Crimea Considers Blockchain Center for Anonymous Foreign Investments to Avoid Sanctions

Crimean authorities are considering creating a blockchain-cluster that would support investment platforms allowing foreign investors to work in sanctioned countries anonymously, major state-operated Russian news agency TASS reported Nov. 16. Previously this week, the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Crimea under the President of the Russian Federation, Georgy Muradov, had already revealed the Crimean…

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South Korean University, Radio Broadcast Group Promote Blockchain-Academia Relationship

The Korea Radio Promotion Association (RAPA) and Jeju University have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for blockchain-related industry and education in the Jeju area, Korean economic media outlet Seoul Economic Daily reports today, Nov. 16. RAPA, the company in charge of the communication between government and radio broadcasting businesses, and Jeju University, located in…

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Malta To Have First Gold Back Security Token

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Integration Vertalo and Securrency have announced a new partnership.  This will see Vertalo integrate token protocols developed by Securrency onto their platform. This platform integration will allow for Securrency to benefit from the cap table services, compliance oversight, and other offerings by Vertalo. One such offering will be open to those that issue their own…

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International Charity Oxfam Formally Launches Blockchain Rice Tracker in Cambodia

International charity Oxfam officially launched its BlocRice blockchain supply chain solution for Cambodian rice Nov. 15, Cambodian daily media outlet Khmer Times reports. BlocRice, which aims to use smart contracts to provide transparency and security between rice growers and purchasers in the Netherlands, has been under development and should expand to 5,000 farms by 2022,…

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Nvidia Q3 Results Reveal ‘Crypto Hangover’ Due to Disappearance of Miner Sales

Nvidia released its earnings report for the third quarter (Q3) of 2018 today, Nov. 15, revealing that demand for Nvidia’s graphics processing units (GPUs) among crypto miners has dried up. In the financial results report, founder and CEO of Nvidia Jensen Huang said that the company’s “near-term results reflect excess channel inventory post the cryptocurrency…

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OmiseGo Partners With Singapore Ride Hailing App to Trial Blockchain Solutions

Ethereum-based payment platform OmiseGo and blockchain protocol Mass Vehicle Ledger (MVL) have partnered to research blockchain technology, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph Nov. 14. MVL is the protocol behind popular Singapore ride hailing app TADA. MVL and OmiseGo will develop a Proof-of-Concept (PoC) to ascertain whether the decentralized OMG Network is suitable…

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Report: Application for Chinese Crypto Miner Canaan’s $400 Mln IPO Lapses

Cryptocurrency mining equipment producer Canaan’s Initial Public Offering (IPO) application has lapsed, Reuters reported Nov. 15. The offering was set to take place on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX). Founded in 2013 in China, Canaan manufactures application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) for digital currency mining. Canaan is the world’s second largest cryptocurrency hardware maker, collecting…

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Microsoft Releases Cloud-Based Azure Blockchain Development Kit

American software corporation Microsoft has released a serverless blockchain-powered Azure development kit, according to an announcement published Nov. 15. The new product dubbed the “Azure Blockchain Development Kit” purportedly improves the capabilities of Microsoft’s Azure Blockchain Workbench. It contains features like off-chain identity and data, monitoring, and messaging application programming interfaces (API) in a format…

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Utility VS Security Tokens

Various ways of doing business in the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry go in and out of fashion rather quickly, and such was the case with mega-popular ICOs in 2017. The explosion of ICO crowdfunding campaigns that were offering utility tokens brought us many shady and scammy, but also more than a few brilliant projects. One…

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Malaysian Lending Giant CIMB Joins Ripple’s Cross-Border Payment Network

Malaysian lending giant CIMB Group Holdings Bhd has joined Ripple’s (XRP) cross-border payments network RippleNet, Bloomberg reports Nov. 15. The $53.5 billion market cap CIMB will integrate Ripple’s XCurrent product, a software solution for expediting cross-border payments, for its “SpeedSend” remittance product. As Bloomberg reports, CIMB’s product serves multiple Southeast Asian markets, including the Philippines,…

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Major Russian Art Gallery Tretyakov Launches Blockchain-Based Art Patronage Project

The prestigious State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, Russia, is launching a blockchain-based art patronage scheme, Russian news agency TASS reports Nov. 15. The project, dubbed “My Tretyakov,” allows individuals or enterprises to make a private donation to contribute to the digitization of an item from the gallery’s collection, thereby become the artwork’s patron. The system,…

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Spanish Telecoms Operator Partners With IBM to Manage International Calls With Blockchain

IBM and major Spanish telecommunications firm Telefónica have partnered to apply blockchain technology to managing international mobile phone call traffic, per a press release shred with Cointelegraph Nov. 14. Telefónica is the seventh largest telecom company in the world by market capitalization, valued at $51 billion according to Forbes. The company carries out communications business…

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Korea’s KAIST University Adds Blockchain Application Courses to Curriculum

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South Korea’s leading technology university, the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), is working with Theta Labs, the first blockchain-based video delivery system, to introduce students to an entirely new set of coursework regarding the applications of blockchain technology.   “We’re kicking things off with a seminar at the electrical engineering school this Friday…

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Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, Monero, TRON: Price Analysis, Nov. 14

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. After months of stability, cryptocurrencies are under a renewed…

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Humans vs Uber: Will Blockchain Help?

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Uber managed to gain a remarkable market share in the transport industry by implementing a simple but powerful idea. The company didn’t invest in a technology from scratch, but selected an industry with great demand and built an ecosystem with a broader supply chain. Uber realized that the difference of quality and cost expectation assurance…

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Galaxy Digital Moves to Tokenize the Whole of Real Estate

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The institutional billionaire investor and crypto enthusiast Mike Novogratz is hiring a real estate expert from Goldman Sachs, in order to tokenize the real estate market. Mike Novogratz the founder of the Crypto Merchant Bank Galaxy Digital has recently jumped aboard with tokenization of physical assets. This involves tokenizing an asset and placing ownership rights…

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‘One Blockchain’: Ambitious Crypto Project Kin Forks Roadmap [Again]

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Advertisement Twitter Facebook LinkedIn The developers of Kin, the cryptocurrency created by social media app Kik, have announced that the crypto token will undergo yet another major developmental redesign as they seek to marry scalability with an intuitive user experience. The Kin Foundation revealed on Wednesday that, in a departure from the crypto project’s earlier…

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China: Insurance Giant Ping An, Sanya City Gov’t to Build ‘Smart City’ with Blockchain

China’s Ping An Insurance Group, one of the world's largest insurance corporations, and the Sanya municipal government signed a strategic cooperation agreement for “Smart City” construction. The new project will be backed with blockchain tech, artificial intelligence (AI), big data, and cloud computing, the official state run press People’s Daily reported Nov. 14. Ping An…

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