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BMW Group Asia, Intel and Nielsen are now corporate partners of the Singapore government-supported blockchain accelerator Tribe. Tribe Accelerator announced the news Friday, saying that the three firms will share their knowledge and subject expertise in their respective fields with Tribe’s startups in order to help build an “inclusive” ecosystem “ready for industry 4.0.” BMW
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Noelle Acheson is a veteran of company analysis and member of CoinDesk’s product team. The following article originally appeared in Institutional Crypto by CoinDesk, a newsletter for the institutional market, with news and views on crypto infrastructure delivered every Tuesday. Sign up here. Last week, the Cboe let its traders know that it would not be renewing its
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A data breach has occurred within the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), resulting in the private data of nearly three million disaster victims being shared with an unnamed contractor. The shared information includes home addresses, social security numbers and banking information for victims of U.S.-based disasters such as hurricanes Irma, Harvey and Maria in 2017
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France’s central bank won’t issue its own digital currency anytime soon because doing so would be a complex undertaking that could hurt the country’s flailing economy. That’s the assessment of Pauline Adam Kalfon, a blockchain and cryptocurrency partner at PwC France. Pauline Kalfon: Bitcoin is Great, But Cool Your Heels Kalfon admits there’s growing interest
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U.S.-based shipping giant UPS has announced a new blockchain integration aimed to bring business-to-business (B2B) sales into the digital age. Announced yesterday, UPS has inked a deal with e-commerce company Inxeption to develop a platform to facilitate business-to-business sales, one supported by blockchain technology. The platform, called Inxeption Zippy, will work as an online catalog
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Timothy Enneking is the founder and the primary principal of Digital Capital Management, LLC (DCM). The crypto space ain’t what it used to be. In the good old days when bitcoin was the only “cryptocurrency” around, life was much simpler. Then, a few other “currencies” came along, followed by ICOs and things rapidly got much
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Chicago-based cryptocurrency exchange Seed CX, which Bain Capital backed last year, is expanding to Asia. The institution-focused exchange announced Thursday that it has teamed up with Singapore-based trading infrastructure technology provider Hydra X for the effort. The partnership will allow Seed CX to integrate its platform with Hydra X’s trading platform Sigma, which is currently
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President Donald Trump overturned decades of U.S Middle East policy Thursday with the recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights area on the Syrian border. Noting the Golan Heights are of “critical strategic and security importance,” Trump tweeted: After 52 years it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel’s Sovereignty
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ConsenSys spin-out BlockApps is working with Bayer Crop Science, the controversial agricultural giant formerly known as Monsanto. The multinational corporation is collaborating on several BlockApps pilot projects, CoinDesk has learned, although the firm declined to specify how many. The projects began as proof-of-concept implementations in 2018. Michael Pareles, the global digital strategy manager of Bayer’s
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Bitcoin management startup Casa now offers a full suite of cypherpunk devices. Revealed exclusively to CoinDesk, Casa just rolled out “Faraday bags” for hardware cryptocurrency wallets – protective cases made to block electronic signals often associated with remote wiping or alteration of the data stored on hardware devices. “We didn’t see anyone else providing a
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If you believe Craig S. Wright is Satoshi Nakamoto, you can no longer follow him on Twitter. He is no longer on Twitter. Sources have confirmed this. All 10,000+ tweets have been deleted. The man is probably a ghost of his former self. The trolls have really done a number on him. Or have they?
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