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Opinion court: Does price crash mean end of cryptocurrencies?

In the recent past, the crypto market has experienced tremendous setbacks with some cryptocurrencies being wiped from the market while others plunging down by up to 80 percent of their initial prices. The crypto market turbulence took effect from the last quarter of 2017 and has soldiered through to 2018 with the storm not showing […]

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‘Bulletproofs’ effect: Monero transaction charges drop to near zero in a single week

Monero, the 10th biggest cryptocurrency network has witnessed a steep drop in its transaction charges thanks to a successful system upgrade that took effect last Thursday. Reports from CoinMetrics show that the execution of the network’s hard fork scheduled for October 18th saw the transaction charges of the XMR fall by an estimated 95% from […]

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Financial Action Task Force: Global cryptocurrency regulation framework to be out by June 2019

  The global watchdog for money laundering has announced that it will start publishing its first batch of cryptocurrency regulations by June next year. The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) said there is a great need to implement worldwide jurisdictions for cryptocurrency regulation including the licensing and operation of cryptocurrency exchanges as well as the […]

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Celebrated boxing Legend Pacquiao takes the crypto world by storm, preparations to launch his own cryptocurrency on course

It’s all systems go as the much-awaited launch for Manny Pacquiao’s cryptocurrency finally nears. Reports from The Strait Times, a Singapore-based daily broadcast, indicated that the Global Crypto Offering Exchange (GCOX), a Singapore-based start-up will be in charge of the crypto which is referred to as the Pac Tokens. The Pac Tokens will heavily rely […]

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A UK Security service giant adopts crypto custody services to secure “investors’ digital assets”

G4S, a giant security firm based in the UK has for the first time adopted crypto custody services in an effort to secure investors’ digital assets. While broadcasting the move through a press release dated October 16th, the firm indicated it had developed “an innovative new service offering high –security offline storage that helps to […]

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8 countries actively looking to crypto in search of financial freedom

Cryptocurrency has been famed for its decentralized nature, earning it admirers and detractors alike. A lot of banking institutions have been quite hostile towards it except for a few who have recently begun to warm up to the blockchain. Crypto enthusiasts, on the other hand, have reveled on the decentralized nature of crypto. A few […]

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Bitcoin Extends Rally amid News of Black-rock’s Decision to Explore Crypto-currencies

Bitcoin continued to inch higher on Tuesday marking an improvement from the close of the previous day. This was propelled by news that giant asset management firm Black-rock, had decided to put in place a working group to explore crypto-currencies and the underpinning block-chain technology. This news led to a 5 % rise in Bitcoin […]

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The CFA Plans to Add Crypto and Block-chain Topics to Their Curriculum Starting 2019

The financial industry appears to be taking a serious interest in crypto after the CFA Institute which offers the chartered financial analyst designation made the decision to add crypto-currencies and topics to do with the block-chain in their level I and level II curriculums. The institute which offers the financial analyst designation which is a […]

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Coinbase Acquisition Rumors Simmer after Google and Facebook Lift Ban on Crypto Ads

Social media giants and super search engine Google have made a complete U-turn from their pronouncements months ago where they had slapped blanket bans on all advertisements related to crypto-currencies. Facebook’s change of heart was confirmed by Coinbase CEO, Brian Armstrong, who made up a mockup post on the social media platform, where he stated […]

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SBI Launches First Bank Owned Crypto-currency

The world’s first crypto-currency to be owned by a bank is finally here. This comes two years after its initial announcement and after months of constant delays and hiccups. An announcement made on Tuesday confirmed the news, sending shockwaves through the crypto sphere. SBI Holdings, a financial giant based in Japan formally unveiled this crypto-currency […]