Ledger Appoints Benjamin Soong As Part of Expansion to Hong Kong

Cryptocurrency and blockchain security provider Ledger is expanding its services to Hong Kong and has appointed Benjamin Soong as the company’s new head for the Asia Pacific operations.  

Ethereum’s Largest Blockchain Consortium Launches New Software Specs

The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) launches its newest suite of specifications, which are the latest trend at synchronizing the way huge companies use private versions of the second-largest Blockchain.

Tether “Burns” 500M USDT Stablecoins

Tether, the company behind a dollar-pegged stablecoin, has revealed in a Twitter post that it has burned 500 million Tether (USDT) tokens.

International Charitable Organization Oxfam to Apply Blockchain Technology to Microinsurance

Oxfam, a confederation of independent charitable institutions organized to alleviate global poverty, has partnered with blockchain based insurance platform Etherisc to provide inexpensive insurance to Sri Lanka’s paddy rice farmers.

Bitfinex Publishes Data for Non-Existent Tether Market

CoinMarketCap’s global head of marketing Carylyne Chan states that the data come from Bitfinex’s very own application program interface (API), which transmits exchange data to outside applications.

Bithumb Rolls Out Decentralized Exchange Built on Ethereum Network

In a Twitter post, the South Korean crypto exchange says that in celebration of the event, customers will get to enjoy an airdrop and free transaction fees until November 15.

Netherlands’ Central Bank President: Cryptos “Attract Certain Types of People”

In a speech, Klaas Knot talked about Blockchain and digital currencies, emphasizing the benefits and risks the two technologies could introduce to finance.

TrueUSD Sees 30% Surge in Trading Volume as USDT Tanks

U.S. cryptocurrency exchange HBUS reportedly saw a massive surge in trading volume between Tether (USDT) and another USD-backed stablecoin TrueUSD.

Coinbase Launches Full Trading of ZRX Token

Crypto exchange Coinbase has launched full trading of ZRX on its professional investor platform, enabling retail investors to buy, sell, trade, or store the ERC-20 token.

Ethereum Foundation Announces Beneficiaries of $3 Million Grant

Ethereum Foundation has recently granted nearly $3 million to multiple blockchain startups and developers as part of the Swiss non-profit’s grant program intended to promote development on the Ethereum network.     

Coinbase Includes ZRX to Its Professional Trading Platform

In a blog post published on Thursday, the crypto exchange has announced that deposits for ZRX have begun while trading has been enabled 12 hours after the initial announcement.

Justin Sun: Upgraded TRON Faster than Ethereum, Cheaper than EOS

TRON Founder and CEO Justin Sun claims that TRON will be 200 times faster than Ethereum and 100 times cheaper than EOS, which is considered a low-cost Blockchain.

Chinese Hotel Accepts Ether Payments Despite Crypto Ban

Located in Sichuan province, the Ethereum Hotel’s reception area features a huge Bitcoin wall art, which also indicates that the hotel may also be accepting Bitcoin payments.

Austrian Government to Use Blockchain Technology for Notarizing Bond Auction

The government of Austria is notarizing the auction of a €1.15 billion ($1.3 billion) government bond using the Ethereum network. 

LedgerX Looks at Ethereum Options, Awaits CFTC Approval

Frank Chaparro now discloses that major New York crypto infrastructure firm LedgerX plans to launch an Ethereum investment medium very soon.