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Polish Bitcoin Association Challenges Banks
The Polish Bitcoin Association (PBS) is launching a challenge to banks over alleged refusals to provide their services to firms in the business of cryptocurrencies. Poland has not had the best history with cryptocurrencies. Back in March Toshi Times asked whether the European nation was becoming a crypto-authoritarian state after it was argued that under new taxation arrangements for cryptocurrency, investors might end up paying more than 100% of their…
Global Trading Mega Firm Susquehanna Facilitates Crypto Trades For Customers
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Global Trading Mega Firm Susquehanna Facilitates Crypto Trades For Customers
Susquehanna, one of the world’s largest trading and technology firms is to launch cryptocurrency trading to its customers. The Philadelphia-based investment firm is one of the world’s largest in terms of volume, dealing a variety of financial products, including stocks, options and ETFs. In addition to these traditional financial products, however, it has emerged that the company has been facilitating over-the-counter (OTC) trades in cryptocurrencies for over 2 years; during…
Ripple’s CEO Says That XRP Will Soon Be Used By ”Dozens” of Major Banks
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Ripple’s CEO Says That XRP Will Soon Be Used By ”Dozens” of Major Banks
Ripple’s CEO has recently made headlines by stating that he foresees that a multitude of large, established banks will utilize the firm’s XRP coin by the end of the year. Adoption by financial institutions to the degree proposed by Ripple’s CEO would constitute a major step forwards for cryptocurrencies in general and XRP in particular. These comments from the CEO of the San Francisco-based startup, Brad Garlinghouse, came during the…
A Russian Cryptocurrency is Replacing the Ruble
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A Russian Town Replaces Ruble With Own Cryptocurrency
Cryptocurrencies are slowly replacing fiat currencies which are similar to what many cryptocurrency enthusiasts are predicting.  A Russian town called Kolinovo has had enough problems with the Russian Ruble that they have started adopting their own crypto-token called Kolion. It all began when a farmer by the name of Mikhail Shlyapnikov who used to be a banker wanted to take out a loan for his farm. The interest rate for…
Twitch Streamers Now Can Be Tipped With Cryptocurrency
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Twitch Streamers Now Can Be Tipped With Cryptocurrency
Streamlabs, the app of the streaming giant Twitch has started a new service which will allow its users to tip their favourite streamers using virtual currency. The service has already been integrated within the platform, which means that fans can now support their favourite streamers via crypto. Coinbase has teamed up with Streamlabs on the matter, acting as a payment processor, which means that streamers will need to set up…
Cryptocurrency Exchange Coinbase Expands to Japan
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Cryptocurrency Exchange Coinbase Expands to Japan
Japan might have got strict with cryptocurrency regulations after incidents such as the Coincheck hack, but this has not stopped Japan from gaining a lot of attention. Coinbase the popular cryptocurrency exchange is expanding into Japan. Coinbase is an American digital currency exchange with its headquarters in San Francisco, California. It has a global reach of 32 countries and is seen to be the leading cryptocurrency exchanges around the world.…
Crypto-tourism Australia’s first ‘Digital Currency Town’.
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Crypto-tourism: Australia’s First ‘Digital Currency Town’.
Agnes Water, a small beach community in Queensland, Australia has launched itself as the nation’s first ‘digital currency town’, hoping to attract tech travelers and digital nomads in order to boost its tourism. When you think of Australia, certain things come to mind: the Sydney Opera House, cheap wine in bags and kangaroos, not to mention just about every deadly animal you can think of. But Agnes Water, a small…
Abu Dhabi Ports Launches First Domestic Blockchain Logistics Platform
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Abu Dhabi Ports Launches First Domestic Blockchain Logistics Platform
Maqta Gateway, a subsidiary of the logistics giant Abu Dhabi Ports has announced the launch of a blockchain platform, designed to improve the efficiency of international trade and shipping. The company became the first entity in Abu Dhabi to develop and release a domestic blockchain solution, which is a significant achievement on its own. The system is named ‘Silsal’, which stands for ‘chain’ in Arabic. It will significantly optimize the…
China’s Internet Giant Baidu Reveals Energy-Efficient and Highly-Scalable 'Super Chain' Blockchain Protocol
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China’s Internet Giant Baidu Reveals Energy-Efficient and Highly-Scalable ‘Super Chain’ Blockchain Protocol
Baidu is seen to be using Blockchain in many of its services. The latest was a solution to the high energy consumed by cryptocurrency mining. Speaking at an event in China, Xiao Wei the chief scientist at Baidu’s Blockchain division has announced a protocol that will resolve issues related to the energy consumed while mining cryptocurrencies. Baidu is the Chinese equivalent of Google, which has been in the limelight for…
Huobi Launches $93 Million China, South Korean Blockchain Fund
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Huobi Launches $93 Million China, South Korean Blockchain Fund
The cryptocurrency exchange Huobi has recently attracted several Asian financial firms in order to launch a sizable investment fund centered on blockchain ventures. This follows in the footsteps of the cryptocurrency exchange Binance, which recently announced that it would introduce a cryptocurrency-focused fund of its own. This would seem to indicate that cryptocurrency exchanges are increasingly turning their eyes towards investment funds, as Huobi steams ahead with an aggressive expansion…