Tech Startup Nebula Genomics Launches Blockchain-Based DNA Sequencing

Tech startup Nebula Genomics is launching DNA sequencing using blockchain without the need for customers to reveal their personal information. Tech startup Nebula Genomics is launching DNA sequencing using blockchain, which eliminates the need for customers to reveal personal information. Per a blog post published on Sept. 19, Nebula has rolled out anonymous genetic testing, enabling clients to purchase whole-genome sequencing and provide their saliva samples without the need to share their personal data such as name, address or credit card number. Eliminating the dependence on data de-identification To achieve…

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After Dip of $500, Bitcoin Price Back to Trading Sideways at $10,200

After suffering a sudden $500 dip earlier today, Bitcoin price is back to trading sideways near the $10,200 price mark. Thursday, Sept. 19 — Bitcoin (BTC) price is back up and seems to be stabilizing just above the $10,200 price mark after experiencing a sudden drop of $500 in minutes earlier today. Market visualization. Source: Coin360 Bitcoin is trading sideways again Bitcoin’s sideways trading behavior has become standard operating procedure in recent months, with long periods of sideways action giving way to sudden drops in prices, only to shoot back up…

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Popular Smartphone Apps Are Adding Crypto Capabilities

News of Japan messaging giant Line’s September 17 launch of an app-connected crypto exchange is captivating lots of attention in the crypto and tech industries this week. Other initially non-crypto apps are also entering the market, adding native tokens, tipping functions and cryptocurrency wallets, illustrating a growing trend toward mainstream crypto acceptance and awareness. Also Read: Taxation Isn’t Just Theft – It’s Bad for Crypto Adoption Naver’s Line Launches Built-In Crypto Exchange For almost anyone living in Japan, or Asia in general, popular messaging app Line is a household name.…

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US Congress Schedules Sept. 24 Hearing With SEC With Crypto on Agenda

The United States House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services to hold hearing with SEC chairman Jay Clayton to discuss cryptocurrencies. The United States House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services has scheduled a hearing with Securities and Exchange Commision (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton and four other SEC commissioners to discuss, among other topics, crypto. In a memorandum from Sept. 19, the Committee on Financial Services stated that it will hold a hearing on Sept. 24 entitled, “Oversight of the Securities and Exchange Commission: Wall Street’s Cop on the Beat.”…

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Brazilian Crypto Exchange Snubs Court Deadline to Fix Withdrawals

Brazilian crypto exchange branded as a financial pyramid Atlas Quantum rejects court deadline to resolve its late Bitcoin withdrawal situation. Brazilian cryptocurrency exchange and alleged pyramid scheme Atlas Quantum rejected court deadlines to resolve its delayed Bitcoin (BTC) withdrawals. Atlas Quantum may constitute a financial pyramid As Cointelegraph Brasil reported previously, on Sept. 17, the Federal Court of Brazil ruled that the current activities of the cryptocurrency exchange Atlas Quantum may constitute a financial pyramid, and therefore decided to immediately freeze the company’s assets and bank accounts and give the…

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Video Interview: Francis Pouliot on Liquid Network, Bitcoin Privacy

On the first day of the 2019 Baltic Honeybadger conference, prominent bitcoiner and Bull Bitcoin CEO Francis Pouliot spoke with Bitcoin Magazine just a few hours after Bull Bitcoin announced it would be joining Blockstream’s Liquid sidechain federation.  “The first step for Liquid’s integration is to accept L-BTC payments,” said an exuberant Pouliot within the first two minutes of the interview.  Essentially, every purchase of BTC on the exchange will allow users to opt into transferring L-BTC instead, which can enable lower fees for traders and the opportunity to perform…

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Waves Transitions to Self-Regulating Monetary System

Waves is transitioning to a self-regulating monetary system, allowing the community to determine block generation reward size and coin supply. Open source blockchain platform Waves is transitioning to a self-regulating monetary system, allowing thus the community to determine the block generation reward size and coin supply. Waves announced the development in a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Sept. 19. The company detailed an update to protocol version Node 1.1, which considers a mechanism of block generation rewards in addition to the existing transaction fees: “Every generated block will add…

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Bank of America Joins R3’s Marco Polo Blockchain Global Trade Network

International investment bank Bank of America follows in the footsteps of Mastercard to join the Marco Polo blockchain network. Bank of America has joined R3’s Corda-powered Marco Polo Network “to tackle trade finance challenges.” “Tackle trade finance challenges” On Sept. 19, Marco Polo announced the multinational investment bank was joining its network to improve international trade inefficiencies and deliver a better service for its customers. Geoff Brady, head of global trade at Bank of America, said: “Joining the Marco Polo Network supports our strategic objective of turning technology advances into trade solutions…

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Bitcoin Now Available at Every 7-Eleven Store in the Philippines

Abra, creator of a cryptocurrency investment app, wants to bring bitcoin to retail users across the Philippines.  In a blog post published on September 18, 2019, Abra announced that it would be partnering with ECPay, a payment processing service, to provide cash-to-crypto options at over 6,000 retail outlet locations in the Philippines, including all 7-Eleven convenience stores in the country. The Philippines is an active cryptocurrency community which has been aided by a friendly central bank, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), that has granted operational permits to over 13…

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Zap’s Olympus Features Fiat-to-Lightning On-Ramp With Direct Wallet Deposits

Zap wallet will soon let you buy bitcoin in the app and deposit the sats directly into your Lightning wallet after each buy. “If you want, you can buy bitcoin inside of Zap with a bank account, debit card, Zelle, whatever — and it will give you the bitcoins, from purchase to spending on Lightning, in less than five seconds,” Zap founder Jack Mallers told Bitcoin Magazine. Mallers said he and his team have been working on the feature, aptly dubbed Olympus, for about a year. It’s similar in function…

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