Month: September 2019

CoinDesk will be visiting Tokyo in two weeks and we’d love to meet some of our readers for an informal gathering on Monday, October 14 at 6pm. We haven’t chosen the official location yet but open to suggestions for venues. Please fill out recommendation form. In addition to the meet up we are interviewing locals
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Crypto industry leaders are taking the initiative to help firms in the space avoid falling foul of securities rules. In a company blog post, Coinbase announced it’s co-founded the Crypto Rating Council, a member-only organization purposed with assisting cryptocurrency companies determine if they comply with current U.S. federal securities law. Coinbase is joined at launch by
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Sunday, Sept. 27 — All of the top-20 cryptocurrencies by market cap continue to struggle following the sudden nosedive on Tuesday, Sept. 24. Cryptocurrency market daily overview. Source: Coin360 Bitcoin (BTC) has not been able to recover from Tuesday’s painful correction, which saw double-digit losses across the board. The most popular crypto coin continues to trade
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A new software based on the Hyperledger Fabric blockchain was launched for commodities trading for the gas industry. EnHelix Marketplace was unveiled at the Gastech energy conference in Singapore, company executives told CoinDesk. The software streamlines commodities trading with applications supporting every step of the process — pre-trade KYC, trade execution and post-trade risk management
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Following the roll-out of mobile internet across the country in 2018, many ordinary Cubans are increasingly using cryptocurrencies to bypass economic sanctions imposed by the United States and access the global marketplace. Despite growing adoption, cryptocurrencies still face a number of challenges in Cuba, including limited access to crypto exchanges, lack of a pertinent regulatory
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The Takeaway: Asian institutional investors, mostly high-net-worth individuals and family offices, are increasingly showing interest in digital assets, with some having allocated part of their portfolios to crypto hedge funds. The gloomy macroeconomic outlook and the news of Facebook’s Libra and China’s central bank digital currency have fueled this interest, market participants say. Crypto hedge
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Black Tier Solutions announced a partnership with Blockchain at Michigan. Black Tier Solutions will be responsible for assisting the University of Michigan Blockchain group to develop a tokenized student rewards program and a tokenized gaming platform using XinFin Hybrid technology. “The University of Michigan produces some of the most talented developers in the country and
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Rachel-Rose O’Leary is a reporter at CoinDesk covering how cryptocurrencies are being used in areas of economic, social and political unrest. This article is part of her series from Rojava, Syria.  “It’s a first for Rojava and a first for the Middle East.” That’s how 22-year-old programming student Mohamed Abdullah describes the Open Academy – a new school
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