Overstock’s Medici Ventures Acquires Stake in Agricultural Blockchain Firm

Medici Ventures now has a 10 percent stake in agricultural blockchain firm GrainChain, with the option to acquire an additional 10 percent. Medici Ventures, the blockchain venture arm of Overstock.com Inc., has purchased $2.5 million in equity in agricultural blockchain project GrainChain, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph Dec. 4. Founded in 2003, […]

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US SEC Charges Floyd Mayweather Jr and DJ Khaled for Unlawfully Promoting ICO

The U.S. SEC has announced settled charges against Floyd Mayweather Jr. and DJ Khaled for unlawfully advertising an ICO. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged professional boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. and music producer Khaled Khaled for unlawfully advertising Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), according to a press release published Nov. 29. Per the […]

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Major US Crypto Exchange Coinbase Launches OTC Crypto Trading for Institutional Investors

Coinbase has launched OTC crypto trading for prime customers, enabling direct trades between institutional players. Major U.S. crypto exchange and wallet provider Coinbase has launched over-the-counter (OTC) trading for institutional customers, New York-based live streaming financial news network Cheddar reported yesterday, Nov. 27. Opposed to trading through a crypto exchange itself, over-the-counter crypto trading will […]

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Bitcoin Smart Contract Protocol Rootstock Acquired by Spin-off Project RIF Labs

Bitcoin smart contract protocol Rootstock will see new functionality added in development boost. Bitcoin-based smart contract protocol Rootstock (RSK) is integrating with spin-off project RIF OS to expand its scope of operations, the parties confirmed in two separate blog posts Nov. 18. As part of the deal, RIF Labs, the structure behind off-chain infrastructure layer […]

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Hodler’s Digest, Nov. 12–18: a Stablecoin Gets Sharia Certified, the IMF Considers Central Bank Digital Currencies

The head of the IMF suggests looking into central bank issued digital currencies, while a Swiss stablecoin gets Sharia certified. Coming every Sunday, the Hodler’s Digest will help you to 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 […]

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Germany: Bitcoin.de Crypto Exchange Operator to Acquire 100% of Investment Bank Tremmel

Bitcoin Group SE, operator of major German crypto trading platform bitcoin.de, has acquired a 100% stake in investment bank Tremmel Wertpapierhandelsbank GmbH. German holding company Bitcoin Group SE has acquired a 100 percent stake in investment bank Tremmel Wertpapierhandelsbank GmbH, Cointelegraph auf Deutsch reports today, Nov. 13. Bitcoin Group SE, based in Herford, Germany, operates […]

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Poll: One Third of German Logistic Managers Think Blockchain Will Improve Supply Chains

A survey recently conducted by Hermes shows that one third of German logistics managers believe that blockchain will improve cooperation in supply chains. More than a third of German logistics managers believe that blockchain technology has the potential to significantly improve cooperation in supply chains, according to a Hermes survey published Nov. 12. The survey […]

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