Monthly Archives: March 2018

“Real Users:” Bitcoin Donations Helped These Earthquake Survivors Recover

This is the second in a series by Aaron van Wirdum focusing on real users of cryptocurrencies. Read about his earlier experiences in Italy here: “Real Users”: In This Mountain Town, Everyone Knows About Bitcoin. The straight stone road from the partially crumbled city wall to the scaffolded church in the center of the central Italian town of Norcia is empty. It glimmers a bit from the rain; the weather is unusually wet for this region today. Tourists and day-trippers that would usually be strolling around the […]

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Binance Seeks New Home in Malta’s Fintech-Friendly Environment

After facing crackdowns in China and being issued a warning by regulators in Japan, cryptocurrency exchange Binance is now seeking a home on the crypto-friendly island nation of Malta, the company’s CEO Zhao Changpeng told Bloomberg.   Malta is known for extending open arms to fintech and blockchain technology. Malta Prime Minister Joseph Muscat underscored that policy when he shared the Bloomberg piece on Twitter, stating, “We aim to be the global trailblazers in the regulation of blockchain-based businesses and the jurisdiction of quality and choice for world […]

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Malta Prime Minister Welcomes Binance to Its “Blockchain Island”

The world’s largest cryptocurrency has found a new home on one of the world’s smallest island states. Prime Minister Joseph Muscat warmly welcomed the cryptocurrency platform and spoke of his desire for Malta to become “global trailblazers in the regulation of blockchain-based businesses and the jurisdiction of quality and choice for world class fintech companies”. Colleagues joined him in welcoming Binance and spoke of a desire for Malta to become known as “the blockchain island”. Also read: Zhao Dong Recounts How He Lost 9,000 BTC Malta Bids to […]

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Rubles Can Buy You Petro Maduro Says While Denominating Venezuela’s Currency

El Petro, the Venezuelan cryptocurrency, can now be purchased with Russian rubles, among other fiat currencies, President Nicolás Maduro announced. Companies from many countries, including the United States, want to buy the oil-backed crypto, he added. Venezuela’s head of state also said he decided to denominate the national currency, the bolivar.  Also read: Venezuela Recruiting Citizens to Mine Cryptocurrencies Yuan and Bitcoin Also Accepted Starting from March 23, all citizens and enterprises will be able to buy petro with Russian rubles, Chinese yuan, Turkish lira and euro, […]

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TMX to Launch World’s First Stock Exchange Cryptocurrency Brokerage Service

The Toronto Stock Exchange’s pioneering TMX division is partnering with Paycase Financial to launch a special brokerage service that will provide data and investment advice for investors about cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin and ether. TMX Group’s new, wholly-owned subsidiary, Shorcan Digital Currency Network has entered into an agreement with Paycase Financial to provide information and build data benchmarks to show the ongoing status and price of different cryptocurrencies. Paycase will be helping to build out the technology needed to create these ongoing data benchmarks and indices, which will […]

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Edward Snowden On Bitcoin: World Needs Better Option To Avoid Gov’t Coercion

Edward Snowden cast doubt on Bitcoin in an interview March 22 due to the public nature of its Blockchain. US whistleblower Edward Snowden voiced concerns over Bitcoin’s long-term prospects in an interview on March 22, saying the cryptocurrency’s public Blockchain made it susceptible to abuse. Speaking via webcam in an interview with Coin Center director of research Peter Van Valkenburgh at the Blockstack Berlin 2018 conference, Snowden agreed Bitcoin’s ledger was “devastatingly public.” “The much larger structural flaw, the long-lasting flaw, is its public ledger,” he said […]

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Malaysia Central Bank: 9 Banks Experimenting With Blockchain ‘Scalable Use Cases’

Blockchain use cases are currently the subject of an interbank project to implement it in trade finance in Malaysia, says the country’s central bank. Malaysia’s central bank hinted it is planning to integrate Blockchain in its banking sector, its deputy governor revealing ongoing development work in a speech Thursday, March 22. Speaking at the Asian Banker Digital Finance Convention 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Bank Negara Malaysia’s (BNM) deputy governor Jessica Chew Cheng Lian announced that nine domestic banks had partnered to build a trade finance Blockchain project. […]

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Blockchain System Aims to Identify Health Problems Using AI

sponsored According to the company, their diagnostics system has recently been tested and seemed to prove more accurate than real life doctors at spotting conditions in patients A new Blockchain platform has seemingly proven that it is possible to for AI to perform more accurate health diagnosis than human doctors, paving the way for a change in the way medical tests are performed. Skychain is aiming to take the trust placed in human healthcare workers and put it into Artificial Intelligence. According to the company, their diagnostics […]

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South Korean Investors To Buy Crypto Exchange Bitstamp For $400 Mln, Sources Report

A tweet confirmed by sources close to the matter says crypto exchange Bitstamp will soon be bought for around $400 mln by South Korean investors. Cryptocurrency exchange Bitstamp is reportedly about to be sold to South Korean investors for a sum of around $400 mln dollars, according New York Times finance and tech journalist Nathaniel Popper’s tweet from yesterday, March 22. Sources familiar with the matter have also confirmed the information in the tweet to Cointelegraph today, March 23. Along with all the other news about virtual […]

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PR: Bitcoin Miner Distributor BlokForge Opens US Retail Location

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. BlokForge, one the nation’s largest suppliers of cryptocurrency mining hardware, is announcing the grand opening of its 2,000 sq. ft. retail location in Mesa, Arizona. The new store will carry over 20 product SKU’s from the largest brands in the world such […]

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