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Bitfury launches utilities for vendors and developers of the Lighting Network

The blockchain-based company Bitfury presented a set of tools aimed at increasing adoption of the second-level Bitcoin network Lightning Network.Despite the fact that the network is still under development, Bitfury decided to release a complete set of tools, including an open source lightning wallet, as well as hardware and software tools with which sellers and

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Crypto startup from Uber’s co-founder will be listed on the Canadian Stock Exchange

Voyager, a cryptocurrency broker based by Uber and E * Trade veterans, will enter the Canadian TSX Venture Exchange through a reverse takeover of a public company. The deal amounted to $60 million.Some more details about our public listing from @Benzinga https://t.co/l9wWPRcIpq #investvoyager— Voyager (@investvoyager) February 7, 2019For example, New York-based Voyager Digital Holdings successfully

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Bitspark has released stablecoin pegged to a Hong Kong dollar

The payment startup Bitspark has released a stablecoin Sparkdex.HKD pegged to a Hong Kong dollar. This is reported by the local edition of Fintech Hong Kong.According to the company, this is the first “stable coin” in the world based on the Hong Kong currency (HKD).“Until now, the market has been dominated by stablecoins pegged to

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SWIFT announces partnership with R3 blockchain consortium

Gottfried Leibbrandt, CEO of the SWIFT international interbank system, at the FINTECH forum in Paris, announced the introduction of technology from the R3 blockchain consortium.Recall, against the background of large-scale internal reorganization, two leading top managers left the consortium. It is expected that in 2019 the staff of the organization will replenish.

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Bitstamp has partnered with a Swiss online bank

One of the oldest cryptocurrency exchanges, Bitstamp has announced a partnership agreement with the largest online bank Dukascopy, based in Switzerland, for direct transfers of Bitcoin to bank accounts of bank customers.The agreement between Bitstamp and Dukascopy will allow customers of the latter to make direct transfers in Bitcoins to their bank accounts. Within the

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Steve Wozniak: I sold all my bitcoins at peak prices

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak said at the Stockholm conference of the Nordic Business Forum that he had sold all the bitcoins at a price peak, because “he was tired of the hype around the industry.” This is reported by Business Insider Nordic. According to him, “for the sake of experiment,” he acquired a certain amount

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John McAfee escaped from the US government because of allegations of tax fraud

A well-known crypto enthusiast, founder of MGT Capital Investments and presidential candidate John McAfee has announced his escape from the country.On Tuesday, January 22, McAfee posted a video in which he says that officials in the Tennessee court charged him with “using cryptocurrency for criminal purposes.”The McAfee 2020 Campaign is, as of this day, in

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Blockchain Beam temporarily stopped

At about 8:00 UTC, developers of the privacy-oriented cryptocurrency Beam based on the MimbleWimble protocol reported stopping the network at block # 25709.Beam's blockchain stopped at block 25709, we are investigating and will release an update soon. Stay tuned.— @Beamprivacy (@beamprivacy) January 21, 2019Soon the problem was discovered and fixed. The developers also made corresponding

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Coinbase expanded support services to institutional clients from Asia

Coinbase, the leading US cryptocurrency company, said on Tuesday, January 22 that from now on its professional trading and custodial platforms are available to institutional clients and investors with large volumes from the Asian region.In particular, according to the Coinbase blog, users from Asia will have access to the option of depositing accounts and withdrawing

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WordPress will launch a platform for news sites with tools based on blockchain

Automattic, the developer of WordPress, has introduced a new publishing platform targeting small and medium-sized news sites this week. It is noteworthy that Newspack will have built-in blockchain tools.The project is launched in partnership with News Revenue Hub and Spirited Media and received $ 2.4 million in investment from several large companies, including Google ($

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