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Vanuatu Accepting Bitcoin For Citizenship, Passports
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Vanuatu Accepting Bitcoin For Citizenship, Passports

Vanuatu government has approved bitcoin as a valid form of payment for participants in its citizenship-by-investment program. In an October 4 press release, the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu announced that it would immediately begin accepting bitcoin as pa...
CB Insights’ ‘Fintech 250’ Includes Several Prominent Blockchain Companies
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CB Insights’ ‘Fintech 250’ Includes Several Prominent Blockchain Companies

Fintech 250 is an index of the top industry performers involved in changing the financial services space. The list is compiled using a unique combination of machine learning and investor data submissions. Several included companies use blockchain as a core tec...
Dubai Public Services Signal Blockchain Interest
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Dubai Public Services Signal Blockchain Interest

On Sunday, the Crown Prince of Dubai christened the Electricity and Water Authority’s blockchain initiative. The emirate’s Land Department recently began its own blockchain program for real estate and lease registration. This week, HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Moha...
Could blockchain technology help stabilize oil prices?
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Could blockchain technology help stabilize oil prices?

As the price of oil remains in the high-$40, low-$50 range, every cog in the oil industry is scrambling to reduce costs and streamline sales. The oil industry has long been a leader in the adoption of different technologies. But, despite advancements made in ...
Medical Professionals Catching Blockchain Fever
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Medical Professionals Catching Blockchain Fever

Few industries if any have embraced the Industry 4.0 era with as much zeal as medical professionals. Recent years have seen modern hospitals take giant strides toward future-proofing their operations. But in many cases, clinics are realizing that it is vital ...
What is Bitcoin Gold? A Summary of the Upcoming Bitcoin Hard Fork
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What is Bitcoin Gold? A Summary of the Upcoming Bitcoin Hard Fork

Why Fork to Bitcoin and Bitcoin Gold? The Bitcoin community is looking to completely decentralise the Bitcoin network because of feelings that it continues to be monopolised by the bigger mining companies within the industry. The feeling is that they exert t...
UTRUST – Platform with an Aim to Be the Leader of Consumer Protection in Crypto Markets
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UTRUST – Platform with an Aim to Be the Leader of Consumer Protection in Crypto Markets

UTRUST, the latest cryptocurrency payments platform is on its way to solve the problem by introducing customer protection feature for the very first time in a digital currency ecosystem. At the same time, the platform is also packing enough features to make it...
South Korea Startups Will not Take the Opposition of ICOs Lying Down
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South Korea Startups Will not Take the Opposition of ICOs Lying Down

A lot of people were surprised by the ICO ban in South Korea. That it not abnormal, considering the country has been warming up to Bitcoin as of late. This new form of raising money attracts a lot of attention, though. Both for good and bad reasons, people flo...
Car Sharing Firm Gets $10 Million, Adds Bitcoin Payments
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Car Sharing Firm Gets $10 Million, Adds Bitcoin Payments

The India-based, Y-Combinator-backed car sharing firm, Drivezy, just raised Rs 65 crore ($10 million). The company has used the funds partly to begin accepting bitcoin payments on their platform. In all, the company has raised a total of $16.5 million (Rs 107 ...
France Is Close to Issuing a Position on ICOs
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France Is Close to Issuing a Position on ICOs

France is moving swiftly to formulate rules to cover token sales, or initial coin offerings, according to its domestic financial markets regulator. Speaking with the business magazine Challenges last week, Robert Ophele, president of the Autorite des marches ...