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Ripple Partners With Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority To Offer Pilot Program For Banks

Ripple has announced an agreement today, Feb. 14, with the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) to provide support for Ripple’s cross-border payments technology to banks in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). (more…)

Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Global trends

February 14, 2018

108

Guide to Crypto Mining

Crypto mining is all the rage these days, but even with its impressive growth there are many people out there that simply have no idea what it is or how to do it. In most cases, the value of cryptocurrency is what has caught most people’s attention, but you need to understand what crypto mining is and how to do it in order to make any money from it. (more…)

Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies

February 14, 2018

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Saudi Arabia warns on cryptocurrencies

The Capital Market Authority (CMA) affirmed that investment, speculation and participation in the digital currency initial offers involve high risk, including risk of capital loss and fraud, as well as market risks associated with high volatility in digital currency prices, and uncertainty about its valuation, in addition to the difficulty of protecting investors as it being out of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s scope of control. (more…)

Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies

February 13, 2018

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Investors Caught In Two Crypto ‘Exit Scams’

Following an announcement from an Italian cryptocurrency exchange that $200 million worth of virtual currency was stolen from its servers, investors and developers are taking in the news with skepticism, RT stated. (more…)

Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies

February 13, 2018

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Crypto ‘Unlikely To Disappear’, Says Internal Report Attributed To J.P. Morgan

J.P. Morgan has called cryptocurrencies the “innovative maelstrom” around Blockchain and said they are “unlikely to disappear” in what appears to be an internal report from the company, published Feb. 8, 2018. (more…)

Cryptocurrencies, Global trends, Hotnews

February 11, 2018

252

Goldman Sachs Research Head Sees Crypto Crash With Few Currencies Left

Like companies caught up in the 1990s dot-com bubble, the head of Goldman Sachs’ Global Investment Research unit believes most cryptocurrencies will likely fail and end up having no value. In an note, Steve Strongin said that most of today’s cryptocurrencies are “unlikely” to make it over the long term, CNBC reported. (more…)

Banks, Cryptocurrencies, Hotnews

February 8, 2018

227

Ripple opens gateway to Chinese e-commerce market with LianLian

Chinese payment processor LianLian is to join RippleNet, providing a gateway to the region to other members of Ripple’s far-flung 100-strong instant payments network. (more…)

Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Hotnews

February 8, 2018

272

Bitcoin Slides Again As Banks Curb Buying

And the hits keep coming … to bitcoin’s price. (more…)

Cryptocurrencies, Hotnews

February 6, 2018

269

Major Cryptocurrency Exchange Bittrex To Add USD Trading, Reopen New User Sign-ups

Bill Shihara, CEO of Bittrex, confirmed during a Unikrn Radio podcast with Unikrn CEO Rahul Sood on Jan. 31 that the Bittrex exchange will be opening up USD trading to the majority of its customers. (more…)

Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies

February 5, 2018

SpherePay opens cryptocurrency ICO

Singapore homegrown mobile payment app company SpherePay officially opens its Initial Coin Offering (ICO) or also known as Initial Token Sale today. (more…)

Cryptocurrencies

February 5, 2018

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Square joins bitcoin revolution; SpherePay to launch own-brand cryptocurrency

Square is joining the growing list of tech firms entering the crypto-trading markets, enabling nearly all users to buy and sell bitcoins across its Cash payments app. (more…)

Cryptocurrencies, Fintech news, POS/mPOS and online acquiring

February 2, 2018

Bitcoin Hits Multi-Month Low As Mainstream Media Keeps Up FUD Pressure

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Bitcoin dropped below $8000 today, Feb. 2, for the first time since November, 2017 as continuing pressure causes fresh sell-offs across cryptocurrency markets.

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Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies

February 2, 2018

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South Korea doesn’t intend to shut down virtual coin trading: finance minister

South Korea’s finance minister said on Thursday the government has no plans to shut down cryptocurrency trading, affirming market speculation that the authorities won’t go as far as China, which has blocked virtual coin platforms. (more…)

Cryptocurrencies, Government activities, Hotnews

January 31, 2018

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Facebook Bans Cryptocurrency, ICO Ads Because Of ‘Deceptive Promotional Practices’

By Andrew Marshall for CoinTelegraph

Facebook has updated its advertising policy, announcing in a blog post Tuesday, Jan. 30 that it prohibits ads that use “misleading or deceptive promotional practices,” which, according to the social media platform, includes ads of cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). (more…)

Cryptocurrencies, Global trends

January 31, 2018

KODAKCoin ICO Moves into Accredited Investor Stage, Warns of Bogus KODAKCoin ICO Websites & Facebook Pages

One of the most anticipated initial coin offerings (ICO) in 2018, Kodak and its KODAKCoin security token has shared more than 40,000 potential investors have expressed interest in participating in the funding round. KODAKCoin is now moving to the “accredited investor verification phase” where individuals must validate their investor status. KODAKCoin expects this process to take weeks as they sort through all of the documentation. (more…)

Cryptocurrencies, Fintech news

January 31, 2018

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MoneyGram CEO Plans Waves With Ripple

Headlines swirl around the price of bitcoin and its cryptocurrency cousins, around psychological barriers tied to $10,000 thresholds, around raids on suspect operators, around tax rates in South Korea and hacks of crypto exchanges. (more…)

Cryptocurrencies, Fintech news, Global trends, Remittances

January 30, 2018

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Hong Kong plans TV ad campaign to warn against ICO and crypto investments

By Jon Russel for TC

Most financial authorities worldwide have warned their citizens on the risks of buying bitcoin or investing in ICOs, but Hong Kong is going a step further. Concern is such in the country that authorities are taking to TV and other media to warn of the risks of investment. (more…)

Cryptocurrencies, Government activities, InspirAsia

January 30, 2018

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Ripple and Coinbase investor Greg Kidd backs digital money platform Uphold

By Uphold

Uphold, the digital money platform, today announced that it has entered into a $57.5 million partnership with Greg Kidd, investor in Ripple, Square, Coinbase and others, to increase its loss assurance for consumers to around 20% of total current crypto holdings – an industry-leading move where most companies offer little or no consumer coverage. (more…)

Cryptocurrencies, Fintech news, Global trends

January 29, 2018

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Bank-based blockchain projects are going to transform the financial services industry

By Hugh Harsono for Techcrunch

Cryptocurrencies are constantly evolving, with popular currencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum maintaining their popularity despite recent market corrections. (more…)

Banks, Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Global trends, Hotnews

January 29, 2018

210

Equity Markets vs. Cryptocurrency Markets: Weekly Performance Review

By Vlad Smerkis for COintelegraph

Developed equity markets globally continued to outperform most cryptocurrencies last week, as they have since the start of the year. The top equity market for both the past week and year-to-date is Hong Kong, with the Hang Seng Index advancing 2.8 percent for the week to close at 32,255, and up 10.8 percent year-to-date. In second place was the S&P 500, up 2.2 percent for the week and 7.5 percent year-to-date, and then the Shanghai Composite, which advanced 2.0 percent for the week and 7.6 percent year-to-date. (more…)

Cryptocurrencies

January 29, 2018

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How blockchain could kill both cable and Netflix

By Rizvan Virk for Venture Beat

Blockchain technology, powered by nodes of peer-to-peer computers around the world, is on the rise. So can we expect decentralized entertainment applications built on blockchain to replace streaming services like Netflix or Amazon and be the final death knell for Cable? (more…)

Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Fintech news, Global trends

January 29, 2018

Silicon Valley VCs See Green In Telegram’s $600M ICO

Three big Silicon Valley venture capital firms want to invest in Telegram’s initial coin offering (ICO), The Financial Times reported. (more…)

Cryptocurrencies, Fintech news, Global trends

January 29, 2018

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A Beginners Guide to Cryptocurrency Trading

2017 was a break-out year for cryptocurrencies. The mainstream media began to consistently discuss the value of cryptocurrencies as bitcoin hit a fresh all-time high.  Cryptocurrencies are digital currencies that have a finite number of coins that can be created. The most popular cryptocurrency is bitcoin, whose rise from $1,000 to $19,000 per coin in late 2017 took the world by storm. However, there are several other cryptocurrencies that are actively traded including Ethereum, Litecoin and Ripple. (more…)

Cryptocurrencies, Global trends

January 29, 2018

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World’s First Cryptocurrency Airport In Brisbane

By Jon Buck for Coin Telegraph

Brisbane Airport (BNE) will soon become the first cryptocurrency airport terminal, according to reports from local media. The airport is working with local and international companies to make the entire terminal cryptocurrency friendly, with stores, coffee shops and restaurants accepting BitcoinEtherand Dash. (more…)

Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies

January 25, 2018

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Ripple Sold Nearly $92 Million XRP In Q4 2017

By Ripple

Ripple sold nearly $92 million of its XRP digital currency in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to news from CNBC. (more…)

Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Hotnews

January 25, 2018

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You had a successful ICO. Now what?

By Tristan Tarpley for his Medium

Now you have capital you can’t afford to waste.

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Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies

January 24, 2018

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ING, SocGen and ABN Amro run agricultural commodity trade on shared ledger

Having successfully tested the use of blockchain technology in oil trading last year, ABN Amro, ING and SocGen have completed a first agricultural commodity trade using their Easy Trading Connect prototype. (more…)

Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies

January 23, 2018

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Nordea Institutes Cryptocurrency Trading Ban For Employees

Due to high risks and “insufficient” protection, the Nordic region’s largest bank will ban its approximately 31,000 employees from trading in cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, the company said on Monday (Jan. 22), according to news from Reuters. (more…)

Banks, Cryptocurrencies

January 23, 2018

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Deutsche Bank Analysts: Low Volatility on Wall Street Brings Investors To Crypto

Analysts at Deutsche Bank released a note to clients on Friday, Jan. 19 stating that there is a growing correlation between the price of Bitcoin (BTC) and the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), also known as Wall Street’s “Fear Index.” (more…)

Banks, Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies

January 23, 2018