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Monero Developer’s New Startup is Launching a Free Blockchain University

South African blockchain startup Tari Labs has unveiled a free online university that makes training accessible to local and international blockchain developers. Tari was developed and launched earlier this year by local blockchain expert and Monero promoter Riccardo Spagni alongside American investors, Naiveen Jain and Dan Teree. Reasoning Behind New Project Tari particularly aims to readdress the endpoint…

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Microsoft Is Pushing New Blockchain ID Products (But There’s Pushback, Too)

Microsoft is moving to turn blockchain-based decentralized identity from a lofty aspiration into a business line. In a white paper posted this week, the software giant says it intends to develop two products designed to give consumers greater control of their personal data – long the Holy Grail of many technologists in the blockchain space and adjacent industries. One such product…

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‘Liquid Network’: Blockstream’s Bitcoin Sidechain is Now Live

Samson Mow, chief strategy officer at Blockstream, announced today that the blockchain startup has launched the Liquid Network, a Bitcoin sidechain. Liquid is, as described by the company, “an innovative sidechain built on the Bitcoin network, facilitating faster bitcoin transactions between businesses and individuals, while enabling extended functionality.” The main purpose for the technology is faster settlements,…

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UK Telecom Regulator Receives £700,000 Blockchain Grant for Managing Phone Numbers

UK national telecoms regulator Ofcom has received £700,000 ($912,000) to explore blockchain solutions in UK landline telephone management. The grant was issued by the Department of Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy. An Ofcom announcement states that between now and April 2020, industry participants will be invited “to trial the porting and management of millions of telephone numbers…

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Dubai to Launch Blockchain Payments with State Digital Currency ‘emCash’

Dubai residents will soon have the means to make payments for school fees, bills and other retail purchases with emCash, a state-developed blockchain-based digital currency. The UAE’s first official credit bureau – emCredit – under the Dubai Department of Economic Development is pushing its official blockchain-encrypted state digital currency emCash for wider adoption by rolling…

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Bitcoin Price Close to Bottom, Will See $10,000 this Year: Hedge Fund Mgr.

The cryptocurrency market capitalization has dropped by $575 billion since its all-time high, and the bitcoin price has dropped by two-thirds since it peaked near $20,000. But a hedge fund manager believes the trend is about to reverse. Spencer Bogart, partner at cryptocurrency and blockchain venture firm blockchain Capital, predicted a bullish retracement for bitcoin and…

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Blockchain Capital Expert: ‘Bitcoin Is Close to Bottoming’

Spencer Bogart, an expert from digital currency and blockchain venture firm Blockchain Capital has said that the Bitcoin (BTC) price has nearly found its bottom, CNBC reported Oct. 5. Speaking on CNBC’s “Fast Money,” Bogart asserted that “we’re down about 70 percent from our highs, so I think that Bitcoin is close to bottoming and so is the rest of the market.” Bogart…

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The blockchain in Manufacturing Market expected to see heavy Growth due to Simplified Business Processes

In the manufacturing market the blockchain is expected to be worth USD 30.0 million by 2020 and a staggering USD 566.2 million by 2025, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 80.0% from 2020 and 2025. Many key factors that are driving the growth of the blockchain in manufacturing market include blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) solutions…

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Bitcoin Foundation Challenges “French Bit License” Proposed in PACTE Bill

On September 23, 2018, the Bitcoin Foundation sent a letter to the French Parliament asking that they reject a new crypto asset amendment being proposed in the PACTE Bill, which deals with the growth and transformation of France’s businesses and the country’s employee savings. The amendment was suggested by members of France’s new social liberal…

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Chrome Extensions Will Soon Protect Against Miners and Hackers

Google has announced a number of upcoming changes concerning the development of new extensions for Chrome. Users of the web browser will soon benefit from improved security and better protection against malware including hidden miners and tools used to steal cryptocurrency. Google Introduces Changes to Make Chrome Extensions Safer Recognizing how important it is for…

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