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  • Hong Kong‘s Blockchain Trade Finance Platform to Go Live By September

    Hong Kong‘s Blockchain Trade Finance Platform to Go Live By September

    The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), the autonomous Chinese territory‘s de facto central bank, is poised to launch a live blockchain trade finance platform within two months. “The Trade Finance Platform is a blockchain project initiated by 7 banks in Hong Kong. The project has been facilitated by the HKMA and is targeted for launch by September 2018,” the authority […]

     
     
  • Peter Thiel, Bitmain Co-Founder Invest in EOS Developer Block.one

    Peter Thiel, Bitmain Co-Founder Invest in EOS Developer Block.one

    EOS protocol maker Block.one has received new backing from a number of big-name investors, including PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel. In a fresh round of funding – the amount of which was not disclosed – Block.one, the company behind what has now become the fifth-most valuable cryptocurrency by market capitalization, has added Thiel, Bitmain and hedge fund billionaires Louis Bacon and Alan […]

     
     
  • Court Approves Alleged Bitcoin Money Launder‘s Extradition to France

    Court Approves Alleged Bitcoin Money Launder‘s Extradition to France

    A Russian national accused of laundering billions of dollars on the now-defunct crypto exchange BTC-e could soon be extradited to France following a court decision. Since his arrest last summer, Alexander Vinnik has been at the center of between the governments of Russia, the U.S. and, more recently, , all of which are seeking to extradite him. Vinnik, who has […]

     
     
  • American Express Thinks Blockchains Could Help Prove Payments

    American Express Thinks Blockchains Could Help Prove Payments

    American Express is on the hunt for better ways of proving when transactions occur and a new patent filing suggests the financial services giant may be looking at blockchain as part of a possible solution. In a patent released by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office last week, American Express Travel Related Services describes using a “blockchain-based system” in order […]

     
     
  • Schnorr Is Looking Poised to Become Bitcoin‘s Biggest Change Since SegWit

    Schnorr Is Looking Poised to Become Bitcoin‘s Biggest Change Since SegWit

    Schnorr is coming… In fact, the  arguably took its most significant step yet toward implementation last week when influential developer a draft outlining its technical makeup. With the release, the idea, one that‘s been in the works by bitcoin developers for years, is one step closer to improving the scaling and privacy of the world‘s most valuable cryptocurrency. Effectively, this […]