CoinBase Acquires Blockchain Analytics Firm Neutrino – BTCMANAGER

CoinBase has acquired Neutrino, a blockchain intelligence firm, in hopes of using their technology to add new features and improve security, as reported on February 19, 2019. Expanding its Base CoinBase has made a new acquisition in a bid to expand its empire. On February 19, 2019, the company announced via their blog that they […]

Bitcoin Is Interesting but Tesla Isn’t Getting Involved – BTCMANAGER

Unlike Jack Dorsey, Elon Musk, the Tesla CEO, isn’t ready to adopt bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. This admission comes despite a few previous cryptocurrency-focused tweets published by Musk in the past. Even though the Tesla chief says he isn’t going to steer the company in the direction of the emerging asset class, Musk does believe that […]

The Government of Seoul Is Looking to Close the Blockchain Funding Gap – BTCMANAGER

In yet another bold step towards becoming the next blockchain hub, the city of Seoul announced on February 18, 2019, that it will offer $1 billion in funding towards blockchain and fintech firms up to the year 2022. Funding the Dream Despite the current ban on ICOs, South Korea has once again thrown its weight […]

Mark Zuckerberg Considers Blockchain Authorization of Data in Recent Interview

Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg considered the ramifications of blockchain-based authorization of user data during an interview with Harvard Law professor Jonathan Zittrain on Feb. 20. During a discussion covering such topics as the future of technology and society, Zuckerberg noted that he “think[s] about the work we [Facebook] are a decentralizing force in […]

Bank of China Joins New Blockchain Platform for Property Buyers

Property development firm New World Development and the Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) will jointly launch a blockchain platform for home buyers with the Bank of China reportedly being the first bank user. The news was announced by local news outlet the Standard on Feb. 20. The platform reportedly aims to […]

Blockstream Releases A New Multisignature Standard – BTCMANAGER

Blockstream a blockchain technology startup, announced the release of Musig, a test code for the proposed Schnorr-based multi-signature scheme on February 18. The MuSig scheme is a Bitcoin upgrade implementation that is focused on scalability and confidential transactions. Musig According to Andrew Poelstra, the company’s mathematician, this latest release is the turning point in the […]

New Samsung Galaxy S10 Includes Cryptocurrency Key Storage

The new Samsung smartphone, the Galaxy S10, will include storage for private cryptocurrency keys, according to an official press release on Feb. 20. Samsung announced the launch of its new phone today in Seoul, San Francisco and London, which includes the Samsung Knox function. Per the press release: “Galaxy S10 is built with defense-grade Samsung […]

New Web Extension Allows Users to Tip on Twitter With Bitcoin – BTCMANAGER

Tippin, a Lightning Network (LN) platform, launched a Chrome extension that enables Google browser users to send Bitcoin payments on Twitter, EJ Insight reported on February 19, 2019. Lightning Twitter Tips Despite the incredibly cold crypto winter that has only recently started to slow down, the push for mainstream crypto adoption is also experiencing some […]

Indian E-Commerce Giant Partners With Blockchain Logistics and Shipping Platform

India’s largest e-commerce firm, mjunction services limited, has entered into a strategic partnership with blockchain shipping firm Shipnext, global maritime news agency Sea News reports Feb. 20. The new partnership intends to boost efficiency across mjunction’s supply chain, bringing value-added services to its clients, mjunction CEO Vinaya Varma said. Alexander Varvarenko, founder and CEO of […]

Galaxy Digital Joins $15 Million Investment Round in Crypto Security Firm CipherTrace

Mike Novogratz’s crypto investment bank Galaxy Digital has invested in blockchain security company CipherTrace, according to an official press release published on Feb. 19. CipherTrace has reportedly raised $15 million in venture capital in a new funding round led by major Silicon Valley venture capital firm Aspect Ventures, whose partner, Mark Kraynak, will join the […]