Nasdaq Launches SaaS Digital Asset Platform, Backed by R3 – June 29

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Bitcoin price plunged over the weekend, briefly breaking into the $8,900s before recovering above the $9,000 mark today.

Top-20 altcoins have remained stable over the last 24 hours, as Ethereum and XRP remain unchanged, Bitcoin Cash and Bitcoin SV gain 1% each, and Cardano leads the way with a gain of almost 5%.

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👉 Nasdaq Launches SaaS Digital Asset Platform, Backed by R3

Exchange giant Nasdaq announced its software-as-a-service digital asset suite last week, designed to assist companies in building blockchain to build financial assets.

The service, called the “Marketplace Services Platform”, will be based on R3 – the prominent distributed ledger technology (DLT) company.

Although it presents a large step for large corporations embracing blockchain technology, the news may have let some people down, with some expecting Nasdaq to launch a cryptocurrency exchange.

👉 South Korea to Develop Blockchain Platform for Clinical Diabetes Data

The South Korean government has tapped blockchain startup Sendsquare to build a proof of concept blockchain platform to host clinical data for diabetes.

Sendsquare will be working with Seoul’s KyungHee University Medical Center, in an effort to analyze almost a decade’s worth of diabetes data.

The initial aim of the project is to anonymize the data and record it on the blockchain.

👉 Balancer Pool Loses over $450,000 via Exploit

Automated market-maker protocol Balancer has had two multi-token pools of funds emptied by an attacker, resulting in the loss of over $450,000 worth of tokens.

The attacker performed two separate transactions to perform the attack, and funded the exploit using a flash-loan of Ether from dYdX exchange.