Anndy Lian Says “Digitalization has struck every government as a priority never before.” at Hong Kong Blockchain Week 2020

18 November 2020/ BLOCKCAST.CC/ Anndy Lian and a panel of experts spoke on “Digital Transformation and Innovation: What’s New for Governments and Businesses” at the Hong Kong Blockchain Week 2020. This session is timely as COVID19 has accelerated the pace of digital transformation, decision-makers who were reluctant to adopt and adapt have harnessed technology innovation to keep their companies afloat, and governments are relying on digital solutions to respond quickly to the global crisis. Digitalization has become essential and has brought up its real purpose in such times. According to…

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Bison Trails launches QT protocol to help developers build on Libra

Libra Association founding member, Bison Trails, has released a QT protocol allowing developers to read and write data to Libra’s pre-mainnet using off-chain systems. Blockchain technology and staking service provider Bison Trail has announced the launch of its Query and Transactions Clusters, or QT, protocol to help developers build on Facebook’s forthcoming Libra network. Libra QT offers a bridge between Libra’s pre-mainnet and off-chain systems, allowing dedicated off-chain infrastructure to read and write data to the blockchain. According to a Nov. 25 announcement from Bison Trails, which provides blockchain services…

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Bitcoin hits the front page of The Wall Street Journal

Crypto is against capturing the attention of the mainstream media, with the front page of today’s Wall Street Journal discussing Bitcoin’s 80% rally since reclaiming five-figure prices. After rallying 80% in two months, Bitcoin is recapturing media interest from the top end of town, with The Wall Street Journal discussing the cryptocurrency’s adoption among institutional investors on the front page of its Nov. 23 issue. The report notes that Bitcoin has recently found support from “Wall Street billionaires” Paul Tudor Jones and Stanley Druckenmiller, alongside other public figures including a…

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Friendliest of them all? These could be the best countries for crypto

The level of freedoms that the U.S. has provides an argument for the country as the most crypto-friendly location, although Puerto Rico also has its benefits. As a burgeoning industry less than 13 years old, cryptocurrency has seen its fair share of regulatory crackdowns and changes, especially in the United States. Jake Yocom-Piatt, co-founder of Decred, however, sees the nation as the most crypto-friendly. “Cryptocurrencies are treated as personal property in most jurisdictions, so their tax treatment is relatively uniform,” Yocom-Piatt said. He continued: “Cryptocurrency transactions are a form of…

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How institutional investors legitimize Bitcoin

Bitcoin is maturing into a legitimate financial product that is finding its way into more and more traditional portfolios. Now hedge fund legend Ray Dalio is also expressing interest in BTC. They are the really big ones. Paul Tudor Jones, Stanley Druckermiller and now even Ray Dalio is on the way. While the former have been stepping into the breach for BTC for some time, the latter is still struggling. Ray Dalio, an investor and hedge fund manager, is an advocate of a gold position in the portfolio and already…

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Van Eck declares Bitcoin ‘less volatile than many’ stocks

Van Eck’s latest research appears to be an effort towards calming investor fears about Bitcoin… as well as the SEC’s. On Friday, investment management firm Van Eck released new research indicating that Bitcoin’s price movements are less volatile than between a quarter and a third of the stocks listed on the S&P 500.  In a blog post the German issuer of exchange-traded products said that while Bitcoin has long been considered a “nascent and volatile asset outside of the traditional stock and capital markets,” the reality shows that the world’s…

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Law Decoded: Green lights of the SEC, black flags of Binance, Nov. 13–20

Libel laws and new faces at the U.S. securities regulator lead the week’s news. Editor’s no Amid a political news cycle that has been stuck in a nauseating loop, covering crypto is often refreshing. Partisan forces have yet to dig out the trenches. A lot of the current task is just getting working definitions in play.  Meanwhile, the technology advances at a mind-boggling rate, and there are still enough outrageous scams, absurd tomfoolery and indeed general skulduggery to keep everything from getting dull. Speaking of skulduggery, I will begin this…

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A detailed breakdown of Realio’s Platform, DEX & Issuance Network

Since 2019, the real estate market has grown by $700 million. There are two huge reasons behind this increase –  Real estate is considered a safe investment Almost every business is connected to real estate. While several projects are currently creating products that integrate blockchain technology and the real estate market, Realio manages to stand out head and shoulders above the rest. Realio is a digital issuance, investment, and P2P trading platform. It leverages the cycle-agnostic properties of real estate and other deflationary real-world assets. It primarily offers three main…

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Bitcoin price doubles since the halving, with just 3.4M Bitcoin left for buyers

The Bitcoin price has doubled since the halving in May, with Chainalysis attributing much of the bullish price action to the insatiable appetite of institutional investors. The price of BTC has more than doubled since the Bitcoin’s third block reward halving in May. Or to be precise, BTC has gained 110% since the halving, with prices rallying from $8,566 on May 11, 2020 to test $18,000 as of this writing. According to a Nov. 19 report from crypto analytics firm Chainalysis, levels of liquidity and exchange flows have changed dramatically…

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Airbnb plans IPO and suggests Bitcoin integration

The accommodation portal Airbnb is planning to go public and indicates a crypto integration in the IPO application. Hardly any other industry has as difficult to nibble at the pandemic as the tourism industry. Due to contact restrictions and travel bans, the globetrotter industry, which has been booming in recent years, has come to a standstill practically overnight. Despite the successes in vaccine research, it is also more than questionable whether unrestricted travel will be possible in the coming year. With numerous hoteliers and travel companies on the brink of…

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