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Crypto Exchange Coinbase Acquires San Francisco-Based Tech Startup Blockspring

Major cryptocurrency exchange and wallet provider Coinbase has acquired Andreessen Horowitz-backed tech startup Blockspring. The purchase was revealed in a blog post published Jan. 14.San Francisco-based Blockspring produces tools that enable developers to automatically gather and process information from application programming interfaces (APIs).In 2015, the company raised $3.4 million in

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Tech Firm IBM and MineHub Join to Build Blockchain-Based Platform for More Efficient Metals & Mining Supply Chain Solution

MineHub Technologies, Inc. and IBM announced a collaboration to use blockchain technology to help improve operational efficiencies, logistics and financing and reduce costs in the high-value mineral concentrates supply chain — from mine to end buyer. The $1.8 trillion* global mining and metals market has traditionally suffered from inefficiencies due

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Blockchain Tech Firm Blockstream Launches Beta Version of Satellite API for Data Broadcast

Blockchain technology company Blockstream is launching the beta version of its Blockstream Satellite API, designed to help developers broadcast data via the company’s satellite network. The launch was revealed in the official announcement published Jan. 16.The move follows the company’s satellite service expansion back in December, when it started broadcasting

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US Dept. of Energy Grants $4.8 Million to Fund Research of Tech Including Blockchain

The Department of Energy (DOE) of the United States has announced $4.8 million in funding for university research of technologies including blockchain, according to an announcement published Jan. 7.The funding has been announced by the department’s office of fossil energy. Projects eligible for funding include those researching emerging technologies, “such

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Pakistan Telenor Subsidiary Launches Remittance Service Using Alipay’s Blockchain Tech

The Pakistan-based subsidiary of global telecommunications giant Telenor has launched a blockchain-powered cross-border remittance service, according to a press release published Jan. 8.Per the announcement, the Pakistan-based Telenor Microfinance Bank (TMB), Valyou — a Malaysian fintech subsidiary of Telenor — and Telenor’s Easypaisa have jointly launched a blockchain-based international remittance

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US Feds Raid Tech Hub for Unauthorized Crypto Trading: Report

United States federal agencies reportedly raided the office of a Michigan-based science and tech center last month during a crypto-related investigation, local news outlet Wood-TV reported Jan. 5.As Wood-TV reported, Chris Boden, the founder of The Geek Group, made a live public statement on YouTube Saturday night, which has evidently

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Thai National Tech Development Center to Introduce Blockchain in Voting

The National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC) of Thailand has developed blockchain technology for e-voting, the Bangkok Post reports on Jan. 2.NECTEC is a statutory government organization that operates under the purview of the National Science and Technology Development Agency and the Ministry of Science and Technology. The organization

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Justin Sun Reacts To Claims TRON Cryptocurrency Tech is ‘Garbage’

As CCN recently reported, Ripple and Stellar co-founder Jed McCaleb took time out of a recent interview to denigrate  Cryptocurrency TRON. Calling it “garbage,” McCaleb has apparently set off a minor firestorm of reactions on Twitter. Said firestorm includes a reaction from TRON’s active founder, Justin Sun: BitTorrent: The OG in

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Leading Bitcoin (BTC) Educator: Crypto Market Now More Rational, Tech Maturing

Meet Bitcoin Diehard Andreas Antonopoulos Slate Magazine, an American “current affairs, politics, and culture” media outlet, recently sat down with Andreas Antonopoulos to look back at the crypto market’s performance in 2018. But first, what qualifies Antonopoulos to be speaking on the matter? If you don’t know him, Antonopoulos is a long-time Bitcoin evangelist, educator, and

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