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UNICEF Invests In Six Emerging Market Blockchain Startups

Credit AFP/Getty ImagesAFP/Getty Images The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) will invest in six blockchain projects in emerging markets through its Innovation Fund. Each project will receive up to $100,000 to develop an open source prototype over the next year. The $17.9 million venture fund is part of …

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Crypto Startups Going Bankrupt Amidst Market Crash

Blockchain, Cryptocurrency–While investors are left holding the tab from the plummeting crypto market, with this week seeing a relative low for Bitcoin since peaking at $20,000 in December 2017, crypto-based startups have also had to contend with the fallout. On December 6, Bloomberg reported on a round-up of cryptocurrency startups …

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Jaspreet Bindra on why Blockchain is the way forward; Japanese VCs are betting big on India startups

Jaspreet Bindra, former Regional Director of Microsoft and senior digital advisor to ThoughtWorks and Mahindra Group, is one of the many people who has strongly expressed their faith in blockchain. In fact, he quit his corporate job to pursue two things: create a digital transformation advisory firm and help build …

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Bitcoin market crash leaves graveyard of startups

The plunge in the cryptocurrency market is weighing on the software-development community that spawned over 1,000 digital coins amid dreams of independence from traditional financial systems and instant wealth. More: Auckland bitcoin startup scores $315K govt grant ETCDEV, the startup that led development on Ethereum Classic, which is among the …

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How and why startups are using blockchain to tackle healthcare hurdles

It’s hard to have a conversation about technology innovations in 2018 without stumbling into the realm of blockchain. Since it first appeared on most people’s radars — thanks to the ever-turbulent bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies — financial organizations, major retailers and even governments have investigated whether or not the trendy technology …

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Silvergate is largest bank for cryptocurrency startups – Cryptomorrow – Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, Ethereum

Silvergate bank is now serving more than 483 cryptocurrency startups in United States by providing them with banking services within a legal framework of traditional banking, and is an example of a go-to bank for many crypto fintech startups at a time when many are struggling to access banking services. …

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The 10 Hottest Cryptocurrency Startups Of 2018

Life On The Ledger The cryptocurrency market is expected to grow 6.18 percent annually from $1.03 billion in 2019 to $1.4 billion in 2024 thanks to the transparency of distributed ledger technology, high remittances in developing countries, the high cost of cross-border remittance, fluctuations in monetary regulations, …

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Free Market Forks? Bitcoin Startups Love the Idea But Brace for Reality

You’ve probably heard the phrase “let the free market decide.” It’s the concept that consumers and businesses determine the prices of services and products and whether they gain traction; an expression of the idea that the economic system should be one wherein supply and demand are unhindered from any government, authority …

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BTC to DLT: Why Aren’t Banks Giving Blockchain Startups Accounts?

Noelle Acheson is a 10-year veteran of company analysis and corporate finance, and a member of CoinDesk’s product team. The following article originally appeared in CoinDesk Weekly, a custom-curated newsletter delivered every Sunday, exclusively to our subscribers. Life isn’t easy for a startup. As anyone who has tried it knows, it’s long …

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