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South Korean Government Bans Officials From Crypto Holding And Trading

The government of South Korea has banned public officials from holding and trading cryptocurrencies under civil servants conduct law. The South Korean government has banned its own officials from holding and trading cryptocurrency, which is considered to be ‘the first time the government has formulated a virtual currency ban for all public officials,” Maeil Business reported on March 1.   According to Maeil Business, the Ministry of Personnel Management issued a document entitled “Virtual currency holdings and transaction-related information for civil servants” stating that officials who are […]

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Son Of Wu-Tang Clan’s ODB To Launch Own Coin Via ICO To Support Music, Brand

The son of a late member of the Wu-Tang Clan will issue his own ICO, Dirty Coin, to support music projects and other ventures. Hip Hop artist Young Dirty Bastard, the son of late rapper and producer Ol’ Dirty Bastard of the Wu-Tang Clan, is launching his own cryptocurrency in an Initial Coin Offering (ICO), he announced in an interview with Yahoo Finance Tuesday, March 6. Bar-Sun Unique Jones, originally from Brooklyn and better known by his stage name Young Dirty Bastard, claimed in the interview that […]

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EU’s Proposed Digital Tax Doesn’t Apply to Fintech Activities: Expert Take

The temporary cross-border tax of one to five percent would apply to digital transactions of companies with revenues above 750 mln euros In our Expert Takes, opinion leaders from inside and outside the crypto industry express their views, share their experience and give professional advice. Expert Takes cover everything from Blockchain technology and ICO funding to taxation, regulation, and cryptocurrency adoption by different sectors of the economy. If you would like to contribute an Expert Take, please email your ideas and CV to a.mcqueen@cointelegraph.com The topic of cryptocurrency/ICO […]

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Halong Mining DragonMint B29 Blake256 ASIC Miner for Decred (DCR)

Out of the blue Halong Mining have just announced a new ASIc miner called DragonMint B29 designed for the Blake256 algorithm supporting Decred (and other Blake256 coins?). The new ASIC should be capable of delivering 2.1 THS Blake256 hashrate with just 900 Watt power consumption. The not so great thing about this new miner however is the price of $10499 USD, even with included power supply and free shipping it is pretty expensive. The DragonMint B29 Blake256 ASIC miners should start shipping March 22-30 according to the […]

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Russia: Blockchain Will Be Used To Protect 2018 Presidential Exit Poll Data

Exit poll data from the forthcoming Russian presidential elections this month will get Blockchain protection, polling center announces A Russian polling research center will use Blockchain to monitor exit poll results for its 2018 presidential elections held later this month, an official press release announced Monday, March 5. According to the release, the country’s Public Opinion Research Center (VTSIOM) has partnered with local startup 2chain, which reportedly specializes in smart technology and ICO marketing consulting. The move marks one of the world’s first implementations of Blockchain in […]

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What Does Overstock See in the Digital Bank of Westeros, Ravencoin?

Overstock have a knack of backing a good horse, but will their decision to invest in Ravencoin pay off. The little-known Blockchain project, Ravencoin, has been thrust into the limelight with Overstock.com CEO Patrick Byrne mentioning that his company had invested “millions of dollars” into the “use case specific Blockchain focusing on the transfer of assets.” Ravencoin’s opening line on a blogpost from Nov. 1 opens with a line referencing the popular HBO series Game of Thrones: “In the fictional world of Westeros, ravens are used as […]

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European Commission To Release Bloc-Wide Blockchain Framework, Says Draft Document

The EU is looking to enact a law on crowdfunding and end patchwork Blockchain “standards”, according to a new draft document. The European Commission, the EU’s executive arm, is set to reveal plans for a joint regulatory effort on fintech, including Blockchain, Reuters reported Monday, March 5. A copy of a draft document seen by the publication, due for release “as soon as this week,” suggests a desire for EU regulators to adopt blanket rules governing issues such as crowdfunding and “[b]lockchain technology standards.” This, Reuters suggests, […]

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Bitcoin Price ‘More Likely To Hit $100’ Without Illicit Uses, Says Harvard Economist

The price of Bitcoin is “more likely to be worth $100 than $100,000” with increased regulation and less criminal use, a Harvard economist told CNBC. A Harvard economist told CNBC Tuesday, March 6 that Bitcoin is “more likely to be worth $100 than $100,000” by 2028. Speaking to reporters during an edition of the network’s Squawk Box segment, professor and economist Kenneth Rogoff implied Bitcoin only had value because of its use in “money laundering and tax evasion.” “I would see $100 as being a lot more […]

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BMW ‘Is Working With’ Another Blockchain Firm, This Time To Track Cobalt, Report Says

Sourcing ‘clean’ cobalt has led BMW to ‘partner’ with a little-known UK Blockchain startup, Reuters reports German car manufacturer BMW has allegedly closed a second partnership with a Blockchain startup, this time to source ethical cobalt for its products, Reuters reports March 5, citing the startup’s CEO. Just a week after the automotive giant unveiled a deal with Chinese Blockchain supply firm VEChain, Douglas Johnson-Poensgen, the CEO of little-known UK-based startup Circulor, told Reuters they are collaborating with BMW to track so-called ‘clean’ cobalt supplies in order […]

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Canadian Financial Regulator Warns Of Potential Scam, Unregistered “Cryptobank” ICO

Canadian Financial and Consumer Services Commission (FCNB) warns citizens about an unregistered “cryptobank” using fake data to attract potential investors. New Brunswick, Canada’s financial watchdog warned cryptocurrency investors of a potential scam website Bitcoin-bank.io that claims to be a “cryptobank” in an investor alert published Monday, Feb. 5. According to the statement, the Financial and Consumer Services Commission (FCNB) started investigating the company profile after Bitcoin-bank.io appeared in ads on a Canadian online classified website. FCNB found that the company is neither registered  for trading in New […]

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