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Galaxy Digital Participates in Blockchain Staking Startup’s $5.25 Million Funding Round

Bison Trails, a blockchain staking startup, has secured $5.25 million is a series seed funding round backed by Mike Novogratz’s Galaxy Digital.

Bitmain Releases Latest ASIC Miner for ZCash

Touted to have three times more hashing power compared to its predecessor, the new Antminer Z11 was specifically designed to mine the privacy-focused crypto ZCash as well as other digital currencies anchored on the Equihash algorithm.   

APPG Blockchain Hosts Live Showcase Demonstrating Blockchain’s Real-World Applications

The UK Parliament’s All-Party Parliamentary Group on Blockchain has recently held an event in an effort to educate policymakers on blockchain technology’s real-world applications.

South Korea’s Bithumb to Slash Staff Numbers By Up to 50 Percent

South Korea’s biggest cryptocurrency exchange, Bithumb, considers reducing its staff by up to 50 percent, a local news outlet reported.

Colorado Lawmakers Eyes Blockchain Tech Use in Agricultural Industry

Colorado lawmakers are seeking use of blockchain technology in the agricultural industry.

Crypto Exchange Gatecoin to Cease Operations on Court’s Orders

Gatecoin, a cryptocurrency exchange based in Hong Kong, will cease operations and enter liquidation after a failed attempt to recover funds lost in a dispute with a previous payment services provider.

Kaleido’s Blockchain Solution Now Works on Microsoft, Amazon Web Services

The software-as-a-service blockchain solution of Kaleido now works on Amazon Web Services (AWS), as well as Microsoft Azure.

Riot Blockchain Prepares to Launch Regulated Crypto Exchange in the U.S.

Riot Blockchain is looking to introduce a regulated cryptocurrency exchange in the U.S.

Ethereum Core Developers Approve Implementation of ASIC-Resistant Proof-of-Work

Ethereum core developers have recently reached a general consensus on the implementation of the proposed Application Specific Integrated Circuit-resistant Proof of Work algorithm ProgPoW.

Stock Exchange of Thailand Confirms It’s Building Digital Assets Platform

The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) has said that it is developing a digital assets platform that it anticipates to roll out in 2020.

US Republican Leader Calls for Blockchain Exploration for More Transparent Government

The Republican leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy, has proposed a blockchain exploration to assess if the technology can lead to a more transparent and efficient U.S. government.

Spain’s Largest Stock Exchange to Go Live with Blockchain-Based Collateral Pledges

Spain’s biggest stock exchange, Bolsa de Madrid (BME), said it anticipates a blockchain-based system for certifying collateral pledges to roll out by end of the year after testing the technology.

French Court Clerks to Utilize IBM’s Hyperledger Blockchain System

France’s court clerks will soon be recording alterations in companies’ legal status on a Hyperledger blockchain developed by IBM.

Hong Kong-Based Crypto Exchange Gatecoin Ceases Operations, Liquidates Assets

Hong Kong-based crypto trading platform Gatecoin is ceasing operations and liquidating assets due to financial difficulties stemming from a previous dispute with the exchange’s former payment service provider.

“Full-Stack Cryptocurrency Ecosystem” Plans to Use Nasdaq Tech to Operate Markets

Self-described “full-stack cryptocurrency ecosystem” Bcause LLC is planning to utilize Nasdaq technology to operate its markets.