Important Aspects of Stablecoins: The Difference Between Pegging, Collateralization, and Redeemability

Stablecoins have been making the headlines in recent months, attracting big investors, tempted by the allure of a on ‘non-volatile’ cryptocurrency. At first, we usually pay attention to the backing connection, in other words, to the coin’s  stabilizing mechanism. Broadly speaking, this is broken down into 3 categories: asset-backed (including fiat), crypto-backed, and non-backed stablecoins…

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All About Security Tokens

You may hear the words, why security tokens are the future?  Are the security tokens are safe? . It’s probably because the STO became the current talk of the cryptocurrency market. In this guide, we are going to explain all the questions behind the hype of security tokens. First of all, let us know about…

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Ticketmaster to Enhance Ticketing System with Blockchain in New Partnership

Global ticketing giant Ticketmaster has acquired blockchain-focused live events firm Upgraded, according to an Oct. 18 press release. Ticketmaster, a division of the world’s largest live-entertainment business Live Nation, plans to use blockchain technology through the partnership as a way to provide more transparency and better control ticket distribution. Additionally, the company hopes it will…

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Natwest Bank Launches R3 Corda Blockchain-Based Syndicated Lending Platform

U.K.-based bank Natwest will integrate a new blockchain platform based on R3 Corda technology for use in the syndicated loans market, financial news platform Mondovisione reports today, October 18. The new platform, dubbed “Fusion LenderComm,” was developed by blockchain consortium R3 and fintech enterprise Finastra, and aims to streamline the global market for syndicated loans…

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Blockchain E-Commerce Platform Allows Shoppers to Purchase Directly From Manufacturers

A new decentralized e-commerce platform aims to allow online shoppers and e-commerce stores to combine purchasing power and microdistribution to access bulk pricing and discounts. Buying.com says that they have multiple solutions to the many issues faced by customers, describing themselves as ‘e-commerce reinvented’. According to the company, the four key elements of their project…

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Mastercard Digital Commerce Suite To Make Every Card “Token Ready”

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Mastercard said Wednesday (Oct. 17) that it will enable tokenization services on all cards by 2020, as part of its Digital Commerce Solutions, a suite of offerings geared toward making online transactions speedier and more secure. The company said more than half of online shoppers save their card information across multiple sites, and noted that the…

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Canadian Firm to Build Blockchain-Based Supply Chain Platform for Cannabis Industry

Canada-based blockchain and crypto company DMG Blockchain Solutions Inc. (DMG) has announced the development of a global supply chain management platform for the legal cannabis industry, according to an announcement published Oct. 17. As reported by Canada’s national public news and information service CBC, the country’s government officially legalized recreational marijuana as of today. Cannabis…

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Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, Monero, TRON: Price Analysis, October 17

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. Market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. While crypto markets have given up much of their…

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Overstock’s tZero Issues SEC-Complaint Security Tokens

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tZero announced it has issued its preferred tZero security tokens, sold during the Security Token Offering (STO) earlier this year. The company raised $134 million from investors worldwide during the months-long STO. ICO to STO The offering launched as a more typical pre-sale ICO towards the end of last year. This became the second stage STO…

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Russian Startup to Create Blockchain-Based Copyright Network in Uzbek Capital

A Russian intellectual property startup has signed a memorandum with officials from Uzbek capital Tashkent to integrate blockchain for use in copyright, Russian state news agency TASS reports Tuesday, Oct. 16. The president of the Russian National Intellectual Property Transactions Coordination Center (IPChain), Andrey Krichevsky, met the head of Tashkent's department of innovations Jasur Zakhidov…

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UK-Based Industry Group Develops Blockchain Tool to Track Firms’ Sustainable Commitments

A U.K.-based industry body for the responsible finance sector revealed plans to introduce a blockchain tool to monitor firms’ sustainable commitments, Reuters reports Wednesday, Oct. 17. The Responsible Finance & Investment (RFI) Foundation is developing a blockchain-powered tool to track companies’ sustainable commitments and to detect those entities who do not comply with their ethical…

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Blockchain Startup Offering ‘Dynamic Fees’ To Help Users Save Money On Transactions

A blockchain-driven startup believes that blockchain technology has the potential to be more than a “one trick pony designed for investors” – setting the objective of creating cutting-edge technology for fast transactions, and delivering “practical services for real people.” According to ARK, its entire ecosystem has been built around encouraging the mass adoption of cryptocurrency…

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Ethereum Foundation Releases Fourth Wave of Grants

The Ethereum Foundation has announced the fourth wave of grants awarded to 20 different persons and entities working on the Ethereum blockchain, it revealed in a press release Oct. 15. According to the release, the total amount of awards is over $3 million. The biggest grants worth $500,000 were given to Prysmatic Labs and Status.…

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