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Research: Global Automotive Blockchain Market Set to Reach $1.6 Billion by 2026

The period of 2018-2026 will see the global automotive blockchain market size increase by 65.80% annually, reaching almost $1.6 billion, new research says

South Korea: National Assembly Discusses ICO Ban and ‘Blockchain Island’

South Korea revisits ICO ban, cryptocurrency and turning Jeju into a ‘Blockchain island’ in a government meeting Monday, Aug. 20

Canada: State-Funded Research Program IRAP Now Hosts Blockchain Explorer

Canada’s state-funded research program IRAP launches a blockchain explorer, based on the IPFS protocol

Seven Premier League Football Clubs Sign Bitcoin Advertising Deal With eToro

UK-based trading platform eToro has signed an advertising deal with seven Premier League football clubs paid in Bitcoin for the first time, the parties revealed Tuesday, August 21. According to various sources, UK clubs Tottenham Hotspur, Brighton & Hove Albion, Crystal Palace, Cardiff City, Leicester City Football Club, Newcastle United and Southampton announced they had signed up to… Read More »

Researcher Challenges Bitcoin Mining Energy Consumption Alarmists, Says Debate ‘Oversimplified’

A clean energy expert has hit back against the common perception that high energy consumption is an “Achilles Heel” for Bitcoin (BTC), in an article published by The Conversation August 20. Katrina Kelly, Strategy Manager at the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Energy, says that we need to shift the debate around Bitcoin mining away from energy-intensivity and… Read More »

Experts Discuss Blockchain and Democracy and The ‘Freedom of Money’ at BlockShow Americas

BlockShow Americas 2018 kicked off this morning in Las Vegas, gathering over 1,500 attendees and 80 speakers from the blockchain industry from more than 50 countries worldwide to discuss the hottest topics that affect the blockchain community. Today, the Main Stage brought into focus governmental initiatives, blockchain’s impact on major industries, and the latest updates on technological and… Read More »

Bitcoin Cash Use in Commerce Sees Significant Decrease

A review of payments received by the world’s 17 largest crypto exchanges has shown that Bitcoin Cash (BCH) use in commerce has decreased, according to blockchain analytics firm Chainanalysis, Bloomberg reported August 20. A group of analysts from Chainanalysis found that BCH payments dropped to $3.7 million in May from $10.5 million in March, while the volume of… Read More »

Blockchain Startup Closes Multi-Million Dollar Funding Round Led by SoftBank, Baidu

Blockchain marketing platform Atlas Protocol (ATP) has concluded a seed investment round of several million dollars led by SoftBank China Venture Capital (SBCVC), according to an August 20 press release. The multi-million dollar investment round, whose final amount was not disclosed, also included participation by Baidu Ventures (BV), Danhua Capital, and Fenbushi Digital. Atlas Protocol was formed by… Read More »

Huobi Launches New Service to Streamline Token Listing Application Process

Singapore-based cryptocurrency exchange Huobi Group has launched a new product designed to streamline the token listing application process. According to a statement shared with Cointelegraph, the new service, which Huobi developed to provide a more transparent listing process, is called the Huobi Automated Listing Platform. Per the announcement, projects that want to list on Huobi Global or an… Read More »