Key Blockchain Developments in 2018 missed due to focus on Crypto values

Significant steps have been taken toward building mainstream infrastructure around blockchain and digital assets, writes Block.one President Rob Jesudason     The recent dramatic fall-off in the price of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has sparked considerable debate about their future. Compounding an earlier sharp retrenchment at the beginning of the year, the decline has been seized on by detractors as further evidence of a more permanent demise in cryptocurrencies.   This has caused real consternation in the market and 2018 may well go down in history as the year that…

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UTILITY Token vs SECURITY Token, what are the differences?

  Crypto tokens characterize a particular fungible and tradable commodity or a utility that is habitually found on a blockchain.   Crypto tokens are a special unit of pseudo-currency that dwells on their own blockchains and signifies an advantage or adequacy. The crypto tokens work over a blockchain that goes about as a medium for creation and execution of decentralized applications and smart contracts, and the tokens are utilized to encourage the exchange. Such crypto tokens are usually created, distributed, sold and circulated through the standard initial coin offering (ICO)…

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Republic Crypto Adds Two New High-Promise Startups to Crowdfunding Line-up

Anyone, anywhere can invest in newly-integrated startups in compliance with SEC   New York, NY — Republic, the crowdfunding platform democratizing investment access to startups and blockchain projects, has announced the addition of new high-promise blockchain startups Nori and Quarters to its cryptocurrency platform, raising the total number in its portfolio to five.   The new additions to Republic’s platform will increase access to investment in promising startups for both accredited and non-accredited investors, as well as venture capitalists, and provide companies with a crowdfunding alternative to the lengthy and complex…

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Streamr’s DATA Token Now Listed on Leading Cryptocurrency Exchange, Binance

Announcement follows the launch of Streamr’s real-time data Marketplace Zug, Switzerland – June 8, 2018 — Streamr, the blockchain-backed data platform, today announced that its token (DATA) has been listed on Binance, the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the world by trading volume. The announcement comes at a time of great vibrancy within the Streamr community, following the launch of Streamr’s real-time data Marketplace in May 2018. DATA is available for trading immediately.     Commenting on the announcement, Henri Pihkala, CEO and Co-Founder of Streamr said, “This listing is yet another vote of confidence for…

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Forbes 2018 FinTech 50 – Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrency Driving Financial Services Disruption

The Forbes FinTech 50 list for 2018 is out and no surprise that Blockchain technology and cryptocurrency business is driving Financial Services in the digital economy.  Payments, investing, lending and data & analytics being the top categories.         Company Name Location Category Funding Acorns Irvine, CA Investing, Personal Finance, Consumers $101 million Addepar Mountain View, CA Investing, Data & Analytics, Wall Street $215 million Adyen Amsterdam Consumers, Small Business, Payments $266 million Affirm San Francisco Consumers, Small Business, Payments, Lending $450 million Ayasdi Menlo Park, CA Data…

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CreditEase’s CEO Ning Tang spoke about FinTech and innovation at Fortune Global Forum

GUANGZHOU, China, Dec. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ Ning Tang, Founder, and CEO of CreditEase, attended the 2017 Fortune Global Forum on December 6-8 in Guangzhou. With the theme of “Openness & Innovation: Shaping the Global Economy,” the Global Forum convened world leaders, senior executives and prestigious scholars to discuss the dynamic frontiers of international commerce.   FinTech promising in China Tang stated that the Chinese FinTech industry still sees great potential in the coming decade represented by development in applications such as microloans for SMEs, crowdfunding, robo-advisory, insurance technology, and blockchain…

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CryptoKitties: The World’s First Ethereum Game Launches Today

CryptoKitties aims to make blockchain technology accessible by leveraging the power of fun.  CryptoKitties is the world’s first game built on the Ethereum network. Releasing to the public on November 28th, users can collect and breed digital cats called CryptoKitties. The game uses ether (ETH), a digital currency, for all its transactions.   Most of the game’s appeal comes from its breeding system and the unique offspring that can emerge from it. When two CryptoKitties breed, their offspring’s appearance, biography, and traits result from each parent’s 256-bit genome, leading to 4-billion possible…

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LiveTree launches exciting ICO to disrupt and decentralize Hollywood and the Mass Media

LiveTree is an established, socially responsible crowdfunding company based in London, UK. Over the last two years, it has captured 5% of the UK crowdfunding market (in the film and content category) and forged partnerships with several leading names in entertainment, including the British Film Institute Future Film, the Screen Arts Institute, Red Rock Entertainment and 20 independent organizations. LiveTree has compiled a contact directory of 14,000 entertainment suppliers and thousands of individuals who work across film, TV and content.   Having established a unique, successful and sustainable crowdfunding model2…

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