This is a daily round up of important blockchain and crypto news between March 11, 2019 and March 12, 2019 . The focus is on important news around developments in the blockchain space, on exchanges and crypto projects.
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1. Bitcoin Mining Giant, Canaan Creative Raises Hundred of Millions in Latest Funding Round
Chinese financial news publication house, Securities Times has reported on Monday that the new funding has been made at an attractive valuation of the firm at over $1 billion. The news comes months after the company shelved plans to list its shares through IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. The company now is planning to list the shares in New York but has not moved forward with any concrete steps. Read more
2. EY Executive Says Bitcoin Has No Practical Use
An executive from Ernst and Young (EY), one of the Big Four audit firms, recently came to India and met many government agencies, during the course of his stay. Paul R. Brody, EY’s Global Innovation Leader (Blockchain), said that bitcoin has no practical use. Read more
3. New Bancor Wallet Enables Cross Chain Swaps for Ethereum and EOS
A new, non-custodial wallet announced by decentralized liquidity network Bancor will offer on-chain conversions between tokens based on the Ethereum and EOS smart contract platforms. According to the company, this includes more than 9,700 token pairs – meaning, all tokens made on either of these platforms can be swapped between each other without the need to trust a third party, like an exchange.Read more
4. Overstock’s Medici Acquires Stake in Blockchain Banking Startup
Medici Ventures, the blockchain investment arm of Overstock, has acquired a 5.1 percent equity stake in blockchain banking startup Bankorus. Announcing the news on Monday, Overstock said Bankorus’ blockchain platform allows individuals and institutions to “securely” buy, sell, store and lend digital assets. Read more
5. HSBC Seeks Banking Partners in South Korea to Launch Voltron Blockchain Platform
Voltron is a platform that enables companies to process and
settle their trading invoices via blockchain. The solution was launched in
October 2018 by blockchain consortium R3and
eight banks — including HSBC, ING and Standard Chartered — and is
currently at the pilot stage.Read
Only the headlines are enough for these news
- Alibaba Group and ABBC Foundation reach worldwide settlement for Alibabacoin trademarkRead Story.
- SEC Chair Clayton Affirms Agency’s Stance Ether Is No Longer a Security Read Story.
- MyEtherWallet Launches New Open Source Ethereum Blockchain Explorer Read Story.
- US State of Colorado Passes Crypto Exemptions Bill Into Law Read Story.
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