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  1. The Australian government has awarded A$170,000 to blockchain advisory firm Crypto SA to open the country’s first blockchain incubator, reports the Lead South Australia. Crypto SA was granted the funding as part of the Incubator Support program, which provides business incubators with grants of up to A$500,000 to assist Australian startups in gaining the capabilities […]

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  2. Blocko, a South Korean startup backed by Samsung, has launched its hybrid blockchain Aergo Enterprise and initiated a migration program for clients using its private blockchain product Coinstack, which the company will officially be retiring, it said in a release earlier this week. Aergo Enterprise focuses on providing greater levels of security, scalability and performance, […]

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  3. A new venture capital fund called Proof of Capital was launched on Wednesday with US$50 million in funding. The fund will invest in blockchain startups with a focus on fintech, infrastructure, hardware and consumer products. The fund was raised last month with backing from the likes of HTC Exodus, a Taiwanese smartphone and consumer electronics […]

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  4. eToroX, the blockchain and tokenized asset subsidiary of European brokerage company eToro, has announced the launch of its crypto exchange platform. At launch, the trading venue will support eight fiat-stablecoins, namely eToro New Zealand Dollar (NZDX), eToro Japanese Yen (JPYX), eToro Swiss Franc (CHFX), eToro United States Dollar (USDEX), eToro Euro (EURX), eToro Pound Sterling […]

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  5. Swiss food and drink multinational Nestlé and French hypermarket chain Carrefour are trialing blockchain to provide consumers with greater transparency in the food sector. From April 15, 2019, the technology will be applied to the famous Mousline instant mashed potato brand, available on shelves in Carrefour stores around France, to enable consumers to access reliable […]

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  6. The lnd lightning client looks set to roll out a new static channel backup scheme in the next release version, with the required code changes now successfully merged on Github and version 0.6 now in pre-release testing. Lightning users have been patiently waiting for more options for keeping channels safe in the event of a […]

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  7. Binance Labs, the venture arm of cryptocurrency exchange Binance, has granted US$15,000 to each of its first three open source Fellowship projects: Ironbelly, HOPR, and Kitsune Wallet. The three projects will join the Binance Labs Fellowship program, an initiative launched in March to support talented developers and researchers in creating free and open source blockchain […]

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  8. Propy, Inc., a Silicon Valley property technology (proptech) startup, has announced the completion of two blockchain-recorded property deals in Japan, a first in Asia, the startup said on Thursday. The news marks Propy’s first steps into the Asian market. The two properties are residential plots of land located in the St. Moritz neighborhood of Niseko, […]

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  9. Ethereum Classic (ETC) is now available for margin trading on crypto-to-crypto exchange platform Poloniex for non-US customers. ETC joins other cryptocurrencies already available for margin trading on the platform including ether, dash, dogecoin, litecoin, monero and stellar, all with bitcoin as the base pair. Margin trading is essentially trading with borrowed funds. When placing a […]

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  10. One of the panels at the recent 2019 MIT Bitcoin Expo was focused on the future adoption of Bitcoin and the Lightning Network. This panel featured Zap wallet creator Jack Mallers, Buidl Bootcamp Instructor Justin Moon, and Lightning Power Users Founder Pierre Rochard. At one point during the panel conversation, moderator Marcin Jachymiak of the […]

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