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Chinese Mining Giant Bitmain Releases ‘Crypto Index’ Tracking Bitcoin, 16 Altcoin Prices

Chinese cryptocurrency mining giant Bitmain released several price indices Nov. 30, aiming to track the largest assets for both institutional and retail investors.The Bitmain Crypto Index (BCI) comprises real-time spot price reading which refreshes every second, along with a daily reference price. The spot index covers the 17 largest cryptocurrencies

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Microsoft Releases Cloud-Based Azure Blockchain Development Kit

American software corporation Microsoft has released a serverless blockchain-powered Azure development kit, according to an announcement published Nov. 15.The new product dubbed the “Azure Blockchain Development Kit” purportedly improves the capabilities of Microsoft’s Azure Blockchain Workbench. It contains features like off-chain identity and data, monitoring, and messaging application programming interfaces

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Mauritius Financial Commission Releases Draft Regulation for Crypto Custodian Services

The Financial Services Commission (FSC) of the Republic of Mauritius has released a draft regulatory framework for crypto custodian services, according to an official document posted on Nov. 5.According to the announcement, the island country aims to establish regulation for custodian services for digital assets in order to enable users

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Bitcoin Mining Hardware Manufacturer Bitmain Releases New 7nm Antminer Hardware

On November 5, 2018, the mining rig manufacturer Bitmain Technologies has officially released two new 7nm (nanometer) “Antminer” crypto mining machines, which will go on sale on November 8. Bitmain, the largest bitcoin mining firm in the world and one of the most valuable companies in the cryptocurrency industry, has announced

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Bitcoin Mining Behemoth Bitmain Releases New 7nm Antminer Hardware

Bitcoin (BTC) mining giant Bitmain has officially released two new 7nm (nanometer)  “Antminer” crypto mining machines, according to an official tweet posted Nov. 5.Bitmain indicated in September that it would be equipping its new Antminer models with next-generation Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) chips.ASIC chips are geared to compute optimally for

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BitMEX Releases Fork Monitoring Tool in Run-Up to Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork

The research arm of major Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency derivatives platform BitMEX announced it had launched a network monitoring tool for Bitcoin (BTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) in a blog post Nov. 5.BitMEX described the new resource, ForkMonitor.info, as “useful for monitoring the situation during network upgrades (softforks or hardforks), as

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Cloud Computing Platform Releases New Solution For Data Protection

On Nov. 1, 2018, iExec, a decentralized marketplace for computing power based in Lyon, France, released its end-to-end trusted execution environment. The developers of iExec describe the technology as “the first Intel SGX scalable solution for businesses to achieve privacy and security in blockchain-based computing.”What is Intel SGX?Intel SGX, or

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Most Popular Ethereum Wallet MetaMask Finally Releases Mobile Client

Twitter Facebook MetaMask, the most popular Ethereum and ERC20 token standard wallet developed by ConsenSys, has released its mobile client at DevCon. At DevCon, a major Ethereum-focused conference held in Prague, Czech Republic hosted by large conglomerates and leading cryptocurrency businesses including EY, Microsoft, ShapeShift, Santander, Blockfolio, and Wanxiang, the

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