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Marshall Islands President Survives No Confidence Vote Prompted by National Crypto Plans

The President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands Hilda Heine has narrowly survived a no confidence vote that was partly prompted by her plans to introduce a national digital currency, Asia-focused English-language publication Nikkei Asian Review reports Nov. 12.The Marshallese parliament was reportedly split 16-16, just one vote short of the number needed to […]
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Film Publishing Rights Firm Fintage House Now Accepts Crypto for Rights Transactions

Dutch rights management company Fintage House has signed a deal with blockchain-based social entertainment platform TaTaTu to start accepting cryptocurrency for rights transactions, entertainment industry news outlet Variety reported Nov. 12.Established in 1986, Fintage House specializes in the collection and management of TV, film and music publishing rights and licensing, as well as offering revenue […]
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OKEx Adds Support for the Vietnamese Dong on Its Fiat-to-Crypto Platform

Malta-based cryptocurrency exchange OKEx has added the Vietnamese Dong (VND) on its Customer-to-Customer (C2C) trading system, enabling Vietnamese customers to exchange their fiat currency for tokens on the platform.The C2C platform was created by OKEx in 2017 as a peer-to-peer platform where users can buy and sell cryptocurrencies using fiat currencies. OKEx’s Head of Operations […]
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Cleveland’s Great Lakes Science Center Now Accepts Bitcoin Payments

The Great Lakes Science Center (GLSC) is now accepting bitcoin in various transactions.According to a recent news story from a Cleveland-based newspaper, the local Great Lakes Science Center has announced their adoption of bitcoin in a variety of transactions.Not only will bitcoin be accepted as a fully valid form of monetary exchange for the daily […]
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Blockchain.com Wallet Adds Stellar, Announces $125 Mln XLM Airdrop to ‘Drive Adoption’

Cryptocurrency wallet provider Blockchain.com has launched full support for altcoin Stellar (XLM), accompanied by a hefty airdrop of $125 million worth of XLM to its user base. The news was announced in an official blog post today, Nov. 6.Blockchain.com pitched the mammoth offering as “the largest airdrop in the history of crypto and likely the […]
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Why Blockchain Is the Right Fit for Gold and Diamonds

This week, two major news within the precious metals industry broke. First, the world’s largest diamond company, Russia’s Alrosa, joined a blockchain project aimed at increasing transparency. Secondly, the world’s largest bank, JPMorgan, reportedly started to use its blockchain to tokenize gold.Indeed, blockchain has been pioneering both gold and diamond industries — complex ecosystems that […]
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Three Years Later, Ethereum’s Hottest DApps Are (Still) ICOs and Cats

With Ethereum’s launch in 2015 came a flurry of excitement over the future potential of smart contracts.Utilizing a more flexible scripting language than Bitcoin, the platform’s decentralized applications (DApps) were touted by proponents as unlocking a plethora of formerly untapped use cases for the blockchain. From tokenized assets and blockchain-based legal contracts to healthcare records […]
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Crypto Doesn’t Challenge Our Hegemony in the Short to Medium-Term

CEO of global payment giant Visa Al Kelly stated that cryptocurrency does not pose a challenge to the company’s dominance in the payment sphere in the “short to medium-term,” in an interview on CNBC’s Mad Money Oct. 25.When asked if “crypto [is] a real challenge to Visa’s hegemony in this business,” Kelly told Mad Money […]
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Vietnam’s Largest Telecoms Company Enters Blockchain Sphere, Aims to Be Industry Leader

The Viettel Enterprise Solutions Corporation has set a goal to become Vietnam’s leading blockchain technology provider in five years, local news outlet Viet Nam News reported Oct. 25. The Viettel Enterprise Solutions Corporation is a development and innovation wing of Vietnam’s largest telecommunications operator Viettel Group.The Viettel Enterprise Solutions Corporation was established earlier in October […]
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Oracle Releases Suite of Blockchain-Based Software for Supply Chain Management

Software development company Oracle Corp. has released a suite of blockchain-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications based on its Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service, according to an announcement published Oct. 23. The new product is purportedly designed to improve traceability and transparency throughout supply chains.Oracle is an American corporation founded in 1977, and currently is one of the […]
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