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Benefits Blockchain can Provide in the Refugee Crisis

The refugee crisis seems to know no end. Predominantly stretching from the Middle East, South America (Venezuelan crisis) and right though to the boarders of Mexico and USA, the numbers of displaced families are continuously increasing. An interesting article by Forbes has detailed five benefits that blockchain can provide in the refugee crisis: Digitalise identity […]

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Trump Names Pro-Bitcoin Congressman Mulvaney Next White House Chief of Staff

US President Donald Trump announced yesterday via Twitter that Mick Mulvaney will be named Acting White House Chief of Staff. He will be replacing John Kelly. Mulvaney is a Republican from the state of South Carolina. He has been a long time supporter of Bitcoin and blockchain technology. Responsible for creating the bipartisan Blockchain Caucus, […]

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President Maduro: all Venezuelan oil to be sold in Petro

In a statement made on national television yesterday, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro stated that all oil from the region would be sold in Petro. Petro is the ailing Venezuelan state’s national cryptocurrency. Recently launched, it is hoped that the cryptocurrency will improve the dire financial situation occurring in Venezuela. The President has supported the idea of […]

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Bitcoin SV Looking to Dethrone Bitcoin Cash

As the turmoil continues in the cryptomarkets, Bitcoin SV (BSV) is looking to dethrone Bitcoin Cash (BCH). There is a clear trade up/down on the pair, with investors selling BCH and buying BSV. The battle for 5 place on coinmarketcap is up for grabs. Last month Bitcoin cash (BCH) forked into BCHABC and BSV.

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Crypto Reviews For Sale: More Common Than You Think

Reuters has published a special report that reveals how social media personalities (influencers) are charging thousands for positive reviews, without labelling them as sponsored content. The report indicates the practice is far more common than generally known. Shilling, the promotion of coins, is taken to a dangerous level, when unethical influencers are involved. Hacken paid $7,500 […]

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Spain: New Law Requires Disclosure of all Crypto Holdings

The Spanish Ministry of Finance has announced earlier this morning that Spain has approved a law requiring all citizens to declare any crypto-asset holdings. Part of a draft of an anti-fraud law, it has been approved by the Council of Ministers today. The move is said be an attempt to close legal loopholes wherein citizens […]

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Bitcoin Arbitrage Opportunities on Bitfinex

With the stability of cryptocurrency Tether under pressure, Bitfinex, a cryptocurrency exchange that shares a CEO with Tether, is offering Bitcoin at a premium. According to newsBTC,  Bitcoin, was recently trading approximately $300 higher on Bitfinex compared to its price on Coinbase.  Traders are pushing up the Bitcoin price by selling Tether and buying Bitcoin […]

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Smooth Trade Post-Brexit? Look to Blockchains, says Hammond

At the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham this Monday, Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Phillip Hammond suggested that blockchain technology is an obvious area to look into for easing the friction at the Irish border: There is technology becoming available (…) I don’t claim to be an expert on it but the most obvious technology […]

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