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  • Dfinity Opens Platform to Outside Developers, Launches Decentralized TikTok Rival

    Dfinity Opens Platform to Outside Developers, Launches Decentralized TikTok Rival

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    Decentralized cloud computing startup Dfinity has announced its “Internet Computer” is now open to third-party developers. The firm said in a press release Tuesday it’s already operating on a “network of independent data centers” across the U.S. and Europe, enabling developers and businesses to build and launch their own apps and projects onto the platform. Projects already being built atop of Dfinity’s Internet Computer include a decentralized payment app as well as a platform for luxury…
  • Israeli Firm Develops Tech Allowing Crypto Users to Retrieve Funds Sent in Error

    Israeli Firm Develops Tech Allowing Crypto Users to Retrieve Funds Sent in Error

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    Blockchain startup Kirobo says its technology can prevent the loss of cryptocurrency caused by human error when sending what are normally irreversible transactions between wallets. The firm’s Retrievable Transfer feature works by building a new layer onto existing blockchain protocols. Users then have the ability to “cancel” a transaction sent to an incorrect cryptocurrency wallet address, the Israeli company said in a press release Tuesday. “Our aim is to make blockchain transactions as simple and as…
  • Augur’s Revamped Predictions Platform Launches Next Month With a New Token

    Augur’s Revamped Predictions Platform Launches Next Month With a New Token

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    Blockchain predictions platform Augur is launching a new version of its protocol next month, but users will have to migrate to a new token if they want to use it. The company announced Monday the “v2” rollout has been slated for release on July 28, and will represent an entirely new deployment of the Augur core protocol on the Ethereum network. Augur v1 will continue to exist in its current form independently on Ethereum, as it…
  • Elliptic Follows Chainalysis in Adding Zcash to Monitoring Platform

    Elliptic Follows Chainalysis in Adding Zcash to Monitoring Platform

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    Blockchain analysis company Elliptic has added two privacy coins to its monitoring platform. Announced Tuesday, the addition of zcash (ZEC) and horizen (ZEN) will provide exchanges and institutional investors insight into when a transaction trail ends so they can take additional due-diligence measures. Privacy is a core tenet of crypto, and firms looking to shine a light on shielded transactions must walk a fine line.   “We are helping regulated businesses look at transactions on the blockchain…
  • Coinbase Ventures Invests in $5M Token Sale for Ethereum Data Firm ‘The Graph’

    Coinbase Ventures Invests in $5M Token Sale for Ethereum Data Firm ‘The Graph’

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    Blockchain data startup The Graph has raised $5 million in a token sale with Framework Ventures, Coinbase Ventures, CoinDesk parent Digital Currency Group, Multicoin Capital, DTC Capital and others. The funding round follows a $2.5 million venture capital round early last year. The new token sale used the “simple agreement for future tokens” (SAFT) format for accredited investors.   The Graph CEO Yaniv Tal said “thousands” of developers already use the startup’s tools, including the teams behind…
  • US Soccer Players Can Be Collected, Traded in Tokenized Fantasy Game

    US Soccer Players Can Be Collected, Traded in Tokenized Fantasy Game

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    Major League Soccer (MLS) fans will now be able to collect and trade digital cards representing league players and use them to play fantasy soccer games run by the firm Sorare.  The MLS Players Association and OneTeam Partners, the athletes’ licensing rights firm, announced Tuesday they had signed a licensing agreement with the blockchain-enabled collectibles platform. The U.S. deal comes fresh on the heels of an auction for Italian soccer club Juventus that fetched 59 ether…
  • Swiss Equity Firm Makes First Crypto Investment With SPiCE VC Stake

    Swiss Equity Firm Makes First Crypto Investment With SPiCE VC Stake

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    Swiss private equity firm VIVA Investment Partners AG is leaning into crypto funding through a new stake in blockchain venture capital firm SPiCE VC.  Announced Tuesday, SPiCE said the Swiss firm acquired an equity position in SPiCE’s management company and its fund. The release also said one of the equity firm’s co-founders, Rene Eichenberger, would join the board of the venture capital company.  “Together with VIVA Investment Partners, SPiCE VC will further strengthen its leadership position…
  • Privacy Smart Contracts to Take Center Stage as TRON 4.0 Readies For Launch

    Privacy Smart Contracts to Take Center Stage as TRON 4.0 Readies For Launch

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    TRON CEO, Justin Sun took to Twitter to pitch the release of TRON 4.0, dubbed the era of the Great Voyage. It will take place at the Global Release Online Conference on July 7th, 2020. 5 days countdown of Great Voyage: #TRON 4.0 Global Release Online Conference on July, 7, 2020 13:00(UTC) Platforms:🟡DLive:https://t.co/Y1eqltI8f5🔵Periscope:https://t.co/Dc7BFx4O4C🔴YouTube:https://t.co/wmSNWffxMu (Justin Sun)https://t.co/B9npITjFyw(TRON Foundation)#TRONZ pic.twitter.com/KbVm0ZxveH — Justin Sun (@justinsuntron) July 2, 2020 Not so long ago, TRX was sitting pretty as a top 10…
  • Ethereum Lacking Momentum, But Here’s Why 100 SMA Could Spark Fresh Rally

    Ethereum Lacking Momentum, But Here’s Why 100 SMA Could Spark Fresh Rally

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    Ethereum is struggling to clear the $230 resistance level against the US Dollar. ETH price is showing positive signs and it seems like a close above the 100 SMA (H4) could trigger a fresh rally. ETH price is slowly moving higher towards the $230 resistance against the US Dollar. A close above the 100 simple moving average (4-hours) could spark a strong upward move. There was a break above an important bearish trend line with resistance…
  • Do or Die For Bitcoin Bulls: Here’s What Could Trigger A Sharp Decline

    Do or Die For Bitcoin Bulls: Here’s What Could Trigger A Sharp Decline

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    Bitcoin is still holding the $9,000 support zone against the US Dollar. BTC is now approaching a crucial juncture and it could either rally above $9,200 or start a sharp decline below $9,000. Bitcoin is trading below a couple of important hurdles near $9,200 and $9,220. The price seems to be forming a strong support base above the $9,000 support area. There is a significant bearish trend line forming with resistance near $9,140 on the 4-hours…