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Boston Startup Joins Atomic Swap Pursuit for Safer Crypto Trades

Boston Startup Joins Atomic Swap Pursuit for Safer Crypto Trades

The Boston Globe has reported on startup Arwen as one of a growing number of firms seeking to make cryptocurrency exchanges more secure by adding a layer of technology that would enable users to convert one currency to another with more safety. Two Boston companies, Highland and Underscore, helped startup Arwen get started. The new firm was founded by a Boston …


Google Ads Allegedly Blacklists Ethereum Keyword

Google Ads Allegedly Blacklists Ethereum Keyword

It has been reported that Google is now blacklisting keywords mentioning Ethereum on its Google Ads advertising platform. The first indication of this would-be policy buster by the internet search giant appeared in a Tweet by smart contract auditing startup Decenter before the weekend. We are seeing a hard stop on Google Ads containing "Ethereum" as the keyword in the …


South Korea Startup, New York Hospital Adopt Blockchain for Data Collection

South Korea Startup, New York Hospital Adopt Blockchain for Data Collection

Data collection using available new technologies continues to benefit from the application of DLT, a fact that a Manhattan hospital is discovering for itself through a new collaboration with blockchain startup Medibloc. The Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), one of the United States’ top five hospitals, cites its project as being one of the first attempts by a major healthcare institution …


Swiss Stock Exchange to List World’s First Multi-Crypto Based ETF

Swiss Stock Exchange to List Worlds First Multi-Crypto-Based ETP

Swiss stock exchange SIX, the fourth largest stock exchange in Europe with a market capitalization of $1.6 trillion, has followed up on its commitment made back in June of this year to open its doors to cryptocurrencies. With this announcement, it is about to list the world’s first crypto-based exchange-traded product (ETP). Exchange-traded products (ETP) are a type of security that …


Islamic Certification for Swiss Firm Opens Middle East Market

Islamic Certification for Swiss Firm Opens Middle East Market

A Swiss-based fintech firm has successfully been certified by Islamic scholars, enabling it to trade digital currency in the Middle East. Sharia law prohibits Muslims from lending money to anybody with the expectation of receiving interest on this amount. It regards fractional reserve lending that the majority of fiat currencies operate with as usury. Cryptocurrencies differ in this respect as …


Swissquote Bank Adds ICOs to Its Crypto Trading Facility

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Innovative online Alpine bank Swissquote, which offers financial and trading services, is now offering ICO-related client services. Last year Swissquote announced that it had become the first bank to “offer five cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ether, Litecoin, and Ripple,” with BTC available from last July. The new announcement means that clients can participate in initial coin offerings (ICOs). The firm …


Fake News Site Promotes Crypto Startup with New Zealand PM’s Images

Fake News Site Promotes Crypto Startup with New Zealand PM's Images

The image of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been used as a tool for promoting a crypto start-up via a fake news site. A local media source reported that sponsored stories had been posted on Facebook using the New Zealand PM’s image with article titles such as “This is where the future lies”, and “New Investment plan for …


Norwegian Startup Offers Crypto Rewards for Ocean Cleanup

Norwegian Startup Offers Crypto Rewards for Ocean Cleanup

A Norwegian startup has come up with a way of using blockchain to clean beaches via token rewards for recycling. Wilhelm Myer started by working on a blockchain-based alternative to banking, trying to convince friends that decentralized methods of banking could not only be cheaper but actually safer. It was when Myer met Simen Knudsen, Nordic Ocean Watch CEO, that …


Facebook Needs to Expand New Blockchain Team

Facebook Needs to Expand New Blockchain Team

Facebook is continuing to expand its recently formed blockchain team under its head, ex-Coinbase director David Marcus. A team of high profile players from the IT and blockchain/crypto environment is taking shape and with the latest position coming available, Facebook will be searching for some big shoes to fit the role. The latest position on the team is for a …


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