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Major Chinese Social Network Tianya to Launch Native Cryptocurrency Token
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Major Chinese Social Network Tianya to Launch Native Cryptocurrency Token

One of China’s top twenty-five websites, social network Tianya Club, announced it was releasing an internal blockchain-based token July 25. In a blog post, Tianya said its 90 bln Tianyan Tokens (TYT) would function as a kind of rewards system and run in par...
Uber Co-Founder, E*Trade Vet Launch Zero-Fee Cryptocurrency Trading Platform
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Uber Co-Founder, E*Trade Vet Launch Zero-Fee Cryptocurrency Trading Platform

An Uber co-founder and an E*Trade veteran have teamed up to launch commission-free cryptocurrency trading service that, if successful, could see the firm challenge Coinbase, Robinhood, and a growing number of other competitors to become the venue of choice for...
Vietnam’s Securities Watchdog Bans Industry from Cryptocurrency Activity: Report
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Vietnam’s Securities Watchdog Bans Industry from Cryptocurrency Activity: Report

The State Securities Commission of Vietnam (SSC), the country’s stock market watchdog, has reportedly forbidden industry firms from engaging in cryptocurrency-related activities. Vietnam’s official state news agency is reporting that the country’s securitie...
12 BTC Only: You Can Now Buy Your Antigua Citizenship with Bitcoin
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12 BTC Only: You Can Now Buy Your Antigua Citizenship with Bitcoin

With the lowest amount required to become an Antiguan Barbudian via an investment being US$100,000, you now only need a little over 12 bitcoins to pay for that at current prices. This is after Antigua and Barbuda’s Citizenship by Investment Program Act was ...
Malta Regulator Opens Consultation after Publishing Cryptocurrency, Blockchain Bills
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Malta Regulator Opens Consultation after Publishing Cryptocurrency, Blockchain Bills

The Malta Financial Services Authority is currently involved in a consultation exercise to ensure that all stakeholders are well informed on what the three blockchain and crypto laws that were passed recently, entail. Reports in the local media have interpr...
Most Complex dApp on Ethereum Already Has Millions of Dollars at Stake
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Most Complex dApp on Ethereum Already Has Millions of Dollars at Stake

Augur, which its co-founder Joey Krug previously described as the most complex decentralized application (dApp) on the Ethereum blockchain, has surpassed a million dollars at stake and demonstrated a rapid growth rate over the past few weeks. Future of Dece...
CFTC Does Not Regulate Retail Crypto Markets: Chairman Chris Giancarlo
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CFTC Does Not Regulate Retail Crypto Markets: Chairman Chris Giancarlo

The United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Commissioner J. Christopher Giancarlo has stated that the agency’s primary remit is not to exercise regulatory jurisdiction over cryptocurrency trading markets and other cash markets, but to deal wi...
Rising Hong Kong Startup Criticized for Selling Majority Stake to Invest in Cryptocurrency
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Rising Hong Kong Startup Criticized for Selling Majority Stake to Invest in Cryptocurrency

Hong Kong’s fifth-largest bike sharing startup has sold 60 percent of its stake to invest in the cryptocurrency market, or two ERC20 tokens to be exact. $1 Million in Tokens Ketch’up Bike, a top five bike sharing company in Hong Kong that oversees more tha...
Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian Doubles Down on $20,000 Bitcoin Price Bet
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Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian Doubles Down on $20,000 Bitcoin Price Bet

Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian has doubled down on his prediction that the bitcoin price will reach $20,000 before the end of the year, arguing that the flagship cryptocurrency is “battle-tested” and capable of weathering market uncertainty. Ohanian, who ...
Indian Law Commission Recognizes Cryptocurrency as an ‘Electronic Payment’: Report
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Indian Law Commission Recognizes Cryptocurrency as an ‘Electronic Payment’: Report

The cryptocurrency ecosystem in India may have just found a lifeline, albeit an unlikely one. According to a legal report released in July 2018, the country’s lawmakers are considering legalizing the multi-million dollar sports betting industry – naming cry...