Circle CEO: No One in the World Is Any Closer to CBDCs than China

China has the most progressive approach to central bank digital currencies to date, according to Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire. China has the most progressive approach to central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) to date, according to Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire. The only global bank to really care  Allaire said that China’s central bank has the most advanced thinking about CBDCs in an interview aired on Phoenix Chinese News on Sept. 9. According to Allaire, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) is the only global central bank that is working on the…

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Privacy Network Elixxir Invites Smartphone Users to Test Private Messaging

In an age where Google, Facebook and the NSA are known to be harvesting as much as our communications as they can, many people are concerned that online privacy now only exists in the history books. One project trying to address this is the metadata-shredding platform Elixxir, led by cypherpunk innovator David Chaum, which now lets smartphone users test the network’s private messaging capabilities. Also Read: Total Surveillance Coin Will Be a Dystopia if Controlled by Facebook or Government Metadata-Shredding Platform Launches Public Alpha Elixxir, the latest creation of the…

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Updated Steemit Now Allows Steem Proposal Voting on Steemitwallet.com

Media platform Steemit announced that fellow-Steemians can now vote for their favorite Steem proposals without leaving Steemitwallet.com. Steemit, a blogging and social networking website that uses its Steem blockchain-based rewards platform for publishers, announced their fellow-Steemians that they can now vote for their favorite Steem proposals without leaving the safety of Steemitwallet.com. Vote for proposals to receive funding On Sept 10, Steemit announced that their user interface for the Steem.DAO UI had gone live and that Steemians can now vote for their favorite Steem proposals without leaving the safety of…

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First-Ever SEC-Qualified Token Offering in US Raises $23 Million

Blockstack PBC announces that it managed to raise more than $23 million in the first-ever SEC-approved token offering in the U.S. Blockstack PBC, a decentralized computing network, announced that it managed to raise more than $23 million in the first-ever U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)-approved token offering. Participation from U.S. retail investors Muneeb Ali, co-founder and CEO of Blockstack PBC wrote in a blog post on Sept. 10 that the blockchain-based startup Blockstack has raised more than $23 million in token offerings, which include its SEC-qualified token offering and…

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Binance Futures Daily Trading Volume Over $150M in Invite-Only Mode

The 24-hour trading volume of Binance’s futures market has exceeded $150 million denominated in Tether, despite being invite-only. The 24-hour trading volume of major cryptocurrency exchange Binance’s futures markets has exceeded $150 million denominated in Tether (USDT). On Sept. 10, a Reddit user published their findings on Binance’s futures markets performance. Over the past 24 hours of trading, the figures reached notable volumes in the Bitcoin (BTC)/USDT pairing, bringing the daily trading volume to over $151 million in USDT. Closed testing mode Binance initially launched two futures testnet platforms named…

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Amazon Web Services Announces Cryptography-Using Quantum Ledger Database

Amazon Web Services, Inc., an Amazon.com company, has announced that the Amazon quantum ledger database (QLDB) is now available. Amazon Web Services, Inc., an Amazon.com company, announced that the Amazon quantum ledger database (QLDB) was now available. Transparent and immutable transaction log According to a post on Sept. 10 from Amazon Web Services (AWS), the newly available Amazon QLBD is a new class of database that provides a transparent, immutable and cryptographically verifiable transaction log ‎owned by a central trusted authority. The post continues to explain that Amazon QLBD eliminates…

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Hong Kong-Based Holding Company Appoints Huobi Exchange Founder as CEO

Huobi Group founder Leon Li has been appointed CEO, chairman of the board and executive director of the board of Pantronics Holdings Ltd. Huobi Group founder Leon Li has been appointed CEO, chairman of the board and executive director of the board of Pantronics Holdings Ltd. Changes at Pantronics A press release shared with Cointelegraph on Sept. 10 announced Li’s new roles at Hong Kong -listed holding company Pantronics Holdings Ltd. The 37-year-old Leon Li, who founded the global digital asset giant Huobi Group in 2013, will help the Hong…

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Bitmain Launches Next Gen Miner as Bitcoin Hashrate Touches 100 Exahash

Last Thursday the China-based mining rig manufacturer Bitmain announced the launch of two new Antminers that offer hashrates between 53 to 64 terahash per second (TH/s). When the Antminer sale started on Monday, first batch devices sold extremely fast and Bitmain expects to deliver units by mid-November. Meanwhile, the combined SHA256 hashrate (BCH and BTC) has grown exponentially, touching 100 exahash per second (EH/s) on Tuesday. Also Read: Plans to Build $50M Bitcoin Cash Tech Park Revealed Bitmain Launches Two New Next-Generation Miners With Hashrates of 53-64TH/s Mining coins like…

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Oil Giants Hire Blockchain Startup to Manage Water in Bakken Fields

Major oil companies including Chevron, Exxon Mobil and Royal Dutch Shell have enlisted Data Gumbo to manage water in North Dakota’s oilfields using blockchain. A consortium of oil companies including Exxon Mobil, Chevron and Royal Dutch Shell looks to blockchain to manage water used in oil extraction in North Dakota’s Bakken oil fields. Oil and water As Reuters reported on Sept. 10, the Offshore Operators Committee (OOC) Oil & Gas Blockchain Consortium has awarded a contract to blockchain startup Data Gumbo to pilot water handling technology in North Dakota’s oil…

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Power Ledger Goes to Rural Australia to Trade Surplus Energy via DLT

Blockchain energy startup Power Ledger to launch first trial of P2P tech in rural areas of Western Australia to trade surplus energy on the blockchain. Australian blockchain energy startup Power Ledger has launched its first trial of peer-to-peer (P2P) energy trading technology in rural areas. Energy monetization for outlying settlements According to a blog post on Sept. 9, Power Ledger has launched pilots outside of a metropolitan area in Western Australia, intending to help outlying commercial settlements and farms improve the efficiency of their power grid and reduce associated costs.…

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