BLOCKCHAIN & CRYPTOCURRENCIES

BLOCKCHAIN & CRYPTOCURRENCIES

Bitcoin Passes A Milestone 400M Transactions

Bitcoin price may have surged and held above $5000, but the Bitcoin network has passed milestones of its own this week – one involving a much higher number. Read more: bitcoinist.com

Cryptocurrency Exchange IronX Announces Public Launch Following Successful $26M ICO

The IronX Exchange is a joint venture between IronFX, the multi-asset broker and EmurgoHK, the Cardano (ADA coin) creator. The Exchange has a full range of both crypto and fiat wallet funding options available. Read more: thefintechtimes.com

Coinbase, Paradigm Invest $15M in Startup Behind Disappearing Blockchain

A blockchain that makes its blocks disappear has raised a fresh $15m. Read more: coindesk.com

Mortgage Blockchain Tech Startup Acre Raises £5M

Acre Software, a UK startup using blockchain technology to revamp the mortgage and insurance application process for advisers, has raised £5m from Aviva and Sesame Bankhall Group (SBG). Read more: finextra.com

Cryptocurrency Startup Becomes Japan’s 2nd Billion-Dollar Tech Unicorn

Liquid.com, a Japan-based cryptocurrency platform, announced the successful closure of its Series C fundraising round, which saw the company achieve a total valuation of over US$1bn — making it one of only two tech unicorns in the country’s startup industry. Read more: bitcoinist.com

Pakistan Introduces Cryptocurrency Regulations at State Bank Ceremony

Pakistan legislators introduced proposed laws to regulate Electronic Money Institutions(EMIs) at a ceremony held at State Bank of Pakistan offices Monday in Islamabad. Read more: crowdfundinsider.com

PayPal Targets Identity Ownership With Its First Blockchain Investment

PayPal has joined a Series A investment in Cambridge Blockchain, a startup working to give individuals a way to own their own online identities without the need of middlemen like Facebook, much the way bitcoin lets its users store value without a bank. Read more: forbes.com

Russians Bought $8.6Bn in Bitcoin, Says Kremlin Economist

Russian economist, Vladislav Ginko, is out with another bold claim. Read more: bitcoinist.com

5-Star Swiss Hotel Set to Accept Bitcoin Payments

The Dolder Grand, a five-star hotel based in Switzerland, will begin accepting bitcoin payments starting next month. Read more: coindesk.com

Gate.io launches GateChain and GT to revolutionize crypto trading and enhance...

Blockchain assets exchange platform, Gate.io has today announced the release of GateChain and GT, an innovative blockchain due to fuel a new decentralized exchange. Read more: www.fintech.finance