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Coinbase Japan | Exec Says Crypto Crackdown in Country is Good Thing

Major US cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase said Japan’s tighter regulations towards cryptocurrency would give it an advantage, signaling the company’s confidence in securing the regulatory approval for Coinbase Japan. Japan has been long considered a crypto friendly country, compared to its neighbor China. The country has had a large pool of retail investors interested in blockchain technology and crypto and light-touch ...

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From ETFs to ICOs, Visiting the Country of Wolverine and Vitalik

Comedians from the United States are quite used to making fun of Canada, depicting their neighbors as some sort of peaceful simpletons, with the series South Park as probably the prime example. However, even if you ignore that Wolverine — the toughest of all the X-Men — is Canadian, you should revise this worn-out cliché, considering how this realm of ...

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Spanish Autonomous Community of Aragon to Become First in Country to Apply Blockchain

The autonomous community of Aragon in northeastern Spain will be the first in the country to apply blockchain technology in its public administration, local news agency Europa Press reports Monday, September 17. Aragon is one of Spain’s 17 autonomous communities, which were created with the goal of guaranteeing a qualified amount of autonomy for different nationalities and regions in the ...

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Report Finds Venezuela’s Petro is Not Being Used in the Country

Following the creation of Venezuela’s state-backed cryptocurrency, the Petro, citizens in the economically tumultuous country say that use of the Petro is nowhere to be found. The new investigative report from Reuter’s comes just a couple weeks after President Maduro declared it as the second national currency and mandated that banks adopt it as a traditional currency. The Petro was ...

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Swiss Bank Maerki Baumann to Become Second in Country to Accept Cryptocurrency Assets

The Maerki Baumann private bank will become the second Swiss bank to accept cryptocurrency assets, financial news outlet International Investment reports August 6. The private Zurich bank has decided to accept crypto assets from payments received for services rendered, as well as those earned from crypto mining, as a response to new market demands and the rise of cryptocurrencies’ popularity, ...

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US Ranks as ‘Most Favorable’ Country for ICOs in Recent Report

The U.S., Switzerland, and Singapore were ranked as the top three “most favorable” countries for Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) in a recent report, according to a press release the researchers shared with Cointelegraph July 14. Analysts associated with the Crypto Finance Conference compiled the research based on publicly available data of the top 100 ICOs by country in terms of ...

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Crypto Miners Embrace Cheap Power in Europe’s Poorest Country

In Kosovo, Europe’s poorest country, there are few job opportunities for a population of which 50% are under 25 and most adults in the country wish to go abroad to work away from rampant corruption and cronyism. There is at least one positive asset though, cheap electricity. For a select few tech-savvy English speaking entrepreneurs who can pool together enough to ...

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Swiss Bank Becomes First in Country to Offer Business Accounts to Crypto Companies

Hypothekarbank Lenzburg has become the first bank in Switzerland to provide business accounts to blockchain and cryptocurrency companies, Cointelegraph auf Deutsch reported June 6. While Falcon Private Bank has provided crypto asset management services since last year, Hypothekarbank Lenzburg CEO Marianne Wildi confirmed that they are first bank in the country to open company accounts for blockchain and crypto-related fintech ...

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Polish Gov’t Invites BitBay to Join Working Group as Exchange Forced to Leave Country

Recently expatriated Polish cryptocurrency exchange BitBay tweeted yesterday, May 30, that the Polish Financial Supervision Authority (KNF) has asked them to join a Blockchain Working Group. BitBay suspended operations in Poland this week after banks refused to cooperate with the exchange, in the wake of the Polish government’s increasingly negative stance toward cryptocurrencies. Although BitBay did not directly address whether ...

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How a Country With a Population of 3M Is Helping Make Security Tokens the Next Crypto Megatrend

With security tokens predicted to be the next big crypto megatrend as early as the first quarter 2019, one tiny country in Europe’s Nordic region is helping bring security tokens into the mainstream by creating the world’s first infrastructure to legally issue and trade them. Yet for many within the crypto community, the difference between a utility token and a ...

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