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US Government Is Interested in Tracking Privacy Coins

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) wants to know if tracking transactions conducted using privacy coins is feasible. A new pre-solicitation document published by the DHS Small Business Innovation Research Program discusses the use of cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin for transactions.

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Major Banks Sign Up for New EU Commission Blockchain App Association

The European Commission, the EU’s executive body, is launching a new blockchain association next year and major banks are already on board.

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Venezuela to Present Petro at OPEC as the ‘Digital Currency for Oil’

Venezuela is hoping the world’s oil markets will start using its controversial national cryptocurrency, the petro.

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SEC Official Says ‘Plain English’ Guidance on ICOs Is Coming

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) plans to clarify when and how cryptocurrencies may be classified as securities, its director of Corporation Finance said Monday. Speaking at the D.C.

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Fidelity Launching Crypto Trading Platform

Financial services provider Fidelity Investments is launching a cryptocurrency trading and storage platform. Fidelity Digital Asset Services, LLC will provide cryptocurrency custody and trading services for enterprise clients, the company announced Monday.

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Bill Clinton: Over-Regulation Could Kill Blockchain’s ‘Golden Goose’

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton highlighted the need to avoid too much regulation of new technologies like blockchain as he took the stage at Ripple’s Swell conference in San Francisco. Clinton was joined on-stage by Gene Sperling, one of Clinton’s advisors in the White House who also sits on Ripple’s board of directors.Clinton who served […]

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SBI Ripple Asia Wins Payments License for Blockchain Money App

A joint venture between SBI Holdings and Ripple has moved a step closer to launching its blockchain-based payments app for consumers. SBI Ripple AsiaannouncedWednesday it has completed registration with the Kantou bureau of Japan’s Ministry of Finance as a licensed agent for handling electronic payments.

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Bitcoin Takes a Step Toward Becoming a ‘Multi-Network’ Cryptocurrency

A proposal to radically expand the capabilities of bitcoin such that it would be able to add vast new features to its limited supply of cryptocurrency has arrived on testnet.

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Over 75 New Banks: JPMorgan Expands Blockchain Payments Trial

A major blockchain payments trial launched by JPMorgan, Australia’s ANZ and the Royal Bank of Canada has just gained over 75 new banks as participants. As reported by CoinDesk, the three banks set up the trial in October 2017, aiming to slash both the time and costs required for interbank payments using traditional methods.

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LG’s Mobile Arm to Trial Blockchain Payments for Overseas Travelers

LG Uplus – a South Korean cellular carrier owned by the nation’s fourth largest conglomerate, LG Corporation – is launching a blockchain-based overseas payment service. Announced Sunday, the trial effort will see the company working with partners in Japan, Taiwan and the U.S.

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Softbank Completes Blockchain PoC for Cross-Carrier Mobile Payments

Japanese telecoms giant Softbank Corp. has completed a blockchain proof-of-concept (PoC) that allows P2P mobile payments across different carriers.

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Interstellar Arrives: Visa, Citi-Backed Blockchain Acquired by Stellar Startup

A long-rumored acquisition that finds two of the crypto industry’s leading entrepreneurs teaming to back the world’s sixth-largest blockchain has been confirmed.

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