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Construction of Morocco’s 36 Megawatt Bitcoin Mining Farm to Start in January 2019

A Bitcoin mining company formed from a U.S. private equity firm plans to begin building a 36 megawatt farm in Morocco from January next year, Ars Technica reports Tuesday, September 18. Soluna, the product of New York-based Brookstone Partners, intends to leverage local laws by eventually selling at least 20 percent of its electricity output back to the Moroccan government. ...

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Binance to Start Closed Beta Testing of New Crypto-Fiat Exchange in Singapore

Binance, the largest global crypto exchange, will soon start private beta testing a crypto-fiat exchange in Singapore, as Binance co-founder and CEO Changpeng Zhao (CZ) tweeted on September 15. As Changpeng Zhao revealed, the testing will be launched on September 18: “I just slipped that we will begin #Binance Singapore fiat exchange live money closed beta testing on Sept 18th, ...

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Which Countries Are Best to Start Blockchain Projects?

Bitcoin’s boom has spawned more than just a digital currency revolution. Companies across the globe have explored the potential of blockchain technology in a range of different spheres, including cars, phones, and a multitude of disruptive alternatives in banking, government and as well as shipping. Also, it is not only the small startups that are trying to push blockchain innovation, ...

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A “Good Start”: U.S. Introduces Office of Innovation and Sandbox for …

Fintech businesses struggling to stay inbounds of government rules may soon receive a dose of much-needed guidance via the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Through its newly-created Office of Innovation, agency leadership intends to develop a regulatory framework designed to open the spigot in terms of the development of new products and services for those companies involved in cryptocurrencies, blockchain ...

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Asset Management Firm Northern Trust to Start Crypto Custody Business

Northern Trust Corp., a leading global asset management firm with $954 billion in total assets under management, is planning to start a custody service for digital assets, Bloomberg reported July 31. The company’s head of corporate and institutional business Pete Cherecwich told Bloomberg that the company has started developing a strategy to secure custody-held digital assets such as cryptocurrencies. He ...

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Novogratz’s Crypto Bank Galaxy Digital to Start Trading Aug. 1 on Canadian Exchange

Mike Novogratz’s crypto-focused merchant bank, Galaxy Digital LP, is set to begin trading on Canada’s TSX Venture Exchange on August 1, Bloomberg reports July 30. The New-York headquartered firm will reportedly trade on the TSX Venture Exchange through a separate vehicle, Galaxy Digital Holdings Ltd., under the GLXY ticker. For Galaxy’s founder, the former Goldman Sachs partner and crypto bull ...

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Venezuela’s New Petro-Backed National Currency to Start Circulating in August

The president of Venezuela Nicolás Maduro has announced that the country’s new cryptocurrency-backed national currency will start circulating August 20, local state news agency Telesur reported July 25. Telesur reports that the new currency, the Bolívar Soberano (Sovereign Bolivar), will have five zeros less than the existing national currency Bolivar Fuerte (VEF) and will be anchored to the oil-backed Petro ...

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Thai Regulator Confirms July Start Date for Regulated ICOs

In an announcement July 4, Thailand has confirmed its long-awaited ICO regulations will come into effect July 16, cementing the fundraising instrument’s status in the country. In summary comments, the Thai Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) finalized details of how ICOs will operate going forward. The new regulation will take the form of a two-tier vetting procedure, with accredited “ICO ...

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EOS Founder Wants to Scrap the Platform’s Constitution, Start Anew

Daniel Larmier, the founder and technical architect of EOS, has confirmed that he wants to scrap the platform’s current constitution and build a new one. Speaking on the EOSIO Gov Telegram Channel, Larimer claimed he has doubts about the company’s current on-chain governance model and called the existing constitution “unwise.” “I have learned a lot about human nature by watching ...

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