IOTA eyes North American expansion

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IOTA, the Internet of things (IoT) distributed ledger project, has announced that it is stepping up its attempts to gain traction in the United States. The Berlin-based IOTA Foundation has already revealed several agreements with major companies like Bosch and Volkswagen, though so far most of these partners have roots in Western Europe. Wilfried Pimenta, the IOTA foundation’s head of…

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FunFair (FUN) development is on the “home stretch”

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Jez San, the founder and CEO of FunFair, has announced to followers that his team is on the “home stretch,” though he wouldn’t be drawn on any specific date for the blockchain gambling platform’s release. San said on Telegram that “we’re not ready to set a date yet,” though he insisted that everyone was “working extremely hard on all fronts.”…

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Turkey launches first blockchain center at Bahçeşehir University

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Countries all over the world are waking up to the revolutionary potential of blockchain technologies. Turkey is the latest to establish a new learning and research centre with the aim of creating the next generation of blockchain innovators. The Istanbul Blockchain and Innovation Center (BlockchainIST) was launched on Friday at  Bahçeşehir University (BAU). According to local news agency the Daily…

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Verge (XVG) gives update on new iOS and desktop wallets

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Swen van Zanten, product developer for the Verge core team, has updated Verge followers on the progress of the upcoming XVG wallets for iOS and desktop. Van Zanten joined Verge in the last two months and leads a team of software developers at Troublefree in the Netherlands.. He said that the team had “recently started to gain some traction on…

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Could online gambling be blockchain’s “killer app”?

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For a new technology to crossover to the mainstream it must usually prove its worth in a particular area. Successfully solving one sector’s problems acts as a proof of concept for its application in other domains. Smartphone adoption was arguably fuelled by social media while virtual reality is currently being propelled by gaming. If blockchain technology is to fulfil its…

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Litecoin (LTC) founder Charlie Lee now an advisor for HTC’s blockchain smartphone

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Charlie Lee, the co-founder of Litecoin and former Director of Engineering at cryptocurrency platform Coinbase, has announced that he is to be an advisor to HTC for the Exodus smartphone. Planned for an autumn release, the Exodus is designed to be  the first smartphone “dedicated to decentralized applications and security.” After manufacturing 100 million mobile devices, HTC say that this…

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MMA Fighter Rory MacDonald now a “Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Warrior”

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Bitcoin.com has announced a partnership with champion Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter Rory MacDonald to create two limited edition “Bitcoin Cash Warrior” t-shirts. We’re proud to partner with @rory_macdonald 🚀💪 MMA Fighter & Champion and produce these limited edition t-shirts! Become a #BitcoinCashWarrior and get a shirt now:https://t.co/kH4NdHrkyU 10% off EVERYTHING in store with code: RORYMACDONALD10#BitcoinCash #Bitcoin #MMA pic.twitter.com/HOKEgonqmB —…

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Bitrue exchange launches with Ripple (XRP) as base currency

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Today marks the official launch of Bitrue, a cryptocurrency exchange with ambitions of being the most intuitive and safest option for crypto-traders worldwide. However, one feature makes the exchange particularly stand out: Bitrue will be listing XRP, the Ripple cryptocurrency, as a base currency on its platform. McAfee security Of first priority to the new exchange is keeping clients’ funds…

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US Presidential Candidate accepting donations in Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH)

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US presidential hopeful Andrew Yang has announced that he his campaign will now accept Bitcoin, Ethereum and “anything on the ERC20 standard.” HUGE news – my campaign can now accept Bitcoin, Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies! https://t.co/GScyqfZXLY Let’s build the future together. @Steven_McKie @JulianSarokin @yidagao @AdamDraper @mashadrokova @albertwenger @novogratz @ericbahn @RamanFrey @richardtitus — Andrew Yang (@AndrewYangVFA) 24 July 2018 Mr. Yang…

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Death On The Blockchain – Augur already showing multiple “assassination markets”

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Blockchain prediction market Augur launched earlier this month, three years on from its $5 million ICO. Designed as a way for users to create bets on anything which may be objectively verified, the hope is that the platform will enable prediction markets for all kinds of real world issues and so improve forecasting in multiple domains, including politics, weather and…

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