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World’s Biggest Stock Exchange Operator Is Launching a Bitcoin Market

Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), the owner of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), has announced that will list a physically-settled bitcoin futures contracts and form a new company whose mission is to make bitcoin a mainstream financial asset.

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Australian Government Invests in Crypto Startup for ‘Bitcoin Boost’ for Tourism

The government of Queensland, Australia’s second largest and third-most populous state, is backing a local crypto payments startup that officials believe will help boost tourism in the state. In an announcement on its official website on Wednesday, the Queensland government revealed details of an AUD8.

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Japanese Internet Giant GMO’s Web Bank Will Use Blockchain for Payments

Multi-billion-dollar Japanese tech conglomerate GMO has launched a new internet banking business that will use blockchain technology for faster and cheaper payments and financial services.

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Former NBA Commissioner David Stern Backs Sports Streaming ICO

It’s now clear what it takes for a former NBA Commissioner to emerge from retirment. David Stern, who was at the helm of the league for three decades starting in the 1980s, has now thrown his weight and capital behind blockchain-fueled streaming sports startup SportsCastr, which is behind a new cryptocurrency dubbedFanChain.

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Australia’s First ‘Digital Currency Town’

Australian beach town Agnes Water is billing itself the country’s first digital currency town in an effort to attract international digital-savvy travelers to boost its primary industry, tourism.

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Addicted to Trading? Scottish Hospital Treats Cryptocurrency Addiction

Get exclusive analysis and cryptocurrency insights on Hacked.com for just 39 per month.Castle Craig Hospital in Scotland has begun treating patients reportedly addicted to trading cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin.

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Philippines’ Banks to Pilot Ethereum-based Blockchain for Retail Payments

Five rural banks in the Philippines will conduct a pilot of a real-time retail payments system on a blockchain developed by Ethereum startup Consensys.

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ANZ, IBM Develop a Blockchain Insurance Solution in New Zealand

New Zealand’s largest bank, ANZ, with tech partner IBM, has successfully developed a blockchain solution that will serve as a single source of truth for insurance companies and brokers.

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Aussie ‘Silicon Valley’: Hunter Energy Partners IOT for Blockchain Hub

NSW’s Hunter Valley region is where wine is embedded into the culture, and now it may be transforming into a cryptocurrency mining hub, too.

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10 Takeaways: A Crypto Summary From G20

Last week, the G20, the group of the world’s 20 largest economies, took place in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The regulation of cryptocurrency was among the main topics debated by the multilateral group. The importance of everything that has been discussed in Argentina can impact the crypto market around the world.

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