12-June-2019

2 months ago

Tezos Foundation Snags Former PwC Blockchain Expert As CFO – via Coindesk
Tezos Foundation, a non-profit, educational wing of the smart contract and Dapp platform, announced Roman Schnider, co-creator of PricewaterhouseCoopers Switzerland’s blockchain initiative, to supercede Eelco Fiole as Chief Financial Officer.

2 months ago

Liberia to digitize government services aided by Overstock subsidiary – via FXSTREET
According to a news report, Overstock.com subsidiary Medici Land Governance has recently signed a memorandum of understanding with Liberia in the motive to help the nation digitize government services. The project will look into how the African nation can build up its economy through blockchain and enhance interoperability between government departments. It also aims at strengthening the country’s capacity to generate revenues. The release also states that it can minimize corruption in the country.

2 months ago

What Is ODEM Platform? Introduction to ODE Token – via Cryptobriefing
ODEM (short for On-Demand Education Marketplace) is a blockchain-based educational marketplace that can be used in academic and enterprise applications. Both educators and students store credentials in Ethereum smart contracts, which also validate courses taken. ODE is the proprietary ERC-20 cryptocurrency token used to pay for tokenized transactions.

2 months ago

How Kenya’s RideSafe Is Saving Lives With Blockchain Technology – via Cryptobriefing
In comes RideSafe, a startup that’s determined to change the conditions of the low income commercial motorcycle riders using blockchain technology. RideSafe is an emergency response solution that enables riders to access quick, affordable and quality first aid at the point of an accident.

2 months ago

dOrg Founders Have Created the First Limited Liability DAO – via Coindesk
DOrg, a company that builds DAO-related software founded by Ori Shimony, Asgeir Sognefest, and Jordan Ellis, has created what it calls the first Limited Liability Decentralized Autonomous Organization or DAO, a legal way to “reference blockchain code (smart contracts in our case) as the legitimate source of authority for their company’s operations and governance.”

2 months ago

UK AML regulations may violate privacy rights, Coin Center states – via FXSTREET
Coin Center, a non-profit crypto advocacy center, has recently appealed Her Majesty’s Treasury not to expand the scope of the United Kingdom’s anti-money laundering/counter-terrorism financing (AML/CFT) regulations. As per a report, Coin Center is concerned about H.M. Treasury’s plans to apparently “impose data collection and reporting requirements on not only cryptocurrency developers, but all open-source software developers and others who facilitate the peer-to-peer exchange of crypto assets.”

2 months ago

Republic of San Marino Expands Its Advisory Committee in Its Quest to Be a World-class Blockchain Nation – via Cryptoglobe
San Marino is a microstate completely surrounded by north-central Italy. The country might be the world’s oldest republic, but its plans with blockchain technology are cutting-edge. Its goal is to become a world-leading hub for blockchain. In order to get there, the Government is building a world-class team of experts to advise it.

2 months ago

Pan-African Insurer Old Mutual Will Not Insure Mining Rigs – via Coindesk
Old Mutual, a legacy, pan-African insurance company, announced it will not insure equipment used for cryptocurrency mining, according to a statement released June 10. The company cites the expense, risk, and speculative nature of the industry.

2 months ago

Visa Launches Blockchain-Based Business Payments Service For Companies – via UsetheBitcoin
Visa has just launched a new B2B payments service platform that was previously announced in October 2016. With it, corporate clients will be able to process large payments in a fast and simple way. The information was released by Reuters a few hours ago.

2 months ago

University of British Columbia Adds Blockchain Program for Master’s and PhD Students – via Coindesk
One of Canada’s leading research universities, the University of British Columbia, is launching a blockchain tech training path for graduate students. According to the UBC, the program is a first in Canada. The track will focus on four areas: health and wellness, clean energy, regulatory technology and issues for Indigenous residents, and will officially launch next January.

2 months ago

Could Growing Global Distrust be a Boon For Bitcoin (BTC)? – via NEWSBTC
More nations appear to be starting to see the folly of fiat currency. With growing calls for gold-backed currencies for international settlement, there may be an opportunity for Bitcoin to facilitate trade deals with far less manipulation than possible when using national currencies.

2 months ago

Convincing Warren Buffett to buy cryptocurrency in just three hours is unrealistic, admits Tron’s Justin Sun – via AMBCRYPTO
Justin Sun hopes this lunch will be a bridge between the cryptocurrency community and traditional investors. However, Sun admitted that it might be “unrealistic” to convince Warren Buffett to buy cryptocurrency in just three hours.

2 months ago

Does Bitcoin Make Bribery Easier? – via Cryptodaily
So, does Bitcoin make this easier? We would argue that yes, it does. The existence of Bitcoin allows for instant high value payments to be made, anonymously and as a part of a decentralised system. Offering a Bitcoin bribe is quite an attractive concept. There’s nothing wrong with this on the surface, though an issue we do have is that this could hamper the possibility of cryptocurrency adoption in the future. If Bitcoin really is the perfect tool to issue a bribe, will governments be able to adopt it, without being seen to be facilitating bribe and blackmail? Perhaps a little, Bitcoin bribe might get them to reconsider.

2 months ago

Ex-Employee Sues Startup Behind Zcash for $2M Over Unpaid Stock – via Coindesk
A former employee, Simon Liu, is suing the former Zerocoin Electric Coin Company for $2 million over unpaid shares, breach of contact, and damages, according to court documents filed on May 29.

2 months ago

Crypto Events for today – via Cryptocalendar.pro
1. Streamr DATAcoin (DATA) — Seafood Summit in Bangkok
2. TenX (PAY) — Meetup in Singapore
3. Bluzelle (BLZ) — True Global Ventures Conference in Seoul
4. Digix Gold Token (DGX) — TenX Meetup in Singapore
5. Next.exchange (NEXT) — Whitepaper 2.0 Release
6. Binance Coin (BNB) — Meetup in Rimini
7. Golem (GNT) — CogX 2019 in London
8. POA Network (POA) — Burner Wallet Meetup in Santa Fe
9. Ark (ARK) — Mainnet Upgrade
10. Waltonchain (WTC) — AMA on Binance Telegram
11. THETA (THETA) — Live AMA on SILVER.tv
12. SingularityNET (AGI) — Council Election
13. Bitcoin Gold (BTG) — Wallet Upgrade on UPbit
14. Cashaa (CAS) — London Tech Week
15. KickCoin (KICK) — Airdrop to TOK and KEY Holders on TOKOK
16. Medicalchain (MTN) — AMA on YouTube

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