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.…

What Crypto Really Thinks About Litecoin's Banking Ambitions

What Crypto Really Thinks About Litecoin's Banking Ambitions

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A much-talked-about deal between a cryptocurrency non-profit and a bank saw cheers and jeers this week, and all sorts of reactions in between.

Tether Announces Appointment of New Chief Compliance Officer

Tether Announces Appointment of New Chief Compliance Officer

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Tether has announced the appointed of Leonardo Real, a former anti-money laundering (AML) quality control manager at Bank of Montreal, as the company’s new chief compliance officer (CSO). The announcement comes just one week after Phil Potter, one of Tether’s directors, announced that he will be leaving sister company, Bitfinex. Also Read: Japanese Police Seize Cryptocurrency…

Bitcoin's Unknown 'Kings': The Magazine Mystery That's Got Crypto Guessing

Bitcoin's Unknown 'Kings': The Magazine Mystery That's Got Crypto Guessing

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A recent magazine cover attracted international commentary. After all, it isn’t every day that relative unknowns are touted as “Bitcoin Kings.”

Putin: Cryptocurrency Has Its Place, No State Can Have Own Crypto

Putin: Cryptocurrency Has Its Place, No State Can Have Own Crypto

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Cryptocurrency has its place in the world and Russia should carefully consider when and how to take part in the process of its development, Vladimir Putin said in his annual Q&A session with Russian citizens. The president noted that “by definition” neither Russia, nor any other country could have a national cryptocurrency. Putin also mentioned the…

Public or Private? Blockchain Distinctions Are Falling Out of Fashion

Public or Private? Blockchain Distinctions Are Falling Out of Fashion

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“Convergence” means different things to different people in the blockchain space. But it’s a word that’s cropping up again and again.