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Blockchain.com to Integrate Polkadot Tokens Into Its Wallet

[ad_1] Luxembourg-based crypto data supplier and crypto wallet Blockchain.com has partnered with blockchain interoperability protocol Polkadot.Driving decentralization On Aug. 20, Blockchain.com announced it will integrate its Blockchain Wallet with the Polkadot Network in order to drive the adoption and decentralization of Polkadot tokens (DOTs).Once the integration is complete, users of Blockchain.com will be able to store, send and receive DOTs, as well as to vote on proposed amendments to the network
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Nonprofit Launches Blockchain Platform for Credit History in Sierra Leone

[ad_1] San Francisco-based nonprofit Kiva, a company that crowdfunds loans for financial inclusion, has launched a blockchain platform for credit history with the government of Sierra Leone.According to a Reuters report on Aug. 21, Kiva and President of Sierra Leone Julius Maada Bio jointly launched the blockchain initiative in the country’s capital. The platform will use biometric data collected by the government, such as fingerprints, in order to access the credit
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Casa Releases Node Monitor Service to Improve Bitcoin Network Health

[ad_1] Casa, a crypto firm that provides a private key management service and Bitcoin node machine, has unveiled a node monitor and accompanying rewards program to promote Bitcoin network health.Casa announced the new projects in an official blog post on Aug. 21. Per the announcement, the node monitor — called Node Heartbeats — relies on establishing a brief connection between Casa’s server and an online, synced and Tor-activated node owned
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Cryptojacking Code Found in Eleven Open Libraries, Thousands Infected

[ad_1] A Cryptojacking code was found in 11 open-source code libraries written in Ruby, which have been downloaded thousands of times.Industry news outlet Decrypt reported on Aug. 21 that cryptojacking code has been added to 11 open-source Ruby libraries distributed on the RubyGems platform. Per the report, the infected libraries were downloaded over three and a half thousand times.Hackers reportedly downloaded the software, infected it with malware, and subsequently re-posted
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Binance to Launch US Platform Soon, Helped by a Little-Known Partner

[ad_1] Binance is expected to launch its upcoming exchange platform in the United States by the end of the year, with the company’s executive estimating that the platform will launch within “a month or two.”In the interview, Changpeng Zhao (aka CZ), the CEO of Binance, predicted the launch despite acknowledging that many things are still “in flux” regarding the platform’s planned operations in the U.S. CZ noted that the U.S. has
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Kraken Crypto Exchange to Add Support for BAT and WAVES

[ad_1] American cryptocurrency exchange Kraken will add support for Basic Attention Token (BAT) and Waves (WAVES). According to an announcement on Aug. 21, the exchange’s users will be able to deposit and withdraw the aforementioned coins starting tomorrow, Aug. 22, as well as trade with both assets. Kraken will roll out trading pairs between BAT and WAVES and Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH), as well as with  fiat currencies such as
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Travelport and IBM Work on Blockchain Platform for Hotel Commissions

[ad_1] Artificial intelligence-enabled travel platform Travelport, IBM and travel management company BCD Travel are jointly developing a blockchain platform to streamline hotel commission reconciliation.Per a press release on Aug. 20, the companies are collaboratively working on the creation of a blockchain-based platform in a bid to optimize hotel commission processing. Specifically, the product will purportedly allow users to track and account for commission payments hotels owe for services that travelers
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OPSkins Group and WAX Summoned to California Court Over 2017 ICO

[ad_1] The United States District Court for the Central District of California has issued a summons to video-game virtual good company OPSkins Group and Worldwide Asset eXchange (WAX) in response to a complaint filed by Crypto Asset Fund.The allegationsOn Aug. 15, the court issued a summons to OPSkins Group, WAX and several of their high-level employees in response to a civil complaint filed on Aug. 12 by Crypto Asset Fund
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Binance Venus Aims to Outshine Libra and Chinese National Crypto?

[ad_1] Within the past 12 months, stablecoins have transformed from a niche idea to tackle the issues of a volatile market into methods of payment championed by some of the world’s biggest and most powerful tech companies. Facebook’s announcement that it would be supporting the launch of a reserve-backed stablecoin played a vital role in turning around the so-called “crypto winter” by boosting Bitcoin (BTC) prices above $10,000 for the first
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Gemini Launches in Australia, Enables All Supported Coins Except GUSD

[ad_1] The Winklevoss twins’ crypto exchange and custody Gemini is expanding to Australia, enabling residents of the country to use its platform to buy, sell and store crypto.Australian residents can now download the Gemini mobile app on iOS or Android to trade major cryptocurrencies, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Aug. 21.The list of supported digital coins includes Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Litecoin (LTC)