Distilled Analytics and Shyft Network Partner to Combat Global Identity Theft, Exploitation, and Human Trafficking  

  New biometrics solutions will help financial institutions and government entities confront global identity crisis   BOSTON, MA & ST. MICHAEL, BARBADOS – September 19, 2018 – Following the recent inaugural Blockchain Policy Forum held by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), David Shrier of Distilled Analytics and Joseph Weinberg of Shyft Network have announced a multi-year partnership to deliver next-generation biometric identity solutions leveraging blockchain technology, artificial intelligence, and advanced analytics to combat the expanding global issue of identity verification, theft, and fraud.   Based on July’s…

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Crypto News, Analysis, Forecasts, ICOs and Events for the week ending 9/14/2018

    Crypto News & Analysis It’s ironic how the Chinese government restricts its citizens from engaging with cryptocurrencies, and at the same time, Chinese companies like Bitmain dominate the industry. The Chinese government has blocked access to 124 foreign cryptocurrency exchanges that offer their services to Chinese citizens. VPNs have helped Chinese traders of Cryptos get around the government imposed restrictions.   The Cryptocurrency Exchanges have also found ways to circumvent the ban by relaunching themselves with new domain names that are registered in other countries outside of China.…

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Oneiro Launches ndau, the World’s First Buoyant Coin Optimized for Long-term Store of Value

  VC-backed, unpegged digital currency incorporates built-in governance, stability, dependability and growth incentives   BOSTON, MA — September 13, 2018 — Backed by COSIMO Ventures, Oneiro NA Inc. has announced the launch of ndau, the world’s first buoyant digital currency optimized for the long-term store of value. Oneiro completed its equity round from COSIMO Ventures earlier this year and has successfully sold privately nearly $15 million of ndau to date. Unlike stable coins, ndau is not pegged to fiat currencies or commodities. Rather, incentives and economic controls are built into…

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Judge Rules ICOs as Securities, So What Now for the ICO Market?

A federal judge ruled that U.S. securities laws cover initial coin offerings. Below, experts from blockchain legal advisory Ketsal Consulting, AngelList-backed crowdfunding platform Republic, and deep tech venture capital firm COSIMO Ventures comments on the ruling from their various perspectives.   Generally, the experts agree that the ruling does not affect the ICO market participants very much. At the end of the day, ICOs will be judged on a case-by-case basis, depending mostly on whether it passes the HOWIE test.     James Blakemore, Principal of Blakemore Fallon and Co-Founder of…

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10 tips on how you can safely Invest your money in Cryptocurrencies

  In today’s day and age, the digital world is booming in every industry. One such industry is the world of investment and finance fiat currency is gradually being taken over by cryptocurrency. Cryptocurrency, in its most basic understanding, is a term that encases a variety of digital currencies, the most famous ones being Bitcoin & Litecoin.     According to writer Sabya Sachdeva in her piece on the rise of cryptocurrencies, the bitcoin was valued at less than one dollar, but now it is worth thousands of dollars. These…

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Google’s Edge TPU Machine Learning Chip Helps In Automating Quality Control For IoT Applications

  The pioneer in the internet-related services and products: Google has unveiled a new tensor processing unit (TPU) called Edge TPU at the Google Cloud Next conference in San Francisco. The novel chip is designed to run TensorFlow Lite machine learning models on the Internet of Things-based (IoT-based) devices.     Two years ago, Google launched its TPU, a specialized chip that performs simplified tasks of artificial intelligence (AI). However, the newly-launched Edge TPU is carefully designed to carry out the so-called “inference tasks”, which is the part of machine…

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Polymath and Prime Trust Announce Partnership to Provide Custody for ST-20 Security Tokens

  Toronto & Las Vegas — August 28 — Polymath, the blockchain industry’s first securities token platform, and Prime Trust, an SEC qualified custodian, have announced a partnership that will see Polymath and Prime Trust working together to develop custody solutions for security tokens utilizing the ST-20 standard.     Prime Trust is currently capable of providing custody of POLY, an ERC-20 token, and is looking to provide custody for ST-20 Security Tokens, which are backwards compatible with ERC-20 tokens. A unique feature of ST-20 tokens is that they have…

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IoT in Trouble if it does not overcome these 5 biggest challenges

As the IoT sector grows rapidly, there are challenges such as threats to cloud, scalability, lack of standardization, and others that need to be overcome to realize its optimum potential.   Internet of Things (IoT) has become a widespread cutting-edge technology with implementation in connected homes, traffic management, smart grid, and others. The technology has been advanced and human lives have become easier and efficient. The growth of implementation of IoT devices is gaining momentum in recent years and it will take more strides in coming years.     The…

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First Bitcoin Nonprofit BitGive Expands Global Team with Two New Board Members

  Industry veterans Rumi Morales and Ellen Raynor join BitGive’s Board of Directors and Advisory Board   San Francisco, CA — August 8, 2018 —  BitGive, the first Bitcoin 501(c)(3) nonprofit, has announced the addition of two new members to its rapidly expanding team. Rumi Morales, a partner at Outlier Ventures and a former executive at both CME Group and Goldman Sachs, has joined BitGive’s all-star Board of Directors, which also includes Matthew Roszak, Patrick Murck, Dawn Newton, Karsten Behrend, and Alyse Killeen. Ellen Raynor, a startup industry veteran and…

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What are the Top 10 Cryptocurrencies?

    Almost everyone has heard of Bitcoin and its meteoric rise has been in the news the last few years but what other cryptocurrencies are out there and what are the top 10?     Bitcoin Bitcoin is the “big daddy” of all cryptocurrencies and Bitcoin was introduced in 2008 by Satoshi Nakamoto (alias) and released publically as open-source software in 2009, as    an innovative payment network and a new kind of money called cryptocurrency. In recent years Bitcoin has had meteoric rise in value and has captivated the…

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