Ripple’s xRapid Product Gains Momentum, May Launch in the Next Month

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Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse said earlier this year that he hopes to have major banks using the company’s cryptocurrency XRP by the end of the calendar year, and “dozens” more using it in 2019. A big part of making that a reality will be Ripple’s xRapid product, which company executives hinted may launch within the next month.…

LG U+ Will Bring Blockchain-Based Payment Services to Overseas Customers

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South Korean telecom company LG U+ revealed Sunday that it will be rolling out a new blockchain-based, cross-carrier payment system (CCPS) via partnerships with mobile carriers in Taiwan and Japan, according to The Korea Times. The new system will allow LG U+ customers to buy products using their mobile phones at certain retailers in Taiwan…

Legendary Investor: Crypto is Seeing Highest Developer Activity Since Internet

Legendary Investor: Crypto is Seeing Highest Developer Activity Since Internet

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Ben Horowitz, the co-founder of Andreessen Horowitz, said that the company has not seen the level of developer activity the cryptocurrency sector has demonstrated in recent years since the rise of the Internet in the nineties. According to Horowitz, cryptocurrency and blockchain technology can be considered as a new computing platform that allows the development…

EOS Reduces Account Creation Costs by 25 Percent

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EOS’ market-based RAM distribution approach has caused new account creation costs to rise beyond affordability. To combat this issue, EOS block producers approved an update to decrease account creation costs by 25 percent. New EOS Accounts Now Require Less RAM Fifteen EOS block producers voted to decrease the minimum amount of RAM required to purchase…

A Brave New Browser: Is BAT Coinbase’s Next Add?

A Brave New Browser: Is BAT Coinbase’s Next Add?

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Earlier this week, Brendan Eich, co-founder and CEO of Brave Software, unveiled the latest stats on his fledgling browser, Brave. Latest @Brave stats: 4M users (MAU), 21K verified channels, 26K publisher accounts. We will step on gas w/ brave-core + BAT on mobile this fall, get past 5M easily by EOY, >= 12M next, adding…

VeChain Teams Up with Chinese Electric Car Brand BYD for Blockchain Carbon Credit App

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VeChain (VET), the world’s 18th largest cryptocurrency by total market cap, has partnered with one of China’s largest electric car manufacturers, BYD, according to a Medium blog post. Through its partnership with DNV GL and VeChain, BYD has created Carbon Credits and blockchain solutions ready for mass production.https://t.co/taCw8Gn8fI — VeChain Foundation (@vechainofficial) September 5, 2018…

University of Malta to Launch €300,000 Blockchain Scholarship

University of Malta to Launch €300,000 Blockchain Scholarship

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Few governments may be pushing harder to cultivate a regulatory blockchain oasis than Malta, whose top-down enthusiasm for the emerging technology now seems to have spread to the world of academia. In joint sponsorship, the University of Malta and the Malta Information Technology Agency have unveiled a €300,000 blockchain and distributed technology (DLT) scholarship fund…

The Private Key to Satoshi Nakamoto’s $8 Billion Bitcoin Fortune is on This Site—And So is Yours

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It’s no secret that a cryptocurrency wallet can be accessed by a private key—a string of letters and numbers that, if revealed, allows all those who hold it access to the cryptocurrency held within. Private keys can be lost in many ways—phishing hacks, malware, by accident or even by brute force–and given enough time, it’s possible…

Japanese Police Adopt Cybersecurity Software to Trace Bitcoin Transactions

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After several instances of cryptocurrency-based crime and a stark increase in the use of cryptocurrencies as a money-laundering tool, Japan’s National Police Agency (NPA) revealed it would launch a crypto-tracking software to trace digital currency transactions in the country. Japan’s Push for Cryptocurrency Legitimacy According to the country’s public broadcasting organization NHK, the special software…

Payfone Wins SIM Swap Attack-Prevention Patent to Deter Cryptocurrency Hacks

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SIM swap fraud and cryptojacking have increasingly become popular methods of cryptocurrency theft among hackers worldwide. In an attempt to deter such attacks, digital identity company Payfone has won a technology patent for SIM swap prevention. Payfone Looks to End SIM Swap Fraud Digital identity authentication company Payfone has won a patent for an anti-SIM…