US:UPS Partnership Bringing Blockchain-powered E-commerce to B2B Merchants

American multinational package delivery and supply chain management giant United Parcel Service (UPS) is teaming up with e-commerce technology company Inxeption to create Inxeption Zippy, a blockchain-based e-commerce platform that helps B2B merchants set up, sell, and ship products...

US: Blockchain Integration with Biometrics Could Bolster Travel Security

In a recent summit, Sikina Hasham, the program manager at US Customs and Border Protection, said that blockchain technology can be used for biometric tracking. According to Skift, the recent JetBlue Technology Ventures Blockchain in Travel Summit in New York...

France: France Won’t Launch Cryptocurrency Anytime Soon: PwC Blockchain Exec

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France’s central bank won’t issue its own digital currency anytime soon because doing so would be a complex undertaking that could hurt the country’s flailing economy. That’s the assessment of Pauline Adam Kalfon, a blockchain and cryptocurrency partner at...

Global: Visa Is Avidly Fishing For A Crypto Blockchain Dev Hero

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Visa Inc. is seeking a full-time technical product manager in Palo Alto, California. In a job posting to SmartRecruiters, the global card giant said it is looking for someone who is “passionate about the intersection of payments and cryptocurrency,” and “deeply...

Global: Majority of Bitcoin Trading Is a Hoax, New Study Finds

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New research is casting even more doubt on the legitimacy of bitcoin trading. An analysis published by Bitwise this week shows that 95 percent of bitcoin spot trading is faked by unregulated exchanges. The survey, first reported by The Wall Street...

Global: Zeux App Enables Use of IOTA For Cryptocurrency Payments at Retail Stores

The crypto payments startup Zeux has recently affirmed that it would team up with IOTA (MIOTA) in order to list the token for crypto payments at retail stores. According to the reports, the service will be available with stores...

China: Huawei Launches Blockchain-Based Cloud Service, Huawei Cloud, At Its 2019 ‘Cloud Summit’ Event

Blockchain technology features a ledger that has found multiple use cases across several industries. However, Huawei wants to push the envelope a little further in how far this reach can go. According to reports from The Next Web, the company...

US: Facebook Stablecoin Wants to Replace US Dollar Not Bitcoin: Kik Founder

Facebook could be on the path to replace the US Dollar with its own crypto asset as a global currency, claims Ted Livingston. The founder and chief executive of the Kik messaging app projected the upcoming stablecoin project as a WeChat...

Australia: Real Estate Brand In Australia Prepares To Make The World’s First Bitcoin Auction

One of Australia’s oldest and most popular real estate companies is currently working so as to perform the first live Bitcoin auction. The firm is LJ Hooker, established in 1928, will be partnering with auctioneer James Pratt and the...

US: IBM Says Banks Consider Following JPMorgan Into Digital Currency

International Business Machines Corp., a provider of technology for creating digital currency, said at least two “major U.S. banks” are considering whether to follow JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s lead in issuing a coin. Jesse Lund, IBM’s vice president of...

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OKEx Is Fighting back Against Amber AI’s BCH Settlement Allegations

In their public response on Monday, OKEx outlined several issues with the Amber AI complaints, expressing that “These are completely false allegations and the defamatory statements have caused serious damages to OKEx’s reputation.” The cryptocurrency exchange laid out their arguments, focusing on 3 main points that present that not only did the cryptocurrency exchange act in the best interest of their customers, but that Amber AI has no right to a lawsuit in the first place. 1 – Amber AI is not a customer. According to OKEx, “We do not have an institutional client profile named Amber AI, while Amber AI claim themselves as a Hong Kong-based company. We do NOT serve any customer in Hong Kong, in respect of the local laws and regulations. The OKEx account that Amber AI claimed managing is an individual account, which is not a Hong Kong resident or entity on the report of the KYC information” 2...

Several Influential Cryptocurrency Media Outlets in China Have Been Blocked

Wechat, an important application in China is used daily to share news, information, chat and even make an order at a restaurant. Wechat communicates with the Chinese government in order to monitor the public’s opinions on the Wechat platform to comply with the local law. Media surrounding blockchain technology has increased with the price of Bitcoin in 2017. At the beginning of 2018, the media increase continued and new outlets started up in China. During March of this year, more than 10 new blockchain media outlets finished financing campaigns. However, this increase in media development has created some controversy. Many cryptocurrency investors criticized the increase as being a proxy and working with the dealer to “cut the leek”, a vivid way to describe the pump and dump by the dealers or the project launchers to make the profits. On August 21, 2018 Chinese Cryptocurrency Media including Jinses Finance, Deepchain Finance, Huobi information...

Chandler Guo, China’s Top Bitcoin Tycoon, Continues to Build The Crypto Empire in The United States

Chandler Guo, one of China’s top Bitcoin tycoons, shared with BlockPulse 360 his thoughts on the cryptocurrency industry in China. Chandler was one of China’s first Bitcoin miners and has become one of the country’s most well-known cryptocurrency ambassadors. His success has brought him overseas to the United States to continue building his crypto empire. BlockPulse 360: Did your move to the United States have anything to do with the fact that the US is more ICO and blockchain friendly than China? Chandler Guo: Obviously, I am a big fan of Bitcoin and ICO. Just like everybody else in the crypto community, I understand the potential of digital currency and the magnitude of what it means for the economy. Today, ICO has made many people very rich, but in the future, cryptocurrency is likely to become the only currency in circulation. However, most governments, even the American government, are not the biggest...

An Interview with Jihan Wu: BCH Split and STO

Jihan Wu, the Bitcoin mining titan and prominent supporter of BCH, recently gave an interview at a Q&A session for entrepreneurs at Peking University Guanghua school of Management . During the discussion, he shared his views on the controversial BCH split, current thoughts on STOs, Eco-friendly mining, and his opinions on the viability of coin-free blockchains. Regarding the split, Jihan shared his views on the importance of community and how his actions have been in support of free speech. “In this environment of free speech, I believe that division is inevitable. This is the nature of human contribution to the community, and it is easy to split because of some differences. The split itself will bring about the richness of the whole system.” He concluded that even though this split has created 2 new coins in the form of BCHABC and BCHSV, there is potential for further splits down the road Not a current...