Monthly Archives: May 2018

Norway and England Contemplate Central Bank-Issued Cryptocurrencies

The central banks of Norway and England have published reports exploring different models for central bank-issued cryptocurrencies. By contrast, Federal Reserve governor, Lael Brainard, recently expressed her opposition to central bank cryptocurrencies – claiming that such would result in broad “macroeconomic consequences.” Also Read: Chilean President Considering Regulation of Cryptocurrencies Decline of Cash Prompts Norwegian Central Bank to Consider Central Bank-Issued Digital Currency A new report prepared by a working group of Norges Bank has indicated that Norway’s central bank is contemplating the development of a central bank-issued […]

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Hiring for Blockchain: IBM Future Projects

Following up a talk with Le Monde and lunch with French President Emmanuel Macron in the capital, Virginia Rometty – CEO of IBM announced major plans as part of the TECH for Good Summit. IBM is drawing out plans to hire 1,800 people to its over 380k staff group around the globe. However, what makes it this time special is that the target of the new teams will be blockchain-focused. This hiring plan still represents pocket change for such a big company with hundreds of thousands of people. […]

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Argentinian Bank Allows Cross-Border Payments with Bitcoin

Banco Masventas in Argentina announced via its Facebook page that it is introducing a new program that will allow customers to make cross-border payments using bitcoin. The institution has partnered with the Latin America–focused exchange startup Bitex — founded in 2014 — to potentially compete with SWIFT, a global, bank-owned messaging network. SWIFT, which stands for the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication, is built to handle and process international bank payments. Unfortunately, the project has been suffering from security issues since it first entered the monetary […]

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Ripple (XRP) Finding Support by Hollywood Start Ashton Kutcher

$4.000.000 worth of Ripple’s token XRP has been just donated by Two and a Half Men TV show star Ashton Kutcher to Ellen DeGeneres – popular US TV host, who owns a charity for wildlife. With the target to support a Gorilla conservation project, Kutcher did the good deed, as reported by Bitrazzi: “On Wednesday morning, Ashton Kutcher had a surprise for Ellen DeGeneres. The renowned actor, together with business partner Guy Oseary, were at Ellen DeGeneres’ show to announce a huge donation to The Ellen DeGeneres […]

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Circle Adds New Feature Allowing Newbies to ‘Buy the Market’

Circle is going after fresh entrants to the cryptocurrency trading market with a new tool that allows them to invest in multiple coins as once. This feature is different than an index fund in a few crucial ways, perhaps most importantly being available to everyday investors not just the rich and trading professionals. Also Read: Economics Nobel Laureate Robert Shiller Examines Bitcoin in Historical Context Buy the Market Circle Internet Financial Ltd., the Goldman Sachs-backed Boston-headquartered company that acquired Poloniex earlier this year, has announced a new feature […]

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Experimental Voting Effort Aims to Break Ethereum Governance Gridlock

When people think of ethereum, they generally think also of the protocol’s developer Vitalik Buterin, now – off his creation – a multi-millionaire. No doubt, Buterin is a leader of sorts for the community, even if decision-making is somewhat decentralized. And above that, ethereum’s most active developers have a significant amount of say in the direction of the technology. Recently, however, the protocol’s decision-making has been called into question as a series of controversial proposals have arisen – be it the development of new forms of mining […]

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UK Mosque Opens Crypto Donations in National First ‘Bitcoin Ramadan’

London’s Shacklewell Lane Mosque has begun accepting Bitcoin donations for Ramadan, so far receiving around $2000. A UK mosque has broken with opinion and opted to accept cryptocurrency donations for this year’s Ramadan period, local media report this week. The Shacklewell Lane Mosque in Dalston, East London, also known as Masjid Ramadan, partnered with local Blockchain startup Combo Innovation to set up a Bitcoin and Ethereum wallet for the Ramadan practice of Zakat, or almsgiving. The UK’s only Turkish-owned mosque, Shacklewell Lane is going against the rulings […]

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Blockchain Skills? Hired! $120,000+ Plus Bonus!

Blockchain this and blockchain that might be so much hype, but no one can deny hundreds of millions of dollars, some say billions, sloshing around the ecosystem in search of advancing technology undergirding cryptocurrencies. There’s a battle in even the broader employment market as Facebook, Amazon, IBM and others search for blockchain development talent, pushing salaries and bonuses into the stratosphere. Also read: CNBC Shows Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Love, Predicts Mooning Blockchain Jobs Need Talent with Know-How The Wall Street Journal recently profiled the booming blockchain industry, […]

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Kasey’s Crypto Journey #3 – Who Are Your Business Partners? – By Kasey Nguyen

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A Hands-On Review of the Keepkey Hardware Wallet

Hardware wallets, like the cryptocurrency stored within them, can provoke strong emotions in their owners. Hodlers like what they like, and that’s the end of the matter. If the first hardware wallet you bought was a Ledger, you’re probably Ledger for life. Likewise if you’re in Team Trezor. Keepkey, which completes the holy trifecta of hardware wallets, is less famous than its siblings, but the sleek black plastic device still packs a punch. Also read: A Review of the Swiss-Made Digital Bitbox Hardware Wallet Is Keepkey a Keeper? […]

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