Blockchain 

Crypto Exchange OKEx to List Hedera Hashgraph’s Token HBAR

Cryptocurrency exchange OKEx announced that it will soon list enterprise-focused decentralized network Hedera Hashgraph’s native token HBAR. As OKEx’s spokesperson told Cointelegraph, the platform will add HBAR to its spot market with HBAR/BTC, HBAR/USDT and HBAR/USDK on Sept. 17. Deposits and withdrawals will open on Sept. 16 and Sept. 24 respectively. Head of Asia Pacific at Hedera Hashgraph Edgar Seah added:  “Hbars play a crucial role in the function, growth, and security of the Hedera network, and it is important that they are available to those who wish to use…

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Ethereum 

Coinbase, Ripple Leave Top 10 of LinkedIn’s ‘Hottest’ Startups List

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase and Ripple, the blockchain startup behind XRP, have fallen out of the top 10 of this year’s business and employment-oriented service Linkedln’s “The 50 hottest U.S. companies to work for” list. According to the new LinkedIn’s list published on Sept. 4, Ripple moved to the 28th place (was seventh in 2018) while Coinbase’s position was downgraded to 29th (was third in 2018). Stock and crypto trading startup Robinhood mostly retained its position, moving from the sixth place in 2018 to the 7th in 2019. Crypto startups are…

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Blockchain 

South Korea’s Kakao May List Its Klay Token on Chinese Exchange

South Korean internet giant Kakao is reportedly planning to list its cryptocurrency Klay on a Chinese crypto exchange and one local exchange. Kakao might have trouble listing Klay in Korea According to a report by local news daily News1 Korea on Aug. 31, Kakao’s blockchain arm Ground X is in talks with two popular cryptocurrency exchanges for listing its native coin Klay. While News1 Korea does not specify the names of the exchanges, an official familiar with the internal situation at Ground X reportedly said that Kakao might have trouble…

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Blockchain 

Number of Crypto Notables on Buffett Lunch Guest List Grows

Justin Sun, the founder of Tron and winner of the annual auction for a lunch with renowned investor Warren Buffett, has invited more notable figures from the crypto industry to attend.  Earlier today, July 21, Sun invited the founder and CEO of trading platform eToro, Yoni Assia, to the lunch with the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway via tweet. Assia quickly responded saying, “Justin, it is my honor to join you for lunch with @WarrenBuffett. A big step for bridging between the traditional finance world and the new one!”…

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Bitcoin 

Top-5 Crypto Tokens Pronounced ‘Dead’ — NEM and BCC Head the List

In 2017, the cost of Bitcoin (BTC) reached almost $20,000, and in December 2018, its rate fell to $3,187 per token. Nevertheless, it is a solid price movement for a currency, which was created from nothing about 10 years ago. Bitcoin still dominates the portfolios of most crypto investors and is by far the most popular cryptocurrency, meaning its price is less prone to drops than the rest of the market.This is also indicated by the CoinMarketCap dominance chart. But what about the rest of the cryptocurrencies that have appeared…

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Bitcoin 

Crypto Miners Dominate Top 10 List of Most Prolific Malware Threats

A global threat report has concluded that the three most common malware variants detected in April were crypto miners, according to a news release on May 14. Check Point Research said Cryptoloot, malware that uses the victim’s computing power to mine for crypto without their knowledge, was last month’s biggest threat. XMRig, open-source software which is used for mining monero (XMR), was in second place. Rounding off the top three was JSEcoin, a JavaScript miner embedded in websites. Despite their prevalence, the company’s researchers believe that criminals are shifting their focus…

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Blockchain 

US SEC Adds Fraud to List of Charges Against ‘Crypto’ Firm Longfin

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed fraud charges against supposed cryptocurrency firm Longfin Corp. and its CEO Venkata S. Meenavalli, according to a press release on June 5. Longfin saw a massive jump in its share price in 2017 when it claimed that it had redirected its business model toward blockchain technology. The associate director of the Division of Enforcement, Anita B. Bandy, summarized the allegations as such: “In our complaint against Longfin and Meenavalli and our amended complaint against Altahawi, we allege a multi-pronged fraud…

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Ethereum 

Blockchain-Powered IPO Platform to List First Company in June

SprinkleXchange, a blockchain-powered initial public offering platform, is preparing to list its first company in June, Bloomberg reported on May 17. According to Alexander Wallin, the bourse’s CEO, it is hoped that up to 1,000 companies will join over the next three to four years. The Ethereum blockchain is used for settlement and clearing, and its users will be able to trade listed companies and cryptocurrencies 24 hours a day. Switzerland’s SIX stock exchange is also planning to launch a blockchain-powered digital exchange, which will be powered by blockchain consortium…

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Blockchain 

Forbes Releases List of Billion Dollar Companies Using Blockchain

Financial news outlet Forbes has released a list of “Blockchain’s Billion Dollar Babies,” or companies implementing blockchain technology that have minimum revenues or valuations of $1 billion, on April 16. The list includes companies in the cryptocurrency and blockchain development spaces, in addition to traditional financial firms like banks and clearing houses, food companies, supply chain management firms and others. Most of the companies listed are household names like Amazon, Walmart, Facebook, ING, Mastercard, Microsoft and Nestle. Cryptocurrency-related companies featured on the list include United States-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase, European…

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Bitcoin 

Coinbase Makes LinkedIn’s ‘Top Companies 2019’ List as Lone Crypto Firm

United States cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has become the only cryptocurrency business to make it into LinkedIn’s list of the most popular companies for 2019, results confirmed on April 3. The yearly rundown, which ranks company popularity among employees, placed Coinbase at 35 out of a total of 50 shortlisted. LinkedIn ranks contenders according to interest in the company, employee engagement by executives, demand for available jobs and employee retention rate. Different lists are issued for different countries, with Coinbase correspondingly appearing in the U.S. edition. The exchange has previously made…

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