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London Stock Exchange’s Trading Tech to Power New Crypto Exchange

London Stock Exchange’s Trading Tech to Power New Crypto Exchange

The London Stock Exchange (LSE) is providing the trade-matching technology for an upcoming cryptocurrency exchange in Hong Kong. The LSE Group announced Tuesday that its Millennium Exchange matching engine has been chosen to power AAX, a new exchange platform being launched by Hong Kong-based fintech firm ATOM Group. AAX is scheduled to be launched in the first […]

Former French Central Bank Chief Joins Blockchain Startup Board

Former French Central Bank Chief Joins Blockchain Startup Board

Christian Noyer, former governor of the Banque De France and a prominent French economist, is now a member of the board of directors of blockchain startup SETL, the company announced Thursday. The startup, founded in 2015, offers payment and settlement services built on top of a blockchain network. It aims to help market participants directly transfer […]

Ethereum Devs Propose Activating Constantinople Hard Fork in Late February

Ethereum Devs Propose Activating Constantinople Hard Fork in Late February

Ethereum core developers have proposed activating Constantinople – a planned system-wide upgrade that was called off earlier this week – in late February. Also called a hard fork, Constantinople is now estimated by developers to go live some time between Feb. 26 and Feb. 28, with a block number to be determined at a future […]

Crypto Hedge Fund Manager Disputes Augur Metrics of $2 Mln, Claims Only $100,000 at Stake

Crypto Hedge Fund Manager Disputes Augur Metrics of $2 Mln, Claims Only $100,000 at Stake

Blockchain-based prediction market Augur is reportedly significantly overestimating its usage, a founding partner of cryptocurrency hedge fund Tetras Capital claimed on social media on Jan. 10. The latest criticism of the project, Alex Sunnarborg took Augur to task following publication of its most recent weekly report showing the amount of money circulating within its markets. Specifically, the report claims around $2 million is […]

US Department of Energy to Fund Blockchain Research Projects

US Department of Energy to Fund Blockchain Research Projects

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced federal funding of up to $4.8 million for universities working on R&D projects, including those related to blockchain. Announced Monday, the funding is being made available through the department’s Office of Fossil Energy as a part of the “University Training and Research” initiative aimed to develop fossil energy applications. […]

Bitcoin Is Trading at Strong Correlation With Gold, WSJ Claims

Bitcoin Is Trading at Strong Correlation With Gold, WSJ Claims

There’s now a strong correlation between traditional asset markets and bitcoin (BTC), the flagship cryptocurrency, according to an article recently published on the Wall Street Journal (WSJ). Referencing data from research and analytics firm Excalibur Pro Inc., the WSJ noted that over the past five days, bitcoin has been trading at a 0.84 correlation to the gold bullion. […]

SONY TO LAUNCH HARDWARE WALLET

SONY TO LAUNCH HARDWARE WALLET

The research arm of Japanese technology giant Sony, recently announced the creation of a new cryptocurrencyhardware wallet to compete with the likes of Trezor and Ledger Nano S — currently on the market. According to the company, the cryptocurrency wallet will use a contactless technology (instead of the usual USB connection seen in pre-existing hardware wallets), to […]