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Ripple And Bitcoin: What Happened Last Week?

Last week was an eventful one, to say the least. The market crashed once again leaving many to wonder whether it will rise again. I suppose last week is a good way, to sum up, 2018. Ripple Last week saw Ripple looking for a new solutions architect which will aid the growth of RippleNet “by designing and then guiding the deployment and integration of Ripple’s solutions with banking and payment systems for Ripple’s customer base in India and the Middle East.” Jim Chauncey-Kelly, who is the Director and Talent Acquisition at Ripple according to this Twitter announced on the platform:...

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Here's Why The Bitcoin ETF Keeps Getting Pushed Back

Throughout this year, proposals and listings for the Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) keep on getting denied as well as being pushed back by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). This comes after several of the SEC refusals of Bitcoin-based funds which include the SolidX Bitcoin Trust and two separate denials of the Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust with the first one being last year and the other being in the summer of 2018. In the past, the SEC has approved ETFs which track down copper, oil, gold, silver, platinum and so much more but Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies don’t seem to...

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Stock Exchange Experts Working On New Algory Project

To start, Algory is a startup based in Katowice, Poland which offers tools for active crypto traders. The flagship products include an advanced digital currency scanner which has been called Cryptoscanner. Not only this but a crypto news aggregator too which the most active traders will love. As it says on the official website, Algory is “the most actionable and multifunctional cryptocurrency tools and cryptocurrency news aggregator ever built for individual crypto traders.” Who are Algory? The founders of Algory are Tomasz Przybycień and Dominik Gordel. Following this, several experts from the finance world, traders and programmers joined the team...

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MasterCard Blockchain Adoption A Sign Of Things To Come?

A patent has been filed by the massive payment providers, Mastercard. The patent covers a method and system for anonymisation of blockchain based electronic transactions. The patent application was originally filed in the summer of last year but earlier this week, the US Patent and Trade Office published it. The patent request refers to electronic transactions becoming anonymous through the blockchain. Specifically the use of one or more intermediary addresses to obscure the source and destination of funds in a blockchain to increase the anonymity of bodies which are involved with blockchain addresses. It is common for it to be...

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The EU Back State-Owned Blockchain

Many of us have believed that blockchain would give us freedom from centralised bodies like governments. The EU Blockchain Forum’s latest report looking into blockchain technology and as stated by The Next Web, it’s starting to “sound more like 1984 than ever before.” In the forums latest report, it details that for blockchain to realise its full potential within government institutions, digital identity systems and digital versions of their national currencies must first be looked at in depth. “Digital identity is the fundamental building block and a key area for governments to focus on. Another important building block … is...

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