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    Brisbane – World’s First Cryptocurrency airport

    Brisbane Airport (BNE) will soon become the first cryptocurrency airport terminal, according to reports from local media. The airport is working with local and international companies to make the entire terminal cryptocurrency friendly, with stores, coffee shops and restaurants accepting Bitcoin, Ether and Dash. The move to digital currencies makes sense for the airport, as the number of crypto investors […] More

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    Venezuela Cracks Down On Cryptocurrency Mining

         Cryptocurrency mining has become an important source of income in Venezuela, a country ravaged by hyperinflation, but it has also become hazardous as police are cracking down on people they suspect of using too much electricity. Venezuelans have turned to cryptocurrencies as inflation has ravaged the official bolivar, which has lost 99.4% of […] More

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    Hamburg, Germany, November 16, 2017 – German FinTech company The Naga Group AG announced today that Miko Matsumura, well-known crypto asset expert has joined NAGA’s board of advisors. Founders and Executive Directors of The NAGA Group AG, Benjamin Bilski and Yasin Sebastian Qureshi expressed their pleasure with this latest development: “We are delighted to have Miko Matsumura supporting the […] More

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    TokenCard is the one crypto fans have been waiting for

    WaveCrest, an issuing member of the Visa and Mastercard networks, dropped a bombshell at the beginning of January when it announced it would be withdrawing its services from the start-ups offering crypto prepaid cards. At a stroke it destroyed or seriously disrupted the businesses of crypto card companies, such as Tenx, Wirex and Xapo. Providers […] More

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    Huawei will build a Blockchain Smartphone

    Chinese smartphone manufacturing behemoth, Huawei is reportedly looking to build a blockchain-capable smartphone. If successful it, would be the first ever foray of a smartphone manufacturer into the world of blockchain and cryptocurrency. In the last couple of years, blockchain technology has been catapulted to a place of prominence within the global business process. Several corporations have […] More

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    Malta Wants to Become The ‘Blockchain Island’, With World’s Largest Cryptocurrency Exchange

    This week, Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange with a $1.7 billion daily trading volume, has relocated its headquarters to Malta, a region that has always been friendly to cryptocurrency businesses and investors. Along with its current team, Binance has moved its resources over to Malta, and has decided to employ more than 200 full-time […] More

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    Venezuela’s oil-backed cryptocurrency

    Venezuela’s cryptocurrency will launch within days and be backed by 5.3 billion barrels of oil worth $267 billion, in a bid to offset a deep financial crisis. President Nicolas Maduro surprised many earlier this month when he announced the “petro” cryptocurrency, to be backed by OPEC member Venezuela’s oil, gas, gold and diamond reserves. Despite […] More

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    ASU grants $350,000 to Dash

    Arizona State University has announced a $350,000 extended partnership for a research and development grant with the Scottsdale-based cryptocurrency Dash. Dash, or digital cash, is one of the many digital currencies that saw rapid growth last year. It started January 2017 priced at $11.22 and was above $700 as of Monday. The rising currency, which […] More

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    NRC Canada is trialing the ethereum blockchain

    The National Research Council of Canada (NRC), a government initiative, is trialing the ethereum blockchain for recording government contracts. For the pilot, the NRC is partnering with blockchain startup Bitaccess to use its Catena platform for publishing information on government grants and contributions over the open-source blockchain. The effort is part of a move to […] More

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    Binance denies it’s being shut down in Japan

    Contrary to reports from Japanese news outlet Nikkei, Binance has denied rumors that Japan’s Financial Services Authority (JFSA) is planning to issue a warning requiring the cryptocurrency exchange desk to shut down its operation in the country. Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao has taken to Twitter to refute claims made by Nikkei, deeming their coverage as a case of “irresponsible journalism.” “We […] More

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    Ripple’s new chief market strategist: Crypto regulation will ‘separate the wheat from the chaff’

    Cory Johnson was a founding editor of Slam Magazine, Vibe Magazine, and The Street, and most recently a host on Bloomberg TV—now he’s a cryptocurrency executive. Johnson joined Ripple this month as its first chief market strategist. For those keeping track, that’s two prominent Bloomberg people to “go crypto” recently: last year Kevin Worth, former […] More

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    OKCoin: Formerly Largest Cryptocurrency Exchange in China to Launch in South Korea

    Following the roadmap of its competitor Huobi, formerly the largest cryptocurrency exchange in China OKCoin will launch a trading platform in the South Korean market. Earlier today, on January 19, local media outlets in South Korea reported that NHN Entertainment, one of the biggest multi-billion dollar game developers in the country that operates, has […] More

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