Monthly Archives: June 2018

Coastal Town Claims to be First “Digital Currency-Friendly” in Australia

Agnes Water, a beach town situated five hours north of Brisbane International Airport, has proclaimed itself to be the first “digital currency-friendly” tourist town in Australia. Over 30 businesses now accept cryptocurrency as a form of payment in Agnes Water – despite being home to just over two thousand residents. Also Read: Markets Update: Digital Currency Market Bulls Push Back After Decline Agnes Water Seeks to Leverage Crypto to Boost Tourism The town’s decision to embrace cryptocurrency was reportedly the brainchild of local real estate agent, Gordon Christian. […]

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Russian Railways Eyes Crypto for Tickets, Blockchain for Cargo

Russian railway company RZD may turn out to be a state-owned giant that does not shy away from technological advances brought about by cryptocurrencies like bitcoin. According to media reports, Russian Railways is planning to implement blockchain applications, smart contracts and ticket sales in crypto. Both company officials and independent experts have spoken about the advantages for logistics and transportation services. Also read: Russian Duma Adopts Three Crypto Bills on First Reading RZD Aims at 5,000 Smart Contracts a Month According to several publications in recent months […]

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Abu Dhabi Ports Launches First Domestic Blockchain Solution for Logistics

Abu Dhabi is introducing blockchain tech into its shipping and logistics industry through Maqta Gateway. Maqta Gateway LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Ports, has become the first entity in Abu Dhabi to deploy its own blockchain solution, Construction Business News reports June 2. Maqta Gateway has developed and launched Silsal — a blockchain-based technology that aims to improve efficiency in the shipping and logistics industry. According to Construction Business News, Silsal will initially be available to freight forwarders and their customers, with the new […]

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PR: The Masternode Foundation Launches MANO, Its Exclusive Cryptocurrency

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. Since late 2017, several crypto specialists have been stating that masternode coins “will be huge in the upcoming years”. After only five months into 2018, we can already see they were correct, masternodes are becoming the new mining. Crypto investors are starting […]

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Huobi Creates Its Own Cryptocurrency Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF)

Why wait for Wall Street to launch exchange traded funds following the crypto markets? Huobi, the Singapore-headquartered cryptocurrency exchange, has decided to create its own ETF style instrument based on its recently launched index of ten digital assets.  Also Read: This Week in Bitcoin: Digital Money Makes the World Go Round Huobi Index Tracker Fund The company says that the Huobi 10 index tracker product, HB10, will allow retail investors to attain exposure to the digital assets market with a relatively small capital outlay while diversifying risks. It […]

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Bitcoin Magazine’s Week in Review: Crypto Collides With “Real Life”

Who knew that the Czech Republic was so big on crypto? The country now has 46 bitcoin ATMs with 10 just being deployed in the Prague subway system. It’s probably good news then that the price of bitcoin has seemed to find a relatively stable triangle on its price volatility to encourage more real world use. But it seems that some speculators are starting to suffer from addiction to that volatility. Scotland’s largest addiction treatment facility has developed a treatment program for those investors who have maybe […]

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Hodler’s Digest, May 28-June 3: South Korea Get Back Into Crypto, China Embraces Blockchain

This week closes with both sensational headlines — a crypto-backed fiat currency launched by John McAfee — and wins for adoption — South Korea re-thinking their ICO ban. Coming every Sunday, the Hodler’s Digest will help you to track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions, and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week South Korea Contemplates Lifting ICO Ban South Korea — which has given […]

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Spain Introduces Innovation-Aimed Crypto Regulation, But Political Unrest Might Cause a Setback

Can Spain still become a fintech haven? On May 30, the Spanish Congress unanimously supported draft legislation that would favorably regulate blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies in the country. While the move marks pro-crypto tendencies among local politicians, there are complications that the reform might stumble upon, namely EU compliance laws and the very recent overthrow of prime minister Mariano Rajoy. The “sandbox” concept Currently, there is no regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies in Spain. Bitcoin is thus not considered legal currency in the country. According to the Library […]

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Meet Bestmixer, the Bitcoin Tumbler Trying to Outwit Chainalysis

Bitcoin tumbling service Bestmixer has added a slew of new features designed to enhance anonymity. A triple-tier service provides varying levels of privacy, all geared around outsmarting the blockchain forensic tools deployed by companies such as Chainalysis. Also read: Bitcoin’s Chance at the $20 Trillion Offshore Tax Haven Market Bestmixer Ups Its Privacy Game Bitcoin tumbler services and blockchain analysis firms have been engaged in a cat and mouse game, with each trying to outwit the other. Blockchain forensics companies have the full weight of law enforcement behind […]

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Internet Giant Baidu Unveils Energy-Efficient ‘Super Chain’ Blockchain Protocol

‘Chinese Google’ Baidu has revealed its latest blockchain product targeting cryptocurrency energy consumption. Chinese internet giant Baidu has announced the next step in its blockchain integration in the form of a protocol aimed at reducing mining energy consumption, according to a report by China News Weekly today, June 3. Dubbed ‘Super Chain,’ chief scientist at Baidu’s blockchain division Xiao Wei revealed the protocol at a local conference over the weekend. The move forms the latest in a series of increasingly direct experiments with cryptocurrency for Baidu, which […]

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