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Japan’s Biggest Bank Will Use Ripple for Cross-Border Payments to Brazil

Japan’s biggest bank MUFG and Brazil’s Banco Bradesco are to collaborate on a new cross-border payment service based on Ripple technology. Memorandum of Understanding The two banks signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), agreeing to co-develop the system.

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Japan Allows Cryptocurrency Industry to Regulate Itself

Japan has given formal approval for its cryptocurrency industry to regulate itself, the Japan Virtual Currency Exchange Association (JVCEA) confirmed October 24th. In a significant development for the country, regulators opted to allow the JVCEA to ensure cryptocurrency exchanges followed legal requirements, a statement reads.

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Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Hugely Popular at Universities

According to a recent study, 9 percent of US undergraduates at universities throughout the globe polled had already taken a blockchain related class, and 26 percent intended to. The courses are there, but institutions struggle to keep up with the current demand for them.

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Japanese E-Commerce Giant Rakuten Buys a Bitcoin Exchange

Japanese retail conglomerate, Rakuten, has announced the purchase of Everybody’s Bitcoin Inc., an unlicensed cryptocurrency exchange platform in the country. The acquisition follows a history of past forays into the emerging industry by the e-commerce behemoth.

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Half of American Millennials Interested in Using Crypto Exclusively

A new study among 1,202 adults revealed that around half of the American millennials are interested in converting to cryptocurrency primarily, as opposed to the U.S. dollar. Bitcoin Dominance The largest cryptocurrency dominates the markets, currently accounting for 54.8 percent of the entire market capitalization according to CoinMarketCap.

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New Surveys Show Blockchain’s Rising Popularity Among Corporate Executives

A number of surveys have suggested blockchain technology is becoming more and more popular within the eyes of global corporate executives. Recent data shows how issues concerning trust could be holding back adoption. As the blockchain industry continues to expand, more and more companies and top executives are coming around to its merits.

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Square Secures Patent for Crypto Payment System

Payment processing company Square has received approval from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) regarding a new payment network, permitting the use of cryptocurrencies. According to published documents, Square Inc.

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Coinbase Study: Almost 20% of Students Own Cryptocurrency

Almost one-fifth of US university students own cryptocurrency, while 9 percent have already formally studied it – new research from Coinbase released on August 28 reveals.

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Coinbase Wins Patent to Protect a Secure Bitcoin Payments System

The US Patent and Trademark Office has granted protection for a secure Bitcoin payment system to Coinbase. The system itself paves the way for users to pay directly with bitcoin through their wallet, without having to worry about the security of their private key.

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United States Is Number One in Cryptocurrency Crime, Data Shows

With the increasing popularity of digital assets, more sophisticated means are being developed to obtain ownership of these highly sought-after coins illegally. A recent study has put the United States at the heart of global cryptocurrency crime. The study also reports that cybercriminals have attacked all top cryptocurrency exchange platforms.

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More Merchants Should Accept Cryptocurrency, Consumers Tell Survey

75 percent of cryptocurrency holders would spend their coins in Point-of-Sale (PoS) transactions if they could, a new study into crypto consumer habits reveals.

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$42 Million Roman Mansion for Sale in Cryptocurrency

Are you a crypto-millionaire? How about a crypto-multi-millionaire? Are you in the market for a Roman mansion? If so, Hilton Hyland has just the home you’re looking for. The Crypto Palazzetto Rick Hilton’s Hilton Hyland company is listing a 17,000 square foot Roman mansion for roughly 42 million.

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