Month: August 2018

China may be doing all it can to suppress cryptocurrencies, but South Korea is going the opposite way. Specifically, in its Gyeongsangbuk-do Province. But what’s going on? Well, according to sources, officials are partnering with blockchain startup Orbs to create a province-specific coin called the Gyeongbuk coin. But why? South Korea’s Gyeongbuk Coin The province is
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Friday, August 30: following the mid-week’s strong upswing, the crypto markets subsequently saw widespread corrections, but most cryptocurrencies are today consolidating these higher lows. The vast majority of cryptos are in the green, as Coin360 data shows. Market visualization from Coin360 Bitcoin (BTC) is trading at around $6,925 at press time, up around 1 percent
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In response to a reported increase in the illicit use of cryptocurrencies, Japan’s National Police Agency (NPA) plans to introduce new software which can track cryptocurrency transaction history, Japan’s national public broadcasting organization NHK reported August 30. In 2019, the National Police Agency will reportedly put special software into service to track the history of
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Advertisement Based on a survey conducted by Statistca on 15,000 individuals, Turkey has the highest percentage of population that has invested in the crypto market. According to the data released by Statistica shown below, 18 percent of the country’s investors have purchased cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum in the past few years. Motive of Residents
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India’s central bank, the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI), has confirmed the creation of an inter-departmental group tasked with analyzing the feasibility of issuing a rupee-backed central bank digital currency (CBDC), the Economics Times reports August 30. The group’s establishment and focus was detailed in the bank’s Annual Report 2017-18, confirming earlier details that followed
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Two days ago, Venezuela’s President, Nicolás Maduro, ordered the nation’s banks to adopt the Petro digital currency, so now Venezuelan banks must accept Petro. In a bid to reform the nation and alleviate the current Venezuelan economic crisis, Maduro is trying to get the Petro coin recognized as Venezuela’s second currency and now banks within the
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