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Has the Rise of Bitcoin Forced the Swiss to Rethink Money?

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Has the Rise of Bitcoin Forced the Swiss to Rethink Money?

Crypto-friendly Switzerland faces a referendum on June 10 that could fundamentally change the concept of money in the small European nation. With the rise of bitcoin as a permissionless, decentralized alternative to national currencies, have the Swiss been forced to rethink what money really is? The rise in the popularity and use of bitcoin has been phenomenal since 2009, in…

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Bittrex Gets Green Light to Allow Customers to Buy Bitcoin Using US Dollars

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Business, Ethereum, Finance, News

Bittrex Gets Green Light to Allow Customers to Buy Bitcoin Using US Dollars

Allaying some of the fears surrounding the impact on Bittrex in case of the implosion of Tether, bitcoin and altcoin exchange announced the acceptance USD fiat deposits for some customers on May 31. One of the main issues that a lot of cryptocurrency exchanges have when it comes to attracting people who are new to the sector is the difficulty…

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London Sticks With Fiat: Here’s Why Bitcoin Has Not Caught Up In The World’s Forex Trading Capital

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

London Sticks With Fiat: Here’s Why Bitcoin Has Not Caught Up In The World’s Forex Trading Capital

Since the phenomenal rise of the credit default swap, popularly known in financial circles as the ‘derivative,’ the City of London has been at the forefront of global foreign exchange trading, with a daily forex market value of approximately $5.5 trillion. The Square Mile has gained a fearsome reputation as the leader of global foreign exchange trading due to decades…

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Former VISA CEO Joins Cryptocurrency Payments Startup

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Former VISA CEO Joins Cryptocurrency Payments Startup

Marc O’Brien, the former CEO of Visa in the United Kingdom and Ireland, has recently joined a new cryptocurrency startup, which aims to make crypto transactions a routine habit for its spenders. Crypto-Startups Realise The Value of Experience The startup, Crypterium, was founded by a group of young entrepreneurs who aim to make the process of making payments via cryptocurrency…

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‘Initial Witness Offerings’ and ADAPT: Fixing the ICO Method

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‘Initial Witness Offerings’ and ADAPT: Fixing the ICO Method

A Medium post by software engineer and co-founder of CoinFund, Aleksandr Bulkin, from May 12 invites discussion for his solution to an underdeveloped point in cryptocurrency; regulation in the ICO market. Initial Coin Offerings (ICO’s) was a concept of decentralized crowdfunding that entered cryptocurrency mainstream with the introduction of Ethereum. Since then it has become a toss-up, with some projects…

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DoJ Probe to Examine Bitcoin Exchanges For Alleged Price Manipulation

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DoJ Probe to Examine Bitcoin Exchanges For Alleged Price Manipulation

The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) has been keeping an eye on the alluring volatility of the price of bitcoin, with reports emerging of a launch of criminal probe for price manipulation on exchanges. Bloomberg reported May 24, 2018, the DoJ is not amused by bitcoin’s price swings, and is on the lookout for traders who dramatically influence the cryptocurrency…

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Former CEO of Second Largest Cryptocurrency Exchange in the World Joins Huobi

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Former CEO of Second Largest Cryptocurrency Exchange in the World Joins Huobi

On May 14, 2018, OKEx CEO Chris Lee shockingly resigned from his post, citing personal reasons and a “desire to start a new life.” Now, the FinTech and digital payments expert joins Huobi, a primary rival of his former firm barely one week after dumping OKEx. Huobi Bolstered with New Talent In an announcement on May 21, the Singapore-based cryptocurrency…

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Russian Bank Allows Venezuelan ‘Petro’ Investors To Circumvent U.S. Sanctions

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Russian Bank Allows Venezuelan ‘Petro’ Investors To Circumvent U.S. Sanctions

A small-time Moscow bank that boasts of President Nicolas Maduro as their largest shareholder, along with two Russian companies, is the new ‘it’ thing for investors that aim at investing in Venezuela’s new cryptocurrency ‘petro.’ Getting Around U.S. Laws The Moscow-based bank, called Evrofinance Mosnarbank, has made a name for itself in the international financial market as being the first…

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Thailand Successfully Regulates Cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin offerings

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Thailand Successfully Regulates Cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin offerings

2018 continues to be a year of cryptocurrency regulations as a slew of nations have started putting the finishing touches to the rules that would govern their blockchain and digital currency space. Now, Thailand has announced that its royal decree to regulate virtual currencies has come into effect. Cryptocurrencies are Digital Assets Back in February 2018, BTCManager reported that Thai…

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Bank of Canada Announces New Findings on Blockchain Undertaking Project Jasper

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Bank of Canada Announces New Findings on Blockchain Undertaking Project Jasper

The latest findings from “Project Jasper,” a flagship DLT experiment announced June 2017, show that distributed ledgers are an effective solution for the automation of securities settlements in real time, Bank of Canada as well as two other partners conclude. This doesn’t come as a surprise for those already familiar with blockchain technology, or the myriad of cryptocurrencies using the…

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