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Mukesh Ambani blockchain

India's richest man to launch a new blockchain

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On of the Indian mobile operator', Reliance Jio Infocomm, owned by the country's richest man Mukesh Ambani, intends to launch its own blockchain within a year. This was stated by Ambani himself. “From the first day, tens of thousands of active nodes will be online,” he stressed. So, it is...

Coinbase adds Algorand

Bitcoin exchange Coinbase Pro will add support for Algorand

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On August 14, US leading Bitcoin exchange Coinbase Pro will add support for the Algorand token and allow users to make deposits for at least 12 hours before the opening of trading. So, trading in the ALGO in pair with USD will be launched in several stages: initially, traders will be able to place...

Amazon removed "blockchain" job

Amazon removed "blockchain" from a job after hype in media

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Amazon, an online retailer, published a job of a software developer on LinkedIn, who, among other things, was supposed to do “work on the blockchain.” Later, the company was forced to remove the mention of blockchain from the text of the vacancy due to media hype. So, according to the initial...

Balaji Srinivasan behind nakamoto.com

Balaji Srinivasan may be behind the mysterious nakamoto.com

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Nakamoto.com is nearly half older the age of the Bitcoin network, and it redirected most of its existence to a personal web page from a San Francisco developer named Brian T. Nakamoto. However, now it reads: “Bitcoin is a country. HODL or GTFO". So, according to CoinDesk sources, the site is...

Blackmoon will list TON

Telegram vice president's Blackmoon will sale Gram token

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Gram tokens will appear on the Blackmoon platform's exchange, which Pavel Durov's messenger Telegram plans to release as part of its Telegram Open Network (TON) project. This was reported to vc.ru by a representative of the Blackmoon Financial Group. One of the founders of the Blackmoon Financial...

Binance hacker attack

Binance users' data in Telegram chat: hacker wants 300 BTC

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There has come a piece of information on the Internet that the Binance exchange was allegedly hacked. Now “1000s of KYC data” of users are in one of the Telegram chats. The head of the exchange, Changpeng Zhao, has already commented on the situation, stressing that the incident is being...

CEO of Circle: Correlation between BTC and yuan

CEO of Circle: Correlation between BTC and yuan

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Circle cryptocurrency's company CEO Jeremy Allaire has joined other prominent industry representatives who believe that Bitcoin has become a defensive asset with which investors can hedge risks associated with global instability. He is convinced that the rampant nationalism, as well as currency and...

Bitcoin price

Bitcoin price reached a three-week high

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Today, August 5, the price of BTC jumped to the levels above $11,600, the last time observed in the second half of July. As you can see, the pulse growth was accompanied by a surge in trading volumes. “According to the old tradition,” Bitcoin pulled along with the rest of the market. ...

blockchain regulation in South Korea

Non-regulated zone for blockchain development in South Korea

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The South Korean government has declared Busan (the second-largest city in South Korea) a “non-regulatory zone” for blockchain technologies' development. In particular, following the example of the Swiss Zug, Busan will open for a number of initiatives in the field of finance, public security,...

Bitmain expects positive results despite $625 million losses

Bitmain expects positive results despite $625 million losses

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The leading manufacturer of Bitcoin mining equipment Bitmain suffered losses in January-February of 2019 totaling $625.000.000. Nevertheless, the company expects that high demand for new 7-nm devices will allow it to end the year with positive results, writes Cryptoglobe with reference to local...

Study: reserves of ICO-projects are significantly reduced

Study: reserves of ICO-projects are significantly reduced

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Analysts of The Block analyzed the development of 57 ICO-projects, which together attracted about 8.2 million ETH. They found that, since the closure of the tokensales, 5.9 million ETH (72%) were either moved or spent. So, on average, projects spend or move about 2500 ETH per month. Golem and...

Adult platform SpankChain launches payment service

Adult platform SpankChain launches payment service

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Ethereum-based adult entertainment platform, SpankChain, has launched a crypto payment processor along with two new partners. The announcement, published on July 31, shows that the new service, called SpankPay, is launched along with its first two integration partners: JustFor.Fans and SkyPrivate,...

Cryptocurrency platform Bitwala raised €13 million

Cryptocurrency platform Bitwala raised €13 million

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The Japanese corporation Sony, through its venture division Sony Financial Ventures and the investment firm NKB Group, led a round of financing of Series A for €13 million (about $14.5 million) of the Bitcoin-banking platform Bitwala. According to representatives of the company based in Berlin,...

FCA - final cryptocurrency assets manual

UK: The final guide to cryptocurrency assets presented

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The Financial Conduct Authority of Great Britain (FCA) has published the final version of the cryptocurrency assets manual, indicating which of them fall under its jurisdiction. Most of the published rules were submitted in January of this year, and, as expected, the final wording does not contain...

Brazil: public transport in Bitcoins

Brazil: the payment of public transport in Bitcoins

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Residents of Fortaleza (the major Brazilian city) will soon have the opportunity to pay Bitcoins for their trips on public transport. It is reported by The Block, with reference to local media. In particular, the cooperative of autonomous passenger carriers of the State of Ceará, whose capital is...

Who is investing in Bitcoin

Bitcoin whales undergoing institutional accumulation?

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The cryptocurrency market may have been experiencing sideways for the past months, yet just like any other industry, it is slowly getting the attention of big players. In fact, according to a survey by Fidelity Investments, “about 22% of institutional investors already have some exposure to...

Mining officially allowed in Iran

Iran: crypto mining is recognized as an industrial activity

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During the meeting of the Iranian Cabinet of Ministers, which was held on Sunday under the chairmanship of President Hassan Rouhani, mining cryptocurrency was recognized as an industrial activity, the local news agency Mehr News reported. According to a government decree, miners will have to...

Ren Zhengfei about Libra

Founder of Huawei: China is able to release its analogue of Libra

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The founder of the Chinese technology giant Huawei, Ren Zhengfei, said that China should not wait until someone launches a digital currency like Libra. In his opinion, the state is always stronger than any Internet company. This was reported by the local media. "China is able to release its...

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