Ionixx Blockchain Bulletin

Get the latest insider news on blockchain and crypto technology trends much before it makes the big splash on our Blockchain Bulletin!

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Feb 28, 2020
February has seen a positive wave of embracing blockchain in the form of increased adoption of digital assets. The blockchain bandwagon is growing and how! Here's more on those stories from our Bulletin!
  • The US may soon get its first bank dedicated to digital assets in the state of Wyoming; efforts underway.
  • The central bank of Sweden has begun testing its digital currency ‘e-krona.’
  • Google has joined the governing body of distributed ledger startup Hedera Hashgraph to support its next generation.
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Feb 11, 2020
With Wuhan's coronavirus crisis dominating headlines, several blockchain firms have pledged to donate appropriately to help the country tackle the crisis effectively. For details on this and more, check our Bulletin's top stories.
  • Blockchain and crypto firms such as Binance and Krypital are helping Wuhan coronavirus victims by pledging to donate $1.44 million.
  • Crypto exchange Coinbase hires Google veteran Surojit Chatterjee as the chief product officer.
  • Japan ruling party lawmakers are working to propose the country to issue its own digital currency.
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Jan 28, 2020
Increased adoption of stablecoins, framework for central bank digital currencies and more. Here's a roundup of what's made the news during the second half of January 2020!
  • The World Economic Forum has developed a framework for central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), which provides a guide for central banks around the world.
  • UN sanctions experts have warned against attending North Korea’s blockchain conference next month.
  • The US Treasury Department is about to complete a proof-of-concept project that tests a distributed ledger for tracking federal grants.
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Jan 15, 2020
The new year has seen a wave of blockchain development with more focus on regulations. Here are some highlights from our Bulletin.
  • Japan’s Amazon equivalent Rakuten has launched a service to exchange loyalty points for crypto assets.
  • Cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex has tightened its KYC process
  • Swiss President Ueli Maurer believes that Facebook’s Libra doesn’t stand a chance of being successful owing to its failure earlier on.
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Dec 28, 2019
We are wrapping 2019 on a pretty positive note with countries all over the world looking to embrace blockchain technology for several use cases such as digital identity protection, social media platforms, and staking infrastructure. Here are the nitty-gritties!
  • Twitter is all set to fund the development of an open and decentralized social media standard.
  • Dutch Bank ING is developing technology on the blockchain to help clients store their digital assets safely.
  • China plans to launch its own digital currency to help preserve its financial sovereignty.
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Dec 09, 2019
We are seeing quite a lot of buzz in the blockchain and crypto spaces even with the year drawing to a close. To provide you with a snapshot, we have curated some exciting pieces from our Bulletin, exclusively for you.
  • Football's calling blockchain! Juventus, the Italian soccer club that has Cristiano Ronaldo on its team, is launching a crypto token to give its fans a voice.
  • South Korea has significant plans to invest close to $380 million for blockchain research and development.
  • In what is seen as a positive step towards tech advancement, India's Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology is underway developing a national blockchain strategy.
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Nov 12, 2019
November's been a pretty eventful month for blockchain and crypto enthusiasts, worldwide. Here's a quick round-up of some good-to-know, hand-picked insights from our Bulletin - exclusively for you.
  • You could now carry your Bitcoins to treat yourself to a mug of coffee at Starbucks. The wait may just be over!
  • Swept by the crypto wave, Turkey has been busy developing and testing its own digital currency and aims to roll it out by end of 2020.
  • A whopping 36.5 million Americans own crypto as of today, with 2019 recording the highest growth in numbers so far.
  • Hongkong and Thailand are ambitiously looking to launch their digital currency project by the first quarter of 2020.
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Nov 28, 2019
The second half of the month has been pretty eventful for blockchain enthusiasts, worldwide. What with China almost excluding Bitcoin mining from its list of restricted activities, thereby giving an indirect go-ahead on the activity. Read on for more interesting bytes!
  • China's official army newspaper reports that the Chinese army should be encouraged to adopt blockchain tech and reward soldiers with tokens.
  • Alibaba’s Ant Financial begins its pre-launch testing of the business blockchain, and closely following suit is Walmart Canada as they are keen on testing blockchain for industrial applications.
  • HTC and Binance are collaborating over a proposed crypto smartphone that supports the Binance chain.
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Oct 31,2019
Blockchain technology's witnessing dynamic changes with every passing day. Interesting and exciting developments in this emerging field are dominating everyday headlines within tech circles! How did the last fortnight pan out?

Here's what we have curated:

  • Satoshi, Bitcoin's smallest unit, has found a place in the Oxford Dictionary.
  • China is competing quite strongly to emerge as the leader in blockchain technology.
  • Tel-Aviv based social trading platform eToro has hired actor Alec Baldwin to promote their services. Talk of star appeal.
  • Bermuda becomes the first national government to accept taxes and payments using USDC stablecoin.
  • Opera becomes the first major browser to support Bitcoin payments post its latest Android update.
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Oct 15, 2019
The blockchain ecosystem seems to be growing by the day! What's been doing the headlines in the first half of October 2019?

Here's a quick peek:

  • Russia could soon tax Bitcoin miners!
  • You may just get lucky since Coinbase is going to pay interest to its users for their stable coin holdings.
  • Paypal opts out of Facebook's Libra project.
  • Binance has been in the news for its claims of helping UK police fight cybercrime.
  • Ethereum scaling network SKALE has raised a whopping $17.1M in its latest round of funding.
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Sep 08, 2019
So, what's doing the rounds in September 2019 in the arena of blockchain and crypto, worldwide?

Here's the top scoop:

  • North Korea is actively looking to churn out its own crypto!
  • Ed Sheeran and Bruno Mars are looking to experiment with their investments in Dapper Labs to create blockchain-based experiences.
  • Cubans are switching to cryptocurrency to shop online.

In essence, September's been all about crypto adoption.