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G20 Hands On Crypto Discussions At Washington Today

G20 Hands On Crypto Discussions At Washington Today

Global economic leaders are meeting today in Washington DC for the Second G20 Meeting of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors, with cryptocurrency regulation firmly on the agenda. As a follow-up to the Buenos Aires G20 meeting in March, where the need for a global plan for cryptocurrency regulation was initially discussed, more talks on the matter are set to …


IBM Pilots Blockchain Loans in Africa

IBM Pilots Blockchain Loans in Africa

Multinational giant IBM has launched a pilot blockchain-based project to support small businesses throughout Africa with a Kenyan logistics company. The company, Kenyan-based Twiga foods, has used mobile technology to develop its supply chain for farmers and traders. To expand and offer microloans to its African clients, the company has joined IBM to employ blockchain technology to improve its current …


IBM and Marsh to Partner for Blockchain Insurance Platform

IBM and Marsh to Partner for Blockchain Insurance Platform

IBM and insurance broker Marsh are developing a blockchain-based platform to maximize efficiency in insurance verification. ACORD Corporation and ISN will also be working in partnership with them. The system will be built on IBM’s blockchain platform as well as the Hyperledger Fabric code. Why a blockchain-based insurance platform? A blockchain-based insurance platform can help in reducing time, errors and finally costs. Distributed …


North America: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup, 13th to 19th April 2018

North America: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup, 13th to 19th April 2018

North America Welcome to our weekly roundup of all important blockchain and cryptocurrency news from around the world. Follow the latest developments in the cryptocurrency space continent by continent, country by country.   USA Authorities launch major investigation into Bitcoin trading: The attorney general for the US district of New York has launched an investigation into one of the biggest …


Analyst Predicts Future of Bitcoin Trading on Wall Street

Analysts Predict Future of Bitcoin Trading Will Be On Wall St

As cryptocurrencies become more widely accepted by mainstream financial institutions, former Goldman Sachs Investment banker Matt Levine predicts that the future of tradings will be on Wall Street alongside the stock exchange. With a growing number of investors entering the cryptocurrency market with large sums of capital, banks are beginning to see the economic benefit of facilitating their investments. One of the …


12 Japanese Arrested in Fake Cash for Bitcoin Fraud

An alleged scam in Japan has resulted in the arrests of 12 individuals accused of defrauding a Tokyo-based businessman of 190 million Japanese yen (JPY) in Bitcoin (approximately USD 1.8 million). An investigation between Tokyo and Hyogo police revealed that in July 2017, a Tokyo-based marketing executive was approached by a group of “traders” who offered him JPY 200 million …


Amazon’s New Patent Reveals Bitcoin User’s Data

Amazon's New Patent Reveals Bitcoin User's Data

Amazon was granted a patent from the US Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday, originally filed in 2014, which may conflict with the nature of Bitcoin’s decentralized status. The patent primarily focuses on the sharing of data with retailers and telecom companies in order to connect transactions and purchases made with the online retail giant to Bitcoin transaction, customer shipping …


Europe: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup, 13th to 19th April 2018

Europe: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup, 13th to 19th April 2018

Europe Welcome to our weekly roundup of all important blockchain and cryptocurrency news from around the world. Follow the latest developments in the cryptocurrency space continent by continent, country by country.   European Union $100K prize money set for EU hackathon: The European Union is offering a grand prize of EUR 100,000 to the winning team in an upcoming blockchain hackathon. …


Asia and Australia: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup, 13th to 19th April 2018

Asia and Australia: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup, 13th to 19th April 2018

Asia and Australia Welcome to our weekly roundup of all important blockchain and cryptocurrency news from around the world. Follow the latest developments in the cryptocurrency space continent by continent, country by country.   Japan Central bank not interested in state crypto: The Bank of Japan has said in a blanket statement that it has no plans right now to issue …


Quebec Government Defends Bitcoins Liberty

Quebec Government Defends Bitcoins Liberty

The Chief Scientist of Quebec, Rémi Quirion, has published a report on Bitcoin, taking an in-depth look at the state of legality that Bitcoin faces on a day-to-day basis. It finds no direct link between Bitcoin and criminal activities. Quirion disagrees with accusations such as that by BlackRock CEO Larry Fink who labelled Bitcoin as “an index of money laundering”, saying that …


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