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Gibraltar: ‘200’ ICOs Waiting To Launch On New Blockch… | News

Gibraltar has already attracted “200” prospective ICOs ahead of the planned launch of its Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange (GBX), an official announced March 20. Speaking to Financial Times, GBX chief executive Nick Cowan said that companies have shown huge interest in launching token sales under the British Overseas Territory’s band-new regulated ICO environment. “GBX has to date been approached by up ...

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G20 Considers Crypto As Assets, Not Currencies, Accord… | News

A draft of a G20 document — acquired by Bloomberg — reads that cryptocurrencies “lack the traits of sovereign currencies,” implying that the G20 considers crypto to be an asset rather than a currency, Bloomberg writes today, March 20. The issue of how to define cryptocurrencies is expected to be discussed this afternoon, according to Bloomberg. Klaas Knot, the chair ...

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German Researchers: Child Abuse Content Found On Bitco… | News

Researchers from two German universities have uncovered data in the Bitcoin Blockchain which could mean anyone who downloads it is breaking the law, The Guardian reports March 20. In a paper published by two groups from Aachen and Frankfurt University, authors claim sexual images and links to child pornography attached to Bitcoin transactions has the potential to criminalize swathes of ...

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Crypto Exchange Lists the Blockchain Startup Protectin… | News

Hong Kong-based OKEx became the first crypto exchange to list the South Korean high tech startup Cube, as was announced on Feb. 28. Cube’s team recently revealed its project that will protect network security designed for driverless cars and autonomous vehicles, by use of Blockchain technology. As OKEx representatives told Cointelegraph, the exchange is listing a new token called AUTO ...

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Blockchain Tech Provider Bitfury Gains Government Appr… | News

Blockchain technology company Bitfury announced it will open an “energy efficient” datacenter in Norway March 20 in a deal with the blessing of the government. In a blog post, the business confirmed it would open two sites around the town of Mo i Rana, investing 274 million kronor ($35 mln) in infrastructure and hiring 30 employees. The move comes at ...

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US Federal Trade Commission Creates Blockchain Working… | News

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has created a Blockchain Working Group to identify and target fraudulent schemes which affect the FTC’s consumer protection and competition missions, according to a blog post published on the agency’s website March 16. According to FTC Acting Chief Technologist Neil Chilson, the internal Blockchain Working Group intends to combine expertise and practices on one ...

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Sierra Leone Gov’t Says No Blockchain Officially Used… | News

After a slew of headlines that the March 7 Sierra Leone presidential election were the world’s first Blockchain-based election due to support by voting tech company Agora, the Sierra Leone government has officially denied any use of Blockchain to tally election results by the National Electoral Commission (NEC). pic.twitter.com/8cLMVvQPkQ — National Electoral Commission of Sierra Leone (@NECsalone) March 19, 2018 ...

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Hong Kong Stock Exchange Seeks Dialogue With Australia… | News

The Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Market (HKEX) will begin collaborating with the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) on the issue of Blockchain technology implementation, Financial Times reports today, March 20. ASX had announced in December of last year that it would begin using Blockchain to replace its current processing system for equity transactions, making it the first such exchange to ...

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US President Trump Bans US Citizens From Buying Petro | News

President Donald Trump of the US has banned the Venezuelan government-backed cryptocurrency, the Petro, by executive order March 19, Bloomberg reports. The ban reportedly comes as part of a campaign to put pressure on the Venezuelan government of President Nicolas Maduro. By the order, US citizens are banned from engaging in transactions using the oil-indexed digital currency. The ban frustrates ...

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Blockchain-Based Online Learning Platform To Connect T… | News

A peer-to-peer online learning platform is gearing up to bring the “out of date” education sector into the 21st century by becoming a one-stop shop for tutors and students. Blockchain-based NTOK says its ecosystem helps to fundraise education and removes geographical hurdles for teachers and pupils – and will offer a high-quality learning environment furnished with textbooks and courses from ...

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