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Iran Soon to Unveil Cryptocurrency With Aim to Skirt US and SWIFT: Source

Iran could unveil its state-backed cryptocurrency at the Electronic Banking and Payment Systems conference in Tehran this week, local English-language news outlet Al Jazeera reported on Jan. 27. Iran, which has faced fresh sanctions from the United States since November, had previously planned to use blockchain-based financial tools as a …

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Canadian Platform to Become the Major Global Crypto Exchange by Expanding to 100 Countries

Despite the downturn that shackled the crypto markets in 2018, there is a renewed sense of optimism, as some experts believe the crypto market could fare better in 2019. Canadian-based CoinField plans to make crypto trading more accessible and cheaper for investors — irrespective of where they live — so …

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NZ Exchange Cryptopia Reports Hack With ‘Significant Losses’

New Zealand digital assets exchange Cryptopia has suspended services after detecting a major hack that has reportedly “resulted in significant losses,” according to a tweet posted today, Jan. 15. The exchange revealed in the tweet that the hack occurred yesterday, Jan. 14. The platform had initially informed the public it …

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Malaysian Government Reportedly Still Undecided on Whether to Legalize Crypto

The Malaysian government is reportedly still undecided whether to legalize cryptocurrencies, English-language local media New Straits Times reports on Jan. 12. When answering a query about whether digital currencies are currently legal or illegal, Khalid Abdul Samad, the Malaysian federal territories minister, reportedly said: “At the moment, the answer is …

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Washington’s Douglas County is Looking to Build a Blockchain Innovation Campus

Local officials of United States’ Douglas County located in central Washington want to build a blockchain innovation campus, local daily newspaper The Seattle Times reports on Jan. 11. According to the aforementioned article, the county is already used to hosting a substantial crypto mining industry. Crypto miners have been attracted …

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2018 Sees 550% Uptick in Exempt ICO Securities Offerings Filed With the US SEC: Report

2018 witnessed a significant uptick in the number of initial coin offerings (ICOs) authorized by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to sell securities to large-scale investors, according to financial news channel MarketWatch, Jan. 11. MarketWatch reportedly compiled its data for 2018 by searching the SEC’s Electronic Data …

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