India’s Blockchain Ecosystem Suffers as Antagonistic Government Policy Brings Exodus

The fallout from India’s regulatory position on cryptocurrencies is leading to an exit of talent, businesses and investment from the country’s blockchain space on a scale paralleled only by a prior wave of tech industry flight during the internet boom of the late 90s and early noughties. According to a recent News 18 report, a substantial

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UK’s Biggest Port Operator to Explore Blockchain Solution

The privately run UK port operator, Associated British Ports (ABP), has inked a Memorandum of Understanding with freight forwarder Marine Transport International to explore a blockchain technology application aimed at improving connectivity at the 21 ports it runs. The MOU will see ABP try out a blockchain solution developed by MTI, thereby helping ease one

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Coinsquare Lists Blockchain ETF On Toronto Stock Exchange

Coin Capital Investment Management Inc. (Coincapital), the portfolio management division of the Coinsquare digital asset trading platform, has listed a blockchain exchange traded fund (ETF), the STOXX Blockchain Patents Innovation Index Fund (LDGR), among two new ETFs the company has listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Coincapital, which is registered with the Ontario Securities Commission,

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Bitcoin Mining Pool AntPool to Sponsor NBA’s Houston Rockets

One of the world’s largest cryptocurrency and bitcoin mining companies, Bitman’s Antpool, has entered into a sponsorship agreement with popular NBA team Houston Rockets. A Step Towards Expansion The partnership signed by both outfits is for the 2018-2019 professional season and will stand out as one of the significant moves by the China-based company towards

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Bitcoin Core Vulnerability Would Have Allowed Miners to Inflate the BTC Supply

A newly-patched vulnerability in Bitcoin Core was far more severe than initially revealed, developers disclosed in an updated statement on Thursday. Bitcoin Vulnerability More Serious Than Earlier Announced The statement, posted on the website for the open source project, revealed that Bitcoin Core versions 0.16.3 and 0.170rc4 not only patch a denial-of-service (DoS) bug but

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U.S. Lawmaker Introduces 3 Pro-Cryptocurrency Bills to Congress

On Friday, Sept. a U.S. member of Congress announced that he will introduce three new bills aimed at supporting the development of blockchain technologies, as well as the use of cryptocurrency, within the United States. Rep. Emmer: U.S. Must Support Blockchain Development According to Rep. Tom Emmer (R-MN), the initiator of this bold move, the U.S. needs

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Decentralized Crypto Exchange is Solution to Hacks, Will They be Ready?

Not long after the successful hacking attempts on crypto exchanges Bithumb and Coincheck, Japan’s Zaif was hacked, losing $60 million in user funds. All three exchanges were found to have poor security measures. Coincheck in particular, which lost more than $500 million in XEM, the native cryptocurrency of NEM, outraged investors in Japan after the

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Bitcoin Mining Giant Bitmain Unveils ‘Next-Generation’ 7nm Chip

Bitmain, the world’s most valuable cryptocurrency company, isn’t ready to relinquish its position as the dominant manufacturer of bitcoin mining chips — at least not yet. The China-based firm on Friday announced that it had developed a new 7nm application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) mining chip for the SHA256 algorithm used by bitcoin, bitcoin cash, and

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Canada to Study Cannabis Cryptomarkets Ahead of Recreational Marijuana Legalization

As Canada prepares to legalize recreational marijuana next month, the impact this will have on online drug marketplaces has remained unclear. Consequently, the Department of Public Safety Canada is looking to commission a study that will shed light on the cryptomarkets – online drug marketplaces that rely on the TOR browser and cryptocurrencies – with

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