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WATCH: How Blockchain Oracles Could Take Chainlink to New Highs

Chainlink CEO Sergey Nazarov says there’s one big thing holding back corporate adoption of blockchain technology: reliable oracle services that connect blockchain systems to real-world events, and vice versa. In his mind, making blockchain-based contracts pegged to real-world events – in a reliable and secure manner – is the next “leap forward” that will launch the industry to new heights. At CoinDesk’s Invest: Asia conference, Nazarov sat down with reporter Christine Kim to talk about …

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WATCH: Invest: Asia Keynotes and Panels Explore the Rise of Blockchain in Asia

Investors, builders, and HODLers all came together in Singapore last week for a two-day celebration of all things crypto… and CoinDesk was there. Our exclusive and extensive coverage of Invest: Asia 2019 features a myriad of major players including Ballet’s Bobby Lee and Su Zhu of Three Arrows Capital, alongside countless updates from global blockchain projects. You can view the entire playlist on YouTube and watch almost 50 separate panels and keynotes. You can also read our …

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WATCH: The State of Security Tokens in Asia

CoinDesk’s Christine Kim sat down with Dalma Capital Management CEO Zachary Cefaratti,Director of Digital Assets at R3 Antony Lewis, and Philip Pang, the Associate Director at Colliers International this past week for a panel discussion entitled the “State of Security Tokens in Asia.” R3’s Lewis kicked off the event, speaking to the Invest: Asia 2019 attendees on the current market trends in security issuance. Lewis said ecosystem readiness, regulatory harmonization, and the need for experienced investors …

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PwC Report Shows Major Growth in Crypto M&A in Asia and Europe

A majority of fundraising and M&A deals in the cryptocurrency industry are now happening in Asia and Europe, surpassing the previously dominant role of the Americas, according to a new report from PwC. Released on Thursday at CoinDesk’s Invest: Asia event, the professional service firm’s analysis of the crypto ecosystem found that 41 percent of global fundraising deals in Q2 2019 took place in Europe. Europe saw 34 percent of global fundraising deals in the same …

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Bobby Lee Returns With Ballet, a Crypto Hardware Wallet for the Masses

More than a year after he sold one of China’s longest-running bitcoin exchanges, Bobby Lee, co-founder and former CEO of BTCC, is back. Announced Thursday at CoinDesk’s Invest: Asia event in Singapore, Lee’s new venture, Ballet, is rolling out a hardware wallet supporting multiple cryptocurrencies. To differentiate its product and spur adoption outside crypto circles, Ballet will generate public addresses and private keys for users in advance. Lee believes this design will make it easier for …

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CoinGecko Releases ‘Trust Score 2.0’ to Boost Crypto Exchange Transparency

Market data aggregator CoinGecko has upgraded its “Trust Score” metric in a bid to bring more transparency to the crypto trading environment. The company’s re-tooled scoring system will evaluate global cryptocurrency exchanges using more complex metrics, beyond just liquidity. Speaking on stage at CoinDesk’s Invest: Asia event in Singapore, CoinGecko co-founder Bobby Ong said the firm has significantly increased the number of exchanges it is tracking, going from 45 exchanges 18 months ago to 363 now – a …

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