PayPal representatives have said they remain cautious about the future of Facebook’s planned stablecoin Libra, according to a Sept. 14 report from Agence France Press (AFP). PayPal investor relations vice president Gabrielle Rabinovitch reportedly emphasized that the firm’s membership of the Libra Association represents a “non-binding commitment,” noting that: “Obviously, I think there’s a lot
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The threat of an XRP fork is looming over Ripple, the San Francisco-headquartered startup behind the third-largest asset on the cryptocurrency market. Twitter user @Crypto_Bitlord, who has over 100,000 followers and claims to own XRP, is rallying XRP investors disappointed with the token’s performance to split from the original ledger due to Ripple’s alleged XRP
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In this week’s selected cryptocurrency- and blockchain-related news from Cointelegraph Japan, government and industry officials secured important appointments, while new data shows the popularity of cryptocurrencies and their favored uses in Japan and China. Expert: Bitcoin is most commonly used for remittances in China On Sept. 11, Cointelegraph Japan reported that Sunny Wang, Japan’s representative
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The German-speaking world continues to see lots of developments in the crypto industry, as a Liechtenstein-based exchange is tokenizing a $25 million movie fund with actor Wesley Snipes, Austrian textile manufacturers use blockchain to go green and a Swiss crypto finance company expands its business into Asia. Here is the past week of crypto and
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What is Ethereum? Many people ask the question ‘What is Ethereum?’ but not many people have the answer – or at least, not the answer that is comprehensible to the average reader. We’re going to simplify and explain, step by step, what Ethereum is and how it works. If you’re new to the cryptocurrency world, you’re
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Is Japan Legalizing ICO’s? Japan has now proposed guidelines with the view of legalizing ICOs in the country. The proposal comes from the ICO Business Research Group, a Japanese government-backed group that’s part of the Center for Rule-making Strategies (CRS). The group released a report recently that offers “rules needed to establish ICO as a
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Facebook’s Libra continues to face opposition from lawmakers and central banks around the world. French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said that Europe should consider a European public digital currency to counter the Libra. German Christian Democratic Union parliamentarian Thomas Heilmann said that the grand coalition in Germany has agreed that it will not allow
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Regulators in the Chinese autonomous province of Inner Mongolia have issued a notice demanding a clean-up of the province’s crypto mining enterprises. Terms of notice As local crypto outlet ChainNews reported on Sept. 14, five departments within Inner Mongolia have determined the need to rectify the mining industry within the province. The organizations named were
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Stellar-focused (XLM) crypto development company Interstellar appointed the founder of digital payments network Zelle Mike Kennedy as its new CEO. On Sept. 12, the company announced the appointment in a Medium blog post. Stellar as an international payments system Kennedy’s network Zelle is the payment system used by JPMorgan Chase, Citi, Bank of America and
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The Spanish-speaking world sees major cryptocurrency and blockchain developments with Uruguay approving a new bill that could be applied positively to ICOs, Cuba using crypto to access the global economy and Venezuela finally installing its first Bitcoin (BTC) ATM. Argentinian Bitex stops accepting balance charges in US dollars Cointelegraph en Español reported on Sept. 12,
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In this article  title ‘What is an Ethereum Smart Contract?’ , we discuss smart contracts and their connection to Etheruem. An Ethereum smart contract is considered by many to be the best smart contract available but why is that? Why is Ethereum’s Network considered the greatest? and what exactly is a smart contract and what
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By now, most people are somewhat aware of Bitcoin, what it is and all that the cryptocurrency has to offer. However, there is one aspect of Bitcoin that remains a little fuzzy and that is the actual history of Bitcoin. To try and clarify this confusion we have compiled what we do know about its
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Bitcoin (BTC)-supporting payments service Square Crypto is giving the first of what will be many grants to support open-source Bitcoin projects to BTCPay Foundation. BTCPay receives $100,000 grant On Sept. 14, Square Crypto, the crypto-focused branch of mobile payment company Square, took to Twitter to announce that it is providing BTCPay Foundation with a grant
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What is the difference between an ICO and a cryptocurrency? Well, according to SEC Chairman Jay Clayton, Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin (BTC) shouldn’t be considered a security, however, the agency chairman believes that an ICO is a security. Why is this though? Basically, it comes down to the risk factor: An ICO is considered more of a
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Non-custodial exchange KyberSwap has launched fiat-to-crypto gateway in collaboration with cryptocurrency exchange Coindirect. According to a Sept. 13 blog post, KyberSwap’s users can now buy digital currencies directly with fiat currencies, taking into account that the exchange currently supports trading of Ether (ETH) and ERC-20 tokens only. The partnership with MakerDAO-backed third-party service Coindirect enables
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Ripple’s Xpring and Blockchain Finance Fund have invested $1.5 million in Seattle-based crypto ATM startup Coinme. Coinme secures $1.5 million in funding On Sept. 12, Coinme, a global leader in cryptocurrency ATMs, announced that it had secured $1.5 million in funding from Ripple’s Xpring and the Blockchain Finance Fund to further develop its cryptocurrency ATM
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