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Block.one Hires Team Behind Prominent Block Producer EOS New York

EOSIO developer Block.one has recruited the team behind EOS New York, a one-time #1 Block Producer on the EOS network. EOSIO developer Block.one has recruited the team behind EOS New York (NY), a high-profile Block Producer on the EOS network.  Founded in 2017, EOS NY was a one-time #1 Block Producer on EOS, but has now ceased its operations, an announcement on March 25 revealed. Speaking to Cointelegraph, EOS NY founder Kevin Rose said: “We are deeply grateful for the way the community has embraced our team over these past…

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ConsenSys Partnering with Hitachi for PegaSys Plus Sales in Japan

Hitachi Solutions announced they had partnered with ConsenSys to begin selling their PegaSys Plus product in Japan starting April 1. Hitachi Solutions will be the first company in Japan permitted to conduct sales of blockchain software technology company ConsenSys’ product PegaSys Plus starting on April 1. According to a March 30 press release, Tokyo-based Hitachi announced it would work in collaboration with U.S.-based ConsenSys to provide PegaSys Plus to the Japanese market. An Ethereum (ETH)-based blockchain platform, PegaSys Plus is a commercial license version of the ConsenSys product offering additional…

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Coinbase’s Retail Payment Portal Passed $200 Million in Transactions

The payment portal for crypto exchange Coinbase passed $200 million in transactions from the platform’s 8,000 integrated retailers. Coinbase Commerce, a platform that supports cryptocurrency payments for internet retailers, just passed $200 million in total transactions processed over its two-year history. According to sources available to Cointelegraph, the wing of the largest crypto exchange in the U.S. reported on March 26 that the platform’s success was due in part to the 8,000 retailers currently using Coinbase for payment services. Bitcoin preferred for retail payments While the coronavirus pandemic is wreaking…

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AR Crypto Game Makes an Impact on Social Distancing

Crypto company,Triffic, is rewarding users with crypto for social distancing in their growing AR game. The coronavirus pandemic is causing the worst global economic recession among all business sectors since 1929. Advertising and marketing budgets alone could see a $3 billion loss in 2020. Both traditional brands and crypto companies are replacing their high profile ads with low budget posts in an effort to combat the rising pandemic. Crypto industry is taking on the social responsibility Triffic, a free augmented reality game which rewards players with cryptocurrency, is doing their…

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Dutch Govt to Embrace Blockchain in Fight Against Pandemic

A DLT firm will freely offer its blockchain platform to the Dutch government to track the nation’s medical supply chain. A consortium of Dutch companies has launched the “Tech against Corona” initiative. Participating firms will freely provide the Dutch government with access to innovative technologies that can be used in the fight against COVID-19. Netherlands-based distributed ledger technology (DLT) firm, Tymlez, is one of more than 10 companies who are freely providing their services and technologies to the government. Tymlez’ blockchain platform to bring transparency to medical supply chain Tymlez…

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Market Update: Uncertainty Remains Thick as Bears Claw Bitcoin Price Below $6K

Bitcoin’s price has been dragging downward and on March 29, BTC’s fiat value slipped beneath the $6K zone. Most of the top ten cryptocurrencies are down between 5-8% in the last 24 hours. As the global economy falters and the halving approaches, people are uncertain about the future price of bitcoin as “safe-haven” theories have been steadily vanishing. Also read: In-Between Bitcoin Halvings: Analyst Proves Bitcoin’s Price Not Bound to 4-Year Cycles Top Ten Cryptos See Some Percentage Losses During Sunday’s Trading Sessions The price of bitcoin affects the entire…

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University Students Harness Blockchain for Elections Amid Lockdown

Malta University used a voting Dapp built by students to conduct elections in spite of the coronavirus lockdown. Students enrolled in the University of Malta’s Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies masters program have built a decentralized application (Dapp) that has been used for voting in upcoming student representative elections, per a March 28 press release. The Dapp is built on top of a decentralized digital identity platform that was provided to the students by Vodafone. The election was the first live project to be executed using Vodafone’s digital identity platform.…

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First Game Built on Tezos Blockchain Preparing for Alpha Launch

A blockchain card game developed by Tezos co-founder Kathleen Breitman is set to launch in alpha during April. Tezos (XTZ) co-founder Kathleen Breitman is preparing to launch the alpha version of the game built on top of Tezos — a crypto-powered collectible card game called ‘Emergents.’ Emergents’ in-game cards will comprise non-fungible tokens (NFTs) that players have full ownership over. Coase intends to comprise both the primary and secondary marketplace for the cards. The company will also act as both a buyer and a seller for the NFTs. Emergents to…

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Why Ethereum Should Go Mobile

Due to significantly increasing numbers of mobile users worldwide, Ethereum should focus on mobile applications to adjust to reality. We live in an increasingly mobile world where I can order a vehicle driven by a complete stranger to take me anywhere, I can get food delivered in minutes, and I can conduct almost all my immediate banking needs — all via apps on my phone. We’re in a decade when firing up a computer to do these tasks would seem tedious compared to quickly swiping on a phone. Computers are…

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Berkeley Blockchain Incubator Welcomes Startup Fighting COVID-19

A startup using distributed ledger tech to share info on the pandemic has joined UC Berkeley’s blockchain accelerator program. The Berkeley Blockchain Xcelerator, an incubator program for distributed ledger technology, or DLT, startups run out of UC Berkeley, has welcomed Snark Health into its spring cohort. Snark Health seeks to combat COVID-19 by “building a framework for data-driven discussions and shared learnings” to enable the “rapid dissemination of information to improve patient outcomes.” Health startup fighting coronavirus joins UC Berkeley blockchain incubator Snarks platform aims to facilitate the sharing of…

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