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Bahrain Central Bank Publishes Draft Cryptocurrency Regulations

The central bank of Bahrain has kicked off a consultative process on cryptocurrency platforms in the kingdom by publishing the relevant draft regulations. According to the Bahrain News Agency, the draft rules — which target the operations of crypto-asset platforms… Continue Reading →

Blockchain-based Payments and Invoicing System Comes to China’s Shenzhen Port

The Chinese port of Shenzhen is progressing with blockchain initiatives in a major way. After setting up a virtual blockchain exchange and blockchain-based city and port management systems, the municipality looks towards solving the problem of invoicing and customer claims… Continue Reading →

Binance Adds USDC Trading Pairs – Stellar and Ripple Represented

Binance announced Friday that it would be adding a few new USD Coin pairs and moving its two existing USDC pairs into the combined stablecoin market called USDⓈ. Both ripple (XRP) and stellar (XLM) will have USD Coin pairs, in… Continue Reading →

U.K. Cryptocurrency Exchange Cubits Shuts Down After $33M Scam

Cubits, a London-based digital asset trading platform, has been forced into administration after fraudsters reportedly stole €29 million (about $32.5 million) from the exchange in February. The company claimed “it fell victim” to an elaborate scam orchestrated in collusion with… Continue Reading →

US-Based Startup Ubitquity Brings Blockchain To Brazils Real Estate

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Bitcoin Cash Price Continues to Crater as Fork Aftertaste Lingers

Around this time last year, many retail crypto investors subscribed to the economic theory that cryptocurrency hard forks — the ones that result in irreversible network splits and create new blockchains — were a net positive for their portfolios. “How… Continue Reading →

SolarisBank Partners with Boerse Stuttgart, will Launch Cryptocurrency Exchange in 2019

Boerse Stuttgart, Germany’s second largest stock exchange, has reportedly partnered with fintech startup SolarisBank to develop a cryptocurrency exchange. In a press release issued December 12, 2018, SolarisBank said that the cryptocurrency trading platform is scheduled to release sometime in… Continue Reading →

Newsflash: Bitcoin Price Slinks Below $3,175 for First Time in 2018

In what is becoming a disturbingly common occurrence, the bitcoin price on Friday set yet another fresh yearly low, slinking below the $3,200 mark for the first time in 2018. The flagship cryptocurrency’s move below $3,200 came shortly after 16:10… Continue Reading →

Markets Update: Bears Continue to Drag Cryptocurrency Prices Down

Digital asset prices have been dipping in value again after a few days of price consolidation. At the moment, the entire cryptocurrency economy is awfully close to dropping under the psychological $100 billion market valuation. Furthermore, since our last markets… Continue Reading →

Porsche Arranges $170m Loan Using BBVA’s Blockchain Platform

Prestige car-maker Porsche has arranged a loan to back its proposed strategic acquisitions using Spanish-bank BBVA’s ever-developing distributed ledger technology (DLT) platform. The loan, valued at €150 million (the equivalent of nearly $170 million USD) is, says a press release… Continue Reading →

Report: Australia Ranks Sixth in Blockchain Related Patents

According to an article by Computer World, published on December 13, 2018, Australia ranks sixth globally regarding blockchain technology related patents. The report posits that China is leading the patents race with 1520 patent families filed till date. The Asian… Continue Reading →

These Two Analogies Will Help You Explain Bitcoin to Anyone

Explaining Bitcoin to someone who knows nothing about Bitcoin isn’t easy. In fact it’s fiendishly tricky. Describing concepts such as blockchain, decentralized networks, and permissionless ledgers to beginners is as tough as describing the color orange to a blind person… Continue Reading →

While Several VCs Exit, Binance Expands Crypto Incubator to 5 Regions

Many venture capital firms have broken deals with companies in the crypto sector over the past several months. Barry Silbert, the founder and CEO of Digital Currency Group, a major cryptocurrency-focused venture capital firm that has invested in large-scale cryptocurrency… Continue Reading →

XYO Network Partners With Esri For Blockchain Enabled Geographic Information System

XYO Network, a blockchain-based geographic information system (GIS) with an Ethereum token and its own blockchain network, announced today a partnership with Esri, one of the world’s oldest and largest GIS systems and mapmakers, a company founded in 1969. The… Continue Reading →

Coinbase Empowers Venezuelan Families With Cryptocurrencies During the Xmas Period

Popular cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase recently donated $10,000 in ZCash (ZEC) to support the project located in Santa Elena de Uairen by the Venezuelan border. According to Coinbase’s Medium blog post published on December 11, 2018, the digital exchange believes… Continue Reading →

New Bitcoin ATM Tracker Site Launches in Russia

A new website showing a map of cryptocurrency teller machines and other points of sale has been launched in Russia. The platform currently provides information about bitcoin ATM locations in the city of Moscow but its developers plan to expand… Continue Reading →

Blockchain Development is Linkedin’s Biggest Growing Job Sector

Today, Microsoft-owned LinkedIn released its top 5 emerging careers, where it listed  “Blockchain Developer” as its biggest growing job sector for 2018. According to LinkedIn’s 2018 U.S. Emerging Jobs Report, job listings for engineers who can develop distributed ledgers with… Continue Reading →

Bail Bloc Is Mining Monero (XMR) to Help Bail out ICE Detainees

The news outlet Observer reported on December 12, 2018, that Bail Bloc would be directing their Monero mining contributions to bail migrants out in ICE detention facilities. The “cryptocurrency scheme against bail” is partnering with the Immigrant Bail Fund to… Continue Reading →

Pay up or Else: Bitcoin Bomb Threat Emails Show up in New Zealand and Australia

Investigations are underway in Australia and New Zealand following reports of bomb threats where the sender is demanding a payment in bitcoin failure to which they will detonate an explosive device. The emails are believed to be similar to the… Continue Reading →

The Daily: Crashing Crypto Trader Shares Advice, Bitcoin Bandit Extradited

In Friday’s installment of The Daily, we update a story we first reported on yesterday – the closure of stablecoin project Basis. Its team have now given the official reason for its cessation. We’ll begin, though, by covering a slice… Continue Reading →

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