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Japanese Listed Company Globalway Plans to Build Sharing Economy Protocol and Launch IEO

TimeCoinProtocol is a new project developed by TimeTicket leveraging blockchain technology to create a decentralized sharing economy platform. The solution is powered by the TimeCoin token (TMCN), an EOS-based native token used both for payments in decentralized apps built upon the protocol and for the allocation of rewards for platform supporters. TimeTicket’s parent company is Japanese tech group Globalway Inc, which has over 50 million users and is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Starting Point – TimeTicket, a Service With 250,000 Users TimeCoinProtocol will allow for users of sharing…

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Key Short-Term Scalability Feature Still Needs Research, Says Vitalik Buterin

Research into stateless clients for Ethereum is seen as instrumental for the long-term health of the network, but despite all the progress, some fundamental limitations prevent them from being applied in practice for now. At the Unitize conference, Vitalik Buterin, a co-founder of Ethereum, provided an up-to-date picture on the latest progress and problems for the stateless client transition. Stateless clients, in short, are a way to allow nodes to fully participate in validation without having to hold the entire earlier history of the blockchain. The state represents all current…

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Telefónica, Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone Use Blockchain for Roaming Settlement

Three global industry leaders in telecommunications — Spain’s Telefónica, Deutsche Telekom, and British provider Vodafone — have jointly finalized a trial blockchain solution for the settlement of roaming discount agreements.  Developed by blockchain startup Clear, the solution is expected to reduce capital costs for telcos, support faster revenue recognition, and provide more efficient settlement for their inter-company deals and workflows. Both Telefónica Innovation Ventures and the Telekom Innovation Pool of Deutsche Telekom had participated in a $13 million Series A investment for Clear earlier this year to support the startup…

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Altseason Imminent: ‘Most Altcoins Should Gain on Bitcoin Soon,’ Says Veteran Analyst

During the last 30 and 90-day intervals, a number of altcoins have done much better than bitcoin, as far as price percentage increases are concerned. Last Thursday, the popular analyst Peter Brandt told his 360,000 followers that the price of ethereum saw a “significant breakout” against bitcoin. Moreover, a number of cryptocurrency proponents have been feverishly discussing a possible “altcoin season” coming in the near future. Veteran Analyst Peter Brandt Eyes an Ethereum Breakout Three days ago, the veteran trader and crypto analyst Peter Brandt explained that a recent ETH/BTC…

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Top 10 Quotes From the Virtual Blockchain Conference

The five-day Unitize virtual blockchain conference organized by BlockShow and San Francisco Blockchain Week ended with the final session on Friday. The event saw appearances from Heath Tarbert, the chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission; Vitalik Buterin, a co-founder of Ethereum; and Tim Draper, a serial blockchain investor, as well as other speakers from a diverse pool of market segments both within and outside the crypto space. Blockchain adoption, decentralized finance, central bank digital currencies and the future of Bitcoin (BTC) dominated the conversation in many of the panels.…

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Dogecoin Surges, Coinbase Rumors, Brave Legal Threats: Hodler’s Digest, July 6–12

Coming every Sunday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week Bitcoin’s price has hardly moved an inch in the last six weeks — barely moving 2% in either direction from its average. This long period of stagnation resembles what happened in early 2017. BTC stayed around $900 for the first three months of the year,…

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US Dept of Homeland Security Buys Analytics Software From Coinbase

Coinbase is selling its blockchain analytics software to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Secret Service. Following criticisms from the crypto community, CEO Brian Armstrong defended Coinbase’s position. Coinbase Selling Analytics Software to US Government Public records on the U.S. government’s websites reveal that the San Francisco-based crypto exchange Coinbase has signed a contract with the U.S. government for its blockchain analytics software. The records were first spotted by The Block. The contract, awarded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), was signed on May 9.…

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Key Metrics Show Institutional Interest in Crypto Is High and Rising

The growth of the crypto derivatives market in 2020 has been a story of its own, mainly driven by Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) options traded on exchanges such as the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Deribit, OKEx, Binance and Houbi.  Record Bitcoin options volumes are indicative of an increasing institutional interest in crypto, but there are better quantitative and qualitative indicators to use, such as open interest, Bitcoin’s price, frequency of block trades, institutional Know Your Customer processes and others. Compared with traditional derivatives, the proportion of institutional investors in the…

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How the Tokenization of the Gaming Industry Empowers Players

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, one thing is clear: The video games industry is thriving. As people around the world find themselves with more time on their hands thanks to government-mandated lockdowns and a partial economic shutdown, video game sales have skyrocketed. Despite being overshadowed by some of the more glamorous uses for blockchain technology, the gaming industry may be poised for a generational leap forward with the advent of asset tokenization — a practice that could expose the gaming industry to a whole new wave of investors while simultaneously unlocking…

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20,000 Helbizcoin Investors Accuse Company of Trying to Destroy Evidence, Seek Court Injunction

A group representing about 20,000 investors in Helbiz Inc has filed a motion seeking a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction against the company. Investors want a motion granted to stop the company from destroying smart contracts that supports Helbiz Inc.’s ERC20, a token also known as Helbizcoin (HBZ). The application was filed on 6 July 2020. According to a motion filed at United States District Court Southern District of New York, the plaintiff, Ryan Barron, and other investors accuse the defendant, Salvatore Palella of fraud. Palella is the “main…

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