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Central bank digital currencies won’t change the limitations of the...

by Blocks99

5 months ago

Blocks99 interviewed Marc p. Bernegger- Board Member at Crypto Finance AG at Crypto Finance Conference CAC 2020 in Frankfurt, Mar 2020. https://youtu.be/PgGe8mBgkt8   Blocks99 is now in Asia ready to support you to enter the Vietnamese market. Blocks99 is an integrated blockchain media, marketing, and venture studio, connecting Europe and Asia. We offer strategic media and marketing, community consultancy for blockchain companies, as well as the implementation of those strategies. Blocks99 has recently tapped into the first Asian market with its Vietnamese local team,...
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Successful Crypto Assets Conference in Frankfurt

by Blocks99

6 months ago

The successful Crypto Assets Conference ended yesterday, March 10, with a panel discussion on European crypto and security token platforms. Attendance and spirits were high despite coronavirus. Organizers say this year’s CAC was the most successful Crypto Assets Conference yet, with more attendees than both previous events combined. This is an especially significant indication of interest considering that large numbers of people are currently avoiding travel and exposure to crowds due to coronavirus. [embed]https://youtu.be/nmsbaOa4TUw[/embed]  On top of the excellent...
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Crypto Assets Conference: CAC opens in Frankfurt

by Blocks99

6 months ago

The CAC opens in Frankfurt today, March 9, 2020, despite cancellations due to coronavirus worries. The Frankfurt School Blockchain Center and Financial.com are hosting the event for the third time. As the CAC opens in Frankfurt, the agenda continues to change, in part due to coronavirus-related cancellations. German health authorities have recommended cancellation of events involving 1000 or more attendees, which is more than CAC organizers expect. In a WhatsApp chatgroup, guests and speakers have voiced their enthusiasm for the conference and unwillingness to let the COVID-19...
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Vietnam’s VNDC issues gold token

by Blocks99

7 months ago

VNDC, a team supporting a stablecoin for Vietnam’s crypto community, has announced that Trust Wallet supports the listing of Vietnam Gold Token (CHI). It is Vietnam’s first gold token on Binance. Unlike other electronic currencies, Vietnam Gold Token was created by the DAM team and officially launched on February 3, 2020. Aside from being an important asset in Vietnam’s gold community, CHI is gradually asserting its position in the Vietnamese market and hopes to contribute and grow strongly in the ecosystem of Trust Wallet as well. For example, it aims to make it easier and...
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Huobi test-launches Huobi Chain public blockchain

by Blocks99

7 months ago

Huobi Group has announced the public testnet launch of its open-source Huobi Chain public blockchain, designed to provide a global digital asset financial infrastructure. Huobi Chain public blockchain, a decentralized finance (DeFi) chain, is now live for beta testing. Cryto exchange Huobi says it created Huobi Chain in partnership with technical development partner Nervos, and that it provides a regulator-friendly blockchain framework for financial organizations to deploy DeFi services and applications, including their own blockchains, tokenized assets, payments and identity...
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Ethereum conference EDCON canceled

by Blocks99

7 months ago

Organizers have canceled the annual Ethereum conference EDCON, scheduled for April in Vienna, in response to the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19. The organizers of the Ethereum conference EDCON, or Community Ethereum Development Conference, have informed would-be attendees by e-mail that they are cancelling the event. It was scheduled to be held in the first week of April in Vienna, Austria, has been canceled. by the organizers due to the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The e-mail cited the spread of the highly contagious virus in neighboring Italy as the specific reason for...
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Transatlantic cooperation for financial inclusion

by Blocks99

7 months ago

Financial inclusion non-profit Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) has announced a US$ 750k strategic investment in Liechtenstein-based FinTech DSTOQ Group AG. With a focus on financial inclusion, DSTOQ helps make investing accessible and affordable for people in emerging markets, through a borderless digital interface for security tokens built on the Stellar network, a global, decentralized open source blockchain. Through the DSTOQ interface, users have easier access to blue chip shares, such as Tesla or Amazon, as well as bonds, indices and commodities using fiat or...
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Social network cooperates with Telos Blockchain Network

by Blocks99

7 months ago

Decentralized social network Newlife.ai has chosen the Telos Blockchain Network to deploy its smart contracts, bringing with it more than 70,000 visits and over 1.1 million transactions per month. Newlife.ai say it wants to cooperate with the Telos Blockchain Network to empower content creators globally, providing “data dignity by compensating users for their data, decentralized governance, and sustainability through low energy consumption.” The Newlife.ai platform works with fashion retailers such as Farfetch and SSENSE to deliver AI-augmented experiences for exploring trends...
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Blockchain startup CREAM partners up with Bitrue exchange to push adoption of...

by Fernando Sanchez

7 months ago

Blockchain startup CREAM has partnered up with the Singapore-based Bitrue exchange to push the adoption of VeChain assets, according to a recent press release.  Bitrue will add VeThor (VTHO) – Blockchain startup CREAM's VeChain proprietary token – to its listing today, February 25, 2020. Depositing and withdrawing VTHO on the exchange is possible at the time of writing. The exchange will enable trading soon, featuring a VTHO/BTC pairing. VTHO is VeChain's secondary token, used to pay for transactions or uploading data to the blockchain. Holders of the primary token, VET,...
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Crypto.com launches pay checkout service platform

by Karin Chang

7 months ago

Payments and cryptocurrency platform Crypto.com has announced the launch of Crypto.com Pay Checkout service for merchants. New merchants who sign up will enjoy a settlement fee waiver for six months. Through Crypto.com Pay Checkout, online merchants are now able to offer their customers the option to pay for their purchases using various cryptocurrencies such as BTC, ETH, XRP, LTC and CRO using Crypto.com Pay, an online payment solution powered by Crypto.com Chain. Merchants can now accept the cryptocurrency without worrying about price fluctuations as payment in the fiat currency...
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CZ predicts bitcoin price will likely increase

by Karin Chang

7 months ago

Changpeng Zhao (CZ), CEO of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume, Binance, has made a rare price prediction recently when he forecast “the bitcoin price will likely increase.” “I personally believe the halving has not been priced in,” CZ reportedly said to BlockTV, adding he doesn’t normally give market predictions because he will be wrong 50% of the time. Bitcoin traders and investors have begun gearing up for the bitcoin halving event in May, when new bitcoin blocks are scheduled to drop from 12.5 bitcoin to 6.25 bitcoin – trimming the...
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Dutch authorities arrest two suspects for crypto money laundering

by Karin Chang

7 months ago

Officials at the Dutch Fiscal Intelligence and Investigation Service (FIOD) have announced the arrest of two men suspected of using cryptocurrencies for money laundering. According to a statement published by the Joint Chiefs of Global Tax Enforcement (J5) - an operational group formed between Australia, Canada, Netherlands, United Kingdom and the United States – the suspects had used the defunct bitcoin transaction mixer Bestmixer.io . The suspects were allegedly trying to use the Bestmixer service to conceal and launder income. Based on the Bitcoin address used, the...
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Swiss digital stock exchange invites new shareholders

by Blocks99

7 months ago

The Swiss stock exchange has offered strategic partners a stake of up to 30% in its new digital stock exchange. The digital asset trading platform SDX hopes to launch by the end of this year. The digital stock exchange will offer trading of digital shares, bonds and other assets on a distributed ledger technology (DLT) platform. Project leader Thomas Zeeb told the Swiss news platform swissinfo.ch that SIX Group, which runs the stock exchange, could allow banks, brokers and other digital asset companies to own nearly a third of SDX. The majority of the platform will be owned by the...
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Blockchain company Permission.io seeks growth in China

by Blocks99

7 months ago

Blockchain company Permission.io has announced plans to partner with RockTree LEX and expand its opt-in value exchange digital advertising model into Greater China. The firm says it has signed an advisory agreement with RockTree LEX to provide strategic support of blockchain company Permission.io in its growth plans into Asia. RockTree LEX will assist Permission.io with cross-border blockchain legal compliance and go-to-market strategy. In its announcement, Permission.io comments that the e.commerce markets in Greater China are larger than both the US and UK markets combined, and...
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Malta’s financial authority: Saying Binance is Malta-based is wrong

by Blocks99

7 months ago

Malta’s financial supervisor Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) has issued a statement pointing out that saying Binance is Malta-based can be misleading. The statement denying that Binance is Malta-based says it is in response to media reports referring to Binance as a “Malta-based cryptocurrency” company. It continues to state that “Binance is not authorized by the MFSA to operate in the crypto currency sphere and is therefore not subject to regulatory oversight by the MFSA.” CZ responds Binance founder and CEO Changpeng Zhao, known as CZ, responded to media...
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Brave browser wants UK to crack down on Google

by Karin Chang

7 months ago

The team behind Brave browser wants the United Kingdom’s consumer protection agency to crack down on Google for allegedly having an unfair competitive advantage due to its massive volume of user data. In a submission filed with the agency, Brave claimed the country has failed to enforce European data protection laws. It says this has given Google an unfair advantage over its competitors.  In an open letter to the agency, Dr. Johnny Ryan, Brave Chief Policy & Industry Relations Officer, said he felt the current Real-Time Bidding (RTB) system posed the biggest data...
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Testing of Sweden’s digital currency e-krona begins

by Blocks99

7 months ago

The Swedish Central Bank, Riksbank, has started testing Sweden’s digital currency. The e-krona was built by Accenture using the Corda enterprise blockchain. Accenture won the contract to develop e-krona in December of last year. The trial of Sweden’s digital currency is set to last until February 2021. According to a report on the Riksbank’s Website, the e-krona was developed in response to the declining use of cash and coins Sweden. The Swedish Central Bank also states that it will distribute the e-krona to the general public. determining its equivalent value in relation...
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Fidelity International acquires stake in OSL

by Karin Chang

7 months ago

Fidelity International has acquired a US$ 14.2m stake in the operator of OSL, one of Asia’s largest digital asset platforms for institutional and individual investors. The investment firm acquired 17 million shares of BC Technology Group Ltd. for an average price per share of HK$ 6.50 (US$ 0.83) as of 12 February, according to a filing at the Hong Kong stock exchange. Fidelity became a substantial shareholder with a 5.6% position. The investment was part of a larger US$ 36m share placement by BC Group at the end of January 2020. BC Group shares have slipped 7.6% so far this...

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