The Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange Introduces Insurance Coverage For Listed Assets

  Policy to Cover Both Hot and Cold Wallets.  The Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange Granted Full Licence by Regulator   Gibraltar – 10 December, 2018 – The Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange (GBX), a world-leading institutional-grade token sale platform and cryptocurrency exchange, has today announced an insurance coverage policy in association with Gibraltar based firm Callaghan Insurance. The insurance coverage ensures that assets listed on the GBX Digital Asset Exchange (GBX-DAX), a secondary exchange for the trading of digital assets, can be insured.     Speaking about today’s announcement, Nick Cowan, CEO of the…

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DECEMBER 2018 – Bitcoin, Crypto, Blockchain and ICO weekly news headlines

Can’t keep up the enormous amount of crypto news out there? Make sure you bookmark this article so that you can keep tabs on the top news headlines for the weeks in December 2018… watch the short videos below!         State-owned Russian bank Sberbank with participation from Region Brokerage Company and the country’s National Settlement Depository (NSD), it settled the “world’s first” three-way over-the-counter (OTC) repo using a smart contract. Ethereum (ETH) core developers agreed to launch the Constantinople  hard fork at block 7,080,000, as decided in…

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How Echolocation Inspired Lidar and the Technologies Behind It

  Most people know that dolphins use echolocation to find things in their environment. The clicking noises they emit bounce off objects under the water and travel back to the smart mammal. This helps them measure size and distance between them and far away objects. But echolocation is not limited to dolphins. This brilliant use of sound as a directional tool can be used by many species and has even been developed as a new form of radar called “Lidar”.   What Is Echolocation? The idea of echolocation is simple:…

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Cornell and Tsinghua Unite in China for Third Annual Blockchain Workshop

Elite universities join forces to host International Workshop on Blockchain, powered by a grant from Social Alpha Foundation, with Ethereum Co-founder Vitalik Buterin set to deliver keynote   Xi’an, China – December 6, 2018 – Cornell University, an Ivy League research university, and Tsinghua University (清华大学), a member of the elite C9 League of Chinese universities, have joined forces to host the International Workshop on Blockchain due to take place in Xi’an, China.     The event was made possible by a US$150,000 grant from not-for-profit platform Social Alpha Foundation,…

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World Blockchain Forum to Launch Blockchain Awards in Shenzhen on 11 Jan 2019

  World Blockchain Forum (WBF) will officially build media alliance with blockchain leading media community Bit-Media.   On January 11, 2019, World Blockchain Forum (WBF) will launch World Blockchain Awards • Asia 2019 at Marco Polo hotel in Shenzhen, where the development and application directions of blockchain, the presentation ceremony of the blockchain, as well as the exchange of the industry will be discussed.   This will be a grand event in the blockchain world, which is helpful in defining the next future development in the industry.   In 2019,…

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Bitcoin Nonprofit BitGive Launches GiveTrack 1.0

  GiveTrack empowers the Bitcoin community to donate and track funds in support of four charitable causes this holiday season   Santiago, Chile — December 5, 2018 — BitGive, the first Bitcoin 501(c)(3) nonprofit, has announced the launch of GiveTrack 1.0, the latest version of the flagship Bitcoin donation platform designed to enhance transparency in the donation process and empower donors to give more through direct, evidence-based reporting. Launched at the Latin American Bitcoin and Blockchain Conference in Santiago, Chile, GiveTrack 1.0 offers numerous technical upgrades from the beta product,…

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Royal Flush in Bitcoin – Swiss Developed Crypto Playing Cards now sold online

The coolest deck of playing cards is all about cryptocurrencies. It features custom art by amazing artists from all over the world and can be obtained online.   Neuchâtel, Switzerland, December 2018 – In Switzerland, a project was recently launched, with the goal of helping cryptocurrencies adoption : it’s a deck of playing cards, but not any deck. Instead of playing poker or blackjack with spades, hearts, diamonds or clubs, you’re now playing with Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and NEO. Every suit has different dominant colours and each character was specifically designed…

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Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Malta: Crypto Experts Discussed New DLT Use Cases

  On October 23, the international company Smile-Expo conducted the second Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Malta. Crypto meeting has become the 50th anniversary event of the company’s blockchain series and has been visited by the CEO of Malta Digital Innovation Authority – the main blockchain regulator in the country.     Speakers and Key Points At the conference, leading experts have come together to share knowledge about the DLT industry’s trends. The program of the event has included 5 panel discussions where speakers focused on DLT and IoT, Tokenization, Legal…

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Monax Announces Private Beta Launch of the New Smart Contact Platform

New Contract Management Platform Allows Customers to Access and Share Range of Legal Products   Edinburgh – December 3, 2018 – Monax, a leader in digital legal infrastructure, has announced the private beta launch of the Monax Platform, as the latest in its line of smart contract products. The Monax Platform is a collaborative workspace for businesses, legal and tech professionals, complete with market-ready smart contract templates available for individual or commercial use.     Casey Kuhlman, CEO and Co-founder of Monax, said We’re excited to bring another blockchain solution…

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G20 call for Crypto taxation

  The latest G20 meeting took place in Buenos Aires, Argentina over the weekend, and this meeting saw G20 leaders call for the taxation of cryptocurrency.     A document jointly delivered by G20 leaders called for “a taxation system for cross-border electronic services”, with a final version of regulations expected to be in place by 2020 which will be in line with Financial Action Task Force (FATF) standards.  Is this a positive move?  We hear from industry leaders on this call for action.   Brent Jaciow, Head of Blockchain Affairs…

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