A state-backed financial asset exchange in China is exploring how to build a secure blockchain-based system for online auctions. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/financial-asset-exchange-patent-explores-tamper-proof-blockchain-bidding/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today…

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Nippon Telegraph and Telephone is looking to invent a new contract agreements system based on blockchain technology. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/a-japanese-telecom-giant-wants-to-use-blockchain-to-store-contracts/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for all…

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Barclays Bank proposed using blockchain to make various banking processes more efficient in a pair of patent applications. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/barclays-seeks-twin-blockchain-patents-for-banking-services/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for…

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Civic secures a high-quality URL from a longstanding internet company, raising the profile of the whole blockchain industry. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/civic-buys-identity-com-landing-high-value-domain-for-web-3-0/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for…

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Mastercard is looking to improve crypto by designing a payments system that will link accounts holding both fiat currency and cryptocurrencies. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/mastercard-wins-patent-for-speeding-up-crypto-payments/. …

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Congress is set to hold not one but two separate hearings related to cryptocurrencies on Wednesday. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/congress-is-now-holding-two-crypto-hearings-this-wednesday/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for all Crypto…

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Credit card giant American Express may be looking into developing a new proof-of-payment (PoP) system based on blockchain technology. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/american-express-thinks-blockchains-could-help-prove-payments/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today…

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Users of WEX, the cryptocurrency exchange built on the ashes of BTC-e, are reporting withdrawal problems. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/something-strange-is-going-on-at-a-crypto-exchange-called-wex/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for all Crypto…

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A South Korean government-funded organization has submitted a blockchain-related patent application to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/korean-government-backed-researchers-file-for-blockchain-patent/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for…

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Crypto exchange WEX – formerly known as BTC-e – saw its BTC/USD market spike to nearly $9,000 on Wednesday. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/bitcoin-price-spikes-to-nearly-9000-on-wex-crypto-exchange/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for all…

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DIRT, a startup building an ethereum-based blockchain platform for validating information across datasets, has raised $3 million in seed funding. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/coinbase-founder-backs-blockchain-startups-3-million-seed-round/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/…

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Two Nevada men have settled with the SEC over alleged illicit trading of a claimed blockchain company’s stock. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/sec-settles-trader-lawsuit-tied-to-blockchain-firm-stock-sales/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for…

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A platform for creating decentralized prediction markets, which held one of the first-ever ICOs, has gone live. Finally. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/augur-is-live-decentralized-prediction-market-launches-after-2-year-beta/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for…

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Public filings released in late May establish the strongest link yet between Bitstamp and Korean gaming firm Nexon. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/filings-link-crypto-exchange-bitstamp-to-game-maker-nexon/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for…

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A new patent filing finds retail giant Walmart seeking to utilize blockchain technology to solve problems when scheduling deliveries. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/walmart-looks-to-blockchain-for-better-package-tracking/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today…

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Cryptocurrency and blockchain developers are building “parallel financial networks,” according to a new report by Alliance Bernstein. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/new-report-says-crypto-is-building-parallel-financial-networks/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for all…

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Bitcoin will eventually come to replace government-backed fiat currencies, Shapeshift CEO Erik Voorhees argued at a debate Monday. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/voorhees-vs-schiff-bull-tackles-bear-at-bitcoin-debate/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for…

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A built-from-scratch blockchain aiming to enable private contracts between users has officially entered testing.  This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/secret-contracts-developer-engima-launches-blockchain-testnet/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for all Crypto News and…

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Cryptocurrencies are “unlikely” to shake up the dominance of central banks and sovereign currencies, the EU’s newest report says. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/eu-report-says-cryptocurrencies-unlikely-to-challenge-central-banks/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today…

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A Bank of England official has warned banks and other financial firms about exposure to cryptocurrency-related assets in a letter. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/bank-of-england-warns-finance-firms-over-crypto-risks/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/…

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A court in China’s Hangzhou city has ruled that evidence authenticated with blockchain technology can be presented in legal disputes. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/blockchain-can-legally-authenticate-evidence-chinese-judge-rules/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/…

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