Decentralized Browser Brave Becomes Default on HTC Blockchain Smartphone

Blockchain browser Brave will be pre-installed on HTC’s blockchain browser, supporting cryptocurrency networks. Decentralized browser Brave is now the default browser on a phone from major smartphone manufacturer HTC, technology news outlet CNET reported Dec. 10. Founded in 1997, HTC is a Taiwanese consumer electronics manufacturer, which was the leading smartphone vendor in the U.S. […]

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UNICEF Innovation Fund to Invest in Blockchain-Related Projects

The UNICEF Innovation Fund will invest $100,000 in six international firms to develop blockchain-based projects. The UNICEF Innovation Fund is investing $100,000 in six companies for developing blockchain projects, according to an announcement published Dec. 10. The UNICEF Innovation Fund was launched specifically to finance early stage and open-source technology that can benefit children. The […]

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R3 Adds Ripple as First Crypto for Its Universal Payments DApp

Enterprise blockchain consortium R3 has released a new universal payment settlement platform, with ‘rival’ Ripple’s XRP the first crypto to be supported. Enterprise blockchain software firm R3 has announced that ‘rival’ Ripple’s XRP token will be the first crypto supported on its new universal payment settlement platform, Finextra reports today, Dec. 5. Dubbed “Corda Settler,” […]

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EOS Community Is Challenged After Node Announces Financial Rewards for Votes

EOS’ governance model has attracted another round of criticism. This week, the EOS blockchain protocol angered decentralization proponents yet another time. Specifically, Starteos, one of EOS’ officially sanctioned Block Producers (BPs), appeared to publically offer its token holders financial rewards in return for their votes. Starteos’ vote-buying tendencies seem to fall in line with previous […]

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Amazon Presents Its Quasi-Blockchain Solution, Platform for Ethereum and Hyperledger Fabric

More about Amazon’s recent blockchain-related offerings. On Nov. 28, e-commerce giant Amazon announced two blockchain-related products: Amazon Quantum Ledger Database (QLDB) and Amazon Managed Blockchain. The company hence marked its further expansion into the field of blockchain technology, which started with blockchain-related patents and collaborations that Amazon has seemingly chose over working with cryptocurrencies, per […]

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Swiss Electronics Supplier SIRIN Labs to Ship Its First Blockchain-Based Smartphone

Swiss-based SIRIN Labs will start shipping its first blockchain-enabled FINNEY phone tomorrow, Nov. 29, at a retail price of $1,000. Blockchain–focused electronics supplier SIRIN Labs will ship its first blockchain-based smartphone tomorrow, Nov. 29, U.S.-based IT and business tech magazine Computerworld reports today, Nov. 28. Following a funding round that raised $157 million in an […]

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BitPay’s Copay Wallet Compromised by Malicious Code, Firm Issues Advice for Users

Crypto payment processor BitPay has issued advice for users of its open-source Bitcoin (BTC) wallet Copay, which has reportedly been compromised by malicious code. Crypto payment processor BitPay issued advice on its official blog yesterday, Nov. 26, for users of its open-source Bitcoin (BTC) wallet Copay, which has reportedly been compromised by malicious code. The […]

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Abu Dhabi Bank Reports ‘First’ Blockchain-based Transaction of ‘Sharia-Compliant Bonds’

Al Hilal Bank has completed “the world’s first sukuk transaction” using blockchain technology. Al Hilal Bank, based in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has announced it has completed “the world’s first sukuk transaction” with the use of blockchain technology, Reuters reports Nov. 26. Sukuk, a legal instrument also known as “sharia compliant” bonds, […]

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