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PR: Introducing Socios 2.0 – Football on the Blockchain Socios.com

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. New Platform Digitizes The ‘Socios’ Model, Fusing Crowd-Management With Blockchain Technology To Create A New Era Of Fan Engagement & Monetization In Football Mediarex, the Malta-based, Binance-backed fintech and sports company, who recently raised more than $65 million through a private token […]

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U.S. Executive Branch Employees to Disclose Crypto Holdings, French ICO Regulations Coming by 2019

In recent regulatory news, the United States Office of Government Ethics has issued a document advising employees of the U.S. executive branch to disclose their cryptocurrency holdings. In other news, Bank of Korea has rejected the notion of central bank-issued digital currencies, Crypto Finance AG has received licensing from the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA), and France is expected to develop a framework for regulating initial coin offerings (ICOs) by 2019. Also Read: Financial Services Provider Square Acquires New York Bitlicense U.S. Office of Government Ethics Advises […]

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All Regulated Japanese Exchanges to Prohibit Insider Trading and Privacy Coins

The association comprising of 16 government-approved cryptocurrency exchanges in Japan has reportedly provided a sneak peak of its self-regulatory rules. The focuses are on banning insider trading and preventing exchanges from listing privacy coins. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Insider Trading Banned The Japan Virtual Currency Exchange Association (JVCEA) has given a sneak peak of the draft self-regulatory rules it has been working on, “in an effort to step up consumer protections and improve transparency,” Nikkei reported on Monday. The main focuses of the […]

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Brave Browser Launches Trial for Advertising Program

Brave Software, the publisher of an open-source web browser boasting enhanced privacy features, built-in ad blocker, and built-in cryptocurrency (Basic Attention Token [BAT]), has commenced the trial phase of its ad program. Brave users who participate in the trial for the program will be paid a sum of BAT proportional to 70% of the company’s advertising revenues in exchange for viewing ads. Also Read: Six Alternatives to an Initial Coin Offering Brave Browser Begins Trialing Advertising Program Brave Software has commenced trials for its browser’s ads program. The […]

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CEO of UBS: Blockchain Will Transform Cost Base of Financial Services Industry

UBS CEO Sergio Ermotti said that blockchain’s positive effect on the financial industry’s cost base will be crucial to staying competitive in the future. The CEO of Swiss financial services provider UBS Group Sergio Ermotti said that blockchain will be essential for the financial services industry in an interview with CNBC June 18. Ermotti said that the underlying technology of cryptocurrencies will allow “[the] freeing up of resources to become more efficient,” adding that “[it] is a great way to allow us to… reduce costs.” He stated […]

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India: Former Legislator in Bitcoin Extortion Case Declared Proclaimed Offender

Indian court declares former Member of the Legislative Assembly “proclaimed offender” in Bitcoin extortion case. An Indian court declared former Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) Nalin Kotadiya a proclaimed offender in connection with a Bitcoin (BTC) extortion case amounting to $1.3 million, Business Standard reported June 18. Judge PG Tamakuwala declared Kotadiya a proclaimed offender or “absconder” under Section 82 of the Code of Criminal Procedure with reference to an application filed by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID). Kotadiya “remained untraceable,” even after a warrant was […]

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Swiss Crypto Company Acquires License to Distribute Funds to Investors

Crypto Fund AG has been granted a license to distribute funds on behalf of “qualified investors” in Switzerland. The permission has been issued by the country’s financial market regulator, FINMA. The firm also seeks approval for another crypto-related service. Also read: Zug Tests Blockchain to Decide on Fireworks and Digital IDs First Point of Contact for Crypto Assets Crypto Fund AG, a Zug-based subsidiary of the Swiss Crypto Finance Group (CFG), has received a license to distribute collective investment schemes to qualified investors, Reuters reported. According to […]

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Binance Supports Malta Stock Exchange’s Stratup Accelerator Program

Crypto exchange Binance is backing a Malta Stock Exchange program designed to support fintech and crypto startups. The Malta Stock Exchange (MSE) has announced that digital currency exchange Binance is backing its newly launched program to support fintech and crypto startups, Finance Magnates reported June 18. According to a tweet by the MSE’s official Twitter account, it will accept up to twelve fintech companies to utilize the facilities proposed within the newly established program: The @MaltaStockExch is pleased to announce the MSX Fintech Accelerator. Will accept up […]

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US: Federal Employees to Disclose Crypto Holdings Following New Guidance

The US Office of Government Ethics has instructed federal employees to report their holdings of virtual currency. The US Office of Government Ethics (OGE) has ordered federal employees to report their holdings of virtual currency, according to new guidance issued June 18. The guidance will affect around 2 million federal executive branch employees, including the Departments of Homeland Security, the Army, Justice, Veterans Affairs, and others. According to the notice, the OGE “does not consider virtual currency a ‘real’ currency or legal tender.” The reporting and conflict […]

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Chainbet Protocol Adds Trustless Multiplayer Bets, Auctions, and Dice Rolls

Just recently news.Bitcoin.com reported on the Chainbet protocol created by the developer Jonald Fyookball, designed to add trustless betting features to the Bitcoin Cash network. Following the launch of this concept, the Openbazaar developer Chris Pacia messed around with the idea and completed the first on-chain atomic bet. Now, this week the Chainbet contributors Fyookball, Pacia, and James Cramer have extended the protocol to include multiplayer bets, auctions, and dice rolls. Also Read: An Inside Look at the Electron Cash Wallet Coming to iOS Bitcoin Cash On-Chain Betting […]

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