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Chip Maker TSMC Breaks Sales Record on Bitcoin Mining Boost
The Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company has reported strong financial results in the first quarter of 2018, figures driven by a growth in orders for cryptocurrency mining chips.
UBS-Backed Blockchain Platform Completes Live Trade Transactions
Batavia, a blockchain-based trade finance platform founded by banking giant UBS in partnership with IBM, has conducted its first live cross-border transactions involving corporate clients.
New Ethereum Tech Brings Security to Scalable State Channels
The Slavic god of lightning, Perun, is entering the ethereum ecosystem.
South Korea to Toughen Inspections of Crypto Mining Chip Imports
Cryptocurrency miners in South Korea may find it to be more difficult in getting foreign-made mining chips imported to the country.
Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, NEO, EOS: Price Analysis, April 19
A breakout above the 50-day SMA can push prices towards $600 and then to $730 levels.
Tokenized Gold on the Ethereum Blockchain
Coins like DigixDAO have the potential for all the advantages of gold as a reliable store of value, combined with the speed and convenience of internet transactions.
Dow Jones Media Trials Blockchain With Brave Browser
Dow Jones Media Group has partnered with the privacy-oriented browser startup Brave to experiment with a blockchain content delivery system, the companies announced Wednesday.
NASA Funds Development Of Autonomous Spacecraft That Uses Blockchain
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has awarded a new grant that supports the development of an autonomous spacecraft that could make decisions using Blockchain technology without human intervention, news outlet Space.com reported April 18.
Crypto Price Watch: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple and Litecoin Hold Their Ground
This shows that Bitcoin has developed new strongholds at the $8,000 range, which is good news considering its position of $6,600 less than a week ago.
Kraken CEO: Crypto Exchange Won't Answer New York AG's Inquiry
San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Kraken isn't planning to respond to the New York Attorney General's newly unveiled inquiry into the ecosystem.
Sharing Economy Startup Origin Raises $28 Million in SAFT Sale
Origin, the startup behind a platform for peer-to-peer services, has raised $28.5 million through a Simple Agreement for Future Tokens sale.
Scam Twitter Profile Impersonates 6 Different Crypto Accounts
In an egregious example of the "Blue checkmark" scam infecting crypto-Twitter, a fraudulent account that recently aimed to dupe users of the cryptocurrency Verge moved onto Bitfinex - that is, before going dark complete.
Chinese Police Arrest 4 Suspects For Alleged $13 Mln Crypto 'Pyramid-Scheme'
Police in China's northwestern city Xi'an have arrested a primary suspect and three accomplices for a suspected cryptocurrency "Pyramid-scheme" that is alleged to have defrauded over 13,000 investors of ¥86 mln, local news reported April 18.
Unpacking the 5 Biggest Cryptocurrency Scams
While the smartest minds have created some game-changing companies backed by the power of Blockchain and cryptocurrencies, nefarious minds have also jumped on the bandwagon, fleecing unwitting investors in elaborate scams.
In Apparent Exit Scam CEO Of German Startup Is 'Over And Out' After $50 Mln ICO
The founder of German-based startup Savedroid has allegedly disappeared after raising a reported $50 mln through both an Initial Coin Offering and private funding, according to local news outlet WirtschaftsWoche, today April 18.
Indian ICICI Bank Enlists 250 Corporates To Int'l Trade And Finance Blockchain Platform
Indian banking giant ICICI Bank has consigned more than 250 corporates to its Blockchain platform for domestic and international trade finance transactions, according to a press release published April 17.
IBM And Salon Media Pilot Blockchain Solution For Digital Ad Transparency
IBM and Salon Media are piloting a proof-of-concept Blockchain product created by AdLedger, a nonprofit consortium that develops shared ledger technologies for the digital advertising market, Marketing Dive reported April 18.
Disgraced Data Analytics Firm Cambridge Analytica Is Halting Its Plans for an ICO
Cambridge Analytica was responsible for compromising the data from 87 million Facebook profiles.
Crypto Privacy Tokens See Price Lift on Pornhub Deal
The privacy-focused cryptocurrencies are reporting solid gains today, soon after Pornhub announced it will now accept payments in verge's XVG token.
Craig Wright Moves to Dismiss 'Shakedown' Bitcoin Lawsuit
Craig Wright, the chief scientist of blockchain startup nChain who once claimed to be bitcoin's pseudonymous creator, has filed a motion in U.S. federal court to dismiss a billion-dollar lawsuit filed against him.
Energy Giant BP Says It's Tested 'Internal' Tokens
Energy giant BP would consider partnering with blockchain startups that are doing initial coin offerings, and it's even tested tokens internally, an executive said Wednesday.
Bitcoin Mining Hardware Thief Escapes from Prison
The alleged thief behind Iceland's "Big Bitcoin Heist" has escaped from prison and escaped to Sweden.
A 'Yelp for Weed' Startup Is Launching Its Own Ethereum Token
Cannabis social networking platform MassRoots is developing a crypto token and other blockchain-based applications for its ecosystem of more than one million users.
Brazil's Biggest Investment Firm To Launch OTC Crypto Exchange, Local Sources Say
Brazil's largest investment company XP Investimentos is allegedly seeking to launch an over-the-counter Bitcoin exchange, local news outlet Portal do Bitcoin revealed Tuesday, April 17.
Startup To Solve Major Problems of Gig Economy By Building A Decentralized Network
In early 2018, a team of entrepreneurs in Singapore launched a startup called the Blue Whale Foundation, aiming to overcome the crucial problems of sharing economy, such as high commissions and no employment benefits for the self-employed.
Banks and the Crypto Industry: Asia
The two biggest crypto concerns of global banks are debt liability from customers who have no protection from market volatility; and security risks associated with unregulated exchanges, such as terrorism funding, scam operations, money laundering and other financial crimes.
US Stablecoin Project Basis Raises $133 Mln From Major VC Firms
The US-based Blockchain project Basis, which claims to provide a non-volatile cryptocurrency or stablecoin, has recently raised $133 mln in funding from big name investors, according to an official blog post published today, April 18.
Cambridge Analytica Planned ICO Before Facebook Controversy: Reports
Cambridge Analytica, the firm that faced much criticism over its misuse of Facebook user data, had reportedly planned to organize its own initial coin offering before the news broke.
Bain, Lightspeed Back First ICO With $133 Million Basis Funding
Announced Wednesday, Basis has raised $133 million in an initial coin offering, a round that featured an all-star cast of investors originally first revealed by CoinDesk back in October.
250 Corporates Join ICICI Bank Blockchain Test
Banking giant ICICI is moving ahead with a previously revealed blockchain trade finance initiative.