$11 Million: Identitii Launches Australia’s Second ASX Blockchain IPO

Identitii Limited, a blockchain-based digital identity management innovator, has launched an $11 million IPO on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). The Australian company aims to sell 14.6 million shares at the rate of 75 cents per unit. The proceeds will be used for the additional development and marketing of Identitii’s anti-money laundering solution, Serra. The

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Opinion: Science’s Acute Replicability Issue and the Crypto Antidote

It may come as a shock to some, but scientific pronouncements aren’t nearly as trustworthy as they seem. Consider the tale of saturated fat. Until about the middle of the 20th century, the Western world was largely unconcerned about the effects of saturated fat on health. Fatty fish, butter, and eggs were seen as components

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Crypto Firm Blockchain has a New Product for Institutional Investors

In light of the growing interest of endowments, pension, hedge and mutual funds in cryptocurrencies this year, cryptocurrency wallet firm Blockchain has announced a new service which targets institutional investors. The institutional platform called Blockchain Principal Strategies will offer institutions and family offices customized access to markets as well as research. An over-the-counter trading desk will be

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Months After Raising a $100 Million ICO Kik Founder Calls Blockchain”Unconvincing”

At the True North tech conference earlier this week, Kik CEO Ted Livingston expressed his surprising opinion about blockchain: “Almost nobody should be looking at it.” Kin Founder Belittles the Blockchain What made the statement highly pessimistic is the fact that Livingston raised over $100 million via an Initial Coin Offering for his company in

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Crypto Startup Blockchain Hits 25 Million Wallets

Blockchain, the UK based provider of cryptocurrency wallets and services, has reported reaching a milestone of 25 million wallets this week, according to Yahoo Finance. Much of the growth has been in the US, where the company has rolled out bitcoin sales in recent months. Blockchain Registers 25 Millionth Crypto Wallet The significance of the

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World’s Largest Diamond Retailer Joins De Beers Blockchain Project

Signet Jewelers, the world’s largest retailer of diamond jewelry, has joined Tracr, the diamond blockchain program being developed by South African gem juggernaut De Beers Group. Signet is part of a growing chorus of industry giants that are part of the Tracr pilot program, which will track each diamond that gets mined on a shared

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Chinese Government Orders Faster Blockchain Development, Urgently Seeking Results

The State Council of China ordered local financial authorities and government-funded research centers to focus on the development of blockchain technology and accelerate the commercialization of the blockchain. The official statement of the State Council of China released on May 24 read: “To build a regional equity market in Guangdong, according to the opening up

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Op-ed | GDPR and Blockchain: How the US’ Lack of Preparation Could Swing the Balance of Power to Europe

This op-ed on GDPR and blockchain was written by Robert Chu — CEO of Embleema, the patient-driven healthcare blockchain, and Former SVP at IMS Health (Now IQVIA) — and Alexis Normand, former Head of B2B of Nokia Digital Health Internet privacy advocates are surely disappointed by Mark Zuckerberg’s mid-April performance in front of the US

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No Blockchain Network is Remotely Close to Ethereum, Says Golem CEO

Zulian Zawistowski, the CEO of Golem, a smart contracts-based decentralized supercomputer, stated that Ethereum is the most promising blockchain platform in the global cryptocurrency sector and no other blockchain protocol comes remotely close to Ethereum’s potential and applicability. Ethereum’s Advanced and Sophisticated Platform Golem, the 47th largest cryptocurrency with a $387 million market valuation, which

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Op-ed: China Ranked [51% Attack] Verge and Bitcoin at #13 in Blockchain List

On May 22, CCN reported that Verge (XVG), a privacy-focused cryptocurrency, fell victim to yet another 51 percent attack. Altcoin mining pool operator Suprnova revealed that an individual or an organization has invalidated legitimate blocks. Verge Attack “Verge is once again under attack, someone is 51%’ing the chain and invalidating all legit blocks. All pools

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