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Bitt Inks Blockchain Deal With Another Caribbean Central Bank

Bitt Inks Blockchain Deal With Another Caribbean Central Bank Barbados-based blockchain startup Bitt is partnering with the Centrale Bank van Curaçao en Sint Maarten (CBCS) to look into issuing a central bank-backed digital currency for the two nations. Bitt, a portfolio company of Overstock’s Medici Ventures, said Monday that it has …

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Microsoft Looks to Trusted Computing for Boosting Blockchain Security

Microsoft Looks to Trusted Computing for Boosting Blockchain Security Two newly-published patent applications from Microsoft suggest that the software giant is looking at the use of trusted execution environments, or TEEs, within its blockchain offerings. But what exactly is a TEE? According to information gathered from two filings published by …

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WeChat Eyes Blockchain for Faster Refunds of Company Expenses

WeChat Eyes Blockchain for Faster Refunds of Company Expenses Technology giant Tencent is trialing a new blockchain-based feature on its popular WeChat messaging app that is aimed to speed up the reimbursement of expenses for company employees. According to a blog post published on Friday, Tencent has piloted the application at …

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World Bank Taps Australia’s CommBank to Issue Its First Blockchain Bond

World Bank Taps Australia’s CommBank to Issue Its First Blockchain Bond The World Bank Group has partnered with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) to issue a bond using blockchain. The CBA, one of the “Big Four” commercial banks in Australia, said in a release on Friday that it had …

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Overstock Blockchain Spin-Off Raises $134 Million – With $370 Million More Committed

Overstock Blockchain Spin-Off Raises $134 Million – With $370 Million More Committed Overstock.com subsidiary tZero raised $134 million in its security token offering, the company said Thursday. The announcement – revealed as part of Overstock’s second-quarter results – was paired with a separate disclosure revealing that Hong Kong-based equity firm …

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Wikipedia Competitor Everipedia’s Blockchain Is Now Live

Wikipedia Competitor Everipedia’s Blockchain Is Now Live The mainnet for decentralized encyclopedia startup Everipedia is now live. The blockchain-based Wikipedia competitor announced the launch on Thursday, allowing users to earn its IQ tokens for adding or editing articles to the platform. These tokens, in turn, will let users participate and vote …

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Intuit Scores Patent for Processing Bitcoin Payments With Text Messages

Intuit Scores Patent for Processing Bitcoin Payments With Text Messages California-based business and financial software company Intuit has been awarded a patent for processing bitcoin payments via text message. The patent, published by the U.S Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on Tuesday, details how a system of virtual accounts could enable two …

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ShapeShift Acquires Tool That Quickly Swaps Bitcoin for Other Cryptos

ShapeShift Acquires Tool That Quickly Swaps Bitcoin for Other Cryptos ShapeShift has acquired a startup that developed a tool for exchanging cryptocurrencies more efficiently. The company said Wednesday that it acquired the Texas-based Bitfract after it made the tool – allowing for the exchange of bitcoin for “dozens of digital assets …

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Code as a Weapon: Amir Taaki Wants You to Join the Real Crypto Revolution

Code as a Weapon: Amir Taaki Wants You to Join the Real Crypto Revolution There are many words that could be used to describe Amir Taaki – but today, ambitious is best. The infamous bitcoin developer – known for co-creating Dark Wallet, Darkleaks and OpenBazaar – took the stage during a hackathon he …

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