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JD.com Launches Blockchain-as-a-Service Platform

JD.com Launches Blockchain-as-a-Service Platform

JD.com, China’s largest retailer, has launched a Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) platform for use by businesses looking to develop blockchain solutions. The new platform will allow them to adopt DLT without having to build the technology from the ground up. As detailed in the recent press release, the JD Blockchain Open Platform enables developers to build, host and implement solutions on the JD constructed blockchain …


Congressman Invites Crypto CEOs to Capitol Hill for SEC Legislation Talks

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A US congressman has invited 32 prominent representatives of the cryptocurrency industry to Washington in order to discuss future ICO legislation. Warren Davidson, the Republican representative for Ohio is to discuss measures to be introduced by the Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) this coming autumn after discussions between the Commission and Davidson’s office. Davidson sits on The United States House …


What Lies Ahead for Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies, Post-Brexit?

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A Britain-based CEO has suggested that post-Brexit, cryptocurrencies will benefit the UK as they have key advantages over fiat currencies. Danial Daychopan of Crypto company Plutus, suggests that due to the pound and euro’s interdependence and the fact that they are both based on other currencies,  allows decentralized cryptocurrencies to offer a “variable and stable alternative” for both consumers and …


Bitcoin News Radio Show, 17th August 2018

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Listen to the 17 August 2018 Bitcoin News Radio Show below. On this edition of the show, we start with a Bitcoin price update. Hear about Ethereum’s gambling problem. Learn about a USD 224 million lawsuit against AT&T for a sim swapping incident. We discuss a bomb threat to a crypto mining company due tthe o noise level, and how …


Russia Joins the Blockchain-Electoral Pilot Project Race

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Blockchain experimentation and adoption in Russia has reached a new height with the announcement of a blockchain-based electronic voting system. Russian Experiment The non-profit Association of Independent Public Observers, also known as National Public Monitoring (NOM), is reported to have announced a pilot project at a press conference in Moscow. The Russian news outlet, Tass reported that the all-Russian Congress of …


Cryptocurrency Market Decline Caused by Strengthening Dollar

Cryptocurrency Market Decline Caused by Dollar Rise, Says eToro's Mati Greenspan

A senior market analyst at eToro, Mati Greenspan, recently produced a commentary on cryptocurrency market. He argued that the recent market decline is a product of the strengthening US dollar.   As the dollar continued to perform well in recent weeks, fuelled by policies tightening the economy with the intention of preventing high inflation, the economies of emerging markets struggled …


Landmark Hearing: US Hacker Ordered by Court to Pay Bail in Bitcoin

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A US court has ordered an alleged hacker to pay for his bail using cryptocurrency. Magistrate Judge Corley has ordered the defendant, Martin Marsich — a 25-year-old Serb/Italian national charged for a hacking offense to pay an equivalent of $750,000 in cryptocurrency for bail. Marsich is accused of hacking US video games company Electronic Arts (EA), and obtaining in-game currency …


Second Crypto Funded School to Be Built in Rwanda

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An NGO and a cryptocurrency platform are planning to construct a school in Rwanda using cryptocurrency funding. The non-profit organization, Zam Zam Water, in a cooperative project with Peer-to-Peer finance platform provider Paxful is aiming to raise $100,000 for an education center. The project will be implemented in Rwanda’s Bugesera District, complete with full-time teaching staff. The school building project …


North America: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup, 10th to 16th August 2018

North America: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup, 10th to 16th August 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 ICO scam slapped with $30,000 fine: The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued a USD 30,000 penalty for David T Laurance and his fraudulent ICO. …


Europe: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup, 10th to 16th August 2018

Europe: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup, 10th to 16th August 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. France Cryptocurrencies have the same status as pets, cars and other movable property: The French State Council has recently designated cryptocurrencies as movable properties, bringing them at par with …


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