Blockchain and the Human Genome: Meet GeneOS, Winners of the EOS Global Hackathon

  Team of experienced entrepreneurs is building an incentivized platform that facilitates DNA data-sharing to fight disease   The way they tell it, the story of how the four founders of GeneOS – Benjamin Tse, Jens Elstner, Albert Chen and Jay Bowles – came together is the kind of thing you might read in a biography of your favorite band. Friendship, serendipity and synergy all played a part in their journey as their blockchain-based genomic big data platform won Block.one’s EOS Global Hackathon series and a cheque for US$500,000.  …

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Swiss government announces legal foundation for blockchain technology

Following the Swiss government’s release of an official report (see English report here) on Friday, advocating for decentralised financial transactions to have a place in the Swiss legal code, could this new strategy strengthen Switzerland’s status as a blockchain friendly country?     Several experts in the blockchain space provide their insight on the importance of adapting current legislation to incorporate new technological developments and the implications of Switzerland allowing changes to be adopted on a ‘need-to-regulate’ basis.   Brent Jaciow, Head of Blockchain Affairs at Utopia Music, the cutting-edge,…

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How I turned $32K into $ 1.2 Million and then crashed back to ZERO

  Riding the Bitcoin rollercoaster Peter McCormack shared his amazing ride on twitter…   In Dec 2016, Peter’s advertising agency folded, he had a little bit of money left and invested $32K into Bitcoin and Ether. As prices started rising, he diversified into more altcoins, Monero, Dash, Ripple etc. Prices kept rising and by March 2017 his crypto portfolio grew to $300K and by the summer he had $500K. Peter said that he used to take 25% out but towards the end of the summer he got greedy and went…

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Swych Unveils Blockchain-Powered Global Gifting and Shopping Platform

  Pioneer in global cross-border digital gifting, Swych introduces blockchain technology to its platform to provide unparalleled security, high performance, and instant settlements   Dallas, TEXAS, December 13, 2018 —  Swych, a digital gifting platform that currently processes more than a million gifting transactions a year for both consumers and businesses, today announced its advancement to a blockchain-based platform that it believes will significantly reduce the fees and other friction points associated with cross-border gifting. With a network of over 600+ partner brands worldwide, representing billions of products, this transition…

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Blockchain for Good: Monax Launches ‘Marmota Prime’ Game

  Prizes for predictions challenge include in-kind donations to children’s charities   Edinburgh – December 13, 2018 – Monax, a leader in digital legal infrastructure, has announced the launch of Marmota Prime, a blockchain-based game in which players win donations in kind to charitable organisations, such as The Salvation Army, Toys for Tots and Edinburgh’s Royal Hospital for Sick Children. Beginning today, new challenges will launch on the platform every 24 hours until February 2nd, 2019.       Casey Kuhlman, CEO, and Co-founder of Monax, said, At Monax, we…

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Cryptocurrency – What is BEZY?

  BEZY is an open source, fully fledged, decentralised cryptocurrency and blockchain launched in August 2018. BEZY is a peer to peer payment system developed to enable private crypto banking for everyone.   Ticker – BEZY Whitepaper – BEZY Mining – Scrypt algorithm BEZY source code – GitHub Capped Volume – 200 million Circulating Supply – 70 million + Blockchain – POW – proof of work Blockchain Explorer – Explorer     Why is BEZY different from other cryptos? Taken from the website:- Ever since Bitcoin was invented by Satoshi,…

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DATA: Americans Distrust Mainstream Social Media

  New Report Finds Americans Trust Specialized Forums Over Facebook – Resurgence of Forum Users Amid Era of Social Media Disillusionment   Los Angeles, Calif. – Dec. 12, 2018 – Tapatalk, the leading mobile forum app, today announced survey results showing consumers are growing frustrated with the inability to find trusted information on mainstream social media. To learn more about this dynamic, Tapatalk conducted an anonymous survey of over 1,000 Americans to better understand how people are using platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, Reddit and decentralized forums.     DOWNLOAD…

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Blockchain predictions for 2019: Crypto market crash has created “window of focus on underlying technology”, investors to gravitate towards STO fundraising model

As 2018 quickly draws to a close, we have included a selection of commentary below from a variety of industry experts from companies utilising blockchain technology to reflect on the year that was, as well as provide insight on what the next 12 months could potentially hold for blockchain.   Among the topics that are explored include the highlights and low points of 2018, trends and developments to look out for in 2019, short- and long-term predictions for blockchain, the implications of traditional/institutional investors entering the space, as well as…

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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!     #2 Week ending 14 December 2018 Regulated crypto banking, crypto users and blockchain jobs up while crypto markets still down     Germany-based crypto payments startup Bitwala is now offering crypto banking services in the country via a partnership with local fintech firm SolarisBank that has a banking license…

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