Binance Launches Research Arm For “Institutional-Grade Research Reports”

Popular cryptocurrency exchange Binance announced today that it has launched a new division dedicated specifically to industry analysis. In a November 8, 2018, announcement, Binance described some of the responsibilities of this new division, which has been dubbed Binance Research. The research is “focused on the creation of institutional-grade research reports” and has “the aim of increasing transparency and improving the quality of information available within the crypto space.” To this end, Binance has paired the official public announcement of this new division with some of the research that it…

JRR Crypto Launches Token Design Competition

In a collaboration with LongHash and BTC Inc, JRR Crypto has launched an international token design competition. Beginning on October 26, 2018, JRR Crypto launched this design competition at a multiday festival in Berlin. According to the group, it’s designed to address one of the fundamental issues that the development of decentralized projects faces today. “JRR observed that most blockchain projects that design a pass-through mechanism are too focused on fundraising rather than actual economic model building and the landing of business models,” according to a translated description of the…

Trading Platform ‘eToro’ Launches New Cryptocurrency Wallet

The global social trading platform, eToro, recently launched its digital currency wallet which would initially support four virtual coins The New eToro Cryptocurrency Wallet According to Finextra, global social trading platform, eToro, launched its cryptocurrency wallet on Tuesday (Nov. 6th). The new wallet would currently support four virtual currencies, which include Bitcoin (BTC), and altcoins such as Ethereum (ETH), BitcoinCash (BCH), and Litecoin (LTC). The eToro wallet is a mobile app accessible on iOS and Google Play. One of its features includes multi-signature security that ensures the safety of users’…

BitMEX Launches New Fork Monitoring Website to Keep Track of Bitcoin Forks

BitMEX just launched a website to make it easier to keep tabs on hard and soft forks on the Bitcoin blockchain. According to a recent blog post, the research arm of BitMEX is sponsoring a new website, ForkMonitor.info, which is connected to 13 nodes of Bitcoin and its hard forks, most notably Bitcoin Cash. The website will monitor many different aspects of the networks and their associated blockchains, with the ultimate goal of keeping track of these variables during forks to be “potentially useful in helping to detect unintentional consensus…

ING Bank Launches Zero-Knowledge Tech for Blockchain Privacy

ING Bank is continuing further down the path of advanced blockchain privacy with the release of its Zero-Knowledge Set Membership (ZKSM) solution, announced this week at the Sibos banking conference.  The Netherlands-based lender had already received plaudits for adapting classical zero-knowledge proofs (a way of proving possession of a secret without revealing the secret itself) into a simpler form for use within the bank called zero-knowledge range proofs. Zero knowledge range proofs can prove a number is within a specific range. For example, a mortgage applicant could prove that their salary…

ING Bank Launches Zero-Knowledge Proof Tech for Blockchain Privacy

ING Bank is continuing further down the path of advanced blockchain privacy with the release of its Zero-Knowledge Set Membership (ZKSM) solution, announced this week at the Sibos banking conference.  The Netherlands-based lender had already received plaudits for adapting classical zero-knowledge proofs (a way of proving possession of a secret without revealing the secret itself) into a simpler form for use within the bank called zero-knowledge range proofs. Zero knowledge range proofs can prove a number is within a specific range. For example, a mortgage applicant could prove that their salary…

Multinational Security Firm Launches Cryptocurrency Custodial Solution

G4S, a multinational security company based in the UK has developed a “high-security” offline storage solution for cryptocurrency and other digital assets. Relying on its expertise in securing high-valued items and its risk consulting experience, G4S is delving into the crypto industry to offer secure, cold storage for virtual currencies. G4S’s Security Solution for Storing Cryptocurrencies Mainstream adoption of cryptocurrency has unwittingly drawn the attention of criminal elements. This year alone has seen the loss of nearly $1 billion worth of cryptocurrencies to security breaches. These thefts usually involve gaining…

Accenture Launches Commercial R3 Blockchain Solution in Thailand

Global consulting giant Accenture and Digital Ventures, a fintech subsidiary of Thai financial services conglomerate Slam Commercial Bank (SCB) have announced the launch of a jointly developed blockchain solution that makes commercial operations in Thailand more efficient by using R3‘s open-source Corda blockchain protocol to revamp the process of making and receiving payments and accessing finance. Operating Framework According to the announcement, the new platform is the world’s first fully integrated procure-to-pay solution, operating on R3’s Corda open-source platform. Accenture developed the platform in partnership with SCG using “design thinking,…

Circle Launches Collections | Three New Additions to the Investment App

Circle launches Collections, a new addition to Circle’s crypto investment app. Circle Launches Collections A few months ago, Circle debuted ‘Buy the Market.’ It was a way for its customers to buy the listed assets it had on its platform in just one tap. Circle’s feature was so successful that over 30 percent of the users were using it after its debut. This morning, the company is building upon its theme and has launched three additional collections: Platforms, Payments, and Privacy. Each of these new collections divides the crypto assets into…

Cardano Launches Rust Project to Entice Third-Party Developers

Cardano, the platform underpinning ADA, the ninth largest cryptocurrency by market cap, is opening its doors to third-party developers through a new client, written in systems programing language Rust. “As a project matures and grows, you need to satisfy the demands of different clients,” Charles Hoskinson, CEO at IOHK, the blockchain development company behind Cardano, told Bitcoin Magazine.   IOHK made the announcement on October 1, 2018, exactly one year after it launched Byron, the first version of Cardano’s settlement layer, which was built in the functional programming language Haskell.…