Category: Blockchain

Ethereum and Ripple (XRP) stand still – Bitcoin price explodes over $12,000

A few hours ago, Bitcoin once again broke the $12,000 mark and is drawing further bullish signals. Analysts agree that the strong fundamentals point to a further rise in the Bitcoin price. Currently, Bitcoin is the focus of all investors’ attention as almost all altcoinssuch as Ethereum and XRP are moving sideways. The Bitcoin price, […]

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Swiss Government Starts Discussions on Local Blockchain Regulations

A new consultation process on blockchain laws is set to begin in Switzerland. Initiated by the country’s Federal Department of Finance, the operation is focused on initiating a blanket ordinance in the local blockchain and distributed ledger technology environment. For Better Laws In Blockchain Industry A number of parties, individuals, and other interested groups are […]

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R3’s public Corda Network gets its first token ‘XDC’ for DeFi and CBDC projects

R3’s public Corda Network gets its first token ‘XDC’ for DeFi and CBDC projects

Cordite Society, a co-operative society registered in the U.K., has launched “XDC” — the first token built on R3’s public Corda Network. XDC is designed to meet requirements of decentralized finance (DeFi) projects, as well as stablecoins and central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), Cordite Society said in a release shared with The Block on Tuesday. […]

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Cardano and Litecoin exploring cross-chain communication

Cardano and Litecoin are investigating a new cooperation to establish cross-chain communication, smart contracts compatibility and increased scalability. This could be made possible by a so-called ‘velvet fork’, but further investigations must first be completed. As Crypto News Flash has already reported, Cardano’s founder, Charles Hoskinson, already launched the idea of discussing a closer partnership […]

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Portugal is quickly becoming the next European blockchain hub

Portugal is quickly becoming the next European blockchain hub

Quick Take Portugal implemented favorable tax policies for foreign residents after the Great Financial Crisis. With recent clarifications on cryptocurrencies, the country is morphing into a desirable work and lifestyle hub. This research piece is available to members of The Block Genesis. You can continue reading this Genesis research on The Block.

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How Polymarket aims to succeed where other prediction markets have failed

How Polymarket aims to succeed where other prediction markets have failed

Quick Take Polymarket is taking a different approach to its blockchain-based prediction market compared with predecessors.  With $4 million in new venture capital and a recently launched version 2, the Polymarket team is looking forward to Election Day. Still, regulatory questions may still loom on the horizon. This feature story is available to subscribers of […]

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Nearly $900 million in VC went to crypto companies in the third quarter of 2020

Nearly $900 million in VC went to crypto companies in the third quarter of 2020

During the third quarter of 2020, $897.7 million in venture funds were allocated across 212 crypto and blockchain startups, according to data compiled The Block Research. Early-stage and seed deals were the most common deal types, according to The Block Research’s John Dantoni. Such deals represented half of the quarter’s total, with 59 deals for […]

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