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Japanese financial service provider SBI Group has put in $15 million in newly established Swiss firm Tangem, manufacturer of the smart card crypto wallet. Tangem defines its crypto-storage tool as a “smart banknote for digital assets.” Originally intended to be utilized as a bank card, the tool enables physical off-chain exchanges, for instance, for in-store   Read more...

Japanese developer of blockchain, Crypto Garage, announced this morning that it had obtained regulatory approval to test its settlement platform using the Liquid Sidechain of Blockstream. Crypto Garage, which emphasized that it is the first blockchain financing venture to receive the green light under the current regulatory sandbox (testing environment) program of the Japanese government,   Read more...

WISeKey International Holding Ltd, a major global cybersecurity, Blockchain and IoT firm, today disclosed the inking of a joint venture agreement with the Blockchain Research Institute (BRI) to establish several internationally intertwined Blockchain Centers of Excellence. In addition to WISeKey’s already instituted Blockchain Centers of Excellence in India, Mauritius and Rwanda, the contract provides for   Read more...

The United Nations refers cryptocurrency a “new border” in electronic or digital finance in a year-end survey on the world economy. According to the United Nations, cryptography and blockchain technology in general have the capacity to establish innovative and groundbreaking business models that reduce bureaucracy and improve productivity drastically. This is not the first time   Read more...

Following the unveiling of the first fully operational node of Qtum (QTUM) blockchain last October, SpaceChain, a space agency, which built the world’s first ever open-source blockchain-powered satellite network, revealed that the first space-based blockchain transaction was completed. The node connected to the smart operating system of SpaceChain carries out blockchain-related functions on Qtum (QTUM)   Read more...

SAP, a multinational software company, shared with public the key research project they are presently undertaking using distributed ledger technology, The Next Web reports. Per the World Health Organization’s (WHO) official announcement in 2017, approximately 10% of pharmaceutical products being sold in low- and middle- income countries are either bogus or the quality is below   Read more...

Heads of two South Korean exchanges were supposedly imprisoned for artificially boosting the trade volumes on their exchanges. The duo allegedly used a bot to place huge orders both in cryptocurrencies and fiat currency (Korean won). The South Korean exchange in question is Komid and according to The News Asia, the executives were imprisoned two   Read more...

In 2018, the cryptocurrency market was badly hit. The price of cryptocurrencies slumped by up to 90% from their all-time peak. The total market capitalization plunged from $800 billion to $100 billion. Bitcoin (BTC) has fallen from $19,500 to $3150. The price decline was not the only issue faced by the industry last year. Statistics   Read more...

State of Wyoming has submitted a bill to enable companies to issue blockchain tokens representing stocks. The lawmaker who sponsored the bill was Olsen, while co-sponsors are Rep. Brown, Rep. Hunt, Rep. Lindholm, Rep. Western and Rep. Zwonitzer as well as Senator Driskill and Senator Rothfuss. The title of the bill reads: ‘A bill for   Read more...

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