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Rosfinmonitoring, the Russian government agency responsible for monitoring and preventing financial crimes in the country, is seeking to expand its internal systems to account for cryptocurrencies. The order, first reported earlier this week by the BBC, indicates that the agency wants to beef up its ability to monitor alternative types of transactions, including those made
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Advertisement Over the past 24 hours, Bitcoin has rebounded from $7,000 to $7,100, remaining on top of a key resistance level which traders were concerned about. Despite the relatively strong performance of Bitcoin, tokens understandably have not performed well against both Bitcoin and US dollar on August 29, considering the massive gains they recorded earlier
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Advertisement A majority of U.S. students want to take up a course on cryptocurrency and blockchain technology and twice the country’s average own cryptocurrency. Students Twice as Likely to Own Cryptocurrency as Average Person According to a recent nationwide survey of 675 students conducted by digital currency exchange Coinbase in partnership with Qriously, 18 percent of students
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Venezuelan banks have been ordered to use the petro, the Maduro government-launched cryptocurrency, as a unit of account. Wire services AFP reported Tuesday that “all financial information” must be denominated in both the bolivar – Venezuela’s official currency – as well as the petro, which was controversially unveiled in December. Maduro’s government has claimed, without evidence,
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The Associated Press (AP) is partnering with blockchain journalism startup Civil to license articles for, Digiday reported Tuesday. Civil Media Company is planning to license the AP’s content to its various newsrooms as one aspect of the deal, according to the report. Another aspect will see AP and Civil collaborating to track Civil newsrooms’ original
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Ant Financial, a payments affiliate of e-commerce giant Alibaba, is poised to launch its own blockchain-as-a-service platform next month, alongside a rice-tracking application intended to tackle counterfeit products. Announced Tuesday, the firm has partnered with the municipal government of the Chinese city of Wuchang to deploy a consortium blockchain for tracking the entire production process of
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Blockchain-based social entertainment platform TaTaTu will screen the documentary Friedkin Uncut in North America and the U.K. on its platform, the startup announced Monday. Written and directed by Francesco Zippel, the creator of Oscar-winning The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), Friedkin Uncut is about film director William Friedkin, who oversaw films such as The French Connection,
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Maybe you’re the type of trader that keeps metrics to make important life decisions? If you fit the description, you may want to add moving averages to your aresenal to discover just how much they can improve your trading strategies. Not sure where to begin? Moving averages are a useful tool for tracking the direction and
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Sonya Mann works in communications and marketing at the Zcash Foundation, a financial privacy non-profit. She is a former technology journalist. For Americans, it can be easy to discount the social relevance of censorship-resistant digital assets like bitcoin. Unlike people living under authoritarian regimes, we are free to enter into commercial transactions how and when
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Do you believe in God? Would you put your cryptocurrency holdings on it? Augur, an ethereum-based platform for betting on the outcome of real-world events, aims to be a repository of crowd-sourced knowledge for journalists, investors and policymakers, as well as an effective tool for hedging against adverse outcomes. But it’s also become one other
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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced Thursday that nine bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) disapproval orders are to be stayed until further review. Referencing Rule 431 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice, the SEC said in a series of letters that it would reconsider the three rejections made by the U.S. regulator’s staff. But
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Chinese mobile payment platforms WeChat Pay and Alipay are scrambling to keep up with regulators after recent announcements regarding initial coin offerings (ICOs) and cryptocurrencies. Both payment giants have said that they will work with the government agencies closely to monitor cryptocurrency transactions, according to news releases on August 24. As CoinDesk reported on Friday,
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