Blockchain 

FomoHunt Becomes First Merchant to Accept Huobi Tokens as Payment

Cryptocurrency exchange Huobi’s native Huobi Token (HT) is now available for making real-world online purchases of a wide range of products from the e-commerce platform FomoHunt. Per a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Aug. 22, users of HT can now purchase clothes, art, hardware and other products from the e-commerce and cryptocurrency industry news platform FomoHunt. James Lawrence, co-founder of FomoHunt, commented on the development: “Being able to work directly with Huobi is an amazing opportunity. We are working together to allow our community users to use Huobi Token…

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Blockchain 

Blockchain.com to Integrate Polkadot Tokens Into Its Wallet

Luxembourg-based crypto data supplier and crypto wallet Blockchain.com has partnered with blockchain interoperability protocol Polkadot. Driving decentralization  On Aug. 20, Blockchain.com announced it will integrate its Blockchain Wallet with the Polkadot Network in order to drive the adoption and decentralization of Polkadot tokens (DOTs). Once the integration is complete, users of Blockchain.com will be able to store, send and receive DOTs, as well as to vote on proposed amendments to the network protocol and council members. The new partnership aims to promote the idea of decentralization. Peter Smith, co-founder and…

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Blockchain 

Huobi Wallet to Support MakerDAO Tokens, Decentralized Applications

Major cryptocurrency exchange Huobi has added support for MakerDAO tokens and decentralized apps (DApps) in its wallet.  Huobi Group shared the announcement with Cointelegraph on Aug. 19. MakerDAO has a stablecoin called Dai, a token named MKR, and applications including CPD Portal. The Maker project is a combination of its stablecoin, collateral loans and community governance. MakerDAO is a type of decentralized autonomous organization (DAO), which is an organization that is managed solely by smart contracts and code, not human managers. A DAO is also operated by users via a…

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Cryptocurrency 

Secondary Market for Telegram Tokens Sees 400% Return for Investors

Telegram’s eagerly awaited blockchain, Telegram Open Network (TON), is set to be launched on October 31. However, the yet-to-be issued tokens are already trading on an unauthorized secondary market. Purchase Agreement Does Not Allow For Resale Investors are already seeing returns as high as 400% on Telegram tokens, known as grams; however, secondary buyers run the risk of their investment being worthless, as a clause in the initial offering of grams prevents their resale in any way before the launch of TON. The company is also running on a deadline,…

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Blockchain 

Digix and MakerDAO Tokens Now Loadable Onto Monolith Visa Debit Card

London-based banking alternative Monolith announced its partnership with decentralized finance companies Digix and MakerDAO, Aug. 15. As part of its drive for digital payment adoption in e-commerce, DGX, DGD and DAI tokens will now be loadable onto the Monolith Visa debit card. A critical bridge between the worlds of decentralized finance and retail Effective immediately, users who sign up for a Monolith Visa debit card will be able to load it up with MakerDAO and Digix’s digital currencies through the Monolith mobile app. The currencies can then be used for…

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Blockchain 

Icon to Giveaway $570,000 in Tokens to Promote Voting, Decentralization

The Icon Foundation, the group behind the Icon blockchain network, is giving away 3 million ICX tokens — worth ~$570,000 — in anticipation of its upcoming Public Representative (P-Rep) elections. The giveaway will last from August 26 to September 24 for IXC token holders who opt to participate in P-Rep voting. Icon shared news of the giveaway in a press release on Aug. 13. According to the announcement, the giveaway is an effort to promote community involvement in the so-dubbed P-Rep elections, and to advance decentralized control of the network. …

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Blockchain 

Colu Blockchain Platform Shutting Down, Buys Back Its Tokens

Colu Group subsidiary Colu DLT has announced that it is shutting down its blockchain-based Colu Local Network, and is offering to repurchase and burn the accompanying CLN tokens sold to investors during its initial coin offering (ICO). The company’s buyback offer comes by way of an official announcement from Colu DLT on its website. According to the notice, the company is looking to repurchase its tokens with Ether (ETH) over a 90-day period. The company intends to subsequently burn all the tokens repurchased this way. According to the announcement, the…

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Ethereum 

Tezos Rallies Following Coinbase Announcement, Major Tokens Up Slightly

Tuesday, July 30 — Top cryptocurrencies Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), and XRP are all trading slightly up at press time. Market visualization. Source: Coin360 Bitcoin has been trading between $9,000 and $10,000 this week, and was showing little action on the day. At press time the coin i sup 2.37% to trade at $9,652. Squawk Box co-host Joe Kernen predicted on July 29 that Bitcoin could hit $55,000 by the next halving of its mining rewards, which is projected to occur in May 2020. Bitcoin 7-day price chart. Source: Coin360…

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Bitcoin 

Differences Between Tokens, Coins and Virtual Currencies, Explained

1. In short: Yes, there is. There are indeed differences between all of these terms, both major and minor. For instance, when JPMorgan Chase released its JPM Coin, it presented it as a “digital coin,” while Facebook’s Libra was introduced as a solid “cryptocurrency” — and, ironically, that could be part of the reason why regulators around the world got so worked up about the latter.  Nevertheless, while JPM Coin and Libra are different by design, in both cases, decentralization pundits were quick to discard them as not “cryptocurrencies,” but…

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Bitcoin 

Waves to Use Vostok as Utility Tokens for New Enterprise Blockchain Solution

Waves CEO Alexander Ivanov has announced a new department for enterprise projects that will be fueled by Vostok (VST) tokens.  According to a July 18 press release, Waves is opening a new company department called Waves Enterprise, which will employ a corporate blockchain solution of the same name. The Waves Enterprise solution is a management system for businesses that need to handle data sets containing private information. As per the report, VST tokens will be the utility token for Waves Enterprise, and will be exchanged for a variety of network-based…

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