According to a report by local news outlet BeITA, Belarusbank, the largest bank in Belarus, is considering the launch of its very own cryptocurrency exchange platform. The plans for the exchange were revealed by Viktor Ananich, the Chairman of Belrusbank’s board. Speaking with Belarus 1 TV channel, Ananich remarked: “We are considering a possibility to establish a cryptocurrency exchange. We are working on it.” For Belarusbank, Digitization is the Future The bank is looking to intensify its focus on digitization, and it is reportedly seeking ways to expand its range of services by forming alliances with various mobile service providers.
Patreon has been making the case for censorship-resistant money increasingly apparent.
The platform allows members to contribute to artists or creators that they support. These contributions are made via standard payment methods like credit cards.
Over the past few months, there has been an increase in public outcry over multiple separate instances where Patreon has removed creators from its platform. BitPatron, a Bitcoin-friendly version of the website, has recently come to the surface as a possible alternative.
A Series of Bans
One of the first well-known bans dates back to August 2018 when James Allsup, a far-right political commentator, was banned from the funding platform.
Retail giant Amazon (AMZN) is reportedly planning on launching its own video game streaming service, adding to its growing portfolio of gaming offerings that already includes the popular social streaming platform Twitch. According to a recent report by The Information, individuals familiar with the matter have revealed that Amazon is currently in talks with publishers […]
A survey commissioned by the bank of central banks, the Bank of International Settlements, has disclosed that even though Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC) are being researched by a big number of reserve banks, the work is mostly conceptual. Consequently, only a handful of them have any intentions of issuing a CBDC in the near
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Facebook (FB) is reportedly developing a cryptocurrency designed specifically for money transfers on its WhatsApp encrypted mobile-messaging app. According to a breaking report by Bloomberg, the new cryptocurrency will be a stablecoin pegged to the U.S. dollar, in order to reduce volatility. The first focus will be the remittance market in India, according to people familiar with […]
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It has just come to light that Coinbase is the co-founder of Centre and USD Coin alongside its occasional rivalry with Circle. As a user, you can now buy and redeem USD Coin through both Coinbase and Circle which gives users easy access to some of the most popular exchanges in the US.
In the announcement it states:
“Coinbase and Circle share a common vision of an open global financial system built on crypto rails and blockchain infrastructure, and realizing this vision requires industry leaders to collaborate to build interoperable protocols and standards. CENTRE was formed to establish these standards and to build the technology needed for fiat to work over the open internet.”
‘Securing America’s Internet of Value Coalition’ is the name of the latest movement in the United States designed to help put pressure on regulators in the United States to ensure a more secure future for cryptocurrency in the US. The coalition is to be led by Ripple as well as another of other Fintech firms. The primary objective of this coalition is to spearhead emerging financial technologies, helping to enable such projects as XRP to flourish within the United States.
Prime Minister Joseph Muscat classified Malta’s efforts to become a crypto and blockchain-friendly jurisdiction as a “calculated risk.” So far, work by authorities to turn Malta into a world leader for both industries looks to be paying off.
A variety of nations across the world have spent time investigating how they can control and manage the spread of blockchain and cryptocurrency.
Malta has been moving in an encouraging direction for a while now.
A number of prominent exchanges, namely OKEx and Binance, have moved to the tiny Mediterranean nation. The Maltese Parliament was hard at work over the summer approving legislation concerning crypto and blockchain.
A number of blockchain-focused bills have been making the rounds in California’s State government. Elected officials are working to have them signed by Governor Jerry Brown.
News out of California concerning blockchain and cryptocurrency has been intriguing over the last few months, to say the least.
In mid-August, a U.S. Federal Court permitted a defendant to pay bail with Bitcoin.
In April, a firm made headlines after purchasing a cryptocurrency tracking application developed by a 16-year old girl in India.
It is evident that residents and businesses in the state are expressing interest in blockchain and different virtual currencies. Legislators certainly have taken note.
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The California Legislature has passed Assembly Bill 2658, which provides a legal framework for the recognition of blockchain technology in the state’s insurance code. Introduced by Democrat Ian Calderon, the bill sought to amend Sections 1624.5, 1633.2, and 1633.75 of the Civil Code, Section 25612.5 of the Corporations Code, Section 16.5 of the Government Code, and Section
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Of the top 100 cryptocurrencies listed by market capitalization, only 36 are actually what the authors term “working products” in a study recently published online. Newer ecosystem website, Invest in Blockchain, commissioned the study. It’s sure to be debated, and hotly, as to which coins made the cut to 36, but the authors attempt to assure readers certain standards were applied across the board in order to make their determination much of the cryptosphere is a giant dumpster fire.
Several venture capitalists (VCs) and entrepreneurs have been petitioning federal authorities to see certain virtual currencies in a “different light.”
Right now, many cryptocurrencies are in danger of being classified as “securities,” which would place them under strict regulatory scrutiny. Working to change this, venture capital firms Andreessen Horowitz and Union Square Ventures have gathered a team of lawyers and investors known as the “Venture Capital Working Group” to meet with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to develop what they call a “safe harbor” for specific digital currencies and establish long-term proposals for how they should be viewed and handled.
Bitcoin.com owner and pro-Bitcoin Cash figure Roger Ver has highlighted interview tips as apparent proof that Bitcoin Cash is “working well.”
Currency-Focused Ver Continues Bitcoin Crusade
Linking to his appearance on a November episode of online political talk show The Rubin Report, Ver said that Bitcoin Cash wallet tips outnumbering Bitcoin tips 76-1 afterwards showed Bitcoin itself was “committing suicide.”
After @RubinReport had me on, they received:
76 Tips via Bitcoin Cash
1 Tip via Bitcoin Core
Bitcoin Cash is working well.
Bitcoin Core is committing suicide.https://t.co/a0C2BFFfuw
— Roger Ver (@rogerkver) December 30, 2017
Bitcoin investment platform Abra has announced that its users can now store cryptocurrency and fiat simultaneously.
CEO Hails Non-Custodial Wallet ‘Industry First’
CEO Bill Barhydt revealed the latest feature on Twitter today, in what he described as an “industry first for a non-custodial wallet.”
Abra customers now have access to three wallets for Bitcoin, Ethereum, and fiat respectively, with instant conversions between them also available, Barhydt added.
BREAKING NEWS: Abra now supports three wallets allowing you to hold Bitcoin, Ethereum and Fiat simultaneously. Instant exchanges between bitcoin, ether and fiat are also now live for everyone.