TZERO Officially Launches Public Security Token Trading оn Schedule

Retail giant Overstock’s blockchain subsidiary company, tZERO, has opened up its preferred equity security tokens — dubbed TZROP — for trading by accredited and non-accredited investors. TZERO announced the news in a press release on Aug. 12, the previously proclaimed day of the launch. According to the announcement, the TZROP token allows investors to directly participate in the company’s revenue growth via a quarterly dividend model.  The announcement further states that the company could distribute a quarterly dividend of 10% of the company’s adjusted gross revenue for TZROP holders. However,…

The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Launches the EEA Mainnet Initiative

The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) is setting up a technical group working on collaboration between the mainnet and enterprises. The working group, called the EEA Mainnet Initiative, intends to accelerate and lead cooperation between the EEA’s enterprise and startup members, as well as those who work on the mainnet’s technology and interoperability solutions, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Aug. 6. EEA Mainnet Initiative to work on interoperability and scalability solutions The Mainnet Initiative will seek to improve its knowledge about how public network components match the…

IBM Launches New Blockchain Platform for Supplier Data Management

Tech giant IBM and blockchain company Chainyard have jointly developed a new blockchain network for supply chain management. IBM announced the platform in a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Aug. 5. Alongside IBM, the Trust Your Supplier network’s founding members are also American brewing company Anheuser-Busch InBev, tech companies Cisco, Lenovo, Nokia, Schneider Electric, British pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline and telecoms company Vodafone. The product is built on the IBM Blockchain Platform and aims to eliminate manual time-consuming processes and help reduce the risk of fraud and errors. Per the…

Exchange OKEx Launches Data Analytics Platform for Derivatives Trading

Malta-based digital asset exchange OKEx has launched a new comprehensive data insights platform that covers trading trends for derivatives. According to a press release shared with Cointelegraph, this platform will reportedly allow OKEx users to see real-time data on the exchange’s futures and perpetual swap markets for nine major tokens, including the top cryptocurrencies BTC, ETH, and XRP.  The platform provides six indicators of market trends as follows: long/short positions ratio, basis, open interest and trading volume, buy/sell taker volume, top trader sentiment index, and top trader average margin used. …

Elliptic Launches Data Set to Identify Crypto Money Laundering

Cryptocurrency compliance company Elliptic has released the Elliptic Data Set, geared toward identifying cryptocurrency transactions associated with money laundering (AML). The development was announced in a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Aug. 2. Making the crypto world more transparent Having developed a data set of 200,000 Bitcoin (BTC) transactions with a total value of $6 billion,  Elliptic claims it to be the largest set of labeled transaction data publicly available in any digital currency in the world. According to the announcement, the product is designed to help users more…

Nexo Launches MasterCard-branded Crypto Credit Card

Instant crypto loans firm Nexo is launching a MasterCard-branded cryptocurrency credit card. The development was announced in a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Aug. 2. “World’s first” Nexo claims the Nexo Card to be the first card in the world that enables users to spend the value of their cryptocurrency without in fact spending it. In addition, the card does not consider annual and monthly and foreign exchange fees. Describing the operational concept of the card, Nexo said: “When using the Nexo Card to purchase goods and services, you…

Blockchain Browser Brave Launches Token Tipping Service for Twitter Users

The blockchain-based decentralized internet browser Brave now allows Twitter users to tip content creators with its native Basic Attention Tokens (BAT). Brave discussed the public launch of its token tipping service in an announcement on Aug. 1, wherein users can reportedly specify the amount they wish to tip a given Twitter account, and the recipient will receive their tip in BAT directly.  The announcement also lists a number of features associated with the tipping service, including setting up regularly recurring tips as well as a mechanism for Tweeting at a…

Crypto Exchange Launches ‘Shitcoin Futures Index,’ Offering New Way to Short Alts

Crypto derivatives platform FTX has perhaps the most speculative and oddly-named futures index fund on the market: SHIT-PERP, or the Shitcoin Index Perpetual Futures. An index of 58 low market cap coins, SHIT-PERP includes projects like Waves, Grin, and Nano. It is flanked two other low-cap indexes on the site, MID-PERP and ALT-PERP. Image via FTX.com Following an incubation program under Alameda Research, the derivatives platform opened this past spring. FTX runs an over-the-counter desk, futures, indexes, and now spot trading. Based out of the Antigua and Barbuda, the platform…

Bittrex Launches Crypto Platform for Middle East Following New Partnership

Bittrex cryptocurrency exchange is partnering with Bahrain-based crypto exchange and custodian provider Rain Management WLL to launch a digital asset trading platform for customers in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The new platform will purportedly combine Rain’s staff and expertise in the MENA region with Bittrex’s technology and security infrastructure, according to an announcement on July 31.  The platform will offer all the tokens that are currently available on Bittrex and Bittrex International. It will also offer four Bitcoin (BTC) trading pairs with local fiat currencies: the Bahraini…

Bitcoin First as LedgerX Launches Regulated Physical Futures on US Market

United States Bitcoin (BTC) derivatives provider LedgerX has officially launched physical Bitcoin futures trading, becoming the first to do so on the domestic market. In an announcement on social media July 31, LedgerX said its physical futures offering was live on its Omni trading platform.  “It’s official: we’re live with retail trading on Omni!” officials confirmed.  Physical Bitcoin futures differ from those offered by some of the first operators in 2017. Rather than merely gaining exposure to Bitcoin, investors take delivery of it, requiring them to understand how to interact…