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Tencent's partnership with blockchain-based e-commerce project

Tencent’s partnership with blockchain-based e-commerce project Tencent, the operator of Chinese social media app WeChat has partnered  with the world’s largest Diamond mining firm on a new blockchain based e-commerce project.  According to a blog on the 16th of December, Tencent and Alrosa will launch a new diamond focused retail mini program targeted at WeChat’s …

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Sovereign Powers Could Be Key To Mass Crypto Adoption

This post is part of CoinDesk’s 2019 Year in Review, a collection of 100 op-eds, interviews and takes on the state of blockchain and the world. Ryan Zurrer is founder of Dialectic, a Swiss-based crypto-asset firm focused on on-chain opportunities. Previously, he led investments at Polychain Capital and served as Chief Commercial Officer at the …

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As FATF Regulations Galvanize, Crypto Mixing Applications Are Targeted

Since the inception of Bitcoin, governments have tried to keep track of all the transactions taking place on the public blockchain. As the years progressed, authorities have shown a distaste for cryptocurrency mixing applications like Coinjoin. On Dec. 19, a Binance customer couldn’t withdraw his bitcoin because the exchange told him he used the mixing …

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Bitcoin is Showing All-Time High Fundamentals, Setting 2020 Up For a Bright Year

According to new data from cryptocurrency industry analysts TradeBlock, the technical strength of the leading cryptocurrency Bitcoin has reached previously unseen levels. This strength, based off the analysis of three metrics — transaction volume (USD equivalent basis), transaction count, and hash rate — show that the coin sits in a great position moving into 2020. …

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Intense Altcoin Sell-Off May Mean a Bitcoin Pullback is Imminent

The cryptocurrency markets have been struggling to garner any decisive momentum in one direction or another over a shorter time frame, with Bitcoin (BTC) leading most major altcoins to range sideways. Over the past 24-hours, however, a few notable altcoins incurred a massive amount of selling pressure that was anomalous, leading one analyst to believe …

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eCommerce is on its way to $5 trillion: Here’s how to invest

It’s hard to believe that just a decade or two ago, online shopping was a niche market, reserved only for tech-savvy and early adopters. Today, this soon-to-be $5 trillion industry is anything but niche, with an increasingly growing number of people around the world conducting much of their shopping online. However, as prominent as eCommerce …

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New DeFi DAO Offers Greater Liquidity for Crypto Ecosystem

The CEO ofRen protocol,Taiyang Zhang, recently announced the launch of yet another DeFi liquidity solution for the crypto ecosystem.Keeper DAOlooks to offer many of the same services of traditional underwriting services but will instead focus on non-custodial crypto markets.  Binding the DeFi Community Together The rise of decentralized financial products likeCompound,Maker, anddYdXhave opened a world …

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Why a Bitcoin Cash-Dash Merger Would Be Awful

Blockchains faced fierce competition in 2019, with only a handful of altcoins remaining in good condition. Now, a new proposal has been made, a hypothetical merger of Dash and Bitcoin Cash. Both Bitcoin Cash and DASH Brands Cause Resentment Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Dash (DASH) were bandied about as two chains that could merge, producing …

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