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Blockchain Firm Partners With Cannabis Data App to Create Research Project

A blockchain-based data marketplace, Measure Protocol, and a cannabis-oriented survey rewards app, Broccoli, will jointly establish a research community for cannabis users.According to a Nov. 12 press release, the companies will use the new community to survey consumers, collect data and make reports dedicated to cannabis use and the

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Uncork Capital, Coinbase VC Arm, Others Invest $4 M in Crypto Analytics Firm Messari

Uncork Capital has led a $4 million funding round that also saw funding from Coinbase Ventures for blockchain analytics firm Messari.Who’s who of new investorsOn Nov. 13, Messari announced that it had closed a $4 million funding round led by Uncork Capital, with participation from other top investors including

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UPS and Agritech Firm Use Blockchain to Verify Beef Shipment From US to Japan

American logistics giant UPS has successfully delivered a blockchain-verified beef shipment from the United States to Japan. The company partnered with agritech firm HerdX to incorporate its packaging technology into a blockchain network to trace the journey of beef from Kansas to Japan, the firm announced on Nov. 11.As

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Dutch Police Bust CEO of Blockchain Game Firm, Komodore64 – €78 million Gone?

About Richard KasteleinFounder and publisher of industry publication Blockchain News (EST 2015), a partner at ICO services collective Token.Agency ($750m+ and 90+ ICOs and STOs), director of education company Blockchain Partners (Oracle Partner) – Vancouver native Richard Kastelein is an award-winning publisher, innovation executive and entrepreneur. He sits on the

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Crypto-Friendly Mobile Banking Firm Revolut to Attempt Raising $500M+

British mobile banking firm Revolut is negotiating with investors to raise at least half a billion dollars next year, Reuters reports on Nov. 12.Since the end of 2017, Revolut’s app has allowed its users to complete transactions in cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin (BTC), Litecoin (LTC) and Ether (ETH).According to Reuters,

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Mexico: State-Owned Oil Firm Targeted in $5 Million Bitcoin Ransomware Attack

Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX), a state-owned petroleum company established in 1938, has suffered a ransomware attack that has succeeded in shutting down its computers and online payment systems. The hackers are demanding for 565 BTC and have given the firm a 48-hour deadline to send the money. DoppelPaymer Attacks PEMEX In a fresh

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Switzerland-Based Banking Firm SEBA Now Fully Functional After Receiving Licence

After successfully obtaining a banking license from the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA), SEBA Bank announces the launch of its services in digital assets and traditional assets banking.In a blog post that announced the launch of the bank’s new crypto services, it reports that the bank will now cater

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Venture Capital Firm Andreessen Horowitz Presents Free Crypto Startup School

Andreessen Horowitz, the Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm with $10 billion assets under management, announced the a16z Crypto Startup School, a free seven-week blockchain and crypto learning program. The program will start next year in February.In the announcement, Andreessen Horowitz said that interested individuals will hear from leading technologists and

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Canadian Blockchain Firm Launches USD-Pegged Stablecoin CUSD

Canadian blockchain research firm Blockchain Venture Capital Inc. (BVCI) has officially launched a United States dollar-pegged stablecoin, the CUSD, according to a press release published on Nov. 11.The new USD-anchored stablecoin comes four months after the firm launched CADT, a stablecoin initiative pegged to Canada’s national fiat currency.CUSD is

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