Adoption

Family Offices Finally Accept the Benefits of Investing in Bitcoin

There is a lot of chatter going on about the uncertainties of cryptocurrency and how an attempt to tame the raging seas of the crypto market could spell doom for investors. As expected, in the middle of this conversation is Bitcoin (BTC), whose popularity continues to grow in the investment world.  Although Bitcoin’s volatility is …

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Visa Works on Blockchain System for Joint Computation of Large-Scale Private Data

International payment network Visa is working on a blockchain-based system for joint policy-compliant computation of large-scale private data. Visa Research — the research and development arm of Visa that focuses on data analytics, security and payment innovation — released a paper describing a blockchain-powered system for policy-compliant computing. The system is dubbed LucidiTEE, where TEE …

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Opera-Backed Fintech OPay Seals $120M Investment to Grow Across Africa

Lagos-headquartered fintech Opay has sealed $120 million in a series B financing round from a host of high-profile Chinese investors. Founded in 2018 by web browser developer Opera, OPay — which focuses on developing digital payments solutions to promote financial inclusion — had previously raised $50 million in June of this year, according to what …

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Crypto News From Japan: Nov. 11–17 in Review

In this week’s selected cryptocurrency and blockchain-related news from Japan, a new association promoting crypto assets in antiquing was born, a well-known cryptocurrency trader was arrested and the Kyoto University started participating in the XRP ledger. Here is the past week of cryptocurrency and blockchain news in review, as originally reported by Cointelegraph Japan. Crypto …

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Paypal’s Pornhub Snub Pumps Verge (XVG) by 33% on 168% Volume Surge

Verge (XVG) has seen a 33% pump in the 24 hours following Paypal’s move to pull the plug on the adult entertainment website Pornhub. XVG — whose creators struck a deal with Pornub back in April 2018 — has skyrocketed in value since the PayPal news broke on Nov. 14, as Coin360 data shows. XVG …

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Power Ledger Completes Peer-to-Peer Solar Energy Trading Trial in India

Australian blockchain energy firm Power Ledger and Indian electricity distribution company BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL) have completed a peer-to-peer (P2P) solar power trading trial in the country. Power Ledger announced the news in a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Nov. 14, detailing that it carried out a large-scale P2P energy trading trial in …

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Expert: Bitcoin May ‘Crash to Zero’ Because of Institutional Adoption

Bitcoin (BTC) price could “crash to zero” in the event of mass adoption by institutions, an industry expert has warned. Speaking at Cointelegraph’s ongoing BlockShow conference on Nov. 14, Dr. Pavel Kravchenko, CEO and co-founder at Distributed Lab and author of “Blockchain and Decentralized Systems,” revealed a rare bearish stance on the increasing institutional interest …

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Unilever, O2 and Sky Join Blockchain Pilot for Digital Ad Transparency

Unilever, O2 and Sky are among the latest big firms to sign on to Jicwebs’ blockchain pilot program designed to improve trust and transparency in digital advertising. The news was revealed in a Nov. 12 report from United Kingdom-based industry magazine Campaign. Industry involvement Jicwebs — an acronym for the U.K. digital ad trading standards …

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China’s President Xi ‘Credentialized’ Cryptocurrency, Says Novogratz

China’s President Xi Jinping gave credibility to blockchain and crypto by calling the country to accelerate blockchain adoption, said Galaxy Digital CEO Mike Novogratz. The cryptocurrency investor delivered his remarks speaking at the Reuters Global Investment Outlook 2020 Summit in New York on Nov. 5. Xi “just credentialized crypto and blockchain” Michael Novogratz, founder at …

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Official: Binance Chain and BNB Will Be Traceable via CipherTrace

American blockchain security firm CipherTrace will provide Anti-Money Laundering (AML) controls for Binance Chain and its native asset Binance Coin (BNB). CipherTrace to increase AML checks on Binance Chain Binance Chain, a public blockchain of major crypto exchange Binance and the underlying blockchain for Binance DEX, is expected to improve its AML procedures through CipherTrace, …

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