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Blockchain Bites: Inside Cosmos, Bitcoin at $200B, DeFi Surges

Blockchain Bites: Inside Cosmos, Bitcoin at $200B, DeFi Surges

Traders are expecting bitcoin to go higher. DeFi is surging in web traffic. And Cosmos is alive and well, despite internal feuding. No cultsCosmos, the blockchain interoperability project that turned a small ICO into a thriving ecosystem, almost came to an end in February 2020 when the project’s co-founders engaged in a heated feud. It …

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State lawmaking at the heart of blockchain regulatory evolution

State lawmaking at the heart of blockchain regulatory evolution

The following article was contributed by Michael Henson and Dean Galaro, attorneys in Perkins Coie LLP’s Blockchain Technology industry group. Little Federal Lawmaking Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis labeled states as the “laboratories of democracy,” and this is being borne out in real-time with the rapid development of blockchain-based technologies and the spread of cryptocurrencies. …

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Conflux Blockchain Announces Ecosystem Grants Program

Conflux Blockchain Announces Ecosystem Grants Program

Blockchain startup Conflux has announced its Conflux Ecosystem Grants Program, paid in the blockchain’s native CRX token, for building out the Conflux ecosystem, according to a release from the firm.  Disclosure The leader in blockchain news, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the highest journalistic standards and abides by a strict set of …

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‘Wonder Woman’ Illustrator Jose Delbo to Release Comic Book on the Blockchain

‘Wonder Woman’ Illustrator Jose Delbo to Release Comic Book on the Blockchain

Kapow! Watch out superhero fans, noted comic book illustrator Jose Delbo is releasing limited-edition art on a blockchain-based platform. Disclosure The leader in blockchain news, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the highest journalistic standards and abides by a strict set of editorial policies. CoinDesk is an independent operating subsidiary of Digital Currency …

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U.S. Internal Revenue Service inks deal with Coinbase for blockchain analytics software

U.S. Internal Revenue Service inks deal with Coinbase for blockchain analytics software

Public records show that the U.S. Internal Revenue Service has inked a deal with crypto exchange company Coinbase to use its Coinbase Analytics blockchain tracing software. The signing date is listed as July 15 on the Sam.gov database, which tracks contract offerings for U.S. agencies. The contract becomes effective on July 23 and lasts for …

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Global Blockchain Gurus to explore the future of Blockchain and Crypto in Asia

Global Blockchain Gurus to explore the future of Blockchain and Crypto in Asia

World Blockchain Summit is geared up to gather the most influential voices in the global blockchain and crypto community this July Singapore, 06 July 2020: Having hosted multiple high-level conferences across the world, World Blockchain Summit (WBS) has established itself as World’s biggest and most-elite Blockchain & Crypto Summit series. While it has proven itself …

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Crypto broker Voyager announces $2.1 million private placement

‘Blockchain’ and ‘cryptocurrency’ dominate active trademarks in U.S. government database

The most popular blockchain-related terms across all active trademarks in the U.S. are “Blockchain” and “Cryptocurrency,” according to The Block’s recent research findings. The total number of “Blockchain” and “Cryptocurrency” mentions within live trademark — referring to active ones that have not been abandoned — were 2646 and 2382, respectively. “Bitcoin,” “Initial Coin Offering,” and …

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Vanguard's Blockchain Platform for Foreign Exchange Will Go Live in Q3 2020

Vanguard’s Blockchain Platform for Foreign Exchange Will Go Live in Q3 2020

Mutual fund giant Vanguard has completed another blockchain pilot that aims to change the risk profile of foreign exchange (FX) transactions. The Valley Forge, Pa.-based investment firm ran the pilot on Symbiont’s Assembly blockchain with participation from State Street, BNY Mellon and investment firm Franklin Templeton. Vanguard and Franklin Templeton acted as dealer banks and …

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Blockchain Bites: Rethinking Libra, Craig Wright and Something Smells Fishy in Blockchain

Blockchain Bites: Rethinking Libra, Craig Wright and Something Smells Fishy in Blockchain

Top financial authorities are rethinking what a “basket-backed” stablecoin means for monetary sovereignty. The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) issued a new report claiming stablecoin initiatives like Libra haven’t driven central banks to explore CBDCs, Craig Wright is heading to trial and BTCPay received its largest donation to date. Here’s the story: You’re reading Blockchain Bites, …

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