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Singapore Government-Backed Tribe Accelerator To Release Blockchain-Based Engagement Platform

Tribe Accelerator, an incubator backed by the Singaporean Government, has launched OpenNodes: a media-based engagement platform to allow large corporates, blockchain firms, and governments to collaborate and communicate on a single channel, August 21, 2019. Tribe hopes that this will serve as a gateway for more companies to adopt a decentralized approach toward operational activitiesRead MoreRead More. The post by Ashwath Balakrishnan appeared first on BTCManager, Bitcoin, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency News\
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Winklevoss Back Libra Accelerator

Winklevoss Capital, the family office of Tyler Winklevoss and Cameron Winklevoss, is backing a new accelerator called Libracamp, which says it is not affiliated with Libra or Facebook but is... The post Winklevoss Back Libra Accelerator appeared first on Trustnodes.
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Tribe Accelerator launches OpenNodes platform to unify Singapore’s blockchain ecosystem

Tribe Accelerator launches OpenNodes platform to unify Singapore’s blockchain ecosystem 🟀 CryptoNinjas Tribe Accelerator, Singapore’s homegrown blockchain accelerator, today unveiled its latest initiative, OpenNodes. The web-based engagement platform is supported by the Infocomm Media Development Authority of Singapore (IMDA), and will bring together government agencies, corporates, and blockchain companies onto a single online platform. By addressing a key challenge hindering mainstream adoption, OpenNodes is expected to promote the development […] Tribe Accelerator launches OpenNodes platform to unify Singapore’s blockchain ecosystem 🟀 CryptoNinjas
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Bringing the Future of Finance to Canada - Holt Fintech Accelerator Launches 2019 Cohort

MONTREAL, Aug. 19, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - The Holt Fintech Accelerator today announces the launch of its 2019 cohort, the second in its history. Building on the success of the class of 2018, Canada's only business accelerator devoted exclusively to Fintech welcomes 8 new companies from 5 different countries. This brings Holt closer to its goals of supporting innovation in the global financial services sector, and continuing to help make Montreal, Quebec and Canada a top destination for Fintech talent and innovation. "We're trying to support financial technologies that we believe are needed in the Canadian Market. We are now seeing some institutional players buying into what we're doing." said Brendan Holt Dunn, Founder & Managing Partner of the Holt Accelerator. Jan Christopher Arp, fellow Managing Partner & co-Founder added "It's about investing in Canadian founders, as well as international entrepreneurs who can move and potentially incorporate in Canada. This creates direct benefits for Canadian consumers, financial ...Full story available on Benzinga.com
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Enjin Announces Strategic Partnership with Japanese Accelerator HashPort

Enjin will work closely with the Tokyo-based accelerator to expand into Japan's cryptocurrency and gaming spaces and foster blockchain adoption among developers in the world's third-largest games market. 07 August 2019, SINGAPORE — Leading blockchain ecosystem developer Enjin has announced a strategic partnership with Tokyo-based accelerator HashPort, a move that will provide Enjin with an […] The post Enjin Announces Strategic Partnership with Japanese Accelerator HashPort appeared first on CCN Markets
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ConsenSys Labs re-launches Tachyon accelerator for blockchain startups

ConsenSys Labs re-launches Tachyon accelerator for blockchain startups » CryptoNinjas ConsenSys Labs, the venture arm of Ethereum venture studio ConsenSys, which supports blockchain entrepreneurs and developer, has announced the relaunch of Tachyon, its accelerator for startups utilizing blockchain and Web 3.0 The upcoming cohort, known as Tachyon III,  is dedicated to open finance startups building more open, interoperable, and programmable financial systems and services. It […] ConsenSys Labs re-launches Tachyon accelerator for blockchain startups » CryptoNinjas
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Introducing Tachyon III — an Open Finance Accelerator from Consensys

Introducing Tachyon III — an Open Finance Accelerator from ConsensysConsensys Labs is excited to announce the relaunch of Tachyon, our accelerator for startups utilizing blockchain and Web 3.0Four years ago this week, Ethereum went live.Just months before that, in Brooklyn, NY, Joseph Lubin founded ConsenSys to support the ongoing development, growth, and opportunity of Ethereum. We’ve since incubated and invested in more than 100 projects and companies, including key pillars of the Ethereum ecosystem — Infura, Metamask, Truffle Suite, and Pegasys. We’ve sought to expand the ability of developers and businesses to utilize Ethereum, and slowly bend the curve of opportunity from technical progress toward real market potential.As the Ethereum ecosystem matures, we’re updating our methods to continue supporting the founders making the largest impact.Introducing Tachyon IIIToday we’re opening applications for Tachyon III, our redesigned accelerator program for founders building Open Finance tools and businesses via blockchain and Web 3.0 technology.The upcoming third cohort is dedicated to Open Finance startups building more open, interoperable, and programmable financial systems and services.The 12-week program helps founders leverage Consensys’ global network of Web 3.0 and blockchain experts to rapidly validate and grow their businesses.The BasicsApplications are open from August 1st — September 16th, 2019, kicking off off November 4th in New York City. Learn more and apply at the Tachyon website.Tachyon III is a full-time, on-location program bringing 8–12 teams together in New York City from November 2019 through February 2020. Teams will be provided funding, office space, one on one mentorship, and programming around business and blockchain specific issues, culminating in an investor day and post-program fundraising support.Redesigned for the Fundamentals:Thematic focus. Tachyon III will bring together founders, mentors, and advisors with specific skills and experience in Open Finance. We believe progress will be accelerated when literally sitting beside leading technologists and subject-matter experts.Intense, and in-person. We heard and observed, time and again, that the greatest value we offered founders during Tachyon I & II was live, fully-attentive time together. Tachyon III will double down on that with a full-time, on-location program in Brooklyn, where founders, mentors and the program team will work closely, daily, to go further, faster.Back to basics. Blockchain development is quickly entering the phase where the barriers to great Web 3.0 applications are no longer technical, but entrepreneurial. As the novelty of the technology fades, our program balances the opportunity of the emerging paradigms and business models the technology allows, while maintaining the discipline to help founders focus on the core market, customer, and growth signals they need to become market-ready ventures.Leveraging the Consensys Advantage:A global network of Web 3.0 native experts and advisors. Consensys is a Web 3.0 native company and community. Our founders, alumni, program mentors, and partners are rooted in the technical and business realities of blockchain ventures from years of experience. The Tachyon program leverages this expertise to help founders see around corners and under the hood of the new digital economy.The tools and infrastructure for blockchain development. The core tools and services for large-scale Ethereum development are part of the Consensys family. Whether it’s infrastructure, developer tools, smart contract auditing services, Web 3.0 bounty networks, or token management systems, we know, build, and use them daily.Industry partnerships for access and perspective. Our corporate partnerships and programs are core to the ongoing regulatory and enterprise perspectives on Ethereum and blockchain projects. Our founders benefit from an informed overview of the market and regulatory conditions that impact their businesses as they grow.Open FinanceWe believe the most substantial impact for Web 3.0 and blockchain technology will come from redefining the relationships between people and our financial systems. While still in its early stages, the Open Financial stack powers trust-minimized financial products for a global set of users. In the last two years alone, more than $482M has been locked into Open Finance smart contracts globally.Tachyon III brings together founders working in this space to build decentralized financial networks and programmable, composable assets and services that will fundamentally reshape the global financial economy.Calling Open Finance FoundersIf you’re a founder or team building the infrastructure, tools, and applications that enable a more open financial system, we’d love to meet you.We look forward to building with you,The ConsenSys Labs & Tachyon TeamDisclaimer: The views expressed by the author above do not necessarily represent the views of Consensys AG. ConsenSys is a decentralized community with ConsenSys Media being a platform for members to express their diverse ideas and perspectives freely. To learn more about ConsenSys and Ethereum, please visit our website.Introducing Tachyon III — an Open Finance Accelerator from Consensys was originally published in ConsenSys Media on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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Ethereum Classic (ETC) Labs Will Launch Accelerator Program to Promote Native ETC Apps

Ethereum Classic (ETC) is a blockchain ecosystem that allows its users to facilitate value transfers (between themselves) in a highly streamlined manner. Not only that, it also makes use of complex contracts that have been designed to function autonomously and cannot be modified or censored by any third-party entity. ETC Labs’ accelerator program will focus […]
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Ethereum Classic Labs to begin second cohort of blockchain accelerator program

Ethereum Classic Labs to begin second cohort of blockchain accelerator program » CryptoNinjas Ethereum Classic Labs, an incubator investing in the future of Ethereum Classic, earlier this year commenced the first cohort of its ‘Accelerate’ program which is focused on funding, educating and mentoring blockchain companies and communities that are building products and services on Ethereum Classic. Today, Ethereum Classic Labs announced it is currently reviewing additional Ethereum […] Ethereum Classic Labs to begin second cohort of blockchain accelerator program » CryptoNinjas
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Voleo Completes 2019 Fidelity National Information Services Fintech Accelerator Program

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 25, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Voleo Trading Systems Inc. (TRAD: TSX-V) ("Voleo", the "Company"), has completed the 2019 Fidelity National Information Services ("FIS") Fintech Accelerator Program in Little Rock, Arkansas. As one of the ten selected start-up companies, Voleo benefitted from a 12-week on-site mentorship program at The Venture Center. Through in-depth business support and guidance, Voleo's management team met with dozens of financial institutions and senior executives and gained significant exposure to their target market. Voleo was the only Canadian fintech company selected from over 225 applicants across 32 countries.    Thomas Beattie, CEO of Voleo, commented "As a Canadian company, the opportunity to work with FIS has allowed us to jump a lot of the hurdles of connecting with US financial institutions. From the start, we knew that FIS Accelerator would connect us to the right people at the right organizations, looking for innovative solutions in financial technology. We've met with dozens of banks and credit unions, and gained invaluable insight into the pain points of their businesses."    Throughout the 12-weeks, Voleo held face-to-face meetings with community banks and credit unions to discuss and develop the potential applications of their turn-key social investing product. The program culminated on July 17th with a demo day where Voleo completed a 7-minute presentation to an engaged audience of financial institution decision makers, potential investors, and community leaders. Voleo will continue to build upon these relationships in the coming weeks and months.         Morgen Sullivan, VP Growth of Voleo stated that "By focusing on accelerating the positioning and placement of our innovative platform, the support and mentorship from both FIS and the Venture Center was top of class. We are proud to be a part of this years' cohort, have grown our network substantially and are looking forward to sharing our insights and growth."  FIS is a global leader in financial services and technology, working with over 20,000 clients across 130 countries. FIS' technology connects financial organizations with their customers and powers 27 billion transactions annually, moving over $9 trillion globally each year. The Venture Center has also become a major name in the fintech industry by providing entrepreneurs and start-up corporations with the innovative programs needed to connect with financial institutions and investors on the path to sustain economic growth.           FIS is investing over $100,000 (US$75,000) into Voleo across three equal tranches at a price equivalent to the RTO price of $0.25 per share. This investment is complemented by personal access to FIS's senior executives. The Venture Center is dedicated to developing the financial innovations of the program participants and proactively supporting dialogues between the cohort and financial institutions. In the short time the FIS Accelerator Program has been established, the average capital raise of a portfolio company is over $1.8 million. For its fourth year, FIS and The Venture Center evaluated all applicants on start-up viability, product maturity and market fit, indicating ...Full story available on Benzinga.com
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Fidelity-Backed Blockchain Accelerator Startup Studio Welcomes Over 50 Members

Startup Studio is a blockchain accelerator, which is primarily backed by Fidelity. The accelerator already has over 50 members, including major players like the Ethereum Foundation, Blockchain Capital, and Messari. Now, in a blog post, it appears that over 20 different organizations have joined. This announcement was released by IDEO CoLab Ventures, which supports the […]
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Fidelity-Backed Blockchain Accelerator Attracts Over 50 Mentors

Coinspeaker Fidelity-Backed Blockchain Accelerator Attracts Over 50 MentorsJust recently IDEO CoLab announced the launch of its new blockchain accelerator program called Startup Studio. It is backed by Fidelity Investments and 20 other organizations and protocols in the space such as Ethereum Foundation, Blockchain Capital, Messari, and others.Startup Studio is meant to help blockchain startups and entrepreneurs to grow by conducting workshops of product design, law and engineering, smart contract development, finance and hiring, and other important fields.“Last week you met our blockchain Startup Studio’s 20+ partner organizations, but today we’re excited to share the humans behind them—and many more—who deeply care about the blockchain community and helping entrepreneurs and developers in it succeed,” writes Ian Lee from IDEO CoLab Ventures.The new Startup Studio has attracted more than 50 industry professionals who are going to help advise, mentor, and coach startups in the blockchain space that are participating in the Startup Studio.These mentors include the CEO of Stellar Development Foundation, Denelle Dixon; ecosystem support from Ethereum Foundation, Robbie Bent; the CEO of Messari, Ryan Selkis, and many others.Fidelity Investments, not Fidelity InternationalMany confuse Fidelity as such thinking about Fidelity International, however, this is not the case. Fidelity International has a parent company in Boston called Fidelity Investments and these are separate companies, clarifies Craig Terrington, the corporate communications associate director at Fidelity International.“It’s been widely reported that Boston-based, Fidelity Investments, is active in this space. Fidelity Investments and Fidelity International are separate companies,” says Terrington.While Fidelity Investments has recently acknowledged Bitcoin and digital asset trading as such, Fidelity International is being more careful and admits that at the moment, they are only exploring the potential of blockchain technology.“Fidelity International, like many others in the industry, is actively assessing the wide-ranging potential for blockchain technology, but we do not have any current plans to launch any crypto initiatives,” explained Terrington.However, while it may seem that Fidelity International is refraining from engaging with blockchain and cryptocurrencies, they have an internal Bitcoin trading game within their employees called “Cryptoleague”. Basically, it is a trading simulator where each participant is given $10,000 in virtual money. Then players can trade with this initial amount and build their portfolios. Those who succeed in substantial profits, get to win cash prizes. Out of 8,000 Fidelity International’s employees, around 1,200 are already playing it.“We have a bitcoin trading game that we use internally, as a way of teaching people about distributed ledger technology and digital tokenization, which ultimately will be an important part of the whole financial system going forward,” explained the CEO of Fidelity, Anne Richards.As Forbes write, it is now harder to find a company which is not playing around in the blockchain space rather than the ones who remain distant about it. If such large enterprises as Fidelity is playing Bitcoin-related games internally, it is only a matter of time when Bitcoin and crypto become massively mainstream.Fidelity-Backed Blockchain Accelerator Attracts Over 50 Mentors
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Bitcoin Struggles As BAT And ETC Lead The Charge

The cryptocurrency market has somewhat stabilized, presenting a predominantly green landscape as Bitcoin struggles to stay above the psychological $10,000 marker.   Cryptocurrency Market Situation. Source: Coin360   Sentiment for Bitcoin has seen a moderate improvement towards a strongly neutral outlook.   Bitcoin Sentiment Chart by theTIE.io   Despite this overall lukewarm performance, proponents of Bitcoin’s store of value potential have reason to rejoice today. According to a report by Digital Asset Data, BTC is increasingly gaining correlation with the broader asset markets – positively with gold, and negatively with the stock market. With a recession looming on the global economy, Bitcoin could fulfill the role of a “safe haven asset,” to which investors flock during uncertain economic times. Altcoins see recovery with ETC and BAT leading The rest of the cryptocurrency market is seeing strong corrections from yesterday’s fall, with two strong outliers making significant gains. Basic Attention Token is strongly reacting to its new listing on Kraken, a popular exchange part of Weiss Ratings’ Real 10 index of platforms reporting true volume. BAT has gained more than 15% on yesterday’s price, while curiously its partner-in-listing WAVES has registered a much more modest 4%. The stark difference can be explained by the contribution of other fundamental drivers, with BAT recently launching the much-anticipated online tipping feature in its browser.   BAT Recent Price Trend. Source: CoinMarketCap   The other outlier is none other than Ethereum Classic, which after an against-the-grain rally on Tuesday has continued today with a 14.6% gain. The total 7-day performance is a solid +21%, by far the highest in the top-50. As before, it’s difficult to give a meaningful explanation of the rally. The upcoming ETC Atlantis hard fork is scheduled in about 22 days, too far ahead to justify any price action, though the final confirmation was released on Monday. The run is likely to be due to a combination of factors, including possible whales entering ETC positions. The rest of the altcoin market is seeing moderate recoveries, with IOTA, TRON and Cardano gaining 8%, 6.32% and 6.42% respectively as the rest average on 3-4%.   The post Bitcoin Struggles As BAT And ETC Lead The Charge appeared first on Crypto Briefing.
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Casa Unveiled Node Monitor Service to Leapfrog Bitcoin Network Health

Coinspeaker Casa Unveiled Node Monitor Service to Leapfrog Bitcoin Network HealthA famous crypto startup firm recognized as Casa that offers primary management service, and Bitcoin node machine has launched a node monitor as well as accompanying reward program to develop Bitcoin network health.The firm revealed the latest innovation in an official website article on Aug. 21. Per the announcement, the node monitor known as Node Heartbeats depends on creating a brief relationship between the server of Casa plus, an internet synced and Tor-activated node owned by a user. The rewards program enables Casa node subscribers to earn 10,000 SatsBack weekly in exchange for operating 5 Node Heartbeat checks weekly, on separate days.SetBack can reportedly be converted for Bitcoin (BTC) just once per day on Keymaster app for Casa, as long as a consumer has garnered a minimum of 50,000 SatBack points. According to the report, Casa is firmly convinced that it`s hectic for consumers to keep up with the trend on their node`s uptime as well as security. By offering an inducement program to leapfrog node health, the firm reportedly expects to enhance the overall health of the Bitcoin network.How the Node Heartbeat OperatesTo verify that node is online, the company makes a concise link from their server to the users Casa Node. For this to be manageable, the user`s node must be synced, online, and with Tor activated. But with Tor, that indicates the node Heartbeat secures user`s privacy.Speaking of privacy, the Node Heartbeat only utilises the connection code of the consumer-the same code that is already existing in explorers and that which the consumer release to others who are willing to launch a channel with them. Sats App automatically submits the code for the users when they send a Heatbeat to saves them from the agony of looking it up.Guess Who Is The Latest Casa Investor?Charlie Lee, Litecoin (LTC) founder revealed just three days ago that he has heavily invested in Casa. He went ahead to praise Casa for spearheading BTC acceptance, indicating:“I have the same feeling about Casa today as I had about Coinbase when I joined in 2013 as the 3rd hire. Casa is making Bitcoin easy to use, and that is extremely important for this space. Looking forward to great things!”New Node Monitor by Lightning LabsAs initially reported by Cointelegraph that the designer of the high-speed transaction protocol Lightning Network, Lightning Labs recently unveiled an alpha version of a node monitor. The invented device, called Indmon, allegedly enables nodes operators to supervise node functions in real-time. Network cases this year reportedly influenced the developers to design a tool for preemptively detecting network and node issues.Casa Unveiled Node Monitor Service to Leapfrog Bitcoin Network Health
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Gemini Exchange Launches In Australia in Effort to Expand its ‘Crypto Needs Rules’ Brand

One of the most prominent exchanges, Gemini which is owned by Winklevoss Twins is now available for Australian crypto users. “Cryptocurrency is the future of money, and we're committed to building a bridge to that future in Australia.” – @tylerwinklevoss We are thrilled to announce that starting today, we are operational in Australia 🇦🇺 Read […]
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Tether to Launch RMB Stablecoin "CNHT"? CryptoNews

Tether is rumored to launch RMB Stablecoin. Such a move could land crypto in serious trouble in China as the RMB is tightly controlled and regulated. Binance Venus is also on its tails. Ukranian miners accidentally leak sensitive Nuclear Powerplant data. #Cryptocurrency #crypto #Tether RMB Stable Coin https://boxmining.com/tether-to-issue-rmb-cnht-stable-coin-rumor/ https://www.asiacryptotoday.com/tether-to-make-a-chinese-rmb-pegged-token-called-cnht https://cointelegraph.com/news/ukraine-crypto-miners-arrested-for-compromising-nuclear-plant-security https://www.coindesk.com/bitcoin-miners-halt-operations-as-rainstorm-triggers-fatal-mudslide-in-china 👍🏻Subscribe to Boxmining for Cryptocurrency Insight and News: https://www.youtube.com/c/boxmining 🔒Hardware Wallet: http://boxmining.co/ledger 👍🏻Brave Browser: http://boxmining.co/brave 📲Enjin Wallet: http://boxmining.co/enjin 👍🏻Unstoppable Domain: http://boxmining.co/unstoppable 📲Binance Exchange : http://boxmining.co/binance #Bitcoin #Ethereum #Cryptocurrency ●▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬● Telegram groups (Discuss Crypto with us!) Telegram Discussion Group: https://t.me/Boxdatamining Telegram Announcements: https://t.me/boxminingChannel ●▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬● ♨️Social (Add me on Social Media!) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/boxmining/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/boxmining Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/boxmining Steemit: https://steemit.com/@boxmining ●▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬● I'm not a professional financial adviser and you should always do your own research. I may hold the cryptocurrencies talked about in the video. ●▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬●
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Kraken To List Basic Attention Token (BAT) and Waves

Kraken has announced they will be listing BAT and WAVES, with pairs denominated in USD, EUR, BTC, and ETH. Trading commences at 13:30 UTC on August 22, 2019, and deposits will take 30 and 10 confirmations before being credited to users Kraken balances for BAT and WAVES, respectively, August 21, 2019. Kraken Expands Altcoin OfferingsRead MoreRead More. The post by Ashwath Balakrishnan appeared first on BTCManager, Bitcoin, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency News\
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