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Cryptocurrency in Africa; A Dilemma Between the Government and Traditional Banks

Africans are yet to fully integrate digital currencies into its highly lucrative economic system and this is mostly because of its very strict governmental policies which have remained firm over time past. Despite the fact that a good 40% of Africans have displayed great interest in the economic and innovative …

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Crypto-Friendly Lawyer: U.S. Government Shutdown Curbing Bitcoin ETF Prospects

U.S. Government Shutdown & Crypto Twenty-eight days ago, the entirety of the U.S. government partially shut down. Negotiations between the Democrats and Republican incumbents have yet to procure results, and hundreds of thousands, if not millions of federal workers have had to provide governmental services without pay. The situation is …

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How Does the U.S. Government Shutdown Affect the VanEck-SolidX Bitcoin ETF?

/latest/2019/01/how-does-the-u-s-government-shutdown-affect-the-vaneck-solidx-bitcoin-etf/ How Does the U.S. Government Shutdown Affect the VanEck-SolidX Bitcoin ETF? On Friday (January 18th), American lawyer Jake Chervinsky, who is highly-respected in the crypto community for his excellent commentaries on how U.S. securities laws affect companies that deal with cryptoassets, decided to focus his attention on the VanEck-SolidX Bitcoin ETF proposal and …

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Vermont State Government Launching Blockchain Insurance Pilot

The U.S. state of Vermont is launching a blockchain pilot project for the captive insurance industry. The state government announced Friday that the Office of the Vermont Secretary of State and the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation have signed a memorandum of understanding to conduct the pilot that will examine …

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Vermont Government Launches a Blockchain Insurance Pilot Program

Vermont has recently launched a blockchain pilot project for captive insurance. The information was released in an official announcement on January 11. The Office of the Vermont Secretary of State and the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation signed an agreement to explore blockchain technology and the benefits related to it …

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Dow, Bitcoin Take Steep Losses as Government Shutdown Extends to 24th Day

Both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and bitcoin price took steep losses on Monday, as high-risk assets and traditional investments alike grappled with the ramifications of the government shutdown, a growing US-China trade imbalance, and bearish technical indicators. Dow Poised to Open to Steep Losses on Monday As of 8:35 …

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Dow, Bitcoin Take Steep Losses as Government Shutdown Hits Day 24

Both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and bitcoin price took steep losses on Monday, as high-risk assets and traditional investments alike grappled with the ramifications of the government shutdown, a growing US-China trade imbalance, and bearish technical indicators. Dow Poised to Open to Steep Losses on Monday As of 8:35 …

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Telangana Government in India is Set to Utilize Blockchain to Help Unbanked Get Credit Scores

In order to empower the unbanked, Telangana, India, has collaborated with Cognito Technologies, a UK-based startup, to offer credit ratings to the population. Speaking about the initiative, the co-founder of Cognito technologies, Murali Muhan Duvvuru said that: “In phase-1, the entire process of loan disbursement and repayments will be recorded …

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Cryptocurrency Still a Gray Area in Malaysia After Government Deems It ‘Neither Legal nor Illegal’

News Malaysia’s government still hasn’t made up its mind on what to do with cryptocurrencies. The country’s finance minister last year warned companies not to issue new tokens, while waiting on the central bank to give clear advice. But Malaysia’s Federal Territories Minister this week said that the government is …

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