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NEM [XEM] partners with Enspiral Dev Academy to further blockchain education in New Zealand

Shahrain KM



NEM [XEM] partners with Enspiral Dev Academy to further blockchain education in New Zealand
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Soon after NEM New Zealand announced a collaboration with Mana Labs on 25th July, the smart asset blockchain platform on 26th July declared that they will be forming yet another partnership with Enspiral Dev Academy.

NEM New Zealand's collaboration announcement with Enspiral Dev Academy | Source: Twitter

NEM New Zealand’s collaboration announcement with Enspiral Dev Academy | Source: Twitter


The NEM foundation is an international organization whose aim is to bolster the use of NEM blockchain and distributed ledger technology to universities, government organizations, businesses, software developers and end users.

The inventors of the XEM cryptocurrency had recently declared the launch of two new additions of blockchain hubs, one in Australia and the other in New Zealand. The hubs were introduced to aid in education and further knowledge in blockchain technology.

Enspiral Dev Academy is New Zealand’s sole, full immersion boot camp program that allows engagement with industry professionals and graduates effectively becoming work-ready programmers within a short time frame.

The NEM New Zealand and Enspiral Dev Academy tie-up will involve a ‘Blockchain Partners Program’. The partnership seeks to develop a short-term blockchain program that current students, as well as alumni, can enroll themselves into.

The program also aims to provide avenues to the academy’s students to engage with NEM’s $100 million Community Fund in order to fully utilize the NEM platform. In addition, the partnership seeks to provide training and access to resources that would help academicians in understanding blockchain technology.

Dalaney Davis, NEM New Zealand’s leader who will be spearheading the project [on NEM New Zealand’s official Medium blog] said:

“There is a need to support NEM blockchain companies and Enspiral Dev Academy has had a long history in training people that are passionate about coding.”

He further added:

“Their existing programme can take someone with very little coding experience to a level in which they can contribute to a commercial software development team and we are hoping this collaboration will add value to the New Zealand ecosystem.”

The CEO of Enspiral Dev Academy, Rohan Wakefield says:

“Enspiral Dev Academy aims to make tech the biggest exporter of Aotearoa. We see emerging tech such as blockchain catalysing innovation and enabling our businesses to grow beyond our borders.”

He went on to say:

“We are excited to have the support of NEM in the development of blockchain education, and to be producing more local technical talent for our growing innovation sector.”

Rohan concluded by saying that blockchain will be of crucial importance to the future of technology-based industries and  Enspiral Dev Academy would want to see New Zealand at the forefront of employing the opportunities that blockchain will create.

SeedTheChangeNZ, a Twitter user commented

“Nice work gang!”

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Shahrain KM is a writer at AMB Crypto. Her curiosity in Blockchain technology and Cryptocurrencies has led her to be a part of the news reporting team of AMB Crypto. She does not hold value in any cryptocurrencies currently.


Whale Alert: Massive $300 million transfer takes place on Binance Chain; funds SAFU, says CZ

Biraajmaan Tamuly



Whale Alert: Massive 300 million BNB Coin transfer takes place on the Binance Chain; CZ responds amidst transaction
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Binance, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, has been having a wonderful year in terms of new developments, such as their new Binance DEX and the massive growth of Binance Coin [BNB]. Binance’s native token has grown by approximately 500 percent in 2019 alone.

The exchange also recently announced the launch of BTCB, with an objective to provide a crypto-asset pegged to BTC’s value for trading purposes on Binance DEX, with the assets being backed by Binance itself.

Binance’s ecosystem is progressively active and it was recently observed and reported by Whale Alert, an online cryptocurrency-transaction tracker, that a sum of approximately $302 million, equivalent to around 8 million BNB coins, was transferred on the Binance Chain.

The transaction took place of 26th January 2019, with a time stamp of 07:52:56 UTC. It was sent from an unknown address, bnb1jkvrjawcd8wlugk8455wqjggxecyxj9uf0g7uy, to another unknown wallet, bnb13wmeg7ypkcr39wnzy2q02mku2qemnrm4kclezs, for a transaction fee of 0.000375 BNB. The block height of the transaction was #15820220, and it was deemed a successful one.

Following the massive transfer, Changpeng Zhao, CEO of Binance, responded on Twitter regarding the transfer and claimed that the current movement was a rotation of funds between some cold wallets.

CZ suggested with a linked tweet that the movement of funds should not necessarily raise any alarms as the funds were SAFU.

In another tweet, CZ  stated that there were currently 4 addresses that were holding 8 million BNB coins each. A total of $32 million BNB was unlocked for the Binance team. However, it was understood that the tokens were not spent and saved in the addresses themselves.

It is speculated that CZ took the initiative to list the reason for the massive transfer as previously, huge BTC transfers, which included a Coinbase wallet transfer, was accused of market manipulation.

At press time, BNB coin was priced at $37.30, experiencing a hike of 1.87 percent over the past 24 hours.

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