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Cointopia raises $3 million for marketplace for blockchain companies and services

Cointopia raises $3 million for marketplace for blockchain companies and services

Cointopia announced it has raised $3 million and is opening its marketplace connecting blockchain companies with top-tier service providers. That means that if you’re starting a blockchain startup or are a big company looking for blockchain services, the Cointopia Marketplace is there for you.
CBOE to Launch Ethereum Futures Trading Later This Year

CBOE to Launch Ethereum Futures Trading Later This Year

CBOE Global Markets, the owner of the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) and one of the world's largest exchange holding companies, is looking to launch futures for Ethereum (ETH), Business Insider reported August 30.
Prominent Analyst: Bitcoin is Significantly Healthier in 2018 Than 2014, Optimistic

Prominent Analyst: Bitcoin is Significantly Healthier in 2018 Than 2014, Optimistic

Willy Woo, a cryptocurrency researcher and respected investor, has said that the 2018 Bitcoin correction will not turn out to be like the 2014 slump, when the price of Bitcoin dropped 90 percent and remained in a low price range for several years.
SEC to review decision rejecting bitcoin ETFs

SEC to review decision rejecting bitcoin ETFs

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said on Thursday it will review a decision by its staff to block nine bitcoin-based exchange-traded funds from coming to market.
Ethereum Classic Jumps 15% Ahead of Today's Coinbase Launch

Ethereum Classic Jumps 15% Ahead of Today's Coinbase Launch

Ethereum classic (ETC) is reporting double-digit gains on the heels of an anticipated listing on the Coinbase exchange as of 17:00 PST (00:00 UTC) on Thursday.
Ripple’s CTO invented a distributed computer system 20 years before blockchain – ask him about it

Ripple’s CTO invented a distributed computer system 20 years before blockchain – ask him about it

The mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto is often credited with inventing blockchain – the tech behind the recent cryptocurrency and decentralization boom. But long before Nakamoto published his seminal paper that shaped Bitcoin as we know it, Ripple chief technology officer David Schwartz had already come up a similar concept.
Ripple ‘definitely’ wants to target China with its blockchain-based payments tech, exec says

Ripple ‘definitely’ wants to target China with its blockchain-based payments tech, exec says

Ripple wants to target the Chinese market with its distributed ledger technology designed to speed up cross-border payments, an executive at the firm told CNBC.
Square Expands Cash App Bitcoin Service to All 50 US States

Square Expands Cash App Bitcoin Service to All 50 US States

Mobile payments firm Square now lets customers buy and sell bitcoins via its Cash App in all 50 U.S. states. The company – which was co-founded by Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey – announced the service expansion through a Tweet on Monday, months after the firm initially rolled out the bitcoin service to investors in the country.
Facebook's blockchain boss David Marcus is leaving cryptocurrency startup Coinbase's board

Facebook's blockchain boss David Marcus is leaving cryptocurrency startup Coinbase's board

In a sign that Facebook's secretive blockchain effort is progressing, David Marcus, the head of that project, announced he's leaving the board of $8 billion cryptocurrency startup Coinbase.
New Fondu app lets users create Ethereum smart contracts more easily

New Fondu app lets users create Ethereum smart contracts more easily

This new piece of software lets users build a new Ethereum smart contract entirely from scratch, and launch the ICO crowdsale for their project. It is still at proof-of-concept stage, but the relatively simple code should allow more people to get involved with ICOs. 
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