Blockchain 

Crypto News From the German-Speaking World: Sept. 9–15 in Review

The German-speaking world continues to see lots of developments in the crypto industry, as a Liechtenstein-based exchange is tokenizing a $25 million movie fund with actor Wesley Snipes, Austrian textile manufacturers use blockchain to go green and a Swiss crypto finance company expands its business into Asia.  Here is the past week of crypto and blockchain news in review, as originally reported by Cointelegraph auf Deutsch. A Liechtenstein exchange is tokenizing a $25 million movie fund Liechtenstein Cryptoassets Exchange is tokenizing a $25 million movie fund together with Hollywood actor…

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Bitcoin 

Crypto News From the Spanish-Speaking World: Sept. 8–14 in Review

The Spanish-speaking world sees major cryptocurrency and blockchain developments with Uruguay approving a new bill that could be applied positively to ICOs, Cuba using crypto to access the global economy and Venezuela finally installing its first Bitcoin (BTC) ATM. Here is the past week of crypto and blockchain news in review, as originally reported by Cointelegraph en Español. Argentinian Bitex stops accepting balance charges in US dollars Cointelegraph en Español reported on Sept. 12, that the economic crisis in Argentina is now taking its toll on the country’s cryptocurrency operations.…

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Blockchain 

No One in the World Is Any Closer to CBDCs than China

China has the most progressive approach to central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) to date, according to Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire. The only global bank to really care  Allaire said that China’s central bank has the most advanced thinking about CBDCs in an interview aired on Phoenix Chinese News on Sept. 9. According to Allaire, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) is the only global central bank that is working on the CBDC from a research and development perspective. The Circle CEO emphasized that the PBoC appears to be the most…

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Blockchain 

Crypto News From the German-Speaking World: Sept. 2–8 in Review

The German-speaking world continues to see lots of developments in the crypto industry, with the German government clarifying proposed regulations, Switzerland adding a new blockchain hub, while Bitcoin (BTC)-scammers are using Austrian celebrities in fake crypto ads. Here is the past week of crypto and blockchain news in review, as originally reported by Cointelegraph auf Deutsch. German government explains proposed regulations for crypto wallets and exchanges Cointelegraph auf Deutsch reported on Sept. 3, that, in reply to a request by the Free Democratic Party, the German Federal Government announced further…

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Bitcoin 

Crypto News From the Spanish-Speaking World: Sept. 2–8 in Review

The Spanish-speaking world saw some major developments this week with Spain introducing a reinforced authentication system for payments, Mexico giving fines up to $47,000 for the unauthorized use of crypto and a South Korean blockchain delegation visiting Peru.  Here is the past week of crypto and blockchain news in review, as originally reported by Cointelegraph en Español. Mexico fines up to $47,000 for unauthorized use of crypto The Central Bank of Mexico will now impose fines up to $47,000 to those who are using crypto assets without its authorization. The…

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Blockchain 

Crypto Banking Regulation Around the World, First Signs of Growth

Banking is often seen as the antithesis of Bitcoin (BTC), the very industry the nascent protocol looks to defuse and disrupt. Ironically, many banks are desperately in need of the attributes and facilities afforded by cryptocurrencies — specifically blockchain, their underlying technology. Perhaps then, it’s not too surprising that more and more cryptocurrency banks are springing up, offering an alternative to tired legacy systems and allowing room for an emerging asset class. However, some significant hurdles remain for these emerging institutions. Regulatory uncertainties are rife within the world of cryptocurrency…

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Ethereum 

Crypto News From the German-Speaking World: Aug. 24–31 in Review

The German-speaking world continues to keep up a fast pace in regard to cryptocurrencies and blockchain implementation. Among other stories during the past week: the Cabinet of Germany and Deutsche Bundesbank are working closely on issues related to central bank digital currencies, the Swiss Federal Council expressed its official opinion on Facebook’s Libra, Bitwala launched an all-in-one mobile Bitcoin bank app and more. Swiss crypto banks receive licenses from a financial regulator Two Swiss crypto-specializing organizations, Seba Crypto AG and Sygnum, received banking and securities dealer licenses from the Swiss…

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Bitcoin 

Crypto News From the Spanish-Speaking World: Aug. 24-31 in Review

The Spanish-speaking world saw a number major developments this week, with several companies accepting cryptocurrencies as a form of payment and the Venezuelan government making new claims about the use and acceptance of the controversial Petro coin. Here’s the past week of crypto and blockchain news in review, as originally reported by Cointelegraph en Español. Spain: Eurocoinpay introduces cryptocurrency payments On Aug. 24, Cointelegraph en Español reported that in Spain, Eurocoinpay introduced the possibility of making payments and collections with cryptocurrencies, through an application to make transactions in various shops. The…

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Blockchain 

World Bank Raises $33M Via Blockchain for Its Kangaroo Bond

The World Bank raised over $33 million for its Kangaroo bond on a blockchain. The international organization announced on Aug. 16 that it raised an additional A$50 million (over $33 million) for its Kangaroo bond due August 2020, using a blockchain.  The report claims that this is the first bond which has been created, allocated, transferred and managed through its life cycle using distributed ledger technology (DLT). Major banks join World Bank’s Bond-i blockchain platform Per the report, the initiative expands the World Bank’s Bond-i blockchain platform combining three joint…

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