The Spanish-speaking world saw a number major developments this week, with several companies accepting cryptocurrencies as a form of payment and the Venezuelan government making new claims about the use and acceptance of the controversial Petro coin. Here’s the past week of crypto and blockchain news in review, as originally reported by Cointelegraph en Español. Spain:
Islamic finance and Sharia advisory firm Amanie Advisors have established Ether’s (ETH) compliance with Islamic religious law. Ether receives Sharia endorsement In a blog post published on their website, Amanie Advisors announced that the firm has collaborated with the Ethereum Foundation to establish the platform’s compliance with Sharia religious law. As a result of the
Microsoft has issued a refund to a 12-year-old child with ADHD who spent over $1,300 on Xbox One video games without his parents’ knowledge. | Source: Shutterstock Microsoft has finally refunded more than 100 purchases made by a 12-year-old gamer from the UK. The child, who had been diagnosed with ADHD and exhibits symptoms of
Exxon Mobil was muscled out of the S&P 500 index’s top 10 stocks, but a potentially bullish scenario for oil could return the stock to its former glory. | AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster Exxon Mobil has not been able to escape the wrath of the global economic slowdown and the U.S./China trade war. The company, whose
For the cryptosphere, August was marked by the hotly debated announcements of world giants regarding the releases of international cryptocurrencies. The People’s Bank of China (PBoC) announced the imminent release of a national digital currency, Walmart began developing its own blockchain, Binance launching the Venus project, and Pavel Durov’s TON finally shared its release date.
With each passing day, Craig S. Wright’s reputation continues to take a bigger beating. This time around, a Florida court has found the self-proclaimed inventor of Bitcoin (BTC) to be guilty of not only submitting false documents as part of an earlier testimony but also lying about a legal dispute (related to the estate of
Stablecoins are not immune to uncertainties. Those are the sentiments shared by the European Central Bank (ECB). According to the regulator, stablecoin stability could be hampered by the uncertainties stemming from the lack of regulations. Uncertainties The fact that regulatory pressures do affect fiat currencies is one of the tailwinds that could take a toll on
This week, major cryptocurrency exchange Binance stated that it plans to take a conservative approach and that Venus project will comply with all the regulatory requirements. This will keep it away from the hurdles that Facebook’s Libra project currently faces. The total market capitalization of cryptocurrencies has dipped below $250 billion. Since mid-July, crypto markets
Tesla Inc CEO Elon Musk and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd Executive Chairman Jack Ma come together at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC) in Shanghai, China. | Source: REUTERS/Aly Song Tesla CEO Elon Musk joined Jack Ma, the richest man in China, to debate the pros and cons of the use of AI at the
The NCAA has been taking advantage of student athletes for years. Thanks to California Senator Nancy Skinner, that could soon be changing. | Source: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports Payday could finally be coming for some college athletes. California Senator Nancy Skinner just tweeted that her SB 206 bill won unanimous approval from the Assembly
Telegram Open Network’s (TON) blockchain public testing will launch on Sept. 1, according to one of the investors. On Aug. 28, Russian news outlet Vedomosti quoted an anonymous TON investor claiming to have learned this information from the development team, and the head of one of the companies that participated in the testing so far.
Cielo, the largest payment processing provider in Brazil, has unveiled support for Bitcoin (BTC) and cryptocurrency purchases on its point-of-sale (PoS) devices. Crypto payments via QR codes Cointelegraph Brazil reported the news on Aug. 30. According to the report, users can make crypto payments through Cielo PoS devices via QR codes. The PoS machines generate
Ever since Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies became far more mainstream following the remarkable rally in 2017, there has been a lot of talk about large institutions getting into this space. For instance, banking giant JP Morgan came up with its own digital coin last year. However, in 2019, a bigger piece of news came to
On Aug. 29, German blockchain-based banking startup, Bitwala, announced the launch of its smartphone app for Bitcoin banking on iOS and Android. Customers in over 30 European countries can now open a German bank account with integrated Bitcoin wallet and trading. Open an account directly from within the app in minutes The onboarding process for
In a teaser announcing the upcoming remaster of mid-90s Disney classics Aladdin and The Lion King is a rather unfortunate typo. | Source: Shutterstock Here something you don’t see every day. In the closing promo shot for a teaser announcing the upcoming remaster of the notoriously hard mid-90s Disney classics, “Aladdin” and “The Lion King,”
Crypto-jacking campaigns increased substantially in the first quarter of 2019 according to a McAfee Labs Threats Report published yesterday. The prevalence of ransomware attacks climbed a massive 118% during Q1, while malware attacks increased by 29% in the same period. The report also states that the attacks were indiscriminate, meaning that both Windows and Apple