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Bitfury joined the project for construction of the world’s largest crypto mining farm in Paraguay

04.02.19

The Bitfury Group has joined the project to construct “Gplden Goose” – the projected world’s largest cryptocurrency mining farm in Paraguay. The company plans to deploy bitcoin transaction processing centers in the country. The end of the year is also to see Commons Foundation – another participant to the project – launching a cryptocurrency exchange […]

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Smart contract audit service Hosho laid off 80% of its staff

04.02.19

Hosho, one of the leading companies in the sphere of smart contract auditing, has laid off 80% of its staff. According to the firm’s co-founder and president Hartej Sawhney, such radical measures were taken due to the implementation of automated tools and the general decline in the number of ICOs in the cryptocurrency market, as […]

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German digital publishing house adopted a blockchain-based system of payment for its content

04.02.19

Germany’s largest digital publishing house Axel Springer SE has implemented the option of blockchain-based payments for its content through partnering with micropayments startup SatoshiPay. Micropayments startup SatoshiPay has partnered with Europe’s largest digital publishing house, Axel Springer SE, to process blockchain payments for its content globally. The U.K.-based startup announced Thursday that consumers of the […]

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Startup raised $1.7 million to help crypto projects comply with local regulations

04.02.19

Token Relationship Management (TRM) raised $1.7 million from investors, including Blockchain Capital, to develop solutions allowing cryptocurrency projects to better comply with various local regulations. The multiplicity of jurisdictions poses great difficulties for cryptocurrency startups to adjust their activities to ever-changing regulatory landscapes. TRM decided to address this problem by releasing a new expansion of […]

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CEO Twitter: Bitcoin will become a common currency of the Internet

04.02.19

While speaking at the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, Jack Dorsey, Twitter ans Square Cash CEO, reaffirmed his view that bitcoin has a good chance of becoming a global native currency of the Internet. “I believe the Internet will have a native currency and I don’t know if it’s Bitcoin. I think it will be [Bitcoin] […]

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Using Bitcoin technology to combat climate change

01.02.19

By Jon Truby, director of Qatar University’s Centre for Law and Development The technology behind Bitcoin should be adopted to tackle climate change. Countries committed to contain climate change through the Paris Agreement could more accurately report and verify their mitigation progress by enabling polluters to record their emissions using ‘distributed ledger technologies’ (DLTs). Environmental […]

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Liberland may soon become a member of the European Union

01.02.19

President of Liberland Vít Jedlička shared that the self-proclaimed micro-State is in the process of negotiating its recognition by the EU member states. The European Union “requires further clarification” in terms of the legal basis for the establishment of a new EU member state in the disputed territory. The president of the self-proclaimed country noted […]

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Dmitry Medvedev: To define blockchain rigorously is to make it rigid

01.02.19

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev stated that consideration needs to be given to whether “rigorous definition of blockchain” should be enshrined in the law or not. He opined that excessive regulatory restrictions could make the phenomenon of blockchain “more rigid”. Russian PM believes that the adoption of international documents in the digital sphere is more […]

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Deco.agency launched crypto data aggregator Cryptopus

01.02.19

The digital asset markets are notoriously volatile and prone to actions spurred by the herd instinct, FUD (fear/uncertainty/doubt), and FOMO (fear of missing out) phenomena. Sharp price movements can be triggered by news, gossip, or speculation, which is why both professional and novice traders desperately need a reliable source of information to offer them a […]

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CBOE resubmitted the proposal for launching VanEck/SolidX bitcoin ETF

01.02.19

Chicago Board of Options Exchange (CBOE or CBOE BZX Exchange) has resumed its attempts to launch a bitcoin exchange traded fund (ETF) jointly with VanEck and SolidX. The renewed application for bitcoin ETF was filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). CBOE reiterated its proposal for launching bitcoin ETF to the SEC. It […]

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