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The Hottest Crypto Events in Asia in Q1 2019

As we can all envision, the world of cryptocurrency is most decidedly here to stay. Gone are the days of “we’ll just wait to see how things go,” as the words “blockchain” and “”Bitcoin have easily fallen into our everyday conversations with both colleagues and friends. But as we look …

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Saudi Arabia and UAE Banks Launch Pilot Cryptocurrency Initiative — Could They Be Using Ripple Technology?

Cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology are beginning to creep into real-world enterprise business. Ripple has already partnered with over 200 financial institutions, Deloitte’s 2018 global blockchain survey shows that 95% of surveyed companies are investing in blockchain technology, and the list goes on. The most recent positive blockchain adoption news comes from …

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For-Profit vs Non-Profit Cryptocurrency Projects: A Comparison

Professional organizations generally fall into one of two categories: for-profits and not-for-profits. The main difference between the two is that for-profits typically distribute surplus revenue to their shareholders/investors, while non-profits use surplus funds to further a particular cause. Both models have their merits and their pitfalls. The possibility of making …

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Huobi Crypto Exchange is Now Regulated Under Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA)

The popular Asian cryptocurrency exchange Huobi is now a fully-regulated exchange under Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA), thanks to the Huobi Group’s acquisition of BitTrade and merging of the 2 exchanges. Huobi is currently the world’s 7th-largest cryptocurrency exchange by daily trading volume, and their Japanese division supports the trading of Bitcoin (BTC), …

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BTC Approaches Crucial Support at $3,569 — Can the Bulls Now Defend This Area to Prevent a Short-Term Bearish Trend?

Bitcoin has now approached our previously highlighted area of support at the crucial $3569 handle. Support moving forward: $3,569, $3,508, $3,464, $3,421, $3,350, $3,266, $3,228. Resistance moving forward: $3,664, $3,851, $3,896, $3,942, $4,001, $4,215. Latest Bitcoin News The previous trading session saw Bitcoin fall from a high of close to …

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Blockchain is “Getting Closer to Its Breakout Moment”

Deloitte, one of the “Big Four” accounting organizations and multinational professional services network, has released their 2018 global blockchain survey report which aggregates the opinions of more than 1,000 blockchain executives across the world. The survey covered a wide array of topics surrounding blockchain technology, which ultimately revealed a positive level …

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BitTorrent’s TRON-Based BTT Token and BitTorrent Speed Will Launch this Summer

BitTorrent, the industry leader in peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing with over 100 million customers worldwide will be launching BitTorrent Speed along with the Tron-based BTT token this summer. BitTorrent Speed is poised to be the world’s largest blockchain application, enabling ultra-fast uploading and downloading of files. While BitTorrent speed and BTT are …

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Coingate Implements Lightning Network for Litecoin (LTC) Payments

Coingate, the popular cryptocurrency payments platform that allows merchants and consumers to buy, sell, and accept Bitcoin (BTC) and over 50 alternative cryptocurrencies has begun its lightning network trial using Litecoin (LTC). While the crypto payments company primarily processes Bitcoin payments, Litecoin is also popular accounting for over 10% of …

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Go-Jek Acquires Filipino FinTech Platform Coins.ph

Indonesian ride-hailing start-up Go-Jek has made its foray into the cryptocurrency space with the acquisition of Philippine fintech company Coins.ph. Go-Jek has been attempting to break into the Philippine market, unsuccessfully to date, after the nation’s transport regulatory board denied an application to operate in the country. Go-Jek CEO Nadiem …

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3 Cryptocurrencies to HODL During This Crypto Winter (Opinion)

In a recent article for Coindesk titled How to Last the Crypto Winter, Decred project lead Jake Yocom-Piatt describes the complexity faced by both investors and projects in the still-nascent blockchain industry. The entire article is excellent and well worth a read, but there was one part in particular that …

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