R3 Partners With IBM To Scale Its Services Across Hybrid Cloud

  • IBM will establish an R3 center of excellence to focus on developing interoperability solutions for blockchain networks.
  • The company expressed their desire to further collaborate with other blockchain operators in order to advance their ecosystem.
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  • IBM will establish an R3 center of excellence to focus on developing interoperability solutions for blockchain networks.
  • The company expressed their desire to further collaborate with other blockchain operators in order to advance their ecosystem.
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VeriTX Partners With Algorand To Develop Digital Supply For Aircraft Parts

  • The VeriTX platform claimed to have reduced order-to-delivery lead time from hundreds of days to mere hours.
  • The company revealed further information on how it will digitize the manufacturing process of aircraft parts.
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PayPal Partners With Paxos To Offer Crypto Payments In 2021

  • Through this partnership, PayPal was able to obtain a conditional license from the NYDFS, enabling its customers to buy and sell cryptocurrencies.
  • PayPal customers will also be able to use crypto to shop in any of its 26 million merchants around the globe, starting from early 2021.
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Poolin Announces Brand Upgrade, Advances The Mining Industry

  • The new brands of the company include Poolin Mining Pool, Poolin Finance, Poolin Mining, and Mining Fund.
  • The goal is to make Poolin an all-in-one platform for all things mining, including the mining itself, investment in DeFi, mining hosting, and mining investments.


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DeFi Project DODO Closes $5M Funding Round Led By Binance Labs

  • The DODO DeFi project is developing a new market-making algorithm, said to incorporate elements from both AMM and the centralized exchange's order book.
  • With the newly-acquired funds, the firm will focus on increasing its organic trading volume, optimizing its price oracles, and other developments.
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Luxury Watch Maker Breitling Puts Timepieces On Ethereum

  • Starting 13 October, all watches created by Brietling will come with a digital passport that certifies their origin through the use of blockchain technology.
  • The company already trialed its digital passport in March, when it first partnered with Arianee to release a limited edition "Top Time" chronograph.
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Forbes Now Accepts Nominations For Its 2021 Blockchain 50 List

  • Applicants have three weeks to fill out their forms and provide detailed information about their projects.
  • In order to become list members, the partaking organizations must be evaluated at at least a billion dollars and have advanced prototypes with engaged industry participants.
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TradingView Integrates With Uniswap

  • TradingView now provides its users with access to Uniswap's top 100 most liquid pairs.
  • TradingView has previously shown support for the crypto industry by integrating Gemini into its platform as well as HitBTC.
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Marathon Partners With Beowulf Energy, Announces New Bitcoin Mining Data Center

  • Marathon’s new Bitcoin Mining Center will be sustained by a Beowulf power facility located in Montana.
  • The new partnership is said to facilitate heavy reductions in breakeven costs for Bitcoin production from the current $7,500 per token to $4,600.
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Gemini Partners With U.K. Crypto Payments Processor BCB Group

  • By using BCB's API, Gemini will be able to simplify its interactions with various banks, and reduce the need for manual intervention in transaction processing.
  • Gemini will also be able to provide its U.K. clients with faster options when it comes to sending and receiving pounds.
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DeFi Project Aave Receives $25M Investment

  • The $25 million investment comes from Blockchain Capital, Standard Crypto, and Ventures, among others.
  • The funds will be used to bring DeFi "closer to institutional use", as well as to expand Aave's team in order to facilitate the growing Asian markets.
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7 Central Banks Jointly Release CBDC Document

  • The banks have agreed that a CBDC must meet the three core criteria described in the document before it is ready for release.
  • CBDCs should be able to coexist and compliment cash, promote innovation and efficiency, and not compromise the monetary or financial stability of a country.
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AMDAX Becomes First Crypto Company To Register With The Dutch Central Bank

  • The exchange has become the first to register with the central bank after the Netherlands imposed the new AMLD5 regulations.
  • AMDAX can now offer crypto custodial services and is ready to support investors with portfolios starting at 2.5 BTC.
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China’s Central Bank To Hold $1.5M Digital Yuan Giveaway

  • $1.5 million worth of the digital yuan will be given away as "red envelopes" to 50,000 citizens of Shenzhen's Luohu District.
  • Winners can spend their reward in one of the 3,389 merchants in the district between 12 Oct. and 18 Oct., though any unspent funds will be taken back after the final date.