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Moscow’s Government to Use Ethereum to Promote Transparency In Commerce

Moscow’s Government to Use Ethereum to Promote Transparency In Commerce Moscow’s government is planning to use ethereum as part of a system for allotting trading spots during weekend farmers markets. The system will record applications submitted by farmers, who compete for a limited number of commercial plots. Some 15,000 trading …

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Blockchain Enters ‘Trough of Disillusionment’ on Gartner’s Hype Scale

Blockchain Enters ‘Trough of Disillusionment’ on Gartner’s Hype Scale Interest in blockchain technology is waning, research firm Gartner said in its latest “Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies” report. Gartner included blockchain, along with four other emerging technologies, as one of five trends that can blur the lines between humans and …

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SEC Faces Thursday Deadline for ProShares Bitcoin ETF Decision

SEC Faces Thursday Deadline for ProShares Bitcoin ETF Decision Less than a month after delaying a decision on a bitcoin-based exchange-traded fund (ETF), the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is poised to approve or disapprove another pair of proposed ETFs.  Officials at the U.S. securities regulator are set to …

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Coinbase Wins Patent for Secure Bitcoin Payments System

Coinbase Wins Patent for Secure Bitcoin Payments System A newly published Coinbase patent seeks to protect a way of making bitcoin purchases more secure for customers. In the filing, published August 14, the U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange outlined how it could develop a payment portal which would allow users to pay using …

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Capital One Seeks Blockchain Patent for ‘Collaborative’ Authentication Tool

Capital One Seeks Blockchain Patent for ‘Collaborative’ Authentication Tool U.S. banking giant Capital One is working on using blockchain technology to usher in more convenient and secure user authentication methods for instances such as banking security. In a continuation of a patent application submitted to the U.S. Patent and Trademark …

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As No-Deal Brexit Looms, UK Blockchain Startups Are Weighing Options

As No-Deal Brexit Looms, UK Blockchain Startups Are Weighing Options From longer approval processes to the threat they might lose access to the European market, it’s safe to say U.K. blockchain startups are looking for contingency plans. A quick recap: in 2016, the U.K. held a referendum on whether to …

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FinCEN Says It Now Receives 1,500 Crypto Complaints a Month

FinCEN Says It Now Receives 1,500 Crypto Complaints a Month The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) receives more than 1,500 reports every month from financial institutions regarding cryptocurrencies, a top official said Thursday. FinCEN director Kenneth Blanco, speaking at the Chicago-Kent Block (Legal) Tech Conference, discussed the role his agency …

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Regulated Trader Templum Hosts Security Token Sale for Luxury Resort

Regulated Trader Templum Hosts Security Token Sale for Luxury Resort Token trading platform Templum Markets has launched a sale of a security token on behalf of a popular Colorado resort. Accredited investors can now indirectly own shares in the St. Regis Aspen Resort by purchasing so-called “Aspen coins” through the …

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Google Search Can Predict Bitcoin Price Increases, Study Finds

Google Search Can Predict Bitcoin Price Increases, Study Finds A recent study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) suggests that cryptocurrency markets move depending on the type of attention they receive – unlike traditional financial markets. In contrast with other traditional financial assets, cryptocurrencies don’t behave or respond …

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