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World Bank Raises Additional AUD $50M Via Blockchain Bond

Blockchain proves once again that it is a must-have technology for financial institutions at all levels. Last week, the World Bank raised an additional AUD 50 million ($33.8 million) through its blockchain-based Kangaroo bond, called bond-i. Bond-i Sale Co-Managed by CBA, RBC, and TD The bond tap, i.e. the reopening of the bond initially issued …

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Anthony Pompliano Says it Only Took Bitcoin 10 Years to Get to the G7

The G7 is meeting next week to explore the regulations around Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Unsurprisingly, Anthony Pompliano is not worried. G7 to Discuss Bitcoin Next week, the G7 is scheduled and this time the leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States will set aside some time to …

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Big Upcoming Dates For Bitcoin’s Diary That You Need to Know

Bitcoin has several big dates in the next couple of months which should be of interest to anyone with a stake in the network. Depending on how these pan out, we could well see renewed confidence and uptake, as well as another bull run. So what are we waiting for? 23 September – Bakkt Bitcoin …

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Petition for Clemency for Silk Road Founder Ross Ulbricht Nears 200k Signatures

Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht has spent six years in prison and has 34 years and two life sentences to go unless a petition spearheaded by his mother and sister lead to a grant of clemency. 195K Signatures and Counting For Ulbricht A petition seeking clemency for Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht is quickly approaching …

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Study Suggests Scarcity Could Drive Bitcoin Prices to $60,000 by May 2020

Bitcoin price predictions have been coming thick and fast in recent months as the world’s top digital asset recovers from an almost year-long bear market. Some are just pie in the sky, but others have delved deeper into what could drive BTC prices to a new all-time high in the months ahead. Scarcity Will Increase …

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POTUS Candidate Yang Wants Blockchain Voting Despite Security Flaws

Blockchain voting is an essential upgrade to US elections, 2020 presidential candidate Andrew Yang has said. Yang: Standing In Line To Vote ‘Ridiculous’ Currently causing a buzz on social media, Yang’s proposal would see traditional in-person voting replaced by a Blockchain alternative. It forms the latest in a series of policy stances for the Democrat, …

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Facebook Faces Fresh EU Scrutiny As WhatsApp Edges Closer To Mobile Payments

The European Union is actively probing Facebook’s Libra digital currency project for competition law violations, mainstream media report. Facebook’s Libra Has ‘Potential Anti-Competitive Behavior’ According to Bloomberg, which cited official correspondence August 20, the European Commission is quizzing Libra participants via a dedicated questionnaire. The document originally appeared earlier this month, and forms Libra’s latest …

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Cryptopia Liquidation: Hacked Bitcoin Exchange Didn’t Use Individual Customer Wallets

Grant Thornton, the liquidators of hacked New Zealand Bitcoin exchange Cryptopia, have released an update on the progress made thus far. Cryptopia Used Co-mingled Crypto Wallets According to a statement released on its website on Wednesday (August 21, 2019), Cryptopia didn’t use individual crypto wallets. Instead, the Bitcoin exchange platform pooled customer funds into co-mingled …

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Another Slump For Bitcoin As Bear Market Indicators Loom

Bitcoin’s range bound pumps and dumps have become commonplace over the past six weeks. Another slide a few hours ago should not be cause for alarm then as BTC failed to register further gains. It is now in danger of heading back into four figures for the fifth time. Four Figure Bitcoin in Play … …

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Bitcoin’s Safe Haven Status Now More Relevant Than Ever

Bitcoin has consolidated its safe-haven status especially amid the mass demonstrations in Hong Kong and global uncertainty, Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire hinted in an interview with CNBC’s Squawk Box. Circle CEO Sees Increased Demand from Holders On August 19, Circle’s Allaire said that investors were still attracted by non-sovereign digital assets such as Bitcoin. The …