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Malta. Crypto Regulations That Made Blockchain Island Flourish

Malta has literally paved its own way in the world to no longer serve as a resort for English learners. One of the smallest countries in the EU and having no natural resources, Malta is really good at understanding its strengths. Over the years, it has been ready to listen, seize opportunities, and run with […]

Cryptocurrency Wallet Adoption Has Tripled in Three Years

In general, the adoption of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has been in an upward trend, one that has been far from uniform. Interest has spiked alongside price in what is known as a Satoshi cycle, while institutional interest in blockchain has also only recently taken off, especially during the 2018 bear market when the price […]

Would Libra’s Payments Be Safe? Fed Member Comments On Digital Currency’s Future

In a speech, Wednesday by Lael Brainard, a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, the future of digital payments in the U.S. were broadly sketched. But her comments provided more risks and concerns than a path forward.    That afternoon, Ms. Brainard addressed the audience […]

Philippines Proves to Be an Important Crypto Market with ‘Crypto Valley of Asia’ Airport

The International Monetary Fund distributed a 34-page Technical Assistance Report on the Philippines as a major aspect of its occasional conference with the nation’s controllers. The report and proposals inside it depend on an evaluation the IMF staff led in July. The substance of the report comprise specialized counsel given by the IMF staff to […]

Japan Could Have More Than 3 Million Crypto Traders

Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) has released domestic cryptocurrency trading statistics for the first time. According to data gathered from 17 cryptocurrency exchanges in Japan, as of Mar. 31 this year, the country has at least 3.5 million individuals that are trading with cryptocurrencies as actual assets. Among them, crypto investors in their 20s, 30s […]

What Makes Blockchain or Cryptocurrency “Mainstream”?

‘Mainstream’ is a term used throughout blockchain, cryptocurrency, and indeed for many technologies, but everyone has a hard time pinning down what it means. So at what point could blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies be classified as “mainstream,” or more the “norm,” rather than new or emerging? Blockchain technology seems to be permeating every industry and […]

Sanctions-hit Iran becoming ‘heaven’ for bitcoin mining, says govt official

An increasing number of Iranians have started turning to cryptocurrencies, in particular bitcoin, with the devaluation of the national currency prompted by US economic sanctions. The crypto craze has raised concerns from authorities that the energy-hungry process of “mining” bitcoin is abusing Iran’s system of subsidized electricity. Currently at half-a-cent per kilowatt, the subsidized electricity […]

Facebook re-brands in all caps, failing to defuse internet ire over monopoly status, fake news, and privacy predation

Facebook has rebranded as all-caps FACEBOOK in order to remind people “which company makes the products they use,” inviting mockery from social media as it dodges the problems plaguing the billion-user mega-platform. Facebook will slap the new all-caps logo in a thin-lettered typeface on its subsidiaries, while its old logo will remain the identifier for […]

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