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Despite sharply lower crypto prices this year, crypto hedge funds appear to remain optimistic on the space, with existing firms expanding their operations and new ones being opened. Founded last year by a former investment manager at Goldman Sachs, BlockTower Capital is one fund that has expanded this year, hiring additional staff and...
The small European island of Malta is becoming a blockchain hub. Striving to turn the Mediterranean nation into "Blockchain Island," the government is opening its doors to blockchain and other so-called distributed ledger technologies. These technologies allow transactions to quickly be carried out between people without interference or control by third...
In tech, innovation is everything. In innovation, intellectual property is, well, almost everything — it can be the hardware, the software, the processes that comes from the creative endeavor. You might consider patents a form of competitive advantage. News came last week that, when it comes to patents tied to the blockchain...
A man walks out of a bitcoin retail shop in Hong Kong. Chinese authorities have stepped up their pressure on domestic cryptocurrency activity in the last few weeks. While Beijing supports the development of the underlying blockchain technology, it is still trying to limit speculation in digital currencies roughly one year since...
The 'Unbounded Registry' will offer blockchain systems more visibility and promote collaboration IBM backed blockchain startup HACERA has become the founding member of an open blockchain directory, called 'Unbounded Registry'. Described as a 'Yellow Pages' for blockchain, and built using the technology, the registry aims to provide a decentralised register to...
The versatile nature and capabilities of the blockchain make it the most important invention since the internet itself. The numerous features of the blockchain like non-repudiation, immutability, transparency, the integrity of data, authentication of sender and receiver, tamper-proof nature, added security, among others, make it a favorite technology among innovators and...
The American pharmaceutical company Verseon began work on Blockchain technology, according to a press release issued on September 18. It is worth noting that the company is one of the last medical organizations working with technology. According to the data, Verseon is working on the creation of its own Blockchain-platform for drug...
Chief Accountant of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Wesley Bricker noted that the existence of such a phenomenon as cryptocurrency and Blockchain technology does not change the fact that companies bear the fundamental responsibility for providing unreliable financial statements. Bricker’s statement was made during the speech at the National Conference...
September 18, the South China Morning Post reported that a local businessman, the manager of Blockchain-Fund for $ 1.5 billion, intends to launch about 3 stable cryptocurrencies. The founder of Grandshores Blockchain, working with Bitcoin investor Li Xiaolai and the Hangzhou government, said that the first draft of a stable coin over...