R3 Corda’s New Settlement Layer Now Supports XRP

R3, the distributed ledger development company which introduced its first enterprise/open source product, Corda, in 2016, has released a new element of that software suite. A “universal settler” called Corda Settler, a “Cordapp” or Corda application, that aims to allow all the things that modern businesses may require of a blockchain product. It could eventually …

Crypto Exchanges Begin to Disregard Bitcoin Cash SV After Block Reorg

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Bitcoin Cash SV, the hard forked chain of Bitcoin Cash created by a camp composed of CoinGeek, Calvin Ayre, and Craig Steven Wright, suffered a block reorganization. However, as reported by Bitcoin Unlimited chief scientist Peter Rizun, CoinGeek allegedly reorganized its own blocks. Emin Gun Sirer, a professor at the prestigious Cornell …

Printing Fiat Money is Counterfeiting, Merit of Crypto

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn At a European Parliament meeting in 2013, British politician Godfrey William Bloom said that all major banks are broke and criticized the ability of banks to lend money they do not have, which is not possible with decentralized currencies like crypto. At the time, Bloom stated that the ability of central banks …

Phase Two of SEC’s Enforcement is Slow Painful Grind For Crypto

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn According to Kobre & Kim government enforcement defense and securities litigation attorney Jake Chervinsky, the second phase of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)’s enforcement on crypto is a painful and slow grind for the sector. Earlier this week, the US SEC cracked down on Paragon and AirFox, two initial coin …

Crypto Startups More Valuable Than Blockchains, Can the Trend Change?

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn In the crypto bull market of late 2017, when tokens reached a valuation of tens of billions of dollars, blockchain networks comfortably surpassed the valuation of commercial companies in the cryptocurrency ecosystem. At the time, for venture capital investors, direct investments in digital assets and cryptocurrencies seemed substantially more profitable than early-stage …

Nearly 1% of All Ethereum is Locked in the MakerDAO Smart Contract

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn MKR.tools creator Mike McDonald raised a celebratory alarm on Twitter yesterday morning. According to the Ethereum blockchain, about 1 million ether  – or almost 1 percent of the total Ethereum supply – is presently locked in MakerDAO smart contracts. There is now 1,000,000 ETH locked in @MakerDAO smart contracts as of this …

Singapore’s Central Bank, Stock Exchange Settle Tokenised Assets on a Blockchain

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn In a blockchain breakthrough, Singapore’s central bank and the country’s primary stock exchange have successfully developed an automated method for rapid settlements of tokenized assets. In an announcement on Sunday, the government of Singapore announced the successful development of a Delivery versus Payment (DvP) mechanism – powered by smart contracts – for …

Overstock Rwanada Launch Blockchain Land Rights Platform

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Medici Ventures is a wholly owned subsidiary of Overstock, one of the most cryptocurrency friendly businesses in the world, whose CEO has frequently promoted the use of bitcoin and other cryptos. Medici is specifically geared toward blockchain businesses, development, and technology, and on Thursday it signed a second Memorandum of Understanding with …

Dismissing Crypto is Like Dismissing Internet in 1993

Benedict Evans, a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz (A16Z), one of the most successful venture capital firms in the world, has said that crypto is quite similar to the internet in 1993. As with any other emerging technology or market, the cryptocurrency space has seen a large number of failed projects and scams over the …

Boost VC Issues Call for Crypto Startups

Technology startup accelerator Boost VC has announced that it is accepting applications from crypto startups to join Tribe 12, its latest accelerator program cohort. Since 2012, Boost VC has graduated several cohorts with more than 75 crypto-related projects including prominent blockchain projects like Etherscan, Aragon, and MyCrypto. According to the announcement, which appeared in a Medium post, …