Category: Daily Roundup

Roundup – 04/10/2018 – Uganda Crypto Project wants to provide 10mn people with solar energy

Ugandan start-up aims to provide Uganda with solar energy based on crypto blockchain The cryptocurrency Dala is a joint project by Wala and the Dala foundation. Both have set the goal to facilitate transactions in emerging markets. Together they have processed transactions worth millions of USD mainly in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Uganda. Now both […]

Roundup 03/10/18 – 1broker shutdown by FBI & more

 Binance takes advantage of China’s crypto crackdown Binance, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchange pd latforms in the world is benefiting from China cryptocurrency crackdown. As noted by SCMP, Zhao Changpeng, the founder is using regulatory arbitrage to make sure that Binance becomes the largest cryptocurrency exchange platform in the world. Read more. Venezuela releases […]

Roundup – First ‘Cryptopound’, adoption of xRapid & more

London Block Exchange launches first ‘cryptopound’ The London Block Exchange is the first exchange to launch a “Cryptopound”. As the name suggests the stablecoin will be backed by the British Pound and is called LBXPeg. The London Block Exchange is one of the largest crypto exchanges in the UK. The recent development showed that many […]

Roundup 01/10/18 – Mining Moratorium in Montana avoided & more

Mining moratorium avoided in Montana The public hearing on cryptocurrency mining in Montana goes into the next round as regulators pushed for a one year moratorium. However, legal representatives of mining companies challenged the ability of local authorities to decree such a moratorium. For now, it seems that there is no reason to expect such […]

Roundup 28/09/2018 – Zebpay shuts down & more

Former UBS executives gain $104mn in funding round for crypto investment bank The Seba bank will have its headquarter in Switzerland where the legislation and the business environment is favorable towards crypto projects. The CEO Guido Buehler, a former asset manager of UBS, announced that the bank is currently undergoing the licensing process in Switzerland. […]

Roundup 27/09/2018 – new Bitcoin ATM line ‘Sintar’, Circle’s new USD-stablecoin & more

Lamassu presented new Bitcoin ATM line ‘Sintar’ The Bitcoin ATM producer Lamassu presented their new ATMs. The new line with the name Sintar focuses more than before on user-friendliness. The machines can be configurated by their operators to accept almost any fiat currency and the fees are adjustable. Users of the ATM can convert their […]

Roundup 26/09/2018 – Google allows crypto ads, Squire Mining partners with Samsung

Google will allow ads on cryptocurrencies again – in US and Japan Google has updated its policies on cryptocurrency and blockchain related ads. As a consequence of this, the tech giant will lift the ban on advertisements featuring these technologies. However, the lift only accounts for the United States and Japan. The official statement says […]

Roundup: 25/09/2018 – North Korea relies on Bitcoin? & more

Indian Supreme Court’s final hearing before judging on crypto ban case The case against the crypto ban in India enters its final round as the Supreme Court will hear the final arguments of both sides.  The Internet and Mobile Association of India (IMAI) petitioned against the crypto ban. While the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) […]

Roundup: 24/09/2018 – Juventus Turin token, Gemini to launch in UK

Juventus Turin issues own fan token Juventus Turin, one of the biggest football clubs in Italy, will issue its own cryptocurrency. Officials of the club announced that the club’s own token aims to give Juventus fans outside of Europe a voice. Evidently, Juventus’ token model is inspired by PSG’s very own token. Just like in […]

Roundup: 23/09/2018 – Switzerland guidelines to stop blockchain drift, Argentinians adopt Crypto amid Recession

Switzerland releases guidelines to halt blockchain drift The Swiss Bankers Association has released a guideline that gives blockchain companies and startups an orientation on what banks require to offer them services. This initiative of the SBA aims to halt the recent drift of blockchain companies out of Switzerland. Banks are understandably skeptical and critical of […]
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