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Nearly Two-thirds Failed Cryptocurrency Agent Exam in Malta
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Nearly Two-thirds Failed Cryptocurrency Agent Exam in Malta
The pass rate on the new exam for cryptocurrency agent certification in Malta was only 39%. Local news outlet Malta Times reports that the pass rate had been previously corrected in favour of exam takers, yet the outcome remained inauspicious. The examination includes a series of multiple-choice questions. Originally the exam assessment used a negative marking scheme. According to a source of Malta Times, the negative marking scheme had to…
World Payments Report 2018 In Its Current State, Distributed Ledger Technology Fails to Meet High Demands of the Financial Market
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World Payments Report 2018: In Its Current State, Distributed Ledger Technology Fails to Meet High Demands of the Financial Market
Each year sees the consulting and technology services firm Capgemini and the bank BNP Paribas team up to release their ”World Payments Report”. The World Payments Report 2018 was recently released, and – predictably – it deals quite heavily with digital payments. The study made use of an online poll which questioned industry employees on numerous issues, as well as interviews with industry executives. However, it notes that although there…
Facebook Confirms a Data Breach of Sensitive Information
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Facebook Confirms a Data Breach of Sensitive Information
Hackers exploited a security breach in the social network and gained access to sensitive information from approximately 30 million Facebook users. Today, on 12th October, Facebook confirmed a malicious attack took place during the period between 14th and 27th September. The company made a public announcement providing an update on the type of data stolen and the attack scope. The company first discovered the incident on September 25. An abnormal…
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Cryptocurrency Market Seeing Some Losses as Recent Drop is Solidified
October 12th: the cryptocurrency markets have not seen any radical movements following yesterday’s drastic, industry-wide drop in cryptocurrency prices. Moreover, the total cryptocurrency market capitalization hovers just above the $200 billion barrier. The following market visualization from Coin360 shows that the cryptocurrency boards are split between green and red. Although both losses and gains are plentiful, the major cryptocurrencies are still down somewhat, and the gains seen are in all…
CoinSpectator Review A Powerful Cryptocurrency News Aggregator, and More
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CoinSpectator Review: A Powerful Cryptocurrency News Aggregator, and More
Avid readers of Toshi Times will know that the cryptocurrency world is in constant flux, with dozens of daily stories ranging from trivial to important, and interesting to bizarre. Although we at Toshi Times pride ourselves on delivering the most important blockchain and cryptocurrency-related news for your reading pleasure, some stories will inevitably slip through. However, there is a convenient solution for those looking to keep an eye on the…
Harvard, Stanford, MIT and Other Major Universities Have All Invested in Crypto Funds
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Harvard, Stanford, MIT and Other Major Universities Have All Invested in Crypto Funds
Several members of the prestigious Ivy League have made investments into crypto, suggesting that institutional investors are finally starting to warm up to the nascent asset class. According to a report by The Information, the endowments of Harvard University, Stanford University, Dartmouth College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of North Carolina have invested into at least one cryptocurrency fund. An undisclosed source has also revealed the endowments of…
IBM Launches Their Blockchain-Based Food Tracking Network, Gets First Huge Partner
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IBM Launches Their Blockchain-Based Food Tracking Network, Gets First Huge Partner
After 18 months of testing, IBM‘s blockchain-based food tracking network, dubbed IBM Food Trust has been released for commercial use. According to the official statement, millions of food products have been tracked during the trial, as the cloud network, “offers participating retailers, suppliers, growers and food industry providers with data from across the food ecosystem to enable greater traceability, transparency and efficiency.“ The platform has already secured its first big…
Seoul Government Plans $100 Million Investment into Blockchain to Build a Smart City
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Seoul Government Plans $100 Million Investment into Blockchain to Build a Smart City
During his nine-day-long visit to Europe, Park Won-soon, mayor of Seoul, revealed that the South Korean capital is planning to implement blockchain technology across a number of key areas in the city’s government over the next five years. The Blockchain Urban Plan will see the technology added to 14 public services in the city. The budget for the plan stands at estimaded 123 billion Korean won ($108 million). Services that…
Binance Announces All Listing Fees Will Be Donated to Charity
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Binance Announces All Listing Fees Will Be Donated to Charity
The world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange has announced that “starting immediately,” the business will be donating 100% of its listing fees to charity. The potential of blockchain to do good is an often-touted notion by those explaining the benefits of the technology to the uninitiated. That it holds the power to overcome financial exclusion for many who find themselves outside – whether because of infrastructure, geopolitics or some other factor –…
Coinbase in Final Negotiations for New $8 Billion Valuation, Would Be One of the Most Highly Valued Startups in the US
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Coinbase in Final Negotiations for New $8 Billion Valuation, Would Be One of the Most Highly Valued Startups in the US
According to a fresh report from the technology news outlet Recode, it would appear that the San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange platform and coin wallet service Coinbase is in the midst of wrapping up talks with a major New York investment firm. Anonymous sources reportedly familiar with the matter have talked with Recode, and the cryptocurrency platform is supposedly eyeing a $500 million capital injection from the New York-based investment firm…