In late January 2018, Streamity, a Singapore-based startup with Russian roots, released its cryptocurrency exchange app StreamDesk, which is able to exchange various currencies from user to user with no intermediary. The project is now working on creating the decentralized platform, which they claim, “will revolutionize the modern crypto exchange market.” Looking to the market At least […]

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The Fire Lotto project, founded by Russian entrepreneurs in Cyprus, has launched an online lottery platform that is built on Ethereum smart contracts. Despite its relatively recent emersion on the online gambling market, Firelotto has already started four lottery games on its website and reported to Cointelegraph that initial guaranteed prize pool exceeds $1 mln. […]

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A Romanian startup has set out to build a specialized Blockchain-based fundraising platform for philanthropic organizations such as Unicef, Red Cross or Save The Children to improve speed and transparency of payments. Year-end launch planned GoHelpFund is harnessing Blockchain and smart contracts, both of which significantly enhance speed and security of payments when compared with […]

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The startup that oversees development of the world’s third most-valuable cryptocurrency, XRP, is moving to upgrade the underlying technology on which it operates. Announced Wednesday, San Francisco-based startup Ripple is releasing two new white papers for peer review – one describing XRP‘s consensus algorithm in a more formal way and the other outlining a way to […]

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In modern sport, it is often the financial side that draws equal attention to the action itself. Sponsorship, advertising and complicated contracts are just as important as the action on the field. As the stakes continue to rise, it can be difficult for young athletes to break through without exceptionally high levels of financial backing. […]

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J.P. Morgan has called cryptocurrencies the “innovative maelstrom” around Blockchain and said they are “unlikely to disappear” in what appears to be an internal report from the company, published Feb. 8, 2018. In an extract from what is allegedly the banking giant’s executive summary on cryptocurrency, the company appears bullish on crypto’s future. “Cryptocurrencies are […]

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Blockchain regulation in Germany will get a “comprehensive strategy” and “legal framework advocacy” from government in a new push for legitimacy, according to a press release published by Blockchain Bundesverband on Wednesday, Feb. 7. A report from a consultation involving lawmakers and the lobby group Blockchain Bundesverband highlights a positive future for the technology, with […]

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