Sidechains Promise a Seamless Way to Play for Money on Blockchain

What if players could arrange a spontaneous cash game of any multiplayer title with tailored rules and the means to enforce fairness?  It would need to be secure, so that gamers know there’s no chance of foul play, but also has to cater to the demands of a large number of players. Otherwise, there is…

How Can You Stay Ahead of Competition in the Blockchain Industry?

Blockchain can be explained as an innovative technology that’s designed to transform the digital landscape. It was originally a decentralized ledger used for transactions in bitcoins. This ledger comprises various linked blocks of transactions in which an identical copy was meant to be stored on every computer that was part of this network. The changes…

The Case for the Ethereum Bear Market Ending, And Which Tokens May Lead The Way Out

For those who view ERC-20 tokens as potential investment opportunities, now may be a time to pay slightly closer attention. In the 20 day period from September 7 to September 27 of 2018, a sample of 574 ERC-20 tokens from the Ethereum One dataset was observed. The average price of those tokens in US dollars,…

Japan’s Messaging Giant LINE Announces New Digital Coin and 5 Decentralized Apps

Japanese social messaging giant LINE has unveiled 5 new decentralized applications (DApps) and a new Japan-focused digital coin. The plans were announced in a press release shared with Cointelegraph Friday, September 28.LINE’s messaging service is reported to have over 214 million active users, with 30 million in Japan already using its mobile payment service, Line…

LINE Announces 5 Dapps in Push to Build Its Token Economy

Messaging giant LINE has officially announced the first five decentralized apps (dapps) to launch on its custom blockchain platform. The company said in a press release Friday that prediction, question-and-answer, product review, food review and location review dapps will launch in the coming weeks as the company works to build up its own token economy.…

Bitcoin Mining Firm Bitmain Just Filed for an IPO

Bitcoin mining firm Bitmain has just submitted its initial public offering (IPO) with the Stock Exchange in Hong Kong (HKEX). Bitmain is based in Beijing, China. So what’s going on with the Bitmain IPO? Bitmain IPO Bitmain’s long-awaited IPO is still in its draft form and pending further listing hearings from the HKEX. The announcement of…

Chinese State Bank Uses Blockchain to Issue Digital Mortgages Worth $1.3 Billion

The Chinese state-owned Bank of Communications (BoCom) has successfully issued $1.3 billion of residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) using blockchain technology, national securities outlet China Securities Times writes Wednesday, September 27.BoCom — the fifth largest bank in China according to S&P Global recent stats — used an independently developed platform called Juicai Chain to issue 9.3…

Austrian Government to Notarize $1.3 Billion Bond Auction Using Ethereum

NEWS Sep 27, 2018 at 14:00 UTC The Austrian government is to use the ethereum blockchain to notarize the auction of a government bond worth €1.15 billion, or around $1.3 billion. The Federal Government’s Finance Agency (OeBFA) has assigned banking giant Oesterreichische Kontrollbank (OeKB) to carry out the auction on its behalf on Oct. 2,…

US SEC Seeks Sanctions Against Individuals Behind Alleged Crypto Scam PlexCoin

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is seeking sanctions against the individuals behind the allegedly fraudulent Initial Coin Offering (ICO) known as PlexCoin, Finance Feeds reports September 26.The SEC has been involved in ongoing court proceedings against the owners of the associated firm PlexCorps — Dominic Lacroix and Sabrina Paradis-Royer — at the New…