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Photographer Explores How Crypto Miners Repurposed Old Swiss Gold Mines

Italian photographer Claudio Cerasoli visited Alpine Tech's headquarters in Gondo last year to document the convergence between the town's old mining history and the company's digital mining operations.

Chinese Crypto Miners Ask Iran Officials for Mining Approval

Chinese crypto miners have reportedly reached out to Iranian authorities for permission to setup crypto mining operations in the country.

Visa, a16z, Blockchain Capital Participate in $40M Series B Round for Anchorage

Anchorage, a firm offering crypto custody services for institutional investors, has just secured $40 million in a Series B funding round.

Samsung Silently Enables Access to Samsung Blockchain

Samsung quietly introduced access to what they’re calling Samsung Blockchain that “helps developers to manage blockchain accounts easily.”

Binance-Backed Marlin Protocol Secures $3M

Marlin Protocol, a startup working to increase blockchain speeds, has reeled in a $3 million seed round.

Former R3 Exec Announces Blockchain Project for Fund Managers

Brian McNulty, who exited R3 in January, has announced FundAdminChain (FAC), a Corda-based blockchain that aims to consolidate data from distributors, custodians, and other intermediaries involved in the fund-buying and selling process on a distributed ledger.

Polish Crypto Exchange Bitmarket Ceases Operations Without Warning

Bitmarket, a cryptocurrency exchange based in Poland, has ceased operations without any notice.

North Carolina Launches Blockchain Tech Initiative

The state’s Lieutenant Governor, Dan Forest, has created a new initiative tasked with studying blockchain’s unique attributes and use cases.

Kakao Claims Klaytn Network Is 15 Times Faster Than Ethereum

It takes Klaytn only one second to mine a block, whereas it takes ethereum around 15 seconds, said Klaytn developer and Kakao subsidiary Ground X.

HDAC, CasperLabs Collaborate on Proof-of-Stake Blockchain

The collaboration’s ultimate goal is to ensure scalability without affecting decentralization.

Electrum Wallet Announces Upcoming Lightning Network Support

The wallet service’s founder, Thomas Voegtlin, said that Electrum’s lightning network implementation is now close to an official release.

Store Assets in Style with New Diamond-Encrusted Hardware Wallet

The new diamond-encrusted Ledger Nano S allows you to store digital assets in style.

Australian Banks, IBM, Scentre Group Launch Bank Guarantee Blockchain Pilot

A group of financial institutions based in Australia has teamed up with tech giant IBM and shopping center operator Scentre Group for a platform that records retail lease bank guarantees on a private blockchain.

Fujitsu Announces ID Tech That Evaluates Transaction Trustworthiness

Fujitsu claimed that their new ID tech can gauge the trustworthiness of the other party’s credentials by evaluating both parties involved in a transaction and reviewing their past dealings with each other as well as with others.

Brazil’s BTG Pactual Plans to Utilize Tezos for STOs Worth $1B

Brazil’s fifth-biggest bank, BTG Pactual, considers using the Tezos blockchain for security offering possibly worth $1 billion.