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Cryptocurrency in Japan: Crypto Industry Groups to Merge, Launch Self-Regulatory Body

Japan is one of the world’s most crypto-friendly nations at the moment. It made digital currencies legal tender in April last year and enjoys a free and unfettered crypto trading environment. The drive behind this adoption of virtual currencies is an efficient and structured framework of regulation. This is about to be improved with the merger of two of the country’s leading cryptocurrency groups. According to reports the Japan Blockchain Association and the Japan Cryptocurrency

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Qtum is Pushing to Become the Biggest Player in the Asian Market

The Qtum Foundation has announced a collaborative venture with fellow Singapore-based SpaceChain Foundation to enable the launch of a standardized CubeSat. This will most significantly enable Qtum wallet holders to employ Qtum’s blockchain technology on the UK-developed Raspberry Pi device. Although this is a private venture, the fact that it is happening in Southeast Asia after the recent Chinese government clampdown on digital currencies has intrigued many observers. The exact politics are highly nuanced, however,

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Slovenia Is Becoming a Target Destination for Blockchain Companies

Ljubljana, 7 February 2018 – Slovenia has always strived to become a technology-friendly country. Many governments refer to Slovenia as the Silicon Valley of Europe, but so far there has been no major breakthrough in this area; however, it seems that with the advent of blockchain technology, we are getting closer to this ambitious vision, and the government of Dr. Miro Cerar is increasingly aware of this. To that end, the Prime Minister Dr. Miro

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Biocoin: Russian Green Initiative Builds a Better Tomorrow

Bitcoinist seized a unique chance to talk to Boris Akimov, CEO of BioCoin and an ICO committee chairman of the Russian Association of Cryptocurrency And Blockchain (RACAB), an advisory body for Presidential Administration. Boris helped us take a glimpse at the state of events in Russian crypto-community and updated us on the first legal token sale currently happening in Russia. BioCoin is apparently the next big thing in Russia and maybe not only in Russia due

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Wyoming Welcomes Bitcoin Industry with Blockchain-Friendly Bills

While governments worldwide drag their feet and argue over cryptocurrency legislation, various states in the US are vying to become the blockchain capitol of the country. Arizona aims to allow state taxpayers the ability to pay their fair share with Bitcoin, while Tennessee looks to officially legitimize cryptocurrency purchases by making them legal on paper. Now, Wyoming is throwing its hat into the ring, with four blockchain boosting pieces of legislation up for consideration. Blockchain

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Paxful to Make the World a Better with #BuiltwithBitcoin Initiative

Paxful, the peer-to-peer cryptocurrency marketplace, has launched the #BuiltwithBitcoin initiative to improve the lives of others via direct action. Throughout 2017, news about Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies focused on their ever-increasing value. It became commonplace to read about the latest Bitcoin millionaire and how many people were becoming rich due to cryptocurrency. Yet lost in all the hype and buzz is the fact that Bitcoin can also serve as a vehicle for doing good in

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Coinbase Confirms Drastically Overcharging Users Debit/Credit Purchases, Draining Accounts

Anyone getting involved in cryptocurrency should be well aware that the emerging market carries its fair share of risk. However, popular San Francisco-based exchange Coinbase has taken it to another level by severely overcharging users debit and credit cards – reportedly upwards of 50x the correct amount. Coinbase Admits to Accidentally Draining Users’ Bank Accounts Coinbase – one of the most popular digital currency exchanges – has admitted to accidentally draining users’ bank accounts by

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CPChain Expands Their Team and Partnerships to Support Their Blockchain-Based Vision for IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) has a growing problem with data security, sovereignty, and efficiency. Cyber-Physical Chain (CPChain) is looking to address these problems and is hitting the ground running with partnerships, exchanges, and team growth. Blockchain’s Role in IoT As the global adoption of IoT environments continues to flourish, plenty of concerns related to both data security and systems-efficiency have become commonplace. The goal of CPChain is to establish a world-class data-driven platform for

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Tim Draper: Why Would I Sell Bitcoin, The Future of Currency?

Venture capitalist and Tezos investor Tim Draper has said that a “very large portion” of the $86 trillion global currency market “will be crypto” in future. ‘Why Would I sell The Future For The Past?’ Speaking to Bloomberg on the current state of Bitcoin Thursday, Draper, who has long been bullish on its place in the future economy after making huge purchases, reiterated his commitment to stay invested. “I’m looking at it in a very

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NissiCasino.com Adds Live Casino Games for Australian Gamblers

Nissi Online Casino is a Curacao Licensed business that serves Australian casino lovers with thousands of exciting casino games under the tropical sun at beach sites. This non-proprietary software platform is controlled by European and Australian iGaming professionals and it features Betsoft, NetEnt, Microgaming and many more. Live Casino Gaming Experience With the interactive casino platform of Nissi, you can even stay in touch with dealers. People love this beach casino more just because of

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SyncFab to Create Manufacturing Jobs Through Blockchain

This Silicon Valley company is running a successful token presale and is backed by a real business. One tech company wants to create real jobs for real people with the help of blockchain. Even though SyncFab is based in Silicon Valley, the company founders believe they can add new industrial jobs in Middle America, among other regions. Their plan is to connect machine shops and manufacturers over the newest technology. The ultimate goal is to

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Ripple Signs Major Deal with Saudia Arabia’s Central Bank

Ripple, the third largest cryptocurrency by market cap, has been on a tear lately, and it has now signed a significant deal with Saudi Arabia’s central bank. Ripple Rapidly Gaining Traction Ripple continues to make inroads into the traditional financial sector. It has recently announced a massive deal with the UAE Exchange and a major partnership with Lianlian International. Additionally, Banco Santander is set to roll out Ripple payments in Q1, and just today came the

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