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Service Freeze Continues at Digital Currency Exchange Celery

Services remain halted on digital currency exchange Celery, a week after the freeze was first announced. On 4th May, the New York-based exchange posted an...

More German Prosecutors Join OneCoin Investigations

Germany's fight against OneCoin, a digital currency investment scheme widely believed to be fraudulent, is heating up. German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung has published new details about...

Litecoin Successfully Activates SegWit Upgrade

A long-debated change originally intended to improve bitcoin has now locked in on the lesser-known cryptocurrency network litecoin. Segregated Witness (SegWit) has been the subject...

France’s Government is Beginning a Blockchain Research Effort

The French government has convened a new working group focused on blockchain. The effort is being spearheaded by France Stratégie, a commission that reports to...

EU Parliament Report Explores Blockchain’s Social Impact

Is the spread of blockchain representative of a shift in Europe's social values? That's the question posed in a new paper from the research arm...

Webjet Ethereum Pilot Targets Hotel Industry’s ‘Dirty Secret’

Publicly traded online travel service Webjet is in the final stages of turning an internal blockchain pilot into a finished product. Designed to track the inventory of...

Why Project Indy is Using Hybrid DLT to Rethink Digital Identity

The single biggest challenge for digital identity systems has been to create counterparts to the secure physical identifiers we use today. For instance, there has yet...

Bitcoin Miner Canaan Raises $43 Million for Blockchain, AI Push

China-based Canaan Creative, maker of the Avalon bitcoin mining chip series, has raised 300m yuan (roughly $43m) as part of a bid to diversify...

Ethereum’s Double-Edged Sword: Will a Rising Price Hurt Users?

Ethereum supporters have every reason to be elated. Not only has the value of the platform's ether tokens jumped by about 900% since the start of the year, but the...

Qatar’s Commercial Bank is Expanding its Blockchain Remittance Trials

The Commercial Bank of Qatar has announced the completion of testing on a blockchain prototype designed for international remittances. Developed in conjunction with EdgeVerve Systems, a...
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