Bitcoin ‘Like Gold’ but Not Ideal as Medium of Exchange: CFTC Chairman

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Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo said that bitcoin bears several similarities to gold, although it has elements of many different asset classes. Giancarlo, to whom many cryptocurrency enthusiasts affectionately refer as “Cryptodad” due to his willingness to engage with the nascent industry with an open mind, said during an interview with The post Bitcoin ‘Like Gold’ but Not Ideal as Medium of Exchange: CFTC Chairman appeared first on CCN

Trading Sensory Data the Ethical Way, DataBroker DAO Trots the World

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ARK Announces v2 Platform Update: The All-In-One Blockchain Solution

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The First Decentralized Real Estate Platform DirectHome Offers Free Tokens and Cash Rewards

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Ethereum Creator Says Sharding is Coming, Significant Improvement in Scaling

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Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin has announced that Sharding, a much awaited scaling solution for the Ethereum blockchain protocol, is coming. What is Sharding? In essence, Sharding is a solution that optimizes the process of verifying transactions and smart contracts by splitting the blockchain network into partitions called shards. Instead of having every single node go The post Ethereum Creator Says Sharding is Coming, Significant Improvement in Scaling appeared first on CCN

Bitcoin Has ‘Visible Impact’ on Financial Crime: Hong Kong Government

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Bitcoin skeptics often deride cryptocurrency for its supposed associations with criminal networks and illicit activities. However, a new report from the Hong Kong government says that rising consumer interest in bitcoin has not correlated with a “visible impact” on the risk of financial crimes. Officials made this claim in the government’s annual money laundering and The post Bitcoin Has ‘Visible Impact’ on Financial Crime: Hong Kong Government appeared first on CCN

Iran State Cryptocurrency ‘Ready’ for Experimentation: ICT Minister

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A senior minister from the Iranian government has revealed that an ‘experimental model’ of the country’s domestic cryptocurrency project is ready to take off. Within days of the country’s central bank banning trading of cryptocurrencies and barring domestic banks from offering services to industry firms, Iran’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Minister Mohammad Azari-Jahromi confirmed The post Iran State Cryptocurrency ‘Ready’ for Experimentation: ICT Minister appeared first on CCN

Australia’s Biggest Stock Exchange Targets Blockchain Integration in 2020

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The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) has said it will implement a blockchain-based post-trade system from as early as Q4 2020, replacing the current Clearing House Electronic Subregister System (CHESS) system. A public consultation paper released by the ASX outlines planned new features, alongside a two-and-a-half year implementation plan. The paper confirmed that The ASX will The post Australia’s Biggest Stock Exchange Targets Blockchain Integration in 2020 appeared first on CCN

Japanese Banking Giant SBI Plans Summer Launch for Crypto Exchange

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Japanese financial services giant SBI Group is reportedly planning a summer launch of ‘SBI Virtual Currencies’, its cryptocurrency exchange, this year. According to Business Insider Japan, SBI Holdings president Yoshitaka Kitao has confirmed the long-awaited full-scale launch of SBI Virtual Currencies in what will be the country’s first wholly bank-owned cryptocurrency exchange. The executive made The post Japanese Banking Giant SBI Plans Summer Launch for Crypto Exchange appeared first on CCN