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PR: Crypto Exchange Bleutrade Confirms Its Presence In Malta – Bitcoin News

PR: Crypto Exchange Bleutrade Confirms Its Presence In Malta – Bitcoin News

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Please share if you find this article interesting. PR: Crypto Exchange Bleutrade Confirms Its Presence In Malta - Bitcoin News This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. The company, founded in Brazil, emerged in 2014 in the digital currency market as an innovative Exchange, working with a platform focused to simplify trades among cryptocurrencies. It is also the first Exchange in Latin America and has announced the opening of an office in Malta which takes with it almost 300 thousand users. “We have spent some time imm
Turkey Finance Minister Embraces ICO Hype for Already Troubled Economy – Bitcoin News

Turkey Finance Minister Embraces ICO Hype for Already Troubled Economy – Bitcoin News

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Please share if you find this article interesting. Turkey Finance Minister Embraces ICO Hype for Already Troubled Economy - Bitcoin News Crowdfunding If regional Turkish media is to be believed, no less than the country’s Minister of Finance (Finmin), Berat Albayrak, has proposed looking into the wildcat world of initial coin offerings (ICOs) as a way to boost the economy. English-speaking press reports so far haven’t mentioned Turkey’s supposed turn toward state-backed crypto products, but they have highlighted forecasts the country’s sagging, devalued lira is set to make a comeback. Also read: US Exchange Takes a Step Toward Crypto: Nasdaq Bids for Cinnober Turkey Finmin Announces New Economic Program Century old Turkey state media outlet, Anadolu Agency, detailed the Trea
Celsius Network to Manage Funds for United Nations Initiative

Celsius Network to Manage Funds for United Nations Initiative

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Please share if you find this article interesting. Celsius Network to Manage Funds for United Nations Initiative Decentralized lending and borrowing platform Celsius Network will manage the Sustainable Development Goals Impact Fund (SDG Impact Fund) within the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals initiative, according to a press release published September 21. The Sustainable Development Goals is an international program focused on bringing a “better and more sustainable future for all.” It addresses global challenges such as poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice. The initiative aims to achieve a series of targets by 2030. Per the announcement, the SDG Impact Fund will be launched by financial services firm Fift
Taiwanese Candidate Accepts Crypto Donations, California Bans Them – Bitcoin News

Taiwanese Candidate Accepts Crypto Donations, California Bans Them – Bitcoin News

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Please share if you find this article interesting. Taiwanese Candidate Accepts Crypto Donations, California Bans Them - Bitcoin News Regulation Using cryptocurrency for political donations has been a hot topic in many societies. Two recent developments demonstrate different views on the matter. A Taiwanese politician who has accepted bitcoin from his supporters believes crypto donations can help keep his country’s political system clean and transparent. At the same time, the California campaign watchdog says cryptocurrency can raise questions about transparency and is hard to track. Also read: Russian Law Won’t Mention ‘Cryptocurrency’, Russians Won’t Stop Trading Bitcoin Donations Help Transparency, Taiwanese Politician Says Cryptocurrency has entered Taiwanese politics. A
South Korean Gov’t Pledges Support for Blockchain Startups to Facilitate Industry Growth

South Korean Gov’t Pledges Support for Blockchain Startups to Facilitate Industry Growth

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Please share if you find this article interesting. South Korean Gov’t Pledges Support for Blockchain Startups to Facilitate Industry Growth The Korean Ministry of Science and Information Communications Technology (MSICT) has pledged further support to facilitate the growth of the domestic blockchain industry, Business Korea reported September 21. Second Minister of Science and ICT Min Won-ki held a meeting with blockchain startups as part of the government’s effort to establish contact with organizations in what it has dubbed the 10 key ICT sectors of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The agenda for the meeting was devoted to blockchain pilot projects initiated by the government in order to bolster the blockchain market and improve public services with the investment of 4.2 billi
Largest Brazilian Brokerage to Launch Exchange for Bitcoin and Ethereum

Largest Brazilian Brokerage to Launch Exchange for Bitcoin and Ethereum

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Please share if you find this article interesting. Largest Brazilian Brokerage to Launch Exchange for Bitcoin and Ethereum The largest brokerage in Brazil will enter the crypto space by launching an exchange for Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) in the near future, Bloomberg reported September 21. Chief Executive Officer of Grupo XP Guilherme Benchimol told Bloomberg that the company will launch an exchange called XDEX in the coming months, with around forty employees. Grupo XP is the biggest financial group in Brazil, comprising companies with various business models. XP has reportedly set a goal to have $1 trillion reais ($245 billion) under custody by 2020, which is four times what the company expects to raise by the end of this year. In addition, XP will launch a bank in the n...
Central Banks Mess

Central Banks Mess

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Please share if you find this article interesting. Central Banks Mess Economics Respected economist Professor Steve Hanke has chanted down central banks. While Hanke doesn’t tout cryptocurrency as an alternative, he does say that the world needs fewer central banks because these government-controlled entities are messing up economies and abusing monetary policy, while fueling inflation and loss of wealth. Also read: Ex-Liberia Central Bank Chief Under Probe For Missing $104M, State Seeks FBI Help Central Banks Have Crashed Economies Through Reckless Money Printing Central banks have come under fire for aiding struggling economies to crash through reckless money creation, thereby fueling inflation. Prominent economist and currency expert Steve Hanke, who played a key role in
US Congressman to Introduce Bills Supporting Blockchain Technology, Cryptocurrencies

US Congressman to Introduce Bills Supporting Blockchain Technology, Cryptocurrencies

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Please share if you find this article interesting. US Congressman to Introduce Bills Supporting Blockchain Technology, Cryptocurrencies U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer (R-MN) is planning to introduce three bills to support blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies, according to a press release published September 21. The three upcoming bills are entitled the “Resolution Supporting Digital Currencies and Blockchain Technology,” the “Blockchain Regulatory Certainty Act,” and the “Safe Harbor for Taxpayers with Forked Assets Act.” The legislation is focused on the support and development of blockchain technology, as well as the establishment of a safe harbor for taxpayers with “forked” digital assets. The bills would prompt the federal government to provide a “simple legal environment,” and re
Report: Hong Kong Stock Exchange Eyeing Blockchain Firm Acquisitions

Report: Hong Kong Stock Exchange Eyeing Blockchain Firm Acquisitions

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Please share if you find this article interesting. Report: Hong Kong Stock Exchange Eyeing Blockchain Firm Acquisitions Insider sources have suggested that the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX) is eyeing takeovers in the blockchain and other tech sectors, according to a Bloomberg article published September 21. Bloomberg cites “people with knowledge of the matter” as saying that the exchange is considering a change in strategy due to stalling trading links with exchanges in China, citing worsening U.S.-China trade relations as a further cause for concern. The sources reportedly told Bloomberg that HKEX CEO Charles Li has met with “at least three investment banks” to discuss diversifying the exchange’s model, including a possible set of takeovers in the “data, analytics and blockcha
Of Moonshots and Mushrooms: Let’s Get Beyond Technocratic Thinking – Bitcoin News

Of Moonshots and Mushrooms: Let’s Get Beyond Technocratic Thinking – Bitcoin News

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Please share if you find this article interesting. Of Moonshots and Mushrooms: Let's Get Beyond Technocratic Thinking - Bitcoin News Op-Ed The following opinion piece on Moonshots and Mushrooms was written by Max Borders, director of Social Evolution and author of The Social Singularity.  When John F. Kennedy was president, he planted a stark and powerful, technocratic image in the minds of Americans…I believe this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the Earth. No single space project in this period will be more impressive to mankind, or more important for the long-range exploration of space; and none will be so difficult or expensive to accomplish. Also Read: Ex-Liberia Centra