New Crypto Backed by Gold and Silver Can Now Be Used to Buy Tickets to Sport Events

An “evolutionary” monetary system that uses physical gold and silver as the basis for digital currencies has unveiled a series of partnerships as it works to increase participation in its platform and gain support from governments. Kinesis argues that backing cryptocurrencies with precious metals help to reduce the “severe price volatility” which have historically made…

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SWIFT India Partners With MonetaGo for Blockchain Banking Pilot

Advertisement Twitter Facebook LinkedIn SWIFT India has announced a collaboration with financial technology provider MonetaGo to launch a distributed ledger pilot program that will aid the operation of Indian banks. Using infrastructure provided by MonetaGo and SWIFT’s standardised financial messages, the proposed blockchain platform will enable banks in the country to improve the security and efficiency…

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Singapore’s State Investment Firm Backed R3 as Part of Blockchain and AI-Focused Strategy

Singapore’s state investment firm Temasek Holdings Pte has invested in enterprise blockchain software firm and global banking consortium R3, according to a Bloomberg report Nov. 22. Temasek is a Singapore government-owned investment company, which has reported its Asia-focused portfolio to be worth around S$308 billion ($235 billion) as of spring 2018. Bloomberg today cites an…

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Singapore to Offer Seed Funding to Enterprises to Boost Blockchain Adoption

Advertisement Twitter Facebook LinkedIn The government of Singapore will offer financial incentives in order to grow the blockchain ecosystem in the country. According to The Business Times, the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) which falls under Singapore’s Ministry of Communications and Information will offer seed funding to players in the media and ICT sector. This…

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Atlas Protocol Joins IAB Tech Lab Blockchain Working Group

Advertisement Twitter Facebook LinkedIn This is a submitted sponsored story. CCN urges readers to conduct their own research with due diligence into the company, product or service mentioned in the content below. Atlas Protocol (ATP) is a blockchain application layer protocol of interactive advertising & marketing. It officially announced to join the IAB Technology Lab and…

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University of Tokyo Launches Blockchain Course with Ethereum Foundation Backing

Advertisement Twitter Facebook LinkedIn The University of Tokyo began offering a blockchain course at its graduate engineering school, thanks to an $800,000 donation from a consortium that includes the Ethereum Foundation and Japanese banking juggernaut Sumitomo Mitsui. The class — called the “Blockсhain Innovation Donation Course” — was rolled out on November 1 and will…

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BBVA and Santander Join EU Joint Blockchain Platform Set to Launch in 2019

Banking groups BBVA and Banco Santander have joined the E.U. International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications (IATBA), Spanish economic newspaper Expansion writes Nov. 20. The representatives of two Spanish banking groups were invited to an E.U. blockchain roundtable held in Brussels by Mariya Gabriel, the commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, and Roberto Viola, director…

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Bitcoin, Ripple, Ethereum, Stellar, EOS, Litecoin, Cardano, Monero, TRON, Dash: Price Analysis, Nov. 21

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. Bottoms are formed during market capitulations. After Bitcoin broke…

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Multi-blockchain Battler: Crypto Game Allows Warriors To Get Equipped From Two Platforms

Crypto game developer 0xGames, creator of blockchain-based space strategy 0xUniverse has created a new multi-blockchain competitive battler, titled 0xWarriors. The company says that 0xWarriors is one of the first multi-blockchain based games where players can use different blockchains, starting with EOS and Ethereum, for interactions with each other and equipping their characters. EOS sword and…

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Siemens Joins Blockchain-Driven Energy Platform to Increase Interoperability in Industry

Two energy divisions of German tech giant Siemens have joined a blockchain-driven energy platform to promote the use of decentralized technologies in the sector, according to a press release published Wednesday, Nov. 21. According to Siemens, its Energy Management and Power Generation Services departments are partnering with open-source, scalable blockchain platform Energy Web Foundation (EWF),…

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Blockchain Capital Exec: Bear Markets ‘Do Bear Things,’ but BTC Has ‘Gigantic’ Potential

Spencer Bogart, a partner at the venture capital firm Blockchain Capital, believes that crypto opportunities are “still gigantic” despite the current bear market, the expert claimed in an interview with Bloomberg on Monday, Nov. 19. The expert at the crypto and blockchain-focused venture capital startup has maintained his pro-Bitcoin (BTC) stance, pointing out the critical…

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Japanese Banking Giant, Others Donate $800K for Blockchain Course at University of Tokyo

The University of Tokyo will launch a blockchain course following a donation of nearly  $800,000 from several companies, including Japanese banking giant Sumitomo Mitsui (SMBC) and the Ethereum Foundation, Cointelegraph Japan reports Nov. 21. In a Nov. 20 press release, SMBC lists five more contributors, apart from itself and the Ethereum Foundation, who contributed to…

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Amazon: How E-Commerce Giant Chose Blockchain Over Bitcoin

On November 13, Amazon was granted two crypto-related patents. While the American e-commerce pioneer, with a revenue of over $177 billion, has not chosen to accept Bitcoin (BTC) and major altcoins as a payment option despite public interest and competitors’ experience, it has not ignored the subject altogether. In fact, Amazon Web Services (AWS), the…

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South Korea to Track Beef Through Entire Supply Chain on a Blockchain

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Advertisement Twitter Facebook LinkedIn A blockchain technology pilot aimed at tracking beef through the entire food supply chain has been announced in South Korea. The pilot will be jointly undertaken by the Ministry of Science and ICT and the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, according to Yonhap News Agency. The launch date has…

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SWIFT India Partners With Fintech Firm for Blockchain Pilot

SWIFT India has partnered with fintech firm MonetaGo to pilot a distributed ledger (DLT) network designed to improve the efficiency and security of financial products, according to a press release published Nov. 20. SWIFT India is a joint venture established by SWIFT SCRL (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication) and a number of major Indian…

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Italian Securities Watchdog Orders Unauthorized Crypto Companies to Cease and Desist

The Commissione Nazionale per le Società e la Borsa (CONSOB) has ordered three crypto-related companies providing unauthorized investment services to cease and desist, an official release states Monday, Nov. 19. The first company, a trading platform called Richmond Investing, has purportedly violated the Consolidated Law on Finance (TUF) — a fundamental law governing Italian financial…

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Cybersecurity Firm Detects Cryptojacking Malware on Make-A-Wish Foundation Website

Hackers have infected the website of global non-profit organization the Make-A-Wish Foundation with cryptojacking malware, according to a report by cybersecurity firm Trustwave posted Nov. 19. According to Trustwave researchers, crypto jackers managed to incorporate a JavaScript (JS) miner CoinImp into the domain worldwish.org in order to illicitly mine privacy-focused cryptocurrency Monero (XMR). Similarly to…

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