Matchpool Continues Progress After Successful ICO

  • The company has recently partnered with Snip to provide Guppy tokens as reward for writers within the Snip platform.
  • The partnership allows Matchpool to utilize the QTum Proof-of-Stake blockchain technology, allowing Matchpool new access to technical capabilities that were previously outside of its capacity.
  • Matchpool CEO Shimon praised the partnership, saying, “We’re really excited to be launching the platform onto the QTum blockchain.
  • Finally, Matchpool has announced an upgrade to the payment platform within its Alpha version that allows users access to and functionality with the company’s Guppy tokens.
  • Taken together, the news amounts to a huge leap forward for the Matchpool platform, proving the validity of its strong ICO showing.

Matchpool, the Israel-based blockchain collaboration startup, continues to advance post-ICO. The company has recently partnered with Snip to provide Guppy tokens as reward for writers within the Snip platform.
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Revolut launches cell phone insurance in the U.K. – TechCrunch

  • This time, the company is partnering with Simplesurance to launch a new insurance product.
  • But they tend to be more expensive than Revolut’s offering in the U.K. Revolut already talked about launching phone insurance, but today marks the debut of this new product.
  • Simplesurance usually works with other companies to provide B2B insurance products.
  • But you can also sign up to a similar phone insurance product on Simplesurance’s consumer website.
  • So Revolut users in other countries can expect to see today’s new insurance product in the future.

Fintech startup Revolut is trying so many things at once that it’s hard to keep track of everything. This time, the company is partnering with Simplesurance to launch a new insurance product. You can now insure your cell phone for £1 per week/£42 per year, which represents $1.35 per week/$56.50 per year.
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Ethereum co-founder and Mark Cuban put $25M toward Unikrn esports betting platform’s digital token sale

Mark Cuban, Ethereum co-founder among big investors in Unikrn's digital token sale

  • Some big names are participating in Unikrn’s unique initial coin offering.
  • The Seattle startup launched an initial coin offering, or ICO, this past Friday and has already raised $25 million, Unikrn CEO Rahul Sood told GeekWire.
  • Unikrn is selling virtual tokens called UnikoinGold that can be used on its platform to bet on esports matches.
  • Those tokens can be exchanged for other major cryptocurrencies, such as ethereum and bitcoin, which can then be exchanged for U.S. dollars.
  • UnikoinGold is based on the ethereum blockchain, which is similar to Bitcoin, the largest digital currency that was trading up more than 7 percent on Monday despite concerns about regulation in China.

Unikrn’s esports betting ICO offer has attracted some top investors, including Mark Cuban and Ethereum co-founder Anthony Diiorio.
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Health care stocks higher as McCain says no to GOP bill [Video]

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  • Stocks are slipping a bit here as geopolitical tensions rise and the GOP health reform bill may be on life support.
  • is the latest senator to say he’ll vote no Graham-Cassidy—and health care stocks are ripping higher.
  • Plus, Apple shares are down again as the iPhone 8 and new Apple Watch hit the stores.
  • Stocks in the red today include Intercept Pharmaceuticals following downgrades in the wake of an FDA warning for its liver disease drug; Carvana, as the auto retailer was initiated with a sell at B. Riley with a $12 price target; and US Steel, with slipping as Cowen downgraded shares to…
  • Stocks in the green today include Texas Instruments as the company hiked its dividend and boosted its buyback plan; First Solar hitting a 52-week high after the US international trade commission said imported solar panels hurt US manufacturers; and Sprint, with shares jumping here on reports T-Mobile and Sprint are…

John McCain (R-Ariz.) is the latest senator to say he’ll vote no Graham-Cassidy—and health care stocks are ripping higher. Plus, Apple shares are down again as the iPhone 8 and new Apple Watch hit the stores.
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Microsoft Is Working to Make Blockchain Faster and More Popular

Microsoft Is Working to Make Blockchain Faster and More Popular 

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  • Microsoft Is Working to Make Blockchain Faster and More Popular

    Microsoft is working on technology that it believes can make blockchain-based systems faster and more private, as it looks to speed up use of the distributed database software by enterprises.

  • The company said on Thursday that it had developed a system called Coco Framework, which connects to different blockchain networks to solve some of the issues that have slowed down their adoption, including speed and privacy concerns.
  • It is currently compatible with Ethereum, one of the most popular types of blockchains and can make it roughly 100 times faster, Microsoft said.
  • “We expect this to be the foundation for blockchain for enterprise,” Mark Russinovich, chief technology officer of Azure, Microsoft’s cloud computing division, said at a press briefing.
  • Microsoft’s msft technology would make it easier for firms to control who can see what on a network without making the system slower.

Microsoft Is Working to Make Blockchain Faster and More Popular
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Microsoft Unveils Technology to Speed Up Blockchain and Its Adoption

  • NEW YORK — Microsoft Corp is working on technology that it believes can make blockchain-based systems faster and more private, as it looks to speed up use of the distributed database software by enterprises.
  • The company said on Thursday that it had developed a system called Coco Framework, which connects to different blockchain networks to solve some of the issues that have slowed down their adoption, including speed and privacy concerns.
  • Coco, whose names stands for Confidential Consortium, will be ready and made open source by 2018, Microsoft said.
  • It is currently compatible with Ethereum, one of the most popular types of blockchains and can make it roughly 100 times faster, Microsoft said.
  • “We expect this to be the foundation for blockchain for enterprise,” Mark Russinovich, chief technology officer of Azure, Microsoft’s cloud computing division, said at a press briefing.

Microsoft Corp is working on technology that it believes can make blockchain-based systems faster and more private, as it looks to speed up use of the distributed database software by enterprises.
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Microsoft unveils technology to speed up blockchain and its adoption

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    NEW YORK (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) is working on technology that it believes can make blockchain-based systems faster and more private, as it looks to speed up use of the distributed database software by enterprises.

  • The company said on Thursday that it had developed a system called Coco Framework, which connects to different blockchain networks to solve some of the issues that have slowed down their adoption, including speed and privacy concerns.
  • It is currently compatible with Ethereum, one of the most popular types of blockchains and can make it roughly 100 times faster, Microsoft said.
  • “We expect this to be the foundation for blockchain for enterprise,” Mark Russinovich, chief technology officer of Azure, Microsoft’s cloud computing division, said at a press briefing.
  • Microsoft’s technology would make it easier for firms to control who can see what on a network without making the system slower.

Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) is working on technology that it believes can make blockchain-based systems faster and more private, as it looks to speed up use of the distributed database software by enterprises. Coco, whose names stands for Confidential Consortium, will be ready and made open source by 2018
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