What’s Next for the Industry as ‘Crypto Winter’ Thaws?

The year 2018 has been a year of changes due to price corrections — also referred to as the Bitcoin Crash and Great Crypto Crash for the crypto industry. It caused a widespread investor panic due to crash and proclamations from the mainstream media that the cryptocurrency “bubble” has ended. The “Crypto Winter” has had a lasting impact on the cryptocurrency and blockchain space, beyond price. The negative impact resulted into discourse surrounding crypto in 2018 was polluted with several scams, ponzi schemes and all manner of illegal actions that resulted in millions of dollars stolen or missing in dead…


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Andreessen Horowitz Opens School Focused on Crypto Startups

Venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) announced on Oct 3 of opening a school specializing in startups aiming to develop cryptocurrency-related projects saying that it intends to “encourage more tech entrepreneurs to start crypto projects and help crypto-curious builders navigate the idea maze.” An array of industry players has rolled out education-related initiatives in recent months. Privacy-centric computing network and app ecosystem Blockstack announced partnership with skills-based online school Lambda School. Students enrolled in the program can reportedly now learn how to code Blockstack apps and earn monthly revenue through its App Mining Program.

Japan’s Kanto Region to Track Surplus Solar Energy with Power Ledger

Power Ledger, Australian tech firm…


As the civil unrest continues to escalate in Hong Kong with multiple citizens shot reports are being circulated of ATMs running out of cash. Long ATM queues are being seen throughout Hong Kong with rumours circulating that China may begin freezing citizens assets without due course.

This widespread Bank Run has little to do with the well capitalized Hong Kong banking system and has been born out of growing fear and violence. …


Oil and Gas Giant Pilots New Blockchain Platform From Modex

Modex BCDB, a blockchain startup that enables companies start blockchain projects has announced the launch of its blockchain-based data platform, which enables other companies deploy blockchain technology projects. Modex’s product will be piloted by Dietsmann, an oil and gas giant established in the Netherlands. The blockchain-based data platform will allow for the company to operate on private blockchain infrastructure to improve the company’s efficiency at a low cost with minimal effort from its technical team.

France: 25,000 Major Retail Stores to Accept Bitcoin in 2020

Cryptoglobe, a French crypto news…


In what has been quite a week for Ripple they have made important inroads into the MENA region securing a major local bank as partner. The National Bank of Fujairah (NFB) has signed up to RippleNet to enable cross-boarder payments utilizing Ripple’s blockchain network. This comes on the back of similar agreements with Faysal Bank, a large private bank from Pakistan also signing up to another ripple service xCurrent. Ripple’s UAE growth will be further boosted with NBF pursuing other banks to integrate with Ripple’s services.

On the back of this the world’s largest bank, H.S.B.C came out with shining…


How blockchain technology is helping real estate projects in Russia

Russia’s state-owned real estate firm Rosseestr has recently launched a collective blockchain project for registering equity participation agreements using smart contracts. The goal of this project is to streamline and optimise processes as well as protecting and increasing data security. The launched project permits for applicants’ submitted documents to be automatically registered without any human intervention. An additional feature that the project offers is the registration of Equity agreements enabled through blockchain.

Accelerating growth: Global VCs bullish on Expo2020 Dubai

In earnest preparation for Expo2020 in Dubai, the UAE is…


Dubai, UAE — Nvelop Holding Ltd., the early-stage investment and venture building company based in UAE, will host a Korean start-up pitching forum to connect local investors, companies, and government with the some of the most innovative startups emerging from Korea. The forum is dubbed Korean Startups Landing Pad in UAE 2019. The forum will be co-hosted with Born2Global, a Korean Government agency who have, in a joint selection process with Nvelop, selected 5 innovative Korean startups. The selected startups will showcase their business and technology in AI, Data Optimization, Fintech and Healthcare to the distinguished guests from various industry…


Facebook Libra Is Seeking to Register as a Payment System in Switzerland

The non-profit membership organization set up to run Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency project has applied to the Swiss financial regulator FINMA to be licensed as a payment system in Switzerland. However, the Swiss financial regulators upon receiving Libra’s request for assessment, has indicated that despite the fact that the project would fall under financial market infrastructure regulation, it would require a payment system licence from FINMA, but due to the issuance of Libra payment tokens, the Libra project would clearly go beyond a pure payment system.

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As we all know things began with Bitcoin, an immutable, public ledger that ultimately represents a store of value. The technology and premise behind Bitcoin has been littered with unforeseen drawbacks around scalability and custodian security, but as a store of value it seems to only be increasing in its market dominance. …


Libra Partnership off to a shaky start

The Financial Times is reporting that the political backlash against Libra’s announcement is raising concerns amongst the conglomerate partnership, with some members considering to abandon the project. This follows increased interest for the European Commission’s Anti-Trust Regulators, and Facebook releasing a note to investors saying the project may never launch due to the regulatory push-back.

AWS outages in Asia Causes Exchange Havoc

Amazon’s AWS services experienced issues in their Tokyo Data Centre, which resulted in some extreme price movement and outages on several Asian based exchanges. …

Nvelop Holding

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