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Blockchain Daily News

by Florin Oprea

Edition 8, 13.07.2017

Deals, Investments & M&As

JPMorgan Denies Involvement With Blockchain Startup DIT Financial

Wolfie Zhao – CoinDesk

JPMorgan Chase has shot down claims of its involvement in a blockchain project publicized last week.

FAO: Involvement or not we ended up in reading more about DIT Financial anyway…

Exchanges & Trading Venues

Mothership Launches Blockchain Exchange For Estonia’s e-Residency

Antony Peyton – Banking Technology

Mothership, a digital asset exchange, has launched offering a cloud hosting platform and wallet for blockchain financial services around the Estonian e-residency programme.

FAO: E-Residency offers the possibility to start and run a global business in a trusted EU environment.

BitPeople

Via Finance Magnates – Cryptocurrency veteran Mihai Alisie joins the advisory board of the Spanish blockchain startup Aragon.

Latest Developments & Agreements

R3 Brings The Intel To Corda DLT platform

Antony Peyton – Banking Technology

R3, which used to call itself a blockchain consortium, says Corda only sends data to those who have a “need to know”.

Blockchain Frameworks Move Forward with Partnerships and Production Releases

Emilia David – Waters Technology

FAO: Two articles providing insight into Intel’s involvement in R3’s Corda (first story of this section) and into yesterday’s lead story in BDN about Hyperledger releasing its first production ready Blockchain.

Regulation

Bitcoin Just Got A Vote Of Confidence From Switzerland’s Legendary Banking System

Evelyn Cheng – CNBC.com

Switzerland’s financial markets regulator has approved the first Swiss private bank for bitcoin asset management, potentially paving the way for other global banks to offer digital currency products.

FAO: First time when Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) gives approval on managing assets based on the blockchain.

DNT:..and this is a big WIN for this assets to advance in a kind of traditional banking system like the one in Switzerland.

Events

The Blockchain Academy Munich, a 2-Day Event on Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology

CoinDesk

On October 9-10, The Blockchain Academy will take place in Munich.

FAO: A week after Munich’s Oktoberfest.

DNT: A great opportunity for some infotainment. So, start packing!  

Analysis

Ethereum Has Found Its Price Floor

Oscar Williams-Grut – Business Insider

The price of cryptocurrency Ethereum has stabilised on Wednesday, following two days of steep falls.

FAO: Prices are flat at time of writing.

The Case For Investors Sticking Out The Volatility In Bitcoin And Ethereum

Saheli Roy Choudhury – CNBC.com

Investors should not be put off by the price volatility for cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and ethereum because these digital assets are still very new and offer nearly unparalleled returns, experts told CNBC.

FAO: Discussing latest price swings in the world of cryptocurrency trading and quotes BTCC’s CEO, Bobby Lee, again (yesterday CNBC talked to Bobby Lee about the need of regulation in the cryptocurrency investment world).

Opinion

Banks Need ‘Hybrid Approach to Blockchain Technology’: Ripple’s Marcus Treacher

Shivdeep Dhaliwal – The Cointelegraph

Ripple, which touts itself as the “Global Settlement Network” and has been involved with various banks to move money around the world, has its own ideas about how Blockchain can and can’t help the banking sector.

Op Ed: Why SegWit2x Makes No Sense

Kyle Torpey – Bitcoin Magazine

A number of Bitcoin companies and miners have agreed to run code that will implement a hard-forking increase to the non-witness data in blocks roughly three months after the activation of Segregated Witness (SegWit)

FAO: No day without Segwit2x. Want more previous coverage? Try our Archive!

 

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

DNT: Decebal Nicolaie Todarita, Editor Blockchain Daily News