Blockchain 

TZERO Officially Launches Public Security Token Trading оn Schedule

Retail giant Overstock’s blockchain subsidiary company, tZERO, has opened up its preferred equity security tokens — dubbed TZROP — for trading by accredited and non-accredited investors. TZERO announced the news in a press release on Aug. 12, the previously proclaimed day of the launch. According to the announcement, the TZROP token allows investors to directly participate in the company’s revenue growth via a quarterly dividend model.  The announcement further states that the company could distribute a quarterly dividend of 10% of the company’s adjusted gross revenue for TZROP holders. However,…

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Blockchain 

Tron Officially Releases Sidechain Scaling Solution Sun Network

Blockchain-based decentralized application platform (DApps) Tron (TRX) has announced the release of a sidechain scaling solution, the Sun Network, in a blog post published on Aug. 11. Tron has released the V1.0 code for the Sun Network, which is a scaling solution designed to enhance and ensure a supposedly unlimited scaling capacity of the Tron mainnet. This will purportedly let DApps consume less energy and run with higher security and efficiency on Tron. The post further reads that the Sun Network supports smart contract transactions and more customizable requirements such…

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Ethereum 

No Companies Have Officially Joined Libra Association Says Visa CEO

Alfred F. Kelly Jr., the CEO of Visa, said that no companies have officially joined Libra. At this stage, the 20-some companies involved with the foundation have reportedly only declared interest via a nonbinding letter of intent. According to an apparent transcript of a Q3 2019 earnings call for Visa dated July 23, Kelly said: “We have signed a nonbinding letter of intent to join Libra. We’re one of – I think it’s 27 companies that have expressed that interest. So no one has yet officially joined.”  As per the…

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Ethereum 

TD Ameritrade Officially Launches Bitcoin Futures Trading

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Bitcoin 

Binance Officially Launches Its 2.0 Platform With Margin Trading

Top crypto exchange Binance has launched its margin trading platform, an official blog post published today, July 11, reveals. Binance’s move to expand trading possibilities to meet the full scope of institutional and retail traders’ needs had already been indicated by exchange CEO Changpeng Zhao this May — the same month the exchange had suffered a major hack incurring $41 million in losses. In today’s announcement, Binance notes that margin trading — which allows exchange account holders to use their existing balances as collateral to open both long and short…

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Blockchain 

Russian Authorities Sign MoU With Maersk to Officially Launch TradeLens in Russia

Russian authorities have signed an agreement with Danish logistics giant Maersk to officially launch blockchain shipping platform TradeLens, according to a press release on June 6. As a part of the agreement, the port at Russia’s second-biggest city, St. Petersburg, will pilot the blockchain-powered logistics tool co-developed by Maersk’s tech subsidiary Maersk GTD and global tech giant IBM. The agreement was signed in the form of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Maersk CEO Søren Skou and Yuriy Tsvetkov, Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation and Head of…

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Bitcoin 

Japan Officially Approves Bill to Amend National Legislation Governing Crypto Regulation

The Japanese House of Representatives has officially approved a new bill to amend national laws that govern crypto regulation, Cointelegraph Japan reported on May 31. The bill — which had been prepared by Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) and accepted by the House in mid-March of this year — has been passed by a majority in the House of Councilors plenary session, according to an update today on the FSA’s website. The bill seeks to introduce amendments to two national laws that apply to crypto assets — the Act on…

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Blockchain 

Telegram Officially Releases TON Testnet Blockchain Lite Client

Encrypted instant messaging service Telegram has officially released a test client for its Telegram Open Network (TON), according to files posted on test.ton.org. The newly introduced archive of files available for download is a distribution of a preliminary version of the TON Blockchain Network Lite Client along with the relevant portions of the TON Blockchain Library, according to the readme information file. The development is a simplified stable version of the Lite Client. On May 25, a GitHub user seemingly uploaded a version of the client. Per the readme file…

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Bitcoin 

Australian Securities and Investments Commission Officially Warns Against OneCoin

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has warned the public that crypto project OneCoin “could be involved in a scam,” according to a notice released on May 28. The Australian financial regulator has issued an official warning against OneCoin, the entity operating under website onecoin.eu, urging the public to not deal with this company as it is not licensed in Australia. Similar to another warning concerning a different company published on May 21, the ASIC stated that OneCoin did not obtain two major licenses needed to offer investment services…

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Bitcoin 

Robinhood Zero-Fee Trading App Officially Launches in New York

American stock brokerage Robinhood Crypto has officially launched its zero-fee crypto trading app in New York, the company announced in a blog post on May 23. Following the acquisition of a BitLicense by the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) in January 2019, Robinhood now allows New York citizens to trade in seven major cryptos with no commission fee using its Robinhood Crypto platform. From now, the Robinhood Crypto service is available in 39 states in the United States, including California, Washington and Florida, among others. The Robinhood…

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