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  • Democratizing the Platform Economy: The Quiet Revolution Through Blockchain
    by Oliver Gassmann, Kilian Schmück and Nicolas Gilgen on August 5, 2019 at 15:32

    Blockchain – a bursting bubble or disruptive transformation? The Internet has created digital marketplaces that efficiently bring supply and demand together. The success of tech giants such as Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon, but also Tencent and Alibaba, can be largely explained by their two-sided digital marketplaces and the resulting platform economy. The platform companies […] The post Democratizing the Platform Economy: The Quiet Revolution Through Blockchain appeared first on Coinjournal. […]

  • Dapper Labs Announces Cheeze Wizards Hackathon in Lead up to The First Official Tournament
    by Oliver Carding on July 24, 2019 at 19:40

    Dapper Labs, creators of the massively popular Ethereum game, Cryptokitties have announced a hackathon for their latest creation, inviting developers to build on top of the game for the chance to win cash prizes, limited edition crypto-collectibles and the chance to have their projects reviewed by the Dapper Labs team and their investors including Union […] The post Dapper Labs Announces Cheeze Wizards Hackathon in Lead up to The First Official Tournament appeared first on Coinjournal. […]

  • Bull Bitcoin CEO Pouliot: SegWit Activation Process Showed Value of Running a Node
    by Kyle Torpey on June 28, 2019 at 13:25

    During the opening panel of this year’s Understanding Bitcoin conference in Malta, some prominent members of the Bitcoin community reflected on the block size limit controversy and the eventual activation of Segregated Witness (SegWit). One of the individuals involved in the conversation was Bull Bitcoin CEO Francis Pouliot, who was working at The Bitcoin Embassy […] The post Bull Bitcoin CEO Pouliot: SegWit Activation Process Showed Value of Running a Node appeared first on Coinjournal. […]

  • Crypto Lending and Borrowing Platform Celsius Network Acquires BSave
    by Diana Ngo on June 24, 2019 at 00:49

    Celsius Network, a cryptocurrency lending and borrowing platform, has acquired BSave for an undisclosed amount, the company said earlier this week. BSave is a platform that provides earning interest income on cryptocurrency. With the acquisition, Celsius Network gains access to its yield generating algorithms originally developed by the company. Celsius Network said it will retain […] The post Crypto Lending and Borrowing Platform Celsius Network Acquires BSave appeared first on Coinjournal. […]

  • Paxful, The White Company Partnership Enables Users To Convert Bitcoins Into Prepaid Debit Cards
    by Diana Ngo on June 20, 2019 at 20:41

    Peer-to-peer (P2P) bitcoin marketplace Paxful has partnered with crypto services provider The White Company to give Paxful customers the ability to cash out bitcoins into prepaid cards in multiple currencies, the companies said on Thursday. The new partnership allows Paxful users to exchange their bitcoins into Visa or MasterCard digital prepaid cards in 10 fiat […] The post Paxful, The White Company Partnership Enables Users To Convert Bitcoins Into Prepaid Debit Cards appeared first on Coinjournal. […]

  • Blockchain-Powered Professional Network Indorse Gets Backing From India’s Top Media Group
    by Diana Ngo on June 20, 2019 at 20:40

    Brand Capital, the strategic investment arm of The Times Group, India’s largest media group, will invest up to US$6.5 million in Indorse, a blockchain-powered professional network. The company will make an initial investment of US$2 million as a convertible note at a valuation of US$15 million with the option of a further tranche of US$4.5 […] The post Blockchain-Powered Professional Network Indorse Gets Backing From India’s Top Media Group appeared first on Coinjournal. […]

  • Payment Startup Xfers Teams Up With Zilliqa To Integrate Blockchain, Smart Contracts
    by Diana Ngo on June 18, 2019 at 19:44

    Payment company Xfers has partnered with blockchain startup Zilliqa to explore the use of blockchain and smart contracts to bring greater speed, efficiency and transparency to payment solutions for enterprises, the company said on Tuesday. Xfers, a Singapore-based payment processing gateway offering credit card processing and Internet banking transfers, will leverage Zilliqa’s smart contract functionalities […] The post Payment Startup Xfers Teams Up With Zilliqa To Integrate Blockchain, Smart Contracts appeared first on Coinjournal. […]

  • Singapore: New Pilot Project Uses Blockchain for Life Insurance Claims
    by Diana Ngo on June 18, 2019 at 10:36

    Media company Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), insurance firm NTUC Income (Income), and LumenLab, MetLife’s Asia innovation center, have teamed up to pilot a blockchain platform aimed at automating the life insurance claim process, the companies said on Monday. Using LifeChain, a technology developed by LumenLab, SPH will encrypt and share verification data used for obituary […] The post Singapore: New Pilot Project Uses Blockchain for Life Insurance Claims appeared first on Coinjournal. […]

  • Augmented Reality App Aircoins Now Lets You Hunt And Collect Dash Cryptocurrency A La Pokemon Go
    by Diana Ngo on June 16, 2019 at 21:36

    Dash Core Group, the US-incorporated company leading the development of the peer-to-peer (P2P) payment platform and cryptocurrency Dash, has partnered with virtual reality (VR) app Aircoins to allow users to hunt, collect and send Dash cryptocurrency in an augmented reality (AR) environment, similarly to the Pokemon Go mobile game, the organization said on Thursday. Commenting […] The post Augmented Reality App Aircoins Now Lets You Hunt And Collect Dash Cryptocurrency A La Pokemon Go appeared first on Coinjournal. […]

  • Japan’s First Blockchain Game Crypt-Oink Expands To English-Speaking Markets; Partners With CryptoKitties
    by Diana Ngo on June 16, 2019 at 21:35

    Crypt-Oink, Japan’s first blockchain game, is expanding its breedable, collectible and tradable racing pigs to English-language markets with an exclusive collaboration with CryptoKitties, the company said on Thursday. Created by Japan-based developer Good Luck 3, Crypt-Oink is a decentralized application (DApp) running on the Ethereum network. The game lets users breed, collect and trade digital […] The post Japan’s First Blockchain Game Crypt-Oink Expands To English-Speaking Markets; Partners With CryptoKitties appeared first on Coinjournal. […]

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