Two US Public Pension Funds Back New $40 Million Crypto VC
Feb13

Two US Public Pension Funds Back New $40 Million Crypto VC

Two American public sector pension funds have reportedly backed a new cryptocurrency industry venture capital fund with a large tranche of a combined $40 million investment. The deal is being hailed as a show of confidence in the field from some of the most conservative types of investment managers. Also Read: In the Daily: New FSB Chair Fears Crypto, Wikileaks Goes After CSW, Bakkt Update The Morgan Creek Blockchain Opportunities...

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Crypto Broker Voyager Digital Lists on Canada’s TSX Venture Exchange
Feb13

Crypto Broker Voyager Digital Lists on Canada’s TSX Venture Exchange

Canadian crypto asset broker Voyager Digital Ltd has started trading its shares on the Toronto Ventures Exchange (TSX.V). The company listed through a reverse takeover of mineral exploration company UC Resources. Voyager argues that going public will help to improve transparency in the crypto market while promoting adoption by allowing traditional investors to tap into digital assets through the public equity market. Also...

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Core Developer’s 300kb Block Proposal Bolstered in Bid to Push Lightning Adoption
Feb13

Core Developer’s 300kb Block Proposal Bolstered in Bid to Push Lightning Adoption

Bitcoin Core (BTC) developer Luke Dash Jr has once again sparked controversy with his idea to shrink the BTC chain’s block size down to 300kb. It’s not the first time the concept was proposed by the developer, but this time around there’s more support for the idea in order to drive Lightning Network adoption. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations Luke Dash...

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Google Begins Removing Banned Sites From Search Results in Russia
Feb13

Google Begins Removing Banned Sites From Search Results in Russia

Authorities in Russia maintain a huge database of banned sites, from platforms that promote terrorism to those that engage in unlicensed gambling and copyright infringement. ISPs are required to prevent their users from accessing these sites by interfacing their systems with the so-called FGIS (Unified Register of Prohibited Information) database. More recently, however, legislation was tweaked so that search engines must also prevent...

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China Asks The Public to Help Crack Down on Movie Piracy
Feb13

China Asks The Public to Help Crack Down on Movie Piracy

With more than a billion citizens, China is seen as both a great opportunity and a great threat to the entertainment industries, Holywood included.  While China has traditionally been very reluctant to show ‘western’ movies, it has opened up in recent years much to the delight of the American movie studios.  The problem, however, is that both physical and online movie piracy is rampant. Hollywood and the US...

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