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Two of the world’s largest top-10 enterprise software companies by revenue have joined the Hyperledger blockchain consortium. Microsoft and Salesforce are among the eight new members announced by Hyperledger Tuesday. The recruits also include Norilsk Nickel (Nornickel), a Russian metal company; Gloscad, a Polish tech company developing solutions for the agriculture industry; and Milligan Partners,
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Grayscale Investments, the cryptocurrency asset manager backed by Digital Currency Group, which acquired CoinDesk in 2016 – has released a report showing what it argues is bitcoin’s potential as a hedge against global liquidity crises. Overall, the authors suggest bitcoin ought to be considered a strategic position within long-term investment portfolios considering its transparent, immutable
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Four of Brazil’s major financial authorities have come together to regulate emerging technologies, including blockchain. The Ministry of Finance, the Central Bank of Brazil, the Securities Commission, and theSuperintendent of Private Insurance recently announced their intention to adapt new regulations to manage fintech and cryptocurrency advances. The regulations will affect Brazil’s securities, financial, and capital
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The developers behind the Cosmos network released today a full disclosure of last month’s “critical security vulnerability” which reportedly enabled hackers to bypass certain penalties for misbehavior on the network. Zaki Manian, director at Tendermint Inc – the for-profit entity behind the core technology of the Cosmos network – detailed to Coindesk in an interview:
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Algorand, a permission-less, proof-of-stake blockchain and technology company, announced that their node repository is now open source. Part of Algorand’s ongoing mission to develop and promote a decentralized blockchain, the company has made several of its projects open source over the past year, including a Verifiable Random Function and their Developer SDKs. The blockchain’s nodes
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Noted economist and cryptocurrency skeptic Nouriel Roubini has said Facebook’s soon-to-be unveiled cryptocurrency, reportedly called GlobalCoin, is not really crypto. In a conversation with CoinDesk, Roubini – also nicknamed “Dr. Doom” for his prediction of the financial crash in 2007–2008 – said: “It has nothing to do with blockchain. Fully private, controlled, centralized, verified and authorized by a
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Noelle Acheson is a veteran of company analysis and a member of CoinDesk’s product team. The opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own. The following article originally appeared in Institutional Crypto by CoinDesk, a free newsletter for institutional investors interested in cryptoassets, with news and views on crypto infrastructure delivered every Tuesday. Sign up
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Bitcoin just passed an interesting milestone today, one we haven’t seen since November 27, 2017. According to CoinMetrics.io, there are now over a million daily active addresses, a number that is defined as the number of unique “from” or “to” addresses used per day. Image via CoinMetrics Kevin Rooke noticed the move and Tweeted: When
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Recent news broke about the publishing of ADN’s official press releases on cryptocurrency news outlets like CoinTelegraph, CCN, and BitcoinMagazine. This was soon followed by announcements revealing the successful listing of ADN Coin on premier cryptocurrency exchanges like BitForex and Coinbene. Final preparations are underway, and many in the ICO community are anticipating the launching
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By CCN Markets: In a somewhat bizarre video tweet around lunch on Friday, cryptocurrency aficionado and repetitive presidential candidate John McAfee said he’s launching a website dedicated to exposing corruption in the U.S. government. This will perhaps be McAfee’s second-most important launch of recent times, having recently unveiled a cryptocurrency exchange. Corruption within the American
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By CCN Markets: Hollywood movie star Brad Pitt has reportedly invested in a “cold fusion” startup dubbed Industrial Heat, The Financial Times reports. Joining him for the capital venture into futuristic clean energy are Laurene Powell Jobs and English fund manager Neil Woodford. Incidentally, Pitt plays a Hollywood stunt double in Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming film,
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Crypterium – a financial technology startup based in Estonia — launched the Crypterium Card, the first crypto card available globally. Prior to this launch, crypto cards, such as the Coinbase Card, were only accessible in specific countries or by region, according to the company. Coinbase recently announced it would roll out services to six additional
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By CCN Markets: The Indian government continues to project a deep level of hypocrisy as it turns its attention to sponsoring a blockchain and cryptocurrency course. As CCN recently reported, the government is simultaneously proposing an insane anti-crypto bill with hard jail-time for bitcoin users. The undergraduate course, which is entitled Blockchain Architecture Design and
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