Author: Traderman

Intel Launches New Fintech Lab In Israel

Semiconductor giant Intel has launched its new FinTech lab in Israel. The new venture will focus on various technologies like blockchains, IoT, cloud computing and biometrics. Intel’s new innovation lab is being formed in collaboration with The Floor, an Israeli FinTech hub situated at the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, which recently raised $2 million from Pando Group, a $250 million Chinese-Israeli VC firm. According to report by The Jerusalem Post, …
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Microsoft Collaborates with Blockchain Firms on ID Verification Platform

Microsoft has announced a blockchain identity initiative in collaboration with Blockstack Labs and ConsenSys, a New York-based blockchain developer studio that specializes in Ethereum-based apps. According to Yorke Rhodes, who joined the Azure BaaS platform at the beginning of this month, Microsoft is looking to develop a cross-chain identity framework that can seamlessly integrate with a variety of cloud and blockchain-based systems, “We are working with Blockstack Labs and ConsenSys …
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Bitcoin Micropayments Platform SatoshiPay Announces New API

London-based bitcoin micropayments firm SatoshiPay has released their new API (Application Programming Interface). SatoshiPay’s previous implementation only allowed WordPress integration, however, the new API will allow content authors on any platform to start receiving small digital currency payments for their works. Meinhard Benn, Co-founder and CEO of SatoshiPay, explained in one of his blog posts: “Using our API, developers of content management systems can write their own plugins and publishers …
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Bitmain Technologies Unveils First Commercially Available 16nm Bitcoin Miner

Beijing-based bitcoin mining hardware manufacturer Bitmain Technologies has launched the new Antminer S9. The S9 is the first 16nm commercially available bitcoin mining device. Prior to today’s S9 launch, only private mining firms had access to 16nm-based bitcoin mining devices. According to the order page, the S9 currently retails for $2100 per unit, and there is a 5-unit cap for each user on the first production batch. Bitmain has also …
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