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Iran State Cryptocurrency ‘Ready’ for Experimentation: ICT Minister
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Iran State Cryptocurrency ‘Ready’ for Experimentation: ICT Minister

A senior minister from the Iranian government has revealed that an ‘experimental model’ of the country’s domestic cryptocurrency project is ready to take off. Within days of the country’s central bank banning trading of cryptocurrencies and barring domestic...
Kraken Ends Trading Services in Japan
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Kraken Ends Trading Services in Japan

Kraken, one of the longest-operating cryptocurrency exchanges in the world, is pulling out of Japan. Kraken attributed the exit to the rising cost of doing business in the country, but said that it might return in the future. The exact dates for suspending tra...
Liberland to Issue Its Own Cryptocurrency, Accepts Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash And Ethereum
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Liberland to Issue Its Own Cryptocurrency, Accepts Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash And Ethereum

Liberland, a self-proclaimed country between Serbia and Croatia that has been struggling for its independence for three years, plans to launch its own cryptocurrency in a few months, and is accepting donations in bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash and Ethereum. Half a mill...
Tezos Foundation President Johann Gevers Resigns Amid Board Reorganization
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Tezos Foundation President Johann Gevers Resigns Amid Board Reorganization

Controversial Tezos Foundation President Johann Gevers has formally resigned his post as part of a wider board reorganization. Gevers, who led the independent Swiss Tezos Foundation, had often been at odds with Tezos founders Arthur and Kathleen Breitman, w...
Ripple Price Surges 15%, Now Worth More Than Uber
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Ripple Price Surges 15%, Now Worth More Than Uber

For the second time this week, the Ripple price has achieved a new all-time high at $1.52, surging by more than 15 percent overnight and obtaining a market cap of $59 billion. Ripple price against bitcoin According to The Wall Street Journal, the $70 billion...
The Cryptocurrency Market Cap Trends Higher – Commanding $300Bn This Week
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The Cryptocurrency Market Cap Trends Higher – Commanding $300Bn This Week

This week the entire cryptocurrency market capitalization surpassed US$300Bn for the first time in history. Bitcoin’s significant rise in value, alongside the wide variety of other cryptocurrencies having similar price spikes continue to reveal that digital as...
Bitcoin Banned as a Payment Method, Adopters Will be ‘Dealt With’: Indonesian Central Bank
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Bitcoin Banned as a Payment Method, Adopters Will be ‘Dealt With’: Indonesian Central Bank

The head of Bank Indonesia, Indonesia’s central bank, has threatened action against bitcoin adopters if the cryptocurrency is used as a method of payment. First reported by CCN in early 2014, the country’s central bank issued a public notice warning citizen...
Non-Government Cryptocurrency is ‘Junk’, Says Mastercard CEO in Attacking Bitcoin
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Non-Government Cryptocurrency is ‘Junk’, Says Mastercard CEO in Attacking Bitcoin

Mastercard president and CEO Ajay Banga has broadly dismissed all non-governmental cryptocurrencies as ‘junk’ in a media interview. Mastercard, the world’s second-largest payments company after Visa, was asked about the potential for disruption brought on b...
Bitcoin Card Provider Wirex Partners SBI to Launch Cryptocurrency Card in Japan
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Bitcoin Card Provider Wirex Partners SBI to Launch Cryptocurrency Card in Japan

UK-based Wirex is entering a regional joint venture with Japanese financial group SBI that will deliver a Japanese cryptocurrency payment card. Japan’s SBI Holdings, a major financial services group heavily invested in digital currencies and blockchain tech...
Wild Case of Religion, Bitcoin, Hacking, Ends in Prison Sentences
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Wild Case of Religion, Bitcoin, Hacking, Ends in Prison Sentences

Criminal hacking is nothing new, but this case has it all: religion, bitcoin, and ransomware. It’s hard to turn away. Unfortunately real people and their lives were impacted, along with the early reputation of the world’s most popular cryptocurrency. Praise t...