Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter and Square, Says, “The Internet Deserves a Native Currency”

“The internet deserves a native currency…I don’t know if it’s #bitcoin or not. I hope it will be,” said Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter and Square at Consensus on Wednesday. “It’s going to happen. We need to learn how to help make that happen.” Dorsey sat down with Elizabeth Stark …

Nasdaq Powered DX.Exchange Launches Easy Trading Platform

Estonia’s DX.Exchange has partnered with Nasdaq to integrate its platform with the leading stock exchange’s matching engine, which it claims will provide easy and straightforward trading for all, according to a statement released on Monday. According to Nasdaq’s website, its Matching Engine is the most widely-used electronic exchange component of its …

Did The Telegram ICO Succumb To Regulatory Heat?

Originally shared in the Token Report Newsletter. Last week the ICO investor community learned that one of the year’s most anticipated public token sales, Telegram’s initial public offering of the GRAM currency to coincide with the Telegram Open Network, has been canceled. The Russian-based messaging app company in February filed a …

Netherlands Delivers National Blockchain Agenda to Stimulate Research

The Netherlands has announced its first National Blockchain Agenda, which will deliver several millions of euros for scientific research into the technology. According to a press release Tuesday, the agenda was drawn up in partnership between government, knowledge institutions and the business community. Presented to Rob van Gijzel, ambassador of …

Blockchain City Dubai Hosts Showstopping Summit, Unveils Registry to Expedite Business

Dubai’s Blockchain Strategy has a lofty goal: to execute all applicable government transactions using blockchain by 2020. And increasing the happiness quota of Dubai’s citizens is the ultimate objective of this focus on governmental efficiency, and advancing legislation and global entrepreneurship. To hurry this along, a new registry for foreign business …

Why Ethereum’s Competitor Blockchains Gained Ground In April

In early April, the Token Report Newsletter looked at the growth of total initial coin offerings (ICOs) closing on alternative protocols or platforms to Ethereum. As a matter of interest, here is how those alternative platforms’ corresponding currency in April fared against the reigning ICO champion, ETH: Date ETH EOS NEO NEM …

Viva Network to Launch Disruptive Mortgage Financing Technology

Hamilton, Bermuda, April 3, 2018– Viva Network Holdings Limited (“Viva Network” or “Viva”), a Bermuda-based fintech startup, has today announced its plan to launch a comprehensive borderless mortgage products platform. The centerpiece of the platform is Viva’s smart-contract enabled Fractionalized Mortgage Shares (“FMS”) innovation, which allows for fixed-income investors around …

Bitfract’s New Platform Could Change Crypto Investing Forever

Bitfract, powered by ShapeShift, launches the first tool to exchange one crypto for multiple at once. March 2018 (Austin, Texas): Meet Bitfract, the easiest way to design and invest in a diversified portfolio of cryptocurrencies. Launching April 1st, Bitfract Beta enables investors to trade either Bitcoin, Ethereum, or Litecoin for …

7 Ways the UN and other IGOs are using the Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies Effectively

When the UN announced in their August 2017 ‘Usage of Blockchain in the UN System Desk Review’ that they already had 15 projects in the works using a combination of the Blockchain and cryptocurrencies, the organization has shown the world that it doesn’t want to take a backseat when it …

The Rise of IOTA, aka the new Bitcoin?

Over the last week, a once obscure cryptocurrency called IOTA has risen to prominence, becoming the fourth largest cryptocurrency (at the time of writing this article) with a market capitalization of over $10 billion. Combining the leading concepts of distributed ledger technology and the Internet of Things (IoT), IOTA has captured …

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