R3 Rebuffed In Attempted Bid for Settlement Coin Blockchain Project

Enterprise blockchain is a tough old game. R3, one of the most prominent startups in the sector, tried unsuccessfully this summer to muscle in on another blockchain consortium, the Utility Settlement...

PBoC’s Digital Currency Lab Launches New Research Center

The Digital Currency Research Lab of the People's Bank of China (PBoC) is further expanding its ongoing research efforts to several cities outside of Beijing to encourage deployment of fintech, including...

Civic to Spend $43 Million In Tokens to Boost User Numbers

Like all crypto projects, Civic, the pioneering blockchain-powered identity startup, needs people, lots of people, using its platform. And, according to Civic founder Vinny Lingham, while the technology is all in place...

Bull Trap? Bitcoin Price Slides Below $7K Despite Strong Indicators

Bitcoin dropped below $7,000 a few minutes before press time, in a move that warrants caution as a possible bull trap. The leading cryptocurrency closed yesterday (as per UTC) above the trendline...

Polychain Leads Blockmesh Developer Spacemesh’s $15 Million Fundraise

Blockchain development startup Spacemesh has just raised $15 million in a Series A funding round led by Polychain Capital, the firm announced Wednesday. The project is taking a novel angle on blockchain...

Blockchain Startup Founded By Deloitte Vets Unveils Supply Chain Platform

A blockchain startup headed by a group of former Deloitte employees is launching a new supply chain platform. Citizens Reserve announced the SUKU ecosystem on Wednesday, positioning it as "an industry agnostic...

Ripio Rolls Out Crypto-Powered Loans Across Latin America

Here's something you don't see every day: an ICO that has actually led to a shipped, working financial product. Revealed exclusively to CoinDesk, Argentinian startup Ripio is making peer-to-peer microloans available today...

Japanese City Trials Blockchain Voting for Social Development Programs

A Japanese city government has become one of the first in the country to have tested a blockchain-based system that lets residents cast votes to decide on local development programs. The government...

Alibaba, IBM Top Global Blockchain Patent Rankings

Major financial and technological enterprises from China and the U.S. are leading the global drive to develop blockchain applications, according to a new report that ranks entities by patents filed. The research, released Friday...

Bitcoin Price Faces Minor Drop After One-Month Highs

With signs of bull exhaustion showing on the technical charts, bitcoin (BTC) faces a return to the psychological support of $7,000. At press time, the cryptocurrency is changing hands at $7,235 on...

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