Decentralization

CipherTrace Research Finds Criminals Netted $1.4 Billion from Cryptocurrency Crimes in Spring 2020

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 2:00pm

MENLO PARK, Calif., June 2, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- CipherTrace has released its Spring 2020 Cryptocurrency Anti-Money Laundering and Crime Report with key data on cryptocurrency crimes and trends that will have regulatory repercussions for VASPs and other financial institutions.

Key Points: 
  • MENLO PARK, Calif., June 2, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- CipherTrace has released its Spring 2020 Cryptocurrency Anti-Money Laundering and Crime Report with key data on cryptocurrency crimes and trends that will have regulatory repercussions for VASPs and other financial institutions.
  • In the first five months of 2020, crypto thefts, hacks, and frauds totaled $1.4 billion, suggesting 2020 could see the second-highest value in cryptocurrency crimes ever recorded.
  • Highlights of key findings are as follows:
    In the first five months of 2020, crypto thefts, hacks, and frauds totaled $1.4 billion, indicating 2020 could see the greatest total amount stolen in crypto crimes outside 2019's $4.5 billion.
  • In the first five months of 2020, cryptocurrency thefts, hacks, and frauds totaled $1.4 billion.

OK Group Launches OK Recruit, A Blockchain Talent Development Scheme

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 8:05am

In terms of talent recruitment, OK Group will offer hundreds of positions, among which, the main ones are in the blockchain research and application field,such asBlockchain Development Engineer, Senior Java Engineer (Blockchain), and Senior iOS Development Engineer.

Key Points: 
  • In terms of talent recruitment, OK Group will offer hundreds of positions, among which, the main ones are in the blockchain research and application field,such asBlockchain Development Engineer, Senior Java Engineer (Blockchain), and Senior iOS Development Engineer.
  • In addition, OK Group will set up a special fund for blockchain personnel training, to encourage potential talent to join in blockchain industry.
  • Asone of the earliest blockchain companies established in China, OK Group has been committed to promoting the research, development, and commercial adoption of blockchain technology, and is always standing at the forefront of talent development and training programs.
  • The company provides blockchain services and applications, including stablecoin, blockchain explorer, blockchain big data, blockchain asset custodian services, and blockchain training institutions.

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.

Key Points: 
  • 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.

Key Points: 
  • 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.

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."

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."

bitFlyer Europe and Quazard Partner to Bring First Ever Trading Competition to Botwars Ultimate Trading

Monday, June 1, 2020 - 5:00am

Leading cryptocurrency exchange bitFlyer, is partnering with crypto-trading game developer Quazard, to bring the first ever gamified trading competition to the Botwars Ultimate Trading universe.

Key Points: 
  • Leading cryptocurrency exchange bitFlyer, is partnering with crypto-trading game developer Quazard, to bring the first ever gamified trading competition to the Botwars Ultimate Trading universe.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200531005005/en/
    bitFlyer and Quazard bring the first gamified trading competition to the Botwars Ultimate Trading universe (Graphic: Business Wire)
    The competition, which launches today, allows Botwars players to compete in a free to enter crypto-trading simulator to win real Bitcoin.
  • This is the first trading competition to launch on Botwars, and the only live trading competition of its type.
  • bitFlyer Europe, the European arm of bitFlyer Inc. the Japanese-owned cryptocurrency exchange, is providing the prize pool to enable Quazard to bring the competition alive.

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.

Key Points: 
  • 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.

Key Points: 
  • 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.