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Swiss Point to Stablecoins as Next Crypto Innovation

Swiss Point to Stablecoins as Next Crypto Innovation

A computer scientist and economist who co-founded the Bitcoin Association Switzerland, Luzius Meisser, has spoken out about the direction of the cryptocurrency industry, pointing to stablecoins as the next big mover. Meisser, who is also on the board at brokerage firm Bitcoin Suisse AG, was speaking at the Crypto Finance Conference in St Moritz on 16 January when he said …


Russian Government Official Denies Bitcoin “Huge” Investment

Russian Government Official Denies Bitcoin "Huge" Investment

Rumors that Russia might be pondering the possibility of buying Bitcoins as a means of fighting US-imposed economic sanctions have been strongly denied by the Russian authorities, according to local news blog Forklog. In the past few days, it has been suggested that a Russian economist with ties to the Russian government had said that the country was about to …


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: …


Belarus Platform Claims First to Offer Tokenized Shares

Belarus Platform Claims First to Offer Tokenized Shares

A website based in Belarus has launched a website which is claiming to be the first trading exchange to trade digital currency for assets such as gold and other traditional financial assets. An Estonian exchange, DX Exchange, had actually claimed the same earlier this month. The site allowing the purchase of tokens, which represent real assets, was the brainchild of …


Chevron, Total, Reliance Join Commodities Trade Blockchain Platform

Chevron, Total, Reliance Join Commodities Trade Blockchain Platform

Reuters reports that Chevron, Total and Reliance have joined a growing list of mainstream energy bigshots eyeing blockchain technology to streamline the commodities trading industry. This adds to BP, Royal Dutch Shell, Equinor, Gunvor, Mercuria and Koch Supply & Trading, who are also backers of the same platform called Vakt. Historically, the logistics involved in commodities trading lacked elegance; with …


Crypto-Funded Brave Browser to Start Paying Users to View Ads

Brave

Brave, an ICO-funded Chrome browser fork, has made a name for itself courtesy its unique advertisement solutions. Keeping up the tradition, the company has launched yet another solution based on its policy of “respect for privacy” policy, where it blocks ads on websites and instead replaces them with their own. Users will have the option to view up to 20 …


Twitch Streamer Receives 20 BTC Tip While Playing Runescape

Twitch streamer

Playing video games and getting tipped tens of thousands of dollars? The ultimate dream for many, and precisely what happened to popular Twitch streamer “Sick Nerd“. The gamer made headlines after an anonymous donor(s) surprised him by donating a total of BTC 20, amounting up to approximately USD 73,000 at that time. He received this remarkable gift while he was …


Jimmy Song Suggests Bitcoin as Tool for “Peaceful Revolution”

Jimmy Song Suggests Bitcoin as Tool for "Peaceful Revolution"

Bitcoin developer Jimmy Song has pointed the finger towards recent Gilets Jaunes (yellow vests) protesters in Paris as an illustration of how big government mismanagement can be overcome by using the right tools, but not by violence. Song suggests that the missing tool, not yet being utilized by the French in anti-government protests, is cryptocurrency, believing that currencies such as Bitcoin are …


Indian Bank Closes Influencer’s Account for Making Crypto-Related Transactions

Indian

Indian online bank Digibank has closed down accounts of several people suspected of crypto trading, including that of popular local crypto influencer Indian CryptoGirl, who Tweeted the news. After India's Kotak Mahindra Bank, Digibank also starts sending anticrypto notices "We observed transactions for in cryptocurrencies, hence we are putting a credit freeze in your account. You will not be able to deposit …


Stablecoin War: Dollar-Pegged Cryptos Allegedly Offering Discounts

Stablecoin

According to some sources, the issuers of Gemini and PAX, two famous stablecoins, have been offering over the counter (OTC) traders a 1% discount if their tokens were used for buying something before being liquidated for fiat. The obvious reason for such an incentive was to get the stablecoin in circulation, not only as a means of storing value but …


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