Blockchain

First BitAngels Toronto Virtual Event to Take Place June 4

Monday, June 1, 2020 - 5:16pm

Toronto, Canada, June 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ( Blockchain Wir e) BitAngels ( https://www.bitangels.network/ ), an investor network for the blockchain industry, today announced the first BitAngels Toronto virtual event will take place on June 4 through Zooms webinar function.

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  • Toronto, Canada, June 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ( Blockchain Wir e) BitAngels ( https://www.bitangels.network/ ), an investor network for the blockchain industry, today announced the first BitAngels Toronto virtual event will take place on June 4 through Zooms webinar function.
  • To learn more or RSVP, visit the event page .To apply to present at future events or sponsor, go to https://www.bitangels.network/ or submit the application form .
  • TheBitAngels Toronto event calendar will be updated on the BitAngels website in the coming weeks with events scheduled to take place every two months.
  • Recordings of the pitch session will be available though video access is limited to BitAngels investor members, who may join for the live event as well as view the recording afterward.

CareerGig Announces Initial Seed Funding Round with June Launch

Monday, June 1, 2020 - 2:00pm

ARLINGTON, Va., June 1, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- CareerGig , a SaaS-based marketplace that utilizes blockchain and other technologies to provide freelancers with competitive jobs and benefits, and employers with state of the art verification services, announces its initial seed funding round has closed, and that it will launch an initial set of offerings on June 15, 2020.

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  • ARLINGTON, Va., June 1, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- CareerGig , a SaaS-based marketplace that utilizes blockchain and other technologies to provide freelancers with competitive jobs and benefits, and employers with state of the art verification services, announces its initial seed funding round has closed, and that it will launch an initial set of offerings on June 15, 2020.
  • Unlike other platforms, CareerGig uses blockchain, artificial intelligence, and other technologies to verify and validate freelance employees so that companies can trust that they are hiring the best possible talent.
  • The June 15 launch will include a set of insurance benefits for freelancers, and a set of assessments and background checks for employers to provide contractors.
  • CareerGig has raised an initial seed round of funding as a self-investment from its co-founders, which will support the initial product launches and enable the company to grow its membership base.

Kronoverse Secure Further Investment From Persimmon Hill Limited and Calvin Ayre

Monday, June 1, 2020 - 11:19am

SAN FRANCISCO, June 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Kronoverse Inc., the independent game-development company behind the CryptoFights skill-based fighting game, and member of ESIC(Esports Integrity Commission), has secured further funding via technology investment firm Persimmon Hill Ltd. and technology entrepreneur Calvin Ayre.This is Persimmon Hill's first, and Calvin Ayre's third, investment in Kronoverse.

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  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Kronoverse Inc., the independent game-development company behind the CryptoFights skill-based fighting game, and member of ESIC(Esports Integrity Commission), has secured further funding via technology investment firm Persimmon Hill Ltd. and technology entrepreneur Calvin Ayre.This is Persimmon Hill's first, and Calvin Ayre's third, investment in Kronoverse.
  • Kronoverse also adds value to ESIC's mission to be the guardian of eSports integrity in different ways such as the use of blockchain technology and native-cash tournaments.
  • Kronoverse's use of blockchain technology opens up ways for government regulators to enforce gaming standards since all actions taken in a blockchain game are public and auditable.
  • To have people with the business and blockchain knowledge of Persimmon Hill coming on board, and further support from online gaming entrepreneur Calvin Ayre who is also a big believer in Bitcoin,is a clear endorsement for a transparent eSports experience."

Kronoverse Secure Further Investment From Persimmon Hill Limited and Calvin Ayre

Monday, June 1, 2020 - 11:16am

SAN FRANCISCO, June 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Kronoverse Inc., the independent game-development company behind the CryptoFights skill-based fighting game, and member of ESIC(Esports Integrity Commission), has secured further funding via technology investment firm Persimmon Hill Ltd. and technology entrepreneur Calvin Ayre.This is Persimmon Hill's first, and Calvin Ayre's third, investment in Kronoverse.

Key Points: 
  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Kronoverse Inc., the independent game-development company behind the CryptoFights skill-based fighting game, and member of ESIC(Esports Integrity Commission), has secured further funding via technology investment firm Persimmon Hill Ltd. and technology entrepreneur Calvin Ayre.This is Persimmon Hill's first, and Calvin Ayre's third, investment in Kronoverse.
  • Kronoverse also adds value to ESIC's mission to be the guardian of eSports integrity in different ways such as the use of blockchain technology and native-cash tournaments.
  • Kronoverse's use of blockchain technology opens up ways for government regulators to enforce gaming standards since all actions taken in a blockchain game are public and auditable.
  • To have people with the business and blockchain knowledge of Persimmon Hill coming on board, and further support from online gaming entrepreneur Calvin Ayre who is also a big believer in Bitcoin,is a clear endorsement for a transparent eSports experience."

JCB signs a Strategic Partnership Agreement with TECHFUND for Joint Research on Sustainable Payment System Using Blockchain

Monday, June 1, 2020 - 3:32am

TOKYO, June 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- JCB Co., Ltd., a global payment network and a leading issuer and acquirer in Japan, and TECHFUND Inc., a technology accelerator promoting innovation in startups and leading companies, have signed a strategic partnership agreement to jointly research the construction of a sustainable payment system using blockchain.

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  • TOKYO, June 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- JCB Co., Ltd., a global payment network and a leading issuer and acquirer in Japan, and TECHFUND Inc., a technology accelerator promoting innovation in startups and leading companies, have signed a strategic partnership agreement to jointly research the construction of a sustainable payment system using blockchain.
  • Based on TECHFUND's blockchain technologies such as STO (Security Token Offering)*1 and staking*2, JCB and TECHFUND jointly research the payment platform that will contribute to solving various issues in the payment field.
  • *2 Staking: Earning a reward by continuously holding crypto currencies and contributing to the stability of the system.
  • JCB is a global payment brand and a leading credit card issuer and acquirer in Japan.

JCB signs a Strategic Partnership Agreement with TECHFUND for Joint Research on Sustainable Payment System Using Blockchain

Monday, June 1, 2020 - 3:03am

TOKYO, May 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- JCB Co., Ltd., a global payment network and a leading issuer and acquirer in Japan, and TECHFUND Inc., a technology accelerator promoting innovation in startups and leading companies, have signed a strategic partnership agreement to jointly research the construction of a sustainable payment system using blockchain.

Key Points: 
  • TOKYO, May 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- JCB Co., Ltd., a global payment network and a leading issuer and acquirer in Japan, and TECHFUND Inc., a technology accelerator promoting innovation in startups and leading companies, have signed a strategic partnership agreement to jointly research the construction of a sustainable payment system using blockchain.
  • Based on TECHFUND's blockchain technologies such as STO (Security Token Offering)*1 and staking*2, JCB and TECHFUND jointly research the payment platform that will contribute to solving various issues in the payment field.
  • *2 Staking: Earning a reward by continuously holding crypto currencies and contributing to the stability of the system.
  • JCB is a global payment brand and a leading credit card issuer and acquirer in Japan.

ViaBTC Group Announces Strategic Upgrade to Advance Innovation and Improve Customer Experience

Saturday, May 30, 2020 - 9:30am

Haipo Yang, Founder and CEO of ViaBTC (middle), and Eddie Jiang, VP of ViaBTC (first from right), attended.

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  • Haipo Yang, Founder and CEO of ViaBTC (middle), and Eddie Jiang, VP of ViaBTC (first from right), attended.
  • Operations of CoinEx exchange and ViaBTC mining pool will be integrated, deriving diversified product combinations to meet miners financial service needs.
  • Based on the experience of serving more than 100,000 miners worldwide, ViaBTC carried out a brand-new service upgrade.
  • Established in 2016 with Bitmain-led investment, ViaBTC Group is an innovative technology company specialized in blockchain and dedicated to providing users with comprehensive digital asset management services.

ZebPay Expands Chainalysis Relationship in India

Friday, May 29, 2020 - 2:00pm

NEW YORK, May 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Chainalysis, the blockchain analysis company, today announced the expansion of its partnership with ZebPay, the leading cryptocurrency exchange and wallet providerin India.

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  • NEW YORK, May 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Chainalysis, the blockchain analysis company, today announced the expansion of its partnership with ZebPay, the leading cryptocurrency exchange and wallet providerin India.
  • Under the terms of the agreement, ZebPay will expand its use of Chainalysis KYT (Know Your Transaction) for transaction monitoring and compliance processes and Chainalysis Reactor for enhanced due diligence and investigations in India.
  • "We wanted to build a best-in-class compliance program in India from the start," said Avinash Shekhar, President, ZebPay.
  • "We already knew the power of Chainalysis KYT's automated compliance features and Chainalysis Reactor's advanced investigative capabilities from our work with them in other markets, and we know Chainalysis will set us up for successful expansion in India."

Canada's first two university-level blockchain programs address need for skilled workers during global pandemic

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 7:33pm

In response to employers' high demand for skilled workers, the York University School of Continuing Studies created the first and only university continuing education blockchain programs in Canada the part-time Certificate in Blockchain Development and the full-time Post-Graduate Certificate in Back-End and Blockchain Development , both beginning September 2020.

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  • In response to employers' high demand for skilled workers, the York University School of Continuing Studies created the first and only university continuing education blockchain programs in Canada the part-time Certificate in Blockchain Development and the full-time Post-Graduate Certificate in Back-End and Blockchain Development , both beginning September 2020.
  • "Blockchain has become one of the most revolutionary technologies today, with skilled blockchain developers driving business innovation and improvement.
  • The Certificate in Blockchain Development and the Post-Graduate Certificate in Back-End and Blockchain Development are created in consultation with industry leaders and subject matter experts.
  • ii Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott, "Blockchain Solutions in Pandemics: A Call for Innovation and Transformation in Public Health," Blockchain Research Institute, 7 April 2020.

Core Scientific and Bitmain Partner to Bring Bitmain's "Ant Training Academy" to North America

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 6:40pm

Core Scientific is a leader in Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain technologies, delivering best-in-class infrastructure and software solutions.

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  • Core Scientific is a leader in Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain technologies, delivering best-in-class infrastructure and software solutions.
  • In an increasingly distributed and connected world, Core Scientific believes AI and blockchain are changing the way information is processed, shared and stored across a range of industries.
  • Created by Bitmain in 2017, the ATA curriculum is based on years of knowledge dissemination and technology inheritance and accumulation.
  • "We are very excited to partner with Bitmain to bring the world class Bitmain Ant Training Academy to North America" said Jeff Taylor, Chief Information Officer, Core Scientific.