Japan’s central bank has joined the regulators worldwide expressing concerns over the potential risks posed by Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency project. A report from Nikkei Asian Review on Wednesday indicates that the Bank of Japan (BoJ) has concerns that Libra – a planned cryptocurrency backed by a basket of fiat currencies and government securities – will be
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Academic researchers at the University of Cambridge (UoC) have launched a real-time index that tracks the total electricity consumption of the Bitcoin network. The news was revealed in an announcement posted by the university’s interdisciplinary academic research institute, the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), on July 2. The now-live Index — the Cambridge Bitcoin
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Two European companies have launched what they describe as the world’s first genuine bitcoin (BTC) bond, they confirmed in a joint press release on July 3.  Luxembourg-based Argento, a securitization firm, joined forces with London Block Exchange (LBX) to issue the bitcoin-denominated bond, which is regulated under the United Kingdom’s regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority
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Bitcoin is in a very volatile area right now, and a move is most likely imminent. BTC price is trading between two very important trendlines and which way Bitcoin price breaks next is extremely important. In this Bitcoin technical analysis video, we discuss. Cycles of Bitcoin – https://www.tradingview.com/chart/BLX/IzGnRABO-The-Cycles-Of-Bitcoin-Speculative/ All channel tips and donations go to
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Can bitcoin be a good store-of-value while still being a risky investment? Why is it a bad idea to over-emphasize the investment aspect while undervaluing education about the technology? This talk was delivered on June 19th 2019 for the Scottish Blockchain Meetup at Craiglockhart Campus in Edinburgh, Scotland: https://aantonop.com/event/community-event-edinburgh/ If you want early-access to talks
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Ransomware, which recently totally disrupted the government in Baltimore, has now overtaken a court system in Georgia . Ransomware Making A Comeback? After receiving a ransom note, officials in Georgia decided to take a system offline to be safe. Bruce Shaw, an official with the state court system, said: “Our systems have been compromised, so
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India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi participated in discussions on crypto assets at the G20 leaders’ summit in Osaka, Japan. At the conclusion of the summit, the leaders of the G20 countries jointly declared their commitment to applying the crypto standards set by the Financial Action Task Force. India’s new finance minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, also joined
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The United Nations is working on blockchain solutions for sustainable urban development in Afghanistan, according to a report from tech news site The Sociable, published on July 2. Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General reportedly told The Sociable that the United Nations Office of Communication and Information Technologies (UN-OICT) is developing blockchain solutions for
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A group of North American privacy and consumer watchdogs is asking the U.S. Congress to halt Facebook‘s Libra project. In a letter posted by Public Citizen, the group details a list of issues they have with Facebook’s cryptocurrency. The more than 30 signers include the Center for Digital Democracy, Consumer Reports, and the Service Employees International Union. “We call on
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Venezuela is being crushed by staggering hyperinflation as a sharply divisive political crisis has the economy in ruins. Some are seeking refuge in alternatives to the national currency, like foreign fiat and crypto. The situation also calls into question the long-term trajectories of other, less volatile economies. National banks globally have been consistently struggling to
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