Arizona Mining, Inc. (OTC Pink: WLDVF) (TSX: AZ) Jumps 47% After South32 Limited (ASX: S32) (OTC Pink: SOUHY) Acquires Remaining 83% of Company For $1.3 Billion

Arizona Mining, Inc. (OTC Pink: WLDVF) operates as a Canadian silver exploration and development company, which operates primarily in the State of Arizona. The company owns and operates the Hermosa project in Arizona, as well as the Taylor and Central …

Australia, A Blockchain Pioneer?

Source : Australia, A Blockchain Pioneer? Australia, A Blockchain Pioneer?   Blockchain in the stock market The Australian government has consistently been encouraging innovation, early on this week we heard about the Australian stock exchange (ASX) deploying blockchain technology making it the first to take such a proactive approach. Blockchain in education It did not stop there, Students in year 12… The post Australia, A Blockchain Pioneer? appeared first on Altcoin Today.

BitCar Raises SGD 6.5 Million in Pre-ICO “Crypto for the Car Industry”

Source : BitCar Raises SGD 6.5 Million in Pre-ICO “Crypto for the Car Industry” Singapore January, 2018 – Blockchain company BitCar.io has sold SGD 6.5 million of BITCAR tokens in its pre-ICO, amid strong interest for its exotic car pegging and trading platform. 75 million BITCAR tokens were purchased in the pre-ICO with up to a maximum 175 million tokens being made available in the company’s ICO, which begins 31 January at 3 P.M Singapore time. Singapore headquartered BitCar is developing its Blockchain platform that will facilitate cryptocurrency payments for fractional ownership of highly collectible hyper and classic cars. BitCar co-founder Dr. Gov Van Ek said: BitCar’s platform is designed to allow users to peg their crypto to scarce hard assets, like rare and exotic cars, some of which have outperformed gold, stocks and property over the past decade. Rare exotic cars such as Lamborghinis, Ferraris and Bugatti’s will be acquired for BitCar and stored or displayed for up to 15 years – and historically these cars appreciated over time. BitCar Executive Dan Woodroof said: BitCar is targeting high-end cars as they’ve historically had much lower price fluctuations than cryptocurrencies. Our feedback has been that one immediate use of the BitCar platform is as a place of stability in times of crypto market volatility. Developing a mechanism for returning asset appreciation to owners will be the second phase of platform development. The highly focused Blockchain platform could be a game changer for the global car industry, beginning with exotic vehicles. BitCar Executive Charles Kilborne added: BitCar is aiming to become the main cryptocurrency for the automotive industry, which is a sector that has yet to see any disruption from Blockchain technology, despite car ownership falling as ride sharing rises. We are already planning applications in this shared economy, autonomous vehicles and in related internet of things applications. BitCar has recently announced partnerships with crypto car traders including UK-based Dadiani Syndicate who recently sold F1 cars to Chinese investors paying in Litecoin, as well as crypto car trader Moonlambos. Dr. Van Ek said: Moonlambos has advised us it plans to accept BITCAR tokens to purchase exotic cars, so we are already emerging as the car industry’s payment coin. We are all highly motivated and excited about BitCar’s potential. The BitCar technology platform has been in research and development for over two years with a functioning prototype. Dr. Van Ek said: We have a proven track record in this Blockchain innovation space. Our passion is conceiving and executing on disruptive technology that improves traditional business models, by using Blockchain technology. BitCar was conceived and developed over a relatively long time and ticked all our boxes. BitCar is working with ASX-listed DigitalX – advisor to Bitcar for the ICO. For more information go to www.bitcar.io Sheree IpSI@Bitcar.io 30 Cecil Street, 19-08 Prudential Tower, Singapore 049712 Or Media Contact Heidi Cuthbertheidi.cuthbert@multiplier.com.au Images courtesy of BitCar The post BitCar Raises SGD 6.5 Million in Pre-ICO “Crypto for the Car Industry” appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.

Bitcar Rolls into Miami for Bitcoin Conference

Source : Bitcar Rolls into Miami for Bitcoin Conference Miami 17th January 2018 – Blockchain company BitCar is showcasing its fractionalised peer-to-peer exotic car trading platform technology at the North American Bitcoin Conference in Miami, United States. BitCar is a key sponsor of the event and will use the conference to disseminate its technology. “Cryptocurrency specialists from all over the world will be in Miami to hear about BitCar’s Blockchain technology, which is set to disrupt ownership of exotic and high-end classic cars,” said BitCar co-founder Dr. Gov Van Ek. “BitCar also has the potential to change the automotive shared services industry, which is very large and so far hasn’t been undisrupted by crypto,” he added. BitCar has been in development for over two years. It’s a decentralized platform that facilitates the fractional ownership of exotic cars as a collectible asset. The cars will be visible and displayed in public locations, such as galleries and airports. “We have a proven track record in this space, having co-founded energy trading platform Power Ledger. We love conceiving and executing on disruptive technology that challenges traditional business models,” said Dr. Dan Ek. BitCar is also connecting to the booming gaming industry and expanding into shared services in the automotive industries. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbsWdNR7EtE?feature=oembed&w=500&h=281] “We are not just another Blockchain or payment platform in a crowded market. We have developed some impressive tech, and with our first mover advantage, we are excited about the potential for BitCar,” said Dr. Van Ek. BitCar was co-founded by Dr. Gov Van Ek and Nuno Martins – two well-known figures in the Blockchain community. Rare exotic cars such as Lamborghinis, Ferraris, and Bugattis will be acquired for BitCar and stored or displayed for up to 15 years and some could appreciate in value over this time. The concept involves the tokenization of cars on BitCar’s decentralized Blockchain platform. People can use their BITCAR tokens to trade on the platform. “High-end cars have lower price fluctuations than regular cryptocurrencies, so we see one potential use of the BitCar platform as a place of stability in times of crypto market volatility,” said Dr. Van Ek. Verified “Agents” will source, acquire and store the exotic cars for a period of between 5 and 15 years, at which point they’ll be sold. “BitCar will be the first Blockchain platform in the world that makes exotic car ownership accessible to everyone, not just the uber-wealthy,” said Dr. Van Ek. According to the Knight Frank Luxury Investment Index, valuable automobiles have strongly outperformed gold, US stocks, private equity, and REITs over the past three years.* The RM Sotherby’s New York 2017 Auction of exotic cars recorded US$45.5 million sales. A1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider Competizione, chassis 1451 GT, sold for $17,990,000 – well above the reserve.* “Some of the recent high prices at auction demonstrate the high level of confidence in the authenticity and desirability of these cars. What struck me during our research, was that about eighty percent of these cars are …

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Blockchain in the Boardroom: Moving Toward Enterprise Deployment

Source : Blockchain in the Boardroom: Moving Toward Enterprise Deployment Iliana Oris Valiente (CPA, CA, CBP) is a managing director and global blockchain innovation lead for Accenture’s emerging tech division. She is also the founder and chair of the board at ColliderX Blockchain R&D Hub.The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2017 in Review.While the price of cryptocurrencies and the ICO market tend to steal the spotlight, behind the scenes a growing number of enterprise businesses are evaluating blockchain technology. These companies seek to enhance the business processes that impact our everyday lives.Examples are processes that enable us to:Deliver products from a supplier to our homes in time for the holidaysMake sure that financial payments are processed on timeProvide music and media content for entertainment while making sure the royalties reach the artistsTrace the quality and provenance of food from farm to table.Large enterprise adoption of blockchain technology may not initially make as many waves as electronic peer-to-peer cash, but in many ways it’s just as important.For anyone who attended CoinDesk’s Consensus conference in May, the growth in the number of attendees in business attire (relative to the number of technologists in the proverbial hoodies and jeans) did not go unnoticed. From the introduction of this nascent technology a few years ago, it’s taken some time for the enterprise community to take a closer look and to recognize that many of the principles of blockchain technology, originally utilized in the bitcoin protocol, could be leveraged in the enterprise world.For those unfamiliar, the enterprise blockchain adoption timeline looks something like this: 2013-2014 was characterized as a period of learning, understanding the distinction between bitcoin, the currency, and the underlying protocol.2015 introduced the concept of permissioned or consortium blockchains, as well as the term DLT (distributed ledger technology).2016 was the year of the prototype or POC (proof of concept), where success was measured based on how many use cases for an industry or company could be identified.2017 was braver, focusing on how companies could move beyond a POC and into a pilot, in preparation for production-level deployment.The state of playAdditionally, it was a year of technical advances that will enable those pilots to go further. Enterprise-grade version 1.0 implementations were released by Hyperledger Fabric and R3‘s Corda.It could also be argued that periphery and supporting institutions such as law firms, regulators, insurers and other necessary (yet ancillary) organizations began to realize the benefits of blockchain. For example, today, many lawyers are studying the technology as a way to enhance the time it takes to finalize patents or resolve contract disputes (via smart contracts.)Working at Accenture, we have the good fortune collaborating with some of the world’s largest organizations (our clients span the full range of industries including more than three-quarters of the Fortune Global 500).Accenture’s blockchain practice incorporates alliances, partnerships and leadership positions in every aspect of the blockchain ecosystem including the Hyperledger project, the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA), the Blockchain Research Institute (BRI), the Hashed Health Consortium, plus a variety …

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Airdrop to Holders of Video-Game Tokens

Source : Airdrop to Holders of Video-Game Tokens NITRO, the public-company backed cryptocurrency for the games industry, announces airdrop to holders of current video-game tokens. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article In line with its mission to empower gamers with the opportunity to have a say in games that are in the process of development, NITRO will airdrop a total of 50 NOX per wallet holders of a carefully curated list of video-games tokens. To be eligible for the airdrop, token-holders must hold the equivalent of at least 0.1 ETH of major video game tokens and register to stake a claim on NITRO’s website. The major video game tokens are as follows: AppCoins, Decentraland, DMarket, Enjin, Flux, Game Machine, KickICO, MobileGo, NITRO, Playkey, Skincoin and WAX. Registrations will begin on the 20th of December and last till the 31st of December (23:59 GMT). Only the first 10,000 registrants with eligible wallets will receive NOX. The list of eligible wallets will be obtained from a snapshot taken on 01:00 hours on 24th December (GMT). The airdrop will enable recipients to join current NOX holders in: Being able to vote on the funding of games Receive discounts when converting to in-game currency Participate in reward programs for their activity within the network The airdrop will be conducted in the following manner: A snapshot of the blockchain will be taken on 01:00 of 24th December (GMT) The distribution of NOX will begin by the second week of January. For existing NOX holders As a form of reward for participation in the network, purchasers of of NOX tokens can expect to receive quantity bonuses based on their wallet balance on 26th December. The bonus tokens will range from 5% to 25%, based on the schedule indicated below: A snapshot of the blockchain will be taken on 23:59 on 26th December (GMT) The distribution of bonus NOX will begin by the second week of January. “Having previously announced the addition of over 318 games and 348m users to be integrated into our network and raised the equivalent of over US$2.7m in the first phase of its crowdsale, we are excited to open up our project to holders of video-game related tokens at large. We believe that this will give them a greater voice in being able to vote for games to be funded via NITRO. We would also like to reward purchasers of current NOX tokens for their contributions” said Kin-Wai Lau, NITRO’s Director About NITRO NITRO is an online blockchain based cryptocurrency project designed to provide a holistic approach to solve end-to-end ecosystem problems of the video-games industry. The Project seeks to integrate all stakeholders of the US$100 billion video-game industry onto a single platform. NITRO involves the creation of NITRO Token or NOX and an integrated online marketplace called NITRO Marketplace. NOX is developed on the Ethereum network. NITRO is the first cryptocurrency project backed by a publicly listed company — iCandy Interactive Limited, a Southeast Asian mobile entertainment group listed on the Australian Securities …

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Stellar | 2017 End-Of-The-Year Roundup

Source : Stellar | 2017 End-Of-The-Year Roundup Hooray. We’ve made it folks ! 2017 is almost over and it’s been one heck of an adventure. This month’s newsletter will showcase some cool end-of-the-year wins in the Stellar Ecosystem.For XLM Enthusiasts: Ledger Nano S support is now available for Lumens (XLM) Binance (Exchange) now lists Lumens (XLM) GOPAX (Exchange) now lists Lumens (XLM) Kik Messenger’s KIN coin to move from Ethereum to Stellar in 2018 Founder of Signal to build MobileCoin on the Stellar network For Developers & Entrepreneurs: Release Notes: Bifrost is a highly available and secure Bitcoin/Ethereum → Stellar bridge. It allows users to move BTC/ETH into Stellar and trade them for other tokens or participate in ICOs. We’ve released the Alpha version and encourage you to test it. New Financial Institutions & Partners: SatoshiPay: is a web payment system that helps online publishers monetize digital assets like news articles, videos or PDFs in tiny increments and without friction. Using an easy-to-use wallet that is login-free, works across websites and needs no download, SatoshiPay unlocks entirely new business models on the web and on mobile. Starting now, all of SatoshiPay’s nanopayments will be made using the Stellar network. EXCH ONE GMBH: is a FinTech software company based in Switzerland currently working to integrate its platform and its first technology adopter Euro Exchange Securities UK Ltd. into the Stellar network. This addition to the Stellar network will bring access to currency markets of South and Central America, UK and a number of EU countries. Their ultimate objective is to build a global money remittance solution that has a lower cost and is more time efficient to provide cross-border, cross-currency payments. Novatti (ASX:NOV): is an Australian-based software technology and payment services provider. Novatti is currently working to integrate it’s platform into the Stellar network with the ultimate aim to build a global money transfer solution to provide cross border, cross currency and cross asset payments. Pundi X: is an Indonesia based fintech company that provides POS device, debit card, multi-currency wallet that empowers individuals to buy and sell cryptocurrency at any physical store in the world. The company plans to add XLM to the product offering and becomes an Indonesian rupiah anchor on the Stellar network. MoneyMatch: is a Malaysia based fintech startup that provides a fully-digital peer-to-peer currency exchange platform for customers to transfer and exchange foreign currencies with complete ease and at great value. The company plans to integrate with the Stellar network and enable pay in and pay out from Malaysia. Neoframe: is developing and marketing trading solutions for big brokerage firms in Korea and extends its business to blockchain based applications. Neoframe developed high performance centralized cryptocurrency exchange as well as secure wallet solutions and is working with big financial player. The company is planning to launch a remittance business for ASEAN countries using Stellar. Streami: is a Korea based fintech company that offers blockchain enabled cross-border remittance service and recently launched a cryptocurrency exchange. The partnership …

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BitCar To Tap Crypto Car Enthusiasts With $26 Million ICO

Source : BitCar To Tap Crypto Car Enthusiasts With Million ICO Australian blockchain platform BitCar is seeking to raise AU$26 million in an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) aimed at cryptocurrency car enthusiasts. Exotic cars such as Lamborghinis, Ferraris, and Bugattis will be acquired by BitCar and stored or displayed for up to 15 years while they appreciate in value. The cars will be tokenized and investors will be able to park their crypto in BitCar tokens, which can be traded on the decentralized Blockchain platform. BitCar co-founder Gov Van Ek said: Exotic cars have been one of the world’s best performing asset classes over the past decade, outperforming property and gold. BitCar is giving ordinary investors an opportunity to gain exposure to these high performing assets. BitCar has been established by Ledger Assets, the same Blockchain commercialization company behind the AUD$34 million ICO of Power Ledger. Power Ledger’s POWR tokens are now a top 25 global cryptocurrency and have experienced a ten-fold increase in value since the October ICO. Mr. Van Ek said: We have a proven track record in the development of disruptive technology that challenges traditional business models. With BitCar we wanted to make luxury car ownership accessible to everyone, not just the uber wealthy. Verified agents will source, acquire and store the exotic cars for a period of between 5 and 15 years, at which point they’ll be sold and the asset appreciation distributed amongst token owners. Mr. Van Ek said: It’s a bit like collecting art, only the picture of your car is on your screensaver, not in a gallery. It’s the only collectible asset class that can’t be faked, which is why we saw it as the lowest risk. BitCar is working with ASX-listed DigitalX – the corporate advisor for the ICO. DigitalX will connect BitCar to its global network of cryptocurrency investors. DigitalX CEO Leigh Travers said: The rise in the value of cryptocurrency this year has created a new breed of investors who now have significant holdings of digital currency. They are looking for quality assets to invest in. BitCar will be issuing up to 250 million in the token sale, which will open on December 16. For more information go to www.bitcar.io Media Contact Heidi Cuthbert +61 411 272 366heidi.cuthbert@multiplier.com.au Images courtesy of BitCar The post BitCar To Tap Crypto Car Enthusiasts With $26 Million ICO appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.

Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) Makes Crypto History

Source : Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) Makes Crypto History For the first time in history, the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) has used the blockchain to record shareholdings and manage the clearing and settlement of equities transactions. Updating Old Technology This is tremendous news for Blockchain technology as it is a clear signal that significant institutions find that the technology is indeed as useful as […] The post Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) Makes Crypto History appeared first on The Bitcoin News – Leading Bitcoin and Crypto News since 2012.

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