Author: Kevin Helms

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Tiktok Ban: US May Join India in Banning Chinese Social Media Apps

Tiktok Ban: US May Join India in Banning Chinese Social Media AppsThe Trump administration is looking at banning Tiktok and other Chinese social media apps, according to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. India has already banned Tiktok in its country, along with 58 other mobile apps. Recently, a Tiktok video about dogecoin has gone viral and the price of the cryptocurrency subsequently spiked. US Considers a […]

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July 7, 2020 0

UK Court Denies Maduro Access to $1 Billion of Venezuela’s Gold

UK Court Denies Maduro Access to $1 Billion of Venezuela's GoldThe UK is denying Nicolas Maduro access to Venezuela’s gold worth about $1 billion, stored at the Bank of England. The UK High Court has ruled that the country does not recognize Maduro as president of Venezuela, blocking him from accessing the much-needed gold. England Denies Maduro Access to Venezuela’s Gold Nicolas Maduro’s attempt to […]

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July 3, 2020 0

KPMG Introduces Cryptocurrency Management Platform

KPMG Introduces Cryptocurrency Management SuiteKPMG has launched a cryptocurrency management platform designed to accelerate institutional crypto adoption. KPMG’s patent-pending tool aims to bridge traditional data and crypto systems, integrating key use cases of cryptocurrency, including custody, wallets, and anti-money laundering (AML) transaction monitoring. KPMG’s Crypto Suite KPMG LLP announced on Monday that it has launched a “New platform [that] […]

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June 24, 2020 0

Visa Files Patent for Cryptocurrency System to Replace Cash

Visa Files Patent for Cryptocurrency System to Replace CashVisa International has filed for a cryptocurrency system patent that is meant to replace physical currency. The system, which utilizes both central banks and commercial banks, leverages a private blockchain to improve the payment ecosystem. Visa’s Cryptocurrency Patent Filing The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published on Thursday a patent application entitled “digital […]

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May 15, 2020 0

Bitcoin ATM Locations Surge to Over 7700 Worldwide Amid Global Crisis

Bitcoin ATM Locations Surge to Over 7700 Worldwide Amid Global CrisisThe number of bitcoin ATM locations has been growing rapidly amid nationwide lockdowns and the coronavirus crisis. With hundreds of new machines added each month, there are now more than 7,700 bitcoin ATMs spread all over the world. A new bitcoin ATM operator also installed its first bitcoin machines in April. Hundreds of Bitcoin ATM […]

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May 6, 2020 0

Chinese Court Declares Ethereum Legal Property With Economic Value

Chinese Court Declares Ethereum Legal Property With Economic ValueA district court in China has reportedly ruled that Ethereum’s cryptocurrency is legal property with economic value. This ruling follows a couple of other verdicts on the legality of cryptocurrency, including bitcoin, by various Chinese courts. While cryptocurrency is not legal tender in China, people can hold and transfer them like property. Court Ruling: ETH […]

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April 28, 2020 0

2 American Banks Have Failed Since Coronavirus Started Spreading in the US

2 American Banks Have Failed Since Coronavirus Started Spreading in the USSince the coronavirus started spreading in the U.S., two banks have failed and were shut down by state banking authorities. One was a bank in West Virginia and the other was in the state of Nebraska. The governor of West Virginia has already issued a stay-at-home order due to rising covid-19 cases. Also read: IMF […]

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April 6, 2020 0

Pandemic Assistance: Maduro to Airdrop Cryptocurrency to All Doctors in Venezuela

Pandemic Assistance: Maduro to Airdrop Cryptocurrency to All Doctors in VenezuelaVenezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro has announced that he is airdropping cryptocurrency to every doctor in his country as a token of appreciation for their work to combat the coronavirus outbreak. The national cryptocurrency, the petro, will be distributed via the Homeland card (Carnet de la Patria). Also read: IMF Declares Global Recession, 80 Countries Request […]

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April 4, 2020 0

$15 Million Bounty on Maduro: US Charges Venezuelan President With Narco-Terrorism and Drug Trafficking

$15 Million Reward on Maduro: US Charges Venezuelan President With Narco-Terrorism, Corruption, Drug TraffickingThe U.S. has charged 14 high-ranking officials of the Venezuelan government, including President Nicolas Maduro, with “narco-terrorism, corruption, drug trafficking and other criminal charges.” The U.S. government is offering rewards of up to $15 million for any information leading to the arrest or conviction of Maduro. Also read: 2x Bitcoin: Wanna Double Your BTC to […]

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March 27, 2020 0