Research Attempts to Uncover Political Leanings of Crypto Community

Although Bitcoin is inherently neutral, its influence is becoming increasingly pervasive in U.S. political spheres. This phenomenon is triggering researchers to try to identify the dominant political ideology of the cryptocurrency community.  What is the Prevalent Political Ideology of the Crypto Community? Bitcoin’s neutral and democratic nature is one of its primary virtues. As such, …

Wall Street Demand For Crypto Rises as Exchange Activity Thrives in Bear Market

The interest of Wall Street firms towards opportunities in crypto custody and asset management has continued to increase despite the 80 percent correction the market experienced in 2018. Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. analysts refuted recent reports about the struggle of cryptocurrency exchanges and stated that digital asset trading platforms have been recording solid volumes, …

Huge Chinese Retailer Launches Open Blockchain Platform

One of China’s largest retailers, JD.com, is launching a blockchain platform. The idea behind the JD Blockchain Open Platform is to allow the company’s enterprise customers to develop their own applications based on the innovative and disruptive technology. JD.com Hopes to Encourage Innovation with New Platform The goal of the JD.com’s new platform is to …

U.S. Crypto Investment Firm Attracts $22M in Series A, Looks to Expand …

Los Angeles-based cryptocurrency investment firm SFOX has raked in roughly $22.7 million in its Series A funding. The round was headed by venture platforms Social Capital and Tribe Capital and earned the participation of other firms like DCG, SV Angel, Blockchain Capital and Y Combinator. SFOX caters specifically to professional traders, high net-worth individuals and …

Ripple ‘Isn’t Really A Blockchain’ – Ethereum Co-Founder Downplays XRP, EOS

ConsenSys found and Ethereum co-founder Joseph Lubin told mainstream media that Ripple “isn’t a Blockchain technology” August 14, confirming it “isn’t a competitor” for Ethereum. Lubin: Ripple ‘Isn’t Really A Blockchain’ Speaking to Bloomberg about the current state of the cryptocurrency market and Ethereum development, Lubin delivered an interesting take on two of the industry’s …

Paragon Partners With Civic Technologies to Deliver Transparency, …

Paragon, a blockchain company that develops seed-to-sale tracking solutions for the marijuana industry, is joining hands with Civic Technologies Inc., a digital identity firm, to bring secure and trusted identity services to Paragon’s digital community. Customers can now provide their state-issued IDs or driver’s licenses to verify their identities on Paragon, making it even more …