Africa and the Middle East: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup, 14th to 20th September 2018

Africa and the Middle East: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup, 14th to 20th September 2018

Africa and the Middle East 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. Namibia Wildlife conservationist using crypto for preservation activities: A wildlife conservation expert based in Namibia is using Bitcoin Cash to […]

FATF President Optimistic on Global Crypto Standards

FATF President Optimistic on Global Crypto Standards

The president of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is positive that a global Anti-Money Laundering (AML) standard for cryptocurrencies will be soon be finalized. Speaking with the Financial Times, FATF president Marshall Billinglsea believes that digital assets present a “great opportunity”, although a lack of concrete AML standards has resulted in the adoption of […]

South America: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup, 14th to 20th September 2018

South America: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup, 14th to 20th September 2018

South 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. Argentina Bitcoin adoption reaching record levels: Bitcoin adoption in the country is reaching record levels due to rampant inflation and struggling fiat economy. […]

France Celebrates 10 Years of Bitcoin With National Art Exhibition

France Celebrates 10 Years of Bitcoin With National Art Exhibition

In celebration of Bitcoin’s upcoming tenth birthday, international artists have come together to offer a crypto-themed exhibition in France. Thematically, the exhibition will explore how cryptocurrencies can inspire artists to look beyond the traditional social parameters that influence their work, including the banking system. The collaborating artists have been given the challenge to identify how […]

US Members of Congress Call for Clear Crypto Tax Rules

US Members of Congress Call for Clear Crypto Tax Rules

Lawmakers in the United States have reached out to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the nation’s tax collection agency, calling for clearer taxation rules concerning cryptocurrency. Failure to inform The letter has been signed by Representatives David Schweikert, Darin LaHood, Lynn Jenkins, Brad Wenstrup, and Kevin Brady, who is the chairman of the committee on […]

Novogratz: Bitcoin Renaissance Coming as SEC Delays

Novogratz: Bitcoin Renaissance Coming as SEC Delays

Galaxy Digital Capital Management’s crypto billionaire founder Michael Novogratz is putting a very positive spin on Bitcoin’s current position, maintaining it has the hit the bottom and is ready to bounce. Speaking yesterday at Yahoo Finance’s second annual All Markets Summit in New York, the ex-hedge fund manager has further cemented his support of cryptocurrencies, […]

South Korea Pledges State Support to Build on Blockchain Successes

South Korea Wants State Support to Build on Blockchain Successes

South Korea’s Ministry of Science and Information Communications Technology (ICT) has vowed to support the country’s already burgeoning blockchain industry. At a meeting this week between Second Vice Minister of Science and ICT Min Won-ki and blockchain startups at the blockchain technology firm Blocko in Bundang, the minister pledged his government’s support for new startups. […]

Namibian Crypto Fundraiser to Save African Wild Dog

Namibian Crypto Fundraiser to Save African Wild Dog

A traveler to Namibia has decided to raise funds in cryptocurrency in order to save African wildlife. When she was in Namibia, Nadja Leroux first accounted cryptocurrency when she was sent a small amount of Bitcoin Cash, enabling her to make transactions even while in the African bush. On returning home, she has now decided […]

Futures Expiration Causes Extreme Bitcoin Volatility

Futures Expiration Causes Extreme Bitcoin Volatility

The Bitcoin market experienced extreme volatility on 19 September 2018, dropping from USD 6,330 to USD 6,100 (-3.6%) in an hour, and then rapidly rising to USD 6,550 (+7.4%) only half an hour later, before dropping again to USD 6,400 (-2.3%) in the next half hour before stabilizing. This rapid and isolated Bitcoin price volatility […]

Bitfury Clarke “Most Efficient” 14 nm Bitcoin Mining Chip

Bitfury Launches "Most Efficient" 14 nm Bitcoin Mining Chip

Bitfury has released a mining chip called the Bitfury Clarke, which it claims is the most powerful and efficient Bitcoin mining chip ever released. This is quite surprising since the Bitfury Clarke is 14 nm, while some Bitcoin mining chips are being produced with 7 nm transistors, which should be more efficient, all other things […]