Distributed Digest: Thursday, January 17, 2019

Distributed Digest: Thursday, January 17, 2019

BoxSwap joins 0x’s Ecosystem Acceleration Program, OpenRelay releases Pools, and Blockchain Cuties has an unofficial Fight Club. BoxSwap joins 0x’s Ecosystem Acceleration Program, OpenRelay releases Pools, and Blockchain Cuties has an unofficial Fight Club.
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Goldman Sachs-Backed Startup Unveils Cold Storage Cryptocurrency Trading

Goldman Sachs-Backed Startup Unveils Cold Storage Cryptocurrency Trading

This article was originally posted on Bitcoinist – one of the leading sources for information about Bitcoin, digital currency and blockchain technology. With one of […] This article was originally posted on Bitcoinist – one of the leading sou...
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South African Gov’t Reveals It Has No Plans to Ban Crypto in Recent Consultation Paper

South African Gov’t Reveals It Has No Plans to Ban Crypto in Recent Consultation Paper

South African central bank has issued a jointly developed consultation paper, revealing that it does not intend to ban crypto. The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) has issued a consultation paper assessing the benefits and risks of cryptocurrencies. The paper...
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Winklevoss Capital: Investors Are ‘Thoughtfully Dipping their Toes into Crypto,’ Not Taking the Plunge

Winklevoss Capital: Investors Are ‘Thoughtfully Dipping their Toes into Crypto,’ Not Taking the Plunge

Sterling Witzke, partner at Winklevoss Capital, says she doesn’t think 2019 will be the watershed year for institutional investors to get into crypto. Sterling Witzke, partner at the Winklevoss twins’ family office Winklevoss Capital, says she doesn’t th...
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Fossil Shares See New Life after Firm Sells Smartwatch Tech to Google

Fossil Shares See New Life after Firm Sells Smartwatch Tech to Google

Watchmaker Fossil Group’s shares spiked today on news it had sold some of its smartwatch technology to Google in a deal worth $40 million. Announced today and expected to close in January, the deal launched Fossil’s share price as high...
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Crypto News: UPS Invests in Blockchain and Circle Stablecoin Fully Backed

Crypto News: UPS Invests in Blockchain and Circle Stablecoin Fully Backed

All major cryptocurrencies are seeing red again today. This week has brought higher-than-normal volatility for most of the top digital currencies on the market, making investors scratch their heads. Today, we’ll take a look at the latest trending crypto news...
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Cryptopia Alleged Hack: Police Are on the Case While Community Tracks Down Stolen Funds

Cryptopia Alleged Hack: Police Are on the Case While Community Tracks Down Stolen Funds

New Zealand-based digital assets exchange Cryptopia was allegedly hacked on Jan. 15. In what seems to be one of the first major security breaches of 2019, New Zealand-based digital assets exchange Cryptopia was allegedly hacked this week. The platform reported...
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Bitcoin Giant Grayscale Bolster Institutional Offerings, Launches Stellar Lumens Trust

Bitcoin Giant Grayscale Bolster Institutional Offerings, Launches Stellar Lumens Trust

While Bitcoin (BTC) and a majority of cryptocurrencies, save for Augur’s REP, have remained in a mundane price lull to start 2019, this industry’s upstarts have forged ahead. Grayscale Investments, a self-proclaimed “global leader in digital asset manage...
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Logistics Giant UPS Reveals Equity Investment in Blockchain e-Commerce Platform

Logistics Giant UPS Reveals Equity Investment in Blockchain e-Commerce Platform

Blockchain-based e-Commerce platform for B2B has revealed a partnership, as well as an equity investment by logistics giant UPS’ Strategic Enterprise Fund.  Blockchain-Based E-Commerce Platform According to an official press release, logistics giant UPS, th...
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MIT, Stanford Researchers to Fund New ‘Globally Scalable’ Cryptocurrency, ‘Unit-e’

MIT, Stanford Researchers to Fund New ‘Globally Scalable’ Cryptocurrency, ‘Unit-e’

Major U.S. universities including MIT, Stanford and UC Berkeley have teamed up to fund a new digital currency. A group of researchers from top United States universities have announced the launch of a “globally scalable decentralized payments network,” acc...
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