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IronX Cryptocurrency Exchange Obtains Regulatory Approval in Crypto-Friendly Estonia

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Business, Exchange, Finance, News, Regulation

IronX Cryptocurrency Exchange Obtains Regulatory Approval in Crypto-Friendly Estonia

IronX, a cryptocurrency exchange established in June 2018 by the IronFX Group and EmurgoHK, the founders of the Cardano (ADA) distributed ledger technology (DLT) project, has received the approval of the Estonian Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU), to conduct business in the region as a fully regulated cryptocurrency trading venue. The firm is now one of the first exchanges in the…

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Exploring a Fedcoin and Other State-Backed Cryptocurrencies

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Finance, News, Tech

Exploring a Fedcoin and Other State-Backed Cryptocurrencies

While bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies were built to rival fiat currencies issued by centralized institutions, they have now become more popular as an investment tool rather than a payment method. Recognizing this emerging market, legacy financial institutions are now contemplating taking their first step in the world of cryptocurrencies. Several central banks around the globe, for example, have already expressed…

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Estonia’s ‘Estcoin’ ICO Plan is Now Less Ambitious, Following EU Pressure

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Estonia’s ‘Estcoin’ ICO Plan is Now Less Ambitious, Following EU Pressure

Estonia has stepped away from plans to issue the world’s first ‘national cryptocurrency following pressure from the European Union and domestic banking authorities. In August 2017, the government of Estonia announced it would consider issuing a national cryptocurrency called ‘Estcoin’ in the world’s first-ever government-backed ICO. Since 2011, Estonia has been a member of the Eurozone, which makes it subject…

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Elering and Wepower Partnership Offers Blockchain-Based Energy Trading Solution

Category: Blockchain, Business, Commentary, Ethereum, News, Tech

Elering and Wepower Partnership Offers Blockchain-Based Energy Trading Solution

WePower signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Elering AS in October 2017 which would set the table for a blockchain-based energy trading solution in Estonia. The pilot looks to tokenize energy exchanges between the two companies while also opening a communication channel for further developments. National Experience Meets 21st Century Innovation The association is the first of its kind…

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Estonia Considers Issuing ‘Estcoin’ in First Ever Government-Backed ICO

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Estonia Considers Issuing ‘Estcoin’ in First Ever Government-Backed ICO

The Republic of Estonia has announced it is considering creating a government-backed cryptocurrency tentatively named Estcoins. By issuing ‘estcoin,’ the Estonian government may hold an initial coin offering (ICO) with the aim to allow people to invest in the country directly. With regard to technological innovation and advancements, Estonia is a leader, being the first country to launch an e-residency…

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Estonia and South Korea Top Barclays’ Digital Development Index

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Estonia and South Korea Top Barclays’ Digital Development Index

Barclays, a British multi-billion dollar banking and financial services company, has named Estonia and South Korea as the top two countries in the international rankings of its Digital Development Index. The Digital Development Index, a survey-based project conducted by Barclays with an aim toward understanding the state of the U.K.’s digital economy, is a global ranking of countries primarily based…

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