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As Critical Elections Approach, African Youths Gaining… | News

There is a yearning for the younger generation to step up and take the mantle of leadership across the various fields of endeavour in Africa. With an average age of 78.5 years, Africa remains the continent with the oldest set of national leaders. This is a big factor behind the under-development of the second largest continent on earth. Going against ...

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10 Bitcoin Winners and Losers of 2017 | News

The year of 2017 was a fantastic year for some Bitcoin users, but others were not so lucky with the cryptocurrency. Below, we’ll look at some of the most impressive success stories of the year, as well as the profiles of people who probably wish they’d never touched Bitcoin at all. It’s a highly erratic currency, but people who invested ...

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Bitcoin Halts Week-Long Slide But Battles With Regulat… | News

After four days of straight losses from Monday to Thursday, Bitcoin seems to have leveled off somewhat. However, 2018 has not started well as this marks the second week in a row of poor performances. While Bitcoiners have become accustomed to spikes and rallies, this flattening out of the price graph should still be seen as a positive. It comes over ...

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Interview With John Patrick Mullin: Blockchain is a Gl… | News

John Patrick Mullin is an investment banker, speaker, writer and a big fintech and edtech enthusiast. Senior research analyst at the Guotai Junan Securities & Finance Institute, John currently focuses on fintech, covering AI/ML, Blockchain and cryptocurrencies, P2P lending, etc. In his spare time, he serves as a community partner for the FinTech Connector. He is also advising several Blockchain ...

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Metropolitan Bank Halts All Cryptocurrency-Related Wir… | News

In a move that will have far-reaching implications, Metropolitan Bank Holding Corp has halted all cryptocurrency related wire transfers, effective immediately, per a report from Fortune. The information came from statements by Metropolitan customers who were informed that the bank would be “ceasing all international crypto-related wire transfers.” The decision is highly significant for the cryptocurrency industry. Metropolitan Bank has earned ...

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Can Online Gambling Ever Become Safe and Transparent B… | News

If there is a business out there that is in need of more transparency and reliability, it is probably the $500 bln online gambling industry. The latest company to join the Blockchain frenzy is the decentralized LetBet Platform. Its premise is quite simple, allow players to gamble without third-party meddling. In other words, engage in bank-free and central authority-free betting. ...

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Central Bank of Indonesia Warns Against All Cryptocurr… | News

Bank Indonesia issued a press release on Jan. 13, warning its citizens against the use of selling, buying or trading cryptocurrency and reiterating that virtual currency is not legitimate within Indonesia. This statement comes after the September reassertion that Bank Indonesia will not accept Bitcoin (BTC) as payment, leading to the voluntary closure of two Indonesian-based crypto exchanges, BitBayar and ...

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US Treasury Secretary Addresses Anonymity, Sanctions A… | News

The US Secretary of the Treasury, Steven Mnuchin, made a number of statements regarding the international use of digital currencies at a meeting of the Economic Club of Washington on Friday. The Secretary expressed his concern that Bitcoin wallets could potentially become the modern equivalent of the anonymous Swiss bank account. He intends to work with the G20 nations to offer ...

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