Bitmain raised $50 million in venture investment

Several companies, among which are called Sequoia and IDG venture capital, according to Bloomberg, reinvestiruet a leading Chinese manufacturer of mining equipment, Bitmain is at $50 million.

Funds will be used to manufacture chips for the field of artificial intelligence and the development of mining farms in the United States.

In addition, Sequoia and other companies, whose names were not disclosed, will actively consult with Bitmain management company.

Recall that before the end of this year Bitmain plans to submit the draft of a supercomputer Sophon, who will be able to train the neural network. In addition, the company owns the second largest mining pool Antpool. And recently she was introduced to the market a new batch of miners L3 AntMiner+ Antminer and D3.

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BloqLabs has developed a solution to automate the mining of cryptocurrencies

Startup BloqLabs introduced a software package Titan, which will allow to optimize the processes of mining, increasing the speed of hashing. The company announced in an official blog post.

According to the developers, for the effective use of mining equipment solutions include intelligent setup, and the automated selection of most profitable coins for mining.

It is noted that software may work with any number of machines.

«The decision of the Titan is implemented according to the principle of «plug and play». As soon as a device is physically configured and connected to the network, Titan takes care of the rest. It makes mining more simple, profitable and scalable,» — said the head of the project, Ryan Kondron.

The company invites for the free beta testing to all comers.

Recall that in late last year, GPU vendors AMD and Nvidia, as well as the developer of the chips TSMC announced low revenue in mining sector.


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Leading bitcoin exchange South Korea joined forces in the fight against money laundering

Four major cryptocurrency exchanges in South Korea — Bithumb, Coinone, Korbit and Upbit – have announced a joint initiative in which they will compete with potential money laundering and other fraudulent schemes. It is reported by CoinDesk.

Announced last week a partnership, in particular, involves the launch of a hotline through which users can report suspicious transactions, phishing scams, pyramid schemes and other illegal activities.

We will also create a joint database of suspicious addresses purses, which are expected to help identify and block fraudsters who use various exchanges to move large amounts.

As counting concluded a partnership exchange, the initiative will join other trading platform.

Earlier in January, the South Korean authorities summed up the results of the inspection, 21 cryptocurrency exchanges for compliance with safety requirements. According to her results, the endorsement of the regulators only got seven sites.


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The Central Bank of Azerbaijan has commented on the possibility of issuing their own cryptocurrency

The Central Bank of Azerbaijan (CBA) has no plans to release its own crypto currency because of the associated risks with this step. The journalists said the first Deputy CEO of CBA Alim Guliyev.

According to him, the regulator is very conservative refers to cryptocurrencies, considering that these financial instruments carry more risk. He noted that digital money are often used to launder illegal funds, they are not regulated and it is unclear who is the ultimate beneficiary.

Earlier this year, the head of the CBA Elman Rustamov called on the population to be careful in transactions with cryptocurrencies. As he pointed out, these investments are extremely risky.

Recently the possibility of issuing digital currency Central Bank (CBDC), including based on blockchain technology, is seen in a number of countries, including Uruguay, Norway, China, Thailand, Canada and Israel. On the eve of its consideration of the matter, the Central Bank has urged IMF chief Christine Lagarde (Christine Lagarde).

Earlier in the National Bank of Switzerland stated that the issue of CBDC carries risks for financial stability, expressed this opinion and the Central Bank of South Korea. Experts of Bank of international settlements came to the conclusion that the issue
CBDC may threaten the stability of the global financial system.

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In 2018 Israeli startups are attracted through ICO $600 million

According to the research company One Alpha, over three quarters of this year, Israeli startups are attracted to the funding of the initial proposals of the coins is more than $600 million.

One Alpha reviewed blockchain-Israeli project, since last year, to create a picture of the ecosystem of the industry. In the survey of the company was attended by 140 blockchain startups, which, combined with other forms of Finance received a $1.3 billion investment.

“More than 60% of companies and 88% of the funds raised linked to the ICO,” — said in the review.

The amount received by startups through the initial sale of their own tokens of funds exceeded the amount of angel and venture capital investment in them.

Over three quarters of 2018 Israeli startups managed to surpass the previous year’s figure for 2017 in the country through the ICO has received $586 million

“Israelis make up less than 0.1% of the world population, while 3-5% of the total fundraising ICO definitely demonstrate that Israel is one of the most important from the point of view of innovation in the blockchain”, — commented the results of the study, the General Director of One Alpha Yaniv Feldman (Yaniv Feldman).

Recall, according to the recently published map DLT-startups in the country, Israel was more than 200 projects, working in the industry blockchain technology. Since the beginning of the year their number increased three times.

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Waves to pay about $2 million video game

Platform Waves has announced the launch of a new project aimed at the development of video games based on technology of the distributed registry.

The Waves team determined the prize Fund of 1 million WAVES (about $1.920.000) in order to motivate developers to use as a basis for their games blockchain Waves. Be encouraged to be the authors of only those video games, that will be considered commercially promising.

For its part, the Waves are ready to provide an entire ecosystem for game development, including:

  • Software Development Kit (SDK) to simplify integration
  • The ability to create their own platform for trade and exchange in-game elements
  • Special extension to the browser and mobile wallet, which facilitates interaction with bloccano

Also in the new project developers wishing to embed the technology Waves in their games, will be offered detailed advice, as well as organized support, including assistance with technical integration and documentation that is necessary.

The Waves team is particularly interested in games that offer the user any licenzirovanie assets. According to the founder and head Waves Alexander Ivanov, blockchain, the company is ideally suited to the needs of the modern gaming industry:

«I believe that the developers with enthusiasm perceive the blockchain Waves and contribute to its wide dissemination. We will give them the opportunity to test the technology and are willing to reward the developers for creating projects in our ecosystem».

Waves are confident that the network speed up to 1000 transactions per second with confirmation in just a few seconds in combination with the minimal Commission payment, equal to half cents of the U.S. dollar, can make your current gaming initiative is the first viable project of this kind.

We will remind that in may of this year in the blockchain Waves have been extracted millionth unit. And in June, the project has updated the PoS algorithm and changed the mechanism of payment of a fee to miners.

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Asterisma – the world’s first blockchain augmented reality

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Asterisma — the world’s first blockchain-augmented reality, allowing to become the sole owner of the site heavenly GEO-space at any point of the globe and post in the private sky of the constellations and stars of the show, which will see the whole world.

Placed all the constellations you can see in the real world, being close to the places of their actual location, with the help of mobile applications Asterisma.

Each phase in the system is absolutely unique, 100% owned by the user and is a cumulative object values with their own set of characteristics. The plot is possible to sell, transfer, lease and improve the star coupons, getting a unique and rare characteristics:

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The unique design of the stars

Additional features rent

Depending on the characteristics, the value of individual parcels of heaven can reach values familiar to the modern world of property such as land and real estate.

In the system there are two types of objects, each of which is presented in the form of digital token within the network of blockchain Ethereum:

The plot of heaven GEO-space:the Standard token [ERC-721] — unique, non-fungible, collector’s token that has an individual set of characteristics and their values.

Star coupon:Standard token [ERC-20] — non-unique, interchangeable token, which is intended for the acquisition and improvement of tokens of the standard ERC-721.

The blockchain ensure maximum reliability and security of the heavenly stations, as well as the necessary level of privacy that allows you to dispose of them without any restriction and interference by third parties, and thanks to augmented reality technology, sites can be used for marketing and entertainment purposes.

Conclusion

The developed system is the first of its kind, continuously improved and supported by experienced professionals that shows great potential. The project is able to take a leading place in the industry and will provide a unique opportunity to use blockchain technology together with augmented reality.

Available total: 100,000 tokens (Limited edition)

To obtain tokens

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Third global forum of the Blockchain Life will be held in Singapore

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On April 23-24, more than 5,000 participants from over 70 countries will gather for the forum Blockchain Life 2019, to discuss the trends and determine the development of blockchain-industry in the near future.

Among the speakers:

  • Sergey Khitrov, founder Listing.Help Jets and Capital;
  • Sinisi van, head of the Litecoin Foundation.
  • Vit Jedlicka, the President of the Republic of Oberland;
  • Martin Kovandjiev, co-founder of fork the Bitcoin Gold;
  • Mykola Shkil, ICO-adviser;
  • Anatoly Kaplan, founder ForkLog and others.

In 2018 the Blockchain Life, held in St. Petersburg, has become the largest industry event in Europe and one of the most significant events in the world — the forum was attended by over 4,000 participants from 70 countries.

In 2019 Asian forum held in Singapore, on the site of Marina Bay Sands at 10 Bayfront Ave.

For readers ForkLog valid promo code “forklog” with a 10% discount on tickets.

To buy tickets and register on the official website of the event. At the moment tickets are available for a discount of 60%.

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Belarusbank will give customers the option of cryptotrading

The biggest Bank of Belarus Belarusbank plans to establish on its basis the exchange market for trading cryptocurrency. About this on air of local TV channel «Belarus 1» said the Chairman of the Board of JSC «ASB Belarusbank» V. Ananich.

«The possibility of organizing an exchange platform for trading cryptocurrencies is being reviewed by the management of the Bank», — he said.

In addition, by targeting the digitalization of their activities, Belarusbank plans to develop partnership with mobile operators. In particular, he plans to release a virtual card for safe online purchases.

«The Bank’s projects in the field of digital technology are virtually exclusive», — added Victor Ananich.

We will remind, earlier in January on the basis of the Belarusian high-tech Park launched crypto currency exchange Currency.com. The site sells licenzirovanie assets in commodities, stocks, indices, bound to the underlying market value of traditional financial assets — only about 150 tokens.


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The largest South Korean markets to fight fraud

Four major cryptocurrency exchanges in South Korea — Bithumb, Coinone, Korbit and Upbit – have announced a joint initiative in which they will compete with potential money laundering and other fraudulent schemes. It is reported by CoinDesk.

Announced last week a partnership, in particular, involves the launch of a hotline through which users can report suspicious transactions, phishing scams, pyramid schemes and other illegal activities.

We will also create a joint database of suspicious addresses purses, which are expected to help identify and block fraudsters who use various exchanges to move large amounts.

As counting concluded a partnership exchange, the initiative will join other trading platform.

Earlier in January, the South Korean authorities summed up the results of the inspection, 21 cryptocurrency exchanges for compliance with safety requirements. According to her results, the endorsement of the regulators only got seven sites.



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