This week, two different blockchain projects, Stellar and Factom, have announced their partnerships aiming at modernization of infrastructure in different countries with the opportunities inherent in the blockchain technology. While Factom works with technology consulting company iSoftStone on development of so-called ‘smart city’ strategy for several Chinese towns with the.
Barry Silbert’s Digital Currency Group joined the ranks of Chilean bitcoin exchange SurBTC’s investors. The move expands the group’s presence in the world’s key markets. Apart from DCG, investing in SurBTC were Sauzalito Ventures and founder of local law firm Barros & Errazuriz, Fernando Barros. Earlier reports stated that government-backed.
The European Commission, the executive body of the EU, announced its plans to tighten accountability requirements for cryptocurrency exchanges and bitcoin wallet providers. The measure is a part of the EU’s extended efforts to combat financing of terrorist groups. In particular, the European officials intend to oblige EU-based wallets and.
Two days ago, two participants have left the team of cryptoplatform Crypti. They have already announced their intent to launch a fork dubbed Lisk. Namely, leaving the project were community manager Max Kordek and developer Olivier Beddows. The newly-formed Lisk intends to have Crypti ecosystem completely rebooted under a new.
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) announced a program to support technology startups. Under the program, the fund may invest in blockchain-related startups and initiatives.
Japanese venture capital firm SBI stated it would invest in bitcoin exchange Kraken, Reuters report. The deal is a part of Kraken‘s Series B investment round, and follows its recent merger with two North American bitcoin exchanges, Coinsetter and Carvitex. The terms of the investment, however, are kept undisclosed. Jesse.
The continuing block size debate has entered a new phase following the announcement by Antpool concerning its forthcoming test run of Bitcoin Classic, which is considered one of possible solutions to the problem. Jihan Wu, CEO at Antminer, tweeted: Antpool will start to test Classic soon. There is 7day long.
Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Japan’s biggest bank, has its own virtual currency dubbed MUFG Coin under development. Also it has finalized its pilot app. The news come from a post on Reddit by user jonny1000 who provided translation of a brief piece from Japanese publication Asahi. The publication itself references.