In the last 36 hours, the market was ‘very bearish’; the market cap dropped by –11.37%. At the time of writing this article, the losses of the top ten cryptocurrencies were: – BTC (-11.13%), ETH (-15.43%), XRP (-14.14%), BCH (-7.78%), XLM (-17.43%), EOS (-12.31%), LTC (-14.12%), ADA (-17.35%), XMR (-11.76%) USDT (-0.44%).

North Korea recently announced its first Blockchain and cryptocurrency conference at North Korea’s Science and Technology Complex in April, 2019. The event will last 8 days and will also include visits to several other locations. (Source: KOREA-DPR.INFO)

According to a report by the market foresight advisory firm – ABI Research, Microsoft has managed to beat its competitors to steal the top spot in Blockchain-as-a-Service platform. (Source: ABI RESEARCH)

Richard Branson’s Extreme Tech Challenge 2019 contest is coming to an end with ten finalists, out of which three are using Blockchain. The ten teams will be further narrowed down to just three in January, 2019 at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The winner will then be announced from these three final teams at the Branson’s private Neckers island in April, 2019. (Source: BIT NEWS BOT)

Due to the failure of its recent elections in December, Catalonia’s government will be turning towards Blockchain and some other technology as its voting system. (Source: CCN)

The Japanese tech giant – Sony recently approved its first Ethereum-based video game known as ‘Plague Hunters’. It will be releasing in Q1, 2019 on the video game console ‘PlayStation 4’. (Source: CRYPTONEWS)

The non-custodian cryptocurrency exchange – Swticheo Network on the NEO Blockchain, recently launched a new platform named as ‘Callisto’ on the Ethereum Blockchain. This makes Switcheo Network to support both NEO and Ethereum Blockchain. (Source: THE BLOCKCHAIN)

The street newspaper – The Big Issue, sold by the homeless in the UK and other countries, recently launched its Blockchain-powered platform to promote impact investing. The platform will be known as ‘The Big Exchange’ and will be joined by the three investment firms – UK Standard Life Aberdeen, AllianceBernstein, and U.S. Columbia Threadneedle as the platform’s founders. (Source: COINTELEGRAPH)

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