Nchain Acquires Majority Stake in BCH-Application Handcash

Nchain Acquires Majority Stake in BCH-Application Handcash

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On Monday the blockchain research and development firm, Nchain, announced the acquisition of a majority stake in the Bitcoin Cash-centric startup Handcash. The Handcash platform allows users to send BCH in a contactless manner using near field communication (NFC) technology. Also read: BCH Miners Discuss Funding Development With a Fraction of Block Rewards Nchain Acquires a…

Ohio Could Become Next US State to Legally Recognize Blockchain Data

Ohio Could Become Next US State to Legally Recognize Blockchain Data

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A bill proposed by an Ohio Senator would let the state legally recognize blockchain records and smart contracts.

2017 Saw 'Exponential' Blockchain Startup Growth, Says China's IT Ministry

2017 Saw 'Exponential' Blockchain Startup Growth, Says China's IT Ministry

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Forty percent of all Chinese blockchain startups emerged in 2017 alone, according to a new report published by China’s IT Ministry

Marvel, The Simpsons Go Crypto

Marvel, The Simpsons Go Crypto

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Crypto is set for yet another banner year, especially if mainstream portrayals of it are any indication. Marvel Comics’ Hunt for Wolverine – Adamantium Agenda #1 and The Simpsons: Tapped Out video game are both working-in references to cryptocurrency into their respective storylines and quests in attempt to capture some of the excitement regarding money’s…

China Ranks Cryptos: Bitcoin (BTC) Dismal 13 of 28

China Ranks Cryptos: Bitcoin (BTC) Dismal 13 of 28

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People’s Republic of China (PRC) 中华人民共和国 was one of the first governments to ban bitcoin, cryptocurrency. Now, the PRC is the first country to come out with official government crypto rankings. Its China Center for Information Industry Development (CCID) used three filters through which coins would be judged: innovation, technology, application. Rather surprisingly to some…

Sberbank Buys Commercial Bonds Issued Over Blockchain Platform

Sberbank Buys Commercial Bonds Issued Over Blockchain Platform

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Russian bank Sberbank CIB and telecoms firm MTS have conducted what they say is the country’s first commercial bond transaction made using blockchain.

BitLicense Refugees: Kraken, ShapeShift CEOs Talk Escape from New York

BitLicense Refugees: Kraken, ShapeShift CEOs Talk Escape from New York

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Jesse Powell and Erik Voorhees delivered red-meat rhetoric but also made subtler points about New York’s cryptocurrency regulations at Consensus 2018.