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Blockchain Trade Finance Platform Set to Launch In Hong Kong
A blockchain-backed trade finance platform is getting ready to be launched by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and partners. The system currently stands as one of the largest examples of a government-backed effort to tackle issues in the worldwide trade finance industry. Those who work in the trade finance sector often sift through lots of paperwork to verify transactions [ ... ] read more
Found on: BitcoinistPublished on: 2018-07-18By Kevin O’Brien
16 mins ago

Stellar Gets Bahrain’s Sharia Certification for Payments and Asset Tokenization
The Shariyah Review Board license means that Stellar products are now in compliance with Islamic financial principles. [ ... ] read more
Found on: CryptovestPublished on: 2018-07-17By Marin Marinov
12 hours ago

Korean Blockchain Association Gives 12 Local Cryptocurrency Exchanges Clean Bill of Health, Insurance on the Horizon
In a bid to improve the security level and general standards of cryptocurrency exchanges in South Korea, after a series of hacks and heists rattled the local cryptospace, the Korean Blockchain Association (KBA) formulated a set of stringent guidelines that would govern exchanges and crypto-related projects in the state. Partially Approved Now, the regulatory think tank has approved 12 exchanges, [ ... ] read more
Found on: BTCmanagerPublished on: 2018-07-17By Joseph Young
13 hours ago

Crypto Markets Rally as Bitcoin Moves Above $6,600 Mark: Week in Review July 16
After a week of positive developments and rallying crypto prices, the market closed at $6,600 mark.  The main bitcoin-negative news this week was the announcement by U.S. Department of Justice that Russian intelligence offers, who allegedly tampered with the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign by hacking the DNC and the Clinton campaign, were using bitcoin (BTC) to fund their operations. [ ... ] read more
Found on: BTCmanagerPublished on: 2018-07-17By Alexander Lielacher
16 hours ago

Coinbase Gets Regulatory Approval to List Coins Deemed Securities
Leading cryptocurrency exchange and wallet service provider Coinbase has received approval from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) to list digital coins considered to be securities, Bloomberg reported Monday, July 16. According to a Coinbase representative, the SEC and FINRA have authorized the company to acquire security dealers Keystone Capital Corp., Venovate [ ... ] read more
Found on: ForklogPublished on: 2018-07-17By ado5jt4lotra
22 hours ago

Iran Considers Using Cryptocurrencies to Evade US Sanctions
Iran may employ cryptocurrencies as part of its efforts to circumvent the upcoming US sanctions, according to a high-ranking Iranian lawmaker who said the matter will be discussed in parliament soon. The Iranian MP also believes that digital money can help with overcoming the hegemony of the US dollar.    Also read: PBoC: Bitcoin Trading in Chinese Currency Drops Below [ ... ] read more
Found on: news.bitcoin.comPublished on: 2018-07-17By Lubomir Tassev
1 day ago

Shitcoin.com Owner Andreas Brekken Controls 49 Percent of Bitcoin Lightning Node Network
Andreas Brekken, the CEO of Shitcoin.com, controls 49 percent of the Bitcoin Lightning Network, according to reports. Speculation and concerns have resulted among users. Lightning Network’s Immense Growth The Bitcoin Lightning Network began its operations six months ago and had since seen stable growth in the number of active nodes and capacity. The capacity of the network then exploded by [ ... ] read more
Found on: BTCmanagerPublished on: 2018-07-17By Priyeshu Garg
1 day ago

Blockchain Expert Nick Evdokimov Breaks Down Token Economics
Token economy is the most important factor to consider when investing in a blockchain startup. It should be the structure to evaluate in any worthwhile investment. Like all economies, it is composed of two basic components: supply and demand. These will determine whether or not a startup reaches a golden intersection, the equilibrium where both meet and produce gains for [ ... ] read more
Found on: BitcoinistPublished on: 2018-07-16By Cynthia Turcotte
1 day ago

VanEck and SolidX File for Physically Traded Bitcoin “Solid” ETF
New York-based investment management firm, VanEck has partnered with SolidX blockchain and Fintech company,  as part of a strategic move to launch a Bitcoin-backed ETF.  A Tall Ambition? According to an ETF Strategy report,VanEck asset management company in conjunction with SolidX blockchain and Fintech firm have drafted a joint SEC filing for a physically-backed bitcoin ETF that will be insured [ ... ] read more
Found on: BTCmanagerPublished on: 2018-07-16By Ogwu Osaemezu Emmanuel
1 day ago

SA Purple Group Confirms Adding Cryptos to Its Online Trading Platform
South African financial company Purple Group has confirmed the addition of two cryptocurrencies, bitcoin and ethereum, to its online trading platform. According to a representative, the decision came in response to strong demand from clients earlier this year. The move has expanded the trading options for South Africans, many of whom, according to a recent study, still believe a lot [ ... ] read more
Found on: news.bitcoin.comPublished on: 2018-07-16By Lubomir Tassev
2 days ago

United Nations To Explore Opportunities Within the Burgeoning Blockchain Sector
After consultations with more than 120 member states, industries, and civil societies, António Guterres, the United Nations Secretary-General, has inaugurated a 20-man panel of technology experts charged with exploring such new opportunities in the digital space as the blockchain technology. Blockchain for World Unity The United Nations, led by Antonio Guterres is looking to formulate ways to utilize the blockchain in [ ... ] read more
Found on: BTCmanagerPublished on: 2018-07-16By Ogwu Osaemezu Emmanuel
2 days ago

Russia Now Has a Registry of Whitelisted Crypto Companies
The Russian Association of Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain has created a registry of whitelisted companies that offer crypto-related products or services. Meanwhile, the bill to regulate cryptocurrencies in Russia has been delayed. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Whitelist of Crypto Firms The Russian Association of Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain (RACIB) has created a whitelist of crypto companies. The [ ... ] read more
Found on: news.bitcoin.comPublished on: 2018-07-16By Kevin Helms
2 days ago

Australian Firms Partner to Provide Crypto Custody Services
Decentralised Capital, an Australian advisory firm “specializing in blockchain assets” and “asset management services,” has announced a partnership with Custodian Vaults, an Australian private vaulting company, to offer insured cryptocurrency custody services to the Australasian market. Also Read: Have You Tried Blockchain 5.0 Yet? Nobody Else Has Either Decentralised Capital and Custodian Vaults Partner to Provide Cryptocurrency Custody Services It has [ ... ] read more
Found on: news.bitcoin.comPublished on: 2018-07-15By Samuel Haig
2 days ago

Have You Tried Blockchain 5.0 Yet? Nobody Else Has Either
Over the past few years, the buzzwords “Blockchain Technology” have been tied to literally every industry under the sun. Cryptocurrencies had a wild year in 2017 and it seems during that time distributed ledger technology has made it all the way to the ‘Blockchain 5.0’ era, but there’s a big problem — No one reporting on these projects has tried [ ... ] read more
Found on: news.bitcoin.comPublished on: 2018-07-15By Jamie Redman
3 days ago

Reflective Venture Partners and Harvard Are Working to Improve Blockchain and Crypto Education
On July 11, 2018, Reflective Venture Partners (RVP) announced a partnership with the Harvard Undergraduate Blockchain Group (HUBG) to create fundamental educational materials and applications for the cryptocurrency and blockchain technology sector. Academic Perspective The strategic partnership is a big win for both parties as it helps Harvard undergraduate members improve their understanding of blockchain technology, while providing new opportunities [ ... ] read more
Found on: BTCmanagerPublished on: 2018-07-15By Cindy Huynh
3 days ago

Kraken Hints at Adding Coins with Mysterious Tweet
Even though Kraken is one of the older exchanges in the cryptocurrency world, it too needs to innovate and add more currencies. While it remains unclear if it will do so, the company’s most recent tweet has sparked considerable debate on this topic. It is possible all of this is just one big joke, though. Kraken’s Mysterious Tweet Social media [ ... ] read more
Found on: The MerklePublished on: 2018-07-15By JP Buntinx
3 days ago

One Guy Controls the Lightning Network’s Biggest Node
BTC supporters were elated to discover recently that the Lightning Network’s (LN) capacity had spiked by 216 percent in just one day. Some individuals suspected the Build on Bitcoin conference had sparked more LN interest. However, onlookers have found the spike was due to a single node created by the owner of Shitcoin.com. According to LN explorers, the node holds [ ... ] read more
Found on: news.bitcoin.comPublished on: 2018-07-15By Jamie Redman
3 days ago

New York Looks to Attract Cryptocurrency Miners With New Electricity Tariffs
The state of New York has approved a new set of utility rates aimed at attracting further investment from crypto miners into the state. Under the new framework, crypto miners who have descended on upstate New York to take advantage of low electricity prices will now be able to negotiate contracts with a utility supplier. New York is the New [ ... ] read more
Found on: BTCmanagerPublished on: 2018-07-15By Priyeshu Garg
3 days ago

Bitcoin.com Celebrates 2.5 Million Wallets Created in Less Than a Year
This week Bitcoin.com reached a milestone of a whopping 2.5 million Bitcoin.com Wallets created in less than a year. Since we started our web portal we’ve focused on providing people with world-class resources that fit every bitcoiner’s needs and our simple-to-use wallet is no different. Also read: Bitcoin.com and Purse.io Bolster Spending Giving New Shoppers $10 in BCH The 2.5 Million [ ... ] read more
Found on: news.bitcoin.comPublished on: 2018-07-14By Bitcoin.com
3 days ago

New York State Prepares to Welcome Bitcoin Miners With Cheaper Electricity Rates
The state of New York doesn’t have the best of reputations when it comes to cryptocurrency. Its BitLicense requirement has made operating a crypto business very expensive and difficult. In an effort to turn things around, state regulators are now aiming to attract Bitcoin and altcoin miners. New York and Bitcoin Mining On paper, there is no reason for cryptocurrency [ ... ] read more
Found on: The MerklePublished on: 2018-07-14By JP Buntinx
4 days ago

Coinbase ‘Exploring’ New Cryptocurrency Additions, Kraken Trolls as Prices React
Coinbase, the largest US-based digital currency exchange, has officially announced that it is “exploring the addition” of five new cryptocurrencies to its platform. The five cryptocurrencies being considered are Cardano (ADA), Basic Attention Token (BAT), Stellar Lumens (XLM), Zcash (ZEC), and 0x (ZRX).  Remaining Transparent Coinbase’s announcement claims to arrive for both employees and the public at the same time. Notes [ ... ] read more
Found on: BitcoinistPublished on: 2018-07-14By Adam James
4 days ago

Bank of Thailand Considers Blockchain for Cross-Border Payments, Fraud Reduction
The Bank of Thailand’s governor revealed that the central bank is reviewing blockchain tech for cross-border payments, among other applications [ ... ] read more
Found on: CointelegraphPublished on: 2018-07-14By Cointelegraph By Max Yakubowski
4 days ago

Australian Bank Bans Use of Mortgage Funds for Crypto Speculation
One of Australia’s oldest financial institutions, Bank of Queensland, has prohibited the use of home equity loans for virtual currency speculation. The move has been attributed to concerns pertaining to the growing regulatory oversight of the cryptocurrency sector in Australia. Also Read: Tether Announces Appointment of New Chief Compliance Officer Bank of Queensland Cracks Down on Customers Using Mortgage Funds to [ ... ] read more
Found on: news.bitcoin.comPublished on: 2018-07-14By Samuel Haig
4 days ago

New Power Rates for Cryptocurrency Miners in Upstate New York
The New York Public Service Commission (PSC) has approved new electricity rates for cryptocurrency miners in Upstate New York. Details of the New Rates In a press release issued by the New York PSC, high-density power consumers like cryptocurrency miners under the Massena Electric Department will pay new utility rates. The new rules approved by the New York PSC [ ... ] read more
Found on: BitcoinistPublished on: 2018-07-14By Osato Avan-Nomayo
4 days ago

Token Talk: Dx Chain ICO and GAMB ICO review
This week take a dive into Big Data with Dx Chain and online decentralized merchant GAMB, read the real reviews without hidden PR. [ ... ] read more
Found on: CryptovestPublished on: 2018-07-13By Dave Young
5 days ago

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