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PewDiePie-Partnered Streaming Platform DLive Teams Up With Theta Network

Theta Labs has announced that its blockchain video infrastructure protocol Theta Network will soon be incorporated into decentralized streaming platform DLive. According to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Oct. 10, Theta’s partnership with DLive will enable peer-to-peer video relaying of all video content and token rewards for the latter’s users. Employing the biggest name in gaming As Cointelegraph reported previously, PewDiePie, the personality behind the most-subscribed gaming channel on YouTube, began streaming exclusively …

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OmiseGo Joins Crypto Coalition Universal Protocol Alliance

OmiseGo, a finance-oriented scaling network for Ethereum (ETH), has become a member of Universal Protocol Alliance, a coalition of blockchain and cryptocurrency-focused firms. Targeting financial services and tax collection In a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Oct. 8, the startup revealed that it will incorporate the Universal Protocol Platform UPT utility token into its payment processing technology. By doing so, OmiseGo intends to let stakeholders to use UP stablecoins for financial services and tax …

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Swiss Digital Exchange Plans ‘Initial Digital Offering’ in 2020: Report

Swiss Digital Exchange (SDX), a digital asset trading platform by Switzerland’s principal SIX Swiss Exchange, will reportedly launch its initial digital offering (IDO) in 2020. SDX security token The not-yet-launched SDX has reportedly set up a global consortium of financial institutions to back its IDO in the middle of 2020, Coindesk reports on Sept. 30. Thomas Kindler, who took over as SDX CEO on Sept. 1, elaborated that the consortium comprises a group of investors …

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Australian Startup to Offer 20% Payback on Fuel Purchases in Tokens

Australian startup Incent plans to offer a 20% payback in its INCNT token on fuel purchases at United Petrol stations for a limited time.  Incent announced in a press release published on Sept. 26 that participants will have to sign up on its platform and sync their bank accounts in order to receive the tokens. The firm also claims that the crypto asset in question is “Australia’s first cryptocurrency for all purchases at United Petrol …

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Waves Transitions to Self-Regulating Monetary System

Open source blockchain platform Waves is transitioning to a self-regulating monetary system, allowing thus the community to determine the block generation reward size and coin supply. Waves announced the development in a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Sept. 19. The company detailed an update to protocol version Node 1.1, which considers a mechanism of block generation rewards in addition to the existing transaction fees: “Every generated block will add another 6 WAVES to the …

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SEC Charges Token Sale Platform For Illegal $14M Securities Offering

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has sued ICOBox and its founder Nikolay Evdokimov for conducting an illegal securities offering and for acting as unregistered brokers. SEC says ICOBox’s digital tokens are worthless In a press release on Sept. 18, the SEC claimed that ICOBox and Evdokimov sold the firm’s ICO tokens to more than 2,000 investors in an unregistered coin offering in 2017. The SEC goes on to say that the defendants …

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BIS Economist Proposes DLT-Based Financial Market Monitoring

An economist of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has proposed new ways of supervising financial risks through distributed ledger technology (DLT). In a recently released working paper, economist Raphael Auer made the case for so-called embedded supervision, which would automatically monitor tokenized markets. This would purportedly eliminate the need for the collection, verification and delivery of companies’ related data. New forms of transparency and data credibility Per the report, DLT and smart contracts can …

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A Startup Backed by Coinbase, Now Enables Users to Tokenize the Price of “Anything”

Smart contracts technology provider UMA today launched a platform to create tokens that can track the price of “anything,” from foreign exchange rates to stock prices. UMA co-founder Allison Lu announced at the London DeFi Summit today the availability of the platform, dubbed Synthetic Token Builder, on the ethereum testnet. The token builder accepts DAI as collateral and enables users to mint tokens that follow various price indices. Users can also trade these tokens, while …

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Crypto Exchange OKEx to List Hedera Hashgraph’s Token HBAR

Cryptocurrency exchange OKEx announced that it will soon list enterprise-focused decentralized network Hedera Hashgraph’s native token HBAR. As OKEx’s spokesperson told Cointelegraph, the platform will add HBAR to its spot market with HBAR/BTC, HBAR/USDT and HBAR/USDK on Sept. 17. Deposits and withdrawals will open on Sept. 16 and Sept. 24 respectively. Head of Asia Pacific at Hedera Hashgraph Edgar Seah added:  “Hbars play a crucial role in the function, growth, and security of the Hedera …

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First-Ever SEC-Qualified Token Offering in US Raises $23 Million

Blockstack PBC, a decentralized computing network, announced that it managed to raise more than $23 million in the first-ever U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)-approved token offering. Participation from U.S. retail investors Muneeb Ali, co-founder and CEO of Blockstack PBC wrote in a blog post on Sept. 10 that the blockchain-based startup Blockstack has raised more than $23 million in token offerings, which include its SEC-qualified token offering and its offering to investors outside the …

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