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Sierra Leone didn’t really use blockchain in their election

Following the presidential elections conducted in Sierra Leone on March 7, it was widely reported in the media that Sierra Leone had become the first country in…

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Mastercard will support cryptocurrencies – as long as they’re backed by governments

It seems Mastercard is gradually softening its stance on cryptocurrency after CEO Ajay Banga downplayed non-government mandated digital currencies as “junk” back in October last…

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This startup is building an eBay for digital assets like CryptoKitties

While there are plenty of ecommerce platforms that offer the option to buy and sell standard goods and services, there haven’t been many aimed at…

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FUDsters, Not Misinterpreted Microsoft Partnership, Responsible For IOTA Decline, Clarifies CEO

Two years ago, in January 2016, Cointelegraph published an interview with David Sonstebo, the CEO of IOTA, who listed out his vision for a Blockchain-less cryptocurrency and…

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Growth of Bitcoin, Blockchain Development in India: 2017 in Review

In spite of government’s efforts to curb the growth of cryptocurrencies and Blockchain in India, the people of India and the Indian market for cryptocurrencies…

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Step Towards Legalization of Crypto in India – New Blockchain Foundation

Blockchain Foundation of India, a non-profit organization, aimed at inculcating Blockchain Technology in India, was launched recently in New Delhi, India. This development is especially…

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What’s the Plan, Government – Bitcoin or No Bitcoin For India?

Are Bitcoin and trading cryptocurrencies legal in India? The government has not come up with a definite answer but with multiple contradicting statements over the…

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The Internet of Things, Blockchain-less Token IOTA Launched: Interview with Co-Founder

IOTA, the decentralised Internet of Things tokens, which was till recently in BETA version, is now being launched. IOTA is a micro-transaction crypto-token that will…

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Mobile Apps are Taking Over Jobs of Financial Experts As Millennials Prefer Fintech

The technology-phobic financial experts are running out of jobs– making ways for the tech-savvy ones. The younger generation of investors is no more happy with…

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Russian Authorities Threaten to Ban Major Payment Services QIWI and Skrill

Thursday the Russian media-watchdog, Roskomnadzor put the payment services QIWI and Skrill on the list of banned web sites. Roskomnadzor is the Russian federal body…

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Panama Papers, Mossack Fonseca, and Money Laundering with Bitcoin?

Is it possible to launder billions of USD with Bitcoin? For too long it has been said that cryptocurrencies abet money laundering, corruption, terrorism, and…

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Bank of England to Launch its Own Cryptocurrency

The Bank of England has announced a plan to launch its own Bitcoin-like cryptocurrency. The cryptocurrency called RSCoin will also function on Blockchain, the distributed…

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Microsoft Store to not Accept Bitcoin Anymore

On its official windows website Microsoft announced that it will no longer accept Bitcoin for payments in their Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile. The existing Bitcoin…

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New Hampshire Rejects Proposal to Accept Tax in Bitcoin

New Hampshire legislators have rejected a bill that asked for the state’s treasurer to “develop an implementation plan for the state to accept bitcoin as…

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Mining Giant BitFury Invests in BitPesa, the Pan-African Bitcoin Payment and Trading Platform

BitFury announced on Monday that it has invested in BitPesa, a universal payment and trading platform for the African continent, via its investment wing BitFury Capital….

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With President Bernie Sanders, Bitcoin Will Thrive

Socialist governments like to keep control of the entire economy in their hands by controlling the means of production, but Bernie doesn’t simply call himself…

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E-Coin Rebrands as WireX, Claims to be World’s First Hybrid Personal Banking Solution

Wirex Limited announced the release of Wirex in a press release on February 25th 2016 in London. WireX will become available in March 2016. The press release…

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Encouraging to see Bitcoin Community Come to a Consensus, says BitFury CEO

Blockchain infrastructure provider BitFurybrought together more than 70 prominent figures from the cryptocurrency industry January, 2016, for a round table conference. Following a year of debate on block…

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Bitcoin Conference says Hard-Fork by 2017; Coinbase CEO says “Too Little, Too Late”

Bitcoin’s core contributors and CEOs from the Bitcoin industry propose a hard-fork but Xapo and Coinbase CEOs disagree. A roundtable conference on Bitcoin was held…

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Microsoft & IBM Weigh in on the Battle Between Private and Public Blockchains

As business giants and governments are moving to explore Blockchain, the distributed ledger system that is behind Bitcoin, Microsoft is to build a “Certified Blockchain…

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The Bitcoin Democracy Down Under: Vote Tokens to Disrupt Politics in Australia

The Flux Party of Australia suggests using a Bitcoin-based approach to save democracy from itself. The virtual tokens will be issued to distribute the will…

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Karma Strikes Martin Shkreli As He Loses $15 mln To a Fraud

Martin Shkreli, dubbed by media as the “most hated man in the United States”, claims he lost $15 mln, set aside to buy Kanye West’s…

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Should BTM Companies Offer Altcoins In Their ATMs?

In December 2015, it was announced that Lamassu had struck a deal with Dash that meant that it will offer Dash along with Bitcoin as an alternative…

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Information You Want To Know About The Top 300 Cryptocurrencies

Coin of View is a website that will include information on the top 300 cryptocurrencies in terms of market value. For each coin, there will be…

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Azerbaijan Opening Up To Bitcoin And Cryptocurrencies

Azerbaijan, erstwhile member of the now dissolved USSR, is taking another step closer towards cryptocurrencies and Bitcoin. Earlier, in September 2015, it was reported by Cointelegraph that…

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The Blockchain-less Token IOTA is Ready to Take on the World

IOTA, the decentralised Internet of Things tokens, is now going into beta version. IOTA is a micro-transaction crypto-token that will facilitate the architecture involved with IoT….

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European Union Wants to Surveil not Regulate Bitcoin

The European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee (ECON) held a public hearing on Monday, January 25th 2016 on virtual currencies and the role of…

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Europe To Hold Public Hearing On Virtual Currencies

The European Parliament’s Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) is to hold a public hearing to discuss virtual currencies on Monday, January 25th 2016. The European Parliament is the…

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Survey Of Experts: China’s Digital Currency vs. Decentralized Bitcoin

Recently, in a statement issued on its official website, People’s Bank of China (PBOC) has announced a plan to launch its own digital currency. In light of…

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International Monetary Fund Publishes Paper on Virtual Currencies

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has published a paper on virtual currencies in January 2016. The paper provides an exhaustive analysis of virtual currencies, covering everything from the basics,…

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Dash’s 2nd Birthday: We Are Complementary To Bitcoin, Not A Competitor

On the 2nd birthday of Dash, Cointelegraph spoke to Evan Duffield, the founder and lead developer of the Dash Project (formerly Darkcoin), to talk about…

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People’s Bank Of China Plans to Launch Its Own Digital Currency

The Chinese national bank, People’s Bank of China (PBOC) issued a statement on its official website on Wednesday, 20th January 2016 stating its intent to launch its…

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Dash To Become The First Alternative To Bitcoin Offered By The Lamassu ATM Project

In an interview with Cointelegraph, Evan Duffield, the founder and lead developer of the Dash Project, revealed that Dash (formerly known as Darkcoin) had successfully…

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BTM Maker Robocoin Shuts Down. Is the BTM Business not Profitable Anymore?

Romit, the remittance service, which earlier started as Bitcoin ATM manufacturer Robocoin, announced it is closing all its Bitcoin related services…

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Sowing Seeds Of Discords Amongst Cryptocurrency Enthusiasts On Reddit. Is It Ethereum?

On Monday, 11th January, a Reddit user @itstimebitcoin, posted an article entitled “The ugly truth: Bitcoin is doomed and needs to be replaced”. The article that…

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Is the Number of Investors Preferring Bitcoin Over Fiat Growing?

In the January 2016 press release of Bnktothefuture.com, it was stated that approximately $1bn in venture capital has been invested in Bitcoin companies in the…