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Cryptocurrency Markets Skyrocket Following Avalanche of Good News
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Cryptocurrency Markets Skyrocket Following Avalanche of Good News
The cryptocurrency market as a whole is seeing substantial increases today, which continue yesterday’s positive momentum. Moreover, this comes on the heels of a veritable flurry of positive news, which may indicate that the latest downtrend in cryptocurrencies may have been broken. More specifically, at the time of writing Bitcoin is trading at more than $7,300. This represents a daily increase in excess of 10% and comes following yesterday’s significant…
”The Most Brutal Exam in the World of Finance” Is Getting A Cryptocurrency Section
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”The Most Brutal Exam in the World of Finance” Is Getting A Cryptocurrency Section : Questions
The CFA exam, famed for being difficult, will soon include cryptocurrency-related questions. Business Insider has previously referred to the test as the ”most brutal exam in the world of finance” and is a significant credential for those working within the banking or financial sector. The cryptocurrency and blockchain-related section will reportedly be included in the test starting from August of 2019. The Chartered Financial Analyst credential is offered by the…
VCTRADE, ”The World’s First Bank-Backed Crypto Exchange” Launched in Japan
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VCTRADE, ”The World’s First Bank-Backed Crypto Exchange” Launched in Japan
A cryptocurrency exchange, most notably backed by the Japanese banking behemoth SBI Holdings, has just launched to the public in Japan. This comes nearly two years following the initial announcement that the platform would be developed and most recently follows months of delays. The platform, called ”VCTRADE”, is operated by SBI Virtual Currencies – a wholly-owned subsidiary of SBI Holdings – and this reportedly marks the first time an established…
Hong Kong’s ”Central Bank” To Launch Blockchain Platform With 21 Banks
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Hong Kong’s ”Central Bank” To Launch Blockchain Platform With 21 Banks
The Hong Kong Monetary Authority, which in effect acts as the special administrative region’s central bank, will reportedly launch a blockchain-based trade finance platform. Moreover, this will not be some ”concept platform”, as 21 banks are already said to be attached to the venture. The Hong Kong Monetary Authority will not undertake this all on its own, as it is being reported that the authority has joined with the OneConnect,…
Recent Reports Finds US ”Most Favorable” Nation for ICOs
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Recent Reports Finds USA ”Most Favorable” Nation for ICOs
A team of analysts related to a Swiss cryptocurrency and blockchain conference firm has released a fresh report on ICOs and the spread of ICOs between different countries. Perhaps somewhat surprisingly, the study has found that the US is the most favorable location for organizing ICOs. More specifically, this statement comes from researchers at the Crypto Finance Conference, who have published a press release dealing with the state of cryptocurrencies…
Hacker Group BitPico Accuses Bitcoin Cash of Massive Centralization
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Hacker Group BitPico Accuses Bitcoin Cash of Massive Centralization, 49% of All Nodes in One Place
The hacker group BitPico is out with a fresh report on the state of Bitcoin Cash, stating that the altcoin is plagued by widespread node centralization. This is not the first instance of BitPico raising concerns over Bitcoin Cash. The hacker group has grown somewhat infamous for its stress tests of different cryptocurrencies and blockchain-related ventures, and recently announced they would launch one of these ”benevolent attack” on the Bitcoin…
All 12 South Korean Cryptocurrency Exchanges Approved, New Money to Come
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All 12 South Korean Cryptocurrency Exchanges Approved, New Money to Come
In South Korea, the Korean Blockchain Association (KBA) has approved 12 cryptocurrency exchanges as having taken sufficient security measures and implemented robust enough internal management systems to operate as exchanges. This decision is expected to lead to an influx of capital but has also been met with some criticism.    The KBA is an institution that is dedicated to supervising the country’s growing blockchain and cryptocurrency sector. In May of…
Coinbase’s CTO Predicts Sixty Fold Increase in Cryptocurrency Adoption
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Coinbase’s CTO Predicts Sixty Fold Increase in Cryptocurrency Adoption
A recent tweet from Coinbase’s Chief Technology Officer has sparked a heated debate over the potential upside of Bitcoin technology. Most notably, the tweet indicated that the cryptocurrency user base should grow massively and increase – not two-fold, three-fold, or even four-fold – with a whopping factor of sixty. This is not the first time that Coinbase’s CTO, Balaji Srinivasan, has ignited a fierce Twitter discussion. Srinivasan helped found 21…
”World’s First Decentralized Bank” to Launch in Malta, Backed By Binance
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”World’s First Decentralized Bank” to Launch in Malta, Backed By Binance
A Maltese bank is looking to give blockchain and cryptocurrency firms easier access to bank accounts. Moreover, the project is backed by industry behemoths, including the major cryptocurrency exchange Binance and blockchain-powered equity fundraising platform Neufund. The Mediterranean island nation of Malta has lately been positioning itself as a hub of sorts for all things cryptocurrency. Sometimes referred to as ”Blockchain Island”, Malta provides a safe haven for blockchain and…
Bitcoin Cash Powered Patreon Competitor Launching This August
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Bitcoin Cash Powered Patreon Competitor Launching This August
A group of developers has recently announced the development of a cryptocurrency-powered platform akin to that of popular membership service Patreon. Dubbed ”Bitreon.cash”, this platform aims to be ”censorship-resistant” and rely solely on payments made in Bitcoin Cash. Patreon is a popular membership service that allows creators to create specific subscriptions for different types of content. The platform has become popular amongst musicians, podcasters, artists, YouTubers, writers and essentially all…