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Blockchain Daily News

by Florin Oprea

Edition 32, 16.08.2017

Cryptocurrencies

Ethereum Breaks Blockchain Transaction Record, Price Steady

William Suberg – The Cointelegraph

The Ethereum network has recorded 410,000 transactions in the last 24 hours – more than any Blockchain ever.

PHILIPP SANDNER, Frankfurt School Blockchain Center: While this is fascinating it is still not much given the market cap of 27 bn. USD.

FAO: Ethereum is steadily growing.

Ripple Confirms China Expansion Plans, Shoots Down Alibaba Rumor

Michael del Castillo – CoinDesk

Ripple is planning to set up operations in China, but no, it’s not doing so with the help of one of the region’s e-commerce giants.

FAO: Great to finally pick up some fresh news about Ripple’s development plans.

Apple Approves Toast Wallet Supporting Ripple’s XRP Currency

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Toast Wallet is now an official iOS app. This makes it easier for iPhone and iPad users to access and store their XRP holdings.

FAO: Oh and we have two stories in a row…

David Sacks: Cryptocurrency Fulfills The ‘Original Vision’ We Tried To Build At PayPal

Eric Jackson – CNBC

FAO: CNBC interviewed David Sacks, a charter member of the so-called PayPal Mafia. Today’s must-read.

BitPeople

Via PRNewswire – Axoni announced the appointment of Joseph Ratterman as an independent member of the company’s board of directors.

In Conversation With Sophie Gilder, Head of Blockchain at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Priyankar Bhunia – Open Gov Asia

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia has been involved in several pioneering Blockchain initiatives since last year.

FAO: If you’re a reader of FinTech Daily News I am sure you are already used to a lot of fintech action from Australia lately.

Latest Developments & Agreements

‘Golden Blockchain’: Goldmint Project Is to Provide Cryptoassets 100% Backed with Gold

Maria Konash – Coinspeaker

GoldMint launches the new token which takes all of the security advantages of its yellow metal counterpart, and is stable, transparent and non-volatile.

PHILIPP SANDNER, Frankfurt School Blockchain Center: Interesting to see such asset backed tokens emerging.

Analysis

Litecoin: Consider A Slice To Diversify Digital Currencies

Geoffrey Caveney – Seeking Alpha

Litecoin was an early adopter of the SegWit and Lightning Network technologies that bitcoin is now adopting with the popular soft fork on August 1st.

FAO: See here what Charlie Lee said about Litecoin…

Other news

Blockchain Is Now Aiming to Disrupt Social Networks in a Major Way

Inc.com

Indorse, a new platform based on Ethereum, is creating a truly decentralized professional social network. On this platform, you own all your data and get paid directly for contributions.

FAO: An alternative to the current model of social networks.

Opinion

Blockchain Technology May Give Russia Its Next Sputnik Moment

Yaya J. Fanusie & Boris Zilberman – The Hill

A few months ago, Russia created what could turn out to be its second “Sputnik,” although most of the world took little notice.

A Russian scientific institution successfully tested a blockchain technology platform that can theoretically withstand a hack from a quantum computer.

FAO: Yip, we reported it here.

 

FAO: Florin Adrian Oprea, Editor-in-chief Blockchain Daily News

DNT: Decebal Nicolaie Todarita, Editor Blockchain Daily News