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Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather to Launch Legacy NFTs Ahead of Fight With Logan Paul

Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather will release his own NFTs before the upcoming bout with Youtuber Logan Paul. The exclusive collection celebrates Mayweather’s legacy in life and sport with unique items. Floyd remained undefeated throughout his professional career after winning major titles in multiple weight classes. NFT Collection to Feature Rare Mayweather Memorabilia The NFTs will represent а digital collection of artwork, animations, and rare memorabilia offered to boxing fans and non-fungible token (NFT) collectors around the world. The exclusive pieces will be released later this month, ahead of Mayweather’s exhibition match with famous Youtuber and now boxer Logan Paul in…

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ICON blockchain core developers add integration with Polkadot ecosystem

CryptoNinjas » ICON blockchain core developers add integration with Polkadot ecosystem BTP (Blockchain Transmission Protocol) Working Group, a team of ICON core members and third-party developers working towards true blockchain interoperability, has announced its first integrations of BTP into the Polkadot ecosystem. Acala, Moonbeam, Edgeware, and Plasm, four of the top parachain candidates in the Polkadot ecosystem, will be integrated into ICON’s BTP interoperability solution, enabling developers to build complex applications tapping into different blockchain infrastructures. Even though blockchain technology has come a long way, blockchain solutions are still limited in that they need intermediaries or third parties to communicate…

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Austrian gin makers to use blockchain to guarantee bottles’ rarity

The world of fine spirits continues to apply distributed ledger technology. The Stin, an Austrian-based gin distiller, is set to use ICON (ICX), South Korea’s largest public blockchain project, to transparently track its supply chain. An Austrian blockchain firm, block42, will be combining near-field communication (NFC) technology with the ICON blockchain to maximize the security of the tracking system. NFC chips and devices function as electronic identity documents and keycards and are currently used in contactless payment systems and mobile payments services that replace credit cards. For The Stin's supply chain, block42 will be fitting 999 bottles of the distiller’s…

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ICON Foundation Reveals ICON 2.0

The ICON Foundation, a company that runs a blockchain platform self-described as “one of the world’s largest decentralized networks. ICON’s blockchain is used for real-world applications in banking, healthcare, education, and more,” has just announced ICON 2.0, an architecture with a focus on DeFi and chain interoperability, according to a press release from the group. ICON 2.0 should be a seamless upgrade for current users, and features and entirely rewritten language in the form of Golang. “Most importantly, the platform will launch with interoperability features to support and power cross-chain DeFi solutions, which is clearly a driver of the next…

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ICON’s 2.0 blockchain is built for cross-chain interoperability and DeFi apps

ICON, the South Korean based blockchain network, today announced the roadmap for its powerful next-generation blockchain software architecture, which is initially being dubbed ICON 2.0, which represents a sweeping upgrade to the current ICON platform. Unlike most new platform overhauls, ICON 2.0 is not expected to require a bridge or token swap, but will be seamless to current users, while providing superior functionality. ICON 2.0 uses an enhanced and completely rewritten blockchain engine written in Golang. “Goloop” will provide an improved blockchain experience over the existing Python-based loopchain, including more speed, stability, and scalability than the current architecture. Most importantly,…

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Conflux Network integrates with South Korean blockchain ICON

Conflux Network, a state-endorsed public, permissionless blockchain project out of China, today has announced a strategic technical partnership of its cross-chain protocol with ICON Foundation, the catalyst of the largest blockchain network in South Korea powering numerous decentralized applications run by enterprises, government, and financial institutions. Through leveraging one another’s interoperability technology – Conflux’s Shutteflow and ICON’s Blockchain Transmission Protocol – the partnership enables increased growth potential for Conflux and ICON, as development on one network can bring volume and transactions to the other. ICON’s recently developed smart contract technology, Blockchain Transmission Protocol (BTP), handles on-chain communication and facilitates the…

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South Korea’s ICONLOOP launches blockchain KYC certification service

ICONLOOP, the South Korean-based blockchain platform, today announced a partnership with Shinhan Bank, Korea’s second-largest commercial bank, to issue KYC compliance certificates through its mobile app Zzeung, which uses ICONLOOP’s blockchain-based decentralized identity (DID) technology. Once issued, the KYC compliance certificate can be used to open accounts with financial institutions and services, bypassing redundant KYC compliance processes. This case is the first commercialization of DID service for the financial sector in Korea. Shinhan Bank-issued KYC compliance certificates powered by Zzeung will be applied to various non-face-to-face identity verification for Shinhan SOL mobile banking, including mobile OTP issuance, password change, and other…

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South Korea’s Crypto-Friendly Island Selects ICON for Coronavirus Tracing App

An influential South Korean project is partnering with the local government to develop a blockchain-based application for coronavirus tracing, according to a release Wednesday. ICON Partners with Jeju Islands ICON, a South Korean player in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space, announced that Jeju Island, the country’s most popular domestic tourist destination, will use its DecentralizedRead MoreRead More. The post by Shaurya Malwa appeared first on BTCManager, Bitcoin, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency News

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ICON Blockchain Project Will See Integration With Band Protocol Oracles

One of the leading blockchain networks of South Korea, ICON, has recently announced a new partnership with Band, which itself has seen a massive gain in momentum in recent times. Leveraging Band’s Oracles This new partnership will see to it that ICON developers will be provided with complete access to the decentralized oracle network that is BandChain. Through this, developers will be capable of leveraging various price and data feeds, as the announcement itself explained. DeFi ecosystem and decentralized applications (DApps) rely primarily on accurate data and price feeds to function, commonly referred to as oracles. The Band Protocol itself…

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LINK Rival — Band Protocol — Grows Stronger With ICON Partnership

The BAND price is surging as the oracle provider partners with South Korea’s premier blockchain network, ICON. South Korea’s leading blockchain network ICON has announced a partnership with Chainlink rival BAND, which has gained a lot of momentum recently.The partnership will provide ICON developers with complete access to the BandChain decentralized oracle network to utilize various data and price feeds, according to the announcement.Decentralized applications and DeFi ecosystems rely on accurate price and data feeds, or oracles, to function. The Band Protocol is an emerging decentralized platform that aggregates and connects real-world data to smart contracts.ICON is deeply rooted in South…

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One of Chainlink’s Competitors, Band Protocol, Secures Partnership With Top Crypto

Over the past few weeks, crypto investors have largely focused their efforts and attention on a select set of players. These include Cardano and Chainlink — two altcoins near the top of the leaderboards that have gained hundreds of percent in mere months. But there are other projects that have rallied. Band Protocol, whose native token is BAND, has gained approximately 400% in the past month alone, with its token now trading at $5.00. It is a competitor to Chainlink, as both projects intend on accomplishing a similar goal of connecting the internet to the decentralized web. The cryptocurrency is…

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ICON blockchain network integrates Band Protocol’s oracles

Sequoia-backed, cross-chain data oracle platform, Band Protocol, today announced it has integrated with South Korea’s largest blockchain network, ICON, highlighting the expansion of real-world applications for secure and scalable data oracles. Band Protocol and ICON will work together to support ICON’s network of Decentralized Applications (dApps) by providing secure and verified data to the ICON platform using data oracles. “We are excited to be integrating with ICON and expanding the use of data oracles in South Korea where the blockchain industry is very developed and welcomed by authorities,” said Soravis Srinawakoon, CEO & Co-founder of Band Protocol. “The strategic partnership…

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ICON blockchain network integrates Band Protocol’s oracles

Sequoia-backed, cross-chain data oracle platform, Band Protocol, today announced it has integrated with South Korea’s largest blockchain network, ICON, highlighting the expansion of real-world applications for secure and scalable data oracles. Band Protocol and ICON will work together to support ICON’s network of Decentralized Applications (dApps) by providing secure and verified data to the ICON platform using data oracles. “We are excited to be integrating with ICON and expanding the use of data oracles in South Korea where the blockchain industry is very developed and welcomed by authorities,” said Soravis Srinawakoon, CEO & Co-founder of Band Protocol. “The strategic partnership…

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South Korea’s Largest Blockchain Project ICON Connects Cross-Chain Data Oracle Band Protocol

by Richard Kastelein Band Protocol, a Sequoia-backed, cross-chain data oracle platform, has integrated with a blockchain network ICON to form South Korea’s largest Blockchain Project to date. The merger highlights the expansion of real-world applications for secure and scalable data oracles. “We are excited to be integrating with ICON and expanding the use of data oracles in South Korea where the blockchain industry is very developed and welcomed by authorities,” said Soravis Srinawakoon, CEO & Co-founder of Band Protocol. The two will work together to support ICON’s network of Decentralized Applications (dApps) by providing secure and verified data to the ICON…

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