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AI
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Norway: Anarcho-Capitalist Smart City Adopts Crypto as Sole Recognized Medium of Exchange

Brian Evans - Feb 16, 2019

Liberstad — a private, anarcho-capitalist city in Norway — has adopted a cryptocurrency native to its blockchain-powered smart city platform

Bitcoin
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Indonesia: New Legislation Recognizes Crypto as Trading Commodity

Brian Evans - Feb 15, 2019

New regulations introduced in Indonesia recognize cryptocurrencies as trading commodities and gives legal certainty to cryptocurrency exchanges

Bitcoin Regulation
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Japan Economic Alliance Asks Financial Regulator FSA to Reduce Tax on Crypto

Brian Evans - Feb 15, 2019

The Japan Association of New Economy has asked the country’s financial watchdog to reduce taxes on crypto

Adoption
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SEC Starts Review of NYSE Arca’s Bitcoin ETF Rule Change Proposal

Brian Evans - Feb 15, 2019

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission starts reviewing a rule change proposal for NYSE Arca’s Bitwise Bitcoin ETF Trust

Banking
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CME Group CEO Terry Duffy: Government Involvement Key to Crypto’s Success

Brian Evans - Feb 15, 2019

It is very difficult for major commercial banks to get involved with crypto until governments start to accept cryptocurrencies, according to Terry Duffy, CME Group CEO

Blockchain
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Russian Tech Giant, Blockchain Platform Sign Agreement to Improve Operational Systems

Brian Evans - Feb 15, 2019

Russian state-owned tech giant and blockchain company sign cooperation agreement to improve state operational systems

Adoption
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Fairfax County Pension Funds Invested $21 Million in Blockchain Technology

Brian Evans - Feb 14, 2019

The executive director at Fairfax County Retirement Systems clarified the terms of recent investments by county pensions in a blockchain venture capital fund

Adoption
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Russian Minister of Justice: Cryptocurrency Doesn’t Yet Need to Be Legally Defined

Brian Evans - Feb 14, 2019

Answering a top official’s questions on delays in releasing crypto regulation in Russia, the country’s Minister of Justice said that the concept of crypto doesn’t need legislation…

Bitcoin
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CFTC Official Argues Against SEC’s Grounds for Disapproving Bitcoin ETFs

Brian Evans - Feb 14, 2019

A U.S. CFTC Commissioner has argued against the notion that potential price manipulation should be a barrier to the SEC’s approval of a Bitcoin ETF

Adoption
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Spanish City Gives $13 Mln to Develop ‘Industry 4.0’ Technologies, Including Blockchain

Brian Evans - Feb 14, 2019

The city of Aragon has allocated over $13 million on the education and promotion of emerging technologies, including blockchain