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Bakkt Bitcoin App Now Open for Sign-Ups for Exclusive Benefits and Early Access

Institutional-grade Bitcoin (BTC) trading platform Bakkt could soon see its app hitting the market. Bakkt President, Adam White, on May 18, 2020, stated that highly-anticipated app is open for sign-ups for exclusive updates and early access. Bakkt Bitcoin App Coming Soon Bakkt, the high-profile Bitcoin trading platform geared toward institutional investors

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US SEC Allows $10B Hedge Fund to Offer Access to CME Bitcoin Futures

A secretive yet reportedly highly lucrative hedge fund now has the green light to invest in Bitcoin (BTC) futures markets. In a brochure originally dated March 30, the United States regulator the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) confirmed that Renaissance Technologies’ Medallion Funds now have access to the burgeoning Bitcoin futures

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ShapeShift Acquires Non-Custodial Wallet Provider to Expand User Access to DeFi

Cryptocurrency exchange ShapeShift has acquired Israeli non-custodial wallet provider Portis.Founded in 2018, Portis is a non-custodial software wallet that was first integrated into ShapeShift last November as part of the exchange’s pursuit of self-custody solutions that don’t require traders to use a hardware wallet. Speaking to Cointelegraph on April 15,

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CasperLabs & BitMax.io Conduct First-Ever Exchange Validator Offering (“EVO”) to Promote Decentralization and Provide Access to Retail Token Buyers

CasperLabs, a Switzerland-based development company, constructing a high-performance blockchain network that implements the Correct-by-Construction (“CBC”) Casper Proof-of-Stake blockchain protocol, has announced a collaboration with BitMax.io, a Singapore registered digital asset trading platform, to facilitate an exchange validator offering (“EVO”) through which BitMax.io will provide technology support to give its users

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Swiss Stock Exchange Partners with Omniex to Access Crypto Exchanges

Switzerland’s leading stock exchange, SIX Swiss Exchange, has announced a partnership with Omniex - a San Francisco based firm that develops trading platforms designed for institutional investors targeting the crypto asset markets.According to a Feb. 25 press release published by SIX, the partnership will provide the firm and its

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Obsidian’s Grounded Steam Page Goes Live, Details Early Access Plans

Upcoming survival game, Grounded, now has a page on Valve’s Steam digital storefront. The listing details Obsidian Entertainment’s Early Access plans and the developer’s desire to “build a better game” thanks to community feedback. A full release of Grounded is speculatively planned for 2021. Obsidian Entertainment’s upcoming Honey I

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Telecom Giant Telefonica Pilots Blockchain Access on 8,000 Spanish Firms

Spanish telecommunications giant Telefonica has reportedly partnered with the local Association of Science and Technology Parks (APTE) to grant access to its blockchain to about 8,000 firms in Spain.According to a report published by telecom news outlet TotalTele on Jan. 9, Telefonica will deploy nodes of its Hyperledger-based blockchain

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Enabling access, erasure, and rectification rights in AI systems

Reuben Binns, our Research Fellow in Artificial Intelligence (AI), discusses the challenges organisations may face in implementing mechanisms in AI systems that allow data subjects to exercise their rights of access, rectification and erasure. Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) individuals have a number of rights relating to their personal data. These rights apply to personal

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