‘Non-Crypto Public’ is Now Getting Into Bitcoin

Institutional demand for crypto assets is decisively starting to affect the crypto space. Bitcoin remains the “bellwether” of the industry, while data showing that the crypto market has already bottomed out is becoming more explicit, according to Binance Research. Institutional Appetite For Crypto Is Skyrocketing The crypto industry will continue to gain momentum over 2019, […]

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Bitcoin Bought at $20K Retained More Value Than the Peso –

Bitcoin has proven to be a store-of-value in Argentina where you would have been better off buying BTC at its peak rather than hold the peso. Argentina Ensnared Political and Economy Turmoil The Argentinian economy continues to shrink, afflicted by stubbornly high inflation, which President Mauricio Macri, who is running for re-election, has been unable […]

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‘Facebook Coin’ Will Be More Like Bitcoin Than Starbucks Rewards, Says Analyst

Speculations about the purpose of Facebook’s planned digital coin are getting wilder. Ignoring key features like independence and decentralization, one analyst predicts that ‘Facebook Coin’ would look more like Bitcoin or Ethereum than your Starbucks reward points. Facebook Coin Might Encourage Viewing Ads With growing interest, many are trying to envision Facebook’s planned ‘FaceCoin.’ Lacking […]

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Singapore Students Receive ‘Tamper-Free’ Digital Certificates On Blockchain

Students at the high-school level and above in Singapore will from this year receive digital certificates upon graduation. The initiative uses blockchain technology to enable an “easy and reliable way” to prove qualifications through tamper-free certification. Authenticating An Education The concept is simple enough. Graduating students receive digital certificates via email, each of which has […]

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Augur Prediction Market Platform May Have Design Flaws

An analysis of irregularities discovered in the Augur decentralized prediction market platform has identified a number of design flaws. Namely, it identified a potential attack vector based on discrepancies between a market’s expiry date and its outcome date. How A Prediction Market Works A prediction market would seem an ideal use-case for blockchain, harnessing the […]

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Hong Kong Wants STO Investing To Be Reserved for the Super Rich

The Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) will no longer let its citizens invest in STOs–unless they have at least $1 million. STOs for ‘Professional Investors’ Only in Hong Kong In what they call a move to protect investors, Hong Kong’s financial watchdog clarified its position on STOs yesterday. The Hong Kong Securities and […]

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Wall Street Invests $20M to Bridge Blockchain With Capital Markets

Despite the bear market, and rising camp of naysayers predicting Bitcoin’s demise, Wall Street is steadily plowing funds into crypto. The latest blockchain company to catch investors’ eyes is Symbiont, a New York startup bringing blockchain tech to capital markets. 2019 The Year of Institutional Investment Bitcoinist reported yesterday that Nasdaq is positively bullish on […]

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Thailand Stock Exchange Considering Gov’t License to Trade Bitcoins

The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) could become the latest entity to obtain a cryptocurrency trading license in the country. This news comes as the bourse is reportedly mulling to become a licensed digital asset trading platform.  SET Eyes Digital Asset License to Trade Cryptocurrency According to the Bangkok Post, the SET plans to apply to […]

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ICOs Raked in $13 Billion Despite 90% ETH Price Drop, New Research Finds

ICOs made almost $13 billion in profits from their token sales despite the 2018 cryptocurrency bear market, new research from BitMEX reveals. BitMEX: ICO Issuers ‘Gave Themselves $24 Billion’ Published January 16, the third instalment of the trading platform’s dedicated series on ICO statistics also suggests ICO teams “gave to themselves” tokens worth over $24 […]

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The Marshall Islands is Getting Serious About Its SOV Cryptocurrency

A usual reaction when looking for innovation centers is to turn to Silicon Valley, Tokyo, or New York. Yet, when it comes to cryptocurrency adoption, time and again, we’re seeing the smaller countries pick up the torch. Next in line after Malta, Gibraltar, Lichtenstein, and Switzerland is the Republic of the Marshall Islands, developing their […]

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