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The largest South Korean messenger can realize support for cryptocurrency
18.03.19
The material with such a statement was published by the local portal fnnews. Journalists reported that South Korea’s largest Internet conglomerate, Kakao Corp, could provide access to its 44 million user base of cryptocurrencies. The group of companies owns the most popular Korean services KakaoTalk, KakaoPay, KakaoTaxi, KakaoStory and KakaoStock.Last week it became known that Kakao raised $ 90 million to further develop its blockchain platform Klatyn and plans to raise another $ 90 during the next round.According to the industry, KakaoTalk will be used as a cryptocurrency wallet. It will allow you to interact with various applications on the blockchain, send, receive and store cryptocurrency. Users who want to manage their assets to ...
Visa is looking for a manager for its new crypto division
18.03.19
The American payment corporation Visa forms a team whose work will be in one way or another connected with cryptocurrencies. This is evidenced by the vacancy posted by the company on the site smartrecruiters.com. In it, Visa offers potential candidates to try out as a technical product manager within the framework of the VISA Crypto Team.“As the Visa crypto team product manager, the employee will be responsible for implementing the Visa strategy in the cryptocurrency ecosystem,” the publication says.The candidate requirements include deep knowledge of blockchains with limited access, connections with experts in the cryptocurrency and fintech space, and an understanding of how digital assets can change existing payment candidate ...
Ripple will launch a fund for $ 100 million to introduce the blockchain into the gaming industry
13.03.19
The Ripple ecosystem for Xpring developers and the gaming industry-oriented Forte blockchain platform announced the creation of a $ 100 million joint fund to support game developers.The initiative will help spread the blockchain in the gaming industry through attracting players and creating new opportunities for monetization. Ripple will provide a funding fund, and Forte will manage the project.The Forte technology solution will include the Interledger protocol, the Codius platform for working with smart contracts and the ability to make calculations using XRP cryptocurrency.“Blockchain technology can improve game development and help developers build a more successful gaming economy.” Many developers, however, find it to work ...
IBM-based crypto-custodial service to be launched in March
13.03.19
New York investment company Shuttle Holdings will launch a beta version of the custodial service for digital assets based on a private cloud and IBM encryption technologies by the end of the month.The participating companies will not store the tokens themselves, but will provide the tools for this to their customers. They can be banks, brokers, other custodians of assets, funds, family capital management units, and high-income investors.IBM showed a solution that will be involved in the Shuttle Holdings service at the Think 2019 conference in February.IBM's latest initiatives indicate that the company wants to join the formation of infrastructure for storing digital assets after it has developed blockchain with limited access and using ...
CBR will limit investments by unqualified crypto investors
12.03.19
The Central Bank intends to limit the possibility of buying cryptocurrency assets by unqualified investors within a certain amount. So writes RBC with reference to the draft instructions of the Central Bank to the draft law on digital financial assets.The maximum amount of investment will be set separately. According to Anatoly Aksakov, head of the State Duma Committee on Financial Market, this threshold can be determined in accordance with the crowdfunding bill. Its provisions provide for a maximum limit for such investors at 600,000 rubles per year.The amount of investments of an individual investor will be determined by the following features: the amount of money transferred as payment; total value of digital assets that are exchanged; ...
The owner of the skyscraper "Burj Khalifa" intends to hold ICO
12.03.19
Investment company Emaar Properties, whose assets include the tallest structure in the world, intends to develop its own cryptocurrency token.On Monday, the company announced a plan to create an “Emaar community token” that targets its customers and partners. It is expected that the launch of the tool will take place before the end of 2019, and one of the goals of the initiative is to conduct the initial placement of coins.As part of the project, Emaar has entered into an agreement with a Swiss crypto startup Lykke AG, which will help it release the token standard ERC20 on the Ethereum blockchain. According to the press release, after the development, Emaar will use its new token in the loyalty system and referral will be able ...
Chinese miners are actively buying used equipment and preparing for summer
05.03.19
Bitcoin miners from the Celestial Empire rely on the fact that by the summer, hydroelectric power plants will have significant reserves. They are counting on extremely low tariffs and buying used cryptocurrency mining equipment.Thus, the most favorable tariffs are expected in the provinces of Sichuan and Yunnan in the south-west of the country. According to the operator of six farms Hashage, in the summer the price per kilowatt / hour should be about 0.25 yuan - a little more than three US cents. Most interest is shown by entrepreneurs from the provinces of Inner Mongolia and Xinjiang - there the price per kilowatt / hour is 0.35 yuan - a little more than five US cents.Head of Hashage Xiong Cheng said: individual miners and major players a ...
The State Duma of the Russian Federation approved the draft article of the Civil Code on tokens
05.03.19
The draft law “On Amendments to the Civil Code of the Russian Federation” has been amended. Now the article “Digital rights”, which establishes the basic concepts of “digital law” - the legal equivalent of the term “token” - also recognizes transactions concluded remotely as valid. Including by filling out an electronic form or by sending SMS. The package of bills will come into force on October 1, 2019.Revision of the second reading introduces certainty in the use of smart contracts. According to the document, such transactions can be carried out "automatically using the information system."“We understand the smart contract not as a separate transaction, but as a condition of ...
Tether will begin to issue stablecoin USDT on Tron blockchain
04.03.19
So announced the developers of the blockchain protocol Tron and the issuer of stablecoin Tether. The result of their collaboration is the early launch of the USDT token in the Tron network. Note: Tether does not move to the Tron network, but expands its capabilities by providing Tron users with a stable coin, maintaining their previous positions. Token launch should take place in the second quarter of the year.Tether announced a global update of its own project and launch in a new protocol on its website. According to the developers stablecoin, Tether was originally conceived as a tool that does not depend on a particular blockchain. Therefore, in order to achieve mass distribution, after the release of the token on the Bitcoin blockchain ...
Starbucks and Bakkt implement support for Bitcoin payments in 2019
04.03.19
Starbucks chain of coffee shops intends to give its customers the opportunity to pay Bitcoins by the end of the year. The idea will be possible thanks to the cooperation with the crypto-platform Bakkt developed by the operator of the New York Stock Exchange. So states the publication of The Block, citing sources familiar with the situation.Initially, Bitcoin can only be paid by Starbucks customers in the United States. To do this, they will be invited to use the software Bakkt, which will instantly convert cryptocurrency into Fiat. Digital assets will not appear in the statements of Starbucks, but this is a serious sign of faith in Bakkt and the first step of the coffee house chain in the world of cryptocurrencies. The coffee giant is in a ...
The collapse of the cryptocurrency market as the Fed's stress test script
01.03.19
The Federal Reserve may include a digital asset market crash scenario as one of the risks that will be considered in conducting stress test tests. The Board of Governors of the Fed noted: the collapse of the Bitcoin market can be taken into account as one of the "clearly expressed" market risks.The ministry believes that the example of cryptocurrency should be considered as an “extreme shock”. Such situations also include such hypothetical scenarios as a war with North Korea and large losses caused by malicious actions of traders.The Board of Governors explained that it makes the control stress tests “quite dynamic”, including various extreme scenarios. Such risks are taken into account from the moment of ...
In the network Ethereum launched update Constantinople
01.03.19
The large-scale update was successfully activated on the network of the second largest cryptocurrency Ethereum on the block 7 280 000. According to the Ethernodes portal, only 19.9% ​​of the users of the Geth clients and 32.6% of Parity installed the software version compatible with Constantinople. Overall readiness for hard fork was 22.1%.It is expected that the block time will return to 15 seconds, after rising to 20 seconds as a result of the activation of the bomb complexity. Along with the update, the block reward decreased from 3 ETH to 2 ETH, however, the issue of cryptocurrency relative to the last weeks, when miners could not receive the maximum rewards due to the increased complexity, increased.Update passed without incident. ...
Cryptocurrencies included in the article of Criminal Code of the Russian Federation about money laundering
28.02.19
Now the cashing of cryptocurrencies falls under the norms of the article of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation on money laundering. So explained the plenum of the Supreme Court of Russia on Tuesday, February 26, reports TASS. The decision of July 7, 2015 was amended to clarify the provisions of the legislation on judicial practice in cases of money laundering.Russia is a member of the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering. The judge of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, Alexander Chervotkin, said: “There is an urgent need for all FATF member countries to take coordinated measures to prevent the use of virtual assets for criminal purposes.”Chervotkin also stressed that Russian court practice already ...
Samsung Galaxy S10 Crypto Wallet will support BTC, ETH, ENJ and COSM
28.02.19
So on the eve said The Verge portal, citing "anonymous Korean insiders." The Samsung Galaxy S10 will probably have native support for Enjin Coin cryptocurrency. Also, the smartphone will come with a cold storage wallet Bitcoin, Ethereum and Cosmo Coin.As expected, the Galaxy S10 "out of the box" will be able to interact with a limited number of decentralized applications. The Verge states: "The main decentralized Samsung application is Cosmee, which allows you to earn Cosmo tokens for reviews of cosmetic products."In addition, the Galaxy S10 will provide for the possibility of contactless payment of cryptocurrency. How this function will be implemented at the technical level is not reported.Commenting on the ...
Facebook negotiates with the stock exchanges about listing its stablecoin
28.02.19
The largest social network is working on creating its own cryptocurrency. Facebook uses it to send instant transfers to WhatsApp. Insider Information disclosed The New York Times, citing five anonymous sources. The publication notes a high level of secrecy of the project.Now the Facebook project has reached the stage at which the social network is in talks with cryptocurrency exchanges regarding the sale of Facebook Coin. This statement was published by The New York Times. According to sources, employees of Facebook told the exchanges that they expect to launch their product in the first half of the year.In December 2018, Bloomberg wrote that Facebook will develop a steakblokin, focused on WhatsApp users. The New York Times in today's ...
Coinhive stops working due to economic inexpediency
28.02.19
On March 8, Coinhive, the popular browser hidden miner, stops working. In the official blog of the project, developers admitted that the project is no longer profitable. Recall: Coinhive allowed website owners to embed a hidden miner to extract Monero cryptocurrency. Mining took place with the help of visitors' computing power.The developers wrote in a blog post: “Some of you might have been waiting for this, some might be surprised. Decision is made. We will stop the service on March 8, 2019. Over the past 18 months, we have been actively working on this project, but, speaking frankly, it is no longer economically feasible. ”As reasons for their decision, they point to the last hard fork of Monero, which led to a drop in a ...
Bakkt platform introduced new Bitcoin futures details
21.02.19
Cryptocurrency platform operator New York Stock Exchange Bakkt has published new details of its bitcoin-futures product. Previously it was assumed that the new service was supposed to start on January 24th. The newly submitted information does not fundamentally change anything, but the community may be interested in the details of the design of contracts.Thus, the product of bitcoin futures on the ICE platform is called “Bakkt BTC (USD) Daily Future”. Each contract will cost 1 BTC and be calculated on the basis of the price in US dollars with two decimal places. The minimum price fluctuation recorded is $ 2.50 per bitcoin. For large transactions from 10 BTC, the possibility of determining the price with an accuracy of $ 0.01 is ...
Robinhood and LibertyX received a cryptocurrency license from the New York regulator
21.02.19
In the legal field of the state of New York, two new, licensed cryptocurrency companies have appeared. BitLicense - the right to legitimate activities in the blockchain services market - received the Robinhood and LibertyX.Robinhood is a popular application for trading securities and cryptocurrencies. Now, with its help, New Yorkers will be able to trade seven cryptocurrencies. Including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash and Litecoin. Also, the developer of Robinhood has received a license for money transfer services.The second owner of BitLicense became LibertyX. Now he is the only licensed company in New York that allows you to buy cryptocurrency using debit cards through ordinary ATMs. The company installed its first Bitcoin terminal in ...
The authorities in Britain will be engaged in the regulation of security-tokens and stablecoins
20.02.19
This is the newly designated plan of the FCA - the main market regulator of the country. The ministry published a document dividing crypto tokens into three categories: “exchange” tokens, security - securities, and utility - electronic money, including stablecoins.The regulator considered the possibility of applying to them the existing rules that apply to investments, financial instruments and electronic money, respectively, adjusted for "crypto". Thus, according to the Office, cryptocurrency carries risks for consumers and investors. Their clear classification will help companies in this industry to conduct their business within the legal field, and consumers - to know what protection they can expect.FCA has three a ...
ABN Amro's 500 customers are testing a cryptocurrency storage service
20.02.19
ABN Amro, a privately owned Dutch bank, launched a set of digital asset storage services. He became the first among financial institutions in the country to provide such services. According to the official statement of the company, 500 clients have already connected to the Wallie service - the so-called cryptocurrency storage infrastructure.According to representatives of ABN Amro, the infrastructure provides secure storage of private keys for users' cryptographs. Wallie also provides collateral for up to € 6,000 worth of funds.The service works in the same interface that is used for daily banking operations.On the eve, we also reported that ING - a financial conglomerate from the Netherlands - agreed with the American fintech R3 ...
The new flagship Samsung Galaxy S10 will receive a pre-installed cryptocurrency wallet
20.02.19
This is reported in the network photos of the upcoming flagship smartphone Samsung Galaxy S10. The upcoming phone will be issued with a cryptocurrency wallet and a special option “Samsung Blockchain KeyStore”. Her explanation reads: “Protect and manage your private keys in the blockchain.”Galaxy S10 can work with multiple digital currencies. This function assumes the presence of the Supported Cryptocurrency tab. So far, only Ethereum is displayed in the list of available assets. The user is prompted to import an existing wallet or create a new one through the Samsung Blockchain KeyStore.The Galaxy S lineup attracts millions of users. Therefore, adding a crypto-wallet to it can be an important step for mass of the be ...
VTB patented multiemit payment blockchain system
20.02.19
The Russian VTB Bank received a patent for the creation of multi-issuance settlement and payment systems on the blockchain for an unlimited number of participants. Among such services, including: fast payment systems, cross-border payments and loyalty programs. The system will be able to use individuals and legal entities and other banks.The developers of the future system declare: blockchain at its core will reduce costs and improve the efficiency of business processes. The digital settlement service, a tool for p2p transfers on the blockchain, became the prototype for the use of technology in the bank.“A distributed registry ensures that information on balances in customer accounts and mutual requirements of banks, which are used ...
Blockchain is twice as often used for the security of the Internet of Things
19.02.19
Distributed registry is increasingly used to ensure the security of data, services and devices on the Internet of things. Gemalto's survey says: despite legal uncertainty and lack of regulation, the use of blockchain in IoT distribution will increase from 9% to 19% in 2018.Gemalto surveyed 950 technology and business professionals worldwide. 23% of respondents consider the blockchain as the “ideal” solution for ensuring the security of IoT devices. 91% of companies do not use blockchain, allows for the possibility of its integration.Obviously, they collect and store data. However, when working with the blockchain, they need clear guidance. Accordingly, they must exert pressure on the authorities in order to induce them to a ...
Regulation is the key to the security of cryptocurrency investors
19.02.19
So said the Fortune twins Cameron and Tyler Winkloss - owners of the Gemini site and popular opinion leaders in the crypto community. An interview about the future of the market and the role of Bitcoin as a crypto-gold standard took place just a week after the ambiguous advertising campaign of the Gemini exchange in New York, held under the slogan “Crypt need rules.”Companies operating with Bitcoin and digital assets should apply sound regulation that would not inhibit innovation. People believe in the dream of cryptocurrency, but they do not know how to interact with them without burning through. This thesis was proposed by the twins.Then we are talking about stablecoins - tied one to one to the dollar of digital money. They a ...
Adena Friedman: cryptocurrencies deserve a future in economics
19.02.19
So said the head of the US Stock Exchange Nasdaq, one of three similar sites in the country. In a publication on LinkedIn, she stated, we quote: “cryptocurrencies deserve to be given an opportunity to find a reliable future in our economy.” The post on the social network appeared on the eve of Adena's speech at the World Economic Forum.Friedman believes that cryptocurrencies demonstrate the genius of the invention and the ideological potential. She notes the attitude to breakthrough inventions in society - the classic path from the first followers who were interested in cryptography and economics, then to the hype, marked by the entry of new participants into the market, and the “dose of reality” that they all a ...
Dutch bank ING uses blockchain platform Corda
19.02.19
A financial conglomerate from the Netherlands - a group of bankers, insurers and trust managers - agreed with the American fintech company R3 developer. ING has signed a five-year licensing contract for the use of the R3 top-end development - the Corda Enterprise blockchain platform.Under the terms of the contract, the Dutch will receive an unlimited number of licenses to use the Corda platform. Due to this, bankers use its technology and distributed applications CorDapp for international operations. CorDapp applications cover various areas of financial services - trade support, identification, insurance, and more.ING's top managers considered cooperation with R3, quoting: “a huge achievement on the way to integrating bank into a ...
Two-thirds of the Korean crypto exchanges failed an audit of the authorities
24.01.19
Only one third of the South Korean cryptocurrency exchanges were able to pass a security audit conducted by the authorities of the country. These are the results of the audit of the Ministry of Science and ICT, the Korea Internet & Security Agency and the Ministry of Economy and Finance. These departments checked 21 cryptocurrency exchanges from September to December 2018 in accordance with 85 criteria.Only seven trading platforms passed the test of reliability and security. These include Upbit, Bithumb, Gopax, Korbit, Coinone, Hanbitco and Huobi Korea. These sites received a positive conclusion of the regulators.The remaining 14 trading platforms, we quote: "vulnerable to hacker attacks at any time due to weak security So stated ...
China will begin to regulate blockchain companies in February
24.01.19
This was stated by the Cyberspace Administration of China in a document published yesterday. The Office also disclosed the details of the bill, designed to determine the regulation of the blockchain industry. Guidelines for existing blockchain companies will enter into force on February 15.The Office recognizes that distributed registry technology has important and useful properties. For example, protection against falsification of data. Such decisions can have a positive impact on national welfare and improve the life of society. At the same time, the agency notes that a lot of risks are also associated with the confidentiality of data exchange in the blockchain.To solve this problem, the regulator proposes to oblige blockchain companies ...
Swiss bank "Falcon" opened a cryptocurrency transfer service
24.01.19
Individual and institutional clients of a private Swiss bank will be able to convert and receive supported cryptocurrencies using separate wallets, as well as convert digital currencies into fiat currency. At the first stage, the service supports only four cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum and Litecoin. The bank also includes digital currencies in its portfolio and tax reporting.Moreover, the bank offers a cryptocurrency storage service. The bank has passed third-party audition and it meets the anti-money laundering and customer identification requirements.Recall: Falcon began working with cryptocurrency in 2017. At that time the bank received permission from the Swiss Financial Market Supervision Department.  ...
UAE and Saudi Arabia plan to create a joint cryptocurrency
24.01.19
The states announced plans to create the joint cryptocurrency in the framework of strengthening the strategic bilateral partnership. Digital currency will be introduced to facilitate cross-border payments. It can be used by central and commercial banks.The digital asset will be launched next year. At the initial stage only central banks and commercial banks of both countries will be able to use the cryptocurrency. In addition, the authorities of the UAE and Saudi Arabia plan to study blockchain technology using the example of their cryptocurrency development. Moreover, it will allow the governments of both countries to conduct an assessment of risks in the field of cybersecurity and analyze the impact of cryptocurrency on financial ...
Blockchain Could Bring $1.1 Trillion in New Global Trade, Says WEF
13.09.18
A new report from the World Economic Forum has high hopes for blockchain with revenue growth predicted to be over $1 trillion in world trade.The white paper published in June examines supply chain management and the enormous role that blockchain will play in the near future, particularly with SMEs (small or medium-sized businesses). The Asian Development Bank estimates that there is a $1.5 trillion trade gap/trade deficit which is projected to increase to $2.4 trillion by 2025. The gap is largely due to smaller businesses having insufficient access to credit, particularly affecting businesses in East Asia and the Pacific.Suppliers require importers to pay for goods in advance, and the trade gap of $1.5 trillion refers to the by a ...