Overstock Will Open tZERO Security Token Market to Retail Traders Next Week

Overstock is opening up trading on its security token market, tZERO, to all comers. Retail investors will be able to trade on the platform starting Aug. 12, tZERO CEO Saum Noursalehi told CoinDesk. At that point, the one year lock-up period for tZERO’s 2018 security token offering (STO) will pass. While the platform went live in January, […]

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Blockchain Ticketing Platform From Top Russian Airline Took $1 Million in July

Russia’s second largest airline is touting the benefits of blockchain technology after a ticketing platform it developed raked in over $1 million in a month. According to an announcement from S7 Airlines on Wednesday, the positive figure for July is poof that blockchain tech can help boost businesses’ sales. “Thanks to this new technology, now it’s easier […]

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Crypto-Focused Finance App Aximetria Wins License From Swiss Regulator

Aximetria, a firm offering a personal finance app for both fiat and cryptocurrencies, has been awarded a license from the Swiss Financial Services Standards Association (VQF). The firm told CoinDesk exclusively on Monday that the license – which is recognized by Switzerland’s Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) – enables it to definitively state that its product […]

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PUBG Players Can Get Crypto Rewards for Winning Games This Summer

Crypto game marketing startup Refereum says it has secured a partnership with major Fortnite competitor, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG). The partnership will reward PUBG players with RFR tokens. The startup tells CoinDesk it is supplying the RFR tokens for the initial campaign. “PUBG has granted Refereum special access to the PUBG login system, and we’ve tightly […]

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Genesis’ Lending Surges Again in Q2 – and Not Just in Crypto

Genesis Global Trading’s crypto-related lending business remains on a growth tear – especially its loans of U.S. dollars and blockchain substitutes. According to statistics published by the over-the-counter trading firm Tuesday, Genesis’ “cash” lending doubled in the second quarter from the previous quarter to about $186 million. These loans, denominated in fiat or the dollar-pegged […]

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Someone Is Trying to Trademark ‘Samsung Coin.’ It’s Not Samsung

Someone in South Korea appears to be trying to take advantage of Samsung’s blockchain efforts by nabbing the “Samsung Coin” trademark. According to filings with the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), an application to register the trademark in both English and Korean was submitted on July 10 by an individual called Kim Nam-jin. The filing […]

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Singapore’s Stock Exchange Backs New Ethereum Security Token Platform

A new trading platform for security tokens has launched with backing from Singapore Exchange (SGX), the country’s public stock market, and technical support from ethereum startup ConsenSys. The 1X platform has gone live Wednesday with its first listing of an ethereum token, purchasable with Singapore dollars. The token represents about 7 percent of the shares of […]

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Facebook’s Libra Lacks Foundational Components for Crypto Key Security

Steven Sprague is one of the principal industry evangelists for the application of trusted computing technology. Steven served as president and CEO of Wave Systems Corp. for 14 years before transitioning to the board of directors. Recently, Facebook launched Libra with the stated goal of “transforming the global economy.” It’s a lofty aim. However, after […]

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eToro Is Adding the First ERC-20 Crypto Tokens to Its Wallet – 120 of Them

The eToro cryptocurrency wallet is adding support for 120 ERC-20 standard tokens. First to be included in the wallet from Tuesday are Maker (MKR), Basic Attention Token (BAT), OmiseGO (OMG), with the others to follow in the “near future,” according to a press release emailed to CoinDesk. ERC-20 is a technical standard that sets rules for tokens […]

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