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Harbor Tokenizes $100 Million in Real Estate Funds on Ethereum Blockchain

Blockchain startup Harbor announced a partnership with Seattle-based real estate investment firm iCap Equity to tokenize $100 million in real estate funds. The startup Harbor announced a partnership with Seattle-based real estate investment firm iCap Equity to tokenize $100 million in real estate funds. On Sept. 16, Harbor announced in a blog post that iCap Equity is using Harbor’s blockchain-enabled platform to improve its liquidity in four of its real estate funds which manages over $100 million in assets. Harbor created the tokens on the Ethereum blockchain, which represent portions…

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NBA Player Spencer Dinwiddie to Tokenize $34M Contract

Spencer Dinwiddie of the Brooklyn Nets professional basketball team is reportedly planning to tokenize his $34 million NBA contract extension. Following a three-year $34 million NBA contract extension, Dinwiddie is reportedly going to sell digital tokens tied to the contract, wherein investors in the offering would receive principal and interest, Fox Business reported on Sept. 14. NBA gradually embraces crypto  Dinwiddie thus joined other NBA players engaged with digital currency. In August, the Dallas Mavericks became the second NBA team to accept Bitcoin (BTC) as a means of payment for…

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Libra Does Not Threaten Sovereignty of Nations, Says Calibra CEO

CEO of Calibra, Facebook’s digital wallet for its proposed Libra stablecoin, has attempted to debunk the notion of Libra’s threat to the global financial system. Not new money but a better payment network Amid the ongoing meeting between Libra founders and 26 global central banks in Basel, Calibra CEO David Marcus has stepped up to protect the position of the Libra Association on Twitter on Sept. 16. In a Twitter thread titled “About monetary sovereignty of Nations vs. Libra,” Marcus wrote: “Recently there’s been a lot of talk about how…

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Galatasaray Is the Latest Big-Name Football Club to Launch a 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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Crypto News From the German-Speaking World: Sept. 9–15 in Review

The German-speaking world continues to see lots of developments in the crypto industry, as a Liechtenstein-based exchange is tokenizing a $25 million movie fund with actor Wesley Snipes, Austrian textile manufacturers use blockchain to go green and a Swiss crypto finance company expands its business into Asia.  Here is the past week of crypto and blockchain news in review, as originally reported by Cointelegraph auf Deutsch. A Liechtenstein exchange is tokenizing a $25 million movie fund Liechtenstein Cryptoassets Exchange is tokenizing a $25 million movie fund together with Hollywood actor…

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Crypto News From Asia: Sept. 9–15

In this week’s selected cryptocurrency- and blockchain-related news from Cointelegraph Japan, government and industry officials secured important appointments, while new data shows the popularity of cryptocurrencies and their favored uses in Japan and China.  Expert: Bitcoin is most commonly used for remittances in China On Sept. 11, Cointelegraph Japan reported that Sunny Wang, Japan’s representative of Chinese cryptocurrency fund Longmen Capital, said that the most common application of Bitcoin (BTC) in China is for international remittances. Wang said it is easier and cheaper to conduct remittances with Bitcoin, adding that…

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Crypto News From Brazil: Sept. 9–15 in Review

Cointelegraph Brasil presents a weekly digest of selected cryptocurrency- and blockchain-related news. Brazil has seen another tumultuous week in the cryptocurrency industry. Several courts are going after crypto companies accused of being pyramid schemes, the country’s Securities and Exchange Commission (CVM) stated that crypto exchanges need authorization from local authorities, while a former Brazilan soccer star has become an ambassador for a newly launched cryptocurrency.  Here is the past week of crypto and blockchain news in review, as originally reported by Cointelegraph Brasil. Rio de Janeiro court orders Unick Forex…

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ETH Privacy Startup Aztec ‘Ignites’ Its SNARKs Generation Ceremony

Ethereum (ETH) privacy startup Aztec announced the launch of its zero-knowledge succinct non-Interactive argument of knowledge (SNARKs) generation via a cryptographic ceremony called Ignition. In a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Sept. 15 the startup also announced the closing of its latest round of investment with participation from A.Capital, Coinbase and Libertus Capital. A cryptographic ceremony Per the release, the multi-party computation ceremony is meant “to generate a set of encrypted points which will be used to derive all future Aztec notes.” The process will build an open source…

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Ethereum Price Flashing Bullish — Can ETH Trigger an Altcoin Revival?

For the past two weeks, Ether (ETH) price has been a frequent topic of discussion among traders. Investors are beginning to wonder if the altcoin has finished its retrace from a 2019 high at $364 and this week Ether settled at the $170 support and proceeded to reverse course. Cryptocurrency Monthly Performance. Source: Coin360 While this is not terribly exciting, and not convincing enough to indicate a trend reversal, the excitement comes from the interpretation that if Ether bottoms and reverses course, other ailing altcoins will follow suit.  Traders will…

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Crypto News From the Spanish-Speaking World: Sept. 8–14 in Review

The Spanish-speaking world sees major cryptocurrency and blockchain developments with Uruguay approving a new bill that could be applied positively to ICOs, Cuba using crypto to access the global economy and Venezuela finally installing its first Bitcoin (BTC) ATM. Here is the past week of crypto and blockchain news in review, as originally reported by Cointelegraph en Español. Argentinian Bitex stops accepting balance charges in US dollars Cointelegraph en Español reported on Sept. 12, that the economic crisis in Argentina is now taking its toll on the country’s cryptocurrency operations….

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