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Indian Police Warn Public Against Investing in Cryptocurrencies

Indian police in the state of Jammu and Kashmir have issued a public statement, warning against investing in cryptocurrencies. The police of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir have issued a public statement, warning the public against investing in cryptocurrencies, local business news daily the Business Standard reported on Jan. 2. Police reportedly warned […]

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Thai National Tech Development Center to Introduce Blockchain in Voting

A Thai government center for IT, telecoms and computing R&D has developed a blockchain-based e-voting system. The National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC) of Thailand has developed blockchain technology for e-voting, the Bangkok Post reports on Jan. 2. NECTEC is a statutory government organization that operates under the purview of the National Science and […]

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Saudi Customs Pilots Shipment Tracking on the Blockchain

According to a report in RTT News, Saudi Customs is currently currently experimenting with tracking shipments on the blockchain. The project will link the Saudi customs officials’ existing shipment tracking platform, known as Fasah, to a blockchain-based one, powered by TradeLens. Aiding the pilot will be the Saudi Arabian customs IT partner, Tabadul. The Riyadh-based […]

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Government of Abkhazia Cuts Off Power to 15 Cryptocurrency Mining Facilities

The government of Abkhazia has cut off power to 15 crypto mining farms due to concerns over electricity consumption. The government of the Republic of Abkhazia has cut power to some cryptocurrency mining farms due to electricity concerns, state electric utility Chernomorenergo RUE announced in a Facebook post on Dec. 31. Per the announcement, Chernomorenergo […]

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Huobi Chain Releases Whitepaper Amid “Crypto Winter”

While 2018 has undoubtedly slowed the crypto industry’s progress, a number of startups have forged ahead in their development efforts. And just weeks after Binance released a sneak peek of its in-house blockchain, which is currently centered around a low fee, near-instant, and scalable decentralized exchange, so has Huobi. Related Reading: Zhao: Binance Chain to Be Ready in “Months,” […]

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Samsung Seeks UK Trademark For Cryptocurrency Wallet

Samsung has applied for a U.K. trademark for a cryptocurrency wallet, after denying rumors it would include a native wallet on the Galaxy S10 earlier this month. South Korean electronics giant Samsung is apparently seeking a trademark in the United Kingdom for a cryptocurrency wallet, according to a Dec. 27 filing with the U.K. Intellectual […]

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Japanese Financial Regulator Receives 190 Cryptocurrency Exchange License Applications

The Japanese Financial Services Agency has received 190 cryptocurrency exchange license applications. The Japanese Financial Services Agency (FSA) received 190 cryptocurrency exchange license applications, an unnamed FSA staff member told Cointelegraph Japan on Dec. 28. The FSA has given the local crypto industry self-regulatory status, certifying the Japanese Virtual Currency Exchange Association (JVCEA) to oversee […]

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National Bank of Kuwait Launches Ripple-Based Cross-Border Payments Product

The National Bank of Kuwait has launched a remittance product for cross-border live payments based on RippleNet’s blockchain technology. The National Bank of Kuwait (NBK) has launched a cross-border remittance product based on RippleNet’s blockchain technology, according to an announcement published Dec. 27. Established in 1952, the NBK is the largest financial institution in terms […]

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UN Partnership to Roll Out Blockchain-Based Telemedicine, Telepsychology in East Africa

The UN Office on Drugs and Crime has partnered with blockchain-based telemedicine and telepsychology firm doc.com. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) will reportedly partner with blockchain-based telemedicine and telepsychology firm doc.com to expand free basic healthcare services across Eastern Africa. News of the partnership was shared with Cointelegraph in an email […]

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New Remittances System to Tackle Crypto Volatility When International Payments Are Made

sponsored A fintech company is launching a new system of remittances that’s designed to help consumers avoid fluctuations in value when sending crypto around the world. A Japanese fintech company has unveiled a system that is designed to address the price volatility seen when cryptocurrencies are used for remittances. Atom Solutions says that, at present, […]