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US Develops Cryptocurrency Intelligence Program Targeting P2P Sites, Forums, Darknet Markets

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has revealed a cryptocurrency intelligence program aimed at identifying unlicensed crypto businesses using P2P sites, online forums, and darknet markets. These areas have consistently … Read More

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Egyptian National Bank Turns to Blockchain to Boost Remittance Business

Another major financial institution has partnered with blockchain-based payments firm Ripple. The National Bank of Egypt has signed a cooperation agreement with Ripple to establish new channels for inward remittances, according to a … Read More

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India Unveils National Blockchain Strategy, Calling on RBI to Issue Digital Currency

India’s National Strategy on Blockchain has been published. It recommends, among other things, for the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to issue a central bank digital currency. The Ministry of … Read More

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Blockchain-Based Shopify Plugin Ensures Consumers Receive Authentic Products

A San Francisco-based startup called “Real Items Foundation” is beta testing a Shopify plugin to ensure that authentic items are being sold to online shoppers.  The plugin –-  powered by … Read More

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Crypto Employment Abounds With More Than 8,000 Jobs in 2020

During the last year, the cryptoconomy has picked up pace after a drawn out crypto winter. When market prices were low and startups were short on capital, a bunch of … Read More

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Amid Legal Controversy, Telegram Blockchain Explorers Are Already Available

As the SEC lawsuit against Telegram Open Network (TON) forced it to postpone mainnet launch, working blockchain explorers are already available for the testnet. Blockchair announced the creation of a … Read More

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Blockchain Will Be Most In-Demand Hard Skill in 2020: LinkedIn

Blockchain will be the most in-demand hard skill in 2020, according to a new study by the educational subsidiary of professional social network LinkedIn. A newcomer to LinkedIn’s annual list … Read More

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33,000 Companies in China Claim to Use Blockchain Technology

China now has more than 33,000 registered companies claiming to use blockchain technology in their businesses, according to the country’s Center for Information and Industry Development. The information was released … Read More

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Government Confirms Crypto Profits Not Taxable in South Korea

South Korea has confirmed that income tax cannot be levied on individual investors’ profits from crypto transactions under the current tax law. The government, however, is reviewing international trends and the … Read More

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China May Soon Have Its First Blockchain Exchange-Traded Fund

China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC), the country’s financial watchdog, has recently received an application for listing an exchange-traded fund (ETF) that will track blockchain-related stocks as underlying assets. Dubbed Penghua … Read More

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United Nations Must Embrace Blockchain: UN Secretary-General

United Nations (UN) secretary-general António Guterres said the organization must embrace blockchain technology. According to a Dec. 28 Forbes report, Guterres believes that blockchain should be among the technologies used by the UN.  … Read More

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Shenzhen Stock Exchange Launches Index of Top 50 Blockchain Public Companies

The Shenzhen Stock Exchange has launched a blockchain index comprising 50 of the largest publicly listed companies with blockchain ventures by market capitalization. Blockchain-related stocks in China have been gaining … Read More

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Getting In and Out of the Cryptocurrency Economy Can Be Costly

Since bitcoin and digital currencies have become popular, fiat on and off-ramps have sprung up that allow investors to enter and exit the cryptoconomy. However, many of the entryways into … Read More

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Crypto Regulation: Is It Good or Bad for the Industry?

It’s the issue that never seems to go away: regulation. Some crypto advocates insist it is good for the industry, paving the way for mainstream adoption among consumers and businesses … Read More

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Indian Lawmaker Says ‘Cryptocurrency Is Inevitable’

Indian Parliament member Dr. Subramanian Swamy has shared his view on cryptocurrency. Advocating for India to make the transition to crypto, he reportedly said, “cryptocurrency is inevitable.” The lawmaker will … Read More

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Jack Dorsey: Twitter Developing Decentralized Standard for Social Media

Jack Dorsey, the founder and CEO of Twitter and payments operator Squre, has revealed that Twitter is funding a dedicated team to develop a decentralized standard for social media. In … Read More

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China Releases Year-End Crypto Rankings

China’s Center for Information and Industry Development has published its year-end crypto project rankings. Thirty-five projects were evaluated and ranked overall as well as in three separate categories. Bitcoin has … Read More

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New Ukrainian Law Says ‘Virtual Assets’ Can Be Used for Payments

The Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s legislature, has approved amendments that introduce legal terms and definitions pertaining to the crypto space. The new legislation, which aims to transpose the FATF standards into … Read More

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Deutsche Bank Strategist Predicts Crypto Could Replace Fiat Money

Deutsche Bank analysts have made some predictions regarding the future of cryptocurrency. Strategist Jim Reid explained why cryptocurrencies are inevitable and how the existing fiat money system could crumble over … Read More

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Juventus soccer club releases blockchain token for fan voting

Italian professional soccer club Juventus has released its own token to enable fans to participate in voting and polling. Following a year-long development, Juventus’ branded token is now available on Socios.com, a … Read More

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Indian Government Delays Introducing Cryptocurrency Bill

The Indian government previously told the supreme court that the country’s cryptocurrency bill may be introduced in the Winter session of parliament. However, the crypto bill is not included in … Read More

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