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Dow Jones Media tests Blockchain technology with Brave Browser

The Dow Jones Media Group and the Blockchain-powered privacy-oriented web browser Brave have formed a partnership to test Blockchain technology in digital advertising, according to a press release published yesterday, April 18. Brave, which was developed by the Brendan Eich, creator of JavaScript and the co-founder of Mozilla, raised $35 mln in 30 seconds durings its Initial Coin Offering (ICO) …

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Amazon granted patent for streaming data marketplace with Bitcoin use

According to documents filed with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), a subsidiary of the Seattle-based tech giant, Amazon Technologies, Inc., has obtained a patent for a data streaming marketplace that allows users to sell or subscribe to streaming data feeds that transfer information in real time. In order to meet the needs of organizations in managing of large …

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Crypto exchange Kraken shuts down services In Japan

Crypto exchange Kraken will end its services in Japan, according to an emailed statement, Bloomberg reports today, April 17. Kraken announced on Tuesday the suspension of its services to Japanese residents. “The exact dates for suspending trading and funding have not yet been determined,” the exchange wrote, adding that tentatively the last day for deposits is “around mid-May,” the last …

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In Ukraine, scammers have launched a fake crypto currency

In Ukraine, a group of unknown persons fabricated the launching of the electronic national currency, with the aim of earning money from citizens. It is notified that in the press on April 16 there was information about the launch of a project called eUAH – Ukrainian electronic currency on a blockchain system. It was noted that the National Bank, the …

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$8,500? Bitcoin Eyes Gains with Key Support at $7,900

Bitcoin remains in a bullish territory for now and is looking at further gains, though a pullback is possible if support at $7,900 is breached, according to technical studies. The cryptocurrency’s first attempt to scale the long-term descending trendline (drawn from the Dec. 17 high and Jan. 6 high) failed on Monday and prices fell below $8,000 as expected at …

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Hong Kong securities watchdog warns on ICOs

In a speech at an investment industry function on Friday, Julia Leung,the head of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (Hong Kong SFC), once more cautioned the public over fundraising activities associated with the technology, admitting that the type of fundraising conducted through Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) is better suited to venture capital funds. Julia Leung, who is also …

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Germany’s No. 2 Stock Exchange Unveils Crypto Trading App

                    The fintech arm of Germany’s second-largest stock exchange is set to launch a cryptocurrency trading app later this year. Sowa Labs, a subsidiary of Börse Stuttgart, unveiled the app on Friday, which it said would be available for use in September and will initially offer trading support for bitcoin, ether, …

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Coinbase acquires Cipher Browser

One of the biggest cryptocurrency exchanges, Coinbase has acquired the Cipher Browser, in order to boost its ethereum wallet and decentralized mobile browser. At the end of last month, Coinbase announced that it will be adding ERC20 tokens support and with Cipher Browser acquisition, Coinbase is certainly taking its ERC20 business seriously. However, the terms of the deal have not …

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Russia orders immediate block of Telegram messaging app

Russian authorities have demanded ISPs ban the crypto industry’s go-to encrypted messenger service Telegram on Friday, April 13, just weeks after the project raised $1.7 bln in its ICO presale to support the development of its own Blockchain platform. Telegram, which has more than 200 million users worldwide, is especially popular with Russia’s elite. Both opposition politicians and Kremlin officials …

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Bitcoin’s price jumps $1,000 in 30 minutes

The Bitcoin price led the rally, surging more than $1,000 in less than an hour and briefly surmounting the $8,000 checkpoint. At present, Bitcoin is trading at $7,740 on Bitfinex.   Earlier this week, the valuation of the cryptocurrency market dipped below $248 billion, to a monthly low. Today, on April 12, the valuation of the cryptocurrency market increased along …

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