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SF Summit Shows BitTorrent Is Boosting Tron’s Appeal

“I was very interested in making fun of it.” That’s how crypto YouTuber Ben Armstrong, known around the web as ‘BitBoy,’ described how he felt about Tron prior to its acquisition last summer of file-sharing platform BitTorrent. Now, outside Day 2 of Tron’s niTROn Summit in San Francisco this week, …

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Barclays and Clearmatics Call on Coders to Help Blockchains Talk to Each Other

U.K. bank Barclays (LON:BARC) and London-based startup Clearmatics are inviting coders to come up with ways to connect ethereum with made-for-enterprise blockchains such as Hyperledger Fabric. The interoperability challenge is being hosted by Clearmatics and will use a template involving its open-source interoperability protocol, Ion. The hackathon will take place …

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Crypto Exchange Kraken Says US Subpoenas Becoming ‘Barrier to Entry’

San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Kraken has said that the cost of handling government subpoenas is fast becoming a “barrier to entry” in the U.S. On Saturday, the exchange tweeted an infographic from its “2018 Transparency Report,” indicating that the law enforcement and other inquiries it has received from various government …

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Binance Is Expanding Its Crypto Incubator to 5 New Cities

The cryptocurrency exchange Binance is casting a wider net to find the next unicorn startup. Revealed exclusively to CoinDesk, the venture wing of the namesake exchange, Binance Labs, will launch new incubator programs in Berlin, Buenos Aires, Lagos, Singapore and Hong Kong come March 2019. The company is announcing this …

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Coinbase Considers Adding 30 New Crypto Assets to Its Exchange

After adding support for several new tokens over the past months, Coinbase has revealed more than 30 crypto assets it is considering for listing. However, the San-Francisco-based exchange is not adding the 31 tokens to its platform just yet, but rather, is “continuing to explore the addition” of the assets, …

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Coinbase Wants to Own ‘BUIDL’ Trademark, Filing Reveals

Exchange giant Coinbase is seeking a trademark for “BUIDL,” a popular term used by some segments of the cryptocurrency community, public records show. According to an Oct. 2 filing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the San Francisco–based tech unicorn wants “BUIDL” to become one of the …

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Harbor Rolls Out Securities Tokenization Platform

San Francisco-based blockchain startup Harbor has launched an institutional-grade platform for the tokenization of private investments, such as real estate. The Andreessen Horowitz-backed company said in a blog post last week that its platform is designed to transform private securities into “a more accessible and liquid form of private investment.” …

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XRP Nears Longest Stretch as World’s Second-Largest Cryptocurrency

XRP has now officially held its ranking as the world’s second largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization for the longest period since 2016. On Nov. 15, the market capitalization of XRP, a cryptocurrency long connected to San Francisco blockchain startup Ripple, reached $19.39 billion, enough to establish it as the world’s …

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Major Banks Sign Up for New EU Commission Blockchain App Association

The European Commission, the EU’s executive body, is launching a new blockchain association next year and major banks are already on board. Spanish banking giant BBVA (MC:BBVA) announced Tuesday that it and four other banks have joined the EC’s planned International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications (IATBA), which could be …

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$1M in Crypto Disappears after SIM Swapping by US Hacker

California authorities have indicted New York citizen Nicholas Truglia on 21 felony charges of cryptocurrency hacks, including the theft of $1 million in virtual coins. The defendant used the so-called SIM swapping trick to gain illegal access to digital asset accounts, as reported on Tuesday. The Santa Clara County District …

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BBVA and Santander Join EU Joint Blockchain Platform Set to Launch in 2019

Banking groups BBVA (MC:BBVA) and Banco Santander (MC:SAN) have joined the E.U. International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications (IATBA), Spanish economic newspaper Expansion writes Nov. 20. The representatives of two Spanish banking groups were invited to an E.U. blockchain roundtable held in Brussels by Mariya Gabriel, the commissioner for Digital …

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Binance Labs Invests $3M in OTC Trading Desk

Binance Labs’ venture wing will make a significant investment in Koi Trading, a US over-the-counter (OTC) crypto trading desk. In a press release to the media, Binance Labs announced that it has committed to a $3 million investment in the San Francisco-based trading platform. “Koi Trading’s mission is to bridge …

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