Bitcoin 

Telx Technologies Launches First Crypto-Facilitating SIM Card

Cryptocurrency and telecommunications company Telx Technologies announced the launch of the first crypto SIM card wallet that enables transactions via SMS. According to the company’s Medium post published on Aug. 22, the card allows its users to send cryptocurrencies via SMS with their dedicated crypto phone number. Notably, these transactions do not require a smartphone or an active Internet connection. On the other hand, the system also offers no control over a user’s crypto wallet. Crypto transactions on ‘dumbphones’ As the crypto community tried to teach those new to the…

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Ethereum 

Is US Environmental Tax Policy Hindering Solar Power to Fuel Digital Technologies?

Society is now witnessing the implementation of digital currencies, AI and blockchain technology worldwide. These new digital technologies, necessitate very high consumption of electric energy, currently produced with coal and fossil fuels with adverse environmental effects. A global shift towards green energy will require the removal of the technological/infrastructure, financial and regulatory/tax policy barriers. In a series of articles, we will evaluate the tax, digital technology and solar policies (including space power satellites) of the top CO2 emitting countries. The United States is at the forefront of blockchain and artificial…

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Bitcoin 

Porsche Increases Investments in New Technologies With Focus on Blockchain and AI Startups

German automobile manufacturer Porsche AG will increase in its investments in startups — with a focus on blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) — by around $176 million over the next five years, according to a company press release published September 25. The increase in Porsche’s total investment in venture capital activities for next five years was prompted by the need to “gain access to trends, new technologies and business models,” the press release notes. The investments will be aimed at “early and growth” stage businesses that relate to “customer experience,…

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Blockchain 

Number of Blockchain Patent Filings Outstrips Other Technologies

The number of global blockchain patent filings significantly outstrips the patent filings for other technologies, according to research by the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (IPI) and London-based law firm Withers & Rogers. British media outlet Compelo reported the results on June 5. According to the report, the amount of blockchain patents in the world is far outpacing that of quantum computing, as the number of blockchain patent families has already exceeded that of quantum computing. The report says that the number of blockchain-related patent filings has grown tremendously…

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Bitcoin 

BitMEX Owner Partners With Trading Technologies to Expand Crypto Trading Base and Tools

United States-based professional trading infrastructure firm Trading Technologies International (TT) has partnered with the parent company of Hong Kong cryptocurrency derivatives trading platform BitMEX to open up its products to crypto derivatives traders. TT announced the news in a press release on April 17. As the press release notes, the partnership is between TT and the owner of BitMEX, HDR Global Trading. TT, which offers various market access tools and services, will now offer its market tools to BitMEX traders through its TT platform. Similarly, TT traders will be able…

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Blockchain 

Distributed Ledger Technologies Are Shaking the System

International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director Christine Lagarde has said that blockchain innovators are shaking the traditional financial world and having a clear impact on incumbent players. Lagarde made her comments in an interview with CNBC on April 10, following a panel devoted to “Money and Payments in the Digital Age,” as part of the 2019 Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group and the IMF in Washington, D.C. Contributors to the preceding panel, which Lagarde moderated, were co-founder and CEO of crypto finance firm Circle Jeremy Allaire, Sarah Youngwood…

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Blockchain 

Spanish City Gives $13 Mln to Develop ‘Industry 4.0’ Technologies, Including Blockchain

The government of the Spanish city of Aragon has allocated over 12 million euros ($13 million) for the development of “Industry 4.0,” which includes blockchain technology, artificial intelligence (AI), and other emerging technologies. The news was announced by local news outlet La Vanguardia on Feb. 12. The funds —  the amount of which is reportedly twice the originally planned amount —  were co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) within the Operational Program of Aragon for 2014–2020. The donation will be used for the development of industrial property and…

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Blockchain 

Parity Technologies Fixes Node Vulnerability, Urges All Ethereum Nodes to Update

Ethereum blockchain infrastructure developer Parity Technologies experienced a security compromise that required nodes to perform an urgent update, the company stated in a blog post on Feb. 3. Parity, which is a popular technology stack for Ethereum users, said it had received notification of a loophole which would allow an attacker to shut down nodes running its client. “On February 3rd, we received several reports that an attacker can send a specially-crafted RPC request to a public Parity Ethereum node (any version pre 2.2.9-stable and pre 2.3.2-beta) and that node…

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Ethereum 

Ethereum Foundation Announces $5 Million Grant to Parity Technologies

The Ethereum Foundation has announced a $5 million grant to United Kingdom-based company Parity Technologies, according to a post on the official Ethereum (ETH) blog published Jan. 7. According to the post, the grant is for scalability, usability and security work. Namely, this money “will fund Parity’s work on Casper, sharding, light clients, developer tools, QA, audits and infrastructure improvements.” Furthermore, the post explains that funding will be delivered in “several tranches, the first of which supports development that Parity has already completed.” The other parts of funding will be…

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ICOs 

Kepler Technologies ICO | Investing In Robots & “The Future”

Is this the future of robotics? What is Kepler Technologies? Kepler Technologies is working towards developing and producing AI and robotics, powered by blockchain technology. They are working on “the creation of the Future.” Kepler recognizes that robots and AI are becoming a daily part of our lives – think Amazon’s Echo or Google Home, or even down to the voice control on your smartphone (Siri anybody?). Kepler wants to participate in this rapidly expanding robotics market by shifting AI interaction onto the blockchain. As the robotics market continues to…

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