Bitcoin 

German Politicians Want to Fight Climate Change With Blockchain Tech

The Free Democratic Party (FDP) in Germany proposes to issue a new cryptocurrency called Arbil to anyone who removes CO2 or other greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. Get paid to withdraw CO2 from the atmosphere In a report by local news daily Welt on Sept. 2, the FDP recognizes that it is no longer enough to focus only on putting less CO2 into the atmosphere. It states that, if the world wants to slow down global warming, it will also need to bring back greenhouse gases that have already been…

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Blockchain 

US SEC Chairman Says the Rules Won’t Change for Cryptocurrencies

United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton says he won’t make exceptions in securities law for cryptocurrencies, but he won’t stand in their way either. SEC rule changes ‘ain’t happening’ Bloomberg published an interview with Jay Clayton on Aug. 27. According to Clayton, he has no desire to change securities laws, either to include or exclude digital assets for regulation. In his own words: “I think a lot of people got excited that somehow we would change the rules to accommodate the technology and they invested their…

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Bitcoin 

SEC Postpones Decision on Three Bitcoin ETF Rule Change Proposals

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has delayed its decision on three Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded fund (ETF) proposals. According to documents published on Aug. 12, the SEC has will put off a formal decision on proposed rules changes by NYSE Arca and Cboe BZX Exchange for three Bitcoin ETFs: by asset managers VanEck SolidX, Bitwise Asset Management, and Wilshire Phoenix. Source link

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Ethereum 

Ethereum Classic Name Change Would Get Other Cryptos ‘Rekt,’ Says Dev

Ethereum Classic Labs’ Stevan Lohja says that many top cryptos would be “rekt” by Ethereum Classic (ETC) if it removed “Ethereum” from its name. In a tweet posted on Aug. 11, Lohja — who works as technology coordinator at Ethereum Classic Labs — wrote: “Opinion: Many #cryptocurrency in the top market cap would be absolutely #Rekt by #EthereumClassic if we removed #Ethereum from the brand. I know we are original Ethereum project, but maybe this can be water cooler chatter at summit eh?” Classic X As Cointelegraph has previously reported,…

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Blockchain 

10 Blockchain Projects That Are Out-of-This-World, or May Change It

Blockchain technology has proven to be a great invention since it was introduced about a decade ago. Since then, it has powered several inventions that will have a lasting impact on humanity. Some notable examples are the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart contracts. However, some blockchain projects will touch some other areas of human endeavor that are yet to feel the impact of this amazing technology. Here, Cointelegraph takes a look at 10 very interesting blockchain projects the world should look forward to. Andrew Adcock, the CEO of Crowd…

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Blockchain 

Safeway Shoppers Can Now Get Bitcoin Back as Change at 894 US Stores

Bitcoin (BTC) rewards shopping app Lolli has partnered with major American grocery chain Safeway to give customers 3.5% back in Bitcoin on all their purchases.  Making Bitcoin ‘part of everyday life’ According to a blog post announcing the new partnership on July 25, Safeway — and Albertsons Companies’ subsidiary — operates 894 locations across 17 American states.  The system will reward customers in Satoshis (sats) — the name given to one hundred millionth of one Bitcoin — the smallest unit of the cryptocurrency. In an interview with Yahoo! Finance, Lolli…

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Bitcoin 

How Blockchain Could Change the Real Estate Investment Landscape

David Hodge is the director of European operations for AEI Consultants, an employee-owned international consulting firm that provides comprehensive services to commercial lenders, property owners, managers, tenants, and developers, industries, institutions, government agencies and insurers, including many Fortune 500 companies. Founded in 1992, AEI is based in the San Francisco Bay area, with offices across the United States and Europe.  The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph. An increasing number of countries have begun the process…

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Ethereum 

US a Crypto Exchange Scarecrow — What Needs to Change?

America is the land of opportunity, so long as you don’t happen to be a cryptocurrency exchange. For several years now, a number of prominent exchanges have opted not to serve U.S. citizens; in fact, the list of trading platforms avoiding the U.S. is still growing, with Bancor recently announcing that it would block U.S. citizens from using its website to convert tokens. As can be guessed, regulation — or rather, the lack of clear regulation — is the main reason why crypto exchanges are increasingly shying away from the U.S.…

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Bitcoin 

Ethereum Classic Hard Fork and What Will Change

On June 19, the Ethereum Classic (ETC) community announced that the Atlantis hard fork is now in its testing stage. As Cointelegraph previously reported, the update is scheduled for Sept. and will take place on the block 8.75 million.  Also, as Cointelegraph reported, ETC Labs, which actively contributed to the Atlantis project, will soon introduce another solution for Ether (ETH)/ETC interoperability being part of Metronome Validator Network. This move brings transparency on certain aspects of the upcoming upgrade.  ETC itself was introduced after the DAO attack back in 2016, when 3.6…

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Blockchain 

Feel Lost When Finding Crypto Strategies? One Trading Platform Wants to Change That

An internationally focused trading platform says it is offering a social element to finance that has never been seen before — bringing together a strong community who can talk strategy and collaborate to achieve strong results. As well as enabling users to trade some of the world’s top stocks — Netflix, Microsoft, Amazon and Apple among them — eToro also provides access to a wide range of cryptocurrencies. Consumers can buy and sell the likes of bitcoin, ether, bitcoin cash, XRP and litecoin with ease, and receive instant updates when…

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