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Queensland’s Real Estate Institute to Launch Blockchain Tenancy Platform

News The Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) teamed up with local tech startup Igloo to launch a blockchain-based tenancy agreement platform by the end of 2019. As news outlet ZDNet reported on Sept. 15, REIQ general manager Josh Callaghan stated that the new platform will use smart contrac..

Crypto News From the German-Speaking World: Sept. 9–15 in Review

Local News The German-speaking world continues to see lots of developments in the crypto industry, as a Liechtenstein-based exchange is tokenizing a $25 million movie fund with actor Wesley Snipes, Austrian textile manufacturers use blockchain to go green and a Swiss crypto finance company expands..

Report: Philippine Police Raid Alleged Cryptocurrency Scam, Arrest 277

News Philippine police have reportedly raided the offices of an alleged cryptocurrency scam that was targeting investors in China. According to a Sept. 15 report by local news outlet Inquirer.net, agents from the Bureau of Immigration, the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission and the National P..

Germany’s Largest Bank Joins JPMorgan’s Blockchain Network

News Germany’s largest bank, Deutsche Bank, has joined JPMorgan’s blockchain-based network, the Interbank Information Network (IIN). Two years in operationLaunched as a pilot in 2017, the JPMorgan-led blockchain initiative now has a network of 320 banks that have entered the platform to swap globa..

Crypto News From Brazil: Sept. 9–15 in Review

Local News Brazil has seen another tumultuous week in the cryptocurrency industry. Several courts are going after crypto companies accused of being pyramid schemes, the country’s Securities and Exchange Commission (CVM) stated that crypto exchanges need authorization from local authorities, while ..

Libra Confident, France Angry, Domino’s BTC Prize: Hodler’s Digest, Sept. 9–15

Hodler’s Digest Top Stories This WeekFacebook’s crypto launching in H2 2020, says Libra Association chiefThe head of the not-for-profit driving Facebook’s Libra digital currency has said he is confident that seemingly endless regulatory difficulties can be ironed out — paving the way for the token..

Africa Using Blockchain to Drive Change: Nigeria and Kenya, Part One

Analysis Blockchain adoption in Africa is on the rise. From transportation to the gaming and lottery industries, reports of companies utilizing decentralized ledger technology (DLT) across the continent are emerging. Several stakeholders in the African blockchain scene say DLT is the key to solvin..

ETH Privacy Startup Aztec ‘Ignites’ Its SNARKs Generation Ceremony

News Ethereum (ETH) privacy startup Aztec announced the launch of its zero-knowledge succinct non-Interactive argument of knowledge (SNARKs) generation via a cryptographic ceremony called Ignition. In a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Sept. 15 the startup also announced the closing of i..

Kaleido Blockchain Implements QEDIT’s Zero-Knowledge Proof Solution

News Enterprise blockchain startup Kaleido, a part of ConsenSys’s venture studio, became the first to implement crypto privacy firm QEDIT’s zero-knowledge proof solution. An optional featureQEDIT claims in a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Sept. 15 that this partnership with Kaleido wil..

Aventus Announces Ethereum-Based Protocol to Enhance Ticketing Industry

News The digital assets-focused blockchain-based protocol, Aventus, revealed its next code release Aventus Classic designed to create a more equitable and transparent ticketing industry. Alleviate fraud and provide transparencyOn Sept 12, Aventus Network announced in a blog post the release of Ave..

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