder effort, Hyperledger incubates nine business blockchain and distributed ledger technologies including Hyperledger Fabric, Hyperledger Iroha, Hyperledger Indy, Hyperledger Burrow, Hyperledger Quilt and Hyperledger Sawtooth, among others.   “The amount of interest in getting involved with Hyperledger and increasing diversity of organizations joining our efforts in 2017 is really building momentum,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director,…

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CryptoKitties: The World’s First Ethereum Game Launches Today

CryptoKitties aims to make blockchain technology accessible by leveraging the power of fun.  CryptoKitties is the world’s first game built on the Ethereum network. Releasing to the public on November 28th, users can collect and breed digital cats called CryptoKitties. The game uses ether (ETH), a digital currency, for all its transactions.   Most of the game’s appeal comes from its breeding system and the unique offspring that can emerge from it. When two CryptoKitties breed, their offspring’s appearance, biography, and traits result from each parent’s 256-bit genome, leading to 4-billion possible…

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Binary.com issues smart tokens with dividend rights in landmark ICO

Binary.com, the pioneer of online binary options trading, has launched an ICO that demonstrates how an IPO can be effectively carried out on the blockchain. Through this landmark token sale, Binary.com will issue tokens that convey dividend rights to investors just like shares. The token sale runs until 25 December 2017. Redefining IPOs in the age of the blockchain Binary.com is calling it an “IPO on the blockchain” as it’s meant to be an effective substitute for a conventional IPO performed by a stock exchange. To execute its vision as…

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“OwlNest” Launched as the World’s First blockchain Hotel Management Service

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Nov. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – The global travel & tourism industry is a US$7.6 trillion market, roughly 10% of the world’s GDP. Global brands and local hotel owners are facing fierce competition in the internet era. Over decades, hotels need to manage their own booking reservations from many channels and spend long hours sorting out the room availability and customer schedules. OwlTing, a Taiwanese technology company focusing on blockchain & e-commerce, is launching “OwlNest Blockchain Hotel Management Service,” an integrated lodging management platform to help hotels worldwide improve brand awareness and…

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Blockchain Based Credit Platform, Linkeye Facilitates Credit Information Circulation World Wide

BEIJING, Nov. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — With the increasing advancement in the cross-border trade and tourism industry, credit evaluation is becoming a global issue. From America to Europe, Southeast Asia to the Middle East, most countries have to cope with this problem. Although the development of the credit industry is different in each country, the high cost of information sharing is a common problem. The main problems the world is facing are: Financial institutions are not sharing data Low data coverage of credit institutions Limited services of credit institutions   How big is this market? The credit evaluation is the key to the credit…

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