Blockchain Professional Services Firm WACHSMAN Expands to Asia

  Industry-leading consultancy launches Singapore office and announces 20 new jobs   Singapore — September 19, 2018 — Wachsman, a leading blockchain professional services firm, has expanded to Asia and commenced operations from its Singapore office. Headquartered in New York, and with offices in Dublin and downtown Singapore, Wachsman identified Asia as a priority market and announced plans to fill 20 new positions in Singapore. The expansion allows Wachsman to provide Strategic Advisory, Event Management, and Public Relations support to blockchain market leaders and pioneers in Asia, complementing service offerings…

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Streamr Partner with Fysical to Radically Reshape Road Planning by Harnessing Real-Time Data

  Blockchain-backed data platform Streamr announce pilot project to build nationwide traffic model of Georgia   Zug, Switzerland, September 18, 2018 – Streamr, the blockchain-backed data platform, has partnered with decentralized location data market Fysical to use real-time aggregated location to more accurately inform and shape traffic models. The collaboration will leverage data from mobile apps on 10 million phones to enable the development of new and improved infrastructure in an industry that has largely relied on limited information. Through its collaboration with Fysical, Streamr demonstrates a significant use case…

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InstaSupply Joins Sweetbridge Alliance Network as Reseller of Invoice Financing for Supply Chains

  Both organisations dedicated to tackling the high cost of capital and slow payment cycles for suppliers and brands through blockchain technology   London, UK — 17 September 2018 — Sweetbridge Alliance Network, the worldwide organization driving liquidity and transparency for global supply chain networks, today announces it has added InstaSupply, known for digitizing and financing supply chains for mid-sized businesses using blockchain, to its Network and named it an official reseller of Sweetbridge protocol technologies.     Through this collaboration, Sweetbridge’s liquidity protocol will provide low-cost access to capital…

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Mile Unity Foundation embassy opened in Seoul

  Seoul, On September 7th, Mile Unity Foundation is pleased to announce the successful launch of its Embassy in South Korea.   The Grand Opening was attended by the representatives of local crypto community and government. Dr. Oh, President of Korean Finance ICT Convergence Society, delivered an opening speech in which he outlined the importance of having Mile Unity Foundation’s Embassy in Seoul and expressed his hopes for a prosperous future cooperation.         The Embassy will be running regular events with traditional finance and crypto leaders, conducting hackatons,…

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Recent Trends & Activities in the Blockchain Distributed Ledger Industry

  When Bitcoin was discovered in 2008, a new concept was introduced to the world – the blockchain technology. Promising to make an impact on every industry including finance, IT, government, retail & e-commerce, media & entertainment, automotive, and more, it is all set to revolutionize the world. And interestingly, this revolution has already begun. Many large-sized organizations across the globe recognized the true potential of the technology. Some other organizations are still exploring it and are likely to progress fast as the technology is becoming more mature.   So,…

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From Talk to Action: Are Advertisers Actually Using Blockchain?

  Only 11% of advertiser and agency executives have completed ad buys using blockchain technology, according to a survey by advertising industry business intelligence company Advertiser Perceptions. In the report, commissioned by XCHNG, an open source decentralized blockchain for the digital advertising agency, 300 advertising decision makers were asked questions about their attitudes toward and adoption of blockchain media solutions.   Highlights of the survey’s findings include: Two-thirds of marketing professionals are skeptical of blockchain media solutions: The troubled narrative around crypto has tainted the image of blockchain in advertisers’…

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What Features Define the Best Cryptocurrency Wallet

  There are different types of cryptocurrency wallets available now. Sometimes it’s difficult to choose the best one. Let’s analyse the main features of each wallet type and try to find out which is the best of them.     Types of Cryptocurrency Wallets   Hot wallets Cryptocurrency wallets which are permanently connected to the internet and currency dealing server are called hot wallets. These hot wallets are a bit risky to use, as in case someone does not have a good firewall installed on the system, then these wallets…

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EU Finance Ministers in no rush to further regulate Crypto Market

European Finance Ministers confirmed that they will not rush to further regulate the crypto market in the EU. Having met in Vienna on Saturday, EU Finance Ministers revealed they plan to wait for the outcome of a thorough analysis by European authorities before deciding on next steps, and believe crypto assets don’t currently threaten the financial system — a revelation that comes ten years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers on 15th September 2008 and the unfolding of the global financial crisis.     Addressing how the EU has previously…

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Grayscale Launches ZEN Investment Trust

New fund becomes eighth single-asset investment product from leading digital currency asset manager   NEW YORK, SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 – Grayscale Investments, LLC, a global leader in digital currency asset management, today announced the launch of [ZEN Investment Trust], a single-asset investment vehicle solely comprised of ZEN, a privacy-focused digital currency. ZEN Investment Trust is the eighth single-asset investment product introduced by Grayscale, and the first security solely invested in ZEN. In addition to its single-asset products, Grayscale also sponsors Digital Large Cap Fund™, a diversified investment product that provides…

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11 European Science Funding Organizations to Back Open Access for Academic Publishing

  While the $25 billion valuation placed on the scientific publishing sector paints a picture of a healthy, vibrant industry, it really only masks the internal issues plaguing the space, such as the protracted peer review process and the high prevalence of paywalls slowing down the transition towards open access research.     However, there could be a renewed groundswell of momentum behind the open access movement, as 11 national funding organizations in Europe today announced that as of 2020, they will require every paper they fund to be freely…

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