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Cloudbric Seeks To Enhance Users’ Blockchain Experience With Decentralized Cybersecurity
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Cloudbric Seeks To Enhance Users’ Blockchain Experience With Decentralized Cybersecurity
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Bank of Lithuania Initiates Talks on Crypto Among Regulators, Banks and Investors
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Bank of Lithuania Initiates Talks on Crypto Among Regulators, Banks and Investors
 The Central Bank of Lithuania has demonstrated a welcome openness to cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology as it reportedly moved to initiate a dialogue between crypto traders, commercial banks, and institutional regulators. The Baltic country has been trying to become a fintech hub for quite some time and this decision is clearly a move aimed at achieving that goal. So far the central bank of the largest Baltic state has taken…
XRP is not a Security, Claims Ripple Chief Strategist
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XRP is not a Security, Claims Ripple Chief Strategist
 The XRP coin, which is a cryptocurrency developed by the San Francisco-based public Ripple Consensus Ledger is currently the third-largest digital currency in the market, with a market cap of over $22bln. It is also a foundation on which the main products of Ripple, such as xRapid, xCurrent or xVia are built. Recently, the allegations have arisen, claiming that Ripple distributes XRP by selling the coins and the majority of…
UAE Announces Blockchain Strategy 2021
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UAE Announces Blockchain Strategy 2021
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) a country famous for its iconic development and buildings is not one to shy away from technology, and Blockchain technology is no different. It is aiming to become the world leader in adopting technology with the government actively supporting Blockchain. Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of the incredible city of Dubai has launched the ‘UAE Blockchain…
JPMorgan Sued for Overcharging Crypto Buyers
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JPMorgan Sued for Overcharging Crypto Buyers
 The global financial services giant and one of the largest banks worldwide JPMorgan Chase has been hit with a lawsuit, accusing it of charging hidden fees plus interest from its credit card customers, when they used funds to purchase digital currencies. The class-action lawsuit has been filed by Brady Tucker, who is now being represented by San Diego-based law firm Finkelstein & Krinsk LLP. Mr. Tucker, a Chase credit card…
European Blockchain Partnership Declaration Is Signed by 22 Countries
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European Blockchain Partnership Declaration Is Signed by 22 Countries
 As the crypto markets try to regain footing and return to the record heights of last year, there’s some good news on the institutional front as governments look to cooperate and benefit from the blockchain technology. It seems that European Commission’s (EC) Digital Day 2018 has been quite fruitful as 22 EU members signed the European Blockchain Partnership Declaration. A follow-up to a similar event, held last year in Rome,…
Wall Street Slowly Becoming Crypto Street
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Wall Street Slowly Becoming Crypto Street
 Wall Street is known to hatch millionaires with its high profits. However, Cryptocurrency is now stealing the show by helping more people become millionaires. The crypto world is where the cash is, and this is the path most of the ambitious are heading in now. Wallstreet moguls are leaving their long devoted companies for a better future in the crypto world. Recently Richard Kim, a former executive in Goldman Sachs…
Monero Experiences Major Drop in Hashrate Following Hard Fork
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Monero Experiences Major Drop in Hashrate Following Hard Fork
 The privacy-centered altcoin Monero recently implemented a hard fork in order to resist ASIC miners. The execution of this more or less worked as expected, but it also led Monero to experienced a drop in hashrate of around 80%, a dramatic decline for the currency. It is currently unclear whether this will hurt the cryptocurrency long-term, and it also remains to be seen whether it is only a temporary decline.…
Nano Foundation to Contribute $1m Towards a Fund for BitGrail Hack Victims
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Nano Foundation to Contribute $1m Towards a Fund for BitGrail Hack Victims
 It seems that the legal standoff between the Nano Foundation and the now-defunct Bitgrail crypto exchange is poised to continue. The Nano Foundation, which is a team behind Nano cryptocurrency (formerly known as XRB) has updated the developments on the situation via a Medium post yesterday, stating it would sponsor setting up a legal fund, which will provide victims of the BitGrail hack with legal representation. On February 10th the…
Carrefour To Implement Blockchain Technology in its Grocery Stores
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Carrefour To Implement Blockchain Technology in its Grocery Stores
 The French grocery chain Carrefour is looking to bring its stores into the 21st century through the introduction of blockchain technology. This comes as Walmart is already working with a consortium of other actors to develop and implement a similar system. Carrefour hopes that the new system will drastically improve food safety, through making strides related to traceability and reducing food waste. Carrefour’s system will enable consumers to easily see…