Elevated Returns Closes $18M Tokenized Asset Offering of the St. Regis Aspen Report

Company also announces expansion into Southeast Asia via the acquisition of a Thai broker-dealer designed to spur distribution and origination of its real estate tokenization methodology.  Aspen Digital represents a landmark completed tokenized real estate offering, serving as the blueprint for future deals in the Security Token Space New York, NY – October 9, 2018 – Elevated Returns – an asset management company with an established track record of extracting alpha value out of its investments spanning real estate hospitality and consumer brands – today announced the $18M closing of Aspen…

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POA Network Launches the First Full Featured Open-Source Ethereum Block Explorer BlockScout

Explorer tool expands functionality and features for Ethereum developers   New York, NY — October 9, 2018 — POA Network, the Ethereum-based platform offering an open-source framework for smart contracts, has unveiled BlockScout, the first full featured open-source block explorer tool for the Ethereum ecosystem. BlockScout is an easy-to-use and secure tool that lets users search and explore transactions, addresses, and balances on the Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, and POA Network blockchains.       BlockScout represents the next generation of block explorers, letting users view detailed information on blocks, balances,…

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Ambrosus Partner With NDS and Mega Mart to Track Premium Quality Beef

  Proof-of-concept with leading Korean food producer and retailer will provide end-to-end traceability for beef   Seoul, South Korea — October 9, 2018 — Ambrosus, the globally decentralised blockchain and IoT platform, has partnered with NDS, a subsidiary of Korean food producer Nongshim, to track and trace premium quality beef sold by food retailer Mega Mart. Using the AMB-NET blockchain, Ambrosus will pioneer a revolutionary beef traceability model in Mega Mart, which will let company partners and consumers to easily access detailed information about the history and transportation surrounding each…

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Orvium Recognised as Standard Technology Partner of Amazon Web Services Partner Network

  Announcement comes as Orvium launches early stage version of final platform   TALLINN, ESTONIA – 09 October 2018 –Orvium, the first decentralized social platform for scientific collaboration, funding and publications management based on Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence, has today announced that it has been recognised as a Standard Technology Partner of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network, enabling the organisation to provide software solutions that are integrated with the AWS Cloud. The AWS Partner Network helps companies with marketing, promotion, funding, and technical support, while providing a unique…

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Satoshi United’s UnConference in Dubai – USD100k in prizes for Blockchain Innovation

GET A CHANCE TO PITCH YOUR INNOVATION TO THE RIGHT TARGET AUDIENCE AND WIN UP TO 100K USD After a successful First edition in Singapore, Satoshi United –  “The biggest UnConference in the blockchain world” – Is hosting its second edition in the Middle East, taking place on 22-23rd October 2018 in Dubai.     In order to encourage innovation in blockchain, Satoshi United hosts a segment called “Pitcher Perfect”, where the participating ICO‘s and blockchain startups have a chance to win 100,000 USD prize money in investment by pitching…

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The World’s First for Public sector Blockchain payments in Dubai

Dubai to offer digital payments on Pundi X technology   DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 8 October 2018 Citizens and residents of Dubai will be able to make digital payments for school fees, bills and retail purchases with a stable, digital currency after a partnership between blockchain payment provider Pundi X, Ebooc Fintech & Loyalty Labs LLC (Pundi X’s exclusive partner in Middle East & priority partner in Africa) and emcredit – Dubai’s Credit Bureau.     Consumers in Dubai, UAE will be able to use digital currency to make retail…

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BitGo Supports Dash: First Multi-Signature Wallet and Custodial Solution

  Palo Alto – BitGo, the market leader in institutional-grade cryptocurrency security, announced 5 October, 2018 that it has added Dash to its expanding list of currencies. BitGo is the first multi-signature wallet and custodial solution on the market today that supports Dash. BitGo now supports 85 coins and tokens as part of its quickly growing list of digital currencies.     Dash is a new money system that allows users to make instant payments online or in-store using a secure open-source platform hosted by thousands of users around the world.…

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How can Blockchain Technology disrupt the Car Insurance Sector?

  Car insurance has been around for a while now. Even thousands of years ago, Chinese merchant seafarers used to form a collective fund to pay for the damages of any capsized ship among the group.   While technology has grown by leaps and bounds over the past decade, the multi-trillion global vehicle insurance is still stuck to their traditional methods in many of their operations. For example, brokers call potential customers through the phone to narrate their sales pitch and payments, and claims are processed manually via paper contracts.…

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RAILROADED? Ross Ulbricht and the Silk Road Case

  It has been 5 years since the incarceration of Ross Ulbricht for the creation of the website, Silk Road. Silk Road was an online marketplace on the Tor browser (pre-configured to protect privacy and anonymity on the web) that used Bitcoin as the payment method.   The Silk Road website allowed the anonymous exchange of a variety of goods, both legal and illegal and including drugs of which the most common was small amounts of cannabis. “Anything involuntary that created victims or used force, such as child porn, stolen…

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Crypto News, Analysis, Forecasts, ICOs and Events for the week ending 5 October, 2018

  Crypto News & Analysis   A historic event has occurred in the world of cryptocurrencies. Venezuela has gone full speed ahead and has endorsed their own national cryptocurrency, the Petro. The Petro does not fit the full definition of a decentralized cryptocurrency or a stablecoin. But what it does demonstrate is the willingness of an independent sovereign nation to adopt the use of a digital currency. And that fact is huge in the evolution of cryptos.     The concept behind decentralized cryptocurrencies was initially to be free from…

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