State of Arizona selects Sweetbridge for Financial Technology Sandbox

Sweetbridge is the first tokenized, asset-backed lending platform to be approved in the United States 5 November 2018: The Arizona Attorney General’s Office has announced it has accepted Sweetbridge as one of the first three projects into its newly developed Financial Technology Sandbox. The Arizona FinTech Sandbox is the first financial technology testing sandbox in the US. It is modeled after the UK Financial Conduct Authority’s sandbox, and the concept was endorsed by the U.S. Treasury in its FinTech Report.     Sweetbridge entered the Sandbox with a very particular use case…

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Blockchain Startup RNDR Surpasses GPU Capacity of Public Cloud Tech Giants with World’s Largest GPU Cloud Rendering Network

Blockchain-based graphics rendering platform beta surpasses the cumulative on-demand GPU rendering power on the public cloud; Offers partners unlimited, scalable GPU rendering, AI, and compute on the cloud   LOS ANGELES, October 17, 2018 – Blockchain-based rendering platform RNDR has revealed data from its Q2 beta testing survey, supporting the conclusion that its global decentralized network of graphics processing units (GPUs) is powering is the world’s largest cloud network of its kind. Topping the cumulative capacity of all GPU instances from major public cloud providers, this discovery came as a…

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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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Constellation Labs Launches Global Ambassador Network

  Ray Rehito Hatoyama, former Managing Director of Hello Kitty, joins as early Ambassador   San Francisco, CA, September 10, 2018 –– Constellation Labs (Constellation), the horizontally-scalable blockchain for consumer-grade applications, announced the launch of their Global Ambassador Network, which aims to offer the tools and knowledge needed to integrate blockchain into networks eager to embrace the technology around the world. While the early focus of the Global Ambassador Network was on mobility, IoT, and renewable energy applications, Constellation is now extending its push into a multitude of industries, based…

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Deep Technology Venture Firm Launches COSIMO X Tokenized VC Fund

  Fund Offers Increased Liquidity & Access to Up-And-Coming Pre-Seed & Pre-ICO Projects in Blockchain, AI, AR/VR, Cybersecurity and IoT   Boston, MA — September 6, 2018 — COSIMO Ventures, a leading global venture capital (VC) firm, announced the launch of COSIMO X: an evergreen, tokenized VC fund focusing on early-stage deep tech companies with a particular concentration on blockchain technology, spanning industries such as artificial intelligence, AR/VR, IoT, and cybersecurity. COSIMO X is structured to provide enhanced liquidity for investors along with increased access to the VC asset class…

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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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German Blockchain Startup MADANA opens the PRE-SALE of their PAX token

  Berlin, Germany – MADANA, the Market for Data Analysis, is a blockchain platform from Germany which protects your privacy and makes your data work for you. Their patent-pending ecosystem enables privacy-preserving data analysis, which is a major breakthrough in data science. Their PAX token Pre-Sale will officially start on September 1st, 2018 12:00 UTC+2.   MADANA is the first major project using the Lisk Blockchain platform. This marks a milestone in the recent token sale history since most token sales were conducted on the Ethereum Blockchain. Lisk is a non-profit organization, that aims to…

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What is the Waves Platform – Waves Cryptocurrency

The Waves platform is described as an Open Blockchain platform, one that takes the functionalities of Bitcoin and extends them further beyond the simple application of value transfer.   Waves is a platform where Bitcoin, cryptos, fiat currencies, and all types of real-world commodities and assets can be issued, transferred and exchanged in a fully decentralized manner. The Waves platform also provides a crowdfunding solution through its lite client wallet.   The Video below explains a bit more about the Waves Platform     Waves, employs the best of two…

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Orvium Announces Appointment of María del Carmen Pastor Sempere, Director of BAES Blockchain Lab, as Advisor

Natalie K. Meyers, E-Research Librarian at the University of Notre Dame Also Joins as Advisor   Tallinn, Estonia– August 9th – Orvium, the open-source, decentralized platform for managing scholarly publications’ lifecycles and associated data, has announced that María del Carmen Pastor Sempere, Director of BAES Blockchain Lab, has joined the project as a strategic advisor. This announcement comes following the establishment of a partnership between Orvium and BAES Blockchain Lab.     I am excited to be joining the Orvium project, which is in a unique position to enable open…

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Customisable, not custom blockchain solutions for SMEs arrive

  Blockchain offers a strategic opportunity for small and medium businesses, but even the most flexible SMEs are in no hurry to adopt this new data transaction tool. Moreover, the current high cost of сustomized solutions for enterprises is compounded by significant legal, technical, and financial issues preventing widespread blockchain adoption.     SMEs account for more than 50% of the world economy’s GNP, in addition to over 99% of all enterprises, according to recent ATKearney research. For example, 62% of China’s GDP (6.9 tln US dollars) is produced by…

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