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Venezuelan Turmoil Sees $10 Million Spurt on LocalBitcoins

Venezuelan Turmoil Sees $10 Million Spurt on LocalBitcoins

With the country in turmoil and Venezuela‘s future more uncertain than at any point since 1999 when Hugo Chavez first became president, the trade in Bitcoin has peaked, recording USD 10 million in trading on P2P platform LocalBitcoins in just seven days. In the past week, the country was thrown into turmoil when Juan Guaido proclaimed himself unofficially as the …


Jamaica Stock Exchange Ready to List Security Tokens

Jamaica Stock Exchange Ready to List Security Tokens

The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) has suggested that it is now looking to list security tokens on its platform after a successful trial with regulated market participants including the Jamaica Central Securities Depository (JCSD). The launch of trading on the JSE has been delayed as the original target completion date was set for the end of 2018, but the actual …


The Road Ahead for Venezuela: Is There a Place for Cryptocurrency in Rebuilding a Failed Economy?

What Road for Venezuela And Is There A Place For Cryptocurrency In Rebuilding A Failed Economy

BitcoinNews began following the situation in Venezuela early last year and tagged it as a potential humanitarian disaster. Where does Venezuela turn to now as it sits on the cusp of a complete breakdown of its political system and economy whilst facing the challenge of a new era of government? Bitcoin, albeit driven underground by the Maduro regime, has been …


North America: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup 19 to 25 January 2019

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North America Welcome to another weekly blockchain news roundup from around the world. Here, we present to you all the latest Bitcoin news, continent by continent and country by country. United States Chicago Association Forced to Withdraw ETF Application: The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) has withdrawn the application pertaining to its Bitcoin Exchange Traded Fund (ETF). The application’s withdrawal …


South America: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup 19 to 25 January 2019

South America

South America Welcome to another weekly blockchain news roundup from around the world. Here we present to you all the latest Bitcoin news continent by continent and country by country. Brazil Blockchain Pioneer Believes Bitcoin will End Notaries: Brazilian blockchain pioneer Aleksander Mandic is of an opinion that the new technology represents a new era for the internet and will …


Venezuela’s Guaidó Backs Bitcoin, Not Petro

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As Nicolás Maduro fights for survival, still refusing to relinquish power to would-be president Juan Guaidó, Venezuela’s crypto community can at least be hopeful of saying goodbye to the hapless Petro under new leadership. Guaidó’s self-proclamation as new interim president in Venezuela is recognized by major powers, including the United States and United Kingdom. Those hoping that a place for …


CBOE Scraps Bitcoin ETF Application

CBOE Scraps ETF Application For Now

The cryptocurrency community will have to wait a little longer for the first hotly-anticipated Bitcoin exchange-traded fund ETF as CBOE has officially withdrawn its application, albeit temporarily. The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published a document on 23 January detailing the withdrawal from CBOE of the VanEck SolidX Bitcoin Trust application. The ongoing US government shutdown, which has now surpassed …


North America: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup 12th to 18th January 2019

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North America Welcome to another weekly blockchain news roundup from around the world. Here, we present to you all the latest Bitcoin news, continent by continent and country by country. United States Top 6 universities from the US, including MIT, are busy developing what they claim to be the fastest cryptocurrency ever. Called Unit-e, the cryptocurrency is being built from …


South America: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup 12th to 18th January 2019

South America

South America Welcome to another weekly blockchain news roundup from around the world. Here we present to you all the latest Bitcoin news continent by continent and country by country. Brazil Brazil Is One of the Top Countries With Users Affected by Malicious Apps on the Google Play Store: A global cybersecurity giant, Trend Micro, has recently made a worrying …


US Congressman Re-Introduces Bill to Exempt Non-Custodial Crypto Services

US Congressman Re-Introduces Bill to Exempt Non-Custodial Crypto Services

A US congressman Tom Emmer, a co-chair of the Congressional Blockchain Caucus, has introduced a bill dubbed the Blockchain Regulatory Certainty Act aimed at exempting cryptocurrency-related ventures that are non-custodial from money transmission laws.  The bill is co-sponsored by Congressman Darren Soto. Information regarding this was published on the Congress official website on 14 January. Part of the bill reads: …


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