Anastas Chobanov

Master in Balkan Linguistics, photographer, creative writer, working class hero, past graffiti artist and wannabe music encyclopedia. A man with many interests, still searching for the beauty in life that doesn't exist.

Blockchain.com Working on a Loan Desk to Lend More Than $120 Million in November

  • The upcoming Loan Desk will allow the company to compete with BlockFi and Genesis Global Trading.
  • While Blockchain.com and BlockFi’s CEOs are not concerned with potential risks, other experts predict trouble.

Brave Releases 1.0 Version of Their Innovative Browser

  • The need for private internet experience and the growing problem of data privacy has inspired the creation of the browser.
  • Brave’s browser loads much faster than its main competitors, uses less memory and data.

Core Scientific Announces New Premier Blockchain Hosting Center

  • 30MW of client blockchain servers have already been deployed to the new site.
  • With this investment in Core’s infrastructure, their customers will be fully able to use the maximum of their own servers.

ECB Creates Innovation Hub to Focus on Fintech Research

  • The initial target of the new entity will be to understand exactly how technology is affecting central banks.
  • Benoit Coeure is one of the leading voices when it comes to concerns over the impact of technology on financial services as they stand.

Homeland Security Assigns Mavennet to Track Canadian Oil Exports to the U.S.

  • Mavennet will have to modify their current oil tracking platform so it can be used by Customs and Border Protection.
  • SVIP Technical Director, Anil John, backed up the interest of CBP towards tracking the origin of imported oil.

FBI Director: Cryptocurrency a “Significant Issue” for Law Enforcement

  • Wray noted that crypto is not the only problem as encryption is being introduced to most of the modern communication apps.
  • FBI had 130 cases that involved crypto in 2018 and are calling for more serious measures.

Volvo Cars Joins the Responsible Sourcing Blockchain Network

  • Volvo will apply RSBN in their LG Chem supply chain from spring 2020.
  • As part of its pilot phase, the RSBN blockchain traced cobalt coming from the Democratic Republic of Congo, all the way to the United States.

China, Hong Kong Partner on Mutual Blockchain Efforts

  • The new a trade finance platform should connect two already existing platforms and provide more convenience.
  • The recent Chinese endorsement of blockchain technology is already underway as regional government has gathered almost $6 billion.

DX.Exchange Suspends Operations, Looks for New Buyer

  • Security costs, support and technology are causing the startup to put the business on hold.
  • Customers who would like to withdraw should submit a request before November 15th.

FATF Publishes Digital Identity Guidance

  • FATF’s draft guidance is 77 pages and focuses on many digital ID-related issues.
  • The international organization has been very active throughout the year, as the popularity of stablecoins continues to increase.