Goonhilly and Spacebit Partner To Accelerate Commercial Space Exploration Through Blockchain Technology

Goonhilly and Spacebit Partner

Goonhilly Earth Station, the UK satellite communications innovator and space gateway, has today announced that it is collaborating with space blockchain technology pioneers, Spacebit, to develop the use of blockchain technology for space-based data applications and mission deployment. Blockchain technology has the potential to introduce new techniques to accelerate space exploration by creating an ecosystem that fosters access to space data. The partnership is seeking to lower the barrier to entry to access to space communication and application networks.

The Goonhilly-Spacebit collaboration, with initial agreement signed at the Farnborough International Air Show in the UK (FIA18), ...

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Ripple (XRP) Signs Deal with Bittrex for xRapid Transactions

Ripple xRapid Partnerships

Ripple (XRP) has just announced that it has signed three major partnerships for xRapid, its product geared towards financial institutions. These Ripple xRapid partnerships will allow the XRP token to be exchanged to and from another currency efficiently.

Announced today: Bittrex is the U.S. preferred digital asset exchange for xRapid transactions using #XRP. https://t.co/jqtYG3OeX4

— Bittrex (@BittrexExchange) August 16, 2018

Bittrex & Ripple xRapid Partnerships

The popular US-based cryptocurrency exchange Bittrex has just become the ‘preferred’ crypto exchange for xRapid transactions that move through the US Dollar.

“Bittrex is one ...

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EOS, Tron (TRX), & VeChain (VET) Get a Boost

Altcoin gainers today

Only a handful of coins in the top 100 cryptocurrencies are seeing losses on the market this morning. After a rough start to August, it seems the market has begun correcting itself again. At press time, Bitcoin (BTC) is trading just below $6,500 and Ethereum has just passed the $300 threshold.

EOS, Tron (TRX), and VeChain (VET) are all altcoin gainers today – let’s take a closer look at their prices and latest project updates.

Altcoin Gainers Today: EOS

EOS was passed by Stellar earlier this week for the fifth largest cryptocurrency by total ...

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After Months of Waiting, JD.com Launched its Blockchain Platform and Mobile App

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JD.com has been busy today. On Friday, the Chinese e-commerce company rolled out two new products: a JD.com blockchain platform and a JD.com app. The latter is the platform’s first use case.

Here’s what we know. 

JD.com Blockchain Platform: Officially Live 

Today, JD.com posted a press release, which stated that the company had not only created a blockchain platform but a mobile application as well.

The company decided to both announce and launch the products Friday; this is likely a marketing move to keep the company in the backs of weekend traders’ ...

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Kin Choses 40 Developers to Build its Ecosystem Apps

Kin ecosystem

The Kik mobile messaging service announced back in May 2017, that it would be launching a new cryptocurrency named Kin as the first step to developing its Kin ecosystem; a decentralized ecosystem of digital services.

Jump forward to September 2017 where Kik successfully concluded it’s token sale and raised nearly $100 million from across 117 countries. 

Now — today, this decentralized ecosystem is truly underway as the company announced its approval of 40 developers to participate in its first ‘Kin Developer Program’.

But what is this and what will these developers do? ...

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UEFA’s New Ticketing System Uses Blockchain Technology

UEFA Ticketing System

The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) has made quite the revolutionary announcement today. No, Lionel Messi has not quit football or anything like that, rather the announcement revealed the new UEFA ticketing system.

And the new UEFA ticketing system uses blockchain technology. Get in!

The UEFA Ticketing System

UEFA successfully deployed its new blockchain ticketing system via mobile phones.

The system was actually tested first back in May where it was used to sell 50% of the tickets for the 2018 UEFA Europa League final in Lyon and it was successful. ...

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Crypto Daily News: Nearly 1 Trillion Dollars Worth of BTC has been Transferred in 2018 & Coinbase Continues to Make Moves

Crypto Daily News

In today’s edition of Crypto Daily News, we’ll cover the updates of nearly one trillion dollars worth of Bitcoin (BTC) has already been traded in 2018 and Coinbase making steady progress in enhancing its platform.

Crypto Daily News: August 16th, 2018 Almost One Trillion Dollars Worth of BTC

According to Trustnodes, an estimated $830 billion worth of Bitcoin (BTC) has been traded so far this year. Coinmetrics composed the data and removed items that often mess with the price of Bitcoin, including “mixers, self-churn, privacy enhancements, spam, and change outputs.“

“From the perspective of ...

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BTC Price Indicating a Bullish Trend Reversal? Jim Cramer May Disagree

BTC price

Two days after Jim Cramer made bearish comments on Bitcoin, the BTC price has started to revive itself. A bullish reversal is not yet confirmed, as Bitcoin would have to break above key resistance for that to happen.

However, the BTC price has moved back to above $6,000, which indicates a trend reversal could very well be in progress. 

And yet, Cramer has still thrown in the Bitcoin towel. He even did so on the day that Bitcoin crossed a high of $6,259. So what gives?

Jim Cramer BTC Price: Who Should We ...

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AXS Blockchain Solutions Inc. and Chainlinks Lab Inc. Announce Name Change to LiteLink Technologies Inc. and LiteLink Labs Inc.

Name change

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, August 16, 2018 – LiteLink Technologies Inc. (“LiteLink”) (CSE:BAXS) (FRA: C0B) a leader in blockchain solution development, is pleased to announce that it will change its name from “AXS Blockchain Solutions Inc.” to “LiteLink Technologies Inc.”

Effective at the market opening on August 21, 2018, the common shares of the Company are expected to commence trading on the Canadian Securities Exchange under the Company’s new name and under the trading symbol “LLT”.

To maintain consistency across the brand, recent acquisition, Chainlinks Lab Inc. has also changed its name to LiteLink Labs ...

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Coinbase Says in 2017 it was Signing up 50,000 New Users Daily

Coinbase

Coinbase, Inc., the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the US, was signing up 50,000 new customers a day last year, says CEO Brian Armstrong.

Crypto ‘Bubble’

Armstrong spoke at Bloomberg’s Players Technology Summit in San Francisco on Tuesday. Cryptocurrency had a huge rise last year, more particularly towards the second half of the year, but most investors who entered the game late have lost money.

From its all-time high of almost $20,000 back in December, Bitcoin has dropped nearly 70 percent. All of the other altcoins have followed suit, in a wave of panic selling. ...

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Ripple Exec Says Company is Targeting the Large Financial Market in China

Ripple Targets China

Ripple, the third largest cryptocurrency project by its total market cap, confirmed that it is targeting the large Chinese market with its cross-border blockchain payment technology, CNBC reported this morning. Ripple targets China despite China’s anti-cryptocurrency reputation? Here’s why.

Ripple Targets China

Jeremy Light, VP of European Union Strategic accounts at Ripple, had a phone interview with CNBC and said, “China is definitely of interest, it is definitely a target.“

Earlier this year, Ripple signed a deal with the Hangzhou-based financial institution LianLian International. This partnership is aimed at improving the cross-border transactions between ...

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Messaging Giant Line Launches Token Venture Fund

token venture fund

LINE, the Japanese messaging giant, has today announced the launch of its token venture fund.

The Token venture fund will have a capital commitment of $10 million USD via LINE’s subsidiary, Unblock Ventures. Unblock Ventures was recently established in Hong Kong in only July of this year.

Token Venture Fund

The publicly traded LINE made the announcement earlier today and said its goal is to invest in blockchain startups with the ambition of boosting technological development.

Unblock Ventures, will manage the fund but the actual capital of $10 million will be provided ...

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Cryptocurrency—The World of Virtual Coins

investing in cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency has become worldwide famous among the people. Many believe that investing in cryptocurrency will generate more revenue this year.

Many people have internet access today, which is one of the reasons why investing in cryptocurrency is increasing day by day.

Virtual Coins

Virtual coins are known as a dispersing electronic form of currency that does not have any presence in physical form. Virtual coins are a specific form of digital currency/money that uses an encryption method to make the transaction secure and control forming new units.

Cryptocurrency such as digitals coins ...

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Square Cash App Expands to All 50 US States and Allows All Members to Buy Bitcoin (BTC)

Square Cash App

Square just announced that with its Square Cash app, all users are now able to buy Bitcoin in all 50 US states.

Red, white, and bitcoin. Now you can use Cash App to buy bitcoin in all 50 states. pic.twitter.com/D4fhVRz7WL

— Cash App (@CashApp) August 13, 2018

Square Ahead of the Competition

Square was originally founded by Twitter’s CEO, Jack Dorsey. The Cash App initially rolled out its Bitcoin services months ago but had to go state-by-state to get approval.

Recently, it was reported that Square also secured the so-called ...

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Crypto Retirement Funds Pose Too Much Risk, Says SEC: Don’t Do It

cryptocurrency retirement funds

If you were planning on using Bitcoin to retire, you might want to think again. Why? Well, because the SEC has recently warned against cryptocurrency retirement funds.

Here’s why.

Cryptocurrency Retirement Funds

As people approach retirement, many are nervous about where they are sitting financially. For these reasons, people are turning to self-directed IRAs, which are savings accounts that allow for alternative investments.

When it comes to self-directed IRAs, typical investments include company stocks and precious metals. However, thanks to the crypto boom, virtual currencies have been added as an option.

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TRON (TRX), IOTA (MIOTA), and Ethereum (ETH) Lose Big

Ethereum (ETH), TRON (TRX), IOTA (MIOTA)

The crypto market has been taking quite a beating these past 36 hours. Bitcoin (BTC) is currently trading around the $6,000 mark and currently holds 54% of the total market dominance. Many of the altcoins are suffering, especially Ethereum (ETH). We’ll also take a closer look at TRON (TRX) and IOTA (MIOTA), two other altcoins on the market that are currently suffering big.

Ethereum (ETH) News

Yesterday, the second largest cryptocurrency by market cap fell to its year-low of under $300. According to CoinMarketCap, ETH is trading at $261.46 a coin, down -15.01% in 24 hours. ...

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Bitcoin Month Recap: BTC is Suffering but it’s Hanging in There!

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Bitcoin Price Watch: Yesterday saw Bitcoin (BTC) price fall to almost below $6,000. But what about today?

First, let’s recap the last month.

Bitcoin Price Watch: The Past Month

Mid-July was looking promising for the coin as it began a sudden bull-run which saw Bitcoin climb to a peak of around $8,450.

But typically reflective of this volatile marketplace, the highs did not last long and BTC has been on a steady downward climb since hitting the peak. Once August kicked in, it seemed any progress made in those impressive ...

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Crypto Movement: Ethereum (ETH) Drops Below $300 and Stellar (XLM) Passes EOS

Ethereum news

The cryptocurrency market has been all over the place lately with its price movements, and today, most of the top 10 cryptocurrencies are in the red. Today, we’re going to track the latest Ethereum news and Stellar news.

Stellar (XLM) has made a phenomenal rise on the market lately, but it seems that the world’s second largest cryptocurrency, Ethereum (ETH), has dipped to a year-low today.

Ethereum (ETH) Dips Below $300

Ethereum news today has ETH hitting its year-low of below $300, as the coin took an unexpected nosedive during earlier trading. Ethereum hasn’t ...

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EOS’s Fourth Global Hackathon Announced for San Francisco

EOS news

In EOS news today, Block.one announced the location for its fourth EOS Global Hackathon.

We’re going to San Francisco! Developers, designers and entrepreneurs – are you ready to join us Stateside on Nov 10-11 for part four of our first-of-its-kind blockchain hackathon series? Sign up here for the first-ever #EOSHackathon event in the US: https://t.co/yJgFUxcHdv pic.twitter.com/wuVHaWkrCa

— EOS (@EOS_io) August 13, 2018

EOS Global Hackathon

The fourth location for the EOS hackathon was released today by EOS’s maker Block.one. It will take place in San Francisco, California on November 10-11th. Like all ...

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