Decentralized Communication Startup New Vector Raises $8.5M

British decentralized communication startup New Vector has raised $8.5 million to promote an alternative messaging protocol. London-based decentralized communication startup New Vector has raised $8.5 million to drive adoption for Matrix, a major alternative messaging protocol. Slack rival Riot.IM The Matrix protocol, which enables secure communication via end-to-end encrypted messaging applications such as Riot.IM, an […]

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Altcoins Soar, Zuckerberg Turns on Charm, North Korea’s Coin: Hodler’s Digest, Sept. 16–22

Altcoins enjoy an explosive bull run as Bitcoin falters, Zuckerberg wines and dines with US politicians, and North Korea begins developing its own cryptocurrency. Coming every Sunday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and […]

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Zuckerberg Continues Tour of DC With Unproductive Meeting With Senator

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg is continuing his tour of Washington, meeting with U.S. Senator Josh Hawley to further discuss “future internet regulations.” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is continuing to meet policymakers in Washington, D.C. to discuss “future internet regulations” — most recently with Senator Josh Hawley. “A frank conversation” On the afternoon of Sept. 19, Sen. Hawley wrote […]

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SWIFT: Crypto Useless, ‘Goes Down In Value Like A Yoyo’

Representatives at interbank payments network provider SWIFT have lambasted cryptocurrencies as being “useless and unstable.” Interbank payments network provider, the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications (SWIFT), has dismissed cryptocurrencies as being “useless and unstable.” An FXStreet report published on Sept. 10 cites unnamed SWIFT representatives at a London briefing earlier this week, who reportedly […]

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Is Blockchain Payments Integration in Messenger Apps Good for Crypto?

The integration of DLT technology into messenger apps is expected to drive mainstream crypto adoption, but possibly at the expense of centralization. Many cryptocurrency analysts and industry representatives are predicting that the increasing integration of blockchain payments with messenger apps will comprise the catalyst for the next wave of mainstream distributed ledger technology (DLT) adoption. […]

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Bitcoin Bombshell, Libra Rivals, Twitter Spats: Hodler’s Digest, Aug. 19–25

Binance unveils its own project to rival Facebook’s Libra, Bitcoin’s dominance may not be what we all thought, and WhatsApp plots digital payments launch. Coming every Sunday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and […]

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