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Google Accused Of Unfair Competition

Google Accused Of Unfair Competition

Not a long time ago, in March 2018 Alphabet Inc. that runs Google and Youtube has declared to ban all crypto-related ads, and in April – all apps that have something to do with mining.

The ban was excused as a measure to protect users from fraudulent offers, however, on June 4 The Independent has published an article suspecting Google in implementing the ban in its vested interest: read more

The First Blockchain-Based Vote Occurs In Zug, Switzerland

The First Blockchain-Based Vote Occurs In Zug, Switzerland

The city of Zug in Switzerland is about to try out a blockchain-powered municipal vote at the end of this June. The upcoming event will implement the city’s digital ID (eID) system launched in November 2017. Using the new system, citizens get the chance to vote via their mobile devices, yet results of the vote won’t be counted since this is a trial. Crypto Valley in Zug became an international hub for the crypto and blockchain community, and today Switzerland is considered to be one of the blockchain-friendliest countries.

Crypto-Friendly Malta Approves 3 New Blockchain Bills

Crypto-Friendly Malta Approves 3 New Blockchain Bills

Malta approved 3 Blockchain and crypto bills in the 2nd reading in Parliament yesterday, June 26. The first two of them, Technology Arrangements and Services Bill and the Virtual Financial Assets Bill, provide regulation of digital ledger technologies under the control of the Malta Digital Innovation Authority. read more

Mike Novogratz's Crypto-Focused Company Lost $134 Million in the First Quarter

Mike Novogratz's Crypto-Focused Company Lost $134 Million in the First Quarter

Mike Novogratz's crypto merchant bank Galaxy Digital released an announcement about a $134 million loss as crypto markets had stooped.

Galaxy Digital’s trading business lost $13.5 million, had $85.5 million of unrealized losses on digital assets and a $1.1 million paper loss on investments, according to its first quarterly report. The young firm also posted $22.9 million paper losses on investments in its principal investing business. read more

The First Oil-Backed Cryptocurrency El Petro Is Officially Available Now

The First Oil-Backed Cryptocurrency El Petro Is Officially Available Now

Nicolás Maduro, the president of Venezuela announced the National Cryptoactive Plan of Venezuela for the next 10 years which is also an official launch of the national oil-backed cryptocurrency El Petro (PTR). 

Be My Petro

He encouraged Venezuelans to buy and use El Petro. For that reason, an official Petro website has been already launched as well as Petro Wallet that is now available on Google Play. 

The president stated that the national cryptocurrency is now available on the six largest and the most popular crypto exchanges. Yet the public sale of the cryptocurrency starts November, 5.

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University of Malta Established Scholarship for Blockchain Studies

University of Malta Established Scholarship for Blockchain Studies

The University of Malta has signed an agreement with the Malta Information Technology Agency (MITA) to offer a €300,000 ($351,000) blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) scholarship, Times of Malta announced August 29. 

Making the Future Bright for the Technologies 

The grant is established for students specializing in information and communications technology (ICT), engineering, finance and law. It will be split over 3 years. Students studying blockchain and DLT can apply for the fund to benefit for Master's and PhD researches.

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Chinese Crypto Billionaire Li Xiaola to Stop Investing in Blockchain Projects

Chinese Crypto Billionaire Li Xiaola to Stop Investing in Blockchain Projects

A billionaire, a crypto-tycoon, and the biggest investor in blockchain projects Li Xiaolai said that he stops investing in Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) and in any other blockchain projects. As Li Xiaolai is the most influential businessman in the Chinese crypto world, his name is associated with nearly 99% blockchain startups. He also advised users to ignore projects that have his name on it.

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Malta Helps Vanuatu With Proper Blockchain Frameworks

Malta Helps Vanuatu With Proper Blockchain Frameworks

Vanuatu is a small island country in the Pacific Ocean that wants to regulate its crypto industry in the proper way.

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The Reserve Bank of Vanuatu (RBV) published a statement claiming that cryptocurrencies are “not recognized as legal tender in Vanuatu and are not issued or regulated by the bank”. 

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The CEO of Bitcoin.com Revealed a Plan to Open a Cryptocurrency Exchange

The CEO of Bitcoin.com Revealed a Plan to Open a Cryptocurrency Exchange

You can call him Bitcoin Jesus or Bitcoin Judas – depends on your attitude to the August scaling debate 2017. Nevertheless, Roger Ver is going to launch a crypto exchange platform.

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