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The evolving relationship between blockchain tech and the health sector has already been thoroughly documented, yet something that’s received less attention is the increasing role blockchains are set to have in the health insurance industry. This industry was worth over $600 billion in 2017 in the United States alone, while calculations suggest that as much as $375 […]

LA Kings Confirm Release of Blockchain Merchandise Authenticator

United States ice hockey team the LA Kings have launched a blockchain-based tool for tracking the authenticity of merchandise, executives confirmed in a press release on Feb. 20. A partnership with augmented reality (AR) startup Pro Exp Media, the AR Authentication App provides a way for fans purchasing various items to know that their products […]

Blockchain Security Firm Secures $15 Million in VC Funding – BTCMANAGER

According to a press release published February 19, 2019, blockchain security firm CipherTrace has secured $15 million in venture capital from leading Silicon Valley and New York venture capital firms with a proven track record in the crypto asset and cybersecurity space. Strong Demand for DLT Products CipherTrace has raised $15 million in a funding […]

Samsung Launches Galaxy Series Preloaded With Cryptocurrency Wallet

On Wednesday, Feb. 20, the mobile phone manufacturing giant Samsung Electronics released its flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S10. Crypto enthusiasts will be pleased to hear that the new phone comes with the company’s proprietary Samsung Knox security system which stores blockchain-based private keys. Also Read: This ‘Faketoshi’ Signature Tool Lets Anyone Become Satoshi Nakamoto Galaxy S10 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ethereum Wallet Pays Nearly $575,000 in Fees to Transfer $25 in ETH

Strange things occur in the cryptocurrency market. Prices spike following negative news, and positive news is met with a strong sell-off. Cryptocurrency exchange founders are accused of faking their own deaths and making off with their customer’s assets. But not much is stranger than seeing someone pay over $300,000 in fees to send a mere […]

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 […]