Ethereum 

Turkey’s Biggest Football Club Galatasaray Launches Ethereum Fan Token

Turkish Football Club Galatasaray Spor Kulübü plans to launch fan Ethereum-based fan tokens in partnership with blockchain sports fan startup Socios based on sports tokenization platform Chiliz. Socios announces in a press release published on Sept. 16 that as a result of the partnership, The Lions (Aslanlar) — the only Turkish club to have won a major UEFA competition — will release its fan tokens on its platform. A blockchain sports platform Furthermore, the team will also be present on the firm’s blockchain-based, influence and rewards mobile app for football…

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Bitcoin 

Domino’s Pizza Launches $100K Bitcoin Prize Competition in France

The French unit of Domino’s Pizza launched an ordering competition with a prize of $110,000 in Bitcoin (BTC) or cash. Game is active from Sept. 4 till Oct. 6 According to a company’s tweet on Sept. 6, Domino’s Pizza France initiated the 100,000 euro give away on the occasion of its 30th anniversary.  Started on Sept. 4, the contest will allow buyers to participate in games while ordering pizzas from Domino’s until Oct. 2, while purchase registration will be available till Oct. 6, according to the campaign’s website. As noted…

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Bitcoin 

Winklevoss’ Gemini Crypto Exchange Launches Custody Service

The New York-based cryptocurrency exchange Gemini, founded in 2014 by twin brothers Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, has launched its own custody service, Gemini Custody. In a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Sept. 10, Gemini states that the newly launched custody solution will allow its customers to check balances, download account statements, initiate withdrawals, and grant auditors view-only access to confirm balances, transactions and activity.  Customers will also be able to trade their assets in custody on the Gemini exchange without waiting for them to be transferred from cold storage. …

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Bitcoin 

Bitmain Launches Two New S17 Bitcoin ASIC Miners Today

Leading mining Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) producer Bitmain announced two new S17 miners in a press release shared with Cointelegraph. The two new mining ASICs, namely the S17e and the T17e, will both be launched on Sept. 9. The company claims that both the new models feature improvements, which should translate to higher efficiency, more stable operation and more longevity. ASIC specifications released Bitmain also released the specifications of both the newly announced mining machines. The S17e has a hash rate of 64 TH/s and operates with a power…

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Bitcoin 

Bakkt Warehouse Launches Deposits and Withdrawals as Planned

Bakkt Warehouse, a qualified custodian of crypto trading platform Bakkt, is now accepting customer Bitcoin (BTC) deposits and withdrawals. First physical BTC futures on the way As the company tweeted on Sept. 6, Bakkt Warehouse has officially launched in accordance with the plans revealed on Aug. 28. The launch of Bakkt Warehouse comes as the company prepares to roll out its platform for Bitcoin daily and monthly futures in the United States on Sept. 23. The platform will enable two types of physically-delivered Bitcoin futures with end-to-end regulated markets and…

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Ethereum 

Paxos Launches PAX Gold, Regulated and Redeemable for Physical Gold

Stablecoin operator Paxos launched PAX Gold (PAXG), a gold-backed Ethereum (ETH) token. Paxos announced the launch of the product above in a press release published on Sept. 5, claiming that it is “the first crypto-asset redeemable for physical gold.” Furthermore, the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) put forward their approval of the issuance in an official statement, defining it “first gold-backed virtual currency in New York state.” Per the report, each PAXG token will be backed by one fine troy ounce of London Good Delivery gold stored…

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Bitcoin 

Germany’s Bitwala Launches All-In-One Mobile Bitcoin Bank App

On Aug. 29, German blockchain-based banking startup, Bitwala, announced the launch of its smartphone app for Bitcoin banking on iOS and Android. Customers in over 30 European countries can now open a German bank account with integrated Bitcoin wallet and trading.  Open an account directly from within the app in minutes The onboarding process for new customers has been directly integrated into the app. It uses a video identification feature, with which residents throughout the European Economic Area can verify and open an account within minutes. Bitwala CTO, Benjamin James…

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Bitcoin 

First Ever Bitcoin PAC Launches Politicoin ICO to Support Candidates

BitPAC, the first ever Bitcoin (BTC) political action committee (PAC), will expand its candidate supporting program with an initial coin offering (ICO), Coindesk reports on Aug. 28. Utility token, not a thing of value Dan Backer, who founded BitPAC back in 2014, revealed that the committee will issue a utility token dubbed Politicoin, which will be used to support the PAC and its candidates running for public office.  Backer emphasized that the upcoming Politicoin is a utility token, which will not function as a store of value, explaining that the…

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Bitcoin 

Telx Technologies Launches First Crypto-Facilitating SIM Card

Cryptocurrency and telecommunications company Telx Technologies announced the launch of the first crypto SIM card wallet that enables transactions via SMS. According to the company’s Medium post published on Aug. 22, the card allows its users to send cryptocurrencies via SMS with their dedicated crypto phone number. Notably, these transactions do not require a smartphone or an active Internet connection. On the other hand, the system also offers no control over a user’s crypto wallet. Crypto transactions on ‘dumbphones’ As the crypto community tried to teach those new to the…

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