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Crypto Industry Direly Needs Specialized Education, Says Ripple Exec

[ad_1] Cryptocurrency firm Ripple’s head of social impact Ken Weber is confident that universities around the world must expand their education programs to offer blockchain and digital assets training courses that directly relate to actual roles in the industry.Blockchain workforce demand exceeds the supplyWeber addressed the lack of qualified blockchain workforce and relevant education resources in an interview with OpenAccessGovernment published on Aug. 20. He also cited a report which
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Chainalysis Rolls Out Real-Time Threat Detector for 15 Major Cryptos

[ad_1] Blockchain analytics firm Chainalysis has launched transaction alerts for suspicious exchanges of a range of cryptocurrencies.In a post published on the firm’s blog on Aug. 22, Chainalysis announced the launch of alerts for suspicious cryptocurrency transactions in Chainalysis Know Your Transaction (KYT), the company’s real-time anti-money laundering compliance solution. The company also claims that this is the first compliance alerts solution available for 15 crypto assets.Compliance risk mitigationThe tool
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Can Blockchain Become an Integral Part of Autonomous Vehicles?

[ad_1] A decade ago, the thought of self-driving cars was far from reality, but with 2020 looming large, massive strides have been made in the field of autonomous vehicles. Meanwhile, in the space of a decade, Bitcoin has thrust cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology into the mainstream consciousness. The latter has become a tool that is quickly being integrated into the world of finance, governance, logistics as well as the motor
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Blockchain Wallet Adds Support for Crypto Payments Processor BitPay

[ad_1] Crypto wallet service Blockchain Wallet has integrated cryptocurrency payment processor BitPay.Payments conducted through Blockchain WalletBlockchain announced the news on Aug. 23, stating that it now allows its users to copy or scan invoices, allowing them to make a Bitcoin (BTC) payment entirely through its wallet app. The new functionality reportedly allows users to purchase products and services available via BitPay’s online network while retaining ownership of their private keys through
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House Financial Services Committee Will Continue Libra Review

[ad_1] Representative Maxine Waters, chair of the United States House of Representatives’ Financial Services Committee, says the committee will continue to review Facebook’s proposed cryptocurrency Libra and the corresponding digital wallet Calibra.A priority for autumn 2019Waters announced the committee’s priorities for fall 2019 on Aug. 23. According to the statement, the committee plans to receive the testimony and opinions from governmental officials and regulators. Specifically, Waters lists Treasury Secretary Mnuchin, Consumer
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Bithumb Exchange to Launch Cryptocurrency Listing Committee

[ad_1] South Korean crypto exchange Bithumb will launch a new committee in September that will determine which cryptocurrencies can be traded on its platform.A monthly check by expertsSouth Korean news daily Yonhap News reported the formation of Bithumb’s new committee on Aug. 22. The committee, entitled the Listing Eligibility Deliberation Committee, will review the exchange’s listings once a month, per the report. The committee will reportedly take into consideration daily trading
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Libra-Like Currency Could Replace US Dollar

[ad_1] Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England, has suggested a transformation of the global financial system by replacing the United States dollar with a digital currency similar Facebook’s Libra.Delivering his speech at the U.S. Federal Reserve’s annual symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Carney said that a Libra-like digital currency could replace the U.S. dollar as the world’s reserve currency, Bloomberg reported on Aug. 23.Carney said that replacing
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Africa’s Largest Bank Joins Blockchain-Based Marco Polo Network

[ad_1] Standard Bank, Africa’s largest bank by total assets, has joined blockchain-based trade finance network, the Marco Polo Network.Standard Bank will now develop trade finance solutions alongside major global financial institutions such as French BNP Paribas and Dutch ING, according to a press release on Aug. 22.Backed by the world’s biggest bank, the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Standard Bank is the first African bank to join the network,
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Polkadot Soft-Launches Its Experimental ‘Canary Network’ Kusama

[ad_1] Blockchain interoperability protocol, Polkadot, launched its experimental “canary network” dubbed Kusama, this morning, Aug. 23. In a blog post, the team announced the first deployment in the wild of its protocol, combining “bleeding-edge technical improvements in governance, consensus and scalability.”Limited functionality for soft launchIn order to get off the ground, Kusama was begun as a Proof-of-Authority (PoA) network. All validator nodes are currently being run exclusively by the Web3
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Simetri Research Launches Dashboard for Short-Term Crypto Traders

[ad_1] Simetri Research, a crypto research and analysis service backed by digital currency reviewer Crypto Briefing and crypto price aggregator CoinMarketCap, has launched a new platform that displays short-term trading signals.Closing the information gapCrypto Briefing announced the new service, Coins on the Move, on Aug. 22. Coins on the Move is reportedly designed to meet the informational needs of short-term crypto traders, who prefer to actively buy and sell rather