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Gary Gensler: From Cftc Chair to Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Educator
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Gary Gensler: From Cftc Chair to Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Educator

Gary Gensler was chairman of the U.S Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) between 2009 and 2014, right after the global financial crisis. Today, Gensler is part of MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative, lecturing students on blockchain technology and crypto...
Cosplay Is a Hidden Gem for Crypto Investors
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Cosplay Is a Hidden Gem for Crypto Investors

Cosplay is no longer a child’s play. It is an industry worth US$ 45 bln, which is growing at the CAGR of 15 percent each year. The growing acceptance of cosplay has transformed the perceptions and made cosplayers into a vital asset that helps fuel the global e...
Will Cryptocurrency Custody Services Fuel Institutional Demand?
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Will Cryptocurrency Custody Services Fuel Institutional Demand?

Demand for secure cryptocurrency storage services is increasing. Meanwhile, investment managers and exchanges are creating services to meet the demand. Will this, in turn, encourage more high-net-worth and institutional investment in cryptocurrencies?  ...
Cryptocurrencies: Digital Tulips or The Future of Fintech
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Cryptocurrencies: Digital Tulips or The Future of Fintech

Steve Bannon, in a conversation with CNBC, recently stated that he not only owns Bitcoin but refers to cryptocurrencies as “the future.” Meanwhile, hedge fund billionaire Ken Griffin of Citadel Investment Group indicated his reticence to purchase cryptocurrenc...
HSBC Not Interested in Cryptocurrency Speculation, Supports Tokenization and Blockchain Technology
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HSBC Not Interested in Cryptocurrency Speculation, Supports Tokenization and Blockchain Technology

Banks and cryptocurrencies have not always been the best of friends, though the former is beginning to loosen up a bit. In the latest development, HSBC’s Global Head of Digital said on July 19, 2018, that the finance heavyweight is taking a ‘”cautious” approac...
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...
CryptoKitties Auctions $25k ‘Honu Kitty’ Collectible to Fund Ocean Preservation
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CryptoKitties Auctions $25k ‘Honu Kitty’ Collectible to Fund Ocean Preservation

The world’s biggest blockchain game, CryptoKitties, has collaborated with marine conservation organizations to create a rare cat named “Honu Kitty”. It is the first environmental-friendly collectible that draws attention towards the protection of endangered se...
Ripple (XRP) Attempting Recovery While Experts Claim It’s Not a Cryptocurrency
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Ripple (XRP) Attempting Recovery While Experts Claim It’s Not a Cryptocurrency

The last couple of days have been a road of recovery after a strong downhill trend for XRP. After managing to hover around $0,44 (7000 satoshi) for those few starting weeks of the month, things took a turn for the worse on July 17th. The coins BTC value starte...
Indian Central Bank Makes a Case Before Supreme Court Against Allowing Crypto Use
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Indian Central Bank Makes a Case Before Supreme Court Against Allowing Crypto Use

India’s central bank told the country’s supreme court on Friday that “allowing dealings in cryptocurrencies like bitcoin would encourage illegal transactions.” Other crypto petitions being heard include one asking the government to “take emergency steps to res...
House Committee Attendees Express Contrarian Views on Bitcoin
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House Committee Attendees Express Contrarian Views on Bitcoin

Cryptocurrency is a hot topic of debate in different sectors. Government officials are now weighing in on the future of Bitcoin. This week’s House Committee meetings resulted in a rather negative attitude toward the cryptocurrency industry as a whole. House...