BLOCKCHAIN

Securitize Using Digital Securities to Help Japan’s Real Estate

[ad_1] Two companies have developed a blockchain-based solution to address the large number of vacant homes in the Japanese countryside.Securitize, a compliance platform for token issuers, has joined forces with Tokyo-based LIFULL to create a funding platform using digital securities to invest in real estate. According to a March 10 press release, the collaboration has been successful in proving that blockchain technology and digital securities are more effective crowdfunding for
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Regulatory Roundup: French Court Considers Bitcoin Money, Cryptocurrencies Legitimized in South Korea, Australia, India

[ad_1] The cryptocurrency sector worldwide saw several historic regulatory events last week. In this roundup, we cover a landmark bitcoin ruling by a French court, South Korea’s first crypto bill, an Australian court’s ruling, Germany’s announcement, and a recent FATF meeting where more than 800 delegates discussed crypto regulations. In addition, after almost two years, the Indian supreme court has quashed the RBI ban on crypto businesses. Also read: SEC
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Bitcoin Mining Difficulty Sees Huge 6.8% Increase

[ad_1] Bitcoin’s mining difficulty rate adjustment is one of the key innovations behind the success of the Nakamoto consensus. As the amount of miners increases or decreases the difficulty of Bitcoin’s PoW increases or decreases, every 2016 blocks. Today we saw a nearly 7% increase. Mining difficulty increased, but what does it mean for Bitcoin? Bitcoin’s mining difficulty rate recalibrates roughly every two weeks, or 2016 blocks. This means that
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Ethereum Community Enthralled Over Controversial ProgPoW Proposal

[ad_1] The Ethereum community has been debating a proposal called ProgPoW as many ETH proponents believe the Programmatic Proof-of-Work function will alter the network significantly. The contentious topic has seemed to galvanize the community, with the ProgPoW proposal favored by a significant proportion while being detested by others. A few Ethereum participants were shocked on February 21 when the Ethereum Improvement Proposal (EIP) 1057 (ProgPoW specification) was submitted at a
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Crypto Now Legal In India? Not So Fast

[ad_1] Blockchain advocates have hailed the recent Indian Supreme Court’s pro-crypto ruling as a landmark for adoption and development. Now, new forces are emerging that seek to put the brakes on India’s rapid embrace of cryptocurrency.  COURT RULING DOES NOT FULLY RESOLVE THE ISSUE The Economic Times of India has published an article outlining the details behind the court ruling, which overturned a Royal Bank of India (RBI) circular prohibiting
Business

Kraken Announces Plans to Expand Indian Operations As Crypto Ban Lifts

[ad_1] The U.S. based crypto exchange Kraken will start to increase its operations in the Indian market following the recent ruling of the country’s Supreme Court to lift banks’ banning to do business with crypto companies, according to a March 9th announcement.According to Kraken, its growth in India was hampered by the ban on the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). However, they did not give further details regarding the plans
BLOCKCHAIN

Coronavirus Leave Seats Empty At London Blockchain Week

[ad_1] In 2007, Lebanese-American essayist, statistician and risk analyst Nassim Nicholas Taleb introduced the world to the notion of a “black swan.” A black swan is Taleb’s metaphor for large, unexpected events that wreak havoc across finance, science and technology. Thirteen years on, the world is reeling from its latest black swan in the form of coronavirus, with London Blockchain Week as the latest event in crypto to feel the
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Newly-Launched Bitcoin.Com Lottery Unlocks Global Lotteries Through Cryptocurrency Payments

[ad_1] Following the recent partnership between Bitcoin.com and Bravio Technologies Limited, the Bitcoin.com Lottery platform has officially launched. It lets users play the most popular global lotteries from any location. Tickets can be purchased using either bitcoin cash (BCH) or bitcoin core (BTC) as payment methods. Also Read: Bitcoin.com Partners with Canadian Gaming Giant Bravio Tech on Global Lotteries Use BCH or BTC to Play Power Ball, Mega Millions and
Business

Bitcoin Tested as a Safe Haven After Biggest Stock Crash Since 2009

[ad_1] The VIX volatility index, the stock market's main risk indicator, skyrocketed to 55 on March 9. This is the highest level since 2009. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia’s talks with OPEC member Russia soured, triggering a price cut competition. This led Brent Crude, the international oil benchmark to trade at $36.20, down 20% from the previous session.The Dow Jones Industrial Average tanked 6.9% — heading for it’s biggest daily loss ever
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Has Gender Distribution Come to the Crypto Market?

[ad_1] On Dec. 4, Bitcoin (BTC) fund operator Grayscale published the results of a study that showed 43% of respondents interested in BTC investments turned out to be women. Today, half of Binance’s employees are female — and in India, women make up the majority of crypto investors.Does this mean that gender equality has come to the market? Or are cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology still a men’s business? On the