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Latest BitFlyer Poll Sees European Confidence in Crypto High

A recent bitFlyer European study of consumer confidence in cryptocurrency has released figures showing a growing interest in the technology across the continent. The study by the Japanese crypto and blockchain company selected a range of respondents from across Europe by selecting 10 pools of 1,000 people from each nation. The countries chosen for the study were Belgium, Denmark, France, …


Ukraine’s New Blockchain Savvy Comic President Promises ‘Smartphone State’

Ukraine’s new ex-comedian turned president, Volodymyr Zelensky, is set to home in on creating a much more tech-savvy population with blockchain playing a big part. Comments from his administration through Mikhail Fyodorov, who led his digital campaign, indicate that blockchain will be used in areas beyond simply improving government and state structures. Fyodorov was a key player in securing the …


Malaysia to Build 835-Acre Blockchain City

Malaysia to Build 835-Acre Blockchain City

A new massive blockchain project called Melaka Straits City is planned for Malaysia with fundraising of USD 120 million needed in its initial stage. The idea is to make the blockchain city not only functional for a range of business enterprises and educational services, but also a major tourist attraction with the Ministry of Tourism of China predicting that 3 …


Blockchain Art Startup Scoops $7 Million in First Round Funding from Spotify Investor

Blockchain Art Startup Scoops $7 Million in First Round Funding from Spotify Investor

Blockchain art provenance chaser and registry Artory has raised over USD 7 million in a funding round, which includes an early investor in Swedish streaming platform Spotify. 2020 ventures, an early backer of Spotify, American logistics company Postmates, and luxury goods resale platform The RealReal are all backing the new project which is aimed at improving the capabilities of the …


Afghans Look to Sovereign Crypto Bond to Raise $5.8 Billion for Economy

Afghanistan is planning to jumpstart its ailing economy with a blockchain-based sovereign crypto bond. The announcement to attempt a cryptocurrency solution to three decades of economic turmoil came at a meeting of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington recently. According to the Central Bank of Afghanistan’s governor Khalil Sediq, …


Brexit, Binance and Bitcoin: A New Era for Crypto in the UK?

Brexit, Binance and Bitcoin: A New Era for Crypto in the UK?

With the clock ticking on Britain’s much-debated exit from membership of the EU and all that means if a decision is finally agreed by September, where will this leave the UK in European Crypto Space? In a position of strength, or cut-off from its legislative support on the other side of the channel? Well, no man is an island, according …


The Balance Is Shifting, but Only 20% of Those in Tech-Related Fields Are Female

New York Blockchain Week is back on 10-17 May, although it doesn’t seem like almost a year since the Lambos cruised down Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue, yet again the lack of female reps from the Blockchain industry highlights the fintech’s gender imbalance. The second of such events hosted by CoinDesk and the New York City Economic Development Corporation is expecting industry …


Breaking Down the Latest Ethereum Developments

Breaking Down the Latest Ethereum Developments

Ethereum’s core development team is constantly working to improve and make changes to the native blockchain on which the #2 cryptocurrency is built. This can be observed via the on-chain data available, including the popularity of the native smart contracts. However, as the bulk of the cryptocurrency market enjoys a period of bullish growth, Ethereum is struggling to entice miners to …


Russia Adopts Law to Divorce Runet from Internet

Russia Adopts Law to Divorce Runet from Internet

The Russian segment of the internet, called Runet, is about to be cordoned off from the rest of the world, with a new law recently adopted by the State Duma to protect online Russia from external threats and transform it into a “sovereign” space. A Bitcoin.com report says that taxpayers and end users will foot the bill for Russia’s “Great …


CFTC Commissioner Says Sheer Pace of Fintech Has Stalled Bakkt Type Approvals

CFTC Commissioner Says Sheer Pace of Fintech Has Stalled Bakkt Type Approvals

CFTC Commissioner Christopher Giancarlo believes that the current period of innovation makes it challenging to approve proposals like Bakkt. The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is an independent agency of the US government created in 1974, that regulates futures and options markets. Bakkt had promised prospective clients it would request permission from the CFTC to provide the first Bitcoin …


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