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Public Records Show US Government Tripled Investment in Blockchain Analysis Firms in 2018

New research into publicly available records shows that U.S. government agencies have tripled their investment in blockchain intelligence firms this year, according to a Diar report published September 24. As Diar outlines, blockchain analysis can be used by financial institutions or banks to track compliance with anti-money laundering (AML) and know-your-customer (KYC) regulations. The analysis can equally be used as ...

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Ukrainian National Bank Considering Launching State Digital Currency Tied to Local Fiat

The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) is considering launching a state-owned digital currency based on blockchain, local news outlet Vesti Ukraine reported Tuesday, September 25. NBU says that the blockchain-based hryvnia, or e-hryvnia, has to be centralized and remain under government control, Vesti Ukraine writes. The state-backed coin is expected to increase the rate of non-cash payments, along with reducing ...

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Porsche Increases Investments in New Technologies With Focus on Blockchain and AI Startups

German automobile manufacturer Porsche AG will increase in its investments in startups — with a focus on blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) — by around $176 million over the next five years, according to a company press release published September 25. The increase in Porsche’s total investment in venture capital activities for next five years was prompted by the need ...

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Margin Trading, Explained | Cointelegraph

1. This is where you make trades using money borrowed from someone else – or a brokerage. While the potential rewards can be high, there are some sizeable risks that investors need to contend with too. Let’s start with an example using dollars. Imagine you have $50. Margin trading is where you leverage $500 based on this sum of money ...

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Bitmain Files Draft Application for Listing on Hong Kong Stock Exchange

Chinese crypto mining giant Bitmain has filed a draft application for listing the company’s shares on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX), according to an official application document published Wednesday, September 26. Bitmain has provided a draft application proof that is required for public listing on the HKEX, aiming “solely” to disclose information to the public in Hong Kong, and ...

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Japanese Regulator Grants SBI Ripple Asia a Payments License for Blockchain-based App

Financial services company SBI Holdings announced it had secured a license from Japanese regulators for its joint money transfer operation with Ripple in a statement Wednesday, September 26. SBI Ripple Asia, a venture under development with Ripple since 2017, now has permission to handle electronic payments as an “Electronic Settlement Agency Service Provider” under legislation rolled out in March that ...

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French Stock Market Watchdog Blacklists 21 Cryptocurrency and Crypto-Asset Websites

French stock market regulator, the Autorite des Marches Financiers (AMF), announced it is blacklisting 21 new investment websites, including multiple crypto-related sites, September 26. The AMF characterizes the new additions as “unauthorized websites” that offer “atypical investments,” and directs users to its existing blacklist, which it notes is “not comprehensive.” In March, the AMF had added 15 websites — including ...

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