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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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Handshake Goes Live With an Uncensorable Internet Browser

Handshake Goes Live With an Uncensorable Internet Browser

Handshake set out to disrupt the World Wide Web of internet names. Now it’s looking to reinvent browsing.  Today, as the Handshake Network records its 1 millionth transaction, HandyBrowser will go live. It’s a dedicated way to access the uncensorable internet ecosystem made possible through the distributed Handshake Network, as well as anything else you …

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Though Polkadot is live, DOT tokens don't technically exist yet...

Though Polkadot is live, DOT tokens don’t technically exist yet…

In what is the latest project the crypto-community has taken a fancy to, the much-anticipated Polkadot project has gone live. The brainchild of Gavin Wood, co-founder of Ethereum and one of the authors of Solidity, went live today after the project announced that it had launched “CC1,” Polkadot’s first chain candidate that might as well …

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Bitcoin hashrate futures go live on FTX exchange, for miners to hedge their risks

Bitcoin hashrate futures go live on FTX exchange, for miners to hedge their risks

Crypto derivatives exchange FTX has become the first notable platform to launch bitcoin hashrate futures. These products help miners to hedge against bitcoin’s mining difficulty adjustments. FTX’s bitcoin hashrate futures settle to the average bitcoin mining difficulty over a period of time, meaning they roughly represent the total hashrate being used to mine bitcoins. “It’s …

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