Cornell and Tsinghua Unite in China for Third Annual Blockchain Workshop

Elite universities join forces to host International Workshop on Blockchain, powered by a grant from Social Alpha Foundation, with Ethereum Co-founder Vitalik Buterin set to deliver keynote   Xi’an, China – December 6, 2018 – Cornell University, an Ivy League research university, and Tsinghua University (清华大学), a member of the elite C9 League of Chinese universities, have joined forces to host the International Workshop on Blockchain due to take place in Xi’an, China.     The event was made possible by a US$150,000 grant from not-for-profit platform Social Alpha Foundation,…

Read More

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…

Read More

SEC FinHub Key To Compliant ICOs states Republic CEO Ken Nguyen

  Last week, the SEC announced the creation of FinHub in an effort to foster greater communication and understanding with emerging technology startups, such as blockchain companies going through ICOs.     Ken Nguyen, CEO of AngelList-backed Republic, believes that this move will bring greater clarity in what constitutes in as a compliant ICO without compromising investor protection. Republic has so far been the only compliant way for retail non-accredited investors to back and invest in the blockchain projects that they love.       Kendrick Nguyen, CEO of Republic:…

Read More

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…

Read More

84% of companies now using blockchain, so what does the future hold?

  The PwC’s Global Blockchain Survey 2018, highlighted that 84% of companies are now incorporating blockchain technology at some level.  There certainly is a lot of ‘hype’ around blockchain as well as challenges facing the industry.   But what does the future hold for this promising technology?  Shiv Malik of Streamr, David Hanson of Ultra, and Manuel Martin of Orvium share their expert opinions.   Shiv Malik, Head of Strategy and Communications at blockchain-backed data platform Streamr says: People are both over and underestimating the change blockchain will have on…

Read More

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…

Read More

How can government-industry collaboration support aspiring blockchain projects and accelerate the ascent of blockchain technology into the mainstream

After the dizzying heights and profound optimism of 2017, 2018 will be remembered as a reality check for the blockchain industry and cryptocurrency enthusiasts alike. Countless projects looked to capitalise on the technology and raised billions of dollars from hopeful investors in ICO funding, without any consideration as to whether the solutions they offered required the use of blockchain. There has also been an underestimation by many of the complexity around implementing the technology in proposed projects. This has, at least in part, caused one of the most formidable bear…

Read More

CoinDesk’s Q2 ‘State of Blockchain’ Report Shows Project Funding Holds Strong as Markets Remain Flat

  Bitcoin on-chain transactions have fallen 28 percent following the Lightning Nework’s beta launch in late Q1   New York, NY — CoinDesk, the world’s leading digital media company focused on crypto assets and blockchain, today released its Q2 2018 State of Blockchain Report, widely considered the leading authority on blockchain trends research and analysis since its inception in 2014. The quarterly report covers market interest in public blockchains with a snapshot of the ten largest cryptocurrencies compared to Bitcoin at the end of each quarter.   The Q2 2018…

Read More

1 Year After SEC Issues ICO Warning: Former SEC Lawyer Says Compliance Will Soon Be Baked Into Business Models

  Today is the one-year anniversary of the SEC releasing a warning to consumers on investing in ICOs and revealing its investigation into the DAO – the first investigation into a blockchain organization of its kind. Zach Fallon, a former SEC lawyer, Principal at blockchain law firm Blakemore Fallon & Co-founder of Ketsal Consulting, reflects on how far the industry has come in the past year.     “There have been at least twenty instances of formal public commentary by the SEC, its Chairman, Commissioners, and staff on digital asset-related…

Read More

The Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange Announces Official Launch To The Public

  Gibraltar the first jurisdiction to introduce a regulatory framework for DLT in January 2018;  The exchange will allow for public onboarding through fiat and cryptocurrencies   Gibraltar – 23 JULY, 2018 – The Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange (GBX), which aims to position itself as a world-leading institutional-grade token sale platform and Digital Asset Exchange, has undergone its official full-scale launch today. The newly launched exchange is now open to members of the public and will feature fiat onboarding for customers, as well as a number of trading pairs, which it…

Read More