This is a daily round up of important blockchain and crypto news between Feb 21, 2019 and Feb 22, 2019 . The focus is on important news around developments in the blockchain space, on exchanges and crypto projects.
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1. QuadrigaCX Transfers Remaining Funds To EY
Following that, the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia appointed the auditor Ernest&Young (EY)-one of the Big Four-as the monitor of the exchange. The responsibilities of the auditor was to make sure that the exchange transferred all the remaining cryptocurrency funds into the former’s wallet. The court said that the auditor, after being appointed the monitor, immediately took steps to immediately obtain a wallet for each of the cryptocurrency held by the QuadrigaCX’s users that could be used as cold storage for the coins. Read more
2. Cardano’a Commercial Arm, EMURGO Academy Launches Blockchain Institute in India
EMURGO Academy, a global educational institute and the official commercial arm of Cardano, the third generation blockchain has announced its formal entry into the Indian market.The institute along with support from government and enterprises will train developers to create blockchain experts. The institute’s initial plan is to train 2,500 blockchain developers a year and looks to set up its offices around Hyderabad, Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi and Pune by 2020. Read more
3. FBI Solicits Information From Bitconnect Investors With Voluntary Questionnaire
As part of ongoing investigations into the activities of the well-known but shadowy scheme, the Cleveland branch of the U.S. law enforcement agency appealed to ex-investors to give information about their interaction with Bitconnect. A dedicated questionnaire is already available online, Special Agent Vicki D. Anderson explaining that responses would assist investigators in identifying those affected by monetary loss. Read more
4. Spanish Telecom Giant to Trial Blockchain Consumer Data Marketplace
Wibson offers a decentralized data marketplace that allows individuals to sell “validated” private information for a profit. Telefonica will trial the platform to validate the authenticity of its consumer data, Wibson said. The trial will initially validate data from users of Telefonica subsidiary Movistar in the South American country of Uruguay. Read more
5. AngelList Spin-Off CoinList Announces First Token Sale of 2019
Ocean Protocol, a decentralized data-sharing protocol, is aiming to raise $8 million at 25 cents a token through the CoinList platform. The sale starts March 1 and is open to accredited U.S. investors and international buyers. It’s the first token sale on CoinList since July 2018, when Origin Protocol set out to raise $6.6 million. Read more
Only the headlines are enough for these news
- Principality of Andorra to Implement Blockchain Tech for Digitizing Academic Degrees Read Story.
- Reddit Co-founder Says Crypto Winter Erased Speculators, Gave Space to Real Builders Read Story.
- Third-Top Exchange OKEx Lists Ripple and Bitcoin Cash on Customer-to-Customer PlatformRead Story.
- Crypto Hedge Fund Pantera Capital Seals $130 Million for Third Crypto Venture Fund Read Story.
- University of Michigan Considers Further Investment in A16z’s Crypto Fund Read Story.
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