New Ethereum-based platform to improve Governance Services

Huge amounts of money are being poured into attempting to resolve institutionalized flaws within government service delivery. As recently as November 2017, the government of the UK committed £20 mln (approximately $27 mln in the US). Just as fintech has emerged as one of the fastest growing modern industrial sectors, it appears that ‘GovTech’ may join it

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Katy Perry posts her new ‘Crypto Claws’ on Instagram

Singer and number one Twitter celebrity Katy Perry has joined the crypto craze by posting an image of her crypto-themed manicure on Instagram Thursday, Jan. 25. Perry’s nails are now decorated with 3D images of five cryptocurrencies superimposed over a background of US dollar bills: the currencies are Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Stellar and Monero. The singer did not disclose the reasons behind her selection. https://www.instagram.com/p/BeXchJzFkhJ/embed/captioned/?cr=1&v=8&wp=658#%7B%22ci%22%3A0%2C%22os%22%3A3570.0000000000005%7DThe

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European Central Bank ‘Expects’ Crypto Regulation focus at G20 in March

The European Central Bank (ECB) says it “expects” cryptocurrency regulation to be high on the agenda at the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires this March. In comments at an event during the ongoing World Economic Forum 2018 in Davos, ECB board member Benoit Coeure added further weight to France’s economy minister Brune Le Maire’s vow to make Bitcoin a topic at the political

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CryptoIdol – India’s most versatile Cryptocurrency Exchange with Multi-Currency support launched

Aiming to transform cryptocurrency trading, CryptoIdol- a versatile cryptocurrency exchange with support for 12 major cryptocurrencies is launched in India. CryptoIdol is a completely secure and technically advanced cryptocurrency exchange portal that is backed by Zimba Infonet LLP. This press release was orginally distributed by ReleaseWire Ahmedabad, Gujarat — (ReleaseWire) — 01/22/2018 — With an aim

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Whitestone Gallery Hong Kong

Whitestone Gallery Hong Kong announced to conduct ICO for the construction of Art Trading Platform. Art Trading Platform by Blockchain By using funds raised by ICO, a distributed appraised art trading platform will be built by using blockchain technology. Distributed appraised art trading platform is to bring interactions among artists, art lovers, galleries, auction houses, art

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BitFlyer granted EU operational license, now ‘Most Compliant’ Crypto exchange

Tokyo-based crypto exchange bitFlyer was issued a Payment Institution license to operate in the European Union, the exchange reported Monday, Jan. 22. The license was granted to the exchange by the Luxembourg regulator, Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF). BitFlyer, which entered the US market compliantly as of fall 2017, already operates in Japan under a license granted by the Financial

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Coinbase overshoots 2017 revenue goal by 66% making $1 Bln, rejects further VC funding

America’s largest cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase reportedly made $1 billion in revenue in 2017, overshooting its 2017 revenue forecast of $600 mln by 66 percent, Recode reports, citing “industry sources.” According to Recode, despite the peaked interest of outside investors, the company remains private and does not allow stock to be traded on secondary markets. The platform was swamped

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Yale Prof. Shiller thinks Bitcoin’s ‘Bubble’ could actually linger 100 Years

Yale economics professor and Nobel Laureate Robert Shiller has admitted in an interview with CNBC Thursday, Jan. 18., that he now “doesn’t know what to make of Bitcoin ultimately” after earlier calling it “the best example of a bubble”. In fresh comments Thursday, several months after he told host Brian Kelly it was Bitcoin’s “story” not its value that had sparked public interest in it,

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South Korea: Major Bank’s income from Crypto accounts 36x up from 2016

Recently published data from the South Korean Financial Supervisory Service (FSS) shows that in 2017 several major South Korean banks have earned 2.2 bln won ($2 mln) in commissions from virtual accounts for cryptocurrency investing, a sum 36 times higher than the 61 mln won ($57,340) made the previous year, local news agency Yonhap reports. The

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