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Singapore: Central Bank Refutes Fake Articles Claiming its Chairman Invested $1 Bln in BTC

Singapore’s de facto central bank issued two warnings over two fake news websites Tuesday, September 18, after articles were published with “fabricated comments” about crypto from Chairman and Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam. The sites, Gulf Weed Crab and Positive Bath Hour, which feature hoax news stories on seemingly random topics, had claimed Shanmugaratnam was […]

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German Finance Minister Doubts Crypto Can Currently Replace Traditional Currencies

Germany’s Finance Minister Olaf Scholz doubts that cryptocurrencies can currently replace traditional fiat currencies, Cointelegraph auf Deutsch reports today, September, 18. “I would doubt today, whether it has a perspective as a currency model, ” said Scholz at a “citizens dialogue” at the German-Dutch Army Corps in Münster. Scholz compared cryptocurrencies to the tulip fever […]

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Cryptocurrency Exchanges Fall Short in Safeguarding Funds: Report

In April 2018, former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sent off inquiries to more than a dozen cryptocurrencyexchanges to learn more about their internal operations. Now, after months of investigation, the New York Attorney General’s office has made its findings public. A report titled “Virtual Markets Integrity Initiative,” released on Tuesday, September 18, 2018, […]

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Hong Kong–Based Blockchain Fund Makes Its Case for Yen-Backed Stablecoin

Grandshores Technology Group, a Hong Kong–listed investment holding company, is seeking to raise around $12.7 million through a digital token fund, according to reports from the South China Morning Post (SCMP). Grandshores Technology plans to use the funding to launch a yen-backed stablecoin. Chinese investor Yongjie Yao, who currently chairs Grandshores Technology, is also a […]

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Battle of the Privacycoins: Verge Offers Little Privacy and Nothing Unique

Based on blockchain technology, most cryptocurrencies have an open and public ledger. While this is required for these systems to work, it comes with a significant downside: Privacy is often quite limited. Government agencies, analytics companies and other interested parties — let’s call them “spies” — have ways to analyze the public blockchains and peer-to-peer […]

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Crypto Startup Reels in Twitch Executive to Spearhead Adoption Strategies

Kin Ecosystem Foundation, the nonprofit governance organization for the Kin cryptocurrency, has announced the appointment of Matthew DiPietro as its chief marketing officer (CMO) today, September 18, 2018. Prior to joining Kin as its CMO, DiPietro was senior vice president of marketing at Twitch, the world’s leading video platform and community for gamers, where he […]

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