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HTC Exodus 1 Blockchain Smartphone Will Ship With Brave Browser

The Exodus 1 is HTC’s cryptocurrency and blockchain oriented phone. It’s designed as a native blockchain mobile and to work securely with cryptocurrency and decentralized applications (dApps). Revealed in a recent tweet by co-founder Brendan Eich, who also developed the Firefox Mozilla browser, Brave will be HTC’s default browser.

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Pro-Crypto French MPs Want to Invest 500 Million Euros to Make France ‘Blockchain Nation’

Two pro-crypto members of the French Parliament (Parlement franais) want the country to invest up to 500 million euros in blockchain programs to elevate France as a blockchain nation. Deputies Jean-Michel Mis and Laure de La Raudire released a report on Dec.

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G20 Agrees to Regulate Crypto, but Is This Good or Bad for the Market?

The G20, an international forum for the governments and central bank governors from the worlds 20 largest economies, has decided to regulate the crypto sector. Over-regulation restricts the growth of emerging asset classes and technologies by limiting the way companies can grow over the long-run.

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Central Banks of Canada, Singapore and UK Propose CBDCs for Cross-Border Payments

The reserve banks of Canada, Singapore and the United Kingdom have singled out central bank digital currencies as being one of the solutions that can be implemented in order to solve the challenges encountered when making cross-border payments. The report by the Monetary Authority of Singapore, Bank of England and Bank of Canada notes that CBDCs, which can either be retail […]

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Australia Post Provides Quick KYC for Bitcoin Exchange Users

An unlikely story of partnership between old and new is unfolding in Australia as Australia Post, the country’s 209-year-old snail mail delivery service is using digital identification technology to enable cryptocurrency exchanges to carry out KYC checks in a matter of minutes, thereby vastly simplifying the process of purchasing crypto in Australia.

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IBM: Central Banks Favor Digital Currencies for Interbank Settlements

No major central bank intends to implement a retail CBDC in the near term. However, the debate about wholesale CBDCs has moved on from questions of feasibility to practical considerations, the report read.

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Barclays Crypto Project ‘Put on Ice’

Major investment bank Barclays has reportedly put its cryptocurrency trading project on ice amid a prolonged bear market that has dampened interest in the asset class among many investors.

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$80 Billion Santander Uses Ripple for Payments, Will Banks Follow?

On October 2, Ripple Labs announced the integration of RippleNet into OnePay FX, a mobile application for cross-border payments developed by 80 billion banking giant Banco Santander.

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Cryptocurrency Is ‘Here to Stay’: CFTC Chairman Giancarlo

Bitcoin may never replace the greenback, but the flagship cryptocurrency could achieve significant adoption in the two-thirds of countries without stable currencies. That statement might sound like a thesis put forward by an early bitcoin adopter, or perhaps a forward-thinking hedge fund manager.

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Switzerland and Israel Collaborate on Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Regulation

The Swiss Minister for Finance Ueli Maurer recently visited Israel along with State Secretary for International Financial Matters Joerg Gasser, citing their goal as gaining bank access to Israeli markets to allow Swiss banks to trade there.

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Mastercard Thinks Blockchain Can Simplify B2B Transactions in New Patent

Financial services giant Mastercard has invented a blockchain system that it believes can simplify business-to-business (B2B) transactions in a high-volume enterprise environment.

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Payments Blockchain Stellar Hits Milestone

Stellar, the open source, community-owned cross-asset payment framework has achieved the milestone of 1,000,000 accounts on its network. This was revealed in atweetposted by OrbitLens posted on Monday, August 27. Initially modelled and based and Ripple, Stellar has the goal of disrupting finance in three different ways simultaneously.

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