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BLOCKCHAIN NEWS  

Blockchain Technology Bill passed by California Legislature

California has long been hailed as the apex of technology, amassing a collective GDP of $2.7 trillion, standing 5th in the world. Hence, it bears no surprise that the state has ventured into the study of blockchain technology. Earlier in the week, Bill AB2658 passed its final legislative obstacles. It was approved by both the houses of the Legislature, subject to the required amendments and will now be sent for the Governor Jerry Brown’s approval. Read more

 Alibaba affiliate Ant Financial to launch blockchain app to stop food fraud

Ant Financial, an affiliate of e-commerce giant Alibaba, on Tuesday announced a partnership with local Chinese authorities to use blockchain in an attempt to prevent counterfeit products entering the market. The company is all set to launch its own blockchain-as-a-service platform next month, alongside a rice-tracking application that is intended to put a lid on the increasing cases of food fraud.The firm announced on Tuesday that it has partnered with the municipal government of the Chinese city of Wuchang to deploy a consortium blockchain for tracking the entire production process of locally grown rice in the province. Read more

CRYPTOCURRENCY NEWS

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin shares his view on Plasma, sharding & layer-2 solutions

Ethereum co-founder, Vitalik Buterin, recently shared his view on whether development should focused on the layer 1 or layer 2 functionalities in blockchains. He presents his point by mentioning that debates regarding the scaling of blockchains is common, in circumstances, such as sharding or block size increases as layer 1 solutions and payment channels or Plasma as layer 2 solutions. Read more

TRON expands, holds stake in BitTorrent co-founder’s Chia Network

TRON’s BitTorrent fever is still on. TRON announced that it had taken over BitTorrent recently. Shortly, after the acquisition, reports have started surfacing that the company’s founder Justin Sun, has taken further interest in Chia Network. Chia Network is a company where the co-founder of BitTorrent Bram Cohen is holding the affluent position of CEO. Now TRON is holding a stake in the company. Read more

Bitcoin community possessed “insane idea”, says Roger Ver, Bitcoin Cash proponent 

Roger Ver, Bitcoin Cash promoter stated that Bitcoin community possessed “insane idea” that network congestion and high fees was beneficial. In a recent interview with CNBC, Ver has mentioned about the hike in valuation of Bitcoin in December. He has given a reassurance to the holders of Bitcoin Cash  and has mentioned about the outcomes of the forthcoming hard fork. Read more

EOS spikes up by 15% post the democratic use of $35 Million Savings fund

EOS is going through a wave of positive price increase owing to its decision to resort to a voting process to best use its newly gathered savings account.Amassing a total of $35million worth of tokens, the savings account called EOSIO.savings, formed along with the EOS Blockchain but with no clear indication of the long-term purpose of the gathered funds. The EOS team, adopting the democratic option, have announced that a voting system will be used to determine the use of said funds. Read more

‘Cyber thugs’ demand $10,000 in Bitcoin from CheapAir; threaten to ‘smear’ its social media

CheapAir, an American online travel agency, has dropped a message for its customers, letting them know about a major cyber threat that demanded a ransom of almost $10,000 in Bitcoin. The company published a blog post for the customers on 28th August, that said: “This past weekend we received a ransom demand, saying that if we don’t send about $10,000 in Bitcoin we can expect a social media smear campaign, engineered to damage our relationship with our followers and customers.” Read more

Ethereum makes breakthrough in agriculture for the farmers in Moscow

Ethereum has made its way in the fields of agriculture with the government of Moscow working to devise a system that will allocate trading spots to farmers for weekend market.Andrey Borodyonkov, the blockchain product manager for Moscow City Hall said  that with the implementation of Ethereum, a comprehensive record of applications will be created that will have updates for both the ones who will be getting a spot and for the ones who won’t. This will systematize the way applications are accessed currently, thereby putting an end to the grievances of the farmers. Read more

Tron launches TronWallet on iOS, gears up for TVM launch

Tron investors, holders, and followers would know how active the crypto is – by active we mean the series recent developments and continuous flow of positive news making headlines. In a recent post, Tron founder Justin Sun announced that TronWallet is now available on iOS.The good news came after its developers tried its best to earn Apple’s approval. According to Tron Foundation, “This past month of development has been a nail-biter with the App Store issues and multiple bugs creeping up as part of normal development of a feature that almost entirely rewrites the foundations of the app but with the help of the always helpful strong brazilian coffee and hard work we pulled through and are ready to complete our most ambitious release yet. For all our iOS users out there, your time has come!” Read more

Twitter takes “great action” against Ethereum scambots, says Elon Musk, Tesla CEO 

The most popular social media platform, Twitter has finally taken “great action” as per Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, against Ethereum scambots. A news aggregator based in San Francisco and reporting about technological aspects named Techmeme on 28th August tweeted about Twitter’s step to remove 486 accounts. These accounts have been actively engaged in spreading malicious content. Musk, one of the top most entrepreneurs of the world has been expressive regarding Ethereum and stated on the post that the measure will help to “increase usage by real users.” Read more

Following the Google Ban, Crypto Mining Apps still on Play Store

The change in Google’s terms of service has unsettled the cryptocurrency mining applications on the Play Stores and forced them to either adhere to the guidelines or risk facing removal.Back in July 2018, Google enforced a ban on applications that allowed mining cryptocurrencies on mobile devices. However, it recently came to light that some of these banned applications were still present on the Play Store, as reported by Next Web. Read more

Cryptocurrency firms face probe for launching unregistered ICO in Colorado

Three cryptocurrency companies are currently under probe for the promotion of unregistered initial coin offering (ICO). The Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA)which is the primary department of the Colorado state government, handles professional licensing and consumer protection, along with the initial coin offering (ICO) task force of Colorado, are conducting the investigation. Read more

IOTA appoints Volkswagen Group worker as project manager

IOTA foundation announced on Wednesday that a Volkswagen Group member, Janine Härtel, joined IOTA as a project manager. Janine will be a part of the Mobility & Automotive adoption team.The team hopes that she’ll be a great driver for adoption in the mobility industry as she has a good knowledge about IOTA Tangle. In fact, with her colleagues at Volkswagen, she developed the idea of the “software over the air” PoC using the IOTA Tangle, announcement statement by IOTA foundation mentioned. Read more

Cryptojacking attempts on the rise in 2018, study suggests

In a new study carried out by global cybersecurity solutions provider Trend Micro Incorporatedcryptojackingattempts are on the rise and grabbing the most headlines this year. In its midyear security roundup 2018, the company said it recorded a 96 percent increase in cryptocurrency mining detections in the first half 2018 compared to whole of 2017. Read more

‘Operation Cryptosweep’ looking into 200 initial coin offerings  

The North American Securities Administration Association (NASAA), which launched its ‘Operation Cryptosweep’ this year has expanded the number of investigations into initial coin offerings to 200 from 70 active cases in May. NASAA is the oldest international organization devoted to investor protection and it’s a voluntary association comprising of 67 provinces, states, and territories across the U.S., Mexico, and Canada. Read more

Canada postpones regulations for cryptocurrencies and blockchain till 2019

Keeping in view the elections in 2019, the Canadian government has postponed the release of its final regulations for cryptocurrency and blockchain companies. The final published regulations were expected to be out this fall, but now the government has postponed it well until late 2019.Considering the elections in 2019, the government is already in the pre-election mode and the final cryptocurrency regulations have effectively been put on hold leaving the current regulatory regime in place well into 2020, as there needs to be an addition 12-month period after publication for any regulation to take effect. Read more

Lloyd’s of London to provide cryptocurrency insurance for Kingdom Trust custody platform

While traditional banking firms are shying away from digital assets, Lloyd’s of London is setting an example by agreeing to provide insurance coverage for Kingdom Trust, a cryptocurrency storage firm. Lloyd’s of London will now provide insurance for Kingdom Trust’s $12 billion worth of assets including traditional and alternative assets. This agreement might help induce larger financial institutions to invest in the rapidly growing cryptocurrency business. Read more

Coinbase poll shows students signing up for crypto-related courses on the rise

A new Coinbase survey indicates that the number of students interested in cryptocurrency and blockchain technology is on the rise. The survey conducted on 675 US students showed that students across all majors have an interest in the blockchain technology, some of them own cryptocurrencies, and some of them have signed up for classes on this novel concept. Alongside the survey, Coinbase also studied top 50 universities of the world, ranked by U.S News and World Report, and found that 42% of top 50 universities offered at least one course on cryptocurrency or Blockchain. Read more

Ripple’s XRP, Stellar Lumens [XLM] left out of new Morgan Creek crypto fund

Ripple’s XRP and Stellar Lumens [XLM] have failed to make the cut for the Morgan Creek Digital’s new digital asset fund. Concerns regarding the level of centralization in Ripple’s XRP and Stellar Lumens [XLM] have cost them a place in the fund.Morgan Creek Digital, a digital asset management firm, on Tuesday launched its Digital Asset Index Fund which will give endowments, foundations, pensions, wealthy families and sovereign wealth funds exposure to some of the largest cryptocurrencies in the world. Read more

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