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...

Global: Google’s Crypto-Related Search Tools on the Rise with New Conversion and Blockchain Elements

Google, one of the largest internet companies around the world and part of the FAANG firms has decided to integrate crypto-related tools to its ecosystem. Google powers one of the most widely used search engines around the world with more than...

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...

US: Square Hiring Engineers to Work for Everyone, Not for Square

Jack Dorsey, CEO of Square Inc., has announced plans to hire several cryptocurrency engineers and a designer to work on Square’s new project aimed at developing an open source financial system that would benefit the entire cryptospace, reports Fortune.  In a bid...

Japan: Introducing The New “Kamikaze” 7nm Bitcoin Mining ASIC Chip From Fujitsu And Triple-1

Ever since the end of the Second World War, Japan has been a hub of technological progress. In fact much before the other Asian nations thought of modernizing, the land of the rising sun was on its way to implementing “westernization”....

India: The Largest Software Company, Tata (TCS), Works on New Blockchain Development Platforms

The largest Indian IT company, Tata Consultancy Services Limited (TCS), is currently working on a wide range of blockchain projects. In order to do so, the company is leveraging the services provided by R3’s blockchain platform. They are also working...

Global: No, Artificial Intelligence And ‘The Blockchain’ Don’t Go Toghter

As noted by Kailash Nadh at LiveMint, these two technological advancements aren’t related — and shouldn’t be shoehorned together. Examine almost any whitepaper for an initial coin offering (ICO) from 2017 or 2018 and there’s a good chance you will find...

Global: Google Removes Fake Malware Blocker Targeting Blockchain.com, MyEtherWallet Crypto Users

Besides the many scams and hacks that crypto users have learned to be cautious of, there is also the problem of malware and cryptojacking, in which a user’s computer system is invaded by malicious software which uses it to mine cryptocurrency without...

US: New IBM Patent Will Allow for Greater Replay Attack Security on Permissioned Blockchains

IBM is known for their major strides in the tech industry and have been particularly focused on developments in blockchain technology as well. In a publication from the US Patent and Trademark Office on March 12th, a patent filed in 2016...

China: China Has the Most Blockchain Patents, Despite Banning Cryptocurrency

Patents have always been controversial in the cryptocurrency and blockchain space because most projects are established on the premise of decentralization and open source code. It’s for this very reason that the notion of intellectual property (IP) is incredibly contentious....

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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...

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...

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...