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May 20, 2019 7:50 AM ET

Charlie Shrem’s New Podcast, Untold Stories, Reveals Behind the Scenes History of How Crypto Came to be

iCrowdNewswire - May 20, 2019 - Entrepreneur, investor, and Bitcoin advocate Charlie Shrem will host Untold Stories, a new podcast from BlockWorks Group, a digital assets events and media company. Charlie Shrem is well known for pioneering the adoption of Bitcoin and for founding BitInstant, a company that was at one point one of the largest in the cryptocurrency space. Shrem was one of the industry's earliest advocates, having originally invested in Bitcoin as a college student in 2011.  He believes. [more...]

May 20, 2019 7:40 AM ET

Esports Tournaments Look to Digital Payments to Fix Delayed Prize Money Payouts

iCrowdNewswire - May 20, 2019 -  The Esports industry is growing exponentially, but there's one catch. With prize pools for Esports tournaments hitting the tens of millions, players of games such as Fortnite run by TencentHoldings Ltd. (OTC: TCEHY) backed Epic Games, are not getting paid on time. Esports payments present an enormous opportunity with a lack of fast and cost-effective payment options being available. Platforms such as PayPal are angling to be the preferred payments solution for global. [more...]

May 20, 2019 7:30 AM ET

Multi-Currency Wallet App Quppy Launches Euro Account Service for People and Companies

iCrowdNewswire - May 20, 2019 -  Users of the unique, multi-currency, cross-platform crypto-wallet Quppy can now undergo a verification process and open an account via the Quppy Wallet app. The Quppy app can then be used to buy and sell crypto assets and make payments. Legal entities can undergo the verification process now, through an easy-to-use online form, or by writing to Quppy.   Quppy   After completing the process, users can buy or sell the cryptocurrency, top. [more...]

May 20, 2019 7:20 AM ET

BanQu Secures Partnership with RSM Spain to Bring Supply Chain Transparency, Traceability and Sustainability to Spanish and European Markets

iCrowdNewswire - May 20, 2019 - BanQu, Inc.'s groundbreaking for-profit / for-purpose blockchain-as-a-service software company secures a key strategic partnership with RSM Spain, the Spanish member firm of RSM International, a global network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms with more than 41,000 people in 116 countries. RSM Spain will open up new market opportunities across European supply chains for BanQu, the world's first and only non-cryptocurrency blockchain platform.   RSM Spain is the Spanish member firm. [more...]

May 20, 2019 7:10 AM ET

Bridging the Gap Between Blockchain Technology and Enterprise Adoption, Singapore’s DLT Compass Conference to Welcome 300 Delegates

iCrowdNewswire - May 20, 2019 -  LongHash, a global blockchain incubator supported by the Singaporegovernment will be hosting the inaugural DLT Compass Conference in the Westin Hotel, Singapore this June 6-7. Expected to welcome over 300 attendees, the two-day conference aims to facilitate further collaboration between corporate enterprises and blockchain projects through driving discussion on enterprise blockchain applications. DLT Compass speakers and panelists range from regulators and financial institutions to multi-national corporations and high-potential startups, including the Taiwan Government, DBS, SGX, Standard Chartered. [more...]

May 20, 2019 6:50 AM ET

MaxiMine Forms Strategic Partnership With Jinse Finance as Salon Series Hits Chengdu

iCrowdNewswire - May 20, 2019 - Distributed cloud-based pool mining platform, MaxiMine, is honoured to announce that it will be joining the incoming Jinse Salon Series as a strategic partner this May. MaxiMine's CTO and Operations Executive (China), Mr. Yao Kunhua, has been invited to be a guest speaker at this event and will be speaking on the ecosystem of MaxiMine's mining farm that promises to invigorate the crypto mining scene. Jinse Finance's Salon Series Hits Chengdu MaxiMine's CTO and. [more...]

May 20, 2019 6:40 AM ET

Calastone Goes Live With World’s Largest Financial Services Community on Blockchain

iCrowdNewswire - May 20, 2019 - Calastone has successfully launched its blockchain-enabled Distributed Market Infrastructure (DMI) The migration sees the largest group of financial services organisations ever to connect and transact on a live distributed ledger The entire global funds network of more than 1,800 customers across 41 countries and territories have been migrated onto the blockchain-based network The DMI enables friction-free trading, stripping out cost, risk and operational inefficiencies Calastone, the largest global funds transaction. [more...]

May 20, 2019 6:30 AM ET

HKUST and WeBank Launch First HK-Guangdong Joint Laboratory in Banking

iCrowdNewswire - May 20, 2019 - Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and WeBank Co. Ltd (WeBank) announced they are establishing the HKUST-WeBank Joint Laboratory to explore cutting-edge technologies and nurture talent. This collaboration also serves as a high-level collaborative innovation platform for enterprises, universities and research institutes and to promote knowledge transfer under the GBA Development Framework. Signing Ceremony As China's first private and digital-only bank, this joint lab is not only WeBank's the first research collaboration with a local university in Hong Kong, it. [more...]

May 20, 2019 6:20 AM ET

TigerWit and Liverpool FC Foundation Launch Employment Program

iCrowdNewswire - May 20, 2019 - TigerWit Limited, the UK-headquartered global financial technology company, has teamed up with Liverpool FC Foundation to support the club's Premier League Works employment program. The initiative aims to help young adults explore their career aspirations and lead them on the route to employment. The course, which runs for five weeks throughout May and June as part of the Premier League Works programme, provides CV support, interview techniques and personal branding. [more...]

May 20, 2019 6:10 AM ET

Huobi Makes Bitcoin Pizza Day Huobi Prime Day With U

iCrowdNewswire - May 20, 2019 -  Nearly nine years ago on May 22, 2010, Florida-based programmer Laszlo Hanyecz made crypto history when he managed to exchange 10,000 Bitcoins with another early Bitcoin enthusiast for two pizzas. With BTC worth $0.003 at the time, those pizzas cost him about USD $30. Under today's prices, they would be worth well over USD $70 million and Bitcoin Pizza Day has become a well-loved crypto community tradition. Huobi Prime Day will be offering 50% off BTC on Prime. [more...]

May 19, 2019 7:50 AM ET

Bitcoin Association’s Bitcoin SV Hackathon Finalists Announced in Lead Up to CoinGeek Toronto Conference

iCrowdNewswire - May 19, 2019 - Bitcoin Association, the leading global organization for Bitcoin business, has held the first ever Bitcoin SV (BSV) Hackathon. The first phase of competition was a virtual hackathon that took place globally over the weekend of May 4-5 with 122 individual competitors, plus another 94 joining together to form 42 teams. Their challenge was to develop a solution for BSV on-boarding issues, extending beyond on-boarding new users to the challenge of also on-boarding new developers. [more...]

May 19, 2019 7:30 AM ET

Future FinTech Group Regains Compliance with Nasdaq Minimum Bid Price Listing Requirement

iCrowdNewswire - May 19, 2019 -  Future FinTech Group Inc. (NASDAQ: FTFT; the "Company"), a financial technology company and integrated producer of fruit-related products, today announced that it has received a letter from the NASDAQ Listing Qualifications Staff notifying the Company that it has regained compliance with NASDAQ's minimum bid price requirements for continued listing on the Nasdaq Capital Market. The letter noted that as a result of the closing bid price of the Company's common stock. [more...]

May 19, 2019 7:20 AM ET

ArcBlock Releases Forge SDK, The Easiest Way to Build Blockchains and Decentralized Applications

iCrowdNewswire - May 19, 2019 - common tx protocols to support an application.  Forge SDK is designed to be the easiest and flexible SDK allowing developers to swap and replace components within the framework including changing the storage engine with storage from AWS S3, or setting up a new consensus engine. "With Forge SDK, you can easily build your own blockchains, or easily connect to public blockchains like Hyperledger or Ethereum.  Our vision for Forge is. [more...]

May 19, 2019 7:10 AM ET

Provider Strategies for Unlocking Blockchain Value the Subject of ISG Webinar

iCrowdNewswire - May 19, 2019 - Unlocking business value from blockchain applications and helping enterprises reach "Blockchain 3.0" maturity is the focus of a May 14 ISG Smartalks™ webinar hosted by Information Services Group (ISG) (Nasdaq: III), a leading global technology research and advisory firm. Alex Manders, director and global lead, ISG Blockchain Now™, and Alex Bakker, director, ISG Research, will present "Blockchain 3.0 – Demystifying Enterprise Value" on Tuesday, May 14, at 10:30 a.m., U.S. Eastern Time. The live, hour-long webinar. [more...]

May 19, 2019 6:20 AM ET

AMMUT is Closer to Normalizing Blockchain Use and Maximizing Its Potential After Inclusion to NVIDIA Inception Program

iCrowdNewswire - May 19, 2019 - A year ago, the core members of Ammut Network created a vision for developing the biggest decentralized supercomputer on the blockchain. Ammut Network has announced that they have been accepted as a member of NVIDIA's elite Inception Program. Ammut Network is a problem-solving platform for computer learning, mining scientific calculations, CGI rendering, and 3D rendering. Its software allows users to easily become a host by renting out the company's AmCU device(s) (Ammut Computing Unit). Its. [more...]

May 19, 2019 6:10 AM ET

The blockchain market in the retail sector will register a CAGR of nearly 81% by 2023

iCrowdNewswire - May 19, 2019 - About this market The demand for increased online security will lead the blockchain market in the retail sector to register considerable growth in the forthcoming years. The application of blockchain for identity management helps in reducing identity and transaction fraud in offline and real-world scenarios for easy documentation and identity proofs. This will further lead the blockchain market in the retail sector to witness continuous growth during the forecast period. Analysts. [more...]

May 18, 2019 7:30 AM ET

Lt. Gen. Vincent R. Stewart (Ret.) Joins Devvio Board of Directors

iCrowdNewswire - May 18, 2019 -  Devvio, which has created the world's most cost-effective and scalable blockchain platform, today announced that Lieutenant General (Ret.) Vincent Stewart has been appointed to its board of directors. Vince Stewart is the founder and CEO of Stewart Global Solutions LLC, an international consulting organization. He retired from the U.S. Marine Corps after more than 38 years of active commissioned service to the nation. He served as the 20th director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA).. [more...]

May 18, 2019 7:20 AM ET

Wachsman Adds New Dimensions to Global Leadership with Two Key Hires As It Continues to Lead the Blockchain Communications Industry

iCrowdNewswire - May 18, 2019 - Wachsman, a global communications consultancy specialized in blockchain, finance, and emerging technologies, has announced the appointment of Jane Fields as Managing Director, Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) and Danny Phan as Managing Director, Asia Pacific (APAC). With headquarters in Dublin, New York and Singapore, the appointments strengthen Wachsman's presence and growth in critical geographic regions. David Wachsman, CEO and Founder of Wachsman, said: "Jane Fields is one of the most accomplished and sought-after executives in Europe. She has helped build and scale global enterprises and develop. [more...]

May 18, 2019 7:10 AM ET

Crescent Crypto Partners With USCF To File Cryptocurrency ETP (Ticker: XBET)

iCrowdNewswire - May 18, 2019 -  Crescent Crypto Asset Management ("Crescent") today announced that it has partnered with USCF to file a registration statement for a cryptocurrency exchange traded product (ETP), the USCF Crescent Crypto Index Fund (NYSE Arca: XBET). Crescent will act as a co-portfolio manager for the fund providing strategic advisory on cryptocurrency operations, trading, and custody. The fund will offer investors an index solution to obtain cryptocurrency exposure through a public vehicle. XBET. [more...]

May 18, 2019 6:50 AM ET

Wave Financial Launches Select 20 Index To Track Performance of Cryptocurrency Asset Class

iCrowdNewswire - May 18, 2019 -  Wave Financial Group, a leading diversified holding investment and asset management firm focused on digital assets and blockchain technology, today announced that it has formally launched an algorithmic, rules-based index which tracks nearly all of the cryptocurrency market. The Wave Select 20 Indexprovides exposure to the top 20 crypto currencies weighted by market capitalization, excluding privacy tokens and stablecoin, and rebalances monthly. The index currently captures over 93% of the total. [more...]

May 18, 2019 6:40 AM ET

Crypto.com One of the First Cryptocurrency Companies to Achieve ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Certification

iCrowdNewswire - May 18, 2019 - Crypto.com, the pioneering payments and cryptocurrency platform, has officially received an ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification after rigorous third party security audits. Crypto.com is one of the first cryptocurrency companies in the world, and the first cryptocurrency wallet application, to achieve this coveted accreditation. Crypto.com One of the First Cryptocurrency Companies to Achieve ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Certification Considered the "Gold Standard" for information security, ISO/IEC 27001:2013 specifies the requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining,. [more...]

May 17, 2019 7:40 AM ET

Crypto.com Launches Earn and Credit to Replace Your Bank Account

iCrowdNewswire - May 17, 2019 -  Crypto.com, the pioneering payments and cryptocurrency platform,  today launches two new key products to their consumer finance product line: Crypto Credit and Crypto Earn. Crypto com Launches Earn and Credit to Replace Your Bank Account Crypto Earn gives users the freedom to grow their crypto assets and earn up to 8% p.a. interest. Through the Crypto.com App, users deposit their digital assets into Crypto Earn and start accruing interest on a. [more...]

May 17, 2019 7:30 AM ET

BitDeer and Bitmain Join Forces in New Marketing Initiatives

iCrowdNewswire - May 17, 2019 - BitDeer.com is excited to announce that the leading computing power-sharing platform is joining forces with China's crypto mining giant Bitmain to forge a strategic brand alliance. The partnership has been kicked off through a series of cross-marketing initiatives with Antminer, BTC.com and AntPool, three of Bitmain's major subsidiary product lines.   BitDeer.com   BTC.com and AntPool became BitDeer.com's debut strategic partners, dedicated to providing transparent, stable and professional mining pool services to BitDeer.com's global users since the platform's official launch. [more...]

May 17, 2019 7:20 AM ET

Crypto.com Integrates Ledger Vault Technology for Institutional Grade Custody Solution

iCrowdNewswire - May 17, 2019 -  Crypto.com, the pioneering payments and cryptocurrency platform, today announced a collaboration with Ledger, a global leader in security and infrastructure solutions for cryptocurrencies and blockchain applications, for its institutional-grade custody solution. Ledger Vault is a multi-authorization cryptocurrency wallet management solution enabling financial institutions to build digital assets operations at speed and scale. By utilizing Ledger Vault, Crypto.com securely and efficiently manages its own funds as well as clients' digital assets.. [more...]

May 17, 2019 7:10 AM ET

FLETA Blockchain Platform Launched Public Testnet with Peak 15,000 TPS

iCrowdNewswire - May 17, 2019 - FLETA, a blockchain platform aiming to create a sustainable DApp ecosystem, has announced that its beta testnet has been released and its code is open to the public via GitHub. FLETA promises a new blockchain platform that is developer-friendly with long-term scalability, high throughput, decentralization, and security being demonstrated through this first iteration of its beta testnet. Recently, by adding FLETA Gateway on its mainnet, FLETA plans to enhance interoperability. [more...]

May 17, 2019 6:50 AM ET

Bitcoin Association’s Bitcoin SV Hackathon Finalists Announced in Lead Up to CoinGeek Toronto Conference

iCrowdNewswire - May 17, 2019 -  Bitcoin Association, the leading global organization for Bitcoin business, has held the first ever Bitcoin SV (BSV) Hackathon. The first phase of competition was a virtual hackathon that took place globally over the weekend of May 4-5 with 122 individual competitors, plus another 94 joining together to form 42 teams. Their challenge was to develop a solution for BSV on-boarding issues, extending beyond on-boarding new users to the challenge of also on-boarding new developers. [more...]

May 17, 2019 6:40 AM ET

AvidXchange Unveils New Study on Future of B2B Fintech

iCrowdNewswire - May 17, 2019 -  AvidXchange™, the leading provider of accounts payable (AP) and payment automation solutions, today released compelling new insights on the future of fintech at REVx, its annual gathering of industry experts, AP thought leaders and finance professionals. Developed in collaboration with Levvel Research, the white paper revealed that while B2B companies are becoming more knowledgeable about using disruptive technologies to transform financial processes, most are unaware of how innovations like artificial intelligence (AI),. [more...]

May 17, 2019 6:30 AM ET

Charlie Shrem’s New Podcast, Untold Stories, Reveals Behind the Scenes

iCrowdNewswire - May 17, 2019 - Entrepreneur, investor, and Bitcoin advocate Charlie Shrem will host Untold Stories, a new podcast from BlockWorks Group, a digital assets events and media company. Charlie Shrem is well known for pioneering the adoption of Bitcoin and for founding BitInstant, a company that was at one point one of the largest in the cryptocurrency space. Shrem was one of the industry's earliest advocates, having originally invested in Bitcoin as a college student in 2011.  He believes. [more...]

May 17, 2019 6:20 AM ET

BanQu Secures Partnership with RSM Spain to Bring Supply Chain Transparency, Traceability and Sustainability to Spanish and European Markets

iCrowdNewswire - May 17, 2019 - BanQu, Inc.'s groundbreaking for-profit / for-purpose blockchain-as-a-service software company secures a key strategic partnership with RSM Spain, the Spanish member firm of RSM International, a global network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms with more than 41,000 people in 116 countries. RSM Spain will open up new market opportunities across European supply chains for BanQu, the world's first and only non-cryptocurrency blockchain platform.   RSM Spain is the Spanish member firm. [more...]

May 17, 2019 6:10 AM ET

Bridging the Gap Between Blockchain Technology and Enterprise Adoption, Singapore’s DLT Compass Conference to Welcome 300 Delegates

iCrowdNewswire - May 17, 2019 - - LongHash, a global blockchain incubator supported by the Singaporegovernment will be hosting the inaugural DLT Compass Conference in the Westin Hotel, Singapore this June 6-7. Expected to welcome over 300 attendees, the two-day conference aims to facilitate further collaboration between corporate enterprises and blockchain projects through driving discussion on enterprise blockchain applications. DLT Compass speakers and panelists range from regulators and financial institutions to multi-national corporations and high-potential startups, including the Taiwan Government, DBS, SGX, Standard Chartered. [more...]