CryptoKitties Auctions $25k ‘Honu Kitty’ Collectible to Fund Ocean Preservation

The world’s biggest blockchain game, CryptoKitties, has collaborated with marine conservation organizations to create a rare cat named “Honu Kitty”. It is the first environmental-friendly collectible that draws attention towards the protection of endangered sea turtles. Ocean Elders and ACTAI Global, two different communities consisting of global leaders, athletes and technologists focused on preserving environment, teamed up

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Interview: Esports Project Gods Unchained Launches on Ethereum with Coinbase Backing

Gods Unchained, the first competitive e-sports project on Ethereum, has launched with backing from the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange and wallet platform Coinbase. In an interview with CCN, Gods Unchained co-founder and COO Robbie Ferguson, spoke about the game, the decision to launch the game on the Ethereum main chain, and the process of launching

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0x Gains 12% and Tokens Rise During Volatile Cryptocurrency Markets

The crypto market has been extremely volatile over the past 24 hours, especially small tokens and digital assets, possibly due to the decline in volume in the past week. Bitcoin’s Weird Movements Yesterday, on July 21, the price of bitcoin surged from $7,400 to $7,600 in a span of 10 minutes, with a spike demand

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CME Bitcoin Futures Daily Volume Spikes 93% in Q2 2018

CME Group’s bitcoin futures average daily volume spiked 93% in the second quarter over the previous quarter, while open interest posted a 58% increase, the company noted on Twitter. Average daily volume jumped from 1,854 in the first quarter to 3,577 in the second quarter, while open interest rose from 1,523 to 2,405 in the

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Worst Not Yet Over for Bitcoin Price: BitMEX CEO Arthur Hayes

Seems like that anticipated trip to the Lambo dealership will have to be put off for later. According to the co-founder and CEO of Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange, Authur Hayes, the rally that bitcoin has experienced this week was accompanied by healthy volumes, making it possible for higher levels to be reached. However, prices could reverse

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Insurance Giants See ‘Big Opportunity’ in Cryptocurrency Storage Coverage

Big insurance companies such as XL Group, AIG and Chubb are quietly offering cryptocurrency insurance as cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology continue to gain acceptance. While the insurance companies active in this sector are not doing a lot to publicize their activities, those interviewed said they can avoid liabilities. According to Bloomberg more than a dozen

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Cloud-Mining Service Hashflare Disables Bitcoin Mining Contracts, Shuts Down

Hashflare, one of the largest cloud-based mining service, abruptly shuts down Bitcoin mining contracts. In an official statement, Hashflare stated that they would disable their mining hardware and would effectively terminate all SHA-256 based mining contracts. The company said: “BTC mining continues being unprofitable, in light of which we would like to inform you that

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South Africa’s Secluded Whites-Only Orania Community is Testing a Digital Currency

Exclusively populated by Afrikaners, the town of Orania located in the remote parts of South Africa’s Northern Cape Province, has had its own currency known as the Ora since 2004. Pegged to the rand, the Orania Chamber of Commerce has been responsible for printing the community’s currency. Now the town of approximately 1,600 people is

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Lufthansa Announces Global Blockchain Challenge for the Aviation Industry

Lufthansa Innovation Hub (LIH) and the SAP.iO Berlin Foundry have teamed up to launch the first ever Aviation Blockchain Challenge worldwide. Announced in a blog recently, the challenge seeks to explore potential opportunities and drive adoption of Blockchain technology in the airline industry. The Challenge According to the reveal announcement, application of blockchain technology in finance currently

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