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Decentralized • November 14-16, 2018

After the huge success of Decentralized 2017, the University of Nicosia is proud to announce that Decentralized 2018 will take…

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Swedish County Battles with Unpaid Electricity Bills Left by Bitcoin Mining Companies

Category: Bitcoin, Business, Finance, Mining, News, Regulation

Swedish County Battles with Unpaid Electricity Bills Left by Bitcoin Mining Companies

The Swedish county of Norrbotten has seen the failure of not one, but two recent cryptocurrency mining initiatives, has two companies have disappeared leaving millions in unpaid electricity bills, Sverige Radio reported on November 13, 2018. Crypto Mining in Sweden Stalls as Companies Bail The prolonged bear market of 2018 appears to have affected two cryptocurrency mining operations in the…

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XBT Provider Launches Another Crypto Basket

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

XBT Provider Launches Another Crypto Basket

Stockholm-based XBT Provider AB, the company that created the first exchange-traded bitcoin trackers, now wants to offer a whole basket of digital currencies to bet on, Bloomberg reported on September 16, 2018. XTB Fills up Basket The company that created the first exchange-traded bitcoin trackers now wants to offer a whole basket of digital currencies on which to bet. According…

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Cryptojacking Surges 10,000 Percent in Sweden During Q4 2017

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, News, Tech

Cryptojacking Surges 10,000 Percent in Sweden During Q4 2017

Sweden has seen a surge of cryptojacking attacks, with a growth of 10,000 percent in the last quarter of 2017. This is twice the global growth rate for the same period, and more than the price of bitcoin managed in the whole year! Cybersecurity threats are a growing global concern, and rapid developments in cryptocurrency have made this type of…

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Swedish Central Banker: Bitcoin is an Asset, not a Currency

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, News, Regulation

Swedish Central Banker: Bitcoin is an Asset, not a Currency

The Deputy Governor of Riksbank, which is Sweden’s Apex Bank, Cecilia Skingsley has said that bitcoin could be called an asset, but it’s neither money nor a very stable store of value. “Don’t Call it Money” The Riksbank Deputy Governor present Bloomberg panel in Davos opined that bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are more or less assets and do not yet…

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Sweden Looking Towards the Direction of Creating a National Cryptocurrency

Category: Blockchain, Commentary, Finance, News, Tech

Sweden Looking Towards the Direction of Creating a National Cryptocurrency

At a time when governments around the world are busy formulating anti-cryptocurrency policies to cripple the growth of digital money, Sweden, a country whose citizens prefer transacting digitally, is making real plans to create the e-Krona, to serve its citizens better. E-krona – Sweden’s Blockchain-based Crypto Per Business Insider, the central bank of Sweden, Riksbank is at the frontline of…

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Sweden’s Blockchain Land Registry Testnet Arrives March 2017

Category: Commentary, News, Tech

Sweden’s Blockchain Land Registry Testnet Arrives March 2017

Sweden will launch a testnet for managing the nation’s real estate with smart contracts and blockchain technology in March 2017. Lantmäteriet, the Swedish National Land Survey, along with blockchain startup ChromaWay are leading this public/private collaboration with support from consulting firm Kairos Future, and telephone service provider Telia. Recently, two banks specializing in mortgages, Landshypotek and SBAB, have also added…

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Sweden’s Central Bank is Thinking About Using the Blockchain to Issue Digital Money

Category: News, Regulation, Tech

Sweden’s Central Bank is Thinking About Using the Blockchain to Issue Digital Money

Sure, it is no news that money has long become digital. The plans to issue an “eKrona”, as the deputy governor of the Riksbank disclosed this week, however, are still exciting. Cecilia Skingsley, deputy governor of the Swedish Riksbank, recently gave an interview to the Financial Times (FT). Since the interview is behind a paywall that demands a lot of…

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