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North Korean Dissidents Sell “Post-Liberation Blockchain Visas” on Ethereum

North Korean Dissidents Sell “Post-Liberation Blockchain Visas” on Ethereum

Political dissidents of North Korea’s authoritarian leader Kim Jong-un have taken to the Ethereum blockchain to issue so-called “post-liberation blockchain visas” in an effort to raise cryptocurrency funds to overthrow the government. So far, the group known as the Cheollima Civil Defense (CCD) has raised USD 57,000 in Bitcoin and will be selling the G-VISAs for ETH 1 each. CCD says …


Crypto the Movie Now Due for 12th April Release

Crypto the Movie Now Due for 12th April Release

With the current rise of cryptocurrency, people are finding new ways to exploit the financial system and the global economy. After discovering evidence of fraud, a young US government agent named Martin is tasked with following a long trail of corruption and theft. During his investigation, he finds that the people involved are more powerful than he could have ever …


Germany’s Stance on Security Tokens Could Be a Green Light for Europe

In a surprise move, the German Ministry of Finance has called for recognition of blockchain-based securities as a legitimate form of financial instrument. Friday’s announcement suggested that German law needed to recognize these types of securities, and legislation should be brought into place to support the changes. The new paper published by the ministry last week stated that “the currently …


Crypto360 Exclusive: Inheritance, Custody – Crypto Deserves Same Protection as Traditional Assets

Crypto360 Exclusive: Inheritance, Custody – Crypto Deserves Same Protection as Traditional Assets

As the blockchain and cryptocurrency industries mature, firms are beginning to use the technologies to create increasingly sophisticated alternatives to mainstream financial services. Beyond cryptocurrency exchanges, startups have created solutions for cryptocurrency loan services and futures trading, with many expected to see a Bitcoin exchange-traded fund in action later this year. Based in Italy, Crypto360 is one such company offering …


How Blockchain is Transforming Personal Data Security

How Blockchain is Transforming Personal Data Security

The amount of personal data managed by third parties expands at a nearly incomprehensible rate every day. With the vast majority of these corporations relying on centralized servers to protect client information, 2018 perhaps unsurprisingly saw the personal information of millions of people compromised on an international scale. Some of the biggest data breaches last year came from household names such as …


London Stock Exchange Leads $20 Million Investment Round for UK Crypto Startup Nivaura

London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) revealed today that it had invested in London-based cryptocurrency startup Nivaura, leading a GBP 15 million (USD 20 million) funding round. The investment was revealed in a joint statement from the two companies which acknowledged LSEG had paid an undisclosed amount for a minority stake. Nivaura was the company responsible for the world’s first cryptocurrency-denominated bond issuance …


Thailand Moves Forward With Tokenized Digital Securities

Thailand is finally moving forward with legalizing tokenized digital security assets as it endorses the amendment of the country’s security laws, according to Bangkok Post. The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) is “paving the way for scripless securities issuance and tokenized securities leveraging blockchain technology,” says the post. This will invariably allow for stocks and bonds to be tokenized and traded …


Ripple’s Brad Garlinghouse Slates JPMorgan’s JPM Coin as Lacking Innovation

Wall Street banking giant JPMorgan’s announcement of its new stable coin JPM Coin, has Ripple’s boss Brad Garlinghouse criticizing its “closed network” lack of innovation. JPMorgan says it sees potential in using digital coins to reduce risk and enable instant transfers, despite JPMorgan’s chief executive Jamie Dimon criticizing Bitcoin since it emerged as the industry’s flagship cryptocurrency. The bank says …


Cryptopia Gets Green Light to Reopen After Hacking

Cryptopia Gets Green Light to Reopen After Hacking

New Zealand cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia, which was hacked almost exactly a month ago, has been given the green light to reopen as local police wind up their inquiries. Cryptopia has over 2 million global users and offers trading for one of the world’s largest range of cryptocurrencies. January’s hacking resulted in the loss of some $USD 6 million worth of …


Open Access Publisher ScienceMatters Turns to Blockchain

Open Access Publisher ScienceMatters Turns to Blockchain (2)

ScienceMatters, a Swiss-based scientific online publishing platform, is now developing a peer review process based on blockchain technology. Plans are currently underway to utilize Eureka, a publishing platform that uses the Ethereum blockchain, which will also enable reviewers of submitted work to be compensated for their efforts with Eureka tokens. The tokens can then be exchanged for other currencies. ScienceMatter’s …


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