Bitcoin Education
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Bullish on Blockchain: Georgia Universities to Offer Fintech Degree Programs

Brian Evans - Sep 18, 2018

The University System of Georgia (USG) announced the launch of a state-wide fintech academy on on Sept. 11. It is the largest education effort of its kind…

Blockchain News
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Uber’s Largest Shareholder Prototypes a Blockchain for Mobile Cross-Carrier Payments

Brian Evans - Sep 13, 2018

A trio of technology companies including SoftBank, Uber’s biggest shareholder, has trialed a global payment service using a blockchain platform. Synchronoss Technologies, Inc., an IoT and messaging…

Bank of Russia
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Russia’s Central Bank: ICO Pilot a Success, Legal Hurdles Remain

Brian Evans - Sep 12, 2018

A regulatory platform operated by the Bank of Russia has concluded an initial coin offering (ICO) pilot, a central bank official has revealed. Speaking at the Eastern…

Australia
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Australian Blockchain Delegation Heads to China to Foster Fintech Ties

Brian Evans - Sep 12, 2018

A handful of Aussie blockchain startups are in Shanghai this week, part of a government-backed trade mission that aims to strengthen ties between the two nations in the…

Bitcoin Law
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Ripple, R3 Reach Settlement in Multibillion Dollar Cryptocurrency Lawsuit

Brian Evans - Sep 11, 2018

Blockchain companies Ripple and R3 have reached an undisclosed settlement on “all outstanding litigation,” putting an end to a legal spat involving a tranche of cryptocurrency tokens…

Altcoin News
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The Petro Probably Doesn’t Exist, Nor the Oil Reserves Backing It: Report

Brian Evans - Sep 02, 2018

A month after Venezuelan president Nicholas Maduro announced the creation of the Petro, a state-backed cryptocurrency that would supposedly bring the country out of six-figure hyperinflation, the…

Altcoin News
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Russian Lawmaker Suggests Gold-Linked Cryptocurrency for Arms Exports

Brian Evans - Aug 30, 2018

A senior Russian lawmaker has suggested that Moscow should turn to cryptocurrency, backed by gold, for payments in Russian arms exports to evade financial sanctions from the…

Blockchain News
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India is Exploring a Central Bank Digital Currency for Payments

Brian Evans - Aug 30, 2018

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) joins a growing list of global counterparts in exploring a central bank digital currency (CBDC) that would constitute the digital equivalent…

Banking
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America’s Oldest Central Bank, Bitcoin Startup Partner to Explore Digital Currency

Brian Evans - Aug 25, 2018

The Central Bank of Curacao and Sint Maarten (CBCS) has announced a partnership with blockchain technology firm Bitt aimed at exploring the issuance of a digital currency…

Banking
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Revolut Launches Metal Debit Card With Cashback in Cryptocurrency

Brian Evans - Aug 22, 2018

Today, Revolut launched a new metal debit card available to premium customers that allows them to withdraw up to 1% cashback in either fiat or cryptocurrency on transactions…