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Berkeley Blockchain Xcelerator Director on What DLT Startups Need to Succeed

Interview The Berkeley Blockchain Xcelerator — an incubator for early stage distributed ledger technology startups at the University of California, Berkeley — recently launched its spring cohort, which includes startups seeking to fight COVID-19, launch a cannabis-themed massively multiplayer onli..

Cardano’s Byron Reboot Goes Live, Paving Way to Shelley Mainnet

News Proof-of-stake (PoS) blockchain Cardano (ADA) went live with its Byron reboot yesterday, March 30, as the project prepares its transition to the Shelley mainnet. Announced by Cardano’s developer, the peer-to-peer technology firm Input Output Hong Kong (IOHK), the reboot involves a series of u..

New Blockchain Project Lets Users Choose Their Renewable Energy Source

News Australian blockchain firm Power Ledger and French green energy retailer ekWateur are betting that consumer choice can help spur the transition to sustainable energy usage. In an announcement on April 1, the two firms revealed that they will be offering almost a quarter of a million French re..

Australian Uni Partners With Ripple on Blockchain Law Courses

News The Australian National University (ANU)’s law school will roll out two new courses in its Masters program next year exploring the impact of blockchain on the legal field. The courses are being developed with the assistance of Ripple’s Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI) — a program that s..

Strict Japanese Crypto Laws Discourage Foreign Exchanges … For Now

News A new report has found strict regulations are discouraging overseas exchanges from opening in Japan, but would likely benefit new players in the long term. Double jump.tokyo, the game developer behind My Crypto Heroes, commissioned a research team at So & Sato Law Offices to carry out a compr..

Australian Startup Offers New Spin on Tokenized Gold Trading

News Australian startup Meld Gold will launch a blockchain-based platform for tokenized gold trading in the third quarter of 2020. Meld Gold said the platform will offer a digital method to buy and sell physical gold that is more efficient and transparent than traditional gold markets. Unlike othe..

Virtual Blockchain Week Is A Virus-Proof Crypto Conference

Announcement It’s just the kind of event that these sequestered, hunkered-down times call for. With COVID-19 still wreaking havoc on any plans to get more than ten people in a room together, Virtual Blockchain Week is a weeklong conference taking place completely online, and it just so happens tha..

Binance Futures Hosts Trading Competition With Prize Pool Worth $1M

News Cryptocurrency exchange Binance announced on March 25 that it will be hosting a trading tournament where participants could compete in teams and win a prize pool of up to $1 million in BNB tokens. According to the announcement, the tournament will take place between April 10 and April 25, and..

April Fools Sees Toilet Paper Token in Short Supply on CoinMarketCap

April Fools It’s April Fool’s day somewhere, or at least in CoinMarketCap’s neck of the woods, as the cryptocurrency data site saw massive volumes for new “Toilet Paper Token.” A website known for listing cryptocurrencies in order of market cap value, CoinMarketCap, listed Toilet Paper Token (TPT)..

Survey Reveals 87% of IT Professionals Are Concerned With Cryptojacking

News Singapore-based unicorn startup Acronis released its latest cybersecurity survey on March 31 today, highlighting that 86% of IT professionals are concerned about cryptojacking. According to the 2020 World Cyber Protection Week Survey, there is a growing fear among IT experts in the face of cr..

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