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WEF Davos CBDC guide

Guideline for central bank digi-currency introduced in Davos

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The Swiss non-governmental organization World Economic Forum (WEF) has introduced the first of its kind guide for central banks developing their own digital coins. This was reported on the WEF website. The CBDC Policy Maker Toolkit framework provides guidelines for central banks in various...

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Pornhub started accepting Tether stablecoin

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One of the world's most popular websites for adult content, Pornhub, has added the Tether stablecoin (USDT) as a payment option. The Pornhub blog says USDT support comes from a partnership with TRON. Therefore, to make a payment using Tether, the service recommends using the TRONLink wallet. A new...

Jack Dorsey's Square

Square Inc. got patent for Fiat-to-Crypto payments network

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Jack Dorsey's Square Inc. received an American patent on payment network technology for direct crypto-fiat transactions on Tuesday. According to a report from the US Patent and Trademark Office, the payment network allows users with assets of various types to conduct transactions between...

Petro coin

Venezuelans selling Petro on LocalBitcoins at half price

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Venezuelans, who got state crypto coins as a result of free distribution, now trade it on LocalBitcoins for half the official rate. The authorities of Venezuela lately carried a free distribution of Petro coins, as a result of which each citizen received 0.5 Petro. The authorities insist that the...

Venezuela Locha Blockchain

Venezuela develops solution to use bitcoin without Internet

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The Venezuelan development team is preparing a new solution for BTC operations without an Internet connection. The solution is a mesh network called Locha. The developers are also working on two devices that will allow users to connect to the BTC blockchain using long-range waves. This was reported...

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AB InBev Brewing Company will use BanQu blockchain platform

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The international brewing company AB InBev will use blockchain to work with farmers from Africa who supply raw materials. Due to the lack of developed banking infrastructure in the country, local farmers face difficulties in obtaining tax benefits. Thanks to the new blockchain solution developed by...

Binance P2P platform

P2P merchant program of Binance goes live

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Binance's P2P Merchant program is live now. The platform is used for fiat-crypto speculation and is user-oriented. On January 21, Changpeng Zhao mentioned that, in the preceding quarter, the negotiating volume on the platform has drastically increased, and the global society is looking for more...

Vodafone left Libra

Vodafone left Facebook-founded Libra Association

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British telecom Vodafone has become the eight corporation to quit the Libra Association. Both Libra Association and Vodafone affirmed the news on 21 Jan. Vodafone plans to give support earlier proposed for Libra to its well-organized and thriving digital payment service M-Pesa, which the...

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CEO Binance and Buterin reacted to Peter Schiff's BTC loss

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Changpeng Zhao, CEO of Binance crypto exchange, commented on an incident in which CEO of Euro Pacific Capital Peter Schiff lost access to his mobile bitcoin wallet. According to Zhao, centralized exchanges are the best way to store cryptocurrency. In particular, he cited the example of Binance,...

Samy Bensaci Don Tapscott

18-year-old hacker accused in fraud of $50 million in crypto

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Montreal’s prosecutor’s office has filed four charges of $50 million in cryptocurrency fraud involving the substitution of SIM cards against an 18-year-old hacker. This was reported by local media. The indictment says that Bensaci was in a gang robbing Canadian and American crypto holders. SIM...

Chinese blockchain investments

In 2019 China’s total investments in blockchain dropped 40%

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The newest investigation shows blockchain spending in spheres of investment and funding ventures has lost the upper 40% in China during the last year. China had 245 funding and investment ventures in 2019 altogether, which is almost 60% less than in 2018. China's government held a study with...

Nicholas Maduro

Maduro announces crypto casino to relief Petro

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President of Venezuela Maduro proclaimed the founding of a new crypto casino in a beaten country where betting rooms have all but gone dead. Maduro said that a new casino is going to be in Ávila National Park’s Hotel Humboldt. The new casino is going to work on Venezuela's national crypto coin...

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Peter Schiff reported he lost access to his Bitcoin wallet

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Well-known Bitcoin critic Peter Schiff told that he had lost access to all his coins, as his wallet password is no longer valid. For what reasons this happened, the financial expert was at a loss to answer, saying only that the wallet was compromised. I just lost all the #Bitcoin I have ever owned....

Telegram Open Network

Amid legal controversy, TON explorers are already available

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Operating blockchain explorers are ready for TON's testnet, notwithstanding the SEC's lawsuit that made Telegram delay the mainnet start. Blockchair declared the construction of a user-oriented option to Telegram's version. Telegram Open Network gathered over $1.7B in a private ICO in 2018. It...

Craig Wright

It’s official: Craig Wright doesn’t have the private keys

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Lawyer of Craig Wright affirmed that his ward doesn't hold - nor even declare to hold - the private keys that can be applied to transfer $8 billion BTC that Satoshi mined in early times of the leading crypto. On Tuesday, Wright registered a statement affirming that he had acquired data to open...

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Survey: over a third of US companies accept cryptocurrencies

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36% of US small and medium-sized businesses accept cryptocoins as a payment method, and 59% of them previously acquired such assets for their own use. This is evidenced by a survey conducted by the order of the insurance company HSB. PRESS RELEASE: Our new national survey results conducted by...

Bitcoin SV research

Arcane Research: Craig Wright provoked a Bitcoin SV pump?

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Arcane Research analysts published a report, in which they shared their thoughts on the reasons for the recent Bitcoin SV rally, which grew by almost 200% in 7 days. The Weekly Update: 2017 sentiments are back in the crypto market, as altcoins register wild gains. Read more about this and other...

Seba crypto bank

Swiss-based Seba digital asset bank plans $95M capital raise

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A young Swiss-regulated crypto bank Seba, which is carrying administrative licensing, plans to try a secondary funds raise to collect upper $95 million in extra reserves. Seba intends to obtain $96.5 million from new investors during the second round. After FINMA established the equipment to...

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