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Gram token

Telegram may delay the launch of Gram

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Securities and Exchange Commission got a controlling plan to prevent the trade of Gram in the US. After this, Telegram is thinking about changing the day of the crypto launch. As to SEC accusation, investors purchased rights for Telegram’s token at a significant premium, with the prospective to...

litecoin 8 years

8 years - $500 billion transactions made in Litecoin network

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Litecoin, also known as Digital Silver, celebrated its 8th birthday on Sunday, October 13th. One of the oldest cryptos in the space, today Litecoin ranks sixth in terms of capitalization in the CoinMarketCap rating. The network was launched on October 13, 2011, and this date is considered the...

ChainPoint 19

ChainPoint 19 conference is starting in Yerevan

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Every year blockchain specialists, businesspeople, investors, developers and VCs are gathering in Yerevan to attend the ChainPoint conference. It gives a source of knowledge, networking occasions and inspiration. World-class discussants are giving the attendees advice and tips from their practice....

Ripple BRD wallet

Ripple announces rebranding and investments in BRD wallet

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The xCurrent payment system and the xVia corporate payment API from fintech company Ripple are included in the single RippleNet brand. At the same time, a California-based company invested 750,000 in a BRD wallet, which will now add support for the XRP token. Representatives of Ripple reported on...

Mastercard and Visa

MasterCard and Visa are leaving Facebook’s Libra project

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They heard senators' voices. Facebook loses some chief partners, like eBay, Stripe, Visa and MasterCard. Regulators and lawmakers criticised the Libra project, which brought to thought will the project even persist? Before the opening meeting of Libra Association in Geneva, which is planned to be...

OpenLibra partner refute

4 prospective OpenLibra partners refute participation in it

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The author of the initiative to create an alternative version of the digital currency Libra incorrectly provided information about some of the project participants. So, representatives of Tendermint, Chainlink, Web3 Foundation and Hashed denied their participation in it, CoinDesk reports. Earlier...

Coinbase application

Coinbase launches a new app for pro users

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Coinbase has good news for customers of its professional trading platform. It is developing a new mobile app especially for them. The announcement about the innovative app was made on Thursday. The exchange claims that the app is going to bring more qualified mobile trading life to its Coinbase...

WCIT blockchain

Blockchain and decentralization at WCIT 2019 conference

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The most long-awaited IT conference of the year was held in Armenia. It also covered the topic of using the blockchain technology. WCIT 2019 was held in the capital of Armenia, Yerevan from October 6 to 9 with the support and under the high patronage of the Government of the Republic of Armenia. It...

TON GRAM Coinbase

Coinbase custody adds TON's GRAM token support

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The custodial division of Coinbase announced its readiness to add support for GRAM tokens of the upcoming Telegram Open Network project. In addition to GRAM, Coinbase Custody is going to add Solana (SOL) and Orchid (OXT) coins after launching the respective networks. Company representatives...

Internal Revenue Service

Crypto investors receive new income-reporting rules from IRS

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Internal Revenue Service sent new guidance to cryptocurrency holders. The IRS published two documents (a ruling and a question-and-answer paper) on Wednesday. This is the first guidance since 2014, and it contains information about expected methods of reports about income from cryptocurrencies....

Zuckerberg Libra Congress

Mark Zuckerberg will testify in the US Congress about Libra

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The head of the largest social network Facebook Mark Zuckerberg will testify before the Committee on financial services of the US House of Representatives. This was reported on the website of the department. Hearings on “studying the impact of Facebook on financial services and housing” will be...

Visa MasterCard Stripe

Senators warn Visa, Mastercard, Stripe on Libra membership

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Two Senate Democrats are warning three payment corporations to review their membership in the Libra Association and involvement with the crypto project of the Facebook. Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Senator Brian Schatz of Hawaii are sure that Libra is a threat not only to the worldwide economy...

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EC promised to introduce single rules for regulating crypto

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The current Executive Vice President of the European Commission for Financial Services and Economics Valdis Dombrovskis promised, in the event of his re-election to this post, to introduce new rules for regulating the cryptocurrency industry. It is reported by Reuters. According to him, in light of...

Tether stablecoin

Backers of Tether sued over the market manipulation

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A class-action complaint accuses the corporations behind the Tether stablecoin of “propping and popping the largest bubble in history,” which led to a disappearance of $256 billion in crypto wealth. The complaint accuses the issuer of Tether of manipulating Bitcoin prices. The suing process...

Ukraine: propose to legalize mining and create crypto valley

Ukraine: propose to legalize mining and create crypto valley

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On Monday, October 7, a meeting was held on the regulation of the crypto and blockchain industry in Ukraine. Representatives of the Ministry of Digital Transformation, the Verkhovna Rada, the Office of Effective Regulation (BRDO), as well as relevant associations and businesses participated in it....

Libra coin

Sceptics can now bet on Facebook’s Libra launch delays

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After Facebook announced its plans about launching a cryptocurrency, it faced overwhelming scorn. And now everyone is sceptically tuned that the launch will be at the time Facebook has targeted. A crypto-futures exchange CoinFLEX is now offering derivatives that payout based on the likelihood will...

Armenia crypto mining

A case on theft of $1 million from sale of miners in Armenia

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Armenian law enforcement authorities suspect a 22-year-old citizen of stealing $1,046,000 from the sale of equipment for cryptocurrency mining. In October last year, the suspect met with a potential buyer and offered him to purchase the Z9 mini ASIC miner, the News-Armenia news agency reported...

Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation

DTCC delays the blockchain project to avoid Brexit problems

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The start of a post-trade system for derivatives, based on blockchain and designed by The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation, is delayed for several months because of issues that have been raised by Brexit. The officials from the US CSD think that the delay, which hasn't mentioned before,...

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