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How Bullion is Playing a Role in Attracting Islamic Investors to Cryptocurrencies

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

How Bullion is Playing a Role in Attracting Islamic Investors to Cryptocurrencies

While the world argues over bitcoin’s legality and blockchain use-cases, another type of conundrum is brewing in Islamic countries – their religion essentially prohibits speculative investments. Yet, Dubai and other cities seem to have found a way around this, such that their citizens can invest in cryptocurrencies keeping in mind both its financial and religious risks. In the rulebook of…

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Is There a Relationship Between Gold, Bitcoin and the Recent Fed Rate Hike?

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, Finance, News

Is There a Relationship Between Gold, Bitcoin and the Recent Fed Rate Hike?

The Federal Reserve raised interest rates by 25 basis points Wednesday, March 21, 2018, taking the benchmark funds rate from a target of 1.5 percent to 1.75 percent. This was the first rate hike under the chairmanship of the new governor, Jerome Powell, who was handpicked by President Trump. The rise in interest rates will increase short-term lending rates for…

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European Bitcoin Broker Wants Gold Standard Regulations for Bitcoin

Category: Bitcoin, Business, Finance, News, Regulation

European Bitcoin Broker Wants Gold Standard Regulations for Bitcoin

Eric Demuth, the co-CEO of Bitpanda, the largest bitcoin broker in Austria and one of the biggest in Europe believes that the pioneer cryptocurrency should be regulated in a similarly to gold. Regulations Offer a Platform for Legitimacy There has always been a fair amount of comparison between bitcoin and gold with many experts pointing to a number of shared…

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Ligthcash Project Launches First Fully Legally Compliant Cryptocurrencies and Fiat Money Exchange System

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Ligthcash Project Launches First Fully Legally Compliant Cryptocurrencies and Fiat Money Exchange System

One of the main problems of cryptocurrencies is their poor reputation as a tool used for illegal activities. Operations and legal structure of many crypto payments services are often lacking transparency as well. Lightcash project is aiming on fixing these problems. It is a first-ever fully legally compliant for cryptocurrencies and fiat money exchange, its internal crypto coin (LCSH) is…

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Islamic Finance and the Blockchain are Getting Closer

Category: Blockchain, Finance, News, Tech

Islamic Finance and the Blockchain are Getting Closer

GOLDX, a one-of-its-kind gold-based cryptocurrency developed by Malaysian FinTech firm HelloGold, has received a Sharia-compliant certification from the Shariah Supervisory Board of Amanie Advisors. The company now plans on launching its gold platform in Thailand sometime later in 2018. GOLDX was awarded the Sharia-compliant certificate because of the certainty, transparency, and the immediate nature of its issuance process. Launched in…

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RBC Researcher Reveals Correlation between Bitcoin and Gold

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, Finance, News

RBC Researcher Reveals Correlation between Bitcoin and Gold

A correlation between bitcoin prices and gold may have finally been found, at least according to research by the global investment bank, RBC Capital Markets led by Chris Louney. Plotting Trends with Nascent Technology In an interview with CNBC, the researcher stated that the research highlights a trend between gold and bitcoin prices. Louney, a commodity analyst at RBC, said…

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Bitcoin Steams Ahead of Gold as 2018 Approaches

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Bitcoin Steams Ahead of Gold as 2018 Approaches

Bitcoin, “the digital gold,” has been beating the yellow metal by a wide margin year-to-date. The Bitcoin Investment Trust has picked up an incredible 1407.42 percent, while SPDR Gold Shares have increased 11.93 percent. The two resources outflanked the S&P 500 and the twenty-year US Treasury bonds. 2017 marks the second year in succession bitcoin has beaten gold and Wall…

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Bitcoin, Monero, and Gold are “Allies” in the Private Currency War

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Bitcoin, Monero, and Gold are “Allies” in the Private Currency War

Bitcoin naysayers have often made the claim that bitcoin isn’t backed by anything. While the same can be said for fiat currencies, as the gold standard ended decades ago in most parts of the world, things are about to change once more yet another of one of the largest precious metals dealers is now accepting bitcoin for purchases. Another dealer…

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GoldMint’s Cryptoasset to Give Gold the Blockchain Makeover

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GoldMint’s Cryptoasset to Give Gold the Blockchain Makeover

Cryptocurrency and gold are both valued for their resistance to inflation and preserving real wealth over the long term, but many crypto advocates point to two concerns. The lack of portability and physical seizure of the yellow metal. GoldMint will offer to cryptocurrency investors a 100 percent gold-backed token, hoping to ease these concerns. Cryptocurrency investors should be interested in…

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CME Group and Royal Mint at Final Stages of Blockchain-Based Gold Exchange Testing

Category: Blockchain, Finance, Tech

CME Group and Royal Mint at Final Stages of Blockchain-Based Gold Exchange Testing

CME Group, the world’s largest gold futures exchange in North America via COMEX, is at its final stage of blockchain testing which will allow investors to trade gold on a platform inspired by Bitcoin. In collaboration with the U.K.’s Royal Mint, CME Group plans to launch a distributed ledger-based gold exchange for the public market toward the end of 2017….

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