Ethereum 

Tracker Offers One-Stop Shop for Easy Crypto Market Analysis

A website that delivers live cryptocurrency prices and market capitalizations in visual form has unveiled a suite of updates and new features. Coin360 displays the latest market movements for coins and tokens in proportionately sized blocks based on their market capitalizations. Every block shows the cryptocurrency’s ticker, current price and percentage change — and charts can also be accessed by hovering over the block. Colors illustrate when prices change: green when values have risen, red when they are in decline and gray when there is no movement. Users have the…

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Blockchain 

US Capital Global Offers $10 Million in a Tokenized Crypto Fund

US Capital Global Securities (USCGS), offers investors a $10 million equities investment in a tokenized fund, reveals a press release published on July 29. USCGS is a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)-regulated affiliate of private investment bank US Capital Global. Per the release, USCGS is offering to accredited investors a $10 million equity investment in the first tokenized venture fund of private digital venture capital fund CityBlock Capital, NYCQ Fund LP. The fund, of which the institution is the exclusive placement agent, reportedly has holdings in major companies in the…

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Ethereum 

Crypto Platform Offers ‘Secure Messaging’

A new “feature-rich ecosystem” has been created for privacy-conscious individuals who want to keep their communications confidential and their data secure. The team of networking technology enthusiasts behind Utopia say it wants to create an antidote to a world of total surveillance — delivering a platform that offers freedom, anonymity and no censorship. Utopia has been in development for six years, all with the motivation of building an environment in which “Big Brother” isn’t watching the public’s every move. The team says its decentralized peer-to-peer network enables users to communicate…

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Blockchain 

Crypto Wallet’s Browser Offers Thousands of DApps in One Place

A mobile crypto wallet has announced that users can now effortlessly access thousands of decentralized applications (DApps) directly through its platform. Lumi Wallet says its motivation is to create a one-stop-shop for crypto enthusiasts — a whole ecosystem focused on convenience and simplicity. At the heart of this strategy has been an ambition to streamline the process of downloading DApps. According to Lumi Wallet, it was driven to act after seeing how frustrating the experience can be for smartphone and tablet owners. Not only do individual pieces of software take…

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Ethereum 

The Provident Bank Now Offers Deposit Services for Crypto-Related Entities

American community bank The Provident Bank has begun offering deposit services to digital currency-related customers, according to an announcement published on July 9. The Provident Bank now offers deposit and other banking services to cryptocurrency issuers, exchangers and investors. The bank deploys Bitfury’s blockchain analytics tool Crystal that maps cryptocurrency transactions and related entities to reveal suspicious funds and parties. Crystal will purportedly ensure that the bank’s new clients are compliant with the anti-money laundering and Know Your Customer procedures. Additionally, the bank claims to provide full insurance to customers’…

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Blockchain 

Fortress Offers to Buy Mt. Gox Bitcoin Claims at $900 a Piece

Fortress Investment Group is buying bitcoin (BTC) claims from Mt. Gox creditors, according to a report by CoinDesk on July 8. The Japan-based cryptocurrency exchange Mt. Gox filed for bankruptcy in 2014 after losing $473 million worth of bitcoin at the time due to an apparent hack. Bitcoin reportedly experienced a subsequent decline in value, dropping by 36% over the month when this took place. As per the report, Fortress executive Michael Hourigan has sent out a letter to creditors detailing the buyback offer. According an apparent copy of such…

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Bitcoin 

As Deutsche Bank Axes 18,000 Jobs, Bitcoin Offers a Powerful ‘Plan ฿’

Deutsche Bank taking an axe to 18,000 jobs and winding down its investment banking arm paints a bleak picture of traditional finance at a time of booming growth for crypto. As reported by Reuters on July 7, Deutsche Bank’s momentous decision will entail the bank exiting its equities sales and trading business — which had reportedly raked in €1.96 billion ($2.20 billion) in revenue in 2018.  While retaining a small-scale equity capital markets business, DB also plans to rein in its fixed-income business — in particular, its rates trading desks…

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Blockchain 

Crypto Wallet Says It Offers 1,000 EOS Accounts for Free

A crypto wallet provider says it has launched a giveaway that allows 1,000 users to get a free EOS account. Lumi Wallet notes the giveaway is taking place on a first-come, first-served basis. Instead of answering quiz questions, preparing a submission or entering into a lottery system, all that participants need to do is sign up in EOS for free. The promotion will end when all of the accounts have been snapped up. The company says the giveaway is in partnership with Minergate and Changelly, and comes as Lumi vies to become…

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Bitcoin 

Canadian University Offers Graduate Training in Blockchain Tech

Canadian-based University of British Columbia (UBC) has announced a blockchain and distributed ledger technology training program for master’s and PhD students. UBC announced the development in a press release on June 11. The training path is reportedly designed to build competency around blockchain tech, and is focused on its application in four public benefit areas: health and wellness, clean energy, regulatory technology and Indigenous issues. UBC says they hope to train 139 students over a six-year period, and graduates should have the tools to evaluate blockchain solutions as well as…

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Blockchain 

Chinese City Offers Rent Subsidies, Cash Rewards to Blockchain Businesses

Fuzhou, China is offering rent subsidies to blockchain businesses in a bid to accelerate the industry’s growth, the state-run People’s Daily reported on June 11. The incentive is part of three measures designed to help the sector, and will enable companies to receive up to 600,000 yuan ($86,800) in relief on rent bills per year for three years. Traditional companies will also be encouraged to build blockchain applications, and will be eligible to receive a 20% subsidy on the cost of their development. Projects that win awards for scientific and technological progress, or…

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