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cryptocurrency-aug23_19dec18.jpg A summary of some of the widely followed stories on cryptocurrency and blockchain during the past 24 hours.

medici-ventures-chainstone-121918.jpg Overstock's Medici Ventures completed a $3.6 million digital securities token transfer using blockchain for a 29 percent equity purchase in Chainstone Labs. The digital security was issued by Chainstone Labs to Medici Ventures using the Ravencoin blockchain. Blockchain accelerator Medici Ventures is a unit of Overstock.com and its principal investment arm.

atarianimato-dec18.jpg French gaming giant Atari partnered with blockchain startup Animoca Brands to make blockchain versions of two of its most popular mobile games - RollerCoaster Tycoon Touch and Goon Squad. Animoca Brands expects to publish the blockchain versions in the latter half of 2019. The new blockchain-powered titles will feature the integration of non-fungible tokens (NFTs).

uaeblockchain-dec18.jpg UAE Banks Federation or UBF, a non-profit organization representing 50 member banks in the country, is exploring the adoption of blockchain in its member banks, according to the Dubai-based newspaper Gulf News. The CEOs Advisory Council of the UBF discussed the use of blockchain to enhance know-your-customer...

cryptocurrency-aug22_18dec18.jpg December 17 is a landmark in the history of Bitcoin. It was on that day that the world's largest cryptocurrency reached an all-time high of $19,600 on multiple exchanges. But today, Bitcoin is trading below $3600.

blockchain4_18dec18.jpg German government-owned development bank KfW is testing the use of blockchain technology in the management of public finances in the West African country of Burkina Faso. This is being done on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). KfW is running a six-month pilot phase for a blockchain application TruBudget developed by it.

blockstreamexpands-dec18.jpg Blockchain technology firm Blockstream announced the expansion of its bitcoin satellite service, which lets bitcoin users transfer the cryptocurrency through leased satellites, to the Asia-Pacific region. The update also comes with a new messaging feature powered by Lightning Network, an open network built on top of Bitcoin to enable fast, cheap and private microtransactions.

culedger-r3-121718.jpg Blockchain consortium CULedger joined the New York-based blockchain consortium R3's global blockchain ecosystem of more than 200 of the world's largest financial services firms, technology companies, central banks, regulators, and trade associations working together on R3's Corda enterprise-grade blockchain platform.

linkedinblockchain-dec17.jpg Blockchain and artificial intelligence are the fastest-growing job categories, according to a report published by LinkedIn, the networking platform for professionals. Blockchain Developer is topping the list amid the ongoing hype around blockchain and cryptocurrency. As per the Emerging Jobs Report for 2018, the U.S has seen a surge in demand for people with blockchain development skills.

blockchain_17dec18.jpg Spanish bank Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA or BBVA, closed a 150 million euro or $170 million acquisition term loan with European automaker Porsche Holding using blockchain technology. The term loan is to be used by Porsche for strategic acquisitions in the retail distribution network in Europe and Asia.

rttcalendar-dec14.jpg A collection of the popular stories from the cryptocurrency and blockchain space this week.

pwc-bitfury-121418.jpg Professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers or PwC, is in deal with U.S.-based blockchain technology company BitFury to create a blockchain projects accelerator for enterprises in Russia. The partnership will develop a number of new blockchain products for PwC's enterprise clients in Russia.

crypto-dec13.jpg A summary of some of the widely followed stories on cryptocurrency and blockchain during the past 24 hours.

alibabacloud-dec13.jpg German telecom giant Deutsche Telekom, Chinese conglomerate Alibaba's Alibaba Cloud, banking giant Citi and 13 other organizations have joined Hyperledger Blockchain project, an open source collaborative effort aimed to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies. Hyperledger, a project of The Linux Foundation that started less than three years ago, is a multi-project.

dailycrypto-sep19_12dec18.jpg A summary of some of the widely followed stories on cryptocurrency and blockchain during the past 24 hours.

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