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African Cryptocurrency Firms Raise Capital Despite Regulatory Hurdles

African blockchain and crypto businesses have been raising funding despite regulatory issues in some markets. A new report by Weetracker highlights that most of the capital raises and moves towards ICOs have predominantly been in South Africa, Kenya and Zimbabwe. The report looks at the first quarter 2018 activity across the continent. It also notes that African fintech start-ups have ...

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Korea Industry Body’s Inspection of Crypto Exchanges Under Scrutiny

South Korea’s biggest self-regulatory cryptocurrency industry body, the Korea Blockchain Association (KBA), is under fire for its inspection standards after approving 12 out of 12 crypto exchanges screened in a recent self-regulatory drive. The Korea Blockchain Association (KBA), an industry body that contains nearly two dozen cryptocurrency companies, has concluded an in-house inspection of 12 domestic cryptocurrency exchanges that began ...

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Watch Out Bears, Crypto’s Only Getting Started: Coinbase CTO

Coinbase CTO Balaji Srinivasan ignited a Twitter firestorm yesterday when he tweeted that while 63% of the world’s adults own smartphones, only 8% of those in the U.S. and less than 1% worldwide  own cryptocurrency, indicating there is a potential user base that is 60 times larger than the existing user base. Some agreed that these numbers indicate the crypto ...

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Emergent Intelligence Protocol Fetch.AI and TokenMarket Announce Partnership

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Canadian Cryptocurrency Exchange Coinsquare Plots Asian Expansion

Canada-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinsquare is plotting a major expansion into Japan as it prepares to go public later this year. The exchange, headquartered in Toronto, announced this week that it had formed a partnership with DLTa21, a “global blockchain investment bank,” to launch a centralized cryptocurrency exchange in Japan. Coinsquare, which operates Canada’s third-largest cryptocurrency trading platform, will provide the ...

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First Blockchain for Recruiting and Education

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New Bitcoin Scam Targets Embarrassed Porn Viewers

A new scam has begun targeting porn viewers in an attempt to blackmail victims and extort $1,900 — and they only take bitcoin. Via malware, the scammers claim to have compromising footage of viewers taken from the would-be victim’s webcam while pornographic videos were playing. The scam email sent to victims begins by revealing to them their own password — presumably ...

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Leading Blockchain Group to Acquire Flubit.com to Launch World’s Largest Cryptocurrency Integrated Shopping Marketplace

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Crypto Startup Tether Hires Bank of Montreal Vet to Head Compliance Efforts

Cryptocurrency startup Tether, the creator of the controversial crypto token of the same name, has hired a former Bank of Montreal executive to head the firm’s compliance efforts. The British Virgin Islands-based company announced on Thursday that it had appointed Leonardo Real to serve as its new chief compliance officer (CCO). Prior to joining Tether, Real served as AML Quality ...

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