Cryptocurrency https://www.benzinga.com/views/taxonomy/term/135733 en Trump and Reagan Advisors Join Frax to Launch World's First Fully Decentralized Global Currency https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/19/10/n14641530/trump-and-reagan-advisors-join-frax-to-launch-worlds-first-fully-decentralized-global-currency <p xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" class="xn-location">GRAND CAYMAN</span>, <span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" class="xn-location">Cayman Islands</span>, <span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" class="xn-chron">Oct. 22, 2019</span> /PRNewswire/ -- <u xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><a xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" target="_blank" href="https://c212.net/c/link/?t=0&amp;l=en&amp;o=2619429-1&amp;h=1010121041&amp;u=http%3A%2F%2Ffrax.finance%2F&amp;a=Frax" rel="nofollow" rel="nofollow">Frax</a></u>, the world&#39;s first algorithmic and fully decentralized stablecoin on the blockchain today announced <u xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><a xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" target="_blank" href="https://c212.net/c/link/?t=0&amp;l=en&amp;o=2619429-1&amp;h=2391555715&amp;u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.heritage.org%2Fstaff%2Fstephen-moore&amp;a=Stephen+Moore" rel="nofollow" rel="nofollow"><span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" class="xn-person">Stephen Moore</span></a></u>, Trump economic advisor and former Federal Reserve nominee, and <u xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><a xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" target="_blank" href="https://c212.net/c/link/?t=0&amp;l=en&amp;o=2619429-1&amp;h=4141992450&amp;u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.forbes.com%2Fsites%2Fralphbenko%2F&amp;a=Ralph+Benko" rel="nofollow" rel="nofollow"><span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" class="xn-person">Ralph Benko</span></a></u>, former Reagan deputy general counsel, joined the company&#39;s executive team. <br xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" /></p> <p xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Moore and Benko are joining <span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" class="xn-person">Sam Kazemian</span>, co-founder of Everipedia and Frax to launch the first fully decentralized global currency aimed at eliminating currency transaction costs, while inhibiting currency manipulation, which is commonplace throughout the world. <br xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" /></p> <p xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Moore is joining Frax as co-founder and is a distinguished economist who plans to apply the skills and experience he acquired from the decades of financial public policy work at the highest levels. <br xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" /></p> <p xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">&#34;Frax is creating a new global economic monetary paradigm,&#34; said <span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" class="xn-person">Stephen Moore</span>, chief economic officer at Frax. &#34;Central banks will soon feel the competition from private currencies such as Frax. Currencies are intended to retain their value over time, but given the wild gyration in values of currencies and the struggle in many countries with hyperinflation, we need a global currency that has a stable value to benefit consumers, businesses and investors.&#34;   <br xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" /></p> <p xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Frax is the first algorithmically-driven global currency that is fully decentralized and backed by fractional reserves. All loans of Frax&#39;s reserve assets are done on the blockchain, which eliminates the need for a central bank and ensures that Frax owners have complete confidentiality in how they spend their funds. As a noncustodial stablecoin, users can reliably trade ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/19/10/n14641530/trump-and-reagan-advisors-join-frax-to-launch-worlds-first-fully-decentralized-global-currency alt=Trump and Reagan Advisors Join Frax to Launch World&#039;s First Fully Decentralized Global Currency>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> Banking/Financial Services Cryptocurrency Fintech Markets Press Releases Cryptocurrency Fintech Markets Press Releases Benzinga Wed, 23 Oct 2019 01:22:00 +0000 PRNewswire 14641530 at https://www.benzinga.com Bitcasino.io Launches New Loyalty Club Program, Rewarding Players for Wins and Losses https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/19/10/n14639213/bitcasino-io-launches-new-loyalty-club-program-rewarding-players-for-wins-and-losses <p xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" class="xn-location">TALLINN, Estonia</span>, <span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" class="xn-chron">Oct. 22, 2019</span> /PRNewswire/ -- <a xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" target="_blank" href="https://c212.net/c/link/?t=0&amp;l=en&amp;o=2618568-1&amp;h=1819816808&amp;u=https%3A%2F%2Fbitcasino.io%2F&amp;a=World%27s+first+licensed+Bitcoin-led+casino+operator%2C+Bitcasino.io" rel="nofollow" rel="nofollow">World&#39;s first licensed Bitcoin-led casino operator, Bitcasino.io</a>, has launched its unique loyalty program &#39;Loyalty Club&#39;, revolutionizing the industry by eliminating all its generic, deposit-based bonuses in favor of instant, tailor-made rewards.</p> <p xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">The new program boasts <b xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">7 levels, 22 milestone rewards</b>, and a &#39;win-win&#39; feature which sees players receive cashback not only for wins but also losses. By keeping the customer at the center of the loyalty program, <a xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" target="_blank" href="https://c212.net/c/link/?t=0&amp;l=en&amp;o=2618568-1&amp;h=350329565&amp;u=https%3A%2F%2Fbitcasino.io%2F&amp;a=Bitcasino+has+created+a+transparent%2C+custom-made+reward+system" rel="nofollow" rel="nofollow">Bitcasino has created a transparent, custom-made reward system</a>, focusing on the needs of its loyal user-base.</p> <p xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Bitcasino&#39;s innovative Loyalty Club system has already helped evolve the company&#39;s whole marketing strategy and now sets out to challenge the industry standard for reward-based programs. In a pioneering move within the cryptocurrency casino market, Bitcasino has successfully removed all deposit-based bonuses and rewards including the renowned Welcome Offer. Bitcasino&#39;s players will never again have to adhere to complex bonus conditions or discover hidden requirements. Instead, they simply receive their rewards directly to their account as they play without any interference from Bitcasino.</p> <p xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Players are also independently able to reach clearly defined milestones and levels, such as the elusive VIP level; a status which ordinarily has been determined and given out by a casino on a case-by-case basis. Once unlocked, the milestones and levels immediately offer a variety of instant, dynamic rewards tailored to the player&#39;s personal preference and all based on an individual&#39;s gameplay.</p> <p xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">The dynamic rewards have no preset value and are controlled completely by the player; the more a person plays, the ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/19/10/n14639213/bitcasino-io-launches-new-loyalty-club-program-rewarding-players-for-wins-and-losses alt=Bitcasino.io Launches New Loyalty Club Program, Rewarding Players for Wins and Losses>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> Banking/Financial Services Cryptocurrency New Products/Services Markets Press Releases Cryptocurrency Markets Press Releases Benzinga Tue, 22 Oct 2019 18:45:00 +0000 PRNewswire 14639213 at https://www.benzinga.com U.S. Personal Finance Software Market by Product and End User: Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2019-2026 https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/19/10/n14638925/u-s-personal-finance-software-market-by-product-and-end-user-opportunity-analysis-and-industry-for <p xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" class="xn-location">NEW YORK</span>, <span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" class="xn-chron">Oct. 22, 2019</span> /PRNewswire/ -- <b xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">U.S. Personal Finance Software Market by Product (Web-based Software and Mobile-based Software) and End User (Small Businesses Users and Individual Consumers): Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2019–2026</b><br xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" /></p> <p xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Read the full report: <a xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" target="_blank" href="https://c212.net/c/link/?t=0&amp;l=en&amp;o=2618162-33&amp;h=2392653344&amp;u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.reportlinker.com%2Fp05804505%2F%3Futm_source%3DPRN&amp;a=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.reportlinker.com%2Fp05804505%2F%3Futm_source%3DPRN" rel="nofollow" rel="nofollow">https://www.reportlinker.com/p05804505/?utm_source=PRN</a> <br xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" /></p> <p xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">The U.S. personal finance software market size was valued at <span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" class="xn-money">$232 million</span> in 2018, and is expected to reach <span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" class="xn-money">$343 million</span> by 2026, registering a CAGR of 5% from 2019 to 2026.<br xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" /><br xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" />Personal finance software is a tool designed to integrate the financial data of a user and segregate this information to deliver a desired analytical output for improved financial planning. This software tool utilizes a variety of financial data as input and can be implemented for varied tasks such as financial transactions, bank records management, investment tracking, budget management, portfolio management, and others. In addition, it possesses the capability to manage monetary transactions and payrolls by helping an individual manage monthly expenses efficiently.<br xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" /><br xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" />Upsurge in adoption of this software among small or home business users drives the growth of the market. It helps the small or home businesses to ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/19/10/n14638925/u-s-personal-finance-software-market-by-product-and-end-user-opportunity-analysis-and-industry-for alt=U.S. Personal Finance Software Market by Product and End User: Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2019-2026>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> Cryptocurrency Polls & Research Publishing/Information Services Surveys Markets Press Releases Cryptocurrency Markets Press Releases Benzinga Tue, 22 Oct 2019 18:10:00 +0000 PRNewswire 14638925 at https://www.benzinga.com TNS Partners With Leading Growth Marketing Agency Crowdcreate to Energize Digital Names Brand https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/19/10/g14638803/tns-partners-with-leading-growth-marketing-agency-crowdcreate-to-energize-digital-names-brand <link type="text/css" rel="stylesheet" href="https://www.globenewswire.com/styles/gnw_nitf.css" /> <p>New York, NY, Oct. 22, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (via <a href="https://www.globenewswire.com/Tracker?data=6gQH30SBbg7JLA8OBGwdMQOjKMZ-XcKfhbHsQj0YWh6l3-Wof4lYqAp_ibzzBlc42gI0_xsTkcvhbvmcGhK8sA==" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Blockchain Wire</a>) The increasing buzz around Digital Names is about to get much louder. Recently launched by <a href="https://www.globenewswire.com/Tracker?data=DiNMBc0F7afj9Iy13fL55Wq5-uGOYhXwKdRkis66NuEONTdZatontl25vS48QDnv" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">DealBox</a>-backed Total Network Services (TNS) Digital Names is an elegant solution to a problem faced by all cryptocurrency users - difficult to use wallet addresses.</p> <p>To transact on the blockchain digital wallet users need to manage an address consisting of a long, alpha-numeric string of characters that looks like this:</p> <p>0xE9863213B7E16949298e89CFEaF2E53385b96996</p> <p>Surveys show that most users experience anxiety around using cryptocurrency wallet addresses. Due to the tamper-proof nature of the blockchain and the absence of a 3rd party in a peer-to-peer transaction, if you get the address wrong by even just one character there&#039;s a chance that money being sent could be lost forever.</p> <p>Digital Names for cryptocurrency do what domain names did for the internet back in the 90s. Rather than remember a numerical IP address for a website you can simply type in <a href="http://www.google.com" title="www.google.com" rel="nofollow">www.google.com</a> and arrive at the desired destination. With Digital Names rather than risk expensive typos while managing this:</p> <p>0xE9863213B7E16949298e89CFEaF2E53385b96996</p> <p>for $19.95 a year, you can register a user-friendly Digital Name like $cryptodad.btc to use instead. </p> <p>Digital Names work with any cryptocurrency and can be ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/19/10/g14638803/tns-partners-with-leading-growth-marketing-agency-crowdcreate-to-energize-digital-names-brand alt=TNS Partners With Leading Growth Marketing Agency Crowdcreate to Energize Digital Names Brand>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> Advisory Cryptocurrency Markets Press Releases Cryptocurrency Markets Press Releases Benzinga Tue, 22 Oct 2019 18:00:05 +0000 Globe Newswire 14638803 at https://www.benzinga.com Bitcoin Derivatives Demand Is Growing In 2019 Despite ETF Refusals; Market Shows Maturity? https://www.benzinga.com/markets/cryptocurrency/19/10/14637786/bitcoin-derivatives-demand-is-growing-in-2019-despite-etf-refusals-market-shows-maturity <p>2019 has been a fascinating year in the development of the cryptocurrency markets. 2017 and 2018 represented a kind of rapid-fire version of the typical economic boom-and-bust cycle. However, 2019 has seen the markets for Bitcoin and other major cryptocurrencies enter a new phase of maturity. So much so, that they&rsquo;re now coming to more closely represent the traditional financial markets.&nbsp;</p> <p>One obvious maturity indicator is volatility. The Bitcoin volatility index shows that price fluctuations have been lessening significantly over time. Of course, by the standards of most fiat currencies, it&rsquo;s still highly volatile, and peaks and troughs still occur. For example, in June when Bitcoin suddenly spiked above $13,000. However, for the most part, 2019 has seen extended periods come to pass without the kinds of significant swings that have been typical for most of Bitcoin&rsquo;s lifetime.&nbsp;</p> <p>This year, <a href="https://coinmarketcap.com/charts/">Bitcoin dominance</a> has also risen to levels unseen since before the ICO boom of 2017. In early September, Bitcoin accounted for over 70 percent of the total cryptocurrency market cap for the first time in over two and a half years.&nbsp;</p> <p>This dominance is intriguing, as there are many more altcoins around these days than there were pre-boom, ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/markets/cryptocurrency/19/10/14637786/bitcoin-derivatives-demand-is-growing-in-2019-despite-etf-refusals-market-shows-maturity alt=Bitcoin Derivatives Demand Is Growing In 2019 Despite ETF Refusals; Market Shows Maturity?>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> Bitcoin crypto market Cryptocurrency marketacross News Global Markets ETFs News Cryptocurrency Global Markets ETFs Benzinga Tue, 22 Oct 2019 16:05:57 +0000 Osher Deri 14637786 at https://www.benzinga.com Merrill Intros DatasiteOne Marketing Tool, Addressing Early Stage M&A Needs https://www.benzinga.com/markets/cryptocurrency/19/10/14635139/merrill-intros-datasiteone-marketing-tool-addressing-early-stage-m-a-needs <p>Merrill Corp., a SaaS solution for the M&amp;A lifecycle, introduced DatasiteOne Marketing on Tuesday,&nbsp;an investment banking and advisory tool for identifying, marketing&nbsp;and tracking buyers.</p> <p>DatasiteOne Marketing addresses&nbsp;early stage asset marketing processes for dealmakers, including buyer outreach, workflow tracking and reporting, document management and email content customization.&nbsp;</p> <p>&quot;This has been a watershed year for Merrill in terms of revenue growth and product innovation, a significant feat given our recent transformation to a purely cloud-based technology provider ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/markets/cryptocurrency/19/10/14635139/merrill-intros-datasiteone-marketing-tool-addressing-early-stage-m-a-needs alt=Merrill Intros DatasiteOne Marketing Tool, Addressing Early Stage M&amp;A Needs>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> Cryptocurrency DatasiteOne Marketing Fintech M&A Merrill Corporation News Markets News M&A Cryptocurrency Fintech Markets Benzinga Tue, 22 Oct 2019 15:30:09 +0000 Renato Capelj 14635139 at https://www.benzinga.com An Exponential Idea For Blockchain Exposure https://www.benzinga.com/markets/cryptocurrency/19/10/14632013/an-exponential-idea-for-blockchain-exposure <p>Bitcoin has been in the spotlight for both positive and negative reasons this year, but even with increased chatter about the world&#39;s largest cryptocurrency, blockchain and related investments seem to be overlooked.</p> <h3>What Happened</h3> <p>As has been previously noted, there are <a href="https://www.benzinga.com/markets/cryptocurrency/19/02/13116258/a-new-etf-combines-blockchain-cloud-and-other-technologies">several exchange traded funds</a> on the market today dedicated to blockchain theme. Others offer ample though indirect blockchain exposure, a group that includes the <strong>iShares Exponential Technologies ETF</strong> (NASDAQ: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/xt#NASDAQ">XT</a>).</p> <p>The $2.53 billion XT, which is almost 5 years old and holds almost 200 stocks, tracks the Morningstar Exponential Technologies Index.</p> <p>&ldquo;The Morningstar Exponential Technologies Index focuses on finding high-growth companies that are in the early stages of developing technologies that are expected to have a broad impact on society and transform how we live and work,&rdquo; ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/markets/cryptocurrency/19/10/14632013/an-exponential-idea-for-blockchain-exposure alt=An Exponential Idea For Blockchain Exposure>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> Bitcoin Blockchain Cryptocurrency Long Ideas Sector ETFs XT Top Stories Markets Tech Trading Ideas ETFs XT Long Ideas Sector ETFs Cryptocurrency Top Stories Markets Tech Trading Ideas ETFs Benzinga Tue, 22 Oct 2019 14:25:06 +0000 ETF Professor 14632013 at https://www.benzinga.com Nexo Cuts Borrowing Rates to 5.9% APR After Securing Cost-Efficient Institutional Financing https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/19/10/b14636547/nexo-cuts-borrowing-rates-to-5-9-apr-after-securing-cost-efficient-institutional-financing <p xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"> <a xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" href="https://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fnexo.io%2F&amp;esheet=52115615&amp;newsitemid=20191022005758&amp;lan=en-US&amp;anchor=Nexo&amp;index=1&amp;md5=97b8e97a730fda72ec446cda943db7f3" shape="rect" rel="nofollow"><span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" class="bwuline">Nexo</span></a>, the leading crypto lending institution, is pleased to announce that having secured long-term cost-efficient financing, it has significantly lowered the rates on its signature <a xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" href="https://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fnexo.io%2Finstant-crypto-loans&amp;esheet=52115615&amp;newsitemid=20191022005758&amp;lan=en-US&amp;anchor=Instant+Crypto+Credit+Lines&amp;index=2&amp;md5=8ab46a6cb47ba14b22422d6673f24081" shape="rect" rel="nofollow"><span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" class="bwuline">Instant Crypto Credit Lines</span> </a>to the benefit of its customers, effectively offering one of the lowest APRs (Annual Percentage Rates) in the blockchain space: </p> <ul xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" class="bwlistdisc"> <li xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"> The APR on Nexo&#039;s Instant Crypto Credit Lines now starts at only 5.9% with no hidden fees, no minimum repayment requirements and no credit checks which ensures maximum flexibility for clients to borrow against their crypto assets in 40+ fiat currencies across more than 200 jurisdictions. </li> <li xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"> Unlike most lenders in the blockchain space that charge up to 4% in origination fees and 5-13% in liquidation fees, Nexo conducts business without any additional charges as an extension of its <a xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" href="https://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fmedium.com%2Fnexo%2Fzerofees-on-all-your-nexo-wallet-transactions-fc124ba51c37&amp;esheet=52115615&amp;newsitemid=20191022005758&amp;lan=en-US&amp;anchor=%23ZeroFees&amp;index=3&amp;md5=762bcfd9c56a995678a1d8e7f5abf9cc" shape="rect" rel="nofollow">#ZeroFees</a> initiative </li> <li xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"> The rate cut is the result of the company&#039;s ongoing effort to bring down its funding costs by utilizing Nexo&#039;s extensive network of financial partners ...</li></ul><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/19/10/b14636547/nexo-cuts-borrowing-rates-to-5-9-apr-after-securing-cost-efficient-institutional-financing alt=Nexo Cuts Borrowing Rates to 5.9% APR After Securing Cost-Efficient Institutional Financing>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> Cryptocurrency Markets Press Releases Cryptocurrency Markets Press Releases Benzinga Tue, 22 Oct 2019 14:13:00 +0000 Business Wire 14636547 at https://www.benzinga.com Industry Experts to Discuss How Blockchain Survived the Crypto Winter https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/19/10/g14636348/industry-experts-to-discuss-how-blockchain-survived-the-crypto-winter <link type="text/css" rel="stylesheet" href="https://www.globenewswire.com/styles/gnw_nitf.css" /> <p>New York, NY, Oct. 22, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (via <a href="https://www.globenewswire.com/Tracker?data=a4zf8_j1G6jWO5T2DRfnCEj1Y9Tda2RO5S6E_2gHSmjDGdylrvptlv6RbGx8hS6xY2uv76oFODtoZ5fTOTZ3FA==" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Blockchain Wire</a>)  For the 4th straight year, Momentum&#39;s <a href="https://www.globenewswire.com/Tracker?data=a4zf8_j1G6jWO5T2DRfnCC1FakhpKF54Rk3yQozM8xLcOhATbkivt7ieUr51VmX32aMTcas8TuJbc-fUmkdY87MfHRrdbqABxJiVwQCXTL0=" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Blockchain Opportunity Summit</a> will bring together leading industry experts who have been evaluating, implementing and measuring the success of blockchain deployment inside the enterprise since the technology burst on the scene in 2014. </p> <p>&#34;Every speaker has been hand selected because of their multi-year commitment to distributed ledger technology,&#34; said original summit founder and Momentum CEO Ben Greenzweig. &#34;We avoided the crypto hype cycle and always focused on the benefits of the technology to the enterprise, staying true to the mission of the event,&#34; he concluded.</p> <p>The 4th Annual Blockchain Opportunity Summit will take place on December 10th in New York City and features of full roster of deeply experienced professionals including:</p> <ul> <li>Mehran Arjomand, Partner, Morrison &amp; Foerster LLP</li> <li>Karen Bhatia, Senior Vice President, Technology, New York City Economic ...</li></ul><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/19/10/g14636348/industry-experts-to-discuss-how-blockchain-survived-the-crypto-winter alt=Industry Experts to Discuss How Blockchain Survived the Crypto Winter>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> Advisory Cryptocurrency Markets Press Releases Cryptocurrency Markets Press Releases Benzinga Tue, 22 Oct 2019 14:00:05 +0000 Globe Newswire 14636348 at https://www.benzinga.com NTT Report Finds Digital Natives Don't Prioritize Cybersecurity https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/19/10/b14636108/ntt-report-finds-digital-natives-dont-prioritize-cybersecurity <p xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" class="bwalignc"> <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Professionals age 30 and under are concerned by the cybersecurity skills shortages in their organizations; are more likely to pay a hackers ransom demand</i> </p> <p xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"> In today&#039;s multigenerational workforce, professionals over the age of 30 are more likely to adopt cybersecurity best practices than their younger colleagues who have grown up with technology. This insight comes from research recently conducted by the Security division of <a xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" href="https://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.hello.global.ntt%3Futm_source%3DPR%26utm_medium%3DReferral%26utm_campaign%3DNTTLaunch%26utm_term%3D%26utm_content%3DNTT_LandingPage&amp;esheet=52115611&amp;newsitemid=20191022005729&amp;lan=en-US&amp;anchor=NTT+Ltd&amp;index=1&amp;md5=c2440ec17e28fb80d12ff36bc0caa99d" shape="rect" rel="nofollow">NTT Ltd</a>., a leading global technology services company, regarding generational attitudes toward cybersecurity. Among the more than 2,000 professionals surveyed, nearly 700 respondents – all under 30 – worked outside of IT in management and decision-making positions. </p> <p xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"> NTT&#039;s report, <a xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" href="https://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fhello.global.ntt%2Fen-us%2Finsights%2Frisk-value-report&amp;esheet=52115611&amp;newsitemid=20191022005729&amp;lan=en-US&amp;anchor=Meeting+the+Expectations+of+a+New+Generation&amp;index=2&amp;md5=b530e7b33f8a3b987195a26cde3381bc" shape="rect" rel="nofollow"><i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Meeting the Expectations of a New Generation</i></a>, identified good and bad cybersecurity practices for organizations surveyed as part of its <a xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" href="https://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nttsecurity.com%2Frisk-value-report-2019%23targetText%3DRisk%253AValue%25202019%2520is%2520an%2Cthe%2520form%2520on%2520this%2520page.&amp;esheet=52115611&amp;newsitemid=20191022005729&amp;lan=en-US&amp;anchor=Risk%3AValue+2019+report&amp;index=3&amp;md5=29ba8e7c1693456f68501d4c03e22554" shape="rect" rel="nofollow"><i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Risk:Value</i> <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">2019 </i>report</a>, scored across 17 key criteria. From the responses to the research, NTT assigned each business a score of between -41 and +27. The average organization scored +3. The report revealed that under-30s scored 2.3 in terms of cybersecurity best practices, compared to 2.9 for 30- to 45-year-olds and 3.0 for 46- to 60-year-olds. </p> <p xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"> This data suggests that those born and raised in the digital age don&#039;t necessarily follow cybersecurity best practices. In fact, employees who have spent more time in the workplace gaining knowledge, skills and acquired ‘digital DNA,&#039; tend to have a stronger security posture than younger workers. </p> <p xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"> Under-30s, on the other hand, are more laid back about cybersecurity responsibilities. They adopt different working styles and prefer to be more productive, flexible and agile at work using their own tools and devices. Moreover, half of under-30 respondents think that responsibility for cybersecurity rests ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/19/10/b14636108/ntt-report-finds-digital-natives-dont-prioritize-cybersecurity alt=NTT Report Finds Digital Natives Don&#039;t Prioritize Cybersecurity>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> Cryptocurrency Markets Press Releases Cryptocurrency Markets Press Releases Benzinga Tue, 22 Oct 2019 13:48:00 +0000 Business Wire 14636108 at https://www.benzinga.com The Leading Crypto Data and Trading Service Adds Decentralized Trading Data https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/19/10/n14634703/the-leading-crypto-data-and-trading-service-adds-decentralized-trading-data <p xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" class="xn-location">DETROIT</span>, <span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" class="xn-chron">Oct. 22, 2019</span> /PRNewswire/ -- To date, cryptocurrency exchanges and decentralized financial markets have grown alongside each other with little overlap. That&#39;s about to change. </p> <div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" class="PRN_ImbeddedAssetReference" id="DivAssetPlaceHolder1"> <p xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><img xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" src="https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/1014911/Totle_Logo.jpg" title="" alt="" /></p> </div> <p xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Now, through a partnership with Cryptowatch and Totle, you can use Kraken&#39;s Cryptowatch platform to access rich decentralized exchange data via Totle in the same place you trade on top cryptocurrency exchanges! </p> <p xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><b xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">A Stronger Ecosystem</b></p> <p xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Cryptowatch and Totle teamed up to allow users to execute cryptocurrency trading strategies on both centralized exchanges and decentralized financial applications from a single platform. This partnership is the first step to unifying two sides of a divided market and, ultimately, ensuring the success of the cryptocurrency and decentralized finance space as a whole. </p> <p xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">&#34;Bringing together the centralized and decentralized market is a logical next step in the evolution of cryptocurrency,&#34; said Maxime Bucaille from AirSwap, Totle&#39;s decentralized exchange partner. &#34;By working together, we can create a liquidity-rich ecosystem that benefits both sides of the market.&#34; </p> <p xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><b xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Cryptowatch</b></p> <p xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">The Cryptowatch platform is integrated with multiple popular cryptocurrency exchanges to provide users with a holistic view of the cryptocurrency market. ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/19/10/n14634703/the-leading-crypto-data-and-trading-service-adds-decentralized-trading-data alt=The Leading Crypto Data and Trading Service Adds Decentralized Trading Data>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> Cryptocurrency Licensing/Marketing Agreements Markets Press Releases Cryptocurrency Markets Press Releases Benzinga Tue, 22 Oct 2019 12:15:00 +0000 PRNewswire 14634703 at https://www.benzinga.com Telenovela Superstar Fernando Carrillo Joins Fight to Fame Search For The Next Hollywood Action Star https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/19/10/g14634359/telenovela-superstar-fernando-carrillo-joins-fight-to-fame-search-for-the-next-hollywood-action-st <link type="text/css" rel="stylesheet" href="https://www.globenewswire.com/styles/gnw_nitf.css" /> <p>LOS ANGELES, Oct. 22, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fight To Fame, the first blockchain-based sports entertainment platform paving new paths to fame for action superstars, today announces acclaimed Venezuelan actor, model, musician, and singer Fernando Carrillo has signed on as Champion Ambassador for Latin America. Carrillo joins other notables including fighting legend Roy Jones Jr., #1 Cage Announcer Carlos Kremer, South African fighter Chris Van Heerden, and others as the latest addition to the team.<br /></p> <p>Born in Venezuela and now based in Mexico, Carrillo has led a successful international entertainment career since his TV debut in 1986. He has starred in numerous films and over 15 popular telenovelas such as "Abigail," "Maria Isabel," and "Rosalinda." The latter was Televisa&#39;s most-exported show and aired in 120 ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/19/10/g14634359/telenovela-superstar-fernando-carrillo-joins-fight-to-fame-search-for-the-next-hollywood-action-st alt=Telenovela Superstar Fernando Carrillo Joins Fight to Fame Search For The Next Hollywood Action Star>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> Arts & Entertainment Cryptocurrency Markets Press Releases Cryptocurrency Markets Press Releases Benzinga Tue, 22 Oct 2019 12:00:05 +0000 Globe Newswire 14634359 at https://www.benzinga.com Rocket Dollar Launches Gold Service Tier to Make Investing in Alternative Assets Easy and Quick with Self-Directed Retirement Accounts https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/19/10/n14634028/rocket-dollar-launches-gold-service-tier-to-make-investing-in-alternative-assets-easy-and-quick-wi <p xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" class="xn-location">AUSTIN, Texas</span>, <span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" class="xn-chron">Oct. 22, 2019</span> /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Rocket Dollar, Inc., a digital Self-Directed IRA and Solo 401(k) provider, announces its newest service tier: Rocket Dollar Gold. Gold provides a frictionless experience for self-directed investors that want to invest in alternatives within their IRA or Solo 401(k). </p> <p xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">IRA and Solo 401(k) investors in today&#39;s time-sensitive markets want to move quickly and with confidence. By combining premium services such as priority phone support with a checkbook and debit card, Rocket Dollar Gold simplifies tax-advantaged investing and removes traditional barriers for alternative asset investors. </p> <p xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">&#34;We&#39;re thrilled to bring Rocket Dollar Gold to market and ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/19/10/n14634028/rocket-dollar-launches-gold-service-tier-to-make-investing-in-alternative-assets-easy-and-quick-wi alt=Rocket Dollar Launches Gold Service Tier to Make Investing in Alternative Assets Easy and Quick with Self-Directed Retirement Accounts>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> Banking/Financial Services Cryptocurrency Markets Press Releases Real Estate Cryptocurrency Markets Press Releases Real Estate Benzinga Tue, 22 Oct 2019 11:35:00 +0000 PRNewswire 14634028 at https://www.benzinga.com Revolut to Launch First U.S. Cards With Mastercard in New Deal https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/19/10/b14632655/revolut-to-launch-first-u-s-cards-with-mastercard-in-new-deal <p xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" class="bwalignc"> <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Launch part of a new global partnership, reaching 210 countries and territories<br /> <br xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" /></i><i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">The new deal will see Revolut issue their first cards in the U.S. with Mastercard<br /> <br xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" /></i><i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Revolut is on course to launch in the U.S. by the end of the year</i> </p> <p xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"> Mastercard (MA) and Revolut, today announced a partnership to launch Revolut cards in the U.S. by the end of the year, as part of an expansion of their relationship enabling the issuance of cards in any market around the world where Mastercard is accepted. Mastercard has built a strong partnership with Revolut since its launch in 2015 and participation in the global payments company&#039;s accelerator program, <a xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" href="https://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.startpath.com%2Fglobal%2F&amp;esheet=52115353&amp;newsitemid=20191022005326&amp;lan=en-US&amp;anchor=Start+Path&amp;index=1&amp;md5=df6b84e3e6cd6caf0353cba0662bc0df" shape="rect" rel="nofollow">Start Path</a>. </p> <p xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"> Together Mastercard and Revolut have enjoyed great success across Europe providing ground-breaking financial services to consumers, from day-to-day money management to market leading foreign exchange solutions. Today&#039;s announcement confirms the two businesses will partner on a minimum of 50 percent of all existing and future cards Revolut issue in Europe. Beyond Europe, the agreement will also enable Revolut to meet its global reach ambitions<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">. </i>Primary to these ambitions is to offer financial services to consumers in the U.S., and by the end of the year the brands will launch ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/19/10/b14632655/revolut-to-launch-first-u-s-cards-with-mastercard-in-new-deal alt=Revolut to Launch First U.S. Cards With Mastercard in New Deal>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> Cryptocurrency MA Markets Press Releases MA US57636Q1040 Cryptocurrency Markets Press Releases Benzinga Tue, 22 Oct 2019 07:00:00 +0000 Business Wire 14632655 at https://www.benzinga.com Opera Browser Adds TRON Wallet Support https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/19/10/b14632652/opera-browser-adds-tron-wallet-support <p xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"> Desktop and mobile browser developer <a xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" href="https://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.opera.com&amp;esheet=52115445&amp;newsitemid=20191022005451&amp;lan=en-US&amp;anchor=Opera&amp;index=1&amp;md5=668b93a00e8da6d9d55cccfd50be64ba" shape="rect" rel="nofollow">Opera</a> has introduced its TRON wallet integration. The web browser&#039;s 350 million users will be able to send and receive TRX directly within Opera, and to access TRON DApps listed on the built-in DApps Store. TRON will become only the third crypto network to be incorporated into the Opera browser after Ethereum and Bitcoin. </p> <p xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" id="news-body-cta">This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: <a xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" href="https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20191022005451/en/" rel="nofollow" rel="nofollow">https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20191022005451/en/</a></p> <div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" id="bwbodyimg" style="width: 480px; float:left; padding-left:0px; padding-right:20px; padding-top:0px; padding-bottom:0px;"><img xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" src="https://mms.businesswire.com/media/20191022005451/en/751392/4/crypto_cards.gif" alt="A moving image of a mobile device&#39;s screen displaying Opera and their Crypto Wallet. Photo Courtesy of Opera." /><br /> <p xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" style="font-size:85%;">A moving image of a mobile device&#39;s screen displaying Opera and their Crypto Wallet. Photo Courtesy of Opera.</p> </div> <p xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"> Opera&#039;s decision to support the TRON network will increase global access to decentralized applications and provide smartphone users with access to an array of applications that exist outside of the iOS App Store ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/19/10/b14632652/opera-browser-adds-tron-wallet-support alt=Opera Browser Adds TRON Wallet Support>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> Cryptocurrency Markets Press Releases Cryptocurrency Markets Press Releases Benzinga Tue, 22 Oct 2019 07:00:00 +0000 Business Wire 14632652 at https://www.benzinga.com