People’s Bank of China Recommends Yuan-Pegged Stablecoin

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An independent researcher from the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) argued that China must increase its research efforts in the stablecoin space and support upcoming companies that are exploring a yuan-pegged cryptocurrency. YuanCoin to Arrive? The views were written in an op-ed piece published on Oct. 9 by CN Finance, a magazine wholly-owned by PBoC,…

Singapore Hosts New Fiat-Crypto Exchange, Welcomes Crypto Bank Accounts

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It has been a busy week for Singapore as it relates to cryptocurrency. The city-state is set open the first fiat-crypto exchange in Southeast Asia, while the financial regulator has vowed to help crypto companies set up local bank accounts, according to media reports.  Also read: Salt to Offer Crypto-Backed Loans in 7 Global Markets,…

Venture Capital Investment in Blockchain Up Nearly 300 Percent in 2018

Venture Capital Investment in Blockchain Up Nearly 300 Percent in 2018

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According to a recently published Diar report, venture capital investments in crypto and blockchain companies have nearly tripled in the first three quarters of 2018 from that of 2017. Diar references data from Pitchbook that reveals that blockchain and crypto-related companies have raised approximately $3.9 billion in venture capital this year. This figure represents a…

China’s Oldest Science and Tech Publication Accepts BTC for Subscriptions

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On Sunday China’s oldest tech media publication, Beijing Sci-Tech Report (BSTR) also known as ‘Technology life,’ has announced the business is accepting bitcoin core (BTC) for the magazine’s 2019 subscriptions. Also read: Launching a Website on the Bitcoin Cash Network Is Now a Reality  The Publication Beijing Sci-Tech Report Now Accepts BTC for 2019 Subscriptions  …

Surveys: 1 in 4 Millennials Want to Invest in Crypto, 3% of China Already Has

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In recent cryptocurrency surveys, a poll of 100,000 Chinese citizens has found that 3% have invested in cryptocurrencies, and a survey conducted by Circle has found that a quarter of millennials would like to invest in crypto assets in the next 12 months. In addition, a survey by UK-based Rathbone Investment Management has found that…

VeChain Teams Up with Chinese Electric Car Brand BYD for Blockchain Carbon Credit App

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VeChain (VET), the world’s 18th largest cryptocurrency by total market cap, has partnered with one of China’s largest electric car manufacturers, BYD, according to a Medium blog post. Through its partnership with DNV GL and VeChain, BYD has created Carbon Credits and blockchain solutions ready for mass production.https://t.co/taCw8Gn8fI — VeChain Foundation (@vechainofficial) September 5, 2018…

Malta Tops Exchange-Based Crypto Trade, Russia Leads in OTC Volume

Malta Tops Exchange-Based Crypto Trade, Russia Leads in OTC Volume

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Jurisdictions with crypto-friendly legislation or comprehensive regulations in place are leading in terms of exchange-based cryptocurrency trading. According to a new study, however, over the counter and P2P exchange is much more popular in developing nations and countries where non-cash payments are still not widely spread. Also read: Crypto Funds Number 466 Despite Trends, Uncertainty…

China Round-Up: Bitmain, Canaan and Ebang Receive ‘Unicorn’ Valuations, Number of DLT Companies Explodes

China Round-Up: Bitmain, Canaan and Ebang Receive ‘Unicorn’ Valuations, Number of DLT Companies Explodes

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In recent cryptocurrency news from China, three cryptocurrency mining hardware manufacturers have been valued at more than $1 billion USD, Bitmain has supported the launch of a research center for digital financial assets at Tsinghua University, and more than 3,000 companies were found to have registered blockchain-themed business names during the first half of 2018.…