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WORLD’S FIRST CRYPTO BANK ARISEBANK ANNOUNCES BITSHARES PARTNERSHIP, ACQUISITION OF FDIC-INSURED BANK

The world’s first decentralized cryptocurrency bank, AriseBank, announced that they have reached an agreement with a Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) insured bank that has been in operation in the US for over a century. The acquisition, in addition to a partnership with Bitshares, will occur before the end of the year. The FDIC is […]

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This Mining Company Soared 159% After Saying It’s Buying a Crypto Firm

Israel’s Natural Resources Holdings Ltd. is the latest company to benefit from blockchain stock magic as it shifts from from digging for minerals to mining digital currencies. Shares of the company, which invests in metals mines located mostly in North America, rallied 159 percent to 25.40 shekels ($7.27) in Tel Aviv Monday after disclosing to regulators Sunday […]

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Malaysia says working on regulatory framework for crypto currencies

Malaysia has begun work on a regulatory structure for digital currencies such as bitcoin, its central bank governor said on Wednesday, aimed at further securing Malaysia against money-laundering and terrorism financing. Governor Muhammad Ibrahim told a counter-terrorism financing summit that from next year those converting crypto currencies into conventional currency will be designated as “reporting […]

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American Express, Santander team up with Ripple for cross-border payments via blockchain

American Express, Santander team up with Ripple for cross-border payments via blockchain . American Express and Santander have partnered with financial technology firm Ripple to speed up cross-border payments between the U.S. and the U.K. by using blockchain technology. Payments made by American Express’ business customers on its FX International Payments (FXIP) platform will now be routed through Ripple’s […]

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What Björk’s Cryptocurrency-Paired Album Means For The Music Industry

A few days ago, futurist-artist Björk announced that not only would she accept cryptocurrencies as payment for her 10th album, Utopia—she’ll also give away 100 AudioCoins alongside any purchase. What is AudioCoin? AudioCoin is a cryptocurrency launched by British blockchain startup Blockpool, with the goal of decentralizing music currency to “reward fans and artists simultaneously” by moving past the centralized streaming model […]

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EARN CRYPTO FOR EVALUATING ICOS – ICOBAZAAR ANNOUNCES ICO REVIEW SYSTEM

ICObazaar is a platform for blockchain startup and crowdsale evaluation. The company’s mission is to help potential investors in the crypto space make more informed decisions. In addition to providing their own ratings for all ICOs on the platform, the company just this week launched a user review system to gather ICO evaluations from the crowd. […]

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ARK Invest CEO says Digital Currencies Will Lead to Free Global Money Transfers

Cathie Wood, CEO of Ark Invest, commented on the future of money transfers and how we may see a whole new branch of assets (cryptocommodities) being listed on exchanges. Moving money has been a profitable business for many (ask Western Union), but a top tech investment firm’s CEO thinks cryptocurrencies will lead the way for […]

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Ardor could fix key blockchain weaknesses — if it can get its message out

In 2013, Jelurida, the team behind open source blockchain platform NXT, ran the second ever ICO. Although not a very successful token sale, raising a mere $6,000, the small team managed to build and launch NXT, which has since become a stable blockchain with a large variety of features. However, aside from a couple of noteworthy names […]

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Stellar Announces Partnership Grant Program for Blockchain Development

Stellar has announced a new initiative called the Stellar Partnership Grant Program. The program aims to “promote the development of high-impact projects in the Stellar ecosystem,” Stellar explained in a statement. Jed McCaleb, Stellar co-founder and CTO, told Bitcoin Magazine, “Our overarching mission is to use the Stellar network to increase financial access globally and in particular to the […]

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