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Blockchain ETF Provider Planning to Launch a Crypto Hedge Fund

Reality Shares, an asset management firm based in California, will be launching a $100 million multi-strategy crypto hedge fund, a source told Business Insider. According to the company insider, the crypto fund will be “a mix of arbitrage, venture, and directional strategies.” Reality Shares has already obtained $25 million for the fund, the source said. The company also launched the first ...

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Satellite Service DISH Adds BCH Payment Option, Moves to BitPay Payments Provider

U.S. satellite service provider DISH has announced it has added Bitcoin Cash (BCH) as a payment option and migrated to the BitPay payments provider, according to an official press release August 9. The DISH Network Corporation was among among the first satellite service providers in the world to accept Bitcoin (BTC) payments back in 2014. John Swieringa, the executive vice ...

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Starbucks, Microsoft, and ICE to Launch Bitcoin Payments Provider

Big corporate names, including Starbucks, Microsoft, and Intercontinental Exchange, are partnering up to launch an integrated platform that enables consumers and institutions to buy, sell, store, and spend digital assets on a seamless global network. Leveraging Microsoft’s cloud solution, the open and regulated global ecosystem for digital assets may be the tool Starbucks was looking for to accept payments in cryptocurrency. ...

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MyWish Seeks to Become First Provider of EOS Smart Contracts

With a market cap of just under US$7 billion, EOS is the fifth-largest cryptocurrency by valuation. Despite its massive valuation, its recent mainnet launch has been riddled with failures and shortcomings. However, it may soon see a boost in legitimacy thanks to the capabilities set to be provided through the MyWish Smart Contract platform. In their July 24 weekly development report, the ...

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Binance Acquires Cryptocurrency Wallet Provider, Vows to Make More Deals

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are a common theme within the capital markets industry and as the cryptocurrency ecosystem matures, M&A announcements are expected to follow the same trend. The news today is that Binance, one of the world’s largest virtual currency operators, has acquired cryptocurrency wallet provider Trust Wallet in an effort to give control back to its customers. Binance ...

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Encrypted Email Provider ProtonMail Could be Planning an ICO

Cryptocurrency-friendly encrypted email provider ProtonMail appears to be planning an initial coin offering (ICO), a job posting has revealed. The Swiss firm, founded in 2014 by CERN researchers, has long supported cryptocurrency payments for its premium email and VPN services. Now, the company is hiring a blockchain developer for a project that may see the firm launch its own cryptocurrency. ...

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World’s Number Four Telecoms Provider Files Blockchain Contract Storage Paten

The world’s fourth-largest telecoms provider, Japan’s Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT), has filed a patent for using blockchain tech for contract agreement, according to a U.S. Trademark and Patent Office (USPTO) release on July 19. NTT’s patent application writes that a problem with contracts on blockchain is that each transactions “contains only the electronic signature of the sender” as the ...

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Leading Payments Solution Provider UTRUST Announces Implementation with Global Blockchain DigiByte

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Payments Provider Qiwi Launches Russia’s ‘First’ Crypto Investment Bank

Qiwi Blockchain Teсhnologies (QBT) has launched a crypto investment dubbed “HASH,” local news outlet Kommersant reports June 29. QBT is a subsidiary of Russia’s leading payment service provider Qiwi. HASH, built on a “classic investment banking model” according to Kommersant, will provide a platform for initial coins offerings (ICO). Yakov Barinsky, QBT’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO), explained that HASH would ...

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