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The second largest bank in Italy, Intesa Sanpaolo, and 13 other banks have successfully completed the first phase of an interbank reconciliation blockchain trial. The tests, which started on June 4, were held in conjunction with ABI Lab – a research lab supported by the Italian Banking Association (ABI) – and finished last week. The project …

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One of the most popular soccer clubs in the world is launching a crypto token that it says will boost fan numbers by allowing them to “be heard.” For the effort, Italy’s Juventus Football Club, which boasts Cristiano Ronaldo as a current team member, is teaming up with Socios.com to launch the “Juventus Official Fan Token.” The token will be …

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Central banks aren’t ready – at least in the short-term – to handle the implications of launching wholly digital currencies, the deputy governor of the Bank of Italy said Thursday. Fabio Panetta delivered the keynote address for the SUERF and BAFFI CAREFIN Centre Conference held at Bocconi University. In his remarks, he became the latest to …

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Italy-based cryptocurrency exchange Bitgrail announced that it promises to refund Nano (XRB) tokens stolen in a February hack amounting to $195 mln, so long as users sign an agreement to forgo any legal action, Bitgrail announced March 14. In a press release on its website, Bitgrail said that, “the use of the platform for the …

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The Italian Ministry of Economics is working on a decree that aims to classify the use of cryptocurrencies in the country and to list “service providers related to digital currencies.” Cointelegraph analyzed the draft of the document that aims to introduce new regulations on the use of cryptocurrencies in Italy and talked about the new …

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Cointelegraph talked to Francesco Firano, CEO of BitGrail, the Italian exchange apparently hit by a cyber attack that would have caused the loss of a considerable amount of Nano tokens (formerly known as Raiblocks). BitGrail froze trading on Thursday, Feb. 8. The exchange stated that 17 mln Nano had been stolen in the hack, an …

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Cointelegraph (CT) is pleased to announce the launch of its Italian version Cointelegraph Italia, today, Feb. 9. Cointelegraph Italia provides all the latest information from Cointelegraph in Italian, including updates on the cryptocurrency markets, Blockchain technology, decentralized applications, and fintech from the global community, as well as locally-focused updates for Italy. Cointelegraph offers breaking news …

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The Italian government is seeking feedback on proposed cryptocurrency regulations intended to clarify the technology’s use within the country. A summary of the proposed rules explains how service providers that accept cryptocurrencies would have to report their business and earnings to the Ministry of Economics and Finance, as well as what the government will do …

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Enel, one of Europe’s largest power utility companies, announced today, Feb. 1, that they would not be selling renewable energy to crypto mining company Envion. In a brief statement to Reuters, the Italy-based company said that they had “no interest whatsoever in selling power” to a mining company: “Enel has undertaken a clear path toward …

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Italy’s economy minister struck a critical tone on cryptocurrencies Wednesday, remarking during an event that damage could arise should a market bubble “explode” even as central banks eye the technology. Speaking during an event at the Polytechnic University of Milan that was organized by energy giant Enel (which itself has trialed blockchain for energy trading purposes), …

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Alongside your investments in stocks, gold and Bitcoin, have you considered adding a writing instrument to your investment portfolio? While Italian pen-maker Ancora and digital moneymaker Bitcoin may seem to have little in common, the value of both assets is based on the economic concept of scarcity. Both the pen-maker and the digital moneymaker produce …

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Expert group BHB Network has released its formal opposition to the SegWit2x hard fork on behalf of the Italian Bitcoin community. In a blog post Tuesday, a widened selection of local businesses and private entities “reaffirmed” its stance, originally presented at a recent Bitcoin Milan Meetup. These include several other Italian meetups from the still …

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