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Japan Quietly Hosted a Blockchain Roundtable for Central Banks, Regulators

Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA), the country’s financial regulator, has revealed details of a closed-doors roundtable between regulators and central banks from a number of countries as a part of a wider multilateral joint research project on blockchain technology. Central banks and financial regulators from a number of nations alongside a handful of foreign and … Continued

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Bitcoin Price Breaks $9,000 as Cryptocurrency Market Continues Climb

The price of bitcoin, the most dominant cryptocurrency in the global market, has recovered beyond the $9,000 for the first time since March 14, exactly a week ago. Short-Term Recovery It is still quite early to determine whether bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies will be able to sustain the current momentum in the upcoming weeks. While … Continued

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UK Exchange to Launch First Physically Delivered Cryptocurrency Futures Contract

Coinfloor, a London-based group of cryptocurrency exchanges for institutional and sophisticated investors and traders, plans to launch a futures exchange for digital assets that will include the first physically delivered bitcoin futures contracts. The new exchange, CoinfloorEX, will allow miners, hedge funds, traders and sophisticated investors to unlock the financial potential of bitcoin at scale, … Continued

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Switzerland Settles as the World’s Leading ICO Hub

The following opinion piece is an early analysis of the legal aspects of the recently released ICO guidelines. The Swiss are smart.  They have always been with money. In last 20 years, Switzerland has progressively lost its appeal as the former secret banking centre of the world.  This has dramatically changed the landscape among Swiss

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‘We Need an International Discussion on Cryptocurrencies’: OECD’s Medcraft

Greg Medcraft, Director of the Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs of the OECD, recently revealed that he believes we need an “international discussion on cryptocurrencies,” and that blockchain technology will propel the “next revolution.” During an interview on the sidelines of G20 with Brazilian news outlet Criptomoedas Fácil, Medcraft revealed that there are several

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The NSA Has Been Tracking Bitcoin Users, Snowden Papers Reveals

Not to be mistaken for another Jason Bourne thriller, the Edward Snowden papers show a US government/bitcoin connection. The Intercept is reporting classified documents leaked by Snowden prove that the US National Security Agency (NSA) in fact was keeping tabs on bitcoin users globally, as evidenced by a report that’s surfaced from March 2013. The timing

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Russia ‘Secretly’ Helped Venezuela Launch State Crypto Petro: Report

Venezuela’s oil-backed cryptocurrency, the Petro, was the work of a joint collaboration between Venezuelan and Russian government officials with Putin’s personal approval, Time Magazine said Tuesday. Citing anonymous sources close to the ‘half-hidden joint venture’ between Venezuelan and Russian officials, Time Magazine is reporting that Russian president Vladimir Putin signed off on Kremlin aiding Venezuela … Continued

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Official: G20 Calls for Cryptocurrency Regulation Recommendations by July 2018

The world’s economic leaders gathered in Buenos Aires, Argentina for the G20 summit, and sought for proposals of cryptocurrency regulations to come by July 2018 according to the G20 communique. The document backs the words of Frederico Sturzenegger, Argentina’s Central Bank chief, who noted cryptocurrencies need to be examined. Having seen the document, CCN can … Continued

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Altcoin Markets in ‘Purgatory’, Will Turn Bullish Late Summer: Bitcoin Bull Tom Lee

The altcoin bloodbath may finally be nearing its culmination, but small-cap coins will likely spend the next quarter in “purgatory” as they await a late-summer bull market. That’s according to market strategist and noted Bitcoin bull Tom Lee, whose firm — Fundstrat Global Advisors — was the first Wall Street strategy firm to recommend cryptocurrencies … Continued

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About Trump’s Petro ‘Ban’: Cryptocurrencies Ignore Invisible Lines

As CCN earlier reported, US president Donald Trump has banned US citizens from trading in the Venezuelan-government backed Petro cryptocurrency. This isn’t like a chat ban, though. It’s a law. They have to send some guys after you if you decide to ignore the law, and of course, in this editorial, I don’t mean to … Continued

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Bitcoin’s ‘Explosive Growth’ Sees UK Government Launch Crypto Study

Britain’s junior finance minister John Glen has confirmed an upcoming government research effort in seeking to better understand and look into potential risks of cryptocurrencies like bitcoin. Speaking at a financial conference on Monday, Glen cited concerns with crypto-related risks, particularly after the “explosion of growth” of prominent currencies like bitcoin in the mainstream. As

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Ripple Chief Brad Garlinghouse is Keeping It Real on ICOs

Ripple’s chief executive has some words of advice for issuers behind ICOs: don’t spend all of your funds in one place. Brad Garlinghouse, who is at the helm of the blockchain startup that’s behind the XRP token, admonished ICO companies to “save some of the proceeds” in the event they find themselves the target in

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