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Blockchain Can Benefit Artists, Journalists

[ad_1] Ethereum co-founder and ConsenSys creator Joseph Lubin said that blockchain technology and decentralization can benefit content creators and journalists. Lubin spoke about different industries that are benefitting from blockchain technology in a video on March 12.In the video, Lubin said that artists are “set to benefit quite dramatically” from blockchain, as it allows them to attach policies and stipulations for how the content is consumed and shared i.e. derivative
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Coinbase Pro Adds Support for Stellar Lumens

[ad_1] Coinbase Pro, the professional offering of United States-based crypto exchange and wallet service Coinbase, has announced support for Stellar Lumens (XLM) in a blog post on March 13.Per the post, Coinbase Pro will now accept deposits of XLM for around 12 hours before enabling full trading. Coinbase notes that after establishing sufficient supply of XLM, it will open trading pairs in U.S. dollars, euro and Bitcoin (BTC) in phases.XLM
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Coinbase Custody Conducts First OTC Trade From Cold Storage

[ad_1] Coinbase Custody, the custodial tool of United States-based crypto exchange Coinbase, has completed its first over-the-counter (OTC) trade from cold storage, according to a blog post published on March 13.The post reveals that Coinbase Custody is now directly integrated with Coinbase’s OTC desk, which enables customers to use the OTC desk to price and confirm trades prior to moving funds.The product purportedly provides easy and immediate liquidity on users’
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QuadrigaCX CEO Used Personal Money to Fund Exchange During Litigation With Bank in 2018

[ad_1] The late founder of Canadian crypto exchange QuadrigaCX, Gerry Cotten, was purportedly funding the exchange with his own money while it was in litigation with a major Canadian bank. Cotten’s widow Jennifer Robertson revealed details about the exchange’s financial situation in a statement published on March 13.The statement reads that Cotten was putting his own money into Quadriga to fund user withdrawals in 2018, after the Canadian Imperial Bank
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Vonage Subsidiary Receives Patent to Secure Voice Communications With Blockchain

[ad_1] A telecoms firm owned by American cloud communications company Vonage has been awarded a patent for using blockchain technology to secure communications and recordings. The patent was published by the United States Patent and Trademark Office on March 12.NewVoiceMedia, Ltd. — a cloud service company based in Basingstoke, England — has been granted a patent for “system and methods for tamper proof interaction recording and timestamping.”Specifically, the development represents a
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Post-Trade Market Infrastructure Giant DTCC Publishes Guidelines for Tokenized Securities

[ad_1] The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), a global post-trade market infrastructure giant, has published a white paper outlining guiding principles for the post-trade processing of tokenized securities. News of the white paper was announced in an official DTCC press release on March 13.The paper — targeted at regulators and other market participants — identifies the characteristics that are unique to the emerging tokenized security asset class and its
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Crypto Markets See Mixed Action While Bitcoin Holds $3,900, US Stocks Rise

[ad_1] Wednesday, March 13 — cryptocurrencies continued trading sideways today, with most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies by market capitalization seeing moderate price changes since yesterday.Market visualization from Coin360Bitcoin (BTC) has managed to hold the $3,900 price threshold by press time, staying relatively stable since March 6. However, the biggest cryptocurrency dropped below the price point earlier on the day, with the intraday low of $3,891. At press time, Bitcoin
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Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin, EOS, Bitcoin Cash, Binance Coin, Stellar, TRON, Cardano: Price Analysis, March 13

[ad_1] The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision.Market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange.Barclays internet analyst Ross Sandler believes that a cryptocurrency by Facebook could add $19 billion to its revenue by 2021. If that happens, it will
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Security Token Offerings ‘Are Not Fundamentally Different From ICOs’

[ad_1] Security token offerings (STO) are becoming more popular, relative to initial coin offerings (ICO), according to a new report by Big Four firm PwC's global consulting subsidiary Strategy&. Released on March 8, the firm’s forth ICO and STO report was developed in collaboration with the Swiss Crypto Valley Association.According to the joint report, STOs “are not fundamentally different from ICOs.” The document states that STOs are “a more mature
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Privacy Coin Monero Cuts Out ASIC Miners to Stay Independent

[ad_1] On March 9, Monero (XMR) network was successfully upgraded via a hard fork. The new code curbed application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC)-powered mining with a new proof-of-work (PoW) algorithm. Additionally, new dynamic block size algorithm and improved privacy — which is considered to be Monero’s key feature — were introduced.Once the ASIC miners were taken out of the equation, the network’s hash rate dropped over 80 percent — which, however,