Russia to “Tame and Test” Crypto Technologies in Crimea

Russia to “Tame and Test” Crypto Technologies in Crimea A proposal to “tame” crypto technologies in Crimea has been made in Russia’s parliament this week. A local representative of the Russian Association of Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain told deputies the republic’s jurisdiction can be used to “test the new phenomenon”. RACIB has been working on a…

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Crypto Markets Continue Experiencing Slump, BTC Dips Below $10,000

Crypto Markets Continue Experiencing Slump, BTC Dips Below $10,000 Crypto markets have continued their slump, with Bitcoin (BTC) briefly dipping below $10,000 today, Feb. 22, and altcoin Ethereum (ETH) edging closer to $800, according to data from CoinMarketCap. Total market cap is down as well, around $430 bln by press time, down from last week when it broke $500 bln. Bitcoin is…

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Investing App Robinhood Launches Crypto Trading in 5 US States

Investing App Robinhood Launches Crypto Trading in 5 US States Mobile app stock trading provider Robinhood has formally launched cryptocurrency trading, rolling the new service out to five U.S. states today. The company says that residents of California, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana and New Hampshire can can now buy or sell bitcoin and ether using the new Robinhood…

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Islamic Republic of Iran to “Control and Prevent” Growth of Cryptocurrencies

Islamic Republic of Iran to “Control and Prevent” Growth of Cryptocurrencies جمهوری اسلامی ایران‎ The Islamic Republic of Iran has apparently changed course on cryptocurrency, or perhaps it has clarified its real position previously mischaracterized by the press. It’s increasingly difficult to get a real handle on the official status of crypto in the Persian…

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After Releasing Oil-Backed Petro, Venezuelan President Hints At Gold-Backed ‘Petro Oro’

After Releasing Oil-Backed Petro, Venezuelan President Hints At Gold-Backed ‘Petro Oro’ After the launch of the Venezuelan government-backed cryptocurrency the Petro on Feb. 20, President Nicolas Maduro has already hinted at second government cryptocurrency soon to be released, according to government-sponsored news outlet TelSsur. This time, the government-backed cryptocurrency will be backed not by oil, but by gold. During…

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‘Anonymous Sources’: Telegram Launches ‘Secret’ Second Presale, $850 Mln To Be Raised

‘Anonymous Sources’: Telegram Launches ‘Secret’ Second Presale, $850 Mln To Be Raised Encrypted messenger service Telegram is reportedly raising a further $850 mln in a “secret second presale” of its TON token before launching the yet to be officially announced world’s biggest ICO. As Verge reports citing “exclusive” reports from four anonymous sources, Pavel Durov’s platform is attempting to…

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