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Venezuela’s President May Have Falsified Information on the Petro

Brian Evans - Mar 26, 2018

Venezuela’s token El Petro, the world’s first state cryptocurrency, would have raised $ 5 billion in its initial money offer (ICO), according to Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro.…

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Russian Official Refutes Country’s Role In Venezuela’s Petro Crytpocurrency

Brian Evans - Mar 25, 2018

A Russian official claims that his country never partnered with Venezuela on the Petro, Venezuela’s national cryptocurrency, Russia’s news source Tass reported on Friday. The Petro marks…

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UK Fintech Settles Security on Ethereum Blockchain in a World-First with Microsoft

Brian Evans - Mar 23, 2018

The blockchain has just disrupted another niche. UK-based Nivaura in partnership with Microsoft’s Azure cloud has proved in a test case that the public ledger can be used…

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Bitcoin Provides Freedom, Says New PBoC Chief as China Opens Doors to $27 Trillion Payments Market

Brian Evans - Mar 22, 2018

For the first time in history, the Chinese government and its central bank, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC), has opened its $27 trillion payment market to…

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Puerto Rico Launches Blockchain Advisory Council to Support the Industry

Brian Evans - Mar 22, 2018

Puerto Rico’s Department of Economic Development and Trade (DDEC) recently launched a Blockchain Advisory Council, reportedly to “attract and develop companies based on blockchain technology,” according to…

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Russia ‘Secretly’ Helped Venezuela Launch State Crypto Petro: Report

Brian Evans - Mar 20, 2018

Venezuela’s oil-backed cryptocurrency, the Petro, was the work of a joint collaboration between Venezuelan and Russian government officials with Putin’s personal approval, Time Magazine said Tuesday. Citing…

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Official: G20 Calls for Cryptocurrency Regulation Recommendations by July 2018

Brian Evans - Mar 20, 2018

The world’s economic leaders gathered in Buenos Aires, Argentina for the G20 summit, and sought for proposals of cryptocurrency regulations to come by July 2018 according to…

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Breaking: Trump Bans US Citizens, Residents from Venezuela’s Crypto ‘Petro’

Brian Evans - Mar 19, 2018

US president Donald Trump has issued an executive order banning US citizens from buying, trading or dealing in cryptocurrencies (the Petro) related to the Venezuelan government. In…

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Mastercard “Very Happy” to Support [State] Cryptocurrencies, Just Not Anonymous “Junk”

Brian Evans - Mar 19, 2018

Payments giant Mastercard is fully behind supporting state-backed, central bank-issued cryptocurrencies, a senior executive has revealed. In an interview with the Financial Times, Mastercard Asia-Pacific co-president Ari…

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Twitter to Ban Cryptocurrency-Related Ads, With Limited Exceptions: Report

Brian Evans - Mar 19, 2018

Twitter may be the next platform to ban cryptocurrency-related ads, following the footsteps of Google and Facebook. According to Sky News, Twitter’s ad ban would go into…