Ethereum 

Libra Special! Top Stories, Price Movements, Quotes and FUDs of the Week

Coming every Sunday, the Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions, and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week Libra hearings: Hostility and criticism as Congress grills Facebook executive A godsend to drug dealers. More dangerous than 9/11. A global economic threat. Congress was given two days to grill the head of Facebook’s Calibra wallet, David Marcus, over the upcoming Libra cryptocurrency, and…

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Blockchain 

Cointelegraph to Moderate Special Event for Fintech Journalists

Cointelegraph is going to moderate an international media event at the BlockShow Asia 2019 conference in Singapore. The closed session for fintech journalists will take place at Marina Bay Sands on Nov. 13 — a day before the so-dubbed “Festival of Decentralized Technology” begins. Organizers say the event, known as BlockShow Medialogue, will bring top media outlets and PR agencies under the same roof, enabling them to network and discuss new trends. Addy Crezee, CEO of BlockShow, said:  “Events are important and Medialogue is a great step for all journalists…

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Blockchain 

A Guide to Special Economic Zones for Crypto, From China to Switzerland

Last week, Russian officials revealed plans to build a major financial center on an island in the Far East, which would cater to cryptocurrencies, among other things. Notably, the creation of special economic zones for crypto has been an enduring idea both in Russia — similar proposals have been previously made in regard to Crimea, a territory that is claimed by Russia — and the rest of the world. Here’s the list of countries that have been establishing special hubs for cryptocurrencies and blockchain on their soil. Bolshoi Ussuriyskiy offshore…

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Bitcoin 

South Korea Establishes Special Task Force to Prevent Cryptocurrency-Related Crimes

The South Korean Supreme Prosecutors’ Office (SPO) has announced the establishment of a task force to fight cryptocurrency-related fraud and crimes. The development was reported by the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS), one of the largest national public broadcasters, in an article published on Tuesday, March 5. The new task force will be responsible for the investigation — under the SPO’s authority — of fraud, illegal money laundering, crimes and other illegal activities within the fields of fintech and cryptocurrency. The decision to create a special task force is a response…

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Bitcoin 

Russia to Introduce Special Crypto Regulations for ‘Russian Offshores’

The new set of measures in respect to the development of “Russian offshores” will affect digital assets, major Russian news agency TASS reported on Mar. 1. The Russian Ministry of Economic Development is reportedly working on the third set of measures for the development of so called “Russian offshores” —  places where companies can legitimately be exempt from paying taxes or follow relaxed regulations, —  which will include a special regulation of digital assets and shipping. Deputy Minister of Economic Development of Russia, Ilya Torosov reportedly told TASS that the special…

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Blockchain 

Shenzhen Special Economic Zone to Use Blockchain for Electronic Tax Invoices

Shenzhen, a major city in the Guangdong Province and the first economic special zone in  China, will use blockchain technology for electronic tax invoices. This development was reported by the China Economic Net, а domestic news website focusing on economics, on Dec. 12. The Shenzhen Municipal Taxation Bureau and Chinese tech giant Tencent have “successfully connected the blockchain invoice system with the WeChat payment platform.” The article reports that WeChat, the 1 billion user social media platform operated by Tencent, has opened its payment platform for the blockchain invoice function.…

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Bitcoin 

NBA Superstar Kobe Bryant to Attend Crypto Summit as Special Guest Speaker

Kobe Bryant, twice Olympic gold medalist and NBA superstar, will appear as a guest speaker at the NiTRON Summit 2019 in San Francisco, decentralized Internet project TRON (TRX) shared exclusively with Cointelegraph Nov. 20. Basketball champion Kobe Bryant has been invited to the conference as a special guest to “share his thoughts and life experience to inspire young leaders and entrepreneurs,” the press release states. The press release notes that Bryant is a guest of TRON founder Justin Sun. Over the past several years, the crypto community has received a…

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Blockchain 

South Korea’s Gyeongbuk Province Launches ‘Special Committee’ to Create Blockchain Hub

The government of South Korea’s Gyeongbuk province has launched a “Blockchain Special Committee” with the goal of creating a blockchain hub in the region, local media outlet Daily News reported Nov. 14. North Gyeongsang Province, also known as Gyeongbuk, plans to create a blockchain hub, inviting 40 domestic and foreign experts in the industry to consult on the project. Lee Cheol-uoo – a former member of the National Assembly of South Korea and current governor of the province – explained to local media the aims of the newly established committee…

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