E-commerce Giant Overstock Opens Blockchain R&D Center in Ireland

E-commerce giant Overstock’s new blockchain R&D center opens in Ireland and is expected to make its 100th local hire before the end of 2019. E-commerce giant Overstock has opened a blockchain Research and Development (R&D) center in Ireland. According to a press release published on Oct. 9, the firm’s new R&D center …

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Bakkt’s Bitcoin Futures Trading Volume Soars 796% in One Day: Report

The trading volume of Bitcoin futures on the Intercontinental Exchange’s Bakkt platform reportedly soared to 224 contracts on Oct. 9 — 796% higher than the previous day. The trading volume of Bitcoin (BTC) futures on the Intercontinental Exchange’s (ICE) Bakkt platform reportedly soared to 224 contracts on Oct. 9 — 796% higher …

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7 Ethereum Projects Are Getting $175,000 in Grants From ConsenSys

Venture studio ConsenSys is giving $175,000 to seven different open-source software projects on the ethereum network. Announced on Oct. 10, these projects include a forward-looking ethereum software client called Lighthouse, an oracle network for off-chain data called Tellor and a mobile decentralized app-builder called Alice, among others. About the new wave of …

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Waymo is close to offering autonomous rides with no backup driver

TechCrunch has confirmed that the notice went out to members of Waymo’s early rider program — in other words, those who’ve been participating in the company’s tests from the start. Commenters on the Reddit thread, however, said it also went out to customers who’ve been using the company’s first commercial self-driving car …

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Chainlink (LINK) Price Strong at $2.70 Amid Positive News Cycle

While a majority of altcoins have been faring well over the past week, there has been one crypto asset that has exceeded the expectations of many: Chainlink (LINK). Over the past 10 days, the community-favorite cryptocurrency has gained 50% against the U.S. dollar, surging to $3.10 apiece at the local peak. As …

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US SEC Rejects Bitwise Bitcoin ETF Proposal

The United States SEC has rejected a proposal for a Bitcoin ETF from Bitwise Asset Management and NYSE Arca. The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has rejected a proposal to list a Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded fund (ETF). In an announcement on Oct. 9, the Commission stated that the ETF filing from Bitwise …

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Virginia Bitcoin Mining Operation Ordered to Liquidate Assets

BCause Mining, a Bitcoin mining operation in the city of Virginia Beach was ordered to liquidate its assets and shut down its operations. BCause Mining, a Bitcoin (BTC) mining operation in the city of Virginia Beach in the United States, was ordered to liquidate its assets.  In an Oct. 9 article, local …

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