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National Bank of Kuwait (NBK) has joined Ripple’s blockchain-based payments network seeking faster cross-border money transfers. The bank announced Thursday that it has launched a new remittance service, dubbed NBK Direct Remit, that enables “immediate” blockchain-based payments using Ripple technology. The service is launching with a remittance corridor to Jordan only, but is expected expand to
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Zachary Fallon and James Blakemore are securities law attorneys who lead Ketsal Consulting, a strategic advisory firm focused on blockchain compliance. The following is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2018 Year in Review.  If the top cryptocurrency story of 2018 was the arrival of winter, a close and inextricably intertwined second was regulatory oversight. The regulators are in
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Given that the next generation of investors will come of age having been immersed in the digital world from infancy, many crypto advocates believe that bitcoin or another cryptocurrency asset could one day function as “digital gold,” providing people with an easy-to-access hedge against market uncertainty and central banking malfeasance. Gold Sees Resurgence as Crypto,
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The U.S. Department of Defense says blockchain technology has “enormous” potential in helping improve disaster relief efforts. The Troop Support division of the Defense Logistics Agency held a meeting earlier this month in Philadelphia to understand how blockchain could have helped its already “successful” efforts assisting in Puerto Rico after the devastating Hurricane Maria in 2017.
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According to a new paper published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal, researchers in China have made a groundbreaking discovery that could profoundly impact the face of the precious metals landscape — and provide bitcoin with an opportunity to shine. Scientists Turn Copper into Substance ‘Almost Identical’ to Gold Per SCMP, a team of scientists at
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W. Scott Stornetta is chief scientist at Yugen Venutres. a blockchain investment firm. He is the author of “How to Time-Stamp a Digital Document,” a seminal work in cryptography cited eight times in Satoshi Nakamoto’s bitcoin white paper. More information about Scott and Stuart is available at hs91.net. The following is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2018
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Politician Won Hee-ryong is the current governor of South Korea’s Jeju province. The following is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2018 Year in Review. It has been translated to English from Korean.  Although there are issues with blockchain that need to be solved, there is a growing consensus about the technology’s great potential. Blockchain is a
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Kosala Hemachandra is the founder of MEW (MyEtherWallet), an open-source, client-side interface for generating ethereum wallets and interacting with the ethereum blockchain. The following is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2018 Year in Review.  For the most part, Bitcoin and Ethereum have held the title of the top two cryptocurrencies with the largest market capitalization. But
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Noelle Acheson is a veteran of company analysis and member of CoinDesk’s product team. The following article originally appeared in Institutional Crypto by CoinDesk, a newsletter for the institutional market, with news and views on crypto infrastructure delivered every Tuesday. Sign up here. ————————–————————–————————–————————–————————–————————– Are ether futures just around the corner? Last week, the US Commodity Futures Trading
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Elly Zhang is director of partnerships of Heliocor, a leading regulatory technology company based in London. She previously lead Asia growth initiatives for the cryptocurrency wallet startup Blockchain. The following is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2018 Year in Review.  As crypto prices continue to fall, 2018 is ending on a sour note for the global
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Advertisement Bitcoin price on Friday corrected 5% from its intraday high at $4,172, hinting that the ongoing uptrend is close to exhaustion. The Bitcoin-to-Dollar pair found a compelling resistance area near $4,000 that reversed the breakout attempts on four separate occasions today. To the downside, the area near $3,880 provided similarly strong support to keep
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