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Bahrain’s Finance Training Institute Launches the Country’s First Blockchain Academy

The Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF) is set to launch a Blockchain Academy, according to a November 26 announcement, which will be a first in the country. The Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF), was established in the Kingdom of Bahrain back in 1981 on approval by the Specific council for vocational […]

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Bitcoin Price to Stay Range-bound For the Next 3 to 6 Months According to Civic CEO Vinny Lingham

The CEO of identity management startup, Civic, Vinny Lingham, said that he expected the Bitcoin prices to be stuck in a range for the next 3 to 6 months. In an interview with CNBC’s “Fast Money”, Lingham suggested that the price of Bitcoin (BTC), would range between $3000 to $5000 in the short term, while […]

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“Crypto Markets will Rebound Next Year” According Galaxy Digital’s Mike Novogratz

The crypto-markets have looked grim throughout 2018, with investors seeing most of their crypto portfolio stuck in the red.  Things are set to change soon though according to ex-Goldman Sachs partner and Galaxy digital founder, Mike Novogratz. Mike is off the opinion that the markets, which have taken a beating all year, will bounce back […]

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Nigerians May Usher-in a Pro-Crypto Government in 2019

The Nigerian 2019 general elections are just around the corner, with political heavy weights set to do battle on the ballot box in three months’ time. The upcoming political contest may just bring good tidings for crypto-enthusiasts in Africa’s largest economy. This is after an opposition leader and key presidential hopeful, Atiku Abubakar, promised to […]

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Venezuela’s Law Makers Pass New Crypto Bill to Combat Biting Sanctions

According to the ministry of communication and information in Venezuela, the country’s constituent national assembly has approved a crypto-currency regulation bill. The bill which will come into law soon had been proposed by Nicolas Maduro, the country’s president. It contains 64 articles and 5 transitionary provisions. The bill also validates the Petro, Venezuela’s controversial oil-backed […]

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Overstock’s Founder Plans to Sell the Company’s Retail Arm inorder to Concentrate on Blockchain Projects

The founder and owner of retail giant Overstock, Patrick Byrne, has revealed plans of soon selling the retail arm of the company to focus on the blockchain, by early next year, according to a November 23 issue of The Wall Street Journal (WSJ). Byrne, who is known for his interest and commitment to technology, did […]

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The IMF Backs Further Exploration of State Backed Digital Currencies

The chairman of the international monetary fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde has encouraged the exploration central bank of digital currencies (CBDCs) amid declining demand for cash and an increased demand for virtual money. Speaking at the Singapore Fintech festival, Lagarde said “I believe we should consider the possibility to issue digital currency. There may be a […]

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Norway Scraps Electricity Subsidies for Norwegian Bitcoin Mining Firms

Aftenpost, Norway’s largest newspaper, has confirmed that the Norwegian government will stop giving electricity subsidies to crypto mining firms in the country. Bitcoin mining firms in the country had been paying a lowly $0.05 per kilowatt which will soon rise to $1.73 per kilowatt. This revision of the pricing came after an amended state budget […]

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Amazon Web Services Glitch Puts Major Crypto Exchanges Offline

Nationwide failure of critical Amazon web services (AWS) servers caused two major South Korean crypto exchanges to go offline Thursday morning. Major internal server failures plaguing AWS, one of the leading cloud services providers led to activities at crypto exchanges, Coinone, and Upbit to come to a grinding halt. Several e-commerce hubs were also affected […]

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Survey Shows that Bitcoin’s use as a Payment Option has Declined in 2018

A chainanalysis study cited by Reuters this past Tuesday shows that the commercial use of Bitcoin (BTC) has dropped considerably this year. Chainanalysis reportedly conducted a survey on 17 Bitcoin payment processors in preparation for the study. The survey showed that the number of Bitcoin transactions conducted via the processors had dropped by 80 percent […]