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Narrative Unveils Blockchain-Powered Social Network - Coinjournal
A newly founded startup called Narrative is using cryptocurrency and blockchain technology to build a social media platform that rewards creators, moderators and influencers who contribute to the platform, putting revenue in users pocket, not Mark Zuckerbergs. Narrative uses blockchain technology as the basis for its content currency, the NRV token, which will be used (ETH )
Nov 17
06:09 AM
Bitcoin Cash Comes To eToro, Bitstamp - Coinjournal
Bitcoin Cash, an altcoin created from the hard fork that occurred in Augustis gaining steam with an increasing number of trading and exchange platforms, including eToro and Bitstamp, announcing plans to support the cryptocurrency. While cryptocurrency exchange Bitstamp is planning on a Bitcoin Cash listing either later this month or in early December, eToro has (BCH , BTC )
Nov 16
06:09 AM
CME CEO: Bitcoin Futures Could Launch in Mid-December - Coinjournal
CME Group chairman and CEO Terry Duffy has said that the planned bitcoin futures contract could launch by mid-December. At the end of October, Duffy revealed that the company had decided to introduce a bitcoin futures due to 'increasing client interest in the evolving cryptocurrency markets,' pending regulatory approval. As the world's largest regulated FX (BTC )
Nov 15
03:09 PM
Japan's Fujitsu Labs Unveils Technology For Blockchain Interconnectivity - Coinjournal
Fujitsu Laboratories, a leading research center and a subsidiary of Japans IT giant Fujitsu, has unveiled ConnectionChain, an extension of smart contract technology which interconnects multiple blockchains. The technology records the series of related transactions on each chain in a dedicated blockchain, or a connection-type chain, to link a cryptocurrency exchange into a single transaction
Nov 15
07:39 AM
Dutch Watchdog Warns of ICO Risks, Calls them a 'Dangerous Cocktail'
The Dutch financial regulator has issued a new warning to investors about the risks linked to initial coin offerings (ICOs). The Netherlands Authority for Financial Markets (AFM) released a statement this week detailing the risks that they present to investors, claiming they provide the ideal environment for scammers. In a statement, Merel van Vroonhoven, chairwoman
Nov 14
10:54 AM
Singapore Central Bank Partners With MIT Media Lab To Advance Fintech, Blockchain R&D - Coinjournal
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has joined hands with the MIT Media Lab in Cambridge to help strengthen Singapores talent pool in the fintech industry and advance fintech and blockchain research and development. At the annual Singapore Fintech Festival event, Ravi Menon, managing director of MAS, told the audience that the collaboration will enable
Nov 14
09:54 AM
Satoshi Forest Gets Permit After 3+ Years, Why The Delay? - Coinjournal
Homeless encampment and charity Satoshi Forest has won its three-year legal battle to obtain permits in Escambia county. What took the county so long? (BTC )
Nov 14
07:39 AM
Blockchain technology could have a Major Effect on the Freelancing Industry - Coinjournal
As blockchain technology becomes more popular with a growing number of applications, it may have a major impact on the freelancing industry. The freelancing industry is widely popular in many countries. In the United States, approximately 53 million citizens are working as freelancers, making up more than 34 percent of the U.S. workforce according to (ETH )
Nov 14
07:09 AM
BP and Shell Among Those Developing an Energy Blockchain Trading Platform - Coinjournal
A consortium of major energy companies and banks are working together to build a blockchain-based digital platform for energy commodities trading. BP, Dutch Royal Shell, and Norwegian oil firm Statoil have invested in the new venture. Other members of the consortium include trading houses Gunvor, Koch Supply & Trading, and Mercuria; and banks ABN Amro,
Nov 13
12:24 PM
Dash Releases Software Upgrade For Cheaper Transactions
Dash has released a new software upgrade that cuts transaction cost to near zero, while doubling network capacity.
Nov 11
11:54 AM
Luno Launches Ether Trading In 40 Countries Across Europe, Asia And Africa
Bitcoin startup Luno has announced the support of ether, allowing users in 40 countries to trade the cryptocurrency. (BTC , ETH )
Nov 09
05:54 AM
How Bitcoin's Lightning Network Can Be Used as a Decentralized Betting Platform - Coinjournal
One of the more interesting presentations at the Scaling Bitcoin workshop at Stanford University over the weekend was MIT Digital Currency Initiative Research Scientist Tadge Dryja's talk on discreet log contracts. Through this type of smart-contracting system, Bitcoin smart contracts that rely on the use of an oracle can potentially be made more secure than (BTC )
Nov 09
04:09 AM
IBM: Blockchain May End Up Tracking Cannabis Sales in Canada - Coinjournal
Technology giant IBM has pitched for the use of their blockchain technology to track the legal distribution of cannabis in British Columbia. According to a document, IBM is attempting to convince the British Columbia government on the benefits that the use of the technology can bring. The document comes at a time when authorities in
Nov 08
05:54 AM
Startups Raise Over 5M On Blockchain-Enabled Bourse Funderbeam
Startups have raised over 5 million on Funderbeam, a startup marketplace powered by blockchain technology.
Nov 07
11:54 PM
Japanese Cryptocurrency Startup Tech Bureau Raises Funding To Expand Business
Tech Bureau, a Japanese fintech and cryptocurrency company from Japan, has raised US$767,500 from Shinsei Bank and OKWave to expand business.
Nov 07
05:09 AM
Israeli Digital Currency Startup Colu Eyes US$50M ICO To Boost Expansion
Colu, an Israeli startup offering localized digital currencies based on blockchain technology, is looking to raise US$50 million in an ICO.
Nov 04
04:09 AM
Celebrity Endorsements of ICOs 'May be Unlawful', Says SEC - Coinjournal
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued a warning to investors regarding initial coin offerings (ICOs) that are endorsed by celebrities. In a public statement released on the 1st November, the SEC said: Celebrities and others are using social media networks to encourage the public to purchase stocks and other investments. These endorsements
Nov 02
10:45 AM
After Raising $100 Million, Status Reveals an NFC Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallet - Coinjournal
Status, an innovative project which introduced an Ethereum blockchain-based decentralized browser, with built-in chat and wallet functionality, has recently closed a $100 million funding round through the sale of its SNT tokens. Following the closure of its token sale, the Status team has announced its appointment of former Google product manager, Nabil Naghdy as their (ETH , SNT )
Nov 02
07:39 AM
CharityStars Accepts $36,000 Worth of Bitcoin to Meet Cristiano Ronaldo - Coinjournal
How much would you pay if you had the opportunity to meet your lifetime hero? And what if you could pay with bitcoin or ethereum? Would you do it? Online fundraising auction platform CharityStars is now making that possibility a reality after announcing that it's accepting cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin on its platform for the (BTC , ETH )
Oct 31
01:54 PM
Lala World Raises US$2M Series A To Bring Blockchain To The Unbanked
Singaporean blockchain startup Lala World has raised US$2 million in a Series A funding round to bring financial services to the unbanked. (ETH )
Oct 31
04:09 AM
Energi Mine Launches Blockchain-Based Platform to Reward Energy Conservation - Coinjournal
U.K.-based Energi Mine has today launched its blockchain-based platform that aims to decentralise the near $2 trillion global energy market by incentivising energy conservation. Former energy spokesman for the Liberal Democrats for the House of Lords, Lord Rupert Redesdale has also been appointed as an advisor to Energi Mine. According to an Advanced Energy Now
Oct 30
07:09 AM
Vitalik Buterin: 90% of ICOs Will Fail - Coinjournal
At the ETHWaterloo hackathon held in Canada and judged by representatives from companies including Coinbase, Consensys, Slock.It and Augur,Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin stated that 90 percent of initial coin offering (ICO) projects or ERC20 tokens launched on top of the Ethereum protocol will likely fail in the long-term. Buterin stated: It is an established fact (ETH , REP )
Oct 27
04:09 PM
Japan Financial Group SBI Strengthens Commitment to Cryptocurrencies
SBI Group is increasing its commitment to cryptocurrency and blockchain space with several bold initiatives unveiled this week.
Oct 27
12:54 PM
Japanese Cryptocurrency Startup Expands to Canada
Quoine has signed a partnership with Blockwave to expand to Canada starting with the deployment of its bitcoin trading platform Quoinex. (BTC )
Oct 27
12:39 AM
GameCredits Partners with Unity Technologies to Bring Blockchain to Mobile Gamers - Coinjournal
GameCredits, a blockchain companywhich focuses on thegaming industry has announced that it is teaming up with game developer Unity Technologies to accelerate the adoption of the blockchain and digital assets in the gaming industry. The partnership has the potential to make GameCredits' blockchain assets accessible to three million mobile gamers running Unity-made apps and games. (GAME )
Oct 26
12:39 AM
Singapore and Hong Kong Collaborate on Blockchain Trade Finance Platform
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) are working on a blockchain-based trade finance cross-border platform.
Oct 25
07:54 AM
Local Ethereum Completes 100 OTC Exchanges. What's The Future Of Decentralized Applications? - Coinjournal
Decentralized applications and trading platforms are gradually gaining traction in the global cryptocurrency market. This week, two days since its debut, peer-to-peer (P2P) Ether marketplace LocalEthereum completed nearly 100 over-the-counter (OTC) Ether trades. In its first two days, localethereum helped traders complete nearly 100 over-the-counter exchanges worth a total of ~$US60,000. While this number looks (ETH )
Oct 25
05:54 AM
Publiq Launches Blockchain-Based Content Platform For Genuine, Unbiased News
Swiss non-profit the Publiq Foundation has launched a blockchain-based content platform that aims to fight
Oct 24
11:39 PM
BitGive Announces Beta Donation Platform, GiveTrack - Coinjournal
BitGive, the world's inaugural Bitcoin 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is releasing the Beta version of their cutting-edge GiveTrack platform, a system that will give users unparalleled insight into donations' lifetimes from start to finish. The platform will be be formally unveiled during a Tuesday evening presentation at Money2020 in Las Vegas, an innovation conference bringing together (BTC )
Oct 24
01:09 PM
Bitcoin May End Up being a Bigger Idea than Amazon or Apple, Says Ark Investment Management - Coinjournal
Bitcoin may be a bigger idea than Amazon or Apple. That's according to Catherine Wood, CEO and CIO of Ark Investment Management, and reporters from The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg. In a PBS interview, with Charlie Rose, they spoke about the future of bitcoin, blockchain technology, and the future of digital currency. During the (BTC )
Oct 24
12:39 PM
Why Bitcoin Could One Day Replace ATMs - Coinjournal
Tony Gallippi, co-founder and executive chairman at BitPay, a leading bitcoin payments processing platform for merchants, revealed that ATMs in Las Vegas are charging over $124 in transaction fees for withdrawals through debit cards. Though there was no background information about the withdrawal or the amount requested, this is extremely high for a domestic debit (ATMS , BTC )
Oct 23
01:09 PM
How Second-Layer Solutions Enable Private Transactions and Help Ethereum To Scale - Coinjournal
Since early 2017, the developers behind most leading public blockchain networks such as Bitcoin and Ethereum have begun to actively develop second-layer solutions mainly for scalability purposes. Most notably, in Bitcoin, the Bitcoin Core development team has integrated Segregated WItness (SegWit), a scaling and transaction malleability solution which decreases the size of transactions by removing (BTC , ETH )
Oct 22
01:09 PM
Competition: BitcoinShirt Store Giveaway - Coinjournal
After reading a recent Reddit post from the owners of Bitcoinshirt.co, we fell in lovewith their designs andgot in touch with them about collaborating on some ideas for CoinJournal. In the next few weeks, well be releasing some exciting information about a project weve been working on. As part of our collaboration, the team behind
Oct 22
08:24 AM
Dash Listed On Quoine Exchanges As Demand For Cryptos Surges In Asia
Dash has been listed on Qryptos and Quoinex, two platforms owned and operated by Japanese startup Quoine.
Oct 20
04:54 AM
South Korea's Largest Travel Agency Breached, Hacker Demands Bitcoin Payment - Coinjournal
Last month, Hanatour, South Korea's largest travel agency suffered a major security breach, as hackers stole the personal information of over one million users. According to local news publications, hackers have demanded that Hanatour pay a one-time ransom payment in Bitcoin but the amount remains undisclosed. According to South Korean travel associations and independent research (BTC )
Oct 19
01:24 PM
Cofound.it Selects 5 Blockchain Startups For Newly Launched Seed Program
Cofound.it has selected five startups to join its newly launched Cofound.it Seed program. (CFI )
Oct 19
07:39 AM
Modern Wi-Fi Networks are Vulnerable, Impact on Mobile Bitcoin Wallet Security - Coinjournal
Earlier this week, Mathy Vanhoef of the Imec-DistriNet research group, discovered serious weaknesses and vulnerabilities in WPA2, a protocol which is used tosecure all modern Wi-Fi networks. Vanhoef's paper noted: An attacker within range of a victim can exploit these weaknesses using key reinstallation attacks (KRACKs). Concretely, attackers can use this novel attack technique to (BTC )
Oct 18
02:24 PM
IBM, Stellar And KlickEx Group Develop Blockchain-Based Global Payments Solution
A new blockchain-based cross-border payments solution developed by IBM in partnership with the Stellar Development Foundation and KlickEx Group is set to significantly reduce transactions costs and increase transaction speeds for both businesses and consumers.
Oct 18
04:24 AM
BitClave: Decentralized Blockchain-Based Search Engine, Rewards Users For Ad Engagement - Coinjournal
BitClave, the Ethereum blockchain-based decentralized search engine, which completed one of the most successful pre-sales of crypto-tokens by raising nearly $15 million, has developed a transparent and efficient framework in which user data is protected and users are incentivized with advertisement engagement. One of the biggest concerns expressed by users ofsearch engines and social media (ETH )
Oct 17
02:09 PM
Australia's Regulation Bill Includes Bitcoin for the First Time - Coinjournal
Australian authorities are updating their AML/CTF regulations which would regulate bitcoin exchanges for the first time. Last month, the Australian government announced the first stage of reforms to strengthen its anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorism financing (CTF) laws. The bill also sought to increase the powers of the Australian Transactions and Reporting Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC), (BTC )
Oct 17
11:54 AM
Lucyd: the First Practical Ethereum Blockchain-Based Augmented Reality Smartglasses - Coinjournal
Lucyd is set to develop and manufacture the first practical Ethereum blockchain-based augmented reality (AR) smartglasses through the utilization of the Lucyd Lab AR blockchain technology. Find out more with CoinJournal (ETH )
Oct 17
10:55 AM
Circle Acquires Trigger Finance To Help Deliver Investment Products For Crypto Assets
Circle has acquired mobile investing platform Trigger Finance to help it develop new investment products for crypto assets. (BTC , ETH )
Oct 16
11:39 PM
SEC Panel Debates the Merits of Bitcoin as a Store of Value - Coinjournal
Late last week, The Securities and Exchange Commission Investor Advisory Committee held a public meeting that included a discussion regarding blockchains and other forms of distributed ledger technology in the context of securities markets. Throughout the discussion, the committee and the panel of experts invited to discuss blockchain technology at the meeting debated the merits (BTC )
Oct 16
01:39 PM
indaHash Unveils Plans To Bring Cryptocurrencies To Billion-Dollar Influencer Industry - Coinjournal
indaHash Unveils Plans To Bring Cryptocurrencies To Billion-Dollar Influencer Industry With Their New ICO. Find Out More With CoinJournal.net
Oct 15
09:24 AM
PC Malware Steals Funds by Modifying Ethereum Addresses - Coinjournal
Earlier this week, a user posting on the Ethereum subreddit (/r/Ethereum), the largest Ethereum community with over 131,000 members, revealed that malware installed on Windows computers is capable of altering Ethereum addresses when copying and pasting. Bitcoin Address Modifying Malware First Discovered in February of 2016 Major antivirus development firm Symantec first discovered a trojan (BTC , ETH )
Oct 15
09:09 AM
France's AMF is Working on Formulating Its Position on ICOs - Coinjournal
France is currently determining a legal framework for initial coin offerings (ICOs), according to its financial market regulator. Robert Ophele, president of the Autorite des marches financiers (AMF), said that they are developing regulations for the market, reports business magazine Challenges. We want to get a quick position on the issue, Ophele said. At present,
Oct 14
08:39 AM
Singapore Moves Forward With Blockchain-Powered Interbank Payments Project
MAS, ABS and its blockchain consortium have successfully developed software prototypes of three different models for interbank payment and settlements. (ETH )
Oct 12
11:54 PM
Japan Solidifies its Position as Bitcoin Powerhouse, Processes 61% of Global Trades - Coinjournal
Over the past month, following The PBOCs crackdown on Chinese Bitcoin exchanges,Japan has successfully evolved into the largest Bitcoin exchange market by trading volume, overtaking the US by a significant margin. According to various market data providers including CryptoCompare, Japan accounts for 57,.89 percent of global Bitcoin trades, recording a daily trading volume that is (BTC )
Oct 12
11:24 AM
Cryptocurrency Exchange Platform ShapeShift to Integrate NEM's XEM Token
ShapeShift, an instant cryptocurrency exchange platform, has announced plans to integrate NEM's XEM token. (XEM )
Oct 11
10:54 AM
University of California Professor Criticize Central Bank-Issued Cryptocurrencies - Coinjournal
In an interview with the MIT Technology Review, Rod Garratt, an economics professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, criticized the efforts of central banks to launch their own state-issued digital currencies. Since the beginning of 2017, a growing number of central banks including the People's Bank of China (PBoC) have revealed their intent
Oct 11
10:54 AM



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