Ripple releases Q4 2018 XRP Markets Report
Ripple (XRP) sold $535.56 million worth of XRP in 2018, according to its quarterly report for Q4 2018.
IBM involved in healthcare industry/blockchain initiative
Aetna, Anthem, Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), PNC Bank and IBM are working together to design and create a network using blockchain technology to improve transparency and interoperability in the healthcare industry.
Levi Strauss taps blockchain tech for worker welfare project
Levi Strauss & Co, Harvard University’s public health graduate school and US think-tank New America have teamed up to develop a blockhain-based system designed to augment outside auditors of factory health and safety with self-reporting by workers, Reuters reports.
CBOE has withdrawn the VanEck/SolidX bitcoin ETF proposal (https://t.co/812Ym7U7Hh).
They haven't given a reason yet, but withdrawal implies that they expected denial & didn't want another SEC order setting bad precedent for the future.
There will be no bitcoin ETF in Q1 2019.
— Jake Chervinsky (@jchervinsky) January 23, 2019
tZERO security tokens begin live trading
Online retailer Overstock’s subsidiary tZERO announced that secondary trading of tZERO tokens is now live.
It’s all good for Robinhood in NYC
Robinhood has received a BitLicense to operate in New York, the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) reports.
Galaxy Digital raising credit fund for crypto companies
Mike Novogratz’s Galaxy Digital venture is raising at least $250 million to offer loans to crypto firms, according to a report by Business Insider.
— Emi Yoshikawa (@emy_wng) January 23, 2019
Crypto OTC services now available on Binance
Binance has launched its crypto-to-crypto over-the-counter (OTC) trading desk for larger transactions.
Awesome article on our exile. Only bad info is that the Grand Jury has convened but has not yet issued an indictment – a formality. Grand Juries are merely a rubber stamp for prosecutors. It's coming. Tomorrow, next week, the next – it's coming.https://t.co/TlhtSokhfC
— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) January 25, 2019
LSEG Technology to power AAX
LSEG Technology, London Stock Exchange Group’s technology solutions provider, has announced the selection of Millennium Exchange by ATOM Group for its new digital asset exchange venue AAX.
We're hiring a Director of Security Engineering
— Bakkt (@Bakkt) January 22, 2019
Blockchain makes Bitcoin SV announcement
Crypto wallet venture, Blockchain, has added limited support for Bitcoin SV, it announced in a blog post.
What a shit show. I'll try and sum up/respond to the @HavenProtocol drama. Myself and other predominant team members have been pressuring @havendev to give us access to the offshore code as well as more transparency on the governance fee.
— Donjor (@donjordev) January 21, 2019
Anchorage ready to roll
Anchorage, pitched as the world’s first crypto-native custodian, has launched.
The venture has raised $17 million in a Series A round led by Andreessen Horowitz, with participation from Khosla Ventures, PayPal co-founder Max Levchin’s SciFi VC, and individual investors Mark McCombe of Blackrock, entrepreneur Elad Gil, and AngelList co-founder Naval Ravikant.
Ledger Insights dives into Hyperledger Grid, the latest project in the Hyperledger greenhouse: https://t.co/kTA4j2aqQ4
— Hyperledger (@Hyperledger) January 23, 2019
Falcon ‘strengthens first mover position in blockchain banking’
Switzerland-based Falcon Private Bank has introduced direct transfers of selected cryptocurrencies for both private and institutional clients.
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— eToroX (@eTorox) January 22, 2019
Big hitters back Symbiont.io
Nasdaq and Citigroup are among firms that are investing $20 million in blockchain venture Symbiont.io, Bloomberg reports.
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— Nick Ayton (@NickAyton) January 22, 2019
Tangem lands major funding
Tangem, a producer of blockchain smart card wallets, has raised $15 million from SBI Crypto Investment.
— SUKU Ecosystem (@SUKUecosystem) January 22, 2019
Securitize eyes blockchain tech first
Securitize has joined the IBM Blockchain Accelerator programme, Forbes reports. Carlos Domingo, Co-Founder and CEO of Securitize, says that the venture’s “goal is to build the world’s first debt issuance platform with blockchain technology in 2019.”
We are very happy to announce and welcome Andrea Bonaceto, the CEO of Eterna Capital, to SingularityNET as our advisor. Andrea will provide SingularityNET with broader access to a network of investors, corporate partners, and top universities. https://t.co/tFK4xcbxaP pic.twitter.com/0GYGm4zphO
— SingularityNET (@singularity_net) January 21, 2019
Crypto Garage admitted to Japan regulatory sandbox
Japanese regulators have given the green light to blockchain startup Crypto Garage’s settlement system trial using a Bitcoin sidechain from Blockstream.
— Jimmy Nguyen (@JimmyWinMedia) January 21, 2019
"@The_DTCC, we're in the process of integrating #bots into our infrastructure to support how we onboard a new client onto our Global #TradeRepository service… leading one of the largest #DLT initiatives to date – the re-platforming of our Trade Information Warehouse." #wef19
— Mark Wetjen (@MarkWetjen) January 23, 2019