Blockchain/Bitcoin

President Xi Jinping Fuels China’s Renewed Appetite For Blockchain

China’s appetite for blockchain has surged after Chinese president Xi Jinping proclaimed the technology as an “important breakthrough” and said “greater effort should be made to strengthen basic research and boost innovation capacity.” The Communications Industry Association, an affiliate of

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Hong Kong Has Issued Regulations for Crypto-Assets — Here Are the Key Takeaways

The Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong (SFC) has issued regulations for fund managers investing in virtual assets, setting requirements for the custody of virtual assets, how to manage counterparty risk, and more. On October 4, 2019, The financial

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Facebook’s Libra Will Not Include China’s Yuan

In a letter responding to German legislator, Fabio De Masi, Facebook has revealed the breakdown of its basket of global currency that will underpin its digital coin, Libra. According to a report by Reuters, the US Dollar will make up

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4 Reasons Why China’s Central Bank is Launching a Digital Currency

Blockchain and cryptocurrencies have been all the rage these past years. Now even central banks are looking to launch their own digital currency. So-called central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) differ from traditionally digital currencies like bitcoin and ether in the

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Legacy Trust Launches Digital Asset Pension Plan

Hong Kong-licensed Legacy Trust Company Limited is launching a digital asset pension plan; a voluntary pension plan available to employers and the self-employed, where the contributions and underlying asset portfolio can include digital assets alongside fiat currencies. According to the

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Finfabrik and Lumiere Tokenised Co-Investment into Algerian Indie Film

Lumiere and FinFabrik have joined forces bringing their business and technical expertise together to tokenise a co-investment into a film titled ‘Papicha’. By having their equity participation digitalised, investors will have the opportunity in the future to transfer or sell

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Crypto.com Appoints Eric Anziana as Chief Operating Officer

Crypto.com announced the promotion of Eric Anziani to the position of Chief Operating Officer. Eric joined Crypto.com in January 2018 and was the Senior Vice President of Group Strategy. Previously known as MCO, Crypto.com is best known for their Mastercard-enabled

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New IMF Paper Explores the Rise of Digital Money

As digital money grows in popularity, banks and credit card companies are facing increased competition from technology companies which are coming up with new ways to transact that are easier, more convenient and cheaper. Cash and bank deposits are battling

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Alibaba and Tencent among The First To Receive China’s Cryptocurrency, Sources Say

Alibaba, Tencent, China Construction Bank, Bank of China, Industrial Bank of China, Agricultural Bank of China, and Union Pay is amongst the first organizations to receive and interact with China’s cryptocurrency, according to an unconfirmed report by Forbes. A separate

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China’s New Cryptocurrency to be Tested in Shenzhen

China’s State Council and the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China have released a detailed plan for wide-ranging reforms to be implemented in Shenzhen. The new guideline, released last week, outlines Beijing’s plan to turn Shenzhen into “one

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