Bitcoin 

Crypto News From the Spanish-Speaking World: Nov. 10–16 in Review

In this week’s news from the Spanish-speaking world, a Venezuelan official claims that all currencies will be replaced by cryptocurrencies, the Argentinian chief of the Banking Association criticizes fintech and crypto, and Spain offers prepaid visa card to teenagers that they can reload with crypto. Here is the past week of crypto and blockchain news in review, as originally reported by Cointelegraph en Español. “Currencies will be replaced by crypto,” says Venezuelan official The Deputy of the National Constituent Assembly of Venezuela, Francisco Torrealba, said in an interview on national…

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Blockchain 

Crypto.com Reveals Its 2020 Plan for World Domination

Crypto.com co-founder and CEO Kris Marszalek unveiled his company’s 2020 expansion plan in a talk today at BlockShow Asia 2019 in Singapore. The plans include launching its own exchange, shipping VISA MCO cards to almost every region in the world, and launching a non-custodial wallet. With the motto that “it’s your basic human right to control your money, data, and identity,” Marszalek spoke about Crypto.com’s vision to create an ecosystem where people can manage every aspect of their crypto holdings in one place: pay, buy, sell, trade, exchange, fundraise, and…

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Blockchain 

Crypto News From the German-Speaking World: Nov. 3-10

The past week has marked a number of crypto- and blockchain-related developments in the German-speaking world. Malta Enterprise partnered with Deutsche Telekom’s IT service subsidiary to offer its blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) marketplace, French IT company Atos and Austrian startup Smart Digital proposed industrial plant inspections using blockchain, and the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) launched a market survey on crypto assets derivatives. Below is the past week of crypto and blockchain news in review, as originally reported by Cointelegraph auf Deutsch. BaFin launches a market survey into crypto derivatives BaFin’s…

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Bitcoin 

The Five Worst Hacks That Shook the Crypto World

In tandem with improvements in technology and security, hackers have started getting more creative with the scams and hacks they carry out. You could be one click away from malware, causing harm to your files and crypto assets. If you’re on a network that is used by billions of people every day, then I would like to burst the bubble and tell you that no matter what, you are prone to hacking. Hacking is the act of gaining unauthorized access to someone’s system to steal their data and files or…

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Bitcoin 

Crypto News From the Spanish-Speaking World: Oct. 21–27 in Review

The Spanish-speaking world has seen major cryptocurrency and blockchain developments with a former Bolivian intelligence director claiming that Venezuela is full of secret crypto mining farms, extortionists who request Bitcoin (BTC) finding their way into Spain, and the Fintech Alliance of Latin America preparing a white paper on digital identity. Here is the past week of crypto and blockchain news in review, as originally reported by Cointelegraph en Español. Former intelligence director: Venezuela is full of secret government-led mining farms Manuel Figuera, a former director of the Bolivarian National Intelligence…

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Blockchain 

Crypto and Blockchain News From German-Speaking World: Oct. 20-26

The German-speaking world has seen an array of crypto and blockchain-related developments over the past week, with the Federal Ministry of Finance concluding that cryptocurrencies are hardly involved in money laundering and terrorist financing (TF), Bitwala integrating a feature for automatically generating cryptocurrency tax reports, and  the Graz startup Lab10 Collective developing a more energy-efficient blockchain. Below is the past week of crypto and blockchain news in review, as originally reported by Cointelegraph auf Deutsch. Risk analysis by the Federal Ministry of Finance: Crypto is hardly involved in money laundering…

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Blockchain 

Blockchain Registers for Recording Ownership Rights Around the World

The use of blockchain to cement ownership rights for real estate and business has been ongoing since 2016, when the technology was first used to organize new forms of registries and registration of transactions. The blocks are used to record information onto the blockchain system, which can then certify the process of transfer of ownership of the property or entity.  This process excludes intermediaries that collect commissions in the process of, for example, conducting real estate transactions while also lowering the risk of fraud. Specialized blockchain platforms can prevent data…

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World Economic Forum Unveils ‘Mining and Metals Blockchain Initiative’

The World Economic Forum (WEF) and seven major mining and metals firms are partnering to develop responsible sourcing and sustainability practices using blockchain. The Global Mining Review reported details of the new “Mining and Metals Blockchain Initiative” on Oct. 25.  Advancing sustainability, transparency and efficiency The seven partners, together with the WEF, plan to pool their resources to experiment with, design and deploy joint proofs-of-concept as part of an inclusive blockchain platform. Rather than acting individually, the initiative aims to foster industry-wide trust through mutual cooperation and to tackle inadequate…

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Crypto News From the Spanish-Speaking World: Oct. 14–20 in Review

The Spanish-speaking world has seen another week of major cryptocurrency and blockchain developments with the Mexican government announcing a new alliance to support the development of blockchain initiatives. Here is the past week of crypto and blockchain news in review, as originally reported by Cointelegraph en Español. Mexican government announces an alliance to support local blockchain development On Oct. 14, the Federal Ministry of Economy of Mexico and the Internet Association MX announced a set of measures to improve the development of government-led projects in blockchain technology. As part of…

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Crypto News From the Spanish-Speaking World: Oct. 13–19 in Review

The Spanish-speaking world has seen another week of major cryptocurrency and blockchain developments with the Mexican government announcing a new alliance to support the development of blockchain initiatives. Here is the past week of crypto and blockchain news in review, as originally reported by Cointelegraph en Español. Mexican government announces an alliance to support local blockchain development On Oct. 14, the Federal Ministry of Economy of Mexico and the Internet Association MX announced a set of measures to improve the development of government-led projects in blockchain technology. As part of…

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