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January 26th, 2020
Travala Now Allows Bookings With XEM
Jan 26, 2020 05:37 am
  • Popular traveling platform Travala has added XEM as a payment option on its platform thanks to a new partnership with the NEM Foundation.
  • XEM has now joined over 20 other digital currencies supported by the platform, including BTC, ETH, TRX, USDT, and XMR.
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Major Australian Exchange Expands Trading Services to Singapore
Jan 25, 2020 03:27 pm
  • Independent Reserve has confirmed that Singaporean dollar trading pairs will soon be added to the new platform.
  • Founded in 2013, the exchange claims to have over 120,000 customers, and more than 8,000 Self Managed Super Funds.
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Algorand, PlanetWatch Reveal a Global Air Quality Monitoring Initiative
Jan 25, 2020 01:11 am
  • Environmentally-involved people who upload sensor data into the Algorand repository will receive PLANET tokens as rewards.
  • PlanetWatch also announced that they are the first blockchain company to join CERN’s spin-off partnership program.
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Binance Is Reviving Bounty Programs To Hype Up WazirX’s IEO
Jan 24, 2020 09:02 pm
  • Binance has assigned five specific tasks to interested users, completing three or more will result in a reward paid out in WazirX tokens (WRX)
  • The bounty program will be used to advertise the WazirX IEO, Binance Futures, BUSD, Binance Coin and Binance's fiat gateway.
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Finally: Global Consortium for Digital Currency Governance Announced at WEF
Jan 24, 2020 04:49 pm
  • A long-awaited global initiative to standardize digital asset governance finally looks like it has been established.
  • World leaders expressed their eagerness to work together in establishing a set of guiding principles for the public and private sector.
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Harmony Starts Migration from Binance Chain, Ethereum to the Native ONE Token
Jan 24, 2020 03:56 pm
  • No deadline for the token swaps has been announced, but the lack of staking support for interim tokens would probably incentivise holders to get it done quickly.
  • Multiple exchanges have already announced support for the token swap.
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Lawmakers in Japan Working on a Digital Yen
Jan 24, 2020 02:04 pm
  • Around 70 lawmakers from Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party are working on a proposal to have the nation issue its own digital currency.
  • The nation's abrupt change in its stance regarding CBDCs seems to have come thanks to the pressure exerted by the upcoming Chinese digital yuan.
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Ripple May Seek IPO Within 12 Months
Jan 24, 2020 12:51 pm
  • During the WEF in Davos, Brad Garlinghouse, Ripple's CEO, predicted that IPOs will become more common in the blockchain sector this year.
  • He further stated that, while his firm may not be the first, it will not be the last to go after an IPO.
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Lancashire Cricket Club to Issue Season Tickets Using Blockchain, UEFA Experimenting
Jan 24, 2020 11:32 am
  • Lancashire County Cricket Club partnered with TIXnGO to use their blockchain-based ticketing solution this season.
  • UEFE is also experimenting with blockchain-based ticketing solution, having successfully run a trial in 2018.
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Chainalysis: More Successful Hacks in 2019, Compared to 2018, Less Money Stolen Overall
Jan 24, 2020 07:49 am
  • While exchanges are doing a better job with security best practices, hackers are also moving to more sophisticated attacks.
  • CoinJoin and obfuscation services are still not popular with hackers, most of the stolen money goes directly into other exchanges.
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