What Is Sharding?

Sharding is a concept in database design, and as implied by its name, sharding involves creating smaller parts from a larger one. In the context of databases, sharding results in the creation of smaller partitions in the ledger. These partitions… Continue Reading →

Messaging App Line Announces a $10 million Cryptocurrency Fund

Chinese messaging app Line recently announced on August 15, 2018, the launch of a $10 million investment fund dedicated to cryptocurrency startups. Line’s South Korean-based subsidiary Unblock Corporation will operate the fund, and it will be known as Unblock Ventures…. Continue Reading →

Ryan Selkis on Token Curated Registries and Crypto Industry: “Many ICOs Are Terribly Overvalued”

Messari Token Curated Registry founder Ryan Selkis has taken a jibe at the ICO industry, declaring that it is fundamentally misused for primarily fundraising purposes and that the speculative environment around ICOs has created a situation where many ICOs are… Continue Reading →

Pantera Capital Primed to Raise $175 for Cryptocurrency-Focussed Venture Fund

A U.S.-based blockchain technology investment firm, Pantera Capital, has raised $71 million from 90 investors, out of the $175 million it’s looking to get for its third cryptocurrency fund, reported TechCrunch on August 15, 2018. Aiming for the Moon At… Continue Reading →

BitPesa Partners with Bitbond to Offer Alternative Financing to African SMEs

On March 28, Pan-African B2B remittance platform BitPesa and global peer-to-peer bitcoin lending platform BitBond announced a partnership with the aim to improve access to funding for small and medium-sized enterprises in Africa. BitPesa provides a digital platform that uses… Continue Reading →

Lawsuit against Ripple to Continue in Federal Court as Motion to Remand is Slammed

A United States Court judge in Northern District of California has slapped down an investors motion to remand the class action suit against Ripple Labs on August 14, 2018. The case is now set to move to federal court. On… Continue Reading →

Coinbase CEO Warns that Cryptocurrency Mass Adoption is a Long Way Off

In Mid August Brian Armstrong, CEO the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, Coinbase warned that mass adoption of cryptocurrencies is going to take much longer than expected. This is a possible harbinger of slowing growth in market capitalization in Bit coin…. Continue Reading →

Cryptocurrency News: Vitalik Buterin Doesn’t Care About Bitcoin ETFs

Cryptocurrency News While headline numbers look devastating this week, investors might take some solace in knowing that cryptocurrencies found their bottom at roughly $189.8 billion in market cap—that was the low point. Since then, investors put more than $20.0 billion… Continue Reading →

“Blocklattice” Developer DEXON Foundation Secures $20 Million in Funding, Shares Speed Test Results

DEXON Foundation, an offshoot of the world’s first zero-fee, high-frequency cryptocurrency trading platform COBINHOOD, has bagged $20 million in a new funding round led by hedge fund firm IDG Capital. The nonprofit now plans on using the newly raised capital… Continue Reading →

Ripple Targets China for its Blockchain Platform

Ripple is targeting China to advance its blockchain-based payments system according to commentary from Jeremy Light, VP of European Union strategic accounts at Ripple, confirmed with CNBC on August 15, 2018. China Is a Definite Target This move is highly… Continue Reading →

The SEC Slaps Scam ICO Organizer with $30,000 Penalty

According to a statement released by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on August 14, 2018, David T. Laurance, the organizer of a fraudulent initial coin offering (ICO) that issued Tomahawkcoins to California residents, has been penalized by… Continue Reading →

Crypto Expo Moscow

September 15, 2018, Hotel Radisson Slavyanskaya Crypto Expo is a live communication platform, a dialogue of crypto-enthusiasts, business and start-ups. Those who have just come to this industry will be able to plunge into it deeper, and experts and leaders will… Continue Reading →

Playboy Sues Cryptocurrency Company for Breaching Contract

Playboy Enterprises is currently suing a Canadian cryptocurrency company, Global Blockchain Technologies (GBT) on the allegation that the former fraudulently breached their contract with the adult entertainment company. On August 14, 2018, Playboy claimed that GBT failed to implement blockchain… Continue Reading →

Brock Pierce and Company Will Bring Together Exchanges, and Regulators around Spanish Crypto Summit

Brock Pierce, considered to be the center figure of cryptocurrency culture, tweeted about an upcoming event that will have all blockchain lovers, raving to go, or as crypto enthusiasts would say, ‘Futurama to the moon!’ The event is none other… Continue Reading →

Hong Kong: Universities Receive $20 Million for Blockchain and Fintech Research

Hong Kong’s push for implementing blockchain technology within its fintech prowess is fast progressing. The island country granted $20 million for the research and development of blockchain-based payments systems to several local universities, as reported by China News on August… Continue Reading →

Ethereum’s Walled Garden: Flower Tokens and Terra0

Terra0 cofounders Paul Seidler and Paul Kolling never planned on tokenizing Dahlia’s, but after meeting at Berlin’s Universität der Künste (UDK), they found common inspiration in digitizing real world commodities. At first, the implications of an economically self-sustaining forest may… Continue Reading →

BX Is Betting on a Decentralized Gambling Ecosystem

BX touts itself as a blockchain betting and prediction market ecosystem while hoping to cut the middleman out of gambling. The ultimate goal is to disrupt and streamline the betting industry by getting rid of the bookie. Since 2009 the… Continue Reading →

US Investor Sues Telecom Company AT&T for Loss in Cryptocurrency Theft

On August 15, 2018, entrepreneur and cryptocurrency investor Michale Terpin filed a lawsuit worth $224 million against telecommunications company AT&T and accused the company of “negligence and fraud” regarding the theft of cryptocurrencies from his personal account. A new Kind… Continue Reading →

Los Angeles to Host 2018 US China Blockchain and Digital Currency Conference on August 22, 2018

The 2018 US China Blockchain and Digital Currency Conference at LAX Marriott Hotel on August 22, 2018 is organized by Blockchain China Connect, Artisan Business Group, Inc., and partnered with Event sponsors include Triphop, a social travel and rewards… Continue Reading →

Cryptocurrency Mining via Browser is Pulling Out more than $250K in Monthly Earnings

According to TheNextWeb, recent academic research has found out that the embedded CoinHive cryptocurrency web browser mining script is generating more than $250,000 in Monero (XMR) every month. What is more concerning is that the report points out that this… Continue Reading →

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