IBM to Bring 1,800 Blockchain Jobs to France

IBM To Bring 1,800 Blockchain Jobs to France

International Business Machines (IBM) recently announced initiatives and investments which will create 1,800 jobs in France. News of IBM’s intentions broke after the Tech for Good summit in Paris hosted by the president of France. Over 50 tech CEOs were present, including Mark Zuckerberg, Satya Nadella, and Biran Krzanich. The openings require “new collar” skills, a […]

Anti-Bitcoin Ads Target Former Obama Advisor

Anti-Bitcoin Ads Target Former Obama Advisor

Brian Forde is under attack by his opposition for accepting donations in Bitcoin. While the Federal Election Commission (FEC) gave Bitcoin donations the greenlight in a ruling back in 2014, this hasn’t stopped Dave Min from using it as the foundation of an anti-ad campaign. Min is a rival Democrat, also competing for a seat […]

Spain Opens Legal Doors for Funds Investing in Crypto

Spain Opens Legal Doors for Funds Investing in Crypto

Spain’s Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores (CNMV) or National Securities Market Commission, recently stated that investment funds could interact with Bitcoin. The statement was within a Q&A document for fintech companies, with one of the questions asking if a fund registered by CNMV could directly invest in cryptocurrencies. The answer by the CNMV was: […]

New EU Privacy Laws Brings Parity’s PICOPs to a Halt

New EU Privacy Laws Brings Parity's PICOPs to a Halt

New General Data Protection Law (GDPR) guidelines have led to the shutdown of the Parity ICO Passport Service (PICOPS). The main conflict is between blockchain’s immutability and GDPR’s right to deletion of data clause. With fines getting as severe as EUR 20 million, it has prompted other cryptocurrency companies to clean up their act as […]

Zimbabwe Bans Cryptocurrency Trading

Zimbabwe Bans Cryptocurrency Trading

Zimbabwe has issued instructions to all financial institutions in the country to move away from any partnerships, relationships, or associations with all cryptocurrencies, according to a local news source. The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe registrar Norman Mataruka said these precautions were issued to protect the general public, as well as concerns for the country’s financial […]