Author: Kevin Helms

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Five Leading Russian Universities Start Offering Cryptocurrency Courses

Many universities across Russia have added new courses to their existing finance curricula that are focused on cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin, and blockchain technology. They will offer these courses for the first time this academic year due to high demand. Also read: Russia’s Finance Ministry Drafts Law to Legalize Cryptocurrencies Cryptocurrency Courses A number of top universities in […]

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September 18, 2017 0

Expert: Seven Reasons Why Chinese Regulators Shut Down Bitcoin Exchanges

A professor at China’s Renmin University has offered his interpretation of why the regulators are shutting down Chinese bitcoin exchanges. He outlined seven key reasons. Also read: China’s Regulatory Crackdown Forces More Bitcoin Exchange Closures Professor Yang Dong is Deputy Dean of Renmin University’s Law School and Director of Renmin’s Centre for Fintech and Internet Security. […]

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September 17, 2017 0

GMO to Invest 10 Billion Yen in Its Own 7nm, 5nm and 3.5nm Dedicated Bitcoin Chips

GMO Releases Details of 7nm ASIC Chips and Bitcoin Mining FarmMore details on the Japanese Internet Giant GMO’s plans to enter the Bitcoin mining market have been released. The company has revealed the hardware and performance specifications for its upcoming 7nm process ASIC mining chips which feature very low power consumption requirements. GMO also divulged its plans to produce and sell PC-ready ASIC mining cards […]

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September 14, 2017 0

Openbazaar 2.0 Beta Launches with Tor, Offline Stores, Shapeshift and Segwit

Openbazaar 2.0 Beta Launches with Tor, Offline Stores, Shapeshift and SegwitOpenbazaar 2.0, a major upgrade from the previous version, has been released. The fully-functional public beta expands the peer-to-peer app with several new features including Tor integration, improved search, a bitcoin wallet, new vendor tools, and stores that stay online. Also read: Russia’s Finance Ministry Drafts Law to Legalize Cryptocurrencies Openbazaar 2.0 Beta Launches Openbazaar […]

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September 11, 2017 0

Korean Court Rules Bitcoin Cannot Be Confiscated

A South Korean district court has ruled for the first time regarding the nature of digital currencies. In the case where 216 bitcoins were seized by the police as criminal proceeds, the court ruled that it is inappropriate to confiscate bitcoins. Also read: South Korea to Dispose of 216 Bitcoins in First Public Auction The Court’s Ruling […]

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September 9, 2017 0

Japan’s Internet Giant GMO Launching Bitcoin Mining with 7nm Chips

Japan's Internet Giant GMO Launching Bitcoin Mining Empire with 7nm ChipsJapan’s leading internet conglomerate and bitcoin exchange operator GMO has announced that it is expanding into the businesses of bitcoin mining and chip manufacturing. The company revealed plans to produce and sell 7nm semiconductor chips and run a mining facility in Northern Europe. Also read: GMO Releases Details of Bitcoin Trading Platform to Launch on May […]

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September 8, 2017 0

Project to Subsidize Electricity Costs to Cryptocurrency Miners Underway in Russia

Project to Subsidize Electricity Costs to Cryptocurrency Miners Underway in RussiaThe preparation of a pilot project is underway in Russia to subsidize electricity costs to cryptocurrency mining farm owners, according to local publications. Meanwhile, interest in bitcoin, ether, and mining have been growing significantly this year. Also read: Russia Discusses Starting Cryptocurrency Mining With Its 20+ Gigawatt Surplus Pilot Project Benefiting Cryptocurrency Miners The Institute for […]

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September 7, 2017 0

Stargroup Network Upgrades – Bringing Bitcoin to 2,900+ Australian ATMs

The second largest independent ATM deployer in Australia Stargroup has signed a joint venture agreement with blockchain payment solutions company Digitalx to convert their existing ATMs into Bitcoin ATMs (BTMs). The agreement is for Stargroup’s entire global network, starting with Australia, where it has deployed over 500 ATMs and manages 2,400 more via its subsidiary […]

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September 5, 2017 0

South Korea Takes Steps To Regulate Digital Currencies

South Korea’s top financial regulators have jointly announced their plans to deal with digital currencies such as bitcoin and ether. Specific measures were outlined such as requiring banks to perform due diligence on bitcoin exchanges and strengthening user verification procedures. Also read: South Korea Legalizes Bitcoin International Transfers, Challenging Traditional Banks Attempt to Regulate Digital […]

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September 4, 2017 0

Google Says Russia’s Interest in Bitcoin up 220%, Mining 560%, Ethereum 760%

Google has analyzed cryptocurrency-related search queries of Russian residents for the first half of this year. Searches for bitcoin, ethereum, cryptocurrency, as well as cryptocurrency mining, have all increased substantially. Google has also pinpointed the regions in Russia with the most search growth. Also read: Moscow Stock Exchange Prepares to Trade Cryptocurrency Google’s Analysis Google has performed an […]

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September 3, 2017 0