Category: Daily Roundup

Roundup: 18/09/2018 – xRapid close to launch, Jack Ma has advice for blockchain industry

Jack Ma: Blockchain should focus on manufacturing industry During the World AI Conference, Jack Ma, the co-founder and current chairman of Alibaba, the world’s largest e-commerce platform. Experts estimate the Chinese company to be worth more than $414 billion. Ma said that blockchain, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things could soon lose value. Unless they […]

Roundup: 17/09/2018 – Regulation News from Japan, UK & Zimbabwe

Japan elaborates its regulation of cryptocurrencies The crypto boom does not seem to stop in Japan. As of now, more than 150 companies are waiting to get an official license from the Japanese government to run an exchange. The Japanese Yen is the fiat currency with the second biggest volume to Bitcoin after the US-Dollar. […]

Roundup: 14/09/2018 – Vlad Zamfir releases Sharding PoC, Blockchain to help the Poor in Austin

ECB will not issue its own cryptocurrency In a letter to a European MP Mario Draghi assured that the European Central Bank has no intentions to create its own cryptocurrency. The head of the ECB mentioned that the technology needs to mature before it can be used by an institution as big as the European […]

Roundup 13/09/2018 – Huobi expands, Morgan Stanley offers Bitcoin trading?

Huobi expands to Japan as it buys one of sixteen government-approved exchanges As of now, the Japanese government has approved only 16 crypto exchanges in its country. Today the exchange was acquired by Huobi Global’s Japanese subsidiary Huobi Japan Holding Ltd. Representatives of the exchange declared that they want to “aggressively scale this trading platform […]

Roundup 12/09/2018 – IMF nudges Marshall Islands, ICO treated as security by US judge

IMF nudges Marshall Islands into dropping its national crypto project The IMF is currently probably the biggest international opposer to cryptocurrencies. Representatives of the IMF like Dong He and Agustín Carstens speak out against cryptocurrencies regularly. The Marshall Islands although situated between Hawaii and the Philippines uses the US-Dollar. The IMF warned the Marshall Islands […]

Roundup: 11/09/2018 – Paris, Philippines and Cruise Ship Confrontation

Philippines approve PDAX exchange PDAX exchange is the first crypto exchange in the Philippines that was specifically designed for the Filipino crypto market. Available for trades will be Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Ripple (XRP), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), and Litecoin (LTC). Lately, Filipinos have adopted more and more cryptocurrencies as the Filipino Peso hit a 6,4% […]

Roundup 07/09/2018 – Hacker Insurance, Sunny King improves PoS & more

Supreme Court of China rules that blockchain can be used in legal disputes The blockchain can now legally be used as evidence in legal disputes in China. China’s supreme court ruled that such evidence is legitimate when the involved parties can prove that a blockchain was used in a transaction between the parties. The ruling […]

Roundup 06/09/2018 – Crypto-Positive Regulation in Asia

India questions its policy on cryptocurrencies India forbade trading of cryptocurrencies in 2018. Exchanges and ICO-Startups are not allowed to operate in the country. However, the new technology and the new medium promises many opportunities and investors from all over the world. The biggest financial authority of the South Asian state the Securities and Exchange […]

Roundup: 28/08/2018 – a Zuckerberg joins Huobi & more

Zuckerberg’s sister joined advisory board of Huobi The Chinese crypto exchange Huobi has announced that Randi Zuckerberg has joined the exchange on its expert advisory team. Another notable name was that of Jihan Wu, the CEO of Bitmain. Randi Zuckerberg worked six years for Facebook. Founded and led Zuckerberg Media and was the editor-in-chief for Dot-Complicated. She is […]

Roundup: 27/08/2018 – Rogue States: differing Stances on Crypto

Iran’s cryptocurrency ban might end in September The financial authorities of Iran will revisit the country’s blanket ban on trading cryptocurrencies. Sanctions by the US and other countries have hit the country hard. The Iranian Rial is devaluing strongly and has a high volatility. Cryptocurrencies could be a way for Iran to circumvent the sanctions […]
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