Monthly Archives: May 2018

Former Goldman Sachs Executive Director Joins Crypto Startup as CEO

sponsored Former Goldman Sachs Executive Priyanka Lilaramani has become a new CEO at Malta-based startup which enables short-term cash advances in fiat currencies, made available through a unique prepaid Mastercard or Visa card. Priyanka Lilaramani, former Goldman Sachs Executive Director, has recently joined HOLD, a Maltese crypto startup, as a new CEO, HOLD announced on its Medium blog on May 2. Priyanka Lilaramani was a Director at Goldman Sachs for more than 10 years. In 2017, she was  listed in the UK’s Innovate Finance FinTech Powerlist. “The […]

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PR: Eth888 Launches Fair Lottery Games on the ETH Blockchain

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. The crypto startup ETH888 has created the most feasible and provably fair lottery games on the Ethereum blockchain where participants can play Status browser or Ethereum wallet enabled environment, with instant result generation. At similar blockchain-based online casinos, it takes one block […]

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Major Belarusian Bank Starts Offering Bitcoin CFD as Belarus Gets Less Crypto Friendly

A well-known bank in Belarus will begin offering a bitcoin contract for difference (CFD) product through its platform, a joint project with a Swiss bank. Meanwhile, Belarus is growing less crypto friendly, reportedly amending its decree to impose strict KYC rules. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space New Bitcoin CFD Product Mtbankfx is an accredited FX dealer and the first banking forex platform in Belarus. Launched in July 2016, it is a joint project between Minsk Transit Bank (Mtbank), one of the most well-known banks in Belarus, […]

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Bitcoin Smart Banknotes Launched in Singapore

A digital asset smart banknote manufacturer has launched bitcoin banknotes at a store in Singapore. Designed to make owning and circulating cryptocurrencies as easy as using paper money, they are currently available in denominations of 0.01 and 0.05 BTC. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Bitcoin Banknotes Debut in Singapore Digital asset banknote manufacturer Tangem announced the launch of smart bitcoin banknotes at the Megafash Suntec City store in Singapore on Thursday. Megafash store in Singapore. The announcement states: Available immediately in denominations of […]

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Reddit Plans to Reinstate Cryptocurrency Payments

After Reddit removed Bitcoin Core (BTC) as a form of payment for premium membership services this past March, the company seems to be planning to reinstate the digital asset soon. On Thursday, May 3 in an interview with Cheddar, the company’s chief technology officer (CTO), Chris Slowe, revealed it will be adding BTC again and more cryptocurrencies as well. Also read: Telegram Rakes in Over $1.5 Billion, Ditches ICO for an Open Network & Token Reddit CTO Says Cryptocurrency Payments Will Return to the Social MediaPlatform In an […]

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Ethiopian Gov’t Signs Agreement With Cardano To Introduce Blockchain In Agritech

The CEO of Cardano has signed an agreement with the Ethiopian Ministry of Science and Technology to promote the Cardano network in the agritech industry. The Ethiopian government has recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with cryptocurrency startup Cardano (ADA), The Next Web reports May 3. The agreement will see Ethiopian developers apply blockchain technology to the country’s agritech industry. CEO and founder of Cardano Charles Hoskinson confirmed the move in a tweet. Hoskinson stated that the agreement with the Ethiopian Ministry of Science and Technology […]

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Mastercard Says Fewer Crypto Purchases Led To Drop in First Quarter Growth

Mastercard says a decrease in customers purchasing cryptocurrencies resulted in a slight drop in growth in the first quarter of this year. Mastercard’s quarterly growth was marked by a slight drop due to a decrease in the number of customers purchasing cryptocurrencies with the company’s credit cards, CNBC reported May 3. Consumers can use Mastercard to acquire digital currencies, a practice forbidden by some financial institutions. Earlier this year, Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, and Citigroup prohibited such purchases, referring to potential credit risks and cryptocurrency volatility. […]

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How Bitcoin Cash Can Avoid the Same Mistakes as Bitcoin Core, Part 2

The following opinion piece was written by Jonald Fyookball. In part 1 of this series, I highlighted the importance of education. A community that is educated will be less influenced by propaganda. The second principle is that of clarity. The community needs to be “on the same page”. There is never going to be a perfect alignment of opinions among a large group of people, but… we need to have the same basic vision for Bitcoin Cash. Also read: How Bitcoin Cash Can Avoid the Same Mistakes as Bitcoin Core, […]

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Colorado Cracks Down On Two Companies For Illegal ICO Promotion

Two US firms to be investigated by Colorado regulatory authorities for promoting unlawful ICOs to residents. The Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) announced its investigation of two companies for promoting unlawful Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) to Colorado residents, the Denver Post reported May 3. The Colorado Securities Commissioner said that California-based Linda Healthcare Corp. and Washington-based Broad Investments LLC could potentially be violating Colorado securities law by promoting ICOs. DORA discovered that Linda Healthcare is promoting a “LindaHealthCoin” token on its website, which ostensibly can be […]

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After Telegram, Viber May Be Blocked, Russian Minister Says

Viber may be treated like Telegram if security services are not able to obtain its encryption keys, Russia’s telecom minister said. The app offers end-to-end encryption, and is the most popular messenger in several Eastern European countries. Recently, its CEO, Michael Shmilov, said the company would not be able to hand over the keys. Also read: Six Alternatives to Telegram for Cryptocurrency Communities “Can’t Give What We Don’t Have” Russian authorities may try to block Viber if the Federal Security Service (FSB) does not gain access to […]

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