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On the back of China’s most recent pharmaceutical scandal, stock investors are buying into a public company’s claim to be developing a blockchain for tracking vaccines – but not everyone is happy about it. As reported by CoinDesk earlier this week, following a vaccine data scandal exposed last weekend, the Chinese crypto community weighed in …

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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has charged two Nevada residents with illegally profiting off stock sales from a self-described blockchain startup. Attorney T.J. Jesky and business affairs manager Mark DeStefano allegedly made about $1.4 million in 10 days by selling shares in Hong Kong-based UBI Blockchain Internet, the SEC claimed in a press release Monday. …

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In our Expert Takes, opinion leaders from inside and outside the crypto industry express their views, share their experience and give professional advice. Expert Takes cover everything from Blockchain technology and ICO funding to taxation, regulation and cryptocurrency adoption by different sectors of the economy. If you would like to contribute an Expert Take, please …

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The chairman of Switzerland’s stock exchange SIX Romeo Lacher thinks there are “a lot of upsides” to releasing a crypto version of the Swiss franc. Speaking to the Financial Times Sunday, Feb. 25, Lacher said the organization would be “very supportive” of such an initiative, adding that he “doesn’t like cash.” “An e-franc under the …

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After Nasdaq gave a delist notice Friday, Feb. 16 to Long Blockchain Corp. for low market capitalization, the company, previously a soft drinks brand, has decided to make a last ditch effort at preserving its original beverage business. Long Island Brand Beverages LLC (LIBB) is officially breaking from its parent company Long Blockchain Corp. (LBCC), …

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The Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) announced yesterday, Feb.13, that they will soon launch a securities clearing and settlement platform based on the Ethereum (ETH) Blockchain that lets companies raise capital with security tokens. According to the CSE announcement, companies using the Blockchain-based platform can issue Security Token Offerings (STO) to investors as a means to …

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It has been a sobering couple of days for the whole cryptocurrency market after the biggest sell off in recent memory. Bitcoin dipped below $7,000 for the first time since November marking a complete turnaround from the value that marked the start of a phenomenal bull run all the way up to $20,000. But after …

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TD Ameritrade said on Monday that the first quarter of the fiscal year 2018 was a strong one, buoyed in part by interested in stocks related to blockchain. In announcing the results, the investment services firm said that it added $26.5 billion in new client assets, with net revenues of $1.3 billion during the period …

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Another penny stock just joined the crowd of public market options that has seen a significant price surge after announcing it would shift its corporate focus to cryptocurrency related business. TimefireVR Inc, an Arizona-based company that was founded in 2014 to develop a virtual reality application platform, announced Thursday in a release that the company has …

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Stock market expert and Birinyi Associates founder Laszlo Birinyi thinks that the phenomenal rise of Bitcoin price, which has grown by 1,950 percent since January 2017, is serving as a catalyst for the global financial market overall and attracting more new investors to the stock market. He added that the cryptocurrency mania is also providing …

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Stock exchange Nasdaq vice chairman Bruce Aust has claimed that the initial coin offering (ICO) is still very immature as a funding method and that the stock exchange is still the best place for companies to raise money. He further stated that ICOs are still in their early stages and offer high risks to investors. …

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Bitcoin’s growth year on end has been routinely flouted as being over 600 percent, and while that is, of course, an impressive number, it is hard to picture what that means in a market economy. However, when that figure is placed against other big and popular assets, a graph shows the true effect on the …

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In a sign of the shift in financial marketplaces toward digital platforms, the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd. shuttered its physical office space this week, intending to turn some of the area into a museum for future generations to see how the exchange functioned in its glory days. The move away from physical infrastructure …

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