Blockchain 

Thai Stock Exchange to Launch Cryptocurrency Platform Next Year

The Thai Stock Exchange (SET) is planning on rolling out a cryptocurrency platform sometime in 2020. According to SET’s official press release yesterday, the country is “ready for digital transformation.” Thai Stock Exchange Expands into Crypto SET President Pakorn Peetathawatchai said that the exchange’s three-year plan would focus on developing a “digital infrastructure platform.” The Thai president feels that this will open up new investment opportunities for investors and will provide more speed and convenience for trade. The Thai Stock Exchange seeks its new structure to be a “one-stop” digital…

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TRON VibraVid | John McAfee Gets Behind TRON’s Upcoming Platform

The cryptocurrency world is noticing TRON. The blockchain network is developing a host of new legitimate platforms on its protocol. Now, notorious crypto enthusiast, John McAfee, loves one of the latest: TRON’s VibraVid platform. TRON’s VibraVid and Further Protocol Developments One of TRON’s most anticipated projects is BitTorrent Speed (expected in Q2 according to the website). Its purpose, as detailed on the website, is to reward “BitTorrent users with BitTorrent (BTT) in exchange for seeding and bandwidth, enabling faster downloads.” The bandwidth sharing application is expected to lure millions of new people to…

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OKEx C2C Platform Adds Ripple (XRP) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH)

OKEx has just listed Ripple (XRP) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) on its customer-to-customer platform, according to a report released this morning by Cointelegraph. The customer-to-customer platform is the cryptocurrency exchange’s newest venture. At the time of writing, OKEx is the top cryptocurrency exchange by its 24-hour trade volume. OKEx Adds Ripple (XRP) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) OKEx users can now buy or sell XRP and BCH with five supported fiat currencies. The fiat currencies include the British Pound (GBP), Chinese Renminbi (CNY), Vietnamese Dong (VND), Russian Ruble (RUB), and the Thai…

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Will Amazon Ever Add Cryptocurrency to Its Platform? Maybe!

Around one-third of Americans use Amazon.com to buy just about everything. The company holds around 90 million US-based Prime members and the average subscriber spends around $1,000 annually on the site. The wide assortment of products at low prices has helped make Amazon one of the most valuable companies in the world. Except, its frequent shoppers want access to more products on its site, including medical marijuana, prescription drugs, and cryptocurrency. Amazon and Cryptocurrency Investing.com conducted a polled study of 1,000 Amazon shoppers and found that 13% were “OK” with…

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Blockchain Trade Finance Platform | eTrade Connect Officially Launches

A new Hong Kong-based blockchain trade finance platform has just launched this week that was developed by twelve major global banks, Reuters reported this Wednesday. The platform was developed by Canadian-based HSBC, France-based BNP Paribas, Great Britain-based Standard Chartered, and nine other major banks. Blockchain Trade Finance Platform The new platform is called eTrade Connect, and on Wednesday, HSBC said it reduced the time it takes to approve trade loan applications. Usually, these loans would take a day and a half to process, but thanks to eTrade, it has been reduced…

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IBM Blockchain Platform | LedgerConnect Launches

The IBM blockchain platform aimed at financial services was launched today, according to a CNBC news report. IBM currently holds several blockchain-based patents and is working on several different projects with Distributed Ledger technology. IBM Paves the Way When cryptocurrency began its ramp up back in mid-2017, several banks around the world started eyeing blockchain technology to see how it could potentially benefit current systems and how it could cut costs. IBM has partnered with CLS, a foreign exchange market infrastructure firm, and has created LedgerConnect. LedgerConnect is a proof of concept blockchain…

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JD.com Blockchain Platform & Mobile App

JD.com has been busy today. On Friday, the Chinese e-commerce company rolled out two new products: a JD.com blockchain platform and a JD.com app. The latter is the platform’s first use case. Here’s what we know.  JD.com Blockchain Platform: Officially Live  Today, JD.com posted a press release, which stated that the company had not only created a blockchain platform but a mobile application as well. The company decided to both announce and launch the products Friday; this is likely a marketing move to keep the company in the backs of weekend traders’…

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