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Malta in recent news has become nicknamed “The Blockchain Island” and for good reason! The increasingly blockchain and crypto friendly island has offered safe-haven for blockchain and cryptocurrency based companies. This is one of the many reasons DQR-Group has organized the Malta Blockchain Summit. The Malta Blockchain Summit kicks into high gear between November 1st …

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The Cardano blockchain, created by Ethereum co-Founder Charles Hoskinson, is undergoing a battle over management of the nonprofit foundation which is part of the organizational structure that oversees Cardano’s development and community engagement. The Cardano Foundation, or Cardano Stiftung as it’s officially known in Switzerland, is one of three entities which currently manages the Cardano …

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What a year for crypto investors. Are you still enjoying the party? Let’s be honest with ourselves for a moment. The current market climate is irrational, volatile and it seems there’s no lack of copycats dApps dividing the market capitalization without really bringing an added value to the industry. Free market? Great. Competition? Sure. But …

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This post was originally published here Chinese entrepreneurs behind some of the biggest cryptocurrency startups in the world have made the country’s billionaire list for the first time. Hurun, the organization that tracks high net-worth individuals in China and worldwide, on Wednesday released its latest list of the wealthiest executives in China – all being worth at least …

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Chinese entrepreneurs behind some of the biggest cryptocurrency startups in the world have made the country’s billionaire list for the first time. Hurun, the organization that tracks high net-worth individuals in China and worldwide, on Wednesday released its latest list of the wealthiest executives in China – all being worth at least 2 billion yuan, or $288 million. …

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YoBit.net has for the most part been known as a lower tier exchange with incredibly poor customer service; however, this may be a new low (even for them). Early this morning, newsletter subscribers received an email informing them that the exchange will be performing its own random pump. The official  email reads: This is an …

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Bitcoin miners have become energy hunters, scouting the world for cheap electricity. And when most people think about bitcoin mining operations, they imagine hydro-powered warehouses in Canada or the Sichuan Mountains, but what about the oil capital of the United States? What if it were possible to turn Texas’ otherwise wasted natural gas into bitcoin? …

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Facebook’s security protocols are once again under fire following a new security breach that affected over 50 million users. On Friday, September 28th, the social media giant announced that hackers had exploited a website feature that allowed the bad actors to log-in and access users’ data. The attackers exploited code associated with the “view as” function, granting …

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The future of Crypto Media Welcome to the future of Crypto and Blockchain News and Media. Crypto Insider is proud to announce that our official global launch will be on Monday, September 24th, 2018.  The Cryptoverse will never be the same again. In order to ensure our success, we have gathered only the best journalists, …

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Project Infinity, launched in May 2017 by NEX Group (formerly ICAP), could be the biggest bloodletting the distributed ledger sector has seen to date, having cost roughly $31.7 million and hemorrhaged dozens of jobs, former employees say. Spearheaded by Jenny Knott, former head of NEX Optimisation, the project had a grand vision of bringing the …

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When Adrian Patten, co-founder of FX blockchain project Cobalt, pitches to banks these days, he chooses his words carefully. In a move that may do much to validate Gartner’s finding this week that blockchain hype cycle is entering the so-called “trough of disillusionment,” Patten admitted he rarely brings up the technology, choosing instead to focus …

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Bittrex, a U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange platform, and invest.com, a fintech startup based in London, are set to launch a new EU-focused crypto trading platform. The collaboration, announced Thursday, aims to provide cryptocurrency investors with “the ultimate platform to trade cryptocurrency in a safe and secure environment,” according to a press release. The firms will leverage …

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India’s highest court has declined to end a ban enacted by the national central bank that bars the country’s crypto exchanges from doing business with regulated financial firms. Bloomberg reported Tuesday that the Indian Supreme Court, led by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, said that the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) prohibition on providing services to crypto-related …

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Yet another top-20 cryptocurrency has officially released live software. As of 0:00 UTC Saturday, the first block on the VeChain blockchain, whose token supply is valued at $1.46 billion at writing, has been mined, marking a milestone for a project that aims to be among the first to convince enterprise businesses to adopt code tied to a …

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Japan’s top financial official is cautious about the idea of his nation changing how it taxes gains from cryptocurrencies. During a meeting with the budget committee of the Upper House on June 25, Senator Kenji Fukimaki asked whether Japan’s tax policy on cryptocurrency profits could be changed from its current “miscellaneous income” classification to “separate …

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Cryptonation. Blockchain Cruise. CryptoCribs. These are just several of the names of tourism programs focused on the blockchain industry, from luxury cruises to Middle East startup tours, that are part of a growing trend targeting crypto-curious travelers. The Blockchain Cruises, organized by the tourism arm of Edinburgh, Scotland-based crypto wallet provider CoinsBank, have garnered a …

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After a seemingly unending period of blockchain R&D, major enterprises are eager to edge their technology toward production. At least that was the sentiment at Blockchain Expo Global on Tuesday, where attendees at the Olympia London venue assembled to hear from experts in supply chain tracking, energy, logistics, freight and more – all of whom have …

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Peter Loop is associate vice president and senior principal technology architect at Infosys, where he focuses on delivering enterprise cryptocurrency and blockchain ledger technologies, API management and cloud migration of enterprise systems. This article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2017 in Review opinion series. During the course of 2017, we saw big technology players making moves …

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Iliana Oris Valiente (CPA, CA, CBP) is a managing director and global blockchain innovation lead for Accenture’s emerging tech division. She is also the founder and chair of the board at ColliderX Blockchain R&D Hub. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2017 in Review. While the price of cryptocurrencies and the ICO market …

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Eric Piscini, a principal with Deloitte Consulting LLP, is the global leader of Deloitte’s financial services blockchain consulting efforts and co-lead at its the global blockchain and cryptocurrency team. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2017 in Review. As the technology behind bitcoin nears its 10th year in the market, let’s celebrate …

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