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Kieran grew up in a small town just north of Birmingham, and is currently based in Bristol, UK. He holds a Bachelor's degree in literature from Aberystwyth University, and writes primarily on cryptocurrency.

Indian Government set to Launch National Blockchain Project

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Indian Government set to Launch National Blockchain Project

Nine months after inception, the Indian government is set to launch a blockchain project to be known as IndiaChain. India’s Blockchain Push This will operate as a platform primarily aimed at reducing fraud, speeding up the enforcement of contracts, increasing the transparency of transactions, and boosting the agricultural economy of the country. The blockchain network is the brainchild of NITI…

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Bitfi and McAfee Announce ‘Unhackable’ Crypto Wallet

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Bitfi and McAfee Announce ‘Unhackable’ Crypto Wallet

John McAfee, the man behind the infamous uninstallable anti-virus software, has formed a partnership with hardware wallet company Bitfi to launch what he calls the “First Truly Unhackable and Open Source Crypto Wallet.” McAfee Collaborates with Bitfi to Produce a 100 Percent Secure, User-friendly Wallet This is a bold claim in the tech industry, but as an expert on cyber…

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Bank of Korea Dismisses Central Bank Digital Currency Rumors

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Bank of Korea Dismisses Central Bank Digital Currency Rumors

Suggestions of a state-backed cryptocurrency from South Korean Banks have been dashed, despite recent reports that the country might be one of the first to push forward on this new frontier. Bank of Korea Squashes Rumors On June 18, 2018, a Korea Times report confirms the central bank’s stance on digital assets. Bank of Korea (BoK) stated it opposes the…

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Cryptocurrencies are Set to Transform Kenyan Communities

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Cryptocurrencies are Set to Transform Kenyan Communities

In a bid to help combat poverty, Bancor, the “decentralized liquidity network,” is launching a blockchain network to support community currencies in Kenya. Bancor’s Cryptocurrency Push This is to be achieved through a partnership with Grassroots Economics, a non-profit organization that develops community currency programs in Africa. Under the initiative, the currencies network will be piloted in two of the…

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Interview with Stephen Xu of QTUM and Co-Founder of DREP

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Interview with Stephen Xu of QTUM and Co-Founder of DREP

After his recent departure from QTUM, Stephen Xu shared his thoughts with BTCManager on the challenges facing the blockchain space, the China ban and the future of cryptocurrency. A graduate of the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Stephen Xu is a veteran in the blockchain space, and also worked for Tencent as a game developer specialising in “in-game currency…

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Aurora Chain Mainnet Launch at “Beyond the Blocks” Conference in Seoul

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Aurora Chain Mainnet Launch at “Beyond the Blocks” Conference in Seoul

On May 15, 2018, Seoul, South Korea, saw the official launch of Aurorachain. Hundreds of journalists from China, South Korea, and the West were at the conference, during which the founder Aqua Zhao announced that the Aurora mainnet was live. Global Vision for Public Chains Zhao further shared his vision for Aurora, a public chain that will lead the next-generation…

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Automotive Industry Form Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative

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Automotive Industry Form Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative

Blockchain is on a campaign to impact every facet of life, but there are certain domains ripe for disruption, and the automotive industry is one of them. Automotive Consortium Four of the world’s largest car makers — BMW, General Motors, Ford, and Renault—announced on May 2, 2018, they will form a group to explore the potential of blockchain in the…

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Find the Freshest Cryptocurrencies with the Kimchi Premium

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Find the Freshest Cryptocurrencies with the Kimchi Premium

That garlic vinegary sour smell… that’s kimchi! And its pungent aroma could make you rich! The term kimchi premium – named after a staple Korean preserved food dish – refers to the dominant trend of higher bitcoin prices observed on South Korea’s exchanges. While bitcoin‘s “kimchi premium” might have been gobbled up in February, the phenomena can still be observed…

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Bitcoin Exchange Coinbase Claims $8 Billion Valuation

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Bitcoin Exchange Coinbase Claims $8 Billion Valuation

Following the acquisition of Earn.com, Coinbase has valued itself at about $8 billion. How Much Is Coinbase Really Worth? Coinbase is reported to have acquired paid messaging service Earn for a figure of around $100 million earlier this month. Earn’s investors were said to have been paid in cash for the acquisition, with some managers taking payment in the form…

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Sweep that Dust into BNB Tokens with the New Binance Broom

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Sweep that Dust into BNB Tokens with the New Binance Broom

Binance has started its spring cleaning, releasing a new tool on April 23, 2018, allowing traders to exchange dust for Binance tokens (BNB). What is Dust? Dust is a colloquial term that refers to the dregs of a trade—the useless leftovers which are below the minimum amount needed to withdraw or swap. This slight caveat is a significant bugbear for…

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