Month: January 2019

Danish state-owned energy company Energinet has expanded its partnership with distributed ledger network Iota to investigate use of its technology in new areas, Iota revealed in blog post Jan. 30. Energinet, which is an independent enterprise under Denmark’s Climate and Energy Ministry, wants to examine how it could leverage Iota’s Tangle technology in the energy
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The NEM Foundation, a community-funded nonprofit established to promote the NEM blockchain, is planning layoffs across its entire 150-person staff in the wake of severe budget cuts and ahead of an imminent restructuring, CoinDesk has learned. The newly elected president of the NEM Foundation, Alex Tinsman, told CoinDesk Wednesday the Singapore-based NEM Foundation now intends to
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A new token backed one-to-one with bitcoin is now live on the ethereum blockchain. “Wrapped BTC” (WBTC) officially launched its ERC-20 token Wednesday evening. The project was first unveiled in October as a joint initiative between decentralized exchange startups Kyber Network and Republic Protocol, as well as cryptocurrency custody company BitGo. As stated on the
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The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. The market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. Crypto investors lost about $1.7 billion worth of
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Moody’s Investors Service warned Tuesday that the U.S. economy could suffer even worse damage from another government shutdown only three weeks after the record-breaking, month-long shutdown that concluded last week. The partial federal government shutdown that left 800,000 federal workers furloughed (or working without pay on essential government functions) concluded temporarily after President Donald Trump
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Cryptocurrency exchange and custodian Gemini has said it has passed a security compliance review conducted by “Big Four” auditing firm Deloitte. Announcing the news on Tuesday, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss-founded Gemini claimed to be the first crypto firm to have successfully completed the System and Organization Controls (SOC) 2 Type 1 examination. “SOC 2 examinations
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The majority of financial advisors believe that Bitcoin will increase in price over the next half-decade.  This finding comes from a Bitwise Asset Management’s and ETF Trend’s inaugural “Bitwise/ETF Trends Survey of Financial Advisor Attitudes Towards Cryptoassets,” which surveyed more than 150 financial advisors — including independent broker-dealer reps, financial planners, and wirehouse reps — last
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