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Napster Creator’s Blockchain Firm Helium Releases IoT Hotspots

Napster creator Shawn Fanning’s new company Helium has released its internet of things (IoT) wireless hotspot devices with a blockchain-based incentives program, according to an official blog post by Helium on June 12.According to the post, a Helium Hotspot provides wireless connectivity to the Internet; one node on its

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Telegram Officially Releases TON Testnet Blockchain Lite Client

Encrypted instant messaging service Telegram has officially released a test client for its Telegram Open Network (TON), according to files posted on test.ton.org.The newly introduced archive of files available for download is a distribution of a preliminary version of the TON Blockchain Network Lite Client along with the relevant

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Franck Muller Releases Luxury Watch With Bitcoin Cold Wallet Functionality

High-end Swiss watchmaker Franck Muller has partnered with alternative assets investing firm Regal Assets to release the bitcoin (BTC) storage watch “Encrypto,” according to a report by Cointelegraph Brasil on May 23.In addition to being a high-end fashion accessory, with a price ranging from $9,800 to $50,600, the watch

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Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Releases Report on Blockchain Use Cases in Real Estate

The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) has detailed several blockchain use cases relevant to the real estate industry in a report shared with Cointelegraph on May 23.The document is reportedly the result of several months of work by the group’s members, which includes over 50 real estate companies. The report

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Circle Releases Another Attestation Report on Stablecoin USDC’s USD Reserves

Goldman Sachs-backed crypto finance startup Circle has published the latest third-party audit of its USD-pegged stablecoin, USD Coin (USDC). The company reported the update in a blog post published on May 17.USD Coin is an Ethereum-based token compliant with the ERC20 standard that was first announced in May last year and released in

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Microsoft Releases Blockchain Manager App

Microsoft announced its fully managed Azure Blockchain Service in a press release on May 2.The new blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) platform will purportedly allow users to build blockchain applications on preconfigured network. According to Microsoft’s head of corporate communications, Frank Shaw, this service “simplifies the formation, management, and governance of consortium blockchain

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