Major Russian Art Gallery Tretyakov Launches Blockchain-Based Art Patronage Project

The prestigious State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, Russia, is launching a blockchain-based art patronage scheme, Russian news agency TASS reports Nov. 15. The project, dubbed “My Tretyakov,” allows individuals or enterprises to make a private donation to contribute to the digitization of an item from the gallery’s collection, thereby become the artwork’s patron. The system, developed with business innovation collective RDI Digital, uses blockchain technology to assign and manage the patronage structure. According to a press statement from the gallery: “The donation amount is still under discussion. The system randomly…

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South Korea’s Gyeongbuk Province Launches ‘Special Committee’ to Create Blockchain Hub

The government of South Korea’s Gyeongbuk province has launched a “Blockchain Special Committee” with the goal of creating a blockchain hub in the region, local media outlet Daily News reported Nov. 14. North Gyeongsang Province, also known as Gyeongbuk, plans to create a blockchain hub, inviting 40 domestic and foreign experts in the industry to consult on the project. Lee Cheol-uoo – a former member of the National Assembly of South Korea and current governor of the province – explained to local media the aims of the newly established committee…

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Bitcoin Price Sell-Off Slows As RSI Hits Four-Year Low

Bitcoin is looking oversold after a drop to 13-month lows Wednesday and could defend immediate support at $5,000 in the next few days. The world’s top cryptocurrency by market value fell to $5,324 (price via Bitstamp) in a matter of hours yesterday, reaching its lowest level since Oct. 18. The average price across major exchanges, as calculated by CoinDesk’s Bitcoin Price Index fell 10 percent – the biggest single-day drop since March 30. While BTC had supposedly carved out a long-term bottom around $6,000, the convincing break below that level…

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Acting AG Backed Alleged ‘Invention-Promotion Scam’ Touting ‘Time Travel’ Crypto

Acting U.S. attorney general (AG) Matthew G. Whitaker has come under fire for his association with an allegedly fraudulent patent company that involved cryptocurrency, U.S. news journal MotherJones reported Nov. 14. Whitaker, a Trump loyalist, was appointed by the U.S. president to replace former attorney general Jeff Sessions Nov. 7. Among other controversies, Whitaker is now being scrutinized for his involvement with “World Patent Marketing,” an alleged scam that marketed sundry outlandish products from aspiring inventors, including a “theoretical time travel commodity tied directly to price of Bitcoin.” As MotherJones…

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EOS Proves Yet Again That Decentralization Is Not Its Priority

Recently, Blockchain protocol EOS became subject of a new scandal: its governance model was questioned, as evidence showing a moderator reversing transactions which had already been confirmed surfaced on Reddit. Crypto community was triggered once again, but perhaps it is time to face it: EOS is not really decentralized. At least it is isn’t what EOS “is after”, in the words of its co-founder Daniel Larimer. What is EOS and how it works? EOS.io is a blockchain-powered smart contracts protocol for the development, hosting, and execution of decentralized applications (dApps).…

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Regulatory Clarity Will Drive Crypto, Blockchain Adoption

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Commenting on the importance of regulation in the technology sector, Brad Garlinghouse, CEO of Ripple, said that introducing regulations will lead to blockchain and cryptocurrency adoption. Garlinghouse made these remarks while talking to the Deputy General Counsel, Ross Leckow, of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) at the Singapore Fintech Festival. The topic of their discussion revolved around the regulatory frameworks emerging in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Some of the ASEAN members include Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, among others. The Importance of Internet of Value “Regulatory clarity…

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Top Crypto Exchange Binance Adds Circle’s USD Coin in Latest Stablecoin Support Move

Major cryptocurrency exchange Binance announced it would list Circle’s USD-pegged stablecoin USD Coin (USDC) in a blog post Nov. 15, with deposits opening immediately. USDC, which the financial services company announced in May this year and released in September, is one of an increasing number of cryptocurrencies notionally tied 1:1 with a major fiat currency. Binance is not the first major platform to list USDC, U.S. exchange Coinbase supporting the asset since the end of last month. “For increased transparency, USDC has engaged a top-ranking auditing firm to release monthly…

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Ethereum Price Analysis: ETH/USD Sellers Back In Driver’s Seat

Key Highlights ETH price declined heavily after it broke the $200 and $190 supports against the US Dollar. There is a short term contracting triangle formed with resistance at $178 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken). The pair could correct higher, but upsides are likely to be capped near $180 or $185. Ethereum price declined heavily against the US Dollar and bitcoin. ETH/USD tested the $165 level and it remains at a risk of more losses. Ethereum Price Analysis There was a nasty decline in ETH…

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Bitcoin Cash Price Analysis: BCH/USD Crash Could Gain Pace Below $400

Key Points Bitcoin cash price crashed and declined more than $100 towards the $400 level against the US Dollar. There is a major bearish trend line in place with resistance at $470 on the hourly chart of the BCH/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair is currently consolidating above the $400 level and it could correct a few points in the near term. Bitcoin cash price declined heavily below $450 against the US Dollar. BCH/USD tested the $400 support and it is currently consolidating losses. Bitcoin Cash Price Analysis…

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CoinShares CSO Demirors Urges Calm Among Bitcoin Investors as Prices Slide 12 Percent

Institutions “taking money off the table” was a major factor contributing to Bitcoin’s (BTC) and altcoins’ sudden price drop, the CSO of CoinShares told CNBC Nov. 14. Speaking on the network’s Fast Money Segment, the cryptocurrency exchange-traded products firm’s Meltem Demirors said volatility was a given in the run-up to the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) hard fork. “Any time there are hard forks things tend to trade weird and strange, so I think people are trying to take some risk off the table,” she explained. Markets began tumbling Wednesday, Cointelegraph reported…

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