Fidelity Affiliate Joins $3.5 Million Blockchain Firm Funding Round

Blockchain analytics firm Elementus has raised $3.5 million from backers including a sister company of crypto-friendly asset manager Fidelity Investments. Morgan Creek Digital leads fresh cash injection As Fortune reported on Sept. 23, Elementus, which launched its offering in 2017, also gained capital from Stage 1 Ventures and Robot Ventures. Morgan Creek Digital, the crypto-focused …

Oil and Gas Giant Pilots New Blockchain Platform From Modex

Blockchain startup Modex announced the launch of its blockchain-based database platform for simplified blockchain deployment, which will be piloted by Dietsmann, a major oil and gas firm. Simplifying blockchain adoption  On Sept. 19, Modex announced the release of its latest product, the Modex Blockchain Database platform (Modex BCDB) which simplifies the way companies can deploy …

Altcoins Soar, Zuckerberg Turns on Charm, North Korea’s Coin: Hodler’s Digest, Sept. 16–22

Coming every Sunday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week Altcoins continue explosive bull run while Bitcoin stalls Not too …

Retailers Around the World That Accept Crypto, From Pizza to Travel

Earlier on, when Bitcoin (BTC) arrived on the scene, most cryptocurrency enthusiasts held on to their coins, as there were only so many places they could be spent. Nowadays, the list of marketplaces and retailers accepting Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is significantly larger, providing crypto enthusiasts with more options for making real-world purchases. After all, …

Justin Sun Reveals New Plan for TRON’s Proof-of-Stake Mechanism

Blockchain platform Tron’s founder, Justin Sun, has announced a new plan for TRON’s (TRX) proof-of-stake mechanism. In a series of tweets on Sept. 21, Sun highlighted four key developments in the new plan for TRON’s proof-of-stake mechanism. Specifically, the developments will focus on the means of distributing staking revenues and greater engagement of the community. …

CME Group to Launch Options on Bitcoin Futures in Q1 2020

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) Group is adding options to its Bitcoin (BTC) futures contracts in the first quarter of 2020, pending regulatory review. The development was announced in a news release on Sept. 20. “Flexibility to hedge Bitcoin price risk” Tim McCourt — CME Group Global Head of Equity Index and Alternative Investment Products — said: …

Ripple Avoids XRP Question as It Moves to Dismiss Securities Lawsuit

Blockchain network Ripple has filed a controversial motion to dismiss a lawsuit over it allegedly selling unregistered securities. Ripple: Securities ruling beyond scope of the court In a court filing uploaded by Fortune on Sept. 20, lawyers representing the company against investor Bradley Sostack dismissed the claims against it. Part of an ongoing legal battle, …