SEC Postpones VanEck Bitcoin ETF, Yet Again. Should We Expect an Approval in 2019?

The SEC delays its decision on the VanEck SolidX bitcoin ETF proposal yet again. Yesterday, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) postponed its decision on the VanEck/SolidX bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded fund (ETF) proposal, signaling that the regulator is still not ready to see crypto-based funds being traded on regulated exchanges. However, while the […]

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Stellar’s Blockchain Briefly Goes Offline, Confirming the Project Lacks Decentralization

The Stellar network went offline for over an hour, raising concerns about decentralization. Recently, blockchain-powered network Stellar stopped confirming transactions for more than one hour, effectively going offline. Although no money was reportedly lost as a result, Stellar’s major issue has now been highlighted publicly: The project is not decentralized, at least not to the […]

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FedEx Blockchain Strategist Sees Teamwork as Key to Developing Blockchain Business Models

Senior executives acknowledged the technology is not yet superior for its purposes, while remaining optimistic about development. A senior executive from American delivery services company FedEx is unconvinced about the benefits of blockchain technology in its present form, Memphis-based local news outlet Commercial Appeal reported on May 20. In a new interview, the firm’s dedicated […]

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Decentralized Identity: How Microsoft (and Others) Plan to Empower Users to Own and Control Personal Data

Microsoft continues its blockchain streak, empowering users to own personal data. Microsoft, one of the world’s largest software makers by revenue, is currently on a blockchain streak. This time, Microsoft presented a vast blockchain-related plan: a decentralized identity (DID) network built atop of the bitcoin network, which can potentially empower users all over the internet […]

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Microsoft Builds Decentralized Identity Network Atop Bitcoin Blockchain

Microsoft is developing a decentralized identity network because, “every person needs a decentralized, digital identity they own and control…” Microsoft is building a decentralized identity (DID) network atop of the bitcoin blockchain, the tech giant announced on May 13. In a blog post, the company said the infrastructure, known as the Identity Overlay Network (ION,) is based on […]

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Ethereum Consortium Launches New Enterprise Tools With Input From Microsoft, Intel

The blockchain standards organization has released two new specifications aiming to enhance blockchain implementation for enterprises. Member-driven blockchain standards organization the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) has released two new specifications aiming to accelerate and enhance blockchain implementation for enterprises. The news was shared with Cointelegraph in two press releases on May 13. The EEA, which […]

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