Category: Blockchain

Ethereum-based project EthSign raises seed funding to put signed documents on the blockchain

Ethereum-based project EthSign raises seed funding to put signed documents on the blockchain

Signing contracts is pretty unavoidable when it comes to employment, renting an apartment, and other day-to-day processes. But what if there was a way to sign documents on a platform like DocuSign, but in a fully decentralized way?  Singapore-based startup EthSign is aiming to do just that.  The startup announced today that it raised $650,000 […]

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Crypto Companies Establish Presence, Hire Talent in Ireland

Crypto Companies Establish Presence, Hire Talent in Ireland

With a friendly attitude towards financial innovation, the Republic of Ireland has become a desired destination for fintech businesses that need unimpeded access to the common European market. Cryptocurrency companies have been opening offices in the EU member state with some well-known players now looking to hire local talent. Major Crypto Companies Set Up European […]

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Blockchain Startups Raised over $4 Billion in VC Funding in Q2 2021

Most blockchain-based startups have seen funding from venture backers, despite the current cryptocurrency market downturn, recording over $4 billion in Q2 alone. This massive venture capital backing is in keeping with the established trend of VC funding for blockchain firms as investors look to be part of the new wave of disruption associated with decentralized […]

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Central Bank of Colombia Announces First Blockchain Bond Pilot Program

Central Bank of Colombia Announces First Blockchain Bond Pilot Program

The Central Bank of Colombia has announced its involvement in the first blockchain bond pilot program in the country, with the participation of the Interamerican Development Bank (IDB) and Davivienda, a private commercial bank. The proof of concept will use the Lacchain blockchain platform developed by the IDB, which will handle the operative part of […]

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Amazon Wants a Leader For Its Digital Currency and Blockchain Product Unit

Amazon seems determined to maintain its reputation as an innovative company and is looking to experiment with cryptocurrencies through a digital currency payment and blockchain unit. According to an announcement posted on Thursday, Amazon is looking for a blockchain specialist to lead its Digital Currency and Blockchain strategy. The Payments Acceptance & Experience team is […]

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French Central Bank Conducts Fifth Experiment on Tunisia CBDC

French Central Bank Conducts Fifth Experiment on Tunisia CBDC

The French central bank, Banque de France (BOF), recently carried out its fifth experiment on the Central Bank of Tunisia (CBT)’s central bank digital currency (CBDC). According to a statement from BOF, the latest experiment is part of the banks’ joint effort to create conditions that are “conducive to a better inclusion of the Tunisian […]

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Amazon wants to hire a digital currency and blockchain product lead

Amazon wants to hire a digital currency and blockchain product lead

E-commerce giant Amazon appears set to toe the digital currency waters, outlining a blockchain-specific role in a new job ad. The job spec appears wide-ranging, mentioning “central bank digital currencies” and “distributed ledger” among other catch-all phrases for digital currency applications. “You will leverage your domain expertise in Blockchain, Distributed Ledger, Central Bank Digital Currencies […]

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Reddit Chooses to Leverage Arbitrum’s Layer-2 Tech With Community Point ETH-Based Tokens

Reddit Chooses to Leverage Arbitrum’s Layer-2 Tech With Community Point ETH-Based Tokens

On July 22, developers working on the platform Reddit, the social news discussion aggregation forum, revealed that the team was scaling Reddit’s community points program with the Ethereum Layer-2 solution Arbitrum. Currently, Reddit developers are testing the community point tokens on top of the Rinkeby testnet and will migrate to the Ethereum mainnet after testing […]

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Thorchain suffers $8 million loss by hacker wanting to ‘teach lesson’

Thorchain suffers $8 million loss by hacker wanting to ‘teach lesson’

Thorchain has been exploited for the third time in a month, bringing total losses to around $13 million. The platform, which looks after $100 million in funds, is designed for exchanging crypto tokens across different blockchains. In this attack, the platform was exploited for $8 million as the hacker was able to trick the network […]

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Argentinian Province Misiones Plans to Issue Its Own Stablecoin

Argentinian Province Misiones Plans to Issue Its Own Stablecoin

The Argentinian province of Misiones plans to issue its own stablecoin in the future. This is one of the objectives that a recently approved law, the Missionary Financial Innovation Program with Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Technology, proposes. Misiones will also use a blockchain to issue documents and certificates to digitalize much of its work. Misiones to […]

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