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ICO Daily (22 Dec): Telegram to Release Blockchain Platform, Native Crypto

The popular encrypted messaging app Telegram will launch its own Blockchain platform and cryptocurrency, according to sources familiar with the matter. The new platform will be dubbed either “The Open Network” or “Telegram Open Network” (TON) and is supposed to be based on an improved version of Blockchain technology. Read more in today’s blog post.

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ICO Daily (21 Dec): “Not a Credible Currency”: Japan’s Finance Minister

In a statement Tuesday, Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso claimed that the leading cryptocurrency Bitcoin has yet to prove itself as a “credible currency”. He also added that virtual currencies in general are not widely used in Japan. His statement was in response to questions about his position on French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire’s recent statement that he wants Bitcoin and its regulation to be a topic of discussion at the 2018 G20 summit. Read more in today’s blog post.

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ICO Daily (20 Dec): Coinbase Halts Bitcoin Cash Trading After Exchange Launch

Announced today via a blog post to users, the decision to add the cryptocurrency, the third-largest by market capitalization, comes months after developers backing the effort cloned the bitcoin blockchain, effectively creating a competing network that claimed to enable a greater volume of transactions. Read more in today’s blog post.

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ICO Daily (19 Dec): $600 Billion: Cryptocurrencies Now Worth More Than Amazon

The introduction of bitcoin futures contracts on regulated U.S. exchanges CBOE and CME has, as expected, facilitated a comprehensive market rally, even as the futures products have been thinly-traded relative to the global cryptocurrency ecosystem. Last week, the cryptocurrency market cap rose to $440 billion after CBOE launched the first regulated bitcoin futures. That represented a seven-day gain of $100 billion — an astonishing feat — but the rapidity of this week’s rally has been even more meteoric. Read more in today’s blog post.

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ICO Daily (18 Dec): 2018: The Year Central Banks Begin Buying Crypto

Behind closed doors, G7 central banks are sluggish traders that buy and sell the same foreign currencies, marketable securities, special drawing rights (SDR) and gold day in and day out. Central bank traders follow the investment policy enforced by the executive committees with specific asset allocation targets. Read More In Today’s Blog Post.

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ICO Daily (15 Dec): $16,000 Smartphone ICO Raises $110 Million

SIRIN Labs, a producer of privacy-focused smartphones, has managed to raise $110 mln in the first 24 hours of its recent token sale, according to a press release published by the team. The substantial response to their campaign is notable against a backdrop of the overall market of the Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) facing a period of decline. Read more in today’s blog post.

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ICO Daily (14 Dec): BitDegree – Educational Revolution on Blockchain

BitDegree – Revolutionizing Education With Blockchain. BitDegree is the world’s first blockchain-powered online education platform that readily provides scholarships with their own tokens and tech talent acquisition. Read more in today’s blog post.

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ICO Daily (13 Dec): Indiegogo Opens to ICO

Crowdfunding pioneer Indiegogo is embracing initial coin offerings (ICOs). The startup revealed today that, through an existing partnership with MicroVentures, it will begin offering services to projects seek to use the blockchain funding model. The first sale is for the Fan-Controlled Football League which, according to its website, is seeking to create a user-driven model for American football teams. Read more in today’s blog post.

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ICO Daily (12 Dec): IQeon – Getting Paid For Your IQ

According to statistics, 97% of players are not able to monetize their winnings and achievements, so to say, convert them into fiat money. Those who make attempts often face fraud, loss of earnings and virtual achievements (for example, as a result of account blocking). Read more in today’s blog post.

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ICO Daily (11 Dec): CBOE Launches Bitcoin Futures, Site Crashes

In a vindication of cryptocurrency exchanges which have had their share of growing pains this year, CBOE launched Bitcoin futures trading at 5 PM Central time and their website went down within minutes. CBOE has confirmed that the slowness (and 404 errors) users are receiving are due to much higher than normal traffic. Read More in Today’s Blog Post.

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