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Global consulting giant Accenture
has revealed a DLT-driven platform that helps track and manage software licenses in big companies.
Global management consultancy firm Accenture has deployed a distributed ledger (DLT) platform created to manage and track software licenses, a press release reveals Monday, Nov.
A blockchain-driven platform for energy commodity trading, joined by BP,
Shell, and Equinor
along with large banks, will become fully operational by 2019.
Major oil companies BP, Shell, and Equinor have united with large banks and trading houses to launch a blockchain-driven platform Vakt for energy commodity trading.
IT giant GMO Internet
reveals that profits for its crypto
exchange and mining segment have shown a visible rise in Q3.
Japanese IT giant GMO Internet has published its third quarter report Monday, Nov.
university researchers find that private blockchains
with a sufficient level of centralization could comply with recent EU
Private blockchains, such as interbanking
platforms set to share information on customers, could be compatible with new E.
Exchange has finished a joint blockchain
trial with the local monetary authority, Nasdaq,
Singapore Exchange Limited (SGX), along with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), have successfully tested the use of blockchain technology for tokenized
assets settlement, according to a SGX
release issued Sunday, Nov.
a joint crypto
venture run by South Korea
and China, is closing its crypto exchange due to the financial regulator’s investigation.
South Korea’s cryptocurrency
exchange Zeniex will soon terminate its services due to a recent government crackdown on unauthorized platforms, a post by Zeniex reveals Friday, Nov.
are seeing mixed signals after a few days in the red, with Bitcoin
hovering around $6,400.
has published its sharding data, claiming to be on the path to “solving” blockchain scaling issues.
Blockchain platform MultiVAC has claimed it has reached a “breakthrough” in the blockchain scaling technology sharding, according to a press-release Nov.
market research company YouGov’s survey on Bitcoin
shows that 93 percent of Brits
know about the currency, but are not likely to purchase it.
The vast majority of British people - 93 percent - have heard of Bitcoin (BTC), but only 4 percent claim to have bought it, according to a recent poll by UK market research company YouGov
13 of the 20 top cryptocurrencies
are in the red, with Bitcoin
Cash and Ripple losing up to 4 percent over the day.
The head of Venezuela’s state oil company reveals that the country will present Petro
at the next OPEC
meeting, offering the coin as a unit of account.
will present its state-backed cryptocurrency
Petro as a unit of account for crude oil trading to the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in 2019, the country’s oil company PDVSA reports on its Twitter Nov.
Global trading platform eToro
reveals its plans to launch its own cryptocurrency, GoodDollar,
to provide economic tools for the unbanked.
Trading platform eToro has recently unveiled blockchain-driven social project GoodDollar to tackle global wealth inequality, according to a press release obtained by Cointelegraph Wednesday, Nov.
The Finance Committee of the French National Assembly has adopted amendments to a tax bill that would tax crypto
as capital income.
The Finance Committee of the lower house of French parliament has adopted amendments to a tax bill that ease taxes on cryptocurrency
sales, daily French newspaper Le Figaro
reports Wednesday, Nov.
siblings accused of swindling $24 million worth of Bitcoin
from a Finnish
investor have recently pleaded “not guilty” in a Bangkok
Three Thai citizens who are currently being prosecuted for allegedly swindling $24 million worth of Bitcoin (BTC) have pleaded “not guilty” in the Criminal Court of Bangkok, major Thai newspaper Bangkok Post reports Wednesday, Nov.
Tether’s new Bahamas-based banking partner is possibly involved in $25 million money laundering case being investigated by federal prosecutors in Sao Paulo.
law enforcement has solicited the help of Bahamian
authorities to investigate suspicious transactions to Deltec
Bank & Trust – the recently-announced new banking partner of controversial stablecoin
Tether (USDT) – major Brazilian newspaper O Globo reports Nov.
Recent research conducted by U. S.
A recent poll in two German
federal states found that 55 percent of respondents are aware of crypto,
while 28 percent of younger people find crypto investment “conceivable. ”
More than a quarter of younger Germans
is ready to buy cryptocurrencies,
according to a recent poll by the German Consumer Centers of Hesse
published Monday, Nov.
Nobel-winning economist and notorious Bitcoin
Krugman debates ex-U. S.
The Department of Federal Revenue of Brazil
could require individuals and legal entities to send monthly detailed reports on crypto
The Department of Federal Revenue of Brazil (RFB), which administers tax collection in the country, is seeking to receive monthly reports on crypto assets operations, according to a document released by the RFB
The Financial Markets Authority of New Zealand
claims a local crypto
platform is a scam because of its use of a certified company’s name and identity.
The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) of New Zealand has added three new crypto-related websites to its list of online
scams, an announcement by the FMA
reveals Thursday, Nov.
Malta has launched a government task force to develop a national artificial intelligence strategy.
The Maltese government has announced the formation of a taskforce to develop a national artificial intelligence (AI) strategy, Cointelegraph reports Tuesday, Nov.
Ethereum’s most popular browser extension MetaMask
reveals mobile app version at Devcon4
conference in Prague.
The mobile app version of the currently most-downloaded Ethereum
Chrome browser extension MetaMask was revealed during Ethereum’s annual Devcon conference Oct.
the host of CNBC’s CryptoTrader
show, has rescinded his February prediction for Bitcoin’s 2018 price peak.
Ran NeuNer, the host of CNBC's CryptoTrader show, has rescinded his earlier prediction that Bitcoin
(BTC) will reach $50,000 by the end of 2018, in a tweet Thursday, Nov.
industrialists union has created a dispute board for hearing cases pertaining to the digital economy, including smart contracts and Initial Coin Offerings.
The Arbitration Center at Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) has announced the creation of a board for disputes on issues pertaining the “digital economy,” including crypto-related cases, Kommersant
reported Wednesday, Oct.
India’s secretary of Economic Affairs has briefed financial officials on cryptocurrency
regulation, mentioning “ban” on use of “private cryptocurrencies.
India's secretary of Economic Affairs has recommended that the country’s Ministry of Finance to impose a ban on “private cryptocurrencies,” according to a report published by the Indian
government press center Oct.
reopen accounts of Brazilian crypto
Max following the preliminary court injunction.
Two major Brazilian banks have reopened the banking accounts of one of the local crypto exchanges experiencing banking issues recently, local crypto outlet Portal do Bitcoin reports Wednesday, Oct.
hardware manufacturer Ledger, with headquarters in Paris
and San Francisco,
extends to the Asia
Crypto hardware wallet firm Ledger has announced it is opening a new branch in Hong Kong,
according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph Wednesday, Oct.
launches the official sale of state-owned Petro
— a controversial coin that can only be purchased from its website or directly from National treasury for cryptoassets.
Venezuela’s controversial state-owned cryptocurrency
the Petro is now available for purchase for fiat and crypto, Venezuelan
Economy Department announced on Twitter Monday, Oct.
announced that it helped South Korean
recover over 1 million XRP
following a massive hack in June.
Hong Kong-based crypto exchange service Changelly has announced that it helped South Korean exchange platform Bithumb recover 1,063,500 Ripple (XRP) in stolen assets following a massive hack in June, a press-release stated, Oct.
officials discuss the possibility of blockchain
voting, while the head of the Election Commission suggests renaming the tech for the Russian “mentality. ”
The topic of implementing blockchain technology for voting was discussed at an event hosted by the Russian Central Election Commission (CEC), local state-owned news agency TASS reported Oct.
Group, a major company providing electricity and gas in Singapore,
has opened a blockchain-powered marketplace for renewable energy certificates trade.
SP Group, a major corporation providing electricity and gas transmission in Singapore, has launched a blockchain-powered renewable energy certificate (REC) marketplace, the company reveals in a press release Monday, Oct.
of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, Binance,
has announced the launch of a blockchain
donation platform during a recent U. N.
An advisory committee urges the IRS
to review crypto
guidelines that were issued back in 2014.
An advisory committee of the U.
draws closer to the deadline for a legal battle between the country’s central bank and local crypto
Supreme Court has set a deadline of two weeks for the country’s government to present its official position on cryptocurrencies,
Indian newspaper The Economic Times (ET) reports Friday, Oct.
The world’s four largest agriculture companies, known as ABCD,
are integrating blockchain
for automating grain and oilseed post-trade execution processes.
The world’s four largest agriculture companies, commonly known as ABCD, have partnered to digitize international grain trading by using blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, Reuters reports Thursday, Oct.
The Central Bank of Germany
and securities marketplace organizer Deutsche Boerse
have completed a successful blockchain
The central bank of Germany, Deutsche Bundesbank,
and securities marketplace organizer Deutsche Boerse (DB) have successfully completed the trial of a blockchain solution in the settlements area, DB’s report reveals Thursday, Oct.
A New York judge has ruled in favor of Chinese
in its trademark infringement case against Alibabacoin.
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has won a preliminary injunction against Dubai-based Alibabacoin Foundation in a lawsuit over the misleading use of Alibaba in their name, financial website MarketWatch
reports Wednesday, Oct.
consortium led by tech giants Huawei
claims that its new blockchain
network can process over 1000 TPS.
The Chinese Financial Blockchain Shenzhen
Consortium (FISCO), led by multinational telecommunication company Huawei and tech giant Tencent, will soon present its coinless
blockchain FISCO BCOS,
as revealed in a press release Tuesday, Oct.
Japan’s Financial Service Agency has certified self-regulatory body JVCEA
to oversee the local cryptocurrency
Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) has given the local crypto
industry self-regulatory status, certifying the Japanese
Virtual Currency Exchange Association (JVCEA) to oversee the space, Cointelegraph Japan reports Wednesday, Oct.
A lobby group of Russian
entrepreneurs has presented their alternative to the current draft bill on cryptocurrencies
to Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.
A lobby group of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) has recently sent its proposals for crypto
regulation to country’s prime minister Dmitry
Medvedev, Russian business media RBC
reports Monday, Oct.
Electronics giant HTC
announces the presale
for its blockchain smartphone
Exodus 1, selling for about $960 in BTC
Taiwanese electronics company HTC has announced the presale of its widely-discussed blockchain smartphone, Exodus 1, the product’s official Twitter account reveals Oct.
draft bill on “digital financial assets” now includes tokenization
of equity for privately held businesses.
The long-awaited Russian draft bill on cryptocurrency
regulation will let privately held businesses and legal entities “digitize” their shares and store them via blockchain, local media outlet Vedomosti reported Oct.
company that aimed to raise $50 million to create a crypto
exchange has shut down “in accordance with” local securities commission requirements.
An Initial coin Offering (ICO) conducted by an Australian crypto startup
Global Tech Exchange (GTE) has ceased operations, citing the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) requirements, the company’s website reveals Monday, Oct.
Port of Rotterdam
partners with major Dutch bank and Samsung
IT subsidiary to see how blockchain
can improve shipping logistics from Asia
to The Netherlands.
The largest port in Europe,
the Port of Rotterdam, has partnered with major Dutch bank ABN AMRO
and the IT subsidiary of Samsung to test blockchain for shipping, a press-release from Samsung reports Monday, Oct.
says governments are not ready to give way to decentralized currencies – at least not within the next 10 years.
CEO of state-owned Sberbank
– Russia’s largest banking conglomerate – believes that global governments won’t “let go” of centralized models to “allow” decentralized cryptocurrencies
to flourish within the next 10 years, local news agency RIA
Novosti reports Oct.
Deputies of the Russian
have removed a definition for crypto
mining from the draft law “On Digital Financial Assets. ”
Russian deputies have removed the definition of crypto mining from a draft bill on digital currency regulation ahead of its next reading in the State Duma, major local news agency Interfax reports Oct.
The head of Russia’s Central Bank, Elvira Nabiullina,
remains skeptical about cryptocurrencies’ popularity, which she has previously compared to “gold fever. ”
The head of Russia’s central bank, Elvira Nabiullina, believes that “crypto
fever” is beginning to diminish, major Russian
news agency RIA Novosti
reports Thursday, Oct.
whose banks have recently attempted to close crypto
exchanges’ accounts, has a very low level of crypto awareness.
The results of the first Financial Knowledge Index conducted in Chile reveal that only 39 percent of citizens have ever heard of cryptocurrencies,
according to a paper published Tuesday, Oct.
Major Chinese mining hardware manufacturers could fall under new U. S.
CryptoCompare’s yearly report indicates a tendency to centralize crypto
assets, as 85 percent of their developers can change protocols at any time.
Cryptocurrency tracking resource CryptoCompare's recent study has shown that 85 percent of crypto assets allow development teams to alter their platforms.
city of Tashkent
has signed a deal with a Russian startup
to digitize patent records and make intellectual property profitable.
A Russian intellectual property startup has signed a memorandum with officials from Uzbek capital Tashkent to integrate blockchain
for use in copyright, Russian state news agency TASS
reports Tuesday, Oct.
Foundation has announced its fourth wave of grants, awarded to startups
that develop the ecosystem.
The Ethereum Foundation has announced the fourth wave of grants awarded to 20 different persons and entities working on the Ethereum blockchain, it revealed in a press release Oct.
presidential candidate Fernando Haddad
has announced his campaign will use blockchain
technology to distribute his policy positions and plans for the government.
Fernando Haddad, the presidential candidate for the Brazil Workers’ Party, has published his government plan via blockchain, per an announcement published on his website Oct.
man accused of hacking government servers in three Russian regions to mine Bitcoins
is facing up to five years in prison.
A 21-year-old Russian from the Siberian
city of Kurgan
is facing criminal charges for illegally mining Bitcoins (BTC) via government-owned servers, local news agency Ura.
Kong’s securities and futures commission chairman announces crypto
regulation prior to his retirement.
Hong Kong’s securities and futures commission (SFC) is planning to introduce crypto regulation to protect investors, the SFC
chairman told Hong Kong
English-language newspaper the South China Morning Post (SCMP) Monday, Oct.
will officially launch its fiat-to-crypto
branch in Uganda
this week, where the national currency will be traded with Bitcoin
Major international crypto exchange Binance has announced that its fiat-to-crypto exchange will open in Uganda this week, the company reveals Monday, Oct.
A former economic adviser to U. S.
Shortly after leaving Coinbase, Adam
White has now become the Chief Operating Officer at Intercontinental Exchange’s crypto
Former head of institutional platform group at Coinbase crypto exchange Adam White is reportedly joining Intercontinental Exchange’s (ICE) platform Bakkt.
The main suspect in a Bitcoin
fraud case in Thailand
was detained at a Bangkok
airport after being on the lam for 2 months.
citizen Prinya Jaravijit,
who allegedly defrauded a Finnish
investor of $24 Million worth of Bitcoin (BTC), has recently been detained in Suvarnabhumi
Airport in Bangkok, the Bangkok Post reports Friday, Oct.
central bank has opened four job positions that require crypto-related skills, shortly after a report on the advantages of a yuan-backed stable coin.
The Chinese central bank, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC), has opened four positions for crypto-related professionals, according to a document published Wednesday, Oct.
The panel that was set up by India’s Ministry of Finance in 2017 will reportedly evaluate the possibility of issuing a state-backed cryptocurrency.
government is “evaluating” the possibility of issuing a state-backed cryptocurrency, sources have told local news outlet Quartz India
on Wednesday, Oct.
Top South Korean
official says the government will announce its official position on ICOs in November, based on the results of recent discussions.
South Korean government is “likely” to announce its official position on Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) in November.
Hightower-Sellitto, a former COO of a NASDAQ
subsidiary, will develop Gemini’s marketplace to attract institutional investors.
Former COO of major U.