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Chainlink (LINK) Partners with ETHA to Create Decentralized Remittance Solution Platform

The Chainlink (LINK) project recently partnered with ETHA, which claims to be the world’s first blockchain-based remittance solution platform that will allow merchants and consumers to utilize their digital assets to send fiat money globally. The Chainlink system, which is comprised of a decentralized oracle network, allows and enables smart contracts to safely secure access to off-chain data feeds, web APIs, and traditional bank payments. The partnership will produce a blockchain oracle solution that will now permit smart contracts to access off-chain data feeds and APIs on ETHA platform. (JF)

2 days ago

SWIFT Testing New Cross Border Payment System to Keep up with Ripple

The SWIFT global payment network, the system that connects the current banking and financial system, is in the process of testing a new payment system designed in response to rising competitors in the cross-border payment space, such as Ripple (XRP). The new system is designed to lower the number of errors and delays on the network by allowing the bilateral sharing of data between financial institutions in the system. The system is not a blockchain-based system but instead uses APIs to access one another’s data in order to verify bank account numbers prior to payments. (JF)

4 days ago

Indian State Supports Local Blockchain Community by Providing Mentorship and Events

The state government of Andhra Pradesh plans to support the local blockchain community and associated startups by providing mentorships and sponsoring events. The Andhra Pradesh Innovation Society (APIS) recently announced that it had partnered with Eleven01 Foundation to build a local blockchain talent pool that will help India develop its growing blockchain sector. The collective will support local events, provide mentorship programs and host activities designed to “nurture talent and develop a community” of blockchain startups. Ramachandran Iyer, the president of the Eleven01 Foundation said, “We visualize India to be a blockchain-hub and the support from the state here brings us a step closer to achieving that.” (RS)

5 days ago

CryptoCompare adds commercial API market data service to existing free service

London, 4 December 2018: CryptoCompare, the global cryptocurrency market data provider, today announces the launch of its new API service in response to customer demand for more complex and highly scalable cryptocurrency data solutions. CryptoCompare provides real-time, high-quality and reliable market and pricing data on 5,600+ coins and 260,000+ currency pairs globally, bridging the gap between the crypto asset and traditional financial markets. In addition, CryptoCompare has a strong track record investing in data methodology and data accuracy, evidenced by the recent Taxonomy of Crypto Assets and the regular Monthly Exchange Reviews. These initiatives serve to bring rigour to the cryptocurrency market data and provide institutional and retail investors with a reliable, accurate and clean data in support of their investment decisions. The existing free API service enables individuals and organisations to retrieve cryptocurrency market and pricing data with a high degree of granularity, offering real time and historical data for all coins and exchanges with full market coverage. CryptoCompare’s robust infrastructure ensures highly available and scalable endpoints, delivering data to end users at the lowest latency possible. By way of example, CryptoCompare’s data is viewed between 20 and 180 million times per hour, peaking during times of higher market volatility. The new commercial API service will be available in 3 different tiers, tailored to the cryptocurrency data needs of the institutional and retail investors as well as third parties, partners and developers. The commercial service will offer more flexibility such as extended historical data; customisable API endpoint solutions and call limits; dedicated support and service level agreements; and the ability to save/cache data locally for internal business purposes. Finally, the tiered plans include commercial redistribution rights, enabling third parties greater flexibility in using CryptoCompare’s data for their crypto investment products or market data needs. The new commercial API service is now live on the CryptoCompare website and has been rolled out to CryptoCompare’s universe of customers. CryptoCompare’s global infrastructure allows for high availability and performance, ensuring the fastest data delivery and the lowest latency possible for both free and commercial API services. Charles Hayter, CEO and Founder of CryptoCompare, said: “We continually invest in our technology and APIs to ensure our infrastructure remains robust and both the retail and institutional investor can access data as needed to execute trades on their investment portfolios. We adhere to rigorous standards to safeguard data integrity, normalising global data sources to ensure consistency and confidence in the market.” “We’re very excited to launch this extended API service to the crypto community, providing commercial licenses for third parties, partners and investors alike. We developed this new offering in response to demands from both individuals and institutions for more complex, often bespoke yet highly scalable cryptocurrency data solutions.” Media Contacts: Caroline Villiers and Sybille Mueller, Streets Consulting Email: caroline.villiers@streetsconsulting.com; sybille.mueller@streetsconsulting.com Tel: 020 7959 2235 About CryptoCompare CryptoCompare is the global cryptocurrency market data provider, offering retail and institutional investors real-time, high-quality and reliable market and pricing data on 5,600+ coins and 260,000+ currency pairs globally, bridging the gap between the crypto asset and traditional financial markets. By aggregating and analysing tick data from globally recognised exchanges and seamlessly integrating different datasets in the cryptocurrency price, CryptoCompare provides a comprehensive overview of the market and a fundamental value matrix. At a granular level, CryptoCompare produces cryptocurrency trade data, order book data, block explorer data and social data, taxonomy reports and a suite of cryptocurrency indices. Acting as a gatekeeper for reliable, accurate and clean data, that can be trusted as the basis for investment decisions, CryptoCompare adheres to rigorous standards to safeguard data integrity, normalising global data sources to ensure consistency and confidence in the market. For more information, please visit our website or follow us on Twitter @CryptoCompare. The post CryptoCompare adds commercial API market data service to existing free service appeared first on Ethereum World News.

7 days ago

#APIS is now live on @bituniverse_org #LINK 💫✨ Meet another ...

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7 days ago

Learn more about #Nexus APIs in anticipation of the Tritium ...

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7 days ago

LCX Now Licensed to Provide Crypto Trading Services in Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein cryptocurrency exchange LCX has been granted a license to provide crypto trading services for utility and payment tokens. The exchange will be offering four main crypto services including a custody service and a fiat-to-crypto exchange in partnership with Binance. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations A Regulated Exchange LCX announced on Tuesday that it has been granted “a business license of the Liechtenstein Ministry of Economic Affairs to conduct its business in Liechtenstein (Gewerbebewilligung).” An LCX representative told news.Bitcoin.com: With this license, we got the permission from the regulator to provide crypto exchange trading services for utility and payment tokens. So, we can offer an exchange to investors, to safely trade utility and payment coins (stable coins for example), that is approved by the regulator. The representative added that LCX can now offer “services that other crypto exchanges offer ... in a regulatory compliant manner.” As a regulated exchange, LCX says that it will apply the “highest technology standards for KYC [know-your-customer] and AML [anti-money laundering] to safeguard fulfillment of all regulatory requirements for AML and KYC.” He further noted that LCX has increased its nominal capital from 100,000 CHF (~$100,400) to 1,000,000 CHF in order to apply for additional licenses, such as the Financial Market Authority (Fma) license, to be able to trade security tokens and offer other regulated services. “We also want to offer security token trading to our clients,” he emphasized. Upcoming Services The company plans to offer four key products. One is a trading platform for security tokens and other cryptoassets. The second is a crypto custody service called LCX Vault. The third is called LCX Terminal which integrates the APIs of major exchanges — such as Binance, Bittrex, Coinbase, Poloniex, and LCX’s own exchange — into a single trading desk. This product recently entered the closed-beta phase. The company described it as “a trading desk for crypto assets equipped with portfolio management, analytics platform, auto trading functionality and audit reporting — integration of major exchanges.” The fourth is a fiat-to-crypto exchange unveiled in August in partnership with Binance. This exchange will offer the trading of Swiss francs and euros against major cryptocurrencies. The LCX representative explained to news.Bitcoin.com: The moment we decide we’re ready to integrate our exchange into the terminal we can go public with this product ... All other products are in development and will be announced and made public in the near future. Furthermore, he noted that LCX’s exchange services “can be offered in a global manner,” adding that “we will be setting new standards in terms of KYC and AML, which every client of LCX should pass.” What do you think of LCX’s plans to provide crypto-related services? Let us know in the comments section below. Images courtesy of Shutterstock and LCX. Need to calculate your bitcoin holdings? Check our tools section. The post LCX Now Licensed to Provide Crypto Trading Services in Liechtenstein appeared first on Bitcoin News.

11 days ago

Amazon Launches New Blockchain Services

CoinSpeaker Amazon Launches New Blockchain Services Amazon, e-commerce giant based in Seattle, Washington, sees numerous opportunities with blockchain technology. That’s why the company has launched two blockchain-related products: Amazon Quantum Ledger Database (QLDB) and Amazon Managed Blockchain. Announcing Amazon Quantum Ledger Database (QLDB), a purpose-built ledger database that provides a complete & verifiable history of application data changes. #reInvent https://t.co/x2qjfCKJTU pic.twitter.com/hKFG05yUTs — Amazon Web Services (@awscloud) November 28, 2018 Introducing Amazon Managed Blockchain, which is a fully managed service that makes it easy to create & manage scalable blockchain networks using popular open source frameworks Hyperledger Fabric & Ethereum. #reInvent https://t.co/I3HautETXJ pic.twitter.com/ILFPPgsIwU — Amazon Web Services (@awscloud) November 28, 2018 Amazon Quantum Ledger Database QLDB is a fully managed ledger database that provides a transparent, immutable, and cryptographically verifiable transaction log ‎owned by a central trusted authority. Using QLDB, customers can replicate a copy of their blockchain network activity. Amazon QLDB tracks each and every application data change and maintains a complete and verifiable history of changes over time. The website states: “Amazon QLDB is a new class of database that eliminates the need to engage in the complex development effort of building your own ledger-like applications. With QLDB, your data’s change history is immutable - it cannot be altered or deleted - and using cryptography, you can easily verify that there have been no unintended modifications to your application’s data. QLDB uses an immutable transactional log, known as a journal, that tracks each application data change and maintains a complete and verifiable history of changes over time.” The product is easy to use, as it provides developers with a familiar SQL-like API, a flexible document data model, and full support for transactions. Moreover, you do not have to pay extra fees, you only pay for what you use. Andy Jassy, Amazon Web Service CEO, said: “It will be really scalable, you’ll have a much more flexible and robust set of APIs for you to make any kind of changes or adjustments to the ledger database.” Amazon Managed Blockchain Another product launched by the e-commerce giant is Amazon Managed Blockchain, “a fully managed service that makes it easy to create and manage scalable blockchain networks using the popular open source frameworks Hyperledger Fabric and Ethereum”. The product can operate with QLDB and allows users to adjust and manage a scalable blockchain network. The company stated: “Amazon Managed Blockchain eliminates the overhead required to create the network, and automatically scales to meet the demands of thousands of applications running millions of transactions. Once your network is up and running, Managed Blockchain makes it easy to manage and maintain your blockchain network.” Putting an immutable copy of your blockchain network activity into Amazon Quantum Ledger Database, the managed blockchain allows you to easily analyze the network activity both outside and inside the network. Amazon To Embrace Blockchain The new products of Amazon were developed with a view to let customers set up “a scalable blockchain network with just a few clicks” that “automatically scales to meet the demands of thousands of applications running millions of transactions.” According to Andy Jassy, the initiative is a response to demand from existing customers. He said: “We don’t build things for optics. This is something that a lot of companies need.” Just a reminder, recently, Amazon started persuading brick-and-mortar merchants to accept its mobile payments system Amazon Pay. It is not clear how customers would use Amazon Pay in stores, but the possible way is utilizing QR codes, which could attract global customers and make Amazon even more competitive. Amazon Launches New Blockchain Services

12 days ago

Amazon Web Services Launches a Managed Blockchain Service and Quantum Ledger Database

Back in mid-October, the crypto-verse was delighted when Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced a new partnership with Qtum (QTUM). The partnership was between the China Division of AWS and latter blockchain project. Around the same time, the Tron (TRX) Foundation announced a new partnership with Baidu: a dominant cloud service provider. Amazon Web Services Launches a Managed Blockchain Service and a Quantum Ledger Database The online retailing giant of Amazon through its Amazon Web Services (AWS), has today launched two new blockchain services: Quantum Ledger Database and Amazon Managed Service. In the case of the Amazon Managed Service, it is a fully managed service that allows its users to create and manage blockchain networks using the popular open source frameworks on the Hyperledger Fabric and Ethereum. With just a few clicks, the service eliminates the overhead required to create the network. It automatically scales to meet the demand of applications running millions of transactions. AWS CEO Andy Jassy explained this further as follows: This service is going to make it much easier for you to use the two most popular blockchain frameworks [of Hyperledger Fabric and Ethereum]... When we heard people saying ‘blockchain,’ we felt like there was their weird conveluting and conflating what they really wanted. And as we spent time working with customers and figuring out the jobs they were really trying to solve, this is what we think people are trying to do with blockchain. On the other hand, Amazon’s Quantum Ledger Database (QLDB) is a fully managed ledger database that provides a transparent, immutable, and cryptographically verifiable transaction log ‎owned by a central trusted authority. QLDB tracks each and every application data change and maintains a complete and verifiable history of changes over time. Andy Jassy added the following with regards to the QLDB: It will be really scalable, you’ll have a much more flexible and robust set of APIs for you to make any kind of changes or adjustments to the ledger database. The chief goal of the Amazon QLDB is to eliminate the need to engage in the arduous development efforts of building your own ledger-like applications. What are your thoughts on Amazon Web Service launching a Managed Blockchain Service and a Quantum Ledger Database? Please let us know in the comment section below. The post Amazon Web Services Launches a Managed Blockchain Service and Quantum Ledger Database appeared first on Ethereum World News.

12 days ago

Yet Another Big Player Won Over by Blockchain: Amazon Launches New Blockchain Services

CoinSpeaker Yet Another Big Player Won Over by Blockchain: Amazon Launches New Blockchain Services Amazon, e-commerce giant based in Seattle, Washington, sees numerous opportunities with blockchain technology. That’s why the company has launched two blockchain-related products: Amazon Quantum Ledger Database (QLDB) and Amazon Managed Blockchain. Announcing Amazon Quantum Ledger Database (QLDB), a purpose-built ledger database that provides a complete & verifiable history of application data changes. #reInvent https://t.co/x2qjfCKJTU pic.twitter.com/hKFG05yUTs — Amazon Web Services (@awscloud) November 28, 2018 Introducing Amazon Managed Blockchain, which is a fully managed service that makes it easy to create & manage scalable blockchain networks using popular open source frameworks Hyperledger Fabric & Ethereum. #reInvent https://t.co/I3HautETXJ pic.twitter.com/ILFPPgsIwU — Amazon Web Services (@awscloud) November 28, 2018 Amazon Quantum Ledger Database QLDB is a fully managed ledger database that provides a transparent, immutable, and cryptographically verifiable transaction log ‎owned by a central trusted authority. Using QLDB, customers can replicate a copy of their blockchain network activity. Amazon QLDB tracks each and every application data change and maintains a complete and verifiable history of changes over time. The website states: “Amazon QLDB is a new class of database that eliminates the need to engage in the complex development effort of building your own ledger-like applications. With QLDB, your data’s change history is immutable - it cannot be altered or deleted - and using cryptography, you can easily verify that there have been no unintended modifications to your application’s data. QLDB uses an immutable transactional log, known as a journal, that tracks each application data change and maintains a complete and verifiable history of changes over time.” The product is easy to use, as it provides developers with a familiar SQL-like API, a flexible document data model, and full support for transactions. Moreover, you do not have to pay extra fees, you only pay for what you use. Andy Jassy, Amazon Web Service CEO, said: “It will be really scalable, you’ll have a much more flexible and robust set of APIs for you to make any kind of changes or adjustments to the ledger database.” Amazon Managed Blockchain Another product launched by the e-commerce giant is Amazon Managed Blockchain, “a fully managed service that makes it easy to create and manage scalable blockchain networks using the popular open source frameworks Hyperledger Fabric and Ethereum”. The product can operate with QLDB and allows users to adjust and manage a scalable blockchain network. The company stated: “Amazon Managed Blockchain eliminates the overhead required to create the network, and automatically scales to meet the demands of thousands of applications running millions of transactions. Once your network is up and running, Managed Blockchain makes it easy to manage and maintain your blockchain network.” Putting an immutable copy of your blockchain network activity into Amazon Quantum Ledger Database, the managed blockchain allows you to easily analyze the network activity both outside and inside the network. Amazon To Embrace Blockchain The new products of Amazon were developed with a view to let customers set up “a scalable blockchain network with just a few clicks” that “automatically scales to meet the demands of thousands of applications running millions of transactions.” According to Andy Jassy, the initiative is a response to demand from existing customers. He said: “We don’t build things for optics. This is something that a lot of companies need.” Just a reminder, recently, Amazon started persuading brick-and-mortar merchants to accept its mobile payments system Amazon Pay. It is not clear how customers would use Amazon Pay in stores, but the possible way is utilizing QR codes, which could attract global customers and make Amazon even more competitive. Yet Another Big Player Won Over by Blockchain: Amazon Launches New Blockchain Services

12 days ago

Urgente: Mais de um Bilhão de Dólares em Token Ethereum saindo da Binance

Por: Livecoins Uma das possibilidades da blockchain é a capacidade de ser auditada em todas as suas transações, e nessa madrugada a Binance moveu bilhões de tokens Ethereum de sua wallet. Essa auditoria é possível em todas as blockchains públicas de criptomoedas como Bitcoin e Ethereum, principalmente utilizando block explorers para fazer este trabalho. O movimento também foi auditado pelo Twitter da whale_alert, e também pelo Telegram desta mesma iniciativa, que apontou uma série de movimentações na wallet da TOP 1 no mercado das criptomoedas. Dentre os tokens movimentados estavam mais de U$ 20 milhões em BAT Token, que foi listado recentemente na Bithumb e Coinbase. Telegram @whale_alert Para buscar saber mais sobre a movimentação na wallet da exchange, entramos em contato pelo Twitter pedindo esclarecimentos sobre o caso, e até o momento em que publicamos essa não havia sido explicado o motivo das transações de forma oficial. No Twitter da Binance, nenhuma informação neste sentido foi compartilhada, nem de manutenção e nem de movimentação programada de fundos, o que ficou estranho para muitos que acompanharam ao vivo esta grande movimentação financeira. Após cerca de horas de várias transações milionárias em sua wallet de tokens ERC20, a Binance já havia terminado ao que parece ter sido uma manutenção na sua wallet, mas como não houve ainda um anúncio oficial a comunidade segue a espera de mais informações a respeito. Em algumas transações realizadas, chamou a atenção que o responsável por realizar o trabalho não colocou a quantidade de GAS necessárias para que as mesmas fossem realizadas. Fonte: BlockExplorer Ethereum A Binance já foi hackeada através de APIs de trade Bots, mas os atacantes na ocasião não conseguiram sacar os fundos da plataforma, e isso provou que a mesma possui atenção com a segurança. Os prejuízos dos clientes que foram causados ficaram por ser restituídos pela Binance, assim que fossem terminados a apuração dos casos. Enquanto aguardamos mais informações sobre o desfecho, devemos sempre reforçar que exchange não é wallet, e que os investidores de criptomoedas devem manter nestes ambientes apenas o necessário para trades. Fiquem ligados que estaremos de olho e daremos update aqui, por hora vamos considerando que fundos estão a salvo. O artigo Urgente: Mais de um Bilhão de Dólares em Token Ethereum saindo da Binance apareceu primeiro em Livecoins.

12 days ago

XRP, Bitcoin [BTC] and Ethereum [ETH] act as the ‘big three’ on DX Exchange’s upcoming rollout

The cryptocurrency market’s surge on Wednesday, November 28 saw a lot of coins ride the bullish wave after weeks of downtrend. XRP, which was one of the few cryptocurrencies holding its own during the massive bear crash, has been helped by multiple announcements and listings. Just recently, Daniel Skowronski, the Chief Executive Officer [CEO] of DX Exchange revealed that the company would be adding “the four, five big cryptocurrencies” on the platform. Skowronski stated that XRP, Bitcoin [BTC] and Ethereum [ETH] will all be available for transactions. He went on to say that the above-mentioned cryptocurrencies are all good blockchain projects with a plan to add some more. DX Exchange was frank enough to admit that he cannot reveal the tokens in the pipeline due to company policies. He added: “We feel it is our responsibility to provide good products to the community. The company acts as a gatekeeper to the token world and aim to imbibe good projects on the network.” Skowronski admitted that although DX Exchange cannot trade, they can still decide what cryptocurrencies go on the platform. He added that the organization has to be careful about the decisions taken as they may have massive repercussions. DX Exchange also offers connections to the exchanges through APIs with the added benefit of possessing a license to provide institutional grade custody services. Another major platform that offers custody service for cryptocurrencies is BitGo, which had received a boost after investments from Galaxy Digital’s Michael Novogratz and Goldman Sachs. Mike Belshe, the CEO and Co-Founder of BitGo had earlier said: “This is the missing piece for infrastructure — it’s a treacherous environment today. Hedge funds need it, family offices need it, and they can’t participate in digital currency until they have a place to store it that’s regulated.” The post XRP, Bitcoin [BTC] and Ethereum [ETH] act as the ‘big three’ on DX Exchange’s upcoming rollout appeared first on AMBCrypto.

12 days ago

New Foundation to Focus on Crypto Wallet Interoperability

Today, November 26, 2018, marks the launch of the Foundation for Interwallet Operability (FIO)and the FIO Protocol, an interwallet protocol that seeks to make the transfer of cryptos between wallets as simple and straightforward as making transfers on PayPal.“In the crypto world payments are exponentially more complex and cumbersome,” said David Gold, CEO of Dapix, a founding member of FIO. “Crypto payments feel too risky, too scary and too difficult for members of the public. You have to use an incoherent string of characters, and you can’t confirm if funds have arrived. The average person on the street simply will never feel comfortable using crypto unless this changes.”The FIO Protocol is intended to birth a range of features including cross-chain counterparty metadata, enabling transaction statuses within crypto wallets, the provision of a single cross-chain wallet name that’s hard to forget and more.Gold, in an email correspondence with Bitcoin Magazine, argues that “decentralized blockchain transactions” need to be easier and “less risky than fiat transactions.”He said, “Users need to have greater confidence that their blockchain transactions are accurate before they commit to sending. This challenge can’t be solved by an individual wallet or exchange as it lies at the interface between all of them. The FIO Protocol is an industry-led, decentralized solution that will enable easy-to-use and virtually error-free transactions between any wallet or exchange.”Gold, who spent 11 years as the managing director of tech VC firm Access Venture Partners, believes mainstream adoption of cryptocurrencies will be severely limited unless it becomes easier to move them around.To make sure crypto payments are as easy to transfer as payments on PayPal, the FIO Protocol will leverage a standardized layer of connectivity and usability features that crypto businesses such as wallet providers and exchanges can use.The FIO Protocol will focus on three core areas. First, it will create FIO addresses: sets of human-readable, universal-wallet or centralized-exchange account names that are universally compatible with every token. Second, it will establish enhanced FIO workflow options for transactions, including error-free, request-initiated transactions so that users can send a payment request from one wallet address to another.Finally, the protocol will focus on FIO data functionality, enabling “the first cross token/coin metadata ... the ability for a note or even a full order cart to be included with a payment or a payment request securely and privately from one wallet to another.”Gold went further to state that the protocol is not a “closed party.” Anyone can take part in the protocol’s efforts to make the user-friendliness of transfers on the blockchain “improve drastically” so that the technology can achieve its potential.So far, the protocol has been backed by six leading crypto wallets and exchanges, which have agreed to join the Foundation when it launches, according to a statement. These include ShapeShift, KeepKey, Coinomi and others. The startup plans to test the protocol during the first quarter of 2019 with the crypto firms that have signed up.“Crypto payments must improve if this technology is going to expand. FIO’s approach — decentralized, cross-chain, and with financial incentives to adopt — is exciting, and we’re thrilled to support it,” said Erik Voorhees, founder and CEO of ShapeShift.Once launched, the protocol will offer standardized open-source APIs and SDKs that can be globally integrated into any crypto wallet or exchange easily. According to Gold, crypto users won’t have to deal with long stringed public encryption keys when sending digital assets. The protocol won’t sit in the middle of the underlying transactions on the blockchain; rather, it would send “information and confirmations that better enable the sending of value on all other blockchains.” This article originally appeared on Bitcoin Magazine.

13 days ago

PR: ARK, a Cross-Blockchain Communication Ecosystem is set to Release Core v2 November 28th, 2018

Bitcoin Press Release: Cross-blockchain communication ecosystem ARK announce the official launch date of Core v2 as the 28th of November 2018. 20th November 2018, Lons-le-Saunier, France: The much awaited and anticipated new Core v2 for ARK is knocking on MainNet’s door. The all new code base has been developed from scratch and is at the point in development where ARK wants to move it to the main network, becoming the backbone of the ARK blockchain. Since long before ARK’s genesis block, the team’s goal has been to provide the same accessibility and scalability for custom blockchains as WordPress provides for custom websites, and when coupled with ARK’s interoperability features makes for the perfect ecosystem of interconnected plug-and-play chains. Under such an architecture, nearly all aspects of the ARK code base could be modified, extended or replaced quickly and easily. In turn, this approach would allow blockchain developers maximum flexibility in aligning their bridgechains to reflect their organizations’ goals and priorities. What are Some of the New Core’s Features? Dynamic Fees  -  Most noticeable for end users is an addition of dynamic fees which lets delegates set their own fees for different transaction types, and users get the option to modify and pay fees they are comfortable with for sending transactions. Plugin System  -  The majority of ARK’s processes have been decoupled, modularized and developed as plugins, so it becomes as easy as writing a few lines to remove or add new plugins to the system. Increased Transactions Per Second and Transactions Per Block - ARK are increasing transactions that can be put in a single block from 50 to 150, bringing TPS from 6.25 to 18.75 (a 3 times increase). New API  -  The new API is much more powerful and stable, provides additional endpoints, follows latest API standards and gives developers more options to get necessary information. Webhook Support -  A Webhook allows an app to provide other applications with real-time information, and delivers data as it happens - as opposed to typical APIs where you poll for data very frequently in order to get it real-time. Better Transaction Pool Management  -  a newly developed transaction pool is leveraging the power of memory and SQLite, providing better stability, reliability and foundation for more future optimizations. How will the Transition Occur? On the 28th of November 2018 the ARK team and delegates will install the new Core on their servers. This is a hardfork, which means everyone who wants to run a node will need to replace their old deprecated ARKNode code with ARKCore. As the team, delegates and exchanges switch this over, users might experience small downtimes so please bear with the ARK team. End users won’t have to do anything but install updated wallets that support the new protocol (either Desktop or Mobile wallet). Current desktop and mobile wallets will be updated and all information and guides will be available prior to launch. The new Core is much more easier to integrate, and by default comes with a JSON-RPC plugin (which a lot of exchanges are using), so implementation is much easier and hassle free. If any new exchange is reading this - get in contact with us or visit https://docs.ark.io if you want to integrate us, we appreciate each addition and can help out with integration and technical support. What’s Next for ARK Core? ARK’s first focus will be to monitor and address any issues or bugs that may arise at the start. After that the focus will be on building Core v2.1, which is a next major release for ARK in aspect of core development and is due for a release in early 2019. Core v2.1 will bring in new transaction types such as timelock, updated multi-signatures, multi-payment support, increase size for SmartBridge field from 64 to 256 chars and will allow “Push.Button.Blockchain.” to fully shine with cross-chain interoperability options. What else do ARK have in Store by the End of the Year? ARK Pay  -  A simple open-source library that will provide merchants and vendors the ability to easily implement and start accepting ARK as means of payment in online shops. ARK Desktop Wallet v2 - A new desktop wallet built from scratch brings in a new codebase, improved UI, dynamic fee support and much more. Whitepaper v2  -  Rewritten whitepaper that will cover ARK basics, and go into more details of some of the aspects of it, along with the near and far end vision for ARK. Learn more about ARK at - http://ark.io/ Catch up on Twitter - https://twitter.com/ArkEcosystem ARK YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/ARKEcosystem Catch ARK on Slack - http://arkecosystem.slack.com/ Read the Blog - https://blog.ark.io/ Check the Steemit Blog - https://steemit.com/@arkecosystem Media Contact Details Contact Name: Travis Walker Contact Email: pr@ark.io ARK is the source of this content. Virtual currency is not legal tender, is not backed by the government, and accounts and value balances are not subje

14 days ago

HashCash is Set to Increase Blockchain Adoption in the South Korean Gaming Sector

HashCash Consultants are currently talking with South Korean gaming organizations to initiate collaborations. Through these partnerships, HashCash would develop blockchain platforms for gaming corporations to integrate on their existing platforms through APIs to boost their monetization power. Due to the steady growth of the gaming industry, the need for a transparent database to store stats, scores, and money transactions has come up. HashCash is set to meet this demand by incorporating encrypted blockchain ledgers. The firm would also create gaming tokens for video games. Additionally, HashCash would offer decentralized payment gateways to cut transaction costs for users. (KE)

20 days ago

White Company’s Blockchain AI Division Acquired by Apis Capital Management

Making its first foray into venture capital, Apis Capital Management announced on Thursday that it is acquiring the blockchain intelligence and analytics division of the White Company. The acquisition was made through Apis Ventures, the newly found private equity fund under Apis Capital Management. The fund is focused on investing in machine learning and artificial intelligence ventures. Leveraging Data Points for a Better World According to Dr. Edgar Radjabli, Managing Partner of Apis Capital Management, the company is driven to explore the changes that advanced technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and deep learning (DL) could have on the world. He noted that the world is capturing a multitude of data points, but there is no way to put this data to use and effectively leverage it to provide impactful solutions. Radjabli said: “We are now seeing more attention to fundamental technologies and some key developments, such as the Linux Foundations’ launch of Acumos AI platform. Our fund is focused on bringing companies together that can do just that and this acquisition is an important step in that direction. The future of AI will not be dominated by IBM and Watson.” Finding Value in Fraud Analytics Dr. Radjabli noted that they were particularly interested in White Company’s advanced fraud analytics. The solution helps their clients to comply with strict KYC/AML laws. Other interesting technologies from the White Company that Apis Capital focuses is on is their market liquidity algorithms and their exchange operations. Dr. Radjabli, and the head of the machine learning at Apis Capital Management, Dr. Yosin Yakobu, will initially stay on the blockchain intelligence and analytics division’s board as directors. The White company is working extensively with blockchain technology on making global payments and financial transactions easier. Their solutions cater to both businesses and consumers and enable them to pay others within seconds, without incurring fees. The company is unique in having the only complete financial solutions package based on blockchain. It combines a fiat on/off ramp, stablecoins, a crypto wallet, a crypto exchange, a debit card, merchant processing solution, and asset management solutions. Elizabeth White, White Company CEO noted that the acquisition of the blockchain AI division would help bring immediate value to the shareholders and let the company focus more on its key revenue drivers. The division, however, continues to work in synergy with the company. White Company’s Blockchain AI Division Acquired by Apis Capital Management was originally found on [blokt] - Blockchain, Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News.

22 days ago

Coinbase Finally Takes RippleLabs’ Coin on Their Custodian Services

CoinSpeaker Coinbase Finally Takes RippleLabs’ Coin on Their Custodian Services This move was first announced in October 2018 and has taken a month to seal the deal. Until then, getting a listing on Coinbase wasn’t at all easy. The exchange did listed the exclusive top five, but with the exception of Ripple that according to allegations seemed to have openly asked for getting listed among Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), and Litecoin (LTC) which was at the time of the listing ranked as the top 5th currency. The initial allegations stated that Ripple Labs offered millions to Coinbase and Gemini exchange in order to get listed, but was refused despite, which was later on negated by the foundation. Aimed at institutional investors, Custody requires a minimum cryptocurrency holding of $10 million and a thorough due-diligence process before an individual or company is accepted as a client. The addition of XRP to the list of supported assets came as surprise to many cryptocurrency enthusiasts. In the past, XRP has generated criticism for being closely linked to Ripple, an international financial services company that is actively partnering with banks worldwide. Ripple (arguably) created the XRP digital currency several years ago. Today, Ripple (unarguably) controls the majority of XRP tokens in existence. Some argue that XRP tokens are unregistered securities because they rise and fall with the actions of Ripple. Others (including Ripple) claim XRP is sufficiently decentralized. This controversy was always in the way of XRP clearing its path to the exchanges like Coinbase. In August 2018, a Coinbase blog post stated the firm was exploring 37 new digital assets for addition on their Custody product, with “no bearing on trading-related” verticals. Among the many assets were NEO, Steem, Dfinity, and lesser-known projects like PolkaDot, Tokencard, and Props. Following the new announcement, in its new service, Coinbase will work as a bank for Ripple. Custodial services mean that the entity in charge has been allowed within the law to hold fund for customers. Battle-Tested Storage for Best Crypto Assets The launch of the custodial services at Coinbase in July 2018 opened the way for institutional investors to get involved with virtual assets. As Coinbase explain: “Coinbase Custody is a combination of Coinbase’s battle-tested cold storage for crypto assets, an institutional-grade broker-dealer and its reporting services, and a comprehensive client coverage program.” Historically, Coinbase has been pretty conservative to list new cryptocurrencies across any of its businesses. However, with increasing competition and superior products being developed in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sector, Coinbase has expanded its offerings to remain relevant. Coupled with the recently-granted New York Financial Department’s license to operate as an independent custodian, the company seems primed for disruption. Since the infamous Bitcoin Cash saga, which saw Coinbase allegedly pumping the coin’s price before listing, the firm has maintained a clear line of communication with the general public. In statements in August 2018, Sam McInvagale, product head at Custody, stated: “Coinbase Custody is exploring the addition of many existing and forthcoming crypto assets for storage only. We are making this announcement internally at Coinbase and to the public at the same time to remain transparent with our customers about support for future assets.” The team at Coinbase Custody also explained to their users that they might see public-facing APIs and other signs that indicate they are conducting engineering works to support these new digital assets. This however should not be an indication of 100% commitment of adding the digital assets and they would provide updates to their customers about the process and what to expect via their Twitter page. The addition of XRP to Coinbase Custody seems pretty unique because Coinbase does not currently list XRP on its exchange. You can store XRP in Coinbase Custody, but you can’t purchase XRP from the Coinbase exchange. Only one other asset, the OmiseGO (OMG) token, shares this characteristic. It seems that USDC stablecoin will also hit next the guarding branch of the crypto-leading firm - according to a Coinbase post. With the target towards institutional investors-custodian services, the project condition before a user or group/firm is welcomed as a user/client is a minimum virtual asset holding of $10 mil and a in-detail research process. Did Coinbase Troll Ripple? Coinbase Custody website appeares to be trolling Ripple with its XRP announcement. When announcing the addition of XRP to the Coinbase Custody service, Coinbase chose to use the logo for Ripple - which is different from the XRP logo. It’s also worth noting that the annoucement back in August listed did show the XRP logo instead of Ripples. Coinbase has used the firm’s logo and the XRP logo at different times. Although thi

22 days ago

Microsoft Unveils Cloud-Based Blockchain Kit for Developers

Tech giant Microsoft has unveiled the serverless Azure Blockchain Development Kit, which combines blockchain technology with third-party SaaS, according to the announcement. It’s an enhanced version of Microsoft’s Azure Blockchain Workbench with capabilities such as “off-chain identity and data, monitoring and messaging APIs into a reference architecture...to rapidly build blockchain applications.” Microsoft is looking to “help developers go farther, faster.” The company has attached a trio of themes to the first release across “connecting interfaces, integrating data and systems, and deploying smart contracts and blockchain networks.” (GT)

25 days ago

KuCoin Explores Series A Funding, Raising $20 Million Investment

KuCoin has received a funding investment of USD 20 Million during a Series A funding. The cryptocurrency exchange launched in 2017 and currently has over 5 million registered users and supports about 403 trading pairs with a 24-hour trading average of over USD 31.6 million. It announced that agreements have been reached by three venture capitalists - Matrix Partners, IDG Capital, and Neo Global Capital to invest USD 20 million in the Series A funding round. The company’s new capital is said by KuCoins executives to be earmarked for investment in KuCoin’s platform 2.0 which is being developed to include improvements such as stop orders and upgraded APIs on the Platform, the release of which has been postponed to the end of Q4. According to the CEO Michael Gan, this investment would bring about increased customer support, staff support, growth and global expansion into targeted markets including Vietnam, Turkey, Italy, Russia and Spanish-speaking countries, the improvement of its blockchain research, and the upgrade of its already operational blockchain educational system. In discussing the features of the developing platform, Michael shared that it will be a “dynamic, secure and a malleable trading platform”. IDG Capital, Matrix Partners, and Neo Global Partners are highly successful firms that have high-valued investments in multiple crypto-related companies. Follow BitcoinNews.com on Twitter: @BitcoinNewsCom Telegram Alerts from BitcoinNews.com: https://t.me/bconews Want to advertise or get published on BitcoinNews.com? - View our Media Kit PDF here. Image Courtesy: Pixabay The post KuCoin Explores Series A Funding, Raising $20 Million Investment appeared first on BitcoinNews.com.

25 days ago

Kucoin Exchange Raises $20 Million in Series A Funding Round

Singapore-based cryptocurrency exchange Kucoin has announced it has raised a combined total of $20 million in series A funding. Taking part in the Kucoin founding round were IDG Capital, Matrix Partners and Neo Global Capital. Also Read: GMO Internet Reports Crypto Exchange Profit Up Over 34% in Q3 2018 $20 Million for Kucoin Exchange Opened for cryptocurrency trading in September 2017, Kucoin reports it now has more than five million registered users, coming from over 100 countries. It is the 52nd most popular venue in the world by trading volume, with close to $600 million of cryptocurrency traded a month. Full details of the Series A deal have not been released yet, so it is impossible to calculate what valuation it was based on. “This is truly a dynamic and significant partnership,” commented the exchange’s CEO Michael Gan. “The combined forces of IDG Capital, Matrix Partners, and Neo Global Capital will help Kucoin grow substantially, expand understanding and adoption of cryptocurrency for millions of potential users, and help these users more efficiently find the best products available in the crypto-world no matter where on the planet they may exist.” Expanding Across the World The capital is earmarked for helping the exchange with a number of developments. Firstly, Kucoin Platform 2.0 is expected to go live in Q1 2019 and allow the exchange to scale and add new features such as stop orders, upgraded APIs and a dust collector. The company will also hire more customer support staff to offer ‘concierge-level’ service to traders. And a large portion of the newly secured funds will help expand the Kucoin research team. Kucoin, which entered Australia two months ago, will also leverage the new capital for a global expansion with targeted marketing and advertising campaigns. The company said that in the coming months it will expand in different markets, with Vietnam, Turkey, Italy, Russia and all Spanish-speaking countries as the main focus for growth in Q4 of 2018. It estimates that a total of 10 global markets will be up and running by Q2, 2019. Where should Kucoin expand to next? Share your thoughts in the comments section below. Images courtesy of Shutterstock. Verify and track bitcoin cash transactions on our BCH Block Explorer, the best of its kind anywhere in the world. Also, keep up with your holdings, BCH and other coins, on our market charts at Satoshi’s Pulse, another original and free service from Bitcoin.com. The post Kucoin Exchange Raises $20 Million in Series A Funding Round appeared first on Bitcoin News.

a month ago

Wyoming clears ground for an crypto-haven

Wyoming is a mountainous, sparsely-populated rectangle located in the middle of the United States. Despite its landlocked position, many Wyomingites are laying legal foundations to make it a harbor for the virtual world. A bundle of 5 bills, passed in March of 2018, positioned Wyoming as a serious contender in the race to build a crypto-friendly jurisdiction. This article is a quick summary of the five bills already passed, as well as a look at the prospective bills being proposed for the upcoming legislative session. The Race To Regulate There is a difficult divide between the “real world” of nation states, and the “virtual world” of distributed ledgers such as Bitcoin. For personal use, services like Coinbase bridge this chasm, but take a hefty fee along with their snitchy KYC. For enterprises, the uncertainty surrounding the legality of cryptocurrencies leaves many unable to keep a consistent banking partner. While the feelings of banks are consistently negative, crypto technologies have been met with mixed reactions from governments. Powerful states are naturally skeptical of disruptive technology, yet smaller states recognize opportunity in hosting a revolutionary force. We see this in practice by the cautious tip-toeing around the topic of cryptocurrencies by federal regulators; cautiously making fuzzy statements that do not actually set any precedent. For instance, the SEC declared that “the DAO” was probably a security, and that Ethereum was probably a security initially. These statements chill the industry without actually necessitating a legal battle that the agency might lose. So while powerful incumbents such as the US and Russia may be spreading uncertainty, many smaller jurisdictions are eagerly building landing pads upon which lucrative crypto projects may safely fall from the heavens. Paradoxically, one of these places is located inside the United States. In the first half of 2018, Wyoming legislators bundled five bills intended to make it an ideal place for emerging technology. While critics claim that Wyoming has pursued a dangerous deregulation of cryptocurrency, the opposite is true: it has classified it as a type of property rather than leaving it as an open question. While this doesn’t guarantee the SEC and its federal siblings from trying to exert their influence, it does put up a shield to make it a fair fight that will likely play out in the courtrooms. Included in the package of five bills was the introduction of ‘Series LLCs’, which are able to spawn child LLCs that do not share liability between each other. Another bill allows for LLCs to be controlled by a blockchain address, opening up the possibility for hybrid entities, existing on both the planes of Ethereum and the plains of Wyoming. The combination of these two bills means that a DAO may be able to control a Series LLC, and then in turn create a child LLC for each of its projects. Each Child LLC does not share liability with its parent or siblings, enabling decentralization. The remaining 3 bills: Exempt cryptocurrency projects from the same regulations as virtual money transmitters Classify utility tokens as distinct from securities Exempt cryptocurrency from property taxes Wyoming Offers a Supportive Solution Although the ground has been cleared with these five bills, not much has been built yet. A new bundle of bills seeks to build an even stronger foundation. The Wyoming Blockchain Task Force group met in Cheyenne last week to polish their proposals, after meeting in Jackson a month earlier. (Representatives from the SEC, Federal Reserve, and FDIC said they would attend the earlier meeting in Jackson, but were reportedly spooked when it was revealed that the location would be open to the public.) After the Jackson session, I spoke with Albert Forkner, Wyoming’s Banking Commissioner, about what he perceived to be the most exciting development: a “sandbox option”. The sandbox allows projects to experiment with new business models without having to go through the mountain of paperwork that usually befalls fintech companies. Instead, these startups will be able to apply for special licenses that have a limited scope and duration, allowing them to see if their business model is viable before securing a more permanent permit. This test period will also allow the State to see if the ‘disruption’ that comes from these startups is positively or negatively impacting the ecosystem before granting them a permit. There was also much talk about another major way Wyoming hopes to attract crypto businesses: a bank made by the State. This “Special Purpose Depository Bank” is intended to help businesses registered in Wyoming to find a consistent banking partner. Wyoming’s“Special Bank” will likely be FDIC insured, but would not make loans. The bank can only be accessed by corporations that can “provide reasonable evidence that the person is engaged in a lawful, bona fide business, or is likely to within the next six (6) mo

a month ago

BitMax.io (BTMX.io) Partners with BitCloud & BeShare to Deliver Enhanced Trading Tools and Services

BitMax.io (BTMX.io), the pioneering innovative digital asset exchange, has established strategic partnerships with BitCloud and BeShare. With these new alliances, users who have already signed up for BitCloud or BeShare can have access to BitMax.io’s platform directly using their existing accounts. In addition, with real-time synchronization of BitMax.io’s exchange information with BitCloud and BeShare, users will be able to trade or place orders directly on BitMax.io’s exchange platform through Beshare or BitCloud’s APIs. BitMax.io is a global operator of an innovative digital asset trading platform with a broad range of products and services for global retail and institutional clients. With its relentless focus on transparency, reliability, and quality of execution and client services, BitMax.io has established itself as a clear leader in the crypto trading and exchange space as the next third-generation digital asset trading platform. BitCloud is the world’s first combined trading platform. It is an ambitious project that aims to create a user-friendly and user-focused one-stop platform crypto trading service. It enables blockchain project investors to schedule and monitor their digital asset investments in an efficient and hassle-free way, and analyzes every aspect of the user experience to solve major pain points, reduce costs, increase profits, and educate investors. This service comes with a number of innovative and useful features. Using a powerful trading API, BitCloud provides users with rich trading functions and aggregates dozens of well-known and large-scale trading platforms. Doing this enables users to connect multiple exchange APIs and trade through them directly on BitCloud. Furthermore, an ingenious Strategy trading function has been developed to complement limit and market orders of each exchange. Using BitCloud’s Iceberg trading algorithm, users can execute buy and sell orders without significantly affecting market prices, even with large orders. The Strategy trading AI approach is unique because it allows users to get the best possible price across the entire market by combining order books and market depth across all participating exchanges. This approach also allows BitCloud users to trade in the majority of altcoins on the market. BeShare is a special crypto trading app that has been developed to manage assets across different exchanges. It allows users to easily view market information that interests them and to execute spot and futures trades with just a few clicks. The project’s future roadmap includes plans to open accounts on the app and to charge and withdraw cryptocurrency using simple, easy-to-use tools and services. The BeShare service comes with a unique set of services and advantages as well. The first is aggregation trading. In this trading mode, users are guided through a simple set of trading steps in which they choose the exchanges they want to trade on, the pairs they are interested in, and specific orders or positions that are visible in the order books. Once these three choices have been set, the user can then execute aggregated trades across all the exchanges for the selected orders and pairs, from one integrated portal. This process also works for customized selections, meaning users can set up and edit their own choices and execute aggregated trades for those specifications as well. The asset portfolio feature is similar to aggregation trading, but instead of combining prices and orders across multiple exchanges to execute a combined trade, it allows users to thoroughly manage their assets. They can first choose the assets and exchanges that they want to analyze, and then view the individual gains, losses, and order histories of the selected cryptocurrency, token, or asset. This feature is useful because it provides traders with a bird’s-eye view of how their overall portfolios are performing, regardless of which exchange or wallet may hold their assets. It is obvious that in order to make these features work, BeShare needs access to a wide range of crypto market data. They achieve this by compiling comprehensive cryptocurrency information, setting price warnings providing round-the-clock market news, and aggregating market statistics on hot trades, trading shelves, premium rates, and more, all of which is then provided to users to facilitate well-informed and accurate trades. By establishing technical partnerships with other leading players in the crypto market, BitMax.io continues to enhance its competitive and client-centric service offerings, growing the global user base, provide an institutional-level trading platform with lower trading costs while improving liquidity and enhancing trading efficiency. Led by a seasoned team of Wall Street quant trading executives and technical experts from globally renowned universities, BitMax.io currently has over 50,000 global users and 30 active crypto trading pairs with additional listings under review. Supported by

a month ago

Ripple’s Brad Garlinghouse: Regulatory Clarity Drives Crypto and Blockchain Adoption

Ripple’s CEO, Brad Garlinghouse, recently sat down for a chat with IMF’s Deputy General Counsel Ross Leckow. The conversation took place at Monday’s Singapore Fintech Festival. In the dialogue, the two exchanged ideas on the opportunities that blockchain technology and digital assets provide for the financial institutions in the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) region. IMF Devoting a Lot of Attention to Finetech and Blockchain Mr. Lechow was quick to point out that the IMF was devoting a lot of attention to Finetech and blockchain technology. However, he was quick to point out that other emerging technologies were also worth mentioning. These technologies include cloud computing, APIs, Mobile and more. Regulatory Clarity Boosts Crypto and Blockchain Adoption During the chat, Brad Garlinghouse pointed out that the blockchain challenges and opportunities in the ASEAN market was unique in that there was regulatory clarity from several governments in the region. Mr. Garlinghouse had this to say with regards to the matter: Regulatory clarity has a huge ability to drive digital asset and blockchain adoption. It is surprising how many markets still have uncertainty. But, in ASEAN, the regulatory environment for blockchain and digital asset technology is clear. According to Ripple’s CEO, countries such as Singapore, Thailand, and the Philippines, have provided a suitable environment that allows for the blockchain and crypto industry to thrive. He cited an example of how Thailand has managed to balance consumer protection and innovation. Leckow also added that the ASEAN region is more open to Finetech. He stated that: Every country in this region also has very different needs. Some are further ahead than others in thinking through policy, and it’s not surprising that they’ve taken different regulatory approaches... But, in the ASEAN region, there is general openness in embracing Fintech and allowing innovation to happen. Fintechs in this region are willing to engage with regulators and let them understand the technology, services and products that they’re producing in the early stages of development. Regulatory sandboxes in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia are examples of this. What about the Rest of the World? From the point of view of crypto enthusiasts and traders, regulatory direction is vital in determining the value and validity of their digital asset investments. One such example is the eagerly awaited Bitcoin ETF decision by the American SEC. Many believe that a nod of approval from the Regulatory body, will rubber stamp crypto as a mainstream investment asset class. This will in turn bring in the ‘big money’ from Wall Street and High Net Individuals. Regulatory Decision Cannot be Ignored But as much as many might want to adhere to Satoshi’s vision of a truly decentralized payment system without the interference of governments and banks, they are also aware that they reside and abide by the laws provided for in their country’s of residence. Part of ‘the deal’ of being a citizen of a particular country, is to follow the laws and regulations of the land. Therefore, government direction can not be ignored. What are your thoughts on the future of crypto regulation around the globe? Please let us know in the comment section below. Disclaimer: This article is not meant to give financial advice. Any additional opinion herein is purely the author’s and does not represent the opinion of Ethereum World News or any of its other writers. Please carry out your own research before investing in any of the numerous cryptocurrencies available. Thank you. The post Ripple’s Brad Garlinghouse: Regulatory Clarity Drives Crypto and Blockchain Adoption appeared first on Ethereum World News.

a month ago

BitMax.io Partners with BitCloud & BeShare to Improve Cryptocurrency Trading Services for Users

CoinSpeaker BitMax.io Partners with BitCloud & BeShare to Improve Cryptocurrency Trading Services for Users With these new alliances, users who have already signed up for BitCloud or BeShare can have access to BitMax.io’s platform directly using their existing accounts. In addition, with real-time synchronization of BitMax.io’s exchange information with BitCloud and BeShare, users will be able to trade or place orders directly on BitMax.io’s exchange platform through Beshare or BitCloud’s APIs. BitMax.io is a global operator of an innovative digital asset trading platform with a broad range of products and services for global retail and institutional clients. With its relentless focus on transparency, reliability, and quality of execution and client services, BitMax.io has established itself as a clear leader in the crypto trading and exchange space as the next third-generation digital asset trading platform. BitCloud is the world’s first combined trading platform. It is an ambitious project that aims to create a user-friendly and user-focused one-stop platform crypto trading service. It enables blockchain project investors to schedule and monitor their digital asset investments in an efficient and hassle-free way, and analyzes every aspect of the user experience to solve major pain points, reduce costs, increase profits, and educate investors. This service comes with a number of innovative and useful features. Using a powerful trading API, BitCloud provides users with rich trading functions and aggregates dozens of well-known and large-scale trading platforms. Doing this enables users to connect multiple exchange APIs and trade through them directly on BitCloud. Furthermore, an ingenious Strategy trading function has been developed to complement limit and market orders of each exchange. Using BitCloud’s Iceberg trading algorithm, users can execute buy and sell orders without significantly affecting market prices, even with large orders. The Strategy trading AI approach is unique because it allows users to get the best possible price across the entire market by combining order books and market depth across all participating exchanges. This approach also allows BitCloud users to trade in the majority of altcoins on the market. BeShare is a special crypto trading app that has been developed to manage assets across different exchanges. It allows users to easily view market information that interests them and to execute spot and futures trades with just a few clicks. The project’s future roadmap includes plans to open accounts on the app and to charge and withdraw cryptocurrency using simple, easy-to-use tools and services. The BeShare service comes with a unique set of services and advantages as well. The first is aggregation trading. In this trading mode, users are guided through a simple set of trading steps in which they choose the exchanges they want to trade on, the pairs they are interested in, and specific orders or positions that are visible in the order books. Once these three choices have been set, the user can then execute aggregated trades across all the exchanges for the selected orders and pairs, from one integrated portal. This process also works for customized selections, meaning users can set up and edit their own choices and execute aggregated trades for those specifications as well. The asset portfolio feature is similar to aggregation trading, but instead of combining prices and orders across multiple exchanges to execute a combined trade, it allows users to thoroughly manage their assets. They can first choose the assets and exchanges that they want to analyze, and then view the individual gains, losses, and order histories of the selected cryptocurrency, token, or asset. This feature is useful because it provides traders with a bird’s-eye view of how their overall portfolios are performing, regardless of which exchange or wallet may hold their assets. It is obvious that in order to make these features work, BeShare needs access to a wide range of crypto market data. They achieve this by compiling comprehensive cryptocurrency information, setting price warnings providing round-the-clock market news, and aggregating market statistics on hot trades, trading shelves, premium rates, and more, all of which is then provided to users to facilitate well-informed and accurate trades. By establishing technical partnerships with other leading players in the crypto market, BitMax.io continues to enhance its competitive and client-centric service offerings, grow global user base, provide institutional-level trading platform with lower trading costs while improving liquidity and enhancing trading efficiency. Led by a seasoned team of Wall Street quant trading executives and technical experts from globally renowned universities, BitMax.io currently has over 50,000 global users and 30 active crypto trading pairs with additional listings under review. Supported by its 24 by 7 global operation, the p

a month ago

New Exchange Security Scoring Model Offers Insurance Rates for Coin Holders

International cybersecurity solutions provider Group-IB has come up with a scoring model to grade crypto exchanges based on their level of security.The scoring model was created by Group-IB in conjunction with Swiss-based Cryptolns (which is operated by Swiss insurance broker APIS AS), and the grading is intrinsic to CryptoIns’ new cryptocurrency exchange insurance, which will allow exchange users to cover up to 15 BTC worth of digital assets held in their exchange accounts. With the scoring model’s data, CryptoIns has calculated rates for their coverage depending on an exchange’s level of security and asset-protection measures.This insurance will be available for assets held on leading exchanges like Binance, OKEx, Kraken and Huobi, while a full list can be found on CryptoIns’ website.“Currently, approximately 3,600,000 BTC are stored in user accounts on cryptocurrency exchanges, making this market highly attractive for hackers,” Timofey Volkov, CEO of CryptoIns, explained.Per a recent Forbes article, crypto exchanges are attractive to hackers due to their design: They have a centralized single point of failure, making them prone to the same problems faced by millions of web applications globally. This is where the assessment from Group-IB gets interesting for the investor.The grading from Group-IB took the exchanges’ architecture and infrastructure into consideration to better understand the mechanisms used in countering potential threats. While developing the framework for its insurance policy, Cryptolns revealed that it assessed a number of exchanges using various parameters, including “the level of technical security [and] the reliability of key storage, password, and personal data of customers provided by each exchange.” Explaining the challenges faced by insurers in the crypto industry, Volkov stated that:“Collaboration with one of the leading international cybersecurity companies will help us organize and conduct pre-insurance evaluations of the exchanges in order to assess their security, as well as the potential for fraudulent activities on the part of the founders and management.”Risk GroupsThe scoring by CryptoIns also sorted exchanges into four risk groups based on aggregated information which includes "assessment of traded volume, traders’ activity, internal fees and other characteristics." Exchanges categorized in the first group were graded as being the least vulnerable, second and third were "rated satisfactory and low in security risk," while those in the fourth group were deemed to be overly risky, with the company saying it won't provide insurance for such exchanges.Base insurance rates are put at 2.5 percent per quarter. Each of the groups was entitled to different discounts with the maximum being a 50 percent discount, the report states.According to CryptoIns' insurance calculator on its website, U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange Kraken ranks as the safest digital asset platform with a lower cost of insuring assets. It costs users 0.0125 BTC for every 1 BTC stored on Kraken at a 1.25 percent insurance rate. The same 1 BTC will be insured on Binance and Bibox for 0.019 BTC and 0.025 BTC, respectively.Falling under the overly risky group were exchanges like Yobit which emerged as the least secure. Other less-secure exchanges, according to the list, were Zaif, Bitstamp, Bit-Z and TopBTC.Cyber threats on crypto exchanges have become a recurring event. In September 2018, Japanese digital assets platform Zaif reportedly lost $59 million due to a security breach on its system. Bithumb, CoinGrail and BitGrail all lost $30 million, $40 million and $195 million, respectively, earlier in the year. This article originally appeared on Bitcoin Magazine.

a month ago

XRP breaks out above 4% within the span of an hour; new APIs enabled

The price of XRP took an extreme hike in a matter of an hour, today. The price broke out above 4% where XRP was trading at an appreciated price of $0.52 with a market cap above $21 billion. The total trading volume was recorded at $406 million in the past 24 hours. One of the members of the XRP community who goes by the Twitter name RossMacFirdeen also posted a tweet regarding a new API supporting the real-time price tracking of XRP. Here, he named eight exchanges that will enable this API, which includes Binance, Bitbank, Bitfinex, Bithumb, Huobi, Kraken, Okex and ZB. The original tweet read: “As of now 8 exchanges are implemented on #XrpCommunityAPI First version of the #API allowing to track #XRP price over those exchanges in REAL TIME will be released Monday !” Another fan-handle from the XRP community discussed other features that are being implemented in the ecosystem. Two of the mentioned features in the tweet by XRPCommunityAPI were: Soap web service to ease server-to-server and rich client integration and Nuget package for .Net integration. As for the XRP market, the lowest price hit by the token across the day was $0.49 where its market cap was observed to be $19.98 billion at one point. This is an add-on of over a billion dollar in the market cap of XRP in just a day’s time. Joseph Johnson, a Twitter user and an XRP and blockchain enthusiast also wrote: “How will we know the difference between utitly of the banks verses people just buying and selling XRP?” To this, a user responded by establishing a connection between Ripple and XRP. The user wrote: “Think of XRP as shares of Ripple Labs Inc.” The post XRP breaks out above 4% within the span of an hour; new APIs enabled appeared first on AMBCrypto.

a month ago

Binance Opens its Doors to Institutional Investors

With the launch of Bakkt only a few weeks away and on the 12th of December, the popular cryptocurrency exchange of Binance has announced a list of products and services geared towards attracting institutional investors. The exchange is laying the groundwork for the highly anticipated capital that will arrive from institutional investors as well as high net individuals. Binance wants to prepare beforehand for the potential demand by taking the following actions: To continue building the technology required to provide the highest level of security, reliability and liquidity on its platform Quality selection of tradable tokens and coins Services catered specifically for high volume traders such as its tiered trading fee discount program Increased support for corporate accounts including customization of API and withdrawal limits Creating a new division known as Binance Research Sub - Accounts for Institutional Investors With regards to future plans, the exchange has highlighted the following possibilities for sub-accounts geared toward the needs of Institutional Investors: Support for up to 200 sub-accounts per client Account and trading activity overview for sub accounts. This includes login history, open orders, order history, etc Zero fees for the transfer of funds between sub-accounts Full control of sub-accounts eg resetting 2FA, removing APIs, freezing sub-accounts, just to name a few More on the New Research Division At Binance The exchange recently launched Binance Research that is focused on the creation of institutional-grade research reports. These reports will increase transparency as well as improve the quality of information available within the crypto space. The team at the research division has already analyzed two projects: Loom Network (LOOM) and GoChain (GO). Next on the list is Pundi X (NPXS). Regular updates of the research activities can be found on twitter via @BinanceResearch. What are your thoughts on Binance’s new focus on institutional investors? Is this an indicator of good things to come in the markets? Please let us know in the comment section below. Disclaimer: This article is not meant to give financial advice. Any additional opinion herein is purely the author’s and does not represent the opinion of Ethereum World News or any of its other writers. Please carry out your own research before investing in any of the numerous cryptocurrencies available. Thank you. The post Binance Opens its Doors to Institutional Investors appeared first on Ethereum World News.

a month ago

Coinzilla Raises the Crypto Game After Major Update

Coinzilla has already made quite the name for itself in the crypto sphere. Not long ago, the company has been rated as the number one Crypto Advertising Agency in the world, with well over 80 successful crypto projects under its belt. Since its inauguration, Coinzilla has become the go-to service for most crypto business owners longing for extra exposure or needing help with expanding their services. To this day, Coinzilla is responsible for helping get off the ground over 100 ICOs. The list of notable accomplishments doesn’t end here, though, as according to Stefan, Coinzilla’s CEO, the company also helped promote over 40 crypto-related businesses and monetized more than 500 crypto websites. Coinzilla’s role within the crypto community is of the utmost importance since it acts as the engine that links and powers two of the most important parties involved, the advertisers and the publishers. The company’s commitment towards improving the crypto community is relentless, always striving to help crypto businesses make a name for themselves, improving their exposure, as well as expanding their brands. The company’s value and prosperity come from the richness of its clients, says Stefan. Coinzilla started out in life two years ago as the brainchild of two young and passionate computer science students, one being Stefan, and the other Alex. Their vision is a clear example of faith in the potential of the blockchain technologies. Since the blockchain started becoming “a thing,” Alex and Stefan invested time, money, and “gray matter” in their project. Alex, the co-founder of Coinzilla Advertising Network, describes the blockchain as being the technology responsible for the freedom needed by the world nowadays. The banning of cryptocurrency and blockchain ads on various social media fronts came as a disappointment for both entrepreneurs, but this has not for a second affected their commitment and their desire to see the industry grow. Despite all the challenges, the two managed to not only create a successful crypto advertising network but to revolutionize this particular niche. Now, Coinzilla’s team is comprised out of 20 employees boasting incredible knowledge in the digital advertising field. Stefan describes how all employees are professionals who have significant achievements in the field of online advertising. The synergy within the company becomes even more obvious when considering the fact that everyone has solid digital advertising knowledge, from the people responsible for the banner designs to the human resource representatives. Over its two year life, Coinzilla has not only gained immense experience in the field but has made everything in its power to share its knowledge with every customer with struggling businesses. At times, Coinzilla and its network of clients really seem more like a family rather than just a business. The business owners took note regarding how all of this was only possible thanks to Coinzilla’s amazing team. The company has its sights set on various high goals in the future as it plans to expand by introducing press release services, an affiliate program, and a brand new Coinzilla Academy. “We want to train as many people as possible. We want to answer as many questions as possible because I think we should give more credit to this future technology called blockchain. “- declared Stefan. This move is yet another proof regarding Coinzilla’s commitment to making the whole crypto community better, further strengthening its image as one of the pioneers in the field of crypto advertising. The company is currently looking for partners willing to partake in this game-changing plan. Coinzilla Academy’s goal? - To aid the crypto community as much as possible by offering relevant answers to even the most complex questions that every blockchain user might require. The company’s representatives hope that this monumental project will eventually lead to a better unity within the crypto community. More knowledge means better exposure, more education means more customers, and more customers mean more money and so forth. These are exciting times for Coinzilla as the company is currently working towards updating its services, with a particular focus on improving the user experience. Starting this October, the company will introduce a new set of tools, as well as new automated targeting algorithms specifically tailored for various countries and devices. New capping options and new stats are also expected. “We will also introduce the native banner advertising, so this means that banners will take the placement body, to look more natural. We foresee that native advertising will boost the conversion rate with at least 35%. Also, we will include new payment methods, SEPA & SWIFT money transfers. Some users requested APIs, and because we love to help our users, there will be multiple API’s available, including for campaign design, optimization and stats. Now we are developing our white labeling service,

a month ago

SWIFT Won’t Be Integrating With xRapid, XRP or RippleNet

SWIFT , the global payments network has been shooting down rumours that its platform will begin to integrate with Ripple’s suite of software solutions for cross-border payments. SWIFT is updating its protocol standard this month and is also letting its customers know that they should upgrade to the firm’s new global payments platform called SWIFT gpi. News regarding the upgrade led to a mixture of different rumours about the SWIFT gpi that it would make the XRP powered payment solution xRapid and RippleNet available to thousands of banks on the SWIFT network. During the SWIFT International Banking Operations Seminar (SIBOS) in Sydney, which opened up its doors on 22nd October for four days to over 7,000 bankers from all around the world, Ripple’s was one of the attendants which led to confusion amongst the community as some believe that this was a sign that SWIFT and Ripple would release a joint announcement of sorts. I addition to Ripple and several banking participants some of the biggest names in tech attended including, Microsoft, IBM and Google. The event is held at the international convention centre in Sydney and it a networking event which mixes up traditional finance, tech and some of the most exciting emerging technologies which are changing the banking industry. As stated by the Daily Hodl, in reference to Ripple’s attendance at the conference: “The San Francisco-based company, also in attendance at Sibos, has been making waves in the banking industry on the strength of RippleNet, its cross-border payments platform that has signed on more than 100 financial institutions. Ripple takes aim at SWIFT by offering a suite of blockchain-based software APIs that can reduce fees and transaction speeds, and offer more transparency in a frictionless environment.” Despite all the rumours running through the ether, a spokesperson for SWIFT said that there is absolutely no truth in them. In a new interview with Finance Magnates, the spokesperson stated: “I’m not sure where those rumours are coming from but the upcoming standards release ... is entirely unrelated to RippleNet. Its primary purpose is to ensure all payments include a tracking reference (UETR, Unique End-to-end Transaction Reference) which will allow banks to track their gpi payments end-to-end in real time.” What are your thoughts? Let us know what you think down below in the comments! googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1538128067916-0'); }); The post SWIFT Won’t Be Integrating With xRapid, XRP or RippleNet appeared first on Crypto Daily™.

a month ago

Deloitte Partnership Will Focus on Blockchain-Based Digital Identity System

“Big Four” accounting firm Deloitte recently announced a partnership with Attest Inc., an identity management company based in Chicago, with the goal of developing a government level blockchain-based digital identity system. Deloitte clients will now have access to the Attest Wallet, which is a cryptographically secured identity storage device, as well as the Attest Enterprise application programming interfaces (APIs), which allow users to verify their identity, authorize third parties and provide consent to others to manage their data on their behalf. (JF)

a month ago

IOTA Partners with HIGH MOBILITY, a Car API Development Firm

The IOTA Foundation and HIGH MOBILITY have signed a MoU to collaborate on the incorporation of IOTA content, blueprints, and tutorials into HIGH MOBILITY’s development platform. According to the organization’s press release, HIGH MOBILITY seeks to fill the gap between car manufacturers and app developers. Through the partnership, the firms aim to create a platform for big corporates to work and engage with thousands of independent developers and allow these developers to use standardized car APIs for smooth prototyping. (VK)

a month ago

Peer Ledger’s Mimosi SaaS Platform for Responsible Sourcing Available for General Use

A new supply chain system that leverages blockchain’s traceability and immutability called the MIMOSI SaaS platform for responsible sourcing is now available for general use. The platform, developed by Peer Ledger, has undergone two years of extensive testing to provide enterprise-grade solutions to companies looking to improve the management of supply chain risks. Blockchain for Better Supply Chains The Peer Ledger solution uses blockchain technology to improve the governance of economic, environmental and social factors (EESG) in their operations. Dawn Jutla, the chief executive officer of Peer Ledger, suggests that consumers are looking for more responsibility sourced goods. He said that it: “Is a major trend that progressive companies are addressing today to acquire and retain customers, and to increase brand loyalty.” The company also suggest that 8 in 10 FMCG companies are not aware if their supply chains have conflict minerals. Using the MIMOSI tool, they can ensure materials are sourced responsibly. The immediate focus of the company will be on the supply of gold and other precious metals that can be tracked from mining to retail. Peer Ledger provide brands, mints, banks, jewelers, mining companies and artisans with an inclusive and comprehensive solution to managing global supply risks. Who Is Working With Mimosi? Global bullion brand PAMP, which is engaged in refining and fabricating precious metals has integrated the MIMOSI Responsible Source APIs into its existing technologies, adding a blockchain model and improving trust to the backend of its global business. It also helps regulators and auditors track the source of materials more cost-effectively. Customers will also be able to receive provenance and authentication information about their product by scanning it using a VERISCAN iPhone app. The user-friendly implementation of the technology will effectively remove counterfeit materials from the precious metals supply chain and help stakeholders rest assured that they know the provenance of the metals in every step of their supply chain journey. Peer Ledger is also targeting the food industry and planning to include farms, processors, ingredients supplies, wholesales, manufacturers and grocery retailers to their MIMOSI network to help prevent food fraud and prove the quality of all food produced. MIMOSI runs as a permissioned and private DLT solution built on the open source Hyperledger Fabric. It is hosted on Amazon Web Services and aims to provide enterprise-class reliability, security, and scalability to its users. MIMOSI can be used as SaaS or pay-per-use service. Peer Ledger’s Mimosi SaaS Platform for Responsible Sourcing Available for General Use was originally found on [blokt] - Blockchain, Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News.

a month ago

NASDAQ Fund Market Lists Apis Capital Management’s Tokenized Fund

Asset manager Apis Capital Management, which operates a tokenized fund, said that Nasdaq Fund Network listed its token.

a month ago

OceanEx Exchange To Start Testing Soon

Last week, the OceanEX crypto exchange began to accept new registration for users wishing to explore the platform built specifically for the VeChainThor (VET) ecosystem. Once users register on the platform, they have to follow the usual Know Your Customer procedures which include uploading government issued ID and a document showing proof of residence. Prior to the world we live in now, there wasn’t a clear date as to when the exchange would go live. Many members of the VET community had speculated that the exchange would be released in late October to early November. We are starting to see numerous new projects appear on the VeChainThor platform, showing that this is slowly becoming a very serious competitor to both Ethereum and EOS. VeChainThor is offering developers a clear solution to a few of the problems that they might have experienced on Ethereum, for example, scalability. VeChainThor is a new but growing project, one that promises a lot for the future. Their estimates of when the exchange would go live were accurate for the team at OceanEx have issued an announcement stating that the development was now finished. The team is currently working on the internal testing and external security audit phase. The steps are preparing for testing the trading function for the exchange next month which will be fully released and you will be able to go to it in the first quarter of next year. Following the roadmap, the team outlining the activities before the full launch of the platform. As reported by Ethereum World News: “Exclusive VeChain Ecosystem Trading pairs as follows: BTC/USDT, ETH/USDT, ETH/BTC, VET/USDT, VET/BTC, VET/ETH, VTHO/VET. OCE and other VeChain ecosystem tokens to be listed in sequence Competitive Fee Policy : OceanEx 1.0 will support the community by charging the lowest transaction fee in the market for VET trading pairs. OceanEx’s WhaleClub members will even enjoy a 0% transaction fee in trading VET Professional Trading Experience: customized trading algorithms will be able to access OceanEx through APIs provided in the Beta version.” By the end of next month, the launch of the Alpha and Beta versions of the OceanEx exchange. As we previously mentioned, the complete version of the exchange will be released next year. Owners of VET will see multiple benefits on the exchange which means lower trading fees. What are your thoughts? Let us know what you think down below in the comments! googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1538128067916-0'); }); The post OceanEx Exchange To Start Testing Soon appeared first on Crypto Daily™.

a month ago

VeChainThor (VET) Based OceanEx Exchange to Start Alpha Testing in November

On October 22nd, Ethereum World News notified its readers that the OceanEX Crypto Exchange, was now accepting new registrations by users wishing to explore the platform built specifically for the VeChainThor (VET) ecosystem. Sign ups are still open. Once users register on the platform, they have to follow the usual KYC (Know Your Customer) procedures that involve uploading a government issued ID and a document showing proof of residence. Up until now, there was no clear date as to when the exchange would go live. Many VET community members had speculated that the exchange would be launched in late October or early November. Testing of the Exchange and A Full Launch Their estimates of when the exchange would go live were right on the money for the team at OceanEx have issued an announcement stating that the development phase was now complete. What the team is currently working on, is the internal testing and external security audit. The steps are in preparation of testing the trading functions on the exchange this November. The exchange will be fully launched in the first quarter of 2019. The team provided the following roadmap outlining the activities before the full launch of the platform. OceanEx CryptoCup [Alpha Test] goes live (1st week of November) OceanEx 1.0 (Beta) goes live and covers full trading function (November) OceanEx 2.0 goes live (Q1 2019) Features on the first Version of OceanEx The team also gave the following information about OceanEx 1.0: Exclusive VeChain Ecosystem Trading pairs as follows: BTC/USDT, ETH/USDT, ETH/BTC, VET/USDT, VET/BTC, VET/ETH, VTHO/VET. OCE and other VeChain ecosystem tokens to be listed in sequence Competitive Fee Policy :  OceanEx 1.0 will support the community by charging the lowest transaction fee in the market for VET trading pairs. OceanEx’s WhaleClub members will even enjoy a 0% transaction fee in trading VET Professional Trading Experience :  customized trading algorithms will be able to access OceanEx through APIs provided in the Beta version Superior Account Security In conclusion, by the end of November, we will see the launch of the Alpha and Beta versions of the OceanEx exchange. The complete version of the exchange will be launched in the first quarter of 2019. VET owners will enjoy several benefits on the exchange including lower trading fees. What are your thoughts on the OceanEX exchange? Please let us know in the comment section below. Disclaimer: This article is not meant to give financial advice. Any opinion herein is purely the author’s and does not represent the opinion of Ethereum World News or any of its other writers. Please carry out your own research before investing in any of the numerous cryptocurrencies available. Thank you. The post VeChainThor (VET) Based OceanEx Exchange to Start Alpha Testing in November appeared first on Ethereum World News.

a month ago

Standardized Specifications for Enterprise Version of Ethereum Announced

On October 29, 2018, the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) announced in Prague at DevCon 4 two new software specifications that will help businesses standardize future code developments on an enterprise version of the Ethereum blockchain.The first specification, Client Specification V2, defines the implementation requirements for Enterprise Ethereum clients, including interfaces to the external-facing components of Enterprise Ethereum and how they are intended to be used. The standardization of performance, permissioning and privacy demands of enterprise deployments are viewed as a necessary step by the EEA in order to help the growing number of vendors developing Ethereum clients to ensure that different clients can communicate with each other and all reliably work on an enterprise Ethereum network. EEA Executive Director Ron Resnick stated that “using the EEA Specification, Ethereum developers can write code that enables interoperability, thus motivating enterprise customers to select EEA specification-based solutions over proprietary offerings”. It should be noted that, while Ethereum has been basis for the majority of enterprise blockchain projects, 2018 has also seen developments using Cardano, EOS, QTUM and TRON, among others. Aside from digital currency, enterprise or platform tokenization remains a hotbed for blockchain-based startups, with the vast majority of those needing an ecosystem where users can change the software they use to interact with a running blockchain, disambiguating the need for single-vendor support.The second specification, Off-Chain Trusted Compute Specification V0.5, specifies enabling APIs that support private transactions, allowing offloads for compute intensive processing and permitting attested oracles. The EEA believes these objectives can be achieved by executing some parts of a blockchain transaction off the main chain in an off-chain trusted compute. The EEA currently endorses three types of trusted compute for this specification including a trusted execution environment, zero knowledge proofs and trusted multi-party compute. Both specifications were lauded by Brian Behlendorf, executive director of Hyperledger, who lent his support to the announcements. The EEA and Hyperledger joined each other’s organizations as associate members on October 1, 2018. Behlendorf stated, “We are pleased to see the EEA reach and release its V2 and Off-Chain Trusted Compute V.05 specifications. Both organizations believe standards, specifications and certification all help with the adoption of enterprise blockchain technologies by helping customers commit to implementations with confidence ...” The new specifications are backed by the EEA’s 500+ global membership, notably including banks like Santander and J.P. Morgan Chase; blockchain startups like blk.io; and traditional tech companies like Accenture, Intel and Microsoft. This article originally appeared on Bitcoin Magazine.

a month ago

M2O brings blockchain pills to companies’ headache

Future of any company directly depends on its ability to attract new customers or retain already existing. One of the most effective and efficient tools in achieving that goal is loyalty programs. According to Access Development, reward programs can increase a brand’s market share by as much as 20%. Nevertheless, loyalty campaigns are still far from being perfect. Acquiring new clients costs five times more than retaining already existing, according to a study conducted by Forbes magazine. At the same time loyalty campaign can increase a company’s sales. For example, after Starbucks has implemented a reward program, it saw a record setting quarter. The program helped increase revenue to $2.65 billion, with brand executives pointing out their reward program as the main driver of such an astonishing result. Each year more and more industries adopt reward schemes. Back in 2015, the average U.S. household belonged to about 13.3 loyalty programs, according to statista. Nowadays, this number has increased to 18 loyalty-program memberships, whereas is only active in 8.4. Despite the fact that rewards programs globally are extremely popular with 3.2 billion memberships in the US alone, they still lack some efficiency. About $100 Billion in reward points and miles go unredeemed by consumers. Moreover, 85% of loyalty program members haven’t used their bonuses since the day they signed up. On the other hand, loyalty programs are not cheap for businesses as any sort of discount can decrease profit margin. Before starting its own loyalty program, company should think about ways of showing their loyal customers its value. As an example of failed attempt, Microsoft’s Xbox live campaign must be mentioned. Starting in 2012, Xbox began rewarding their fans with 20 Microsoft Points on their birthday, which ended up equating to a mere $0.25. Small wonder, then, sarcastic snarky comments began to appear. Additionally, firms should keep in mind that one of the basic challenges lies in the ability to determine what clients actually need. Back in 2016, Starbucks introduced a number of changes to their loyalty program. The main purpose was to motivate customers to spend more money in order to receive more rewards. If before, you could get a free coffee every $48 spent, now you would have to spend something around $62.50 to get it. As a result, Starbucks new loyalty program failed completely. The question must be raised: is there any way to avoid repeating the old same mistakes? Korean venture M2O believes that blockchain technology can solve existing problems. To improve loyalty rewards efficiency and usability, they have invented an M2O Pay system that converts bonus points into M2O coins that can be sold, exchanged or even traded on cryptocurrency exchanges. M2O will provide its users with easy, fast, and perfectly secure platform, underpinned by interlocking APIs for personal information protection and ledger management. For small brands that often don’t have any knowledge or experience of how loyalty programs work or how to manage them, M2O offers the Payment Toolkits platform that will facilitate the usage and distribution of the bonus points. Additionally, this system will enable users to organize their loyalty points and activate the membership system when it’s needed. It’s worth mentioning that blockchain implementation improves M2O’s platform security and immutability, so it excludes the possibility of fraud and hacker attacks. All loyalty rewards will be safely stored at M2O’s Mileage Bank. Thanks to M2O platform, businesses will have access to the data that can be useful in analyzing how the loyalty rewards are used and what for. It will include the customer’s mileage and points spending, trade analysis, and outcome from ad reward campaigns. Any business has one important rule: satisfied customers always come back and frequently share their experience with friends and family members, thus creating a natural flow of clients. Unfortunately, in the era of technology people got used to pretty much everything, that’s what brings much complexity to firms. M2O team believes that loyalty programs are still the best tool to attract new customers and retain already existing, even though, some changes must be made. Shoppers are not very satisfied with current loyalty reward system, because they cannot freely use them. M2O platform seeks to solve that problem by implementing blockchain technology. It will simplify the management of bonus points both for companies and shoppers, by converting them into real assets that can be used anywhere and anytime. Companies, in turn, will have access to such crucial data, like where or what these loyalty rewards were spent on, if current loyalty program is efficient and if not, how to improve them. About the project M2O is working on disrupting currently inefficient loyalty program market by employing blockchain technology and its features. As a result, they are abl

a month ago

Ripple CTO David Schwartz Presents Strong Arguments Supporting Blockchain in Payments at Money20/20 USA

The CTO of Ripple, David Schwartz, attended the Money20/20 USA conference and participated in a debate with Esther Pigg, senior vice president of product strategy at FIS Payments. The debate, moderated by Tony Hayes, revolved around the traditional payment system and how blockchain technology could replace it. Schwartz presented his side of the argument, with a two-pronged approach to the question: how will blockchain replace today’s payment system? The Global Payments System Is Primitive In his answer to the question, Schwartz began by explaining the problem with the global payment system. He said that the system was created before the advent of the Internet — for the “postal and batch era.” Hence, it cannot address the demands of the current market. He talked about the problems in the financial industry as well, saying: “We’ve been trying to put band-aids on the problem for years now. Apple Pay, SWIFT GPI, bank’s web and mobile interfaces — these are all just short-term fixes.” He said that the band-aid solutions don’t fulfill the underlying issues with the infrastructure that supports the global payment system. They may not be ideal for the next wave of companies and consumers. Schwartz noted that the proliferation of several APIs that the companies need to execute payouts to customers and partners is becoming a “nightmare.” In emerging markets, businesses and consumers may not have enough options to address their payment needs. Blockchain Is the Ideal Payment Solution After counting the problems of the existing payment system, Schwartz then explained why blockchains could be helpful in creating a newer, faster, and more efficient payment network. He said that it is hard to curb technological advancement when it solves a problem. Blockchain is solving cross-border payment problems, and it could do the same for other use cases as well. He noted that blockchain payments are ideal for cross-border transactions because of three factors — security, reliability, and governance. The self-defending systems of the immutable ledger provide security for transactions. He noted that the median blockchain’s reliability is better than YouTube as it has never experienced outages. Finally, blockchain has better governance as everyone participates in the enforcement of the rules of the system. He concluded his opening remarks in the debate talking about what transition to blockchain might be like. He said: “Look at what email did to postal mail. Look at what digital music did to CDs. And, if you look at the developing world, they skipped landlines completely. The same can be said for the developing world moving straight to mobile wallets.” Pigg, on the other hand, rebutted his arguments focusing on regulatory uncertainty on blockchains and problems related to interoperability and scalability. Schwartz suggested that blockchain already has an interoperability protocol called InterLedger. However, he acknowledged that scalability can still be improved. Ripple CTO David Schwartz Presents Strong Arguments Supporting Blockchain in Payments at Money20/20 USA was originally found on [blokt] - Blockchain, Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News.

2 months ago

All Eyes On Coinbase Pro as it Schedules Maintenance on its Database

In a twitter announcement earlier today, the popular American cryptocurrency of Coinbase Pro, announced that it will be carrying out a scheduled maintenance to its database on October 25th, 01:00 UTC. Further analyzing the tweet by the exchange, they also informed users that this time is equivalent to October 24th at 6:00 PM, Pacific Standard Time. The maintenance is scheduled to last for one hour. The full tweet can be found below. [status] Scheduled (Oct 25, 2018, 01:00 UTC): We will be performing scheduled maintenance on Wednesday October 24 from 6:00 pm PDT to 7:00 pm PDT. During this time Coinbase Pro and Coinbase Prime will be offline. All resting orders will... https://t.co/ZmnSHalBMx — Coinbase Pro (@CoinbasePro) October 24, 2018 The announcement went on to add that during the time period of the maintenance, Coinbase Pro and Coinbase Prime will be offline. All resting orders will remain in force. All users are advised to cancel resting orders prior to the resumption of live trading. The full schedule of events during the maintenance are as follows: 6:00 pm PDT: APIs and websites will be offline. 7:00 pm PDT: All markets will enter “post-only mode” for a minimum of 1 minute. Post-only limit orders will be accepted, but no matches will occur. You may also cancel any resting order during this period. ~7:01 pm PDT: All markets will enter “limit-only mode” for a minimum of 10 minutes. Limit orders will be accepted and may be matched. Market orders will not be accepted. ~7:11 pm PDT: All markets will enter “full-trading mode.” All Eyes On Coinbase Pro The crypto community’s curiosity has been aroused from the announcement of a scheduled maintenance on the Database belonging to Coinbase Pro. All Crypto traders are aware that the exchange had expressed its interest in listing the five digital assets of Ox (ZRX), Stellar (XLM), Cardano (ADA), ZCash (ZEC) and Basic Attention Token (BAT). Of the five digital assets, only Ox (ZRX) has been listed and Coinbase Pro was the first to offer trading services of the cryptocurrency. Therefore, the question on many Crypto-traders’ minds, is whether the database maintenance is geared towards adding support for the other 4 digital assets and more. One twitter user had this to say about the announcement: Adding $XLM or $BAT?! If so, add both please. About Coinbase Pro Coinbase Pro was launched in late May of this year as an evolution of GDAX which had been launched by Coinbase only 3 years prior. Coinbase Pro was more than a rebranding of the platform. It was a completely redesigned platform for traders wanting more features to amplify their user experience. What are your thoughts on Coinbase Pro undergoing a scheduled maintenance in the next few hours? Please let us know in the comment section below. [Image courtesy of Coinbase Pro] The post All Eyes On Coinbase Pro as it Schedules Maintenance on its Database appeared first on Ethereum World News.

2 months ago

IPSX Launches Global IP Address Marketplace to Solve a Billion Dollar Problem

Aside from cars, apartments, and bicycles, users can now share their Internet Protocol addresses (IPs). IPSX has just launched on mainnet as the first marketplace that allows both individuals and companies to rent IPs from thousands of different places around the world. It uses blockchain technology to a create a decentralized exchange platform where tech companies can securely integrate an unlimited number of IPs from multiple providers. The IPSX platform will help companies and individuals monetize something they never realized was an asset — their unused IP addresses. Any large company that uses IPs at their backbone will benefit from a marketplace where they can make use of it to further develop their business. How IPSX Works In today’s landscape, multiple businesses, like Data Mining and VPN service providers constantly face problems such as a lack of IP addresses (particularly when companies have spikes in demand), untransparent IP costs, poor quality of IPs, inflexible contracts, tedious user experience, and obsolete technology. IPSX solves this problem by mapping out all the existing IPs and creating a network where supply meets demand. Through latest technology integrations via SDKs and APIs (until recently there was no framework for securely integrating an unlimited number of IPs), companies can rent IP addresses from any data center or other providers in the world, as well as rent their unused IP addresses to whoever needs them. This way, any company can become a provider or a requester. IPSX users can monetize their IPs through a dedicated Ethereum-based transaction system that enables direct payments between requesters and providers, increases the liquidity level of the IPs and allows any actor that has available IPs to take part into a multi-billion yearly business that otherwise would be closed. Main Features Transparent, flexible costs where users will only pay for what they use. High-quality IPs that are not already banned and are easily interchangeable. Easy management for both individuals and large corporations that can manage all their rented IPs from one easy-to-use interface that does not require technical knowledge. Security provided by blockchain and smart contracts. Reviews Independent reviews are already praising the platform for its useful service. They appreciate the wide variety of international IPs that can be rented on IPSX for any amount of hours or weeks, or for the amount of traffic they use. This is a significant improvement on traditional VPN providers since it lets users pay exactly for what they use. More so, users have commented on how easy it is to use IPSX, taking them only five minutes between order and activation. Building Services on Top of the IPSX Ecosystem The mainnet encompasses only a small portion of the IPSX team’s vision, which promises more features to come shortly. The most prominent features to come are: Extending the possibility of sharing additional resources beyond IP addresses (for example storage capabilities). Adding a layer of services. Several directions considered are cybersecurity, Big Data, and micro-tasks services. Launching a grant program for people or companies that want to join the IPSX ecosystem and that want to build services on top of the IPSX platform. About IPSX IPSX is a decentralized exchange platform for sharing IPs and a framework for building applications on top of the existing IPs shared by the community members and companies. Using smart contracts, blockchain protocols, and a utility token incentivized mechanism, it allows users to share IPs all over the world in a reliable and open source environment. The post IPSX Launches Global IP Address Marketplace to Solve a Billion Dollar Problem appeared first on CoinSpeaker.

2 months ago

TWLO Stock Forecast: More Triple-Digit Returns for This Tech Disruptor

Twilio Stock Will Ride Out of Choppy Waters Twilio Inc (NYSE:TWLO) released a statement Monday that it will buy the e-mail marketing company, SendGrid Inc (NYSE:SEND) for $2.0 billion, in an all-stock transaction. (Source: "Twilio to acquire SendGrid, the Leading Email API Platform," Twilio Inc, October 15, 2018.) The news hit Twilio stock hard, and it has been trying to recover ever since. So what’s the TWLO stock forecast? Twilio builds cloud-based communication toolkits called Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) for messaging, voice, and video.. The post TWLO Stock Forecast: More Triple-Digit Returns for This Tech Disruptor appeared first on Profit Confidential.

2 months ago

Binance System Maintenance Extended till 14:00 UTC, All Funds are SAFU

At around 5am UTC, the CEO of Binance, Changpeng Zhao, informed loyal clients of the exchange, that they were having issues with one of their Databases. The tweet went on to explain that a number of API users will not be able to see their orders correctly. Regular users of the Web application and mobile app were not affected by the issue but an engine restart was required. The exact tweet can be found below. We are experiencing an issue after a DB fail over. A small number of API users won't see their orders correctly. UI (Web, APP) users are fine. An engine restart is required to fix the issue. We will halt trading for a engine restart in about 30 minutes, lasting about 60 min. — CZ Binance (@cz_binance) October 19, 2018 Maintenance Extension Till 14:00 UTC However, the system maintenance is taking longer than expected due to data synchronization issues at the exchange. The team at Binance has since issued the following announcement regarding the extension. Fellow Binancians, Due to a longer than expected data synchronization, Binance’s ongoing system maintenance will be extended by another 6 hours to 2018/10/19 14:00 AM (UTC). Our team is working hard to complete the maintenance as quickly as possible. Another announcement will be made once the maintenance is complete. Users will be given some time to cancel existing orders, deposit, withdraw and use other account functions before trading resumes. Please stay tuned for further information. We apologize for any inconvenience caused, and thank you for your patience. Funds are SAFU Changpeng Zhao has since reassured user of the platform, that their funds are safe at the exchange using the popular acronym of SAFU that alludes to the word SAFE. His tweet can be found below: Fund are #SAFU. Standard tech issue. — CZ Binance (@cz_binance) October 19, 2018 Genesis of SAFU The Word SAFU is an acronym for Binance’s program known as Secure Asset Fund for Users which was started on the 14th of July after the exchange experienced a massive spike in value of the Syscoin (SYS) cryptocurrency. What happened on that day, is that irregular trading through APIs had caused the value of SYS to spike to as high as 96 BTC for one coin. This in turn meant that there were plenty of traders who either made massive gains or made massive losses during that time period. The exchange then reset the API system and reversed all affected trading transactions. SAFU was created to protect the exchange’s users and their funds in extreme cases. Binance now allocates 10% of all trading fees received into SAFU and stores the fund in a separate cold wallet. However, the term SAFU, has been the subject of jokes and memes as can be seen in the one below of Changpeng Zhao. Popular SAFU meme What are your thoughts on the Binance system maintenance? Are your funds SAFU? Please let us know in the comment section below. The post Binance System Maintenance Extended till 14:00 UTC, All Funds are SAFU appeared first on Ethereum World News.

2 months ago

Your favorite Twitter bots are about die, thanks to upcoming rule changes

Bots are one of the best parts of Twitter. If you’ve spent much time exploring the sprawling social-media platform, chances are you’ve followed at least a few of them. You might’ve followed @tinycarebot, for example, which periodically reminds you to breathe, go outside, or take a nap. : please remember to take a quick second to reach up and stretch — here's your reminder (@tinycarebot) October 8, 2018 You might’ve followed @netflix_bot, which provides you with a steady stream of shows that have just become available on Netflix. Love Rhythms - Accidental Daddy/Season 1 (2016) TV-MA [Season] is now available on Netflix Instant - https://t.co/RSlQbFQQef — Netflix Bot (@netflix_bot) June 18, 2018 Or maybe you followed @museumbot, which fills your Twitter feed with images from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s online archive. Interior https://t.co/LZWJKrrhiH pic.twitter.com/J5zOrGNXQa — Museum Bot (@MuseumBot) August 2, 2017 If these or any other non-spammy bot accounts have brought you automated joy as you’ve trawled through Twitter’s often hostile landscape, we have bad news: Some of your favorite bots are about to go silent. Many of these delightful and creative accounts will disappear in the coming months due to a company-wide attempt to eradicate malicious bots from the platform. Though this is a well-intentioned effort to curb computational propaganda, it will likely sweep up art bots in its wake. Until now, Twitter was a bot-maker’s dream. It provided access to the platform’s data through open and robust APIs, which are back-end interfaces that allow bots to receive data. But in July, Twitter announced that they would now require bot developers to undergo a comprehensive vetting process before they can gain API access. This means that casual bot-makers will have to request a formal developer account, which involves providing detailed information about how they plan on using Twitter’s data streams to make automated art. For Allison Parrish, who has been making bots on Twitter since 2007, this change in policy contradicts the spirit of bot-making, which she considers an experimental, DIY, almost subversive art form. Parrish’s first bot was called @everyword, and it did nothing but tweet every word in the English language in alphabetical order. word — everyword (@everyword) May 18, 2014 Since then, she has made dozens more, but her favorite is @the_ephemerides, which tweets out raw images of distant planets from NASA’s archive, coupled with computer-generated poetry. It dwindledintoits haunchesof theseislands.Least meantresemblingintothe liquid. pic.twitter.com/UQWGjDSQLT — The Ephemerides (@the_ephemerides) August 14, 2018 When Parrish first started making experimental bots back in 2007, it was unchartered territory. “I think @everyword was one of the earliest bots on Twitter made specifically for trouble-making, artistic purposes,” she said in an interview with Quartz. But she soon became part of a vibrant community of bot-makers who also developed weird, poetic, satirical, funny, and informative bots for the platform. Parrish says Twitter’s policy could destroy the creative spirit of this community. “Asking permission to make a bot is like asking someone permission to do graffiti on a wall,” she says. “It undermines everything that is interesting about bot-making.” Parrish’s graffiti analogy is apt. Twitter’s new developer policy is part of a broader attempt to rid the platform of spam and malicious bots, making it a cleaner, more sanitized place to spend time. The question, though, is whether this digital gentrification will sacrifice the very essence of what made Twitter a compelling and creative place to begin with. The best Twitter bots I’ve been following creative bot accounts for years. They make my Twitter feed weirder and funnier, a place of ontological ambiguity where tweets from journalists and politicians are interspersed with moments of random, computational beauty. Some of my favorite bots include Everest Pipkin’s @tiny_star_field, which tweets out random constellation of dots and asterisks; Chris and Ali Rodley’s @MagicRealismBot, which generates premises for fantastical narratives; and Jia Zhang’s @censusAmericans, which writes brief, poignant biographies of anonymous Americans by compiling information from open census data. +    ✷ · ✫   · ✫       · ✹ ·    * ·   .      ⋆   .               . .       .*   ✵ . * . — ⋆ (@tiny_star_field) August 14, 2018 One hundred metaphysicians imagine an exclamation mark into existence. — Magic Realism Bot (@MagicRealismBot) October 14, 2018 I was laid off from work. I am looking for work. I don't have health insurance. I have multiple ancestries. I have a high school diploma. — censusAmericans (@censusAmericans) October 14, 2018 But while Twitter’s lax automation policies have encouraged creative bot-making, it has also made it a platform teeming with malicious bots. These include spambots that aggressively market malware, troll bots

2 months ago

CoinMarketCap Are Hiring - Join the Leading Crypto Ranking Site and Work From Anywhere in the World

In a recent tweet, CoinMarketCap revealed that it has positions open for people who would like to a be part of their operations. The crypto data compiling entity provides a look at the prices of cryptocurrencies, cryptocurrency market capitalizations, top exchanges and shows detailed charts for the same. The positions available at the company are- Full Stack Developer and Content Support Specialist. A Global, Digital Workforce In the tweet, CoinMarketCap says: “#FunFactFriday: Did you know that CoinMarketCap is a completely decentralized team? We don’t have an office anywhere in the world, and everyone works wherever and whenever they do best (Btw, look at our open positions)” #FunFactFriday: Did you know that CoinMarketCap is a completely decentralized team? We don't have an office anywhere in the world, and everyone works wherever and whenever they do best (Btw, look at our open positions! https://t.co/8WklKzVd6W) pic.twitter.com/xyX6Tty59p — CoinMarketCap (@CoinMarketCap) October 12, 2018 As part of CoinMarketCap, the employees will get competitive compensation and have the ability to work remotely from whichever location they choose. The employees can work at hours that suit them and make use of the unlimited vacation policy as well. They may also be invited to speaking/conference opportunities, get mentorship and training and paid company retreats. US-based employees will even get health and medical reimbursement plans. Positions Open Now! Two positions are currently open at the company. The first is for Content Support Specialist. It will be a full-time, remote working position. CoinMarketCap seeks someone with strong problem-solving skills and detail orientation. The person will be responsible for listing new currencies and exchanges on the platform. The platform is looking for someone with 2 or more years of customer service experience and deep knowledge of technical and advanced crypto concepts. The second position is for a senior full-stack engineer who will be involved in developing tools on the platform including a commercial API product. It will also be a full-time, remote working position. CoinMarketCap is seeking someone with 5 or more years of web development experience, with problem solving and troubleshooting skills. It’s recommended that interested candidates have proficiency in Python, NodeJS, React.js, Vue.js and experience in working with high traffic volume websites, building APIs and also some knowledge of financial markets and data. CoinMarketCap Are Hiring - Join the Leading Crypto Ranking Site and Work From Anywhere in the World was originally found on [blokt] - Blockchain, Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News.

2 months ago

Bitquery - A Turing Complete Bitcoin Query Language for Buil...

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2 months ago

TD Bank Partners with Hydrogen to Add Blockchain Solutions to Investment Portfolios

TD Bank has reportedly entered into a strategic partnership with blockchain-focused firm Hydrogen. The New York-based firm integrates blockchain, AI, identity services and record keeping to develop innovative solutions. The firm was recently named by KPMG as the Fintech Startup of the Year. The partnership will see the integration of Hydrogen’s APIs with the bank’s WebBroker program aimed at allowing customers to develop and implement their custom investment plans and portfolios. (SK)

2 months ago

Greetings, This is APIS Team. We are proudly announcing API...

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2 months ago

⭐️Greetings, This is #APIS team. APIS #mainnet and #wallet ...

⭐️Greetings, This is #APIS team. APIS #mainnet and #wallet development are completed and we will upload a wallet-w… https://t.co/SY9Yi0UniK

2 months ago

Banyan Network Launches Banyan Data API to the Public

The team at the Banyan Network (BBN) recently announced the launch of the Banyan Data API to the public, allowing enterprises to use the interface to see all of the data source APIs that are part of the Banyan Network DVN. There are currently 18 APIs that are connected to 7 super data sources, according to the announcement. Currently, the APIs are only available in Chinese due to the fact that all of the BBN data sources are in Chinese and are being used to service the Chinese market. (JF)

3 months ago

Cryptocurrency Fee Gateway Supports the Biggest International Meditation as it Waives Fees for users who Donate

Coinpayment.net has partnered with the nonprofit Unify.org for a World Peace Weekend which is now on-going till 23rd of Sept. The project is focusing on empowering over 1300 events globally, together with the biggest international meditation of millions of people for the Guinness Book of World Records. Furthermore, Coinpayments will waive fees for users who donate on the Coinpayment platform, and a cloud payment solution will be offered to allow merchants accept BTC, ETH, LTC, and other top-100 leading altcoins via their APIs, POS, and Plugins. (KE)

3 months ago


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