Monthly Archives: May 2018

MMA Fighter Mei Yamaguchi Comes Out Swinging for Bitcoin.com

On May 18, 2018, the One Championship fighter, female mixed martial artist (MMA) Mei Yamaguchi sponsored by Bitcoin.com, faced the Atomweight World Champion Angela Lee in a re-match bout called ‘Unstoppable Dreams.’ Also read: US State Issues Emergency Cease and Desist Orders to Two Crypto Investment Firms Japanese MMA Veteran Mei Yamaguchi Enters the Ring Sporting Bitcoin.com Gear This Friday the Bitcoin.com sponsored Japanese veteran MMA fighter Mei Yamaguchi to meet her adversary Angela Lee again, in the the mixed martial artist female championship bout of the year […]

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New Steps of Adoption: Dutch National Blockchain Research Agenda

The Dutch government’s foray into blockchain enterprise could represent a third prong to mainstream adoption following banks and major corporations. On May 8, 2018 it was reported that the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy had created a unit tasked with researching the further development of blockchain across technology. This could represent a major step forward for the adoption and application of blockchain technology as governments are not only taking the new technology seriously with their regulatory work on the cryptocurrency side of things, but […]

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Indian Supreme Court Upholds Central Bank’s Crypto Dealings Ban Until July Hearing

The Supreme Court of India has blocked all further petitions in High Courts against the central bank’s block on crypto dealings, local sources report. The Supreme Court of India has decided that no petitions can be filed in any High Court of India against the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) April 6 circular about ending all dealings with cryptocurrency, according to local news outlet Inc42. Citing a Twitter post May 17 from a team of Indian lawyers involved in crypto regulatory analysis, Inc42 reports that the Supreme […]

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Colombia: Newly Formed Blockchain Association Aims for Dialogue With Government

Crypto businesses in Colombia launched a local Blockchain Association this week, aiming to support the industry and inform the government on the technology. Six public and private Colombian companies have joined forces to launch the Colombia Blockchain Association, Spanish news agency EFE reported May 17. The Association describes itself as aiming to support the country’s crypto and blockchain ecosystems and to advise the national government on matters concerning regulation of the crypto sphere. The companies involved are Buda Colombia, Bitcoin Colombia, Cajero.co, IntiColombia, Panda Group and RSK. […]

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Japan Banking Giant Mitsubishi Goes Crypto With Own Coin

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc, one of the top five banks in the world, announced its intention of testing a proprietary cryptocurrency by 2019. The idea is to roll out its coin initially to a relative handful of customers, hoping they’ll participate in finding inevitable bugs as they make typical retail purchases. For Japan, it’s yet another indication the country’s business culture is betting on a crypto future. Also read: Alec Baldwin’s Lambo Movie Backed by Crypto Tech Japan Banking Behemoth to Test Proprietary Coin Mitsubishi UFJ […]

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Bitcoin Price Analysis: BTC Poised for $9,000s Amid Weak Lows

A short-lived rally gave eager bulls false hope as the the market attempted to break back into the trading range (TR) outlined in last week’s BTC Market Analysis. As noted in our last discussion, a break back into the TR would be considered a period of evaluation and an inability to maintain support within the TR would likely lead to a continuation of the downtrend: Figure 1: BTC-USD, 2-Hour Candles, Downtrend Continuation After establishing the Major Sign of Weakness (SOW), the market made a feeble rally and […]

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Chinese Gov’t Study Detects 421 Fake Cryptos, Outlines Key Features of Fraud

China’s Ministry of Industry and IT says it has detected 421 fake cryptos, identifying key signs of fraudulent tokens in its recent report. A government-led study in China has detected 421 fake cryptocurrencies, according to a report published today, May 18. IFCERT, a national committee of internet financial security experts initiated by China’s Ministry of Industry and IT, has warned of the dangers of fraud in the crypto space. The committee’s report notes that as of April, over 60% of the 421 detected fake cryptos are run […]

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Coingeek Conference 2018: Bitcoin Cash Innovation Shines in Hong Kong

On May 18, 2018, the blockchain firm Coingeek hosted its inaugural Coingeek Conference held this year in Hong Kong. The event was filled with movers and shakers from the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) ecosystem, alongside hundreds of BCH supporters looking to change the way the world’s money works. Also Read: 5 Years Ago You Should Have Bought Bitcoin, Not Altcoins Coingeek Conference 2018: Spreading the Word of Bitcoin Cash Adoption in Hong Kong Coingeek wrapped up its Bitcoin Cash-focused conference that aimed at spreading the message of the many […]

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Switzerland First in Ranking of Top 10 Most Blockchain-Friendly Countries in Europe

BlockShow’s rankings of the best European countries for opening a blockchain company puts Switzerland at the top of the list. Switzerland is ranked number one in a list of the top ten European countries for starting a blockchain company, according to a study released by blockchain conference BlockShow Europe 2018. In the list of best countries for starting a blockchain company, Gibraltar and Malta follow Switzerland in second and third respectively. The study consisted of 48 European countries that were examined for rankings by Initial Coin Offering […]

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Malta Partners With Blockchain Startup to Improve Public Transportation

Malta has partnered with middleware blockchain startup Omnitude to create a transport and logistics platform to improve transport reliability. The Transport Minister of Malta has announced a partnership with UK middleware blockchain startup Omnitude to improve the Maltese Public Transport Service, local news outlet The Malta Independent reported May 17. Malta has expressed the aim of becoming the “Blockchain island,” a goal helped by major crypto exchange Binance – the world’s second largest crypto exchange by trading volume, according to CoinMarketCap  – announcing plans this March to […]

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