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Blockchain-Based Arm of Live Planet Acquires Former 20th Century Fox CTO

The former chief technology officer at 20th Century Fox Film Corporation, Hanno Basse, has joined Live Planet as the president of its Decentralized Media Solutions division, according to a press release on June 11.According to the report, Basse is expected to work on the division’s blockchain-based video infrastructure platform,

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Blockchains Acquires Development Firm Behind ‘The DAO’ Project

United States-based blockchain incubator and investment firm Blockchains, LLC, has acquired the German Ethereum dev team slock.it, according to a press release on June 3.Slock.it’s team is reportedly around three dozen large, and is known for its creation of the now-defunct decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) project “The DAO.” Co-founders

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Facebook Acquires ‘Libra’ Trademark to Work on Its Secretive Cryptocurrency

Social media giant Facebook acquired the rights to the “Libra” trademark for its secretive cryptocurrency project, crypto news website The Block reported on May 3.The Block claims that a source familiar with the matter confirmed that Facebook is recruiting financial firms to develop its own crypto and that the

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Cybersecurity, Blockchain Firm WISeKey Acquires Interest in Data Infrastructure Firm

Switzerland-based blockchain, Internet of Things (IoT) and cybersecurity firm WISeKey has acquired a 22 percent interest in American data infrastructure firm Tarmin through a multi-million USD transaction, exact amount unspecified. The news was revealed in an official announcement from WISeKey on April 3.WISeKey focuses on creating digital identity ecosystems

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Nimiq Acquires 9.9% Stake in Germany’s WEG AG to Become Bank’s Third Crypto Firm Owner

Browser-based blockchain payments system Nimiq has acquired a 9.9 percent stake in Germany’s WEG Bank AG, according to an official announcement published on April 3.The stake acquisition comes as part of Nimiq’s new strategic partnership with WEG Bank AG and Swiss-Maltese decentralized cryptocurrency exchange (DEX) Agora.Trade.The three partners are

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