Author: Kevin Helms

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Venezuela Makes Petro Crypto a National Currency, Publishes New Whitepaper

Venezuela Makes Petro Crypto a National Currency, Publishes New WhitepaperVenezuela’s president Nicolas Maduro has made several claims regarding his country’s digital currency this week. He announced the launch of the petro as a national currency on Monday, reportedly claiming that it is already “present in the world’s six topmost international exchange houses.” A new whitepaper has also been published showing that the petro is […]

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October 4, 2018 0

How to Set up a Bitcoin Paper Wallet

How to Set up a Bitcoin Paper WalletThis article is a step-by-step how-to guide for creating bitcoin paper wallets. It walks through choosing a paper wallet generator, securing the computer environment to use it on, configuring and printing the wallets, cleaning up before and afterward to thwart hackers, and physically securing the wallets. Also read: 160 Crypto Exchanges Seek to Enter Japanese Market, […]

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October 2, 2018 0

Google Bringing Back Crypto Ads in US and Japan

Google Bringing Back Crypto Ads in US and JapanGoogle has announced that regulated cryptocurrency exchanges will be allowed to advertise on its platforms in the United States and Japan starting in October. This removes some of the restrictions the company placed on crypto ads in June. Also read: 160 Crypto Exchanges Seek to Enter Japanese Market, Regulator Reveals Some Crypto Ads Will Be Allowed […]

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September 26, 2018 0

Korean Banks to Limit Services for Crypto Traders Without Real-Name Verification

Korean Banks to Limit Services for Crypto Traders Without Real-Name VerificationSouth Korean banks are reportedly taking measures to limit services for customers who are not using the real-name system. It has been over seven months since the Korean government introduced the crypto real-name system, but only 40-50% of accounts at the country’s top four cryptocurrency exchanges have been converted into real-name ones, according to local […]

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September 11, 2018 0

New Crypto Exchanges Launch in Hong Kong, Korea, Indonesia

New Crypto Exchanges Launch in Hong Kong, Korea, IndonesiaThe cryptocurrency ecosystem continues to grow with the addition of some new crypto exchanges in Hong Kong, Korea, and Indonesia. Bitone Trade HK, affiliated with a Japanese publicly listed company, will support 30 cryptocurrencies. Huobi Indonesia will list 123 coins and new Korean exchange Probit will list 157 coins. Also read: 160 Crypto Exchanges Seek to […]

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September 8, 2018 0

Korean Province to Replace Local Currencies With Crypto

Korean Province to Replace Local Currencies With CryptoAn eastern South Korean province plans to issue its own cryptocurrency to replace the local currencies of its nine cities, according to local media. An exchange will be established for the new crypto. The coins can be used for payments within the province and merchants can accept them using smartphone QR codes. Also read: Yahoo! Japan […]

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August 31, 2018 0

Australian Bills Can Soon Be Paid With 50-100 Cryptocurrencies

Cointree and Gobbill Enable Australian Bill Payments in Over 50 CryptocurrenciesA partnership between a bill payment company and a crypto exchange will allow Australians to pay their bills with between 50 and 100 cryptocurrencies. Customers can use any coins in their Cointree accounts to pay their bills regardless of whether the billers accept cryptocurrency. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Gobbill Partners […]

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August 22, 2018 0

Korean Government: 11 out of 21 Crypto Exchanges Complete Security Measures

Korean Government: 11 out of 21 Crypto Exchanges Complete Security MeasuresThe South Korean government has announced the outcome of its inspection of 21 cryptocurrency exchanges. While a number of exchanges have completed implementing both short-term and wallet management measures, many security vulnerabilities remain at most exchanges. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space 21 Exchanges Inspected South Korea’s government has announced the result […]

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August 18, 2018 0

More Japanese Public Companies Entering the Crypto Space

More Japanese Public Companies Entering the Crypto SpaceFollowing reports of six publicly listed companies launching their own cryptocurrency exchanges in Japan, three other firms listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange have announced plans to enter the space with various crypto offerings. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Publicly traded companies in Japan are increasingly seeking to enter the crypto […]

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June 11, 2018 0

Everyone in This Village Now Owns Cryptocurrency

Everyone in This Village Now Owns CryptocurrencyIn a small village in Ukraine, all residents are now owners of cryptocurrency, thanks to an initiative by the head of the village council. Cryptocurrencies, such as bitcoin and ether, can also be used in the village to purchase items such as eggs, lard, meat, and milk. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space […]

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May 5, 2018 0