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 online. image via Shutterstock

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 3.5 billion daily searches. Google is currently working in order to display digital currencies in a more user-friendly way. If there is an individual searching for a specific coin, they will receive top stories about it, other suggested digital currencies and a more friendly interface. image via Shutterstock

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 City witnessed the tech industry opening up to the still nascent Blockchain technology. Speaking to David Post, the Managing Director of IBM Blockchain Ventures, who was the moderator for the evening, Hasham reportedly said that blockchain can be leveraged for biometric data, which can revolutionize the travel security sector. image via Shutterstock

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

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 PwC France. Kalfon admits there’s growing interest in bitcoin and blockchain in France. However, she warned against unchecked over-exuberance, saying the virtual currency economy needs to be battle-tested to ensure that investors are protected from scams, Forbes reported. image via Shutterstock

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

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 familiar with permissionless blockchain technology.” With the additional job requirement of “a close network of experts in the fast moving cryptocurrency and fintech ecosystem,” it looks like the ancient 20th Century fintech company is serious about poaching a top blockchain pro from the crypto industry. image via Shutterstock

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Blockchain Connect Conference

More Attention Should be Given to Blockchain Academics for the Uprising of Blockchain, Says Blockchain Connect Conference   Dec. 2nd, 2019, San Francisco - Blockchain Connect Conference, a futuristic blockchain-technology based conference, research destination, and collaborative event hosted by SV Insight, will officially take place on Jan 11, 2019, at Marriott Marquis in San Francisco, California. Emphasizing on academic in the blockchain space, this conference will gather the most authoritative blockchain professors around the world, the public chain projects with the most advanced technology, and technical experts, to discuss about the most cutting-edge blockchain academic research, problems, and solutions. By including keynote speeches and panels covering topics from research to application, the conference will explore the next big opportunity in the blockchain industry. The conference will be divided into two tracks: an academic track and a business track. The academic track will focus on academic discussions, mainly led by professors, scholars, and blockchain core developers, who will...

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...

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...

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...

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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...

New Voice

Introduction: Coconut is a universal payment platform that allows customers to use any cryptocurrency to purchase goods and services. Coconut team is composed by a group of students from Harvard University and MIT, which won the award for best new nascent blockchain project at the MIT Bitcoin Expo 2018. BlockPulse 360 has the chance to conduct an interview with this promising project and team at Harvard University.

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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...

Republic Is Creating An Equal Investment Opportunity for the Public

Republic is an investment crowdfunding platform that facilitates startup financing by main street investors including cryptocurrency investment. BlockPulse360 has the pleasure to sit down with its CEO Kendrick Nguyen at Harvard Business School to discuss the initiative of Republic in the crypto space. https://youtu.be/Qu24pzaqyO4

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Global: Bitcoin Plummets Below $6,000 to Lowest Level in Over a Year

Bitcoin tumbled below $6,000 for the first time since August and reached its lowest level in over a year, breaking the recent stretch of tranquility exhibited by the notoriously volatile digital alternative to cash. The world’s largest cryptocurrency tumbled as much as 15 percent, with most of the initial loss coming within a half hour window. It’s the biggest drop since February. Other digital coins slumped, with smaller rivals Ether, Litecoin and XRP dropping more than 17 percent. Bitcoin Cash tumbled as much as 21 percent as the Bitcoin offshoot faces its own split. image via Shutterstock

South Korea: Blockchain Association First Self-discipline Rules Review Results Released

July 12, the South Korean Blockchain Association published on the Bithumb, Gopax and other Bitcoin exchange security, such as the results of self-regulation review, 12 of all the examination objects were judged as qualified. Another 3 exchanges have refused to censor. "The Bithumb security system is pretty good, and hacking and censorship results are different," said a spokesman for the Bithumb, who recently suffered a hacking attack. The association said it would step up its future scrutiny by depriving its members of the exchange of substandard membership.(Korean) image via Shutterstock

Global: Tezos Surges 50% in a Week Ahead of Scheduled Mainnet Launch on Monday

Tezos, the eighth largest initial coin offering (ICO) in history, is launching its mainnet on Monday. Ahead of its mainnet launch, the price of XTZ, the native token of the Tezos network, surged by more than 50 percent. Since September 9, XTZ has increased by over 52 percent from $1.15 to $1.75, prior to its highly anticipated mainnet launch. image via Shutterstock

US: PwC Is Backing a USD Stablecoin Cryptocurrency in Challenge to Tether

PricewaterhouseCoopers, the top accounting firm better known as PwC, is backing a cryptocurrency—specifically, a so-called stablecoin backed by the U.S. dollar. The accounting firm is partnering with Cred, a decentralized lending startup that’s developing a new stablecoin pegged to the dollar, PwC announced Monday. PwC will offer its expertise to help Cred develop more rigorous “standards” for stablecoins—assets that “require a reserve ledger” that “can provide 100% transparency and value substantiation,” the firm said in a statement. image via wikipedia

South Korea:Gopax, The First Bitcoin Exchange to Obtain ISO/IEC 27001 Certification of The World

July 11, the Korean Bitcoin exchange--Gopax become the first obtained the International Information Security Management System Certification "ISO/27001" Review of the Bitcoin exchange of the world. This and Korea Security Agency (KISA) Information Security Management System (ISMS) certification, are considered as the authoritative international standard certification in the field of information protection. It is reported that one needed to pass a total of 114 assessment standards of 14 areas in order to obtain this certification. (Korean) image via Shutterstock

Global: Hacked Facebook Accounts Were Being Sold For Cryptocurrency via the Dark Web

Recently hacked Facebook accounts were reportedly being sold via the dark web for only around $3 to $12, according to The Independent. Users looking to purchase these compromised social media accounts were able to pay for them with cryptocurrency. This news has come shortly after a large-scale security breach (last month) during which the private information of about 50 million Facebook users was obtained. Hackers had reportedly been able to exploit a vulnerability that allowed them to gain access to and steal users’ “access tokens.” image via Shutterstock

US: Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales Weighs in on Blockchain Technology

Despite his speaking appearance at Berlin blockchain conferenceBlockShow , Jimmy Wales's presence was still a surprise. The Wikipedia founder has emerged as a prominent critic of blockchain technology, but still managed to score a speaking slot at the gung-ho conference. Does Wikipedia somehow hold cryptocurrency or ICO ambitions? image via Shutterstock

Global: Investigation Finds $88 Million In Laundered Money Using Cryptocurrency

recent investigation published by The Wall Street Journal on Friday reports finding close to $100 million in illicit funds being funneled through cryptocurrency via crypto exchanges. While the report details that at least 46 cryptocurrency exchanges were involved in the laundering of $88.6 million, the largest portion of stolen funds were reportedly sent via the multi-coin exchange Shapeshift. As a backdrop to the illegal movement of funds, the WSJ details the experience of a North Korean agent, a credit card thief and the benefactor of a widespread Ponzi scheme as relying upon Shapeshift for the laundering of funds. image via Shutterstock

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Switzerland: Blockchain Voting Platform Begins Trial

The town of Zug, situated at the heart of Switzerland’s self-styled Crypto Valley, has launched a trial blockchain voting system that could be rolled out to cover public votes in future years. image via Shutterstock

China: 360 Discovered Serious Loopholes in Blockchain with Full Control of Cryptocurrency Transactions

Recently, the 360 Vulcan team discovered a series of high-risk security vulnerabilities in blockchain platform EOS. It has been verified that some of these vulnerabilities can remotely execute arbitrary code on the EOS node. That is, remote attacks can directly control and take over all nodes running on EOS. On the early morning of the 29th, 360 first reported the vulnerability to EOS officials and helped them fix the security risks. Head of the EOS network stated that the EOS network will not be officially launched until these issues are fixed.(Chinese) image via eos.io

China: Huobi and JD Cloud Form Strategic Partnership

Two cutting-edge technologies that are currently hot in the Internet community - cloud computing and blockchain - are having the opportunity to come together. On June 28 local time, Jingdong Cloud signed a strategic cooperation agreement on blockchain technology with Huobi, a customer and a newly promoted strategic partner of Jingdong Cloud in the blockchain industry. Both parties will combine their respective advantages to develop applications with blockchain technology, such as financial services, Internet of Things, supply chains, etc. (Chinese) image via Shutterstock

US: 150-Year-Old MetLife Pilots Diabetes Insurance Payments on a Blockchain in Singapore

MetLife has started tests on an automated insurance solution that will see enrolled pregnant women in Singapore get an automatic payout in case they are diagnosed with gestational diabetes. Developed by LumenLab, the innovation center of MetLife Asia, the experimental product known as ‘Vitana’ will make it unnecessary for enrollees of the insurance cover to file a claim. image via Flickr