Author: Kevin Helms

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Russian Government Seeks Cryptocurrency Researchers, Will Pay 2.5 Million Rubles

Russian Government Seeks Cryptocurrency Researchers, Will Pay 2.5 Million RublesThe Russian State Duma is holding a tender for a detailed study on the subject of cryptocurrency, blockchain technology, and initial coin offerings (ICOs). The government will pay the winner 2.5 million rubles out of the federal budget. The deadline for submissions is October 10. Also read: Bank of Russia Opposes Cryptocurrency Legalization, Worried About ‘Loss […]

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September 24, 2017 0

South Africa’s Second Largest Supermarket Chain Pick n Pay Trials Bitcoin Payments

A major supermarket chain in South Africa, Pick n Pay, has started a trial to accept bitcoin payments in-store at its head office location. A payment technology company named Electrum provides the payments platform, with bitcoin exchange Luno providing the Bitcoin payment infrastructure. Also read: Five Leading Russian Universities Start Offering Cryptocurrency Courses Pick n Pay […]

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September 18, 2017 0

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