EtherWorld's weekly: August 05, 2018

ICE Announces a Global Platform and Ecosystem for Digital Assets, IBM & Citibank In Partnership To Launch Blockchain App Store For Banks, Sony Applies for Blockchain-Enabled Hardware Patents and more...

EtherWorld's weekly: August 05, 2018

(Blockchain eNewspaper)


World news

  • Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) Announces Bakkt, a Global Platform and Ecosystem for Digital Assets

  • SEC Subpoenas Another Firm Following Claimed Blockchain Pivot

  • IBM & Citibank In Partnership To Launch Blockchain App Store For Banks

  • UBS Says Bitcoin Could Replace US Dollar with BTC price nearly $213,000.

  • EU Blockchain Observatory’s New Report on Innovation in Europe

  • A Chinese billionaire is building out a nearly $300 million crypto innovation hub in Hartford, Connecticut.

  • Tech Giant Sony Applies for Blockchain-Enabled Hardware Patents titled “Electronic Node and Method for Maintaining a Distributed Ledger” and “Device and System,” describe devices and systems which would be used to maintain a ledger.

  • Cryptocurrencies are not real money, says Dutch central bank

  • A 20-year-old college student, a former valedictorian in Boston orchestrated a steal of $5 million in cryptocurrency.

  • Overstock Subsidiary Medici Land Governance to Develop Blockchain Land Registry for Zambia

Ethereum News

  • Beacon chain Casper FFG RPJ mini-spec - A three-stage beacon chain plan proposed by Vitalik.

  • Minds Machines Group Ltd and Ethereum Partnership that will enable Ethereum's Ethereum Name Service ("ENS") to be integrated into the services marketed by registrars to consumers in MMX's, soon to be launched top-level domain, .luxe. The ICANN-approved .luxe extension is set to shortly enter its pre-launch phases ahead of going on sale to the public from 30 October 2018.

Other Blockchain News

  • Iota Introduces: IOTA Hub.

  • VeChain introduces Drug and Vaccine Traceability Solution


Good Reads on Blockchain

Print, Video, Podcast & Interviews


New Projects

  • WOM Token - As the WOM Token embarks on a Dutch auction token sale, its internal cryptoeconomics mechanism will employ dynamic smart contracts to reward personal brands for how they create fun, genuine, product-related content online with crypto. Medium
  • Orion - A Private Transaction Manager in Java

Project updates and Press Release

  • Gnosis - Redistribute the Future

  • digixdao ( $DGD ) is LIVE on the Bancor Network.

  • Status Introducing Nimbus - An Ethereum 2.0 Sharding Client

  • Augur App Release v1.1.0

  • Maker (MKR) went LIVE on Bancor!

  • DD Purse, Bitcoin Cash wallet on WeChat

  • Enjin Coin: Live on the Mainnet. ERC-1155 Tokens can now be minted on Ethereum Mainnet — and nothing will ever be the same again.

  • Aventus monthly summary: July 2018

  • The Tezos Experiment

  • OpenLaw Explainer: The Future of Law

  • Scaling Shoutout: FunFair Technologies

  • Announcing - imToken 2.0 - new completely overhauled wallet app.

  • Augur hijack via dormant service workers.


Trading & Mining

  • Coinbase Custody is exploring a range of new assets. In addition to ERC20 tokens, here is the full list of assets that Coinbase Custody is exploring:Screen-Shot-2018-08-03-at-7.47.24-PM

  • OKEx - Regarding the Forced Liquidation Incident on Jul 31, 2018. OKEx has adopted the societal loss risk management mechanism since launched and it has been working orderly as intended.

  • Korea's Financial Regulator Wants to Use the Blockchain for Stock Trading


Hackathon, Events & Developer programs

Ongoing ...
  • March 19, 2018 - Spetmber 30, 2018: Gnosis X by Gnosis - a recurring challenge inviting developers, creators, and businesses to build customized prediction market applications on top of the Gnosis platform.


  • IDMoney Token sale starts July 01, 2018 - August 31, 2018.
  • Save Environment Token Token sale starts September 05, 2018.
  • ORBIS - Onging Token sale till October 29, 2018.
  • MyShield - Token registration has commenced.
  • AligatoCoin - Token sale start from July 29, 2018 - August 30, 2018
  • Ubex - Onging Token sale till August 13, 2018

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