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Colorado: Bipartisan Bill Proposes Study of Blockchain in Agriculture

Colorado: Bipartisan Bill Proposes Study of Blockchain in Agriculture

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Please share if you find this article interesting. Colorado: Bipartisan Bill Proposes Study of Blockchain in Agriculture The official Colorado legislation portal reveals that a bipartisan bill proposing a study of blockchain use in agriculture has been introduced on March 15. The bill, jointly filed by four Colorado representative and senators, proposes that the commissioner of the department of agriculture should assemble an advisory group to study blockchain application in the industry. The document also specifies some potential use cases that should be studied, including end product tracking, inventory management and monitoring of in-field conditions. Moreover, the proposed regulation also suggests researching blockchain systems for equipment records storage, data verification...
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Six Global Banks Sign up to Issue Stablecoins on IBM’s Now-Live Blockchain Network

Six Global Banks Sign up to Issue Stablecoins on IBM’s Now-Live Blockchain Network

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Please share if you find this article interesting. Six Global Banks Sign up to Issue Stablecoins on IBM’s Now-Live Blockchain Network Six international banks have reportedly signed letters of intent to issue their own stablecoins backed by their national fiat currencies on IBM’s now-live blockchain-powered payments network, “World Wire.” The news was jointly announced by IBM and Stellar during a keynote at Money 2020 Asia in Singapore, financial news channel Cheddar reported on March 18. As previously reported, IBM’s cross-border payment network, Blockchain World Wire (BWW) was launched in collaboration with Stellar (XLM) in September 2018. BWW, which went live today and reportedly has over 44 banks on service, aims to leverage cryptocurrencies to enable near real-time internatio
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XRP Sentiment Manipulated by Thousands of Bots, Analyst Claims – Bitcoin News

XRP Sentiment Manipulated by Thousands of Bots, Analyst Claims – Bitcoin News

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Please share if you find this article interesting. XRP Sentiment Manipulated by Thousands of Bots, Analyst Claims - Bitcoin News In January, news.Bitcoin.com reported on the so-called ‘XRP army’ harassing Ryan Selkis, the cofounder of cryptocurrency data startup Messari. A recent data analysis has now alleged that the XRP army of shills is compromised of thousands of bots trying to sway market sentiment across social media channels like Twitter. Also read: Jeff Garzik Subpoenaed in Kleiman Bitcoin Lawsuit Against Craig Wright Thousands of XRP Bots and Fake Ripple Shills Have Infested Twitter, Researcher Claims When people discuss Ripple Labs and the XRP digital currency, the conversation can sometimes turn ugly and controversial. Cryptocurrency enthusiasts have noticed on platf
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New Zealand: Hacked Exchange Cryptopia Expects to Resume Trading by End of March 2019

New Zealand: Hacked Exchange Cryptopia Expects to Resume Trading by End of March 2019

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Please share if you find this article interesting. New Zealand: Hacked Exchange Cryptopia Expects to Resume Trading by End of March 2019 Cryptopia, the recently hacked New Zealand crypto exchange, has posted an update on March 17 concerning its plan to resume trading on its platform, which is expected by the end of March. In the post, Cryptopia’s co-founder Rob (Hex) Dawson stated that the company is entirely committed to reopening the exchange. Hex provided Cryptopia customers with data about the ongoing rebate process, as well as general recommendations for interacting with their accounts. Cryptopia relaunched its website in read-only form on March 5, with the platform showing the balances as they were at Jan. 14, 2019, the date of the $16 million hack. The exchange explained t
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Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin, EOS, Bitcoin Cash, Binance Coin, Stellar, Tron, Cardano: Price Analysis, March 18

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin, EOS, Bitcoin Cash, Binance Coin, Stellar, Tron, Cardano: Price Analysis, March 18

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Please share if you find this article interesting. Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin, EOS, Bitcoin Cash, Binance Coin, Stellar, Tron, Cardano: Price Analysis, March 18 The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. The market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. Ethereum (ETH) co-founder Joseph Lubin expects the global economy to grow 10 times in the next 10 to 20 years, powered by the mass use of blockchain technology. According to him, the current condition of the nascent space is similar to the use of email in 1983, when only a handful of early adopters were using it. Tyler and C...
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Tether Withdraws Claim of USD-Backing While Rival Stablecoins Provide Monthly Attestations

Tether Withdraws Claim of USD-Backing While Rival Stablecoins Provide Monthly Attestations

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Please share if you find this article interesting. Tether Withdraws Claim of USD-Backing While Rival Stablecoins Provide Monthly Attestations The controversy surrounding the backing of Tether’s USDT tokens has resurfaced following a recent alteration to the company’s terms of service that now state the reserves backing USDT comprise “traditional currency and cash equivalents and … other assets and receivables from loans made by Tether to third parties.” Despite tether’s dominance among stablecoins by market share and capitalization, Tether is facing increasing competition from newer stablecoin projects that have been able to provide regular attestations evidencing U.S. dollar backing since launch. Also Read: Bitcoin Cash Developers Launch Privacy-Preserving Light Client Neutrin
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Bitcoin Cash Grows as Major Oil Futures Show Mixed Movements

Bitcoin Cash Grows as Major Oil Futures Show Mixed Movements

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Please share if you find this article interesting. Bitcoin Cash Grows as Major Oil Futures Show Mixed Movements Monday, March 18 — most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting slight to noteworthy losses on the day by press time. Bitcoin is down just over one tenth of a percent on the day, trading at around $4,024, according to CoinMarketCap. Looking at its weekly chart, the current price is just under three percent higher than $3,906, the price at which Bitcoin started the week. Bitcoin 7-day price chart. Source: CoinMarketCap Co-founder of advisory firm Fundstrat Global Tom Lee today noted the apparent correlation between Bitcoin’s price action and emerging markets in a tweet. Ethereum (ETH) is holding onto its position as the largest altcoin by market cap, which is at ab
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Banking Startup Launching Visa Card That Lets You Spend 7 Cryptos

Banking Startup Launching Visa Card That Lets You Spend 7 Cryptos

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Please share if you find this article interesting. Banking Startup Launching Visa Card That Lets You Spend 7 Cryptos Banking startup 2gether is launching a prepaid Visa debit card that allows users to spend cryptocurrencies. In an announcement, 2gether said customers will be able to use the card to pay with either euros or any of the following seven cryptocurrencies: bitcoin (BTC), ether (ETH), XRP, bitcoin cash (BCH), EOS, Stellar (XLM) and litecoin (LTC). The card “instantly” converts the cryptos to fiat currency and, it said, and can be used fee-free by customers in any of the 19 eurozone nations. The company said the card would address the hurdles that come with making payments directly with cryptocurrencies. “Currently, spending crypto is a long and difficult process involvi
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Overstock CEO Praises tZERO Blockchain Platform in Q4 Earnings Report

Overstock CEO Praises tZERO Blockchain Platform in Q4 Earnings Report

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Please share if you find this article interesting. Overstock CEO Praises tZERO Blockchain Platform in Q4 Earnings Report Canadian online retailer Overstock.com said it would counter its significant losses for 2018 with a return to profits this year in its Q4 earnings report released on March 18. Overstock, which is famous as being one of the first major retailers to accept Bitcoin (BTC), saw profitability dive through last year as a result of a change of strategy, something CEO Patrick Byrne says he will now reverse. “Our retail arm lost money last year because I gunned things in an attempt to create a conventional high-growth/money losing e-commerce business, but the losses were nauseating and we reverted back to the philosophy of profitability on which we built Overstock,” he w
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French Cybersecurity Agency Grants Security Certificate to Ledger Nano S Hardware Wallet

French Cybersecurity Agency Grants Security Certificate to Ledger Nano S Hardware Wallet

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Please share if you find this article interesting. French Cybersecurity Agency Grants Security Certificate to Ledger Nano S Hardware Wallet The Ledger Nano S from French crypto hardware wallet firm Ledger has received a First Level Security Certificate (CPSN) from France’s national cybersecurity agency, ANSSI. The development was shared with Cointelegraph on March 18. The National Cybersecurity Agency of France (ANSSI) reports to the Secretariat-General for National Defence and Security (SGDSN) in order to assist the French Prime Minister in matters of defence and national security. According to their list of certified products, 122 out of 261 products that ANSSI has started evaluating since June 1, 2018, have been certified. Products aspiring to receive a CPSN certificate underg