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Malta green lights new cryptocurrency bill

Malta’s cabinet has given the go-ahead to three separate bills relating to blockchain technology and cryptocurrency, including measures that would introduce a framework for regulating cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICOs). Amongst the three bills, the Virtual Financial Assets Bill sought to create a structure for regulating ICOs and cryptocurrency... Read More

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Bigger Blocks and Smarter Contracts: What’s In Bitcoin Cash’s Next Fork?

Bitcoin cash’s next software upgrade may be even more ambitious than its first – and that’s no small feat given last time it broke off from bitcoin in acrimonious fashion. In fact, the update, announced in November and slated for May 15, packages together a number of features that all... Read More

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What happened to China’s only bitcoin ATM after its crackdown on crypto

Four years ago, China got its first bitcoin ATM at a time when the yuan dominated global bitcoin trades. Now, the physical machine is out of operation, after crypto trading has been shut down in China. Shanghai-based Jiefang Daily (link in Chinese) recently paid a visit to the headquarters of... Read More

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German Securities Trading Bank Reportedly Becomes First In Country To Trade Crypto

VPE WertpapierhandelsBank AG (VPE), a German securities trading bank, has partnered with Berlin-based technology company solarisBank to launch a cryptocurrency trading service for institutional investors, according to a VPE press release April 25. VPE is regulated by the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) and is purportedly the first bank in... Read More

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Ripple Adds Five New Money Transfer Operators to xVia

Blockchain-based payments solution firm Ripple has added five new clients from Asia and Europe, who will use xVia API over RippleNet. Among the five clients three are from the UK – FairFX, RationalFX, and Exchange4Free – one from Georgia – UniPAY – and the last one from Malaysia – MoneyMatch.... Read More

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Crypto Mining Becoming a Concern in Some US Cities

As interest in cryptocurrencies continues, so does FOMO. Mining is one way to get in on the action, but some cities aren’t taking too kindly to the high power consumption that goes along with it. Cryptocurrency is a billion-dollar industry, increasing in worth the greener the markets get. Mining is an... Read More

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Philippine Gov’t To Allow Country’s First Crypto Businesses In Special Economic Zone

The Philippine government will allow 10 Blockchain and cryptocurrency companies to operate in the Cagayan Economic Zone, Reuters reports April 25. The companies will reportedly be the first Blockchain and crypto-related firms to legally operate in the Philippines after the Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA) established a fintech hub with... Read More

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The 17 Millionth Bitcoin Is About to Be Mined: What It Means and Why It Matters

Bitcoin’s limited supply is about to get a bit more limited. Barring an unforeseen event, the 17 millionth bitcoin is likely to be mined in the coming day, data from Blockchain.info shows, a development that would mark yet another milestone for the world’s first cryptocurrency. That’s because as per bitcoin’s... Read More

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Nasdaq is open to becoming cryptocurrency exchange, CEO says

 Once the space matures, Nasdaq is open to becoming a platform for trading cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, according to the company’s CEO. “Certainly Nasdaq would consider becoming a crypto exchange over time,” Nasdaq CEO Adena Friedman told CNBC’s Squawk Box Wednesday. “If we do look at it and say ‘it’s time,... Read More