- 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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- 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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- 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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- 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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- 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 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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- The $2.3 trillion investor announced on Wednesday a partnership between its Fidelity Labs, the firm’s innovation center, and Coinbase, the cryptocurrency exchange serving nearly 9 million customers.
- As part of the partnership, Coinbase users will be able to view their bitcoin, ethereum, and litecoin holdings alongside their other accounts in their Fidelity Portfolio.
- “We are trying to create the best customer experience,” Hadley Stern, managing director at Fidelity Labs, told Business Insider.
- Donations made in bitcoin to Fidelity Charitable, a $16 billion donor-advised philanthropic fund, grew to about $9 million in the first half of 2017.
- Fidelity’s CEO Abigail Johnson is a bitcoin enthusiast.
Fidelity is testing out a new service to help make life easier for its clients who invest in…
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- After the boom and bust and boom of bitcoin, where some lost millions on discarded drives and others found forgotten wallets with enough to buy a flats in Oslo, the next big thing in the cryptocurrency is here to generate millions of pounds for the lucky few brave enough to invest: the initial coin offering (ICO).
- They’re essentially crowdfunding campaigns for cryptocurrency startups, these days almost always based on the Ethereum platform – a bitcoin spinoff which lets users build distributed businesses all plugged into the same blockchain.
- Often the only chance of a return is if the value of the coins goes up, but with the examples of bitcoin (increase in value over the past 12 months: 410%) and Ethereum (increase in value: 4,000%) behind them, a lot of investors are prepared to speculate.
- It’s since been outdone by at least 10 other ICOs run on Ethereum alone, including the Basic Attention Token used for tracking-free advertising on the Brave adblocking browser ($35m raised), the MobileGo token used in a cryptocurrency-based video game marketplace ($26m raised), and the Bancor Network Token, which backs a platform designed to make it easier for users to make and launch their own blockchain tokens ($152.3m raised).
- Increasingly, these offerings are made before the company even really exists – perhaps a legitimate choice if the team can’t work until the coins have been issued, but one that leaves millions of dollars flowing into startups which would still be courting angel investors for five figure sums in a conventional market.
Risk-takers are cashing in millions with launches of new cryptocurrencies that make traditional initial public offerings look practically prehistoric
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- Earlier this year Google’s British AI division DeepMind announced the launch of a blockchain like ledger for managing healthcare data.
- The tokens, known as PTY, will be traded via a secure, closed loop ledger system that aims to connect up all parties in the healthcare ecosystem to allow for the exchange of health data within a highly-secure, blockchain powered health information exchange (HIE).
- The company believe that their use of blockchain will encourage providers to offer better care to patients, whilst also adopting innovative practices that join up care more effectively through the sharing of patient data.
- Using blockchain technology, Patientory encrypts medical patient information in hospitals and insurance companies so that it is not centralized data, but it is distributed, thus meeting HIPAA Security Rules.
- We are certainly in the midst of a digital health revolution however, and whilst I’m not sure that blockchain will play an inevitable role in providing secure and patient centered data, it will it seems inevitably play its part in our move in that direction.
Earlier this year Google’s British AI division DeepMind announced the launch of a blockchain like ledger for managing healthcare data. The aim is t…
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