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Five Questions to Ask Before Investing in a Blockchain Company
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Five Questions to Ask Before Investing in a Blockchain Company

As interest in blockchain continues to gain traction, the importance of investor education is at an all-time high. With hundreds of new projects popping up every week, it may be hard to separate the wheat from the chaff. Not every project can be or will be suc...
Bitcoin Makes Major Headway: CFA Exam Will Now Include Crypto Topics
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Bitcoin Makes Major Headway: CFA Exam Will Now Include Crypto Topics

Cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies are making serious headway in the financial industry, the most recent sign being the decision by the CFA Institute, which offers the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, a three-level program, to include cryptoc...
Switzerland Tries to Stem Exodus of Cryptocurrency Firms
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Switzerland Tries to Stem Exodus of Cryptocurrency Firms

Regulators in Switzerland are trying to stem the exodus of cryptocurrency firms after two banks in the country’s small but flourishing virtual currency industry shut down recently. Industry insiders are worried that the exits could kick-start a trend that w...
Cloud-Mining Service Hashflare Disables Bitcoin Mining Contracts, Shuts Down
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Cloud-Mining Service Hashflare Disables Bitcoin Mining Contracts, Shuts Down

Hashflare, one of the largest cloud-based mining service, abruptly shuts down Bitcoin mining contracts. In an official statement, Hashflare stated that they would disable their mining hardware and would effectively terminate all SHA-256 based mining contrac...
South Africa’s Secluded Whites-Only Orania Community is Testing a Digital Currency
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South Africa’s Secluded Whites-Only Orania Community is Testing a Digital Currency

Exclusively populated by Afrikaners, the town of Orania located in the remote parts of South Africa’s Northern Cape Province, has had its own currency known as the Ora since 2004. Pegged to the rand, the Orania Chamber of Commerce has been responsible for p...
Lufthansa Announces Global Blockchain Challenge for the Aviation Industry
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Lufthansa Announces Global Blockchain Challenge for the Aviation Industry

Lufthansa Innovation Hub (LIH) and the SAP.iO Berlin Foundry have teamed up to launch the first ever Aviation Blockchain Challenge worldwide. Announced in a blog recently, the challenge seeks to explore potential opportunities and drive adoption of Blockcha...
Ukrainian Financial Stability Council Supports Regulatory Concept for Cryptocurrencies
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Ukrainian Financial Stability Council Supports Regulatory Concept for Cryptocurrencies

The Financial Stability Council of Ukraine has supported a concept for crypto regulations, Timur Khromaev, head of the National Securities and Stock Market Commission (SSMCS) reported in a Facebook post July 20. According to Khromaev, the concept involves r...
Japanese Minister Denies Association with Cryptocurrency Firm Under Investigation
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Japanese Minister Denies Association with Cryptocurrency Firm Under Investigation

Seiko Noda, Japan’s internal affairs minister, denied having an interest in a cryptocurrency company under investigation and interfering in that investigation, according to a report in Asahi Shimbun. As a Cabinet minister, Noda could be accused of trying to in...
Equity Crowdfunding Platform StartEngine Now Accepts Bitcoin
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Equity Crowdfunding Platform StartEngine Now Accepts Bitcoin

StartEngine, a U.S. based equity crowdfunding platform, has announced that it has started accepting investment contributions in bitcoin. Founded in 2014, the company has launched various ICOs and has helped raise capital for more than 150 startups. Accordin...
As Cryptocurrency Exchanges Pursue ATS Licenses, Regulators Vow Enhanced Oversight
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As Cryptocurrency Exchanges Pursue ATS Licenses, Regulators Vow Enhanced Oversight

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has vowed that it will enforce enhanced oversight and transparency requirements on alternative trading systems (ATS), just as a number of cryptocurrency exchanges are pursuing these licenses. The SEC on Wedn...