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tim draper invests one million to create digital court blockchain project

Tim Draper Invests $1M into “Digital Court” Blockchain Project

Billionaire investor Tim Draper has invested a million dollars in Aragon, a blockchain-based startup aiming to facilitate the creation and management of DAOs and create the first digital jurisdiction. Aragon wants to decentralize power by creating a blockchain-based court system for community members to settle disputes. Tim Draper Adds “Digital Court” Blockchain Project to His […]

coinfloor now focuses on consumer btc services

Crypto Exchange Coinfloor Now Focuses on Consumer BTC Services

While the crypto community is talking about “altcoin season”, one of the world’s oldest crypto exchanges (Coinfloor) is calling BS on everything that is not BTC. After turning into a Bitcoin (BTC)-only exchange, the United Kingdom’s oldest cryptocurrency exchange Coinfloor is now expanding its consumer BTC services. Focused on Bitcoin, the world’s first-ever cryptocurrency exchange, […]

tim draper's blockchain browser: unstoppable domains

Tim Draper’s Startup Launch Blockchain Browser to Avoid Censorship

Unstoppable Domains, a tech firm backed by prominent blockchain supporter Tim Draper, is rolling out a blockchain-based browser set to provide users with access to the decentralized web. Per a Feb 18 announcement, Unstoppable Blockchain Browser is designed to simplify access to the decentralized web, also known as web 3.0. This kind of the internet […]

Israeli banks shouldn't deny services to crypto firms

Israeli Banks Should Not Deny Services to Crypto Firms: Attorney General

Israeli banks shouldn’t deny services to firms involved with cryptocurrencies, according to Israel’s attorney general Avichai Mandelblit. Instead of halting financial services for all crypto firms, banks should closely examine each case for indicators of money laundering risks or other illicit financial practices, Mandelblit told the Tel Aviv District Court. Mandelblit’s stance purportedly opposed to […]

Coinbase crypto debit card

Coinbase becomes Direct Visa Card Issuer with Principal Membership

Coinbase is now a principal member of VISA, according to the Feb 19 announcement. This will allow it to issue debit cards without relying on third parties. The membership is an evolution of Coinbase’s current relationship with VISA, with the cryptocurrency exchange providing a Visa debit card. Called Coinbase Card, it allows customers residing in […]

Irish High Court seizes $56 million in bitcoin

Irish Court Seizes $56 Million in Bitcoin From Alleged Drug Dealer

An alleged drug dealer lost $52 million euro (over $56 million) in Bitcoin after the Irish High Court ruled that they were criminal proceeds and should be confiscated. Local news outlet independent.ie reported on Feb 19 that the court accepted that Clifton Collins was involved in drug trafficking. Collins didn’t content the Criminal Assets Bureau’s […]

South Korea's central bank exploring blockchain technology

Report: Bank of Korea Seeks to Deploy Blockchain in Bond Market

Global central banks are increasingly looking at blockchain technology as a tool to make interbanking processes more efficient and transparent. Following the World Bank’s exemplary experience of blockchain bond transactions, South Korea’s central bank is working on its own blockchain-based bonds. The report comes first in the press on Feb 18. Bank of Korea started […]

Tokenomica now offers crypto-to-euro trading

Crypto Exchange Tokenomica Now Offers OTC Crypto-to-Euro Trading

Tokenomica, a crypto asset exchange based in Malta, has announced over-the-counter, or OTC, cryptocurrency trading for large participants. The Mediterranean-based exchange now offers participants the ability to trade large amounts of BTC for Euros, separate from the exchange’s order books. The first announcement comes directly from Toenomica through its blog post on Feb 18. The […]

european space agency funds blockchain project to record satellite data

European Space Agency Funds Blockchain Project to Record Satellite Data

While Bitcoin (BTC) might not be ready for the moon yet, its underlying technology of blockchain is being increasingly adopted in space. The European Space Agency (ESA), a major intergovernmental organization dedicated to space exploration, is funding a new blockchain project aiming to boost the world’s mining industry. A known contributor to blockchain technology applications, […]

Blockchain technology in telecom industry

Four Telcos Test Blockchain Solution to Automate Roaming Discounts

A group of four international telecommunications companies is currently testing a blockchain-based solution to automate the management of inter-operator roaming discount agreements. According to a report published on Feb 17 by Mobile Europe, Deutsche Telekom, T-Mobile US, Telefonica, and Orange say the solution vastly reduces the complexity of the current system and is “production-ready”. Simplifying […]