P2P Giant Dianrong is Preparing for Full Blockchain Integration

The newly appointed chief financial officer of P2P lending platform Dianrong has some big plans for blockchain. Already, Dianrong has co-founded a blockchain lending platform called Chained Finance; now, less than a week after the firm hired IPO expert Yawen Cui, he has revealed comprehensive plans to swap over...
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What’s Driving Ether Classic to All-Time Highs?

The price of ether classic surged to an all-time high this week, surpassing previous peaks and largely surprising traders. The cryptocurrency that powers the alternative ethereum software platform ethereum classic reached a fresh high of $4.11 at 12:00 UTC yesterday, according to data from CoinMarketCap. At this price,...
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UASF Developer Revises Controversial Bitcoin Scaling Proposal

A controversial proposal for upgrading the bitcoin blockchain saw a notable strategy shift this weekend. Since its publication on the bitcoin-dev mailing list on 25th February, a proposal by pseudonymous contributor Shaolinfry for a user-activated soft fork (UASF) has been widely discussed – and framed by some as a...
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Internet Giant Tencent is Building a Blockchain Platform

Chinese internet conglomerate Tencent is building a new suite of blockchain services, detailing the plans in a new white paper. The firm – the maker of popular social services such as QQ and WeChat – is planning to offer services focused on digital asset management, authentication...
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Swift Selects Hyperledger Tech For Cross-Border Blockchain Test

Swift has officially selected Hyperledger’s Fabric codebase for use in its most prominent blockchain project. Designed to simplify the nostro-vostro accounts banks held to facilitate international transactions, the trial includes participation from BNP Paribas, BNY Mellon and Wells Fargo, as well as three other global financial institutions. As...
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